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  All Day Piano played at the Lincoln's wedding on display   The Lincolns' wedding was held in the Edwards' parlor on Nov. 4, 1842. The piano is on long-term loan from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tours begin on the hour; suggested donation $3 per person. 523-2631, e-mail: collections@springfieldart.org.
 
  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  All Day Blood Drives in Sangamon County Need Your Help   To help ensure an adequate blood supply for our region, the Central Illinois Community blood center is offering several opportunities to donate blood in Sangamon County. Monday, July 23rd Springfield – Security Bank, 2500 Stevenson Dr; 9 AM – 11 AM. Springfield – Security Bank, 3001 Chatham Road; 1 PM – 4 PM. Tuesday, July 24th Springfield – Sangamon County Bldng, 1 Sheriff’s Plaza; 9 AM – 12 PM. Springfield – CEFCU, 2424 West Iles, 1 PM – 3 PM. Springfield – CEFCU, 2449 North Dirksen Parkway, 2 PM – 4 PM. Wednesday, July 25th Springfield – Real Estate Group, 3701 W Wabash; 10 AM – 2 PM. Springfield – Staybridge Suites, 4231 Schooner Dr; 2 PM – 4 PM. Springfield – Springfield MRI & Imaging Center, 319 East Madison; 9 AM – 12 PM. Thursday, July 26th Illiopolis – Township Hall, 407 Fifth Street; 3 PM – 7 PM. Pawnee – Christian Church, 1200 Rutledge Street; 3 PM – 7 PM. Friday, July 27th Chatham – Village of Chatham, 117 E. Mullberry; 8 AM – 11 AM. Springfield – The Muni, 815 East Lake Shore Drive; 6 PM – 8 PM. For your convenience, please call 217-241-7550 to sign up or schedule an appointment online at www.cicbc.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and truly appreciated. Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of life-saving blood for 12 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including Memorial Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A division of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), Central Illinois Community Blood Center and MVRBC collect over 180,000 units of blood annually and serve a total of 80 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
 
  All Day 5th Annual Natalie Goebel Memorial Poker Run   SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012 Sign up at the Other Bar in Morrisonville from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Food, 50/50, Silent/Live Auctions, Super Mario Speedwagon Band All proceeds benefit Camp CoCo (Children's Oncology Camp Organization) A local camp for kids with cancer. ALL VEHICLE TYPES WELCOME
 
  6:30PM 9:00PM Jacksonville Chess Club   Jacksonville Chess Club 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Visitors welcome to play at no charge at the Jacksonville Public Library, lower level conference room
 
  7:30PM 9:00PM Sangamon Aikikai Aikido   7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Aikido, Sangamon Aikikai, 4179 W. Jefferson St. Aikido is a Japanese martial art known to improve flexibility and stamina, for individuals of all body types and skill levels. Visitors welcome. For more information, call 494-0570, e-mail info@springfieldaikido.com or visit www.springfieldaikido.com.
 
  12:00PM 1:00PM Rotary Club of Springfield South   Meets 12 p.m. Thursdays at Bogey's at the Centrum Cafe', 1730 Toronto Road, Springfield.
 
  6:30PM 7:30PM Family Evening Storytime   Every Thursday at the Chatham Area Public Libray, 600 E. Spruce St at 6:30 p.m. A program for children of all ages and their parents/caregivers! Come join us for stories and a craft! Call 217 483-2713
 
  9:00AM 5:55PM Gettysburg Address goes on display   One of the most famous documents in United States history goes back on display at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 1 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 4 in the Treasures Gallery at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Paid Museum admission is required to view the document. The handwritten manuscript of the Gettysburg Address was last publicly displayed at the Museum during Lincoln’s Birthday observances February 9 – 13, 2012. There are five original handwritten versions of the Gettysburg Address. Two incomplete ones are in the Library of Congress, a finished one is at Cornell University, and the only one he signed and dated is in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s copy, written at the request of Edward Everett, the main speaker on November 19, 1863 at the Gettysburg Cemetery dedication, came to the State of Illinois in 1944 thanks to the contributions of pennies by Illinois schoolchildren plus a donation by department store magnate Marshall Field III. Illinois’s copy contains the two famous additional words “under God” that Lincoln had not included in his two original draft copies. Displayed nearby will be an original 1880 letter written by Thomas Edison, never before shown, in which the famed inventor praises Lincoln's greatness. Beginning on September 5, a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will go on display through January 2013. This display will mark the 150th anniversary of the presidential order that freed all slaves in rebel-held territory. The Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation are part of the 52,000-item Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Pieces from the collection are displayed on a rotating basis in the Museum’s Treasures Gallery, and range from the earliest known document written by Lincoln to items belonging to his wife and children. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  12:00PM 2:00PM ARTIST ON THE PLAZA   The popular Artist on the Plaza entertainment series presented by the Springfield Area Arts Council begins this year on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The series will be presented on both Tuesdays and Thursdays until September 11th. Performances take place from 12:00 to 1:00 P. M. on the south side of the Old State Capitol Plaza. Penny Wollan-Kriel, Executive Director of the Springfield Area Arts Council said, “This program of free lunch-time entertainment on the Plaza enhances the visits of tourists in the Old State Capitol area and benefits the downtown workers and residents during the summer season. With financial assistance from downtown businesses and from individuals, the series has been hosted for almost thirty years by the Springfield Area Arts Council. Please come by and enjoy our local talent during your lunch hour.” A complete schedule of performances is available on the Springfield Area Arts Council website [www.SpringfieldArtsCo.org] and from the office [programs@SpringfieldArtsCo.org or 753-3519].
 
