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DRAWING MARATION

Saturday, February 27th 2016 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at Frontispiece, Inc
47 South River Street

Grab your pencil, brush or ink and run to the Drawing Marathon on February 27th in the old firehouse located at 47 South River Street in Coxsackie.

You won’t break a sweat during this “marathon” because all the “work” is done with pencil, pen and ink, and/or paintbrush.  Our region is filled with many artists making this a cultural hub. Meet fellow artists and work side-by-side. There is no limit to what you can learn from each other. Spread the word among your artist friends. Discover more about Frontispiece,Inc. and Luis Macia Studio. 

Open to all levels of skill, the “marathon” is a great opportunity to work from a live model and/or a beautiful still life. It runs from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Stay all day or come and go as you please.  Model short poses up to 20 minutes for the first 4 hours followed by a long pose for the remainder of the day.

$10 admission

There are a few easels and drawing boards to borrow but if you have one, please bring it.

Sponsored by: Luis Macia Studio and Frontispiece, Inc.*

For more information or a press kit, call: (845)521-1691or email: luismaciastudio@gmail.com

*a nonprofit artist residency and gallery. Luis Macia is an artist and art instructor

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National Weather Service Storm Spotter Course

Monday, February 29th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The National Weather Service will offer a free two-hour “Severe Weather Storm Spotting” class at Lincoln Land Community College on Monday, February 29 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Open to the general public, in addition to learning about the formation and tracking of tornadoes, the session will give attendees an opportunity to become official NWS storm spotters. The training program–the only one in Sangamon County in 2016–will be held in the Student Union on the lower level of Menard Hall.

Co-sponsored by the Capital Area Amateur Radio Response Team (CAARERT) and Lincoln Land Community College, there is no age limit for those who wish to attend. However, you must be at least 18 years old to receive storm spotter certification. Pre-registration is not required. Those with special needs should send a request to Chris.Miller@noaa.gov. no later than Friday, February 19 so that LLCC can accommodate your request.

The session will be led by Patrick Bak, Senior Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lincoln. The class will cover the formation and movement of tornadoes and other severe storms. Also included will be a discussion of personal safety considerations when severe weather is threatening.

For individuals who wish to become certified storm spotters, Bak will provide information about the types of data the Weather Service needs to better inform the public about the severity of the storm and what can be expected as it moves along its track.  Some of the observations they need reported include hail, estimated wind speed, flash flooding and tornadoes. Tornadoes have occurred in Illinois during every month of the year but the peak period is from April through June.

For more information, visit the NWS Lincoln Office “Severe Weather Spotter Training” web page at: http://www.weather.gov/Lincoln/spotter.

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IPRA Rodeo

Friday, March 4th 2016 - 12:00 am

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Civil War Tech – Gatling Guns

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street

This rapid fire weapon was a predecessor to the machine gun, and it was first used during the Civil War.  Using rubber bands and other household items, we’ll explore the physics behind this modern invention.  Ages 8-12 welcome.  FREE; Reservations required.

www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

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Winter Ball to benefit American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Team Owen is a Relay for Life team & we have a big fundraiser coming up. It’s our Annual Winter Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. We would appreciate it if you could add us to your community calendar or announce on your station
Time: Doors open 5:00 p.m. Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40 for single; $70 for couple (tickets MUST BE purchased in advance)
For more information/purchase tickets contact teamowen@live.com; call Catina at 309-706-5367; teamowen-treasurer@hotmail.com; Facebook TeamOwenGrowingHope.
All profit goes to Relay For Life.
Thank you

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Blarney Bash

Friday, March 11th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Blarney Bash 

March 11, 2016 • 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

LRS Hangar at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, Springfield
Join us for a fun-filled fundraiser benefiting
St. Patrick Catholic School. The bash includes:

  • A bounty of hors d’oeuvres and libations
  • Live and silent auction
  • Drawings and raffles
  • Live music by The Deep Hollow
  • Viewing of incredible vehicle collection

Tickets: $30/person, $50/couple; $250 table

www.st-patrick.org

217-523-7670

The 2016 Blarney Bash will be held Friday, March 11 at Levi, Ray and Shoup’s Airport Hangar located at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The bash includes a bounty of hors d’oeuvres and libations, live and silent auction, drawings and raffles, live music by The Deep Hollow, and viewing of an incredible car and motorcycle collection. For the festive at heart, green attire is encouraged. Live auction items include condo stays in Florida and South Carolina and a half steer for gourmet dining. Silent auction items include a wide variety of dining and entertainment, jewelry, services, theater and sports tickets, beauty and health items, and much more.

To purchase tickets, donate items for the silent auction, or to purchase a sponsorship, go online at st-patrick.org, email info@st-patrick.org , or call the school directly at (217) 523-7670. Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple, or $250 for a table of ten. Donations are also welcome.

