What to Do
Thursday, March 26, 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.
April 4-May 16, 41st annual Town and Country Show at Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth. Students grades K-12 in Warren, Henderson and Mercer counties participate. (309) 734-3033.
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, Songbag Concert Series with Chris Vallilo - "Lincoln in Song," 7 p.m., at Carl Sandburg's Birthplace, 313 E. Third St. $3 donation appreciated. www.johnheasly.com.
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.
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 in Moline. $15 adults, $10 seniors, students free. Viennese-style reception after the show.
April 19, Peoria Jazz All-Stars, 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.
April 21, Concert: TESLA Forever More Tour, 7:30 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $30-$50. (309) 676-8700.
March 26, Presentation by Thomas Wolf, co-author of "Midnight Assassin," 9:30 a.m., in the Crist Student Center at Carl Sandburg College. Reception and reading will be at 6 p.m. in the CSC Theatre located in building F on the main campus.
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 27, Douglas Johnston, founder and president of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, gives a talk, "Faith-Based Diplomacy in the Middle East and Pakistan," 7 p.m., in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, 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 26, Internet Basics Computer Class, 10 a.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. $1 to reserve seat. (309) 734-3166.
March 26-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 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 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., Gales-burg; 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 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 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, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's annual 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.
April 4, Taiko, Japanese traditional drum, performance by Issin Daiko of Chicago, 7 p.m., Harbach Theater, Knox College.
April 4, Father/Daughter Dance, 6-8 p.m., at Abingdon Middle/High School Cafeteria. One adult male with unlimited number of "daughters" (may be father/daughter, grandfather/granddaughter, uncle/niece or neighbor/friend). $5 advance registration per group or $7 at door. Casual dress. Door prizes; music by MS Entertainment; refreshments; group photos. Reservation blanks at all Abingdon school offices. Information, Bonnie Froelich at (309) 462-2905 or Don Smith at (309) 462-3353.
April 4, Sassafras Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Ellisville Opera House on Main Street in Ellisville. Activities include Ham and Bean with cornbread meal for $5; free sassafras tea; craft, antique and collectable market; self guided tours of Opera House and Ellisville Post Office Museum; and entertainment: Country Duo plus Cheyenne, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 4-5, Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: The Last Play Lincoln Saw "Our American Cousin," Orpheum Theatre. April 4: 7 p.m.; April 5: 2 p.m. 342-2299.
April 7, Computer class: Basic Internet: one of three computer classes being offered especially for job hunters preparing for the Carl Sandburg College Job Fair on April 16, 10 a.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Registration fee of $1, payable at the library's reference desk, required to reserve seat. 343-6118.
April 8, Computer class: Basic E-Mail: one of three computer classes being offered especially for job hunters preparing for the Carl Sandburg College Job Fair on April 16, 10 a.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Registration fee of $1, payable at the library's reference desk, required to reserve seat. 343-6118.
April 9, Computer class: Resume Success: one of three computer classes being offered especially for job hunters preparing for the Carl Sandburg College Job Fair on April 16, 10 a.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Registration fee of $1, payable at the library's reference desk, required to reserve seat. 343-6118.
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.
April 4-5, Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: Monmouth College Crimson Masque presents "Our American Cousin" at the Orpheum Theatre. April 4: 7:30 p.m.; April 5: 2 p.m. Talks will also be given from 2-4:30 p.m. prior to the April 4 performance: Stacy Cordery on "The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln" and Bill Wallace on "A Production History of 'Our American Cousin'." Tickets through Orpheum Box Office, 342-2299.
April 16, Broadway at the Adler 2008-2009 season: "Movin' Out!," 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa.
April 17-19, Prairie Players Civic Theatre presents "Sunshine Boys" at Sandburg Mall Theater. April 17-18: 7:30 p.m.; April 19: 2 p.m. Tickets available at Innkeepers Coffee or Sandburg Mall customer service.
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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