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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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Books

Books Are Fun Fair sponsored by Cottage Gift Shop at Cottage Hospital commons area. Today: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds support Health Career Scholarships provided by Galesburg Community Foundation.

Wednesday (March 4)

Lincoln event

Discussion of "Lincoln as Self Made Man," 6:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Copies of 48-page booklet available at library reference desk. 343-6118.

Teen event

Wii Wednesdays for teens, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. No sign-up necessary; four-person simultaneous play in 10-15 minute increments.

Scrapbook Day

Registration and payment due for Scrapbook Day on March 14, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Wataga Town Hall. $30 includes lunch, supper, goody bags. Information, Julie Price, 375-6125, Liz Cross, 221-6979.

Artist talk

Knox College Photo Club's artist's talk by fine-art photographer Rich Ankeney, 6:30 p.m., Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free.

Thursday (March 5)

Visioning session

Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly session: Leading with Image: What Others See, 6 p.m., Donald Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College, Building "B," 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Reservations: Jenni Moser, 345-3628, or jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us.

Swing band

Rootabaga Jammers Swing Band, 7-9 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Also, dance instructor available for lessons. Public welcome.

Friday (March 6)

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry every Friday night through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunnylane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

Meet the Artist

First Fridays Meet the Artist: Cindy Romano, Weaving Artist, 5-8 p.m., Dove Tail Arts, 61 S. Seminary St. 344-3683.

Music

Knox College Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

PPCT Anniversary

Prairie Players Civic Theatre's 50th Anniversary of incorporation: "Prairie-oke Show Tunes Extravaganza," 6-10 p.m., at Budde's Pizza and Good Spirits, 425 E. Main St. Anyone who has been involved with Prairie Players, whether on or behind stage or in the audience, is invited to attend.

Comedy show

Bob and Tom Comedy All Stars, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., at Orpheum Theatre. $32.50 for 7 p.m. show and $27.50 for 9:45 p.m. show. 342-2299.

Friday-Saturday (March 6-7)

Dance

Winter Studio Show by Terpsichore student dance club, 7 p.m., Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Art, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

Saturday (March 7)

Big Read event

Big Read Event: watch 1973 musical version of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theater. Free.

Spaghetti dinner

Daycare-N-For a Cure Relay for Life Team's Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7:30 p.m., Alexis Community Center. Free-will donation (includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert, drink). Silent auction.

Concert band

Knox Sandburg Community Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College.

Movie night

Family Movie Night: "Horton Hears A Who," 4-7 p.m., Maquon United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Pizza, drinks, popcorn. (309) 875-3333.

Music

Combined concert by the Knox College String Ensemble, Men's Ensemble and Women's Chorale, 2 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

Swedish event

Registration due for Beginning Swedish Folk Dance workshops, Old Fashioned Barn Dance and Swedish Supper, March 14, Bishop Hill Colony School. Workshops: youth and children's Swedish dance, 2:30 p.m.; adult workshops, 4 p.m. Old-Fashioned Barn Dance, 7 p.m. Adult couple $25, one youth/child $5, one adult $15. Register and information, Patti (309) 375-6844, Mike (309) 927-3899.

Bird watching

City of Galesburg Recreation Division's bird watching, 7:30-9 a.m. at Lake Storey. Bring binoculars; hike starts at Lake Storey Boat Ramp off of Highway 150 by the bridge between Lake Storey and Lincoln Park. Dress for weather. $8 per person; pre-registration is required. 345-3683.

Saturday-Sunday (March 7-8)

Home Show

Western Illinois Builders Association Home Show, Sandburg Mall.

Sunday (March 8)

Soup supper

Alexis Lions Club's annual Soup Sampler Supper, 5-7 p.m., Alexis Museum, 200 S. Scott St. All-you-can eat soups, crackers, cookies, beverages. Free-will donation. Handicapped accessible. Proceeds benefit vision projects in Alexis.

Toy show

Historic Ellisville Restoration Organization annual Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ellisville Opera House, Main Street. Model train display, spark plug display, wood carving demonstration, door prizes, food stand. Proceeds go to continuing restoration of 1891 Ellisville Opera House and Ellisville Post Office Museum.

Pets

Knox County Humane Society PAWC's Adopt-A-Pet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bergner's Court at Sandburg Mall. 342-1275.

March 10

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Tuesday Book Club: discussion of Big Read book "Tom Sawyer," by Mark Twain, 1 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. 343-6118.

Big Read event

Big Read Event: viewing of Hal Holbrook's performance as Mark Twain in TV special first broadcast in 1967, 2-3 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Knoxville High School Class of 2011: "Paint the Cellar Blue." The Cellar will donate 10% of its profits from 11:30 a.m. to close.

