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August 2017 Community Calendar

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August 1
Eclipse 101 with Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake (6:30 - 7:30pm; Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA) Staerkel Planetarium Director Dave Leake is helping us prepare for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. It’s coming up on August 21! Learn what causes solar eclipses, why they are so rare, and how you can safely view this amazing event. Dave Leake is the director of the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College. This program is a family-friendly event. .For more information, please contact Rachel Fuller at rfuller@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4405. http://urbanafreelibrary.org/

August 1
National Night Out to Show Support for Police Agencies (5:00 - 8:00pm; Field of Dreams, 1100 Riverton Rd, RIVERTON)
National Night out is a family-friendly, child-oriented event. The main purpose behind the event is to promote crime prevention, drug prevention, and safety awareness. The event is designed to (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The event has many fun and exciting activities. Events and activities include Dog Safety (Sangamon County Animal Control); Fire Safety (Riverton Fire Department); and K9 and Vehicle Rollover Demonstrations (Illinois State Police). Other activities included at the event are face painting, dunk tank, bounce houses, coloring contest, a golf ball drop contest, an area that children can try on uniforms and a children’s crafts table.
A local dance studio will be performing to kick off the event and a local radio car club will also be demonstrating their race cars. The event will end with a fireworks display courtesy of the Village of Riverton.

August 2
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies (2:00pm, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St., WESTVILLE)
The feature will be a recent animated release about a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $100,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory? This movie is fun for all ages. Please call the library at 267-3170 or stop in at 233 S. State Street to reserve your seat for this enjoyable film.

August 2
Life and Death of the Most Luminous Stars in the Universe. (7:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring Street, SPRINGFIELD)
John Martin, Director of the University of Illinois Springfield Barber Astronomical Observatory, will present the Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum. The title of his talk will be Life and Death of the Most Luminous Stars in the Universe. John will talk about his sabbatical work and the observatory’s on-going survey of luminous stars in two nearby galaxies which will soon publish its first four years of data. He will explain how data from survey images taken of galaxies M31 and M33 by the UIS 20-inch telescope in Central Illinois are improving our understanding of massive stars, supernova, supernovae impostors, and the manufacture of heavy atoms in the universe.
Each month, the Paul Mickey Science Series features a different speaker and topic. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street in Springfield. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696. Free and open to the public.

August 3
Gov. Duncan Mansion Annual Ice Cream Social (5:30 - 7:30pm; the lawn of the Governor Duncan Mansion, 4 Duncan Place in Duncan Park, JACKSONVILLE)
The evening’s festivities include: The Community Summer Band, Directed by Brett Burchard with The National Anthem performed at 6:00 p.m. Suggested Donation is $6.00 per person, children under 10 $3.00 per person. Includes cake, ice cream and beverage. All proceeds to benefit the Governor Duncan Mansion. Rain Date Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 3
Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists Film Screening (6:00 - 8:00pm; the Illinois State Museum, Thorne Deuel Auditorium, 502 S. Spring Street, SPRINGFIELD)
In conjunction with the current exhibition Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, the Illinois State Museum will hold a special screening of the award winning film Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists. Produced by Chicago-based Pentimenti Productions, the film is the first to tell these artists' wild, wooly, and utterly irreverent story. Over forty interviews with the artists and a prominent group of critics, curators, collectors, and contemporary artists are featured, intertwined with a wealth of re-discovered archival footage and photographs. The film follows the Imagists as they emerged from the energetic exhibitions catalyzed by Don Baum at the Hyde Park Art Center from 1966-1973, starting with the Hairy Who. It makes use of archival material and contemporary interviews to bring to life the milieu of the early 1960s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and also showcases the legacy of the Imagists' work in contemporary art production today. For more information on the film visit: www.pentimentiproductions.org and www.chicagoimagists.com

Themes in the narrative include the Imagists’ emergence within the national context of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art; the city of Chicago in the 1960s and 70s, as seen and used by its artists; and the uncharacteristic equality afforded to women artists among the Chicago Imagists.

Film goers will also have the opportunity to view the Museum’s exhibition highlighting two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and imagist painting. Sixteen pinball machines from the 1960s through the 1980s, nearly all designed and built in Chicago, alongside Imagist paintings complete the exhibition. The exhibition continues through Sunday, August 13. For more information, please contact Dannyl Dolder, dannyl.dolder@illinoisstatemuseum.org or 217-524-0375.

August 3-6
Cirque Italia (White Oaks Mall, 250 Wabash Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Cirque Italia is a unique show in every sense. After five years of consolidation, a rigorous casting selection, and over 1,000 performances nationwide; this spectacular production has become the greatest version of a “traveling circus”. Performers from all over the world are united under the magic spiral of the white and blue big top. For more information visit www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to find out the promo code for this location.

August 4
Movie in the Park (6:00pm, Henson Robinson Zoo, SPRINGFIELD)
Plan to be at the Henson Robinson Zoo this Friday night for our Movie in the Park Series. We’ve added some fun twists with our “Penguin Roll Out 2017” which kicks off construction of our new South African Penguin Exhibit. The penguins are getting a new home and Calhoun Mohawk Floorz will be “rolling out the red carpet” to the Penguins new temporary home in our Australia Exhibit. We wanted to share this exciting construction development with our Friday night movie guests. Patrons will be able to have a close encounter visit with a couple of our favorite birds as well as enjoy a Keeper Chat and learn all about our playful friends.

