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Fall calendar

 

Jacksonville Farmers Market
Aug 24, 26, 29, 31, Sep 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, Oct 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31, 7am-12pm. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through Oct. jaxfresh.org. Lincoln Square, Jacksonville.

Speaking in Decay
Aug 24-25, 9am-5pm. Exhibition curated by Robert Mazrim and Corrin Smithson McWhirter features local and national artists working in a variety of 2D and 3D media. Free. springfieldart.org. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Route 66 Quartet
Aug 24, 12-1pm. Part of the Artist on the Plaza outdoor concert series presented by the Springfield Area Arts Council. Free. springfieldartsco.org. Old State Capitol Plaza, between Sixth and Fifth streets at Adams, 753-3519.

Washington Park Historic Photography Display
Aug 24, Sep 1-3, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Annual photo display features images of Washington Park dating back to the park’s creation in 1902. Free. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Illinois Products Farmers Market
Aug 24, 31, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 4-7pm. Every Thursday. Shopping, health and wellness information, special focuses and more in a street party atmosphere. SNAP cards accepted. Free. agr.state.il.us/nightmarket. Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Shed, 801 Sangamon Ave.

Dare to Be Different
Aug 24, 5-8pm. Red carpet, trunk show, runway show and more in support of downtown revitalization and the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault. $15-150 in adv; $35 at door. President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center, 701 E. Adams, 544-8800.

Loose Lips Sink Ships
Aug 24-26, 8pm. Musical follows a group of young men in Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Bay who enlist in the U.S. armed forces following the attack on Pearl Harbor and the women in their lives. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12. theatreinthepark.net. Theatre in the Park, Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-5440.

My Abstract Life
Aug 24-31. Art exhibition by Jan Sorenson Hill. Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams St., 544-1793.

Lincoln Balloon Festival
Aug 25-26. Hot air balloon festival. Logan County Airport, 1351 Airport Road, Lincoln, 732-6400.

Old Capitol Blues and BBQ
Aug 25-26. Annual blues music and BBQ competition. Managed by The Alamo and Central Illinois Blues Club. $5 adults, free to ages 12 and under. downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield, Fifth and Washington streets.
 
Softball Tournament
Aug 25-27. lakespringfield.org. Firefighters-Postal Lake Club, 940 W. Lake Shore Dr., 622-0099.

Dog Jumping Competition
Aug 25-27, 10am Fri, 9am Sat-Sun. DockDogs Dog jumping competition. Part of the Scheels Hunting Expo. scheels.com. Scheels, 3801 S. MacArthur, 726-6330.

The Wiz
Aug 25-27, Sep 1-3, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. Hit Broadway musical and recipient of seven Tony Awards. Directed by Craig Williams II. $18, $20. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Up Close and Personal Tour
Aug 25, 8pm. Concert starring Ginuwine and Case. Hosted by DJ Captain. Featuring comedians Damon Williams, Kenny Howell and Maurice G. $29.99-89.99. theboscenter.com. Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, 800-745-3000.

Fit for Life: Life Changing 10K
Aug 26, 8am. 10K run hosted by M & M Multisport Club. Registration. mmmultisport.com. Litchfield High School, 1701 N. State St., Litchfield, 324-3955.

Old Capitol Farmers Market
Aug 26, 30, Sep 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, Oct 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 8am-12:30pm. Shop local produce, meats, cheeses and more. Entertainment on Saturdays includes chef demonstrations, live performances, and activities. Free admission. downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield, Inc., 3 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, 544-1723.

Clayville Cruise-in Car Show
Aug 26, 11am-4pm. Cruise from New Salem to Clayville at 10:30am. Car show and judging from 11am-4pm. $15 for exhibitors, free to public. clayville.org. 725-7355. Clayville, Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 572-4984.

Clayville Art Fair
Aug 26, 10am-5pm. Second annual fair includes numerous artists and various media including paint, watercolor, photography, pottery and more. Donations. clayville.org. 481-4430. Clayville, Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 572-4984.

Edwards Place Murder Mystery
Aug 26, 10am-12pm. Roles available for 5-6 women and 3-4 men. No prior acting experience necessary. Performance dates: Oct 13-14, Oct 20 and possibly Oct 21. Free. edwardsplace.org. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Clayville Folk Music Festival
Aug 26, 2-10pm. Sixth annual folk music festival features two stages of amplified and unamplified music. Food, soft drinks, beer, wine available. $5 per person or $20 per family. clayville.org. 725-6179. Clayville, Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 572-4984.

19th Century Fashion Show
Aug 26, 2-4pm. Live runway show features stunning reproductions of 19th century men’s and women’s clothing. $12 SAA members, $15 non. edwardsplace.org. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Carillon Concert
Aug 26, 2-2:30pm, 6:30-7pm. Enjoy the hits of the 1970s performed by master carillonist Carlo van Ulft. Free. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Annual Lawn Party
Aug 26, 5-7pm. Featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. strawnartgallery.org. David Strawn Art Gallery, 331 W. Ave., Jacksonville, 243-9390.

Summerfest
Aug 26. Cookout. lakespringfield.org. DAV Club, 25 Club Area, 529-9725.

Bloody Mary Challenge
Aug 27. lakespringfield.org. Ski and Boat Club, 268 Maple Grove Lane, 529-9090.

Bike and Hike Days
Aug 27, Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, 8am-3pm. Enjoy safe recreation and minimized vehicular traffic. Hosted by Springfield Park District. Free. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park, 1501 S. Grand Ave. W., 544-1751.

Dan Adair Triathlon
Aug 27, 8am. Mini triathlon includes a 100-yard indoor pool swim, 6.1-mile bike and 1.1-mile run on shaded path. Registration. triharderpromotions.com. Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

MD Memorial Triathlon
Aug 27, 9am. Sprint triathlon includes a 400-yard indoor pool swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run on a shaded path. Registration. triharderpromotions.com. Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Carillon Concert
Aug 27, 2-2:30pm, 6:30-7pm. Enjoy a wide variety of classical, folk and popular music performed by a guest carillonist. Free. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Concerts in the Park
Aug 27, 6pm. Featuring Community Summer Band. Hosted by Pilot Club of Jacksonville. BYO blanket or lawn chairs. Free. 370-0414. Jacksonville Community Park, 1201 S. Main, Jacksonville.

The Perrys
Aug 27, 6-7:30pm. Concert by Dove Award-winning gospel singing family The Perrys. Free-will offering. First Christian Church of Petersburg, 210 S. Eighth St., Petersburg, 632-2533.

Tom Irwin
Aug 29, 12-1pm. Part of the Artist on the Plaza outdoor concert series presented by the Springfield Area Arts Council. Free. springfieldartsco.org. 753-3519. Old State Capitol Plaza, between Sixth and Fifth streets at Adams.

GriefShare
Aug 29, Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 6:30pm. Non-denominational grief-recovery program utilizes video seminars, a workbook and a support group environment. Two-hour sessions weekly for 13 weeks. $15. 899-9418. Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur, 787-2323.

Downtown Jacksonville Farmers Market
Aug 30, Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, 4-7pm. Every Wednesday May-Oct. Sponsored by Jacksonville Main Street. jacksonvillemainstreet.com. 245-6884. Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Prepare to Care
Aug 30, 6-7:30pm. Learn about support and resources for family caregivers, including the five steps that all family caregivers should take. Free. RSVP. AARP Springfield Office, 300 W. Edwards St., 877-926-8300.

