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Sun. Oct 19, 2014 - Sat. Oct 25, 2014
October 2014

Thu. Oct 23, 2014

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Youth in Harmony Fall Chorus Festival (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Over 300 students from 13 different high schools spend the day practicing songs that will be performed that evening.  This show will also include the 2012 International Barbershop Quartet champions - RingMasters from Sweden.

Peoria Rescue Ministries' Annual Banquet (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Peoria Rescue Ministries'

59th Annual Stewardship Celebration

 

6:30 p.m., Doors open 6 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Anderson, author and speaker

Join us to celebrate what God has done over the past year at Peoria Rescue Ministries!  The evening's events include: dinner and program, special music, keynote speaker, and client testimonies.

Tickets: $30/person, $225/table of 8

To purchase tickets, call or visit the website

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Brandon Heath and City Harbor's Acoustic Tour (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Please join Contact Ministries as they present Brandon Heath and City Harbor’s Acoustic Tour.

 

Brandon Heath songs: "Love Does," "Give Me Your Eyes," "I'm Not Who I Was," and "Your Love."

City Harbor songs: "Come However You Are."

 

Concert begins at 6:30 p.m., doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at iTickets.com, Family Christian Bookstore, Contact Ministries, and several local churches. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Group rates of 10+, $10.00 each, sponsorship opportunities available.

 

For more information, please call the phone number listed above or visit www.contactministries.com.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Oct 24, 2014

Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sale (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

A GIANT Garage Sale!

Our gym is full of great items.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the National Youth Gathering trip. We have clothes, sporting goods, toys, electronics, you name it we have it!!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Saint Mark School Harvest Festival (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join us for an evening of indoor fall fun in the Saint Mark School Gym. There will be games, food, and bouncy houses.

Admission is $5 per person with a limit of $30 per family.  Hope to see you there!

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

The 4th annual Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat is a time of refreshment, renewal and extended time with God.  Our guest speaker is Kolinda Duer.  She will be sharing about God's desire to bring healing in new and beautiful ways.  Kolinda has written a book entitiled, 'No More Hippos,' a memoir of hope for wives whose husbands struggle with pornography or sexual addiction. 

 

Our schedule includes times of worship, food, prayer, fellowship, and breakfast on Saturday morning. 

Watchmen on The Wall (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:30 pm)

The Watchmen on the Wall seminar is a one-and-a-half-day training program designed to fit into your schedule. The seminar is a powerful opportunity to become educated and activated on behalf of Israel and is taught in correlation with our highly acclaimed training manual and curriculum.

 

Guest speaker Michael Onifer studied at the Hebrew University's Rothberg International School in Jerusalem and today is Director of the Israel Experience program and serves as the Associate Director of Eagles' Wings Israel Department. Michael has traveled to Israel more than 20 times, and he leads groups and leadership delegations on a regular basis. Michael is cultivating educated, relevant, and Kingdom-minded support for Israel and Palestinian Christians.

 

The Friday night session will begin with an extended time of worship and is open to the public.

 

Schedule
Friday, October 24
6:30PM - Registration Opens
7:30PM - Session 1

Saturday, October 25
8:30AM - Doors Open for Sign-up & Enrollment
9:00AM - Worship Begins
9:15AM - Session 2
10:45AM - Session 3
LUNCH BREAK
12:45PM - Session 4
2:15PM - Session 5
3:45PM - Session 6

 

Online registration ends on October 23rd, and there will be an additional $5 charge for on-site registration.

-Adult Deluxe registration ($64.99) includes the full Watchmen on the Wall Commissioning Packet with the Training Manual, CD sets Volumes I & II, and the Third Jihad DVD- a $69 value! Adult Basic registration ($24.99) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual, a $17 value!

-Returning Adult registration ($9.99) is for people who have attended a seminar in the past and does not include any resources.

-Young Adult registration ($24.99, ages 18-30) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual and The Christians Biblical Guide to Understanding Israel- a $27 value!

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

United Marriage Encounter (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Put more smiles in your marriage.  A UME weekend can change your lives and your marriage! 

The Weekend is based on the Christian faith.  We encourage Christ-centered marriages. 

