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Abbott's 80th Get Together Schedule

AUG 2-5 2017

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd 2017
9:00AM ABBOTT'S COLON GOLF CLASSIC (more info) with Al the Only
9:00AM ABBOTT'S REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS (more info) at Elementary School
10:30AM SUPER SHOWROOM SPECIALS (more info) at Elementary
10:30AM SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR DISCOUNT BOOK SALE (more info) at Elementary
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside M&M Grill
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN TILL 4PM (more info)
1:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
3:00PM LECTURE - at the High School
3:00PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
3:00PM - 6:00PM FACE PAINTING outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:45PM PRESHOW ENTERTAINMENT - Preshow Live Organ Music by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW at High School (view seating chart)
9:00PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - During show intermission outside high school
10:00PM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show


THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd 2017
9:00AM REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
9:30AM LECTURE - at the High School
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS (more info) at Grade School
11:00AM VENT-O-RAMA (more info) at the Abbott Plant
1:00PM LECTURE - at the High School
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN TILL 4PM (more info)
1:30PM DEALERS ON PARADE (more info) at the Elementary School
1:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
2:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Curly's
3:00PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
3:00PM - 6:00PM FACE PAINTING outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
3:45PM FAMOUS MAGICIANS GRAVEYARD TOUR ushered by Al the Only
5:00PM MAGIC AND MORE LIVE - With your host John and Tarmara Sterlini
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:45PM PRESHOW ENTERTAINMENT - Preshow Live Organ Music by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW at High School (view seating chart)
9:00PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - During show intermission outside high school
10:00PM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
10:15PM CURLYS CLOSEUP CONTEST (more info) after show


FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th 2017
9:00AM REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
9:00AM COLON ARTS & CRAFT FAIR (more info) Until 4:00PM
9:30AM ABBOTT'S STAGE TALENT CONTEST (more info) at the High School
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS (more info) at Grade School
11:00AM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Dawn & Phils
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Village Market
12:00PM ASSISTANT WORKSHOP/LUNCHEON - hosted by Sterlini Magic
1:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - at Craft Fair
1:00PM LECTURE - at the High School
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN TILL 4PM (more info)
1:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
2:30PM ABBOTT'S CLOSEUP SHOW at the High School
3:00PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
3:00PM - 6:00PM FACE PAINTING outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
4:30PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Five Star Pizza
5:00PM MAGICIANS DINNER SPECIAL - At Lutheran Church on Burr Oak Road
5:00PM MAGIC AND MORE LIVE - With your host John and Tarmara Sterlini
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:45PM PRESHOW ENTERTAINMENT - Preshow Live Organ Music by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW at High School (view seating chart)
9:00PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - During show intermission outside high school
9:45PM FIREWORK SHOW (more info) outside High School after show
10:00PM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
10:30PM TALENT CONTEST AWARDS at Grade School after show


SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH 2017
9:00AM REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
9:00AM MAGIC MINISTERS SESSION (more info) at the Methodist Church
9:00AM COLON ARTS & CRAFT FAIR (more info) until 4:00PM
9:30AM LECTURE - at the High School
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS (more info) at Grade School
11:00AM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - at Craft Fair
11:30AM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside American Legion
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN TILL 4PM (more info)
2:00PM ABBOTT'S BENEFIT MATINEE - at High School (view seating chart)
2:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with Dynamike - Detroits Master Magician
3:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Colon Historical Museum
3:00PM - 6:00PM FACE PAINTING outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
4:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside Five Star Pizza
5:00PM MAGIC AND MORE LIVE - With your host John and Tarmara Sterlini
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:45PM PRESHOW ENTERTAINMENT - Preshow Live Organ Music by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW at High School (view seating chart)
9:00PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - During show intermission outside high school
10:00 PM DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
10:30 PM ABBOTT PERFORMER AWARDS at Grade School after show



Schedule is subject to change at this early stage




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