Carillon Concert
Aug 30, 6:30-7pm. Enjoy a wide variety of classical, folk and popular music performed by master carillonist Carlo van Ulft. Free. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Lowder and Manning
Aug 31, 12-1pm. Part of the Artist on the Plaza outdoor concert series presented by the Springfield Area Arts Council. Free. springfieldartsco.org. 753-3519. Old State Capitol Plaza, between Sixth and Fifth streets at Adams.

Gail’s Pumpkin Patch
Sep 1-Oct 31, 1-5:30pm Mon-Fri and Sun, 10am-5:30pm Sat. Featuring pumpkin picking, popcorn wagon rides and more. gailspumpkinpatch.com. Gail’s Pumpkin Patch, 1709-2000th Ave., Beason, 447-3409.

Route 66 Labor Day Fall Celebration
Sep 1-2. Elkhart.

Season Championship
Sep 1. Grandstand admission $5. lincolnspeedwayil.com. Lincoln Speedway, 1400 Primm Road, Lincoln, 732-8770.

End of Summer Party
Sep 2. lakespringfield.org. Springfield Elks Lodge #158, 409 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-0158.

Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers Annual Show
Sep 2-3, 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun. Wood art on display plus vendors, show activities, drawings, seminars and more. svwoodcarvers.org. Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 S. Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival
Sep 2, 12-5pm. Enjoy craft beer and cider, fresh oysters, offerings from several food vendors, live bands and more. Admission. sobfestival.com. The Inn at 835, 835 S. Second St., 523-4466.

Zooper Edventures
Sep 2, Oct 28, Nov 11, Dec 2, 1-3pm. Theme-related games, crafts, zoo discovery walk, and other fun learning activities for ages 5-6. Advance registration required. $13 resident, $15 non. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Carillon Concert
Sep 2, 2-2:30pm, 6:30-7pm. Enjoy a wide variety of classical, folk and popular music performed by master carillonist Carlo van Ulft. Free. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

19th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua
Sep 2-4, 4-9pm. Event schedules TBA. Catered dinner available for purchase at 6pm each evening. jacksonvilleil.org. 245-2285. First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St., Jacksonville, 243-6445.

Parents Night Out
Sep 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, 6-8:30pm. Kids age 6-12 play, swim, dance and enjoy story time. Bring your swim suit. Pajamas welcome. Pizza available $1 per slice. $10 members, $20 public. springfieldymca.org. Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 West Iles Ave., 679-1625.

Short Track Motorcycle Races
Sep 2, 7pm. Short track races at MPA. springfieldmile.org. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

First Sunday Midwest Bazaar
Sep 3, Oct 1, 8am-4pm. 150+ vendors. $4 adults, free to children under 12. Menard County Fairgrounds, 18450 Fairgrounds, Petersburg.

Labor Day Party
Sep 3, 12pm. lakespringfield.org. Firefighters-Postal Lake Club, 940 W. Lake Shore Dr., 622-0099.

Grand National Mile Race
Sep 3, 1pm. $30 in advance; $40 race week. springfieldmile.org. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Carillon Concert
Sep 3, 2-2:30pm, 6:30-7pm. Enjoy a wide variety of classical, folk and popular music performed by master carillonist Carlo van Ulft. Free. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Take Flight in the Fight Against Crime
Sep 3, 2-8pm. Enjoy live music by The Deep Hollow and The Shenanigans plus Dick Levi’s collection of classic cars and motorcycles. Food and drinks available for purchase. In support of Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties. $5 admission. cashfortips.us. 622-9547. LRS Hangar, 1200 Capital Airport Dr., 523-8159.

Greenview Labor Day Celebration
Sep 4, 8am. Family-friendly celebration features flea and farmers market, parade at 10am, Route 97 Cruisaders Car Show, live music, kids’ activities, food for purchase and more. Free. 968-7043. Village Square, Greenview.

Holiday Camps
Sep 4, Oct 9, Nov 10, 8am-5:30pm. One-day camps feature crafts, games, movies, sports and more. Geared for ages 5-22 with disabilities, but all are welcome. Bring a cold sack lunch. $20 per resident, $25 non. springfieldparks.org. Nelson Center, 1601 N. Fifth St., 525-2589.

Labor Day Ducky Derby
Sep 4, 10-11:30am. Ducks start at $5 each. Free admission to spectators. rmhc-centralillinois.org. 528-3314. Knights Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881.

Open Auditions/Crew Interviews
Sep 5-6. Open auditions for fall play, Machinal. Call backs on Sept 7. Performance dates are Oct 27-29 and Nov 2-4. uis.edu/theatre. UIS Studio Theatre, One University Plaza, 206-6160.

Finances 50+
Sep 5, 6-8pm. AARP-hosted program teaches ages 50+ about budgeting and goal setting. Free. RSVP. local.aarp.org. AARP Springfield Office, 300 W. Edwards St., 877-926-8300.

Carillon Concert
Sep 6, 6:30pm. Enjoy a wide variety of classical, folk and popular music performed by master carillonist Carlo van Ulft. Free. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Doctor Is In: Healthy Eyes for All Ages
Sep 6, 6:30-8pm. Dr. Stephen Holland discusses eye care for children, adults and seniors. Free. springfieldclinic.com. Springfield Clinic East, 1025 S. Sixth St., 528-7541.

Financial Peace University
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 6:30-7:30pm. Nine-week Dave Ramsey program takes participants through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and more. $102.30. daveramsey.com. Athens Christian Church, 1411 E. Route 29, Athens, 636-8463.

Funny Songs about Peace and Justice
Sep 6, 7pm. By comedic minstrel Roy Zimmerman. $20 or pay what you can. aluuc.org. 801-2698. Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 745 Woodside Road, 585-9550.

Full Moon Trail Run
Sep 6, 7:30pm. 2.5-mile nighttime trail run. Free. GetMeRegistered.com. Lewis Memorial Acres, 399 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield.

Vinegar Hill Market Days
Sep 6. Mount Pulaski Town Square, Washington Street, Mount Pulaski.

Atlanta Fall Festival
Sep 7-9. Downtown Atlanta, 103 SW Arch St., Atlanta.

Friends of the Market Street Dinner
Sep 7, 6-9pm. Four chefs prepare four courses using fresh and local farmers market ingredients. Hosted by DSI in support of the Old Capitol Farmers Market. $75. eventbrite.com. Old State Capitol Plaza, between Sixth and Fifth streets at Adams.

Workout in the Park
Sep 7, 6-7pm. Hosted by HSHS Central Illinois, Springfield Park District, FitClub and Scheels. Free. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Gazebo, South Grand Avenue Entrance.

Remote Control Jet Rally
Sep 8-10, 9am-6pm. litchfieldil.com/airport. 899-4679. Litchfield Municipal Airport, 1201 US Route 66 South, Litchfield, 324-4731.

Bluegrass Music
Sep 8-9, 6-10pm. Bluegrass musicians play live in the outdoor theater. Traditional, folk and bluegrass musicians invited to participate. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Shrimp Boil
Sep 9. lakespringfield.org. Lake Press Club, 13 Club Area, 529-1221.

