Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Mar 22, 2015 - Sat. Mar 28, 2015

Thu. Mar 26, 2015

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. Mar 26, 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.

CPR: Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crosswind Community Church Building
400 W. Union St
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.826.9859
edding@mchsi.com
http://www.communityprayerrooms.org

Come for praise and worship with opportunities for soaking time with the Lord, joining with others in corporate intercession for the city, and receive confidential prayer.

 

Come and go as needed between 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday evening, unless it is a holiday.

 

For more information, see Facebook: search "cpr:communityprayerrooms".

DivorceCare and DC4Kids at Grace in Morton (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton, IL. 61550
Linda, 309.369.9290 / Church office, 309.266.9281
Grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/resources/divorcecare-griefshare/

DivorceCare is a 13-week Bible based DVDs and support group series to help heal and give hope from the pain of separation and/or divorce.  Light dinner and snacks offered. Male and female facilitators. A safe place to share. No cost.  Can join at any time.

 

If you have children ages  to 12, we are offering DC4K (Divorce Care for kids). It's a great program to help them heal and understand. As a parent, you will be able to share with them as you learn too. Information is in the parent book to follow what your child is learning.

 

Join us at Grace Church in Morton. Call Linda or Grace Church with questions. If bringing children, please call ahead so we can have the materials ready! Thanks!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 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. Mar 26, 2015 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 

Tim Hawkins LIVE (Thu. Mar 26, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Olivet Nazarene University- Centinnial Chapel
1 University Ave.
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
888.708.1116
http://trinitycommunications.org/content/tim-hawkins-16

Come see Tim Hawkins LIVE with special guest, John Branyan! They will perform a funny comedy and music show that caters to the entire family.

 

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Tickets can be purchased at the website above.

Fri. Mar 27, 2015

Springfield Lutheran High School's 6th Grade Day (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Lutheran High School
3500 W. Washington
Springfield, IL 62711
217.546.6363
admissions@spiLuHi.org
http://www.spiluhi.org/news.html

Parents:  All area 6th graders are invited to "Journey to Your Future." 6th graders will attend a special chapel service and "mini-classes" taught by the Lutheran High faculty.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 and dismissal will follow at noon.

 

If you would like your child to experience academic excellence in a Christian atmosphere, Lutheran High School is the place for you.  We train Christian leaders.

 

Call the number above for information or to register.  There is no cost to attend.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Pool (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA
2505 YMCA Way
Sterling, IL 61081
815.535.9622
dmortonson@srfymca.org

Try a new way of hunting Easter Eggs. You’ll enjoy the challenge of looking for eggs in the pool. There will be prizes for the eggs you find, so “hop” on in.

 

FREE for Y members and $5 per family for non-members.

 

Times:

5:15 p.m.  3-4 Year olds (This age category must be accompanied in the pool by an adult)

5:45 p.m.  5-6 Year olds (This age category must be accompanied in the pool by an adult)

6:15 p.m.  7-8 Year olds

6:45 p.m.   9-10 Year olds

 

For more information, please contact Deb Mortonson at the phone number or e-mail address above.

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Mar 27, 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.

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites
100 Conference Center Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
https://shop.familylife.com/p-3709-peoria.aspx

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

God's Not Dead Movie Night (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Journey East Peoria
118 Glen Oak
East Peoria, IL 61611
https://www.facebook.com/events/943310755703441/

The Journey East Peoria will be showing the movie, God's Not Dead. This is a great opportunity to see an awesome movie! Doors open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7.

 

A $1 donation is requested to help raise money for our roof replacement. There will be movie theatre candy and popcorn, as well as soda and water available for purchase. 

"Hope-Filled Marriages" Conference (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sat. Mar 28, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethel Lutheran Church
425 N. Missouri Ave.
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.2417
manderso@mtco.com
http://www.blcmorton.org/#/marriage-conference

Whatever stage of life you are in, or whether or not your marriage is perfect, this conference is for you!  There is hope for every marriage! Join Ty & Terri Schenzel, national conference speakers, for a two-day marriage conference on March 27-28.  The conference will be made up of three sessions over these two days that discuss various aspects of the Christian marriage, including marriage basics, sexual intimacy, and healthy boundaries.  The cost of the conference is $50 per couple, which covers registration, materials, and a continental breakfast on Saturday morning.

Session 1: Friday, March 27 (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

Sessions 2 & 3: Saturday, March 28 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Players
4300 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
309.688.4473
http://www.stphils.com/school/student_life/musical.cfm

Make plans to come see Shrek The Musical Jr., presented by St. Philomena School!

 

Performances will be at Peoria Players Theatre March 27 at 7:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the St. Philomena parish office at 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

Sat. Mar 28, 2015

Weekend to Remember (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sun. Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites
100 Conference Center Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
https://shop.familylife.com/p-3709-peoria.aspx

FamilyLife’s “Weekend to Remember” is a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples.The Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the long-term as well. 

