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AARP Driver Safety classes will be taught in the Springfield area on the following dates at the included locations; class times are also shown:
AARP Driver Safety classes will be taught in the Springfield area on the following dates at the included locations; class times are also shown:
(2 days-12 to 4 pm) • October 3-4 , Rochester Library # 1 Community Drive; 498-8454;
(2 days-12 to 4 pm) • October 10-11, Senior Services of Central Illinois; 701 West Mason; 528-4035
AARP Chapter 195
September 11 meeting at VFW Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Road. This will be our chapter’s Annual AARP Picnic. Fried chicken will fixin’s. Advance reservations at $6 per person are required. Doors open at 11:00 am. Business meeting around 2:00 pm. Adjournment by 3:00 pm. Call 529-9763 or 341-0787 for further information.
October 9 meeting at VFW Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Road. We will be having our Holiday Sale. At 1:00 pm. Gary Hurley of CWLP Energy Services Office will be discussing ways to reduce your winter energy costs. Doors open at 11:00 am. Lunch is available for $6 around noon. Business meeting around 2:00 pm. Adjournment by 3:00 pm. Call 529-9763 or 341-0787 for further information.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.


• September 14 at 6:30 pm in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. WILL TV/Ken Burns War Series: The co-director of Ken Burns’ latest documentary, a 10-part series on the Vietnam War, joins us for a special preview of the film. Lynn Novick will show part of the documentary and discuss it with the audience. Historian Mark DePue serves as moderator. Reserve your ticket at www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov or call 558-8844.

• September 14 at 12 pm in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Illinois History Forum - Mother Jones: A rotating group of moderators will lead discussions on books, films and exhibits on topics from Illinois’ past. All discussions are 12-1 pm in the Presidential Library Multipurpose Room unless otherwise noted. Mother Jones — Film Discussion on “Mother Jones: America’s Most Dangerous Woman;” Moderator: Public historian Devin Hunter (University of Illinois Springfield). Bring your lunch and enjoy this free discussion!

• October 5 & 6 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Conference on Illinois History: The 19th annual Conference on Illinois History presents story after story from the state’s rich heritage. Some cast new light on familiar names and events while others put the spotlight on little-known moments. Join in discussions of the latest scholarship with historians from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum and other institutions. Visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov or call 558-8844 to register for this event.

• October 21 at 6:30 pm in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. 6th Annual Spooktacular: Visit the Museum for a Halloween adventure with Historical characters as well as spooky storytelling, a scavenger hunt, crafts, games, costume contests with prizes, and more! This event is great for all ages. Bring the entire family for a fun filled evening. Tickets go fast, reserve your spot at www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov or call 558-8844.
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland Lunch and Learn for Caregivers of Older Family Members and Friends and Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children,
• September 13, Epilepys Education - Learn the Facts;
• October 11, Power of Attorney for Health Care, Property, Guardinaship and Advanced Directives;
• November 8, Compassion Fatigue;
3100 Montvale Drive, Springfield, Noon to 1pm. Lunch is provided, pre-registration is required. 787-9234. See page 33.

Edwards Group LLC, Free Workshop,
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• Wed, September 13th, 3 pm,
• Tues, October 17th, 6:30 pm,
RSVP (217) 726-9200. www.EdwardsGroupLLC.com. See ad page 26.

Hickory Glenn,
1700 W. Washington Street, Springfield. 793-0431, www.hickoryglenil.com
September 28th, All Day Western Day
October 10th, 3-6 pm, Meet Our Family Night
October 19th, 2-4 pm, Pie & Parade of Homes and annual Knitting Sale
Contact Meredith today to learn more about the upcoming events & to reserve your spot. See ad on page 15.
Montvale Estates Events, 546-5577 to Reserve Your Spot)
• July 4, 2017 at 12:30 (reservations required), July 4th Celebration
• July 28, 2017 at 12:30 (reservations required), Backyard BBQ
Visit the Montvale Estates calendar on the Senior Times web site for updates on events and activities being held at Springfield’s premier independent retirement community.

Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Calendar

243-5678 / www.jacksonvilleil.org. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE NFORMATION ON ALL EVENTS.

• Sept 15 JHS Homecoming Parade at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Debbie McKean at 243-9411 (ext. 1113).

• Sept 16 33rd Annual Jacksonville Cruise Nite at Community Park. Car show will take place from 9 am to 3 pm at Community Park. Stay for a Cruise on Morton Avenue from 5 to 9 p.m. headquartered at Hardees.

• Sept 16 Jacksonville Public Schools Foundation 5K at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Debbie McKean at 243-9411 (ext. 1113).