  7:00AM 10:00PM Registration Open for Memorial’s Transplant 5K   Memorial Medical Center’s 5K Transplant Run/Walk is now accepting registrations. The eighth annual run/walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, in Washington Park in Springfield. Participants will meet at the picnic shelter area near the tennis courts and playground. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for 12-year-olds and younger. The Alan G. Birtch, MD, Center for Transplant Services at Memorial is the event’s host. Participants can visit MemorialTransplantServices.com to register online or to print out a registration form to mail in. Registration begins at 7 a.m. A brief program will begin at 8 a.m. Bill Coon, a double heart transplant and kidney transplant recipient, is the featured speaker. The Fireside Relics will perform during the event. Proceeds go to the hospital’s transplant fund, which assists transplant patients with emergent needs and provides education for patients and staff. For more information, call Memorial’s Transplant Services at (217) 788-3441.
 
  10:00AM 3:00PM Holding Hands with History   The Illinois State Historical Society is pleased to announce a exhibition of paintings by Illinois Artist Laureate Kay Smith, celebrating the life of Abraham Lincoln. "Holding Hands with History: The Life of Abraham Lincoln in the Context of Our National History, 1775-1865," an exhibit of watercolor paintings from Smith's "American Legacy Collection," will be on display from July 14-September 21, 2012, at the A. Lincoln National Museum of Surveying, 521 East Washington in Springfield. The program is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Fort more information call 217-525-2781. The exhibition will be on display Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the museum is by donation; the exhibition is free with admission to the museum. For more information about the artist and the exhibit, visit kaysmithartist.com or historyillinois.org
 
  11:00AM 2:00PM Special Olympics Luncheon   Mark your calendars for Friday, July 27th, 2012 to receive a FREE LUNCH 11am-2pm at any Illinois Texas Roadhouse location! Law enforcement officers will be serving you lunch. Simply leave a donation at your table and 100% of your donation will go to Special Olympics Illinois. Pre-order lunch of 6 or more for your office by calling 217-698-5700.
 
  8:30PM 11:00PM The Muni Presents Once On This Island   Once On This Island is a story of Ti Moune, a young peasant girl from a poor village on a small island. Her life is uprooted when the gods of the island decide to use her to settle their argument about which is stronger – love or death. The god Agwe arranges for Daniel, a “grand home” from the rich side of the island, to have an accident near Ti Moune’s village. Ti Moune finds Daniel and falls in love with him. When Papa Ge, the god of death, comes to claim Daniel’s life, Ti Moune offers her life in exchange. An angry Papa Ge leaves saying he will return to claim Ti Moune later. Ti Moune follows Daniel back to the rich side of the island with the help of Asaka, the earth goddess. When Ti Moune finally finds Daniel, the goddess Erzulie gives them the gift of love. Daniel’s father then tells him he cannot marry a peasant, he must marry Andrea, the daughter of rich society friends. Papa Ge returns to claim the life of a devastated and broken Ti Moune. He tells her he will spare her life if she will agree to kill Daniel. It is up to Ti Moune to choose which will rule her heart, love or death. This lovely folk tale, told through beautiful music (from the creators of RAGTIME and Dessa Rose) and dance will captivate all ages. For ticket information please go to www.themuni.org. All performances begin at 8:30pm.
 
  1:00PM 5:30PM Dwayne Wood Benefit   This event is to help raise money to off set the costs of an unexpected funeral and burial. Its is being held at the VFW in Springfield on Stockyard Rd on Aug 26th from 1pm-5:30pm. There will be food,cash bar,money boards,music,live auction and lots of fun!

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