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Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Luncheon and bake sale

Harvest Luncheon and Bake Sale, First United Methodist Church, NW 2nd Avenue and NW 2nd Street, Galva. Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m., casserole, salads, dessert, $6.50 adults. Bake sale, white elephant sale, 9 a.m.

Friday (Oct. 17)

Farmers' Market

Monmouth Farmers' Market, 7 a.m.-noon, North Main and West Boston. Market every Friday through October. Information, Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, (309) 734-3181.

Friday-Saturday (Oct. 17-18)

Haunted House

Gilson Haunted House, 7-10 p.m., at Gilson Grade School. $6 admission price. www.hauntedgilson.com.

Saturday (Oct. 18)

Concert

Knox-Galesburg Symphony with guest artist Felix Parra, violin, and narrator Harry Bulkeley, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Featured works, including Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," to celebrate 2008-09 as sesquicentennial of Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Knox College in 1858 and bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809. Tickets $8-$18. Contact: 342-2299.

Craft show

Beta Sigma Phi's annual Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Galva High School. Admission: $1 for age 13 and over. Food at high school cafeteria, featuring homemade BBQ sandwiches, desserts and pies.

Fiber workshops

Bishop Hill Fiber Guild's annual Spin-In at Black Hawk East College, Illinois 78, Kewanee. Workshops include Knit a Silk Hankie, Rug Hooking, Spinning Luxury Fibers, Wheel Mechanics I and II; Instruction in Beginning Spindle and Wheel Spinning, Fiber Preparation and Knitting and Crochet basics. Registration, 9 a.m. Pre-registration, $18; $21 at door. Information, (309) 692-6344, www.BishopHillFiberGuild.org.

Parenting seminar

Free Parenting Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Kellogg and Ferris streets. Free breakfast, 9 a.m. in fellowship hall; child care provided during seminar. Information, 343-4191.

Crafts

Make it and take it crafts, 10-11 a.m., Maquon Library, 210 Main St., Maquon. (309) 875-3573.

Pets

Guardian Angels Humane Society Adopt-A-Pet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bergner's Court at Sandburg Mall.

Halloween event

Halloween Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Center Court at Sandburg Mall. Free activities including Harry the Haunted Inflatable Bouncer, face painting, craft making, balloon artist. 344-1331.

Dance

Dance at Moose Lodge, 8-11 p.m., 161 N. Cherry St. The Hodgetts. Public welcome.

Book and bake sale

Book and Bake Sale sponsored by Friends of the John Mosser Public Library District, 8 a.m.-noon, 106 W. Meek St., Abingdon. Bake sale featuring Jim and Roberta Davis' apple dumplings and other baked goods. All books for sale, $1 a bag. Also recycling cans.

Music

Live Music: John Heasly, Mike Terry and Frank Terry, 7-9 p.m., Kaldi's Coffehouse and Tearoom, 124 E. Simmons St. 344-0200.

Bake sale

Women in White's annual Bake Sale, 1-2 p.m., at 838 W. Berrien St. To pre-order items, call 337-4198 or 342-5273.

Sunday (Oct. 19)

Gospel show

The Elvis Gospel Tribute Experience starring Al Hull and The Legends Band, 4 p.m., Galesburg High School Auditorium, 1135 W. Fremont St. Featuring Carl Sandburg Children's Choir, Touch of Country, Chris Postin, Sarah Miller. Open seating; doors open 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at door, available at Brighter Life Bookshoppe, Lindstrom's Appliance, Genesis Christian Book Store in Monmouth, Garden Gate Florist in Abingdon, Knoxville Hardware. Information, Dave Beversdorf, 344-2274 or 351-1244.

Fall Gala

Galesburg Christian School's Fall Gala at Best Western Prairie Inn, Nov. 7, with Christian mime and comedian Doug Berky. Tickets $25. Reservations required by Oct. 24, Galesburg Christian School, 343-8008.

Wedding show

Perfect Wedding and More Show, 2-5 p.m., Lake Storey Pavilion. Free admission. Gifts, special prizes; drawing at 4 p.m. for chance to win free rental at Pavilion, must be present to win.

Music

Guitarist/singer Chris Vallillo, 2 p.m., Sanderson Room, Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. Vallillo will perform songs from his newest release, "Abraham Lincoln in Song," which includes historically accurate songs Lincoln may have known and sung. Free, open to public. 343-6118.