UIS Prairie Star 5K
Sep 9, 8:30-10:30am. Scenic route takes runners/walkers North on University Drive and through the heart of the UIS campus. $8 UIS students; $13. uis.edu/campusrec. 206-7103. University of Illinois at Springfield, 206-6073.

Art Spectacular
Sep 9-10, 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun. Up to 50 professional artists with artwork in a variety of mediums plus music, food and more. Free admission to art fair; Kids’ Place costs $1.25 per child. carillon-rees.org. 787-3532. Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Hope-A-Palooza
Sep 9, 10am-3pm. Featuring giant inflatables and games, train rides, a kids’ zone, food trucks, and live music by The Shenanigans. Free. Hope Learning Academy - Springfield, 15 E. Hazel Dell Lane, 585-5437.

Traditional Music Festival
Sep 9-10, 10am-4pm. Midwest performers entertain on instruments such as mountain dulcimers, bones, autoharps, fiddles, banjos and guitars. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

German Oktoberfest
Sep 9, 12-10:30pm. Featuring German bands, German food, German bier, games, arts and crafts, kids’ games and more. Knights of Columbus 364, 2200 S. Meadowbrook Road, 787-2360.

Historic Bicycle Ride
Sep 9, 1-3pm. Eight-mile tour by bicycle of Lincoln sites and other historical sites in Springfield. Complimentary post-ride snacks. Free. spfldcycling.org. 698-7626. Noll Law Office, Lincoln Depot, 903 E. Monroe St., 414-8889.

Kids Night Out
Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, 6:30-9:30pm. Activities include swimming, art, games dance and more. Bring your swim suit and money for concessions. $10 members, $20 pubic. springfieldymca.org. YMCA, 701 S. Fourth St., 544-9846.

Ben Vereen
Sep 9, 7:30pm. Broadway legend Ben Vereen performs his one-man show titled Steppin’ Out With Ben Vereen. $10-40. millikin.edu. Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, 424-6318.

45th Annual Capital City Century
Sep 10, 7am-5pm. Distance options of 10-125 miles over flat to slightly rolling terrain. Food stops, SAG service, post-ride party. Registration. spfldcycling.org. 899-9175. Knights of Columbus 364, 2200 S. Meadowbrook Road, 787-2360.

Litchfield Triathlou Triathlon
Sep 10, 7am-12pm. Annual triathlon featuring Sprint and Olympic distances. Registration. racemaker.org. Lake Lou Yaeger Marina 1, 4313 Beach House Trail, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Litchfield Pickers Market
Sep 10, Oct 8, 9am-3pm. Open-air market specializes in vendors featuring items prior to 1980. Plus live music, food, more. Free admission. visitlitchfield.com. Downtown Litchfield, 400 North State St., Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Traditional Music Festival Sep 9-10, 10am-4pm. Midwest performers entertain on instruments such as mountain dulcimers, bones, autoharps, fiddles, banjos and guitars. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Sep 11, 9am. Monthly meeting features speaker Kathi Rose “Floral Design Symposium.” Free. 563-940-5735. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

DeWitt Count Farm Crawl
Sep 10, 10am-5pm. “Crawl” to demonstrations and fun activities at two local DeWitt County family farms: Timberview Alpaca Farm and Triple M Farm. Free. dewittcountyfarmcrawl.com. Triple M Farm: Mariah’s Mums & More, LLC, 16727 Airport Road, Clinton, 722-3531.

Chili Supper
Sep 10, 11am-4pm. Hosted by LLCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning. Chili by Les Eastep. Book and puzzle exchange plus a trivia contest (costs $10) at 2pm. Meal: $7 per person; free to ages 8 and under. 786-2432. Temple B’rith Sholom, 1004 S. Fourth St., 525-1360.

Fall Festival
Sep 10, 11am-5:30pm. Live music, food and drinks for purchase, raffles. St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 1020 N. Milton Ave., 522-8555.

Fall Farm Day
Sep 10, 12-5pm. Pumpkin and face painting, farm tours, barnyard games, popcorn wagon rides. Food available for purchase. Free. gailspumpkinpatch.com. Gail’s Pumpkin Patch, 1709 2000th Ave., Beason, 447-3409.

Leaf ID Hikes
Sep 10, 17, 24, 1:30-3pm. Naturalist-led leaf identification and collection hikes to assist students with leaf collection projects. Identify and collect more than 25 leaves. Free to members, $5 non. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Lake Council Party
Sep 10, 12-6pm. 60th anniversary celebration. lakespringfield.org. Aqua Club, 1 Club Area.

Finances 50+
Sep 12, 6-8pm. AARP-hosted program teaches ages 50+ how to take charge of credit and debt. Free. RSVP. local.aarp.org. AARP Springfield Office, 300 W. Edwards St., 877-926-8300.

Law Mart
Sep 13, 6pm. Riaz Tejani explores how for-profit law schools expose the limits of market-based solutions to inequalities in legal education and access to justice. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Moonlight Market Series
Sep 13, Oct 11, 6-9pm. Featuring locally made goods by artists, craftsmen and makers. obedandisaacs.com. 522-3123. Jackson Street, Between Sixth and Seventh streets.

National Show Horse Finals
Sep 14-17, 8am-11pm. Free. 937-962-4336. Artisans Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 544-7702.

Midwest Vintage Market
Sep 15-16, 4-8pm Fri, 9am-4pm Sat. Featuring live music, food trucks and more. $10 admission Fri; $5 admission Sat. savedspace.com/market. Midwest Vintage Market, 200 E. Douglas Ave., Jacksonville, 370-9441.

Oktoberfest Street Party
Sep 15-16, 5pm-12am. Outdoor street party with live music by Big Daddy Jasper, Groove Daddies, After Sunset, Take 10, The Loops and Mike Burnett and the Blue Suns. $5. Brewhaus, 617 E. Washington St., 525-6399.

Music and Mezze
Sep 15, 5:30-7:30pm. St. Anthony’s Hellenic Orthodox Church, 1600 S. Glenwood Ave., 522-7010.

Movie in the Park: Fantastic Beasts
Sep 15, 7pm. Movie rated PG-13. Part of Springfield Park District’s concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions for purchase. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Rotary Park, Iles Avenue and Archer Elevator Road.

Donnie Baker
Sep 15-16, 8pm Fri, 7:15pm and 9:30pm Sat. Donnie Baker is comedian Ron Sexton’s character for radio’s nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom Show.” $21. mclimits.com. Mason City Limits Comedy Club, 114 E. Chestnut, Mason City, 482-5233.

Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival
Sep 16-17. Postville Park, 1301 Fifth St., Lincoln, 732-8770.

Railroad Days
Sep 16-17. Unlimited rides on vintage passenger and freight trains, motor cars running on the former Illinois Central and Illinois Terminal trackage, plus kids’ games and more. mrym.org. Monticello Railroad Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello, 762-9011.

vRibfest
Sep 16. lakespringfield.org. Anchor Boat Club, 407 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1174.

