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AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF- YOU CAN HELP

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The American Red Cross of Western Illinois is working to coordinate local support for relief efforts. Our local contributions will

help feed and shelter our neighbors who face unimaginable hardship.  As business owners and operators, there are many ways that you can help. Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to Make a Donation - Customers of participating wireless carriers can make a $10 donation to support Disaster Relief by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999. To learn how how you can do more, see this flyer. For more information, contact Carissa Scott at (309) 344-1611 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

READ-A-THON

Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
To celebrate National Young Reader's Week, the Galesburg Public Library and Pizza Hut are teaming up for a Read-a-Thon! Any child age 5-11 may register at the library to read for 30 minutes. Read to yourself, read to a friend, or read in a group. You can choose books from the library or bring them from home. After reading, each participant may decorate a bookplate with their name to put in one of the 100 books that Pizza Hut is donating to the library. Pizza Hut is also donating pizza for every child participating in the Read-a-Thon. Sign up early (limited to 100 participants) for a great night of reading and pizza.

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WESTERN ILLINOIS HOME HEALTH CARE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

November 13th 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. - Strom Center in Monmouth

November 13th 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. - Galesburg Towers

November 13th 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. - Mary Allen West, Galesburg

November 14th 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. - Seminary Estates

November 15th 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. - Williamsfield American Legion Hall

E-COMMERCE WORKSHOP: CONSTRUCTIVE E-COMMERCE APPLICATIONS FOR SMALL TO LARGE BUSINESS

Thursday November 15th 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Galesburg Community Foundation Conference Room, 246 E. Main Street, Suite 101, Galesburg. Learn how to sell your products on your website! Create your website! Market your products online! Presented by Todd Silvey of GoFast Communications and co-sponsored by Office Specialists, Inc., Carl Sandburg College, and the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $20.00 for chamber members, $30.00 for non-chamber members. Please RSVP by November 13th to Mary Plue by calling our office or emailing her at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it See attachment.

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A ROUND TOWN ART EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, November 16th

The exhibition is in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of Galesburg.  Round pieces of work inspired by Galesburg and created by members of the community will be displayed in the Art Center's main Joanne R. Goudie Gallery from November Civic Art Center 16th through December 29th. The opening reception will take place from 6-8pm in the Joanne R. Goudie Gallery. The Galesburg Civic Art Center is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm and Saturdays, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm. For more information, please contact the Galesburg Civic Art Center at 114 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL  61401, (309) 342-7415 or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

THE PRAIRIE PLAYERS PRESENT WILLY WONKA THE MUSICAL

Friday, November 16th at 7:30 pm

Saturday November 17th at 7:30 pm

and Sunday, November 18th at 3:00 pm

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find anheir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Tickets are available for $17 for adults and $10 for students. Visit http://www.theorpheum.org/ or call (309) 342-2299 for more information.

37TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK

Sunday, November 18th

city of galesburgThe Galesburg Recreation Division and the Roadrunner's Club are sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk. Registration forms are available at the Galesburg Recreation Division office or from a Roadrunner Club member. Located at the Lake Storey Pavilion. Pre-registration is due Friday, November 16, 2012. Race Day Registration Fee: $14.00 (Free without a T-Shirt.) Race Day Registration Times: 7:30-8:45 a.m. Race Time: 9:00 AM. Call 309-345-3683 for more information.


GALESBURG BUSINESS ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS PARADE

Sunday November 18th at 2:00 pm

Santa Rescue at 1:15 PM from the roof of First Mid-Illinois Bank.

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SALVATION ARMY'S "ANGEL TREE"

Wednesday, November 14th through December 18th. Galesburg Wal-Mart. Businesses, offices, organizations, churches, clubs families or any group that wishes to participate can request Angel Tree "tags" from The Salvation Army.  Each tag represents the wishes of a real child or youth (toys, clothes, books, hats and gloves). Unlike a toy drive, the Angel Tree program fulfills families' and children's specific needs and wishes for the holiday season. Contact Linda Howarter at 344-1180 for more information.

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON

Monday, November 19th

MAQUON APPLE DUMPLING ALERT

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Did the bad weather keep you away from the goodies on the Knox County Scenic Drive?  The Maquon United Methodist Church's "Apple Dumpling Gang" served their hot homemade apple dumplings with cinnamon sauce all day - both weekends...you will soon be able to get 6 individually wrapped frozen 6 packs of their famous delicious apple dumplings ready to bake in your own oven for Thanksgiving,Christmas or any time you want.  The 6 pack comes with baking instructions and the recipe to make your own hot cinnamon sauce.  Call (309) 875-3572 for more information.

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CHRISTMAS AT WALNUT GROVE FARM

Friday, November 23th through Sunday, November 25th

Begin your winter holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend by enjoying an old fashioned Christmas at a National Register Farmstead.  Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride, visit with St. Nick, eat festive foods while shopping for exquisite hand made one-of-a-kind gifts, wreaths and holiday decor.  This is a juried artisan event of all locally produced goods.  Come experience rural Knox County Illinois at its best. Friday and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Located at 1455 Knox Station Road, Knoxville. Contact: Jan King

at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.walnutgrovefarm.com or 309-289-4770.

GALESBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

Wednesday, November 28th

The meeting is located at First Christian Church on the corner of North and Broad streets. 7:00pm. Contact Ron Peck at 299-3590 for more information.

 

THE LAGRACE HALL OF HOPE MOTHER/DAUGHTER GALA

Saturday, December 8th 1:30 P.M. till 4:00 P.M.

Held at the Faith Baptist Church, 1247 S. Farnham St., Galesburg. Tickets can be purchased for a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. A "Style Show" will be presented by Maurice's. Also be sure to participate in Maurice's "Paper Drive" for LaGrace prior to the "Gala" (suggested items to take to Maurices during their regular business hours are: paper towels, toilet paper and also items such as laundry soap and dish soap are needed.) All proceeds will benefit the LaGrace Hall of Hope, a homeless shelter for women and children in Galesburg, IL. Reserve your table today. To reserve a table or for more information call (309) 368-3416 or (309) 337-8748. If you have questions for Maurice's call (309) 341-0323. The "Gala" will also be the last chance to purchase tickets for the "Quilt Giveaway", with a suggested donation of $1.00 each for tickets or 6 for $5.00. There will be Door Prizes and a "Mother/Daughter Fancy Dress Contest". For more information about LaGrace, call the numbers listed or email them at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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