Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Apr 30, 2017

Enrollment Is Open! (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

Faith Baptist Christian School is NOW ENROLLING for the 2017-18 school year! We are a pre-k (3-year old) through 12th grade Christian school with more than 40 years of ministry in the Pekin area. FBCS is dedicated "to partnering with families to provide a Bible-based education focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth."

 

For more information or an application visit our website using the link listed above, or give our office a call at the number also listed above. Appointments for a tour, or an interview with the administrator are available after hours, but please call during regular business hours to arrange them.

The African Children's Choir (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309 693 3641
presto.ls@gmail.com
http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

Free Family Celebration (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Erin’s Pavilion Southwind Park
4965 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62703
http://springfieldmoms.org/?post_type=ajde_events&p=75279?ri=0&

Celebrate Week of the Young Child (WOYC) with our 2nd annual Free Family Celebration! Enjoy children activities, face painting, connect with local resources, and much more! At noon, a meal for $1.00 from Hy-Vee will be provided.

 

At 1 PM there will be an exotic animal show, followed by a color run/walk at 3 PM.

 

For more information, please visit the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

The African Children's Choir (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309 693 3641
presto.ls@gmail.com
http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

Handbell Concert (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
316 S Church St
Princeton, IL 61356
815-872-2821

This concert will feature the Handbell choirs from St. Matthews Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church. Music will include a wide variety of pieces including folk songs, hymns and classical music. Enjoy a special treat with a performance by Kids Bells. The final number will be a mass ring with both choirs playing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.

 

Admission is a can of food for the Bureau County Food Pantry. There will also be a free will offering.

 

Hope to see you there!  

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gospelfest Ministries Concert (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Delavan United Methodist Church
417 S. Locust Street
Delavan, IL 61734
309-244-8800
delavanumc@sbcglobal.net
http://www.delavanumc.org

Come out to hear Shawn Degenhart and the Gospelfest singers in concert, presented by Gospelfest Ministries. Enjoy inspirational southern gospel music and a hymn song. Refreshments will follow the concert in the church fellowship hall.

 

A free will love offering will also be taken. Hope to see you there! 

Alpha course (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-808-1372
networkbible.bmi@mail.com
http://networkbible.org/events/

Do you wonder if there is more to life? How does God factor in? Have questions?

 

Come join us for an 11 week ALPHA course answering questions such as, "Is there more to life than this?," "Who is Jesus?," "How does God guide us?," and more.

 

We are offering free supper and childcare so that you are free to participate or just listen.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Mon. May 1, 2017

MOPS (Mon. May 1, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish
1930 Barberry Dr
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 416-1118
cantrell1983@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CTK.Parish.Mops/

A local Springfield MOPS group is about meeting new mothers and being support for each other.

 

Here at MOPS, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. We build circles of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own cities, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of being a mom. This is motherhood, and together we can change the world in all the best ways.

 

There is a teacher at each meeting that watches the children. We hope you'll join us!

Support Brain Tumor Research (Mon. May 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
903 W. Jackson St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-222-5065
amanda@marklinderwalkforthemind.org
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org/events-2/fundraisers/

Help support brain tumor research in central IL! Mark Linder Walk for the Mind receives 10% of all food purchased, including the buffet. The Walk for the Mind committee and researchers will be there to serve you! May 1st starts Brain Tumor Awareness Month, so what better way to kick it off.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Cancer Companions (Mon. May 1, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St John's Sand Prairie Lutheran Church
13443 Townline Rd
Green Valley
309-264-4978
PastorKevin@SandPrairieLutheran.org
http://www.SandPrairieLutheran.org

Do you, or someone you are caring for, have cancer? You are invited to Cancer Companions on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month.

 

For more information, you can call Christie Martis at the phone number above after 5 p.m.

Tue. May 2, 2017

Peaceful Preparation - A discussion on end-of-life issues (Tue. May 2, 2017 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Mennonite Church
125 N Norwood Pl
East Peoria, IL 61611
(217) 202-8386
brian.veeder@everence.com
http://www.everence.com/showitem.aspx?id=12616

April 25 - The Benefits of Planning Well
May 2 - Tame & Wild Dying
May 9 - Advance Care Plan For A Peaceful Departure
May 16 - What To Do With My Body
May 23 - Necessary Family Conversations
May 30 - Making Your Wishes Known

Celebrate Recovery (Tue. May 2, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly Of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-2402
1agbn@1agbn.org

Celebrate Recovery is a confidential 12-step Christian recovery program that provides a safe environment designed to address issues such as alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, and much more. It is a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hope in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Celebrate Recovery is biblically based and founded on the principles of recovery from the 8 Beatitudes in the book of Matthew.

