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August 2016 Events

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August 1
Memorial Rehab Services Support Group (4:00pm - 6:00pm; Memorial Medical Center, Conf. Room B149 on the first level, SPRINGFIELD)
For more information, call 217-788-3461 or Memorial Rehab Services at 217-788-3300.

August 1 - 10
ALPLM, SPRINGFIELD

We are collecting sturdy new backpacks for Springfield District 186 students. For each donated backpack, the contributor will receive free admission to the Museum (or a voucher to use in 2016).

August 1 - 5
Ocean Commotion: Diving into Noah's Flood (7:00 - 9:00pm; Salisbury Baptist Church, just off Rt. 97 on Byron St.)
Ages 4 to teen welcome. Find out what really happened with creation, then Noah and the Ark and who got on the boat? Enjoy tidally awesome splish splash games, beach ball questions, fab fossils, sanddollar sillys, lifesaver lessons from God's word, beach hut snacks, shark selfies, gummy worm contest, tubular tunes. Call Pastor Kevin Curry with questions at 217-544-3207.

August 2
Trivia Night plus Pint Glass Giveaway (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders) Trivia Night plus free Sliders pint glasses!

August 2
FREE Seminar: Spinal Care Workshop (6:10 - 7:10pm; 1533 South MacArthur Blvd, SPRINGFIELD)
Join Dr. Frisina as she teaches you about the spine and how to make yours healthier. You should consider attending this free seminar if you have headaches, sinus issues, difficulty sleeping, neck pain, digestive issues, pain between your shoulder blades, tight muscles, arm/wrist pain, low back pain, hip/knee pain or loss of energy.
Bring your family, friends, neighbors or coworkers and call today to reserve your seat(s) 217-787-4345. www.frisinafamilychiropractic.com

August 3
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies (2:00pm; 233 S. State, WESTVILLE)
This month's movie: a tension filled Alfred Hitchcock film. The movie is based on the true story of a man tried for crimes committed by a lookalike robber. Henry Fonda and Vera Miles star in this classic film that was shot in many of the actual locations of the original case. Magic Club participants will also be on hand to perform magic tricks before the movie. The magical fun begins at 1:30 so come early and enjoy the young performers. Please call the library at 267-3170 to reserve your seat for this wonderful feature or stop by the library

August 4
DAR Ice Cream Social (5:30-7:30pm; Governor Duncan Mansion, 4 Duncan Place, JACKOSNVILLE)
Come and enjoy delicious desserts, big band entertainment. Free admission, small price for desserts. For more information please visit www.jacksonvilleil.org or call 245-2626

August 4
Fan Appreciation Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders)
It's Fan Appreciation Night! Special pre-game tailgate events, team poster giveaway, special prizes all night long and all drinks are $1!

August 5
Vocal Points – (12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Plaza, SPRINGFIELD)
Brigham Young University’s premier 9-man a-Capella ensemble will perform in the Plaza. Vocal Points wow audiences everywhere with their vocal firepower, innovative arrangements and remarkable vocal percussion. Museum admission required.

August 4-6
130th Annual Mt. Auburn Farmers' Picnic (AUBURN) "The Legacy Continues"

Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday 4:00pm - 1:00am; Saturday 7:00am - 1:00am
Carnival, beer, talent, parades, bags, volleyball, food, raffle, stage shows, clowns, ice cream and MORE!

August 4-7
150 Years of Food (Roodhouse Illinois)
Come celebrate 150 years of food, family and fun in Roodhouse, Illinois, August 4-7, 2016. Events include the "There is no Place like home Parade", car show, youth day, heath fair, demonstrators and craft vendors, quilt show, amusement rides, little miss pageant, historical museum, beer tent, BINGO, historical play, and Community Church Service. Plenty of food vendors and two stages of free entertainment daily. Free Parking. Free Admission. enjoyroodhouse.com 217-891-7219 roodhouse@enjoyroodhouse.com

August 5
Fireworks Night plus Capitol Radio Group Night (6:35pm; Springfield Sliders)
Join us for a HUGE season finale! Post game fireworks presented by CEFCU. Host Family Appreciation Night

August 5
Third Annual Hot Dog Roast and Duck Derby (5:00pm - 10:00pm; Disable American Veterans Club, 25 Club Area, Lake SPRINGFIELD)
On Friday August 5th 2016, the Disabled American Veterans & the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will be hosting their 3rd Annual Hog Roast & Duck Derby on the grounds of the DAV at 25 Club Area, Lake Springfield. Pork sandwiches with sides will be available for purchase. Hot dogs and chips will also be available for purchase for the kids. Beverages available for purchase. Music provided by the White Lightning Band from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. 50/50 raffle also available. There will also be a membership booth.
The DAVA is sponsoring a duck derby with proceeds benefitting Central Illinois Disabled American Veterans. There will be a limited number of ducks available for $5 each. $100 prize for the 1st place duck. Additional prizes to be distributed. The duck race will be held at 7:00 p.m.
For tickets or more information please call the DAV at 217-529-9725

August 5-6
Jacksonville Main Street's Fine Art Festival (4-7pm Fri, 9am-3pm Sat; Jacksonville Square, 200 E. State, JACKSONVILLE)
Friday features artist booths, Foundation gallery hop. Saturday features kids are activites, food vendors, face painting and craft beer festival! For more information please visit www.jackksonvillemainstreet.com or call 883-3511

August 5
Movie in the Park: Norm of the North (7pm, Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Movie begins at dusk at Henson Robinson Zoo. Part of Springfield Park District's 2016 free concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. Movie is free! For more information please visit www.springfieldparks.org or call 585-1821

August 5
Music in the Park (2:00 - 6:00pm, Douglas Park, SPRINGFIELD)
Vinyl Bros, outlaw and inlaw country. This is your father's country band. We play classic country. And New City Road. www.springfieldparks.org

August 5
Back to School (White Oaks Mall, SPRINGFIELD)
Inside, we'll have a band, balloon animals, miniature golf, signs ups, a school supply drive and arts and crafts. Outside, we'll have a Hometown Hero's themed Touch-A-Truck event with a fire engine, helicopter, police officers, crime stoppers, ambulance and a military humvee. This event is totally complimentary!

