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Sun. Jul 26, 2015 - Sat. Aug 1, 2015

Thu. Jul 30, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309.694.5116
mfleming@icc.edu
http://icc.edu/around-campus/child-care/summer-explorer-camp/

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.4531
http://oursaviors-school.org/summer-camp

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

First Fridays at The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave
Peoria, Il 61603
309.673.3641
info@fumcpeoria.org
http://www.fumcpeoria.org/about-us/foster-gallery/

July 12 - August 16

 

(In) Visible Men: Examining Stereotypes Through Art.

 

Exhibit featuring the work of Ricardo Andre Lewis, an associate dean in Illinois State's Dean of Students Office exploring the crossroads of race and identity.

 

The Foster Gallery is located at the address above.

Hidden Hills Heavenly Horse Bible Camp (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Hidden Hills Farm
285 Denman Rd.
Carlock, Il 61725
309.349.2190
robinkrutke@yahoo.com

Horse camp held every Thursday throughout the summer for all ages. Activities include bible study, horseback riding, creek stomping, woods walking, arts/crafts, games, and much more!!

 

Experience life on the farm in a wholesome atmosphere 4 miles north of Carlock, Il. Please contact Robin Krutke at the number and email provided above. Also see Robin Krutke on Facebook.

 

June 11,18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23, 30

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Amazing Grace Church
512 - 2nd Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
815.625.9300
info@revivalfires.net
http://www.revivalfires.net

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.

 

Dates are July 27-July 31.

 

If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

Cross Pointe Church of God Garage Sale (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704

This is a great opportunity for some great deals! The all church garage sale that you don't want to miss!  New items everyday!!

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 5:45 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-run-walk-bike-skate-club/

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.

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Parkway
Washington, IL 61571
309.745.8291
highview@highviewchristian.org

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.

 

July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
1113 Peoria St
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.4559
vbs@fbcwashington.org
http://fbcwashington.org/#/vbs

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Summer XP (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761
309.454.2402
jdennis@1agbn.org
http://1agbn.org

First Assembly of God in Normal is hosting a week-long Summer Experience for 4 yr olds - 5th grade the evenings of July 27 - 30.  This is a VBS event.  Register your children online.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Christian Church
510 W. Frances St.
Chillicothe
309.274.4419
office@chillicothechristian.net
http://www.chillicothechristian.net/

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.

 

Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.

 

It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

Second Baptist Church Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 W. Farmington Road
Peoria, IL
309.674.6836

Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid is our theme this year. Travel back in time to Nazareth during Jesus childhood. Experience shops and food from that time.

 

July 27-July 31. Admission is free.

 

For more information, call the church at the number above.

Everest Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Lutheran Church
7229 N Knoxville Ave.
Peoria IL, 61614
309.397.6428
https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/livingwaters/gpgs/home.aspx

FREE Vacation Bible School for kids entering Pre-School thru 6th grade. Join us for a fun week of learning that we can conquer any challenge with God's Mighty Power! July 26-30.

 

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Mennonite Church
125 N. Norwood Place
East Peoria, IL, 61611
309.699.8713
https://www.facebook.com/#!/epmennonite?fref=ts

All Kids Welcome

Ages 3-12

July 27-30

Fri. Jul 31, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309.694.5116
mfleming@icc.edu
http://icc.edu/around-campus/child-care/summer-explorer-camp/

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.546.4531
http://oursaviors-school.org/summer-camp

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.

 

Ages: 3 - 6 years

 

Registration: Available online

Warrior Golf Classic RESCHEDULED (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Ct.
Pekin IL 61554
309.347.6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org
http://www.faithchristianofpekin.org

A four-man, best ball, shotgun start tournament followed by a Prime Rib Luncheon and Silent Auction. Proceeds provide funds for Tuition Assistance Scholarships.

 

Registration is $100/person which includes all activities and a chance for prizes. There is also a Luncheon and Silent Auction Only option for $35.

 

Tee time is 8:00 AM. Luncheon starts at 1:00 PM

 

Call school office at the number above for details.

 

This is rescheduled. Our original date was rained out! But this gives us the possibility of MORE registrations!

Christian Center Baseball (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

Fall Baseball registration is currently underway. Minor League is ages 9-10 years old. Major is 11-12 years old. (8 year olds can play if they will be enrolled in the Minor League (9-10 yrs) in the summer of 2016).

 

Season runs August 29 – October 3 (Saturdays only).

 

Fee for Fall Baseball is $45 with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

Christian Center Soccer (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

Soccer registration is currently underway. Ages 5–18; Coed.

