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Red Cross Blood Drive
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On Tuesday, March 12th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Galesburg Blood Donation Center, 143 E. Main Street - Galesburg.



Monthly meeting of Knox County Right to Life
Tuesday, March 12th at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1372 West Fremont St., Galesburg. 7:00 pm.



GCS Vendor Open House Fundraiser galesburg christian school

The Galesburg Christian School JR/SR High will have a vendor open house on Thursday, March 14th featuring products by Scentsy and Pampered Chef. All proceeds go to GCS.




Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th. Located at Carl Sandburg College Building G. If you would like to be able to carry a firearm in most states around this country, then this course if for you! The Utah CFP permit training course is four (4) hours and the permit is valid for five (5) years. This Utah permit is recognized by thirty-one (31) states for Illinois residents. The class cost does not include the $51 registration fee payable to the state of Utah. Students will receive fingerprint cards and a photo will be taken at the class. An experienced technician will be available to fingerprint individuals for $5 per fingerprint card (optional). Contact: Email Linda Hankins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call


Discovery Depot Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Come to Discovery Depot for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt will begin at 10:00 am and there are lots of eggs for both toddlers and older children! The hunt will continue as long as supplies last.

FRACTALS - An Exhibition of Works by Deb Lutz

The Galesburg Civic Art Center is pleased to announce FRACTALS - an exhibition of works by artist Deb Lutz of

Civic Art CenterGood Hope, IL. This exhibition will be on display in our BLICK GALLERY from Saturday, March 16th through Saturday, April 6th, 2013. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 16th from 6 to 8pm. This reception is in combination with our GALEX 47 Exhibi
tion & Competition opening reception,
one of the longest running juried exhibitions in the country with sixty-two artists from Illinois and other states. Both are free and open to the public.



Discovery Depot St. Patrick's Day Party
On Sunday, March 17th from 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Stop by Discovery Depot on Sunday March 17th to celebrate Denise Bradburn at or call 309-344-8876.St. Patrick's Day! We will have several stations full of fun, creative, and science based St. Patrick's Day activities. Contact


Next Week
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Blood Drive
Monday, March 18th - 8:30am to 1:30pm - OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Conference Room 1A, 3333 N. Seminary Street, Galesburg. Call Connie Wessels at 344-3161 x1220 to schedule an appointment.
Chamber Business After Hours

Red Cross Blood Drives:

Tuesday, March 19th andTuesday the 26th -

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2:00pm to 6:00pm - Galesburg Blood Donation Center, 143 E. Main Street.

Friday, March 29th - 9:30am to 12:30pm - Knox County Courthouse, 200 S. Cherry Street.



Trivia Night, Galesburg Public Library

"Day trips- Great local places to visit" Museum and Food Expo sandburg mall
Sponsored by the West Central Illinois Museum Alliance (WCIMA), on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm at Center Court, Galesburg Sandburg Mall. Call 368-1910 for more information.



Whole-Hog Sausage and Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale
Knox County Right to Life invites you to attend their breakfast on Sunday, March 24th from 8-1:30 pm. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice, milk, and bottomless coffee. Suggested donation: $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12, $15 family maximum. The breakfast will be located at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St., Galesburg.



24th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
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On Sunday, March 24th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Hy-Vee and the City of Galesburg Recreation Division host the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Knox County for youth, 2 years of age-6th grade.  There will be 12,000 colorful eggs filled with candy decorating Lake Storey Park.  The Easter Bunny will be visiting so be sure to bring your camera.  Youth are divided into age categories.  There will be 100 gold prize eggs.  Grand prize bikes and much more.  Bring your basket for all of the goodies. There is plenty for everyone.  Contact Elizabeth Varner at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text65410 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //-->\n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 309-345-3683 for more information.

Wanted: Edie Award Nominations

We are pleased to announce the Illinois Development Council (IDC) is again teaming up with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to present our fifth annual Economic Development in Illinois awards - the Edies!

The Edies honor those who imagine, design, invest, build and bring jobs, growth and prosperity to Illinois communities. We believe it is important to take a moment and showcase recent accomplishments - especially when they translated into more jobs and economic vitality in our state.  In addition, it is a great opportunity to obtain positive exposure for local businesses and communities who achieved great things this year.

We need your help to nominate worthy projects for recognition in the following categories: 

Nominations should be submitted to Tom Wolf at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline: 5:00 pm March 15, 2013
Questions: Tom Wolf at 312-983-7109 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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