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Monday, June 1, 2009

Wednesday (June 3)

Cafe in the Park

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

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.

Band concert

Band Concert, 7 p.m., at the Gazebo on the square in Knoxville. Ice Cream Social sponsored by WELCA of Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville; serving begins at 6:15 p.m.; cake, pie, ice cream and drink, $4 donation.

Thursday (June 4)

Children activities

Activities for children, 3-5:30 p.m. every Thursday in June, at the Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. Free activities include games, stories, movies, crafts, snacks; change every week. Information, (309) 875-3573.

Friday (June 5)

First Fridays

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

Friday-Saturday (June 5-6)

Garage sale

Galesburg Rescue Mission Auxiliary's Garage Sale, new Mission's addition building, gymnasium, 435 E. Third St. June 5: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; June 6: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Treasures sale

Faith United Methodist Church Re-Cycling Treasures Sale at Knox and Day streets. June 5: 4-7 p.m.; June 6: 8 a.m.-noon.

Saturday (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's Ice Cream Social and Children's Carnival, 4-7 p.m., 955 Lawrence Ave., Galesburg. Barbecue pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, pop, water. Tickets, 299-2303, 371-7932.

Pets

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

Water safety

Water Safety program for all ages, 10-11 a.m., Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. American Red Cross representative presents "Whale Tales" program. Free; open to public. Information, (309) 875-3573.

Sunday (June 7)

Dance

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

Benefit

Breakfast Benefit for Karen (Marlow) Nelson and Jordan Nelson of Altona, 7 a.m.-noon, United Church of Altona. Donations can be made through United Church of Altona. Silent auction. Information, (309) 484-6261.

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 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: Papa Johns.

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). Barbecue 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. Kellogg St. Featuring youth from United Methodist Church of the Resurrection of 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., Kaldi's Coffeehouse, 124 E. Simmons St. New members welcome. 343-6118.

Children activities

Activities for children, 3-5:30 p.m. every Thursday in June, at the Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. Free activities include games, stories, movies, crafts and snacks; and will change every week. Information: (309) 875-3573.

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.

Fundraiser

Registration deadline for Avon Helping Hands Mud Volleyball Tournament, 10 a.m. June 27, Avcom Park, Avon. $80 per team; avonhelpinghands@gmail.com. Proceeds used to fix, buy new play equipment for Avon Village Park.

Outdoor concert

ELVI-BEETLE Concert, 8 p.m., Sheffield Homecoming Festival in Sheffield (10 miles east of Kewanee). Free concert. Information, www.alhull.biz.

June 12-14

Theater

2009 Summer Season: "Two By Two," musical comedy by Richards Rodgers, presented by Spoon River Rascals Senior High Performers, Ellisville Opera House, Main St., Ellisville. June 12-13: 8 p.m.; June 14: 2 p.m. $10 adults, $5 youth.

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, Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve. Bring lawn chair and/or picnic lunch. $5 per participant. Information, pre-register, Ron Hunt, 341-5278, rhunt@sandburg.edu. www.blackthornhill.org.

Pets

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

Family movie

Family movie program: "Aladdin", 10-11:30 a.m., Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. Snacks will be provided. Free and open to the public. Information: (309) 875-3573.

Hog roast

Maquon Fire Department's annual Hog Roast, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $7 adults, $4.50 children; includes cole slaw, baked beans, drink. Sandwich, $4; dessert, $2; drink, $1. Raffle tickets for a Sony 32" LCD HDTV, $1 a ticket or 6 for $5.

Rally

Abingdon Rockin Rally - benefit for Whitney Cudd. 5K Run/1 mile walk, registration at 7 a.m. at Martin Street Ball Park, race begins at 8 a.m. Family Fun Day at Martin Street Ball Park: includes 3 on 3 Basketball tournament, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; pedal tractor pull starts at noon; silent auction, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; street dance on Abingdon Main Street, 7 p.m.-midnight, bands: No Direction Home, JAX (Kent and Sue Gordon) and Dry; silent auction between bands.

