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Summerguide Calendar

 

May

Springfield Audubon Society Walk and Program
May 21, 5:30-6:30pm.Walk and identify invasive species around Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, plus program discussing the problems invasive species create and how to manage those threats. Free, open to public. illinoisaudubon.org. Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, 2315 East Clear Lake Ave., 544-2473.

Grace Among the Leavings
May 22-24, 8pm Fri-Sun. A play about 11-year-old Grace and her family, living in TN during the Civil War. $8-13. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Next to Normal
May 22-24, 29-31, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm.2010 Pulitzer Prize-winner for drama. Contemporary rock musical about a suburban household grappling with a mother’s bipolar disorder. hcfta.org. $18 adults, $16 seniors and students. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

8th Annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk
May 23, 8am.Choose from 10K run, 5K run or 1-mile walk. 5K or 1-mile walk: $20, $25. 10K run: $30, $35. getmeregistered.com/BMcMVeterans5k. Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, 786-2200.

Abe’s River Race
May 23, 8am.13.5-mile canoe/kayak/wooden boat race on Sangamon River for singles, doubles and youths. Awards ceremony with food, live music and drinks at Riverbank Lodge after. $30 per paddler. lincolnheritagewatertrail.org. 415-4378. Riverbank Lodge, 522 S. Sixth St., Petersburg, 632-0202.

Old Capitol Farmers Market
May 23-Oct 31, 8am-12:30pm Wed and.Cheese, produce, meat, art, more. Third Saturdays feature entertainment, cooking demos, more. Adams between Fifth and Second. Free admission. downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield, Inc., 3 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, 544-1723.  

Pro-Text Additions
from the Collection
On display May 24 to Aug 23, 8:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12-5pm.Complimentary exhibit to Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art, featuring visual art from the ISM Fine Art Collection. Free to public. museum.state.il.us. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Varied Visions
Opening Reception
On display through Aug. 13, 12-7pm Tue-Sat. Featuring watercolors by Barbara Stevens, drawings by Michelle Smith and ceramics by Jerry Josserand. Free to public. prairieart.org. Prairie Art Alliance Gallery in the Hoogland, 420 S. Sixth St., 544-2787.

Ghosting: A Collection
of Works 2014-2015
May 23, 30, Jun 6, 1-4pm.On display: Ghosting: A Collection of Works 2014-2015 from Mike Rea. Wooden sculptures. Also available for viewing by appointment. Free to public. demoprojectspace.com. 523-2631. DEMO Project, 732 N. Fourth St., 206-6506.

The Forgotten Soldiers
of the Korean War
May 23, 2-3pm.Speaker Dr. Bonnie Oh. Free. kwnm.org. Korean War National Museum Denis J. Healy Freedom Center, 9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, 523-7230.

Elvis Himselvis Concert
May 23, 7:30pm.Featuring Elvis impersonator Elvis Himselvis (Rick Dunham), plus band and dancers. $15, $14 seniors. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Joshua’s Troop
May 23, 8-10pm.Energetic Chicago-based contemporary gospel youth choir. $20 advance, $25 door. joshuastroop.com. Union Baptist Church, 1405 E. Monroe St., 544-8115.

Springfield Mile
Motorcycle Race
May 24, 9am-5pm.Motorcycles race the world’s fastest 1-mile track. $40 race week. amaproracing.com. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-1698.

11th Annual Music
and Wine Festival
May 24-25, 1pm Sun-Mon. Live music, fresh grilled food, wine and more. hillprairiewinery.com. Hill Prairie Winery, 23753 Lounsberry Road, Oakford, 635-9900.

Summer Passport Program
May 26-Aug 16, 8:30am-5pm.Summer scavenger hunt series for children. New search available every two weeks. Six search activities in total. Free to public. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Designing a Sustainable Springfield Series Part 2
May 26, 6:30-7:45pm.Joint event hosted by the Sierra Club and Sustainable Springfield featuring architects David Parker and John Shafer. Free to public. sustainablespringfield.org. 652-7489. Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., 753-4900.

Springfield Sliders Baseball
May 27, 30, 6:35pm Wed, 6:35pm.Affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Fireworks nights, giveaways, special appearances and more. Adults $7; seniors, children, military $5. Springfieldsliders.com. Robin Roberts Stadium, Lanphier Park, N. Grand Ave. and Michigan Ave., 679-3511.

Dinosaur Family Camp Out
May 29-30, 5:30pm-9am Fri-Sat. Fun family activities, cookout-style dinner, pancake breakfast. Bring tent and sleeping bags. Residents: $13 adult, $18 child; Non: $20.50 adult, $15.50 child. hensonrobinsonzoo.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Invincible:
A Glorious Tribute
to Michael Jackson
May 29, 8 pm.World-class dance company, Grammy Award-winning vocalists, master musicians, impersonator Darrin Ross. $35-$41. Springfieldpc3.com. Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, 800-745-3000.

Two Gentlemen of Verona
May 29-31, Jun 4-6, 8pm Thur-Sun. Theatre in the Park collaborates with Lincoln Land Community College to perform this classic Shakespeare tale. $8-13. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Master Naturalist Summit
May 30, 9am-2pm.Master naturalist summit featuring bird hike, native plant hike, using drones in conservation efforts, drone demonstration. Free. Preregistration required, web.extension.illinois.edu/lms. Questions, 782-4617. Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary, 9560 Wither Road, Loami.

