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April 2012


Monday, April 9

Burial of broken Civil War statue
SPONSOR: Civil War monument committee
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Postville Park
WHEN: 5:30 pm

Lincoln MS Support Group meeting
SPONSOR: Lincoln MS Support Group
WHO: Public
DETAILS: This group is organized as a resource for anyone interested in learning about multiple sclerosis. Meetings are informal.  
WHERE: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1409 Pulaski St.
Go to the office door on the south side of the church (nearest the high school parking lot). Easy access.

WHEN: 7 pm

Tuesday, April 10

Writing club meeting
SPONSOR: Lincoln Writer's Club
WHO: All welcome
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: Lincoln College dining hall, Alumni Room
WHEN: 6:30 pm

Bioethics conversation with Mailee Smith
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University bioethics program
WHO: Open
DETAILS: Mailee Smith, staff counsel for Americans United for Life, will lead the discussion. This is a rescheduled event.
(See article.)

WHERE: Lincoln Christian University, Restoration Hall, R49 
WHEN: 7-8:30 pm

Wednesday-Saturday, April 11-14

Consignment sale of children's items
SPONSOR: Woven Together
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Quality children's clothing, toys, books and other items at family-friendly prices. One-stop shopping for all your summer gear. Accepting consignors for spring and summer children's items. 60-40 split. Proceeds to benefit the Woven Together Adoption Scholarship. Note the new sale location.
http://butterfliesconsignment.blogspot.com/  

WHERE: Shew's model home next to Jake's Furniture, 1100 Woodlawn Road
WHEN: 10 am-6 pm Wednesday-Friday; 8 am-1 pm Saturday

Thursday, April 12

St. Clara's Manor 40th anniversary
SPONSOR: St. Clara's Manor
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Open house with balloon release, recognition of longtime employees, entertainment, refreshments.
(See article.)
WHERE: 200 Fifth St.
WHEN: 2-4 pm

Swiss steak dinner
SPONSOR: Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 1756
WHO: Public welcome
DETAILS: Meal: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, dessert and drink. Serving upstairs. Handicapped accessibility. Carryouts available. Call ahead for orders if you would like: 217-737-9590.
WHERE:
915 Fifth St.
WHEN: 4-6:30 pm

VFW meeting
SPONSOR: Cronin Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756
WHO: VFW members
DETAILS: April VFW meeting to nominate and vote on officers for the upcoming year. Members, please attend and be prepared to nominate and vote on the upcoming elections.
WHERE: 915 Fifth St.
WHEN: 7:30-9 pm

Friday-Sunday, April 13-15

Wildflower Weekend
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.) (See another article.)
WHERE: Elkhart

Friday, April 13

Run for Your Life: 2-mile run/walk
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University
WHO: Open to the community 
DETAILS: Annual event promoting health and wellness.
www.lincolnchristian.edu/runforyourlife  
(See article.)
WHERE: Starts and ends on LCU campus
WHEN: 4 pm

Dinner-lecture
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: Presentation by David Schroder: "The Wildflowers of Logan County"
http://www.wildharecafe-elk-il.com/LectureSeries/Lectures.htm
(See article.)
WHERE: Wild Hare Cafe, 104 Gov. Oglesby St., Elkhart
WHEN: 5:30 pm dinner, 6:45 pm lecture

"Seussical the Musical, Jr."
SPONSOR: Mount Pulaski High School Drama Club
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Mount Pulaski High School, new gym
WHEN: 7 pm

Saturday, April 14

Electronics recycling collection
SPONSOR: Logan County Habitat for Humanity
WHO: Open to public
DETAILS: Year-round electronics recycling on the second Saturday of each month. Accepting working and non-working items including COMPUTER EQUIPMENT such as laptop and desktop personal computers, hard drives, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, CD-ROM/DVD/ZIP/tape drives, cords and cables; ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT such as TVs, radios, stereo and game systems, game controls, VCR & DVD players, and cameras; SMALL BUSINESS EQUIPMENT such as phones, copiers, pagers, typewriters, fax machines and calculators. Also accepting SMALL HOUSEHOLD/COUNTERTOP APPLIANCES and aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel items. For more information, contact the Logan County Habitat for Humanity Office at 732-6412 or visit the website at www.hfhlogancounty.com.  
(See article.)

