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Monday, April 6, 2009

Today (April 6)

Relay for Life rally

Knox County Relay for Life Rally Spring Fling, 5:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Anyone interested in getting involved with or learning more about Relay for Life encouraged to attend.

Tuesday (April 7)

Concert

Tickets on sale for The ELVI-BEETLE Tribute Show, May 9, Legends Banquet Hall. 341-1950. www.alhull.biz.

Luncheon

Boys and Girls Club of Knox County Election Day Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Carver Center, 424 S. Depot St. Turkey, trim-mings, $7. Tickets at door or (309) 314-1496.

Bake sale

Relay for Life Bake Sale, 7 a.m. until sold out, Galesburg Cottage Hospital front lobby. Also used books, decorative hand towels sold in front lobby.

Great Bowls of Soup

Galesburg Civic Art Center's Great Bowls of Soup, 5-7:30 p.m., Galesburg Community Center, 150 E. Simmons St. $15 in advance; $20 at door, includes soup supper and ceramic bowl. Tickets, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Budde's Pizza, Chez Willy's, Dove Tail Arts, Innkeepers Coffee, Q's Cafe. 342-7415.

Wednesday (April 8)

Salad luncheon

Galesburg Woman's Club annual Salad and Casserole Buffet, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 516 N. Prairie St. Tickets $4.50 at door. Proceeds benefit community projects.

Thursday (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.

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Thursday Book Club: book discussion of "Finn" by Jon Clinch, 6:30 p.m., Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. Newcomers welcome. 343-6118.

Angel food

Angel Food sign-up, 4:30- 6 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1501 Webster St. Angel Food pickup April 25. Information, 342-9012.

Friday (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. Carry-outs.

Music

Tina's Countrytime Opry: Lee Jared and The "New" Midnight Ramblers with guest Garlan Leadbetter, 7 p.m., OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham St. Free-will offering. Concessions by OAKS.

Dinner

All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken and Walleye, every Friday, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Public welcome.

Saturday (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.

Easter Egg hunt

Avon Community Easter Egg hunt, 9 a.m., Avon United Methodist Church. Ages 1-10 invited to participate.

Dance

Public Dance featuring Eternity Road, 8 p.m.-midnight, Legends Banquet Hall. 341-1950.

Autism conference

Galesburg Autism and Vaccine Risk Conference, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Best Western Prairie Inn, 300 S. Soangetaha Road. $25 per person or $40 per couple; includes lunch. Bio medical intervention, educational therapy options, diet, environmental risk factors. Reservations required, (309) 335-0599, curt@autismfile.com, kim@autismfile.com.

Pets

Knox County Humane Society PAWC's Adopt-A-Pet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bergner's Court, Sandburg Mall.

Easter Egg hunt

Free Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2-10, 11 a.m., at Family Video, 1095 E. Main St., Galesburg.

April 13

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.

Workshop

Stone-Hayes Center for Independent Living hosts free series of Family Matters Workshops, 6-9 p.m., 39 N. Prairie St. Topic: Supports and Services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act and 504. Registration required by calling (866) 436-7842 ext. 107 or online at frmptic.org.

April 14

Teen event

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

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Tuesday Book Club: book dis-cussion of "Finn" by Jon Clinch, 1 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Newcomers welcome. 343-6118.

Big Read event

Movie viewing of Mark Twain's book, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," 2:10 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

Author lecture

Richard Carwardine, Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and winner of Lincoln Prize, speaks about his book, "Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power," 6:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

April 16

Folk music

Folksinger Chris Vallilo: "Abraham Lincoln in Song," 7:30 p.m., at Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

Hands Around the Courthouse

WIRC-CAA Victim Services' Hands Around the Courthouse, 12:15 p.m., at the Warren County Courthouse in Monmouth. Anyone concerned about the welfare of children is invited to participate and will be asked to hold a continuous blue ribbon around the courthouse building. (309) 837-6622.

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., 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. Carry-outs.

Dinner

All You Can Eat Fried Chicken and Walleye, every Friday, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Public welcome.

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.

YMCA Kids Day

YMCA Healthy Kids Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Knox County YMCA. Games, demonstrations, inflatables, Wii bowling. 344-1324 or www.knoxymca.org.

Children's party

Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher Children's Party, 2 p.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

Auction

Auction at the Armoury, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 1st Street Armoury, 215 S. 1st St., Monmouth.