 

Season Runs August 24 – October 3 (this league meets 2 times per week; once during the week and once on Saturday).

 

The fee is $50 per participants, with discounts for multiple participants from the same family.

Fees go up to $60 per participant after July 29 – so register now!

 

Forms and league information are available online at the link above, (although we do not have online registration at this time). You may also register at The Christian Center offices, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.. Call the number above with any questions.

First Fridays at The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave
Peoria, Il 61603
309.673.3641
info@fumcpeoria.org
http://www.fumcpeoria.org/about-us/foster-gallery/

July 12 - August 16

 

(In) Visible Men: Examining Stereotypes Through Art.

 

Exhibit featuring the work of Ricardo Andre Lewis, an associate dean in Illinois State's Dean of Students Office exploring the crossroads of race and identity.

 

The Foster Gallery is located at the address above.

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Amazing Grace Church
512 - 2nd Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
815.625.9300
info@revivalfires.net
http://www.revivalfires.net

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.

 

Dates are July 27-July 31.

 

If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

Heaven is for Real--Live featuring Todd & Colton Burpo (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Taylorville First Church of the Nazarene
300 S Shumway
Taylorville, IL 62568
217.824.2506
https://www.facebook.com/events/1611089495835595/

There will be 2 worship services lead by Todd Burpo (the author of "Heaven is For Real") as well as his son, Colton (whom the book is about). The services will be held on Friday, July 31st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with doors opening 30 minutes prior to service start times. Merchandise will be available, and there will be a book signing after each service.

 

**This is a ticketed event, and there will be free tickets available for pick up in the Fellowship Hall starting at 4:00 p.m. on July 26th with a 4 ticket limit per person**

Cross Pointe Church of God Garage Sale (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704

This is a great opportunity for some great deals! The all church garage sale that you don't want to miss!  New items everyday!!

Vacation Bible School (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Parkway
Washington, IL 61571
309.745.8291
highview@highviewchristian.org

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.

 

July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
1113 Peoria St
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.4559
vbs@fbcwashington.org
http://fbcwashington.org/#/vbs

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 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/

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.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Christian Church
510 W. Frances St.
Chillicothe
309.274.4419
office@chillicothechristian.net
http://www.chillicothechristian.net/

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.

 

Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.

 

It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

Second Baptist Church Vacation Bible School (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 W. Farmington Road
Peoria, IL
309.674.6836

Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid is our theme this year. Travel back in time to Nazareth during Jesus childhood. Experience shops and food from that time.

 

July 27-July 31. Admission is free.

 

For more information, call the church at the number above.

Heaven is for Real--Live featuring Todd & Colton Burpo (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Taylorville First Church of the Nazarene
300 S Shumway
Taylorville, IL 62568
217.824.2506
https://www.facebook.com/events/1611089495835595/

There will be 2 worship services lead by Todd Burpo (the author of "Heaven is For Real") as well as his son, Colton (whom the book is about). The services will be held on Friday, July 31st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with doors opening 30 minutes prior to service start times. Merchandise will be available, and there will be a book signing after each service.

 

**This is a ticketed event, and there will be free tickets available for pick up in the Fellowship Hall starting at 4:00 p.m. on July 26th with a 4 ticket limit per person**

VBS at Broken Chains Church (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Broken Chains Church
728 S. 14th Street
Springfield, Il 62703
217.971.3519
Brokenchainschurch@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Broken-Chains-Church/137915112935195

Come join us at Broken Chains Church (BCC) for Vacation Bible School (VBS) for "Mission Impossible." It's July 31-August 2, 2015. Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Come join the fun!

Sat. Aug 1, 2015

Clothing and School Supply Drive (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Elmridge Southern Missionary Baptist Church
737 Illinois Street
East Peoria IL 61611
309.267.4515

Distribution of gently used clothing and basic  school supplies

First Fridays at The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave
Peoria, Il 61603
309.673.3641
info@fumcpeoria.org
http://www.fumcpeoria.org/about-us/foster-gallery/

July 12 - August 16

 

(In) Visible Men: Examining Stereotypes Through Art.

 

Exhibit featuring the work of Ricardo Andre Lewis, an associate dean in Illinois State's Dean of Students Office exploring the crossroads of race and identity.

 

The Foster Gallery is located at the address above.

Anniversary/Fundraiser (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Words of Wisdom Christian Books & Gifts
1021 4th Street
Fulton IL 61252
815.589.2998
http://wordsofwisdomfulton.com/

Words of Wisdom Christian Books & Gifts of Fulton, Illinois is giving back to the community in appreciation for your support over the last 20 years by giving a portion of our sales to the following organizations during their week.