WHERE: Habitat warehouse, 915 Woodlawn Road
WHEN: 9 am-noon

Glass recycling collection
SPONSOR: Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, Lincoln Woman's Club and Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers
WHO: Open to public 
DETAILS:  Glass collection on the second Saturday of each month -- May through October. Only container glass (food, beverage containers) will be accepted. Clear glass as well as amber, green and blue will be accepted. Unacceptable items include ceramics, dishware, light bulbs, fluorescent bulbs, window glass and mirrors. FOR SAFETY REASONS, NO BROKEN GLASS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Glass preparation: Rinse containers thoroughly. Remove all metal or plastic lids and rings from the container. Labels may be left on containers.   
Glass will only be accepted on designated collection dates. Collection will be canceled in case of inclement weather. The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency DOES NOT accept glass at any of its recycling sites.

WHERE: Logan County Fairgrounds, main entrance
WHEN: 9 am-noon

Mower clinic
SPONSOR: Lincoln Jaycees
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Service available to get your push mower ready for the season. Fee. Also, Schwan's food products available for purchase 9 am-noon. http://lincolnjaycees.com/lawnmower-clinic/
(See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: Lincoln Jaycees Center, 325 S. Chicago St.
WHEN: 9 am-3 pm

Wildflower Nature Walks on Elkhart Hill
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org/2012Schedule_files/Apr14&21/Apr14-21-reservation.htm
(See article.)
WHERE: Elkhart Hill
WHEN: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
(Meet in downtown Elkhart about a half-hour before the walk.)

Grilled rib-eye and pork sandwich sale
SPONSOR: Walk MS - Lincoln
WHO: Everyone is welcome
DETAILS: We will gladly deliver sandwiches to downtown businesses. Call 737-7506 to place your order. A bake sale of assorted cookies, breads and other goodies will also be available. Proceeds will be included with the Walk MS fundraising event on Sunday, May 6, at Kickapoo Creek Park. 
WHERE: Lincoln IGA parking lot, 713 Pulaski St.
WHEN: 10 am-3 pm

"Mindreading Show"
SPONSOR: Masonic Lodge 210
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: Performance by Stefan Alexxis: "Comedy & Cool Stuff Mindreading Show."
(See article.)
WHERE: 2022 N. Kickapoo
WHEN: 1 pm

Mostaccioli dinner
SPONSOR: Mount Pulaski High School Drama Club
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Mount Pulaski High School
WHEN: 4-7 pm

"Seussical the Musical, Jr."
SPONSOR: Mount Pulaski High School Drama Club
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Mount Pulaski High School, new gym
WHEN: 3 and 7 pm

Sunday, April 15

Presentation and book signing by Jason Emerson
SPONSOR: Lincoln Heritage Museum
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Free presentation by Jason Emerson, author of the recently released biography "Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln."
(See article.)
WHERE: Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln College
WHEN: 7 pm

Tuesday, April 17

Breast cancer support group meeting
SPONSOR: Logan County Breast Cancer Support 
WHO: All cancer survivors
DETAILS: An informal meeting where veteran survivors can share encouragement with each other, those more recently diagnosed, plus family members and caretakers. 
WHERE: Wombacher Room, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital 
WHEN: 7-8:30 pm

Bioethics conversation with Dr. Michael Sleasman
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University bioethics program
WHO: Open
DETAILS: Dr. Sleasman is the managing director and research scholar for the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.
WHERE: Lincoln Christian University, Restoration Hall, R49 
WHEN: 7-8:30 pm

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22

Wildflower Weekend
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.) (See another article.)
WHERE: Elkhart

Friday, April 20

Breakfast buffet for 25th anniversary of tourism bureau
SPONSOR: Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County
DETAILS: For reservations, call 217-732-8687.
WHERE: Lincoln American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 7:30 am

