Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

Support Brain Tumor Research (Mon. May 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
903 W. Jackson St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-222-5065
amanda@marklinderwalkforthemind.org
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org/events-2/fundraisers/

Help support brain tumor research in central IL! Mark Linder Walk for the Mind receives 10% of all food purchased, including the buffet. The Walk for the Mind committee and researchers will be there to serve you! May 1st starts Brain Tumor Awareness Month, so what better way to kick it off.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Run for Life (Sat. May 6, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Bradley Park
1314 N Park Rd
West Peoria, IL 61604
309-689-0200
s.kowal@pndhs.org

Come out and support the Women's Care Center by running a 5k or walking a mile in our second annual Run for Life!

 

The Women's Care Center helps over 600 women annually, and you can help them save more lives!

 

The cost to run or walk is $20. All the proceeds will go directly to the Women's Care Center. A t-shirt and water will be provided upon arrival.

 

Hope to see you there!

Caleb's Crew St Jude Bake Sale (Sat. May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Route 66 Corridor Event
Main Street
Lexington, IL 61753
309-212-0606
lora.coombs@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/408948349467962/

Caleb's Crew Walk/Run St Jude Team is hosting a bake sale and wreath raffle to benefit St Jude. Bake sale items will start at $1.00, and will go up from there. There will also be a wreath raffle to raffle off a decorated home decor wreath. Wreath raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

 

Hope to see you there! 

Walk for Life (Sat. May 6, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

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

Join the Pregnancy Resource Center for Walk for Life. There will be a silent auction, bake sale, Funtasticballoon Man, face painting, cake walk, coloring contest, food, fun and fellowship.

 

Registration begins at 9 AM. Hope to see you there!

Spuds & Splits Fundraiser (Sat. May 6, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
2035 IL Route 26
Dixon, IL 61021
815-284-4554
coslcdixon@gmail.com

Join us for a fundraiser that will help pay for the church's new roof. This is also an opportunity to contribute to the Comfort Dog Ministry! Enjoy a delicious baked potato with your choice of toppings followed by a banana split with all the fixings.

 

Tickets are available at the church from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, or they can be purchased from a church member. Advance tickets are $7.00 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. At the door adults will be $9 and children are $5. Limited tickets are available, so make your purchase soon!

 

Hope to see you there!

Italian Feast Fundraiser (Sat. May 6, 2017 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka Bible Church
1452 Church Road
Eureka, IL 61530
309-467-3015
tylerrogers@mediacombb.net
http://www.addwc.org

Join us for our 10th annual Italian Feast fundraiser sponsored by Michael's Italian Restaurant to benefit the Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County. The event will include dinner and dessert, as well as many silent auction and raffle items.

 

Proceeds from this event will go towards the renovation of the group home in Eureka. This project will include two new bedrooms, a fully accessible bathroom, basement and large garage. To learn more visit the website listed above or find us on Facebook.

Caleb's Crew St Jude Bake Sale (Sun. May 7, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Route 66 Corridor Event
Main Street
Lexington, IL 61753
309-212-0606
lora.coombs@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/408948349467962/

Caleb's Crew Walk/Run St Jude Team is hosting a bake sale and wreath raffle to benefit St Jude. Bake sale items will start at $1.00, and will go up from there. There will also be a wreath raffle to raffle off a decorated home decor wreath. Wreath raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

 

Hope to see you there! 

Fundraiser Benefit for Julie (Tue. May 9, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bob Evans
304 N. Main St.
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 694-2602
JasZi3@aol.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/446893885656857/

We are having a fundraiser benefit for Julie who has been put on the double lung transplant list. Funds will go toward medical and travel expenses involved with the procedure and aftercare. All that you need when you come is your ticket to present to the cashier when you pay and 15% will go to Julie!

 

Visit the website listed above for more information. Thank you so much, and hope to see you there!

Salvation Army Annual Community luncheon (Fri. May 12, 2017 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Paradice Hotel
7 Blackjack Boulevard
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 655-1349
erica_fanning@usc.salvationarmy.org

Join us for our Annual Community Luncheon featuring Julianna Zobrist as our guest speaker. She will also be singing for more entertainment. We will present several awards to volunteers and businesses for their support. Tickets for the luncheon are $50. Call the number listed above for more details.

 

Hope to see you there!

Trivia Night and Fundraiser (Fri. May 12, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Warehouse at Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Dr
Lincoln, IL 62656
charitytrivia2017@gmail.com

Join us for a night of fun and friendly competition to raise funds for a missionary family reaching groups in southeast Asia. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear more about Henry and Melissa's ministry and other ways we can support them in their efforts to be fully funded by September. The cost is $5 per person or $25 per team (max of six people on a team), and there will be a cash prize for 1st place! Other fundraiser prizes are just $1 per entry! We'll be taking cash or credit at the door, or you can pay in advance to reserve a table.

 

Please pre-register by using the email listed above. Hope to see you there!

Warrior Golf Classic (Sat. May 13, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

The Warrior Golf Classic is now a family friendly event - offering different styles of golf - classic, disc, and mini! All of these activities will be followed by a barbecue dinner and silent auction. All proceeds from the Warrior Golf Classic will benefit the Faith Baptist Christian School Tuition Assistance Program. Classic golf will take place at Parkview Golf Course, and is a four-man scramble with a $75 dollar fee (cart and dinner included). Disc golf will take place at Sunset Hills Golf Course, is $30 per person and also includes dinner. Mini golf will be at Putt the Magic Dragon at Mineral Springs Park. Registration is $10 per person and includes dinner as well.

 

There are unique prizes for each category! Those wishing to attend the dinner and silent auction only may also register with the school for $5. See Warrior Golf Classic under fundraising on the website listed above, or you can call the office for more information. 

