Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Sep 4, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554
309.509.1181
bobbiejobarnes@att.net

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Pekin Marigold Festival Parade (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Parade Route:
Broadway to Court St., then a left on Capitol
Pekin, IL 61554
http://www.pekinchamber.com/marigoldparade.html

Join us for the Pekin Marigold Festival Parade!

 

The parade kicks off at 10:00am.

 

The line-up begins on Broadway (between 14th and Parkway) and the route continues onto Court St. and then makes a right onto Capitol.

 

The parade will feature the 2014 Grand Marshal, Celebrity Guest: Mountain Man (Co-star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty), High School & Middle School Bands, Antique & Classic Cars, Trucks & Tractors, Floats created by Local Businesses and Civic Organizations, Government Officials, and Local Radio & TV Personalities.

Peoria Heights Congregational Church Dog Show & Blessing of the Pets (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Church, 309.685.7645 / Kim, 309.690.7109
http://www.peoriaheightscc.org

Peoria Heights Congregational Church (across from Tower Park) is hosting our first annual Dog Show! There will be three main rounds of competition - obedience, obstacle course, and costume. Enter your dog for just 10.00 (includes a doggie goodie bag) for a chance to win 1st Place $100.00, 2nd Place $50.00, and 3rd Place $25.00! 

 

Throughout the event, Pastor Karl will be available to bless your beloved pet- what a great way to show you love them!

 

Hotdogs & drinks will be available for purchase.

 

Save A Pet info from several local shelters will be available for those interested in "adopting".

 

Entry forms are available at the church Tues-Thurs 9am-4pm, Fri 8am-12pm, or call Kim for more info.

Taste of Fiesta Community Celebration (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Memorial Park/Grandon Civic Center
downtown
Sterling, IL
815.625.0013 ext. 119
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiesta-Days-in-Sterling-Rock-Falls-IL/158176604375738

FIESTA DAYS: Taste of Fiesta and Fiesta Parade, an annual community celebration of Latin culture and heritage, every September in Sterling-Rock Falls, IL

 

Saturday, September 6th

The TASTE OF FIESTA highlights include food, art, music, folkloric dance, lowriders, Kermes Fun Fair: business and resource booths, children's activities/games, bouncy houses, face painting, dunk tank, and more! Food and entertainment goes from 12:00 Noon-8:00 p.m. Kids' activities run from 12:00 Noon-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey at the WCIC booth! Come say 'hi'!

 

Saturday, September 13th

The annual FIESTA PARADE features decorated floats and food on route through Sterling and Rock Falls. This year's theme is, "Hispanic Culture is Alive."

 

Everyone is welcome!

Corn Boil/Picnic (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton Christian Church
1001 S 4th Street
Morton, IL
309.266.7410
mariefreeman@mcc.com
http://www.mortoncc.com

Come out for our first annual corn boil and cook out!

Open to the public!

We hope to see you there!!!

Yard games for adults and games for the kids too! 

Food provided!

Come as you are!

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
Timberline Rd
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
http://barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Christian Music Festival, Food Pantry and Warm Clothing Drive (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Zubeck Field
Chenoa City Park
Chenoa, IL

It is 5-1/2 hours of praising God and Jesus in the City Park in Chenoa, IL!

 

Cost: no admission, just bring items for the food pantry and/or winter clothes you wish to donate if you are able

 

Come and listen to some amazing Christian music from area artists from local churches. Some of the area talent includes: New Life Christian Church praise band, Mont and Lorene Vanover, Linda and Richard Hatfield, Nathan Joerndt and Annie Householder, River of Life praise band, Jack Gooding, 1st United Methodist Church of Pontiac praise team signing to music by Madi Zimmerman, Kulture Church, Burton Gestner, Chenoa Baptist Church signing to music by Madi Zimmerman, and other gifted Christian performers.

 

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. A concession stand will be available. Come early and stay late!!!

 

Don't miss this opportunity to join in fellowship through great Christian music while helping those in need.

Cotton Patch Gospel (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Hope Church of the Nazarene
30 N. Sixth Street
Princeton, IL 61356
Tickets, 815.875.1900 or 815.872.2821

Cotton Patch Gospel is a one man musical presented by Phillip Kaufmann. Music and Lyrics by Harry Chapin.

 

$10 suggested admission and freewill offering - 100% of funds raised will go towards hunger programs including Our Table, WHYHunger and Mennonite Central Committee.

 

Tickets available at the door or by calling the above listed numbers.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Sep 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554
309.509.1181
bobbiejobarnes@att.net

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

Link Union in Concert (Thu. Sep 11, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S Minier Ave
Minier, IL 61759
309.392.2658
nwhite@minierag.org
http://www.minierag.org/

Gospel Concert from Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

Roots of American music with old time musical instruments and stunning vocals!

 

Free admission, love offering taken.

 

Father Son Archery Weekend (Fri. Sep 12, 2014 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629
217.529.2625
lsca@lscacamp.org
http://www.lscacamp.org/Retreats/LSCAHostedRetreats/ARCHERYRETREAT.aspx

Check in: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by Dinner

Wrap up: About 5:00 p.m. on Saturday with Door prizes

 

Cost: $65 per father and $35 per son

(It is the desire of LSCA that every "son" is able to attend whether or not his father is available to bring him. So please bring your grandsons, nephews, sons of friends, etc.)

