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April 2018

Public Lecture About Joseph Barquet

Monday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Congregational Church,
60 Public Square, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Knox College’s Seymour Library and the Knox College Lincoln Studies Center present a free public lecture, “Joseph H. Barquet: Civil Rights Agitator, Warrior, and Citizen,” by historian Roger D. Bridges at 7 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2018 at Central Congregational Church on the Public Square in Galesburg. Bridges is Executive Director emeritus of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association. The lecture is sponsored in part by a grant from…

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The Big Read: Free Movie

Tuesday, April 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Galesburg Public Library,
40 E. Simmons, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Free showing of The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon as a woman who helps Sudanese immigrants adjust to their new life in America (rated PG-13, 110 min., © Warner Bros.).

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Knowing Your Options Conference

Tuesday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DD Homes Network Training Center,
2295 N. Seminary Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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This conference will have information about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), advocacy and transition for families with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Space is limited so please RSVP to Becca Knaack 309-368-2064 or rknaack@ddhomes.net

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The Big Read: Graphic Novel Discussion and Doodling

Tuesday, April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Galesburg Public Library,
40 E. Simmons, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Join us for a discussion of the graphic novel The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Free copies of the book will be available in a limited supply. Get your copy soon! Doodle your own life story or your feelings about the book while we discuss. Co-sponsored by the Galesburg Civic Art Center.

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Sandburg Days: Matt Wilson’s Honey & Salt

Wednesday, April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
60 South Kellogg, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Poetry and jazz seem like natural allies. The elegant brevity of the words would appear to be a perfect match for the abstract tones of the instrumentation; after all, the Great American Songbook is full of poetic lyrics that are rendered best by jazz musicians. Yet, in practice, projects that blend poetry and jazz have been a mixed bag. All too often the cadences of the words don’t mesh well with the accompaniment, resulting in a combination that is less…

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Community Blood Drive at Galesburg Christian School

Thursday, April 26 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Galesburg Christian School,
1881 E Fremont, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Galesburg Christian School will host a community blood drive from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 26 at 1881 E. Fremont Street, inside Multi-Use Classroom. What: Galesburg Christian School Community Blood Drive When: Thursday, April 26, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Where: Multi-Use Classroom, 1881 E. Fremont Street, Galesburg, IL Appointments: To donate, please contact Mandy Andrews at (309) 343-8008 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 3419 to locate the drive. Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be…

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Sandburg Days: Book Talks and Signings

Thursday, April 26 @ 12:20 pm - 2:20 pm
Crist Student Center,
2400 Tom Wilson Blvd., galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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James V. Jacobs was educated at Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University) and Western Illinois University. While in college, he worked in the Civil Rights Movement with National Urban League affiliates in Indiana. After college, Jacobs taught fifth grade in the Galesburg, IL public schools for thirty-five years. Upon retiring from the Galesburg Schools, he taught writing for ten years at Carl Sandburg Community College in Galesburg. During and after his years in the classroom, Jacobs received a number or…

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Sandburg Days: Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards

Thursday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Crist Student Center,
2400 Tom Wilson Blvd., galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Carl Sandburg College will honor the winners of the 28th annual Carl Sandburg Poetry Contest. Entries of original poems are judged by Sandburg English professors in three levels of competition: elementary (grades 1-5), intermediate (grades 6-12) and adult. Category winners are invited to the awards ceremony to read their winning poems and accept their certificates and prizes donated by Carl Sandburg College. All winning poems will be published in a booklet that will be distributed at the ceremony. Entries are…

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18th Annual Galesburg High School Jazz Showcase

Thursday, April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Lake Storey Pavilion,
Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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GHS jazz bands and jazz combos with the vocal jazz ensemble Special guest artist Nikki Malley on vibraphone $5 admission

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Sandburg Days: Rootabaga Poetry Slam Hosted by Mark Kelly Smith

Friday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
156 East,
156 East Main, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Marc Kelly Smith (born 1949) is an American poet and founder of the poetry slam movement, for which he received the nickname Slam Papi. Smith was born in 1949 and grew up on the southeast side of Chicago. He attended/graduated Charles P. Caldwell Elementary School and James H. Bowen High School. Smith spent most of his young life as a construction worker but has written poetry since he was 19. Extracts from the book “Stage A Poetry Slam” by Marc…

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