175th Anniversary Candle-Lighting Ball, April 14

Galesburg Heritage Days, together with The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, respectfully request your attendance at Galesburg’s “Candle-Lighting Ball” commemorating the 175th Anniversary of Galesburg on Saturday April 14, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1556 E. Fremont St., Galesburg.
With 18th thru 19th Century Colonial Rendezvous to Civil War Period Music by the “Bogoakharmonians”, this Dinner and Dance is a Recreation of Galesburg Area Early American Festivities. Doors will be open with Mix & Mingles beginning at 5 o’clock. Cash bar open at 5 o’clock. Dinner choices of Prime Rib or Rosemary & Lemon Chicken will be served at 6 o’clock. Salads shall include iceberg or strawberry spinach salad. Sides of mashed red potatoes or green beans and bacon. Coffee, iced tea, & water are included.
Dancing will Begin Smartly at 7 o’clock.
Everyone is Invited to Attend! Reenactors are requested to come in period dress, Fancy Attire is not required. Photographer Rick Cross will be taking pictures at the Ball and the public is encouraged to participate in period attire as well or long skirts or dresses for the ladies and dress pants and shirts for the gentlemen will be appreciated.
Item Donations are being accepted at this time for a Silent Auction with all proceeds going toward local Educational Programs of the Galesburg Heritage Days Living History Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Tickets on sale now, $25 per Adult, 14 and under $7.50. Dance only tickets, $10 per Adult, 14 and under free. Available at the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 185 S. Kellogg, Galesburg IL 61401. Tickets also available by mail from: Galesburg Heritage Days, P.O. Box 748, Galesburg. Make checks Payable to Galesburg Heritage Days. Enquiries/donations may be made to Mary Plue, Chamber of Commerce at 309-343-1194, or Lisa Bernhart, Heritage Days at 309-342-6159.

Ariel Dance Chicago Workshop Series, April 9-12

Aerial Dance Chicago will conduct a series of workshops at Knox during their residency April 9-12. Space is limited to 18 participants per session and individuals must pre-register for each workshop series. If interested, contact Jennifer Smith.
Workshops will begin with a slow and gentle introduction to aerial arts and then progressively introduce new movements and short combinations with focus on developing body awareness and coordination while airborne. Specifically, students will learn basic climbs, locks and mid-air movements using suspended fabrics and fabric slings.
Workshop Schedule:
Monday & Wednesday, April 9 & 11:The Aerial Sling 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, April 10 & 12: Aerial Fabrics, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Berlin Interviewed

Monica Berlin (English) was recently interviewed by Ninth Letter for their series “5 (or so) Questions.” http://ninthletter.blogspot.com/2012/04/5-or-so-questions-with-monica-berlin.html