• Sept 16 JHS Open House at Jacksonville High School from 2 to 5 p.m. The open house includes Armstrong, The Bowl, Newton Bateman, and the Vocational Building/Central Office. For more information, contact Debbie McKean at 243-9411 (ext. 1113).

• Sept 22-24 48th Annual Prairie Land Heritage Museum Fall Festival & Steam Show Days at Prairie Land Heritage Museum. See horse powered equipment, antique tractors, gas and steam engines, demonstrations on bailing, blacksmithing, and more.

• Sept 30 Oktoberfest at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Jacksonville Rotary Club.

• Sept 30 Jacksonville Symphony Society: Season Opener at Rammelkamp Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

• Oct 7 Opening Reception & Gallery Talk at the David Stawn Art Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. Opening Reception & Gallery Talk with featured artists Steve Mawson (wood turnings) and Jeane Vogel (photo emulsion on Ginwashi rice paper). Gallery Talk is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Kelly at 2243-9390.

• Oct 15 UGRR Fall Bus Tour

• Oct 21 Jacksonville Main Street’s Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Jacksonville from 11 am to 3 pm.

September Events
Thurs, Sept 14th, Butler Funeral Homes Open Door Session on Funerals, Cremation, Cemetery Plans, and Advance Planning, 5 to 7pm, The Fairview Fine Food and Drinks, 1520 E. Sangamon Ave, Spfld. 544-4646. See ad page 14.
Sat, Sept 16th & Sun, Sept 17th, Fine Art Fair, SAA, 700 N. 4th Street. www.springfieldart.org. See age 52.
Sat, Sept 23rd & Sun, 24th, Alpaca Farm Days, Free Family Event, , Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 4pm, 17229 VanEman St., Petersburg, 414-0266, 632-2590, alpacasofindianpointhills.com. See page 52.
Sat, Sept 30th, /span>A Tribute to Broadway, The Sound Celebration Chorus, 2pm, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth, 523-2787, on-line order www.hcftz.rg, www.soundcelebrationchorus.org. See page 53/span>

October Events
Sun, Oct 1st, First Sunday Midwest Bazaar, 8am-4pm, Menard County Fairground. See ad page 54.
Wed, Oct 4th, Advanced Dental Care is offering a Free Education Seminar on the Benefits of Dental Implants, 6:30pm, Scheels, 3801 South MacArthur Blvd. Call 546-3333 for reservation. Special offer to first 20 reservations. FreeImplantSeminarSpringfield.com or SmileSpringfield.com. See page 12
Oct 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, Spoon River Valley Science Drive 50th Fall Festival, a great self-guided motor tour, something for everyone. 19 villages/areas along a 100 mile route. (309) 647-8980. www.spoonriverdrive.org. See page 50.
Oct 7th, Join Us... for a Historic visit to Rolling Meadows Farm Brewery,
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tickets $25 per person
3954 Central Point Road
Cantrall, IL 62625

Tour the farm, facility, and historic areas of the property. Only 500 tickets will be sold! Proceeds will benefit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation in our mission to support the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. Event tickets include:
    ♦ Exclusive ride to overlook the site of Sangamo Town where Lincoln built a flatboat bound for New Orleans in 1831.
    ♦ Complimentary brewery tours and tastings.<
    ♦ Acoustic Artists
    ♦ Walking Tours with Historians and Scholars.
    ♦ Food Available for purchase from Cooper's StrEatside Bistro.
    ♦♦ PLUS an EXCLUSIVE release of a special brew from a recipe from 1831!
Each ticket holder will be permitted to purchase one of just 500 bottles made of this recipe. Any unclaimed bottles will be sold to interested parties at 4pm at the conclusion of the event.

Sat, Oct 7th & Sun, Oct 8th, Lincoln Memorial Garden - Indian Summer Festival, Sat, 10am to 4pm. Fun for the whole family, 2301East Lake Shore Drive, 529-1111, www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org. See page 49./strong>
Sat, Oct 14th, Out of the Darkness Springfield Community Walk, 2pm, Southwind Park, www.springfieldwalk.org. See page 52./strong>
Sat, Oct 21st Memorial’s, Be Aware Women’s Fair, 9 am to 2 pm, Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds. See page 29.

Sat, Oct 21st, The Ball Brothers, In Concert, Doors open 5 pm, show starts 6 pm, Athens Christian Church, 1411 E Route 29, Athens, 482-5114, hankdaubs@hotmail.com. See page 54
Mon, Oct 23rd, Tues Oct 24th, IATP’s Statewide disABILITY Expo, Open to Public, 522-79985 or 800-852-5110. See page 51.
Mon, Oct 23rd, Prairie Council on Aging’s 9th Annual Senior Day Event, 10 am to 1 pm, Hamilton’s, 100 E. East Street, Jacksonville, 479-4619. See page 28.