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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today

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.

Thursday (April 16)

Folk music

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

Fundraiser

St. Jude Galesburg to Peoria St. Jude Runners' Wendy's Get Together Event, 5-7 p.m., Wendy's on Henderson Street. Portion of drive-through and dine-in sales benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Music

Rootabaga Jammers, 7-9 p.m., at Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St.

Big Read event

Big Read book discussion on "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," 7 p.m., John Mosser Public Library in Abingdon. Discussion led by Kristin Moon, Abingdon High School English teacher, in community room accessed by west door. Light refreshments served.

Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18)

Jazz festival

Rootabaga Jazz Festival. Thursday: Knox Faculty and Friends Combo, 8 p.m.-midnight, McGillacuddy's Restaurant, $7. Friday: Knox Alumni Big Band, 8-9 p.m., The Romaniacs, 9:30 p.m.-midnight, McGillacuddy's Restaurant, $10. Saturday: The Aaron Goldberg Trio with the Knox Jazz Ensemble, 5 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, $12 floor, $14 mezzanine. Festival passes, $25, 341-7265.

Friday (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.

Red Carpet series

Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: The Lowe Family (direct from Branson), 2 and 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $25, $30 and $35. 342-2299.

Artist reception

Artist reception for exhibition of works by Darrell Roberts and David Griffin, 6-8 p.m., Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Exhibit runs through May 16.

Friday-Sunday (April 17-19)

Theater

Prairie Players Civic Theatre presents "Sunshine Boys," Sandburg Mall Theater. Friday-Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. Tickets at Innkeeper's Coffee or Sandburg Mall customer service.

Saturday (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; 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. $8 adults, $4 children 10 and under; includes dessert, drink. Proceeds used for monthly lunch and activities.

Home party extravaganza

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

Earth Day

Earth Day activities, 9:30-11 a.m., Maquon Public Library. Activities designed for children ages 3-10, include snacks, crafts, stories, games. Children asked to bring recyclables - paper, plastic, aluminum cans - for recyclable-sorting activity.

Saturday-Sunday (April 18-19)

Concert

Nova Singers "A Night in Vienna." Saturday: Kresge Recital Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Sunday: First Congregational Church, Moline. $15 adults, $10 seniors, students free. Viennese-style reception after show. 341-7038.

Sunday (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. Advance tickets, Julie Johnson, deauce01@yahoo.com, Tina Payne, titan5@grics.net or 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.

Monday (April 20)

Clothesline Project

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

Tuesday (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.

Green Solutions Expo

Green Solutions Expo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in T. Fleming Fieldhouse at Knox College. Free.

April 23

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.

Soup luncheon

Soup Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham St. Vegetable soup or spinach bisque, choice of dessert, coffee or tea. $5 donation.

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.

Sandburg Days

Laughing Corn Art Walk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Galesburg. Discover Photography Seminar presented by the Galesburg Camera Club, 10 a.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.; free. 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. 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.

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.

Concert

Joyful Noyz Homecoming Concert with guests: Headin' Home Quartet, 6:30 p.m., at First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St. Also, chicken noodle dinner from 3:30-6 p.m., serving chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and drink; meal tickets: $6 adults, $4 children under 12.

Rummage sale

Community Preschool Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 120 N. Kellogg St. Great bargains on lots of items, big and small for the whole family. Information: communitypreschool3@yahoo.com.

Spaghetti supper

Abingdon Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Supper, 4:30-7 p.m., at Abingdon High School. Spaghetti with meatballs, salad, roll, beverage, dessert. $5 adults, $2.50 children 12 and under. For delivery (within city), call 462-3727.

Arbor Day

Arbor Day activities, 9:30-11 a.m., at the Maquon Public Library. Activities are designed for children ages 3-10 and include snacks, crafts, stories and a movie.

Quilt Show

Quilt Show, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church in North Henderson. Admission: $3. Coffee cakes and beverages served; raffle for a quilted table runner.

Fundraiser

Pancakes for Prom Pancake Supper, 4-7 p.m., at the Filling Station in Bishop Hill. Proceeds go to ROWVA After Prom Party. Information, call Julie at (309) 484-6882 or 368-9982.

April 28

Cruise-In

Abingdon Road Knights Car Club's Cruise-In, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Abingdon American Legion Hall.

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.

Appreciation Day

Berwick Appreciation Day. Activities include pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m., at Berwick Fire Station; tractor show; flea market and craft show; outhouse race, registration fee: $25. Mike Taylor, (309) 462-5618.

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.

Red Carpet series

Orpheum Theatre Spring 2009 Red Carpet Series: "To Kill a Mockingbird," 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $25, $30 and $35. 342-2299.

May 8

Concert

Tina's Countrytime Opry: Lee Jared and The "New" Midnight Ramblers with guest Myron Miller, 7 p.m., at OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham St. No cover charge; free will offering. Concessions provided by the OAKS.

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 10

Breakfast buffet

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-11 a.m., at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 830 North G, Monmouth. $7 adults, $3.50 for children under 6. Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 2301 to support troops and celebrate Mother's Day.

May 14

Auditions

Auditions for Prairie Players Civic Theatre's production of "Music Man," 6:30 p.m., at the Prairie Players facility, 160 S. Seminary St. Come with a song (piano accompaniment will be provided) and be prepared to do brief readings from the script. Children in third grade and below must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Productions dates: July 17-19.

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.

Auditions

Auditions for Prairie Players Civic Theatre's production of "Music Man," 1 p.m., at the Prairie Players facility, 160 S. Seminary St. Come with a song (piano accompaniment will be provided) and be prepared to do brief readings from the script. Children in third grade and below must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Productions dates: July 17-19.

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.

July 11

Pottery show

Flea Market and Pottery Show sponsored by Abingdon Pottery Collector's Club, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Abbe Lanes Banquet Rooms, Route 41, Abingdon.

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