Jacksonville Downtown Celebration
May 30, 10am-10pm.jacksonvilleil.org. Jacksonville Square, 200 E. State, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Springfield Stroller Derby
May 30, 10am-2pm.Family fun run and walk, concessions, stroller decoration contest, bounce house, face painting and raffle. springfieldstrollerderby.com. Washington Park, 753-6225.

Bark in the Park
May 31, 5-9pm.Bring your four-legged friends for a night of Sliders baseball. Adoption and fundraiser for Illinois Humane. Tickets $5 in advance at Capitol Illini Veterinary Clinic locations. capitolillinivet.com. Robin Roberts Stadium, Lanphier Park, N. Grand Ave., and Michigan Ave., 546-1541.

Springfield Sliders Baseball
May 31, 5:05pm.Affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Fireworks nights, giveaways, special appearances and more. Adults $7, Seniors/Children/Military $5. springfieldsliders.com. 679-3511. Robin Roberts Stadium, Lanphier Park, N. Grand Ave. and Michigan Ave.


June

Special Needs
Summer Day Camp
Jun 1 – Aug 14, 7:30-5:30pm Mon-Fri. Week-long inclusive programs geared towards individuals with disabilities. Eleven weeks total. Hosted by Springfield Park District. Ages 5-12 at Nelson Center in Lincoln Park. Ages 13-25 at Erin’s Pavilion in Southwind Park. Per week rate: $70 residents, $80 non. Registration, 585-2941.

Quilted Keepsakes Show Quilt Show
June 2-30, 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, 1-5pm.Admission includes house tour, quilt show, carriage barn, farm museum, covered bridge, gardens and grounds. $3 adults, $1 ages 12-18, 11 and under free. C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton, 935-6066.

Springfield Municipal
Band in Concert
Jun 2, 7:30-9pm.Tuesday night concerts at Douglas Park. A Springfield tradition since 1936. Directed by Tom Philbrick. Free to public. Douglas Park, 400 N. Macarthur Blvd, 789-2974.

54th Annual
Carillon Festival
Jun 3-7, 7-9pm Wed-Sun. One of the world’s most prestigious carillon events. Bring picnic dinner, lawn chairs, blankets. Fireworks on Friday, 9pm. Free to public. carillon-rees.com. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Heritage Days Summerfest
Jun 5-7, 5-11pm Fri, 4-11pm Sat, 11am-4:30pm.Three days of live music, kids’ games, food, plus chance to win mega-raffle. Little Flower School, 900 Stevenson Dr., 529-4511.

SOHO Music Festival
Jun 5-6, 5pm-12am Fri, 12pm-12am.Two-day fest featuring 60 local bands on five stages. Kids and family area with games, entertainment, food, drink, fun. Proceeds support 10 local charities. $5 per ticket, kids 12 and under free. springfieldsoho.org. 415-0411. Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, 785-9363.

Art at the Mansion
June 6-7, 10am-5pm Sat-Sun. Outdoor art festival featuring art from various mediums and live music. Free to public. C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton, 935-6066.

Satur-Play! - That’s a Wrap!
Jun 6, 11am-3pm.Strap bubble wrap to the soles of your shoes and stomp paint on a giant mural. Recommended for ages 3-10. Free to public. saturplay.blogspot.com. 782-5955. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Book Signing
with D. L. Dennis
Jun 6, 1-5pm.Book signing with local artist and author of The Witwer Files, D.L. Dennis. Free to public. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3111 S. Veteran’s Pkwy, 546-9440.

The Life and Times of Logan County Mammals
Jun 6, 5:30pm.Dinner lecture presented by Dr. Dennis Campbell, Lincoln College. Dinner menu/order form at elkharthistoricalsociety.org. Reservations by June 1, 947-2238. Wild Hare Cafe, 104 Governor Oglesby St., Elkhart, 947-2100.

Concerts in the Park
June 7-Aug 30, 6pm.Every Sunday, except June 21. Sponsored by Jacksonville Pilot Club. Free to public. 370-0141. Bandstand, Jacksonville Community Park, 1201 S. Main, Jacksonville.

Harbor Lights in Concert
Jun 7, 3pm.Chicagoland area doo-wop group presents music from the 50s and 60s. $22 adults, $20 seniors and students. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Story Time at the Museum
Jun 8, 10-10:30am.Celebrate the sun with stories and songs. Ages 3-5 and caregivers. Free, open to public. museum.state.il.us. 782-5993. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Y.N.O.T Outdoors
Summer Camp
Jun 8-Aug 14, 7:30am to 5 or 5:30pm, Mon-Fri. Day trips, soccer, basketball, gyms, swimming, hiking, movie rooms, shady trees and more. For children entering grades 1-12. Hosted by Youth Needing Other Things Outdoors. $1,500 for full summer, $145 per week. Two locations: Sacred Heart-Griffin West Campus, 1600 W. Washington St., 787-1595 or Y.N.O.T Outdoors, 301 North Breckenridge, Chatham, 416-0549.

Riverside Stables
Horse Camp
Jun 8 – Aug 10, 8am-4pm Mon-Fri. Week-long sessions offered June 8 to Aug 10. Ages 5-16. $425 per week. Reserve your week at riversidestable.com. Riverside Stables Horse Camp, 2310 Chinchilla Lane, 522-7702.

Horse Riding
Summer Day Camp
Jun 8-12, 15, 17, 19, 22-26, 29, July 1, 3, 6-10, 13, 15, 17, 10am-3pm Mon-Fri. Open to disabled, non-disabled riders ages 8 and up. Camp is 10am-3pm daily in June and July. Register for one or all sessions. $375 per week (5 days) for non-disabled riders, $275 per week (3 days) for disabled riders. BrightStarEquestrianCentre.com. Bright Star Equestrian Centre, 13922 State Highway 97, Petersburg, 502-2737.

