Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. May 24, 2015 - Sat. May 30, 2015

Mon. May 25, 2015

Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk (Mon. May 25, 2015 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Glen Oak Park
2218 North Prospect Road
Peoria, IL 61603

Join us on Memorial Day for the 1st Annual Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to benefit Veteran home repair projects. The run will begin in lower Glen Oak Park and travel through Springdale Cemetery. Awards will be given out at the Picnic Party after the race.  


Fees for 5K run are:  $25.00 before March 31; $30.00 April and May and $35.00 race weekend.   $20.00 for 1 mile walk.  $5.00 discount given to Veterans. 


The event is sponsored by Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing; CIAN Inc., Sunrise Roofing, Peoria Rivermen, Fritch Heating & Cooling, Fortner Insurance and Illinois Blue Star Mothers Club.


Online registration is available or you can call the phone number above for a registration form. 

Faith Baptist Christian School Registration for 2015-16 is Open! (Mon. May 25, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Ct.
Pekin, IL 61554

Faith Baptist Christian School has ministered to the Pekin community and surrounding areas for 39 years. We are a Pre-school (3 year old) through 12th grade school in association with both the Illinois Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools.



Our mission is to “partner with families in educating students through a Bible-centered curriculum to foster academic excellence and spiritual growth in preparation for ongoing ministry and education.”



FBCS offers a traditional education using curriculum provided by quality Christian publishers who are not aligned in any way with the Common Core. Our students average over two years above Mean Grade Equivalent according to annual achievement testing.



We offer a safe environment in small classrooms with experienced teachers. Fine arts are a part of every grade level, and several interscholastic sports are offered for 4th grade on up.



Applications are now being accepted for all grade levels. Please contact our school office by phone or email to receive an application packet, or arrange a meeting and tour with our administrator. Please no calls on weekends or holidays.

Safe Families for Children Volunteer Opportunity (Mon. May 25, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield
and across the United States

Safe Families for Children is a movement of families in the local church who provide hope to children and families experiencing crisis, and they are looking for volunteers!


Safe Families for Children has 3 primary objectives:

1. Child abuse/neglect prevention

2.  Child welfare prevention

3.  Family support and stabilization


Volunteers are solely motivated by compassion and practicing biblical hospitality. Join the movement and become a Host Family, Family Friend or Family Coach!


To begin volunteering or to find more information, visit the website above.

Fire Museum Family Fun Day (Mon. May 25, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
403 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071

A fun firefighting themed day for families at Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum. There will be fire truck rides, firefighting activities for kids, museum tours, and free lunch! Displayed in the Fire Museum are several antique local fire trucks, firefighting tools, and other historic memorabilia.


Admission is free.

Tue. May 26, 2015

Celebrate Recovery, Morton (Tue. May 26, 2015 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Christian Church
401 West Edgewood Court
Morton, IL

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is the Morton, Illinois chapter.

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. May 26, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center
1730 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL 62702

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.

Celebrate Recovery at First Assembly of God in Normal (Tue. May 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
800 E Vernon Avenue
Normal, IL 61761

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Christian Recovery Program that provides a safe environment designed to address such issues as Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Anger, Resentment, Depression, Co-Dependency, Sexual Addiction, Food Addicition, Relationship Addiction, Controlling Behavior, Insecurity Guilt/Shame, and Pornography.


These words are about more than just 'issues'. They are about people who are struggling with problems that sermons and Bible studies alone won't solve. There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond thier wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Jesus Christ through Celebrate Recovery!


Every Tuesday:

6:00-6:45 p.m. - Dinner for $3

7:00-8:00 p.m. - Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m. - Small Groups

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Free desserts/coffee

Wed. May 27, 2015

Close the Achievement Gap (Wed. May 27, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Family Service Center
730 East Vine
Springfield, IL 62703

Camp Compass, a summer program for homeless and low-income elementary students in Springfield, is in the running for a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Camp Compass is an academic and enrichment-based summer program, designed to prevent summer learning loss and close the achievement gap.


You can help by voting for "Close the Achievement Gap" on Facebook through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist platform. Each of the top 40 causes in the nation will receive $25,000. Anyone with a Facebook account can vote every day (up to 10 votes). The money will provide transportation to/from Camp Compass for needy students.

Thu. May 28, 2015

Northminster Presbyterian Church Annual Rummage Sale (Thu. May 28, 2015 8:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church- Gym and Fellowship Hall
10720 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

Northminster Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual rummage sale! There will also be a silent auction from 8:00-6:00 p.m.