March 12

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Thursday Book Club: discussion of Big Read book "Tom Sawyer," by Mark Twain, 6:30 p.m., Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. 343-6118.

Angel Food

Angel Food sign-up, 4:30-6 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1501 Webster St., Galesburg. 342-9012.

Visioning session

Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly session: Building on our Core Competencies: Transportation and Infrastructure, 6 p.m., Donald Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College, Building "B", 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Residents encouraged to participate through idea sharing, open dialogue, panel discussions. Reservations, Jenni Moser, 345-3628, jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us.

Rally

2009 Relay for Life of Knox County Rally, 5:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Review of event updates and procedures. Jodi Bradshaw, 368-1549.

Swing band

Rootabaga Jammers Swing Band, 7-9 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Also, dance instructor available for lessons. Public welcome.

Chicken noodle dinner

Chicken Noodle Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 876 E. Knox St. $6 adults, $3 children 3-10, children under 3 free. Carry-outs available.

March 12-13

Theater

Immaculate Conception School presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Monmouth College's Dahl Chapel and Kasch Performance Hall. March 12: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 13: 7 p.m. Tickets at door, school office.

March 13

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry every Friday night through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

Opry show

Tina's Countrytime Opry: Lee Jared and The "New" Midnight Ramblers with guest Bob Carmean, 7 p.m., OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham St. Doors open, 6 p.m. No cover charge; free-will offering. Concessions by The OAKS. Hot dogs, chili dogs, polish sausage 6-7 p.m.

Concert

Kelly Richey Band, Rivoli Theater, Monmouth. Doors open, 7 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m. Opening act Mike Budde's Rhythm Circus. Tickets $10 advance, $12 door; available at www.MonmouthBlues.com, Bijou Pub, Daw Violins in Monmouth or Cherry Street Guitars, MusicMakers, Capitol Music, Budde's Pizza in Galesburg.

March 14

Concert

Rescheduled from Jan. 31 - Night of Metal Mayhem and paranormal with pre-tour show by Fear of Clowns with henry hill. Midwest Haunting offers guided tour of Orpheum Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Doors open 5 p.m.; bands 5:45 p.m.; ghost tour 8:30 p.m. Tickets for pre-tour concert only $15; tickets for concert, tours, VIP pass $25. 342-2299.

Consignment auction

40th annual Douglas/Maquon/Orange Chapel Community Consignment Auction, 10 a.m., Orange Chapel Church, Knox County Highway 27. Shuttle service from parking areas. Consigned items may be brought 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13 or 8-10 a.m. March 14. Church serving chicken and noodles and homemade pies day of event.

Scrapbook Day

Scrapbook Day, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Wataga Town Hall. Pre-registration required. Information, Julie Price, 375-6125, Liz Cross, 221-6979.

Swedish event

Beginning Swedish Folk Dance workshops, Old Fashioned Barn Dance and Swedish Supper, Bishop Hill Colony School. Workshops: youth and children's Swedish dance, 2:30 p.m.; adult workshops, 4 p.m.; Old Fashioned Barn Dance, 7 p.m. Adult couple $25, one youth/child $5, one adult $15. Registrations required. Information, Patti (309) 375-6844, Mike (309) 927-3899.

Open House

Home Based Business Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Storey Pavilion. Participating vendors include Stampin Up!, Essential Bodywear, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Linen World, Gold Canyon, Juice Plus, Tastefully Simple, Longaberger, Premier Designs Jewelry, Mary Kay Consultants, Beijo, XOCAI-Healthy Chocolate Co., Thirty-One (purses), World Ventures and many others. Information, 345-3604.

March 15

Red Carpet

Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: Frank Ferrante in "An Evening with Groucho," 4 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. 342-2299.

Movie

Movie at the Library: 2008 movie based on best-selling book by Sue Monk Kidd, 2 p.m., upstairs Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

St. Patrick's party

Knights O'Columbus fundraiser: 2nd annual St. Patrick's Party, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St. Dinner, 5 p.m.; band Roundstone Buskers, 6 p.m. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at door; available at KC Hall; $5 kids meal.

Spaghetti dinner

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Ladies of Mary, annual spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m., Costa Primary Building. Eat in or carry out. $5 adults, $2 children under 10.

Ballroom dance

City of Galesburg Recreation Division's ballroom dance classes from 6-8 p.m. on Sundays through April 26 at Hawthorne Gymnasium. Waltz, fox trot, lindy and swing dances will be taught. $44 per couple. 345-3683.

