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November 13th meeting at VFW Post 755
, 2211 Old Jacksonville Road. Tami Frye of ‘Let’s Make Dinner’ will be discussing her business at 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Lunch is available for $6 around noon. Business meeting with door prizes around 2:00 p.m. Adjournment by 3:00 p.m. Call 529-9763 or 341-0787 for further information.

No regular meeting in December.

January 8, 2018 meeting at VFW Post 755.
2211 Old Jacksonville Road. A representative from Hickory Glen with be discussing their facility at 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Lunch is available for $6 around Noon. Business meeting with door prizes around 2:00 p.m. Adjournment by 3:00 p.m. Call 529-9763 or 341-0787 for further information.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL EVENTS.

• November 17, 2017 – Janury 7, 2018 - NEW EXHIBIT at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum ‘Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas’ - Just like families across the world, First Families celebrate the holidays in their own special ways. This exhibit, using materials from the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Clinton and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries and Museums, gives a glimpse of how some of our Presidents and their loved ones enjoyed the holidays in the White House. From family photos to White House invitations, from Christmas cards to colorful decorations for the tree, these treasured items from presidential collections give us a taste of what it is like to celebrate this joyous season with America’s First Families.

• November 11th – Remembering Our Veterans - Admiral Nils (Ron) Thunman was a pioneer nuclear submariner, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to the mid-1980s. His career highlights include command of the Plunger, a nuclear attack submarine, command of the entire Pacific submarine fleet, key assignments in the personnel file, a tour as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Submarine Warfare, (where he helped field the Tomahawk missile and find the RMS Titanic), and Chief of Naval Education and Training. Moderator Mark DePue will discuss with Admiral Thunman several topics.

The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session. All military are invited to tour the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum free of charge on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

• November 13th - 27th, – Gettysburg Address on Display – The Gettysburg Address will be on display at the Presidential Museum in honor of the Gettysburg Anniversary. Come and see this historical document for yourself!

• November 24th – Fun Frosty Friday (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) - Crafts, games, life–size Candy Land Adventure, a delicious hot cocoa bar, a real life Ice Princess, interactive magic and more! Fun Frosty Friday is a free event at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. Bring the whole family for endless holiday fun! • December 16th – Mascot Day (Time TBA) at the Presidential Museum – Bring the whole family to join in the fun of being a team mascot! For more information on this event, follow our Facebook page and check our website at www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.

• January 6, 2018 – Civil War Tech: Medical Advancements (9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.) at the Presidential Library - Civil War Tech invites children to merge science and history through experiments, artifacts, games, presentations from scientists and scholars, and ALPLM exhibits. Students will be inspired to think critically about the impact Civil War technology had on our nation’s greatest conflict as well as how it affects us today. Look inside the wonders of the medical records and specimens sent in from Union medical officers! Discover how and why technology for prosthetic limbs evolved quickly following the Civil War, and how it continues to evolve today. Help construct a 3D-printed prosthetic hand! Parents are required to stay for the program to work with their child on the program project. The Civil War Tech program series is made possible thanks to generous support from AT&T.

• January 11, 2018 – Illinois History Forum: Lewis and Clark (12-1 p.m.) – Join us at the Presidential Library for a book discussion on ‘Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West’ by Stephen A. Ambrose. Moderator: Lewis and Clark expert Brad Winn (Lewis and Clark State Historic Site). Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy this interesting discussion.

Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland Lunch and Learn for Caregivers of Older Family Members and Friends and Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children,
• Nov 8th, Compassion Fatigue - Tips to address compassion fatigue for caregivers;
• Nov 14th, Caregiver Relief - learn the causes, signs and symptom of stress and stress-reduction stategies;
• Dec 13th, Myths and Realities of Hospice;
3100 Montvale Drive, Spfld, Noon to 1pm. Lunch is provided, pre-registration is required. 787-9234. See page 34.
• November 8, Compassion Fatigue;
3100 Montvale Drive, Springfield, Noon to 1pm. Lunch is provided, pre-registration is required. 787-9234. See page 34.

