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April 2012

6 21st Annual Easter Party at Caseyville Community Building, Caseyville. 618-345-6256.

7 Brewery Collectible Show, Belle Clair Expo Center, Belleville. 618-233-0052.

10 Play that Hot Fiddle! Old Time Radio and the life of “Pappy” Wade Ray of southern Illinois. A Road Scholar program at the Nashville Public Library, Nashville. 618-327-3827.

10 “Gravity Attacks” presented by The Passing Zone, Virginia Theatre, Champaign. 217-356-9063.

12 “See How They Run,” opens at Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield. (Runs through May 20.) 309-965-2545.

13-14 Brocton Red Barn Market, Brocton. Noon to 5 p.m., Friday. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. or 217-385-2450.

13-15 Spring Indian Market Days at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville. 618-346-5160.

14-15 Shelby County Art Show, Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center. 217-774-5318.

14 Southern Illinois Sheep and Craft Festival, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Waterloo. 618-939-8536.

15 Corvettes Unlimited 36th Annual Show, Joliet. 815-436-2980.

15 Motorcycle Parts Extravaganza, Bell Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Belleville. 618-233-0052.

15 The Medical Side of the Civil War at Robert W. Rowe Public Library, Sheridan. 815-496-2031.

15 Illinois Brass Quintet, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon. 618-242-1236.

16 The American Folk Song, Centralia Area Historical Society, Centralia. 618-545-0657.

16 Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company, musicians, singers and dancers from Spain and U.S., Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel. 618-263-4999, ext. 3480.

19 Tin Ceiling Tour & Taste of Mt. Vernon. 618-242-6866.

20-21 Spores N More Mushroom Festival, Shelbyville. Friday dinner in Windsor. Hunt starts at Forest Park. or 1-800-874-3529.

20-21 Cunningham Children’s Home Festival of Quilts at the Children’s Home, Urbana. or 217-337-9073.

21 All-American Boys Chorus, 32-voice ensemble, Dvorak Concert Hall, Eastern Illinois University. 217-581-3010.

21 Dulcimer Workshop, Dickson Mounds, Lewiston. Contact Steve Endsley at

22 World Champion Trinity Irish Dancers, The Hett, Lebanon. 618-537-6863.

22 Spring & Mushroom Festival, Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton. Artisans, crafters and morel hunting competition. 618-786-2331.

27-29 Agapefest, annual contemporary Christian music festival, Greenville. 800-965-9324.

26-28 Midwest Classic, three-day Cowboy Action Shooting Match at the Cowboy Berm, Sparta. 618-295-2700.

28 National Astronomy Day celebration, free planetarium shows, star maps and crafts, Rockford. 815-963-6769.

28 First Cruise In for 2012, Moline, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., SouthPark Mall. 563-355-0036.

29 St. Louis Antique Festival, Belle Clair Exp Center, Belleville. 618-233-0052.

30 “Engaging a River of Generations” at the Windmill Cultural Center, Fulton. Terry Feinberg, U of I Extension.

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Deadline: March 15 for June events.

Mail to: Illinois Datebook, PO Box 3787, Springfield, IL 62708.

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