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Sun. Aug 31, 2014 - Sat. Sep 6, 2014

Wed. Sep 3, 2014

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N. State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309.645.5205
jeff.mcnutt@rlicorp.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/41258/class/258115/atid/l_mi

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. Sep 4, 2014

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Sep 4, 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.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Sep 4, 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. Sep 5, 2014

CGH Health Foundation Fall Vendor/Craft/Bake Sale (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 7:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ryberg Auditorium and Classrooms 1 & 2 at CGH Medical Center
100 E. LeFevre Road
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0400 ext. 5672
joan.hermes@cghmc.com
http://www.cghmc.com/calendar/details.cfm?pageID=13&calendar_ID=527

Start your Christmas shopping early at the CGH Health Foundation Vendor/Craft Show at CGH Medical Center in the Ryberg Auditorium and Classrooms 1 and 2. This is open to the public! This is a new fundraiser for the CGH Health Foundation Annual Appeal, and we are excited to provide you a quality vendor show to benefit the CGH Health Foundation. There are 34 vendors who are a mix of both crafters and local consultants, most of whom will have cash and carry items on hand for purchase. You don’t want to miss this beautiful display of crafts, jewelry, food, nail art, scents, and other unique items! Each vendor has donated an item valued at $25 or more that will be raffled off. There is also a gold ticket basket, with a value of over $100, that will be available to win. Running simultaneously to the Craft and Vendor Show is a Bake Sale in the CGH lobby alcove. Many bakers will be sharing their culinary delights. Make plans to arrive early for the best selections.

Building Better Moms (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2381
bbmcrossroads@mtco.com

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

SCHEELS Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-super-retriever-series-dog-jumping-competition/

Don’t miss this AWESOME FAMILY FUN event! Bring your dog for our fun jump to give it a try! A GREAT event for the ENTIRE family! Local Talent Welcome!

 

Competition categories include Pro, Elite, and Amateur Super Fly, Mini-Fly, and Junior Fly as well as Super V and Super V Elite. Top 3 of each category are invited to the SRS Crown Championship in Huntsville, Alabama November 2014.

FCA Golf Scramble (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Metamora Fields Golf Club
801 W Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548
http://www.peoriafca.org/2014-golf-scramble

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' 2014 Golf Scramble starts at noon with lunch, registration & range. The shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. with dinner, program, and awards following play.

 

Format: 4-person scramble

 

Entry Fees: $250 per person

 

Materials provided upon request for those raising pledges. This is a fundraising event for Peoria Area FCA. Donations are tax-deductible.

 

Each golfer will receive: 18 holes of golf w/ cart, Range Balls, Box Lunch & Dinner, and an FCA gift

 

To find out more or to register, visit: http://www.peoriafca.org/2014-golf-scramble

Encounters with JESUS (Fri. Sep 5, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship
125 N. N. Norwood Place
East Peoria, IL 61611
815.566.9079
jmedina@illinoisadaventist.org
http://eastpeoria22.adventistchurchconnect.org

A Bible based seminar that will strengthen your personal relationship with JESUS.

 

The meetings will start Friday, September 5 and continue until Saturday, September 13, 2014. (There will not be a meeting on Wednesday of that week.)

Sat. Sep 6, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL
309.642.5761
tim@manupgodsway.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/589421387844915/

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Man Up Gods Way men's conference/ women's luncheon (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL
Tim: 309.642.5761
tim@manupgodsway.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/649515288447837/

The War Room men's group invite you to be a part of a weekend of growing closer to God.

The weekend starts off on Friday evening with open worship from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Revive Worship will provide at time of praise and worship!



The men's conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a donation driven breakfast followed by the conference with Jody Burkeen, pastor, author, and founder of Man Up Gods Way Ministry. Jody will challenge you to become the man God has intended you to be. The conference cost is $25 per person and includes the book "Man Up! Becoming a Godly Man in an Ungodly World" and lunch.



From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Christ Centered Women will host a luncheon with Nan Burkeen as the guest speaker. The luncheon will cost $20 per person.

Seating will be limited.



For ticket information contact Tim Sorrells by phone or email!

SCHEELS 3D Archery Shoot at the Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-federal-ammunition-hunting-expo-8/

There will be a FREE 10 target 3D Archery shoot, Sponsored by the Panther Creek Bowhunters Club. This event takes place at the SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo.

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sat. Sep 6, 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-3/

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.

SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-federal-ammunition-hunting-expo-8/

Bring the family to SCHEELS for all the must see outdoor vendors and new equipment to get you ready for this year’s hunting season! Come try out the Red Ryder Daisy Inflatable BB Gun Range.

The Sangamon County Animal Control Dog Adoptions will be taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday only!

 

Don’t miss the father/daughter duo Mike and Wendy Rhodes with live chainsaw carving demos from Bear Tracks on Saturday and Sunday! Entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Register to win great prizes.Watch the Super Retriever Series Dog Jumping Competition all weekend!

SET THE CAPTIVES FREE CONFERENCE (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Capitol Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, Il 62701
217.303.6128
reginoldsmith@yahoo.com

The public is invited to come to this free conference at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center and listen to several speakers--men and women--share how JESUS CHRIST set them free from the pain of bitterness, anger, addiction, depression and more!

 

Many free workshops available as well as several prayer and counseling rooms.

 

Free will offering opportunity available. 

RISE Youth Conference (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Rock River Christian Center, 1800 Prophet Rd. Rock Falls, IL 61071
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Delon: 815.499.7015
rrccpastor@att.net
http://www.riseyouthconference.com

RISE Youth Conference is about empowering youth with the tools they need for today's world. RISE is a part of Amped Productions of Rock Falls, IL.