All proceeds will go to church missions.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. May 28, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 


"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 


"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.


For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. May 28, 2015 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! This club meets every Thursday, starting March 26 and ending on October 5.


Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.


Visit the website above for more information.

Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. May 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crosswinds Community Church
400 W Union Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

NEED PRAYER? Come for music, praise, worship, rest, and an opportunity to receive confidential prayer.


The Prayer Rooms are open to the public. Attendees can come and go as needed.  Praise and Worship starts at 6:30 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m. confidential prayer begins on a first come-first served basis.

Concert with Sons of Korah (Thu. May 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 696-4797

Come hear Sons of Korah in concert!


This popular singing group from Australia specializes in setting Psalms to music.


Find out more about them and sample their music at

Fri. May 29, 2015

Northminster Presbyterian Church Annual Rummage Sale (Fri. May 29, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church- Gym and Fellowship Hall
10720 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

Northminster Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual rummage sale!


All proceeds will go to church missions.

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 29, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.


The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories


The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.


This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. May 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615

The road to recovery is not meant to be traveled alone. Learn to walk with Jesus and with a church family. Experience Celebrate Recovery where you don’t have to journey alone.


Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to become free from life’s hurts and habits. 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. Meetings are every Friday.

Sat. May 30, 2015

Northminster Presbyterian Church Annual Rummage Sale (Sat. May 30, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church- Gym and Fellowship Hall
10720 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

Northminster Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual rummage sale!


All proceeds will go to church missions.

1st Annual MSBL Free Basketball Camp (Sat. May 30, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Germantown Hills Middle School
103 Warrior Way
Germantown Hills, IL 61548

The MSBL (Men's Sunday Basketball League) will be hosting its 1st Annual MSBL Basketball Camp on May 30th & May 31st.


This free basketball camp will be offered to males and females 10-18 years of age. The campers will be taught valuable basketball skills, as well as life skills, and each camper will receive a free t-shirt.


For more information, please contact Mr. Williams at the e-mail address above.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. May 30, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
403 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from May 2 through the end of October.  Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum!


Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia.  Kids young and old will enjoy the history!


Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the website or call the number above.

Karee Exclusive's Beauty & Talent Competition (Sat. May 30, 2015 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Panther Creek
3001 Panther Creek Dr.
Springfield,IL 62711

You are invited to Karee' Exclusive's Beauty and Talent Competition for high school teenage girls for the state of Illinois.


The mission of Karee' Exclusive's Beauty & Talent Competitions is to help provide scholarships to teenage girls and young women who aspire to go to college, build teenage girls & young women's confidence & self-esteem, try to help prevent teenage pregnancy and other teenage peer pressure issues by giving teenage girls & young women something positive, inspiring, and motivational to do, look forward to, and be a part of.


There is a $10 admission to attend the competition.

Warrior Golf Classic (Sat. May 30, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Ct.
Pekin IL 61554
School Office (and Pastor Tim Collard), 309.347.6178

The Warrior Golf Classic raises money to provide financial assistance to families that want to enroll their children in Faith Baptist Christian School of Pekin but are unable to afford full tuition payments.


Your participation in the Warrior Golf Classic will treat you to an afternoon of golf, opportunities for prizes, a silent auction and an awards banquet featuring a delicious prime rib dinner. All of this for just $100/person.


The tournament features 18 holes of golf in a four-man, best ball, shotgun start format at Sunset Hills Golf Club - 1620 Summit Dr., Pekin.


There is also a banquet/silent auction only option as well for $35. The banquet will be held at 6:00 PM in the Fireside Room of Faith Baptist Church and Christian School - 1501 Howard Ct., Pekin.


To receive a brochure, please contact our school office. Further questions may be directed to Pastor Tim Collard at the same phone number.

Chicks N Chocolate 2015 (Sat. May 30, 2015 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center
19067 W Frontage Rd
Raymond, IL 62560

Chicks N Chocolate is an annual fundraiser for our not-for-profit organization, The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program. We are a faith based organization that works with pregnant and parenting women.


This event consists of women, lots of chocolate, live entertainment, an all-women's sand volleyball tournament, 35 vendors and much more!


The event starts at 4:00 p.m. and vendors will be available from 4:00-7:00 p.m. There will be live music by Side Effect until 10:00 p.m.


Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The fee to get in includes all the chocolates one cares to eat, one of thirty five raffle items, and live entertainment.


Visit their Facebook page at the link above for more information!