Joie de Vivre | An Evening of Wine, Music & Art

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Music at the Museum

Joie de Vivre | An Evening of Music, Wine & Art

Wed, Dec 13  |  5:15-7:30 pm

Fine Art Gallery

Purchase tickets online - click here.

"Joie de Vivre" is a jubilant French expression which literally means "joy of life" - or to partake in an activity that exults the soul. Experience your own Joie de Vivre this Wednesday as we launch our Music at the Museum series. Join us for this extraordinary and relaxing evening of music, art & wine in the Private | Public: Art, Artists & Intention exhibition. The evening will celebrate Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, painter of the legendary "Woman in Gold" ("Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I"), whose sketch of the painting is in the exhibition. Wine & hors-d'oeuvres included. 21+

Featuring: 

Bill Heidrich, guest curator of Private | Public: Art, Artists & Intention
Kyle Dzapo, flute
Terree Lee Shofner-Emrich, piano
Special appearance by William Wilsen

Schedule:

5:15-6:00  |  Hors d’oeuvres
6:00-6:45  |  Concert in the gallery
6:45-7:30  | Coffee & desserts

Concert compositions:

Fantaisie by Gabriel Fauré
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy
Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc

Proceeds benefit the Peoria Riverfront Museum

Purchase tickets online now - click here.

  • PreK Pottery

    (General - Friday, February 23, 2018)

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    PreK Pottery

    Fridays, Feb 23-Mar 16 | 9:30-10:30 am

    Little hands will love squishing and molding, painting and creating with all things ceramic! Parents will be encouraged to find joy in the child's creativity as unique works of art are created each and every week. Caregivers must stay with children.
    Shelby Lessen: Museum Educator

    Ages 3-6

    $20 Members | $25 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Scouting at the Museum: Craft Potter

    (General - Saturday, February 24, 2018)

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    Scouting at the Museum: Craft Potter

    Sat, Feb 24 | Noon- 3 pm

    Studio 1

    Brownies can earn their craft potter badge in the museum pottery studio! Scouts will learn how to work with clay to make their own masterpiece. This workshop fulfills all of the requirements for the craft potter badge! The pieces will be fired in the studio kiln. Parents will have to pick up the finished pieces the following week. While this workshop is intended for brownies to earn their Home Scientist patch, it is open to scouts and family members of all ages.

    Group rates are available for groups of 5 and more and include 1 chaperone per 5 Scouts.

    Scouts $20 | Chaperones $5.50

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets and more info also available at the museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Cancelled - Top Hats & Bonnets: A Truly Historic Tea Party

    (General - Sunday, February 25, 2018)

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    Cancelled - Top Hats & Bonnets: A Truly Historic Tea Party

    Sun, Feb 25 | 11 am-1 pm

    Auditorium

    Preschool kiddos and their families are invited to join us for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Doll) Tea Party! Guests will enjoy sweet treats, tea and hot cocoa, a special story time, fun crafts like doll making and tea paintings, and a one-of-a-kind selfie station. This event is geared towards children ages 3-5, but all children are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required. Please see details below regarding family pricing.

    $10 Member Families* | $15 Public Families*

    *Family pricing covers up to 6 individuals in an immediate family. Additional tickets can be purchased at a reduced rate.

    All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Tidewater - Documentary Screening & Discussion

    (Theater - Sunday, February 25, 2018)

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    Tidewater - Documentary Screening & Discussion 

    Presented by Peoria Area World Affairs Council 

    Giant Screen Theater

    Sun, Feb 25 | 2 PM

    Hampton Roads, Virginia is relatively unknown nationwide, but it is the region whose vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. With 14 military installations spread across 17 local jurisdictions, it is our highest concentration of military assets in the country, where 1 in 6 residents are associated with the military. Their homes, schools, hospitals, and families are increasingly struggling to keep up with the effects of rising waters, and the military and all the surrounding municipalities are working towards solutions in the name of strengthening national security and enhancing economic prosperity.