Seminar: "Clinical Perspectives on Burnout Issues for Clinical and Ministry Leaders"
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University and Illini Christian Ministries
WHO: Therapists, ministry leaders
DETAILS: Tony Merritt and Elisha Hamilton will provide insights for practicing therapists, clinicians and ministry leaders who feel their health, marriage or family life is being negatively impacted by constant care for others. The seminar will also show the value of self-monitoring principles and seeking outside objective reality checks to help prevent burnout. Attendees will learn how to assess, assist and restore clients and their family members who are experiencing burnout. The registration deadline is April 13. For more information or to register, contact Illini Christian Ministries at 217-469-7566 or seminar@icmfamily.org.
WHERE: ClearView Church, 1503 E. College Ave., Suite G, Normal
WHEN: 9 am-4 pm

Seminar: "Staying on Your Own 2 Feet"
SPONSOR: The Christian Village
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Free seminar and luncheon. Join us for a light lunch and learn safety tips from a certified occupational therapist on how you can prevent falls at home. RSVP to Marcia Cook by April 18. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today: 217-732-2189 or mcook.tcv@christianhomes.org.
WHERE: 1507 Seventh St. (nursing home)
WHEN: Noon-1 pm

Scrapbook night
SPONSOR: Woven Together, Jefferson Street Christian Church
WHO: Scrapbookers and crafters
DETAILS: Join us for a night of fun and fellowship as we make scrapbook pages for the Woven Together Ministry. These pages are combined to make books for children in the foster system. We desire to bring hope to the hopeless. Bring your creativity, a friend and a snack to share. Donations according to whether you work on Woven Together pages or your own projects. All proceeds go to the Woven Together Ministry Fund, which supports fostering and adopting families in our community.
WHERE: Jefferson Street Christian Church Fellowship Center, 1700 N. Jefferson
WHEN: 6 pm-midnight

Saturday, April 21

Wildflower Nature Walks on Elkhart Hill
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org/2012Schedule_files/Apr14&21/Apr14-21-reservation.htm
(See article.)
WHERE: Elkhart Hill
WHEN: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
(Meet in downtown Elkhart about a half-hour before the walk.)

Dog wash
SPONSOR: Humane Society of Logan County
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: Graue Inc., 1905 N. Kickapoo
WHEN: 10 am-1 pm

Hop to Shop Extravaganza
SPONSOR: Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Featuring Tastefully Simple, 31, Discovery Toys, Scentsy, Longaberger Baskets, Turning Leaves jewelry, Babyations, Giggles & Gab gift baskets, Jamberry Nails, and much more.
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall, 217 N. Limit
WHEN: 10 am-2 pm

Easter Seals benefit
SPONSOR: RJD Hobbies and Raceway
DETAILS: A day of racing with all proceeds going to Easter Seals. There will a live auction of RC goods and autographed items from pro drivers, a raffle, and a 50-50 drawing.
WHERE: RJD Hobbies and Raceway, 1302 State Route 10 
WHEN: Track opens at 10 am and races start at 1 pm

Spring for Tea
SPONSOR: Harvest of Talents for World Hunger, Lincoln Christian Church
WHO: Open to women from this and other communities
DETAILS: Spring for Tea is a premier Logan County spring event. Tea and a variety of sweet and savory delicacies are served from tables tastefully appointed with silver, china and crystal. A perfect event for a ladies' day out. Hats are encouraged but not required. Limited seating. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at the office of Lincoln Christian Church during regular office hours. For more details call Vera Thomas in the church office.
WHERE: Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Center, 204 N. McLean
WHEN: Doors open 10:45 am; tea served at 11:30 am

3rd Saturday Community Meal
SPONSOR: Logan County Love
WHO: Open to the public
DETAILS: Menu: pork chops, garlic roasted potatoes, corn, green beans, pudding parfait with cookie. Free. Donations are accepted but not necessary. Food donations go to local food pantries. Carryouts and Lincoln deliveries accepted. For delivery, call 217-671-3339.
WHERE: St. John United Church of Christ, Seventh and Maple St.
WHEN: 5-7 pm

Trivia Night
SPONSOR: Knights of Columbus Auxiliary
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Snacks provided. Proceeds benefit Carroll School and K of C Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall, 217 N. Limit
WHEN: 6:30 pm

District 27 Wall of Fame dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln District 27
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.

