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  • Spring Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    May-01-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

    Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

    Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

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  • Tot Time-Tiny Creatures in the Water
    9:30 am-11:00 am
    May-03-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center.  Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.  A different topic and craft will be featured each month.

    Representatives from the Therkildsen Fieldstation at Emiquon will have water samples from Thompson Lake.  Participants may view the tiny creatures, living in this water, under microscopes and learn about how these organisms are critical to the local environment.

    Registration is not required and admission is free.  Participants will enjoy light refreshments.  The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the program portion lasting approximately thirty minutes followed by crafts, snacks, and time to explore the Museum.

     

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  • Altruistic Club’s Annual Tea
    8:00 am-10:00 am
    May-08-18

    The Canton Altruistic Club will hold their annual Tea on May 8 at 8 a.m. at First Christian Church in Canton.

  • Spring Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    May-08-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

    Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

    Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

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  • The Miracle Season
    7:00 am-9:00 am
    May-11-18-May-14-18

    The movie The Miracle Season (PG), based on a true story and starring Helen Hunt, will show at Arlee Theater May 11 – 14 at 7 p.m. nightly; 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday. Run time is 90 minutes. The Arlee is located at 139 S. Main St., Mason City, IL, and the phone is 217-482-9999.  Tickets cost $5 for teens and adults, $3 for ages 3 – 12.

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  • The Miracle Season
    7:00 am-9:00 am
    May-13-18

    139 E. Main Street, Mason City, IL

    139 E. Main Street, Mason City, IL

    The movie The Miracle Season (PG), based on a true story and starring Helen Hunt, will show at Arlee Theater May 11 – 14 at 7 p.m. nightly; 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday. Run time is 90 minutes. The Arlee is located at 139 S. Main St., Mason City, IL, and the phone is 217-482-9999.  Tickets cost $5 for teens and adults, $3 for ages 3 – 12.

  • Community Bunco at The Lodge at Manito
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    May-13-18

    1303 S East Ave. Manito, IL 61546

    1303 S East Ave. Manito, IL 61546

    Community Bunco at The Lodge!

    Don’t know how to play Bunco? No problem, we will teach you!

    Join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m., and enjoy a light breakfast during bunco.

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  • The Miracle Season
    7:00 am-9:00 am
    May-14-18

    139 E. Main Street, Mason City, IL

    139 E. Main Street, Mason City, IL

    The movie The Miracle Season (PG), based on a true story and starring Helen Hunt, will show at Arlee Theater May 11 – 14 at 7 p.m. nightly; 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday. Run time is 90 minutes. The Arlee is located at 139 S. Main St., Mason City, IL, and the phone is 217-482-9999.  Tickets cost $5 for teens and adults, $3 for ages 3 – 12.

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  • Spring Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    May-15-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

    Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

    Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

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  • Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    May-19-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

    Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

    Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

  • The Bug Trotters
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    May-19-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    The Bug Trotters are a group of friends who get together to play Old-Time Square Dance music. Together, they represent more than a half-dozen Central Illinois bands.  They will be providing lively tunes played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.

    Program is free, donations appreciated. Dress appropriately for this outdoor program and bring chairs.

    This is part of the Family Day: Let’s Fly a Kite event.  Enjoy live music and kite flying.

  • Family Day: Let’s Fly a Kite
    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    May-19-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Join us for an afternoon of kite flying.  Visitors of all ages may enjoy learning how to fly pole kites, wind resistance exploration, trying out “wings”, fun with bubbles, and making their own kite craft to take home.  The program will be presented by Heather McMeekan, MS, and founder of the annual Macomb Kite Festival.  She has been an avid kite enthusiast for over 25 years and promotes kite-flying as a recreational, motivational, and therapeutic activity suitable for all ages and ability levels.

    Enjoy live music performed by the Bug Trotters, a group of friends who get together to play Old-Time Square Dance music. Together, they represent more than a half-dozen Central Illinois bands, but for Illinois State Museum events they perform under the Bug Trotters name. They will be providing lively tunes played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.

    This event is free and will be held outdoors, but may be moved inside in the case of inclement weather.  Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity and bring their own sunscreen, hat, blankets or lawn chairs, and water if needed.

  • Hickory Ridge Concert Series
    7:00 pm-10:00 pm
    May-19-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment. Hosted by Chris Vallillo, an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, the series features Roots/Folk music and other genres offered by a talented variety of performers.

    Phil Heywood plays fingerstyle guitar with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it takes to turn an instrumental  piece into an arresting lyrical narrative. His lucid playing encompasses the down-home rhythmic groove of a Mississippi John Hurt or Leadbelly, and the sheer fluidity and melodic flair of such contemporaries as Leo Kottke.  A soul-satisfying instrumentalist, Phil draws listeners in with his voice as well, singing in a warm, plainspoken baritone that blends smoothly with his rock-solid guitar work.