To register:  visit the website

 

 

Sat. Oct 25, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 3:00 am)

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at woodsideumc@comcast.net

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 am)

31st Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.

If you are looking for a family oriented event ~ with wonderful homemade cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls and tasty homemade veggie soup cooked in large black kettles and tasty homemade pies ~ we have it all! 

 

Hundreds of handmade creations ~ perfect for birthday and holiday gifts.  Silent auctions throughout the morning.  Activities for kids and snacks outside (scones, brisket sandwiches, deep fried potatoes, hot cider, etc.)  Offering 50 lb (and 20 lb) bags of fresh S. Dakota potatoes for sale.  AND THE VERY BEST PART ~ every penny raised will be channeled through International Disaster Emergency Service to feed hungry and hurting people worldwide. Treat your family to a special day ~ and know that you are helping to feed hungry kids as well.

 

 - Come early for the best selections!

Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am)

You will find a large selection of gently used items for babies-big kids at AWESOME prices!! Get your kids ready for cooler weather without paying retail!! Come shop for most anything baby/kid related: Fall/winter clothing/shoes, winter coats/boots, Holiday outfits, toys, baby equip, books, games, and MORE!!

Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sale (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

A GIANT Garage Sale!

Our gym is full of great items.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the National Youth Gathering trip. We have clothes, sporting goods, toys, electronics, you name it we have it!!

Holiday Happenings (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

St. Monica's Ladies Guild is sponsoring Holiday Happenings, a Craft and Bake Sale. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Crafters will be displaying, crocheted items, handmade paper crafts, cards, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Miche purses with removable liners, quilts, shirts, scented soaps, soy wax melts, and many Christmas items. Lots of baked goods, apple pies, and breads. 

For more information call Pat at the above number.

Vendor/craft fair (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am)

Third Annual Craft and Vendor Fair with bake sale & kids games. Many vendors and crafters on hand with cash and carry items on site! Proceeds will benefit High School youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2016. For additional information contact Trinity Lutheran Church.

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from the Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each. This is the last chance to stop by The Christian Center to see their selection!

Fall Harvest Festival at Dixon Assembly of God (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Come join in on the fun!

Fall Harvest Festival is a free event and open to the public!

 

What to expect: Games for kids, prizes for the games, bounce houses, food, hayrack ride, face painting, and fun for the entire family.

SCHEELS Treadmill Marathon (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 12:30 pm)

Come cheer for your favorite team! Opening Ceremonies, including presentation from Medals for Mettle. Don't miss this amazing, powerful moment. This is a marathon length competition (26.2 miles) in which 5 relay teams will compete to beat solo marathon runner Justin Gillette. Justin has won 77 marathons with a personal best of 2:25:44!! Currently ranked 6th in the WORLD for career marathon wins.

 

Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in Springfield.

 

Donations can be made at the event to Medals4Mettle or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Springfield.

 

Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Triathlon and Half Marathon medals are accepted for donation.

 

Chilli Supper (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 2:00 pm)

St Benedict's Ecumenical Abbey invites the entire community to join us for a delicious chilli supper.

$5 per person ( includes bowl of chilli, corn bread,  drink and dessert)

Take out available (does not include drink)

DaxFest 2014 (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm)

DaxFest 2014 is a family friendly trick or treating community supported event! This event will be located in the Washington, IL Park across from Lincoln Grade School. Kids will be able to walk with their parents along the bike trail to trick or treat while also enjoying activities that include a hay rack ride, corn maze, costume contest, chili cook off, face painting and more!

 

Dax returned back to Washington, IL in late October to enjoy his final weeks in his hometown. When they told us Dax wouldnt live till Chirstmas we hung up Christmas light before Halloween. Christmas light will light the trick or treating trail in honor of Dax and all the children who battle childhood cancer.

 

Come join us for a fun and safe trick or treating experience! Children are $10 and adults are free.

3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner for Threads, Hope & Love (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm)

Spaghetti dinner provided by Michaels in Washington to help Threads, Hope & Love, a free clothing ministry in Washington.  Threads is trying to pay off their mortgage for their new building.

Bake Sale included.  donations only

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Please come join us for an evening of fun! There will be trunk or treating along with free hot dogs, games, and tractor rides. Come rain or shine! 