August 5
Powerlight Super Cruise (7pm; Knight's Action Park, 1700 Knight's Recreations Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Line up at 5pm in Fairhills Mall parking lot. Cruise via Chatham Road to Knight's at 7pm. Preview night features replica Back to the Future Delorean demo, hot air balloon night glow, and more! Rain or shine. Admission is free! For more information please call 553-5271

August 5
Rogers and Nienhaus, Tom Irwin (8pm; The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, SPRINGFIELD)
Rogers and Nienhaus features two former members of The Dyrds, Firefall and The Nicolette Larson Dand. Doors open at 7pm. $15 per ticket in advance or $20 at the door. To purchase your tickets or for more information please visit www.atthelegacy.com or call 800-838-3006

August 5&6
Westville Public Library Book Sale (10:00am; 233 S State, WESTVILLE)
Friday hours will be 10 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday hours are 10 AM to 1:00 PM. Prices begin at just a quarter. Books available to interest almost anyone. We have Western, romance, mystery, science fiction, Christian, children's and non-fiction. Some large print books are also available. Come on in and see what we have to offer. The sale is located in the building behind the library. Just follow the north sidewalk around to the back of the library.

August 6
Music in the Park (6:00pm - 8:00pm, Rankin Centennial Park)
Hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be served starting at 5:00pm. This is a TOTALLY FREE public event. www.dysartfamilymusic.com

August 6
Mimosas, Misses and the Market! (10:00am - NOON; Cafe Andiamo at 204 S 6th St. & Old State Capitol Farmer's Market on Adams St.; SPRINGFIELD)
Enjoy a delicious and relaxing brunch at Café Andiamo. Afterwards, we will head to the Old State Capitol Farmer’s Market to shop for local products.
This social event is a great way to learn about how you can make an impact in the local community while gaining the skills you need to be an effective leader. Bring a friend or colleague to join in on the fun! Our first Membership Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at our new location – 2800 Montvale Drive. For more information, contact Katrina Schroader (217) 331-8892 or visit www.jlsil.org

August 6
Civil War Tech: Bite the Bullet (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Classroom, SPRINGFIELD)
Did soldiers really “bit the bullet” during surgery? Take part in a medical demonstration that will show you the science and beliefs at work during Civil War Surgeries. Free event; reservations available at presidentlincoln.ilinois.gov

August 6
Annual Anchor Boat Club Chicken Fry (12:00pm - 11:00pm; 407 E Lake Shore Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
After Sunset will be taking the stage at 7pm. Club-cooked fried chicken dinners will be served from 3-7pm. Ice cold drinks will be served all day. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1016916195052943/ or contact the Anchor Boat Club at (217) 529-1174

August 5-7 and 11-13
Cats (8pm; Lincon's New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, PETERSBURG)
Musical about a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Directed by Mark Wheeler. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $10 for children under 12. For more information please visit www.theatreinthepark.net or call 632-5440

August 5-7
Decatur Celebration (All Day; 160 E. Main St, DECATUR)
Family-friendly street festival with carnival, live music, parade, food, kids block, and more! Free entry. For more information please visit www.decaturcelebration.com or call 423-4222

August 6
"Walk the Zoo" for World Breastfeeding WEek (8:00am - NOON; Henson Robinson Zoo, SPRINGFIELD)
Everyone is invited to attend. Lots of fun for the whole family! We promote, support and protect breastfeeding with West Central Illinois Breastfeeding Task Force. FREE ADMISSION and chi9ldren's activities 8am - 10am. FREE reusable shopping bags to the first 100 families. Breastfeeding is Smart Business Awards at 10am. Raffle items drawing follow by the walk at 10:30am. Then enjoy the rest of the zoo! HSHS St. John's Hospital Child Life Specialists will assist kids with sand art, face painting, music, free books, door prizes, baskets for raffle and Princess Ella!

August 6
Bloodmobile (10:00am - 2:00pm; Concordia Lutheran Church-School-Preschool, 2300 Wilshire Rd, SPRINGFIELD)
The Bloodmobile from the Central Illinois Blood Center will be here!- Please consider coming out to give blood. It is a great way to help out community! Bake Sale with all items under $1.00 Quick Lunch: hot dog, chips and a bottle of water for only $1! Weather permitting, may have some games for kids on the lawn such as a water balloon toss. Call 217-529-3307 for more information."

August 6
Benld Adopt-A-Pet (12:00 - 4:00pm, Petco, 2721 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
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 please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

August 6
Junior League - Mimosas, Misses and the Market! (10:00am - Noon; Cafe Andiamo, 204 S. 6th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Join the Junior League of Springfield (JLS)! JLS invites all interested women to its final summer recruitment event: Mimosas, Misses and the Market! Enjoy a delicious and relaxing brunch at Café Andiamo. Afterwards, we will head to the Old State Capitol Farmer's Market to shop for local fair. This social event is a great way to learn about how you can make an impact in the local community while gaining the skills you need to be an effective leader. Bring a friend or colleague to join in on the fun!