    Following the film, Dr. Jeanie Bukowski and Dr. Sheri Morris - climate change and sustainability experts from Bradley University - will lead an informal audience discussion.

    Buy tickets online now - click here!

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  • Chemistry Demonstrations | Mar 3

    (General - Saturday, March 3, 2018)

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    Chemistry Demonstrations

    Sat, Mar 3 | 1-2 pm

    Lobby

    Stand back, watch out, and enjoy chemistry in action! Bradley University Chemistry Club students provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations.

    Free to members and with general admission.

    More info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Wine & Art | Painting with Nana Ekow Maison

    (General - Saturday, March 3, 2018)

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    Wine & Art Night | Painting with Nana Ekow Maison

    Sat, Mar 3 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events! Local artist, Nana Ekow Maison, will guide you in creating a unique piece based off Vincent van Gogh's "Almond Blossom" painting! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Must be age 21+. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Taylor Stef at 309.863.3034. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • PRM Casimir Pulaski Day | Movie Magic

    (General - Monday, March 5, 2018)

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    PRM Day Camp - Casimir Pulaski Day | Movie Magic

    Mon, Mar 5 | 8 am-4 pm

    Join the Riverfront Museum for a day dedicated to movie magic! Students will spend their time learning how to tell stories through film by creating characters, building sets, and making a stop-motion animation movie with LEGOs and other media. The day will also include a special behind-the-scenes tour of the technology that powers our Giant Screen Theater, and of course, campers will get to enjoy one of our amazing 3D movies as well!

    This day of camp is dependent on the PSD 150 calendar, and is subject to cancellation if school is in session.

    Please provide your student(s) with a peanut-free sack lunch.

    Ages 6-14

    $50 Members | $55 Public
    After Care, 4-5:30 pm (optional): $4 per day

    Register online now – click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | March

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, March 7, 2018)

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    Relax Under the Stars | FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Mar 7 | 12-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage, just bring in your ticket to be validated at the Front Desk. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few moments to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Someone will help you find your seats. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    Upcoming Dates: April 4, May 2

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • HOMESCHOOL CLASS: History of the Chicago World’s Fair

    (General - Wednesday, March 7, 2018)

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    HOMESCHOOL CLASS: History of the Chicago World’s Fair

    Wednesdays, Mar 7-28 | 2-3 pm

    Join us as we celebrate Illinois' Bicentennial by taking a closer look at the 1893 World's Fair, which was hosted in Chicago, and brought worldwide notoriety to Illinois! In this four-week history class, we will dive into the 1893 World's Fair, the people, culture, exhibits, and disasters, including fires and America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes, that made it an integral (and infamous) part of Illinois history.
    Holly Johnson: Museum Educator

    Ages 10-18

    $30 Members | $35 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Classic Film Series: 12 Angry Men

    (Theater - Thursday, March 8, 2018)

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    Classic Film Series: 12 Angry Men

    Thu, Mar 8 | 6 PM

    Hosted by Gary Roberts

    Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.

    Buy tickets online now - click here!

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  • Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    (Planetarium - Friday, March 9, 2018)

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    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars

    Featuring Willet's Winery 

    Dome Planetarium

    Wine & Cheese Under the Stars lets you relax with local wine under a spectacular full-dome night sky. Enjoy the latest news from space and take a real-time Uniview tour across the Universe with an astronomy expert as your guide. Guests will receive up to three glasses of wine or sparkling juice, and a variety of cheese & crackers with paid admission.

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Ticket & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    Ages 21+. Up to 3 glasses of wine included in ticket. All supplies provided for programs unless otherwise noted. All paid programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery - SOLD OUT!

    (General - Saturday, March 10, 2018)

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    Cabernet & Clay | Wheel Thrown Pottery - SOLD OUT!

