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Seniors just want to have fun

Three-month event calendar for seniors and their families

Winter Holiday Floral Show
Dec 15-21, 12-4 Mon-Fri, 12-5 Sat-Sun. Stunning display of poinsettias, tropical plants and decorated evergreens. Free. Springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Breakfast Optimist Club
Dec 16, 23, 30, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 7am. Every Friday. Visitors welcome. 546-5021. Atonement Lutheran Church, 2800 W. Jefferson St., 546-7646.

It’s A Wonderful Life
Dec 16, 7:30pm. Showing of the classic holiday film on the silver screen. $10 at door, $5 with food bank donation. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Wreaths Across America
Dec 17, 11am-12pm. Grave decorating ceremony at Camp Butler and other national cemeteries. Free admission. Donations for wreaths accepted. wreathsacrossamerica.org. 415-6464. Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Road, 492-4070.

Breakfast with Santa
Dec 17, 8-11:30am. Pancake and sausage breakfast, photo opportunity with Santa and Christmas tree silent auction. $8 adults, $3 ages 12 and under. ssoci.org. Senior Services of Central Illinois, 701 W. Mason, 528-4035.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Dec 18, 7:30pm. Showing of the classic holiday film on the silver screen. $10 at door, $5 with food bank donation. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

First Night
Dec 31, 1-4pm and 5-11:15pm. Afternoon free activities for kids at Springfield High School. Evening performances featuring music, dance and more at various downtown locations. springfieldartsco.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Elvis’s Birthday Bash
Jan 7, 7pm. Concert presented by local performer Rick Dunham featuring Elvis Himselvis and the DTCB Band. Admission. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Pippin
Jan 18, 7:30pm. High-flying, death-defying Broadway musical full of acrobatics, magic and songs from the composer of Wicked. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including “Best Musical Revival.” Tickets. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Jan 21, 7:30pm. “American Voices” concert featuring conductor Aram Demirjian and soprano Julia Bullock. Admission. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Into the Woods Jr.
Feb 10-12, 17-19, 7pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. Springfield Theatre Centre presents young performers version of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Admission. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling
Jan 28, 8pm. Collaboration between jazz’s most intense band and one of jazz’s foremost singers. Tickets. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

The Five Irish Tenors Perform Salute to Ireland
Feb 16, 7:30pm. Concert features beloved Irish songs such as “Toora Loora Looral,” “My Wild Irish Rose,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and more. Tickets. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Equinox Chamber Players
Feb 17, 7:30-8:30pm. St. Louis-based chamber music group has been heard nationally on PBS and NPR and was featured in Chamber Music magazine. ic.edu/fas. 217-243-5678. Illinois College Rammelkamp Chapel, 1101 W. College Ave., Jacksonville, 245-3000.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Feb 24, 7:30pm. “Beautiful Beethoven” concert featuring conductor Ken Lam and violinist Simone Lamsma. Admission. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Vienna Boys Choir
Mar 5, 7pm. Concert by quintessential boys’ choir of Vienna’s Imperial Chapel features 100 choristers ages 9-14, divided into four touring choirs. Tickets. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

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