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Events under 'Conferences/Seminars'

4G STEM Camp (Girls + Games + Gadgets = Genius) (Mon. Jul 11, 2016 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley University
Olin Hall
Peoria, IL 61625

4G STEM Camp introduces girls entering seventh and eighth grade to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 


The camp includes 5 days of hands-on activities, filed trips, and lab experiments.  Site visits to Caterpillar and Jump Trading Simulation Center (OSF) are on the agenda.  Hands on activities will engage participants in applying the skills they learn at the site visits. Opportunities to engage in career exploration discussions will happen throughout the camp.


Camp runs from July 11- 15th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $175. 


4G STEM Camp is partnership between University of Illinois Extension, Bradley University Center for STEM Education and the Greate Peoria EDC Workforce Alliance.  

Together 2016 (Sat. Jul 16, 2016 9:00 am - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

National Mall
Washington, D.C.

Moments of historic change are often marked by historic gatherings.

Together 2016 is the day this generation will meet on the National Mall to come together around Jesus in unified prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change. We’re coming together with as many people as possible who believe Jesus changes everything.


We can fill the National Mall if all of us do 3 things:

  • Come to D.C.
  • Invite people
  • Pray for Together 2016


Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Lecrae, Crowder, Passion, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Casting Crowns, Lauren Daigle, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp, Francis Chan, Mark Batterson, Ravi Zacharias, and Josh McDowell are just SOME of the artists and speakers that will be there. 

Creating a Bed & Breakfast for Birds, Bees & More (Sat. Jul 23, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ken DeSutter's private property
3/4 of a mile south of Spring Lake Road and Spring Garden Road
Manito, Illinois

Learn how to create and maintain wildlife habitat! Farmers, landowners and community members are invited to see a local landowners efforts to maintain wildlife habitat and create pollinator habitat during Creating a Bed & Breakfast for Birds, Bees & More.


Join Trees Forever, Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Ken DeSutter, Illinois Buffer Partnership 2016 participant, on Saturday, July 23. The field day starts at 9 a.m. at DeSutter's acreage (located 3/4 of a mile south of the intersection of Spring Lake Road and Spring Garden Road, near Manito, Illinois.) The group will wrap up activities around noon.


Event is free. A light lunch will be served, so participants are asked to register ahead of time at the link above.

Adoption Informational Meeting (Thu. Jul 28, 2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Gateway Woods Family Services Illinois
923 Detroit Court, Ste 3
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 266-0767

Gateway Woods Family Services Illinois, a private, Hague accredited adoption agency, would like to invite anyone interested in adoption to an informational meeting at their office to learn about domestic, international, and embryo adoption.


The meeting will cover the basics of different types of private adoption, the home study process, training requirements, fees, and placement process.

Questions and discussion are welcome.


An RSVP is kindly requested, although not required. RSVP by email or by calling the number above. 

Charismatic Revival Conference (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 8:00 am - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites
100 Conference Center Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 636-9622


The Catholic Diocese of Peoria presents the 30th Annual Charismatic Conference featuring Walter Matthews, Barabara Lanzdorf Heil, and Dan Duet.


Visit the website above for a full schedule, to reserve a hotel room, or for more information!

In Her Cherished Heart Conference (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish Center
1930 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
(309) 339-7918

Join women's speaker Lisa Hendey as she presents themes from her book, "The Grace of YES: 8 Virtues for Generous Living".


Lisa is a mom, author, blogger, and nationally-known speaker. She will share her personal experiences and practical tips to living out a generous YES to God's beautiful plan for each and every woman's life.


Lunch will be provided, along with goody bags and giveaways!


Mother's Room is available for children under 1 year of age. 


Visit the link above for more information or to register!

Set the Captive's Free (Sat. Sep 10, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Set the Captive's Free Ministry
2200 E Cook St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Speakers Will Share from their Experiences how Jesus can free us from the Pain of Bitterness, Anger, Addiction, Confusion, Broken Relationships, Perversion, Depression etc... A Great Big Testimonial Service.