IllinoisTimes - Summerguide http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-92-1-summerguide.html Tue, 28 Jul 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Summerguide Calendar http://illinoistimes.com/article-15501-summerguide-calendar.html Summerguide Calendar
 MaySpringfield Audubon Society Walk and ProgramMay 21, 5:30-6:30pm.Walk and identify invasive species around Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, plus program discussing the problems invasive species creat...]]>
Shop farmers markets for good food http://illinoistimes.com/article-15502-shop-farmers-markets-for-good-food.html Shop farmers markets for good food
 Farmers markets are festive community events and showcase the Land of Lincoln’s other local treasure – its food! Buying local produce not only supports Illinois farmers, but also physical he...]]>
Assumption Fest http://illinoistimes.com/article-15503-assumption-fest.html Assumption Fest
Thursday, June 25, 5-11pm • Friday, June 26. 5pm-12:30am Saturday, June 27, 11am-12:30amThe only assumption you can safely make about Assumption Fest is that a great time will be had by all. This hu...]]>
Paint the Street Fest http://illinoistimes.com/article-15504-paint-the-street-fest.html Paint the Street Fest
Saturday, July 18, 2-10pmMake your literal mark on downtown Springfield at the Springfield Art Association’s Third Annual Paint the Street Festival. This all-ages community block party combines pain...]]>
Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular http://illinoistimes.com/article-15505-powerlight-abe-lincoln-car-show-spectacular.html Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular
Saturday, Aug. 1, 8am-4pm The largest car show in central Illinois rolls into Springfield on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the third year in a row, the show, which offers free admission...]]>
Decatur Celebration http://illinoistimes.com/article-15506-decatur-celebration.html Decatur Celebration
Thursday, Aug. 6, 7-11pm • Friday, Aug. 7, 5-11pm Saturday, Aug. 8, 11am-11pm • Sunday, Aug. 9, 11am-9:30pmThis summer, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to downtown Decatur to attend one...]]>
Downhome Music Festival http://illinoistimes.com/article-15507-downhome-music-festival.html Downhome Music Festival
Friday Aug. 7, 5:30pm-12am • Saturday, Aug. 8, 2pm-12amLocal is the theme of this multiday all-ages festival that combines art, beer and original music to two stages at the intersection of Seventh a...]]>
For shops, food and fun, visit Kimmswick, Missouri http://illinoistimes.com/article-15509-for-shops-food-and-fun-visit-kimmswick-missouri.html For shops, food and fun, visit Kimmswick, Missouri
 To get away for the day, consider a jaunt just a couple hours south of Springfield to Kimmswick, Missouri. This historic town offers everything for a girl’s day out or a couple’s daycation....]]>
Summer fun means a ride and a run http://illinoistimes.com/article-15510-summer-fun-means-a-ride-and-a-run.html Summer fun means a ride and a run
 Springfield is quickly becoming a hot spot for cool races. Whether you’re looking for a hardcore challenge or just something to keep you from languishing on the couch all summer, there’s lik...]]>
What good is sitting alone in your room? - Go see some theater. http://illinoistimes.com/article-15511-what-good-is-sitting-alone-in-your-room.html What good is sitting alone in your room? - Go see some theater.
 Here’s what’s playing this summer at theaters within a stone’s throw of Springfield. If you like musicals, you’re in luck!New Salem’s Theatre in the ParkTwo Gentlemen of Verona May 29-...]]>
Nectar of the summer gods - Beers for the season http://illinoistimes.com/article-15512-nectar-of-the-summer-gods.html Nectar of the summer gods - Beers for the season
 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerThose days of soda and pretzels and beer. –N. King ColeSummer without beer? That would be like ice cream without a cone, a king without a tu...]]>
2015 GOLF OUTINGS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15513-2015-golf-outings.html 2015 GOLF OUTINGS
 June• 4 – Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, The Rail Golf Club, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start, Mary Johnson, (217) 525-0365.• 5 – Rochester High School Football Team Golf Outing, Linc...]]>
Eight ways to improve your golf game http://illinoistimes.com/article-15514-eight-ways-to-improve-your-golf-game.html Eight ways to improve your golf game
 Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help golfers hone their short games, long games and everything i...]]>
Summer concert roundup - Plan now to take in summer sounds http://illinoistimes.com/article-15515-summer-concert-roundup.html Summer concert roundup - Plan now to take in summer sounds
 That sibilant sizzling in the air is the sound of a spectacularly sultry summer concert season. In town and throughout the region, it’s clear that if you don’t manage to see any great gigs t...]]>
Let’s go to the races - Sign up for one of these events, then train for it. If you enter, you’re a winner. http://illinoistimes.com/article-13977-let%25E2%2580%2599s-go-to-the-races.html Let’s go to the races - Sign up for one of these events, then train for it. If you enter, you’re a winner.