Sticky Icky Ooey Gooey Summer Camp
Jun 8-12, Full days: 9am-4pm, or half days: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Grades K-2. Explore all things messy and gross from slime to bugs to finger-painted floor art to tie dye. $90-$150. Register by May 31, bit.ly/stickycamp2015. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Royal Recipes Camp
Jun 8-12, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Campers create and take home dishes based on the movies and stories such as Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel and more. Ages 5-8. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

PAVE Summer Camp
Jun 8-20, Jul 6-18, July 20-Aug 1, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri. Children in grades 3-9 stage a live theater production, start to finish, in two weeks. Session I: Kings & Queens, Session II: Let It Go!, Session III: Grab Bag City. $330 per session. springfieldtheatrecentre.com. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Macon County Fair
Jun 9-14. Harness racing, tractor pulls, pageants, carnival, livestock shows, commercial vendors, musical performances, fair food and more. maconcountyfair.com. Macon County Fairgrounds, 3700 N. Westlawn Ave., Decatur, 875-0135.

Preschool Summer
Fun Camp
Jun 9-Jul 16, 9-11:30am Tue, Thurs. Twice-weekly camp featuring art projects, music, movement, snacks, outdoor play for ages 3.5-5. Hosted by Springfield Park District. $90 residents, $100 non. Lincoln Park Pavilion, 1601 N. 5th St., 546-3970.

Preschool Summer
Fun Camp
Jun 9-Jul 16, 9-11:30am or 12:45-3:15pm Tue, Thurs. Twice weekly camp featuring art projects, music, movement, snacks, outdoor play for ages 3.5-5. Hosted by Springfield Park District. $90 residents, $100 non. Washington Park Pavilion, 1501 S. Grand Ave. W., 546-3970.

Girl Tech 2015
Jun 11-12, 8:30am-4:45pm Thu-Fri. Two days of fun and technology exploration for girls entering grades 7-9 in Fall 2015. $30 per girl covers both days. Register by June 4, csc.uis.edu/girltech. 206-7328. University of Illinois at Springfield, 206-6073.

Zoo Camp: If I Ran the Zoo
Jun 11-13, 12:30-4:30pm, Wed-Fri. A wild time at the zoo for ages 10-12. Hosted by Springfield Park District and Henson Robinson Zoo. $50 residents, $60 non. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Drive, 585-1821.

Chatham American Legion Homecoming
Jun 11-13, 5-11:30pm Thurs, 12-11:30pm Fri-Sat. Old-fashioned street festival with food, drinks, live music, carnival rides and family fun all three nights. Parade on Saturday, 2pm. chathamlegion.com. American Legion Post 759, 206 W. Chestnut St., Chatham, 483-4084.

Jeff Boshart and His Odd Spaces Opening Reception
June 12, 5:30-7:30pm,.Sculpture by the Charleston, Ill., artist. Light refreshments and drinks. Exhibition runs through June 27 and may be visited during SAA open hours. Springfieldart.org. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Pete Pinnell
Visiting Artist Lectures
Jun 12-13, 6:30-8pm Fri, 10:30am-12pm.$15 per lecture or $25 for both. prairieart.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts Club Room, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Spamalot
Jun 12-13, Aug 8, 13-15, 20-22, 8:30pm Fri-Sat, 8pm Sat, 8pm Thu-Sat. Loving rip-off of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Musical retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. $12-14 reserved, $6-10 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 East Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Breakfast with
the Animals
Jun 13, 8-10am.Experience the awakening of the zoo during a continental breakfast. Residents: $11 adult, $9 child; Non: $13 adult, $11 child. hensonrobinsonzoo.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Satur-Play! - Solar Paper
Jun 13, 11am-3pm.Create a work of solar art. Recommended for ages 3-10 and families. Free to public. saturplay.blogspot.com. 782-5955. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Opa Greek Festival
Jun 13, 11am-8pm.Greek food and pastry festival with Greek music, kids area, beer, wine, soda and more. Free to public. stanthony.il.goarch.org. St. Anthony’s Hellenic Orthodox Church, 1600 S. Glenwood Ave., 522-7010.

Seventh Annual
Butterfly Release
June 13, 10am,.A celebration for anyone facing a health issue including, music, inspirational readings, and butterfly release. Butterfly sponsorships $25. 545-2955 or siumed.edu/cancer. Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter, 545-0798.

Macoupin County Fair
Jun 14-20, 8:30am-9pm Sun-Sat. Oldest county fair in Illinois. Rides, entertainment, queen competition, livestock and agriculture exhibits, prizes. $5 per person (includes parking and unlimited rides) or $20 season pass. macoupincountyfair.org. Macoupin County Fairgrounds, 21368 Rte. 4, Carlinville, 854-9422.

Flag Day Celebration
Jun 14, 7pm.Springfield Municipal Band concert and fireworks. One of four free summer concerts. 414-4003. Selvaggio Arches, Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

Magic Camp
Jun 15-19, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Campers will be introduced to famous magicians and learn many of their spellbinding tricks ages 5-12, sorted by age. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Performing Arts Camp
Jun 15-16 and 22-26, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Two-week camp for actors, singers and dancers. Learn parts to put on an amazing performance for friends and family on the last day of camp. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Fiction and Fantasy Camp
Jun 15-19, 9am-4pm Mon-Fri. Use your imagination to write a story and examine characters from your favorite books and film. Open to girls entering grades 1-5. $135 per camper. Camp Widjiwagan, 71 Wienold Lane, 529-2212.

