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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Today

Fundraiser

Fundraiser Night, 5-7 p.m., at Wendy's. A portion of proceeds will benefit Galesburg Christian School.

Thursday (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.

Big Read event

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

Potato bar

Potato Bar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham Street. Various toppings with potato, cookie, coffee or tea. $5.

Concert

Music in Our Schools Month Concert, 7 p.m., Monmouth-Roseville Junior High, Roseville. Junior high chorus, band, jazz band and district 5th, 6th grade bands perform.

Friday (March 20)

Well 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.

Fish fry

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

Chicken and fish fry

Chicken and Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St.

Saturday (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.

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. Travelogue of Central America through Panama Canal presented by Dan and Bev Doty. (309) 875-3572.

Model search

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, 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.

Craft show

Spring Craft Show sponsored by West Prairie Sophomore Class for Prom, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Prairie High School, Sciota. Craft show, bake sale and lunch.

Breakfast

Ellisville Goal Getters and Modern Woodman Camp 17560 all-you-can-eat meal, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Ellisville Community Center, Main Street, Ellisville. Whole hog sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes, sausage links. $6 adults, $3 children 10 and under. Proceeds go toward new roof for Ellisville Community Center.

Pets

Guardian Angels Adopt-A-Pet, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bergner's Court, Sandburg Mall.

Wine event

Sips and Nibbles: Ireland, 6 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room, 57 S. Seminary St. Irish foods, beers or wines. $20 per person, reservations required, 335-2744.

Chili supper

Chili Supper Fundraiser for LaGrace Hall of Hope Homeless Shelter, 5-7 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, 1247 S. Farnham St. Chili, ham sandwiches, dessert, drink. Free-will offering. Tommy Ronk at the piano.

Cookout

W.L. Darrow Masonic Lodge Cookout, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 838 W. Berrien St. Butterfly pork chop sandwiches, $3; butterfly pork chop dinners, $5; rib dinners, $7; dinners include 2 sides. Delivery available for two orders or more, 368-9472.

Dance

Illinois Singles in Agriculture's Spring Fling Singles Dance, 8-11 p.m., Seymour Hall, Knox College. Information or reservations, Beth, (309) 663-5754 or (815) 626-4483.

Sunday (March 22)

Breakfast, bake sale

Knox County Right to Life's annual Pancake/Whole Hog Sausage Breakfast and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St. Suggested donation: adults $4, $2 children under 12; $15 maximum per family.

Spaghetti supper

OSF St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary's annual Spaghetti Supper, 4:30-7 p.m., hospital cafeteria. $7 adults, $4 children. Carry-outs.

Concert

Concert by The Scotsmen, a group of Monmouth College students, 2 p.m., Faith United Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Eighth St., Monmouth. Free-will offering. Public invited.

GHS Theme Concert

Galesburg High School bands' Theme Concert featuring folk songs, 2 p.m., Hegg Auditorium.

Monday (March 23)

Book club

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

Tuesday (March 24)

Fundraiser

Fundraiser Night, 11:30 a.m. to close, The Cellar Pizzaria. Portion of proceeds benefits Galesburg Christian School. Students perform, 6:15 p.m.

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.

Wine event

Girlfriend's Night, 6 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room, 57 S. Seminary St. $20 per person, reservations required, 335-2744.

March 26

Visioning session

Galesburg Advantage, Com-munity 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 partici-pate 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. 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 Fish Fry, every Friday through April 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 200 S. Sunnlane, Monmouth. $9 adults, $6 children. Carryouts.

Chicken and fish fry

Chicken and Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St.

Swim

City of Galesburg Recreation Division's March Madness, 1-6:30 p.m., Hawthorne Municipal Pool. $2 per person. 345-3683.

Club celebrates

The Exchange Club of Galesburg will celebrate 85 years of service, patriotism and child abuse prevention efforts at 12:07 p.m. at The Kensington, 311 E. Simmons St. Dennis Koch, Lincolnland president, is featured speaker. Make reservations by March 20 by calling 289-6946. Past members or those interested in joining are invited to attend.

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.

Dance

Dance sponsored by Soldiers Angels to Salute the Troops Past and Present, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Monmouth Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 830 North G St., Monmouth. Music by Eternity Road and Pay Up Band, $5. 50/50 drawing, hourly door prizes. Proceeds help provide assistance to local soldiers. Information, Elaine, (309) 734-7273.