 

July 6-11 Victory Center Rescue Mission.

 

July 13-18 Pregnancy Center.

 

July 20-25 Anti-Trafficking Committee.

 

July 24-Aug 1 Friends for Charity.

 

We invite the community to participate by bringing in a canned food, baby item or monetary donation and getting 5%-30% off your purchase. Also free gifts and weekly drawing for great prizes. Begins July 6 and ends August 1.

Free Clothing Giveaway (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.787.2323
parishactivities@trinity-lutheran.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a free clothing giveaway at Trinity Lutheran School.

 

The public is invited to come in and browse a large selection of men's, women's, and children's clothing as well as other accessories like shoes, purses, belts, and other items.

 

This is a great way to stretch a limited clothing budget while getting the kids ready for back-to-school or to just update that wardrobe with a few "new-to-you" pieces. 

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
403 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.622.9490
firemuseum@comcast.net
http://firehouseofgodministries.com/firemuseum.htm

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.

Rhapsody in Bloom at Luthy Botanical Garden (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Luthy Botanical Garden
2520 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309.681.3506

Join us at Luthy Botanical Garden for "Rhapsody in Bloom" on August 1 and August 2!

 

This event is a celebration of art, music, food, and bloom. Come see the inspired works of a diverse selection of local artists, listen to talented musicians and singers, and enjoy culinary creations from some of Peoria's best eateries.

 

Kids can enjoy activities in our Children's Garden!

 

Cost is $3 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

 

For more information, please call Luthy Botanical Garden at the number above.

Family Workshop: Shadow Puppets (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309.323.6900
http://www.peoriaplayhouse.org/event/family-workshop-shadow-puppets/?instance_id=53

How do we communicate without words? Think about this through the tradition of shadow puppets, which have been used in Asia for thousands of years! Make a puppet of your own, and put on a family puppet show!

 

These Saturday morning workshops engage children ages 4-10 years and grownups of all ages in exploration and hands-on making.

 

Cost is $15 per pair (one child and one adult). $10 for PlayHouse members. $5 per each additional family member.

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car show Spectacular (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knights Action Park
1700 Recreation Dr
Springfield, IL 62703
217.553.5271
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com

There will be an all day car show at Knights Action Park. rain or shine. The show will be on the golf range (east end) of park.

 

Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Judging will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. Awards will be at 4:00 p.m.

 

The show features the Saints flight Helicopter and Hot Air Balloon demo, replica Lincoln Funeral Carriage, 40 plus Ford Pinto's from the Pinto Stampeders club, replica movie/tv cars, Brandt #51 Nascar show car & more!

 

 

The entry fee is $15 to be judged. Display only is $10. Proceeds benefit the Powerlight Christian Music Fest on August 23rd at the Illinois State Fair! 

National Health Center Week (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heartland Community Health Clinic
1701 W. Garden Street
Peoria, IL 61605
309.680.7620
assistant@heartlandchc.org
http://www.heartlandchc.org

In appreciation for all the lives you care about, during National Health Center Week and all year long.  Join us for our Open House as we celebrate.  We also celebrate the remodeling of our Garden site location, as well as the recipient of The Congressman Ray LaHood Health Care Champion Award.  Please RSVP to the email above by August 7th. Event Date is August 12.

Cross Pointe Church of God Garage Sale (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704

This is a great opportunity for some great deals! The all church garage sale that you don't want to miss!  New items everyday!!

THE GLORYWAY QUARTET CONCERT (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salisbury Baptist Church
Off 97 on Byron st
Salisbury, IL 62677
217.544.3207
kevin_curry2000@yahoo.com

Gospel singing and sandwiches. Sandwiches at 5 p.m. and singing at 6:30 p.m.. We are located just off 97 IN SALISBURY ON BYRON STREET. A love offering will be taken. Country gospel music at its best. Any questions please call the number above.

St Jude telethon (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Shirk Center
302 E Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.824.3643
nancydh64@yahoo.com
http://www.stjudetelethon.org

Telethon, silent auction, pasta dinner and bake sale all to benefit St Jude Children's Research hospital. Shirk Center on IWU campus on Emerson.

VBS at Broken Chains Church (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Broken Chains Church
728 S. 14th Street
Springfield, Il 62703
217.971.3519
Brokenchainschurch@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Broken-Chains-Church/137915112935195

Come join us at Broken Chains Church (BCC) for Vacation Bible School (VBS) for "Mission Impossible." It's July 31-August 2, 2015. Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Come join the fun!