WEEKLY/BI-WEEKLY EVENTS

AMVETSWeekly Bingo

Open to the public, 6:45 p.m. Every Thursday, 210 E. Court, AMVETS Hall.

Big Eli Wheel – Rides at Community Park

Every Sunday, 4-6 p.m., suggested donation of $2.

Sponsored by Jacksonville Rotary Club. All proceeds go toward maintaining the Wheel.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market – Lincoln Square Shopping Center

Open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, through October from 7 a.m. tonoon or until sold out. www.jaxfresh.org

Downtown Farmers Market – south east area of the Square

Open Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m., May through October, free vendor set-up.

Sponsored by Jacksonville Main Street – for information, call 217-245-6884 or check out www.jacksonvillemainstreet.com.

Governor Joseph Duncan Mansion – #4 Duncan Place, Duncan Park

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

Suggested donation of $4 per person. May 27 –September 5.

Illinois School for The Deaf Alumni Association Museum – Building #11 Thomas Officer Hall

Two floors of displays of the history of Illinois School for The Deaf. Open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Meredosia River Museum – Main Street, Meredosia, Ill.

Open Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m., or by appointment by calling 217-370-7858.

Prairie Council on Aging Bread of Love Nutrition Program – Jacksonville

Area Sr. Center in Community Park offers a soup and salad bar on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Seniors 60+ are welcome. Suggested donation is $4. Please call for reservations at 217-479-4619.

Woodlawn Farm – East of Jacksonville. Follow Morton Avenue east over Route

72, and follow the signs. Summer Hours (May 1-September): Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Suggested Donation of $4 per person. For more information, call 217-473-0216 or 217-243-5938.

MAY EVENTS

Jewelry & Photography Exhibit- Leigh Roberts & Tim Schroll

Through May 29

David Strawn Art Gallery, 331 West College Avenue.

The Gallery is open to the public free of charge from Tuesday through Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Quincy Gems

Friday, May 27, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park in Springfield, Ill.

Imagine Foundation Holistic Fair

Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Asa Talcott House, 859 Grove Street

Description: Author Signings, Readings, Henna, Children’s Activities, Belly Dancing and More! Cost is $3 per person and children under 10 and under free. Contact 217-370-6929 for more information or to become a vendor.

2016 Passavant-Gatorade 5K and 10K

Saturday, May 28, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Description: Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Founders Lane on the east side of the Passavant campus. The race is the longest consecutively run race in Jacksonville. 2016 marks their 24th Anniversary. Advance entry fee is $20 per person; $19 for SRRC members. Race day entry fee is $25; $24 for SRRC members. Shirts are guaranteed if pre-registered by noon,

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Hannibal Cavemen

Sunday, May 29, 5:05 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Description: Located at 1415 N. Grand Ave. E, Springfield, Ill., the Springfield Sliders baseball team provides fun affordable family-friendly baseball entertainment. For more info, please find them on Facebook or at www.springfieldsliders.com.

JUNE EVENTS

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Kokomo Jackrabbits

Wednesday, June 1, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park in Springfield, Ill.

AMBUCS Golf Outing & 50th Annual Auction

Thursday, June 2

Description: AMBUCS’ 17th Annual Golf Outing and 50th Annual Benefit Auction. Held at The Links Golf Course on Vandalia Road, Jacksonville, Ill.. Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m., with 11:30 a.m. registration. Dinner, awards presentation and auction at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jeff Dawdy at 217-473-4316.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Kokomo Jackrabbits

Thursday, June 2, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Description: Located at 1415 N. Grand Ave. E, Springfield, Ill., the Springfield Sliders baseball team provides fun affordable family-friendly baseball entertainment. For more info, please find them on Facebook or at www.springfieldsliders.com.

Multi Family Sale

Thursday, June 2, from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4 from 8-11 a.m.

Description: Two buildings full. Held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 North Westgate Ave., Jacksonville, Ill. Saturday is half-price day on 95 percent of the items. Rain or shine.