August 6
Craft Brew Fest 2016 (10am-3pm; JACKOSNVILLE)
Come enjoy our Craft Brew Fest! Located in Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park Plaza, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jacksonvillemainstreet.com or call 243-5678

August 6
Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular (8am-4pm; Knight's Action Park, 1700 Knight's Recreation Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Grounds displays include Staab Harley hearse and Justin Allgaier's #7 Brandt show car. Air displays include hot air balloon demo. Car show features all makes and models. Spectators free. $15 judged, $10 display. For more information please call 553-5271

August 6
Insane Inflatable 5K (8:30am; Centennial Park, Bunker Hill Road and Lenhart Road, SPRINGFIELD)
5K fun run contains world's largest, most extreme inflatable obstacles. Entry fee $54-100. Registration and more information available at www.insaneinflatable5k.com

August 6
Old Salt Union Concert (7pm; Douglas Park, 400 N. Macarthur Blvd, SPRINGFIELD)
Part of Springfield Park district's 2016 Free Concert and Movie Series. Classic and new country music. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. For more information please visit www.springfieldparks.org

August 7
Benefit for Becky Strope (12:00pm; Mahan's Wildside, ALEXANDER)
Becky's Mom died from cancer 6 weeks before Becky had emergency surgery, they found a tumor the size of a football in her uterus. Becky used all of her sick time and short term disability while she was taking care of her Mom. So she had not sick time left at her job for herself. We are having the benefit to help with the costs of her healthcare.
$7.00 for pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and desert.
Live auction starts @ 1:00
Announcement of silent auction winners at 3:00
Band starts at 4:00
If you have any questions please contact Margie Wills @ mwills2429@gmail.com or 217-370-0145.

August 7
Dedication for Purple Heart Memorial (2:00pm, Oak Ridge Cemetery War Memorial Site, SPRINGFIELD)
Members of the Hayes-Krell Memorial Chapter 159 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), Illinois veterans, and local dignitaries will participate in a dedication ceremony for the Purple Heart Memorial located at the War Memorial Site, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. The event will take place on Sunday, August 7 at 2 p.m. on “Purple Heart Day.”
The Purple Heart Memorial will honor all Illinois recipients of the military medal awarded to military personnel killed or wounded in action. This memorial is being added to the state-owned complex that now includes memorials to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

August 7
Benld Adopt-A-Pet (12:00 - 4:00pm, PetSmart, 1570 W US Highway 50, O'FALLON)
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 please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

August 9
FREE Seminar: Food Allergies & Sensitivities (6:10 - 7:10pm; 1533 South MacArthur Blvd, SPRINGFIELD)
Learn how to recognize food allergies and sensitivities and know if they are causing other health issues you are not aware of. Guests are welcome! Call today to reserve your seat(s) 217-787-4345 www.frisinafamilychiropractic.com

August 9
Nonprofit Excellence Training Series (times vary; Scovill Zoo Shilling Environmental Education Center, Decatur)
high-energy 2-hour interactive workshops filled with practical tips and techniques for nonprofits on fundraising, grant-writing, communications, planning, metrics, and more. Staff, board members, and volunteers will all find these workshops incredibly valuable!Just $30/class. Add lunch for only $10! Register at bit.ly/1RnEv7V or contact Jill Applebee at 217-422-5911 or japplebee@decparks.com.
Low-cost, High-impact Marketing, 9:30 a.m.
Raising More Money, 12:30 p.m.
Amazing Special Events, 3:00 p.m.

August 10
Family Day – (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, SPRINGFIELD)
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum tells Abraham Lincoln’s life through objects and pictures. How would you tell your story? Design and make artwork tell the story of YOU. Museum admission required.

August 11
Tail Waggin' Tales (10:00am; Westville Public Library, WESTVILLE)
A furry friend will be waiting for children to come in and read to them. Animals are provided by the Vermilion County Animal Shelter and are available for adoption.
The next Tail Waggin' Tales will return to its original time since school will be in session. Thursday, August 25 will see the animals at the library at 3:15 PM. Come on over after school and read to the animals.

August 11-21
Illinois State Fair 7-12aml Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
So much to do we can't list everything! Food, entertainment, midway, echibits, and much more! Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. For more information please visit www.agr.state.il.us/isf

August 12
Pat Benatar, Nail Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge Concert (7:30pm; Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 12th Pat Benatar, Nail Giraldo, and Melissa Etheridge will be performing. Tickets are $20-42. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 12-14
The Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo (Times Vary; Interstate Center/McLean County Fairgrounds; 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington)
Tickets purchased at the door will be $13 for adult one-day, $20 for adult two-day and $4 for children ages 6 to 11.
Friday, Aug. 12 - 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 13 - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, Aug. 14 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
-Hundreds of hunting exhibitors and outfitter booths will be available for deer and turkey enthusiasts. Attendees can test the latest bows on the market at the expanded bow tryout area. Seminars will be held all three days, hosted by experts who have dedicated time and energy to provide cutting-edge information topics including habitat management, hunting pressured whitetails, food plots, a wide variety of deer and turkey hunting techniques, plus hunting for sheds with dogs and do-it-yourself venison processing, and more.
-Local sportsman can enter their best deer from any season for an official score and display in the Trophy Deer Contest and Display, and participants receive a discounted weekend pass for only $20.
-Flint knapping demonstrations will be held daily in the primitive weapons and tools display. A Wild Mushroom Hunting Info Center will be hosted by Tom Nauman of Morel Mania, Inc. Additionally, world-famous archer Byron Ferguson will be performing his archery trick shooting show throughout the weekend. Attendees even have the chance to compete against Ferguson with a hoverball shooting booth.
-Everyone in the family will enjoy watching dogs run down a 40-foot platform and dive into a pool of water, jumping as high, far and fast as they can to land the top spot in an exciting competition show. Attendees are encouraged to register and compete with their dogs.
-Attendees will have the chance to test-drive the new Nissan Titan XD and meet outdoor personalities Stan Potts, of Whitetail Explorer TV, and Pat and Nicole Reeve, of Driven TV. Other highlights include interactive airgun, archery and bowfishing ranges; a trail camera photo display; live game animals and predators; chainsaw carving demonstrations; Bad Boy Off Road demo area; and a new products display area.


