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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 MCA National Mustang Show   The Prairieland Roundup will showcase over 300 beautifully detailed Mustangs in the parking lot of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. A perfect time for a National show as this is the 50th Anniversary year of America's iconic 'pony car'. Cars arrive all day Friday and on Saturday morning. Judging is Saturday afternoon. Sunday late morning is the awards brunch (ticketed event) after which cars will leave for home. Parking for spectators Saturday and Sunday is across the street at the Secretary of State's facility.
 
  3:00PM 3:30PM Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Free Concerts   The Springfield Park District is pleased to announce spring/summer hours for concerts and tours at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon. Beginning May 1, free weekly concerts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Concerts are 30 minutes and take place rain or shine. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Gardens with the unique accompaniment of carillon music. Tours are Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (one tour) and Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 – 8:00 pm (tours every 30 minutes). Every tour includes a live carillon performance. Admission: adults - $3.50; students - $2.75. The Rees Carillon, a 12-story tower with three observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city's highest point of elevation. The beautiful 67 cast bronze bells range in weight from 22 pounds to 7 1/2 tons. Enjoy an "insider's view" of this extraordinary architectural landmark and rare musical instrument. The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon is the gift of Senator Thomas Rees, publisher of Illinois State Register from 1881 until his death in 1933. Among the world's largest and heaviest carillons, the quality of the bells coupled with the tower's location in Washington Park distinguish the Rees Carillon as one of the world's finest instruments. For additional information, visit www.carillon-rees.org or http://www.springfieldparks.org/facilities/carillon/
 
  7:30PM n/a Springfield Mile   May 24 -- Short Track TT Races, Multi-purpose Arena, Gates Open at 2 p.m. Races: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15.00 Pre-Event, $20.00 Race Day, Children Ages 6-11: $5, Children 5 & Under: Free . May 25 -- Springfield Mile, Grandstand One Mile Track.
 
  2:00PM n/a La Cage aux Folles   It's another Hoogland Center for the Arts Gala show! La Cage aux Folles is a musical comedy about a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night to dupe the conservative political family of their son's fiancée. Tickets: Orchestra adult: $26/Orchestra senior (over 60) and students (under 12): $24 Loge/Balcony adult: $23/Loge/Balcony senior (over 60) and students (under 12): $21 To learn more or to purchase tickets in advance, visit http://hcfta.org/

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