Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Oct 26, 2014 - Sat. Nov 1, 2014

Thu. Oct 30, 2014

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

Contact Info:

College Church
332 E. Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
800.369.0307
info@qplace.com
http://www.qplace.com/events/vital/

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.

Busey's Toy Bank (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Busey
1111 S. Veterans Pkw
Bloomington, IL 61701
217.365.4677
ashley.hipsher@busey.com
http://www.busey.com

Imagine not being able to unwrap a gift on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, thats the reality for hundreds of children in McLean County. but, thanks to generous donors who support Toys for Tots, more than 6,000 children in our area receive a present. We are joining the effort and invite the community to fill Busey's Toy Bank--drop off new, unwrapped toys to any Busey location through early December or let Busey donate on your behalf through social media November 3-17.

Wausau Homes Grand Opening (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grand Opening
Washington Plaza #22
Washington, IL 61571
309.717.9427
blumenshineA@wausauhomes.com
http://www.WausauHomes.com

We're building dream homes in Washington and the surrounding communities! Come visit the brand new, state-of-the-art Washington Design Studio to see how we're redefining the home building experience. Visitors to the Open House will enjoy refreshments and can enter a drawing for prizes including an 8” Wi-Fi Android Tablet. At the same time, they will be able to see and touch a wide variety of sample products available to customize a new home. They can also learn about the stress-free homebuilding experience that begins with choosing from 119 new home design

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

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

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)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/griefshare-2/

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)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/?month=2014-10-01&webtag_id=82

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)

Contact Info:

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Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554
309.509.1181
bobbiejobarnes@att.net

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)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309.691.3209 / 309.573.6606
mtiemeier@sbcglobal.net
http://www.cbsclass.org/Classes/peoriaeve/home.aspx

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)

Contact Info:

Prairie Capital Convention Center
, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL
217-854-4631
ilsmonline@idcag.org
http://www.ilsmonline.com

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)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
217.899.4199
tiffany1whitaker@gmail.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

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)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/content/connect/life-help/recovery/

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)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

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)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/locations/springfield-scheels/

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)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S Minier Ave
Minier, IL 61759
309.392.2658
nwhite@minierag.org
http://www.minierag.org/Events?fldMonth=&fldEventID=352422&fldOccuranceDate=10/31/2014

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)

Contact Info:

Church of God
905 S Maxwell Rd.
Bartonville, IL 61607
309.697.5881
raahdeal@sbcglobal.net

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)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 North California
Peoria IL 61603
309.397.0261
d.schaffner83@gmail.com
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcs13

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)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
addictionsprogram@bloomingtonbaptistchurch.net
http://www.addictionsprogram.com

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)

Contact Info:

First Presbyterian Church
321 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62701
217.206.6160
bwakefield@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

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)

Contact Info:

Peoria Sam's Club
4100 W. Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.4545

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.

 

 

Sat. Nov 1, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 am)

Contact Info:

Woodside UMC
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, Il 62703
217.529.2736
woodsideumc@comcast.net
woodsideumc@comcast.net

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

Salvation Army Bellring Pekin IL/Morton IL (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Salvation Army Bell ringing
243 Derby st
Pekin IL
309.346.3010
http://www.salvationarmypekin.org

The Salvation Army of Pekin is looking for volunteers for Christmas Bell ringing in Pekin and Morton.

Monday - Saturdays Nov. 17th - Dec.24th

Please call to schedule your time to give. One hour of your time can change your life and help someone to change theirs.

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
Scheels: 217.726.6330 Info:309.340.4266
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/ethos-tactical-il-ccw-7/

8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available.

All instructors are IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at EVERY CCW class instructed.

 

 

For more information please visit www.ethostactical.com or call.

Craft / vendor fundriser and canned food drive (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church
921 Caroline St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.202.0126
cash61554@yahoo.com
http://www.cbpekin.org/pag3.html

This fundriser/canned food drive is to help the food pantry. There will be a bake sale and a raffle, so please come out and help a good food pantry. They serve 120-140 families every other week.

Lifetime's 7th Annual Walk for a Lifetime (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Park
5th St. & Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702
217.523.0100
info@lifetimephc.org
http://www.cultureoflifespringfield.org/#!events/c1815

Walk for a Lifetime is about raising funds and awareness to advance a culture of life in our community and beyond. Lifetime solely relies upon individual, business and church partnerships to continue offering our life-saving services. With the addition of ultrasound services this year, we are especially thankful for our generous partners who help us answer our girls' #1 question: "Am I really pregnant?"

