What to Do


The Orpheum Theatre

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Through March 12, Art Show: Once a Dream Did Weave a Shade, Isak Applin and Carl Baratta, Knox College.

March 14-April 11, GALEX 43 Exhibition and Competition, opening reception: 6-8 p.m. March 14, Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Art center hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 342-7415.

Through March 31, Exhibit: New paintings by Monmouth painter Tyler Hennings, Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. Kaldi's hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

Through March 31, Exhibit: Works by Marilyn Van Norman and Ron Hunt, Q's Cafe, 319 E. Main St. Variety of subjects from florals to landscapes.

Through April 30, Exhibit: "Fresh Air" an exhibit of recent watercolors and acrylic paintings by Mary Phillips, at Chez Willy's, 41 S. Seminary St.


March 13, 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 at 6 p.m. No cover charge; free will offering. Concessions provided by the OAKS. Prior to music from 6-7 p.m., hot dogs, chili dogs and polish sausage will be served.

March 13, Concert: The Kelly Richey Band at the Rivoli Theater in Monmouth. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Opening the show: Mike Budde's Rhythm Circus. Tickets: $10 in advance or $12 at door; available online at www.MonmouthBlues. com or at Bijou Pub or Daw Violins in Monmouth, or Cherry Street Guitars, MusicMakers, Capitol Music or Budde's Pizza, all in Galesburg.

March 14, Rescheduled from Jan. 31 - Night of Metal Mayhem and the paranormal with pre-tour show by Fear of Clowns with special guests henry hill. A Midwest Haunting will offer a guided tour of the Orpheum Theatre at 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 and tours: VIP pass $25. 342-2299.

March 15, ICC Hard Bop Jazz Band, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band, 6-9:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel in the Mozart Room, 117 N. Western Ave., Peoria. $5 members; $7 non-members; children 14 years and under free with an adult. www.peoriajazz.com and www.midil.com/cijs.html.

March 15, Concert: Nickelback with Seether and Saving Abel, $7 p.m., i Wireless Center. $45-$65. (309) 764-2000.

March 18, Concert: Eagles, 8 p.m., i Wireless Center. $58-$185. (309) 764-2000.


March 27, Reading: Alex Kuo, writer-in-residence at Knox College and winner of the 2002 American Book Award, reads from his own works, 4 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

March 31, Author visit: Marion Blumenthal Lazan, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Public invited.


March 12, Word Art Computer Class, 10 a.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. $1 to reserve seat. (309) 734-3166.

March 12, Digital Television Q and A, 1 p.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. Representative from the FCC available to answer questions regarding the transition to digital television. (309) 734-3166.

March 12, 2009 Relay for Life of Knox County Rally, 5:30 p.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Review of event updates and procedures. Jodi Bradshaw, 368-1549.

March 12, Comedian Rodney Carrington, 7 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

March 12-April 9, Galesburg Advantage, Community Visioning Assembly sessions, 6 p.m., at the 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. March 12: Building on our Core Competencies: Transportation and Infrastructure; March 19: Raising Human Capital: A 21st Century Workforce; March 26: Driving Innovation: Business Growth and Development; April 2: Celebrating Community: Tourism and Downtown Development; April 9: Cultivating a Sense of Place: The Rules of a Community and Neighborhood Attraction. Reservations can be made with Jenni Moser, 345-3628 or jmoser@ci.galesburg.il.us. Refer to the session schedule at www.ci.galesburg.il.us for more information.

March 13, Comedian Rodney Carrington, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theatre, Peoria. (309) 676-8700.

March 13-14, Galesburg Rescue Mission Auxiliary's First Garage Sale of the Year in the New Mission's addition building and gymnasium at 435 E. Third St. (across from the Hi-Lo Grocery). March 13: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; March 14: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

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

March 15, Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: Frank Ferrante in "An Evening with Groucho," 4 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. 342-2299.

March 15, Knights O'Columbus fundraiser: 2nd annual St. Patrick's Party at 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.

March 15-April 26, 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. Second session will be offered May 3-June 7; and a ballroom dance class for kids is planned for May 3-June 7. 345-3683.

March 16-17, High School Musical - The Ice Tour, 7 p.m., i Wireless Center. $13-$47. (309) 764-2000.

March 16 or 30, Computer Class: How to Buy a Computer with Linda Lee of Carl Sandburg College, at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. March 16: 3:30 p.m.; March 30: 6 p.m. $1 registration fee for each session. 343-6118.

March 17, 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.

March 17, Galesburg Public Library Movie Club: an evening viewing of a new movie (with literary ties, if one is playing) at the Showplace 8 Theatres, followed by discussion at Perkins Restaurant. Call the Reference Department at the library (343-6118) the week before for the exact title and time. Newcomers welcome.

March 19, Word Art Computer Class, 10 a.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. $1 to reserve seat. (309) 734-3166.

March 21, Prom Dress Boutique, 1-3:30 p.m., at the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Over 60 dresses in various sizes to be given away (one dress per girl). Reservation must be made to participate. 343-6118.

March 21, Spaghetti Supper, 4-7 p.m., Maquon United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and drinks. Suggested donation: $6 adults and $3 children 10 and under. Following supper, travelogue of Central America through the Panama Canal presented by Dan and Bev Doty. (309) 875-3572.

March 21, Spring Craft Show sponsored by West Prairie Sophomore Class for Prom, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at West Prairie High School, 18575 E. 800th St. on Highway 9, Sciota. Craft show, bake sale and lunch.

March 21 and 28, VITA Tax Assistance, free tax preparation by Monmouth College students, 1-4 p.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

March 22, Traveling Bus Exhibit that tells the story of German POWs held in the Midwest during WWII, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Dickson Mound Museum in Lewistown. The story is told through narrative panels, audio, artifacts in a 40-foot school bus converted into a mobile museum. No charge; one day only exhibit. (309) 547-3721.


March 12-13, Immaculate Conception School presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 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 and school office.

March 13-14, Macomb Community Threatre presents: "The Girl in the Freudian Slip," 7:30 p.m., at the Pat Crane Memorial Theatre, South Johnson Road (1 1/4 miles south of Macomb High School). $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $6 students. For reservations, call (309) 837-1828.

March 14, Broadway at the Adler 2008-2009 season: "Mamma Mia!," 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

Through March 21, "Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical" at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. Wed-Sat: Doors open 5:45 p.m., buffet 6-7 p.m., show 7:45 p.m. Sunday: Doors open 3:45 p.m., buffet 4-5 p.m., show 5:45 p.m. Group rates for parties of 12 or more. Information, (309) 786-7733 or circa21.com.

March 22, Conway Twitty - The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $19.75 and $29.75. (309) 676-8700.

March 24, Broadway at the Adler 2008-2009 season: "Rain - The Beatles Experience," 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.

March 31-April 1, Broadway Theater Series: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $37.50, $49.50 and $53.50. (309) 676-8700.

Through April 26, "Cash on Delivery" at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. Doors open Thurs, Fri, Sat 6 p.m., buffet 6:30-7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.; doors open Sun. noon, buffet noon-1 p.m., show 1:30 p.m. Thurs. $30, Fri. $32, Sat. $34, Sun. brunch $32. (309) 965-2545 or www.barn2.com.


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