Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. May 3, 2015 - Sat. May 9, 2015

Wed. May 6, 2015

String Quartet (Wed. May 6, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dana-Thomas House
301 E Lawrence Ave
Springfield, IL 62703
217.522.2838 ext. 10
bwakefield@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org/concerts/summer-concerts.html

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra invites you to a FREE hour long concert featuring members of the fabulous Illinois Symphony Orchestra. The Around the Town concert series gives you an opportunity to experience the excellence of these musicians performing a variety of works in an intimate setting.

 

Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy an hour of beautiful music brought to you by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra!

Thu. May 7, 2015

Tot Time (Thu. May 7, 2015 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.547.3721
info-dmm@museum.state.il.us
http://experienceemiquon.com/content/dickson-mounds-museum-2

Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center. Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.

 

A different topic and craft will be featured each month. May's topic is dinosaurs. Participants will enjoy light refreshments.  

 

Registration is not required and admission is free.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. May 7, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 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.

Unity Christian School Open House (Thu. May 7, 2015 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity Christian Schools
1000 11th Ave
Fulton, IL 61252
815.589.3912
cpluister@yahoo.com
http://www.unitychristian.com/

Unity Christian Schools is hosting our annual open house for kindergarten -12th grade. is located in Fulton, IL, 15 miles west of Sterling. Unity is a non-denominational Christian school that has been around since 1921.

 

Check out the website or call for more information. 

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser (Thu. May 7, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
1211 Holiday Dr
Bloomington, IL 61704

The youth of Farmer City United Methodist Church will be busing the tables at Pizza Ranch! Pizza Ranch will donate 10% of the night's proceeds plus any tips to the kids' church camp fund.

 

Come out and enjoy a dinner with your family!

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club (Thu. May 7, 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.

Pray for the Cure (Thu. May 7, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61614

You are invited to the 12th annual Pray for the Cure. Local breast cancer survivors have experience the power of family and faith in their recovery. They want to give thanks and continue to pray for a cure to breast cancer.

 

The prayer leaders are survivors, family members, medical professionals, and breast cancer awareness advocates. There will be inspirational music from Women of Vision and dance ministry from Youth in Motion.

Community Prayer Rooms (Thu. May 7, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crosswinds Community Church
400 W Union Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.826.9859
edding@mchsi.com
http://communityprayerrooms.org/

NEED PRAYER? Come for music, praise, worship, rest, and an opportunity to receive confidential prayer.

 

The Prayer Rooms are open to the public. Attendees can come and go as needed.  Praise and Worship starts at 6:30 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m. confidential prayer begins on a first come-first served basis.

Community National Day of Prayer (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Le Roy Christian Church
603 S. East Street
Le Roy, IL 61752
309.962.6491
joey.wilson@leroychristianchurch.org
http://leroychristianchurch.org/#/lcc-community/prayer-team

Join the Le Roy Christian Church congregation and Prayer Team as we honor & recognize the 2015 National Day of Prayer in a community evening service.

 

Anyone in the community and guests are invited & encouraged to attend. Join us in scripture reading and worship as we pray for the present & future of our nation and its leaders. 

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. May 7, 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 

Fri. May 8, 2015

Church garage sale (Fri. May 8, 2015 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

University United Methodist Church
2818 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61604
309.688.3486
http://www.uumcpeoria.org/upcomingevents.html

University United Methodist Church in Peoria is having their annual garage sale. Come and get a bargain and have some fun while doing it!

Traveling Exhibit, 100th Anniversary, Spoon River Anthology (Fri. May 8, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lewistown Carnegie Public Library
321 W Lincoln Ave
Lewistown, IL, 61542
309.547.4301
http://lewistownillinois.org/wp/event/traveling-exhibit-100th-anniversary-of-spoon-river-anthology/

This free-standing exhibit tells the story of the internationally known Spoon River Anthology. No other volume of poetry made such an immediate impact, both positive and negative, and few since have been so influential.