Ecology Camp
Jun 15-July 31, Full days: 8:30am-3:30pm, or half days: 8:30-11:30am. Ages 4-12 spend a week outdoors cultivating respect and appreciation for the environment via crafts, hikes, games, leisure time and more. Week-long camps run June through July and are scheduled by age. Session 1 (4-6 years) is half day, sessions 2-6 are full day. Half day: $65 members, $85 nonmembers. Full day: $130 members, $170 nonmembers. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.
 
Art + Science + Play!  Preschool Summer Camp
Jun 17, 9-11am.Art projects, science experiments and other opportunities for kids age 4-5 to learn through play. Members $18, nonmembers $20. Register by June 7, bit.ly/playcamp2015. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Sangamon County Fair
Jun 17-21, Wed-Sun. Carnival, contests, entertainment, exhibits and more. $5-$25. sangcofair.com. 488-2685. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, northwest edge of town, New Berlin.

Zoo Camp: Swamp Romp
Jun 18-20, 12:30-4:30pm, Wed-Fri. A wild time at the zoo for ages 7-9. Hosted by Springfield Park District and Henson Robinson Zoo. $50 residents, $60 non. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Drive, 585-1821.

The Heart of Jacksonville 19th Annual Plaza Car Show
June 19-21, 9am-3pm. Judged show. Registration at 8am. Music by Geezer from 12:30-2pm. $20 entry fee. Questions, 883-9221. jacksonvilleil.org. Central Park Plaza, Jacksonville.

Sci-Art Studio Middle School Summer Camp
Jun 19, 9am-4pm.Hands-on science and art projects for kids entering grades 6-8. Members $30, non $35. Register by June 11, bit.ly/sci-art2015. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Movie in the Park:
Paddington (2014)
Jun 19, 7pm. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. Hosted by Springfield Park District. Free. 544-1751. Comer Cox Park, Capitol Ave. and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Grierson Days:
Civil War and All
Veterans Celebration
Jun 19-21, 4-7pm Fri, 10am-7pm Sat, 12-4pm.Largest mounted Civil War reenactment in the Midwest. Free. jacksonvilleil.org. Jacksonville Community Park, 1201 S. Main, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Grease
Jun 19-21, 25-27, 8pm.$8-13. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Satur-Play! -
More S’mores, Please!
Jun 20, 11am-3pm.Create a solar oven to “cook” mini s’mores. Recommended for ages 3-10 and families. Free to public. saturplay.blogspot.com. 782-5955. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Annual Chicken Wing Cook-off
Jun 21, 12pm.Festival features dueling pianos, chicken wings, wine and more. hillprairiewinery.com. Hill Prairie Winery, 23753 Lounsberry Road, Oakford, 635-9900.

Into the Woods Camp
Jun 22-26, choose from 9am-12pm or 1:30-4:30pm, Mon-Fri. Turn to nature and the great outdoors for inspiration. Projects include woodland animal art, leaf reliefs and land art artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long. For students entering grades K-2. $100 members, $130 nonmembers. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Behind the Scenes Camp
Jun 22-26, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Make-up artists, set builders and costume designers work collaboratively with performing arts camp to put on a fabulous show. Ages 10-14. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Extreme Explorers!  
Summer Camp
Jun 22-26, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Science experiments, art activities and museum explorations for kids entering grades 3-5. Members $135, non $150. Register by June 14, bit.ly/excamp2015. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Animal Adventures Camp
Jun 22-26, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Explore the animal world. Scavenger hunt, swim like otters, boat like swans, hike like coyotes, plus field trip to Henson Robinson Zoo and more. Open to girls entering grades 1-5. $135 per camper. Camp Widjiwagan, 71 Wienold Lane, 529-2212.

Korean War Gun
Show-and-Tell
Jun 20, 2-3pm.Speaker Darin Miller. Free. kwnm.org. Korean War National Museum Denis J. Healy Freedom Center, 9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, 523-7230.

Nelson Center Summer
Camp Session 2
Jun 23-July 7, 7am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri. Day camp for ages 5-12 featuring arts/crafts, theme weeks, field trips, ice skating, guest speakers, educational groups, plus swimming everyday. Hosted by Springfield Park District. $230 residents, $290 non. Nelson Center, Lincoln Park, 1601 N. Fifth St., 753-2800.

Jacksonville Passavant Team Rehab/FCA Shootout
Jun 24-26, 8am Wed-Fri. Largest basketball tournament in Illinois. 243-5678. Illinois College Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center, Edgehill Road, Jacksonville, 245-3000.

Montgomery County Fair
Jun 24-28, 12am Wed-Sun. Queen pageant, truck and tractor pulls, horse show. $5 includes free carnival rides and free parking. montgomeryfair.org. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 300 Water St., Butler.

Assumption Fest
Jun 25-27, 5-11pm Thur, 5pm-12:30am Fri, 11am-12:30am.Three-day free fair with free parking. Pet show, parade, queen contests, live music, entertainment, BMX show and much more. Assumption, 820-1690.

The Wall That Heals
June 25-28, 12am-12pm, Thur-Sun. Traveling 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial plus mobile education center. Free and open to public. thewallthatheals.org, 866-990-WALL. Downtown Square, Jacksonville.

Zoo Camp: Extreme Animals
Jun 25-27, 12:30-4:30pm, Wed-Fri. A wild time at the zoo for ages 7-9. Hosted by Springfield Park District and Henson Robinson Zoo. $50 residents, $60 non. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Drive, 585-1821.