    Heywood has been based in Minneapolis-St. Paul since the mid-eighties, performing locally and regionally while also establishing himself in the greater guitar and acoustic music world. In 1986 he won the National Fingerpicking Championship, and followed up a year later by winning the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition. Phil has played on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion with guitar legend Chet Atkins, performed with fellow acoustic guitar luminaries Peter Lang, Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks, and Dakota Dave Hull, and opened shows for such artists as Norman Blake, Greg Brown, John Renbourn, Chris Smither, and John Hammond.

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m. $8 adults, $5 kids. Visit http://ginridge.com/extras/hickory-ridge-concert-series/ for information about the artists.

     

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    • Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
      8:00 am-12:00 pm
      May-19-18
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

      Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

      Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

      Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

    • The Bug Trotters
      1:00 pm-4:00 pm
      May-19-18
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

      The Bug Trotters are a group of friends who get together to play Old-Time Square Dance music. Together, they represent more than a half-dozen Central Illinois bands.  They will be providing lively tunes played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.

      Program is free, donations appreciated. Dress appropriately for this outdoor program and bring chairs.

      This is part of the Family Day: Let’s Fly a Kite event.  Enjoy live music and kite flying.

    • Family Day: Let's Fly a Kite
      1:00 pm-4:00 pm
      May-19-18
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

      Join us for an afternoon of kite flying.  Visitors of all ages may enjoy learning how to fly pole kites, wind resistance exploration, trying out “wings”, fun with bubbles, and making their own kite craft to take home.  The program will be presented by Heather McMeekan, MS, and founder of the annual Macomb Kite Festival.  She has been an avid kite enthusiast for over 25 years and promotes kite-flying as a recreational, motivational, and therapeutic activity suitable for all ages and ability levels.

      Enjoy live music performed by the Bug Trotters, a group of friends who get together to play Old-Time Square Dance music. Together, they represent more than a half-dozen Central Illinois bands, but for Illinois State Museum events they perform under the Bug Trotters name. They will be providing lively tunes played on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.

      This event is free and will be held outdoors, but may be moved inside in the case of inclement weather.  Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity and bring their own sunscreen, hat, blankets or lawn chairs, and water if needed.

    • Hickory Ridge Concert Series
      7:00 pm-10:00 pm
      May-19-18
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA
      10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

      For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment. Hosted by Chris Vallillo, an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, the series features Roots/Folk music and other genres offered by a talented variety of performers.

      Phil Heywood plays fingerstyle guitar with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it takes to turn an instrumental  piece into an arresting lyrical narrative. His lucid playing encompasses the down-home rhythmic groove of a Mississippi John Hurt or Leadbelly, and the sheer fluidity and melodic flair of such contemporaries as Leo Kottke.  A soul-satisfying instrumentalist, Phil draws listeners in with his voice as well, singing in a warm, plainspoken baritone that blends smoothly with his rock-solid guitar work.

      Heywood has been based in Minneapolis-St. Paul since the mid-eighties, performing locally and regionally while also establishing himself in the greater guitar and acoustic music world. In 1986 he won the National Fingerpicking Championship, and followed up a year later by winning the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition. Phil has played on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion with guitar legend Chet Atkins, performed with fellow acoustic guitar luminaries Peter Lang, Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks, and Dakota Dave Hull, and opened shows for such artists as Norman Blake, Greg Brown, John Renbourn, Chris Smither, and John Hammond.

      Doors open at 6:00 p.m. $8 adults, $5 kids. Visit http://ginridge.com/extras/hickory-ridge-concert-series/ for information about the artists.

       

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  • Spring Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    May-22-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

    Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

    Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

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  • HWCFC Fundraising Event at Native Trails
    12:00 am-11:59 pm
    May-26-18

    11765 North County Highway 9 Lewistown, IL 61542

    11765 North County Highway 9 Lewistown, IL 61542

    The HWCFC Fundraising Event will be held at Native Trails Winery in Lewistown on Saturday, May 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. Heavy appetizers will be served. Also available will be iced tea and water, as well as wine, bar drinks, and soda, available for purchase at the bar. Tickets must be purchased by May 10.

    In addition, there will be a silent auction that evening. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Let us know if you would like a ticket or to donate a silent auction item!

  • Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    May-26-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

    Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

    Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

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  • Spring Volunteer Workdays at the Museum
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    May-29-18

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!  Work will include flower bed and grounds clean-up and spring-time maintenance, planting, and invasive species removal.

    Sign-up for one day, two days, or the whole series.  Participants should dress appropriately for working in the outdoors and may need to provide their own snacks, drinks and lunch, and some of their own garden tools and gear depending on the project.

    Registration is required and participants must sign-up one week prior to scheduled work day.

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