THEN stay for the kids singing competition on the Amphitheater Stage at 7pm and we’ll show “Sing” at dusk. All to the community for FREE!

August 4 - 10
"I Sing the Body Electric" Student Art Tour (9:30am; Westville Public Library, 233 S State St., WESTVILLE)
The I Sing the Body Electric student art tour will be at the Westville Public Library August 4th through the 10th. Stop in to see the wonderful artwork students have created. The artwork reflects issues that face teens today. The library is open Monday through Friday 9:30 AM - 6 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

August 5
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

August 5
Adopt-a-Pet (12:00 - 4:00pm; Petco, 2721 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

August 5
St Jude Run (SPRINGFIELD/PEORIA)
The 2017 St Jude Runners invite you to a community send-off as we take the first steps of our journey from Springfield to Peoria on Aug 5th. The St. Jude Springfield to Peoria Run is a fundraising event that culminates with a 76 mile, relay-style run where we join the Memphis to Peoria runners and help kick off the St. Jude Telethon held in Peoria, Illinois each year in August.
Each leg of the relay is between 1 and 4 miles. Participants can run as much or as little as they like throughout the day. Because this is a fundraising event and not a race each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000. The run is held on Saturday in the first week of August each year. http://stjuderuns.org/satellite/springfield/
More info can be found on our facebook page: St Jude Springfield to Peoria Run.

August 5
Anchor Boat Club Chicken Fry (1:00 - 11:00pm; 407 E Lake Shore Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Chicken Dinner - $9 Adults / $5 Kids public
http://www.anchorboatclub.net, (217) 529-1174
Get ready, the best party on Lake Springfield is almost here. The Annual Anchor Boat Club Chicken Fry is Saturday, August 5th. Chicken dinners will be available from 3pm-7pm ($9 Adult $5 Kids). We are lucky to get a solo performance from Mike Burnett from 4pm-6pm and After Sunset will be rocking the stage from 7pm-11pm. Food will be served all day and of course plenty of ice cold drinks to keep you cool. Proceeds of the event go to Anchor Boat Club to cover costs and invest in future events.

August 5
5th Annual Free Community Clothing Giveaway (9:00am - 12:00pml 515 S MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
This is an opportunity to stretch those “back-to-school” clothing dollars, update professional wardrobes or stock up on casual attire for work or play. Men’s, women’s, children’s and infants clothing will be available in a variety of sizes. Accessories such as shoes, coats, jackets, suits, belts, and purses will also be available.
In the past four years, over 1,300 bags of clothes have been filled by 830 people. For more information, call 217.787.2323 or visit trinity-lutheran.com.

August 5
Comic Con 17: Celebrating Comics and Fandom Since 2016 (11:00am - 4:00pm; The Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA)
Dress up in your favorite cosplay and prepare for a day full of all the pop culture and geeky things you love. Comic Con 2017 will embrace all fandoms: from dungeon crawling D&Ders to Death Note loving otakus to gamers who just want one more hour of Minecraft™ or Super Smash Bros™, and hardcore Supernatural fans who make memes for every situation.
Enjoy Harry Potter Yoga, LARP with Belegarth, a Cosplay Workshop, a Steven Universe™ Sing-along, a Comic Art Workshop with Grant Thomas, Board Game Blitz, a Speed Drawing Contest, Local Board Game Demos, and more. For a complete list of events, visit the Comic Con 2017 page on The Urbana Free Library website. For more information contact Rachel Fuller at rfuller@urbanafree.org or Lauren Chambers at lchambers@urbanafree.org.

August 5
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212 Every Saturday, through October 28.

August 5
Super Saturday at the Illinois State Museum: "Down on the Farm" (11:00am - 3:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring Street, SPRINGFIELD)
Where does our food come from? This Super Saturday celebrates farms with games, activities, and crafts. Children can harvest “corn,” learn where hamburgers come from, and make agriculture art. Hot Air Creations will also be making balloon farm animals for visitors to take home!
Super Saturdays offer free, thematic activities recommended for children ages 5 and up each month. Activities take 30-40 minutes to complete and feature crafts and educational games. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

August 5
Help Allie Raise Money for an AMTRYKE (11:00am - 1:00pm, Wright's HEating & Air, 525 S. Gilbert St., DANVILLE)
She will be serving lemonade, sweet tea and cookies. All donations will go to Ambucs. Her goal is to raise money for one AMTRYKE to give to a local child.

