Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Illinois State Barbershop Chorus Competition (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.846.4613
greg.grey64@gmail.com
http://www.illinoisdistrict.org/event/2014-fall-convention/

See the top barbershop choruses in the Land of Lincoln compete for the right to call themselves the best barbershop chorus in the state along with the right to represent the state in the International Barbershop Competition next July!

 

September 19-20th

 

Cost:

$35 through Aug. 29th

$40 Aug. 30th and later

$20 for single events

Harvest Fest (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sand Ridge Community Church
26163 County Road 2500 North
Topeka IL 61567
309.202.8955
glorifytheson@live.com

Join us for the Sand Ridge Community Church's Third Annual Harvest Fest!!! There will be games, prizes, and pumpkins!!!
 
Come out and enjoy the musical talents of:
S.R.C.C. Worship Team
Erica Hall-Hackman...
Audience of One
Red Letter Road
and Sand Ridge Church's very own:
********** Tami Spraggs ***********
 
There will also be a children's Bible school for kids 6-12 years of age from 12:00-5:00 p.m. with a hot dog roast and bonfire following the Bible school.
 
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Sand Ridge Church Food Pantry.

Food donated by:
Cranwill's Root Beer Stand
 
Dove release sponsored by:
Artistic Flowers

JesusFest (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock and Roll Hardee's
2501 Stevenson Dr
Springfield, IL 62703
Bernie Lutchman, 414.2435 / Brian Powell, 381.4158
https://www.facebook.com/groups/28407987730/

Free concert! Bring your lawn chairs and all your friends!

 

  •  Mighty Crush3 Power Team
  • Taylorville Christian Church Praise Band
  • Christian Rapper--The MB
  • Tamar Norville
  • Chosen Generation
  • Broken Chains Drama Team

 

Sponsored by Business Men in Christ Springfield

Asante African Children's Choir (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church of Pekin
700 S. Capitol St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.5965
chris@fbcpekin.com
http://www.fbcpekin.com/#/events/upcoming-events

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.

NEWSONG with About A MILE @ canton friendship festival (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Friendship Festival Main Stage
890 E. Oak St.
Canton, Illinois 61520
https://www.facebook.com/events/273382162821953/

This concert featuring two bands, Newsong and About A Mile, is free for everyone to enjoy! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

 

Brought to you by local business owners, friends, Canton Community Unity, and Canton Friendship Festival.

 

For more information, visit the Facebook page above or the Canton Illinois website: http://www.cantonillinois.org/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC=%7B8C9F2681-49EE-48ED-A842-D6686FFD8592%7D&DE=%7B887AE3BE-94C9-4D2C-AE1E-835224EF027F%7D

ASANTE African Children's Choir (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Prospect United Methodist Church
300 E Ash St
Dunlap, IL 61525
Kirsten Ryan, 309.361.5200
kirsten.ryan.studio@gmail.com

Please join us for a morning worship service filled with joyful music and dance from the ASANTE Children's Choir. A time of fellowship and lunch to follow. For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact Kirsten Ryan via text message or phone call.

Central Illinois Jazz Society with Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Starting Gate Banquet Room, Landmark Recreation Center
3325 N. Dries Lane
Peoria, IL
309.692.5330
http://www.peoriajazz.com

The Central Illinois Jazz Society, serving Central Illinois since 1978, presents CIJS House Band at 6:00 p.m. and Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra at 7:15 p.m.

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstatnding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles. For more information, please call or visit the website listed above. For more information about our location, visit www.landmarkrec.com. Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.

 

Admission:

$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free

 

Parking is available in Landmark lot across Dries Lane.

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.

Royal Tailor in Concert (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace United Methodist Church
601 N 4th St
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.7131
graceumc@pekingrace.org
http://pekingrace.org/Welcome.html

Royal Tailor in Concert!
A See You at the Pole Youth Event
 
Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00
Free concert, no tickets needed
 
Show put on for local grade school and high school students, but all public is welcome!

Scarecrow Festival (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Main Street & Riverfront
115 S Hennepin Ave
Dixon, Illinois 61021
815.288.2308
mainst@grics.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/776393815735911/

The 18th Annual Scarecrow Festival Presented by Hicks Insurance will be in downtown Dixon on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year, the event will feature many of the fan favorites like: Pumpkin Painting, The Great Pumpkin Patch, Craft and Food Vendors, kid’s games, Doggy Zoo, Sauk Valley Bank Dunk Tank, and much more.

 

The festival entertainment stage will feature a special family-friendly performance by Funky Monkey Wrestling. Watch these WWE-style wresters compete in matches or come by for a photo and autograph. The ring will be set up at the corner of First and Hennepin Ave throughout the day.