Bird Hikes
Sep 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 8-9:30am. Led by volunteer birding expert Kevin Veara. Open to birders of all experience levels. Binoculars recommended. Free. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Sep 16, 8am-1pm. Hosted by the City of Springfield for city residents only. Enter fairgrounds through gate 11. Full list of acceptable items at springfield.il.us/recycling. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Clayville Fall Festival
Sep 16-17, 9am-6pm Sat, 10am-4pm. Pioneer artisan and craftsman demonstrations, historic building tours, kids activities, food, period music and more. $5 adults, $3 ages 7-12, free to ages 6 and under. clayville.org. 481-4430. Clayville, Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 572-4984.

Cruise Nite and Car Show
Sep 16, 9am-9pm. One of the area’s largest cruise nights featuring classic and antique automobiles. jacksonvilleil.org. 243-5678. Jacksonville Community Park, 1201 S. Main, Jacksonville.

Pleasant Plains Market Days
Sep 16, Oct 21, 9am-1pm. Featuring 20+ vendors on the third Saturday of each month. Pleasant Plains Market Days, 408 E. State Highway 125, Pleasant Plains, 415-0731.

Edwards Place Fine Art Fair
Sep 16-17, 10am-5pm Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Enjoy dozens of artist booths, live music, food trucks, beer and wine tent, children’s activities and a book sale at Springfield’s oldest art fair. Free admission. springfieldart.org. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Leaf ID and Collection Hikes
Sep 16, 23, 10am-12pm. Fun, educational way to collect more than 50 leaves. Geared towards school-age children with leaf collection projects. $7 per students residents; $10 per student non. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Monarchs and Me
Sep 16, 23, 10am-12pm. Two-session program geared towards children ages 8-10 about Monarch butterflies. Preregistration required. Free. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Opa Fest
Sep 16, 11am-7pm. Greek festival featuring live music plus Greek food and pastries. Free. St. Anthony’s Hellenic Orthodox Church, 1600 S. Glenwood Ave., 522-7010.

Pondicherry Lodge
Sep 16, 12pm. Annual potluck picnic and viewing and discussion of The Sign of Four. Bring a dish to share. sherlock.lolopop.org. 620-0042. Home of Stephen and Lisa Stone, 2021 South Wiggins, 546-8387.

Aladdin
Sep 16, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. A children’s ballet presented by Springfield Dance Theatre. $12, $15. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Enos Park Home Tour
Sep 16, 1-5pm. Self-guided tour of historic homes in Springfield’s oldest neighborhood. Refreshments and live music by Kneller from 5-7pm in the Sculpture Garden. $10. epnia.com. 553-4629. Enos Park, Seventh and Enterprise streets.

Zooper Edventures
Sep 16, Oct 14, Dec 16, 1-3pm. Theme-related games, crafts, zoo discovery walk, and other fun learning activities for ages 7-9. Advance registration required. $13 resident, $15 non. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Brew at the Zoo
Sep 16, 5-8pm. Enjoy music, drinks and games with the Central Illinois Association of Zoo Keepers and the Animal Protective League. Ages 21+ only. $20 advance, $25 at door. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Rockballet: MIXTAPE
Sep 16, 17, 8pm Sat, 2pm Sun. A vivid, exciting mix of adventurous choreography, memorable music and high-intensity dancing presented by the Springfield Ballet Company. springfieldballetco.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Fall Bird Fair
Sep 17, 9am-4pm. Hosted by the Illini Bird Fanciers. $3 admission. 836-2836. Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 S. Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Poets in the Parlor
Sep 17, 2-3pm. Kirk’s Garage Poetry Group reading. Free. vachellindsay.org. Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., 524-0901.

Music in the Park: Celtic Fest
Sep 17, 4-7pm. Part of Springfield Park District’s concert and movie series. Featuring music by The Emerald Underground, Elks Pipes and Skibbereen. Concessions for purchase. Free. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Playground, 1021 South Grand Ave., 753-6225.

Military Vehicles Presentation
Sep 17. Atlanta, 103 SW Arch St., Atlanta.

Healthy Eating Lunch and Learn
Sep 19-20, 11:30am-1:30pm. Hosted by HyVee. Emphasis on key fruit and vegetable issues as they relate to selection, convenience, preparation, budgeting and health. Free. RSVP. local.aarp.org. AARP Springfield Office, 300 W. Edwards St., 877-926-8300.

Finances 50+
Sep 19, 6-8pm. AARP-hosted program teaches ages 50+ about savings and asset protection. Free. RSVP. local.aarp.org. AARP Springfield Office, 300 W. Edwards St., 877-926-8300.

Volunteer Naturalist Training
Sep 20, 12-3pm. Seasoned and new volunteers learn tips and tricks for leading nature hikes through the Garden. RSVP. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Life Reimagined
Sep 20, 6-8pm. An AARP-hosted program. Learn how to dust of your dreams and make life changes. Free. RSVP. local.aarp.org. AARP Springfield Office, 300 W. Edwards St., 877-926-8300.

Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel
Sep 20, 7:30pm. Concert by quintessential southern blues/soul singer Bobby Whitlock and his wife, singer CoCo Carmel. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Android for Beginners
Sep 21, 6-8pm. An AARP-hosted program. Bring yourself and your Android device to learn the basics and beyond of the Android platform. Free. RSVP. local.aarp.org. 877-926-8300. Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Dr. Rochester, 498-8454.

Style of Hope
Sep 21, 6:30-9:30pm. High-energy show features runway entertainment from the Springfield Ballet Company’s Rock Ballet, local adult and youth models, and much more. In support of Hope children and families. $45. thehopeinstitute.us. 525-9536. Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, 800-745-3000.

Local Flavors Dinner
Sep 21. Local Flavors dinners occur on the third Thursday of each month Jun-Oct and feature seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org. Engrained Brewing Company, 1120 Lincolnshire Blvd., 546-3054.

SSCI Kentucky Trip
Sep 21-24. Motorcoach trip. Theme is “Kentucky’s Moonshine, Mountains and Music.” $729 per person double occupancy; $898 per person single occupancy. ssoci.org. Senior Services of Central Illinois, 701 W. Mason, 528-4035.

Fall Festival and Steam Show
Sep 22-24. See horse-powered equipment, antique tractors, gas and steam engines, demonstrations on bailing and blacksmithing, children’s activities, train rides, large flea market, food and more. prairielandheritage.com. 243-5678. Prairie Land Heritage Museum, 1005 W. Michigan Ave., 243-7262.

Golden Eagle Intertribal Powwow
Sep 22-24, 12-8pm Fri, 10am-8pm Sat-Sun. Gathering of many nations to honor and show respect to all veterans. Featuring storytelling for all ages, children’s dances, treats and gifts, handcrafted vendors, food and more. Free. VisitLitchfield.com. 851-2206. Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 4, 4 Marina Lane, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

International Route 66 Mother Road Festival
Sep 22-24, 6-10pm Fri, 11am-10pm Sat, 11am-2pm Sun. More than 1,000 cool cars, live music and entertainment, performance marketplace, family fun area, food and more. Free admission to spectators. route66fest.com. Downtown Springfield, 866-783-6645.

La Notte Rosa
Sep 22, 6:30pm. Featuring inspiration, Italian fare, entertainment, auctions and more. Hosted by breast cancer survivors Dr. Jane Arbuthnot and Shellie McEvers. Illini Country Club, 1601 S. Illini Road, 546-4614.