 

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and encouragement as we celebrate LIFE together!

 

Open House is at Lifetime and includes tours, viewing of LIVE ultrasound, and free chili dinner. Everyone welcome!

Thailand Presentation - Anti-human trafficking ministry (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Church of God
2520 Maywood Ave,
Pekin, IL 61554
309.696.5437
Michelle_booker7@yahoo.com

Michelle Booker is home for a short furlough and will be sharing with us her experiences working with an anti-human trafficking organization in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past fourteen months. There will be a brief presentation of stories and pictures with refreshments to follow. Hope to see you there!

Family Fun Fest (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heyworth High School
308 W Cleveland St
Heyworth, IL
309.825.3727 / 309.473.2771

Kids' activities!

30 Carnival Games

Hundreds of Prizes!

Silent Auction

Food, fun, friends!

Free Admission

Carnival Tickets: 25 cents

6:30 p.m. Free Movie & Popcorn

 

  • Candy Shop
  • Cake Walk
  • Carnival Games
  • Sand Art
  • Bounce House
  • Art Pavilion

 

Sponsored by Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry

Family Fun Fest (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heyworth High School
308 W. Cleveland
Heyworth
309.825.3727
info@heyworthcc.com
http://www.heyworthcc.com/#/events

The Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry is sponsoring the 16th annual Family Fun Fest, Dinner and Benefit Auction.

The Fun Fest activities include carnival games, face painting, bounce house, silent auction and much, much more.  All-you-can-eat BBQ Pork dinner starts at 5:00 P.M.  Benefit auction for the senior high mission trip starts at 6:00 P.M.  Free movie and popcorn for the kids starts at 6:30 P.m.

Pasta for Patriots (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Goodfellas
1414 N 8th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-363-3737
info@ivfullercenter.org
http://www.ivfullercenter.org

Come out for an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Goodfellas in Pekin.

 

This is the beginning of our "Joining Hands to Thank Veterans" 11-day event.

 

We will have a DJ and magician as well as silent auction items, door prizes, and a special gourmet cupcake bar. We will also unveil our display honoring veterans.

 

All proceeds will be used to do home repairs for veterans. We provide basic home repairs, yard clean ups, and weatherization to Veterans FREE of charge. We are an all-volunteer organization and do not accept government money. We have completed 70 yard cleanups and 18 home repairs since becoming an affiliate of the International Fuller Center for Housing in June of 2013.

 

Tickets are only $7 for adults, $5 for veterans, and $5 for children 12 and under.

Dunlap Prospect UMC Turkey Dinner (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Church
300 E Ash Street
Dunlap, IL 61525
309.243.7300
dani.pumc@gmail.com
http://pumcdunlap.org

Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Church

 

Annual TURKEY DINNER For Tickets call church office

 

Adults: $12 in advance, $13 at door Children: (ages 5 - 12 yrs) $6 in advance, $7 at door

 

Dinner, served family style, includes: Turkey and Dressing Mashed Potatoes and gravy Vegetable and Cranberries Homemade desserts Carryout service available

St. Paul's Soup & Sandwich Supper (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
80 Chestnut Street
Varna, IL 61375
309. 696.6590

St. Paul's Lutheran Church's annual Soup & Sandwich Supper. Three kinds of soup to choose from. Prices are, $8 for adults, $6 for kids 12 & under, and free for kids under 5.

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church of Christ Northwest
7722 N. Allen Road
Peoria, Il 61612
309.693.2426
cocnw@comcast.net

Come enjoy a safe, Family Friendly Trick or Treating. Kids in costumes can collect candy from decorated cars. 

Also enjoy hot beverages. 

 

Father Daughter Purity Ball (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pere Maquettte Marriott Hotel
501 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

The Christian Center is once again thrilled to host the Father-Daughter Purity Ball. It is our pleasure to hold high the banner of purity in the midst of a culture that destroys it.

 

We hope you will join us as we encourage young women to commit to moral purity and help them understand the beautiful and righteous life God offers them.

 

The Bible lays the responsibility of protecting daughters at the feet of their fathers. We desire to charge men to take up this mantle of responsibility!

 

God thinks the protection of a woman’s purity should be extravagant and so do we! We look forward to this formal evening and hope you will join us. The event is open to all girls, ages 12 and up.

 

Evening Program

5:00 pm • Photos & Music

6:00 pm • Invocation, Dinner, Program with guest speaker Rachel Lee Carter

10:00 pm • Closing-Last Waltz

 

You can download a registration form at the above Web site. Just click on the "Tickets" tab.

