Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Sep 10, 2014 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

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

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 !!

the Hearts (Tue. Sep 16, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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ICC Performing Arts Center, 1 College Dr East Peoria, IL 61635
309.323.7305
admin@hoichorus.com
http://www.hoichorus.com

 

Ladies come sing with us for the summer.  Learn some new songs, a few vocal techniques and sing a cappella with us.

 

Tuesday Evenings 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

 

There will be performance opportunities throughout the summer.

 

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 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

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

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.

Blackwood Legacy in concert (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock River Christian Center
1800 Prophet Road
Rock Falls, IL
815.625.4371
church@rrccag.org
http://www.blackwoodlegacy.com/

Coming to you direct from Nashville, the Blackwood Legacy performs more than 200 concerts annually across the United States. They have an all-star line-up and a heart for sharing the Gospel.  With an unbroken connection to the Blackwood Brothers, both through the singers who helped launch this group and group owner, Rick Price, they have been touring continuously since 2001.  Signed to Mansion Entertainment in 2010, this stellar group links the best of Southern Gospel’s traditional sound with today’s newer country gospel and worship music.

 

Free admission. Love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome!

Kelly Miller Family Circus (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 7:00 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.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Sep 18, 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.

Illinois State Barbershop Chorus Competition (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 11:30 am - 9:00 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

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Living Rock Assembly Church, 1208 E. Duryea Avenue, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.692.3485 or 309.370.7894
Dorothy6161@comcast.net

Come out to our Monthly Jam Session on the 3rd Friday of every month.  People come from all around to listen to steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, and a ventriloquist.  All are welcome to attend.  Snacks are provided after the service.

 

A free-will offering will be taken for Missions.  Giving is not required.  The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs.  Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.