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Sunday at Six Recital Series

Through June 28, every Sunday, 6pm. Enjoy this series on their YouTube channel. Each performance is followed by a Coda Conversation via Zoom. Get the link at ilsymphony.org. Illinois Symphony Orchestra, 524 E. Capitol Ave., 217-522-2838.

Healthy Steps online

Through June 30, every Monday and Wednesday, 1-2pm, and every Tuesday, 6-7pm. Led by HSHS program facilitator Bridge Rolens. Therapeutic movement done to music to improve overall wellness. Benefits those living with cancer, medical conditions or anyone looking for a fun way to enhance well-being. Via Zoom, 314-369-1391.

Real time business mentoring

Through June 30, every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm. Chat with SCORE business mentors, get free resources and information from popular companies and participate in online peer support discussions. Register to access this virtual, live mentoring platform at no cost. decaturscore.org. 217-381-5143.

Building Resilience

Through July 8, every Wednesday, 6-7:30pm. Led by HSHS program facilitator Bridget Rolens. Develop mental resources that increase resilience and the ability to cope with adversity. Join by phone or Zoom. Call for more information. 314-369-1391.

Images of Lincoln Memorial Garden photography contest

Through Aug. 28. Contest categories include living creatures, wildflowers, landscapes and photos of people celebrating life at Lincoln Memorial Garden. Submissions are due by Aug. 28. lincolnmemorialgarden.org.

Moonlight Market

Through Sep. 20, the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-9pm. Local artists, artisans, crafters and vendors. On Jackson Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, 217-670-0627.

Rochester Farmers Market

Through Sep. 27, every Sunday, 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Rochester Public Library, Rochester, 1 Community Dr., 217-498-8454.

Old Capitol Farmers Market

Through Oct. 31, every Wednesday and Saturday, 8am-1pm. Shop for fresh local produce, baked goods and products. Please note social distancing guidelines including mandatory masks. Old Capitol Farmers Market, Fourth and Adams streets, 217-544-1723.

Women's Distance Festival

Sat., June 11, 7-10am. Two-mile race with in-person and virtual options. Hosted by the Springfield Road Runners Club. Registration. srrc.net. Washington Park, 1501 S. Grand Ave. W., 217-544-1751.

The Levee Trail Run 5K/10K

Sat., June 13, 7:30am. Staggered start times will be used to keep runners separated on the trail. Rolling Meadows Brewery, Cantrall, 3954 Central Point Road, 217-725-2492.

Annual blessing of the bikes

Sun., June 14, 12pm. Notorious PIG BBQ and More will begin food service at 12pm. Guest speakers and blessing begin at 2pm. Coziahr Harley-Davidson, Forsyth, 150 W. Marion Ave., 217-877-7115.

Karl Barnhart: The New Normal of Agriculture

Mon., June 15, 5:30-6:30pm. An exploration of what has already changed in production agriculture and how it will evolve in the future. This virtual meeting is part of the Rotary Club's The New Normal series. Open to the public. Register in advance. spirotary.org. Free. 217-502-9969.

Illinois Products Farmers Market

Thu., June 18, 4-7pm. The market will be following all COVID-19 guidelines. Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Shed, 801 Sangamon Ave., 217-524-9129.

Can't Stop Our Pride: One Day, One Illinois

Sat., June 20, 12-5pm. A virtual event. Family story hour, cooking and mixology classes with LGBTQ chefs, community conversations with other communities, interfaith services, interviews with nationally recognized LGBTQ leaders and DJ afterparty. 773-477-7173. equalityillinois.us. $25.

Paint the Driveway

Sat., June 20, 7am-10pm. An alternative summer fundraiser for the SAA. Paint supplies are provided, you provide the driveway. $20 to participate. Proceeds will go toward the operations and programming at the Springfield Art Association. Rain date is Sunday, June 21. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. Fourth St., 217-523-2631.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Thu., June 22, 4:30-5:30pm. Learn about diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and use hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. alz.org. Free. Register online or by phone. 1-800-272-3900.

Virtual Star Parties

Sat., June 27, Sat., July 25 and Tue., Aug. 11, 8:30-10:30pm. John Martin, UIS associate professor of astronomy/physics, will give tips for finding bright stars and constellations in the evening sky and answer astronomy questions submitted live via Zoom. Visit go.uis.edu/summerstarparties. 217-206-8342.

Morgan County Fair

Sun.-Sun., July 5-July 12. Carnival, food, talent show, pageant, livestock, tractor pulls, live entertainment and more. Admission. themorgancountyfair.com. Morgan County Fairgrounds, Jacksonville, 110 N. Westgate, 217-245-6800.

Stoneman Sprint, Abe's Olympic and Route 66 Half Distance Triathlon

Sat., July 25, 7:30am. Three separate races. Get more details at triharderpromotions.com. Lake Springfield. 217-341-1309.

Powerlight Super Cruise and Abe Lincoln Car Show

Fri., July 31, 7pm and Sat., Aug. 1, 8:30am-4pm. Friday's cruise is from Horace Mann to Knight's Action Park via Seventh Street, Capitol, Second, Lawrence and MacArthur. Saturday's show includes ground and air displays, police officer and veterans' tributes and more. Free to spectators. Knight's Action Park, 1700 Knight's Recreation Dr., 217-553-5271.

Friends of the Sangamon Valley river cleanup

Sat., Aug. 29, 9am-1pm. Enjoy the lovely Sangamon River and help out the cause. Pick up trash in the river or on the shore and around parks and bridges, bake cookies or pack lunches for volunteers or help shuttle them to work sites. Free. Rolling Meadows Brewery, Cantrall, 3954 Central Point Road, 217-553-2243.

Lincoln Land Championship

Mon.-Sat., Aug. 31-Sep. 6. A Korn Ferry Tour event. Panther Creek Country Club, 3001 Panther Creek Dr., 217-546-4431.

Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers Show

Sat.-Sun., Sep 5-6, 10am-5pm. Wood art on display plus vendors, show activities, drawings, seminars and more. Admission $4. svwoodcarvers.org. Illinois State Fairgrounds Illinois Building, 801 Sangamon Ave., 782-6661.

Springfield Mile 1 and 2

Sat.-Sun., Sep. 5-6. 11am-7pm. $35 in advance, $45 day of race. springfieldmile.org. Illinois State Fair Grandstand, 801 E. Sangamon Ave., 217-782-6661.

Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival

Sat., Sep. 5, 12-5pm. Enjoy craft beer and cider, fresh oysters, offerings from several food vendors, live bands and more. Admission. sobfestival.com. The Inn at 835, 835 S. Second St., 217-523-4466.

Bluegrass Concerts and Traditional Music Festival

Fri.-Sat., Sep. 11-12. 6pm. Featuring performers from all over the Midwest. Bluegrass concerts 6-10pm each day and the traditional music festival 10am-4pm on Saturday. Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, Petersburg, 15588 History Lane, 217-632-4000.

Art Spectacular

Sat.-Sun., Sep. 12-13, 10am-5pm. Juried fine art and craft fair. A multi-experience festival consisting of juried art, music, kids' art sale and food vendors. Featuring 50 regional and national artists. Free admission. carillon-rees.org. 217-306-1838. Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, 1740 W. Fayette Ave., 217-546-3853.

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