 

The cost is $60 per person. The price includes dinner, dessert, two 5x7 photos per family, a white rose, a gift from Bremer Jewelry for each daughter, and a special gift for the dads. A suit/sport coat is required.

 

Limited scholarships are available - apply by Oct. 1st. Call 685-4218 ext. 101 for a scholarship form.

 

Guest Speaker Rachel Lee Carter is an alumnus of Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY. There she studied Bible Survey and Systematic Theology with an emphasis on missions and youth ministry. After hearing God’s call on her life to return to the modeling industry as a professional, Christian model, she began using this platform to share the love of Jesus Christ within the fashion industry and at women’s and youth conferences nationwide. As a professional model for over 20 years, Rachel has traveled to over 30 countries. Her clientele includes: Cover Girl, Tommy Hilfiger, Clairol, Cabela’s, Jones New York, Teen Magazine, Wrangler, Fitness Magazine, Nicole Miller, Chico’s, DKNY, Reebok, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and many others. She is also the 2009 Mrs. North Carolina US and a former Miss Teen USA contestant. She is the author of Fashioned by Faith. She and her husband, Daryl, live in Conover, NC with their sons, Jack and Jude.

 

 

Are you in need of a gown for the evening?

Some beautiful gowns have been donated to The Christian Center to be used for the Purity Ball. You may come to The Center to try on the gowns on the following dates:

Saturday, September 27 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Tuesday, October 7 • 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 18 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon 

Saturday, October 25 • 10:00 A.M. - Noon

16th Annual Mission Benefit Supper and Auction (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heyworth High School
308 W Cleveland St
Heyworth, IL
309.825.3727 / 309.473.2771

Starting at 5:00 p.m.--All you can eat

Bar-B-Q pork loin, baked beans, goulash, corn, dinner rolls, variety of homemade pies/desserts

 

Benefit auction starts at 6:00 p.m.

Hand-made items, needlework, crafts, gift baskets, tools, furniture, certificates from local merchants, baked goods, pies, and lots more!

 

All types of donations welcome!

 

Sponsored by Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

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.

SVYS 5th Annual Trivia Night! (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hoogland Center for the Arts Theatre 3
420 S. Sixth St
Springfield, IL 62701
217.753.8000
svys.svco@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/591370130989485/

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to its fifth annual, fun-filled Trivia Night! Renowned Trivia Expert and Emcee Russ Friedewald will host the event.

 

Since Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day, this year’s theme is “Sinners & Saints”! Costumes are highly encouraged (but not required). Get ready to show us your knowledge and compete for a cash prize! (We'll even let you buy a mulligan to use on those questions that stump you.) Looking for more ways to win? Then take a chance at our 50/50 drawing!

 

The cost to participate in this exciting event is only $10 per person, which can be paid at the door or in advance by calling the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Office at the above number. Have a group of know-it-alls? Tables of 10 may be reserved in advance by calling our office. Drinks will also be available for purchase throughout the evening at our cash bar. Sponsorships or other contributions are welcome. All proceeds will go to support the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra. We hope you can make it!

 

Fall Revival at TriValley Baptist Church (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

TriValley Baptist Church
8385 N. 1900 East
Bloomington , IL 61704
309.212.1202
Ronbon55@yahoo.com
http://www.trivalleybaptistchurch.com

Revival will begin with a music concert on Saturday Evening. Music Evangelists will be Denny Mallory of Bloomington/Normal and John Somes of Sterling, IL. Both men will be sharing music with Denny Mallory doing the Evangelistic Preaching. The service on Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Potluck Dinner at 12:00 noon In Fellowship Hall.

 

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 North California
Peoria IL 61603
309.397.0261
d.schaffner83@gmail.com
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcs13

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

P.I.C.K. Drumline concert (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
6400 N University
Peoria, IL 61614
309.692.1420

The P.I.C.K. Drumline will be performing!  Admission is free but a freewill donation to support the group will be taken. The concert will be followed by a dessert reception.

Eureka Reagan Fest's Trail of Terror (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lower Eureka Lake Park
Off Lake Road
Eureka, IL 61530
309.212.6257
jaimiemcfarlin@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1495378657392040/

A scary, dark walk in the Lower Eureka Lake Park for some chills, thrills & laughs with your family and/or friends!  This is a family event but not for little ones:) One time Access Pass is $5 per person or buy an All Nighter Access Pass for just $10 per person (access until we close!)  Concessions available.