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  • Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 15

    Shop 'n Save

    1755 Wabash Ave., Springfield Jerome

    After a five-year hiatus, Design Ideas is bringing back its holiday store to Springfield. All the merchandise is sold at a loss and Design Ideas covers the overhead to operate the store so that all proceeds can be donated to local charities. The four nonprofit organizations splitting this year’s sales are The Animal Protective League, Helping Hands of Springfield, Hoogland Center for the Arts and Sparc. Since its inception in 2006, the Design Ideas Holiday Store has donated more than $130,000 to local charities. The Design Ideas Holiday Store will be located in the former Shop ‘n Save building at…
  • Sun., Dec. 22, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Jan. 5, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Jan. 19, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Feb. 2, 2-5 p.m., Sun., Feb. 16, 2-5 p.m., Sun., March 1, 2-5 p.m., Sun., March 15, 2-5 p.m., Sun., March 29, 2-5 p.m. and Sun., April 26, 2-5 p.m.

    Mama Lee's Sandbar

    6111 Mechanicsburg Road, Springfield Out-of-town

    Acoustic duo of Aasne Daniels and Jerry Setnicky playing an assortment of acoustic tunes from a wide variety of artists. (217) 498-7625
  • Sun., Dec. 22, 4 p.m.

    Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum

    600 Toronto Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    217-679-7323
  • Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 16

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    Paintings and drawings trace the development of the artist's distinctive figures across her career. Curated by Doug Stapleton. Museum admission. 217-782-7386
  • Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4:30 p.m. Continues through March 2

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

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    Imagine a museum exhibition inspired by the music that we love from the last fifty years. It would feature painting, photography, sculpture, installation and illustrations. Then we pair the art with rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites from our world renowned Geology Collection at the Illinois State Museum. This is ROCKED & ROLLED! A celebration of music that has defined the culture combined with timeless geological specimens embodying the structure of the earth from our permanent collection. Featuring the artwork of Daniel McAdam, Judy & Bill Anderson, Yams, Christine Duray, Warren Linn, Larry Brogan, Dylan Fish, Plastic Crimewave, John Spear, Mac… 217-782-7386
  • Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20

    Robin Roberts Stadium

    1415 N. Grand Ave. E., Springfield North Side

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    The Springfield Park District tradition continues in 2019 when Santa will arrive at his home away from the North Pole at Robin Roberts Stadium. A local tradition for more than 40 years! This is a great opportunity for the kiddos to see Santa, snap a photo yourself for free or let us take one for you for only $5.00. You can bring your pups, too so they can get a photo with Santa as well! December 7th - December 22nd Robin Roberts Stadium, Springfield, IL Mondays - Fridays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Saturdays & Sundays: 11:00am - 6:00pm $5.00 photos with… 217-753-0700
  • Saturdays, Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22

    Washington Park Botanical Garden

    1740 W. Fayette Ave., Springfield Leland Grove

    217-546-4116
  • Mondays-Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 15

    White Oaks Mall

    2501 Wabash Ave., Springfield West Side

    Tree of Wishes is a four week program that benefits 12 local nonprofit agencies to provides hundreds of gifts to people of all ages in the Springfield area. Participating is easy! Find us at White Oaks Mall outside of the lower level former Sears entrance. Select a card from the tree, purchase items from the wish list and return unwrapped gifts to the tree by December 15th. Share the holiday spirit with those in need! Extended hours on weekends and the day after Thanksgiving. 217-528-8406
  • Fridays-Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29

    Henson Robinson Zoo

    1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Stroll through the zoo as you admire the light displays. Enjoy some hot beverages or fresh sweets while you warm up near the bonfire. There will be caroling, performances and, of course, a visit from the big guy. $7 adults, $5 children 3-12, age 2 and under are free. 217-585-1821
  • Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29

    Real Life Church

    2701 Hermitage Rd., Springfield East Side

    Two separate group meetings that take place at the same time and location, but in different rooms. 217-502-6777. spi-alanon.weebly.com.
  • Through Dec. 14, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m.

