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Summerguide calendar


May


Pressure Canner Testing
May 24, 8am-4pm Thu. Sign-up to have your pressure canner gauge(s) tested to ensure safety during the home canning process. University of Illinois Extension, 700 S. Airport Dr., 782-4617.

Art Exhibition
May 24-27, 30, Jun 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 10am-3pm Wed-Sun. Artworks on display by Felicia Olin, Renee Baldwin-Sisk, Katherine Pippin Pauley, George King and Sheri Ramsey. wildharecafe-elk-il.com. Horsefeather’s Wild Hare Café, 104 Governor Oglesby St., Elkhart, 947-2100.

Illinois Products Farmers Market
May 24, 31, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 4-7pm Thu. Every Thursday. Shopping, health and wellness information, live entertainment and more in a street party atmosphere. SNAP cards accepted. Free. agr.state.il.us/nightmarket. Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Shed, 801 Sangamon Ave.

1776
May 24-26, 8pm Thu-Sat. Musical follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they sign the Declaration of Independence. $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.

Glo-Bingo
May 25, 7-10pm Fri. Doors at 6pm. Firefighters-Postal Lake Club, 940 W. Lake Shore Dr., 622-0099.

Dual Piano
May 25-27, 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 2:30pm Sun. Comedic piano concert by Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan features a variety of music, ranging from Broadway to classical and swing to jazz. $18, $20. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Blessing of the Boats
May 26, Sat. Springfield Elks Lodge #158, 409 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-0158.

Memorial Weekend Celebration
May 26, Sat. TRN Club, 25 Lakewood Dr., Chatham, 483-9994.

TT Motorcycle Races
May 26, 7am Sat. World’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series. springfieldmile.org. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Flags at Camp Butler
May 26, 8-9:30am Sat. Help area Scouts and veterans place flags on the graves of veterans, rain or shine. Take-down is May 29 at 8am. thor62561@yahoo.com. Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Road, 492-4070.

Old Capitol Farmers Market
May 26-Aug 22, 8am-12:30pm Wed and Sat. Every Wed and Sat through Oct. 27. Sponsored by HSHS St. John’s Hospital and provided by Downtown Springfield, Inc. in cooperation with Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Springfield Area Arts Council. Downtown Springfield, Fourth and Adams.

Music at the Market
May 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 10am-12pm Sat. Entertainment provided by local performers. Free. springfieldartsco.org. 753-3519. Old Capitol Farmers Market, Fourth and Adams streets, 544-1723.

Springfield Mile Race 1
May 27, Sun. Motorcycles race a 1-mile oval track. Advance: $35 adult, $20 child. Week of: $45 adult, $30 child. springfieldmile.org. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Summer Passport Series
May 28-Aug 7, 9am-4:30pm Mon-Sun. Series of five search activities enables families to take a closer look at the exhibits that they love. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Memorial Day Ceremonies
May 28, 5pm Mon. DAV Club, 25 Club Area, 529-9725.

Bike and Hike Days
May 27, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 8am-4pm Sun. Enjoy safe recreation and minimized vehicular traffic. Hosted by Springfield Park District. Free. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park, 1501 S. Grand Ave. W., 544-1751.
 
(Modified) Bike and Hike Days
May 28-30, Jun 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, Jul 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, Aug 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 4-6pm Mon-Wed. Enjoy safe recreation and minimized vehicular traffic around a modified loop. Hosted by Springfield Park District. Free. springfieldparks.org. Washington Park, 1501 S. Grand Ave. W., 544-1751.

Artist on the Plaza Concert Series
May 30, Jun 6, 13, 20, 28, Jul 4, 11, 18, 26, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 12-1pm Wed. An outdoor, summertime entertainment series featuring local performers. Free. springfieldartsco.org. 753-3519. Old State Capitol Plaza, between Sixth and Fifth streets at Adams.

Moonlight Market Jun 6, 20, Jul 18, Aug 1, 15, Obed & Isaacs

June

Heritage Days Summerfest
Jun 1-3, Fri-Sun. Annual festival hosted by Little Flower Parish. Three days of live music, kids’ area, bags tournament, chicken wing cook-off, mega-raffle and more. little-flower.org. Little Flower School, 900 Stevenson Dr., 529-4511.

Antiques Show and Sale
Jun 1-3, 10am-5pm Fri-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Featuring more than 50 dealers from across the US. Hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities and Associated Antique Dealers of America. $6 per person. aadainc.com. 386-822-0557. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 725-8047.

At Home in the Heartland
Jun 1, 2-3pm Fri. Journey through 200 years of Illinois history on this curator-led gallery walk through “At Home in the Heartland.” Free with museum admission. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Legacy of Giving Music Festival
Jun 1-2, 5pm Fri, 12pm Sat. Featuring 70 bands across five stages, plus a vendor fair, kids area and more. Proceeds to charity. $5. logmusicfest.org. Downtown Springfield.

Oakleaf Crypto Tech Concert Series
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29m Jul 6, 20, 27, 5:45-9pm Fri. BYO picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beer vendors on site. Free. jacksonvillemainstreet.com. Central Park, 32 N. Central Park, Jacksonville, 245-6884.