Memorial’s Transplant Services 5K Run/Walk
Sep 23, 8-11am. Rain or shine. Adv: $25 adults, $15 youth. Day of: +$5 regular pricing. memorialmedical.com. 588-2417. Washington Park Pavilion, 1400 Williams Blvd, 544-1751.

Indian Knoll Pumpkin Patch and Farm
Sep 23-24, 30, Oct 1, 7-9, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 10am-5pm Sat, 12-5pm Sun. Wagon rides, face painting, barnyard games and animals, corn box and barrel tractor rides, fall treats and more. No admission fee; small charge for certain activities. indianknollpumpkins.com. Indian Knoll Farm and Pumpkin Patch, 2850 N.1000 E. Road, Mechanicsburg, 827-0317.

Black Violin
Sep 23, 8pm. Two classically trained violinists and their DJ combine jazz, hip-hop, funk and classical to create a signature sound. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Comedian Chris Spryer
Sep 23, 8:30pm. Heard on the “Bob and Tom Show.” $13, $15. donniebscomedyclub.com. Donnie B’s Comedy Club, 3455 Freedom Dr., 391-JOKE.

Fall Festival
Sep 23. lakespringfield.org. DAV Club, 25 Club Area, 529-9725.

The Lovettes Leaders of the Pack
Sep 24, 3pm. Retrospective biographical concert celebrates the major female artists from the golden years of mid-century pop music (40s, 50s and 60s). $25-32. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

City Wide Hymn Fest
Sep 24, 3:30pm. Interdenominational hymn sing open to all who enjoy singing along with or listening to traditional hymns. Held in cooperation with several local churches. Free. carillon-rees.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Healthy Kids Running Series
Sep 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 4pm. Positive, educational and fun introduction to running for ages 2-14. 50-yard dash, 75-yard dash, 1/4-mile, 1/2-mile and 1-mile options available by age. $35 for five Sundays, Sep 24-Oct 22. Registration, runsignup.com/hkrswilliamsvilleil. 725-5968. Williamsville Park, Williamsville.

Business After Hours
Sep 28, 4:30-7pm. Monthly mixer provides a casual atmosphere conducive for networking. Hosted by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. $5 members, $15 non. business.gscc.org. Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc., 2750 W. Washington St., 525-1173.

Live Through This
Sep 28, 5:30pm. Presentation by Dese’Rae L. Stage, an artist and activist who challenges preconceived notions about those with lived experience of suicidal thoughts and actions using the combined powers of photography and storytelling. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. 206-8171. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Cookies and Cocktails
Sep 28, 6pm. Live entertainment by Soul Patrol, dinner stations, dessert competition, auction, raffle and more. Supports Girl Scouts of Illinois. $100 for singles, $175 couples, $750 for table of 8. getyourgirlpower.org. LRS Hangar, 1200 Capital Airport Dr., 523-8159.

Extreme Haunted Hayrides and Zombie Paintball
Sep 29-30, Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 7pm. Enjoy hearse-pulled hayrides and/or mount a custom-built paintball trailer to shoot at zombies and targets. Cash only: $10 or $15 for hayrides only; $20 for paintball only; $25 for combination ticket. riversidestable.com. Riverside Park, 4700 N. Peoria Road, Springfield.

AKA 5K for Alzheimer’s
Sep 30, 9-11am. Supports the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter. Registration. GetMeRegistered.com/AKA5K. 726-5184. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Fur, Feather, Fin Fall Fling
Sep 30, 10am-2pm. Family-friendly turtle races, animal programs, bounce houses, crafts, children’s art and more. $5 adults, $2 children. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Jacksonville Rotary Oktoberfest
Sep 30, 12pm. German beer, wine, food, music and Oompa bands plus wiener dog races, keg toss contest, bags tournament, dancing, human foosball tournament and more. jacksonvillerotary.org. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Oktoberfest
Sep 30, 12-11pm. Family activities all day plus live music by artists such as The Shenanigans. engrainedbrewing.com. Engrained Brewing Company, 1120 Lincolnshire Blvd., 546-3054.

Craft Beer Festival
Sep 30, 1-5pm. Featuring a large selection of craft beers and ciders, breweries from all over Illinois and local food trucks. decaturarts.org. Decatur Area Arts Council, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, 423-3189.

Project H.O.W.L.
Sep 30, 1-3pm. Program about animals and their ecosystems for children age 10-12 showcases the tricks behind animal training. $13 residents and members; $15 non. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

A Tribute to Broadway...and Beyond
Sep 30, 2-4:30pm. Concert by the award-winning Sound Celebration Chorus. Advance: $18, $16. At door: $20, $18. soundcelebrationchorus.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts LRS Theatre 1, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Fried Chicken Dinner
Sep 30, 4-7pm. In support of youth activities and world mission. $10 adults, $5 children under 12, free to ages under 3. Sherman United Methodist Church, 2336 East Andrew Road, Sherman, 496-2338.

Latino Scholarship Awards
Sep 30, 6-9pm. Victor A. and Daisy A. Juarez Latino Scholarship Awards. UIS Public Affairs Center (PAC), One University Plaza, 206-6073.

A Night of Silenced Voices
Sep 30, 7:30-9:30pm. A discussion about 10 banned books and the practice of book banning. $20 SAA members, $25 non. springfieldart.org. Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Boo Crew Haunted House
Sep 30, Oct 6-8, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, Nov 4. Ranked in the top five scariest haunted houses in Illinois. Children’s matinee Oct 21. boocrew.com. Boo Crew Haunted House, 6500 Jett Road, Rochester, 502-9177.

Fishing Event
Sep 30. Event offers recreational fishing opportunities for those with disabilities. Hosted by Fishing Has No Boundaries, Capital City chapter. Island Bay Yacht Club, 76 Yacht Club Road, 529-5418.

Echoes of Yesteryear: A Walk through Oak Ridge Cemetery
Oct 1, 12-4pm. Costumed actors tell the stories of interesting historical individuals at their respective grave sites. Hosted by Sangamon County Historical Society. Free, donations suggested. sangamonhistory.org. 525-1961. Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave., 789-2340.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Oct 2, 9am. Monthly meeting features speakers Kent Massie and Harry Lewis on “Governor’s Mansion Project.” Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Women’s Community Art for Social Justice in Mexican American Chicago
Oct 2, 6pm. Panel discussion highlights the role of the visual arts, Latina artists and cultural workers, and public art in social change. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. 206-8171. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

14th Annual Multicultural Fest
Oct 4, 10am-2pm. Showcases various cultures with entertainment and cultural exhibits. Free. 786-2241. A. Lincoln Commons, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, 786-2200.

Doctor Is In
Oct 4, 6:30-8pm. Medical professionals present “A Journey from Patient to Survivor,” a discussion about detection, chemotherapy, surgery and reconstruction for breast cancer patients. Free. springfieldclinic.com. Springfield Clinic East, 1025 S. Sixth St., 528-7541.

Youth Charity Horse Show
Oct 6-8, 7am-midnight. Annual horse show features competitive showmanship and camaraderie from riders ages 18 and under. Free. youthcharityhorseshow.com. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Holiday Craft Sale
Oct 6-7, 9am-6pm Fri, 9am-4pm Sat. Featuring local artisans with fall, winter and Christmas decorations plus home-crafted Santas, snowmen, angels, hand painted gourds, slates and signs. Free. Craft Studio - Salisbury, 5889 Grigsby Lane, Pleasant Plains, 626-1738.

