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Sun. 28 Aug, 2016 - Sat. 3 Sep, 2016
 
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Sun. Aug 28, 2016

Shoes for Water (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 1:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. Ann Parish
1010 South Louisa Street
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 263-4662
shoes@ionagroup.com
http://www.ionagroup.com/shoes

St. Ann's WATCH (We Are The Church) program has partnered with two local businesses, The Iona Group and Float, to host the fifth consecutive Shoes for Water event.

 

Shoes for Water is an annual shoe drive in Central Illinois that lasts through the month of August.  Anyone can participate by donating used shoes. This shoe drive benefits WaterStep, a Kentucky-based nonprofit, that works to provide safe drinking water to impoverished communities around the world. Donated shoes are used to fund water treatment systems offered by WaterStep.

 

ALL shoes, new or used, are accepted and can be dropped off at any of the volunteer locations found on the event website above. For more information, call or email.

Central Illinois FOOD4ALL (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Kroger Stores, Hy-vee Stores, and Aldi Stores
Peoria, East Peoria, Galesburg,
Washington, Bartonville, Canton, Pekin, Chillicothe, Morton
309.691.5270
jsmithbrown@midwestfoodbank.org
https://www.facebook.com/CentralIllinoisFood4All/?fref=ts

Fighting Hunger. Feeding Families. That’s what Central Illinois FOOD4ALL is all about - communities serving together to help neighbors in need.

 

During this two-day food drive, you can...

 

-VOLUNTEER at one of the collection sites. Join us on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th at one of 19 area Kroger, Hy-Vee, and Aldi locations! Volunteers will cover 2-hour shifts and serve as greeters, hosts, loaders, and goodwill ambassadors. SIGN UP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

-SHOP and give at your local Kroger, Hy-Vee, or Aldi on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th between 10am and 2pm both days and bring your donated goods to the trucks in the parking lot of the store! Items to shop for:

  • Dry and Boxed Meals
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Breakfast Grains – cereal, oatmeal
  • Canned Goods – vegetables, fruit, meat, meals
  • Dry Goods – pasta, rice, beans
  • Tomato Products – pasta sauce, canned tomatoes

 

For more information, see the above Web page and phone number.

Family Fun Fest (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 657-5506

 

Live entertainment, inflatables, food, games, and door prizes are all free at this event for the whole family!

New Hope Open House (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Hope Community Church
510 Woodland Knolls Rd.
Germantown Hills, IL 61548
309-367-4621

New Hope Community Church in Germantown Hills will hold an open house with free food and fun for the kids! 

Pioneer Days: Koerner Family Cemetery Walk (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park
6329 Koerner Rd
Edwards, IL 61528
309-691-8423
tmiller@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

Come experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century! The feature is "Koerner Family Cemetery Walk."

 

Activities may include hand dipping candles, blacksmithing, school lessons, woodworking, chores, pioneer cemetery tours, hayrides and livestock care.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for scout and youth groups to learn history.

 

 Admission is $3/person ages 4+

 

New this year: Heirloom produce available for sale.

FREE BLOCK PARTY (Sun. Aug 28, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N. Jackson St.
Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 935-3139
karen@clintonfcc.com
http://www.facebook.com/clintonfcc

Everything's FREE! - petting zoo, inflatables, games, live band, bingo, hot dogs & hamburgers.

 

Bring your family & your friends too!

Tue. Aug 30, 2016

GRIEFSHARE FALL SESSION (Tue. Aug 30, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-899-9418
Trinitygriefshare@yahoo.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

The Fall session for the GriefShare support group will begin on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran School in Springfield.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone. It is inevitable that during such a loss, one would be deeply wounded or shocked by it. Grief is the process in which one works through this loss. This 14-week grief recovery seminar and support group is build around a video seminar, support group and a workbook. This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions and in learning what the BIble says about grief-related topics. Each weekly session lasts approximately two hours.  

Wed. Aug 31, 2016

Single & Parenting Classes (Wed. Aug 31, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity L217utheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.685-8099
trinitysingleandparenting@gmail.com

Single & Parenting classes provide an atmosphere where single parents can discuss important topics unique to being a single parent. Practical strategies of how to deal with "Your Children and Their Fears", "Tired & Overwhelmed", and "Conflict Resolution" as well as ways to help the hurting chiild, deal with verbal onslaughts, and encourage your child to obey.

 

Single & Parenting is a two-hour weekly session that utilizes video presentation, a workbook with group discussion and personal Bible study to help participants not only cope, but thrive, as single parents. Single & Parenting classes begin Wednesday, August 31 and last for 13 weeks.

Country Western Concert with Barry Ward (Wed. Aug 31, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Mennonite Church
250 S. Baltimore
Morton, IL 61550
bbsmidt@gmail.com

Cowboy singer & songwriter Barry Ward will be performing in concert!

 

His many accolades include singing at Carnegie Hall and the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2015 Western Album of the year, and 2014 Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee!  

 

Popcorn and cookies will be provided. Please bring lawn chairs & blankets.

 

A free will offering will be taken.

Thu. Sep 1, 2016

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Sep 1, 2016 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheels.com/events

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS club member! 5:45PM departure from SE side of the front entrance. All levels of riders, walkers, runners, and skaters welcome!

Sponsored by: SCHEELS and UPS  

Every Thursday >> Dates: Mar. 31     Apr. 7,14,21,28     May 5,12,19,26     Jun. 2,9,16,23,30     Jul. 7,14,21,28     Aug. 4,11,18,25    Sept. 1,8,15,22,29     Oct. 6

Ultimate Frisbee (Thu. Sep 1, 2016 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

McClallen Park
N. Tennessee St.
Morton, IL 61550

We are a semi-competitive group looking for some more players to come out and have a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. We would love to have you come join us.

GRIEFSHARE FALL SESSION (Thu. Sep 1, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-899-9418
Trinitygriefshare@yahoo.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

The Fall session for the GriefShare support group will begin on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran School in Springfield.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone. It is inevitable that during such a loss, one would be deeply wounded or shocked by it. Grief is the process in which one works through this loss. This 14-week grief recovery seminar and support group is build around a video seminar, support group and a workbook. This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions and in learning what the BIble says about grief-related topics. Each weekly session lasts approximately two hours.  

Sat. Sep 3, 2016

Free Castle Tours (Sat. Sep 3, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center
1922 Illinois Route 2 North
Oregon, IL 61061
(815) 732-6111
chris@strongholdcenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/1788048151413191/

Stop by for free access to the Castle!

"Cardboard City" Family Workshop (Sat. Sep 3, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603
309-323-6900
rherz@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaplayhouse.org

Working with just your imagination and a gigantic pile of cardboard and tape, can you build soaring skyscrapers, medieval castles, or a futuristic city?

 

At the Cardboard City Family Workshop, families will work together to build a landscape of their choice.

 

Family workshops engage children ages 4-10 with their grown-ups of any age in exploration and hands-on activities.

 

Cost is $15.00 per member pair (one grown-up and one child) and $5.00 per additional family member; $20.00 non-member pair and $10.00 per additional family member.

 

You can register by calling the phone number listed above.

Campfire Stories (Sat. Sep 3, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 579-2157
jmol@peoriaparks.org
http://www.peoriaparks.org

Join nationally known storyteller, Tracey Brownell, for an evening of stories and toasting marshmallows by the campfire.

 

Aspiring storytellers and musicians are welcome to participate!

 

Call for more information. No registration is required.