    Sat, Mar 10 | 6:30-9 pm

    Studio 1

    Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasure of making something with your own two hands. Local teacher and artist, Al Corpuz, will lead you in a variety of ceramic techniques, including glazing, wheel throwing, and hand-building! Best of all, once you’ve created it, we’ll fire and glaze it for you! All events will include a variety of wine and light snacks, and finished pieces will be ready for pickup within 10 business days.

    $30 members | $33 public

    Ages 21+. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required. If you are interested in scheduling a private Cabernet & Clay for a special occasion or for your organization, contact Taylor at 309.863.3034.

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  • NASA Engineering Challenge: Powered and Pumped Up!

    (General - Saturday, March 10, 2018)

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    NASA Engineering Challenge: Powered and Pumped Up!

    Saturday, March 10 | 10 am-2 pm

    Studio 3

    Join in the STEM fun with this NASA Engineering Design Challenge! Children will use the engineering design process to design, build, and improve a stand-alone solar powered pumping system to move water as quickly as possible between two containers. Please provide your student(s) with a peanut-free sack lunch.
    Heather Placko: Museum Educator

    Ages 10-16

    $25 Members | $30 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Super Saturday: Van de Graaff + Electricity!

    (General - Saturday, March 10, 2018)

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    Super Saturday: Van de Graaff + Electricity!

    Sat, Mar 10 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Join knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers exploring science!

    Free to members and with general admission.

    More info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Peoria Women in Science by Dr. Martha Vaughan

    (General - Sunday, March 11, 2018)

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    Peoria Women in Science by Dr. Martha Vaughan

    Sun, Mar 11 | 2 pm

    Auditorium

    The roots of research excellence run deep at NCAUR, and the labor of local scientists continues to blossom and yield significant public benefits. Women remain a minority in the field of science, but the contributions of Peoria woman to agricultural research have been anything but minor. This lecture will highlight several historic woman of NCAUR, and how their persistence and strong will paved the way for the next generation of women scientists.

    Dr. Martha Vaughan is a molecular biologist at NCAUR in Peoria (National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research). 

    Free for members and with general admission

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Art Club: Illinois Artists

    (General - Tuesday, March 13, 2018)

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    Art Club: Illinois Artists

    Tue, Mar 13 | 1-2 pm

    Auditorium

    Art Club is a monthly meeting of people who love art. We select a different topic each month, and enjoy a casual staff-led discussion (with Powerpoint slides) accompanied by coffee and treats. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to submit discussion suggestions of art that is related to the topic. It's like a book club, but without as much homework!

    This month's topic is Illinois artists. 

    Coffee and treats are served. Please bring your own coffee cup!

    Free to members and with general admission.

    More info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Senior Morning

    (General - Wednesday, March 14, 2018)

    Senior Morning

    Senior Morning

    Wed, Mar 14 | 10-11 am 

    Auditorium & Galleries

    Free for seniors - these educational events take place every other month on Wednesday morning and cover topics from Museum exhibits to educational movies. This month we'll look at the new exhibition "Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln". Free parking in our covered parking garage off of Water Street.

    9:45 am Doors Open
    10:00 am Coffee and danish, muffins, and other light breakfast treats
    10:30 am Program
    11:00 am Gallery visit

    Registration is not necessary, but groups are encouraged to call ahead so that we will be prepared. Please call Shelby Lessen at 309.863.3015.

    Free event for seniors.

    More information available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Engineering Challenge: Simple Robotics II

    (General - Friday, March 16, 2018)

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    Engineering Challenge: Simple Robotics

    Fri, Mar 16 | 4:30-5:30 pm

    What are Ozobots, how do they work, and what can they do? Working in groups, students will experiment with Ozobots, small color-sensing, programmable robots, to answer these questions and more in this unique workshop! This is a perfect introduction to simple robotics.

