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Previous Datebook Months:December 2011January 2012

February 2012

1, Super-Couponing Workshop in Bolingbrook at the Fountaindale Public Library. 630-759-2102 or

3-12, Noises Off in Chicago Heights. 708-755-3444 or

3-5, Southern Illinois Boat & Fishing Show in Marion. 618-993-2657 or

3, Treasured Stories by Eric Carle in University Park. 708-235-2222 or

4, Wing Fest in Quincy. Sample savory hot wings from talented chefs. 217-223-1000.

7, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in University Park. 708-235-2222or

8, Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture in Springfield. 217-785-0037 or

10, Jeffrey Osborne: An Evening of Love & Soul with special guest Howard Hewett in Waukegan. 847-782-2366.

10-12, Midwestern Herb and Garden Show at the Times Square Mall in Mount Vernon. 618-242-3151 or

10-12, Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Rosemont. 1-800-331-5706 or

11, Eagle Day Festival at Lewistown in the Dickson Mounds Museum. 309-547-3721.

12-26, Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. 618-453-7703 or

14, Valentine Craft Sale at the Student Center of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. 618-453-3636 or

15, Kronos Quartet performs “Harp and Altar” in Urbana at the Krannert Center for the Arts. 800-527-2849 or 217-333-6280

16, Lock 16 Spring Dinner & Lecture – Stories of Immigrants in Illinois in LaSalle. 815-223-1851 or

17, Starting a Business in Illinois in Carbondale at the Dunn-Richmond Dev. Center. 618-536-2424

17-26, “Almost Maine” in Romeoville. 815-836-5500 or

17-18, Big Dam Film Fest, featuring independently produced films from across the country and abroad in Quincy. 217-223-8380.

18, Galena Mardi Gras Parade in Galena. 1-800-942-5362 or

18-20, Masters of the Sky – Birds of Prey in Alton 618-462-6979 or

20, Polish Heritage Day in Lemont. 630-863-9304 or

21-22, Gateway Green Industry Conference & Trade Show in Collinsville. 618-650-7050

22, Spring Job Fair in Dekalb at the NIU Convocation Center. Mary Myers 815-753-7169 or

22, Let’s Go Science in University Park. 708-235-2222 or

24, Black & White Tea in La Salle. 815-223-1851 or

23, “Drum!” in Grayslake. 847-543-2300 or

23-25, Truthseekers Homecoming in Marion.

24-25, 24th Model RR Show and Swap meeting in three gyms in Lena. 815-369-2624.

24-26, The 45th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in Elmhurst. 630-617-3400 or

25, 70th Annual Barbershop Shows at BCPA in Bloomington. Jim Stahly, 309-531-8850.

25, Kelly Clarkson performs at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall in Champaign.

25, CLC’s 28th Annual Salute to Gospel in Waukegan. 847-782-2366 or

27, Scuba Clinic at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 217-333-8747 or

To be considered for inclusion, please submit events in the format used above. Preference is given to events sponsored by non-profit entities. Submitting an event is not a guarantee of publication. Photos are welcome, but will not be returned unless a self-addressed and stamped envelope is provided. Events are subject to change, so please contact the event sponsor for confirmation.

Deadline: January 15 for April events.

Mail to: Illinois Datebook, PO Box 3787, Springfield, IL 62708.

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