Becoming Dr. Ruth
Jun 1-3, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. Play about the beloved therapist starring Felicia Coulter. Directed by Joe-Michael Jackson and John Paris. $16, $18. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Little Shop of Horrors
Jun 1-3, 6-10, 8:30pm Fri-Sun, 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Directed by Laurie Barnes and sponsored by Springfield Clinic. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Happy Camper Trail Race
Jun 2, 7:30-10am Sat. New event features a 2.5-mile race, 5-mile race and kids’ fun run. 2.5-mile race: $25. 5-mile race: $40. lscacamp.org. Lewis Memorial Acres, 399 S. Koke Mill Road, 529-2625.

3D Archery Shoot
Jun 2-3, 8am-1pm Sat-Sun. Hosted by Scheels and Panther Creek Bowhunters. $12 adults, $8 ages 13-17, free to ages 12 and under. 726-6330. Panther Creek Bowhunters Club, 1 W. Gilreath Road, Chatham, 622-6945.

LLPS Boat Checks
Jun 2, 9am-4pm Sat. Hosted by Land of Lincoln Power Squadron. Free. Lindsay Bridge.

Traveling the Land of Lincoln Super Saturday
Jun 2, 11am-3pm Sat. Journey through Illinois with the help of an interactive adventure guide, make your own Route 66 attraction and more. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Rodney Carrington
Jun 2, 8-10pm Sat. Multitalented comedian, actor and writer who has recorded eight major label comedy albums and has a current Netflix special titled Here Comes The Truth. Mature audiences only. $39-$199. uis.edu. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Clinic
Jun 3, 8-11am Sun. For ages 7-12. Hosted by the Springfield Police Department and Springfield Park District. Free. southwindpark.org. 741-0988. Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

First Sunday Midwest Bazaar
Jun 3, Jul 1, Aug 5, 8am-4pm Sun. Rain or shine event featuring arts, crafts, decor, jewelry, food, furniture, antiques and vintage, a local wine and craft beer patio, and much more. $4 per person, free to ages 12 and under. Menard County Fairgrounds, 18450 Fairgrounds, Petersburg.

Puppies + Yoga
Jun 3, 10-11am and 12-1pm Sun. Practice yoga with 11 livestock guardian dog puppies. Open to all levels of experience. $35 includes yoga and cocktail. 899-4562. Willow City Farm, 8150 Bomke Road, Pleasant Plains, 899-4562.

Concerts in the Park
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 6pm Sun. Featuring different musicians every week. BYO lawn chairs or blankets. Hosted by Pilot Club of Jacksonville. Free. Jacksonville Community Park, 1201 S. Main, Jacksonville.

Rees International Carillon Festival
Jun 3-8, 6-8:30pm Sun-Thu, 6-10:30pm Fri. Annual festival features nightly carillon concerts by renowned carillonists. Fireworks Friday at dusk. Free. carillon-rees.org. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 546-3853.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Jun 4, 9am Mon. Presentation titled “Plant a Pollinator Pocket Garden” by Jennifer Fishburn. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Abe and Mary: Quite Contrary Walking Tour
Jun 5, 10-11am Tue. A 1.5 mile, 60-minute walking tour of beautiful, historic downtown Springfield. Registration. Free. PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov. 558-8844. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., Springfield, 782-5764.

Summer Film Fest: Swamps
Jun 5-6, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters
Jun 6, 10-11:30am Wed. 726-5184. Williamsville Public Library and Museum, 217 N. Elm St., Williamsville, 566-3520.

History of the State Flag
Jun 6, 2-3pm Wed. Presentation by David Joens on the history of the Illinois state flag. Registration. Free. PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., 558-8844.

Moonlight Market
Jun 6, 20, Jul 18, Aug 1, 15, 6-9pm Wed. Event features central Illinois artists and artisans on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Free. obedandisaacs.com. 522-3123. Obed & Isaacs, 500 S. Sixth St., 670-0627.

Pawnee Prairie Days
Jun 7-9, 5pm Thu-Sat. Three-day family friendly festival features carnival, pageant, food, drinks, live entertainment and more. Pawnee Town Square.

Vivian Maier Dinner Presentation
Jun 7, 5:30pm Thu. Annual dinner meeting of the Friends of UIS Brookens Library. Featuring Pamela Bannos, author of Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife. $30 members, $25 guests. 206-6597. UIS Student Union, One William Maxwell Lane, 206-6581.

Camp Butler: Training Grounds, Prison, Cemetery
Jun 7, 6:30-8:30pm Thu. First in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Fifth Annual Jewish Film Series
Jun 7, 14, 21, 28, 7pm Thu. Featuring award-winning Jewish films from around the world suitable for a multicultural, multi-generational audience. $25 for series pass; $7 per film or $5 per film with student ID. shalomspringfield.org. Capital City Bar & Grill, 3149 S. Dirksen Pkwy, 529-8580.

The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
Jun 7-10, 8pm Thu-Sun. By James Prideaux. Directed by Kristin Wheeler. $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.

At Home in the Heartland
Jun 8, 2pm Fri. Journey through 200 years of Illinois history on this curator-led gallery walk through “At Home in the Heartland.” Free with museum admission. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Golden Age and Cabaret Lindsay
Jun 8, 6-11pm Fri. An art experience featuring the recitation of Lindsay poetry, a performance art piece, the descent of a golden ball, plus Cabaret Vachel, a music/dance after-party from 9-11pm. Free. pharmacygallery.com. The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space, 711 S. Fifth St., 801-810-9278.