 

"The Scarecrow Festival is definitely one of the great fall traditions in downtown Dixon," said Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street. "It is a great day for families to come and explore the downtown."

 

The festival is a favorite for families and kids with a wide selection of activities for children. Nearly 5,000 people are expected to attend this year's event.

 

The Doggy Zoo continues to grow in popularity, as well. With more than 80 different dog breeds on display, kids can learn about what makes each dog unique while they talk with the dog's owner. The Doggy Zoo takes place on the Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

The Great Pumpkin Patch will be set up again, as families get to hunt for their gourd in a maze of pumpkins. And Habitat for Humanity will host their garage sale fundraiser, and the 4-H clubs will host their annual bake sale.

 

"Every year we continue to grow with new events during the festival," Albrecht said. "And we are excited that the traditional events stay with us year after year."

 

Also included during the Scarecrow Festival weekend this year will be a special showing of The Wizard of Oz on Friday, September 26 at dusk on the Riverfront. The Dixon Family YMCA and Life House Liberty Court are helping to make this fun family event a kick-off to the weekend of activities.

 

Then on Sunday, Sept. 27, come back downtown for the 13th Annual Riverfront Classic Car Show from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year, the show will feature supercharged cars and trucks and remote control speed boat demonstrations. Food vendors will be on hand. There will be a beer garden and television for the Sunday football games.

 

For more information on the Scarecrow Festival, go online to www.dixonmainstreet.com or www.facebook.com/dixonmainstreet.

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N. Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from The Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each.  You can stop by the Christian Center on the following dates.

 

Sat Sept 27th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Tues Oct 7th 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sat Oct 18th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Sat Oct 25th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

 

Also, if you have any gowns in great shape you would like to donate, you can drop them off at The Christian Center during business hours Monday-Friday.

Ballet 5:8 Presents the Story of Job (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Davenport Annie Wittenmyer Complex
2822 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, IA 52803
800.838.3006
info@ballet58.org
http://ballet58.org/2014/07/10/09-27-14-the-story-of-job-in-davenport-ia/

Ballet 5:8, a Christian professional ballet company located in Chicago, IL will visit Davenport, IA to present a full evening program.

The performing company will present its full length neoclassical ballet based on the Biblical story of Job, exploring the tension between God's sovereignty and the suffering we experience. Ballet 5:8 will also present an abstract ballet, The Four Seasons of the Soul, which takes audiences on a journey through the life of the Christian believer in vivid color and movement. 

 

Ballet 5:8 is a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging audiences in discussion of life and faith through performance arts. 

 

Scarecrow Festival--Annual Riverfront Classic Car Show (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Main Street & Riverfront
115 S Hennepin Ave
Dixon, Illinois 61021
815.288.2308
mainst@grics.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/776393815735911/

The 18th Annual Scarecrow Festival Presented by Hicks Insurance will be in downtown Dixon on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year, the event will feature many of the fan favorites like: Pumpkin Painting, The Great Pumpkin Patch, Craft and Food Vendors, kid’s games, Doggy Zoo, Sauk Valley Bank Dunk Tank, and much more.

 

The festival entertainment stage will feature a special family-friendly performance by Funky Monkey Wrestling. Watch these WWE-style wresters compete in matches or come by for a photo and autograph. The ring will be set up at the corner of First and Hennepin Ave throughout the day.

 

"The Scarecrow Festival is definitely one of the great fall traditions in downtown Dixon," said Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street. "It is a great day for families to come and explore the downtown."

 

The festival is a favorite for families and kids with a wide selection of activities for children. Nearly 5,000 people are expected to attend this year's event.

 

The Doggy Zoo continues to grow in popularity, as well. With more than 80 different dog breeds on display, kids can learn about what makes each dog unique while they talk with the dog's owner. The Doggy Zoo takes place on the Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

The Great Pumpkin Patch will be set up again, as families get to hunt for their gourd in a maze of pumpkins. And Habitat for Humanity will host their garage sale fundraiser, and the 4-H clubs will host their annual bake sale.

 

"Every year we continue to grow with new events during the festival," Albrecht said. "And we are excited that the traditional events stay with us year after year."

 

Also included during the Scarecrow Festival weekend this year will be a special showing of The Wizard of Oz on Friday, September 26 at dusk on the Riverfront. The Dixon Family YMCA and Life House Liberty Court are helping to make this fun family event a kick-off to the weekend of activities.

 

Then on Sunday, Sept. 27, come back downtown for the 13th Annual Riverfront Classic Car Show from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year, the show will feature supercharged cars and trucks and remote control speed boat demonstrations. Food vendors will be on hand. There will be a beer garden and television for the Sunday football games.

 

For more information on the Scarecrow Festival, go online to www.dixonmainstreet.com or www.facebook.com/dixonmainstreet.