James and the Giant Peach
Jun 25-28, 10am Thurs; 10am, 7pm Fri-Sat; 2pm.New musical version of the classic children’s book presented by the Hoogland Teens. $16 adults, $14 seniors, $10 ages 12 and under. hcfta.org Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Springfield Municipal
Band in Concert
Jun 25, 7:30-9pm.Annual concert in Lincoln Park, just south of Nelson Center. Free to public. 789-2974. Lincoln Park, Fifth St. and Sangamon Ave., 544-1751.

Korean War Veterans Association State Convention
Jun 26-27, 1-10pm Fri, 10am-10pm.Meet Korean War veterans, learn about their experiences. Registration info, 320-8331. $5 both days. $25 for Saturday evening dinner. kwva.org. Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center, 625 E. Saint Joseph St., 414-2955.

Central Illinois Daylily Society Daylily Show
Jun 27, 12-3pm.Free. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

8th Annual Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival
Jun 26-28, 5pm Fri-Sat, 8am.Three-day bluegrass music festival. Weekend pass, single-day tickets available, $5-$25. Crazy Horse Campground, 2113 Crazy Horse Road, Ashland, 886-2089.

Run For Prevention 5K
Jun 27, 9am-12pm.Hosted by AlignLife of Springfield. $35 per individual, $60 per couple. $40 per person day of. More information, 787-7500. Washington Park Gazebo, South Grand Ave. entrance.

Satur-Play! - DIY Lava Lamps
Jun 27, 11am-3pm.Make your own lava lamp with no electricity, just chemistry. Recommended for ages 3-10 and families. Free to public. saturplay.blogspot.com. 782-5955.  Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Neil Berg and Rita Harvey
on Broadway
Jun 27, 8pm. Award-winning Broadway composer and his singer-actress wife. $25-39. sangamonauditorum.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Music in the Park
Jun 28, 4-7pm.Free outdoor concert. Americana and bluegrass music by The Deep Hollow and The Blue G’s. Concessions for purchase. 544-1751. Iles Park, Sixth St. and Ash St.

Art in the USA Camp
Jun 29-Jul 3, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Celebrate America’s birthday with USA-born artists. Music, painting, sculpture and more. Ages 5-12 years. Sorted by age. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Box Office Blast Camp
Jun 29- Jul 3, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Activities based on current and past movie blockbusters, such as trivia, games, arts, crafts, treats and more. Ages 8-12. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Fashion Camp
Jun 29-Jul 3, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Using alternative materials, campers will construct an avant-garde piece by building from a dress form. For high school students. $100 members, $130 nonmembers. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Bob Steffan
Summer Film Fest
Jun 30, 10-10:30am.Growing Up Wild: Puppy Dog Tales. Films shown Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10am and 2pm. Free, open to public. museum.state.il.us. 782-5993. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.


July

Zoo Camp: Prairie Pioneers
Jul 2-4, 12:30-4:30pm, Wed-Fri. A wild time at the zoo for ages 7-9. Hosted by Springfield Park District and Henson Robinson Zoo. $50 residents, $60 non. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Drive, 585-1821.

Capital City Celebration
Jul 3-4, 7pm Thu, 4pm Fri, 4:30.Bands, free kids’ inflatables and activities and more. Fireworks July 4th. Fourth/Fifth and Capitol and Second and Capitol. springfieldjaycees.org. Downtown Springfield, 553-2082.

Fourth of July Celebration and Parade
Jul 3-4, 6pm Fri, 10am.Parade, concessions, children’s activities, live entertainment, fireworks, more. Free to public. jacksonvilleil.org. Nichols Park, 319 Holken Brink Dr., Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Satur-Play! - Ice Cream Day
Jul 4, 11am-3pm.Make homemade ice cream at the museum. Recommended for ages 3-10 and families. Free and open to public. saturplay.blogspot.com. 782-5955. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Powerlight Christian
Movie Night
July 5, 7:30pm.Double feature TBD. $7, $4 ages 12-3, 3 and under free. 416-5042. Route 66 Twin Drive-In, 1700 Recreation Dr., 698-0066.

Teen Summer Writing Camp
Jul 6-9, 13-16, 9am-12pm, Mon-Thur. Two-week poetry and fiction writing camp for ages 13 to 18. $120 for both weeks, $100 VLA family members. vachellindsay.org. Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., 524-0901.

Jedi Training Academy
Jul 6-10, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Perfect light saber techniques, design space ships, droids and more. Ages 5-8. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Back to Basics Camp
Jul 6-10, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Traditional day camp activities. Arts and crafts, music, camp songs, group games, friendship bracelets, sack races and more.  Ages 5-12 years. Sorted by age. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Hunger Games Camp
Jul 6-10, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Learn survival skills, archery tournaments, boating relays, camp trivia games and more. Open to girls entering grades 1-5. $135 per camper. Camp Widjiwagan, 71 Wienold Lane, 529-2212.

Alternative Jewelry Camp
Jul 6-10, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Accessorize your outfits using alternative materials. Traditional jewelry techniques will be taught, such as fasting or fish hook drops. For grades 9-12. $100 members, $130 nonmembers. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Nelson Center Summer
Camp Session #3
Jul 7-18, 7am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri. Day camp for ages 5-12 featuring arts/crafts, theme weeks, field trips, ice skating, guest speakers, educational groups, plus swimming everyday. Hosted by Springfield Park District. $230 residents, $290 non. Nelson Center, Lincoln Park, 1601 N. Fifth St., 753-2800.