Hidden Histories
Oct 6, 4pm. A touring program of short narrative films about Japanese American incarceration during WWII. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. 206-8171. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Candlelight Tour
Oct 6-8, 7-9pm. See Lincoln’s New Salem at night. Staff and volunteers in period clothing discuss life in 19th century Illinois. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

The Weight Band
Oct 6, 8pm. Songs of The Band performed by former members of The Band or individuals directly connected to their legacy. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive
Oct 7-8, 14-15, 9am-5pm. View fall colors in the Spoon River Valley. Fulton County, 309-647-8980.

LOESS Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Oct 7-8, 10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun. Mineral, fossil and gem dealers with demonstrations, displays, digs and more. Theme is “Wonders of the Ice Age.” $2 adults, $1 ages 65+, free to ages 12 and under. 622-3484. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

Susan Dana Antique and Art Fair
Oct 7, 10am-4pm. Refreshments available. On the lawn behind the cottages on Lawrence, across from the Dana-Thomas House, 301 E. Lawrence Ave., 782-6776.

Super Saturday
Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, 11am-3pm. Themed activities and crafts for ages 5+ and their families. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-0061. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

The Weight Band Oct 6, 8pm. Songs of The Band performed by former members of The Band or individuals directly connected to their legacy. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Morgan Horse Demonstration
Oct 7, 1pm-12am. Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club presents demonstrations and horse activities, educational materials for adults and kids and time to visit with MVMHC members and horses. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Deep Rock Car Cruise
Oct 7, 2-5pm. Cruise on Old Route 66 with cars from 1930-1977. Rain date: Oct 14. deeprockcruise@gmail.com. 532-5253. Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, 334 Old Rt. 66 North, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

West Fork Encampment
Oct 7-8, 10am-4pm Sat, 10am-3:30pm Sun. Historical re-enactment showcases traditional military and frontier life from 1750-1820. Free. visitlitchfield.com. Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 4, 4 Marina Lane, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Kickball Tournament
Oct 7. lakespringfield.org. Ski and Boat Club, 268 Maple Grove Lane, 529-9090.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Oct 7. Event features a three-mile walk, a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s, plus educational opportunities regarding Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy, clinical studies, support and services. Registration. alz.org. 801-9352. Fairview Park, Decatur, 421-7458.

Campus Visit Day
Oct 9, 10am-12pm and 5-7pm. Free event for prospective students and families. 786-2577. Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, 786-2200.

2017 Lincoln Legacy Lecture: Lincoln and Education
Oct 12, 7pm. Lectures by UIS Professor Michael Burlingame, Illinois Wesleyan Professor Emeritus Robert Bray and veteran Springfield educator Paula Shotwell. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. uis.edu. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Terror in the Graveyard
Oct 13-14, 20-21, 27-29, 31, 7-11pm Fri-Sat, 7-10pm Sun and Tue. Terrifying haunt hosted by Terror on the Square leads visitors into an abandoned cemetery and through the woods. $13 adults, $10 ages 10 and under. terrorontheweb.com. Menard County Fairgrounds, 18450 Fairgrounds, Petersburg.

Edwards Place Murder Mystery
Oct 13, 7:30-9pm. Gloria Jackson drags her dysfunctional family on vacation to an historic estate, but doesn’t live to enjoy it. Solve the mystery with your table over pizza and beer. $30 SAA members, $35 non.edwardsplace.org. Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Junior and Senior Naturalists
Oct 14, Nov 4, Dec 2, 9am-4pm. Junior naturalists (ages 5-8) meet 9am-12pm. Senior naturalists (ages 9-12) meet 1-4pm. Registration required. All three sessions: $40 members; $45 non. One session: $15 members, $18 non. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1111.

Jump into Fall
Oct 14, 10-11:30am. Kids’-only event for ages 3-5 features fall activities, crafts and yummy treats. $27 residents; $37 non. springfieldparks.org. 546-3970. Washington Park Pavilion, 1400 Williams Blvd, 544-1751.

Carve for the Carillon
Oct 14-15, 11am-4pm. Help carve, scoop and move pumpkins for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Pumpkins supplied. All ages, abilities welcome. Rain or shine. Free. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Oktoberfest
Oct 14. lakespringfield.org. Lake Press Club, 13 Club Area, 529-1221.

Springfield Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K
Oct 14-15. All routes begin and end on the UIS campus. Registration, springfieldmarathon.net. University of Illinois at Springfield, 206-6073.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Oct 15, 7pm. Remarkably versatile orchestra features 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Concert led by Wynton Marsalis. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Lafore Lock Pilgrimage
Oct 18, 4:30-5:30pm. Pilgrimage to the tomb of Farley “Lafore” Lock on the 99th anniversary of his death in France in WWI. Free. 891-8719. Veterans Memorial Complex, Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Ave.

Examining Barriers to Social Change: Challenges of Youth, Young Adults and Adults to Creating, Impacting and Enacting Reform
Oct 18, 5pm. Panel discussion with Tommy Jackson III, Marcus Bright and Utz McKnight on the challenges of youth, young adults and adults to creating, impacting and enacting reform. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. 206-8171. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Mid-America Mane Event Horse Show
Oct 19-22, 8am-10pm Thu-Sun. Annual show featuring barns and their American Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies. Free. midamericahorseshow.org. 612-708-9753. Artisans Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 544-7702.

Business After Hours
Oct 19, 4:30-7pm. Monthly mixer provides a casual atmosphere conducive for networking. Hosted by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. $5 members, $15 non. business.gscc.org. 525-1173. Hope Pavilion - Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 788-2310.

Local Flavors Dinner
Oct 19. Local Flavors dinners occur on the third Thursday of each month Jun-Oct and feature seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farmers. buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org. Maldaner’s, 222 S. Sixth St., 522-4313.

Zoolie Ghoulie
Oct 20-22, 4-8pm Fri, 1-5pm Sat-Sun. Safe trick-or-treating inside zoo. Costume contest at 6pm Fri; 4pm Sat and Sun. $5 trick-or-treaters, $4 parents and guardians. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Oct 20-21, 6:30-9:30pm. Food vendors on site. Rain or shine. $7 adults, $5 for ages 4-11, free to ages 3 and under. springfieldparks.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Jersey Boys
Oct 20-21, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sat. Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier Award-winning “Best Musical” about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Oct 21, 8-11am. Fundraising recommended. Free admission. makingstrideswalk.org. 523-4503. Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion, 801 E. Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Memorial’s Be Aware Women’s Fair
Oct 21, 9am-2pm. A day devoted to women and their physical, emotional and financial health. $4 admission; free to ages 12 and younger. memorialmedical.com. 788-3321. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

Main Street Pumpkin Festival
Oct 21, 10am. Pumpkin decorating, hay rides, costume contest, pet costume contest, carnival rides, food, petting zoo, Pumpkin Playland and trick-or-treating. $5 per participant. jacksonvillemainstreet.com. Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

401 in Steam
Oct 21-22. Ride behind a restored 1907 vintage steam locomotive. mrym.org. Monticello Railroad Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello, 762-9011.