 

Food and fellowship (optional) begins at 6 PM, followed by a large group session. The session starts with worship, followed by a lesson on a recovery topic. After this will be open small groups, and gender specific share groups at 9 PM.

 

Meals are provided at a cost of $4.00, and at the Solid Rock Cafe there will be free desserts and more fellowship after the small group meetings. Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you! Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team every Tuesday night as we present this life changing ministry.

 

There will be FREE childcare for ages 1-12. Celebration Place (CR) is offered to kids ages 5-12. For more information, please call the church at the number listed above.

Wed. May 3, 2017

Alpha-Explore the questions of LIFE (Wed. May 3, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-3155
http://www.fumcpekin.org

Do you have unanswered questions about life? Have you “walked across the room” but are not sure what to offer next? Alpha is an 11 week course that introduces Christianity and explores the questions of life.

 

We will begin with a meal, followed by a video and discussion in small groups. For more information, please call the number listed above.

Collecting Lincoln (Wed. May 3, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

For almost 50 years, Daniel Weinberg, owner and operator of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. has been a collector and dealer of historical artifacts in the field of Lincoln and the Civil War. In this discussion, Mr. Weinberg will show images and tell the stories behind some of the treasures that have passed through his hands, in order to place meaning in the broader culture. He also will speak to the symbiotic roles of collectors, museums and libraries, museum-goers, and dealers.

 

This is a free event! Reserve your seat at the website listed above!

Thu. May 4, 2017

National Day of Prayer (Thu. May 4, 2017 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

New Life Church
702 W Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-625-6119
saukvalleycoop@gmail.com
http://nationaldayofprayer.org

Join us for a National Day of Prayer breakfast/prayer meeting. Feel free to come and go as needed.

 

Hope to see you there!

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. May 4, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Rte. 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309-243-5025
bcal98@gmail.com
http://peoria.cbsclass.org

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Spring Bazaar (Thu. May 4, 2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity House of Prayer
815 NE Perry
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 276-9867
unityhouseofprayer@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1284704198265318/

We are welcoming all vendors! There is a $25 set up fee plus a donated item. Tables are $5 and the space available is 10x10. Payment is due by April 30th; after this the fee is $35. Concessions will also be available!

 

For more information, please contact Amy at the number listed above.   

Regional Homeschool Speech and Debate event - Volunteer Opportunity (Thu. May 4, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East White Oak Church
11922 E. 2000 North Rd.
Carlock, IL 61725
309-645-0472
NCFCA.judgecoordinator@gmail.com
http://www.ncfca.org/how-tp-get-involved/judge

Please join us for our Regional Speech and Debate Championship! We need volunteers to invest 2-3 hours per round to evaluate from 11 speech categories or 2 styles of debate. No experience is required as orientation will be provided before each round. You will also be able to enjoy refreshments. Students qualified will be between the ages of 13 and 18.

 

For more information, and/or to register, please refer to the contact information above. Hope to see you there!

Alpha-Explore the questions of LIFE (Thu. May 4, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Pekin
1315 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-3155
http://www.fumcpekin.org

Do you have unanswered questions about life? Have you “walked across the room” but are not sure what to offer next? Alpha is an 11 week course that introduces Christianity and explores the questions of life.

 

We will begin with a meal, followed by a video and discussion in small groups. For more information, please call the number listed above.

Single and Parenting Class (Thu. May 4, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.685.8099
singleandparenting@gmail.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a 13-week winter session of Single and Parenting beginning Thursday, February 16.

 

Single and Parenting is a support group for single parents to meet and discuss issues unique to their situation. Whether you're a single parent by choice, divorced or widowed, this group meets to discuss such topics as conflict resolution; tired and overwhelmed; parenting tools and projects; money and career; emotions and stability; and suffering and adversity. Each session is comprised of a video on a specific topic, group discussion and personal Bible study about relationships and parenting.

 

There is no fee to participate. A light meal and childcare will also be provided at no cost.

 

For more information, you can call the phone number or email the address listed above.

Fri. May 5, 2017

Spring Bazaar (Fri. May 5, 2017 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity House of Prayer
815 NE Perry
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 276-9867
unityhouseofprayer@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1284704198265318/

We are welcoming all vendors! There is a $25 set up fee plus a donated item. Tables are $5 and the space available is 10x10. Payment is due by April 30th; after this the fee is $35. Concessions will also be available!

