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  • Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.

    Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum

    1440 Monument Ave., Springfield North Side


    This exhibit tells the story of Illinois' long fight for freedom from slavery. It is on loan from the National Park Service. 217-391-6323
  • Thu., April 18, 10 a.m.

    BOS Center

    1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield Downtown

    Thousands of gun owners will rally downtown for programs at the BOS Center at 11:30am, a march to the Capitol at 12:50pm and addresses by legislators and final remarks in the rotunda at 2:15pm. 815-635-3198
  • Thu., April 18, 11:30 a.m.

    Senior Services of Central Illinois

    701 W. Mason St., Springfield Springfield Area

    Dress in your western wear, and enjoy a special performance by the Silver Steppers. Includes line dancing, cactus juice and western chips and dip. 217-528-4035
  • Thu., April 18, 5-8 p.m.

    Columbian Grand Hall Knights of Columbus 364

    2200 S. Meadowbrook Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    Dallas Whitaker. 217-787-2360
  • Thu., April 18, 5-8 p.m.

    Docs Just Off 66

    133 S. Second St., Girard Central Illinois

    First Cruise-in of the year. 217-627-3491
  • Thu., April 18, 6-9 p.m.

    Route 66 MotorHeads Bar & Grill, Museum & Entertainment Complex

    600 Toronto Road, Springfield Springfield Area


  • Thu., April 18, 6-10 p.m.

    Curve Inn

    3219 S. Sixth St. Road, Springfield Springfield Area

    No cover

    Happy hour 217-529-5806
  • Thu., April 18, 6-7 p.m.

    Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

    2315 E. Clear Lake Ave., Springfield Springfield Area


    Springfield Audubon Society hosts Dr. Matt Hayes to discuss Flycatcher identification. Tyrant flycatchers are the world's largest family of birds with approximately 425 known species. Learn to identify various Illinois flycatcher species based on field marks and song/call. 217-544-2473
  • Hoogland Center for the Arts Club Room

    420 S. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown


    Fri., April 26, 8am. Join us for a discussion about artificial intelligence (AI), including what it is, what are the benefits and challenges, and how it impacts businesses, education, and healthcare in our community. The program will feature a team of experts from the University of Illinois Springfield, including Rob Kerr, Executive Director for Innovation and Opportunity, Dr. Neetu Singh, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Joshua Smith,Computer Science Instructor. Coffee hour at 7:30 a.m., program begins at 8 a.m. 217-523-2787
  • April 18-20

    Coliseum, Illinois State Fairgrounds

    801 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield North Side

    Free admission

    The largest Clydesdale sale in the country. Visit the website for the full schedule of events. 815-247-8780
  • Through April 20, 7:30 p.m.

    UIS Performing Arts Center

    One University Plaza, Springfield Lake Springfield Area

    Alternately touching and funny, this new comedy captures a generation in mid-transformation, running on pop music, optimism and fury, and writing their own coming-of-age story. Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Production of a Play. 217-206-6160
  • Thu., April 18, 8-10 p.m., Thu., May 23, 8-10 p.m., Thu., June 27, 8-10 p.m., Thu., July 25, 8-10 p.m., Thu., Aug. 22, 8-10 p.m., Thu., Sept. 26, 8-10 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 8-10 p.m., Thu., Nov. 21, 8-10 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 19, 8-10 p.m.

    Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.

    406 E. Adams St., Springfield Downtown


    No pre-signup. Performers will do five-minute sets. Signups start at 7:30pm. Pre-mic meeting at 7:55pm. Those not in room when called forfeit their spot.
  • Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m.

    Unity of Springfield

    417 Cordelia, Springfield Southern View

    Love offering


    Bring your instruments and zeal and join in. 217-523-5897
  • First and Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m.

    El Arriero Mexican Restaurant

    4233 Wabash Ave., Springfield West Side

  • Second and Third Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. and Fourth Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m.