Visions and Dreams
Jun 8-9, 7-9:30pm Fri, 9am-2pm Sat. Two-day men’s prophetic conference. Speaker Dr. Robert Armstrong on Fri. Speaker Apostle Kyle Grier on Sat. Free-will offering. tableoflifeministries.org. Table of Life Ministries, 2600 S. Fifth St., 720-5100.

Plaza Car Show
and Cruise
Jun 9, 8am-9pm Sat. Judged car show from 8am-3:30pm. Cruise from 5-9pm. jacksonvilleil.org. Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park, Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Car Show and Swap Meet
Jun 9, 10am Sat. Sponsored by the Route 66 Cruisers Car Club. Participant-judged show. Food and drinks on site. $15 registration, $15 swap meet spaces. Riverton KC Hall, 401 S. Fourth St., Riverton, 836-6945.

Friends of Lincoln Library Summer Book Sale
Jun 9, 10am-4pm Sat. Free admission. 691-7622. Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., 753-4900.
Summer Combo Pot Workshop
Jun 9, 10am-12pm Sat. Create unique summer combo pots. $10, instruction provided. greenview.com. GreenView Nursery, 3000 W. Jefferson, 787-4700.

Summer Frolic
Jun 9, 10am-4pm Sat. Period-clothed interpreters celebrate frontier heritage plus World Wide Knit in Public Day. Bring your own chair and knit. lincolnsnewsalem.com. Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, 632-4000.

Alice in Wonderland
Jun 9, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm Sat. A children’s ballet presented by Springfield Youth Performance Group. $10, $15, $20. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Litchfield Pickers Market
Jun 10, Jul 8, Aug 12, 9am-3pm Sun. Open-air market specializing in vendors featuring items prior to 1980. Plus live music, food and more. Free. visitlitchfield.com. Downtown Litchfield, 400 North State St., Litchfield, 866-733-5833.

Horse Camp
Jun 11, 18, 25, Jul 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 8am-4pm Mon. Weeklong summer day camps for kids led by experienced instructors in a safe, clean environment. $445. riversidestable.com. $445. Includes daily pictures. Riverside Stables Horse Camp, 2310 Chinchilla Lane, 522-7702.

Midwest Charity Horse Show
Jun 12-17, Tue-Sun. Performances at 10:30am and 6:30pm daily. Premier US horse show features American Saddlebred, Roadster, Morgan and Arabian horses and Hackney ponies. In support of Camp COCO. Free. midwestcharity.com. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Sangamon County Fair
Jun 12-17, Tue-Sun. Featuring a carnival, contests, nationally-recognized entertainment, rodeo, agricultural exhibits and more. Admission. sangcofair.com. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, 316 W. Birch St., New Berlin, 488-2685.

Summer Film Fest: Dolphins and Whales
Jun 12-13, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Barnes PRCA Rodeo
Jun 13, Wed. Grandstand event. Admission. sangcofair.com. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, 316 W. Birch St., New Berlin, 488-2685.

Tales from the Vault: Victorian Underpinnings
Jun 13, 12:30-1:30pm. Moderated by Erika Holst, curator of decorative arts and history. Hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Museum. Free. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash St., 785-0037.

Garden Party
Jun 13, 5:30-9pm Wed. Family-friendly event featuring carnival rides, games, a variety of foods and live music. Free. bssbruins.org. 522-7534. Blessed Sacrament Church, 1725 S. Walnut Street, 528-7521.

Summer Porch Chats
Jun 13, 5:30-7pm Wed. Featuring speakers Nancy Chapin and Theresa Cummings. Free. iles.org. Elijah Iles House, 628 S. Seventh St., 492-5929.

Market Days
Jun 14-16, 9am-5pm Thu-Sat. Featuring an outdoor fine craft fair, live entertainment on the plaza and more. thegablesofspringfield.com. The Gables, 2800 Plaza Dr., 793-3344.

ITPA Tractor Pull
Jun 14, Thu. Grandstand event. Admission. sangcofair.com. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, 316 W. Birch St., New Berlin, 488-2685.

29th US Regiment: Colored Troops in Illinois
Jun 14, 6:30-7:30pm Thu. Second in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

History Sparkles
Jun 14, 6:30pm Thu. ALPM historians share the seldom told anecdotes of four First Ladies. Desserts and beverages served all evening. $31.50 members; $35 public. illinois.gov. 558-8844. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., 782-5764.

Music at the Museum: Pushing Chain
Jun 14, 7-9pm Thu. Monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. $10 adults, $8 members and children under 12. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Midland, The Longmeyer Band
Jun 15, Fri. Grandstand concert. Admission. sangcofair.com. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, 316 W. Birch St., New Berlin, 488-2685.

At Home in the Heartland
Jun 15, 2pm Fri. Journey through 200 years of Illinois history on this curator-led gallery walk through “At Home in the Heartland.” Free with museum admission. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

The Emoji Movie
Jun 15, dusk Fri. Part of the Springfield Park District’s concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Comer Cox Park, Capitol Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Walk to Defeat ALS
Jun 16, 9am-12pm Sat. Registration required. Free to register. web.alsa.org. 888-873-8539. Hope Pavilion, Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 788-2310.