Bob Steffan
Summer Film Fest
Jul 8, 10-10:30am.The Magic School Bus In a Bee Hive. Films shown Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10am and 2pm. Free, open to public. museum.state.il.us. 782-5993. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

CJ Niehaus and Rob Boryk Ceramics  Opening Reception
July 10, 5:30-7:30pm,.Ceramic work by two Illinois artists. Light refreshments and drinks. Exhibition runs through July 31 and may be visited during SAA open hours. Free to public. Springfieldart.org. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Disney’s Mary Poppins
Jul 10-12, 15-19, 22-26, 8pm Wed-Sat, 2pm.Based on the stories by P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Spectacular flying and dazzling special effects. Advance: $25 adults, $22 seniors and children. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Seussical
Jul 10-11, 16-18, 8:30pm. Musical for all ages featuring Dr. Seuss’ most loved character, led by The Cat in the Hat. $12-14 reserved, $6-10 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 East Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Downtown Bacon Throwdown
July 10-11. New festival showcasing the popular, delicious food item. downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield, 544-1723.

Satur-Play! - Worm Races
Jul 11, 11am-3pm.Slide headfirst into a sleeping bag and squirm your way to the finish. Recommended for ages 3-10 and families. Free to public. saturplay.blogspot.com. 782-5955. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Corndog Kickoff
Jul 11, 6-9pm.Fair food grazing, drinks, music, entertainment, live and silent auctions. Advance tickets, $25 each or $175 for table of 8; $30 at door. Kids 12 and under free with paying adult. illinoisstatefairmuseum.org. 414-0727. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

17th Annual
Tour de Corn Metric
Century Bicycle Ride
July 12, 8:00am.Choose from 62-, 40-, and 20-mile distance options. Rest stops with food and drink during ride. Registration from 7:30-9am, start at 8am, lunch 11am-1pm. Preregister by July 11. wheelfast.com. Wheel Fast Bicycle Co., 17 Cottonwood Dr., Chatham, 483-7807.

Springfield Bicycle Club Cycling Challenge #3
Jul 12, 8am.Test your fitness before the Capital City Century. Choose from 25-, 50- and 100-mile routes. Maps at spfldcycling.org. Free. Rochester Station, Walnut Street, Rochester, 624-2016.

Springfield Municipal
Band Concert
Jul 12, 7pm.One of four free outdoor, summer concerts. 414-4003. Selvaggio Arches, Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

Amazing Race Camp
Jul 13-17, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Let the race begin! Campers complete challenges daily as a team. Ages 5-12 years. Sorted by age. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Paws, Claws and
Fossils Camp
Jul 13-17, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Study dinosaurs, pets and farm, jungle and forest animals via games, art and science. Features non-human guests. Ages 5-7. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

CSI Investigation Camp
Jul 13-17, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. A summer camp for science-minded investigators and detectives. Step into the mind of a CSI expert and look at forensics, fingerprinting and DNA to solve crimes. Ages 8-12. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Splish Splash Science Camp
Jul 13-17, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Boat races, buoyancy tests, hands on aquatic, science experiments outdoors and indoors. Ages 5-7. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Summer Science Camp
Jul 13-17, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Learn about exciting careers in the world of science. A healthy mix of science projects and more traditional camp activities. Open to girls entering grades 1-5. $135 per camper. Camp Widjiwagan, 71 Wienold Lane, 529-2212.

Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Jul 15, 10-10:30am.Back Yard Safari: Butterflies. Films shown Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10am and 2pm. Free, open to public. museum.state.il.us. 782-5993. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Zoo Camp: Beastly Behavior
Jul 16-18, 12:30-4:30pm, Wed-Fri. A wild time at the zoo for ages 7-9. Hosted by Springfield Park District and Henson Robinson Zoo. $50 residents, $60 non. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Drive, 585-1821.

Children of Eden
Jul 17-19, 23-25, 8pm. A joyous inspirational musical about parents, children and faith. theatreinthepark.net. $8-13. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Chatham Sweet Corn Festival
Jul 17, 4:30pm-12am Fri, 10am-12am.Features world-famous sweet corn and cow chip throw, plus live entertainment and more. chathamjaycees.net. Chatham Community Park, 731 S. Main St., Chatham.

Mystery Family Camp Out
Jul 17-18, 5:30pm-9am Fri-Sat. Fun family activities, cook-out style dinner, pancake breakfast. Bring tent and sleeping bags. Residents: $18 adult, $13 child; Non: $20.50 adult, $15.50 child. hensonrobinsonzoo.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Bugs! Family Event
Jul 18, 11am-3pm.Celebrate all things creepy and crawly with crafts, games, live insects. Live butterfly releases at 11am and 1pm. Free, open to public. museum.state.il.us. 782-5993. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Third Annual Paint
the Street Festival
Jul 18, 2-10pm.Paint a square of Washington Street. Live music, food vendors, kids activities. Over 300 6x6 foot squares will be painted to create a gallery under the stars. Free admission. $30, $35 per square, supplies provided. springfieldart.org. 523-2631. Downtown Springfield.

