Calendar of events around Jacksonville, Illinois today

Gift of products and bakery: 9 a.m. to noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For residents of Morgan County.

Take a Tour in Edgewise: An Interactive Art and Story Experience: 11 a.m.-noon, Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield. Free | Take a guided tour of the art and history exhibits at the Illinois State Museum. For more information, contact [email protected] or 217-782-6044.

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

Gift of products and bakery: 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m., Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. Free.

Dave Caputo Group: 5 p.m., Loading Dock, 401 Front Street, Grafton. | Live music.

Music at the cathedral: 7 p.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield. Free | First series of Friday concerts featuring young musicians.

Downtown Jacksonville Main Street Concert Series: 7-9 p.m., Central Park, downtown. | CJ Ryder & the Pastmasters perform. After-party at Don’s Place. Refreshments on sale 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.


Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to noon, Pathway Plaza, 1905 W. Morton Ave. Prices vary. | Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until October 31. Link cards accepted.

Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment: 9 a.m. Pittsfield Lake. | Living history weekend including a battle re-enactment. Also, ladies’ tea and fashion show, children’s games, crafts and more.

Winchester United Methodist Men’s Competition: 9 a.m., corner of Scottys, 10 E Cherry St., Winchester. Pork chops $4. Hot dogs $1 | For more information, call 217-742-3610.

Children’s fishing derby: 9 a.m. to noon, Roodhouse Lake. Free | For ages 16 and under. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Free lunch.

The basics of breastfeeding: 9:30 a.m., Jacksonville Memorial Hospital, 1600 W. Walnut St. | Class led by a lactation consultant. For more information, call 217-245-9541.

Art in the yard: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., The David Strawn Art Gallery, 331 W. College Ave. Admission $5 | Presented by the Art Association of Jacksonville. Enjoy art projects with your children. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Outdoor entertainment on the lawn.

Pike County Museums: Noon to 4 p.m., Pike County Museums, 340 E. Jefferson St., Pittsfield. | Historic East School and Museum, Pike County All-Wars Museum and Pike County Military Heritage Museum are open for the season every Saturday and Sunday.

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

Terry Beck: 3 p.m., Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, 300 W. Main St. | Live music.

Pork chop dinner: 5-7 p.m., Manchester Village Park. $11 | Proceeds will go to the Manchester Cemetery Association. The menu includes: pork chop or pork burger, sides, dessert and drink.

Hakuna Moscato Sunset Cruise: 6:30 p.m., Port of Grafton, 215 W. Water St., Grafton. $31 | For more information, call 618-786-7678 or visit

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

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

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