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  All Day Piano played at the Lincoln's wedding on display   The Lincolns' wedding was held in the Edwards' parlor on Nov. 4, 1842. The piano is on long-term loan from the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tours begin on the hour; suggested donation $3 per person. 523-2631, e-mail: collections@springfieldart.org.
 
  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.org.
 
  12:00PM 1:30PM First Steps: Moms Support Group   This group gives moms and their babies the opportunity to meet in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Moms can bring a brown bag lunch and join in lively informative conversations conducted by Birth Center nurses. The group meets on the fourth floor of the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center at St. John’s Hospital every Wednesday from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. There is no charge for this service and no registration required. Phone: 744-2229.
 
  12:30PM 11:55PM Bridge Games   Bridge Games every Wednesday 12:30 and 6:30 p.m., 3900 Wood Duck Dr., For a partner 726-9456 or Stevie Holcomb 670-1003 for a partner.
 
  6:30PM 9:00PM Springfield Chess Club   6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the food court at White Oaks Mall. Chess playing for club members and the public. In addition the club meets twice a month on the second and fourth Friday evenings at Barnes and Noble. For further information, contact David Long at 726-2584.
 
  8:00AM 12:00PM Halloween Hustle   Halloween Hustle to benefit Helping Hands of Springfield is Saturday October 27th at Lincoln Park in Springfield. Registration starts at 8am at brick shelter #7 on the west side of the park. The 5K starts at 10 am. Register before October 1st for $20 or $25 after October 1st, registration for kids 10 and under is $10. Register on line at www.helpinghandsofspringfield.org
 
  7:00PM 8:00PM HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY CLINIC   The Springfield Park District, Nelson Center is offering a high school hockey clinic to participants interested in playing high school or wanting to get back in skating shape for the upcoming season. This is not a beginner level class. Springfield Jr. Blues coaches will provide instruction and classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning September 10th – 26th (7p-8p). For additional information, please contact Jeremy Bonnett at 753-2800 or by email at jeremyb@springfieldparks.org . For information on other park district programs and events visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org.
 
  4:00PM 9:00PM Pizza night fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 310   Chatham Boy Scout Troop 310 is having a pizza night fundraiser at Little Italy's Pizza September 26 from 4pm - 9pm in Chatham to help raise money for the troop for equipment and some high adventure trips for next summer. Up to 20% of the total sales will be donated to the troop. Be sure to mention that you are there to support the troop for them to get the credit.
 
  2:30PM 7:30PM Horseshoe, Washer & Bags Tournament   The 4th annual horseshoe, washer and bags tournament will be held at the Boar's Nest in Athens, October 6th starting at 2:30pm. Proceeds will benefit the Menard County United Fund. 1st place in each category will pay $100. Registration is $5.00 per person per event. For more information visit us at www.blacktopbragginrights.com.
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