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  All Day Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War   The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in detail in “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” a new exhibit runs through 2013 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” opens about a month after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the first Civil War battle with massive casualties on a scale that indicated what the remaining years of the war would bring. Glenna Schroeder-Lein is the curator, and she worked closely with an exhibits team consisting of John Malinak, Michael Casey, Carla Smith, Katie Grant, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, staff from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and numerous community groups, institutions, and individuals to create the exhibit. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent throughout the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war. Some of the images come from original medical files and graphically depict the effects of deadly weapons and even deadlier germs on the bodies of Union and Confederate soldiers. Paid admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum is required to view the exhibit. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $6 for children. A special admission rate of $5 is available to those who want to visit only the new exhibit. For more information, visit
  All Day Paws and Power   The Springfield Parks Foundation and the Animal Protective League are sponsoring Paws and Power on September 9th at Southwind Park, an all-day event that includes a dog party and juried car show. The day will conclude with a reception including a live and silent auction. A dog party will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for pets and their owners. For a $3 donation, each dog participant will receive a gift bag, Frosty Paws frozen treat and paw painting. Other activities throughout the day include: wiener dog races, canine demonstrations, dog baths and nail trims, Plaster of Paris paws, pet caricatures, dog adoptions, and micro-chipping available for a fee. Proceeds raised from the pet-related activities to be used for the APL Second Chance Fund which will provide medicine and medical procedures for ill and injured animals. Dogs and their owners can also participate in a 9/11/01 two-mile commemorative "liberty" walk of the park. For $10 donation, owners and dogs can walk the park from 9:30-11:00 a.m. or from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and receive a goody bag, photo with pet and t-shirt for the first 100 walkers. All dogs need to be on a leash. Dog and Suds "hot dogs and root beer" and other pet-related and non-pet vendors will be present. "This is sure to be a fun-filled day for everyone of all ages to encourage people to bring their dogs to enjoy Southwind Park and view the cars on display," says Jack Pfeiffer, chairman of the event. "Funds raised will help build a children's water feature at Southwind Park and help prepare animal orphans for adoption by providing a healthy and happy second chance at life in a good home." Other activities on-site during the day include kite flying at 10 a.m., petting zoo and Shrine Clown animal balloons. A silent auction will be held throughout the day. At 1:00 p.m. the Kiwanis Club of Springfield Downtown will hold a dedication of the new Kiwanis Club Playground. The playground is accessible for all populations. Also in conjunction with the dog party, there will also be a juried show of 100 vintage cars on display. Car activities include a two-mile "Concourse D'Elegance" through Southwind Park at 12:00 p.m. with cars available for viewing pleasure from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Registration for the car show is $100. Each car registrant will receive a reception ticket, car raffle ticket, two VIP reserved parking areas, a framed car photo and other special gifts. For more information regarding car registration for the event call Carroll Sutton at 725-9222. Raffle tickets are being sold for a 1977 Lincoln Versailles (approximately 15,000 ever produced). Raffle tickets are $5 each or three chances for $10 and are available for purchase at APL at 1001 W. Taintor Road, Erin's Pavilion at 4965 S. Second Street, Springfield Welding and Auto Body at 2720 Holmes and Hair Shanty at 1125 S. Second Street, by calling 725-1355 or available for purchase that day. Drawing of the winner will be held at 8:00 p.m. at Erin's Pavilion on September 9th. The day's activities will conclude with a gala evening reception from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Erin's Pavilion and will include live music, hors d'oeuvres, two free drinks, a silent and a live auction. Reception tickets are $35 each/$50 couple payable to Paws and Power, c/o Joe Hills, 2018 Club View, Springfield, IL 62704. This event will be held rain or shine. Paws and Power is co-sponsored by Paws and Power Committee, APL, Springfield Parks Foundation and Mid-west Family Broadcasting.