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:30 pm)

This fun alternative to the the Halloween experience is designed for kids in 4th grade or younger. Families, have your kids wear their favorite costume and trick or treat along the rows of trunks decorated by our own FUMC members. After trunk or treating, please stay for free food and games. We also invite you to bring toothbrushes and toothpaste for our Operation Christmas Child collection.

Mom's Night Out (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:00 pm)

A FREE event for mom's of ALL ages.  The event includes supper, fun actvities and the great movie "Mom's Night Out". Childcare will be available.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Stir Up the Healing Waters (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 6:30 pm)

Pastor Mike Floyd will be Teaching and Preaching about what God's Word says about healing.  There will be prayer for the sick.

 

 

Pro Life Pastor's Dinner (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Guest Speaker will be Kristan Hawkins, the Executive Director of Students for Life of America.

Sun. Oct 26, 2014

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 10:45 am)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.

 

Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.

 

Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:

 

  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation

 

People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

 

We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

$2.25/Person, ages 4 & up

 

5/25: Heirloom Gardening

6/29: Animal Husbandry

7/27: Old Fashion Carnival

8/31: Weaving-Wool Dying

9/28: Barn Dance

10/26 Harvest-Butter Churning

 

Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County.

Trunk or Treating (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

  • Games
  • Barrels of fun!
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Cookies and Punch
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Costume and Car Judging

Trunk or Treat (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

BRING THE CHILDREN OUT FOR SAFE, FAMILY- FRIENDLY TRICK OR TREATING WITH CANDY, GAMES, COSTUME PHOTOS AND MORE. 

Trunk or Treat at Crossroads (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:30 pm)

Everyone is invited! Come dressed in costume (not too scary, please.)

Decorate your trunk (optional).

Pack a family picnic - bonfire available. 

4:30-5:30 - Tailgating

5:00-5:30 - Games and Activities

5:45 - Trunk or Treating begins (Kids will parade to the trunks collecting treats.)

Everyone is welcome! Please bring lots of treats to share!

 

 

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm)

Help for healing from Divorce for adults, children, and teens. This is a 13 week program designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of families impacted by divorce.

Harvest Party at First Baptist Church, Washington (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

We will be hosting a Trunk or Treat and Harvest Party!

There will be fun for the entire family.  The fun begins in the church parking lot with our Trunk or Treat. This will be an opportunity for the children to get all kinds of free candy.  Inside of the church we will have games set up for the kids to play and receive even more candy as well as chili and hot dogs.  We will also have a costume contest at 6 p.m. and prizes will be given away for the best costumes.  The costume division are as follows, 0-4 years, K-3 grades, 4-6 grades, 7-12 grades.  Please no scary costumes.  This event is totally free and a way for us to serve our community. All are welcome. If you have questions please contact our church office or visit our church website!

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm)

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!

 

Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd

 

Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Festival of Life (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Featured speaker is Kristan Hawkins.

Kristan and the students for Life of America Team have launched several successful investigations into Planned Parenthood with Kristan, herself, going undercover on several occasions. SFLA has even released startling information proving that the abortion Goliath targets college-aged youth.

Join us for this event!

Mon. Oct 27, 2014

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Oct 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting September 8th at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting.

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Tue. Oct 28, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is in your area! Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Hope Church. Moppets are available for your kiddos, so they will be learning too! For more information about MOPS here in Springfield or nationally, visit the website above.

DivorceCare (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Financial Peace University (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm)

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Oct 29, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 12:00 pm)

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!

Trunk or Treat (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Come enjoy a safe, fun trick-or-treating atmosphere! Kids in costume can collect candy from decorated cars. Families can enjoy a free meal.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm)

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Trunk or Treat @ New Beginings Apostolic Church (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm)

Come join us and bring your family for free hotdogs, chips, soda, candy and games. We will also have a bonfire pending the weather. It will be a great time and we hope to see you there!!

Step Study for Men (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Thu. Oct 30, 2014

Vital Conference (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

This is a one-day regional event designed to inspire, equip, and mobilize church and lay leaders who are passionate about helping people come to know Jesus. For details or to register, please visit the website above.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 6:30 pm)

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Join Evening Community Bible Study (CBS) now!

