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Oct. 1-28: "White Guard"
French painter Sergei Chepik's first American exhibition will be in the University of Illinois Springfield's Visual Arts Gallery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 206-6506 or e-mail gallery@uis.edu.

 

Oct. 2: Smart Brothers with Chris Scruggs
The WUIS Bedrock 66 Series continues with the sharp-dressed roots-rock of the Smart Brothers. Former BR-549 frontman Chris Scruggs is the opening act. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $15 preshow and $17 at the door and can be purchased by calling 523-2787 or online at tickets.scfta.org.

 

Oct. 3: Fur, Feather, Fin Fall Fling
On its final free admission day of the season, Henson Robinson Zoo offers animal programs during an activity-packed day.

 

Oct. 7: Pied Piper architectural tour
Anthony Rubano of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will lead a free walking tour and talk about the architectural styles, materials and treatments that make up downtown Springfield. Reception immediately following tour.

 

Oct. 7: Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company
This folk dance group brings its brightly colored costumes and intense energy to Sangamon Auditorium. Show begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available by calling 206-6160 or visiting www.uis.edu/sangamonauditorium/tickets/

 

Oct. 9-11, 16-18: "Beauty and the Beast"
The stage adaptation of the classic animated film features a cast of dozens wearing handmade costumes. The show begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $13 for adults and $12 for seniors and children and can be purchased by calling 523-2787 or online at tickets.scfta.org.

 

Oct. 10-11: Indian Summer Festival
The annual festival at Lincoln Memorial Garden offers live music, food, crafts, hikes and plenty of fun activities for children. Admission is $3 and $10 for a family. The garden is at 2301 East Lake Shore Drive. For more information call 529-1111 or visit www.lmgnc.org

 

Oct. 15: Tom Russell
Songwriter Tom Russell's music has been recorded by many well-known country artists, and he will come to the Hoogland Center for the Arts as part of the WUIS Bedrock 66 Series. Show is at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 preshow and $25 at the door and can be purchased by calling 523-2787 or online at tickets.scfta.org.

 

Oct. 16: "Darwin the Dinosaur"
Corbian Visual Arts and Dance tells the story of Professor Henslow, a famous scientist with magic powers who is in the process of bringing to life his newest creation and dinosaur friend, Darwin. The show features luminescent creatures lighting up the dark stage. Show begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available by calling 206-6160 or visiting www.uis.edu/sangamonauditorium/tickets/

 

Oct. 16-17: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
The grounds of the Rees Memorial Carillon and the Washington Park Botanical Garden will be lit up with 2,009 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns. Visitors can park at Sacred Heart-Griffin and ride a free bus to the Carillon. For more information, call 753-6219, e-mail kkrees@carillon-rees.org or visit www.carillon-rees.org.

 

Oct. 20: Book discussion with Daniel Wolff
Daniel Wolff's new book is titled "How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations that Made Them." He'll hold a discussion about it at 7 p.m. in the Union Theater at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Tickets are free, but reservations are required by calling 558-8934.

 

Oct. 22: An evening with Brian Wilson
Legendary rock musician Brian Wilson, formerly of the Beach Boys, comes to Sangamon Auditorium. Show begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available by calling 206-6160 or visiting www.uis.edu/sangamonauditorium/tickets/

 

Oct. 24: "Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway"
Audience response to "Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway" was so overwhelming that Sangamon Auditorium is bringing the show back. Experience the best from classic Broadway shows as well as numbers from the Great White Way's newest hit shows. Show begins at 8 p.m. , and tickets are available by calling 206-6160 or visiting www.uis.edu/sangamonauditorium/tickets/

 

Oct. 24-25: Zoolie Ghoulie
Bring your little ones dressed in costume to Henson Robinson Zoo for trick-or-treating with the animals. Zoolie Ghoulie is from 2 to 6 p.m., and admission is $3 for a trick-or-treater and $2 for non-. Proceeds benefit the Springfield Zoological Society.

 

Oct. 31: Halloween at the Market
Children's and canine costume contests are among the family activities planned for the last day of the Old Capitol Farmers Market. Adams Street between Third and Fifth. For more information, call Ann at 544-1723 or visit www.downtownspringfield.org.

 

Story published Friday, September 4, 2009 ( Volume 4, Number 5 )

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