  All Day MAYOR’S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS – NOMINATIONS WANT   The Office of the Mayor and the Springfield Area Arts Council announce the availability of Nomination Forms for the 2012 Mayor's Awards for the Arts. These Awards recognize outstanding commitment and dedication to the arts in Sangamon and Menard counties, the area served by the Springfield Area Arts Council. The six award categories include Individual Artist, Arts Organization, Arts Volunteer, Arts Educator, Exceptional Arts Student, and Business or Corporation committed to the Arts. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 P. M. on Monday, September 17, 2012. The awards selection committee, to be appointed by the Mayor, will review the nominations and select the award recipients in the designated categories. Since the first presentation in 1985, eighty-eight (88) awards have been presented to individuals, organizations, and businesses. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, October 11, at 5:30 P. M. in the LRS Theater at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This year is the 19th presentation of the awards. Recipients receive artwork created by a Sangamon or Menard county artist and selected by previous award creators. Nomination Forms for the Mayor's Awards for the Arts will be available after August 13 at the Office of the Mayor, the Springfield Area Arts Council, Lincoln Library, Petersburg Public Library, Prairie Art Alliance Gallery II, Springfield Art Association, or online at For additional information, please contact the Arts Council office at 420 South Sixth Street or by phone (753-3519) or email (
  All Day Call for Performers   The Springfield Area Arts Council announces a call for performers for this year’s 26th annual First Night® Springfield. First Night is a family-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts, which will be held in downtown Springfield on December 31, 2012. First Night Springfield is the first and longest-running First Night event in Illinois. Performers new to First Night Springfield should submit a recent CD or DVD of selected work examples, or a link to online performance videos. In addition, a short bio and photo of the performer(s) are requested. Past First Night performers need only indicate their interest in participating again. Final selections will be made by the First Night Planning Committee, consisting of Arts Council board members and community representatives. The deadline for performer entries is September 10, 2012. Submissions should be sent or delivered to the Springfield Area Arts Council, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, 62701. Online submissions may be emailed to More information is available by emailing or calling 217-753-3519.
  1:00PM 4:00PM Bingo   Bingo held every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lafore Lock VFW Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Rd., Springfield.
  9:30AM 11:30AM Piano Teacher Workshop   Morning Etude, the local chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs, is presenting a workshop for piano teachers on Saturday, September 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Steinway Gallery, 2816 Plaza Dr, Springfield. The workshop speaker is Gretchen Taylor of Carlinville. She will be speaking on how to integrate creative ideas into piano lessons to get students excited about learning. The event is free and there will be a drawing for door prizes. For more information, call Michelle Struck at 585-9226.
  8:00AM 12:00PM Halloween Hustle   Halloween Hustle to benefit Helping Hands of Springfield is Saturday October 27th at Lincoln Park in Springfield. Registration starts at 8am at brick shelter #7 on the west side of the park. The 5K starts at 10 am. Register before October 1st for $20 or $25 after October 1st, registration for kids 10 and under is $10. Register on line at
  1:00PM 7:30PM Corn Maze   The Venturing & Exploring Officers Association is hosting a corn maze on Saturdays & Sundays from 1PM til dusk from Sept 8th to Oct 28th. The corn maze is located on Kenny Road 2 miles west of the Franklin-Alexander Road, near Franklin, IL. Enjoy fun, food, and games while helping local Venturing Crews and Explorer Posts raise funds for their activities. For more info call Bob at 217-585-0367 or and click on events & programs.
  10:00AM 4:00PM 7 th Annual Art Spectacular at the Carillon   Original artwork will be for sale by 48 artists; also features Kids' Art Sale to age 12, Silent Auction, Gift Basket Raffle, Music, Food Vendors, Fabulous Kids' Place and Patron Buck Drawings Demonstrations all day by the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society and Sangamon Watercolor Society. At the Rees Carillon, Washington Park at Chatham Rd and Fayette Ave Rain or Shine. No pets but service animals welcome Art Fair Admission is free Kids Place admisssion is $1.25/child For more information please call 787-3532 or go to
  11:00AM 2:00PM 20th Annual Fried Chicken Dinner   Sacred Heart Church in Virden presents it's 20th Annual Fried Chicken Dinner from 11am to 2 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1320 N Dye in Virden. The menue includes Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Applesauce, Slaw, Rolls, Homemade Dessert and Beverage Adult Dinner or Carry-outs.....$9 Children's Dinner (5-12).....$4 Children 4 and under......FREEE Carry outs available at the rear door. 50/50 drawing at 2 pm

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