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2018-2019 Dinner Programs at the Palms Grill Cafe
Date & Time
10/6/18 - 3/22/19
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Description
This year, the Atlanta Library Dinner Programs, catered by the Palms Grill Cafe, will complement the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Mainstreet exhibit, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” hosted by the Atlanta Museum Feb. 2 - Mar. 16 2019. Featuring speakers and performers who will present programs focused on rural culture and history, the Dinner Programs are held at the Union Hall Building, 114 SW Arch Street in downtown Atlanta. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm [except for Danny Tackett programs when it begins at 5pm], with the evening’s program starting at 7pm. Reservations are required and limited to approximately 50 people. The Palms Grill Cafe features a set of dinner specials, including homemade desserts for each program. Phone 217-648-5077 to make reservations.

Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 – The Farmer is the Man
Chris Vallillo is a nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and folk musician who strives to make the people and places of ‘unmetropolitan’ America come to life in song. Chris performs on six-string and slide bottleneck guitars, and his combination of song and narrative present an entertaining portrait of life in the Midwest. This performance is sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019 – Danny Tackett & The Chicken & Pickin’ Orchestra
Danny and the band return for another special evening of great country and gospel music, along with delicious fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, sautéed green beans, dinner salad & homemade desserts. Dinner service for this program begins at 5pm. This is our Valentines Day Program!

Fri., Feb. 22, 2019 – Making Media Sense in Changing Times
An expert in public news literacy, press practices and journalism ethics, Professor Stephanie Craft of the University of Illinois School of Journalism joins us to examine how the public can navigate a complex and varied media environment and make sense of the 24/7 news cycle. Professor Craft received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and is widely recognized for her writing and teaching.

Fri., Mar. 8, 2019 – How Corn Changed & Then Changed Everything Else
About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico transformed itself into a larger and more useful plant: the cereal grass now known as corn. Corn sustained the American colonies and the early United States, then virtually created the Midwest - a region settled faster than any other in history. Even for those who know corn well, there is much to learn about its historic impact and why it is so vital today. Author Cynthia Clampitt has pursued food history over three decades and six continents. Join her as she introduces us to the remarkable, fascinating, vital, but often overlooked, impact corn has had on our history and everyday lives.

Thurs., Mar. 14, 2019 – Danny Tackett & The Chicken & Pickin’ Orchestra

Danny and the band return for another special evening of great country and gospel music, along with delicious fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, sautéed green beans, dinner salad & homemade desserts. Dinner service for this program begins at 5pm. This is our Valentines Day Program!

Fri., Mar. 22, 2019 – Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra
Music has always been an important part of rural culture, so we’re excited to welcome The Orpheus Mandolin Orchestra, the performing ensemble of The McLean County Mandolin Society. Classical mandolin ensembles were popular around the turn of the 20th-Century (1890-1920) with music from Tin Pan Alley, Ragtime, and early dance tunes arranged in parts, more like a string quartet than a traditional band. Join us for this special evening of what is sure to be some great, toe-tapping music. This program is sponsored by Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni, & Krafthefer.
Location
Palms Grill Cafe
110 SW Arch Street
Atlanta, IL

Contact
217-648-5077