Becoming The Beautiful You (Sat. May 13, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center
1413 Leslie Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704
309-663-7011
amy@kabircenter4health.com
http://www.becomingthebeautifulyou.com

Becoming The Beautiful You is a day of healthy pampering for the ladies. We are inviting our favorite local businesses to bring to you all of the good-for-you indulgences in the area! There will be treatments to help you relax, pampering, retail therapy, presentations, prizes, and much more!

 

Each attendee will receive a Becoming The Beautiful You bag. By attending exhibitor booths, attendees will be entered into our raffle to win one of many exciting prizes! This year the event is a fundraiser for Wish Bone Canine Rescue! Tickets for this event can be picked up prior to the event at Kabir Center For Health. Up to two tickets are free with a donation to Wish Bone Canine Rescue (www.wishbonecaninerescue.org/wish-list.html).

 

This event is designed to inspire beauty, empower women, and provide healthy tools to become the beautiful you that you were created to be. If you have questions or would like to be involved with the event, contact Amy Gibson at the contact information listed above. 

Bark for Life 2017 (Sat. May 13, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Kickapoo Creek Park
2000 N Jefferson St
Lincoln, IL 62656
309-247-3231
staff@greenhavenanimalclinic.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1888207628124375/

Similar to Relay for Life, Bark for Life is a fundraiser event that you can bring your dog to! This events raises funds for Tazewell Animal Protective Society, Humane Society of Logan County, Mason County Pets without Parents, & Sangamon County Animal Control.

 

Sign up and donate and you get a FREE t-shirt! At this event there will be booths with FREE food, balloon animals, a dunk tank, a hot air balloon ride raffle, and much more! Hope to see you there.

Bible Trivia Challenge (Sat. May 13, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-673-3716

Come join us for food, fellowship, and fun at our first annual Bible trivia challenge! The hosts for the evening will be Jake and Suzanne from WCIC! There will be team prizes after each round, raffle tickets for $5, and your choice of door prizes. Food will be sponsored by Chick-fil-A. 

 

It is a $200 donation per team (5 people per team max) to be entered. Open to all ages! Proceeds will further the work and ministry of Teen Challenge Peoria.

 

Doors open at 3:30 PM. Reserve your team using the number listed above.

 

Hope to see you there!

Mother's Day Special Event (Sun. May 14, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

George Washington Carver Community Center
710 W 3rd Avenue
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 839-2487
http://SmoothPeoria.com

Join us for this special Mother's Day event and listen to Jazz, Funk and R&B Guitarist Nick Colionne. Our late show begins at 6 PM as well.

 

To order tickets online or for more information, please refer to the contact information above.

Adoption Fundraiser Yard Sale (Fri. May 19, 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Residence
710 Phaeton Place
Normal, IL 61761
217-772-1520
akharmon09@gmail.com
http://aaronkimadopt.com

Looking to get rid of some stuff? Donations are needed! If you have items in good, used condition that you would otherwise be throwing away or donating, we would LOVE to take them off your hands. Any items, BIG or small!

 

All proceeds from this yard sale will go towards helping grow our family through adoption. Baked goods and BBQ will be on sale as well. 

 

Contact Kim at the number or email listed above for more information. (Rain date will be May 26 & 27).

H2H Board Game & Trivia Night (Fri. May 19, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heartland Community Church
1811 N Linden St
Normal, IL 61761
http://www.heart2heartsupport.org

Whether you want to form a trivia team (1-6 people) or you want to try your hand at board games, there will be something fun for everyone to play at this event! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Admission is $10 per person, and all proceeds from the night will go to support the missionaries at Heart to Heart Support Services NFP: Skye Jackson, Susan Plezia, and Amanda Walters. For more information about Heart to Heart and how you can make a donation, please visit the website listed above.

Adoption Fundraiser Yard Sale (Sat. May 20, 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Residence
710 Phaeton Place
Normal, IL 61761
217-772-1520
akharmon09@gmail.com
http://aaronkimadopt.com

Looking to get rid of some stuff? Donations are needed! If you have items in good, used condition that you would otherwise be throwing away or donating, we would LOVE to take them off your hands. Any items, BIG or small!

 

All proceeds from this yard sale will go towards helping grow our family through adoption. Baked goods and BBQ will be on sale as well. 

 

Contact Kim at the number or email listed above for more information. (Rain date will be May 26 & 27).

Pushcart Derby (Sat. May 20, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Uptown Normal - Old Amtrak Parking Lot (Behind the CDM)
101 E. Beaufort St.
Normal, IL 61761
309-433-3402
apitzer@normal.org
http://www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net

The Children’s Discovery Museum is partnering with Illinois State University’s Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology for the first annual Pushcart Derby. Teams of youth (3rd – 8th grade) will begin with a workshop led by ISU and museum educators. Implementing principles of the design process and science, technology, engineering, art, and math teams will construct unique muscle carts. The teams will then test their designs and race to the finish in the road course derby. Construction supplies will be provided, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. All you have to bring is your love of learning and plenty of muscle power! If you don’t have a team of friends to join you for the fun, you can register individually and we will match you with other creators and engineers participating in the event.

 

Proceeds from the fundraising event will support the museum’s mission—enabling the expansion of programs, creation of exhibits, continuation of outreach initiatives, and scholarship provision for disadvantaged youth. For more information regarding the event, team registration, or sponsorship opportunities please call the number listed above.

Clay Shoot (Sat. May 20, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club
1301 Weishaupt Rd
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-676-6416
prm@peoriarescue.org
http://www.peoriarescue.org

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for the "Hope In Action" Clay Shoot to help the poor and underprivileged in our area! You can sign up to be a station sponsor for $250; individual entry is $250, a five shooter team is $1,000, and for youth the price is $150.

 

To register, please refer to the contact information above.