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Postings for May 29, 2013 Full Month View
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  All Day May is American Stroke Month!   During the month of May, the American Stroke Association works hard to spread awareness of the signs of a stroke. You can share the following information with your audience to help them to spot the signs of a stroke, using FAST: F- Face Drooping...A- Arm Weakness....S- Speech Difficulty..... T – Time to Call 911 if you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms. For more information log on to www.strokeassociation.org.
 
  All Day 19th Annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic   19th Annual Golf Classic-Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield. We are currently seeking sponsors, players, & donors for the event! Last year the event was sold out, so register now!! 10:30 am check in & lunch, Noon shotgun start, Scramble format (36 teams of 4 players)...Mulligans...Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ... Buffet dinner & presentation of awards & course games immediately following play...Hole in one giveaway...Texas Hold’em...Isringhausen luxury car weekend giveaway...Raffle Go to https://rmhccentralillinois.ejoinme.org/?tabid=450863 to register on line
 
  All Day Geocaching   Get your family out to experience our parks with geocaching, a fun high tech scavenger hunt. Starting this spring, search for Springfield Park District's 10 caches hidden throughout the park district. Find exciting, first to find prizes, as well as passes and other fun prizes. For more information and to upload the coordinates, visit the Springfield Park District website.
 
  6:00PM 8:00PM Backgammon Club   Play Backgammon. The Sangamon Valley Backgammon Association plays every Wednesday night at the Capitol Teletrack, 1766 Wabash, in the Chatham Square Shopping Center, Springfield. 6 p.m. Come and enjoy this very exciting game. Call Randy for more info 217-622-9447.
 
  7:00PM 10:00PM All About Dance   7-8 p.m. Line dance lessons every Wednesday night at the VFW #755 Open Dance 8-10 p.m. Swing, Country 2Step, Night Club Two Step, Waltz, Rumba and Tango. DJ/Instructor Marilyn Ferry. VFW Post #755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Road/ 217-546-9515
 
  7:00PM 7:30PM CARILLON TOURS AND FREE CONCERTS   The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, in Washington Park, will re-open for tours on Saturday, May 4. The Rees Carillon, a 12-story tower with three observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city’s highest point of elevation. Tours are offered every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. There is one tour on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. New this year, every tour includes a live carillon performance. Adults - $3.25 and children - $2.50. The new expanded free schedule of concerts begins this Wednesday, May 1. Concerts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Each concert is 30 minutes in length. Robin Austin, the Park District’s Carillonneur plays a wide variety of classical, folk and popular songs. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Center with the unique accompaniment of carillon music
 
  8:00AM 12:30PM Farmers Market   Live, work, play, and be healthy! Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) invites the public to attend opening day ribbon cutting and festivities for the Old Capitol Farmers’ Market, presented by St. John’s Hospital, Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.; with live music by the Frank Trompeter Quartet, Celebrity Chef Demonstration by Ashley Meyer of Real Cuisine Restaurant & Catering, and free cake (while it lasts) made by Incredibly Delicious. The Market will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturday’s May 15 – October 26 and is located on Adams Street between Fifth and Second streets. With nearly three full blocks of vendors there is an outstanding variety of produce, baked goods, meats, cheese, plants and many other specialty items. The Market accepts LINK, Debit, and Credit Card transactions for the purchase of Market Tokens ($1.00 each). The Market Token Station will be located at Development Services Group, 401 E. Adams (NE corner of Fourth and Adams) and available 8 a.m. to noon each Market day. Vendors will also continue to accept cash, checks, WIC and Senior Coupons. DSI again received grant funding from LINK UP Illinois to provide Double Value tokens for Link cardholders; LINK UP Illinois is a program of Experimental Station, in partnership with Wholesome Wave and the Illinois Farmers Market Association. LINK customers may receive a maximum of $10 of Double Value tokens per market day until grant funds are expended.
 