August 13
9th Annual Natalie Goebel Memorial Ride (10:00am, The Other Bar, 501 Sarpy St., MORRISONVILLE)
This event was set up to fulfill Natalie’s wish to help send kids growing up with cancer to Camp CoCo. All Proceeds go to Camp CoCo (Children’s Oncology Camping Organization). Sign up begins at 10:00 a.m. at The Other Bar, 501 Sarpy St, Morrisonville, IL. Leave at 12 p.m. Stops at - 1. Angry Kitty – Owaneco. 2. Thunderbird – Taylorville. 3. Rumors – Bulpitt. 4. Fred’s – Harvel. 5. The Other Bar. – Morrisonville. Food – 50/50 – Silent and live auction. Music Donated by Schroeder’s D.J. Service.

August 13
Free Community Clothing Giveaway (9:00am - Noon; Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., SPRINGFIELD)
A free, community clothing giveaway featuring children's clothing in a variety of sizes will be held just in time for back-to-school. Men's and women's clothing will also be available in a variety of sizes as well as accessories such as coats, belts, shoes, and purses. In the past three years, we have given away more than 1400 bags of clothing and accessories to more than 750 people in the community. For more information, contact: Mary Washko Denham, 217.620.0042 (cell).

August 13
Meghan Trainor, Haillee Steinfeld, Common Kings Concert (7:30pm; Illinois State Fair Grandstands, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 13th Meghan Trainor, Haillee Steinfeld, and Common Kings will be performing. Tickets are $28-50. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 13
Trivia Night (6:00pm, Little Lorraine Theater, 214 E Main St., HOOPESTON)
$10 per person. Limited to 12 teams of up to 5 people each. (Or you can come alone and join a smaller team)
Free popcorn, cookies and a small bottled water or soda. Additional concession available for purchase. Winning team members receive refund of entry fee and a door prize will also be awarded.
Reserve your table or ask questions by calling Marilyn Tyler (217)397-2211 or Betty Richards (217)304-5308
All proceeds go toward the preservation and restoration of the Lorraine Theater.

August 14
Jake Owen, Old Dominion Concert (7:30pm; Illinois State Fair Grandstands, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 14th Jake Owen and Old Dominion will be performing. Tickets are $15-37. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 15
Back-to-School Night: Ice Cream Social and Open House (6:30 - 8:00pm; Concordia Lutheran Church-School-Preschool, 2300 Wilshire Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
Everyone welcome, both new and returning students, and find your classroom, meet your teacher, drop off school supplies, EAT ICE CREAM or just see what Concordia may have to offer your student!

August 16
Nonprofit Excellence Training Series (times vary; Scovill Zoo Shilling Environmental Education Center, Decatur)
high-energy 2-hour interactive workshops filled with practical tips and techniques for nonprofits on fundraising, grant-writing, communications, planning, metrics, and more. Staff, board members, and volunteers will all find these workshops incredibly valuable!Just $30/class. Add lunch for only $10! Register at bit.ly/1RnEv7V or contact Jill Applebee at 217-422-5911 or japplebee@decparks.com.
Storytelling for Nonprofits, 9:30am
Photography for Nonprofits, 12:30pm
Videography for Nonprofits, 3:00pm

August 16
Dierks Bently, Tucker Beathard Concert (7:30pm; Illinois State Fair Grandstands, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)

During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 16th Dierks Bently and Tucker Beathard will be performing. Tickets are $42-64. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 16
FREE Seminar: Spinal Care Workshop (6:10 - 7:10pm; 1533 South MacArthur Blvd, SPRINGFIELD)
Join Dr. Frisina as she teaches you about the spine and how to make yours healthier. You should consider attending this free seminar if you have headaches, sinus issues, difficulty sleeping, neck pain, digestive issues, pain between your shoulder blades, tight muscles, arm/wrist pain, low back pain, hip/knee pain or loss of energy. Bring your family, friends, neighbors or coworkers and call today to reserve your seat(s) 217-787-4345. www.frisinafamilychiropractic.com

August 17
KISS, The Dead Daisies Concert (7:30pm; Illinois State Fair Grandstands, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 17th KISS and The Dead Daisies will be performing. Tickets are $49-74. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 17
"UNEXPECTED" Luncheon (11:00am - 12:45pm; The Northfield Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Drive, SPRINGFIELD)
$15 inclusive. Special Feature: "Unexpected helps in housekeeping" - Heidi Duesterhaus comes back again to give you some tips on how to handle some ordinary chores around the house in an easier and sometimes cheaper way. Speaker "How to handle the unexpected" - Connie Beard is from Bloomington. She will be sharing methods for handling the unexpected so you won't be caught off-guard in today's ever-changing world. She tells her life experiences with humor and insight.
Invite a friend; she'll be glad you did!
Reservations and cancellations are essential by Friday, August 12. Call Debbie at 787-8246 or email gmatrammel@yahoo.com

August 18
Hearing Loss Association of America (5:30 - 7:00pm, SCIL)
Please text questions to 217-816-0898 or call 217-239-1273

August 18
Hearing Loss Association of America Meeting (5:30 - 7:00pm; Springfield Center for Independent Living, 330 South Grand Ave. West, SPRINGFIELD)
Parking in rear of building. Come and learn about us and what we have planned. Questions? Please text to 217-816-0898

August 18
ArtLiterations (5:30 - 7:00pm; HD Smith Gallery, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S 6th St., SPRINGFIELD)
SAA emerging artists Julie Alessandrini-Costa and Cathy Ganschinietz will discuss there work on display in the Emerging Artists Exhibition. John McCarthy, will read from his latest work Ghost County, a collection inspired by lifetimes are spent traveling in pickup trucks across the Midwest. McCarthy’s work has appeared in Best New Poets 2015, The Pinch, RHINO, the minnesota review, and Redivdier. He edited the anthology [Ex]tinguished & [Ex]tinct (Twelve Winters Press, 2014). John is the Managing Editor of Quiddity. He currently lives in southern Illinois. The evening will conclude with Ocean State featuring Mark Russillo playing their brand of cool and classic jazz.