Paranormal meeting

MRIPA co-hosts the March Community Meeting and gives presentation bout the paranormal, 5-6 p.m., Best Western Prairie Inn, 300 S. Soangetaha Road. Video and audio presentation of paranormal phenomonon. No charge. Information, e-mail theunknownparanormal@gmail.com or call 343-7151.

March 17

Travelogue

Travelogue Series: "Route 66, Part II - The Romance of the Road," doors open 6 p.m., curtain 7 p.m., Galesburg High School Auditorium. Season tickets for six programs in series $25. Information, Susan Meisinger, 344-1400.

Movie Club

Movie Club: evening viewing of new movie (with literary ties, if one is playing), Showplace 8, followed by discussion at Perkins Restaurant. Newcomers welcome. Details: library reference desk, 343-6118.

Book club

Book Club, 7 p.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. This month's theme: "Based on the book," read any book turned into a movie. (309) 734-3166.

March 19

Visioning session

Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly session: Raising Human Capital: A 21st Century Workforce, 6 p.m., Donald Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College, Building "B", 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Residents encouraged to participate through idea sharing, open dialogue and panel discussions. Reservations, Jenni Moser, 345-3628 or jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us.

Workshop

Workshop: 20 Things Your PDA Can Do, 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless, 503 Knox Square Drive, Suite 116. Free; attendees divided into groups according to type of PDA. Sign up at www.PDAWORKSHOP.wds.vzw.com.

Swing band

Rootabaga Jammers Swing Band, 7-9 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Also, dance instructor available for lessons. Public welcome.

Big Read event

Mark Twain visit, 2 p.m., at the Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. Mark Twain impersonator to relay stories and humor. (309) 734-3166.

March 20

Well sealing demonstration

Abandoned Well Sealing Demonstration sponsored by Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District, 2 p.m., near U.S. 150 and 97 (Lewistown exit), follow signs. 342-5714, Ext. 3.

March 21

Prom Dress Boutique

Prom Dress Boutique, 1-3:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. More than 60 dresses in various sizes to be given away (one dress per girl). Reservation required, 343-6118.

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry every Friday night through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

Spaghetti supper

Spaghetti Supper, 4-7 p.m., Maquon United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert, drinks. Suggested donation: $6 adults, $3 children 10 and under. Following supper, travelogue of Central America through the Panama Canal presented by Dan and Bev Doty. (309) 875-3572.

Model search and baby contest

Sunbust Model Search and Baby Contest, Sandburg Mall. Baby contest for boys and girls infants through age 3, 3:30 p.m. Model search for girls ages 4-27, 4:15 p.m. Entry forms at Sandburg Mall customer service and www.sunburstbeauty.com. Completed entry form with fees paid in cash only at Sandburg Mall Center Court one hour before contest.

Tea party

American Girl Tea Party for girls of all ages, 2 p.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. All dolls welcome. (309) 734-3166.

March 23

Book club

Parent/Child Book Club, 4:30 p.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. This month's pick is based on this year's Big Read: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. (309) 734-3166.

March 25

Animanga Mania

Animanga Mania, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Watch anime series, swap manga, open-draw session. No registration required. 343-6118.

March 26

Visioning session

Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly session: Driving Innovation: Business Growth and Development, 6 p.m., Donald Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College, Building "B", 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Residents encouraged to participate through idea sharing, open dialogue and panel discussions. Reservations, Jenni Moser, 345-3628, or jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us.

Swing band

Rootabaga Jammers Swing Band, 7-9 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Also, dance instructor available for lessons. Public welcome.

Big Read event

Susan Van Kirk lecture on Mark Twain: "Some Thoughts About That Bad Boy Tom Sawyer," 7 p.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

March 27

Concert

Knox College Choir Home Tour Concert, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Arts, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry every Friday night through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

March 27-28

Heartseekers

Heartseekers Retreat, Lake Storey Pavilion Conference Center. Speaker: Karla Dornacher on "Redeeming the Time;" worship leader Teresa Muller. Sessions: March 27, 6:30 p.m.; March 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m. Weekend cost, $40 (includes dessert Friday); Friday only, $20 (includes dessert); Saturday only, $25 (optional box lunch $6). Register at Brighter Life Bookshoppe, 1055 N. Henderson St., Galesburg; 344-3987.

March 28

Concert

Knox-Galesburg Symphony featuring Faye Seeman, harp; Eric Ginsberg, clarinet; Carol Neulieb, flute, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $8 to $18; children, students half price. 342-2299.

