Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

A Mile in My Shoes (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral - 3601 N North St Peoria 61604

A mile in my shoes epilepsy awareness walk in Peoria. Starting point is at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.  Registration that day is 15 per individual and 25 per family. There will be T Shirts available for purchase that day at an additional cost of 10.00 per shirt. There will be free family photos, face painting, education and epilepsy resources at the gatherings spot that day.

Great Cloth Diaper Change (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall, 2501 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL 62704

We look forward to the many new faces we will see this coming year and welcoming back our loyal cloth diaper advocates.


Congratulations and thanks to all 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change participants and supporters!! Guinness World Records verified that we broke the record… the new world record is 8,301 cloth diapers changed at one time at 182 qualifying locations in 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, United States!


Another 4 countries held nonqualifying (but cloth-diaper-awareness-increasing!) events: Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Philippines 84 cities hosted events that didn’t qualify for the Guinness World Record BUT DID ACCOMPLISH our goal of increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers.


Unofficial babies changed: 10,029 (including sites that didn’t qualify per stringent Guinness regulations, but did in fact hold events increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers in their communities.)


5 continents held GCDC events. Swag Bags for first 50 registerd participants, Door Prize, and Raffles benefiting the to promote cloth diapers and resources for parents.


Also enjoy Family Fun, Area Vendors, Mini Sessions, Family Entertainment, Face Painting, and Shopping.


Please bring a diaper changing mat, clean cloth diaper, and baby under 39".

Galesburg Christian School 2014 Auction (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

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Venue: Calvary Assembly of God, 432 N Linwood Rd, Galesburg, IL 61401
Contact Information: Galesburg Christian School, 309.343.8008

At Galesburg Christian School, spring means it’s time to enjoy one of our major annual fundraisers. This is a great way to support Christian education, discover great bargains, and enjoy a fun-filled family day with lots of good food! See a list of auction items at the provided website.

Silent Auction 11:00

Service Auction 3:15

Live Auction 4:00

Chops & Dogs & More 11 – 3:00

KidZone $5 ages 3-10 11 – 6:00

Spring for Tea (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Church, 204 North McLean St., Lincoln, IL
Gayla Wood, 217-732-7618 / Marcia Bidwell (Chairperson), 217-732-7772 / church office, 217.732.7618

Sale of tickets will begin February 3rd for the 11th Annual Spring for Tea sponsored by the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.


Spring for Tea will be held in the Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Doors open at 10:45 a.m with tea being served at 11:30 a.m.


The tea features a number of colorful and uniquely appointed tables complete with china, silver, crystal, and offering a variety of themes and decor. Women of all ages from the community will serve as table hostesses, both decorating the tables and serving graciously to the needs of their guests at the tea.


Traditional tea foods, ranging from dainty sandwiches to cookies, fruit, and other delicacies will be served along with the traditional Spring for Tea blend of tea. Background music will provide the proper ambiance for the occasion.


Men in Black will again be on hand to greet the tea guests and escort them to their appointed tables. Guests will be invited to participate in a promenade of the beautifully decorated tables as they await the serving of tea.


Following tasty food, flavorful hot tea, and lively conversation, a special program will be presented. Through tth etea, a number of lovely door prizes, provided by local businesses and individuals, will be presented to those in attendance.


Tickets are sold in advance, beginning February 3rd. There is limited seating available for the event, and tickets sell out quickly. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the church office or calling Gayla Wood.


Anyone interested in hosting a table for Spring for Tea or providing other assistance to the event may contact Marcia Bidwell.


The April tea will be the first 2014 event of the Harvest of Talents ministry, which this year will be celebrating its 31st anniversary. The Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is a unique ministry of the Lincoln church. Partnering with International Disaster Emergency Service, the Lincoln Harvest has raised $1,819,213.38 through the 30th Harvest, every penny of which has gone to feeding programs, orphanages, and missions throughout the sorld, providing physical and spiritual food to those in need. A number of Harvests across the United States have been birthed by the founding Harvest in Lincoln and have raised over $2,000,000.00 to meet hunger needs. The 31st Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger will be held on the 4th Saturday in October 2014 in the Fellowship Center of Lincoln Christian Church. Anyone desiring information about the Harvest ministry may call the church office.

