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  All Day Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage   Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. "Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 8, 2014, and runs through Aug. 31. Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa. They can scrutinize her close-ups of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley. Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage." Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of the bloodstained gloves were taken at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Access to the exhibition will be free with paid admission to the presidential museum. The Leibovitz photographs will be complemented by elements from the Lincoln Presidential Library's own collections, selected by Mary Michals. The museum will also present a reading of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" and selections from the play "The Belle of Amherst," both directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Also on the schedule: a screening of the Marilyn Monroe thriller "Niagara."
 
  All Day Power Up! Fitness Camp for Kids   Fitness Together is presenting Power Up! Fitness Camp Ages 6-14 The camp will emphasize learning and applying healthy living concepts in a fun active setting! For more information go to www.ftspringfield.com
 
  All Day APL Pet Adoption Event   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during May with cats and dogs available at various locations. All animals presented by APL for adoption have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and have received all vaccinations. Adoptions will be held: Saturday, May 10 – dogs (in conjunction with a donation drive) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at County Market, 2777 S. Sixth Street; and dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and cats 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 West Wabash, Springfield Sunday, May 11 – cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at PetSmart and dogs at Buckley Prairie Landscaping, 3735 Chatham Rd., Springfield 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, May 16- dogs and cats from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at our Annual Upscale Resale located at the Old Donny B's Comedy Club, 2937 West White Oaks Saturday, May 17 - dogs and cats from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at our Annual Upscale Resale located at the Old Donny B's Comedy Club, 2937 West White Oaks Sunday, May 18 – cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at PetSmart. Saturday, May 24 - dogs and cats from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at PetSmart, and dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and cats from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 1600 Wabash Ave., Springfield. Sunday, May 25 – cats from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. and dogs from noon until 3 p.m. at PetSmart. APL, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, runs an animal shelter which is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs. APL also operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter. For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group's web site at www.apl-shelter.org.
 
  All Day Old Capitol Art Fair   One of the most popular events in Springfield. Original jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media on exhibit and for sale. Plus food and entertainment. For more info visit www.socaf.org.rnrnPresented by the Old Capitol Art Fair board, this event on the lawn of the Old State Capitol and surrounding streets reigns as one of the most popular, juried art fairs in the country. All day long. Free.rnrnThe 2014 Old Capitol Art Fair will be held May 17 and 18, 2014! Hours are 10AM-5PM Saturday and 10AM-4PM Sunday.
 
  8:00PM n/a Little Shop of Horrors at Hoogland Center   Springfield Theatre Centre (STC)'s final production of the season, Little Shop of Horrors, will open at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, and will run May 9-11 and 16-18. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for children/seniors and $18 for adults. A special Mother's Day luncheon will be featured on Sunday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m. Lunch reservations are $15 per person and can be made online or by phone when purchasing a ticket. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. In Little Shop of Horrors, the meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. "We're just thrilled to bring this long-running musical comedy to life on stage," said Maryna Mitchell, co-director of STC's Little Shop of Horrors. "Audiences are going to eat up the catchy tunes and cheeky comedy!" Tickets for Little Shop of Horrors are available by calling the box office at (217) 523-2787 or online at www.hcfta.org. About Springfield Theatre Centre (STC) Springfield Theatre Centre, a not-for-profit community theatre organization established in 1947, strives to provide Central Illinois with quality theatre, educational opportunities and a creative outlet for live theatrical arts. Through programs such as the White Rabbit family series, PAVE arts camp and an affiliation with the Active & Creative Teen Theatre, STC provides young people an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to build confidence in all aspects of theatre. Springfield Theatre Centre is located in the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield. For more information, visit www.SpringfieldTheatreCentre.com or call (217) 523-0878.
 
