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  All Day Geocaching   Get your family out to experience our parks with geocaching, a fun high tech scavenger hunt. Starting this spring, search for Springfield Park District's 10 caches hidden throughout the park district. Find exciting, first to find prizes, as well as passes and other fun prizes. For more information and to upload the coordinates, visit the Springfield Park District website.
 
  All Day Black Diamond Days   The Annual Black Diamond Days, Gillespie's original festival of coal. Black Diamond Days is a celebration of coal miners and coal mining which has always been a major business in Macoupin County. The festival is held annually for three days each year on the first weekend in June in Gillespie. Gillespie welcomes visitors in a big way with parades, contests, prizes, a carnival, Mine Rescue Demonstration, Fun Run and Five K Run, Arts and Crafts, Concessions and much more. Gillespie is located nine miles west of Interstate 55 at Exit 52.
 
  5:30PM 7:00PM Capital City Men's Chorus   The Capital City Men’s Chorus (TCCMC), directed by Mary E. Myers, is conducting a membership drive for the 2013 spring season. The Capital City Men’s Chorus is open to any male with a musical interest that is 18 years of age or older. Membership in the TCCMC is open to any musically qualified male who enjoys singing and is willing to give of their time and talents necessary to make each concert a source of pride for all members. The Capital City Men’s Chorus holds rehearsals every Sunday evening from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Laurel United Methodist Church (corner of Walnut and South Grand, third floor choir room) Springfield, Ill. Discover who we are at: http://tccmc.org Or contact us at: chorus@tccmc.org
 
  9:00AM 6:00PM Bike and Hike Days   The Springfield Park District is once again hosting the always popular Bike and Hike Days at Washington Park. This program is designed to foster biking, hiking, walking and running within the park. Please note the park will be barricaded to prevent vehicular traffic. Bike and hike days will take place every Sunday through Sept.
 
  7:00PM 7:30PM CARILLON TOURS AND FREE CONCERTS   The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, in Washington Park, will re-open for tours on Saturday, May 4. The Rees Carillon, a 12-story tower with three observation decks, offers spectacular views of Washington Park and Springfield from the city’s highest point of elevation. Tours are offered every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. There is one tour on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. New this year, every tour includes a live carillon performance. Adults - $3.25 and children - $2.50. The new expanded free schedule of concerts begins this Wednesday, May 1. Concerts are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 and 7:00 pm. Each concert is 30 minutes in length. Robin Austin, the Park District’s Carillonneur plays a wide variety of classical, folk and popular songs. Enjoy the beauty of Washington Park and the adjacent Botanical Center with the unique accompaniment of carillon music
 
  1:00PM 8:00PM Wine on the Water   Enjoy the "Elegance of a Country Setting" at the Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center. Step aboard our stationary river boat "The Carlin-Belle" and enjoy the sunshine from our upper deck or a cool climate controlled environment from the lower deck. Each Sunday through September 29th, our staff will open the doors from 1pm to 8pm and serve you a variety of Central Illinois' finest wines from area wineries
 
  10:00AM 3:00PM Midwest Regional Cat Show   Orr Building. Adults - $5, Children (4-14) - $4, Seniors - $4. For info phone 309-696-1880.
 
  11:00AM 4:00PM Heritage Days Summerfest   The 7th annual Heritage Days Summerfest will be a three-day event offering something for the whole. Time: 5-11pm Fri-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun at Little Flower School, 900 Stevenson Drive. Phone: 217-529-4511
 
  11:00AM 5:00PM Art on Main Art Festival - Canton, IL   This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: painting, drawing, jewelry, clay, ceramic, photography, glass, sculpture, woven textiles and wood. Jurored show.
 
  6:00PM 7:00PM Concerts in the Park   Jacksonville Pilot Club sponsors free music at the Jacksonville Community Park at the bandstand. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 478-2015. June 2 Gospel Gals June 9 Gates to Glory June 16 (No concert—Grierson Days) June 23 Rod Nicholson and Robert Sampson June 30 Saved by Grace July 7 Two By Two July 14 Jill Layne July 21 Paul Summers July 28 Land of Lincoln Chorus August 4 Mark and Pam Fisher August 11 Rob Brogdon August 18 Harmony August 25 Community Summer Band
 
  7:00PM 8:30PM International Carillon Festival   INTERNATIONAL CARILLON FESTIVAL June 2-8, 2013 except Wednesday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Rees Memorial Carillon Washington Park – 1740 W Fayette Ave – near Chatham Rd, Springfield, IL 62704 Phone: 217-546-3853 Cost: Free, Family Friendly Event Fabulous Festival Fireworks – Friday, June 7, 9:15 p.m. www.carillon-rees.org Event sponsors: Rees Carillon Society, Springfield Park District, The Carillon Belles 52nd annual International Carillon Festival – accessible – rain or shine. Six of the world’s top Carillonneurs from The Netherlands and the United States will present concerts nightly (except Wednesday). The International Carillon Festival is one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events for the past 51 years. View the playing keyboard and Carillonneur during the performance on the large video screen at the base of the Carillon. Food vendor or bring a picnic. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening in the park.

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