Edwards Group LLC, Free Workshop,
Do you know the 5 ways to pay for nursing home or in-home care?
• Thurs. Nov. 9th, 3pm,
• Tues., Dec. 5th, 6:30pm,
• Wed., Dec. 13th, 3pm

RSVP (217) 726-9200. www.EdwardsGroupLLC.com. See ad page 23.
Health Alliance Medicare Advantage Seminars,
Springfield Clinic, Main Campus West, 1025 S. 6th St.,
• Wed., Nov, 1st, 10:30am,
• Wed., Nov. 29th 10:30am,
Town & Country Bank, 3601 Wabash Ave,
• Wed., Nov. 8th 1:30pm
Candlewood Suites, 2501 Sunrise Dr.,
• Mon., Nov. 13th 10:30am,
• Tues., Nov. 28th 10:30am,
See page 27.
The Hoogland Center for the Arts
Sat., Nov. 25th, 7pm, ELF;
Fri., Dec. 1st and Sat., Dec. 2nd, The Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year;
Wed., Dec. 6th, 7pm, Christmas With The Alley Cats;
Dec. 8th-10th and 15th-17th, A Charlie Brown Christmas;
Sat., Dec. 15th & 16th and Sun, Dec. 17th, Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan, The Dual Piano Christmas Shows;
Fri., Dec. 22nd, Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold;
Sun., Dec. 31st, Hoogland’s First Night Springfield Events;
Box office (217) 523-2787, hcfta.org. See page 51.

First Sunday Bazaars,
8am - 4pm, 150+ Quality Dealers.
• Dec. 3th, Christmas Bazaar, Orr Building,
• Feb. 4th, Cupid’s Bazaar, Orr Building,
• Mar. 25, Spring Fever Bazaar, Expo Building,
See page 52.
Journey Into Aging

Informational Support Group, Tues., Nov. 7th, 2 pm, Taylorville Life’s Journey Senior Living, 920 McAdam Dr., Taylorville, Guest Speaker, Dr. Van Ulft, Psychiatrist Behavioral Health Services, focus on basic understanding of dementia, overview of illness, stages of illness and types of treatment, light refreshments will be served, 287-7000.

Informational Support Group, Wed., Nov. 8th, 2 pm, Pana Life’s Journey Senior Living, 340 IL Route 29, Pana, Guest Speaker, John McQuillan, focus on wellness and fitness, cardio rehab, physical occupational and speech therapies, light refreshments will be served, 562-3004. Informational Support Group, Wed., Nov. 15th, 2 pm, Mattoon Life’s Journey Senior Living, 300 Lerna Road, South Mattoon, Guest Speaker, Victor Matigian, Edward Jones, focus on Estate Planning and Long Term Care Insurance options, light refreshments will be served, 234-3003.

Informational Support Group, Tues., Dec. 5th, 2 pm, Taylorville Life’s Journey Senior Living, 920 McAdam Dr., Taylorville, Guest Speaker, Brian Rabacchi, Celtic Health, focus on benefits of physical, occupational and speech therapies, light refreshments will be served, 287-7000.

Informational Support Group, Wed., Dec. 6th, 2 pm, Pana Life’s Journey Senior Living, 340 IL Route 29, Pana, Guest Speaker, Carol Chandler, Quad City Homehealth, focus on services available through Quad City Homehealth and Hospice, light refreshments will be served, 562-3004.

Informational Support Group, Wed., Dec. 20th, 2 pm, attoon Life’s Journey Senior Living, 300 Lerna Road, South Mattoon, Guest Speaker, Jennifer Stadwick, Harbor Light Hospice, focus “Starting the Conversation - Know Your Options”, light refreshments will be served, 234-3003. <
Mt. Pulaski Events,
• Nov. 4th, 1:30 p.m., Mt. Pulaski Historic Courthouse: Guy Fraker, with pictures, will introduce new Guidebook to historic 8th Judicial Circuit of A. Lincoln.
• Nov. 18th, Christmas on Vinegar Hill in Mt. Pulaski. Crafts, food all over town. Christmas Trees for silent and December regular auction at Mt. Pulaski courthouse.8 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Dec. 1st, 6;00 p.m., Mt. Pulaski community tree lighting, on Courthouse lawn.6:30 p.m. Christmas Tree Auction inside Courthouse.
• Dec. 8th, Mt. Pulaski Christmas Parade, Santa at Courthouse.
• Dec. 31st, 7 p.m., Remembrance Service for Mt. Pulaskians who have died in 2017.Mt. Pulaski Courthouse steps.