Music in the Park
Jul 19, 4-7pm.Free outdoor concert. Enjoy rhythm and grooves by Kapitol Sound. Concessions for purchase. 544-1751. Comer Cox Park, Capitol Ave. and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Engineering Camp
Jul 20-24, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Science and math enthusiasts build all kinds of cool structures using a variety of materials. Ages 5-12, sorted by age. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Believe and More Camp
Jul 20-24, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Explore fairies, dragons and magical kingdoms via storytelling, art, games, dress up, crafts, more. Ages 5-7. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Grossology Camp
Jul 20-24, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Discover the messy, icky, stinky side of science, from slime and snot to germs and smell concoctions.  Ages 8-12. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Camp H20
Jul 20-24, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Learn about water as a habit, explore water cycle, swim, boat and make crafts using water, field trip to Knights Action Park. Open to girls entering grades 1-5. $135 per camper. Camp Widjiwagan, 71 Wienold Lane, 529-2212.

Ceramics Camp
Jul 20-24, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Develop more advanced ceramics techniques through hand-built and wheel-thrown projects. For grades 9-12. $130 members, $160 nonmembers. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Nelson Center Summer Camp Session #3
Jul 21-Aug 1, 7am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri. Day camp for ages 5-12 featuring arts/crafts, theme weeks, field trips, ice skating, guest speakers, educational groups, plus swimming everyday. Hosted by Springfield Park District. $230 residents, $290 non. Nelson Center, Lincoln Park, 1601 N. Fifth St., 753-2800.

Zoo Camp: Itsy Bitsy Animals
July 23-25, 12:30-4:30pm, Wed-Fri. A wild time at the zoo for ages 7-9. Hosted by Springfield Park District and Henson Robinson Zoo. $50 residents, $60 non. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake Drive, 585-1821.

Springfield Municipal Band in Concert
Jul 23, 7:30-9pm.Annual trip to the Louis Lehmann Band Shell (Washington Park Gazebo). Free to public. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Gazebo, South Grand Avenue entrance, 789-2974.

River Country Quilt Show
Jul 24-25, 10am-5pm Fri, 10-4pm.Beautiful quilts on display by central Illinois quilters. jacksonvilleil.org. Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Genesis, The Musical
Jul 24-26, 8pm Fri-Sat, 4pm.Musical retelling of the book of Genesis by local playwright Ken Bradbury and composer Roger Wainwright. $18 adults, $16 seniors and students. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Capcon Gaming Convention
Jul 25, 9am-8pm.Historical, fantasy, card and board gaming convention open to the public to raise money for the Springfield High School World War II Memorial Scholarship Fund. $5. sps186.org/capcon. Springfield High School, 101 S. Lewis St., 525-3100.

Sangamon Valley Iris
Society Plant Sale
Jul 25, 1-4pm.Iris plants for sale in all colors of the rainbow. Join local iris society and/or American Iris Society. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Racial Integration and the Korean War
Jul 25, 2-3pm.Speaker Barth Bookhout. Free. kwnm.org. Korean War National Museum Denis J. Healy Freedom Center, 9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, 523-7230.

Cheeseburgers in Paradise Festival
Jul 26, 12pm.With wine, margaritas and a Jimmy Buffet cover band. hillprairiewinery.com. Hill Prairie Winery, 23753 Lounsberry Road, Oakford, 635-9900.

Springfield Municipal Band Concert
Jul 26, 7pm.One of four free outdoor, summer concerts. 414-4003. Selvaggio Arches, Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

Zen Camp
Jul 27-31, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Learn the benefits of yoga and a positive mind. Also journaling, service projects, self-expression art projects. Ages 5-12, sorted by age. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Mud Pie Camp
Jul 27-31, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. A camp dedicated to getting dirty. Craft homemade slip and slide, create sand art, clay sculptures, stomp around in mud, make dessert creations. Open to girls entering grades 1-5. $135 per camper. Camp Widjiwagan, 71 Wienold Lane, 529-2212.

Metals Camp
Jul 27-31, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Learn metal casting and fabrication techniques, including Cuddle Bone, Broom, Sand and Lost Wax Casts. For high school students. $100 members, $130 nonmembers. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Bob Steffan Summer
Film Fest
Jul 28, 10-10:30am.Growing Up Wild: Fish Fiesta. Films shown Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10am and 2pm. Free, open to public. museum.state.il.us. 782-5993. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Abe Lincoln Super Cruise
Jul 31, 7pm.Line up 5pm at Ace Hardware on Wabash. Cruise at 7pm from Ace Hardware to Scheels parking lot. On-site Pinto Stampeders, Delorean hover demo, Fordzilla monster truck, Transformer movie cars, guest appearance and more. Free. Scheels, 3801 South MacArthur, 726-6330.

Morgan County Fair
Jul 31-Aug 8. Carnival, talent show, pageant, livestock, tractor pulls, live entertainment and more. mcfair.org. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville, 243-5678.


August

United Warriors
Extreme Race
Aug 1, 8am.5K run with tire-swinging, fire-jumping and heart-pumping obstacles. jacksonvilleil.org. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Abe Lincoln
Car Show Spectacular
Aug 1, 8am-4pm.More than 200 vehicles. Replica Lincoln funeral carriage, air demos, hot air balloon demo, 30-50 Ford Pintos, Fordzilla monster truck, Justin Allgaier show car, movie/TV cars, more. Spectators free. $15 judged, $10 display. 553-5271. Knights Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881.

Central Illinois Daylily Society Daylily Sale
Aug 1, 12-3pm.Free admission. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Lights, Camera,
Action Camp
Aug 3-7, 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. Write, cast and perform your own movie with your camp unit. Open to girls entering grades 1-5. $135 per camper. Camp Widjiwagan, 71 Wienold Lane, 529-2212.

