Ongoing: Old Capitol Farmer's Market
Presented by St. John's Hospital, the Old Capitol Farmers Market - on Adams Street between Third and Fifth - features farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, plants, flowers, bakery items and original artwork from area producers. Through Oct. 31.
Sept. 9: Paul Mickey Science Series
Dr. John R. Halsey, Michigan state archaeologist, will deliver the lecture "Mississippian Copper Sources, Usage and Probabilities: A View from Up North," a look at where the copper in the upper Great Lakes area comes from and where it's going. The program is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 E. Ash St. Admission is free.
Sept. 11-13, 18-20: "Nunsense"
The international hit comes to the LRS Theatre at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. The show is presented as a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 for adults and $15 for seniors and children and can be purchased by calling 523-2787 or online at tickets.scfta.org.
Sept. 12: Super Saturdays: Unearthing Springfield
Come to A Place for Discovery at Illinois State Museum and learn about what's been discovered in archaeological excavations around Springfield. The free activities run from 10 a.m,. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 782-6044.
Sept. 12-13: Art Spectacular at the Carillon
This juried fine art fair at Rees Memorial Carillon will feature 50 artists showing and selling their work. A children's art area, music, silent auction, food and more also will be available at the fair. For more information, call 787-3532 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.carillon-rees.org.
Sept. 19: Edwards Place Fine Art Fair
Works from more than 80 artists will be on display for sale, and tours of the historic Edwards Place Home, children's activities, food and music will be available. For more information, call 523-2631 or visit www.springfieldart.org.
Sept. 19-20: Route 66 Film Festival
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., plays host to some of the world's best independent films and filmmakers. The program includes short and feature-length comedies, dramas, documentaries and action adventure. For more information, visit www.route66filmfestival.net.
Sept. 21: An evening with Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor, the host and writer of "A Prairie Home Companion" and "The Writer's Almanac," returns to Sangamon Auditorium to open the 2009-10 season. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 206-6160 or visiting www.uis.edu/sangamonauditorium/tickets/
Sept. 21: Book discussion with Ronald C. White Jr.
Ronald C. White Jr. is the author of "A. Lincoln: A Biography" as well as several other Lincoln-themed books. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Tickets are free, but reservations are required by calling 558-8934.
Sept. 25-27: International Route 66 Mother Road Festival
Relive the glory of Route 66 with hundreds of classic cars on display in downtown Springfield along with free entertainment, classic car auction, swap meet and plenty of children's activities. The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 with a cruise from Capital City Shopping Center. For more information, visit www.route66fest.com or call (866) RTE-66IL.
Sept. 25: "Lincoln as Commander in Chief"
Cole C. Kingseed, chief of military history at the U.S. Military Academy and author of several well-known books on military history, will present "Lincoln as Commander in Chief". The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Union Theater at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for veterans and $5 for students and can be reserved by calling 558-8934 or visiting www.presidentlincoln.org
Sept. 29: Tommy Emmanuel
World-class guitarist Tommy Emmanuel brings his unique "finger-style" playing 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/
Story published Friday, September 4, 2009 ( Volume 4, Number 5 )