The Gin Blossoms, Tonic, Vertical Horizon
Jun 16, 6:30pm Sat. Rock concert on the BOS Center’s outdoor plaza. $31-$61. theboscenter.com. Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, 800-745-3000.

Bicentennial Speaker Series
Jun 17, 2-4pm Sun. Presentation titled “Illinois Antislavery and the Struggle for Freedom” by Jeanne Schulz Angel. Free. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-0979. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Demolition Derby
Jun 17, 4pm Sun. Grandstand event. Admission. sangcofair.com. Sangamon County Fairgrounds, 316 W. Birch St., New Berlin, 488-2685.

Summer Film Fest: Digestive System
Jun 19-20, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Cotton, Violins and Shots in the Night
Jun 20, 12-1pm Wed. A Brown Bag Program presented by Ray and Pam Bruzan. Free. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash St., 785-0037.

Chatham American Legion Annual Homecoming
Jun 21-23, 5-11pm Thu, 5pm-12am Fri, 12pm-12am Sat. An old-fashioned street festival with food, beverages, live entertainment, carnival rides and family fun. Free admission; $20 for unlimited ride wristband. chathamlegion.com. Chatham Town Square, 101 W. Mulberry, Chatham, 483-4084.

1918 - Americans over There
Jun 21, 6:30pm Thu. Presentation by Dr. Mark DePue. Registration. Free. PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov. 558-8844. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., 782-5764.

Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel Hymer
Jun 21, 6:30-7:30pm Thu. Third in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival
Jun 22-24, Fri-Sun. Music all weekend long, including a Sunday morning gospel show. crazyhorsecamp.com. 243-5678. Crazy Horse Campground, 2113 Crazy Horse Road, Ashland, 886-2089.

At Home in the Heartland
Jun 22, 2pm Fri. Journey through 200 years of Illinois history on this curator-led gallery walk through “At Home in the Heartland.” Free with museum admission. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Marina Fireworks
Jun 22, Fri. Lake Springfield Marina, 17 Waters Edge Blvd, 483-3625.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Jun 22-24, 28-30, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. Musical production features more than 50 local students. Directed by Adam Power. $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.

Sister Act
Jun 22-24, 27, Jul 1, 8:30pm Fri-Sun, 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Directed by Andrew Maynerich and Morgan Kaplan. Sponsored by Edward Jones. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Scheels 5K/10K Run
Jun 23, 7:30-9am Sat. In support of Compass for Kids. $35 registration; $10 kiddie fun run. Scheels, 3801 S. MacArthur, Springfield, 726-6330.

Antique Show and Farm Fest
Jun 23-24, 9am-3pm Sat, 9am-3pm Sun. See primitive antiques, period craftsmen, steam engines, gas engines, demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Admission. historic-marbold-farmstead.org. Historic Marbold Farmstead, 21722 State Hwy 29, Greenview, 968-5808.

Art of the Prairie State
Jun 23, 10am-2pm Sat. Kids create works of art to take home. Free with museum admission. illinois.gov. 558-8844. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., 782-5764.

Bees and Butterflies
Jun 23, 10-11:30am Sat. Featuring guest speakers at 10am and a children’s book reading at 11am, followed by a butterfly release. Free. greenview.com. 309-243-7761. Green View Companies, 3000 W. Jefferson St., 787-4700.

Summer Fun Day
Jun 23, 9am-9pm Sat. Car show 11am-4pm; art fair 10am-5pm; bluegrass and country music festival 12-9pm; hammer-in 9am-5pm; kids’ fun area with bounce houses and games 10am-5pm. $3 ages 13 and up, $1 ages 6-13. free to kids under 6. clayville.org. Clayville, Route 125, Pleasant Plains, 572-4984.

Paint the Street
Jul 23, 12-11pm Sat. Purchase a 6x6 foot square to paint solo or with your family and friends. In support of the Springfield Art Association. $35 advance, $40 at door; $45 professional. springfieldart.org. 523-2631. Downtown Springfield, between Fourth and Eighth streets on Washington Street.

Music in the Park: Harmony Deep
Jun 24, 4-7pm Sun. Hosted by the Springfield Park District. Free. springfieldparks.org. Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St., 753-0702.

Summer Film Fest: Dinosaurs
Jun 26-27, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Road Trip to Busch Stadium
Jul 27, Fri. Road trip to Busch Stadium to see the Saint Louis Cards play the Chicago Cubs. Escorted motor coach transportation and reserved seating included. Reservations. Williamsville State Bank and Trust, 3341 Old Jacksonville Road, 698-9728.

Assumption Fest
Jun 28-30, Thu-Sat. Family friendly fair featuring the new Majestik Spectacular stunt show, a car show, BBQ cookoff, pageants, carnival, a pet show, petting zoo, live entertainment and much more. Free. Assumption.

Art and Science of Light
Jun 28, 9am-12pm Thu. Ages 5-7 learn how to harness the sun to take a photo, how to create a rainbow, and more. Register by June 17. $25 members, $35 non. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Art and Science of Paper
Jun 28, 1-4pm Thu. Ages 8-11 discover different ways of making paper and explore the art of printmaking. Register by June 17. $25 members, $35 non. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

How Illinoisans Remember the Civil War
Jun 28, 6-7:30pm Thu. Fourth in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

At Home in the Heartland
Jun 29, 2pm Fri. Journey through 200 years of Illinois history on this curator-led gallery walk through “At Home in the Heartland.” Free with museum admission. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Adult Summer Camp
Jun 29-30, 5-10pm Fri, 7am-7pm Sat. Relive some of your favorite summer camp memories during this overnight camping experience. $75 per person, includes four meals and dorm housing. lscacamp.org. Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, 1674 Lick Creek Lane, Chatham, 529-2625.

