Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Apr 19, 2015 - Sat. Apr 25, 2015

Sat. Apr 25, 2015

Flapjack Fundraiser (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Applebees
3929 War Memorial Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.363.3737
info@ivfullercenter.org
http://www.ivfullercenter.org/

The Illinois Valley Fuller Center is having a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit their home repair program for Central Illinois Veterans.

 

Tickets are $5.00 and includes bacon, pancakes, coffee and orange juice.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door, online, or by calling the phone number above.

Creation Emphasis Weekend (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria First Assembly of God
4020 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.5291
info@peoriafirstag.org
http://peoriafirstag.org/index.html

Creation Emphasis is going to be an awesome weekend geared for students and families regarding creation and the many questions that we have about it. Society and science continues to stir the waters on our understanding of creation. Author and speaker, Bruce Malone, will be sharing in 5 different sessions throughout the weekend with amazing truths that we need to know about creation. 

 

Saturday Topics:

"Why Creation Matters" 8:30 a.m. (Men)

"Censored Science and the Bible" 6:00 p.m.

 

Sunday Topics:

"Explosive Evidence for Creation" 9:30 a.m.

"Creation and the Great Commission" 10:30 a.m.

"A Matter of Time" 6:00 p.m.

The Walk (for the lives of women and children) (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 8:30 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Esther House
6847 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309.688.0202
wpc@peoriarescue.org
http://www.peoriarescue.org/walk

Join Peoria Rescue Ministries for The Walk (for the lives of women and children) and help save a life!  The Walk is a simple two-mile walk. 

 

Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m.

 

There are four locations to choose from:

Peoria: Ester House

Pekin: Mineral Springs Park

Morton: Idlewood Park

Washington: Washington Park- Grange Shelter

 

All support raised will benefit the Esther House and Women's Pregnancy Center (divisions of Peoria Rescue Ministries).

 

For more information or to register, call the phone number above or visit the website above.

31st Annual Child Fair- "A Day at the Zoo" (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Sauk Valley Community College will host the 31st annual Child Fair "A Day at the Zoo." 

 

This special celebration will be bigger and better than ever with over 40 exhibitors on hand who will have hands-on activities, games or giveaways for participants. Children and families can visit the bounce house and obstacle course, emergency vehicles display, car seat safety checks, barrel rides and Miller’s Petting Zoo.

 

“Hoo” Haven, Inc. from Durand, IL will also offer two 30-minute educational programs with wildlife animals at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

 

WCIC will be at the Child Fair! Stop by the WCIC booth for "Kids on the Air," where kids can try out what it's like to be a DJ!

 

The Sauk Valley Community College Child Fair is free to the public and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Trading Hands Kids Sale (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Building- Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 E. Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702
417.496.5837
Julie@tradinghands.net
http://www.tradinghands.net

Trading Hands Kids Sale is a chance to clean out your closets and do all your spring shopping at once!  We accept gently used kids clothes, toys, books, games, etc.  Sell your gently used items with us and shop for everything you need in the future. For more information, please visit the website listed above.

The Self-Propelled Advantage Family Conference (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Bible Church
133 Elmridge Place
Creve Coeur, IL 61610
309.210.9047
daryl.laura@gmail.com
http://www.urthemom.com/Summer_SPA_Events_2.html

Joanne Colderwood invites you to the Self-Propelled Advantage Family Conference.

 

Joanne will help you discover how to raise independent, motivated kids who work with excellence! Raising extraordinary children is never an easy thing. For some reason, no complete User Manual accompanies the birth of your child. Becoming a family unit is not a simple matter either. Family units sometimes change and fluctuate, and each family is unique. This uniqueness is respected as a foundational concept of the Self-Propelled Advantage Family Conference.

 

Here are just a few of the questions Joanne will answer: What are the three elements that work together to give children an ultimate advantage in life, that give them an edge, and make them extraordinary! Is it genetics? Upbringing? How can parents motivate their children to work with excellence? What impact does parenting have on a child's educational success? How does self-learning prepare students well for the SAT and the ACT? What curriculum is best for developing self-learning and mastery? What kinds of expectations should be set with young children that will bring out the best in them as young adults? Should students focus on their strengths or weaknesses in high school? Is there some sort of system for teaching kids to teach themselves? What is the one thing that holds home-educated students back more than anything else? What do the Calderwood kids think about their rather unconventional educational upbringing?

 

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website above.

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Greater Peoria Family YMCA
7000 N. Fleming Ln
Peoria, IL 61614
309.692.7631 ext 230
paul.larson@peoriaymca.org
http://peoriaymca.org/news/marchapril-program-newsletter/

Bring your families out for the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. This event will encompass well-being through several events and activities for kids and their families. This event will focus on physical activity, nutrition, life skills, and many other dimensions of health that focus on healthier lifestyles.

