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Previous Datebook Months: February 2011March 2011

April 2011

1-23, Tuesdays with Morrie/Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. 630-587-8521 or

2-30, Sonata Coda: An Exhibition of Keyboard Instruments in Freeport. 815-235-9755, or

3, Mad Science: Star Trek Live at Effingham Performance Center. 800-745-3000 or

6, David Sedaris in Waukegan. 847-782-2366 or

9, The Wonder Bread Years, at Effingham Performance Center. 800-745-3000 or

9, Beauty and the Beast in University Park. 708-235-2222 or

9-10, Fever River Railroad Spring Open House in Freeport. 815-239-2354 or

10, In The Mood in University Park. 708-235-2222 or

10, Midwest Round-up in Freeport. 815-235-2918.

11, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Waukegan. 847-782-2366 or

14, “Extra! Extra! Read All About Your Ancestors.” River Bend Senior Center, 815-589-3160.

15-17, President U.S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration throughout Galena. 815 777-9129 or

15-17, Antique and Garden Fair in Glencoe. 847-853-5440 or

15-17, Morel Mushroom Festival in Jonesboro. 618-833-8697or

16, The Hoppers in Waukegan. 847-782-2366 or

16, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, at Effingham Performance Center. 800-745-3000 or

16, Mississippi Adventure Day by Fever River Outfitters in Galena. 815-776-9425 or

16, Mississippi River Clean Up 2011 starts at 8 a.m. at the the Ferry Landing Boat Launch in Galena. 815-858-9100 or

16-17, Stitches in Time Quilt and Needlework Show at Quincy Senior High School in Quincy. 217-224-7763.

22-23, Spores N More Mushroom Festival in Shelbyville. 217-774-2244, or

23, Ecumenical Easter Egg Hunt at Washington Park in Quincy. 217-228-8696.

23, Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Apple Canyon Lake Clubhouse in Apple Canyon Lake. 815-492-2238 or

26, All Community Read: The Luck of the Irish: Our Life in Country Clare, or 815-489-4545.

29-30, US Grant Pilgrimage in Galena. 815-397-0210 or

29-5/1, Long Grove Chocolate Fest in Long Grove. 847-634-0888.

30-5/1, Dogwood Festival in Quincy. 217-222-7980 or

30, Cache River Nature Festival in Cypress. 618-634-2231 or

30, Party for the Planet at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton. 630-665-5534 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: March 15 for June Events.

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

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