A2_Lake_Storey_Rapids.jpgSubmitted by KAREN S. LYNCH/Galesburg

READER PICS: Heavy rains and thawed ice and snow created a mini “rapids” of water runoff at the Lake Storey spillway.

Calendar of Events

Advertisement

The Orpheum Theatre

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Today

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.

Swim

Spring Splish Splash, 1-4 p.m., Hawthorne Pool. Reduced admission $2. 345-3683.

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.

Fundraiser

Knox County Nursing Home Employee Incentive Committee fundraiser. Selling soft warm pretzels with cheese and pop, $2.50, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville. Public invited. All proceeds go to Employee Incentive Fund.

Friday-Saturday (April 10-11)

Yard sale

Inside Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monmouth Eagles Club, 431 N. 11th St., Monmouth. Kitchen open; cookie sale.

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's 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., Family Video, 1095 E. Main St., Galesburg.

Bake sale

Easter Bake Sale sponsored by Alexis United Presbyterian Women, 8 a.m., Gregory's Real Estate, Main Street, Alexis.

Monday (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's free series of Family Matters Workshops, 6-9 p.m., 39 N. Prairie St. Topic: Supports and Services under Individuals with Disabilities Act and 504. Registration required, (866) 436-7842, Ext. 107, or frmptic.org.

Swim and gym

KCAP Swim and Gym, Haw-thorne Pool and Gym. Gym open 2-4 p.m.; pool open 1-4 p.m. Admission: $1 per person. 343-4127.

Tuesday (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 discussion 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.

Lecture

Talk by author and television producer John de Graaf: "Time and Sustainability," 7 p.m., Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, Knox College. Free.

Wellness presentation

Foundation of Wellness presents: Revolutionary Cleansing, Weight Loss and Total Wellness Solutions, 6 p.m., at the Kensington Ballroom, 311 E. Simmons St. Free presentation. 344-4778.

Wednesday (April 15)

Relay fundraiser

Relay for Life of Knox County: It's a Bear Necessity team fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., Wendy's, 976 N. Henderson St. 10% of sales donated to Relay for Life. Julie Hunter, 341-3265, or Irene Ponce, 343-0682.

April 16

Folk music

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

WIRC-CAA event

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

Rib-Eye dinner

Rib-Eye Dinner, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. Dinner includes baked beans, cole slaw, pop, $5. Public invited. All proceeds go to Knox County Nursing Home Employee Incentive Fund.

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., Hedding Grade School, Abingdon. Children must be accompanied by adult. 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; art demonstrations.

Pets

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

Auction

Galesburg Christian School's annual auction, First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St. Catered dinner by Thrushwood Farms, 4 p.m.; silent auction, 3 p.m.; live auction, 6 p.m. Bake sale.

Chicken and noodles

Chicken and Noodle Dinner sponsored by Ellisville Senior Citizens, 4-7 p.m., Ellisville Community Center, Main St., Ellisville. $8 adults, $4 children 10 and under; includes dessert, drink. Proceeds used for monthly lunch and activities.

Home party extravaganza

Spring Home Party Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St. Variety of home-based businesses participating.

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.

Chicken and noodles

Chicken and Noodles Supper, 4-6:30 p.m., Alexis Museum, 200 S. Scott St., Alexis. Homemade chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, Jell-O salads, pie, beverage. Free-will donation. Handicapped accessible. Proceeds to benefit museum operations. Museum season opens; free admission.

April 20

Essay ceremony

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

Clothesline Project

Display of WIRC-CAA Victim Services' Clothesline Project, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on Carl Sandburg College campus.

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., 311 E. Main St. (Bondi Building), Bondi Conference Room (lower level). RSVP to United Way of Knox County, 343-4434, or atucker@bbwave.net.

April 23

Reading

Author Sigrid Nunez, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Room, Old Main, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

Sandburg Days

Sandburg Days annual Poetry Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., at Carl Sandburg College. Free concert at 7 p.m. by classical guitarist Jhon Akers follows at Carl Sandburg Historic Site.

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.

Sandburg Days

Sandburg Days 2009 Photography Contest Winner Awards and Reception, 4-5 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.; and David Drake Illinois History Presentation at 7 p.m. at Q's Cafe, 319 E. Main St. Free.

Dinner

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

Fundraiser

Knox County Nursing Home Employee Incentive Committee fundraiser: chef salads, $2.50, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. Public invited. All proceeds go to Employee Incentive Fund.

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 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. Part of Sandburg Days Festival.

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. Part of Sandburg Days Festival. Free. 343-6118.

Poetry

Poetry Slammers workshop offered at 4 p.m. and a Marc Smith Poetry Slam at 8 p.m., both at Cherry Street, 57 S. Cherry St. Part of Sandburg Days Festival.

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, craft show

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

Scrapbooking

Avon Helping Hands' scrapbooking crop, 1-4 p.m., Avon Fire Station. $10, proceeds go toward new equipment for park. Snacks, door prizes, special class, 2 p.m.

April 28

Reading

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

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.

Artist reception

Opening Reception for Exhibit: "Straight Line," paintings by Paul Krainak of Peoria and sculpture by Rob Reed of Galesburg, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Preston Jackson Gallery of the Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., Peoria. Exhibit runs through July 4. (309) 674-6822.

May 3

Dance

City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Ballroom Dance II classes meet 6-7 p.m. on Sundays through June 7 at Hawthorne Gym. $44 per couple; pre-register at Lakeside Recreation Center. 345-3683.

Dance for kids

City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Ballroom for Kids classes meet 5-6 p.m. on Sundays through June 7 at Hawthorne Gym. For youth 8-14 years of age; $30 per person. 345-3683.

May 6

Wii

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

Thrifty on Route 150

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

Children's grief camp

Children's Grief Camp 2009, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Carl Sandburg College Building B. Free camp for children and teens, ages 5 through 18. Doug Gibb, camp director, 342-1789 or Hospice Compassus, 342-3007.

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.

May 27

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.

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.

-

The Register-Mail accepts items submitted for the calendar.

Calendar items should be for events that are open to the public, are provided for enjoyment or entertainment and have broad public appeal.

The Register-Mail prints appropriate calendar items free as space permits.

Mail items for the calendar to Lorraine Stone, 140 S. Prairie St., Galesburg, IL 61401, or e-mail lstone@register-mail.com. Items also may be faxed to 343-2382.


Reprints

Click here to order reprints of photos published before
April 1, 2006

© 2007 GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL :: SOME RIGHTS RESERVED
140 S. Prairie St., P.O. Box 310, Galesburg, IL 61401 :: 1-309-343-7181
Original content available for non-commercial use
under a Creative Commons license, except where noted
.