Family Calendar & Concerts
Disability to Possibility (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 8:00 am)
Disability to Possibility is a conference in its 9th year presented by Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Parent for Students with Disabilities, and Sangamon County Transition Planning Committee.
This free conference features keynote speaker Michele and Aubrie Westmaas; a mother/daughter duo who will inspire and empower parents and educators to recognize students' gifts, support big dreams, and expect the extraordinary. Featured speakers also include an area physician, psychiatrist, behavior analysts, advocates, and other area professionals.
There will be practical information about your child's education issues and a community resource fair with numerous exhibitors.
Central Illinois Community Blood Center will be on hand for a blood drive. You can learn how to complete necessary forms for local and state resources that are available to students with disabilities. There will also be door prizes.
Come connect with other parents, and childcare will be provided at no charge.
IF: Gathering (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
3000 Lenhart Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
At IF:Gathering 2017, we’ll look at one of the most influential generations that have ever lived — the early church. The way God moved through them was simple and pure. We believe they are the model we need right now. Our dream is that we would experience the power of God as He does big things through simple acts of faith.
That we live unified, surrendered to God, not just in our minds and in our theology, but also in our daily lives. Our hope is that we would participate with the Spirit of God and see Him go forth in our generation in a most powerful way.
At Hope, our venue is our gym which will be transformed into cozy spaces for lots of conversation, places to pray and multiple screens for viewing the event.
We will have a continental breakfast and a break for lunch.
For more information, refer to the website listed above.
Vendor Fair (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
First Christian Church
401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomingon, IL 61701
First Christian Church is holding its second annual Winter Vendor's Fair.
Please come out and have a fun morning filled with shopping and talking with each vendor in one warm place. The vendors include Pink Zebra, Paparazzi, Lu La Roe, Thirty One, Posh, Longeberger, and many more. All sales will go to the vendor.
The table fees collected go to the the 19th annual block party that is held each August to give school supplies to our west side neighbors.
Bring your friends for a great cause.
Spaghetti Supper (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Linn Mennonite Christian School
1592 County Road 1700 N
Roanoke, IL 61561
Come join us for our annual spaghetti supper. You can eat in, or carry out is available.
Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-10, and there is no charge for children under 4. There will also be a bake sale.
Hope to see you there!
Sportmans Dinner (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Our 2nd Annual Sportsmans Dinner - The evening will include a catered dinner, door prizes ranging from hunting gear to gift cards, and a presentation from Jeremy Harrill, a North Carolina Wildlife Officer/Game Warden.
Jeremy is the founder of a Sportsman's Ministry called "Heart of a Sportsman," who have helped produce 3 hunting DVD's. Those DVD's have shared the Gospel with over 100,000 sportsmen around the world.
EAS Rocks Gala (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm)
Christ the King Parish Hall
1930 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program is holding its annual event that helps raise funds for programs offered by EAS that support mothers and children in Central Illinois.
See the hard work local artists and designers have done on special designs specifically created for the EAS Rocks Rocking Adirondack Chairs. Each chair will be unique! All sponsors will receive a beautifully designed Adirondack chair. Sponsors make their selection during the gala.
There will be live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, drinks and more!
For tickets, visit the Web site listed above.
Head East (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 7:00 pm)
The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work, and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANY REASON (Save My Life)" has long-been considered by many radio stations across the country as "The Rock & Roll National Anthem." For more than four decades, the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar.
Watseka Theatre is a 1931 art deco 375-seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago.
Tickets $35 and are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815-993-6585, or watsekatheatre.com
Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 7:30 pm)
Bask in the beauty of Beethoven through his exuberant Prometheus Overture and lyrical Violin Concerto featuring the brilliantly expressive playing of Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma.
The heroic and charming Second Symphony of Sibelius concludes this uplifting evening. Meet guest conductor Ken Lam before the concert at Concert Comments at 6:30 PM in the Sangamon Auditorium.
Ticket prices range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are also available.
There will be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with guest conductor Ken Lam, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts.
Experience it for yourself by calling the number above or visiting the website listed above.
These Shining Lives (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 8:00 pm)
Bradley University Theatre Presents, These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.
This play celebrates the friendship and solidarity among four working women who discover their independence, and fight for the vindication that may not come in time.
Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students.
Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Events Box Office located in the Hartmann Center, or by calling the number listed above.
Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more.