What to Do
Thursday, April 2, 2009
April 3-28, Exhibit: "Beyond a Means to an End," by ceramic artist Benjamin Watkins, opening reception: 5-8 p.m. April 3, at VagnHall Galleri in the Blacksmith Shop, Bishop Hill.
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.
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.
Through May 2, Carl Sandburg College's 2009 Juried Student Art Show, closing reception: 3-5 p.m. April 30, in the D Building lobby of CSC main campus.
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 5, Ecumenical Singers Easter Concert, 3:30 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth. The ICS Children's Choir will also perform. No admission fee; free will offering will be taken. Public invited.
April 9, Concert: The Beach Boys with special guests The Boat Drunks, 7 p.m., i Wireless Center. $35-$65. (309) 764-2000.
April 2, Douglas L. Wilson, co-director of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College, will give the 2009 Burkhardt Lecture, "Lincoln and Language," at 4 p.m., in the Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.
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 6, Author and commentator David Horowitz, 7 p.m., Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, 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.
April 2-9, 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to the session schedule at www.ci.galesburg.il.us for more information.
April 2, 9 and 16, Basic Word and WordArt Computer Class, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. Introductory class in Microsoft Word and learn to make posters using WordArt. (309) 734-3166.
Through 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. April 2-3: 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, 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, Father/Daughter Dance, 6-8 p.m., at Abingdon Middle/High School Cafeteria. One adult male with unlimited number of "daughters." $5 advance registration per group or $7 at door. Casual dress. Door prizes; music by MS Entertainment; refreshments; group photos. Reservation forms at all Abingdon school offices. Information, Bonnie Froelich at (309) 462-2905 or Don Smith at (309) 462-3353.
April 7, Galesburg Civic Art Center's Bowls of Soup, 5-7:30 p.m., at Galesburg Community Center, 150 E. Simmons St. Event features ceramic bowls created by local potters, tasty soups made by local restaurants and music of Sway Breezy from 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance or $20 at door. Ticket price includes a soup supper and ceramic bowl of your choice; number of tickets sold is limited to number of bowls available; tickets may be purchased at the Galesburg Civic Art Center, Budde's Pizza, Chez Willy's, Dove Tail Arts, Innkeepers Coffee or Q's Cafe. 342-7415.
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.
April 11, 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 17, Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: The Lowe Family (direct from Branson), 2 and 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. 342-2299.
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. For more information, visit www.adlertheatre.com.
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.
Through 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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