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  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.
 
  All Day Macon County Fair   Macon County Fair & Event Facilities, 3700 North Westlawn Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526-9291. Sunday, June 16 – Father’s Day,... 1st Annual Chili & Salsa Showcase Competition, 12:00 pm Set-up $5 Per Item Entered 4-H Foundation Building- 1:00 pm Judging Begins- 1:00 pm Tasting Begins $1 ticket per Sample- 2:45 pm Winners Announced Grandstand... Decatur Park Singers & Young Park Singers, 2:00 pm Free Admission Grandstand... Bears-N-Buddies Chainsaw Carving Auction 3:00 Grandstand... Central Illinois Auctions, Les Crandall – Auctioneer 3:00 pm Grandstand... Carnival, 1:00 – 5:00 pm $20 Arm Bands 5:00 – Close Regular Prices
 
  All Day General Grierson Civil War Days   The Annual Grierson Days Celebration held at the Community Park in Jacksonville, Ill. kicks off this year on Thursday evening, June 13 and runs through Sunday, June 16. This year's event will feature a re-enactment of the evening that President Lincoln was assassinated, a special presentation detailing Grierson's Raid and a Base Ball Festival featuring six teams from throughout the Midwest playing by the first rules of base ball established in 1858. Additionally, more than 300 Civil War reenactors will converge on the event for special presentations throughout the weekend. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, Community Park will host more than 300 Civil War reenactors who will reenact Grierson's attack on Newton Station both days. This was a move that successfully cut the Confederacy in half. Prior to the battle reenactment each day, this year's Grierson Days will host a Base Ball Festival with games played both days. Six teams from throughout the midwest will recreate the earliest days of organized base ball. Playing by the first rules established in 1858, these teams will compete wearing vintage uniforms and using equipment from the period. The differences in rules will be explained as play progresses and you will have a chance to cheer for your favorite teams. The weekend will also host games, food vendors, free rides on an Army Truck, Prairie Play Educational Games for kids, Time Line Games and the popular Sutlers who will be offering up everything that a Civil War Soldier could need in the way of clothing and equipment. Admission is free for all events both days on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16. General Grierson Days in Jacksonville...a great way to Celebrate Father's Day.
 
  All Day General Grierson Civil War Days   The Annual Grierson Days Celebration held at the Community Park in Jacksonville, Ill. kicks off this year on Thursday evening, June 13 and runs through Sunday, June 16. This year's event will feature a re-enactment of the evening that President Lincoln was assassinated, a special presentation detailing Grierson's Raid and a Base Ball Festival featuring six teams from throughout the Midwest playing by the first rules of base ball established in 1858. Additionally, more than 300 Civil War reenactors will converge on the event for special presentations throughout the weekend. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, Community Park will host more than 300 Civil War reenactors who will reenact Grierson's attack on Newton Station both days. This was a move that successfully cut the Confederacy in half. Prior to the battle reenactment each day, this year's Grierson Days will host a Base Ball Festival with games played both days. Six teams from throughout the midwest will recreate the earliest days of organized base ball. Playing by the first rules established in 1858, these teams will compete wearing vintage uniforms and using equipment from the period. The differences in rules will be explained as play progresses and you will have a chance to cheer for your favorite teams. The weekend will also host games, food vendors, free rides on an Army Truck, Prairie Play Educational Games for kids, Time Line Games and the popular Sutlers who will be offering up everything that a Civil War Soldier could need in the way of clothing and equipment. Admission is free for all events both days on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16. General Grierson Days in Jacksonville...a great way to Celebrate Father's Day.
 
  All Day Sports Card and Collectible Show   10 am – 3 pm at Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center, 625 E. St. Joseph Street, Springfield. Free admission. Call 836-1126 for more information.
 
  5:30PM 7:00PM Capital City Men's Chorus   The Capital City Men’s Chorus (TCCMC), directed by Mary E. Myers, is conducting a membership drive for the 2013 spring season. The Capital City Men’s Chorus is open to any male with a musical interest that is 18 years of age or older. Membership in the TCCMC is open to any musically qualified male who enjoys singing and is willing to give of their time and talents necessary to make each concert a source of pride for all members. The Capital City Men’s Chorus holds rehearsals every Sunday evening from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Laurel United Methodist Church (corner of Walnut and South Grand, third floor choir room) Springfield, Ill. Discover who we are at: http://tccmc.org Or contact us at: chorus@tccmc.org
 
  9:00AM 6:00PM Bike and Hike Days   The Springfield Park District is once again hosting the always popular Bike and Hike Days at Washington Park. This program is designed to foster biking, hiking, walking and running within the park. Please note the park will be barricaded to prevent vehicular traffic. Bike and hike days will take place every Sunday through Sept.
 
  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
 
  1:00PM 8:00PM Wine on the Water   Enjoy the "Elegance of a Country Setting" at the Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Step aboard our stationary river boat "The Carlin-Belle" and enjoy the sunshine from our upper deck or a cool climate controlled environment from the lower deck. Each Sunday through September 29th, our staff will open the doors from 1pm to 8pm and serve you a variety of Central Illinois' finest wines from area wineries
 
  6:00PM 7:00PM Concerts in the Park   Jacksonville Pilot Club sponsors free music at the Jacksonville Community Park at the bandstand. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 478-2015. June 2 Gospel Gals June 9 Gates to Glory June 16 (No concert—Grierson Days) June 23 Rod Nicholson and Robert Sampson June 30 Saved by Grace July 7 Two By Two July 14 Jill Layne July 21 Paul Summers July 28 Land of Lincoln Chorus August 4 Mark and Pam Fisher August 11 Rob Brogdon August 18 Harmony August 25 Community Summer Band
 
  11:30AM 1:00PM 28th Annual Small Business Awards   Contact Sharon Theison at The Chamber (525-1173), or stheison@gscc.org, or visit The Chamber's web site at www.gscc.org to make your reservation(s) for the luncheon. Deadline for reservations is Monday, June 17.
 
  8:30PM 11:00PM Les Miserables- Presented by the Springfield Muni   Les Miserables- Presented by the Springfield Muni Les Misérables is the story of a man named Jean Valjean who was unfairly imprisoned for nineteen years. Upon gaining his release he becomes a force for good in the world but finds he cannot escape his darkened past. Reserved Seating: Patrons: $14.00 Seniors/Military Patrons: $12.00 General Admission (Lawn Seating): Adults - $10.00 Seniors/Military/Students - $8.00 Children (3-12) - $6.00 2 and Under - FREE www.themuni.org
 
  2:00PM 4:00PM Early Music of Central Illinois   Anyone interested in the early music and history of our state is invited to attend a free musical performance and history program on Sunday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. The program titled “The Early Music of Central Illinois” will examine the founding of the region’s musical heritage in the 1800s. It will be held inside the Rock Springs Nature Center which is located on the grounds of the Rock Springs Conservation Area in Decatur. Admission is free. Before the Civil War the music of Central Illinois was influenced by various people and cultures which filtered in along the region’s roads and rivers. The musical performance and history program by Peter Ellertson of Springfield, Illinois, will explore these early musicians and songs which gave birth to an era of Central Illinois music that featured minstrel show songs, ditties from other countries and popular show tunes of the 1800s. Ellertson is a musician, freelance writer, former journalist and is a retired instructor at Benedictine University. He has studied music history and performed at various workshops, classes and folk festivals in Illinois and other states including the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina and Western Carolina University. Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs from Decatur, go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road. Watch for signs. Plenty of parking is available.
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