Wednesday, April 25

Christian Women's Conference
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University
WHO: Women
DETAILS: "Spaghetti for the Soul: A Feast of Faith, Hope, and Love," served by Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro. Schedule: 8-9 am, registration in chapel foyer;  9-10:15 am, Session One with Ellie Lofaro; 10:15-10:35 am, break; 10:35-11:30 am, Session Two with Kathy Troccoli; 11:30 am-12:55 pm, lunch in Laughlin Center; 12:55-1 pm, slide show and giveaways; 1-1:25 pm, "Banter" with Kathy and Ellie; 1:25-2:15 pm, Kathy Troccoli concert; 2:15-2:35, break; 2:35-3:25, Session Three with Ellie Lofaro; 3:35-4 pm, closing thoughts, prayer and worship. Discount for registration received before April 18.
For more information and registration: http://www.lincolnchristian.edu/cwc/.

WHERE: Lincoln Christian University, Hargrove Chapel
WHEN: 9 am-4 pm

Through April 27

Prom clothes donations to Logan County Dazzle
SPONSOR: Logan County Love, New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, Lincoln Area YMCA
WHO: Community 
DETAILS: Donate your gently used prom dress, shoes and accessories to Logan County Dazzle. The items will go for a good cause. Drop them off at New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe in Lincoln now through April 27. Make sure you tell them itís for the prom dress drive. Girls from the community will shop for the dress of their dreams in the evenings from April 27 to May 4. Hours will be 6-9 pm April 27-28 and 6-8 pm April 29-May 4. There will be a day of glamour for the girls on May 5 at the Lincoln YMCA gym. Call for your appointment: Cathy Sanders, 217-828-0075. Every girl going to prom is invited, no matter what your financial situation. Bring your school ID.
WHERE: Drop off at New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, 201 S. Sangamon

Friday-Saturday, April 27-28

Prom clothes shopping with Logan County Dazzle
SPONSOR: Logan County Love, New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, Lincoln Area YMCA
WHO: Girls going to prom
DETAILS: Girls from the community will shop for the dress of their dreams in the evenings from April 27 to May 4. There will be a day of glamour for the girls on May 5 at the Lincoln YMCA gym. Call for your appointment: Cathy Sanders, 217-828-0075. Every girl going to prom is invited, no matter what your financial situation. Bring your school ID.
WHERE: New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, 201 S. Sangamon
WHEN: 6-9 pm

Friday, April 27

LJHS spring play: "Murder at the Orient Express!"
SPONSOR: Lincoln Junior High School
WHO: Open to public 
DETAILS: A comedy by Craig Sodaro: "Murder at the Orient Express!" Can you solve this mystery before the cast does?
WHERE: LJHS gymnasium
WHEN: 7 pm

Saturday, April 28

Cruise-in
SPONSOR: Railsplitter Antique Auto Club
WHO: Public
DETAILS: http://railsplitterantiqueautoclub.webs.com/events.htm
WHERE: Downtown Lincoln
WHEN: 5-8 pm

LJHS spring play: "Murder at the Orient Express!"
SPONSOR: Lincoln Junior High School
WHO: Open to public 
DETAILS: A comedy by Craig Sodaro: "Murder at the Orient Express!" Can you solve this mystery before the cast does?
WHERE: LJHS gymnasium
WHEN: 7 pm

Sunday-Friday, April 29-May 4

Prom clothes shopping with Logan County Dazzle
SPONSOR: Logan County Love, New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, Lincoln Area YMCA
WHO: Girls going to prom
DETAILS: Girls from the community will shop for the dress of their dreams in the evenings from April 27 to May 4. There will be a day of glamour for the girls on May 5 at the Lincoln YMCA gym. Call for your appointment: Cathy Sanders, 217-828-0075. Every girl going to prom is invited, no matter what your financial situation. Bring your school ID.
WHERE: New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, 201 S. Sangamon
WHEN: 6-8 pm

 

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