Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

K of C Fish Fry (Fri. Feb 12, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

10811 North Knoxville Ave.

Lenten Fish Fry All U Can Eat Hand-Breaded Fish

Baked Tilapia - $10

Add Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp -3/$2

Kid’s Meal - $5 (Mac & Cheese or fish)

***NEW THIS YEAR Fried seafood platter (clams, shrimp, fish) - $14

 

All meals include french fries, salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, bread, and drinks.  

Serving Time 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Carryout Available 5-7

 

 

Sponsored by K of C       

St. Clement Council #12407

Knights of Columbus Breakfast (Sun. Feb 14, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

2200 S Meadowbrook Rd
217.544.3023
ldobson@soill.org

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. All Proceeds benefit Special Olympics/Area 17. The buffet features scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage links, mini corn dogs, tater tots, biscuits & gravy, Belgian waffles, tropical fruit salad, donuts & pastries, orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 - 12, and kids five and under are free.

K of C Fish Fry (Fri. Feb 19, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

10811 North Knoxville Ave.

Lenten Fish Fry All U Can Eat Hand-Breaded Fish

Baked Tilapia - $10

Add Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp -3/$2

Kid’s Meal - $5 (Mac & Cheese or fish)

***NEW THIS YEAR Fried seafood platter (clams, shrimp, fish) - $14

 

All meals include french fries, salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, bread, and drinks.  

Serving Time 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Carryout Available 5-7

 

 

Sponsored by K of C       

St. Clement Council #12407

Contact Ministries Prom (Fri. Feb 19, 2016 6:00 pm)

Fundraiser for the Contact Ministries Emergency and Transitional shelters for women and children. It will be a dinner and dance at Illini Country club.

Murder at Le Vieux Carre: A Mardi Gras Whodunit (Fri. Feb 19, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

316 SW Washington St.
309.265.6423
www.waterhousepeoria.com

The Young Professionals of Caterpillar invite you to a Murder Mystery Fundraiser Dinner supporting the Children's Hospital of Illinois. Dress up Mardi Gras style and bring your dancing shoes. Doors open at 6pm and show begins at 6:30pm. Early bird tickets are $55 using promo code EARLYBIRD. For ticket information visit our website or contact Kristen using the contacts listed above.

Open Your Heart to Music (Fri. Feb 19, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

220 E. Front St.
309.828.6806
OpenYourHeart219@gmail.com
http://www.musicconnections.org

An evening with Music Connections Foundation:  music, food, entertainment and both silent and live auctions to benefit the many children, families and programs supported by the foundation. Cocktail attire, heavy h'orderves. Make advanced reservations by February 12th by visiting our website provided above. 

Team Up for Children with Disabilities BOWL-A-THON (Sat. Feb 20, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Family Matters: Parent Training & Information Center will be hosting their 2nd annual BOWL-A-THON to raise money for children with disabilities. So come one, come all! Enjoy a fun afternoon of snacks, prizes, bowling, a 50/50 drawing and raffle.

 

Each bowler must have a minimum of $50 in pledges to bowl 3 games and enjoy refreshments. 

-Free Shoe and Lane Rental

-Team and Bowler Prizes

-Adapted bowling equipment available

 

Family Matters serves families and professionals in 94 counties outside the Metro Chicago area. We are tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and receive funding from the US Department of Education.

Mission Trip Fundraiser (Sat. Feb 20, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3rd & Maple St.
217.737.7661
debsiltman@gmail.com

Soup Supper/Potato Bar at Atlanta Christian Church fellowship hall.  A silent auction and also a live auction starting at 6 P.M. will be held.  Proceeds to benefit Guatamala Mission trip June 24 - July 2, 2016.  Teams will visit several orphanages and schools supported by Orphan Outreach, based in Plano, TX.

Mardi Gras Whodunit Masquerade Ball (Sat. Feb 20, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

316 SW Washington St.
309.251.0365
GWCC.FUNDRAISING@GMAIL.COM
http://www.thecarvercenter.com/

Join George Washington Carver Community Center for a night of Mystery, Suspense, and Entertainment.  We’re hosting the biggest Mardi Gras Whodunit Masquerade Ball of the season! Dress up… Bring your mask, dancing shoes, and your detective skills… This murder mystery fundraiser will be a fun filled night of dinner, dancing, and of course MURDER! 

Pins for Pets with Foster Pet Outreach (Sun. Feb 21, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join Foster Pet Outreach to raise money for homeless pets. This is a family friendly event with prizes for all ages. Only $2.50 per game with free shoe rental. Visit our website listed above for more information. We hope to see you there!