August 18
Local Flavors Dinner (Driftwood Cocktail and Eatery, 11 Old Capitol Plaze West, Augie's Front Burner, 109 S. Fifth St., SPRINGFIELD)
Local Flavors events occur on the third Thursday of each month from June through October and features seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. Hosted by Illinois Stewardship Alliance. For more information please visit www.buyfreshlocalcentralinllinois.org or call 572-1906

August 19
Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, LANco, Jon Langston Concert (Illinois State Fair Grandstands, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 19th Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, LANco, and Jon Langston will be performing. Tickets are $18-40. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 19
Ice Cream Social (4:00pm - 7:30pm; Pleasant Plains Community Building)
The Pleasant Plains Masonic Lodge N. 700 is having an ice cream social!
Donations $4 Adults, $2 Children. Hot dogs & chips available at additional cost.

August 19-25
Author Book Signing: A Civil War Captain and His Lady (CENTRAL ILLINOIS)
Author Gene Barr will be presenting and signing copies of his book, A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat. More than 150 years ago, 27-year-old Irish immigrant Josiah Moore met 19-year-old Jennie Lindsay, a member of one of Peoria, Illinois’s most prominent families. The Civil War had just begun, Josiah was the captain of the 17th Illinois Infantry, and his war would be long and bloody. Their courtship and romance, which came to light in a rare and unpublished series of letters, form the basis of Gene Barr’s memorable A Civil War Captain and His Lady: A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat.
Dates and Locations:- August 19-21 @ The Galesburg Heritage Days event
-7pm August 22 @ Illinois State Military Museum (1301 N MacArthur Blvd.) SPRINGFIELD
- 7pm August 23 @ the Champaign Barnes and Noble
- 6pm August 24 @ the Warren County History Museum in Monmouth
- 6pm August 25 @ the Peoria Library - North Branch

August 19 - September 19
Emerging Artist Exhibition (SAA Collective, SPRINGFIELD) The SAA Collective will host its second Emerging Artist Exhibition from August 19 - September 17. Artists will be onsite during the reception on Saturday, August 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM which is free and open to the public.
The exhibition is a product of a year's worth of mentoring with local professional artists helping the artists learn the tools needed to take their careers to the next level. Mentorship topics focus on self evaluation, creating a body of work, framing/finishing and more. "Having an exhibit in a professional space requires a lot of work beyond just the creative process." says gallery director Corrin McWhirter, "We feel that by better preparing artists will the decision making tools we help them learn how to approach galleries and apply for future shows with greater confidence."
Exhibiting artists include Immanuel Ahiable, Julie Alessandrini-Costa, Cathy Ganschinietz, Gloria D. Ingoglia, David Ross, and Larry Van Alstine.
Alongside these artists, the SAA Collective will display Creative Pathways featuring the work of local artists Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier, Roland Folse, and Rita Young.
The gallery will also showcases new paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more from its 80 exhibiting artist members.

August 19-21 and 24-28
Disney's Little Mermaid (8:30pm; The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and join the world above! Tickets: $12-14 reserved, $6-10 lawn seating. To order your tickets or for more information please visit www.themuni.org or call us at 793-MUNI

August 20
Hummingbird Festival (8am-12pm; Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, PETERSBURG)
Sangamon River Audubon Society members band hummingbirds and describe hummingbird banding, migration. Visitors can adopt banded birds. For more information please visit www.linconsnewsalem.com or call 632-4000

August 20
50th Anniversary of Star Trek (10:00am - 4:00pm; Rantoul Public Library)
The East Central Illinois chapter of STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, USS BortaS, will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek. Star Trek and science fiction fans alike are welcome to come, visit their displays, and find out more about the local club.
August 20
BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVE AWAY & BBQ BASH (10:00am - 2:00pm; CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, CWFF, TEMPLE 119; 430 N. MILTON, SPRINGFIELD)
Giving away school essentials, hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn & fun.

August 20
Creative Pathways & Emerging Artists Opening Reception (5:30 - 7:30pm; Hoogland Center for the Arts, SPRINGFIELD)
Creative Pathways features the work of Rita Young, Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier, and Roland Folse.
These three artists work in several media including ceramics, wood, pastel and painting.
While the reception starts at 5:30pm, Art Talks, interviews with the artists, will also begin at 5:30pm in the Hoogland Club Room on the 3rd Floor.
Along with Creative Pathways, the SAA Collective hosts its second Emerging Artist Exhibition which features the work of up and coming Central Illinois artists. These artists include: Immanuel Ahiable, Julie Alessandrini-Costa, Cathy Ganschinietz, Gloria D. Ingoglia, David Ross, and Larry Van Alstine who will be onsite during the opening reception. The two exhibits, Creative Pathways & Emerging Artist will run through October 6th. The SAA Collective gallery will also showcase new paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture,photography and more from its 80 exhibiting member artists.
All is FREE and opened to the public.

