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  • Mon., Jan. 20

    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

    212 N. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown

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    Lincoln Presidential Library to honor MLK’s memory with a day of activities. Nonprofit organizations can get free admission Jan. 20 SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Monday, Jan. 20, by presenting his most famous speech and offering free admission to community groups that work to better the lives of others. The presidential library will also host a blood drive on the holiday that is often called a “national day of service.” The highlight of the day is actor Reggie Guyton reading King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. He… 217-558-8939
  • Fri., Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    LLCC Trutter Center

    5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield Lake Springfield Area


    Free event and open to the public. Call 217-786-2432 to register. For more information, go to www.llcc.edu/community-education/academy-lifelong-learning/all-newsletters-and-special-events. 217-786-2432
  • Sat., Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Jacksonville Community Park

    1201 S. Main, Jacksonville Out-of-town



    Master of Ceremony Justin Carter from WICS-TV, music provided by Debbie Ross, accompanied by Mark Gifford. Lunch served at 11am. Donations for luncheon welcome. 217-370-0948
  • Sat., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    $21-$63. Students $6, ages 5 and under free.


    Take note that love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with the pure magic of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the seductive passion of Strauss’s Don Juan. The technical fireworks of pianist Sandra Wright Shen will be on display in Rachmaninoff’s captivating Third Piano Concerto. The perfect gift for this notable day. RepertoireStrauss: Don JuanTchaikovsky Selections from Swan LakeRachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 Join us for Concert Comments one hour prior to the performance or stay after the concert to mingle with musicians from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Ken Lam, and the featured artist at a special… 217-206-6160
  • Sat., Feb. 22, 6-11 p.m.

    Prairie View Reception Center

    8855 State Route 4, Chatham Chatham


    Dancing, games, auctions and Cajun food.Table of 10 $400, couples $80 and singles $45. Includes dinner, beer and soda. 217-483-7999