What to Do


The Orpheum Theatre

Thursday, May 21, 2009


May 22-June 20, Exhibit: Art Quilts by Liz Berg and Ceramics by Mary Schuytema, opening reception: 6-8 p.m. May 22, Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Art Center hours: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 342-7415.

Through May 31, Exhibit: paintings by Nicole Morgan, at Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. Kaldi's hours are 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 344-0200.

Through June 30, Exhibit by works by local artist Jane Inness Youngquist, Chez Willy's, 41 S. Seminary St.

Through July 4, Exhibit: "Straight Line," paintings by Paul Krainak of Peoria and sculpture by Rob Reed of Galesburg, in the Preston Jackson Gallery of the Contemporary Art Center, 305 SW Water St., Peoria. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (309) 674-6822 or www.peoriacac.org.


May 21, Concert: Vince Gill, 8 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $40, $45, $55 and $75. (309) 676-8700.

May 24, 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 29-31, Choral Dynamics presents: Magical Musicals at the Orpheum Theatre. May 29-30: 7:30 p.m.; May 31: 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $11.50 students. 342-2299.

June 6, 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 9, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Ballroom, Peoria. $27 and $37. (309) 676-8700.

June 12, Tina's Countrytime Opry: Lee Jared and The "New" Midnight Ramblers with guest, Bob Carmeen, 7 p.m., at The OAKS, 176 N. Farnham St. No cover charge, free will offering. Concessions provided by The OAKS.

June 19, Summer Concert, 6 p.m., in the Maquon Village Park. Performances by Chris Postin, The Worship Team from Abingdon's First Assembly of God Church, Touch of Country and magic show by Jon Gallagher. Serving of pork chop sandwiches and hot dogs will begin at 4:30 p.m., with homemade ice cream, pies and brownies at 5 p.m. Free concert sponsored by the MUMC Ministry Team.

June 28, Concert: Keith Urban with special guest Taylor Swift, 7:30 p.m., i Wireless Center. $20-$75. (309) 764-2000.


May 21, E-mail Q and A Computer Class, 10 a.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. (309) 734-3166.

May 22, KCCDD's annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 2015 Windish Drive. Plants from local gardeners and area nurseries will be available as well as variety of cedar products from Cedar Creek Illinois Inc. Proceeds will be used for the 2010 KCCDD Auction. Information, Lynndel Messmore, 344-1700.

May 22, Registration due for City of Galesburg Recreation Division's "Hook A Kid On Golf," a national skill development golf program administered by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Free program for boys and girls 8-15 years of age will take place June 16, 18, 23, 25 and 26 at Bunker Links Golf Course. To participate, youth must (1) have never played golf; (2) not own a set of golf clubs; and (3) be between the ages of 8 and 15. Applications accepted at Lakeside Recreation Facility; due to space limitations only 30 will be chosen. Download an application at www.ci.galesburg.il.us or call 345-3683.

May 23, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Canoe Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Storey. Participants will learn canoe safety, basic paddling skills and demonstrate boat handling skills. Families welcome. Space is limited and pre-registration is required; $8 per person. 345-3683.

May 23, The Art of Percussion: children age 5-12 will create rain sticks, drums, maracas and other shakers and noise makers, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa. $6 per person; parents welcome. (563) 326-7804 or www.figgeart.org.

May 29, All That Dance presents "Here's to the Heroes," 6 p.m., Galesburg High School. Advance tickets: $7 adults, $5 youth 2-18; tickets at door: $8 adults, $6 youth. 345-0145 or www.allthatdance.us.

May 29-31, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey present "Over the Top," Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. May 29: 7 p.m.; May 30: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; May 31: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. $15, $19, $32 and $67. (309) 676-8700.

May 30, Taste of Abingdon in Rotary Park on Main Street, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Food samples from area restaurants, pedal tractor pull. (309) 462-3353 or docbop@yahoo.com.

May 30, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Intro to Rock Climbing, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of rock climbing and then enjoy a climbing adventure at the Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savanna the following weekend. Pre-registration is required. 345-3683.

May 30-31, Ag Heritage Show sponsored by Spoon River Ag Antique Association at the Abingdon American legion. Featuring antique tractors, farm equipment, hit and miss engines, garden tractors, field demonstrations, parade, tractor ride, poke run and food. (309) 462-3517 or www.spoon rivertractor.com.

June 7, Medium and clairvoyant Lisa Williams, 7 p.m., Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria. $45, $55 and $65. (309) 676-8700.

June 10, 24, July 8 and 22, Carl Sandburg College Kindermusik Summer Sampler, 6-6:45 p.m., Room F109. Participation for ages 1 1/2-4 years accompanied by a parent or caregiver. June 10: Away We Go! Favorites; June 24: Milk and Cookies Favorites; July 8: Fiddle-dee-dee Favorites; July 22: Wiggles and Giggles Favorites. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

June 11, Strawberry Ice Cream Festival, 5-8 p.m., at First Lutheran Church, 110 South B St., Monmouth, in the fellowship room (handicap accessible). BBQ sandwiches, cake, ice cream, strawberries and drink. Donation: $5 adults and $3 children under 10. Municipal Band Concert will start at 7 p.m. in church sanctuary. A portion of the proceeds will go to Warren County Relay for Life. Public is invited.

June 13, City of Galesburg Recreation Division's Flying Wild Educational Workshop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Fire Training Site at Hawthorne Center. Program targeted for middle grades and topics range from basic bird biology, identification and ecology, to bird conservation service learning activities. $35 per person, registration must be done at Lakeside Recreation Facility. 345-3683.


Through May 23, "Intimate Apparel," by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kelly Lynn Hogan, visiting instructor in theatre, 7:30 p.m., Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. $10 adults, $5 seniors, students free.

Through May 23, 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 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.

Through June 7, "Squabbles" 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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