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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:05 am

Winter activities

Bryan Bowers
Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection
Through Feb. 3. This major exhibition, in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday, features rare and rarely seen artifacts from the museum’s 13.5-million-object Illinois Legacy Collection. $5 for adults ages 19-64, free admission for seniors. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Holidays at the White House
Through Jan. 6. The exhibit features cards, documents and photos. Free with museum admission. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. Sixth St., 558-8844.

Paul Mickey Learning Series: Dendrochronology
Jan. 2, 7-8:30 pm. A presentation on tree ring dating. Free. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

The Christian Gospel Singers
Jan. 2, 10 am. Senior Services of Central Illinois, 701 W. Mason St., 528-4035.

Tales from the Vault: Prohibition
Jan. 3, 12:30-1:30 pm. Free.
Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 E.
Ash St., 785-0037.

Voter Engagement Meeting
Jan. 3, 6 pm. The Faith Coalition for the Common Good is engaging voters in 15 precincts with historically low voter turnout and offering training on voter engagement. Calvary Baptist Church, 2208 E. Kansas St., 544-1424.

Dance for Hope
Jan. 4, 7:30-10:30 pm. Latin dance night every first Friday of the month. $8, free admission during your birth month. Normandy Hill Plaza,  3111 Normandy Road, Suite 104, 522-9106.

Faith and the Public Morality
Jan. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Professor Eric T. Freyfogle, JD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will speak on “Faith and the Public Morality” as linked to events of the day. Free. Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 745 Woodside Road, 585-9550.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Jan. 7, 9am. Joel Horwedel speaking on “What’s Going on at Lincoln Memorial Garden.” Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

Young at Heart
Jan. 8, 9:30-11:30 am. Meets the second Tuesday of each month, Sept. through May. Program and short devotion followed by a free lunch. Athens Christian Church, 1411 E. Route 29, Athens, 636-8463.

The Christian Gospel Singers
Jan. 9, 10 am. Senior Services of Central Illinois, 701 W. Mason St., 528-4035.

Music at the Museum: Bryan Bowers
Jan. 10, 7-9 pm. Autoharp legend Bryan Bowers performs in this monthly concert series. $10 adults, $8 members and children under 12. Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., 782-7386.

Barefoot in the Park
Jan. 11-20, 8 pm. Admission. Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., 523-2787.

Brown Bag Program: Fireflies
Jan. 16, 12-1 pm. Dr. Tracy Evans shares information on the Firefly Watch program. Free. Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash St. 785-0037.

Restorative Justice Meeting
Jan. 17, 6:30 pm. Leaders offer youth leadership training using the peace circle model to keep young people from entering the prison system. Calvary Baptist Church, 2208 E. Kansas St., 544-1424.

Servants’ Tour
Jan. 18, 6 pm. See Edwards Place through the eyes of servants and spaces not normally on view to tourists. $15 non-members, $10 SAA members. Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631.

Springfield Holiday Farmers Market
Jan. 19, 9 am-1 pm. The State House Inn, 101 E. Adams St., 528-5100.

Symphony Suppers: Nordic Nights
Jan. 26, 5-7 pm. A special pre-concert dinner hosted by the Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield. $34. PAC Restaurant, University of Illinois Springfield, 1 University Plaza, 206-6600.

ISO’s Nordic Nights
Jan. 26, 7:30 pm. A concert by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra featuring John Bruce Yeh on clarinet. Admission. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Slow Food Springfield Film Festival
Jan. 26. Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, 785-7960.

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
Jan. 30, 7:30-9:30 pm. Tickets start at $29. Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, 1 University Plaza, 206-6160.

Springfield Civic Garden Club
Feb. 4, 9 am. Candice Hart presents “Get Creative Growing Succulents.” Free. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St., 522-4415.

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