Route 66 Half-Marathon, 5K, Mile Dash
Oct 22, 7am-12pm. Fifth annual Litchfield Half Marathon, 5K and Mile Dash on beautiful Route 66. Registration required. racemaker.org. Litchfield Skyview Drive-In, 1500 N. Historic Rt. 66, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

The Great Pumpkin Grab
Oct 22, 10am-3pm. Child-friendly trick-or-treating experience with fun activities. Carved pumpkins available to take home while supplies last. $2 for trick-or-treaters; free to parents, chaperones and kids under 3. springfieldparks.org. 546-4116. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Investigating How Cancer Cells Survive: The Key to Blocking Metastasis
Oct 23, 7pm. Presentation by Zachary Schafer on metastasis, which is responsible for in excess of 90 percent of cancer deaths. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. 206-8171. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Campus Sustainability Day
Oct 25, 10am-2pm. Free to the public. 786-2407. Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Road, 786-2200.

Grapes and Gourds
Oct 26, 2-4pm, 6-8pm. Create your own birdhouse using a gourd, art supplies and decorating items. Hosted by Lincoln Memorial Garden. Registration. $30, includes supplies and one glass of wine. lincolnmemorialgarden.org. 529-1111. It’s All About Wine, 1305 Wabash Ave., 546-9463.

Haunted Ethnic Illinois Wine Festival
Oct 27-28, 6-10pm Fri, 11am-7pm Sat. Showcase of award-winning wines from Illinois wineries along with ethnic foods and live music. Halloween costumes encouraged. $25 advance, $30 at door. illinoiswine.com. Ethnic Village, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Monster Mash Halloween Dance
Oct 27, 7-9pm. Inclusive dance for individuals of all abilities ages 7 and up. Live DJ, treat bags, more. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Free. springfieldparks.org. 585-2941 x2303. Erin’s Pavilion, Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

Machinal
Oct 27-29, Nov 2-4, 7:30pm Thu-Sat, 2pm Sun. An expressionist play inspired by the sensational 1927 New York murder trial of Ruth Snyder. $8-14. uis.edu. UIS Studio Theatre, One University Plaza, 206-6160.

Halloween at the Market
Oct 28, 8am-12:30pm. Featuring special Halloween activities. Shop local produce, meat, eggs, handmade goods and other products. Free. downtownspringfield.org. Old State Capitol Farmer’s Market, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, 544-1723.

Fall Festival
Oct 28-29, 9am-4pm Sat-Sun. Period-clothed interpreters demonstrate daily tasks such as candle dipping, soap making, basket making, spinning wool, fruit and vegetable preservation and more. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Harvest Hootenanny 5K
Oct 28, 9am. mmmultisport.com. Lake Lou Yaeger, Picnic Area 3, 3 Primitive Lane, Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Goosebumps Music Concert
Oct 28, 7-8:15pm. Concert features organ classics, a variety of vocal pieces and interpretive performance art. Dress all in black, all in white or in costume to participate fully in the experience. Free; donations accepted. lincolnschurch.org. First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Seventh St., 528-4311.

BritBeat
Oct 28, 7:30pm. Stunning multimedia theatrical concert captures the mania and emotions of the Beatles career. $10-35. Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, 424-6318.

Trick or Treat with Abe
Oct 28. lincolncollege.edu. Lincoln Heritage Museum, 1115 Nicholson Road, Lincoln, 735-7399.

Trick-or-Treat Street
Oct 29, 1-4pm. Hosted by Springfield Park District and radio partners. springfieldparks.org. Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

Poets in the Parlor
Oct 29, 2-3pm. Featuring Anna Leahy, author of the poetry collections Aperture and Constituents of Matter plus other publications. Free. vachellindsay.org. Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., 524-0901.

Halloween Spook-tacular
Oct 31, 7pm. Enjoy a haunted Halloween concert by the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra and Youth Symphony. Costumes encouraged. Treats provided. $10 adults, $5 students, free to ages 12 and under. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Doctor Is In: Ask a Dietitian, Holiday Hibernation
Nov 1, 6:30-8pm. Presentation titled “Ask a Dietitian, Holiday Hibernation” by registered dietitians Amanda Figge and Megan Klemm. Free. springfieldclinic.com. Springfield Clinic East, 1025 S. Sixth St., 528-7541.

Weaving a Holiday Gift
Nov 3-5, 12-9:30pm Fri, 8:30am-9:30pm Sat, 8:30am-4pm Sun. Weave your own gift. Registration and deposit required. Call for details. $125. jubileefarm.info. Jubilee Farm, 6760 Old Jacksonville Road, 787-6927.

40th Annual International Festival
Nov 3, 5-8pm. Complimentary ethnic food, live performances and cultural exhibits. Free admission. 206-6678. UIS Recreation and Athletic Center, 2171 University Dr., 206-6073.

Route 66 Film Festival
Nov 3-4, 6:30pm-1am Fri, 12pm-1am Sat. Enjoy independent films from around the world, meet filmmakers, and hear them discuss their films. route66filmfestival.net. 364-1005. Capital City Bar & Grill, 3149 S. Dirksen Pkwy, 529-8580.

Ran
Nov 3, 7pm. Film screening and discussion of the 1985 film titled Ran, by Akira Kurosawa, which explores the human condition through a lens of feudal Japan. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. 206-8171. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Learn From Lincoln, Live Like Lincoln
Nov 3. Lincoln Heritage Museum, 1115 Nicholson Road, Lincoln, 735-7399.

Hope for the Holidays
Nov 4-5, 10am-5pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun. Fine art and craft fair featuring more than 22 local and out-of-state artists. Hope Presbyterian Church, 2211 Wabash Ave., 546-6951.

Project H.O.W.L.
Nov 4, 1-3pm. Program about animals and their ecosystems for children age 10-12 highlights kitty care. $13 residents and members; $15 non. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

The Great Russian Nutcracker
Nov 4, 2pm and 7:30pm. Featuring 40 professional Moscow Ballet dancers, local youth dancers and choir, plus full musical accompaniment from the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. $10-65. millikin.edu. Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, 424-6318.

Throttle Time
Nov 4-5. Try your hand at engineering a train. mrym.org. Monticello Railroad Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello, 762-9011.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Nov 6, 9am. Monthly meeting features Dr. James Herkert on “Illinois Birds and Update of Illinois Audubon Society.” Free. 563-940-5735. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Abe’s Trail Trek
Nov 11, 8:30am. 5K, 10K and half marathon distances through a historic venue with hills, scenic river views and an 1800s pioneer village. Registration. triharderpromotions.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Little Flower Holiday Craft Bazaar
Nov 11-12, 9am-4pm Sat, 10am-2pm Sun. Featuring more than 75 vendors offering hand-crafted items plus a concession stand and bake sale. Crafts for kids and pictures with Santa on Sunday. Donations. 529-4511. Little Flower Parish Center, 800 Stevenson Dr., 529-1606.

