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Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday (April 28)

Cruise-In

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

Salad luncheon

Corpus Christi Altar and Rosary Society's annual Spring Salad Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the McAteer Parish Center. $5 adults, $1 children includes hot chicken casserole, assortment of salads and beverage. Bake sale; craft and bazaar items.

Wednesday (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.

Thursday (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.

Music

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

Friday (May 1)

Relay fundraiser

OSF St. Mary Medical Center's Relay for Life team will have a bake sale from 7 a.m.-noon in the hospital lobby.

First Fridays

First Fridays, 5-9 p.m., Seminary Street. Music by No Reason.

Fundraiser

Knox County Nursing Home Employee Incentive Committee fundraiser: Walking Tacos and a pop, $2.50, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. Public invited. All proceeds go to Employee Incentive Fund.

Friday-Sunday (May 1-3)

Theater

Performing Arts Academy presents "Oliver!", the musical adaption of "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens at the Orpheum Theatre. May 1-2: 7 p.m.; May 3: 3 p.m. 342-2299.

Saturday (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.

Pancakes

Alpha Masonic Lodge's All You Can Eat Pancakes and Sausage, 7 a.m.-noon, at David Loring Masonic Temple, 3415 Lincoln Park Drive. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $2.50 children 12 and under. Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Concert

Monmouth College Pipe Band, 7 p.m., at First Church of God, 1080 Harrison St. Dinner served before the concert, 5-6:30 p.m.; BBQ pork sandwich, homemade potato salad and dessert for $5.

Plant and garage sale

Oak Run Garden Club's Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, at Brentwood Park Building. Also Oak Run Community Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, maps available at plant sale.

Luncheon

United Methodist Women's annual Spring Salad Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Knoxville United Methodist Church, 303 S. Broad St. Chicken casserole and various salads. Also White Elephant sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bridal event

An Intimate Bridal Event at Vintages, noon-3 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room, 57 S. Seminary St. Featuring Vintages, Sweet Intentions, Cooks and Company, Kohl's Diamond Gallery. Free to attend, call (309) 335-2744 to reserve space.

Sunday (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.

Bell concert

Trinity Lutheran Church's Bell Choirs Concert followed by a Swedish Dinner, 304 E. Ferris St. Free concert at 4 p.m. and dinner seating at 5:15 p.m. Limited dinner seating - tickets required for dinner only, available at 343-4191; suggested donation; $10.

May 4

Spring concert

Knoxville Junior High School Spring Concert, 7 p.m., at Jensen Gym. Performing groups include KJHS Orchestra grades 5-8, Sixth Grade Band, Jazz Band, Choir, and 7/8th Grade Concert Band. Free.

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 7

Teetertots

Discovery Depot Children's Museum's Teetertots, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 128 S. Chambers St. Theme: "Magnets"; toddlers will explore art, science, math and language through crafts and activities. Free admission. 344-8876.

Garden and gift day

Cottage Gift Shop's annual Spring Garden and Gift Day, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., outside Cottage Hospital, next to Delino's (rain location inside).

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.

Fundraiser

Knox County Nursing Home Employee Incentive Committee fundraiser: Caramel Apple Slice and a pop, $2.50, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. Public invited. All proceeds go to Employee Incentive Fund.

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 12

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Tuesday Book Club: book discussion of "Little Heathens" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish, 1 p.m., at the library, 40 E. Simmons St. 343-6118.

Documentary

Documentary: showing of the Iowa Public Television program "The People in the Pictures: Stories from the Wettach Farm Photos," 2 p.m., at Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Public invited. 343-6118.

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.

Fundraiser

United Way of Knox County's annual Girls Night Out at 21 Club, Chambers St., Galesburg. Doors open: 5:30 p.m.; DJ starts at 6 p.m.; guest bachelor auction; costume contest. Tickets include dinner: $15 per person in advance; $20 per person at door. 343-4434 or www.unitedway-galesburg.net.

Stories Alive

Discovery Depot Children's Museum's Stories Alive, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., 128 S. Chambers St. Children and their adult companion will listen to "Farmer Duck" by Martin Waddell and participate in a related activity. Free admission. 344-8876.

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Thursday Book Club: book discussion of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling, 6:30 p.m., at Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. 343-6118.

May 15

Big Band Dip

Galesburg High School Band Department's Big Band Dip, 6:30-9:30 p.m., in the front hall of Galesburg High School. Featuring GHS Big Band and both jazz combos. Tickets: $3 and include a chosen dessert and ice cream; available from any GHS band student and at the door.

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.

Horse show

Galesburg Boots and Saddle Club Horse Show, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at South Lake Storey Road.

May 19

Movie of the book club

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

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.

Big Read event

Big Read performance: Mark Twain's classic story of friendship and adventure on the Big Muddy, directed by Monmouth College professor Janeve West, at Wells Theater on the Monmouth College campus. May 20: 1:30 p.m.; May 21: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; May 22: 7 p.m.; May 23: 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6 adults, $2 students and children. Reservations: (309) 734-3033.

May 24

Music

Blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness performs at 8 p.m. at Fat Fish Pub, 158 N. Broad St., Galesburg. Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at door. 343-1200.

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 3

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Charlie Hayes. Vendor: .

June 5

First Fridays

First Fridays, 5-9 p.m., Seminary Street. Music by Surprisingly Hip.

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.

June 10

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Second Mortgage. Vendor: .

June 17

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Missy Vail. Vendor: .

June 21

Horse show

Galesburg Boots and Saddle Club Horse Show, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at South Lake Storey Road.

June 24

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Bitterman. Vendor: .

July 3

First Fridays

First Fridays, 5-9 p.m., Seminary Street. Music by Bitterman.

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.

August 7

First Fridays

First Fridays, 5-9 p.m., Seminary Street. Music by Ryan McCullough.

Sept. 4

First Fridays

First Fridays, 5-9 p.m., Seminary Street. Music by Sway Breezy and Moondog Collective.

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