 

Community Bible Study is an interdenominational, 30 week Bible study for men and women of all ages and all levels of scripture knowledge.  It is composed of individual study at home, small group discussions, effective teaching, and fellowship.

 

This year's study focuses on the gospel of Mark (18 weeks) and Christian Living as discribed in Philemon, Jude and 1st, 2nd & 3rd John.

 

Class meets on Thursday evenings, starting September 4th through May 7, 2015. 

 

Registration fee: $25 per person 

Fri. Oct 31, 2014

Momentum Youth Convention with Rend Collective (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 3:00 pm)

Momentum Youth Convention will take place Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

 

The convention is for students 6th-12th grade.

 

Rend Collective will lead worship. Tim Delina and Dick Brogden will speak.

 

For more info or to register your group, go to the above Web site. For details, please call or email.

Trunk or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween in the school parking lot.  Trunk or Treat is an event where several cars converge in a parking lot, open their trunks and hand out treats for children.  In keeping with the Christian atmosphere, all treats will be labeled with an appropriate Christian message.  

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.

 

"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.

 

The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.

 

The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Trick-or-Treat at SCHEELS (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Join us for Halloween FUN! Scavenge for candy and other Halloween treats all around the store. Free Ferris Wheel rides for all participating kids.

Minier Assembly of God 5th Annual Trunk Or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

This family friendly event has something for everyone!

 

There will be games:

  • hay rides, candy
  • giant inflatables
  • family photos
  • free hot dogs, hot chocolate and kettle corn 

 

This year’s Trunk or Treat will also feature magician Jim Percy and live music from the band, One Day Closer. Bring your family and come join the fun! 

Park and Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Please park in our lot and join us in the church basement for games/candy/food and alot of fun.

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:30 pm)

Peoria Christian High School Theater is proud to present, C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

Award-winning playwright, Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the amazing world of Narnia in this entertaining, dramatic adventure for the whole family. This enchanting stage adaption captures the spirit of the original story with cleverness and charm and includes many of the characters so many have grown to love. This story of faith, love, forgiveness and courage unfolds as the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy enter the magical world of Narnia through a seemingly normal wardrobe. Stepping through the wardrobe they find a winter wonderland, but soon they realize all is not right in the enchanted land. The White Witch has taken over Narnia and has forced good out of the world. All too soon the children are engulfed in a battle of good versus evil. They find refuge in the camp of Aslan, the valiant Lion and learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice. This allegorical tale of spiritual warfare, love and forgiveness is a message for all ages. Come and join the Pevensie children as they enter the world of Narnia!

 

Presented with special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

Monster Mash with the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Experience the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra's opening concert with the magic of monsters and mammals this Halloween in an hour long performance featuring HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, a ‘pan-demonium' for chansonnier and orchestra, and Saint-Saëns zoological fantasy Carnival of the Animals. The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra's concert will be lead by our dynamic Music Director Alastair Willis and will feature Robert Mangialardi as the chansonnier.

 

Tickets for the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert may be purchased in Springfield through the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office and at the door.

 

 Single ticket prices range from $5 for students (6 years +) to $20 for general admission.  Tickets for youth (5 and under) are free with a paying adult. Senior discounts are also available. 

Peoria Sam's Club Teams Up with Pajama Program (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Sam's Club of Peoria and Pajama Program are combining efforts for the third consecutive year to collect new pajamas and new books for children.

 

Created in 2001, Pajama Program is a nonprofit organization with 60 chapters in 33 states. This program collects and distributes new pajamas and new books to local children who would otherwise not have these items. Since its beginning the organization has donated over 2 million new pajamas and books to children in need.

 

There is an urgent need to collect new pajamas for these children before "Danger Season," starts in October when temperatures begin to dip to the freezing point. These youngsters in need, particularly those living in temporary arrangements or waiting to be adopted, will benefit directly from the contributions as frigid temperature begin to creep in.

 

Sam's Club hopes to collect 100 new pajamas and 100 new books for children in need. A colorful, pajama-decorated collection bin will be located near the front of the club for the duration of the drive. Donors are asked to drop off a pair of pajamas or a new book in the bin. Pajama Program will deliver the gifts to local children in need at the end of the campaign.