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Datebook

March – May 2014

Midnight Fishing @ Rock Springs Nature Center
March 21, 2014 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Bring your equipment to Rock Springs’ Information Shelter for a unique chance to fish the Cattail Ponds at night. We recommend lit bobbers and [...]
Spring Floral Show @ Washington Park Botanical Garden
March 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – April 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Easter lilies and lush tropical foliage fill the Exhibit Hall and Conservatory for the annual display. Daily noon-4 p.m. www.springfieldparks.org
Quilt Spectrum 2014 @ Central Catholic High School
March 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am – March 29, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
A Quilter’s Legacypresented by Hands All Around Quilt Guild Featured artist: Cheryl Adam, a quilt designer. Two of her pieces are on display at the [...]
150th Anniversary of the Charleston Riot – Civil War Brought to Coles County @ various locations
March 28, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – March 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
This 3-day event marks the 150th anniversary of the Charleston Illinois Riot. Activities include a Civil War encampment, house tours, riot reenactment, period music [...]
Red Hill Spring Craft & Market Show @ Lawrence County 4-H Center
March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
On Highway 50 between Sumner and Bridgeport, the show includes wood crafts, stained glass, quilts, jewelry, bird houses, floral, decorated shirts, barnwood pictures, pottery, knitted [...]
Spring Open House
March 29, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Shake off the winter blues and shop throughout Geneseo for spring items at great prices. No admission. www.geneseo.org or 309-944-2686.
Piecers of the Heartland Quilt Show @ Canton High School
March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Show includes more than 250 quilts, mystery quilts, friendship quilts, wearable art and home décor on display. Vendors, concessions, door prizes and 2nd hand [...]
International Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon @ Old State Capitol
April 5, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
One of the Midwest’s premier half marathons, you can immerse yourself in Lincoln history and enjoy a scenic run past the only home he [...]
Blessing of the Bikes @ Harley Davidson Barn
April 5, 2014 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Riders will meet at the Harley Barn at 8 a.m. From there they will travel through Effingham and make their way to the Cross [...]
A hearty buffet brunch, living history presentation by storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis and brief annual meeting and print raffle. Brunch and presentation $30, presentation [...]
Springfield Area Home Builders Association Trivia Night @ KC Hall
April 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for a fun night of trivia, 50/50 raffles and cash prizes. Admission is $10 per person. www.BuilderEvents.com or 217-698-4941.
Antique Tractor Show @ Main Street
April 12, 2014 all-day
Tractors from several surrounding states line Main Street. Tractor driving contests, trophies, food. www.mainstreetgolconda.org or 618-683-5637.
River to River Relay
April 12, 2014 all-day
From the Mississippi River to the Ohio River, daylight to dusk, a road race for teams of 8 runners, each runs 3 legs of [...]
An Evening with Jep and Jessica Robertson @ Flora High School Gymnasium
April 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Flora, Ill. Rotary Club is proud to present an evening with Jep and Jessica Robertson, stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. They will be speaking [...]
11th Annual Spores N More Mushroom Festival
April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – April 19, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
In Findlay and Sullivan, come enjoy the thrill of the hunt for the elusive morel mushroom or come and bid at the auction. Friday [...]
Easter Sunrise Service @ Bald Knob Mountain
April 20, 2014 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Sunrise service held at the 111-foot Bald Knob Cross, music and refreshments. www.baldknobcross.com or 618-893-2344.
16th Annual Ebertfest @ Historic Virginia Theatre
April 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – April 27, 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Created by Roger Ebert, a native to Champaign-Urbana, this popular film festival celebrates those “overlooked” films like the ones Ebert championed throughout his career. [...]
The 2014 Gathering at Macktown Remembrance @ Macktown Living History Center
April 25, 2014 – April 27, 2014 all-day
This historic re-enactment brings once more to life the days of the early Illinois frontier. Talk with voyageurs, trappers, Native Americans, militiamen, settlers and [...]
Dutch Days @ Heritage Canyon
May 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – May 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Join the Early American Crafters of Heritage Canyon for Dutch Days celebration. Experience life in a pioneer village. All buildings will be open. See homes, [...]
Disaster Preparedness: Prepare for Tomorrow, Today is the Day Before @ Interstate Center
May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Special speakers, emergency response vehicles, information and local responder booths and displays, door prizes, children’s games and activities, Red Cross blood drive. Free family [...]
Heritage Quilt Show 2014 @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am – May 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am
You’re invited to the annual quilt show featuring antique quilts from the Beloit Historical Society and quilts and quilted items loaned by members and [...]
Hummingbirds Galore @ Rock Springs Nature Center
May 3, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Participants will learn how to attract hummingbirds, make nectar for them and discover what they can plant in their yard to bring in these [...]
MIP Arts & Crafts Fair
May 4, 2014 all-day
Heralded as one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in the Midwest, this fair features more than 200 vendors – both indoors and [...]
9th Annual Mechanicsburg Magic Car & Truck Show @ Uptown Village Park
May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dash plaques and goodie bags go to first 100 vehicles, there will be one “best of show,” “top fifty” awards and one long distance [...]
Art on the Square
May 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – May 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The #1 Art Show in the Nation (2008, 2010 & 2011) features 100 juried artists from all over the world. Come and shop for [...]
53rd Annual Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair @ Downtown Springfield
May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am – May 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Springfield between 5th and 6th Streets on old state capitol grounds. This juried fair features more than 150 artists with their unique and [...]
Past Lifeways and Archaelogy Adventure Weekend @ Children's Discovery Museum
May 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – May 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am
For ages 7+ with an accompanying adult. Wonder what life was like for prehistoric people of Illinois? Weekend of fun, learning and discovery at [...]
HerrinFesta Italiana
May 19, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – May 26, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
“Ciao” on delicious Italian food and delight in a grand parade, midway rides and games, live music, bocce tournament, grape stomp, pasta cook-off, kid’s [...]
10th Annual Music & Wine Festival at Hill Prairie Winery @ Hill Prairie Winery
May 25, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – May 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
The annual Music & Wine Festival is a popular event that features fresh grilled BBQ, two great bands each day and some great locally grown [...]
Aisle of Flags @ City Park
May 26, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
See Geneseo’s City Park sidewalks lined with more than 600 flags to honor Veterans and those who served our country. Free 8 a.m.-3 p.m. [...]