Springfield Jaycees Beerfest
Nov 11, 2-8pm. Hundreds of beers to sample under one roof. $20. springfieldjaycees.net. 210-1855. Illinois State Fairgrounds 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala
Nov 11, 7-11pm. Black-tie event features the first viewing of the 2017 Festival of Trees plus music and a silent auction. $100 includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks and dessert. memorialmedical.com. 788-4301. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

Rebetiki Istoria: Greek Folk Ensemble
Nov 11, 8pm. Greek folk ensemble specializing in rebetika, one of the most popular and controversial styles of Greek popular song. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Annual Autumn Coin Show
Nov 12, 9am-4pm. Central Illinois Numismatic Association show with 70 dealer tables. $1 admission; CINA members and children under 17 free. 899-9996. Northfield Inn Suites and Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Dr., 523-7900.

Poets in the Parlor
Nov 12, 2-3pm. Featuring Karen Craigo, author of the poetry collections No More Milk and Passing through Humansville. Free. Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., 524-0901.

Mariachi Sol De México de José Hernández
Nov 12, 7pm. Thirteen-member mariachi ensemble performs bright, splashy compositions led by mariachi master Jóse Hernàndez. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Festival of Trees Paint Night
Nov 14, 4:30-8:30pm. Paint a piece of metal art exclusive to Memorial’s Festival of Trees and enjoy a sneak peek at 2017 festival designs. memorialmedical.com. 788-4301. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

Hope is the Thing with Little Clear Wings
Nov 15, 6pm. Sustainability Week Keynote Address by Clay Bolt, a natural history and conservation photographer specializing in macro and close-up photography with an emphasis on invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians. An ECCE Speaker Series presentation. Free. uis.edu. 206-8171. UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza, 206-6073.

Business After Hours
Nov 16, 4:30-7pm. Monthly mixer provides a casual atmosphere conducive for networking. Hosted by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. $5 members, $15 non. business.gscc.org. 525-1173. Ace Sign Co., 2540 S. First St., 522-8417.

Christmas in the Park
Nov 17-18, 4-8pm Fri, 9am-3pm Sat. Holiday craft sale features Christmas decorations, ornaments, hand-pieced pillows, small themed trees and plenty of Santas, snowmen and angels. Free. 626-1738. Country Place Condo Clubhouse, 1/2 mile east of Toronto Road and 1/2 mile north of North Cotton Hill Road.

Peculiar Inspirations: An Original Play
Nov 17-18, 7:30-9pm. Play by modern Springfield writer Amy Lombard. Dessert reception to follow. $15 SAA members, $20 non. edwardsplace.org. Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Stories of Springfield
Nov 17-18, 7:30pm. Abraham Lincoln reminisces about the songs and stories of Springfield in this original theatrical production by Rose Serio. $20, wine and dessert included. edwardsplace.org. Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631

The Polar Express
Nov 17-19, 24-26, Dec 1-3, 8-9. Read along with the story as the train makes its round-trip journey to the North Pole. mrym.org. Monticello Railroad Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello, 762-9011.

Holiday Market - Cookie Walk
Nov 18, 8am-2pm. Annual event featuring gift items and holiday cookies. Hosted by the Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club. Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club, 2626 S. Pasfield St.

Holiday Farmers Market
Nov 18, Dec 16, 9am-5pm. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Memorial’s Festival of Trees
Nov 18-26, 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun. Nine-day holiday event featuring more than 200 artistically decorated trees and wreaths; Little Elves Workshop, Snapshots with Santa, live entertainment and more. $5 adults, $3 ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. MemorialsFestivalofTrees.com. 788-4301. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

Youth Orchestras Fall Concert
Nov 20, 7pm. Concert by the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Junior Strings, Preparatory Orchestra and Sinfonia Orchestra. $10 adults, $5 students, free to ages 12 and under. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Christmas at Sugar Creek
Nov 25, 10am-3pm. Featuring 60 vendors, lunch, bake sale, used book/CD sale and more. Free admission. 725-4359. Sugar Creek United Methodist Church, 1022 New City Road, Chatham, 622-7953.

Downtown Holiday Walks
Nov 25, 29, Dec 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 5-8pm. Featuring visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, History Comes Alive programs, shopping and more. downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield.

Handel’s Messiah
Nov 25, 7:30-12pm. Springfield Choral Society performs Handel’s Messiah with orchestra. $15. springfieldchoralsociety.org. 787-4868. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 815 S. Sixth St., 522-3342.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Nov 27, 7:30pm. Concert created by Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Davis’ Fresh Aire series. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Motown The Musical
Nov 29-30, 7:30pm. Musical highlights Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. sangamonauditorium.org. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Clayville Christmas
Dec 2, 10am-4pm. Children’s store, visits with Santa, face painting, Christmas caroling and more. clayville.org. Clayville, Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 572-4984.

Winter Holiday Floral Show
Dec 2-20, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Forty-fourth annual show features a stunning display of poinsettias, tropical plants and decorated evergreens. Free. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-4116.

Lunch with Santa on the Train
Dec 2-3. Enjoy a visit with Santa Claus while eating a kid-friendly sack lunch. Hosted by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce. mrym.org. Monticello Railroad Museum, 992 Iron Horse Place, Monticello, 762-9011.

Frostbite Festival 2M and 10M
Dec 3, 9am. Choose from 2-mile or 10-mile out-and-back course. Registration. srrc.net. FitClub West, 2811 W. Lawrence Ave., 787-1111.

Pilot Club Holiday Home Walk and Tea
Dec 3, 1-5pm. Visit beautifully decorated homes sponsored by the International Pilot Club of Jacksonville. $15 in advance. jacksonvilleil.org. Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park Plaza, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Dec 4, 9am.  Monthly meeting features Sandy Johnston on “Holiday Designs.” Free. 563-940-5735. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Student-Directed Scenes
Dec 4-5. Performances by students enrolled UIS’s Directing for Theatre class. uis.edu. UIS Studio Theatre, One University Plaza, 206-6160.

Project H.O.W.L.
Dec 9, 1-3pm. Program about animals and their ecosystems for children age 10-12 highlights owl-ology. $13 residents and members; $15 non. springfieldparks.org. Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., 585-1821.

Photos with Santa
Dec 9-22, 5-8pm Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm Sat-Sun. Meet and have photos taken with Santa. Free admission. No charge for photos taken with own camera; $5 for souvenir photo. springfieldparks.org. Robin Roberts Stadium, 1415 N. Grand Ave. E., 753-0700.

Holiday Jazz
Dec 9, 7:30pm. The Millikin University Jazz Sextet performs holiday classics with a jazzy swing. $10-25. millikin.edu. Kirkland Fine Arts Center, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, 424-6318.

Caroling at the Carillon
Dec 10, 4-5pm. Enjoy a roaring bonfire and sing carols accompanied by the carillon bells. Refreshments provided. Free. carillon-rees.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Business After Hours
Dec 14, 4:30-7pm. Monthly mixer provides a casual atmosphere conducive for networking. Hosted by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. $5 members, $15 non. business.gscc.org. 525-1173. Hy-Vee, 2115 S. MacArthur Blvd, 726-1001.

Winter Camp
Dec 22, 26-29, 7am-5:30pm. A Mon-Fri daycare solution for working parents and their kids ages 5-12. No camp Dec 25 or Jan 1. $25 per day residents, $28 per day non. springfieldparks.org. 753-2800. Nelson Center, 1601 N. Fifth St., 525-2589.

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

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