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Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012
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November 17, “ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP”. Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre, Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport. 1 pm. This play is magnificent with the beauty, magic and mystery of the Arabian nights. The characters lend it a delightful touch of comedy. The scenes are splendidly theatrical when the Slaves of the Lamp, in phosphorescent costumes, move with the Oriental rhythm to their magic deed. Equally satisfying are the playful gaming scenes between Aladdin and the princess and the explosive scenes between Aladdin’s sputtering mother and the princess’ choleric father. $5. (815-599-3718)

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Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
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July 11, “ALL ABOARD! THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD IN LENA”. Lena Historical Museum, 427 Grove Street, Lena. 1 pm to 4 pm. The public is invited to the first viewing of this new exhibit focusing on the Illinois Central Railroad and its part in Lena History. Collectors and contributors to the exhibit will be there to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. (815-291-7944)

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Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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September 27, “ARE YOU EATING TO ENJOY RETIREMENT?” WORKSHOP. Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport. 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Offered by University of Illinois Extension, this workshop covers how our nutritional needs change during adulthood, nutrient rich foods and the role they play in our diet, and how to be more intentional about consuming nutrient rich foods. $5. (815-235-4125)  

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Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
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April 22, “COME GROW WITH US” OPEN HOUSE. WinnPrairie, 1545 S. Forest Road, Freeport. 1 pm to 4 pm. Experience what makes WinnPrairie such a special place for residents to call home. You can taste samples from their Food and Beverage Department, enjoy entertainment provided by Red Bird Country from 1:30 pm to 3 pm, tour the facility, participate in a raffle, and much more. (815-656-4800)

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Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
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April 6, “SEEING THE NEW DEAL: THE FEDERAL ARTS PROJECT IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION”. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. 1 pm. Andy Dvorak, history and political science instructor at Highland Community College, will present this program which is part of the 2013 One Book/One Freeport community project. It accompanies the current exhibition “WPA Art: An American Story” at the Museum. This talk will investigate the Federal Arts Project, and how it reflected art and society during the Great Depression. Mr. Dvorak will also address its role as a New Deal program, and where it drew support and opposition in the America of the 1930s. A discussion session with comments and questions will take place directly following the presentation. Light refreshments provided. Donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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