August 5, 6
The Blacks, Whites and Blues Festival (12:00pm; 11th St between S Grand Ave. and Kansas St., SPRINGFIELD)
There will be food, youth activities, a car and motorcycle show, and local talent performing on both days, as well as a Gospel Explosion time on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Entry, live bands, and youth activities are free. Food and beverages will require ticket purchases. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities. https://blackswhitesandbluesfestival.org/

August 6
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm; PetSmart, 1570 W US Highway 50 , O'FALLON)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

August 6
First Sunday Midwest Bazaar (8:00am - 4:00pm; Menard Co. Fairgrounds, 18450 Fairgrounds St., PETERSBURG)
150+ Quality vendors: antiques, vintage, salvage, produce, handmade, up-cycled, repurposed, art, primitives, pet supplies, boutique, photography, foods, collectibles, architectural, furniture. Wine/craft beer patio.
We have the following community support activities at our event;
1. We are happy to honor our veterans by donating the funds to send at least one veteran, possibly 2, on the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight this fall. A portion of all of our admission proceeds between now and October 1st will be donated to pay for the entire amount of flight expenses.
2. Bring some school supply donations to our information booth to be entered into a drawing for a Bazaar T-shirt.
3. the APL Mobile van will be onsite for animal petting and adoptions
New vendors, please inquire with product info. and pictures at firstsundaymidwestbazaar@gmail.com
Future dates include Sept 3, Oct 1

August 6
How do I do that: Password Methodology! (2:00 - 4:00pm; 1400 Charleston Ave. Suite 230, MATTOON)
A free community computer workshop discussing password security and taking questions on any other computer/internet questions see full details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1931811580399219/
Fore more information, contact Support@gefnet.com or call 217-960-4335

August 7
Memorial Rehab Services Support Group (4:00 - 6:00pm; Memorial Medical Center, Conference Room B149, SPRINGFIELD)
For more info call 217-788-3461 or Memorial Rehab Services at 217-788-3300.

August 8
Live Auction Preview (10:00am - 3:00pm; Illinois State Capitol, First Floor, 401 South 2nd Street, SPRINGFIELD)
The Illinois State Fair is right around the corner. This year at the fair, the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office will hold a live auction of unclaimed property on August 19 at the Lincoln Stage at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. A signed 1983 Ryne Sandberg baseball card, Chicago World’s Fair souvenir medallions, a Hohner 6 sided “paddle wheel” harmonica, and Spanish shipwreck coins from the 1622 shipwreck of the Atocha are among thousands of unclaimed property items worth $113,500 up for auction! On August 8 from 10 a.m. – 3p.m., join the treasurer’s office on the first floor of the Illinois State Capitol for a preview of the items. The Illinois State Capitol is located at 401 South 2nd Street in Springfield.

The treasurer’s office is the custodian of unclaimed property including lost bank accounts and safe deposit boxes. If the property goes unclaimed for 10 years, the items are auctioned to make room for incoming unclaimed items.

To learn more about the live auction, call 217.557.8567 or visit our website at www.illinoistreasurer.gov.

August 10
Music at the Museum Series: FILISKO & NODEN (7:00pm; Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., SPRINGFIELD
) The blues and roots music duo Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression. They are expert practitioners of harmonica and guitar styles that defined the blues in its earliest days but are now all too rarely heard. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon. The collective result, in both their live shows and their recordings, are charged, dramatic performances that are simultaneously powerful and sophisticatedly subtle. www.rootsduo.com/
Fee: $10 Adults, $8 Museum Members and Children under 12
Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. Concerts are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. For more information on the featured acts and a full series schedule, visit http://ginridge.com/extras/music-at-the-museum/.

August 10
Ribbon Cutting: Coffee and Cogs (1:00pm, 123 W Main S. Suite 220, URBANA)
Coffee and Cogs is a new software and design consultancy founded by Ricardo Pierre-Louis, co-creator of Neutral Design Studio and Brew Lab Coffee. Coffee and Cogs provides mobile app development, marketing data analysis, and digital branding service for small to medium sized businesses. Pierre-Louis is excited to open his business in Urbana because of its growing creative community. Coffee and Cogs is located inside Collider Cowork at: 123 W Main St. Suite 220 Urbana, IL. For more information, please visit the Coffee and Cogs website at https://www.coffeeandcogs.com or their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/coffeandcogs. Pierre-Louis can be reached through email at manager@coffeeandcogs.com or through phone at (773)669-6768.

August 11
Speaking in Decay: Opening Reception (5:30 - 7:30pm; SAA Main Campus, 700 N 4th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Curated by Robert Mazrim and Corrin Smithson McWhirter, Speaking in Decay will consider the effects of time and exposure by presenting two and three-dimensional works that incorporate, manipulate, coax, or synthesize the superficial or conceptual aspects of patina, corrosion, and other forms of weathering.
217-523-2631 | www.springfieldart.org | The show will be on display from August 4-26.

August 11
VFW North End Friday Night Dancing (7:30 - 10:30pm; Northend VFW, 2349 Stockyard Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
$5 Cover. Featured band: Al Kitchen & Kathy
More information: 217-789-4725

August 11
Chef's Table: SAUCED (6:30 - 9:00pm, Danenberger Family Vineyards, 12341 Irish Rd., NEW BERLIN)
You will be delighted by cuisine that is not only thought-provoking but also pleasing to the palate, all the while being entertained by our gastronomy theater with a front row view of our Chef De Cuisine, Zac Leepper and our Executive Chef, Clayton Danenberger at work. 10 courses + wine. http://www.dfv-wines.com

MENU :

  • Prosciutto wrapped mozzarella, Thai basil, basil foam, tobiko, juniper berry balsamic reduction.
  • Pan seared filet, dauphinois potatoes, roasted pearl onions, truffled bordelaise, parm crisp.
  • Apple cider & yuzu gelee with shaved pink lady apples, citrus segments, finger lime.
  • Citrus seared salmon, citrus beet brunois, pickled red onion, sweet pea emulsion, spring onion ash.
  • Chilled peach soup, vanilla creme fraiche, fried basil.
  • Fois Gras mousse tartlet with pickled blueberry, fire roasted peaches, black truffle.
  • Fried sweetbreads on savory foccacia French toast, poached cherries, red wine & cherry gastrique.
  • Spicy lamb meatballs, arrabiata sauce, giardinara, shaved celery, shaved parmesan cheese.
  • Calamari salad: arugula, spinach, fried calamari, avocado, pickled sweet corn, key lime vinaigrette.
  • St. Louis style buttercake, macerated strawberries, strawberry mojito sorbet, candied walnuts, mascarpone strawberry mousse, fingerlime, strawberry lime gastrique.