August 20
Benld Adopt-A-Pet (12:00 - 4:00pm, PetSmart, 3138 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
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 please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

August 20
Creative Pathways (5:30 - 7:30pm; SPRINGFIELD)
The evening will open Art Talks from 5:30 - 6 PM in the Hoogland Center for the Arts Club Room on the third floor. The public is invited to attend this free reception sponsored by Roland and Hazen Folse. Creative Pathways, on display August 19 through October 6, features the work of local artists Colleen "Cookie" Ferratier, Roland Folse, and Rita Young. While each of these artists may have taken a different path to find their artistic way, their work comes together in this exhibition as an example of what is possible with passion and drive.

August 20
Little Big Town, David Nail Concert (7:30pm, Illinois State Fair Grandstands, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 20th Little Big Town and David Nail will be performing. Tickets are $27-49. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 20
Union Baptist Church Women's Day: Luncheon and Silent Auction (11:00am; Union Baptist Church, 1405 E Monroe, SPRINGFIELD)
Arrive by 10am for early look at items. Theme:" Growing in Grace & Walking in Faith" Tickets will be $10. Speaker: Sis Deidrinel Masseke of Abundant Faith. More information, contact church office at 544-8115

August 20
The New 3rd Saturday Market (8:00am - 4:00pm; Moultrie-Douglas County Fairgrounds, ARTHUR)
This is an exciting time for the 3rd Saturday Market. More vendors both indoors and outdoors. This is a monthly event. The hours will be from 8 am to 4 pm. There is off street parking available on the Fairgrounds. The New 3rd Saturday Market is an indoor/outdoor market filled with creative crafts, Amish goods, antiques and unique finds.
This is just the start of something great. Come be a part of it and grow with us!! The New 3rd Saturday Market will be open at the Arthur Cheese Festival, Sept 3, 4, 5th at the Fairgrounds!! Stop by and see us!!!!!
Contact: Dale Bissonett, 217-254-5010, dbissonett@gmail.com

August 21
Abe's Amble 10K (7:30pm; Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
6.2-Mile course takes runners through Lincoln Park, Oak Ridge Cemetery and back to the fairgrounds. To register or for more information please visit www.srrc.net or call 782-6661

August 21
Heads Up Group (for individuals with traumatic brain injuries)
2:00 - 4:00pm at Springfield Center for Independent Living, or SCIL, 330 S Grand Ave, SPRINGFIELD. Contact Dave at 217-523-2587 with questions.

August 21
'GO for the Carillon!' (4:00 - 7:00pm, Thomas Rees Carillon, 1740 W Fayette Ave, SPRINGFIELD)
Calling all Pokemon trainers! Join forces with the Springfield PArk Distric and Mid-West Family Broadcasting to capture Pokemon as you enjoy the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Concert and hunt on the WAshington Park Botanical Grounds!
We are hosting this great event to share more information about our wonderful Carillon all while you have fun and safely capture Pokemon!
Take advantage of all 18 stops, play in the Poke gym all while you visit the Carillon and Botanical Gardens!
For info, call: 217-546-3853

August 21
Benld Adopt-A-Pet (12:00 - 4:00pm, Petco, 2721 S Veterans Parkway, SPRINGFIELD)
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 please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

August 21
Powerlight Christian Music Festival (12pm; Illinois State Fair Lincoln Stage, SPRINGFIELD)
25th annual festival begins with Praise and Worship service. Artist include two-time Grammy Award-winning dup for King and Country plus The Great Romance, Look up, Zach Ayappa, and more! Rain or shine. Free after State Fair admission. For more information please call 553-5271

August 21
ZZ Top and Gregg Allman ( 7:30pm; Illinois State Fair Grandstands, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
During the Illinois State Fair there will be concerts every night! August 21ST ZZ Top and Gregg Allman. Tickets are $34-54. To buy tickets or get more information please visit wwwstatefairconcerts.com or call 782-1979

August 25
Creativity & Cocktails (6:30 - 8:30pm; Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County ReStore)

$50 per person, includes materials and step-by-step, hands-on help to create a unique piece for your home or outdoor space. Have a great night out and earn some bragging rights building a pallet table or bench. Once the tools are stored, we'll bring out the paint, brushes, and beverages (BYOB, please) to add the finishing touches.
Space is limited! Registration is required. Register today at habitatsangamon.com or call Shayne Squires at 523-2710 x 11 for more information.

August 25
Tim Garman (12:00 - 1:00pm; Old State Capitol Plaza, between 6th & 5th at Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Part of the Springfield Area Arts Council's 'Artist on the Plaza' concert series. Free. springfieldartsco.org 217-753-3519

August 25
New Berlin Farmers Market (4:00 - 7:00pm; Wabash Park, NEW BERLIN)
Second and fourth Thursday of each month from May through October 13. Free admission. nbacdl.org

August 25-27
Homer Krazee Daze Festival (5:00pm, HOMER)
The Homer Community Improvement Association is getting ready for Homer's annual Krazee Daze festival. Krazee Daze will begin with the carnival games & rides on Thursday. There will be a beer tent and bands Friday and Saturday evenings. The "Zach Dable Band" and "Nickels and Dimes" will be playing Friday. "Bashful Young'uns " and "Kings Highway" will play Saturday night. On Saturday the day will start with the Methodist Church hosting a breakfast from 7 am - 10 am Saturday morning followed by the Sundowners Car and Bike Show, vendors, carnival opening at Noon, kiddie tractor pull, bags tournament, the Touch a Truck event, a bubble area for the kids and a parade at 5 pm Saturday.
For more information on specific times and prices please see our website improvinghomer.org, like us on Facebook at Homer Recreation Board-Homer Festivals, or email us at homerfestivals@gmail.com