Levitt AMP Music Series – Benton Blount

Friday, June 3, 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Desription: Opening act Exit 52 to begin at 5:30 p.m. As a “Top 10” finalist in America’s Got Talent, country singer Benton Blount amazes audiences with his beautiful voice. A stay at home dad, newly married and new to Nashville, Tenn., Benton is striving to make his mark in the Nashville music scene and has just recently signed a record deal with Golden Music in Greenville, South Carolina.

Jacksonville BBQ Braggin Rights

Saturday, June 4, noon to 7 p.m.

Morgan County Fairgrounds

Description: Gates open for the public at noon and tasting begins at 1 p.m. $5 admission fee and proceeds benefits Jacksonville Area Youth Football League. No coolers allowed. There is a limit of 25 teams allowed. The fee is $60 and deadline to sign up is May 25. Fee includes 2 event passes, 30lbs pork shoulder, chicken wings and 12 beverage tickets. Judging starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call Mickey at 217-245-2814.

2nd Annual “Art in the Yard” hosted by The Art Association of Jacksonville

Saturday, June 4, 1 to 4 p.m.

David Strawn Art Gallery

Description: Kids ages 2-10 will be able to create seven different art projects and participate in other fun activities. . The Art Association of Jacksonville will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Art in the Yard,” a kids’ art fair. Last year, over 100 kids attended and we had a great response, thanks to all of the people that helped and donated! We are excited to welcome Miss Polly from Miss Polly’s Music Class this year, Balloon Artists (Hot Air Creations from Virginia, Ill.), and many more new and exciting activities! Admission is $3. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Rain date is Sunday, June 5 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Woodlawn Farm Flapjack Fundraiser

Thursday, June 4, 8 – 10 a.m.

Applesbee’s in Jacksonville.

Summer Camp open house

Sunday, June 5, 2-4 p.m.

Western Illinois Youth Camp

Description: Located on the south east side of Lake Jacksonville, at 2244 4-H Club Lane, Western Illinois Youth Camp will be open to the public and kids can enter to a win a week of Day Camp.

Friday and Saturday July 15 & 16 Family Camp weekend. Call 217-673-3771 or email contactourcamp@gmail.com for reservations.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Danville Dans

Sunday, June 5, 5:05 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

June 6 -10

Sports Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Soccer, tennis, volleyball, baseball, football, basketball. Learn how teamwork can lead to wonderful experiences for everyone, everyone makes a difference in a team which can lead to a greater sense of confidence. Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Kokomo Jackrabbits

Tuesday, June 7, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

MacMurray College Athletics 1st Annual Golf Scramble

Friday, June 10

The Links Golf Course

Descriptions: Cost is $125 per person (4-person scramble) and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, door prizes and dinner on campus at 8 p.m. Event will pay out prizes for flight winners, hole prizes, and silent auction. Can’t golf? Join for dinner in McClelland Dining Hall at 8 p.m. for $25.00. For questions or more information, please call Athletic Director Justin Fuhler at 217-479-7142.

Levitt AMP Music Series – Marina V

Friday, June 3, 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: Presented by The Source Newspaper. Opening act Liz Bentley begins at 5:30 p.m. Marina V is an award-winning Russian-American recording pop artist, singer and songwriter with a “hauntingly beautiful” voice (Los Angeles Times) and “melodic and passionate” music (The Washington Post). A self-described “musical lovechild of The Beatles, Tori Amos and Tchaikovsky,” Marina grew up in Moscow and has been singing and writing songs since a very young age. She is an Illinois College alumna who got her musical start in Jacksonville, Miss.

Mardi Gras Weekend

June 10 – 12

Crazy Horse Campground.

Description: Join us for a Marti Gras Parade. Decorate your golf cart, bike or self and have fun. Saturday night we will have a “masquerade ball.” Wear a mask and or costume up to the live music! www.crazyhorsecamp.com.

