The International Carillon Festival, first held in 1963, is lauded as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events. The Festival has earned an unsurpassed tradition of presenting the world’s finest carillonneurs. During the past five decades, the Festival has featured carillonneurs from: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Demark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States. This year's carillonneurs include Springfield's new carillonneur Robin Austin, Arie Abbenes (The Netherlands), Malgosia Fiebig (The Netherlands), Carol Jickling Lens (USA), Margaret Pan (USA), and Brian Tang (USA). Individuals and families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner as well as lawn chairs and blankets. There is large video screen at the base of the Carillon which allows the audience to view the playing keyboard and carillonneur during the performance.
Date: 6/2/2013 - 6/8/2013
Days: Su, M, Tu, Th, F, Sa
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, Washington Park
Phone: (217) 546-3853
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The Springfield Park District will be accepting registration for its 2013 Summer
Swim Lessons that beginning Friday, May 10th at Eisenhower Pool (2351 E.
Cornell St.). Lessons offered are: Group ($52 Res/$57 NR); Semi-Private ($78
Res/$88 NR) and Private ($103 Res/$113 NR).
For additional information, please contact Bob Barrett at 525-8847 or by email
at email@example.com . For information on other park district
programs and events visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org.
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WHEN: Tuesday, June 4th
6:00 – 7:00PM
Sponsored by the Springfield Park District Preschool
Free Children’s Concert
A Sing- Along, Dance- Along, Do Along Concert
At the Washington Park Gazebo
Bring a Picnic, blankets and lawn chairs (in case of rain it will be held at Washington Park Pavilion). For more information call Debbie at 217- 546- 3970
Miss Carole’s 7 award- winning cd’s are available at
www.macaronisoup.com and at the concert!
The Springfield Park District now accepts online tee time booking!
Starting April 1st, you will be able to go to the link below to book your tee time.
Golf Course Pro Shop Hours are now as follows:
.5 Hour Before Dawn
1.5 Hours After Sunset
Click on the link below to download the 2013 Senior Olympics Forms.
All 2013 golf season passes will be available for purchase beginning December 1, 2012. Click here to learn more about the different types of season passes as well as pricing.
Stop by any of the SPD Golf Course Pro Shops today and save! Pro Shop winter hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On October 4, 2008, the Springfield Angel of Hope, NFP dedicated an Angel of Hope Statue in the Washington Park Botanical Garden. The angel statue honors the lives of all children gone too soon and serves as a place of hope and healing for parents, families, and friends dealing with the tragic loss of a child. Over 300 area children’s names are commemorated on the Memorial Wall located at the angel statue site. New names will be added annually, and submissions must be received by September 15 each year.
The Springfield Angel of Hope, NFP was organized in August 2007 and raised all the necessary funds to pay for and install the angel statue. Construction began on the Springfield angel statue site in April 2008 at the Washington Park Botanical Garden and was completed in October 2008. The Springfield Angel of Hope, NFP continues to accept donations to cover expenditures such as engraving costs for annual updates to the names listed on the Memorial Wall, expenses associated with the Annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony, ongoing landscape costs, and general site maintenance. Each year the public is invited to attend the Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony on December 6th at 7 p.m. at the Angel of Hope Statue site to commemorate the lives of all children gone too soon. Attendees are invited to bring a white flower to place at the base of the angel statue in memory of their beloved children.
More than 100 communities—including 7 in Illinois—have installed or are in the process of installing an angel statue to respond to the needs of local families who have experienced the loss of a child. Springfield’s angel statue is the only one of its kind located in central Illinois. The children whom the angel statue commemorates should be playing, working, and living in our community—now they will be honored at the angel statue site for generations to come.
For more information about the Angel of Hope Statue, please contact Doug Reynolds, President of the Springfield Angel of Hope, NFP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 553-1329 or visit our website at www.springfieldangelofhope.org.
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