    Casa Real Cantina and Grill

    1121 W. Lincolnshire Blvd., Springfield Springfield Area


    Join Manny for an enchanting evening. As a classically trained vocalist and skilled acoustic guitarist, Manny brings a diverse blend of American coffee house genres, from folk and blues to country and rock, even weaving in passionate Neapolitan love songs, classical guitar. 217-303-5323
  • Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.

    The Wakery

    5 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield Downtown

  • Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through April 27

    M.G. Nelson Family Gallery

    700 N. Fourth St., Springfield Springfield Area


    An opportunity to touch the art that is on display. This inclusive exhibition includes stone, ceramics, paper, fiber, painting, glass, wood and wall pieces created by artists from Illinois at California, Minnesota, Indiana, and Colorado that participants can experience through both touch and sound. The wall text and labels in the gallery are also accessible in a large-print version. 217-523-2631
  • Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Continues through April 25

    Lincoln Library

    326 S. Seventh St., Springfield Downtown


    Children ages 3-5 will explore stories and activities to encourage them to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. The 30-minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world. Must be accompanied by an adult. 217-753-4900 ext. 5612
  • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 23

    SAA Collective Gallery

    105 N. Fifth St., Springfield Downtown


    Experience the captivating beauty of blown glass artworks by Mario Clarke and oil paintings by Rick Taylor. Witness how they demonstrate different styles in the use of lines, yet converge with a similar concept, style and color palette. Sponsored by Uptown Looks. 217-544-2787
  • Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 23

    SAA Collective Gallery

    105 N. Fifth St., Springfield Downtown


    See a collection of mixed media paintings mostly on wood by Missy Block in​​ the Underground Gallery, which is the Collective's newest exhibition space. The space is dedicated to providing an enhanced art experience by exhibiting a wide range of artists, media and styles - not only from collective members but also from other central Illinois artists. 217-544-2787
  • Third Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Continues through May 17

    Hoogland Center for the Arts

    420 S. Sixth St., Springfield Downtown

    Want to try improvisational theater? Join Capital City Improv for workshops and learn improv basics and play a variety of improv games. Everyone 12+ is welcome. Space is limited. Please RSVP via a link on the Capital City Improv Facebook page to reserve a spot. 217-523-2787
  • Thursdays, 8 p.m. Continues through July 25

    Goodfellas Pub

    518 Bruns Lane, Springfield Springfield Area


  • Senior Services of Central Illinois

    701 W. Mason St., Springfield Springfield Area


    Let's Get Fit is a chair based group exercise program designed specifically to meet the needs of older adults who are looking to incorporate more physical activity into their lives. These classes consist of aerobic, strengthening, balance and flexibility exercises.Meets in person. 217-528-4035
  • Mondays-Saturdays

    Various locations

    Springfield, Springfield Springfield Area

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    Ten meetings are held in the local area each week. Five are in-person and four are hybrid of in-person and via Zoom. One meeting is Zoom only. Visit the website or call for more information. 217-891-2981
  • Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.

    The Railyard

    2242 S. Sixth St., Springfield Springfield Area

  • Thursdays, 5:15 p.m.

    St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

    700 E. Spruce St., Chatham Chatham

    Enter through the northeast door. Visit the website or call for more information. 217-280-0220
  • Thursdays, 5:15 p.m.

    Via Zoom

    Springfield, Springfield Springfield Area

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    Zoom only. Call for link. 217-415-3489, 217-652-8131
  • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Phoenix Center: Out On Second

    120 E. Scarritt St., Springfield Downtown



    A 12-step recovery group for LGBTQ+ and allies. This group is for anyone struggling with alcohol, chemical, or process addictions. 217-414-8953
  • Thursdays, 6 p.m.

    Red School Mall

    1275 Wabash, Springfield Jerome

    The club is dedicated to the development of communication and leadership skills.
  • Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.

    La Fiesta Chatham

    6901 Preston Dr., Springfield Chatham

    Karaoke every Thursday. 217-697-5588