 

RISE will feature the band Willett for music and worship, with Jeremy Willett as the featured speaker. 

 

Youth groups and individuals can register with a $10 advance student registration due by August 15th, or $12 per student after August 15th and at the door.

 

For more details, call Delon or visit our website!

SCHEELS Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-super-retriever-series-dog-jumping-competition/

Don’t miss this AWESOME FAMILY FUN event! Bring your dog for our fun jump to give it a try! A GREAT event for the ENTIRE family! Local Talent Welcome!

 

Competition categories include Pro, Elite, and Amateur Super Fly, Mini-Fly, and Junior Fly as well as Super V and Super V Elite. Top 3 of each category are invited to the SRS Crown Championship in Huntsville, Alabama November 2014.

Pekin Marigold Festival Parade (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Parade Route:
Broadway to Court St., then a left on Capitol
Pekin, IL 61554
http://www.pekinchamber.com/marigoldparade.html

Join us for the Pekin Marigold Festival Parade!

 

The parade kicks off at 10:00am.

 

The line-up begins on Broadway (between 14th and Parkway) and the route continues onto Court St. and then makes a right onto Capitol.

 

The parade will feature the 2014 Grand Marshal, Celebrity Guest: Mountain Man (Co-star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty), High School & Middle School Bands, Antique & Classic Cars, Trucks & Tractors, Floats created by Local Businesses and Civic Organizations, Government Officials, and Local Radio & TV Personalities.

Peoria Heights Congregational Church Dog Show & Blessing of the Pets (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Church, 309.685.7645 / Kim, 309.690.7109
http://www.peoriaheightscc.org

Peoria Heights Congregational Church (across from Tower Park) is hosting our first annual Dog Show! There will be three main rounds of competition - obedience, obstacle course, and costume. Enter your dog for just 10.00 (includes a doggie goodie bag) for a chance to win 1st Place $100.00, 2nd Place $50.00, and 3rd Place $25.00! 

 

Throughout the event, Pastor Karl will be available to bless your beloved pet- what a great way to show you love them!

 

Hotdogs & drinks will be available for purchase.

 

Save A Pet info from several local shelters will be available for those interested in "adopting".

 

Entry forms are available at the church Tues-Thurs 9am-4pm, Fri 8am-12pm, or call Kim for more info.

Taste of Fiesta Community Celebration (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Memorial Park/Grandon Civic Center
downtown
Sterling, IL
815.625.0013 ext. 119
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiesta-Days-in-Sterling-Rock-Falls-IL/158176604375738

FIESTA DAYS: Taste of Fiesta and Fiesta Parade, an annual community celebration of Latin culture and heritage, every September in Sterling-Rock Falls, IL

 

Saturday, September 6th

The TASTE OF FIESTA highlights include food, art, music, folkloric dance, lowriders, Kermes Fun Fair: business and resource booths, children's activities/games, bouncy houses, face painting, dunk tank, and more! Food and entertainment goes from 12:00 Noon-8:00 p.m. Kids' activities run from 12:00 Noon-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey at the WCIC booth! Come say 'hi'!

 

Saturday, September 13th

The annual FIESTA PARADE features decorated floats and food on route through Sterling and Rock Falls. This year's theme is, "Hispanic Culture is Alive."

 

Everyone is welcome!

Playground FUNdraiser (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Baptist Church/Children’s House
501 South Fourth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217.523.0122
rita@cbcchurchfamily.org

Live Music; Food/Beverages; Fabulous Silent Auction Items 

 

The playground is showing significant wear and more importantly, no longer meets playground safety codes and requirements set forth by the Department of Child and Family Services, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Disabilities Act.

 

In addition to complying with these logistical improvements, making it a safer area for our children, it is also our goal to expand the learning opportunities available by providing several age-appropriate spaces and stimulating physical, cognitive, and cultural activities. 

 

This event is intended to continue the fundraising efforts for this expansive project. The first annual Playground FUNdraiser raised more than $30,000, but we have more than $100,000 left to go to meet our goal and to make the full scope of the project a reality. Though this goal is significant, we believe that with help from a variety of sources, including our generous community, we will achieve success and soon take pleasure in the smiles on the faces of our children as they enjoy this new space! 

 

Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Seniors (60+) and Students (13-18); Children 12/under FREE

Tickets available in the church or daycare offices or by calling.

Corn Boil/Picnic (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton Christian Church
1001 S 4th Street
Morton, IL
309.266.7410
mariefreeman@mcc.com
http://www.mortoncc.com

Come out for our first annual corn boil and cook out!

Open to the public!

We hope to see you there!!!

Yard games for adults and games for the kids too! 

Food provided!

Come as you are!

Bill Wiese speaking in Fulton, IL (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Gateway Faith Fellowship
701 11th Ave.
Fulton, IL 61252
815.589.4283
gatewayfaithfellowship@frontiernet.net
http://gatewayfaithfellowship.com

Bill Wiese, author of such books as "23 Minutes In Hell" and "What Happens When I Die," will be speaking at Gateway Faith Fellowship on Saturday, Sept. 6th at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7th at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and hear of Bill's life-changing experience. A love offering for his ministry will be received. More information at the website listed above.

Encounters with JESUS (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship
125 N. N. Norwood Place
East Peoria, IL 61611
815.566.9079
jmedina@illinoisadaventist.org
http://eastpeoria22.adventistchurchconnect.org

A Bible based seminar that will strengthen your personal relationship with JESUS.

 

The meetings will start Friday, September 5 and continue until Saturday, September 13, 2014. (There will not be a meeting on Wednesday of that week.)