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Penny “RoadQueen” Roscetti Chilli Cook Off

Saturday, March 12th 2016 - 12:00 am

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Adult Easter Egg Hunt by the Auburn Activity Committee

Saturday, March 12th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for a fun filled Adult Themed Easter Egg Hunt, Doors open at 6 pm and the Hunt is at 8pm sharp. Every egg contains a prize! No bags or baskets allowed but feel free to grab as many as you can! Oh and don’t forget your flashlight as this hunt takes place in the dark! Event Location is being sponsored by Barnett Windows and Doors and Senator Sam McCann.  Please call 217-670-4370 (DeAnna Gasen) with any questions. Registration form can be found on the Auburn Activity Webpage, Eventbrite.com, or by emailing your request to iptappdgasen@yahoo.com. Preregister price is 12 per person, or it will be 20 per person at the door the night of the event.

Britain’s Best – Last Night of the Proms – Light Classics

Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Celebrate The Last Night of the Proms in grand fashion. Get ready to queue up and wave your flags as you are transported to Royal Albert Hall for a rousing celebration of music including Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music, Walton’s Crown Imperial March, Parry’s Jerusalem and Anderson’s Irish Suite, to name a few. Audience bopping, sing-alongs, hip-hip-hoorays, whistles and car horns are all part of the experience!

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Civil War Tech – Join the Artillery Corps

Saturday, April 2nd 2016 - 10:00 am at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street

Civil War weaponry was complicated. Today we’ll learn the steps and science behind Civil War muskets and cannons.  Ages 8-12 welcome.  FREE; Reservations required.

www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

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Basketball Game

Saturday, April 2nd 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Southeast High school
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We are the new Basketball team for Springfield Illinois.  This is a minor league team for men 18 and older to expose them to NBA, D League and oversees possibilities. We have teams all over Peoria, Il, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and many more. Our goal as a team and owners is to grow Springfield and the businesses within. One basket at a time. We have tryouts January 30th from 6p to 10p at the Chatham Community Center.  And again February 13th from 3p to 6p at LLCC.

Magnificent Masters

Saturday, April 9th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Marvel in the mastery of Mozart and Mahler with Grammy-nominated Metropolitan Opera soprano Julie Boulianne. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture and arias from Don Giovanni and La Clemenza di Tito are sure to delight. Mahler’s heavenly Fourth Symphony concludes this magnificent evening.

Profound Pictures

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Experience profound musical pictures from the Silk Road with Borodin’s beautiful In the Steppes of Central Asia and Zhao Lin’s Duo for Sheng & Cello featuring Chinese rock star Wu Tong on sheng and Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block. Mussorgsky’s epic Pictures at an Exhibition brings Alastair Willis’s tenure as Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra to a brilliant close.

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Civil War Tech – Balloons

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street

Considered by some to be a useless newfangled eccentricity, gas balloons proved their worth by providing a bird’s eye view of the enemy’s resources and movements.  Can you make a balloon that floats?  Ages 8-12 welcome.  FREE; Reservations required.

www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

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Listen LIVE through the ISO’s Around the Town Concert Series

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Old State Capitol
1 SW Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL

Featuring Illinois Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s Around the Town Concerts allow you to Listen LIVE to the wonderful musicians of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in a variety of locations throughout the community. This hour long concert allows you to get to know members of the ISO in a more intimate setting. Please join us for one of these free concerts of LIVE music by a variety of ensembles from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

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Civil War Tech – Germy Germs

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street

What exactly are germs and how to they spread disease?  Today we’ll learn about the fascinating and sometimes gross lives of germs.  Ages 8-12 welcome.  FREE; Reservations required.

www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

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Civil War Tech – Home or Hospital?

Sunday, July 10th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street

When someone gets hurt today, they go to the hospital.  Before the Civil War, sick and injured people were taken care of at home.  Civil War heroes like Clara Burton changed the face of medicine forever.  Ages 8-12 welcome.  FREE; Reservations required.

www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

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Heroes of the Heartland

Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy

The American Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland will honor those individuals who have dedicated themselves to a cause that helps those in our community, or have been presented with a situation and acted in a heroic manner.

There are eight categories for Heroes in the Heartland honorees. The categories include Youth, Military, Public Safety, Senior, Community, Workplace, Healthcare, and Civic. The number of awards presented may vary based on nominations received.

Heroes of the Heartland is a celebration of our local heroes and fundraiser to support services provided by the Red Cross. These services include disaster relief, support for military families and maintaining a viable blood supply.

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Heroes of the Heartland

Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The American Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland will honor those individuals who have dedicated themselves to a cause that helps those in our community, or have been presented with a situation and acted in a heroic manner.

There are eight categories for Heroes of the Heartland honorees. The categories include Youth, Military, Public Safety, Senior, Community, Workplace, Healthcare and Civic. The number of awards presented may vary based on nominations received.

Heroes of the Heartland is celebration of our local heroes and fundraiser to support services provided by the Red Cross. These services include disaster relief, support for military families and maintain a viable blood supply.

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Civil War Tech – Bite the Bullet

Saturday, August 6th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street

Did soldiers really “bite the bullet” during surgery?  Take part in a period medical demonstration that will show you the science and beliefs at work during Civil War surgeries.  Ages 8-12 welcome.  FREE; Reservations required.

www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

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