Abingdon Idol

2009 Abingdon Idol, Abingdon High/Middle School Auditorium. Rehearsal, 1 p.m.; contest, 7 p.m. $2 adults; $1 children. Four contest age groups including adults. Registration required by March 27, Don Smith, 337-6768, or Bonnie Froleich, 462-2905.

Pancakes

All You Can Eat Pancake Day hosted by the Men of the Knoxville United Methodist Church, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the church, 303 S. Broad St., Knoxville. Pancakes, sausage, and juice and/or coffee. Free will offering.

Rummage sale

Madness in March Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Central Congregational Church on the Square. Clothing, household items, collectibles, books, furniture; bake sale and lunch.

Pancakes

Altona Lion's Club's Pancake and Sausage Supper, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at the Altona Grade School. Donations. Carry-outs available.

Steak supper

Williamsfield United Methodist Church's annual Steak Supper, 4:30-7 p.m. For tickets, call Gene, (309) 639-4389, Randy, (309) 639-4343, or Lee, (309) 639-2282.

March 29

Easter egg hunt

City of Galesburg Recreation Division's annual Easter Egg Hunt (age 2-4th grade), Lake Storey Park, 1 p.m.; arrive early to find age group area. Bring a basket. Free. 345-3683.

Nite Easter egg hunt

City of Galesburg Recreation Division's annual Nite Lite Easter Egg Hunt (4th-6th grade), Lincoln Park, 7:15 p.m. Free. Bring flashlight and basket. 345-3683.

Rally

Rally for Roger Stegall, candidate for Abingdon mayor, 2-4 p.m., Blue Bell Towers. Cake, hot dogs, drinks served.

March 30-April 4

Doll Boutique

Doll Boutique, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1372 W. Fremont St. Doll clothes, accessories for Barbies, baby dolls, 18-inch girl dolls available to purchase. March 30-April 3: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.; April 4: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

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.

Wii

Wii Wednesdays for teens, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library upstairs in the Sanderson Room, 40 E. Simmons St. No signup necessary; games available will vary. Four-person simultaneous play in 10-15 minute increments.

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.

Purse sale

Cottage Gift Shop's Designer Inspired Purse Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Cottage Commons Area (next to Delinos). All proceeds go to Galesburg Community Foundation for Scholarships and Grants.

April 3

Fish fry

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

April 4

Memories Celebration Day

Memories Celebration Day, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Center Court, Sandburg Mall. Bring laptop with digital photos or photos and supplies for album and memories celebration projects. Registration for table space, $15; $20 after March 30; $5 benefits Make-a-Wish Foundation. Information or registration, Ellen McRell, 289-4733, or www.mycmsite.com/ellenmcrell.

Taiko performance

Taiko, Japanese traditional drum, performance by Issin Daiko of Chicago, 7 p.m., Harbach Theater, Knox College.

Concert

Carl Sandburg College Concert Series: Daniel Leahy Sextet, 7:30 p.m., Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College.

Wine event

Singles Event: "The Dating Game,: 7 p.m., at Vintages Tasting Room, 57 S. Seminary St. Recreation of the TV show. $20 per person, reservations required by calling 335-2744.

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

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, 9 a.m., United Field House, Alexis. Admission: $2 adults, $1 students. Concessions. Information, Lisa Powell, (309) 482-3340.

April 14

Teen event

Cupcake Mania: learn to decorate cupcakes, 6:30 p.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Advance sign-up required; limited to 15 teens. 343-6118.

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, $25, 341-7265.

April 17

Fish fry

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

April 17-19

Theater

Prairie Players Civic Theatre presents "Sunshine Boys," Sandburg Mall Theater. April 17-18: 7:30 p.m.; April 19: 2 p.m. Tickets at Innkeeper's Coffee or Sandburg Mall customer service.

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.

Wine event

Sips and Nibbles: Riesling, 6 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room, 57 S. Seminary St. Tasting with appetizers. $20 per person, reservations required, 335-2744.

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 shares historical tidbits and performs works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Piazzolla, Scriabin, Liszt and Polay. $10 at door, children under 12 free; advance tickets $7, 341-7268.

Fish fry

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

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

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

Art Walk

Laughing Corn Art Walk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Galesburg. Part of Carl Sandburg Days Festival.

April 29

Wine event

Girlfriend's Night, 6 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room, 57 S. Seminary St. $20 per person, reservations required, 335-2744.

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.

May 9

Concert

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

May 16

Concert

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

Wine event

Sips and Nibbles: Artisanal Cheese and Wine Pairing, 6 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room, 57 S. Seminary St. $25 per person, reservations required, 335-2744.

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 theater, 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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