K of C Fish Fry (Fri. Feb 26, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

10811 North Knoxville Ave.

Lenten Fish Fry All U Can Eat Hand-Breaded Fish

Baked Tilapia - $10

Add Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp -3/$2

Kid’s Meal - $5 (Mac & Cheese or fish)

***NEW THIS YEAR Fried seafood platter (clams, shrimp, fish) - $14

 

All meals include french fries, salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, bread, and drinks.  

Serving Time 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Carryout Available 5-7

 

 

Sponsored by K of C       

St. Clement Council #12407

Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale (Sat. Feb 27, 2016 4:30 am)

Contact Info:

1594 County Road 1700 N

Linn Mennonite Christian School near Roanoke is having its annual Spaghetti Supper. There will also be a bake sale.

Costa Rica Fundraiser (Mon. Feb 29, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

1001 Lejune Dr.
217.971.7689

Members of Prairie Temple Assembly of God in Virden will be taking a missions trip to Costa Rica this June where we will be ministering at a pregnancy care center. We are raising money for 9 of us to go. Our first major event will be at Pizza Ranch in Springfield. Please come join us and help us make it a successful night!

K of C Fish Fry (Fri. Mar 4, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

10811 North Knoxville Ave.

Lenten Fish Fry All U Can Eat Hand-Breaded Fish

Baked Tilapia - $10

Add Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp -3/$2

Kid’s Meal - $5 (Mac & Cheese or fish)

***NEW THIS YEAR Fried seafood platter (clams, shrimp, fish) - $14

 

All meals include french fries, salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, bread, and drinks.  

Serving Time 5:30 – 7 p.m.; Carryout Available 5-7

 

 

Sponsored by K of C       

St. Clement Council #12407

Bowl for Kids' Sake (Fri. Mar 4, 2016 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

3115 East Sangamon Ave
217.753.1216
mbonner@bbbsicr.org
http://capitalregion.kintera.org/bowl

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield is appealing to the community to support the 33rd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, the mentoring organization’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s event will be held over the course of three weekends. Available sessions: March 4 at 9:30, March 5 at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00, March 11 at 5:00 and 9:30, March 13 at noon, 1:00 and 2:00, and March 18 at 5:00 and 9:30 p.m.

 

The donor-funded organization challenges everyone—mentors and mentees, their friends and families, partners, community leaders, as well as others who may not have time to mentor but support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission—to join Bowl for Kids’ Sake and start something to change the life of a child forever. The nation’s leader in quality one-to-one youth mentoring services, Big Brothers Big Sisters holds itself accountable for and is able to measure specific youth outcomes. Its programs focus on educational achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors such as juvenile delinquency, higher self-esteem, confidence and the ability to relate to others. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” said Lisa Rakey, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region. “No matter how someone chooses to be involved—bowler, team captain, sponsor, or even a virtual bowler—each person has a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake directly funds our mentoring programs in Sangamon County and helps to maintain and sustain our mentoring relationships, increasing kids chances for success.”

 

So, get your team of 4-6 friends, co-workers, and family members together and have some fun for a good cause. Join the party and enjoy food, bowling, lots of prizes, and great music. It's NOT a bowling tournament. It's a giant thank you party for collecting pledges for BBBS. Make it even more fun by dressing up as a team. It's a win for BBBS and a win for you and your team.

 

Request your team packet today! Contact Mary at the phone or email listed above.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge (Sat. Mar 5, 2016 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

N 141 Lakewood Dr.
ldobson@soill.org
http://www.soill.org/polar-plunge/

The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a dip into the frigid Illinois waters in the middle of the winter. In 2016, the Polar Plunge will challenge thousands of brave jumpers at 21 locations across Illinois. It’s a great way for everyone – individuals, organizations and businesses – to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Illinois! The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $100 in donations in exchange for jumping into Illinois’ icy winter waters!  Besides bragging rights, all plungers will receive an official Polar Plunge hooded sweatshirt and entrance into a Post-Plunge party.  Additional incentive prizes are provided to those who raise $250, $500, or $1,000+ for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

Bowl for Kids' Sake (Sat. Mar 5, 2016 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3115 East Sangamon Ave
217.753.1216
mbonner@bbbsicr.org
http://capitalregion.kintera.org/bowl

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield is appealing to the community to support the 33rd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, the mentoring organization’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s event will be held over the course of three weekends. Available sessions: March 4 at 9:30, March 5 at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00, March 11 at 5:00 and 9:30, March 13 at noon, 1:00 and 2:00, and March 18 at 5:00 and 9:30 p.m.