Hogwarts
Adventure Camp
Aug 3-7, 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Mix potions, study magical creatures and perfect wizardry skills. Earn points for your house via games, trivia and more. Costumes encouraged. Ages 8-12. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Water World Camp
Aug 3-7 1-4pm, Mon-Fri. Swim in the pool for games and water sports and enjoy water fun outdoors. Ages 5-12. Ages 5-7. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. Springfield YMCA Gus & Flora Kerasotes Branch, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Decatur Celebration
Aug 6-9, 5-9:30pm Thu-Sun. Family street festival with carnival, live music, parade, food, kids block and more. Free entry. decaturcelebration.com. Downtown Decatur, 160 E. Main St., Decatur, 423-4222.

Jacksonville
Main Street’s Art Fair
on the Square
Aug 7-8. Fine art by regional artists. Children’s tents, more. jacksonvilleil.org. 243-5678. Jacksonville square, 200 E. State, Jacksonville.

Chapin Big Country Days
Aug 7-9, 10am Fri-Sun. Games, vendors, food, live entertainment. Free or small charge. jacksonvilleil.org. Chapin, 243-5678.

Downhome Music,
Beer and Art Festival
Aug 7-8, 5:30pm-12am Fri, 2pm-12am.Live, local bands playing original songs on multiple stages, 100 craft beers, local food vendors, kids area. Admission. downhomemusicfest.com. Downtown Springfield.

West Side Story
Aug 7-8, 13-15, 20-22, 8pm Thu-Sat. Award-winning update of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, set in New York City. $12-$14 reserved, $6-$10 lawn. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 East Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Region 9 American Iris Society Sale
Aug 8, 9am-12pm.Purchase iris of many sizes, colors. Free to public. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Just Build It! Camp
Aug 10-14, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Build structures with Legos, recycled materials and other recycled materials and odd items. Ages 8-12. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

No-Bake Chef Express Camp
Aug 10-14, 9am-12pm, Mon-Fri. Learn about nutrition, healthy eating and make and eat delicious, no-bake recipes. Ages 5-7. $68 members, $88 nonmembers. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Story Time at the Museum
Aug 10, 0-10:30am.“Barnyard Fun” stories and songs about life on the farm. Ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Free, open to public. museum.state.il.us. 782-5993. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Illinois State Fair
Aug 13-23, 7am-12am. So much to do we can’t list everything. Food, entertainment, exhibits and more. agr.state.il.us/isf. 782-6661. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-1698.

Jane Eyre: The Musical
Aug 14-16, 20-22, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. theatreinthepark.net. $8-13. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

Sammy Hagar and
The Circle, Collective Soul
Aug 14, 7:30pm.$26-48. agr.state.il.us/isf/grandstand. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Hummingbird Festival
Aug 15, 8am-12pm. Adopt banded hummingbirds, learn about hummingbird banding and migration from Sangamon River Audubon Society volunteers. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Korean War and Aviation Advancements
Aug 15, 2-3pm.Free to public. kwnm.org. Korean War National Museum Denis J. Healy Freedom Center, 9 South Old State Capitol Plaza, 523-7230.

Washington Park Historic Photography Display
Aug 15-Sept 3, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Exhibit chronicles changes in Washington Park from its creation in 1902 to present. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Justin Moore, Josh Thompson, Jon Pardi
Aug 16, 7:30pm.Part of Country Concert Blowout series. $21-46. agr.state.il.us/isf/grandstand. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Raelynn
Aug 18, 7:30pm.Part of Country Concert Blowout series. $40-65. agr.state.il.us/isf/grandstand. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

The Fray, Andy Grammer
Aug 20, 8pm.Rock-pop group The Fray and Top 10 pop star Andy Grammer. $15-37. agr.state.il.us/isf/grandstand. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Hank Williams, Jr., .38 Special
Aug 21, 7:30pm.Part of Country Concert Blowout series. $25-47. agr.state.il.us/isf/grandstand. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Austin Mahone,
Kalin & Myles, Laura Marano
Aug 22, 7:30pm.$26-48. agr.state.il.us/isf/grandstand. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Brantley Gilbert,
Colt Ford, Michael Ray
Aug 23, 7:30pm.$29-54. agr.state.il.us/isf/grandstand. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Movie in the Park:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 21, Dusk-10pm. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. Hosted by Springfield Park District. Free. 544-1751. Rotary Park, Iles Ave. and Archer Elevator Road.

The Summertime
Snow Party
Aug 22-23, 9am, 1pm, 6pm Sat; 1pm, 4pm.Make snow cones and enjoy Frozen-inspired activities plus a screening of the Disney film. Singalongs, meet friends from Arendelle, more. Autism-friendly screening Sunday at 1pm. $15. AtTheLegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

24th Annual Powerlight Christian Music Festival
Aug 23, 12pm.All-day music event featuring local bands and singers, plus national artists. Featured headliners Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson, Rapture Ruckus and more. $3 state fair admission. 416-5042. Illinois State Fairgrounds Lincoln Stage.

Abe’s Amble 10K
Aug 23, 7:30am.6.2-mile course takes runners through Lincoln Park, Oak Ridge Cemetery and back to Fairgrounds. Registration, srrc.net. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-1698.

Broadway and Chocolate
Aug 28-29, 8pm. Theatre in the Park fundraiser concert. $8-13. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

The Great Midwest Mashup
Aug. 29-30, 9am. Two days of roller derby. Eight women’s mash-up teams tournament plus two MRDA sanctioned men’s bouts. Vendors, halftime shows, more. Championship bout 3:30pm.$5-50. thegreatmidwestmashup.com. Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, 800-745-3000.

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