Tuesday (Oct. 21)

Travelogue

Travelogue Series: "St. Vincent and The Grenadines: Caribbean Jewels," doors open 6 p.m., curtain 7 p.m., Galesburg High School Auditorium. Season tickets (total of 6): $25. Information, Susan Meisinger, 344-1400.

Book club

Book Club, 7 p.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. Read a "supernatural" book to share with group, pick one of our suggestions or read own book related to this month's theme. (309) 734-3166.

Soup luncheon, crafts

Soup Luncheon and Autumn Craft Sale, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, Kellogg and Ferris streets. Ham and bean or beef/vegetable soups, cornbread muffins, pie or cake. Donation: $4.50. Ham or chicken salad sandwich, $1 extra.

Thursday (Oct. 23)

Movie night

Family Movie Night: "Casper," 6-8 p.m., Maquon Library, 210 Main St. (309) 875-3573.

Lecture

Ronald Walters, professor at the University of Maryland who helped manage Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns, 7 p.m., Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free. 341-7337.

Oct. 24

Farmers' Market

Monmouth Farmers' Market, 7 a.m.-noon, North Main and West Boston. Market every Friday through October. Information, Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, (309) 734-3181.

Bat program

Absolutely Batty sponsored by Galesburg Recreation Division for ages 7-10, 7-8:15 p.m. Discover what part of the body makes up the wing, when bats sleep, what they eat. Pre-registration required. 345-3683.

Oct. 24-25

Theatre

"Tartuffe," by Moliere, directed by Neil Blackadder, 7:30 p.m., Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Tickets $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, students free. Contact: 341-7337.

Haunted House

Gilson Haunted House, 7-midnight, Gilson Grade School. $6 admission. www.hauntedgilson.com.

Oct. 24-26

Film festival

Film Festival: "Women Film Directors of the Spanish-Speaking World Look at Family Dynamics and Body Politics," presented by Knox College at Orpheum Theatre. Oct. 24-25: 7 p.m.; Oct. 26: 2 p.m. Free. Contact: 341-7337.

Oct. 25

Blues Festival

Blues Festival: Deep Blue Innovators at Rivoli Theatre, Monmouth. Doors open 2 p.m.; show 2:30 p.m. Performers include Charlie Hayes and Joel Fleming, The Matthew Skoller Band, Michelle Malone and Lurrie Bell. Tickets: $14 in advance, $17 at door; available at www.MonmouthBlues.com or Bijou Pub or Daw Violins in Monmouth; Cherry Street Guitars, MusicMakers, Capitol Music in Galesburg; Capitol Music in Macomb; or Weird Harolds in Burlington.

Parenting seminar

Free Parenting Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Kellogg and Ferris streets. Free breakfast at 9 a.m. in fellowship hall; childcare provided during seminar. Topic: Michelle Marshall and Debra Tomlin on "Understanding Autism." Register one week before at church office or 343-4191.

Halloween

Halloween Fun, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Maquon Library, 210 Main St. (309) 875-3573.

Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick-or-Treating, 5-7 p.m., Sandburg Mall. 344-1331.

Chicken pie supper

Homemade Chicken Pie Supper, 5-7 p.m., First Christian Church, Disciples Women's Fellowship, 301 N. Broad St. Chicken pie, salad, dessert, drink. $7 adults, $3.50 children ages 3-10. 343-9960 for advance tickets. Carry-outs available. All proceeds to Disciples Mission work.

Movin' Toward The Cure

Second annual Movin' Toward The Cure for breast cancer, 1 p.m., B-PC High School in Bushnell. Registration $5, due by Oct. 22 to Becky White, c/o Bertie's Fabric Care, 1006 Cole St., Bushnell, or call (309) 318-0194, (309) 772-2525, (309) 772-3000.

Turkey supper

Williamsfield United Methodist Church's annual Turkey Supper, 4:30-7 p.m. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Art Experience

Galesburg Civic Art Center's "Wickedly Live" party and live art experience, 7 p.m.-midnight, at BDI Screens Warehouse, 1255 Monmouth Blvd. #3, Galesburg. Food, dancing, featured artists and "live art" auctions, raffles, music by Band of the Tall Corn, 8 p.m.-midnight. Tickets: $40 or table (8): $300. 342-7415 or info@galesburgarts.org.