God's Not Dead Movie Event (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Fellowship Church
9754 East 1400 North Road
Bloomington, IL, 61705
309.829.7777
detra.cotton@newlifefellowship.cc
www.newlifefellowship.cc

A FREE family movie event at New Life Fellowship Church in Bloomington, IL.  New Life will be presenting the highly anticipated film God's Not Dead with the community.

There is NO charge! Free popcorn and refreshments will be served. 

 

Infant and Toddler nursery care will be available. 

Bringing Our Silver History to Life (Mon. Sep 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling High School Auditorium
1608 4th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, 815.625.2400

Hispanic Business Leaders Committee & Trabajando Juntos invite you to attend, "Bringing Our Silver History to Life," presented by LTC (Ret.) Consuelo Castillo Kickbush.

 

This free public presentation is the story of Sterling's Silver City and how it shaped our community. Gain a new sense of hope and energy about your future.

 

In the Spring of 1947, on the West Side of Avenue G in Sterling, Illinois, in a field next to the Rock River, over a hundred discarded WWII boxcars housed a migrant work force, primarily Hispanics and Southerners, who had come to Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for well paying union jobs. This place was locally known as Silver City because the boxcars were painted silver to reflect the sun's heat.

 

LTC (Ret.) Consuelo Castillo Kickbush is a renowned charismatic, passionate, and influential speaker all too familiar with the challenges of poverty, discrimination, and illiteracy. Although she grew up without material wealth, she was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values, and faith. Today, Consuelo tells her story doing exactly what she preaches...living a legacy.

 

For more information about this inspiring event, call the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

SCHEELS Wildlife Expedition Kids Klub (Mon. Oct 6, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-wildlife-expedition-kids-klub/

Come explore the SCHEELS wildlife mountain and learn more about the animals on the mountain.

All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Tue. Oct 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N. Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from The Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each.  You can stop by the Christian Center on the following dates.

 

Tues Oct 7th 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sat Oct 18th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Sat Oct 25th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

 

Also, if you have any gowns in great shape you would like to donate, you can drop them off at The Christian Center during business hours Monday-Friday.

"A Matter of Faith" Christian Movie (Fri. Oct 17, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Goodrich Willow Knolls 14 Theatert
4100 W Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria IL 61614
309.253.6947
Rich@MenofAIM.org
http://www.menofaim.org/movies/faith

Movie OPENS Friday, October 17, but will run at least 1 week - more with strong support.

Movie sponsored by Men of AIM & Heart of Illinois Christian Movie Central.

SAVE $2 off adult evening tickets by purchasing in advance.

EARN 70 cents back per ticket on advance tickets - support your youth group, missions trip, or any cause!

 

Details on fundraising and promotional materials at www.menofaim.org/movies/faith

Learn about OTHER Christian films at
www.menofaim.org/movies/2014

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

(www.amatteroffaithmovie.com)

A Christian girl goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson, Night Court) who teaches Evolution as the answer to the origins of life.  When her father senses something changing with his daughter, he begins to examine the situation and what he discovers catches him completely off guard.  Now very concerned about her drifting away from her Christian faith, he tries to do something about it!

Shawl We Dance (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Mossville Junior High and Elementary Center
12207 N. Galena Road
Mossville, IL
Gwyn Krause,
gwyndlyn@mchsi.com
http://www.bishophillfiberguild.org/annual-spin-in.html

Bishop Hill Fiber Guild hosts the 34th Annual Spin-In, themed Shawl We Dance.

 

Bring your hooks, needles, spindles, and spinning wheels! Spend the day creating new fiber skills and friendships at social learning centers featuring drop spindling, wheel spinning, beginning and advanced knitting, weaving, crocheting, and beading centers. Enroll an item, such as a shawl, in our viewers' choice for a chance at door prizes, peruse the fiber arts supplies consignment table for great deals, and check out our amazing vendors.

 

Pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, visit our website at the link above, or contact Gwyn Krause at the email above.

 

Cost is $5 for a shopping pass, $12 pre-registered, $15 at the door.

 

Learn more about Bishop Hill Fiber Guild at the website link above.

 

Shawl we dance to the symphony of fabulous fiber arts?

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Oct 18, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N. Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from The Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each.  You can stop by the Christian Center on the following dates.

 

Sat Oct 18th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Sat Oct 25th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

 

Also, if you have any gowns in great shape you would like to donate, you can drop them off at The Christian Center during business hours Monday-Friday.

Free Concert-Take This City Tour-Everfound (Sun. Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
2201 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
309.694.4433
swatkins@gtagep.org
http://www.gtagep.org

Free concert with Everfound and guest, About a Mile. A special offering will be taken for Dream Center, Peoria. For more information, please call.