Adult Prom
Jun 29, 7-11pm Fri. 90s-themed event features photo booth, DJ and 90s regalia. Cash bar. $20 advance; $25 at door. springfieldartsco.org. 753-3519. Arlington’s, 210 Broadway St., 528-1563.

Beatles vs Stones: A Musical Showdown
Jun 29, 8-10pm Fri. Two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown. Featuring the tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction. $30-$65. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Independence Party
Jun 30, Sat. Sangamo Surf Club, 405 E. Lake Shore Dr., 529-1712.
North End Lake Fireworks
Jun 30, Sat. Rain date July 6. Lake Springfield.

Over the Edge
Jun 30, 9am-4pm Sat. Rappel down the Abraham Lincoln Hotel Doubletree in exchange for donations in support of Sparc. Free to attend; must fund raise $1,000 to rappel. otecwe.com. 793-2100. President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center, 701 E. Adams, 544-8800.

MooNie the Magnif’Cent
Jun 30, 2pm and 8pm Sat. One-man performance includes juggling, rope walking and audience participation. $15 matinee, $18 evening show. illinoisshakes.com. Center for the Performing Arts, 351 S. School St., Normal, 309-438-2535.

Capital City Celebration
Jun 30, 4pm-12am Sat. Featuring fireworks, a dog pageant, live music, a kids area and food trucks. Hosted by the Springfield Jaycees. Free. springfieldjaycees.net. Downtown Springfield, South Second Street and East Capitol Avenue, 638-1068.


Beatles vs Stones: A Musical Showdown Jun 29, Hoogland Center for the Arts


July

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Jul 2, 9am Mon. Presentation titled “Tough Trees for Our Evolving Climate” by Guy Sternberg. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Summer Film Fest: Gravity
Jul 3, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Fourth of July Blast
Jul 4, 6am-10pm Wed. A full day of fun, including a fishing tournament, 5K and fun run, parade, kid zone, flea market, fireworks display and much more. jacksonvilleil.org. Nichols Park, 319 Holken Brink Dr., Jacksonville, 243-5678.

Fourth of July Carnival
Jul 4, 9:30am-1pm Wed. Featuring a photo booth, bounce house, games for all ages, face painting, snow cones and more. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 210. $7 per wristband. Jerome United Methodist Church, 1570 Reed Ave., 546-2241.

Clara Irwin’s Strawberry Party
Jul 4, 5-8pm Wed. Featuring entertainment, fresh strawberry confections, live music, games, and a group reading of the Declaration of Independence. ileshouse.org. Elijah Iles House, 628 S. Seventh St., 492-5929.

Grant Goes To War: The March From Springfield
Jul 5, 6:30-8:30pm Thu. Fifth in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Mamma Mia!
Jul 6-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, 7pm Wed-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. A young woman’s quest to discover her father’s identity brings her back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago. $20 adv; $30 day of; $22 seniors and children. atthelegacy.com. The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence, 800-838-3006.

Women’s Distance Festival
Jul 7, 8am Sat. Two-mile race and kids’ fun run. Registration. srrc.net. Washington Park, 1501 S. Grand Ave. W., 544-1751.

Double, Double
Jul 7, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28, Aug 2, 4, 9, 10am Sat, 10am Thu. A fun and fast-paced show for the young and young at heart. Presented by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s Theatre For Young Audiences. Free. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Normal, 309-438-6333.

Happy Birthday Illinois! Super Saturday
Jul 7, 11am-3pm Sat. Enjoy cake, activities, games, and wish the state of Illinois a happy birthday. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Peter Pan and the Pirates
Jul 7, 11am and 2pm Sat. Delightful children’s play by AlphaBet Soup Productions about the boy who wouldn’t grow up and his adventures in Neverland. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Christmas in July
Jul 7, 12-4pm Sat. Enjoy fun carnival games with prizes, a celebrity dunk tank, photos with Santa, shopping and more. Free. apl-shelter.org. Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, 544-7387.

Loami Fourth of July Celebration
Jul 7, 3pm Sat. Parade at 3pm, plus food vendors, car show, bounce houses, children’s activities, tractor games, bake sale, silent auction, fireworks at dusk. Loami.

Merry Wives of Windsor
Jul 5-7, 17-18, 25, 28, 31, Aug 3-4, 9, 7:30pm Tue-Thu, 8pm Fri-Sat. Directed by Deanna Jent. Part of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. $20-$54. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Normal, 309-438-6333.

Summer Film Fest: Prairie Animals
Jul 10-11, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

The President Will See You Now
Jul 10, 6:30pm Tue. Book signing and presentation by Peggy Grande, former assistant to Ronald Reagan and author of The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years. $5 members, $8 public. PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov. 558-8844. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., 782-5764.