Fingerprinting

Galesburg Police Explorers' free identification fingerprinting with photo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Galesburg Wal-Mart Supercenter. Parents with children from age infant to 18 years old and those with special needs may participate. 344-1180.

Book sale

Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. After Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 27; $1.50 for a bag of books and vintage books greatly reduced. 343-6118.

Turkey supper

Annual Turkey Supper, 4:30-7 p.m., Stronghurst United Methodist Church.

Oct. 25-26

Craft show

Craft Show at Sandburg Mall. Quilts, woodwork crafts, paintings, homemade candles. 344-1331.

Oct. 26

Concert

Knox College Choir, directed by Laura Lane, 2 p.m., Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free. Contact: 341-7337.

Festival of Life

Festival of Life featuring Kenneth McCaughey, father of the Iowa septuplets "The Seven from Heaven," 6:30 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1196 N. Academy St. Free; refreshments served.

Haunted House

Lights on for the Kids at the Gilson Haunted House, 2-5 p.m., Gilson Grade School. Games and candy, no scares, come dressed in costume. $2 admission price. www.hauntedgilson.com.

Oct. 27

Parent-child book club

Parent-Child Book Club, 4:30 p.m., at Warren County Public Library, 62 Public Square, Monmouth. Theme: "Read the book, watch the movie" select a book that has been made into a movie, then watch the movie. Discussion of both versions at meeting. (309) 734-3166.

Taco supper

Semi-annual Indian Taco Supper at Heritage United Presbyterian Church, 302 E. Broadway, Monmouth. Curb service: 4:30-7 p.m.; dine-in: 5-7 p.m. $6 donation benefitting Jamieson Community Center. Large taco, several toppings and ice cream.

Book sale

After Fall Book Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St. $1.50 for a bag of books and vintage books greatly reduced. 343-6188.

Oct. 28

Luncheon and bake sale

Corpus Christi Altar and Rosary Society's Fall Salad Luncheon, McAteer Center, 273 S. Prairie St., Galesburg. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., hot chicken casserole, salads and beverage, $5 adults and $1 children. Bake sale and craft and bazaar items.

Oct. 30

Concert

"Honeyboy" Edwards with The Kilborn Alley Blues Band, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $25 mezzanine, $20 prime seating, $15 B and C seating. 342-2299.

Movie night

Scary Movie Night, 5-7 p.m., Maquon Library, 210 Main St., Maquon. (309) 875-3573.

Soup luncheon

Soup luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., OAKS Senior Center, 176 N. Farnham St. Chili or vegetable soup, pie, coffee or tea. $5 donation.

Oct. 31

Farmers' Market

Monmouth Farmers' Market, 7 a.m.-noon, North Main and West Boston. Market every Friday through October. Information, Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, (309) 734-3181.

Rocky Horror picture show

Rocky Horror Picture Show with audience participation at Orpheum Theatre. Doors open: 8 p.m.; film begins promptly at 9 p.m. Costume contest, prizes handed out at 8:30 p.m. for most outrageous attire. Acceptable props to bring to the event include white confetti (no rice please), newspapers, small water pistols (no super soakers), noisemakers, toilet paper, party hats, cards, and flashlights. Only for adults ages 18 and older. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. 342-2299.

Panel discussion

Panel Discussion: "Is Anybody Watching: The Presidential Debate in American Politics." Panelists: Rodney Davis and Douglas Wilson, co-directors of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College; with four Knox alumni - Robert Jamieson, television journalist; Michael Lawrence, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute; Norm Winick, editor and publisher of "The Zephyr"; and Robert Seibert, professor of political science at Knox College. 4 p.m. Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Free. Contact: 341-7337.

Halloween costume dance

Halloween Costume Dance, 8-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 161 N. Cherry St. Also, spaghetti supper 5-7 p.m. Midnight Wind. Public welcome.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Theatre

"Tartuffe," by Moliere, directed by Neil Blackadder, 8 p.m., Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College. Tickets $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, students free. Contact: 341-7337.

Haunted House

Gilson Haunted House, 7-midnight, at Gilson Grade School. $6 admission price. www.hauntedgilson.com.