Heart of Jacksonville Car Show

Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville

Description: Registration begins at 8 a.m. It is a judged show.

Fight For Life Golf Outing

Saturday, June 11, starting at 11 a.m.

The Links Golf Course

Description: Hosted by Charlie’s 19th Hole and all proceeds goes to Bill Pool. 4 Person Scramble. $60 each. Food-Fun-Beer Tickets-Auction after outing-Raffle Tickets-WIN CASH. Hole sponsors are $100. For registration or questions call Butch at 217-473-7428 or Keith at 217-473-2236.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Terre Haute Rex

Saturday, June 11, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Pink Angels 2nd Annual Mom Prom

Saturday, June 11, 7 – 11 p.m.

Bogart’s Banquet Hall

Description: Please join us for our 2nd annual Mom Prom!! Just $20 at the door!! There is a cash bar, contests and more! Don’t miss out on the fun! Must be 21 years old to attend. Proceeds from this event are being donated to Relay for Life. Find us on Facebook for more information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Terre Haute Rex

Sunday, June 12, 5:05 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

June 13 – 17

Arts & Crafts Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. For the artist in everyone! Local artists will lead art projects for the campers. Field trips to learn careers in the art field. Learn cartooning, painting, sewing, and photography. Art is in the heart! Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Lafayette Aviators

Monday, June 13, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Canvas Night at the Farm

Wednesday, June 15

Hosted by Farm Girl Productions

Description: Held at Woodlawn Farm, 1463 Gierke Lane, Jacksonville, Ill. Price is $20 per person. This includes a take-home 8×10 canvas. Small snacks and bottled water will be provided. All other drinks are BYOB. RSVP no later than the Friday before the event. Contact Farm Girl Productions at Farm_girl_rhonda@hotmail.com. Proceeds to benefit Woodlawn Farm and the Underground Railroad Committee of the Morgan County Historical Society.

Levitt AMP Music Series – David Gerald

Friday, June 17, 7 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: Check out his soulful guitarist who is making waves in the blues and rock communities. His debut album, “Hell and back,” reached #1 on Root’s Music Report’s Blues Chart for Michigan-based artists and remained in the top 20 for many consecutive weeks.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Quincy Gems

Saturday, June 18, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

June 20 -24

Games Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Games abound this week with kickball tournaments, to large outdoor board games, to an obstacle courses, and more! Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories. Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. DuPage Drones

Wednesday, June 22, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Quincy Gems

Friday, June 24, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Levitt AMP Music Series – Sarah Ross

Friday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: At 19, Sarah Ross is being called upon to forge the trail for women in the fast-growing country/rap/hip hop music genre. The New Jersey native is no stranger to forging country music lyrics with a hip-hop beat.

9th Annual Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival

June 24 – 26

Crazy Horse Campground, L.L.C.

Description: 9th Annual Crazy Horse Bluegrass Festival at the Crazy Horse Campground. Three-day bluegrass music festival, single tickets available. $5 – $25. Family entertainment featuring local and regional artists. Hiking, canoeing and fishing. Crazy Horse Campground, 2113 Crazy Horse Road, Ashland, 217-886-2089. Crazyhorsecamp.com.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Danville Dans

Saturday, June 25, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Danville Dans

Sunday, June 26, 5:05 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

June 27 – July 1

Patriotic Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Tours of Woodlawn Farm, Governor Duncan Museum, and more! Campers put their own names on our Y Wall of Future Presidents! Have a parade throughout the YMCA. Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Jacksonville Passavant Team Rehab/FCA Shootout

June 28 – July 1

Illinois College, MacMurray College and JHS Bowl

Description: Largest basketball tournament in the state of Illinois.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. DuPage Drones

Wednesday, June 29, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

JULY EVENTS

Levitt AMP Music Series – Radio Birds

Friday, July 1, 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: Opening act Hot Town Trio will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by Radio Birds from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Radio Birds’ Americana style is what you get when four guys all write music with the basic beliefs that it must be played live, and it must be played everywhere. Each of their songs is different from the others and is balanced by the web of harmonies that entangles the whole group.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Hannibal Caveman

Friday, July 1, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Hannibal Caveman

Saturday, July 2, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

4th of July Blast

Monday, July 4

Nichols Park

Description: Join the Jacksonville 4th of July Blast Committee as they host another year of fun in Nichols Park. FREE event loaded with tons of fun! Main stage entertainment, pet friendly activities, children’s area, card board boat races, food and fun! Check out “Jacksonville Fourth of July Blast” on Facebook for more information.

