The Atlanta Public Library and Museum will host a series of Dinner Programs at the Palms Grill
Cafe from November 2016 through April 2017. The events will feature local speakers who will
present after-dinner programs at the Palms Grill Cafe, located at 110 SW Arch Street in
downtown Atlanta. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm, with the evening’s program starting at 7pm.
Reservations are required and limited to approximately 50 people. The Palms Grill Cafe will
feature a set of dinner specials, including homemade desserts for each program, and feel free to
BYOB. Phone 217-648-5077 to make a reservation for any of the scheduled Dinner Programs.
The 3rd annual Blue Carpet Corridor Festival is Sat-Sun, June 10-11, 2017, featuring 12 towns from Virden to Collinsville with a shared history of miners, mobsters and the Mother Road. Enjoy two days of fun and surprises! Participating communities this year are: Virden, Girard, Carlinville, Gillespie, Staunton, Hamel, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Litchfield, Mt. Olive, Troy & Collinsville.
The 2017 Motor Tour is traveling north to south this year, with the Hall of Fame banquet at Lincoln College in Lincoln. The tour will also be making stops during the new Blue Carpet Corridor event.
This annual festival is a celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s connections to the Bloomington-Normal area and is expected to bring thousands of Lincoln enthusiasts into the area over the weekend. Free to the public, activities at seven different locations around the downtown Bloomington area and the Illinois Wesleyan University campus provides an entertaining and educational experience that includes encounters with living history interpreters, food, music, wagon and carriage rides, tours, talks, crafts for children and teens and more.
The Berwyn Route 66 Car Show is the area's best and biggest car show born from the rich automotive heritage of Berwyn's Historic Route 66. Berwyn's show takes visitors on a stroll through 500+ vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Highlights include live music, automobile flamethrowing and a cacklefest of dragsters that will thrill spectators! Held annually the last Saturday in August.
Over 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown September 22-24 for a weekend of family fun in the sun and non-stop live music and entertainment! Come celebrate the golden age of Route 66...the cars, the music, the food, the friends - all brought together along Illinois Route 66.
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