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Saturday: Unitarian Church Plant, Book, Bake Sale

Last year, people stood in the rain to get in to this sale! It's just that good... ūüôā

40TH ANNUAL SALE РAPRIL 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Р1:00 p.m.

I attended this sale last year and came home with enough flowers to fill my yard, a homemade¬†rhubarb¬†pie to fill my tummy, and a few vintage books to fill my mind. ¬†What more could a body ask for?! ¬†This cash/check-only fundraiser is a whole¬†neighborhood¬†event, and you don’t have to belong to the church. ¬†Besides flowering and decorative plants, the sale had¬†vegetable¬†and herb plants as well. ¬† ¬†I also got in a great conversation about¬†heirloom¬†tomatoes with a¬†gentleman¬†who’d written a book on Illinois varietal veggies.

Sunday: Earth Day Clean Up of Gardner Park

I already blogged about this- so go read it!  Better yet, just come to the park on Sunday with a pair of gardening gloves an Earth Day spirit!

Registration is Now Open…

For a bunch of great summer events. ¬†If your calendar isn’t filling up yet, you’ve come to the right place…

Р  Bridge the Gap to Health is a Quincy favorite and has options of 5K, 10K and half marathon distances.

Р  The Hannibal Cannibal is an area tradition over the 4th of July weekend- and features 5K and 10K distances.

– ¬†The Quad Cities Cycling Club’s Tail Wind Century (100 miles) is May 5th. This event has 6 planned routes, and the morning of the event, the club checks out where the wind is coming from and chooses the route that’s most likely to provide a tailwind the whole way! What a fun concept for a ride!

– ¬†Mt. Sterling Mid-Spring Walk¬†is May 5th¬†in Brown County and is presented by the Railsplitter Wanderers Club. ¬†The Railsplitter Wanderers Volkssport Association is a recreational association dedicated to promoting physical fitness through participation in volkssporting-walking, biking, swimming, and skiing. ¬†The term “Volkssport” means “Sport of the (common) People” ¬†in German, is a nation-wide organization. ¬† This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and is free and open to the public.

– ¬†34th Annual Strawberry Strut– in Carthage, IL features a 1 or 5 mile fitness run and is being run this year in memory of one of the event’s founders, Phil Clark.

Р TOMRV (Tour of the Mississippi River Valley) Cycling Event.  2 days, 200 miles, 12,000 feet of climb.   June 9/10.  Whoa.

So… where would you find a calendar with all of this information all the time?

Just click the “Events” page here on Adventure Foot!

Have something to add to the calendar? Leave a comment here or on Facebook and I’ll add it!!

I hope to see you out and about at some of these great area events!

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Hey there, cycling enthusiasts!  Friend, and cyclo-cross superhero, Ron Bridal, gave me a map of the mountain bike trails available at Gardner Park, so I took the hand-drawing and made it fancy on Adobe Illustrator!  Click here for the pdf to print.  Enjoy!

Added 12/30-  An extra big thank you to Robin Robbins, the guy who originally hand-drew this map!

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