From April 22 through April 25, the Sandburg Days Festival of the Mind will once again bring a bounty of art, music, historical lectures and even a poetry slam to the downtown area. Events are free and open to everyone.
Earth Day Activities
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Carl Sandburg College, Building B, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Carl Sandburg 21st Annual Poetry Awards Ceremony
6:30 p.m., Carl Sandburg College, Building B, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Festival Kickoff Reception to feature the film “A Visit with Carl Sandburg”
7 p.m., Carl Sandburg Historic Site Barn, 313 E. Third St.
Knox College Jazz Combo Performance
8-12 p.m., McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry St.
Photography Contest & Awards Reception
4-5 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.,
10 a.m.-12 p.m., Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.
Laughing Corn Art Walk
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Downtown (Main Street)
Children’s Earth Day Activities
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Discovery Depot Children’s Museum, 128 S. Chambers St.
Knox College Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony (Grades 5 through 8)
1 p.m., Carl Sandburg Historic Site Barn, 313 E. Third St.
2-3 p.m., Carl Sandburg Historic Site, 313 E. Third St.
Blues Performance by Joe & Vicki Price
7-9 p.m., Sandburg Historic Site & Visitors Center, 313 E. Third St.
4th Annual Rootabaga Poetry Slam by Marc Smith
9 p.m., Slam begins; doors open at 8 p.m., Vintages Tasting Room, 215 E. Main St.
“Omer N. Custer: A Small Town Political Boss” talk by Lowell Peterson
7 p.m., Sandburg Historic Site & Visitors Center, 313 E. Third St.
To read more about these events, visit http://apps.sandburg.edu/Festival/events.html