Nov. 1

Fish and chicken supper

American Legion Post 727 of Oneida's Family Fish and Chicken Supper, 12:30 to 7 p.m. Eat in or carry out. Tickets: $7.

Turkey supper

Biggsville United Presbyterian Church's annual Turkey Supper, 4:30-7 p.m. Menu: turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, turnips, cranberry and applesauce, homemade pie or cake. Handicapped accessible, elevator at south entrance to the church. Free will offering. Carry-outs available by calling (309) 627-2091.

Nov. 7

Fall Gala

Galesburg Christian School hosting a Fall Gala at Best Western Prairie Inn. Doug Berky-Christian Mime and Comedian will perform. Tickets: $25. Reservations required by Oct. 24 by calling Galesburg Christian School at 343-8008.

Nov. 8

Concert

Knox-Galesburg Symphony with guest artist Marta Vieira, violin, 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets $8-$18. Contact: 342-2299.

Craft show

Craft Show sponsored by Lincoln School Supporters, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Lincoln Elementary School in Canton. Also serving chili lunch, and having a bake sale and raffles. For more information, call Melissa Dean at (309) 649-0526.

Home extravaganza

United West PTO Home Extravaganza, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at 2140 State Highway 135, Monmouth (old Yorkwood elementary building). Carft and home party vendors. Breakfast and lunch concession stand. All proceeds from concession stand and vendor fee goes toward the playground equipment. Information, Debbie, (309) 768-2656.

Nov. 8-9

Craft show

Craft Show at Sandburg Mall. Quilts, woodwork crafts, paintings, homemade candles. 344-1331.

Nov. 9

Chicken and Noodles dinner

Corpus Christi Church's annual Chicken and Homemade Noodles Dinner, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Serving chicken and homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit and drink for $5 (consideration given for young children and large families). Homemade ice cream, pies, cakes (dessert extra). Eat-in, carry-out, drive-through.

Nov. 11-12

Chicken Pie supper

Coldbrook Christian Church's Chicken Pie Supper, serving times, 5 and 6:30 p.m., carry-outs available 4:30-6 p.m. Adults $9, children (3-10) $3. For tickets call 342-7407 or (309) 734-2795. No tickets at door. Wheelchair accessible.

Nov. 13

Concert

Cherryholmes with Chris Baker, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $25 mezzanine, $20 prime seating, $20 B seating and $15 C seating. 342-2299.

Nov. 15

Concert

Carl Sandburg College Concert Series: The Other Guys, 7:30 p.m., CSC Fine Arts Theatre. For tickets, call 341-5317.

Extravaganza

6th annual Home Based Party Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lake Storey Pavilion. Over 30 vendors; bake sale by Emmanuel United Methodist youth; free goodie bags for first 150 adults (1 per couple). Information, Linda Pedersen, 342-0073.

Nov. 17-18

Christmas show

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes at Peoria Civic Center Arena, Peoria. Nov. 17: 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 18: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $26.50, $49 and $69. (309) 676-8700.

Nov. 18

Author visit

Author Esme Codell, 7 p.m., Churchill Junior High School auditorium. Public welcome.

Nov. 21

Artist reception

Opening reception: Holiday Showcase, 5-7 p.m., Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St. 342-7415. Exhibit runs through Dec. 24.

Nov. 22

Concert

Galesburg Community Chorus, directed by Tim Pahel, presents its Fall Concert, "Voices of the Earth," 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, free to all students. Contact: 342-8143.

Craft show

WCHCE Craft Show, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Lincoln School and Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, both in Monmouth. A bake sale and Granny's Attic will be at the Warren County Farm Bureau. No admission fees and lunch available at each location.

Nov. 28

Musical

Christmas Carol: The Musical, 7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $36 mezzanine, $31 prime seating, $28 B seating and $25 C seating. 342-2299.

Dec. 18

Holiday show

Chicago City Limit's holiday show, "Revenge of the Reindeer," 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Tickets: $28 mezzanine, $25 prime seating, $22 B seating and $19 C seating. 342-2299.

Dec. 19-20

Concert

Nova Singers, directed by Laura Lane, performs its annual holiday concert: "A Nova Christmas." Dec. 19: 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Moline; Dec. 20: 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Galesburg. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 senior citizens, free to all students. Contact: 341-7038.

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