  8:00AM 12:30PM Old Capitol Farmer's Market   It's time to get fresh with the locals! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) and presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital present the Old Capitol Farmer's Market. The Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday's May 14 – October 25 and is located on Adams Street between 5th & 2nd 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 4th & Adams) and will be available 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. A limited amount of LINK UP grant funding is available for LINK customers to receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day. The Double Value program will end when funding is expended. New this year is "The Community Corner," located at the SW corner of 4th & Adams; which will feature a variety of live music, live radio broadcasts, chef demonstrations and kid-friendly activities. These activities will be held on Saturdays throughout the Market from 10 a.m. to Noon. This is a collaborative effort of DSI, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's, Kidzeum, GenHkids, and local musicians. Beginning May 17, local juried artisans will display and sell their original artwork every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., through October 18 in the parking lot at the SE corner of 4th & Adams. Presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, believes in the importance of fresh, locally-grown produce to help people live healthier lives. The hospital promotes healthy lifestyle activities, distributes informational materials and offers health screenings and programs such as a body fat analysis and interactive educational programs which help children and adults learn about the importance of proper nutrition. St. John's also provides free blood pressure and other tests periodically throughout the season. The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission and Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council are once again encouraging people in Sangamon County to bike, walk, run, or take the bus during their commute to work from May 19th-24th and take part in the 7th Annual Curb Your Car event. Call 217-535-3110 or visit www.sscrpc.com for guideline and registration information. In addition to presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, the Farmers' Market is generously supported by the City of Springfield, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's Restaurant, IL Department of Agriculture: Where Fresh Is, LINK UP Illinois, Town & Country Bank, US Bank, The Illinois Times, Development Services Group, Springfieldmoms.org., Kidzeum, GenHkids, and Illinois Humane Society. The market is coordinated and managed by DSI. For more information, contact Ann Frescura, Downtown Springfield, Inc., 217-544-1723.
 
  7:30AM n/a Lincoln Memorial Garden 8K Trail Run   The race will highlight the natural beauty of this 100-acre woodland area on Lake Springfield. It includes six miles of trails, footbridges, a pond, eight stone council rings and dozens of wooden benches with Lincoln quotes. For registration information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for 2014 Lincoln Memorial Garden. Online registration is $30 through April 13 and $35 after that date. Registration includes an event T-shirt, as well as post race entertainment and food. All proceeds will go to support Lincoln Memorial Garden. The children’s fun run will immediately follow the 8K race and will include shorter distances around the pond, organized into three different age groups. Children from toddlers to age 12 are encouraged to participate. The children’s fun run will begin at 9:00 a.m. There is a $6 fee per child for the children’s fun run. Free parking is available in a lot across from the Garden at 2301 East Lake Shore Drive. For more information about registration or sponsorship, contact Susan Helm at susan.helm@comcast.net, or 217-502-3992, or Lance Cull at ltcull@aol.com or 217-652-5651. For information on Lincoln Memorial Garden contact Joel Horwedel at 217-529-1111 or joel@lincolnmemorialgarden.org.
 
  8:00AM 11:00AM APL UpScale Sale   The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold its annual Upscale Collectible Sale on Friday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 17 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the former Donny B's Comedy Club location at 2937 West White Oaks in Springfield. APL is a non-profit organization committed to caring for sick, injured, abused and abandoned dogs and cats and finding the best possible permanent homes for them. In addition to regular pet adoptions, the organization coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs and operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.
 
  8:00AM 12:30PM Old Capitol Farmer's Market   It's time to get fresh with the locals! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) and presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, invite the public to attend the opening day ribbon cutting and festivities for the Old Capitol Farmers' Market, Wednesday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m.; with special guest Mayor Michael Houston, live music by Deep Hollow, Celebrity Chef Demonstration by Chef Michael Higgins of Maldaner's, and free cake (while it lasts) made by Incredibly Delicious. The Market will be held 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday's May 14 – October 25 and is located on Adams Street between 5th & 2nd 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 4th & Adams) and will be available 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. A limited amount of LINK UP grant funding is available for LINK customers to receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day. The Double Value program will end when funding is expended. New this year is "The Community Corner," located at the SW corner of 4th & Adams; which will feature a variety of live music, live radio broadcasts, chef demonstrations and kid-friendly activities. These activities will be held on Saturdays throughout the Market from 10 a.m. to Noon. This is a collaborative effort of DSI, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's, Kidzeum, GenHkids, and local musicians. Beginning May 17, local juried artisans will display and sell their original artwork every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., through October 18 in the parking lot at the SE corner of 4th & Adams. Presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, believes in the importance of fresh, locally-grown produce to help people live healthier lives. The hospital promotes healthy lifestyle activities, distributes informational materials and offers health screenings and programs such as a body fat analysis and interactive educational programs which help children and adults learn about the importance of proper nutrition. St. John's also provides free blood pressure and other tests periodically throughout the season. The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission and Springfield Bicycle Advisory Council are once again encouraging people in Sangamon County to bike, walk, run, or take the bus during their commute to work from May 19th-24th and take part in the 7th Annual Curb Your Car event. Call 217-535-3110 or visit www.sscrpc.com for guideline and registration information. In addition to presenting sponsor, St. John's Hospital, the Farmers' Market is generously supported by the City of Springfield, Midwest Family Broadcasting, Maldaner's Restaurant, IL Department of Agriculture: Where Fresh Is, LINK UP Illinois, Town & Country Bank, US Bank, The Illinois Times, Development Services Group, Springfieldmoms.org., Kidzeum, GenHkids, and Illinois Humane Society. The market is coordinated and managed by DSI. For more information, contact Ann Frescura, Downtown Springfield, Inc., 217-544-1723.
 
