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Postings for June 01, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day Geocaching   Get your family out to experience our parks with geocaching, a fun high tech scavenger hunt. Starting this spring, search for Springfield Park District's 10 caches hidden throughout the park district. Find exciting, first to find prizes, as well as passes and other fun prizes. For more information and to upload the coordinates, visit the Springfield Park District website.
 
  All Day Black Diamond Days   The Annual Black Diamond Days, Gillespie's original festival of coal. Black Diamond Days is a celebration of coal miners and coal mining which has always been a major business in Macoupin County. The festival is held annually for three days each year on the first weekend in June in Gillespie. Gillespie welcomes visitors in a big way with parades, contests, prizes, a carnival, Mine Rescue Demonstration, Fun Run and Five K Run, Arts and Crafts, Concessions and much more. Gillespie is located nine miles west of Interstate 55 at Exit 52.
 
  8:00AM 12:30PM Farmers Market   Live, work, play, and be healthy! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) invites the public to attend opening day ribbon cutting and festivities for the Old Capitol Farmers’ Market, presented by St. John’s Hospital, Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.; with live music by the Frank Trompeter Quartet, Celebrity Chef Demonstration by Ashley Meyer of Real Cuisine Restaurant & Catering, and free cake (while it lasts) made by Incredibly Delicious. The Market will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday’s May 15 – October 26 and is located on Adams Street between Fifth and Second streets. With nearly three full blocks of vendors there is an outstanding variety of produce, baked goods, meats, cheese, plants and many other specialty items. The Market accepts LINK, Debit, and Credit Card transactions for the purchase of Market Tokens ($1.00 each). The Market Token Station will be located at Development Services Group, 401 E. Adams (NE corner of Fourth and Adams) and available 8 a.m. to noon each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. DSI again received grant funding from LINK UP Illinois to provide Double Value tokens for Link cardholders; LINK UP Illinois is a program of Experimental Station, in partnership with Wholesome Wave and the Illinois Farmers Market Association. LINK customers may receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day until grant funds are expended.
 
  12:00PM 4:00PM Home Tours   April 20 through Sept. 30, Iles House open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are introduced to the history and architecture of the Iles House, Springfield’s oldest home, and provided tours of the house and the Barringer collection of early Illinois furnishings. The new Iles House exhibit: Camp Butler: A Civil War Story is featured in the downstairs Springfield Museum. The story is told through artifacts and documents, many from private collections. Curators will be on hand to talk about collections, and refreshments will be served. Donations encouraged. Visiting Artisans Program. Saturdays through Sept, the house will have blacksmith, civil war cooking, shoemaker, and more. Sixteen different crafters from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
 
  7:00AM 12:00PM 5K Run/Walk for Susan   Trophies for winners in each age categories. 5K run/walk will be held Saturday June 1, 2013 at 8 a.m. (registration at 7 a.m.). For questions and concerns call Lyol Edwards at 217-816-9463. Entry forms available at Snap Fitness, both Casey's in Chatham, The Creek, County Market, Family Video, Shell, Auburn Library and Huck's and Walmart off Lindberg and Freedom Drive in Springfield.
 
  9:00AM 3:00PM Sky High Summer Fair   Sky High Summer Fair will be held on June 1 from 9-3 in Taylorville, Ill. Location address: 1135 N Cheney Street, Taylorville, IL at the Sky High Gym building. Inside there will be lots of vendors and craft booths. There will also be a door prize raffle and 50/50 raffle. Outside there will be a bounce house for the children. Come join us to help support the new competition Cheer team and have some fun! Pricing & Ticket Info: $0
 
  9:00AM 12:00PM Sustainable Lawns and Landscapes   Learn how to design, implement and maintain an attractive and environmentally friendly lawn and landscape. The course focuses on proper plant selection and maintenance techniques to ensure beautiful lawns and landscapes without overuse of water, gasoline and chemicals. Current seasonal conditions will be emphasized. Lincoln Land Community College. Pricing & Ticket Info: $24, $12 for students
 
  10:00AM 3:00PM Midwest Regional Cat Show   Orr Building. Adults - $5, Children (4-14) - $4, Seniors - $4. For info phone 309-696-1880.
 
  10:00AM 12:00PM Follow The Flag   Featured is the flag from Arlington National Cemetery. Bike rally and flag escort to leave from the World War II memorial at the Decatur Civic Center at noon. All bikes and cars welcome. Sign up starts at 10 a.m. Bikes will travel to the Veterans Memorial and finish at Decatur American Legion Post 105, 1535 Legion Drive, for Bikes, Blues and BBQ. Everyone welcome. Pricing & Ticket Info: $15
 
  11:00AM 4:00PM Heritage Days Summerfest   The 7th annual Heritage Days Summerfest will be a three-day event offering something for the whole. Time: 5-11pm Fri-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun at Little Flower School, 900 Stevenson Drive. Phone: 217-529-4511
 
  11:00AM 5:00PM Art on Main Art Festival - Canton, IL   This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: painting, drawing, jewelry, clay, ceramic, photography, glass, sculpture, woven textiles and wood. Jurored show.
 
  11:00AM 12:00PM WWII Veterans Committee, D-Day Program   Special program honoring WWII servicemen and Veterans. WWII Memorial, oak ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monumnet Drive.
 
  6:00PM 11:55PM Relay For Life of Sangamon County   Hundreds will be walking around the clock to battle cancer at Relay For Life of Sangamon County. The event, which is outside this year and at a new location (LLCC), will mark the American Cancer Society's 100th birthday and features the Survivor Dinner 4-6 p.m., a children's area, family-focused activities all night long, Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m., Hat Trick on stage at 10:30 p.m., and theme laps that will keep everyone out and about all night long. Pricing & Ticket Info: Free admission.

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