Mexican Fiesta

Mexican Fiesta, a Multicultural Fine Arts Extravaganza, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Hedding Grade School, Abingdon. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Events include Mexican meal: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under; Mariachi Band; Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico: 1:45-3 p.m.; pinatas; games; make-it/take-it; and art demonstrations.

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 19

Big Write reception

Reception for Galesburg Public Library's creative writing contest winners, 2 p.m., 40 E. Simmons St. Refreshments and readings of winning entries. Free. 343-6118.

Spaghetti luncheon

F.O.R.E.V.E.R. Relay for Life Team's Spaghetti Luncheon, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1694 N. Henderson St. $5.50 per person, includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, drink. Bake sale, silent auction. Proceeds to American Cancer Society. Advance tickets, Julie Johnson, 289-8039, Tina Payne, 343-8906.

April 20

Essay ceremony

Lincoln Essay Contest Award Ceremony, 7 p.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

April 21

Movie of the Book Club

Galesburg Public Library Movie of the Book Club: evening viewing of a new movie with literary ties, Showplace 8 Theaters, followed by discussion at Perkins. Newcomers welcome. Information, 343-6118.

Luncheon

United Methodist Women's Casserole and Salad Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, Kellogg and Ferris streets. $5 donation includes chicken casserole, salads, dessert, rolls, beverage. UMW Gift Corner open.

Book club

Discussion of Big Read 2009 book, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," 7 p.m., Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

April 22

Volunteer reception

United Way of Knox County's Volunteer Reception, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at 311 E. Main St. (Bondi Building), Bondi Conference Room (lower level). RSVP to the United Way of Knox County at 343-4434 or atucker@bbwave.net.

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. Carry-outs.

Reception

Sandburg Days 2009 Photography Contest Winner Awards and Reception, 4 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

Dinner

All You Can Eat Fried Chicken and Walleye, every Friday, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Public welcome.

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.

Photography seminar

Discover Photography Seminar presented by the Galesburg Camera Club, 10 a.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free.

Lecture

Western Illinois University Professor Emeritus John E. Halwas speaks about his book "Dime Novel Desperadoes: The Story of the Notorious Maxwell Brothers," 2 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Free. 343-6118.

Swedish dinner

Swedish Dinner, 5 and 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church of Altona. $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under. Seating limited; reservations required, (309) 484-5182, (309) 484-8321, (309) 483-6435. Carry-outs.

Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo

Bishop Hill's annual Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo. Swedish Stomp 5k walk/run open to runners age 7 and older. Registration, 7 a.m.; race, 9 a.m. Entry fee before race, $14 (age 7 to 19 half-price); race day, $16. Skamperoo 1/3K for age 6 and under, 10 a.m. Information or entry forms, (309) 927-3833 or cdowell@winco.net.

Luncheon and craft show

KCAHCE's annual Spring Fling Luncheon, plant sale and craft show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Knox Agri Center, 180 S. Soangetaha Road. Admission: free. Master Gardener tips by Pat Asbury at 10:15 a.m. in the main room. Luncheon: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., cost of $6, tickets available from any KCAHCE member or at door.

Scrapbooking

Avon Helping Hands' scrapbooking crop, 1-4 p.m., at the Avon Fire Station. Cost: $10, with all proceeds going towards new equipment for the park. Snacks, door prizes, and special class begins at 2 p.m.

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.

April 30

Artist reception

Closing reception for Carl Sandburg College's 2009 Juried Student Art Show, 3-5 p.m., D Building lobby of main campus.

Ice cream social

Ice Cream Social, 5:30-8 p.m., Cornerstone Christian Academy, 824 245th Ave., Monmouth.

May 2

Nature hike

Spring Wildflowers Identification Hike, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Blackthorn Hill Nature preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Highway 4, Alexis. Wear sturdy shoes, jeans, dress for weather. Fee: $2. Bring camera. Pre-register by May 1, 342-5493, blackthornhill@comcast.net.

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.

Thrifty on Route 150

Thrifty on Route 150: yard sales from Coal Valley to Galesburg. http://thrifty150.googlepages.com/thrifty150.

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.

Bird watch

Bird watch with host Vince Hummel, 8-10 a.m., Blackthorn Hill Nature preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Highway 4, Alexis. Dress for weather, protective clothing; bring binoculars. Pre-register by May 15, 342-5493, blackthornhill@comcast.net.

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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