  9:00AM n/a Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival   The 19th Annual Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival is Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, 2014, Chatham Community Park 760 S. Main Street, Chatham, IL 62629 Friday, May 16 Pub In The Park 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 17 Highland Games & Celtic Festival Gates open at 9 a.m. Solo competitions, vendors, dancers, children's area, opening ceremony with massed bands is at noon, pipe band contest is at 1:30 p.m.; closing ceremony/massed bands is Saturday 5:30 p.m. Event is rain or shine!! The 19th Annual Springfield Area Highland Games & Celtic Festival will be held on Friday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chatham Community Park. Friday night's Pub in the Park will kick of the festivities with music provided by The Whiskey Picts. The Pub in the Park is free to the public and begins at 6 p.m. The Highland Games will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 with a wide variety of activities and events for the entire family going on all day. Entry fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 years, and children 5 and under are free. A schedule of events and listing of all the activities available on the website at www.springfieldhighlandgames.com.
 
  10:00AM 12:00PM Girls on the Run 5K   Saturday, May 17 is the Girls on the Run 5k presented by Memorial Health System at Lincoln Land Community College. This is more than a race, it's a celebration! Run, jog, walk or skip to the finish line with our over 700 program girls and 250 volunteers! This one of a kind, non-competitive event is open to the community and all abilities are encouraged to participate. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with fun activities such a face painting, happy hair and dancing. The race begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by a dance party that will last until noon. Go to www.gotrcentralillinois.org to get registered today.
 
  10:00AM 2:00PM Fit Club Anniversary Party   Join FitClub in celebrating its 15-year anniversary with special guest Super Bowl Champion Isaac Bruce on Saturday, May 17. The festivities will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at FitClub South, 3631 S. Sixth Street. Guests will be able to tour FitClub South and see a variety of exercise demonstrations. Attendees may enjoy refreshments, health screenings, special offers and registration for various prizes from FitClub and participating vendors. FitClub and the Green Family Stores will also conduct the live drawing for the vehicle lease grand prize from the "Workout for Wheels" sweepstakes. Standridge Auto Racing will have the race vehicle on hand as well as a race simulator for participants to try out. Isaac Bruce will be on hand for approximately three hours to sign autographs. A limited number of autographs will be available based upon Isaac's time constraints. In order to accommodate the maximum number of autograph requests, only one item per person will be permitted. All proceeds from the event will be donated to St Jude Children's Research Hospital. We encourage donations for Isaac Bruce's Autograph, Standridge Auto Racing Race Simulator and food and beverages provided by various vendors.
 
  11:00AM 4:00PM Feast of Seven Tables   Come out to support a great cause and have a great meal at the Springfield Senior Center, located at 701 W. Mason St. Go to seven different stations (or tables), where each table has a different food group, and select one food item per table for your carryout meal. $7 per each meal. Carryout only. (Only one item can be selected per table.) Tables sponsored by Freedom in Holiness Mission and community members. Menu includes -- Meat: chicken, ribs, talapia fish, turkey, meatloaf, spaghetti and meat, chuck roast Vegetables: turnip green green beans, cabbage, white potatoes green peas, collard greens, pinto beans, sweet potatoes, corn, mixed greens Breads: Wheat, corn bread loaf, french bread, dinner roll, corn bread muffins, white bread, garlic bread, croissants Salads: ice berg lettuce, cole slaw, potato salad, romaine, broccoli and cheese, mac and cheese, bean salad, chicken salad Fresh fruit: apples, peaches, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, bananas, grapes and pears Beverages: spring water, tea, coffee, soda, cranberry juice, milk, apple juice, orange juice Desserts: apple pie, chocolate cake, pound cake, caramel cake, lemon cake, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, egg custard For more information, phone Freedom in Holiness Mission at 217-522-2527.
 
  12:00PM 10:00PM Springfield Pridefest   The Phoenix Center will host the third annual Springfield PrideFest on Saturday, May 17 from 12-10 p.m. on Capitol Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets in downtown Springfield. All entertainment and activities at PrideFest are free to the public. Springfield Pridefest is a free, day-long celebration of diversity and strives to offer something for just about everyone whether you are gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered, queer and no matter what your age. This is a celebration of inclusion for everyone. The mission of the Phoenix Center is to serve as Springfield's LGBTQ Community Center and provide the highest quality of HIV/AIDS prevention and education to the community as a whole.

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