Douglas Wilson, Lincoln Studies Center, gave a talk on “Lincoln and Shakespeare” at New York University on April 9.
It’s time once again for the annual Casino Night Gala and Silent Auction. This popular event – the only annual fundraiser to benefit the symphony – is now in its 11th year and will be held on January 28 at 7 p.m. at Soangetaha Country Club. Drawing on nearly 1000 volunteer hours from your friends and neighbors, the benefit will include a silent auction, official casino games, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a 50/50 drawing, and a cash bar, with the “The Bob Clark Combo” providing live entertainment. All the items in the silent auction have been donated by area businesses and organizations. This year’s collection will feature a wide spectrum of merchandise and services – everything from household items and apparel to memorabilia and gift certificates for local restaurants – ranging in value from $25 to $2,500. There are some truly amazing deals to be had at this auction! Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50, which includes admission, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, and $10 in gambling chips.
Get a group of friends together and make it an evening, knowing that you are providing much needed support for our award-winning symphony. Tickets are available at Innkeeper’s, 80 N. Seminary Street in Galesburg, or by calling the Knox-Galesburg Symphony at 309-341-7268. While supply lasts, tickets will also be available at the door which opens at 6:30 p.m. Tip: Make reservations in advance, as space is limited.