Morgan County Fair
Jul 11-15, Wed-Sun. Carnival, food, talent show, pageant, livestock, tractor pulls, live entertainment and more. $4 adults; $2 kids 8-12; free to kids under 8; half-price admission for all and free to seniors on Sunday. themorgancountyfair.com. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N. Westgate, Jacksonville, 245-6800.

Pre-Statehood Illinois
Jul 11, Wed. Moderated by Ian Hunt. Part of the ALPLM and ISM’s “Tales from the Vault” program series. Free. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., 558-8844.

Art and Science of Cloth
Jul 12, 9am-1pm Thu. Ages 12-14 discover the ancient art of Shibori dying, printing, and experiment with natural dyes. Register by July 8. $25 members, $35 non. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Cardinals Kids Clinic
Jul 12, 12:30-5:30pm Thu. Learn baseball fundamentals from former St. Louis Cardinals players. For ages 7-13. $85. springfieldparks.org. Lincoln Park, Fifth Street and Sangamon Avenue, 544-1751.

Lincoln’s Vandalia: A Pioneer Portrait
Jul 12, 12pm Thu. Illinois History Forum session moderated by James Cornelius, the ALPLM’s Lincoln curator. Free. presidentlincoln.illinois.gov. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., 558-8844.

Illinois History Forum
Jul 12, 12-1pm Thu. Presentation by John Lupton, Illinois Supreme Court historian, on Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870. BYO sack lunch. Free. illinois.gov. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., 558-8844.

Civil War Widows and Orphans
Jul 12, 6:30-7:30pm Thu. Sixth in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Amaranth Apple Festival
Jul 13-14, Fri-Sat. Summer street festival features two nights of live music from nationally-known musicians, plus local poetry, art and cuisine. Admission. downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield, Inc., 3 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, 544-1723.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Jul 13-15, 7pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. New dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic presented by Springfield Theatre Centre’s Active and Creative Teen Theatre. $12. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Jul 13, dusk Fri. Part of the Springfield Park District’s concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Rotary Park, Iles Avenue and Archer Elevator Road.

Distant Thunder
Jul 13-15, 19-21, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. Directed by Bill Bauser, Jr. $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.

Legally Blonde: The Musical
Jul 13-15, 18-22, 8:30pm Fri-Sun, 8:30pm Wed-Sun. Directed by Anna Maisenbacher. Sponsored by UCB. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Awake Expo
Jul 14-5, 10am-5pm Sat-Sun. Complimentary lectures plus offerings featuring aura photography, crystals, essential oils, intuitive readings, mediumship and much more. $5 per person per day; free to ages 10 and under. awakeexpo.com. 414-2412. Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 S. Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Relay For Life
Jul 14, 12-10pm Sat. Hosted by Sangamon and Menard County Relay For Life and American Cancer Society. Free. relayforlife.org. 523-4691. Illinois State Fairgrounds Exposition Building, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Lincoln Lectures:
James M. Cornelius
Jul 14, 2pm Sat. Symposium explores the fascination that Abraham Lincoln had with William Shakespeare’s writings. Hosted by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Free. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Normal, 309-438-6333.

Henry V
Jul 12, 14, 24, 27, Aug 2, 10, 8pm Fri-Sat. Tue and Thu, Fri-Sat. Directed by Karen Kessler. Part of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. $20-$54. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Normal, 309-438-6333.

Building Illinois
Jul 15, 2-3pm Sun. Presentation titled “Building Illinois: Entrepreneurialism Flourishes, Workers Rise” by Mike Matejka, governmental affairs director for the Great Plains Laborers District Council. Free. 782-0979. museum.state.il.us. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

The John Conlee Show
Jul 15, 3pm Sun. Concert by John Conlee, country music icon and member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981. Tickets. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Summer Film Fest: Mussels
Jul 17-18, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.
Prairie to Farm Field
Jul 17, 6pm Tue. Presentation titled “Prairie to Farm Field: The History of Springfield’s Landscapes” by Curtis Mann and Stephanie Martin. Part of the Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today: Illinois Realtors Town Hall Speaker Series. Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St., 753-4900.

Improvised Shakespeare Company
7:30pm Tue-Thu, Jul 18, 25, Aug 8, 8pm Wed. Performing fully-improvised Shakespearean masterpieces right before your eyes. $18. illinoisshakes.com. Center for the Performing Arts, 351 S. School St. , Normal, 309-438-2535.

Roadside Markers: Illinois Civil War Markers
Jul 19, 6:30-7:45pm Thu. Seventh in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Lincoln’s Festival on 66
Jul 20-22, 10am Fri-Sun. Featuring an array of Lincoln programming and experiences such as a classic car show and cruise-in, and much more. Most events free. lincolnsfestival.net. 309-665-0033. Downtown Bloomington, Main, Monroe and Center streets, Bloomington, 309-829-9599.

Chatham Jaycees Sweetcorn Festival
Jul 20-21, 5-11:45pm Fri, 10am-11:45pm Sat. Featuring live music, food, drinks, Miss Sweetcorn Festival pageant, Illinois Championship Cow Chip Throw and more. Free entry; donations for parking. chathamjaycees.net. Chatham Community Park, 731 S. Main St., Chatham.

Double, Double
Jul 21, 10am Sat. A fun and fast-paced show for the young and young at heart. Presented by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s Theatre For Young Audiences. Free. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Franklin Park, N. McLean Street and E. Chestnut Street, Bloomington.

