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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 with Al the Only
 9:00AM REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Elementary School
10:30AM SUPER SHOWROOM SPECIALS at Elementary School
10:30AM SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR DISCOUNT BOOK SALE at Elementary
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Jania Taylor outside M&M Grill
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
1:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
2:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Joe Bennett outside Berkshire Hathaway
3:00PM LECTURE - Richard Turner - at the High School (Registration Required)
3:00PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
3:00PM FACE PAINTING till 6PM outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC - by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW - view seating at High School ($20-$25)
      Featuring BJ Mallen MC, Gordon Miller, Eli Portala, John Sterlini, Dan Sperry, David & Dania, Jonathan Goodwin
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 - Rob Zabrecki - at the High School (Registration Required)
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School
11:00AM VENT-O-RAMA at the Abbott Plant (Registration Required)
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - John Sturk outside Dawn & Phils
1:00PM CREATIVITY LECTURE - Friday Evening Performers - at the High School (Registration Required)
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
1:30PM DEALERS ON PARADE at the Elementary School
1:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
2:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Joe Bennett outside Curly's
3:00PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
3:00PM FACE PAINTING till 6PM 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 you hosts John and Tarmara Sterlini ($5)
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC - by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW - view seating at High School ($20-$25)
      Featuring Jeff Bibik MC, Harrison Greenbaum, Gene Anderson, Stuart MacDonald, Pohan Huang, Jason Hudy
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 after show


FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th 2017
 9:00AM REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
 9:00AM COLON ARTS & CRAFT FAIR till 4PM
 9:30AM ABBOTT'S STAGE TALENT CONTEST at High School (Registration Required)
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School
11:00AM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Thom Bedlam outside Dawn & Phils
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Magic of Trino outside Village Market
12:00PM ASSISTANT WORKSHOP - hosted by Sterlini Magic
1:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Jonathan LaChance at Craft Fair
1:00PM LECTURE - Gene Anderson - at the High School (Registration Required)
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
1:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
2:30PM ABBOTT'S CLOSEUP SHOW at High School (Registration Required)
      Featuring The Close-Up Magic of Richard Turner
3:00PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
3:00PM FACE PAINTING till 6PM outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
4:30PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Magic of Trino outside Five Star Pizza
5:00PM MAGICIANS DINNER SPECIAL - At Lutheran Church on Burr Oak Road
5:00PM MAGIC AND MORE LIVE - with you hosts John and Tarmara Sterlini ($5)
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC - by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW - view seating at High School ($20-$25)
      Featuring Mike Caveney MC, Tina Lenert, Chris Hart, Mark Kornhauser, Ardan James, Rob Zabrecki
9:00PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - During show intermission outside high school
9:45PM FIREWORK SHOW 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 at Methodist Church (Registration Required)
 9:00AM COLON ARTS & CRAFT FAIR till 4PM
10:00AM LECTURE - Mark Kornhauser - at Elementary School (Registration Required)
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School
11:00AM TRIPLE BOOK SIGNING - 3 Book Signings at Elementary School till Noon
11:00AM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Jania Taylor at Craft Fair
11:30AM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller ($5)
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Thom Bedlam outside American Legion
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN till 4PM
2:00PM ABBOTTCADABRA BENEFIT MATINEE - view seating at the High School ($10)
      Featuring 80 Years of Abbott's Magic with David Charvet & Company
2:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with Dynamike ($5)
3:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS- John Sturk outside Colon Historical Museum
3:00PM FACE PAINTING till 6PM outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
4:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - Magic of Trino outside Five Star Pizza
5:00PM MAGIC AND MORE LIVE - with you hosts John and Tarmara Sterlini ($5)
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INNíS MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
7:15PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - till about 7:45PM outside high school
7:45PM PRESHOW LIVE ORGAN MUSIC - by John Sturk
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW - view seating at High School ($20-$25)
      Featuring Kalin & Jinger
9:00PM GREAT AMERICAN SIDE SHOW - During show intermission outside high school
10:00 PM ABBOTT'S 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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