Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

An Evening with Steve Ladd and Anticipation (Sun. Jun 25, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forman Center
308 S Harrison St
Manito, IL 61546
(217) 883-1651

Join us for an evening with Steve Ladd and Anticipation!

 

There will be a recommended $10 donation at the door. 

 

For more information, call the number above.

You Know Best, Captain: The Executed Conspirators in Lincoln’s Assassination (Tue. Jun 27, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/museum/Documents/2017.06.27.ExecutedConspirators.pdf

On April 26, 1865, the manhunt for the murderer of President Abraham Lincoln came to a fiery end when John Wilkes Booth, trapped in a burning barn, was shot and killed after refusing to surrender.

 

With the assassin dead, attention turned to nine individuals who would eventually be put on trial for their involvement, with four paying the ultimate price.

 

Lincoln assassination researcher Dave Taylor will delve into the lives and actions of the four conspirators who helped plot the death of Abraham Lincoln and then followed him to the grave.

 

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the link or call the number above.

Family Night with Comedian Taylor Mason (Fri. Jun 30, 2017 7:00 pm)

Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville invites you to join us for a family night of laughter featuring comedian Taylor Mason.

 

Taylor has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, as well as every major comedy club in America and will be bringing his unique and engaging show to Taylorville.

 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through iTickets or by calling the church office at the number listed above.

 

Childcare will be provided for infant through second grade with parent's paid ticket. 

 

For more information on the event, or to learn more about Taylor's comedy style, visit the Calvary Baptist website at cbctaylorville.com or our Facebook Page linked above.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 1, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

History Comes Alive – Civil War Band (Sat. Jul 1, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

The 10th Illinois Vol. Regimental Band will be playing music form the Civil War era in front of the Presidential Museum!

 

This is a free event, come and enjoy the music, Museum and downtown Springfield.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Backpack Drive (Sun. Jul 2, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Independence Day (Tue. Jul 4, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Celebrate our nation's birthday at the Presidential Museum!

 

At 12:00 (noon) a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence will be presented in the Museum Plaza.

 

At 2:00 p.m. Ben Bedford, nationally-known folk-singer/songwriter & recording artist, will perform in the museum.

 

Both of these events are free with museum admission.

 

There will also be a  Magic/Medicine Show at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Union Square Park (across the street) that will be free and open to the public.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Backpack Drive (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Watoto Children's Choir (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602
866-492-8686
usa@watoto.com
http://www.watoto.com/choir

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Peoria area featuring a brand new concert, Signs & Wonders.

 

The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the hope that they have because of God’s love.

 

All performances are free and open to the public.

 

Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

African Children's Choir (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Wesley United Methodist Church
120 North Ave A
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1015
http://​​www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

 

The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

 

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 8, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Rock Falls River Chase (Sat. Jul 8, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sewards Park
E 2nd St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-499-2468
RFRiverChase@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/374345349596801/

Free event! There will be boat racing on the Rock River between Sterling and Rock Falls on July 8 and 9, 10 -5 both days. 

 

 The racing will be located at Sewards Park, but can also be watched from the new riverfront project. There will be food vendors on site.

 

Civil War Tech - Bugles and Drums (Sat. Jul 8, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/museum/Documents/2016.CivilWarTech.pdf

Battle was a loud place and the best way to tell your troops where to go or what to do was by using bugles and drums.

 

Civil War Tech invites children ages 8-12 to merge science and history through experiments, artifacts, games, presentations from scientists and scholars, and ALPLM exhibits.

 

Students will be inspired to think critically about the impact Civil War technology had on our nation’s greatest conflict as well as how it affects us today.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Backpack Drive (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Rock Falls River Chase (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sewards Park
E 2nd St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-499-2468
RFRiverChase@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/374345349596801/

Free event! There will be boat racing on the Rock River between Sterling and Rock Falls, IL on July 8 and 9, 10-5 both days. 

 

The racing will be located at Sewards Park, but can also be watched from the new riverfront project. There will be food vendors on site. 

Backpack Drive (Wed. Jul 12, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Illinois History Forum (Thu. Jul 13, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Join us for a book discussion on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.

 

The moderator will be Masters expert and Illinois historian John W. Hallwas from Western Illinois University.

 

The discussion will be in the Presidential Library Multipurpose Room.

 

Bring your lunch and enjoy this free book discussion!

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed. 

The Ides Of March Featuring Jim Peterik (Fri. Jul 14, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 E. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL 60690
(815) 993-2880
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

The Ides Of March featuring Jim Peterik will perform all their million sellers (that Peterik wrote) at Watseka Theatre including "Vehicle," "Eye Of The Tiger," "Hold On Loosley," "High On You," "The Search Is Over," "I Can't Hold Back," "Burning Heart," "Is This Love," "Thats Why God Made The Radio," "L.A. Goodbye," "Rockin Into The Night," "Fantasy Girl," "Caught Up In You," and "You Keep Me Running Away."

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner & bar, but showtime is at 7:00.

 

Tickets are on sale now at the theatre, by phone at (815) 993-6585, or online at the website linked above.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 15, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

7th Inning Stretch (Sat. Jul 15, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Come out to Union Square Park (across from the Presidential Museum) for outdoor baseball drills with a twist!

 

Practice your batting with water balloons as baseballs and test your pitching arm with different types of balls and targets.

 

There will also be a catching competition – how many times can you catch a baseball before you miss?

 

This is a free event!

 

For more information, visit the link above.