    Springfield Theatre Centre

    420 S. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown

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    A beloved American holiday classic, the story of idealistic George Bailey comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. 217-523-2787
  • Mon., Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.

    Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum

    600 Toronto Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    free

    Live music 217-679-7323
  • Mon., Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

    The Alamo

    115 N. Fifth St., Springfield Downtown

    Blue Monday 217-523-1455
  • Mon., Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m., Thu., Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m., Mon., Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.

    Springfield Art Association

    700 N. Fourth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    217-523-2631
  • Mon., Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.

    Jacksonville Public Library

    201 W. College Ave., Jacksonville Jacksonville

    free

    Learn how to make your own bows, tags and cards for Christmas.This class is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 217-243-5435
  • Mondays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30

    Family Service Center

    710 E. Vine St., Springfield Clearlake

    Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. A few mats are available to borrow. Open to any adult and all skill levels, but the class is geared toward beginners. Free, but donations to the instructor are welcome. 217-528-8406
  • Mondays, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31

    TBD

    No Address, Springfield Springfield Area

    A 12-step meeting for those seeking freedom from addictive or compulsive sexual behavior. Confidentiality assured. Email springfieldsaa@gmail.com or call 217-306-7335 for meeting location.
  • Mondays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30

    Big Shots Bar

    2000 Peoria Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    217-679-3386
  • Mondays, 9-11:59 p.m.

    Craft Beer Bar

    430 Monroe St., Springfield Downtown

    Open mic every Monday 9-12
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    Athens Christian Church

    1411 E. Route 29, Athens Out-of-town

    Lewis Memorial Village will offer blood pressure checks followed by a program, devotion and a lunch. Open to all area seniors. Free. 217-636-8463
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 10-11 a.m.

    Illinois State Museum

    502 S. Spring St., Springfield Downtown

    $5 adults ages 19-64

    Some animals migrate in the winter, others hibernate, and some just like to play in the snow. Learn more about animals in the winter with stories, a craft, and animals from our collection. Story Time is designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. On the second Tuesday of each month, visitors will enjoy picture books, a craft, and objects from the Museum’s collections. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-6044. Story Time is sponsored by Bank of Springfield. 217-782-6044
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m.

    Springfield Art Association

    700 N. Fourth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Free

    Slow Food Springfield is hosting a potluck gathering and seed share to celebrate Terra Madre Day and 30 years of the Slow Food Manifesto. Please bring a food, drink or seed that you would like to share! Terra Madre Day brings together all who envision a food system that supports local economies, that respects the environment, biodiversity, taste and tradition. 217-553-9246
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.

    Lincoln Library

    326 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown

    free

    An award-winning documentary that gives a rare glimpse into both the moral struggles of farmers and the emotional lives of farm animals. Sponsored by the Springfield Vegetarian Association. 217-546-9171
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.

    Jacksonville Public Library

    201 W. College Ave., Jacksonville Jacksonville

    Free

    When someone shows signs of dementia, it's time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program by the Alzheimer's Association offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues. Topics covered in the program include: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. 217-243-5435
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 7-10 p.m.

    Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.

    406 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown

    Free

    Hosted by the Spoken Word Artists of Springfield, IL. Come creep us out with this special edition of Bards & Brews. Our ghostly, literary tour guide, Eric Woods, will help us survive the terror. As always, you are not limited to the theme. Share whatever, or just listen. Sign up when you show up.
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

    George Rank's

    1800 S. Sixth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    217-670-2859
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Burger Bar

    2765 S. Sixth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Come out and enjoy the fun. 217-528-9030
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m. and Tue., Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m.

    Springfield Art Association

    700 N. Fourth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    With resident glassblower Mario Clarke. $45 members, $55 non. 217-523-2631
  • Tue., Dec. 10, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Tue., Feb. 4, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

    George Rank's

    1800 S. Sixth St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Share your talent at the round bar with guest host California Jeff. As always, the delightful Geoff Ryan will be there with bass on. 217-670-2859
  • Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31

    Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation

    745 Woodside Road, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    217-585-9550