 

The new style of literary expression introduced by former Lewistown resident Edgar Lee Masters had a powerful impact on its readers and is now regarded as one of the classics of American literature. Set in the fictional town of "Spoon River", characters speak from beyond the grave to tell their life stories

 

The exhibit also discusses the uproar created by Spoon River Anthology in Masters's former hometown. Local people immediately recognized that the "fictional" town of "Spoon River" was not so fictional and that many of the Anthology characters were recognizable as their friends, neighbors, relatives, and even themselves.

 

This event will run April 30 to June 5. Come check it out!

Garage Sale for Haiti Medical Mission Team! (Fri. May 8, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Brigham School
303 Brigham School Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
217.721.7986
megan.traeger@gmail.com

MAKE US AN OFFER! There will be an EPIC garage sale to provide funds for medicine and medical supplies for Haiti. Our team is sending lots of goods, and we need your help! We have everything you've been looking for!

 

*ALL Purchases are by donation only!* 

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. May 8, 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.

Sat. May 9, 2015

Garage Sale for Haiti Medical Mission Team! (Sat. May 9, 2015 7:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Brigham School
303 Brigham School Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701
217.721.7986
megan.traeger@gmail.com

MAKE US AN OFFER! There will be an EPIC garage sale to provide funds for medicine and medical supplies for Haiti. Our team is sending lots of goods, and we need your help! We have everything you've been looking for!

 

*ALL Purchases are by donation only!* 

Church garage sale (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

University United Methodist Church
2818 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61604
309.688.3486
http://www.uumcpeoria.org/upcomingevents.html

University United Methodist Church in Peoria is having their annual garage sale. Come and get a bargain and have some fun while doing it!

Special Olympics Illinois Western/Area 4 Spring Games (Sat. May 9, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sunny Lane Athletic Field
300 South Sunny Lane
Monmouth, IL 61462
309.734.5903
cbetar@soill.org
http://www.soill.org/event/area-4-spring-games/

Families, volunteers and spectators will be cheering on men and women, boys and girls – all Special Olympics athletes - as they compete in the largest area event of the year for Special Olympics Illinois Area 4.

 

The public is invited to watch the competition and experience the joy of achievement by Special Olympics athletes. Area 4 is composed of athletes from Fulton, Mercer, Knox, Henderson, Rock Island, Warren and McDonough Counties. At the Area 4 Spring Games, approximately 300 athletes are expected to compete in athletics (track & field), the most popular of 19 sports offered by Special Olympics Illinois.

 

The event begins with an Opening Ceremony and the competition immediately follows. Athletes will compete in the 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-, 800-Meter Runs, Standing and Running Long Jumps, Shot Put, Tennis and Softball Throw, 400 &, 800-Meter Walk Races, Wheelchair Competitions and Assisted Races. Athletes compete in divisions by gender and ability levels.

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. May 9, 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.

Safe Family Saturday at SCHEELS (Sat. May 9, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-safe-family-saturday/

Join SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group and Farmers Insurance for the 2015 Safe Family Saturday.

 

FREE bike helmets will be given away to the first 500 kids and FREE lunch to the first 750 attending. Kids activity area with entertainment for the whole family. Meet and Greet with MOWA Sprint Car Drive, Justin Standridge, see his car and get an autograph!! Kids 18 months to 5 years take part in the Strider Adventure Zone, bikes will be available to test ride on a secure course. Lots of games and excitement at this free family event.

 

REGISTER to WIN a $500.00 SCHEELS gift card and one of (2) His/Her Strider Bikes, courtesy of Strider. Sponsors: SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group, Farmers Insurance

Safe Family Saturday at SCHEELS (Sat. May 9, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-safe-family-saturday/

Join SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group and Farmers Insurance for the 2015 Safe Family Saturday.

 

FREE bike helmets will be given away to the first 500 kids and FREE lunch to the first 750 people attending.

 

There will be a kids activity area with entertainment for the whole family and a Meet and Greet with MOWA Sprint Car Drive, Justin Standridge- see his car and get an autograph!! Kids 18 months to 5 years can take part in the Strider Adventure Zone. Bikes will be available to test ride on a secure course. There will be lots of games and excitement at this free family event!

 

REGISTER to WIN a $500.00 SCHEELS gift card and one of (2) His/Her Strider Bikes, courtesy of Strider.

 

Sponsors: SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group, Farmers Insurance