$120/pp includes gratuity, wine pairings. Limited seating. Reservations only. 217-488-6321. Deposit required.

August 11, 12, 13
Art: The Exhibition and the Play (7:00pm; H.D. Smith Gallery, SAA Collectiove, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St., SPRINGFIELD)
In partnership with the Hoogland Center for the Arts, the SAA Collective presents "ART" a play by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. A reading of the play by James Daniels, Gus Gordon and Tom Lawton will take place in the H.D.Smith Gallery, home to the SAA Collective. "ART" lasts about 60 minutes. Following the reading will be a discussion for audience members who wish to say and chat with the cast and local artists. Inspired by the play, nine SAA Collective artist present a series of white paintings for ART: The Exhibition which is on display in the SAA Colledtive from August 1 - August 19. There will be a cash bar at the performance and after show discussion.
www.springfieldart.org/collective | 217-544-2787

August 12
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

August 12
Natalie Goebel 10th and Grand Finale Memorial Ride (10:00am; The Other Bar, 501 Sarpy St., MORRISONVILLE)
$10.00 per person, $15.00 per couple. To benefit CAMP COCO. This event was started in Natalie’s memory to help provide kids with cancer a week to be able to live like a normal kid. Contact: Lenny Goebel, 217-825-4001, lenny.goebel@att.net

August 12
What Wild Foods Could the Lincolns Have Eaten (10:00am, Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial, DECATUR)
There are many wild foods for the taking in the surrounding forest, prairie, and river. Learn about a few from naturalist Mike Bricker.

August 12
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm; PetSmart, 3183 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

August 12
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212

Every Saturday, through October 28.

August 12
Bow + Arrow Back to School Cuts (9:00am - 2:00pm; Bow + Arrow, 447 S. State St. Ste A, ROCHESTER)
Bring in school supplies for Inner City Mission and receive a free hair cut. Walk-in basis only and we will be doing haircuts this entire day, haircuts only.
no appointments * walk in's only * cuts only * first come first serve
Call the salon for more information at 217-498-1354

August 12
Yoga and Wine (5:30 - 7:30pm; 14096 State Highway 97, PETERSBURG)
Cost: $25.00 | Ahh Yoga and West of Wise Winery are teaming up to host a Yoga and Wine event! This event includes a one hour class, led by Betsy Link , followed by 2 glasses of wine and appetizers provided by West of Wise Winery. Perfect for a date night or a girls night out!
*please note, while this is an all levels class, there will be no props and it will include standing poses
*Please bring your own mat
*must be 21 years old
for more information on West of Wise Winery go to www.westofwise.com

August 12
Region 9 American Iris Society Plant Sale (9:00am - 12:00pm; Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
The WPBG welcomes back the Region 9 American Iris Society for their annual plant sale. Come and purchase beautiful iris at fabulous prices! Members of the society will be on hand to help you with all your iris-related needs and answer your questions. Call 217-546-4116 for more information.

August 13
The Farm Hands (6:00pm, Shelby Christian Church, 200 N. Hickory, SHELBYVILLE)
From Nashville, TN, Bluegrass Music's 'Entertainers of the Year'. Accepting a freewill offering at the door.

August 13
Art Lessons for Children: Create a Pinhole Camera (2:00 - 2:45pm; Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA)
On August 21 the moon will pass in front of the sun, causing a spectacular partial solar eclipse (93% coverage). Join us for a special project -- build your own pinhole camera that can be used to safely view the eclipse. For children of all ages. For more information, please contact Rachel Fuller at rfuller@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4405. http://urbanafreelibrary.org/

August 13
Litchfield Pickers Market (9:00am - 3:00pm; Downtown, 400 N State St., LITCHFIELD)
The Litchfield Pickers Market is an open air market that specializes in ONLY items prior to 1980. The streets of downtown Litchfield, IL (beginning on the corner of Union Avenue/Route 16 and State Street) are filled with HUNDREDS of vendors selling vintage items, antiques, refurbished items and up-cycled items. Live music is played all day in Library Park and food is available. This is by far the easiest Pickers Market to drive to and the largest Pickers Market to between Bloomington, IL and St. Louis, MO. Make sure to bring your carts, trucks, wagons, and totes so you can hold all of the treasures you will find. https://www.facebook.com/litchfieldpickersmarket/

August 14
SCHEELS Kids Klub – Back to School Bash (6:00pm; SCHEELS, SPRINGFIELD)
Join SCHEELS for our Kids Klub, Back-to-School Bash! Games, activities, prizes and more! Register to WIN 1 of 10 Adidas Backpacks full of school supplies. http://experience.scheels.com/event/kids-klub-back-school-bash-3/

August 16
Reynolds Consumer Products: Open Interviews (9:00am - 3:00pm; LLCC, 32 N. Central Park Plaza, JACKSONVILLE)
Walk-ins are welcome! For more information call (217)479-1236.