August 25-28
My Heart's Home (8pm; Theatre in the Park, 15588 History Lane, PETERSBURG)
Original presentation features Edgar Lee Masters poetry celebrating the Sangamon country with original music by Mark Mathewson. Directed by Phil Funkerbusch. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. For more information please visit www.theatreinthepark.net or call 632-5440

August 25 - September 4
Washington Park Historic Photography Display (12:00pm - 4:00pm M-F, 12:00pm - 5:00pm S,S; Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W Fayette Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Annual photo display features copies of photographs and postcards dating back to the creation of Washington Park in 1902. FREE. springfieldparks.org

August 26
The Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company (8:00pm; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., SPRINGFIELD)
Five actors take the stage creating two hours of live theatre in a series of scenes created from audience suggestions and input. $15. hctfa.org, 217-523-2787

August 26, 27
Old Capitol Blues and BBQ (5pm - 12:00am Friday, 3pm - 12am Saturday; Old State Capitol Plaza, between 5th & 6th at Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Two-day BBQ cook-off and music festival sets the stage for BBQ offerings, domestic and craft beers, other refreshments and world-class blues bands. $5 at gates, free ages 12 & under. 217-306-1969

August 26, 27
Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (7:00 - 9:00pm Friday, 3:00 - 5:00pm Saturday, The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, SPRINGFIELD)
Screening of documentary about corruption in the CDC. $11.50 per ticket. tinyurl.com/springfield26; 800-838-3006

August 27
Trivia Night (7:00pm; 335 S. 4th St., K of C Hall, RIVERTON)

Doors open at 6pm, game starts at 7pm. $10 per person, maximum 10 per table. Mulligan's 5/$10, 10/$20
50/50
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own snacks. Prizes - $200/$100/$50
Proceeds used for community activities.

August 27
Clayville Car Show (9:00am - 4:00pm; Clayville, Route 125, PLEASANT PLAINS)
Cruise from New Salem to Clayville at 10:30am. Car show judging 11am - 4pm. Car entry fee $15, spectators free. clayville.org

August 27
UIS Prairie Star 5K (8:30am - 11:00am; UIS Recreation and Athletic Center, 2171 University Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Inaugural 5K open to walkers and runners of all fitness levels. $5-15. uis.edu/campusrec; 217-206-7103

August 27
FUNraiser for CAMI (6-10pm; Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 745 Woodside Road, SPRINGFIELD)
Join us for a night of dancing, music and fun! There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, hourly door prizes and a comedic roast of Grandpa Chris Spinner you won't want to miss.
A wide array of scrumptious desserts and salad will be served. Pizza will be available for sale. Beer, wine, lemonade and tea will also be on hand. Cover is $10 per person.
All proceeds go to Camden's Fund to help offset medical expenses for this beloved 7yo girl who has to endure a lifetime of surgeries to combat profound birth defects. You can learn more of Cami's story here: spokenwithoutasound.wordpress.com
Questions, comments or suggestions, contact-
Donations: Meg (217)553-2995 or Megevanz@hotmail.com
Logistics: Jae Morelli (217) 361-7226 or Jaemorelli@yahoo.com

August 27
Backyard BBQ (4:00 - 6:00pm; UIS Recreation and Athletic Center, 2171 University Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Hosed by UIS Dept. of Athletics. Free. uisprairiestars.com

August 27
Clayville Folk Music Festival (12:00pm - 11:00pm; Clayville, RT 125, Pleasant Plains)
Two stages featuring live folk music. Food, soft drinks, beer, wine available for purchase. $5 per person, $20 per family. clayville.org; 217-572-4984

August 27
Run for Prevention (9:00am - 11:00am; Washington PArk Playground, 1021 South Grand Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
5K walk/run organized by AlignLife of Springfield Chiropractic and Natural Center. $30 per person and $55 per couple. active.com; 217-787-7500

August 27
Family Fun Day (9:00am - 3:00pm; Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2744 S Sixth St., SPRINGFIELD)
Craft and food vendors, pet adoptions through Sangamon County Animal Control, kids' area with bounce house, face painting, more. Free. Small charges for some activities. habitatsangamon.com; 217-523-2710

August 27
“The Forgotten War” (2:00pm, Korean National War Museum, , 9 S. Old State Capitol Plaza, SPRINGFIELD)
Featuring Dr. Edmund Wehrle presenting America’s “Forgotten War” and America’s “Longest War”: How the Korean War Haunted the Vietnam War.
“Unfortunately,” wrote General Maxwell Taylor in the waning days of the Vietnam War, “there was no thorough-going analysis ever made of the lessons to be learned from Korea, and later policy makers proceeded to make many of the same mistakes.” Taylor was not entirely correct, says Dr. Wehrle. A critique of the Korean War emerged almost immediately after the war ended, and Korea did hang like a specter over the 1965 decision to go to war in Vietnam. In the early years of the war in Indochina, US officials and pundits continued to make references to Korea and its supposed lessons. For the most part, critics of US policy wielded Korea as a cautionary tale—a warning of the complications and hardships accompanying a land war in Asia. Some even argued that US prospects in Vietnam would be worse than in Korea. The differences between the two wars, however, remained significant enough that American policy-makers disregarded “the Korea analogy”—to their later regret.
Dr. Wehrle will be presenting information on how the Korean War affected those that were involved in the Vietnam War. He specializes in the history of American international relations.
Contact the KWNM at 217-523-7230, 9 S. Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL or visit http://www.kwnm.org.

