For the week of June 17:
As Heard on Morning Edition Monday:
The Lincoln Log Cabin, located eight miles south of Charleston, IL, is hosting three day-camp programs this summer for children from third grade through seventh. Campers will be transported back to Abraham Lincoln’s time through a week of crafts and games, daily chores, historical interpretations and hands-on demonstrations. Pioneer Camp will offer three, one-week sessions this summer. Each session is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A fee of $50 per child pays for appropriate clothes, lunch each day and all supplies needed for the week. Session I takes place June 24-28, and Session III is July 22-26. Both of those are for children who have completed third or fourth grade. Session II is for students who have completed fifth, sixth or seventh grades and will be held July 8 – 12.To learn more, contact Lisa McDaniel at email@example.com or (217) 345-1845. Visit www.lincolnlogcabin.org to download the registration brochure to register and pay by mail. To pay with PayPal, click the “donate” button on the homepage of the website and include the registrant’s name in the comment field.
The Springfield Area Arts Council announces that grant applications are now available for the City Arts Grant Program and the Rosie Richmond Artist Advancement Award. To be eligible for the City Arts Grant, applicant organizations must serve residents of Sangamon or Menard counties, be registered as a not-for-profit organization with the Illinois Secretary of State and have been in existence for at least one year prior to application. City Arts Grants are given to social service agencies that provide arts programming for underserved populations (i.e. people with disabilities, senior citizens, ethnic minorities, etc.). Grant applications are available as of June 14. The application deadline for the City Arts Grant and the Rosie Richmond Artist Advancement Award is Friday, July 26, 2013. Attendance at a grant application workshop is required to be eligible for funding. Grant application workshops will be held in the Hoogland Center for the Arts on June 19 and 29; July 8 and 17. Please call the Arts Council (217-753-3519) for application workshop times and reservations.
As Heard on Morning Edition Tuesday:
If you’re diabetic and looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln is offering a class that is now covered by insurance. ALMH has scheduled three sessions of the class in summer 2013, two four-hour classes each session. The program uses pre-approved American Diabetes Association curriculum and is taught by Jennifer DiPasquale, Certified Diabetes Educator. Get more involved in your Diabetes plan of care and improve your health. Pre-registration for each individual class is required by calling 217-732-2161 ext. 55535. You may also call if you have questions about the forms needed or the program. The first of three class sessions for summer 2013 begins June 19th, meeting 12-4:30 p.m. in the Baldridge Education Room at ALMH. The second session will begin July 24th. The third session will begin July 27th.
Douglas Park hosts the Springfield Municipal Band’s concert Tuesday night. The band plays free for the public at venues around the city. The first week in July, they’ll be at the Independence Day Celebration at 2nd and Capitol. Here’s the band’s schedule for the next few weeks:
- 6/25 (7:30 pm) – Douglas Park
- 6/27 (7:30 pm) – Lincoln Park
- 6/30 (7 pm) – Southwind Park
- 7/04 (6:30 pm) – Downtown
- 7/07 (7 pm) – Southwind Park
- 7/09 (7:30 pm) – Douglas Park
As Heard on Morning Edition Wednesday:
The Sangamon County Fair starts tonight in New Berlin and runs through June 23, 2013. The fair include a display of exhibits. Hands on agriculture exhibit, carnival, entertainment and concessions. (217)–488-2685
The Springfield Noon Lions Club is continuing its rain barrel sale. Plastic 55-gallon rain barrels are available in black, blue, grey, and terra cotta for $70. Oak 54-gallon rain barrels are available for $155 if they are unfinished and $170 if they are refinished. Accessories such as downspout diverters and pedestals are also available. The brochure and order form can be viewed at http://www.springfieldnoonlions.com. Color photographs of the rain barrels are available at http://www.upcycle-products.com. Orders will be taken until July 12. Rain barrels will be available for pick up on July 20 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at 829 South 11th Street, Springfield (at the former Glass Specialty location). Customers of City Water, Light & Power may be eligible for a $25 rebate.
As Heard On Morning Edition Thursday:
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County invites community members to participate in a trivia night fundraiser on Friday, June 21 at Firefighters Postal Lake Club in Springfield. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., food served at 6:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. The 4th Annual Free Beer and Hot Wings “Dumber Than Zane” Trivia Night will be hosted by the cast of the Free Beer and Hot Wings Morning Show – heard mornings on 92.7 WQLZ. Tables of 6-10 adults are welcomed, and top three teams will receive cash prizes. Registration is $20 a person and includes trivia, catered meal and fun from the full cast of the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show presenting the questions. Trivia questions by Russ Friedewald with SpringfieldTrivia.com. All proceeds from the event will support the construction of new affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. For more information or to register, call 629.7077 or visit SpringfieldTrivia.com
An expert on Thomas Jefferson’s gardens at Monticello will share his insights and ideas during a visit to the Illinois Executive Mansion. Peter J. Hatch served as the Director of Garden and Grounds at Monticello for 35 years and has authored four books on the subject. He’ll discuss his newest book, “A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21. Reservations are required and can be made at
. Registration begins at 4:45. Hatch will also appear at the University of Illinois at Springfield on June 20 in Brookens Auditorium at 6 p.m. There he will present “Thomas Jefferson, Gardener,” a discussion of Jefferson, his love of gardening, the restoration of the Gardens of Monticello and the evolution of some plants originally grown by Jefferson. As part of the UIS ECCE speaker series, this event is free and no registration is required. Seating will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Hatch will also be available for a book signing following his presentation.
As Heard On Morning Edition Friday:
SIU Pediatrics’ annual Camp COCO Charity Golf Outing Friday, June 28 at the Rail Golf Course in Springfield, shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. SIU Pediatrics’ Camp COCO is a medically supervised camp that brings together downstate Illinois children surviving cancer at Lake Bloomington during July 8-12. Philanthropic gifts cover the nearly $700 per child cost of camp so that families do not have to pay to send a child to camp. Children surviving the same cancer bond together in shared experiences, friendship and hope. Registration can be completed online at http://www.cocogolf.org.
Area cancer survivors are invited to the annual Relay for Life Survivor Dinner – a free event for survivors. Help finish the fight and celebrate the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday, too. Saturday, June 22, 2013, 4 – 6 pm. Lincoln Land Community College, Menard Hall. Birthday cake celebration 5:30-6 p.m. Opening Ceremony , Relay For Life of Sangamon County 6 p.m. SURVIVOR LAP – 6:30 p.m. w/ Caregiver and Provider Laps to follow