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

July 5 – 9

Nature Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Explore nature—Play Bug Bingo. See what bugs you can find around the grounds. Make animal puppets. You never know what animals you might see this week—fish, farm animals, zoo animals? Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. U.S. Military All-Stars

Tuesday, July 5, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Hannibal Cavemen

Wednesday, July 6, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Morgan County Fair

July 6 -10

Morgan County Fairgrounds

Description: Pageant, Talent Contest, Demo Derby, local truck and tractor pull, Garden Tractor Pull, Professional Truck and Tractor Pull. Grandstand entertainment: Gary Allen, Friday, July 8, and Chris Jansen, Saturday, July 9. For a detailed listing of the daily events visit: http://themorgancountyfair.com/CalendarofEvents.html.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Quincy Gems

Thursday, July 7, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Levitt AMP Music Series – Fivefold

Friday, July 8, 5:30 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: Opening act Inner Outlines begins at 5:30 p.m. Fivefold first came together in 2007 having a common goal in mind: to write music that would capture the hearts of anyone listening while bringing something new to the table. They wanted to reach out to a wider demographic by developing their own distinctive style that is powerful, unique, and different than what you would hear from standard rock bands.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. DuPage Drones

Saturday, July 9, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

July 11 -15

Water Games Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Water Games outside and in the pool. And learn about water safety that will help keep you safe. Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Hannibal Cavemen

Friday, July 15, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Levitt AMP Music Series – Rapture Ruckus

Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: Featuring vocalist Brad Dring and musicians Mike Aitofi and Josh Stein, New Zealand’s Christian rock band Rapture Ruckus began as a straight CCM hip-hop crew but brought other genres into their music as their career grew. Launched in 2002, the trio debuted at New Zealand’s quite huge Parachute Festival, a successful gig that underscored the importance the group places on performing live.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. DuPage Drones

Sunday, July 17, 5:05 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

July 18 -22

Mary Poppins Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Let’s Go Fly A Kite, Adventures in Chalk Drawings on the Blacktop, Feed The Birds—make a birdfeeder, Step In Time and dance outside or in. You never know what will pop up with Mary Poppins! Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Terre Haute Rex

Wednesday, July 20, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Terre Haute Rex

Thursday, July 21, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Levitt AMP Music Series – Aaron Kamm and The One Drops

Friday, July 22, 7 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: Hailing from St. Louis, Mo., Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of roots reggae, Mississippi river blues, improv-laced jams and soulful vocals. With a high-energy performance and a unique sound, this band is a must see. Aaron Kamm (guitar/vocals), Andy Dorris (bass) and Sean Raila (drums) create a sublime fusion of lighthearted reggae and old school funky blues that is well respected across genres.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Danville Dans

Saturday, July 23, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Danville Dans

Sunday, July 24, 5:05 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

July 25 -29

Disabilities Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Blindfolded activities give campers a sense of life without sight, have camper’s name typed out in Braille and learn some sign language. Make beautiful cards to take to area seniors. Find how much you rely on all your senses, but how many learn ways to achieve without one. Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

37th Annual Robbie McEvers Memorial Golf Tournament

July 28 – 29

The Links Golf Course, Nichols Park.