3rd Annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner/Dance (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Williamsville Jr. High School, 500 S. Walnut St., Williamsville, IL
Chris and Sandy Walden, 217.544.3234

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Ticket price $20 each which includes dinner provide by Hickory River Smokehouse. Reserve a table by purchasing a table of ten. To purchase tickets, visit our website at contact Chris and Sandy Walden by phone or at the provided e-mail address. The evening will also include a silent auction.

Culver's Lunch Fund Raiser (Sun. Apr 27, 2014 11:00 am)

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Culver's Grand Prairie

Northminster Presbyterian Church's Mexico Mission Team will receive a portion of the lunch sales.  Please come and have lunch and support our efforts to partner with Yucatan Peninsula Missions.

Missions Garage Sale (Wed. Apr 30, 2014 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

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Rock Creek Bible Church, 307 E Kauffman St., Congerville, IL 61729

Huge sale in our All Purpose Room. All proceeds to go to missions projects.

Missions Garage Sale (Thu. May 1, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

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Rock Creek Bible Church, 307 E Kauffman St., Congerville, IL 61729

Huge sale in our All Purpose Room. All proceeds to go to missions projects.

5K Run/Walk Community Fundraiser (Sat. May 3, 2014 6:30 am)

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300 South Parkway Drive

The Salvation Army in Pekin is hosting a community-wide 5K fundraiser to benefit our youth programs and activities at Coal Miner's Park in Pekin.


Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m.
Run: 7:00 a.m.
Walk: 8:00 a.m.


Entry fee is $15 if registered before April 18th ($20 after). Register and pay before April 18th to receive a 5K t-shirt!


Snacks and beverages will be provided to participants.

Flapjack Fundraiser to Benefit Veterans (Sat. May 3, 2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

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Willow Knolls Shopping Center

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is holding a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees in Willow Knolls Shopping Center. Tickets are $5.00 and include pancakes, bacon, and beverage and can be ordered by calling the provided number. Proceeds will be used to provide home repairs for Veterans in the Tri County Area.

Minier Townwide Garage Sale (Sat. May 3, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier, IL
Sandy or Julie, Minier Village Office, 309.392.2442

Spring is here (at least officially on the calendar), and there is a hint of sunshine and warmer weather. So, why not tackle the annual cleaning of the closets, attic, basement and garage in preparation for the Minier Town-wide Garage Sale? A map of participating homes will be available at First Farmers State Bank and Minier Community Bank the week prior. If you wish your residence to be on the map, please contact Sandy or Julie at the Minier Village Office by April 18th.


Organizations can use this opportunity to sponsor a fund raiser as well. If your group or church is interested in having a bake sale, car wash, or other fund raiser, please call the Minier Village Office and indicate where your group will set up, so that the location can be included on the map.


This event is sponsored by the OLYMPIA KIWANIS CLUB with the assistance of the Village. On Monday, May 5th, the Village will sponsor the spring clean-up and pick-up day. Items to be hauled away must be on the curb by early Monday morning.

Community Garage Sale (Sat. May 3, 2014 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)

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Corps Community Center, 2903 W Nebraska Ave, Peoria, IL

The Salvation Army is hosting its annual Community Garage Sale at the Corps Community Center gym. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Have things to sell? Rent a table at our garage sale - no need to worry about weather or setting up at home, and you keep all of your profits! To rent a table, call the phone number listed above.

2nd Annual Walk for Life (Sat. May 3, 2014 9:00 am)

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Pekin Park Lagoon

Be part of the Pregnancy Resource Center's Annual Walk for Life.  This family friendly event will include a 2 mile walk around the Pekin Park Lagoon, door prizes, face painting and a celebration of what God is doing to reach out to women at their point of decision.

Contact us for a walker pledge form and start getting sponsors now.  Your participation goes a long way in allowing us to provide free services to the women of Tazewell county.