 

Hear the results of more than three decades of biblical research on what it takes to have a successful marriage and family. This is an incredible way to escape from your daily routine, learn to connect with your spouse more intimately, and understand God's blueprints for a wonderful marriage.

 

The format of the weekend combines general sessions (with messages delivered by a three-person speaker team) and designated times set aside for projects to complete as a couple. The "Date Night" on Saturday gives you and your spouse the opportunity to spend a romantic evening alone.

 

Check-in on Friday starts at at 5:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

"Hope-Filled Marriages" Conference (Fri. Mar 27, 2015 7:00 pm - Sat. Mar 28, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethel Lutheran Church
425 N. Missouri Ave.
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.2417
manderso@mtco.com
http://www.blcmorton.org/#/marriage-conference

Whatever stage of life you are in, or whether or not your marriage is perfect, this conference is for you!  There is hope for every marriage! Join Ty & Terri Schenzel, national conference speakers, for a two-day marriage conference on March 27-28.  The conference will be made up of three sessions over these two days that discuss various aspects of the Christian marriage, including marriage basics, sexual intimacy, and healthy boundaries.  The cost of the conference is $50 per couple, which covers registration, materials, and a continental breakfast on Saturday morning.

Session 1: Friday, March 27 (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

Sessions 2 & 3: Saturday, March 28 (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon)

Peoria Mothers of Twins Clothing and Equipment Sale (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center
600 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL 61603
https://www.facebook.com/events/1555851267993311/

There is 18,000 sq. ft. of infant and children's clothing (sizes preemie to 10/12), strollers, car seats, toys, books, shoes, nursery decorations, bibs, blankets, maternity clothing, diaper bags, and MUCH more!

 

This sale is open to the public--bring your friends and neighbors! We accept cash and all major credit and debit cards.

 

Admission is $1.00. Text @pmotsale to 23559 to receive a "get in free" coupon.

Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser for BGMC (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Applebees Flapjack Breakfast
1721 West Morton Ave
Jacksonville, IL
217.638.2396
nbeckman1976@gmail.com
http://www.jagchurch.org

Jacksonville Assembly of God (JAG) is hosting a Boys & Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC) flapjack fundraiser at the Applebee's Bar & Grill in Jacksonville, IL. Tickets are just $5 per person and will be available at the door on the day of event. Pancakes, bacon, orange juice and coffee will be served by the children of JAG Wired Kids Ministry and BGMC. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and will remain open until 10:00 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to support the Assemblies of God Boys & Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC) program. We look forward to seeing you on the morning of March 28th. We thank you for your support!

Baseball/Softball signups at The Christian Center (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218

Christian Center baseball & softball programs are for boys ages 5-18 & girls ages 5-15, with programs ranging from beginner to high school level.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by the coach. Practices begin mid April, with games beginning May 9 and running through mid July.

 

Registration begins February 14th and continues until leagues fill up. Register at The Christian Center. Get a discounted fee if you register by March 17. Don't wait to register--space is limited!

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center.

Easter Shopping EGGstravaganza craft & vendor fair (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Trinity Lutheran Church & School is hosting an Easter Shopping EGGstravaganza craft & vendor fair.

 

There will be over 50 handmade crafters, direct sales vendors, a silent auction, a bake sale and a book sale.  This is the perfect opportunity for your Easter shopping or early Mother's Day gift-giving.

 

For more information or a complete list of vendors, please visit the website above.

Crossroads UMC Easter Party (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2381
http://crossroads4all.org

Come see puppets, do a craft, have a photo op with the Easter Bunny, and collect your share of THOUSANDS of eggs! Bring a basket for your eggs! We can't wait to meet you!

 

 

Usborne Book Fair (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin United Methodist
Court St across from Pekin hospital
Pekin
309.347.3155
http://www.fumcpekin.org

We will be having a book fair featuring Usborne Books. The sales will help each child that partcipates in our ROC Kids ministry at the Pekin Housing! The children have made a wish list that you can purchase for them or the proceeds from the sales will be used to purchase them. During this time the United Methodist Women will be having a cookie walk where you can purchase freshly baked cookies!

First-Time Home Buyer Workshop (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First State Bank of Illinois
9000 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61615
309.687.4877
assistant@homewardgroup.com
https://www.firststateil.com/about/central-community-involvement

You're invited to a First-Time Home Buyer Workshop! At this free home buyer workshop, we will help you navigate the home buying process from start to finish - from finding a lender to closing on your new home.

 

Topics will include: reviewing your financial picture, looking for a home, getting a loan, negotiating a contract, having inspections, and even the pluses and minuses of buying a foreclosure.

 

There will be time for questions and copies of The House Hunt: A Guide to Buying Your First House will be available.

 

Please register in advance at www.HomewardGroup.com or by calling the phone number above.