June 16

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 Restaurant. Newcomers welcome. Information, 343-6118.

June 17

Cafe in the Park

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

June 18

Children activities

Activities for children, 3-5:30 p.m. every Thursday in June, at the Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. Free activities include games, stories, movies, crafts and snacks; and will change every week. Information: (309) 875-3573.

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 age 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.

Crafts

Father's Day craft project, 10-11 a.m., Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. Children of all ages invited to participate in creating a simple Father's Day gift, snacks and stories. Information: (309) 875-3573.

June 20-21

More on 34

More on 34: miles of sales from Galesburg to Sandwich. Information: (800) 916-3330 or www.moreon34.com.

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., Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve, 1590 Angling Road, Alexis. $5 per person; pre-registration required, Mike, 337-8664, 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: Q's Cafe.

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 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

June 25

Children activities

Activities for children, 3-5:30 p.m. every Thursday in June, at the Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. Free activities include games, stories, movies, crafts and snacks; and will change every week. Information: (309) 875-3573.

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.

Author discussion

Coffee Talk discussion on Nora Roberts' books, 10-11 a.m., Maquon Public Library, 210 S. Main St., Maquon. No specific book is necessary, but participants should come prepared to talk about Roberts' writing and choice of subject matter in general. Coffee and cookies will be served. Free and open to public. Information: (309) 875-3573.

Walking tour

Galesburg Woman's Club annual Walking Tour of Historical Homes, 1-4 p.m. Tour begins and ends at the Galesburg Woman's Clubhouse, 516 N. Prairie St., with strawberry shortcake and drink at end of tour. $6 adults, $2.50 children 3-12 years of age; tickets available at Clubhouse on the day of tour.

July 1

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Almost Live. Vendor: Billiards on Main.

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 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Surprisingly Hip. Vendor: Chez Willy's.

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 15

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: No Reason. Vendor: The Cellar.

July 17-19

Theater

Prairie Players Civic Theatre presents: "Music Man" at the Orpheum Theatre. July 17-18: 7:30 p.m.; July 19: 2 p.m. 342-2299.

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 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. $5 per child. Must pre-register, 344-1512.

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Eddie Winter. Vendor: Billiards on Main.

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.

July 29

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Randi Turner. Vendor: Pizza House.

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. 5

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Rodney Morss. Vendor: Papa Johns.

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. 12

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Surprisingly Hip. Vendor: Coney Island.

Aug. 14-16

Theater

2009 Summer Season: "The Trip to Bountiful," a dramatic play by Horton Foote, featuring a cast of Adult Spoon River Rascals, at the Historic Ellisville Opera House, Main St., Ellisville. Aug. 14-15: 8 p.m.; Aug. 16: 2 p.m. $7.50 adults, $3 youth.

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. 19

Cafe in the Park

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

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. 25

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Cow. Vendor: Chez Willy's.

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. 2

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Mike Budde. Vendor: Q's Cafe.

Sept. 4

First Fridays

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

Sept. 9

Cafe in the Park

Cafe in the Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Park Plaza. Music: Knox Jazz Ensemble. Vendor: Landmark.

Sept. 13

Duck race

Galesburg Public Schools Foundation's annual Duck Race, approximately 3 p.m. (after Cardboard Boat Regatta), at Lake Storey. Rain or shine. 342-9229 or www.gburgpsf.org.

Sept. 26

Memory Walk

17th annual Knox-Warren Memory Walk, 9 a.m., at Hawthorne Centre. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Oct. 3-4

Theater

2009 Summer Season: "Highlights from Mary Poppins," music by Richard and Robert Sherman, featuring the Spoon River Rascal's Youth Theatre Troupe, at the Historic Ellisville Opera House, Main St., Ellisville. Show times at 2 and 4 p.m. both days. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $2.50 youth. An encore presentation will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 to end the 2009 season.

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