August 16
"YOU'RE WEARING THAT?" Luncheon (11:00am - 12:45pm; The Northfield Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Special Feature: "How to re-wear Pre-Worn" Sharla Fritz comes from Aurora to show us you CAN look stylish and up to date by shopping at re-sale shops. You might be surprised. AND "What Not To WEar" Sharla is also our main speaker. She is going to teach us how to experience a makeover of the heart, throwing out unnatractive attitudes like worry and envy.
Invite a friend, she'll be glad you did! $15 inclusive. Reservations and cancellations are essential by Friday, August 11. Call Judy at 217-303-9768 or email jluttrellfirst@gmail.com

August 16
ISM Brown Bag Lecture: Prelude to the Prairie (12:00 - 1:00pm, Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Joe Wheeler, US Forest Service, will present the Wednesday, August 16, 2017 ISM Brown Bag Lecture at Noon at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. The title of his talk will be Prelude to the Prairie.

The mission of the US Forest Service's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, in Will County, Illinois, is the restoration back to prairie of over 19,000 acres of former Army Arsenal land. It raises the question of, "restored to what point in time?" Join Midewin archaeologist Joe Wheeler to look at the past 18,000 years of Midewin's history, highlighting the history of the land and of the people on the land.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696 or (217) 785-0037. http://www.illinoisstatemuseum.org/content/prelude-prairie

August 18
VFW North End Friday Night Dancing (7:30 - 10:30pm; Northend VFW, 2349 Stockyard Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
$5 Cover. Featured band: White Lightning
More information: 217-789-4725

August 18, 19, 20, 21
Darkening of the Sun Festival (Hawk Arrow Springs, 479 Brush Creek Road, St. Clair, MISSOURI)
Weekend activities include live music, camping, rafting, fishing, arts, and much more. Monday, August 21st, will also have day passes available for anyone just wanting to view the eclipse! Listed as one of the top viewing locations! Any and all people welcome! More information: http://www.darkeningofthesun.com/

August 18
Book Sale (10:00am - 5:30pm; Westville Public Library, 233 S State St., WESTVILLE)
August 18 will be the next book sale at the Westville Public Library. Hours will be 10 AM - 5:30 PM. Come in and see all the great deals for your late summer reads. The library is located at 233 S. State. Follow the north sidewalk between the two buildings and the sale is in the back building. Prices begin at just 25 cents!

August 19
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

August 19
Hummingbird Festival (8:00 - 11:00am; Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, PETERSBURG)
The Log Cabin Birders and Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders will band hummingbirds. Group members will be describing hummingbird banding and migrations. http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com | 632-4000

August 19
All American Picnic (6:00 - 10:00pm; Union Square Park, 212 N. Sixth St., SPRINGFIELD)
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate America's pastime Aug. 19 with an All-American Picnic featuring baseball-themed crafts, demonstrations of the game as it was played in its earliest days, and a screening of the classic "Field of Dreams."
The picnic takes place 6-10 p.m. in Union Square Park, across the street from the presidential museum. It's one of many special events held in conjunction with the museum's "Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry" exhibit, a colorful look at one of the greatest rivalries in sports.
Youth teams and scout troops are encouraged to come as groups. Any groups that register in advance will get passes to visit the museum another day. Call 217-588-8844.
"We're excited about our once-in-a-lifetime ‘Rivalry' exhibit, and we want to share that excitement with the rest of the community. We decided a picnic and a baseball movie under the stars was the perfect way to celebrate," said Alan Lowe, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The picnic's free activities include:
· Demonstrations of baseball as it was played when pitching was underhanded and the distance from home plate to the pitcher was just 45 feet
· Performances of the famous comedy sketch "Who's on First?"
· A chance for kids to help perform "Casey at the Bat" and other baseball poems
· Baseball-themed games and activities
· An 8 p.m. screening of the Kevin Costner movie "Field of Dreams." (Seating is limited, so bring lawn chairs or blankets.)
Food and drinks will be for sale at the picnic. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov

August 19
Paper Shredding Event & Mini Recycling Fair (9:00am - 12:00pm; Parking Lot 21 at the northeast corner of Vine and Green Streets, URBANA)
To raise awareness of and help prevent consumer fraud and identity theft, The Urbana Free Library and State Senator Scott Bennett will be offering a paper shredding event for Urbana-Champaign residents.
Experts recommend shredding bank statements, credit card offers, and credit card convenience checks, canceled credit cards, canceled checks, pay stubs, and old photo IDs that are more than three years old. The shredding event is for residential paper shredding only with a two box per person limit. Please plan to take empty boxes home with you.
You also can bring old batteries, used cell phones, eyeglasses, metal keys, and inkjet cartridges to the Mini Recycling Fair, which is scheduled at the same time as the shredding event.
For more information about the Shredding & Mini Recycling Fair, contact Senator Bennett’s office at 217-355-5252 (www.SenatorBennett.com) or The Urbana Free Library (www.urbanafreelibrary.org) at 217-367-4405.
* The shredding event will end at noon or earlier if the shredding truck reaches capacity. The Urbana Free Library and Senator Bennett thank AT&T, the City of Urbana Public Works, and U-Cycle.