Redeemer Lutheran Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Redeemer Lutheran Church
6801 N. Allen Rd
Peoria IL 61614
309.613.1221
allison.rogers@redeemerlutheran.com
http://www.redeemerlutheran.com/pages/calendar.php

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool and Childcare will be hosting a community wide Easter Egg Hunt.

 

Children ages 0-10 are welcome to participate! There will be drawings for prizes immediately following the older children's hunt!

Easter Egg Hunt (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Fairview Baptist Church
2001 N. 21st St.
Springfield, IL 62702
217.741.1817
micklind@sbcglobal.net

Easter egg hunt for children up to age of 9. Raindate of April 4.

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Players
4300 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
309.688.4473
http://www.stphils.com/school/student_life/musical.cfm

Make plans to come see Shrek The Musical Jr., presented by St. Philomena School!

 

Performances will be at Peoria Players Theatre March 27 at 7:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the St. Philomena parish office at 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

SQUAWK the Show! (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Valley Central High School Auditorium
1300 W. Sycamore Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309.635.7680
the5terps@gmail.com
http://vegasbirds.info/fundraiser-chillicothe/

A family friendly entertainment show featuring the talents of amazing macaws, amazons, a conure, and one kooky Cockatoo!  This show has performed on "America's Got Talent", Animal Planet's "Pet Talent" and David Letterman!

 

SQUAWK the Show will appeal to all ages, especially pet lovers!  There will also be a 5:00 p.m. show.

 

Tickets are just $15 at the website listed above. A portion of ticket sales benefit IVC Band Boosters organization.  

 

SQUAWK the Show! (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Valley Central High School Auditorium
1300 W. Sycamore Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309.635.7680
the5terps@gmail.com
http://vegasbirds.info/fundraiser-chillicothe/

A family friendly entertainment show featuring the talents of amazing macaws, amazons, a conure, and one kooky Cockatoo!  This show has performed on "America's Got Talent", Animal Planet's "Pet Talent" and David Letterman!  

 

SQUAWK the Show will appeal to all ages, especially pet lovers!  There will also be a 3:00 p.m. show.

 

Tickets are just $15 at the website listed above. A portion of ticket sales benefit IVC Band Boosters organization.  

 

In His Hands Banquet with Mark Schultz (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crowne Plaza Hotel
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
http://www.inhishandsorphans.org/events.html

Join us for our annual Orphan Banquet in of praise what God has done through our ministry this past year and to learn about the exciting plans yet on the horizon. And, musical guest Mark Schultz will be there to help us celebrate! 


Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6:00 p.m.

 

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

Ivan Parker with Brian Free and Assurance (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
2450 Taylor Ave
Springfield, IL 62703
217.482.5114
hankdaubs@hotmail.com

Ivan Parker and Brian Free are coming to central Illinois. The two Gold City alumni will be performing a joint concert in Springfield that all music lovers will want to attend.

 

Ivan Parker, known among his peers as “The Voice”, is the premier solo vocalist in southern gospel music today. His golden voice has earned him all the top awards in his field and the love and respect of audiences wherever he performs. Brian Free and his quartet Assurance are among the top practitioners of the art of four-part harmony. Their smooth blend is the result of incredible talent and hard work and is sure to please the most discriminating ear. Ivan and Brian have been close friends since their days as part of the immensely popular Gold City Quartet. That relationship fosters some memorable moments onstage, so come expecting to be blessed and inspired and also to have a lot of fun.

 

For ticket information, call the phone number above or e-mail the contact above.

Senior Jam (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rte 30
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.1957
firstopenbible@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Open-Bible-Church-RockFalls/219090742811?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal

Open to anyone! Bring your instruments, gather 'round, and play music together. Senior Jam happens on the 4th Saturday of each month.

STIR UP THE HEALING WATERS (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Waterford Union Church
10564 N Starling Road
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.357.1450
CHHMinistries@hotmail.com

Are you called to the healing ministry, but do not know how to start? Would you like to know more about what God's Word says about healing? Do you need healing in your body? Then come to Stir up the Healing Waters.

 

There will be worship, teaching, and preaching on God's Healing Power in addition to ministry to the sick.

Chris Himmel Southern Gospel/Contemporary Christian Concert at Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Church (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Christian Church
3300 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62711
217.787.7089

The Springfield Seventh Day Adventist Christian Church welcomes the public to an exciting, free concert.  Chris Himmel will bless you with his Southern Gospel, as well as his Contemporary Christian selections. Please plan to bring your family and friends to this exciting event! We will be serving light refreshments following the concert.

Shrek the Musical Jr. (Sat. Mar 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Players
4300 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614
309.688.4473
http://www.stphils.com/school/student_life/musical.cfm

Make plans to come see Shrek The Musical Jr., presented by St. Philomena School!

 

Performances will be at Peoria Players Theatre March 27 at 7:00 p.m., March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the St. Philomena parish office at 3300 N. Twelve Oaks Drive, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.