 

For more information, please contact Amy at the number listed above.   

Regional Homeschool Speech and Debate event - Volunteer Opportunity (Fri. May 5, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East White Oak Church
11922 E. 2000 North Rd.
Carlock, IL 61725
309-645-0472
NCFCA.judgecoordinator@gmail.com
http://www.ncfca.org/how-tp-get-involved/judge

Please join us for our Regional Speech and Debate Championship! We need volunteers to invest 2-3 hours per round to evaluate from 11 speech categories or 2 styles of debate. No experience is required as orientation will be provided before each round. You will also be able to enjoy refreshments. Students qualified will be between the ages of 13 and 18.

 

For more information, and/or to register, please refer to the contact information above. Hope to see you there!

Celebrate Recovery - Imago Dei Church (Fri. May 5, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Imago Dei Church
2221 N. Gale Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
309-863-5127
info@imagodeichurch.org
http://www.imagodeichurch.org/Celebrate-Recovery

This is a 12-step program embracing Jesus Christ as our Higher Power! Learn to overcome life's hurts, hang-ups and habits through the hope of Jesus Christ. The program will begin with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a program of worship and a message with support groups beginning at 7:30 p.m.

 

We invite you to join us as we learn to become healthier and happier!

The Art of Marriage (Fri. May 5, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Presbyterian Church
2000 E. College Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
mwilcox@firstpresnormal.org
http://www.firstpresnormal.org/registration-art-of-marriage-event

Join us for this video-based experience designed to help couples build the "God-honoring marriages we all want." This event will combine real-life testimonies, words from well known pastors and marriage experts, engaging stories, and humor to help couples reflect on and invest in their marriage.

 

The cost of this event is $50 per couple, so please sign up outside the library. You can also email Pastor Matt using the address listed above. The registration deadline is through April 30th.

 

We will provide childcare for children through elementary school. Youth group students are invited to help with the kids' activities as well.

 

Hope to see you there!

My Soul Among Lions - Free Concert (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church
401 S. Carol Ave.
Morton, IL 61550
309-573-7173
deolexrex@gmail.com

Come out to see My Soul Among Lions perform a free concert! An offering will be taken for the band.

 

Hope to see you there!

Illinois Symphony Orchestra- Fantastic Finale (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2777
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Celebrate the close of a brilliant season with Dvorak’s jubilant Carnival Overture, the ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez with the return of Grammy-Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and Berlioz’s epic self-portrait of his passion for a beautiful woman in Symphonie Fantastique. A fantastic finale for everyone!

 

Guest conductor Andrew Sewell and guest artist Jason Vieux begin at 6:45 PM in the BCPA Ballroom.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the BCPA ticket office at the number listed above. Tickets range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are available as well.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts. 

Celebrating 35 Years of Music! (Fri. May 5, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
309-693-6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/concert-dates-and-tickets/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will conclude its 35th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape.

 

Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900s including Meet Me in St. Louis, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, and many others.

 

The Chorale will collaborate with featured soloist Thomas Studebaker on an inspirational setting of The Lord’s Prayer. Tom, a native of Eureka, IL, has established himself as a powerful Heldentenor, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London and New York Philharmonics, and opera companies since 1995.

 

The Chorale will also collaborate with the impressive young singers of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus on John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.

 

Friday night will feature a festival choir of 3rd and 4th grade singers from eight local schools, and Saturday night will feature a post-concert 35th anniversary cake reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria.

 

You won’t want to miss a moment of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s season finale celebrating 35 years of sharing beautiful and inspirational music with Central Illinois!

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students through college, and $18 for groups of 10+. Tickets are available at the above phone and Web site or at the door.

Sat. May 6, 2017

Takin' Jesus to the Street (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Dunkin' Donuts
1600 N Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-202-6888
g2gpodcast@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/G2GLORY/

Glory to Glory Podcast presents: Takin' Jesus to the Streets! It will start with coffee, fellowship and prayer, and then we will "hit the streets" and share the love of Jesus, and His gospel.

 

Come and join us!

Global 6K for Water (Sat. May 6, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Ignite Church
415 NE St. Mark Ct
Peoria, IL 61603
309-265-6010
baileywilmot@yahoo.com
http://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7358

Ignite Church will be volunteering with World Vision to bring the Global 6K for Water to Peoria, IL.

 

6K is the average distance children are forced to walk for dirty water each day in Africa. Lack of access to clean water is the #1 preventable cause of death, killing more children than AIDS and malaria combined. Let's walk it (or run if you want to) so they don't have to!

