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The Orpheum Theatre

Friday, May 22, 2009

Today (May 22)

Artist reception

Opening reception for exhibit: art quilts by Liz Berg, ceramics by Mary Schuytema, 6-8 p.m., Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. Exhibit runs through June 20.

Plant sale

KCCDD annual plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 2015 Windish Drive. Plants from local gardeners, area nurseries and cedar products from Cedar Creek Illinois. Proceeds used for 2010 KCCDD Auction. Information, Lynndel Messmore, 344-1700.

Today-Saturday (May 22-23)

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, Wells Theater, Monmouth College. Today: 7 p.m.; Saturday: 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6 adults, $2 students and children. Reservations (309) 734-3033.

Saturday (May 23)

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Fundraiser

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 945 N. Kellogg St. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Knox County.

Pets

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

Comedians

Comedians Dan St. Paul with Paul and Storm (veterans of the Bob and Tom Show), 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $18 in advance or $20 at door. 342-2299.

Sunday (May 24)

Music

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

Monday (May 25)

Parade

Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m., downtown Galesburg.

Wednesday (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.

Friday (May 29)

Dance

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.

Friday-Sunday (May 29-31)

Concert

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

Saturday (May 30)

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Taste of Abingdon

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

Pancakes

Abingdon Boy Scout Troop 4242 "Pancake Extravaganza," 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Christian Church, 409 S. Main St., Abingdon. Pancakes, sausage, drinks, $5. Information, Kraig McCluskie, 462-2085; Mark Johnson, 462-5712.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Saturday-Sunday (May 30-31)

Ag Heritage Show

Ag Heritage Show sponsored by Spoon River Ag Antique Association, Abingdon American Legion Hall. Featuring antique tractors, farm equipment, hit-and-miss engines, garden tractors, field demonstrations, parade, tractor ride, poker run and food. Information, Mike, (309) 462-3517, www.spoonrivertractor.com.

June 3

Cafe in the Park

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

Wii

Wii Wednesdays for teens, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. (upstairs in Sanderson Room). No sign-up necessary; games available vary (or bring own rated T or lower). Four-person simultaneous play in 10-15 minute increments. 343-6118.

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.

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Concert

Wizard Rock concert, 2-4 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St., featuring The Whomping Willows, The Moaning Myrtles and Justin Finch-Fletchley. Bring a chair. 343-6118.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Billiard tournament

Billiard Education Foundation Junior National 9-Ball Qualifier Tournament - Boys and Girls Division, Billiard's on Main, 156 E. Main St. Sign-up, noon. Information, Mark, 342-7665.

Fundraiser

B. Karlene Miller Relay for Life Team hosting an Ice Cream Social and Children's Carnival, 4-7 p.m., at 955 Lawrence Ave., Galesburg. Available dinner items include BBQ pork sandwiches, hot dogs, assorted chips, pop and water. For tickets, call 299-2303 or 371-7932.

June 7

Dance

Dancers' Studio 10th Dance Concert "A Day at the Circus," 2:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $12 adults, $8 children age 4-12, under 3 free. 342-2299.

June 9

Teen event

Teen event: customize garden bench with paint (and more), 6:30-7:30 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. No sign-up needed. 343-6118.

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Tuesday Book Club: book discussion of "Heyday" by Kurt Andersen, 1 p.m., at the library, 40 E. Simmons St. New members welcome. 343-6118.

June 10

Cafe in the Park

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

Kindermusik

Carl Sandburg College Kindermusik Summer Sampler: Away We Go! Favorites, 6-6:45 p.m., Room F109. For ages 1 1/2-4 accompanied by parent or caregiver. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

June 11

Ice cream festival

Strawberry Ice Cream Festival, 5-8 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 110 South B St., Monmouth, in fellowship room (handicap accessible). BBQ sandwiches, cake, ice cream, strawberries, drink. Donation $5 adults, $3 children under 10. Municipal Band Concert, 7 p.m., in church sanctuary. Proceeds benefit Warren County Relay for Life.

Concert

Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter's annual Summer Concert of Gospel Music, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 120 S. Kellogg St. Featuring 60-70 youth from United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan (orchestra, hand bell choir, vocalists). Free admission.

Book club

Galesburg Public Library Thursday Book Club: book discussion of "Sleeping with Strangers" by Eric Jerome Dickey, 6:30 p.m., at Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. New members welcome. 343-6118.

June 12

Concert

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

June 13

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Watercolor class

Introduction to Watercolor Class: Paint the Summer Colors, 9 a.m.-noon, at Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve. May bring a lawn chair and/or picnic lunch for after class. $5 per participant. For list of materials needed and pre-registration, call Ron Hunt at 341-5278 or e-mail: rhunt@sandburg.edu. Map available at www.blackthornhill.org.

June 16

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 Restaurant. Newcomers welcome. Call the library reference desk at 343-6118 for more information.

June 17

Cafe in the Park

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

June 19

Summer concert

Summer Concert, 6 p.m., Maquon Village Park. Performances by Chris Postin, The Worship Team from Abingdon's First Assembly of God Church, Touch of Country; magic show by Jon Gallagher. Pork chop sandwiches, hot dogs, 4:30 p.m.; also homemade ice cream, pies, brownies. Free concert sponsored by MUMC Ministry Team.

Concert

Gospel Music Concert: An Evening with Rachel West Kramer featuring Jairu Avizu and 4 Heaven's Sake, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. $12 adults, $6 children 18 and under. 342-2299.

June 20

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

June 21

Horse show

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

June 23

Archery seminar

Youth Archery Basic Skills seminar, 6-8 p.m., at Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Alexis. $5 per person and pre-registration is required by calling Mike at 337-8664 or e-mail: jamw3@hotmail.com. Map available at www.blackthornhill.org.

June 24

Cafe in the Park

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

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.

Kindermusik

Carl Sandburg College Kindermusik Summer Sampler: Milk and Cookies Favorites, 6-6:45 p.m., Room F109. Participation for ages 1 1/2-4 years accompanied by a parent or caregiver. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

June 27

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

July 3

First Fridays

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

July 4

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

July 8

Kindermusik

Carl Sandburg College Kindermusik Summer Sampler: Fiddle-dee-dee Favorites, 6-6:45 p.m., Room F109. Participation for ages 1 1/2-4 years accompanied by a parent or caregiver. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

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, Illinois 41, Abingdon.

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

July 18

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

July 22

Kindermusik

Carl Sandburg College Kindermusik Summer Sampler: Wiggles and Giggles Favorites, 6-6:45 p.m., Room F109. Participation for ages 1 1/2-4 years accompanied by a parent or caregiver. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

July 25

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon, every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Aug. 1

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Aug. 7

First Fridays

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

Aug. 8

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Aug. 15

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Aug. 22

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot on south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Aug. 29

Farmers' Market

Galesburg Business Association Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon, every Saturday through Oct. 31, located in the parking lot on the south side of Simmons between Kellogg and Seminary.

Farmers' Market

Local Growers' Network Farmers' Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 31, in parking lot at Oak Run Food Mart.

Sept. 4

First Fridays

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

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