August 19
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm; PetSmart, 3183 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

August 19
Live Auction Illinois State Fairgrounds (9:00am - 2:00pm; Illinois State Fairgrounds, Lincoln Stage, SPRINGFIELD)
This year at the Illinois State Fair, the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office will hold a live auction of unclaimed property. A signed 1983 Ryne Sandberg baseball card, Chicago World’s Fair souvenir medallions, a Hohner 6 sided “paddle wheel” harmonica, and Spanish shipwreck coins from the 1622 shipwreck of the Atocha are among thousands of unclaimed property items worth $113,500 up for auction! The auction will begin at noon on August 19 at the Lincoln Stage at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. A preview of the lots up for auction will be held the same day, from 9 a.m. until noon.

The treasurer’s office is the custodian of unclaimed property including lost bank accounts and safe deposit boxes. If the property goes unclaimed for 10 years, the items are auctioned to make room for incoming unclaimed items.

To learn more about the live auction, call 217.557.8567 or visit our website at www.illinoistreasurer.gov.

August 19
Trinity Lutheran Church and School Annual Block Party (12:00 - 2:00pm; Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
The Block Party features free food and drinks, games for children including water balloons and an inflatable obstacle course. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 217.787.2323 or visit Trinity’s website at trinity-lutheran.com.

August 19
The New 3rd Saturday Market (9:00am - 4:00pm; Merchant Bldg. on Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, ARTHUR)
The entrance to the Fairgrounds is South of the corner of RT 133 and Vine St. Follow the road in the Fairgrounds to the Merchant Building behind the High School at Jurgens Park. The New 3rd Saturday Market is an indoor/outdoor market filled with creative homemade crafts, antiques and unique finds. Spring is here, come spend the day in Arthur!! We have a fantastic line-up of vendors!!!! When you come to the New 3rd Saturday Market, you will be pleasantly pleased with Fusion, Honey, LulaRoe, Norwex, Pink Zebra, Real Time Pain Relief, Scentsy besides collectibles, antiques and all of our jewelry, crafts, baby items, bowl cozi, baked potato bags, embroidered items, aprons - just to mention a few items that are all homemade. Something new every month!! This is a monthly event. The hours are from 9 am to 4 pm. There is off street parking available on the Fairgrounds. Contact: Dale Bissonett, 217-254-5010, dbissonett@gmail.com
Like our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/new3rdsaturdaymarket.com
Future Dates for 2017: Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16

August 19
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212
Every Saturday, through October 28.

August 19
Union Baptist Church Women's Day Luncheon & Silent Auction (10:00am; 1405 E Monroe St, SPRINGFIELD)
Luncheon will begin at 11:00. Cost is $10 at the door.
There will be four R.E.A.L Women of God speaking at the luncheon: Sis Marcella Kincaid of "Fresh Vision" | Sis Sheila Boozer of "Greater All Nation Tabernacle" | Sis Sherri Hamilton of Capitol City Church of God" | Sis Erica West of " Holy City M.B.C

August 20
Heads Up Group: for individuals with traumatic brain injuries (2:00 - 4:00pm; SCIL, 330 S. Grand Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Call Dave at 217-523-2587 for more info.

August 20
CELEBRATING 175 YEARS: Mechanicsburg Christian Church (9:00am, MECHANICSBURG)
The Mechanicsburg Christian Church was organized in 1842. The Church was dedicated in 1856 by Alexander Campbell, a leader in the Protestant Reformation Movement. It has also been suggested that Abraham Lincoln most likely visited the Church, as he was a close friend of an early minister, Wattie Bowles. We are humbled and proud to be a part of this Congregation, and are asking you to come help celebrate with us. We will have traditional Sunday School at 9:00 AM and Worship at 10:10. Of course, there will be a pot luck after Worship (Church will provide Meat and Cake). How could we not? (Meat, drinks and cake will be provided) We are looking for pictures, stories, remembrances, whatever your memories are of your time worshipping at the Mechanicsburg Christian Church, please share them with us.

August 20
Adopt-a-Pet (12:00 - 4:00pm; Petco, 2721 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

August 21
Solar Eclipse Party for Children (11:00 - 11:45am; Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA)
Celebrate the solar eclipse with stories, songs, and a craft! For children and their families. For more information, please contact Rachel Fuller at rfuller@urbanafree.org or 217-367-4405. http://urbanafreelibrary.org/

Solar Eclipse Party (11:45 - 2:45pm; Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, URBANA) The Library invites the community to experience one of the marvels of nature at a solar eclipse viewing event. We won’t see a total eclipse in Urbana but we expect 93% coverage of the Sun, which should occur at 1:20 PM. Bring your lawn chair and watch the solar eclipse outside on Cherry Alley. The Library available a limited number of free eclipse glasses (maximum of three pairs per family).
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. For more information, visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov.
If you prefer to watch the solar eclipse indoors, the Library will live stream the event via NASA TV in the Satterthwaite Conference Room and Megan’s Reading Room. 11:00am - 3:00pm.