Description: This free tournament is for junior golfers. It attracts over 350 players each year. More information TBA. See www.mceversgolf.org for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. DuPage Drones

Thursday, July 28, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

12th Annual River Country Quilt Show

July 29 – 30

Jacksonville High School

Description: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Weekend admission is $5. Display your quilt and come see Central Illinois’ beautiful quilts, antique quilts bed tuning, and the largest and newest items, fabrics and notions from several of our area vendors. Lunch is available for purchase. Jacksonvilleil.org. For questions, contact 217-602-0426 or email bobarbara79@mchsi.com.

Canvas Night at the Farm

Wednesday, July 20

Hosted by Farm Girl Productions

Description: Held at Woodlawn Farm, 1463 Gierke Lane, Jacksonville, Ill. Price is $20 per person. This includes a take-home 8×10 canvas. Small snacks and bottled water will be provided. All other drinks are BYOB. RSVP no later than the Friday before the event. Contact Farm Girl Productions at Farm_girl_rhonda@hotmail.com. Proceeds to benefit Woodlawn Farm and the Underground Railroad Committee of the Morgan County Historical Society.

Family Camp Weekend

Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16.

Western Illinois Youth Camp

Description: Located on the south east side of Lake Jacksonville, at 2244 4-H Club Lane, Western Illinois Youth Camp will be holding a Family Camp weekend. Call 217-673-3771 or email contactourcamp@gmail.com for reservations and more information.

Downtown Bacon Throwdown

July 22 – 23, 5 to noon on Friday, and 3 to noon on Saturday

5th and Washington Streets, Springfield.

Description: Festival showcasing the popular, delicious food item. $5 admission includes 4 food/beverage tickets. It’s Return of the Bacon! There won’t be a Revenge of the Bacon trilogy, so make sure you come out for this year’s final Bacon Throwdown where the masters go at it for bacon bragging rights and the traveling skillet. On the music side of the Festival, this year we’re proud to be joined byNPR Illinois 91.9 UIS’ Bedrock 66 Live, featuring Nikki Lane, a modern Loretta Lynn singing her brand of outlaw country and Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, who a reputable source claims has made their jaws drop on more than one occasion. For more information, visit Downtownspringfield.org. Downtown Springfield, 217-544-1723.

Doggone Fun-Raiser
July 23, noon – ?

PAWS. 400 W. Walnut, Jacksonville.

Descriptions: Food, beer garden, soda, live DJ, vendors, 50/50 drawing, auction, and activities for children. All proceeds go for the car of the animals.

37th Annual Robbie McEvers Memorial Golf Tournament

Jul 28 – 29, 2016

The Links Golf Course, Nichols Park

Description: This free tournament is for junior golfers. It attracts over 350 players each year. More information TBA, or call The Links Golf Course at 217-479-4663. www.jacksonvilleil.org.

12th Annual River Country Quilt Show

July 29-30 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jacksonville High School

Description: Display your quilt and come see Central Illinois’ beautiful quilts, antique quilts bed tuning, and the largest and newest items, fabrics and notions from several of our area vendors. Lunch is available for purchase.

Levitt AMP Music Series – Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons

Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: There’s a lot more to Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moon’s rock sound than just a pretty singer and a sound that middle America can hold on to. At 27-years-old, Angela Perley’s nostalgic and high-energy music tells stories of love, death, railroads and everything in-between. Her songs are rooted in small town Ohio where she spent much of her childhood.

AUGUST EVENTS

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

August 1 – 5

Music Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Sing-a-longs with a local musicians, see and learn about instruments played by orchestras and bands. Make instruments and parade inside and out. Music makes the world go round. Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. DuPage Drones

Tuesday, August 2, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

DAR Ice Cream Social

Thursday, Aug 4

Lawn of the Governor Duncan Mansion

Description: Delicious desserts and entertainment. More information TBA.

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Hannibal Cavemen

Thursday, August 4, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Springfield Sliders baseball vs. Hannibal Cavemen

Friday, August 5, 6:35 p.m.

