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5 Engaging Activities in Springfield: Relay For Life, Retail Therapy, and Beyond

When your plans for a dinner date take an unexpected turn and you find yourself facing a last-minute cancellation, don’t fret about spending the weekend indoors. Springfield offers a plethora of exciting activities this weekend that are sure to pique your interest, no matter your preferences.

Noises Off at the Hoogland

What: Experience the hilarity of a play-within-a-play as a theater troupe navigates the challenges of staging “Nothing On” in three entertaining acts. Delve into the chaos behind the curtains and witness the eccentricities of the theater world unfold in “Noises Off”.

When: April 12-14 and April 19-21; Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows at 2 p.m.

Where: Hoogland Centre for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St.

More: Secure your tickets for $22 per person to enjoy this theatrical delight.

Relay For Life Springfield

What: Join the community at the annual Relay For Life Springfield to show your support for cancer survivors and honor those who have lost their battle. Participate in the Luminaria Ceremony, savor delicious food from Twyford BBQ, and partake in the American Cancer Society’s Survivor’s Lap.

When: April 13 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Sacred Heart Griffin High School’s west campus, 1200 W. Washington St.

More: For registration, donations, and additional information, visit the event’s website.

3’s Company at Long Bridge Golf Course

What: Embrace the spring vibes with a morning of golf at Long Bridge Golf Course followed by an evening of live music by 3’s Company, a local band performing hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

When: Live entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. on April 12.

Where: Long Bridge Golf Course, 1399 West Camp Sangamo Road

More: Explore more details about the event on the Long Bridge Golf Course page.

Retail Therapy at Clothes Mentor 10th Year Anniversary

What: Celebrate Clothes Mentor’s 10th year anniversary with exclusive deals and giveaways. Browse through a selection of gently used clothing and accessories while enjoying the festive atmosphere.

When: April 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Clothes Mentor, 2329 W. Monroe St.

More: Discover further information on Clothes Mentor’s special event on their website.

Forest Therapy at Lincoln Memorial Garden

What: Escape the hustle of retail therapy and immerse yourself in nature with a guided Forest Bathing experience at Lincoln Memorial Garden. Slow down and connect with nature under the guidance of certified expert Cassandra Claman.

When: April 13, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Starting point at 2301 East Lake Shore Drive

More: Secure your spot by pre-registering with the Lincoln Garden at (217) 529-1111. Tickets are \(25 with a \)5 discount for garden members.

Note: The Railyard’s opening, initially delayed due to inclement weather, is rescheduled for this weekend from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.