Kidzeum Children’s Museum Grand Opening
Jul 21, 10am-5pm Sat. Day-long celebration includes food, music and family activities. kidzeum.org. Kidzeum of Health and Science Children’s Museum, 412 East Adams St., 971-4435.

Blues and BBQ
Jul 21, 3pm Sat. Trails End Saloon, 6445 Old Route 54, 483-7078.

Lincoln Lectures: Michael Anderegg
Jul 21, 4pm Sat. Symposium explores the fascination that Abraham Lincoln had with William Shakespeare’s writings. Featuring Michael Anderegg, author of Lincoln and Shakespeare. Hosted by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Free. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Normal, 309-438-6333.

Shakespeare in Love
Jul 19, 20, 21-22, 25-26, 29, Aug 1, 7, 11, 7:30pm Thu, 8pm Fri, 8pm Sat, 3pm Sun, 2pm Wed, 7:30pm Thu, 2pm Sun, 7:30pm Wed, 7:30pm Tue, 2pm Sat. Directed by Marti Lyons. Part of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. $20-$54. illinoisshakes.com. Center for the Performing Arts, 351 S. School St., Normal, 309-438-2535.

CINA Coin Show
Jul 22, 9am-4pm Sun. 72 tables and more than 50 Midwest dealers featuring US and foreign coins and currency, gold and silver bullion, medals and ancient coins. Hosted by Central Illinois Numismatic Association. $1 admission, free to CINA members and children 16 and under. 528-7634. Northfield Inn Suites and Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Dr., 523-7900.
Shakesperience
Jul 22, 1-3pm Sun. Exhibition features special collections on both Shakespeare and Lincoln. Free. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Milner Library, 201 N. School St., Normal, 309-438-3451.

Music in the Park: NCR
Jul 22, 4-7pm Sun. Hosted by the Springfield Park District. Free. springfieldparks.org. Iles Park, Sixth and Ash streets.

Summer Film Fest: Spiders
Jul 24-25, 10am and 2pm Tue-Wed. 30-minute films every Tue and Wed in June and July for ages 3-8. Part of the Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 782-6044. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Warrensburg Corn Festival
Jul 26-28, 4-10pm Thu, 4-11pm Fri, 6am-11pm Sat. Family-friendly festival featuring live music, a 5K run, bicycle fun ride, parade, bounce houses, craft vendors, food vendors, Maddox sweet corn, car show, BBQ cook off and much more. Free. WarrensburgCornFestival.com. 433-0822. Warrensburg Village Hall, 155 E. Main St., Warrensburg, 672-3222.

Grant and Sherman
Win the War
Jul 26, 6:30-7:45pm Thu. Eighth in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival
Jul 27-28, Fri-Sat. Local bands playing original songs on multiple stages, craft beers, local vendors, kids area and more. Admission. downhomemusicfest.com. Downtown Springfield.

River Country Quilt Show
Jul 27-28, 10am-5pm Fri, 10am-4pm Sat. See 250+ quilted items, plus quilt appraisals (by appointment), vendors, and more. jacksonvilleil.org. 243-5678. Jacksonville High School, 1211 N. Diamond St., Jacksonville, 243-4384.

Craft Brew Festival and Midwest Makers and Artisan Market
Jul 28, 10am-5pm Sat. Featuring live music and Midwest products ranging from foods to beverages to art to furniture to health and wellness. jacksonvillemainstreet.com. Central Park, 32 N. Central Park, Jacksonville, 245-6884.
Lincoln Lectures: Guy Fraker
Jul 28, 2pm Sat. Symposium explores the fascination that Abraham Lincoln had with William Shakespeare’s writings. Featuring author Guy Fraker. Hosted by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Free. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Normal, 309-438-6333.

Hootenanny!
Jul 28-29, 7pm Sat, 2pm Sun. Nationally-known singer/musician Barry Cloyd joins local musicians Ken Bradbury and Mike Post in an old-fashioned Hootenanny featuring our nation’s favorite singalong tunes. $18, $20. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Half-Century Hullabaloo! A Birthday Bash
Jul 28, Sat. Event features typical party elements with a timely twist. Ages 21+ only. $25 advance; $30 at door. decaturarts.org. Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water St., Decatur, 423-3189.

Women’s Distance Festival Jul 7, Washington Park


August

The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
Aug 1, 5-6:30pm Wed. Presentations about the 1968 Fair Housing Act; preview of the Realtors plaza, including interpretive signs about Springfield racial history. Part of the “Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today: Illinois Realtors Town Hall Speaker Series.” Illinois Realtors, 522 S. Fifth St., 529-2600.

DAR Ice Cream Social
Aug 2, 3-12pm Thu. Featuring delicious desserts and big band entertainment. $6. jacksonvilleil.org. 243-5678. Governor Duncan Mansion, 4 Duncan Place, Jacksonville, 245-2626.

Illinois Songwriters Who Helped Win The Civil War
Aug 2, 6:30-7:30pm Thu. Ninth in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Decatur Celebration
Aug 3-5, 5pm Fri, 11am Sat-Sun. Family street festival featuring carnival, live music, parade, food, kids block and more. decaturcelebration.com. Downtown Decatur, 423-7000.