 

The weekend includes: great food, dorm style accommodations, Pro Staff archery instruction, workshops, DNR representation, Canoeing, Geo-caching, Sling shots, opportunities for building relationships and most importantly, being encouraged in your walk with Christ.... all while honing your archery skills. Please bring your own bows and arrows if you have them. We have a limited supply on hand - primarily for young shooters.

ASANTE African Choir (Fri. Sep 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Tremont United Methodist Ch.
112 W. Pearl St.
Tremont, IL 61568
309.925.7361
tumc@tremontumc.org
http://tremontumc.org/wordpress1/calendar/tumc-calendar-3/

Asante, which means “THANK YOU” in Swahili, is an eleven-year-old Christian organization which currently educates, feeds, and provides health insurance for more than 2,000 children- mostly orphans- in Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. The Asante Children’s Choir is made up of 23 children from these underprivileged countries.

The choir was formed originally in order to bring Africa to our sponsors to say “Thank you”.  It has grown as a way for the kids to express their deep appreciation of God, God’s love, and the support that so many show to underprivileged children and families around the world.

 

The testimonies of the children inspire audiences by showing them that, despite the desolate circumstances the children come from, they have beauty, dignity, hope and unlimited potential. Audiences have also been motivated, encouraged and moved to participate in God’s transforming work in communities both locally and internationally. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, dance, and sweet voices demonstrate their incredible joy in the Lord. 

 

All choir performances are FREE!  

A love offering will be taken as well as African crafts available for purchase after the show.

Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

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Morton, IL
309.263.2491
http://www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org/pumpkin-festival-parade

One of the premier events at the Morton Pumpkin Festival is the Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade!

 

The parade boasts over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, Disney characters, and antique vehicles.  The parade begins at the corner of Nebraska and Jefferson and travels west toward the Morton Post Office on Jefferson Street. 

Children and grandchildren will particularly enjoy this family-oriented event.

Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect candy and toys distributed by the various parade entries.  And please wear orange if you can!

All festival goers are encouraged to wear orange during the parade to show their pumpkin spirit!  An official “Orange Out” t-shirt will be available at the Chamber’s Pumpkin Store.

Hope to see you there!

 

Come see the WCIC station van in the parade! Street Team volunteers will be tossing candy!

Neighborhood Appreciation Party (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Mt. Olive Missionary Church
5718 N. University
Peoria, IL 61614
309.692.3311
mtolivemc@sbcglobal.net

Come to our church for a free event that includes a bouncy house, face painting, unique twist, games, prizes and FOOD! Great for kids and families!

Fiesta Parade (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling to Rock Falls
downtown
IL
815.625.0013 ext. 119
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiesta-Days-in-Sterling-Rock-Falls-IL/158176604375738

FIESTA DAYS: Taste of Fiesta and Fiesta Parade, an annual community celebration of Latin culture and heritage, every September in Sterling-Rock Falls, IL

 

Saturday, September 6th

The TASTE OF FIESTA highlights include food, art, music, folkloric dance, lowriders, Kermes Fun Fair: business and resource booths, children's activities/games, bouncy houses, face painting, dunk tank, and more! Food and entertainment goes from 12:00 Noon-8:00 p.m. Kids' activities run from 12:00 Noon-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey at the WCIC booth! Come say 'hi'!

 

Saturday, September 13th

The annual FIESTA PARADE features decorated floats and food on route through Sterling and Rock Falls. This year's theme is, "Hispanic Culture is Alive."

 

Everyone is welcome!

An Evening of Jazz (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 12:00 pm)

Miss Bacon and Kegs Pageant, Bacon Eating Contest, 5KEG Run/Walk and much more!

 

Jazz Performances

John Miller and the Romaniacs

Kevin Hart & the Vibe Tribe

David Hoffman & Friends

Illinois Central Jazz Train

JC & The Redemption

Adam Larson Quartet

 

Tickets

Noon-4:00 p.m.  $7.00/person

After 4:00 p.m.   $10.00/person

Advance tickets available at Emack & Bolio's on the RiverFront for $7.00

HARVEST JAM (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Delevan School
907 S. Locust St
Delavan, IL 61734
309.635.3777

Live Christian alternative Rock band Lightswitch will be performing at the Delevan school.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and band starts at 7:30 p.m.  

General Admission fee is $5.00.  

 

Lightswitch has shared the stage with may top names in Christian music ranging from Sanctus Real and Tenth Avenue North to Kutless and NeedToBreathe.

 

The Asante Children's Choir Jericho Tour (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Days of Grace Fellowship
273 E Queenwood Rd
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.7899
daysofgracefellowship@yahoo.com
http://www.daysofgrace.org

The Asante Children's Choir will be performing at Days of Grace Fellowship in Morton. There will be a free will offering taken for the Choir.

 

The Asante Children's Choir is made up of children from East Africa. The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums and sweet voices demonstrate their hopes and dreams for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. The children who have been rescued from some of life's most difficult circumstances take pride in expressing gratitude through their music.

EVERFOUND-----FREE CONCERT (Sun. Sep 14, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
802 E. Douglas St.
St. Joseph, IL 61873
217.778.4193

"Everfound" (2014 Dove Award Nominee) will be in concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. This is a FREE concert with special guest, "About A Mile". This is an outdoor concert (moved inside if weather doesn't cooperate), so bring lawn chairs. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry if you can (not required). 2 great young Christian bands for FREE...Don't miss it !!

Kelly Miller Family Circus (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Assembly of God
933 Mekeel Rd
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3090
rev.adammeyer@gmail.com
http://www.dixonag.org

The Kelly Miller Family Circus is coming to town on Wednesday September 17th with shows at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.