November Events
Thurs., Nov. 2nd, 11:30 - 1:30 pm, Butler Funeral Homes Open Door Session on Funerals, Cremation, Cemetery Plans, and Advance Planning, Bella Milano Restaurant, 2151 Wabash Ave., Spfld. 544-4646. See page 26.
Sat., Nov. 3rd, The Elkhart Historical Society Dinner Lecture given by William Furry, Executive Director of the Illinois State Historical Society on the Native Americans living in the area surrounding Elkhart Hill prior to statehood. The dinner provided by The Wild Hare Café will consist of either Beef or Chicken Pot Pies with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Dessert will be warm apple crisp with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream for a cost of $40 per person which includes the program, dinner, tax and tip.
Nov. 4th, 10am to 5pm, and Nov. 5th, Noon to 4pm. Hope for the Holidays, 9th Annual Juried Fine Art and Craft Fair. Hope Presbyterian Church, 2211 Wabash Ave, Spfld. 217-546-6951, hopeforspringfield.org.
Sun., Nov. 5th, Daylight Savings Time Ends! Fall Back!
Sun., Nov. 5th, 2-4pm, Holiday Help Program, Butler Funeral Homes, Inn at 835, 835 Second St., Spfld. Free event open to the public. 544-4646. See page 26.
Mon., Nov. 6th and Tues., Nov. 7th. HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Christmas Extravaganza Sale, Centennial Hall, inside St. John’s, Spfld. All Gift Shop items will be 25% off! Open to the public 8 to 6 on Monday and 8-4 on Tuesday. (These are the minimum hours, and it will be kept open longer hours if they have volunteers to cover more time.)


Sat., Nov. 11th and Sun., 12th, 36th Little Flower Holiday Craft Bazaar, Stevenson Drive, Spfld. Sat 9 to 4, Sun 10 to 2. Please bring a can of food for the local food pantry! On the 11th, all Veterans will get a free donut and coffee! Over 75 vendors & bake sale.
Sun., Nov. 12th, Noon to 6pm, St. Agnes Parish, Holy Name Society’s Chili Supper, 245 N. Amos Ave., Spfld. (217) 793-1330. stagnescatholicparish.org
Nov. 17th to Dec. 31st, 5 to 9pm, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Way of Lights, 442 S. De Mazenod Dr., Belleville, IL (618) 397-6700. See page 57
Sat., Nov. 18th, 9am to 4pm, Sun., Nov. 19th, 1pm to 4pm. Lincoln Memorial Garden Holiday Market. 2301 East Lake Shore Drive, Spfld, 529-111, www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org. See page 9 Thurs., Nov. 23th—HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Sat., Nov. 18th, 5:45 pm, East Peoria Festival of Lights Parade of Lights, (855) 833-5327. See page 13.
Sat., Nov. 18th, 11pm, Rutledge Youth Foundation, 2017 Harley Davidson Drawing, Corner Pub & Grill, 151 Bruns Lane, Spfld, 525-7757.
Sat., Nov. 23rd thru Dec. 31st, East Peoria Festival of Lights, Folepi’s Winter Wonderland, (855) 833-5327. (MUST PRESENT COUPON ON PAGE 13!)
Sat., Nov. 18th, 11pm, Rutledge Youth Foundation, 2017 Harley Davidson Drawing, Corner Pub & Grill, 151 Bruns Lane, Spfld, 525-7757.
Nov. 18th thru Nov. 26th., Nov. 18th thru Nov. 26th., Memorial’s Festival of Trees, SENIOR DAY, TUES., NOV. 21, Orr Bldg, IL State Fairgrounds, Spfld, 788-4301, Memorialsfestivaloftrees.com. See page 10.
Sat., Nov. 25th, 10 to 3, Sugar Creek Vendor Fair, United Methodist Church, Chatham.
Sat., Nov. 25th thru Wed., Dec. 20, Downtown Springfield Holiday Walks begins, “Merry & Mischief!” Shop, Eat, and Be Merry! Find all of the Elves on the Shelves! See page 49.
Sun., Nov. 26th, 2pm, “Light A Candle Of Love”, Erin’s Pavilion at Southwind Park, 529-6461, StaabFuneralHomes.com. See page 24.
Nov, 29 – Dec, 20th, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Mind-Body Services, Holiday Survival Tools, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $40, located in the HSHS St. John’s Chapel Annex. Visit st-johns.org/mind-body or call (217) 544-5483.