    Ages 6-10

    $10 Members | $12 Public

    Register online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

    All supplies provided for classes, workshops, and programs unless otherwise noted. All paid classes, workshops, and programs require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Wine & Art Night | Paint Your Pet like Warhol with Zac Zetterberg

    (General - Saturday, March 17, 2018)

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    Wine & Art Night | Paint Your Pet like Warhol with Zac Zetterberg

    Sat, Mar 17 | 7-9 pm

    Studio 2

    Spend the evening relaxing and creating at one of our Wine & Art Night events. Zac Zetterberg will lead you in creating a unique piece of art inspired by pop artists Andy Warhol of your beloved pet! All materials, wine and light snacks are provided. Seating is limited, so register early!

    $30 members | $33 public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the museum or by phone 309.686.7000.

    Must be age 21+. To schedule a private workshop, and or Wine & Art Night, call Shelby Lessen at 309.863.3015. All supplies provided for workshops unless otherwise noted. All paid workshops require a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled two business days prior to the start date. Pre-registration required.

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  • Art-spiration: Corner Bookmarks for National Reading Month!

    (General - Saturday, March 17, 2018)

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    Art-spiration: Corner Bookmarks for National Reading Month!

    Sat, Mar 17 | 1:30-2:30 pm

    Lobby

    Looking for a little art-spiration? Stop by the lobby for a free family-friendly workshop that encourages teamwork, investigation and imagination!

    Free to members and with general admission.

    More info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Interplanetary 5K Race + Walk & Fun Run

    (Planetarium - Saturday, March 24, 2018)

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    Interplanetary 5K Race |  Run the Planets!

    Sat, Mar 24

    Auditorium (check in), Gateway Building (start & finish line)

    The annual 2018 Interplanetary 5K Race + 1 Mile Fitness Walk and 1/2 Mile Kids' Fun Run is here! The course is entirely flat (no hills) along the Riverfront Trail (from Gateway Building to Detweiller Marina). All pre-registered race participants have the option to receive a moisture-wicking technical T-shirt. Participants may also choose not to receive a shirt, for a discounted entry fee. Fun Run participants will receive a cotton T-shirt. 

    For more information - click here.

    To register - click here.     

    For questions please contact Renae Kerrigan at rkerrigan@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org or 309.863.3030.

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  • Bicentennial Speakeasy: Whiskey Tutorial & Tasting

    (General - Saturday, March 31, 2018)

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    Bicentennial Speakeasy: Whiskey Tutorial & Tasting

    Featuring Hugh Higgins - owner of Hearth Restaurant & Whiskey Aficionado

    Sat, Mar 31 | 2-4 pm

    Join Hugh Higgins, Whiskey Aficionado and owner of Hearth restaurant, for a tutorial on whiskey and tasting. After the presentation, guests will be invited on guided tour of “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln”. Whiskey tasting and light snacks included.

    $30 Members | $33 Public

    Buy tickets online now - click here.
    Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000. 

    Must be age 21+.

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  • Relax Under the Stars | April

    (Planetarium - Wednesday, April 4, 2018)

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    Relax Under the Stars  |  FREE Noon Event!

    Wed, Apr 4 | 12-1 pm
    First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm

    Dome Planetarium

    Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

    Free parking in the museum's parking garage. If you arrive past Noon, it will be dark in the Dome. Please pause for a few minutes to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. Food and drink welcome in the Dome.

    Please note that all are welcome, but this program may not be suitable for young children. It is designed to give people a quiet time to relax, and periods of long sitting can be difficult for some young ones.

    Upcoming Dates: May 2, June 6

    More info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.

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  • Pollinator Family Day

    (General - Saturday, April 7, 2018)

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    Pollinator Family Day

    Sat, Apr 7 I 11 am - 2 pm

    Museum Lobby

    Butterflies, bees, beetles, bats and all types of pollinators are vital to our food system and a maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Many of these pollinators are facing a decline in population. Learn what you can do to help in a fun-filled family day! Learn about pollinators from community groups including the Heart of Illinois Sierra Club, the Peoria Academy of Science, the Heart of Illinois Beekeepers, and more! Discuss the importance of native plants with experts, and purchase some for your yard. 

    Pollinator Day activities are free. 

    Regular admission applies to museum galleries and Giant Screen Theater films.

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