What to Do


The Orpheum Theatre

Thursday, March 19, 2009


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 11, GALEX 43 Exhibition and Competition, 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 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 19, Knoxville High School music department's "March Music Madness," 7 p.m., in Jensen Gym. Performing groups include the orchestra, jazz bands, percussion ensemble and concert band. Free. 289-2324.

March 22, Concert by The Scotsmen, a group of Monmouth College students, 2 p.m., at Faith United Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Eighth St., Monmouth. Free will offering. Public is invited.

March 27, Concert: Knox College Choir Home Tour Concert, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Arts, Knox College. Free.

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 and students half price. 342-2299.

March 28, Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents "Images of the West," 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. (309) 671-1096.

April 2, Concert: New Kids on the Block, 7:30 p.m., i Wireless Center. $28.50-$65. (309) 764-2000.

April 4, Carl Sandburg College Concert Series: Daniel Leahy Sextet, 7:30 p.m., Crist Student Center, Carl Sandburg College.

April 9, Concert: The Beach Boys with special guests The Boat Drunks, 7 p.m., i Wireless Center. $35-$65. (309) 764-2000.

April 16-18, 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, call 341-7265.

April 18, Concert: "The United Tour" with Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. $20, $42.75 and $90. (309) 676-8700.


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.

April 3, Reading: Joan Burbick, scholar-in-residence at Knox College and author of "Gun Show Nation: Gun Culture and American Democracy," reads from her own works, 4 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

April 10, Reading: Sherwood Kiraly, author of the novel and screenplay "Diminished Capacity," reads from his own works, 4 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.


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 19-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 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 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, L.P. Studios' Improv Comedy team "Comedy Relief" at the Solid Rock Cafe, 1411 Brady St., Davenport, Iowa. Doors open: 6 p.m.; show starts: 7 p.m. $5 at door; children under 5 free.

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 24-May 5, City of Galesburg Recreation Division in collaboration with the Knox County Health Department and University of Illinois Extension offers a free program, Heart Smart for Families, from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Knox County Health Department. Families will learn simple strategies for fitting in physical activity and healthy eating. For more information, call 345-3683.

March 26, Internet Basics Computer Class, 10 a.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. $1 to reserve seat. (309) 734-3166.

March 27-28, Heartseekers Retreat at Lake Storey Pavilion Conference Center. Speaker: Karla Dornacher on "Redeeming the Time," and worship leader Teresa Muller. March 27: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., session begins at 6:30 p.m. March 28: Doors open at 9 a.m., morning session: 9:30-11:30 a.m., afternoon session: 1-3:30 p.m. Weekend cost: $40 (includes dessert Friday); Friday only: $20 (includes dessert); Saturday only: $25 (optional box lunch is additional $6). Register at Brighter Life Bookshoppe, 1055 N. Henderson St., Galesburg; phone: 344-3987.

March 28, 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 cover charge with a 50/50 drawing and hourly door prizes. Proceeds help provide assistance to local area soldiers. Information, Elaine at (309) 734-7273.

March 28, 2009 Abingdon Idol at the Abingdon High/Middle School Auditorium. Rehearsal at 1 p.m.; contest at 7 p.m. Four contest age groups: 1) 5th and 6th grades; 2) 7th and 8th grades; 3) grades 9-12; 4) adults. Registration required by March 27 by calling Don Smith at 337-6768 or Bonnie Froleich at (309) 462-2905.

March 29, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's annual Easter Egg Hunt (2 year olds-4th grade) at Lake Storey Park. Event starts promptly at 1 p.m.; arrive early to find age group area. Bring a basket. Free. 345-3683.

March 29, Galesburg Recreation Division Nite Lite Easter Egg Hunt (4th-6th grade) at Lincoln Park. Event starts promptly at 7:15 p.m. Free. Bring a flashlight and basket. 345-3683.

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

March 30-April 4, Doll Boutique at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1372 W. Fremont St. Doll clothes and accessories for Barbies, baby dolls and 18" 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 to benefit Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

April 4, Memories Celebration Day, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., at Center Court in Sandburg Mall. Register for table space and bring your lap top with digital photos, or photos and supplies for your album and memories celebration projects. Registration for table space is $15, or $20 if received after March 30; with $5 from each registration to benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation. For more information or to register, contact Ellen McRell at 289-4733 or www.mycmsite.com/ellenmcrell.


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 available for parties of 12 or more. For more information, call (309) 786-7733 or visit circa21.com.

March 22, Conway Twitty - The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center, 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. Information, www.adlertheatre.com.

March 31-April 1, Broadway Theater Series: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center, 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.

March 27-June 6, "Church Basement Ladies" 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 available for parties of 12 or more. For more information, call (309) 786-7733 or visit circa21.com.


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