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  All Day Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage   Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America's great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process. "Pilgrimage," an exhibition of more than 70 of these stunning photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 8, 2014, and runs through Aug. 31. Visitors will see the landscapes that captured Leibovitz's imagination: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, a New Mexico mesa. They can scrutinize her close-ups of objects like Emily Dickinson's only surviving dress, Elvis Presley's motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley. Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in "Pilgrimage." Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of the bloodstained gloves were taken at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Access to the exhibition will be free with paid admission to the presidential museum. The Leibovitz photographs will be complemented by elements from the Lincoln Presidential Library's own collections, selected by Mary Michals. The museum will also present a reading of Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own" and selections from the play "The Belle of Amherst," both directed by Phil Funkenbusch. Also on the schedule: a screening of the Marilyn Monroe thriller "Niagara."
 
  All Day Lions Rain Barrel Sale   The Springfield Noon Lions Club is undertaking its second year of selling rain barrels. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $165 if they are unfinished and $190 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at www.springfieldnoonlions.com, while color photographs of the rain barrels are available at www.upcycle-products.com. A sample barrel may be viewed and orders will be taken at the 22nd Annual Earth Day event in Springfield’s Lincoln Park on April 26 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Any rain barrels ordered at the Earth Day event will receive a $5 discount. All orders must be received by May 8. Rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on May 17 from 9-11:30 AM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield. Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
 
  All Day Power Up! Fitness Camp for Kids   Fitness Together is presenting Power Up! Fitness Camp Ages 6-14 The camp will emphasize learning and applying healthy living concepts in a fun active setting! For more information go to www.ftspringfield.com
 
  All Day Spring Lawn and Garden Sale   For more info phone 528-3033. Exposition Building. Admission: Free. TIME: 8am-5pm Sat, 9am-4pm Sun
 
  12:00PM 4:00PM ScareFest Road Trip   The Prairie Capital Convention Center will host the ScareFest Road Trip, a convention for horror and paranormal enthusiasts . The two day event will be held from April 12 to April 13 and will be filmed by a major television network. Costumes and/or CosPlay are strongly encouraged though not a requirement for admission. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees will be able to participate in such events as celebrity meet and greet, costume contests, a gruesome magic show, and Circus Envy, a horror themed circus exhibit. ScareFest is one of the largest horror and paranormal conventions in the world, held annually in September in Lexington, Kentucky. It is put on by Ghost Chasers International, Inc., owned by Patti Starr and produced by Chuck Starr. The ScareFest Road Trip will be a scaled down version of the larger convention and designed to give attendees a preview of September's event. "You've heard of Christmas in July? Well we are bringing you Halloween in April," says General Manager, Brian Oaks. "We are very excited to host an event like this and are confident that Springfield will come out to support it. With the success of the Lincoln's Ghost Walk, the Springfield's Haunted Dead Tour, local haunted houses and the annual Zombie Walk, our community has definitely exhibited a fascination with the macabre and this event is sure to impress," he adds. "We are excited to bring our event to Springfield," says Jennifer Kirkland, ScareFest Event Organizer, "Our fans have been begging us to take ScareFest on the road for quite awhile. We can't wait to meet the horror and paranormal crowd in Springfield. With an event as unique as ScareFest, we tend to draw a crowd that is just as unique. This should be a great weekend with lots of creepy, bizarre and horrific fun!"
 
  2:00AM n/a The Jungle Book   Springfield Theatre Centre presents The Jungle Book April 11-13 and 18-19. Lunch in the Jungle on Sunday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a Jungle-friendly meal and a ticket to the performance of Jungle Book at 2pm. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 8 at 5 p.m. The Story One of literature's most enduring classics is brought vividly to the stage in this exciting adventure of Mowgli, the Indian boy, raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear, and threatened by Shere Kahn, the evil tiger. Also present are an array of other jungle creatures who inhabit this action-filled play. Interspersed with the Mowgli tale is the equally intriguing story of a young Rudyard Kipling, who is sent from his home in Bombay to a British boarding school where he encounters his own "jungle," including people both good and bad who parallel many of the animal characters he created. Filled with excitement and humor, the play highlights the struggle of good versus evil, the worth of friendship, and the importance of loyalty and other values required for surviving the "law of the jungle."
 
  7:30AM 12:00PM Pancake & Sausage Breakfast   St. Aloysius Church and Boy Scout Troop 53 will hold their annual pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the St. Aloysius Parish Hall (2000 Sangamon Ave., Springfield, IL).
Serving will be from 7:30am to Noon.
Tickets are $5.50 Adult, $4.00 Children, $21.00 Family.
 
  1:00PM 4:00PM Wine Tasting and Bazaar   The American Legion Post 88 will host the Spring Wine Tasting & Bazaar, Sunday, April 13, 1-4 p.m. The event will feature wine from our local wineries, home party plans, crafts and other specialties. Participants include: Castle Finn Winery, Fox Creek Winery, Lasata Winery, Niemergs Family Winery, Drowned Designs Hydro-Graphics, Celebrating Home, Bob and Becky Bottles, Auxiliary Unit 88 & Legion, Family Ties & More, Whetstone Crafts, Shimmering Glass Yard Decor, Miche Purses, Origami Owl Jewelry & Razzle Dazzle, M & M Wood Flowers and Wax Bears, Scentsy, Party Lite, Paparazzi Jewelry and Hair Accessories, MB Bling, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, and more. Raffles will include gifts from our vendors. The cost is $5.00 per person, with tickets available at the door. Join us for an afternoon of fun and taste. Must be twenty one to enter. Post 88 is located at 1903 Maple Avenue, Mattoon Il. Check our web page www.legionpost88.com for more information. Proceeds to American Legion projects.
 
  5:00PM n/a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraiser   Sunday April 13, 2014 5pm. Grandview Municipal Building 1620 N Milton, Springfield, IL. Call 652-0480 or visit http://www.chathamheatred.com for information or to purchase tickets.
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