August 27
Chandlerville Fire Department Waterball Tournament (1:00pm, Orchard St., CHANDLERVILLE)
3 person teams. Winner gets traveling trophy plus a trophy to keep. No registration fee. For additional information contact: Cory Simpson coryxsimpson@gmail.com (217) 491-6346

August 27
Hog Roast (4:00pm - 8:00pm, KC Lake Club, 141 N Lakewood Dr., CHATHAM)
Pulled pork dinners, hot dogs for the kids, and funnel cakes and lemon shake ups will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Helping Hands of Springfield. We’re the second club past the marina right on Lake Springfield.

August 27
Civil War Tech: Back to School – (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Union Square Park at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, SPRINGFIELD)
Play fames and do hands-on activities featuring all twelve themes explored during the program series including telegraphs, railroads, Gatling guns & germs. Free event; reservations available at presidentlincoln.ilinois.gov

August 27
Benld Adopt-A-Pet (12:00 - 4:00pm, PetSmart, 1570 W US Highway 50, O'FALLON)
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 please call 217.835.2538 or visit our website at www.benldadoptapet.org .

August 26, 27
Old Capitol Blues & BBQ (5:00pm - midnight; 3:00pm - midnight; Old State Capitol Plaza, downtown SPRINGFIELD)
Springfield's premiere downtown event! A two day BBQ cook-off and music festival sets the stage for patrons to sample all kinds of BBQ offerings, domestic and craft beers, a variety of other refreshments, as well as a spectacular line-up of world class blues bands. Summertime at its best!

August 26 - 28
Godspell (8:00pm Friday & Saturday, 2:00pm Sunday; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., SPRINGFIELD)
2012 iteration of the iconic musical based on the Gospel. Featuring updated musical score. $18, $20. hctfa.org; 217-523-2787

August 28
'Grow Springfield' Garden Education Program (11:00am - 2:00pm; Jefferson Park Community Garden, Oxford Ave. and McCarthy Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Family-friendly program titled "Save the Seeds." Learn about heirloom seeds and how to save them. Free. growspringfield.org; 217-528-1563

August 28
Comedian Nick Ganza (8:30pm; Donnie B's Comedy Club, 3455 Freedom Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
Nationally touring comedian. $12, $14. donniebscomedyclub.com; 217-319-JOKE

August 28
5th Rainbow Run (1:00pm registration, 2:00pm run; Griggsville-Perry Middle School, PERRY)
100% of the proceeds go to this year's charity: The Great River Honor Flight
The runners are bombarded with different colors at check points throughout the run, and at the end they will be a very colorful Rainbow Runner.
Our website is http://www.rainbowrunpikecounty.com/ and our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/rainbowrunpikecountyil/ .

August 28
Block Party (5:00 -7:00pm; First Christian Church, 100 N Jackson, CLINTON)
Petting zoo, inflatables, games, live band, bingo, hamburgers, hot dogs & more! Bring your family & friends!

August 29
"Tee Off Against Cancer" 2nd Annual Golf Outing (11:00am; The Rail Golf Club)

Format: 4 person scramble
Fee: $100 includes: Green fees, cart, range balls, prizes and awards (Men's and Women's divisions) Lunch (sandwich and drink) and Dinner ( provided by Nelson's Catering);
Dinner Only: $25
Registration begins 11:00am; Event begins 12:30pm
Entry deadline: August 24 (fee must accompany entry form)
Contact 217-414-9165 for entry form

August 30
The Locals (12:00 - 1:00pm; Old State Capitol Plaza, between 5th & 6th St at Adams, SPRINGFIELD)
Local band performs as part of the Springfield Area Arts Council's 'Artist on the Plaza' concert series. Free. springfieldartsco.org; 217-753-3519

August 30
Nonprofit Excellence Training Series (times vary; Scovill Zoo Shilling Environmental Education Center, Decatur)
high-energy 2-hour interactive workshops filled with practical tips and techniques for nonprofits on fundraising, grant-writing, communications, planning, metrics, and more. Staff, board members, and volunteers will all find these workshops incredibly valuable!Just $30/class. Add lunch for only $10! Register at bit.ly/1RnEv7V or contact Jill Applebee at 217-422-5911 or japplebee@decparks.com.
Advanced Nonprofit Storytelling, 9:30am
Databases to Fuel Your Mission, 12:30pm
Technology to Make your Nonprofit Life Easier, 3:00pm

August 30
Personal Assistant Employers Group (3:00 - 4:30pm at Springfield Center for Independent Living, or SCIL, 330 S Grand Ave, SPRINGFIELD)
Call Bradley at 217-523-2587 for more info.

August 30, 31
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Auditions (4:00 - 8:00pm; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., SPRINGFIELD)

Visit www.svys.org to enroll now. Do you play a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument? Contact svys.svco@gmail.com or 217.753.8000 for more information on how you can be a part of our youth and adult orchestras!


ONGOING

TUESDAYS (August 30 - Nov 29)
Fresh Meat Program (7:00 - 9:00pm; Skateland South, 1500 Recreation Dr., SPRINGFIELD)
New skaters practice with Mayhem and Hooligan roller derby skaters every Tuesday night, allowing them to learn the sport plus roller derby culture and community. Bring mouthguard. MidstateMayhemRollerDerby.com $5 Admission, gear rental for $5. 217-546-4543

THURSDAYS (August 25 -September 29)
Illinois Products Farmers Market (4:00 - 7:00pm, The Shed, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., SPRINGFIELD) Every Thursday, shopping, health and wellness information, special focuses and more in street party atmostphere. SNAP cards accepted. Free. illinoisproductmarket.com

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS (August 27-October 29)
Old Capitol Farmers Market (8:00am - 12:30pm; 2 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, SPRINGFIELD)
Shop local produce, meats, cheeses, more. Entertainment on Saturdays includes chef demonstrations, live performances, activities. Free admission. downtownspringfield.org; 544-1723

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