 

The donor-funded organization challenges everyone—mentors and mentees, their friends and families, partners, community leaders, as well as others who may not have time to mentor but support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission—to join Bowl for Kids’ Sake and start something to change the life of a child forever. The nation’s leader in quality one-to-one youth mentoring services, Big Brothers Big Sisters holds itself accountable for and is able to measure specific youth outcomes. Its programs focus on educational achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors such as juvenile delinquency, higher self-esteem, confidence and the ability to relate to others. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” said Lisa Rakey, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region. “No matter how someone chooses to be involved—bowler, team captain, sponsor, or even a virtual bowler—each person has a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake directly funds our mentoring programs in Sangamon County and helps to maintain and sustain our mentoring relationships, increasing kids chances for success.”

 

So, get your team of 4-6 friends, co-workers, and family members together and have some fun for a good cause. Join the party and enjoy food, bowling, lots of prizes, and great music. It's NOT a bowling tournament. It's a giant thank you party for collecting pledges for BBBS. Make it even more fun by dressing up as a team. It's a win for BBBS and a win for you and your team.

 

Request your team packet today! Contact Mary at the phone or email listed above.

4th Annual Winter Ball benefit (Sat. Mar 5, 2016 5:00 pm)

TEAM OWEN's 4th Annual Winter Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life // Relay For Life of McLean County Illinois

Entertainment/Music will be provided by Dennis from Dynamic Sound. J Caughron Photography will be there again to take your picture. Delicious Cupcakes will be available.

*Cocktail Hour from 5-6:00pm

*Silent Auction all night (do not need to be present to win)

*Choose from Chicken, Beef, or Vegetarian (vegetarian meal is also gluten free)

Doors open 5:00 P.M. Dinner served at 6:00 P.M. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. $40 for single; $70 for couple; special rate $265 for a table of 8 (additional benefits...message for details)

*Payment for tickets can be made by cash, check, or credit card (Credit card payments will include a $5 convenience fee).

Chateau is offering rooms at the "Best Rate Available" ~ $69.00 plus tax ~ if reserved by February 12th and you inform them that you are attending the Winter Ball. Room stay will include a FREE Breakfast the following morning.

For more information contact Catina using the phone number listed above or visit our Facebook page.

Foodshare Canathon (Sun. Mar 6, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

pepperbauer@att.net
Marjorie LaFont:
mlafont@illinois.edu
309.243.5446

The 32nd FOODSHARE CANATHON will be conducted throughout central Illinois from February 29th through March 20th.

 

FOODSHARE CANATHON bags will be inserted in the February 29th Peoria Journal Star. The bags may be filled with canned and non-perishable foods and placed on your doorstep for Sunday, March 6th pickup, between 1 and 4 pm. If no one picks up the bag, we ask that the bags be placed at one of the many drop-off points:
-area Kroger stores
-Peoria area Subways
-Peoria neighborhood fire stations

 

Preferred items are canned fish or meat, peanut butter, soup, canned fruits and vegetables, ready-to-eat cereal, and box dinners.

 

If you’re interested in volunteering to canvas neighborhoods and pick up food donations on March 6th, contact Pepper Bauer using the phone number listed above.

 

Last year, the FOODSHARE CANATHON collected more than 50,000 pounds of food for neighborhood food pantries. The need is great as all of our food pantries are experiencing increases in requests for food.

Bowl for Kids' Sake (Fri. Mar 11, 2016 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3115 East Sangamon Ave
217.753.1216
mbonner@bbbsicr.org
http://capitalregion.kintera.org/bowl

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield is appealing to the community to support the 33rd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, the mentoring organization’s biggest fundraiser. This year’s event will be held over the course of three weekends. Available sessions: March 4 at 9:30, March 5 at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00, March 11 at 5:00 and 9:30, March 13 at noon, 1:00 and 2:00, and March 18 at 5:00 and 9:30 p.m.

 

The donor-funded organization challenges everyone—mentors and mentees, their friends and families, partners, community leaders, as well as others who may not have time to mentor but support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission—to join Bowl for Kids’ Sake and start something to change the life of a child forever. The nation’s leader in quality one-to-one youth mentoring services, Big Brothers Big Sisters holds itself accountable for and is able to measure specific youth outcomes. Its programs focus on educational achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors such as juvenile delinquency, higher self-esteem, confidence and the ability to relate to others. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” said Lisa Rakey, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region. “No matter how someone chooses to be involved—bowler, team captain, sponsor, or even a virtual bowler—each person has a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake directly funds our mentoring programs in Sangamon County and helps to maintain and sustain our mentoring relationships, increasing kids chances for success.”

 

So, get your team of 4-6 friends, co-workers, and family members together and have some fun for a good cause. Join the party and enjoy food, bowling, lots of prizes, and great music. It's NOT a bowling tournament. It's a giant thank you party for collecting pledges for BBBS. Make it even more fun by dressing up as a team. It's a win for BBBS and a win for you and your team.

 

Request your team packet today! Contact Mary at the phone or email listed above.