 

We will have exotic fruits for sampling, various activities such as kickball, various gym games, tent and fire building as well as several vendors that will focus on safety, nutrition, personal well-being and physical activity.

Grand Opening of Premiere Assisted Living (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Villas of Holly Brook
1709 N Main St
Morton, IL 61550
309.264.0341
morton_director@villasofhollybrook.com
http://www.villasofhollybrook.com

You are invited to the grand opening of Premiere Assisted Living Community in Morton! There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a full buffet-style meal, drawings, and tours.

 

50 apartments available to seniors 55 years and older including housekeeping, laundry, linen service, medication reminders, transportation to local doctors, 3 meals/day, and activities scheduled both within and out in Central Illinois.

 

For more information, visit the website above.

SCHEELS Golf Demo Day at Knight's Action Park (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knight's Action Park
1700 Knights Recreation Dr.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-golf-demo-day-7/

Join SCHEELS to try out the latest in drivers and clubs from top golf vendors! Register to win: Exotics Hot Launch Golf Bag courtesy of Tour Edge, OdysseyWhite Hot 2.0 Putter courtesy of Callaway, Golf Bag courtesy of Nike, Golf 10-Pail Punch Card courtesy of Knight's Action Park, $500 Gift card courtesy of SCHEELS

 

All participants will receive (3) FREE holes in the SCHEELS Golf Simulator.

 

This event is sponsored by SCHEELS, Taylor Made, Nike Golf, Callaway, Adams Golf, Cobra, Cleveland Golf, Tour Edge, & Exotics

SCHEELS Golf Demo Day at Knight's Action Park (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knight's Action Park
1700 Knights Recreation Dr.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-golf-demo-day-7/

Join SCHEELS, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, NikeGolf, TaylorMade/AdamsGolf, and TourEdge Exotics as we try out the newest in clubs and drivers.

 

Register at the event to win a $500.00 SCHEELS Gift Card; Callaway Odyssey Hot Pro 2.0; TourEdge Exotics Hot Launch Golf Bag; NikeGolf Golf Bag; 10-pail Punch Card courtesy of Knights Action Park driving range.

 

All participants will receive (3) FREE Holes in the SCHEELS Golf Simulator. You don’t want to miss this event. See you at Knights!

Family Matters "Team Up for Children with Disabilities" Bowlathon (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Landmark Recreation Center
3225 N Dries Lane
Peoria, IL 61604
309.253.4276
charlottecronin@comcast.net
https://www.firstgiving.com/FamilyMatters/TeamUpforChildrenwithDisabilities

Enjoy a fun afternoon and help raise money for Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center!

 

Raise $100 in pledges to bowl 3 games receive a t-shirt, and enjoy refreshments. Free shoe and lane rentals, team and bowler prizes, adapted bowling equipment available.

 

Family Matters provides information, training, and advocacy to families that include children with disabilities, health challenges, and other learning issues. Join us as we "Team Up for Children with Disabilities"!

 

For more information, please visit the website above. 

High School Musical Jr (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 1:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Mark School- Gym
711 N Underhill St
Peoria, IL 61606
309.676.7131

Saint Mark School in West Peoria presents High School Musical Jr., a show sure to entertain the entire family.

 

Free popcorn will be provided at this show!

Spring Praise Concert (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Community Church
400 N. Walnut
Itasca, IL 60143
573.645.5685
admin@faithcommunitycc.org
http://www.faithcommunitycc.org/

Faith Community Church is having their 1st Annual Spring Praise Concert. All are welcome. Other churches encouraged to participate or fellowship with us.

 

For more information, please visit the website above.

 

Senior Jam (Sat. Apr 25, 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.

High School Musical Jr (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Mark School- Gym
711 N Underhill St
Peoria, IL 61606
309.676.7131

Saint Mark School in West Peoria presents High School Musical Jr., a show sure to entertain the entire family.

St. Joseph's Home Trivia Night (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish Hall
1930 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
217.529.5596
funddev@saintjosephshome.org
http://www.saintjosephshome.org/calendar_detail.cfm?date=4/25/2015&c9eID=5696

Test your knowledge at St. Joseph’s Home Trivia Night 2015! Assemble your team for a night of fun and fellowship while coming together to support the Home.  The grand prize: $150 and our coveted traveling trophy.

 

The cost is $15/person or $100/table. (Tables are limited to 8 individuals.) Mulligans will be sold in sets of 4 for $20 (two may be used per round). Concessions and a 50/50 raffle will also be provided, including gondolas from Avanti's! 

 

To reserve your space, please call Lauren Acton in the Development Office at the phone number above or email your table reservation to our trivia committee at the e-mail address above.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra concert (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln IL 62656
217.732.5158
jschumacher.co@christianhomes.org

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra will perform at a free concert. No tickets are needed, but seating is limited. The free concert is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Christian Homes, Inc., a chain of senior living communities.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

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

 

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

 

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

 

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