Hines Primary School Carnival and Silent Auction (Sat. May 3, 2014 2:00 pm)

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Hines Primary School, 4603 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL

This is a family friendly event to support Hines Primary School.

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church's Spuds & Splits Extravaganza (Sat. May 3, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2035 Illinois Route 26

Help Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church raise the roof!  This year’s fundraiser, the “Spuds & Splits Extravaganza” will help put a new roof on the church. A delicious baked potato with your choice of toppings followed by a homemade banana split will be served.


When tickets are purchased in advance, adults are $7.00, and children 10 and under are $4.00. At the door, adults will be $9.00 and children $5.00. Tickets are available at the church, Monday thru Friday between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM or by calling (815) 284-4554. Tickets may also be purchased from a church member. Limited tickets available—get them while they last!

Tim Tebow at Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet (Mon. May 5, 2014 6:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL
Cole Espenshied

The Greater Peoria Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes is having former Heisman trophy winner and ESPN College Analyst, Tim Tebow, as their keynote speaker at their Annual Home Team Banquet.


Tim Tebow is a former American football quarterback who played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets in the NFL. He played college football for the University of Florida, where he was the first college sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy in 2007. He also appeared on BCS National Championship winning teams in the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He went on to play for the Broncos and then the Jets. Currently, Tim is a College Football Analyst for the ESPN Network. Tim is also highly involved with the Tim Tebow Foundation that has a mission to bring Faith, Hope, & Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.


The Greater Peoria Area FCA hosts the banquet annually as a primary means of raising support for their non-profit ministry. The ministry provides spiritual support and encouragement for student athletes and coaches at all levels. They help equip them with the resources and tools that enable them to compete God's way. This nationwide ministry influences more than 300,000 students in more than 7,500 schools. Locally, the FCA is active in 14 public schools and is touching hundreds of students on a weekly basis.


Seats for the banquet must be reserved. Seats are $75 each or $750 for a table (10 seats) to attend the banquet.


To reserve seats, become a table host, or became a banquet sponsor, please visit the above Web site or contact the FCA office via email.


The attire is business/casual.


There will also be a VIP reception for all banquet sponsors one hour prior to the dinner.


Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Pregnancy Resource Center Walk for Life (Sat. May 10, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean St., Lincoln, IL 62656

Come join us for a day filled with fellowship, games, prizes, food…all in support and celebration of LIFE!


Registration 9:00 am

Walk at 10:00 am


Silent auction, bake sale, balloons, coloring contest, and face painting by the famous "Zoo Lady"!

Family Funday at LSCA camp (Sat. May 10, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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1674 Lick Creek Ln. Chatham, IL 62629

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly will be celebrating its 75th year of camp ministry with Family Funday!


There will be fun for the whole family!  Carnival games, bounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, baseball radar gun and other sports games, tractor rides, archery, a car show, kite flying and much more. There will also be a silent auction and delicious food.


PLUS, live music on the lawn. (Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, or sit on our benches.


10am: The Phoenix Son's
11am: The PJ Summers Band
12pm: Brian Lee & His Orchestra
1pm: Back Pack Jones


All proceeds will go towards the completion of Eagle Lodge, the new boys dorm and retreat building.


The games and rides cost tickets; the live music and car show will be free to all.


RAIN OR SHINE! (In case of rain, bands will be moved to the chapel.)


Go to the camp Web site above for more info and band bios.


Feel free to share this event with friends.

Sausage and pancake supper (Sat. May 10, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

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Christ Lutheran School - 1311 Faraday Ave., Peoria, IL 61605

42nd annual All-You-Can-Eat Sausage, Pancake & Potato Pancake Supper.   at. Christ Lutheran School, 1311 Faraday Ave. Peoria, IL 61605.  Adults $6, Students K-8 $3, Family $20

Proceeds To benefit Vacation Bible School event at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Washington, Il, in support of Washington Tornado Relief.

Mark Bills Middle School Rummage & Vendor Fundraiser Sale (Sat. May 17, 2014 8:00 am)

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6001 N. Frostwood Pkwy

There will be a fundraiser for Mark Bills Middle school.  The fundraiser will be a rummage sale!