Powerlight Super Cruise and Movie Night
Aug 3, 7pm Fri. Cruise from downtown Springfield to Knights Action Park. Free. 553-5271. Knights Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881.

Disney’s Black Panther
Aug 3, dusk Fri. Rated PG-13. Part of the Springfield Park District’s concert and movie series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free. springfieldparks.org. 544-1751. Kiwanis Park, Stanton Street.

Annie
Aug 3-5, 8-12, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Wed-Sun. Directed by Carly Shank. Sponsored by RSM. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.

Lionel Bart’s Oliver!
Aug 3-5, 9-11, 8pm Fri-Sun, 8pm Thu-Sat. Book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. Directed by Mark Wheeler. $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.

St. Jude Runs Springfield
Aug 4, 5am-8pm Sat. Join the Springfield to Peoria St. Jude Runners as they make their way relay style to the St. Jude telethon. 1-3 mile legs on mostly flat terrain. stjuderuns.org. 414-6708. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, 1200 Capital Airport Dr., 788-9200.
Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular
Aug 4, 8am-4pm Sat. Includes ground and air displays, police officer and veterans tribute, and more. Car show features all makes and models. Spectators free. 553-5271. Knights Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881.

Back to School Bash
Aug 4, 10am-12pm Sat. Celebrate the summer with hands-on activities. Free. illinois.gov. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., 558-8844.

Made in Illinois Super Saturday
Aug 4, 11am-3pm Sat. Celebrate the art and agriculture of Illinois with crafts, games and more. $5 adults 19-64; free to members, youth, seniors, military and veterans. illinoisstatemuseum.org. 558-6696. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Lincoln Lectures:
Robert Bray
Aug 4, 2pm Sat. Symposium explores the fascination that Abraham Lincoln had with William Shakespeare’s writings. Featuring author Robert Bray. Hosted by the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Free. illinoisshakes.com. 309-438-2535. Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Normal, 309-438-6333.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Aug 6, 9am Mon. Monthly meeting. Presentation titled “Preserving Summer’s Fruits and Vegetables” by Nancy Sweet. Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Self Presentation from Portraits to Snapshots
Aug 8, 12pm Wed. Moderated by Erika Holst, Curator of Decorative Arts and History. Part of the ALPLM and ISM’s “Tales from the Vault” program series. museum.state.il.us. Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash St., 785-0037.

Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular Aug 4, Knights Action Park

Illinois State Fair
Aug 9-19, Thu-Sun. So much to do we can’t list everything. Food, entertainment, midway, exhibits and more. Admission. illinois.gov. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Global Leadership Summit
Aug 9-10, Thu-Fri. A two-day event broadcast from Willow Creek Community Church that features world-renowned faculty members who deliver a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical leadership skills. springfieldfirst.org. First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Road, 793-9760.

Stephen A. Douglas, Patriot
Aug 9, 6:30-7:30pm Thu. Tenth in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Boy George and Culture Club with Tom Bailey
Aug 10, 8pm Fri. Concert featuring Culture Club, one of the most influential musical groups in the 1980s. $22-$42. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Halestorm and Mastodon
Aug 11, 7:30pm Sat. Rock concert. $28-$48. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Foreigner and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Aug 12, 8pm Sun. Rock concert. $25-$45. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Dueling Pianos International
Aug 13, 8pm Mon. Complimentary concert by Dueling Pianos International. Free. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

311, The Offspring, Gym Class Heroes
Aug 15, 7pm Wed. Rock concert. $34-$54. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Original Illinois Civil War Flags
Aug 16, 6:30-8:30pm Thu. Eleventh in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

Brett Eldredge
Aug 17, 8pm Fri. Country concert. $29-$49. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Big River
Aug 17-19, 24-25, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun, 2pm Aug 25. Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom. hcfta.org. $18, $20. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Family Archery Day
Aug 18, 8:30am-5pm Sat. Open to novice shooters, seasoned bow hunters and target experts. Admission includes trip to Panther Creek Bowhunters Club plus three meals. $20 per person; $80 family max. lscacamp.org. Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, 1674 Lick Creek Lane, Chatham, 529-2625.

USAC Silver Crown Bettenhausen 100
Aug 18, 12:30pm Sat. Advance: $25 adults, $10 ages 11 and under. Day of: $30 adults, $10 ages 11 and under. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.
Flo Rida, Ludacris, Childish Major
Aug 18, 8pm Sat. $27-$47. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Abe’s Amble 10K
Aug 19, 7:30am Sun. 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., 782-6661.

Powerlight Christian Music Festival
Aug 19, 12-8pm Sun. Featuring Chosen Generation, Slingshot 57, Zach Williams and more. Free after Illinois State Fair admission. Lincoln stage, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

ARCA Racing Series 100 Sportsman Nationals
Aug 19, 1:30pm Sun. Advance: $25 adults, $10 ages 11 and under. Day of: $30 adults, $10 ages 11 and under. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Brantley Gilbert
Aug 19, 8pm Sun. Country concert. $35-$55. illinois.gov/statefair. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Lincoln as Commander in Chief
Aug 23, 6:30-8pm Thu. Twelfth in a series of 12 programs about Illinois and the Civil War. Sponsored by the Civil War Roundtables of Macoupin County and Springfield. Free. booksonthesquare.com. Books on the Square Springfield, 427 E. Washington St., 965-5443.

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