  12:00PM 4:00PM Home Tours   April 20 through Sept. 30, Iles House open to the public Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are introduced to the history and architecture of the Iles House, Springfield’s oldest home, and provided tours of the house and the Barringer collection of early Illinois furnishings. The new Iles House exhibit: Camp Butler: A Civil War Story is featured in the downstairs Springfield Museum. The story is told through artifacts and documents, many from private collections. Curators will be on hand to talk about collections, and refreshments will be served. Donations encouraged. Visiting Artisans Program. Saturdays through Sept, the house will have blacksmith, civil war cooking, shoemaker, and more. Sixteen different crafters from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
 
  9:00AM 10:55PM Wed. Morning Pickup Party   60-minute Pick-up Party Help us keep the sanctuary free of trash and flying debris. 9 a.m. start every Wednesday. Wrap up by 10 a.m. We supply the bags, long-handled trash grabbers and gloves if you need them.
 
  5:30PM 7:30PM Free Woman's Self Empowerment & Self Defense Class   Registration starts at 5:30pm and class is 6-7:30 at St John's Luthern Church, 2477 W. Washington, Springfield, in the Parish Life Center. This class is open to the entire community with free childcare provided. John Geyston, 8th Degree Black Belt and martial arts academy owner, will be conducting a women's self-empowerment and self defense class, dealing with some of the most common threats women face and teach concepts such as Awareness, Assessment, Avoidance and Attituted, as well as techniques to escape from negative situations. This FREE, fun and informational event is for women of all ages and techniques are uncomplicated and can be performed by anyone. Feel free to bring your own "gym" mat for comfort. For more information on this event, contact amy Hamman at 217-553-3298
 
  5:30PM 9:30PM A Look into the Future: The World at 2030   Presented by the World Affairs Council by Dr. Daniel Twining. Dr. Twining serves as a consultant to the U.S. National Intelligence Council. He will discuss "four mega trends" that will shape the future. He has a doctorate from Oxford University, is a member of the Secretary of States Policy Planning staff and a lecturer at Georgetown University. This lecture is free to the public. Reception: 5:30 p.m.; Dinner: 6:15 p.m.; Program: 7:30 p.m.~ UIS Brookens Auditorium, One University Plaza
 
  5:30PM 8:30PM Springfield Social Club   Our next event will be on Wednesday, May 29 at 5:30 to 8:30 at PAO. Pao is located at 2824 Plaza Drive. The club will be collecting bottled water to support the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Springfield. This 2-day event supports the local community. For more information, visit www.macker.com.
 
  6:00PM 7:30PM SIU Med School Sponsors Alzheimer’s Disease Foru   Healthy brain aging is the topic of a public educational forum to be presented by the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. It will be held 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the James T. Dove, M.D. Conference Center, 619 East Mason St., Springfield. Ron Zec, Ph.D., neuropsychologist and associate professor of neurology at SIU, will discuss the research-based recommendations for decreasing the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. He will explain the role of heredity, diet, exercise, and social and intellectual activities in protecting against dementia, as well as other medical conditions that may be linked to the disease. He and other SIU clinicians will answer questions from the audience. The forum is free to the public. Parking is available in the Mason Street parking ramp across the street. SIU’s Alzheimer’s Center is one of three centers in Illinois as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. It sponsors a Memory and Aging Network which was started in 1987, and now is comprised of 37 community-based providers located throughout the 93-county service area. Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at www.siumed.edu/alz, 217-545-7181 weekdays or CADRDevents@siumed.edu.
 
  6:00PM 7:30PM Healthy Brain Aging: FREE Community Education   WHO: Our community is invited. Attention Baby Boomers! Learn what we all need to know about reducing risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. WHAT: Healthy Brain Aging: A FREE Community Education Program WHEN: May 29, 2013 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm WHERE: Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital, 619 East Mason Street, Dove Conference Room, Springfield, IL 62701 WHY: SIU School of Medicine faculty illustrate how you can reduce your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and give information regarding diet, exercise, social mental activities and other risks as well as discuss medical conditions that may be linked to an increased risk for dementia. HOW: Registration is not required. Event is FREE and open to the public. For more information please contact the SIU Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (217-544-7181; CADRDevents@siumed.edu).
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