Music mornings

Knox-Galesburg Symphony's "Music Mornings" program, "Fay Seeman, harp," 10 a.m., Galesburg Public Library community room. Free concert preview for ages preschool through 5th grade. 343-6118.

March 31

Author visit

Author visit: Marion Blumenthal Lazan, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Public invited.

April 1

Rain barrels

Deadline to pre-order rain barrels from Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District. 100% recycled food grade barrels $79 each; on display at 233 S. Soangetaha Road. 342-5714, Ext. 3.

April 2

Visioning session

Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly session: Celebrating Community: Tourism and Downtown Development, 6 p.m., Donald Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College, Building "B", 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Residents encouraged to participate through idea sharing, open dialogue and panel discussions. Reservations, Jenni Moser, 345-3628 or jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us.

April 3

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry every Friday night through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

April 7

Concert

Tickets on sale for The ELVI-BEETLE Tribute Show, May 9, Legends Banquet Hall. 341-1950. www.alhull.biz.

April 9

Visioning session

Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly session: Cultivating a Sense of Place: The Rules of a Community and Neighborhood Attraction, 6 p.m., Donald Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College, Building "B", 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Residents encouraged to participate through idea sharing, open dialogue and panel discussions. Reservations, Jenni Moser, 345-3628 or jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us.

April 10

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry every Friday night through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

April 11

Fundraiser

Registration due for Daycare-N-For a Cure Relay for Life Team's crop for cardmakers and scrapbookers 9 a.m.-8 p.m. April 18, community room, Sandburg Mall. Register, information, Janice Martinez, 342-6571, Jenny McKeown, (309) 482-6654.

Alumni basketball

United Sports Boosters' annual Alumni Basketball, beginning at 9 a.m., at United Field House in Alexis. Admission: $2 adults and $1 for students for a full day. Concessions available. Information, Lisa Powell, (309) 482-3340.

April 16-18

Jazz festival

Rootabaga Jazz Festival. April 16: Knox Faculty and Friends Combo, 8 p.m.-midnight, McGillacuddy's Restaurant, $7. April 17: Knox Alumni Big Band, 8-9 p.m., followed by The Romaniacs, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, McGillacuddy's Restaurant, $10. April 18: The Aaron Goldberg Trio with the Knox Jazz Ensemble, 5 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, $12 floor, $14 mezzanine. Festival passes available, $25, 341-7265.

April 17

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry every Friday night through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunny Lane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

April 18

Fundraiser

Daycare-N-For a Cure Relay for Life Team's all-day crop for cardmakers and scrapbookers, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., community room, Sandburg Mall. Janice Martinez, 342-6571, Jenny McKeown, (309) 482-6654.

April 18-19

Concert

Nova Singers "A Night in Vienna." April 18: Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. April 19: First Congregational Church, Moline. $15 adults, $10 seniors, students free. Viennese-style reception after show. 341-7038.

April 24

Lecture and recital

Bruce and "Old Friends", 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Bruce Polay will share historical tidbits and perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Piazzolla, Scriabin, Liszt and Polay. $10 at door, children under 12 free; advance tickets $7; call 341-7268.

Fish fry

Monmouth Knights of Columbus' annual Fish Fry, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunnylane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts available.

April 25

Concert

Knox-Galesburg Symphony featuring Ludmilla Knezkova-Hussey, piano, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $8 to $18, children and students half price. 342-2299.

Music mornings

Knox-Galesburg Symphony's "Music Mornings" program, "Ludmilla Knezkova-Hussey, piano," 10 a.m., Galesburg Public Library community room. Free concert preview for children ages preschool through 5th grade. 343-6118.

KCCDD Fundraiser Auction

KCCDD annual Fundraiser Auction: Rockin' Around the Clock at Knox College, Lincoln Room. Doors open at 6 p.m., live auction begins at 7 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 available by calling 344-2600.

May 9

Concert

Knox-Galesburg Symphony: "Celebrate Mom at the Pops," 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $8 to $18, children and students half price. 342-2299.

May 16

Concert

Knox College Choir, "Brahms Requiem," featuring the Galesburg Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Free.

May 17

Jazz

Knox Jazz Ensemble, 4 p.m., Gizmo Patio, Seymour Union, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

May 20-23

Theater

"Intimate Apparel," by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kelly Lynn Hogan, visiting instructor in theatre, 7:30 p.m., Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. $10 adults, $5 seniors, students free.

June 6

Concert

Knox-Galesburg Symphony 24th annual Concert on the Lawn, 5 p.m., South Lawn, Old Main, Knox College. Free. Rain location: T. Fleming Fieldhouse.

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