 When life gets busy, staying fit often takes a back seat. But there’s an easy way to stay committed to your workout: sign up for a race.Simply wanting to be in shape will only get you so far,...]]>
Exciting summer events http://illinoistimes.com/article-13978-exciting-summer-events.html Exciting summer events
Assumption Fest6-11 p.m. Thursday, June 26; 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, June 27; 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28Here’s a festival that’s been going on and growing for more than 80 years. Origin...]]>
Regional theater offers summer options galore http://illinoistimes.com/article-13979-regional-theater-offers-summer-options-galore.html Regional theater offers summer options galore
 As ever, area theater companies are putting their best feet forward this summer, offering a large variety of productions, running the gamut from Disney to Mel Brooks, from historical drama to op...]]>
Find Carl Sandburg at his Galesburg home http://illinoistimes.com/article-13980-find-carl-sandburg-at-his-galesburg-home.html Find Carl Sandburg at his Galesburg home
 You read his poems in school and you have heard his name all of your life. If you are curious like I was about this man who composed folk songs and wrote poems, books about Lincoln and children�...]]>
An eclectic museum collection in Carthage - The Kibbe Hancock Museum, “Where local history comes alive” http://illinoistimes.com/article-13981-an-eclectic-museum-collection-in-carthage.html An eclectic museum collection in Carthage - The Kibbe Hancock Museum, “Where local history comes alive”
 Head west, young man or woman! About 100 miles northwest of Springfield there is an interesting museum, the Kibbe Hancock Museum, with the motto, “Where Local History Comes Alive.”The Kibbe...]]>
Exploring French Colonial Ste. Genevieve http://illinoistimes.com/article-13982-exploring-french-colonial-ste-genevieve.html Exploring French Colonial Ste. Genevieve
 It was a weekend getaway for me as I decided to make my way down to southwestern Illinois and southeastern Missouri to get a little French history lesson. I didn’t know what to expect as I sta...]]>
Visit the home of Lincoln’s folks - Travel Lincoln’s path to the Lincoln Log Cabin http://illinoistimes.com/article-13983-visit-the-home-of-lincoln%25E2%2580%2599s-folks.html Visit the home of Lincoln’s folks - Travel Lincoln’s path to the Lincoln Log Cabin
 Abraham Lincoln’s legacy is found not just in Springfield but throughout central Illinois, where he practiced law and traveled to many locations, including Coles County. While he was in Coles...]]>
Summer Picks http://illinoistimes.com/article-11401-summer-picks.html Summer Picks
Juneteenth CelebrationSaturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, making this year’s Juneteenth festivities...]]>
Decatur changes its image and its attitude - Rooted in history, growing in confidence, downtown leads a community renewal effort http://illinoistimes.com/article-11402-decatur-changes-its-image-and-its-attitude.html Decatur changes its image and its attitude - Rooted in history, growing in confidence, downtown leads a community renewal effort
Decatur’s historic downtown is launching a new era. A new look, a hip attitude, fresh paved roads, restored storefronts and a refreshed self-image have made downtown Decatur the place to be any ...]]>
A river runs through it - Peoria has something for everyone http://illinoistimes.com/article-11403-a-river-runs-through-it.html A river runs through it - Peoria has something for everyone
Paris, New Orleans, London – many fine cities around the world are built on rivers. And that’s also true in Illinois, where Peoria offers a great opportunity for a weekend getaway or day t...]]>
Zoos and flowers in St. Louis and Chicago http://illinoistimes.com/article-11404-zoos-and-flowers-in-st-louis-and-chicago.html Zoos and flowers in St. Louis and Chicago
Sunshine, flowers and, of course, furry creatures make kids and adults alike light up. This year winter’s grip was a tight one, increasing our longing to shed the coats and head outside. In earl...]]>
Loco-motion - Springfield's race schedule is crazy! http://illinoistimes.com/article-11405-loco-motion.html Loco-motion - Springfield's race schedule is crazy!
The gallons of sweat, aching muscles and months of training have led to this: race day. You’re at the starting line with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of other people, your mind amped up an...]]>
Summer theatrical fare covers all the bases http://illinoistimes.com/article-11408-summer-theatrical-fare-covers-all-the-bases.html Summer theatrical fare covers all the bases
No matter what your taste in theater might be, whether it’s light musical comedy, modern musical bombast, prize-winning drama, kid-friendly shows or Pythonesque parody, at least one of the regio...]]>
Calling all volunteers http://illinoistimes.com/article-10046-calling-all-volunteers.html Calling all volunteers
With summer rapidly approaching, Springfield residents will be planning various ways to spend their summer through activities like vacations and traveling. So, why not plan on spending a little time v...]]>
Release the beast - Biking, running, swimming and obstacle courses in the capital city http://illinoistimes.com/article-10052-release-the-beast.html Release the beast - Biking, running, swimming and obstacle courses in the capital city
With such mild and beautiful weather so far this year, it’s a great time to go outside and get some exercise. And while you’re at it, why not play in the mud?Springfield and the surroundin...]]>
Summer theater has something for everyone http://illinoistimes.com/article-10055-summer-theater-has-something-for-everyone.html Summer theater has something for everyone
It’s that time of year again. Yes, ’tis the season for summer barbecues, local festivals and a boat on the lake. It also marks the start of a magnificent summer of local theater in central...]]>