Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sat. Oct 22, 2016

Community Wide Food Packaging and Distribution (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 7:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Harrison Community Learning Center
2727 W. Krause Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

Join Midwest Food Bank, Elite, and area churches to help package and distribute food to the needy in Peoria.


We will be unloading a semi-truck of fresh and canned food from Midwest Food Bank. We will then package those items into approximately 500 boxes to be distributed to families as they come to the Harrison Community Learning Center.


This is a great service opportunity for your entire family! To sign up, visit the website linked above.

Morningstar UMC Annual Fall Bazaar/Rummage Sale (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Morningstar United Methodist Church
3714 Fort Jesse Road
Normal, IL 61761

Come visit our free fall bazaar that will promote family togetherness and Christian fellowship in a safe family-friendly environment.


We will have a church-wide rummage sale, handmade crafts, baked goods, and games for all ages. We will serve donuts and coffee in the morning and offer lunch items such as hot dogs, chips, and drinks later in the day.


All items are offered at no charge, but a free will offering is accepted. Proceeds benefit youth ministries, the Baby Fold, and future community outreach activities.


We hope to see you there!

Foster Parent Classes (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
2610 W Richwoods Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61604

Do you and your family want to minister to children in the Peoria area but need something that fits in with your normal daily routine? You could make a lasting impact on the life of a child by becoming a foster parent and including them in your life.


If you can provide a child with a safe, nurturing, and stable environment, please call Marti or Stacy at the phone number above.

Discipleship Training (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 W. Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 499-6552

You're invited to Discipleship Training with Brent Henderson! Brett is an author, recording artist, ordained pastor, life coach, and is John Maxwell certified.


Those who attend will discover how to attain freedom from other people's opinions, freedom from failure, freedom from being used, freedom from wanting what we don't have, freedom from the past and the future, freedom from difficult circumstances, and freedom from the need to fix and control others.


The event is free to attend, but a love offering will be taken.


If you are planning on attending, please contact the church at the phone number above, or send Jamie an email at the address listed above.


Concordia Lutheran Fall Festival with the Bloodmobile and APL (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Concordia Lutheran Church-School-Preschool
2300 Wilshire Rd
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-3307

Fall Festival: craft vendors, silent auction, bake sale, Central Illinois Blood Center, APL, games for kids, and much more! FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!


You can come and shop, have fun and eat at our Fall Festival. We are partnering once again with the Laketown Association and NEW this year, the Blood Mobile and the APL Adoption van will be here as well!!!!


Donating blood is so important this time of year. Please come by and donate.


We still have a few tables that can be rented out by vendors. Prices range from $15-$20 and a donation for the silent auction. If interested, please call the number above and ask for Lora.

6th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Downtown Jacksonville Square
Jacksonville, IL
Kristen Jenkins, Event Coordinator: 217-245-6884

For just $5, participants can expect activities such as:


  • Carnival rides (sponsored by First Christian Church)
  • Hayrides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Visits with Superheroes
  • Costume Contests (children and pets)
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Pumpkin Decorating, Drops, and Playland
  • Local Vendors
  • Food


Fall Festival (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Deliverance CME Church
622 S. Clinton
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 242-0996

Games, crafts, and a free lunch! Open to all! 

Family Fall Festival (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Evangelical Mennonite Church
115 E. Jefferson St.
Washington, IL 61571

Inflatables, Sno Cones, photo booths, games, candy, prizes, scavenger hunt, face painting, relay races, pumpkin walk, snacks, hot/cold apple cider and family seating!  Fun for the whole family!


Come join us as we celebrate the arrival of Fall!

2nd Annual Fall Festival (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Lutheran Church
2206 Washington Road
Washington, Il 61571

There will be bouncy houses, carnival games, prizes, hayrack rides, popcorn, and cotton candy all FREE to the community.


This all starts at 4:00 p.m. Directly following we will have free crafts, caramel apple bar, hot chocolate and apple cider. All FREE!


At 6:00 pm we will have Trunk or Treat and a hotdog/s'more roast.


In case of rain this huge event will be held in the community room at Faith Lutheran Childcare. Everyone is invited to this fall extravaganza!

GenHKids and SVYS Fall Gala (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Edwards Place
700 N. 4th St.
Springfield, IL 62702

Please join us for a unique evening of appetizers by our genHkids chef, featuring produce grown by Generation Healthy Kids farmer Andy Heck. Live music will be provided by members of the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony.


Tickets are $50 per person. Sponsorship is $150 and includes two tickets and event recognition

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Twine Grove Christan Church
14237 Twine Grove Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61075
(309) 963-4138

Come join us for Trunk or Treat and a hay rack ride!

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sunnyland Church of the Nazarene
201 N. Summit St.
Washington, IL 61571

Come join us for a spaghetti dinner, with salad and garlic bread, to help raise funds for the Sunnyland Church of the Nazarene Building Fund.


If you can’t join us, we will provide take-out and delivery service!

Ballet 5:8: The Stories of You & Me (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points
360 N. Wilmor Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
(312) 725-4752

Ballet 5:8, a Chicago-area performing company, will be presenting an evening of dance that will explore love, the power of words, unexpected joy, perspectives, and the stories of everyday people. 


Directly after the performance, audience members will be able to stay for the Talk Back, a tradition where Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and Ballet 5:8 artists will field questions, comments, and feedback on the performance.


Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for students and seniors, and $12 for children 12 and under; seating is general admission. Advanced tickets can be purchased by visiting the website or calling the phone number listed above.


The mission of Ballet 5:8 is to employ artistic ingenuity, innovation, and excellence as the company celebrates the exchange of ideas in the creative realm. Ballet 5:8's ongoing commitment is to the creation and performance of new, abstract, and narrative works from the unique basis of its Christian faith, and to the development and creative exploration of the dancing artists.

Ben Bedford in concert (Sat. Oct 22, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N Forest Park Dr
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

The woods ring with music at our monthly concert series featuring some of the best singer-songwriters and folk musicians!


Ben Bedford will be in concert, delivering intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford's portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narrative.