Robin Roberts Field at Lanphier Park

Jacksonville Main Street’s 6th Annual Art Fair on the Square and 2nd Craft Brew Festival

August 5 – 6

Downtown Square

Description: 4-7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday for the Art Fair on the Square. Friday will have artist booths and Imagine Foundation Gallery Hop. On Saturday there will be artists, Kid’s Art Activities, Food Vendors, Imagine Foundation Kid’s Art Projects, Face Painting and Craft Brew Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art, Food, Music, and activities for the whole family on both Friday and Saturday with the Craft Brew Festival on Saturday along with the last Levitt AMP Jacksonville Music Series concert! For a complete schedule please visit our website at www.jacksonvillemainstreet.com.

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show

Saturday, August 6, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Knights Action Park, 1700 Knights Recreation Dr., Springfield

Description: More than 200 vehicles. Spectators free. $15 judged, $10 display. 217-553-5271 or “Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show” on Facebook.

7th Annual Dancing with the Stars: Totally 80’s

Friday, August 5, 6 – 9 p.m.

Hamilton’s Catering, Inc.

Description: Hosted by the Jacksonville Pilot Club. Doors and social hour starts at 6 p.m. Local “stars” are the dancers and take the floor at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling Karla at 217-479-4610 or by contacting any Pilot Club member. Proceeds will benefit The Jacksonville School Foundation: Arts and Music K-6 grades.

Levitt AMP Music Series – Old Salt Union

Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.

Downtown Jacksonville, Central Park

Description: What makes Old Salt Union special is their ability to further explore the jazz and blues roots of bluegrass in a mature and refreshing manner. With in-depth musical compositions, a catchy hook and a high- energy metaphorical punch to the gut, they are truly frontrunners in the new generation of string music. Additional act, Lowder & Manning, begins at 1:45 p.m.

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

August 8 -12

Fitness Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Try exciting new fitness activities like Yoga swings, Zumba—dancing for fitness, CrossFit Kids activities, and more during this week. Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Illinois State Fair

Aug 11 – 21

Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield

Descriptions: So much to we can’t list everything. Food, entertainment, exhibits and more. Grandstand Entertainment, Harness racing, Mega Passes and more! www.illinois.gov/. For questions, call 217-782-6661.

Bob Freesen YMCA Day Camp

August 15 – 19

Back to School/Leadership Week

Description: 1000 Sherwood Eddy Dr., Jacksonville. Tour City Hall and Meet the Mayor; tour the fire department, meet our State Representative CD Davidsmeyer, and tour our courthouse, and court room and jail. Throughout the summer we feature different themes filled with exciting new activities, new experiences, new field trips and new memories.  Program Cost: $110 per week (members) and $125 per week (non-members). Or, $22 per day/min. of 2 days (members) and $25 per day/min. of 2 days (non-members), Call 217-245-2141 for information.

Canvas Night at the Farm

Wednesday, August 17

Hosted by Farm Girl Productions

Description: Held at Woodlawn Farm, 1463 Gierke Lane, Jacksonville, Ill. Price is $20 per person. This includes a take-home 8×10 canvas. Small snacks and bottled water will be provided. All other drinks are BYOB. RSVP no later than the Friday before the event. Contact Farm Girl Productions at Farm_girl_rhonda@hotmail.com. Proceeds to benefit Woodlawn Farm and the Underground Railroad Committee of the Morgan County Historical Society.

LATER IN 2016

18th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua

Septmember 3 -5

First Christian Church.

More information TBA.

32nd Annual Cruise Nite & Car Show

September 17

Description: One of the area’s largest cruise nights. Big car show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Community Park, corner of S. Main Street & Morton Ave. Then watch the cruise that evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Hardee’s will serve as the headquarters. This event brings in classic and antique autos for the day and evening of fun for young and old alike. More information TBA.

47th Annual Prairie Land Heritage Museum Steam Show & Fall Festival Days

September 23 – 25

More information TBA.

JHS Homecoming Parade

Septmember 30, 4 p.m.

Starts at Duncan Park. More information TBA

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