August 21
Eclipse Viewing Event (11:53am, Westville Public Library, 233 S State St., WESTVILLE)
The Westville Public Library will host a viewing party on the lawn for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21. Please bring your own lawn chairs. Free safety viewing glasses will be available that day. A limited amount of cold water will be available to the participants. Come for the whole event or just the "main event"! The event starts at approximately 11:53 AM with mid eclipse at 1:20 PM and it should be over about 2:45 PM. There won't be another total solar eclipse until 2024.

August 21
LLCC offers select agriculture watershed management courses at no cost this fall (SPRINGFIELD)
Lincoln Land Community College is offering select courses in agricultural watershed management and horticulture at no cost this fall. Registration is currently open.
The free course offerings are in eight-week modules with evening hours. Courses include Landscape Lake Ecology and Agricultural Watershed Management, which begin the week of Aug. 21, and Landscape Lake Sampling and Conservation Practice Systems I, which start the week of Oct. 16. The availability of these courses at no cost is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training grant.
For more information about the new agriculture watershed management and horticulture courses at LLCC, visit www.llcc.edu/watershed-management and www.llcc.edu/horticulture, or contact Bowman at 217.786.2317. To register for Springfield classes, call 217.786.2292.

August 22
Reception with artist L.A. Fuller (5:30 - 7:30pm; 5250 Shepherd Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College is featuring the colored pencil art exhibit, “On the Move” by L.A. Fuller Aug. 21-Sept. 14. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall on the LLCC-Springfield campus.
Fuller, of Champaign, Ill., paints with acrylic on canvas, but more recently has been focusing on the medium of colored pencil. “I have discovered that I really like this medium,” explains Fuller. “It is easy to layer colors, has the ability to provide great details and is very portable.”
The focus of her drawings are the landscapes that she encounters during her hikes and exploration of the outdoors. In particular, she has taken an interest in water and how it changes the materials that lie beneath its surface.
“I love to travel and explore the natural landscape, and I love to paint and draw my journeys,” says Fuller. “I am simply amazed at all of the variety — the different natural colors of the landscape and the power of water.”
Learn more about LLCC art department programs online at www.llcc.edu/art.

August 24
Third Annual Dare to be Different Fashion Show (5:00pm; President Abraham Lincoln A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 701 E Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Red carpet reception and trunk show with a runway show starting at 6:00pm. There will also be a silent auction of fashion items for attendees to bid on. More than 70 looks will be curated for the runway by 11 downtown area businesses featuing Springfield models of all ages, shapes and sizes: Daisy Jabe's | Iris & Ivy | Itty Bitty Fashion Truck | Jim Herron Ltd. | Murphy's Loft | Recycled Records | The Roost | Springfield Vintage | What the Shirt | Wild Rose | Urbana Sassafras
Tickets are available online at downtownspringfield.org | Proceeds benefiting DSI in their work to revitalize downtown AND Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault, a downtown non-profit working to heal the trauma of sexual assault. Ticket price includes admissions and appetizers. A frozen cocktail bar (with option for non-alcoholic versions) and other items will be available for purchase.

August 24, 25, 26
131st Annual Mt. Auburn Farmers' Picnic (4:00pm; Thursday/Friday, 7:00am Saturday, AUBURN)
Carnival, raffle drawing, ice cream social, mechanical bull, beer tent, flea market, parade, volleyball, bags tournament, chili cook-off, etc. What's not to enjoy!? Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mt-Auburn-Farmers-Picnic-138302409554817/

August 25
Free Movie Night: Letters to God (6:30pm, House on the Rock Church, 314 N. Grant St., EDINBURG)
Inspired by a true story, Letters to God delivers a message of hope, fatuerh and courage that others can apply.
For more information, contact Charles POrtwood at 217-972-3847 or email hotrchurch@yahoo.com

August 25
VFW North End Friday Night Dancing (7:30 - 10:30pm; Northend VFW, 2349 Stockyard Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
$5 Cover. Featured band: Wanderers
More information: 217-789-4725

August 25
Old Capitol Blues & BBQ (3:00pm - 12:00am | 5:00pm - 12:00am; Downtown, 5th and Washington St., SPRINGFIELD)
$5 at the gate, Streets lined with BBQ vendor booths, domestic and craft beers, a wine garden, The Tito's Experience, Fireball Fever, and soft drinks.
National and Regional blues bands: Friday 6pm - Mary Jo Curry | 7:45pm - Albert Castiglia Band | 9:45pm - Lil' Ed & The Blues | Saturday 3pm - ICBC Road to Memphis Blues Challenge | 5:45pm - James Armstrong Band | 7:45pm - Eric Gales | 9:45pm - Kenny Neal (Grammy Nominee)

August 25
Sexual Chocolate Blues and Motown Band (7:00 - 10:00pm; Fraternal Order of EAgles Club #437, 2413 S. MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
No cover charge. Food Available. Take a chance on our Raffles. Great Music. For more information, call the Eagles Club at 217-391-2344.

