Calendar events around Jacksonville today


Prairie Land Fall Festival and Steam Show: 7 a.m., Prairie Land Heritage Museum, 1003 W. Michigan Ave. $10 admission all three days; Children under 12 have free entry. | Varied events throughout the weekend. Gates open daily at 7am. For more information, email [email protected] A full schedule of events is available at prairielandheritage.com.

Product and Bakery Giveaway: 9 p.m. Noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For residents of Morgan County.

Baby Story Time: 10 a.m., Jacksonville Public Library, 201 W. College Ave. | For caregivers and babies up to 24 months.

Free lunch: 11:45-12:30 p.m., The Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in to-go containers can be picked up at the side door.

Product and Bakery Giveaway: 12:30-1:00 p.m., The Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. For free.

Taste of Italy Sunset Dinner Cruise: 5-7 p.m., Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St. $47 | For more information, visit graftonharbor.com or call 618-786-7678.

Soulard Blues Band: 5-9 p.m., The Loading Dock, 401 E. Front St., Grafton. | Live music.

Matt Taul: 8 p.m., The Bloody Bucket, 201 E. Main St., Grafton. | Live music.

Saturday

Prairie Land Fall Festival and Steam Show: 7 a.m., Prairie Land Heritage Museum, 1003 W. Michigan Ave. | Varied events throughout the weekend. The gates open daily at 7:00 am. For more information email [email protected] A full schedule of events is available at prairielandheritage.com.

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farmers market: 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Pathway Plaza, 1905 W. Morton Ave. Prices vary. | Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until October 31st. Link cards are accepted.

The flea market by the river: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grafton Boatworks/The Loading Dock, 401 E. Front St., Grafton. | One of the largest flea markets in the region with over 60 vendors. For more information, visit riversandroutes.com or call 618-556-7951.

Advantage for Emily (Large) Turner: 10 a.m., 63 K’s Creek Golf Club and Kitchen, 1265 Sandusky Road | Four-person golf scramble starts at noon $60 per person, volleyball, silent auction. Meal service begins at 11:30am. Proceeds go to Emily for medical expenses related to her liver cancer diagnosis.

Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m., Our City Books, 64 E. Central Park Plaza | For more information, call 217-245-2665.

Things that go wrong at the Night Family Event: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield. Free | Create 3D bat pictures and use a star map to explore the night sky. Visit nocturnal animals from the Henson Robinson Zoo and hear stories from Dan Keding. For more information, contact [email protected] or 217-782-6044.

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Dog Gone Fun Raiser: Noon, PAWS of Jacksonville, 400 W. Walnut St. | Live music, food, auctions, beer tent, raffle, 50-50 drawing and bouncy castles. Proceeds benefit PAWS.

Woodlawn Farm Tours: 1-4 p.m., Woodlawn Farm, 1463 Gierke Road. Suggested donation of $5 for adults, $3 for children under 10 years old. | Educational tour of an 1840s farmhouse that served as the site of the Underground Railroad.

Tours of the African American History Museum: 1-4 p.m., African American History Museum, 859 Grove St. Suggested donation $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for children under 5. | Open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through September or by appointment. Call 217-299-6017 or email [email protected] for more information.

overhead dog: 1-5 p.m., Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St. | Live music.

Harriet Tubman portrait unveiled: 2-4 p.m., various locations, Jacksonville. Adults $10, Students $5, Children 5 and under free. | Presentation by Kathryn Harris at the Congregational Church, 520 W. College Ave. Reception and portrait viewing will follow at the Jacksonville African American History Museum at the Asa Talcott UGRR House, 859 Grove St. For more information, call 217-299-6017.

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birthday party: 3 p.m. to midnight, Don’s Place, 207 W. Morgan St. | Celebrate 40 years with live entertainment, community and food.

Ice Cream Social and Concert: 5 p.m., First Christian Church, 201 N. Main St., White Hall. donations accepted. | Christian singer, songwriter and musician Joe Arview’s concert begins at 6pm. For more information, contact Christy Pence at 217-371-0791.

Wine on the Water Sunset Cruise: 5-7 p.m., Grafton Harbor, 215 W. Water St. $31 | Six one-ounce pours are included. For more information, visit graftonharbor.com or call 618-786-7678.

Guns & hoses: 5:30 p.m., Bob Freesen YMCA, 1000 Sherwood Eddy Drive. | Fundraiser for a local police vs. fire department softball game. Sweepstakes, concessions and more. The game starts at 18:00. Proceeds benefit Prairieland United Way.

Big on Blondes: 6 p.m., Evandy’s Boatel, 100 Bob Michael St., Naples. | Live music.

cherry bomb: 7 p.m., Grafton Oyster Bar, 215 W. Water St. | Live music.

Jake’s leg: 7-10 p.m., The Loading Dock, 401 E. Front St., Grafton | Live music.

Bob Gleason: 8 p.m., The Bloody Bucket, 201 E. Main St., Grafton | Live music.



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