 

Hope to see you there!

Enrollment Is Open! (Sat. May 6, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

Faith Baptist Christian School is NOW ENROLLING for the 2017-18 school year! We are a pre-k (3-year old) through 12th grade Christian school with more than 40 years of ministry in the Pekin area. FBCS is dedicated "to partnering with families to provide a Bible-based education focused on academic excellence and spiritual growth."

 

For more information or an application visit our website using the link listed above, or give our office a call at the number also listed above. Appointments for a tour, or an interview with the administrator are available after hours, but please call during regular business hours to arrange them.

Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2017 (Sat. May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lowe's
20 Riverside Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611
5001 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 676-6729 ext. 3
volunteercoordinator@habitatpeoria.org
http://habitatpeoria.org/womenbuild/

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Peoria is hosting another Women Build for 2017!

 

There is another shift from 12 PM until 2 PM as well. There will be food provided for volunteers, and women are welcome to sign up and join Habitat on May 6th!

 

We hope to see you there! 

Run for Life (Sat. May 6, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Bradley Park
1314 N Park Rd
West Peoria, IL 61604
309-689-0200
s.kowal@pndhs.org

Come out and support the Women's Care Center by running a 5k or walking a mile in our second annual Run for Life!

 

The Women's Care Center helps over 600 women annually, and you can help them save more lives!

 

The cost to run or walk is $20. All the proceeds will go directly to the Women's Care Center. A t-shirt and water will be provided upon arrival.

 

Hope to see you there!

Caleb's Crew St Jude Bake Sale (Sat. May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Route 66 Corridor Event
Main Street
Lexington, IL 61753
309-212-0606
lora.coombs@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/408948349467962/

Caleb's Crew Walk/Run St Jude Team is hosting a bake sale and wreath raffle to benefit St Jude. Bake sale items will start at $1.00, and will go up from there. There will also be a wreath raffle to raffle off a decorated home decor wreath. Wreath raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

 

Hope to see you there! 

The Art of Marriage (Sat. May 6, 2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Presbyterian Church
2000 E. College Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
mwilcox@firstpresnormal.org
http://www.firstpresnormal.org/registration-art-of-marriage-event

Join us for this video-based experience designed to help couples build the "God-honoring marriages we all want." This event will combine real-life testimonies, words from well known pastors and marriage experts, engaging stories, and humor to help couples reflect on and invest in their marriage.

 

The cost of this event is $50 per couple, so please sign up outside the library. You can also email Pastor Matt using the address listed above. The registration deadline is through April 30th.

 

We will provide childcare for children through elementary school. Youth group students are invited to help with the kids' activities as well.

 

Hope to see you there!

Civil War Tech (Sat. May 6, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Join us as we merge science and history, two areas of study not often united but undeniably connected. Families are invited to see first-hand the science and innovation of Civil War technology. Learn how landmines and torpedoes were tested during the Civil War and which side developed the most powerful weapons. Discover how these weapons were used to destroy large ships and ironclads.

 

Students ages 8-12 are welcome to participate. There are a limited number of spaces available, so please reserve your seat for free at the website listed above.

 

Hope to see you there!

Walk for Life (Sat. May 6, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Church
204 N Mclean St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

Join the Pregnancy Resource Center for Walk for Life. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, Funtasticballoon Man, face painting, cake walk, coloring contest, food, fun and fellowship.

 

Registration begins at 9 AM. Hope to see you there!

Spring Bazaar (Sat. May 6, 2017 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity House of Prayer
815 NE Perry
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 276-9867
unityhouseofprayer@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1284704198265318/

We are welcoming all vendors! There is a $25 set up fee plus a donated item. Tables are $5 and the space available is 10x10. Payment is due by April 30th; after this the fee is $35. Concessions will also be available!

 

For more information, please contact Amy at the number listed above.   

Regional Homeschool Speech and Debate event - Volunteer Opportunity (Sat. May 6, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East White Oak Church
11922 E. 2000 North Rd.
Carlock, IL 61725
309-645-0472
NCFCA.judgecoordinator@gmail.com
http://www.ncfca.org/how-tp-get-involved/judge

Please join us for our Regional Speech and Debate Championship! We need volunteers to invest 2-3 hours per round to evaluate from 11 speech categories or 2 styles of debate. No experience is required as orientation will be provided before each round. You will also be able to enjoy refreshments. Students qualified will be between the ages of 13 and 18.