August 25
BAT WALK in Washington Park (7:45pm - 8:30pm; Washington Park, SPRINGFIELD)
Meet in Washington Park near the Playground | FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Watch bats emerge in Washington Park. An Illinois State Museum educator will present information on urban Illinois bats and show how bat detection technology can help study these fascinating creatures of the night. Participants will walk through the park looking for emerging and hunting bats.
Please register in advance by contacting Elizabeth Bazan at the Illinois State Museum (217) 558-6696 or events@illinoisstatemuseum.org. Participants will meet near the playground in Washington Park (off South Grand). This program is presented by the Illinois State Museum and the Springfield Park District as part of the Urban Bat Project in collaboration with the Organization for Bat Conservation.

August 25, 26
43rd Anniversary Celebration of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival (Downtown URBANA)
A variety of local and regional musicians and performers spanning a wide range of genres will gather in downtown Urbana. In addition to live music, the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is also widely known for its local vendors, a range of kid’s activities, the Motor Muster Car Show—and of course—delicious hot and buttery Illinois sweet corn. For more information, visit www.urbanasweetcornfestival.com.

August 26
Downtown Springfield Inc.’s Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 4th and Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Shoppers will find dozens of farm and artisan vendors providing locally grown or handmade items for sale at the intersections of 4th and Adams Streets, near the Farmers Market mural.

Thanks to the Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent, this year’s Market also gives shoppers some extra services and knowledge regarding how best to prepare the produce and meat they’ll find at the Market. The Hy-Vee Healthy Cooking Tent will house chef demonstrations every Saturday at 10 am, including Hy-Vee chefs and downtown legends like Chef Michael Higgins.

Another new feature is the Farmers Market Meal Kit program, where chefs will create take-and-make meals for purchase using ingredients sourced at the Market. These kits aim to introduce shoppers to unique, seasonal ingredients through simple to prepare, chef-tested recipes in a perfectly portioned package.

The whole family can also enjoy early morning stretches and fun with a free Family Fitness Area on Saturdays at 9 am.

SNAP users should visit the Market Booth to purchase their tokens and receive their SNAP match.

August 26
FREE DAY at the Zoo! (Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Each year we offer free days at our zoo. They have traditionally surrounded events that happen a couple time each year. But this year we have an exciting NEW Free Day Program! Plan your next outing and take advantage of one of these free days! HensonRobinsonzoo.org

August 26
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm; PetSmart, 1570 W US Highway 50 , O'FALLON)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

August 26
Springfield Art Association 19th c. Fashion Show (SAA, 700 N. 4th St., SPRINGFIELD)
19th c. Fashion Show at the Springfield Art Association of Edwards Place
Tickets are $15/$12 for members, and can be purchased through the Springfield Art Association (217-523-2631) or the Edwards Place website, www.edwardsplace.org. Family friendly and dessert reception to follow!
Enjoy a live runway show of stunning examples of 19th century men's and women's fashion, from the Regency to Late Victorian eras and everything in between. A dessert reception will follow the show, and visitors and models will be able to mingle and discuss the fashions presented.

August 26
Rochester Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:00pm; Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Drive, ROCHESTER)
It is a small market but is growing. We view it as a community opportunity for the town to come together to socialize as well as to purchase produce and other items. We will be offering produce, meat, homemade soaps, plants, flowers, bakery items and a few homemade items. For more information, contact Carole Strick: 217-494-9212

Every Saturday, through October 28.

August 26
Layers Exhibition Opening (5:30 - 7:30pm; SAA Collective, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S 6th St., SPRINGFIELD)
The SAA Collective featured artist exhibition, Layers, will be on display through October 12 during open hours. The featured artists include Katherine Pippin Pauley, Debra Nickelson Smith, and Rosalinda Post-Lucas. The SAA Collective is open Tues.-Wed. 10AM - 5PM and Thrus.-Sat. Noon - 7PM
CONTACT: 217-544-2787 | www.springfieldart.org

August 27
Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon (7:30am; : Memorial SportsCare, 4550 W. Iles Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Memorial SportsCare and Springfield Clinic Orthopedic Group present the Dan Adair, MD, Memorial Triathlon. The triathlon includes competitive and noncompetitive courses. Adults and children of any age can compete in both the competitive and noncompetitive events, either individual or relay. For more information and registration link, visit MemorialMedical.com. Register on Active.com.

August 27
Pet Adoption (12:00pm - 4:00pm; PetSmart, 3183 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, will hold a Pet Adoption. All of our pets are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on shots. For more information call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org.

August 29
GriefShare Fall session (6:30pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
Grief is the cost of losing a loved one. It is inevitable that during such a loss a person would experience shock or feel wounded by this sense of desertion. Grief is a process of working through the feelings of loss, and recovery is the ability to find joy in life again.

GriefShare is a non-denominational, grief-recovery program using video seminar, a workbook and a support group environment to assist people in working through the death of a beloved family member or close friend. Participants have the opportunity to be around people who understand the emotions of grieving. Learning how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and learning to face a “new normal in life” and renewing hope for the future are two of the goals of participating in GriefShare.

The 13-week fall session of GriefShare will begin on Tuesday, August 29 at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd. at 6:30 pm and each session lasts for two hours. There is a $15 fee for materials and supplies; scholarships are available to help cover the $15 fee. Childcare is available upon advance request.

For more information, to pre-register, or to reserve childcare, please contact Joleen at 217.899.9418 or Trinitygriefshare@trinity-lutheran.com.

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