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April 2019

Julie McVey Reading Day – Step Up Challenge

Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, July 27

In conjunction with Julie’s Little Libraries, we have created Julie McVey Reading Day, which will include a virtual walk/run, a live children’s walk/run, and a morning reading festival. The first Julie McVey Reading Day will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Monmouth’s Public Square. To join us in our efforts to raise funds in Julie’s honor, please consider signing up now for our virtual fundraising challenge! The process is easy and the virtual race is designed specifically to…

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May 2019

Canvas, Metal & More

Tuesday, May 7 @ 10:00 AM - Friday, June 21 @ 5:00 PM
Buchanan Center for the Arts,
64 Public Square, Monmouth, 61462 United States
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Exhibition of artwork by area artists Paulette Thenhaus and B. Thomas Lytle. This exhibition will be from May 7 – June 21 with an opening reception on Friday, May 10th from 5pm to 7pm.

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Wanted: Worn, tattered American flags

Wednesday, May 8 - 27
Galesburg Walmart,
659 Knox Square Dr, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Now through Memorial Day, the community can drop off their worn, torn tattered American flags at Galesburg Walmart. The AMVets Post 8 and local Boy Scouts will retire those flags ceremoniously at a later date.

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$20 per session/$15 for BCA members

Photography Seminar with Rich Ankeney

Wednesday, May 22 @ 5:30 PM
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Buchanan Center for the Arts,
64 Public Square, Monmouth, 61462 United States
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May 1, 8, 22 & 29. Four sessions (first session is free) aimed at improving your use of creative camera controls, bettering your understanding of cameras and lenses, developing a more intuitive sense of composition and visualization, and choosing and preparing your best images. (No session on May 15.)

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“Starting a Business in Illinois” Workshop

Thursday, May 23 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Western Illinois University Quad Cities Campus,
3300 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Informational Meeting about Lincoln Douglas Debate Film

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Prairie Players Civic Theatre,
160 S Seminary Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Non-Traditional Knox Student Eric Newnham will be filming a short film about the Lincoln – Douglass Debates on June 8 & 9. Eric is currently looking for members of the Galesburg community to participate in the production of this film both in front and behind the camera. We encourage ALL community members who might be interested in helping on this film to come to a informational meeting to learn what is needed. Eric is looking to cast parts from young…

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Poppy Days

Friday, May 24 - 25

The Galesburg American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary will be distributing red poppies — a symbol of sacrifice to honor men and women who served and died for their country in all wars. Many local businesses have consented to have volunteers distribute poppies or place a canister at their places of businesses. Any donations received will stay local and benefit our local veterans in nursing homes, Honor Flight, Veterans Van, and Defenders of Freedom. Also, look for the poppy window…

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Galesburg Farmers Market

Saturday, May 25 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Downtown Galesburg,
10 South Seminary Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Enjoy fresh vegetables, fruits, cookies, pies, breads, popcorn, eggs, meat, fish, honey, jams and jellies, flowers, home decor, jewelry and craft vendors. There is something for everyone at the Galesburg Farmers Market, from honey to handmade jewelry! Our market features locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, flowers, plants and craft items.    Come shop Galesburg and stay and chat awhile! Vendors: Please call 309-368-1750 to participate. Cost is $15 per week or $150 for the season. We would love to bring…

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Free with a reg. $8.00 admission fee.

Kid’s Engineer – Mini Memorial Day Flags!

Saturday, May 25 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Discovery Depot,
128 South Chambers, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Make and Take Mini Memorial Day Flags for Kid’s Engineer in May. Saturday May 25, 2019 from 10:30 am – 12 pm. Cost is Free with a reg. admission fee.

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Free admission for active service personnel and veterans (with ID)

Honoring our Service Men and Women!

Sunday, May 26 @ 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Discovery Depot,
128 South Chambers, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Free admission all day on Sunday May 26, 2019 for active military personnel and Veterans (with ID)

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Galesburg Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27 @ 10:00 AM
Downtown Galesburg,
10 South Seminary Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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The City of Galesburg’s Memorial Day Parade will step off from near Seminary and Main Streets on Monday, May 27, taking the usual parade route down East Main Street, turning on to Cherry Street, and ending at the Knox County Courthouse. Anyone wanting to participate in the parade should call 309-342-1181 or 309-371-0182.  Check-in will be at Seminary and Ferris Streets at 9am May 27.  The parade will start at 10am.  A ceremony follows the parade on the Knox County…

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GCS Summer Care Program

Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, August 16
Galesburg Christian School,
1881 E Fremont, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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The GCS Summer Care Program means more than just day care for your child during the summer months. We plan our camp to be a positive, enriching and growing experience for your child. Register online at www.galesburgchristian.org

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