 

For more information, and/or to register, please refer to the contact information above. Hope to see you there!

Annual Ladies Tea (Sat. May 6, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Twin Grove Christian Church
14237 Twin Grove Road
Bloomington, IL 61705
(309) 826-6475
nkohler8506@yahoo.com
http://www.westtwingrove.org

This year's event will feature speaker CC Trossen, whose message "Abide in Him" will inspire and encourage women seeking more of God. This event is FREE and will include lessons from the speaker, worship, dinner and a gift to take home!

 

We encourage you to invite a friend! RSVP to Katie Donovan at the contact information listed above no later than May 1st.

 

Hope to see you there.

Spuds & Splits Fundraiser (Sat. May 6, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
2035 IL Route 26
Dixon, IL 61021
815-284-4554
coslcdixon@gmail.com

Join us for a fundraiser that will help pay for the church's new roof. This is also an opportunity to contribute to the Comfort Dog Ministry! Enjoy a delicious baked potato with your choice of toppings followed by a banana split with all the fixings.

 

Tickets are available at the church from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, or they can be purchased from a church member. Advance tickets are $7.00 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. At the door adults will be $9 and children are $5. Limited tickets are available, so make your purchase soon!

 

Hope to see you there!

Italian Feast Fundraiser (Sat. May 6, 2017 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka Bible Church
1452 Church Road
Eureka, IL 61530
309-467-3015
tylerrogers@mediacombb.net
http://www.addwc.org

Join us for our 10th annual Italian Feast fundraiser sponsored by Michael's Italian Restaurant to benefit the Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County. The event will include dinner and dessert, as well as many silent auction and raffle items.

 

Proceeds from this event will go towards the renovation of the group home in Eureka. This project will include two new bedrooms, a fully accessible bathroom, basement and large garage. To learn more visit the website listed above or find us on Facebook.

Bells in Motion Concert (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

1st Federated Church of Peoria
3601 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61604
http://www.bellsinmotion.org

Bells in Motion, a progressive handbell ensemble based in Springfield, IL is coming to concert! Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children (12 and under) and can be purchased at the door.

 

For more information you can visit the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Fantastic Finale (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
One University Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-6160
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Celebrate the close of a brilliant season with Dvorak’s jubilant Carnival Overture, the ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez with the return of Grammy-Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and Berlioz’s epic self-portrait of his passion for a beautiful woman in Symphonie Fantastique. A fantastic finale for everyone!

 

Guest conductor Andrew Sewell and guest artist Jason Vieux begin at 6:30 PM in the BCPA Ballroom.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the BCPA ticket office at the number listed above. Tickets range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are available as well.

 

There will also be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with the guest conductor, guest artist, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts. 

Celebrating 35 Years of Music! (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Ave
Washington, IL 61571
309-693-6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/concert-dates-and-tickets/

The Peoria Area Civic Chorale will conclude its 35th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the power of music and singing, humor, perseverance, and the magnificent American landscape.

 

Songs will include a sing-along medley of popular songs from the early 1900s including Meet Me in St. Louis, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Carly Simon’s Let the River Run, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, and many others.

 

The Chorale will collaborate with featured soloist Thomas Studebaker on an inspirational setting of The Lord’s Prayer. Tom, a native of Eureka, IL, has established himself as a powerful Heldentenor, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London and New York Philharmonics, and opera companies since 1995.

 

The Chorale will also collaborate with the impressive young singers of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Youth Chorus on John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth.

 

Friday night will feature a festival choir of 3rd and 4th grade singers from eight local schools, and Saturday night will feature a post-concert 35th anniversary cake reception sponsored by Lexus of Peoria.

 

You won’t want to miss a moment of the Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s season finale celebrating 35 years of sharing beautiful and inspirational music with Central Illinois!

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for students through college, and $18 for groups of 10+. Tickets are available at the above phone and Web site or at the door.

"D" is for "Simply Divine" (Sat. May 6, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church
2477 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62702
217-691-0033

The Springfield Choral Society will be presenting a concert, "D" is for "Simply Divine." Represented will be master composers Maurice Durufle, Leo Delibes, Antonin Dvorak, Claude Debussy and Frederick Delius. Under the direction of music director and conductor Marion van der Loo, this beautiful music will feature a set of three songs by Dvorak written for men's voices, as well as wonderful settings of folk songs from the Czech Republic, France and England, and soaring sounds from all five composers.

 

This is a not-to-be-missed concert. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door, or by calling the number above.

 

Hope to see you there!