Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. 19 Feb, 2017 - Sat. 25 Feb, 2017
 
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Sun. Feb 19, 2017

4th Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser (Sun. Feb 19, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Marks Grade School Gym
711 N. Underhill
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 363-3931
arcangels5@sbcglobal.net
http://saint-mark.net

 

Please join us for a delicious spaghetti lunch in St. Mark’s gym. The meal will include world famous spaghetti, salad, and rolls made by St. Mark’s Parishioner Mrs. Rita Speck of ‘Broken Chimney’ restaurant in Kewanee, IL.

 

Carryout and delivery is available.

 

Please join us in celebrating the young people of our parish. Thank you for supporting their efforts as they raise funds to prepare for summer mission trips to spread and grow in the Faith!    

Jazz Vespers (Sun. Feb 19, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W. Moss Avenue
Peoria
3096738501
wpc@westminsterpeoria.org
http://westminsterpeoria.org/music-arts/jazz-vesper-service/

The Westminster Jazz Vespers service brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration weekly, from the second Sunday in September through Pentecost, June 4, for a service of prayer, meditation and music.

 

Weekly, our sanctuary is blessed by the jazz sounds of David Hoffman. The trumpet/flugelhorn soloist and composer/arranger with the Ray Charles Orchestra leads worship along with (most weeks) Dan Leahy, Piano, Mike Nellas, Bass, Jason Brannon, Drums, Jamika Russell, Vocals, along with Rev. Denise Clark-Jones leading the service.

 

Jazz Vespers are held in the church on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. We gather in the intimacy of the sanctuary for an extraordinary experience of jazz.

 

No charge to join us (free-will offering taken) and no reservations are required. Join us for an extraordinary celebration of joy.

 

For more information, please contact us through the info listed above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alpha course (Sun. Feb 19, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Network Bible Fellowship
1717 RT Dunn Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-808-1372
networkbible.bmi@mail.com
http://networkbible.org/events/

Do you wonder if there is more to life? How does God factor in? Have questions?

 

Come join us for an 11 week ALPHA course answering questions such as, "Is there more to life than this?," "Who is Jesus?," "How does God guide us?," and more.

 

We are offering free supper and childcare so that you are free to participate or just listen.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Spiritual Warfare Training (Sun. Feb 19, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 W Outer Rd
Sherman, IL 62684
(217) 496-2590

Come to Living Faith Baptist Church for a spiritual class that touches on various topics.

 

Some of these topics include:

  • Breaking Spiritual Bondages
  • The Blood of Jesus Christ
  • Ministry of Holy Angels to Believers

 

This eight week class will be presented by Bruce Kugler.

Mon. Feb 20, 2017

Cancer Companions (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St John's Sand Prairie Lutheran Church
13443 Townline Rd
Green Valley
309-264-4978
PastorKevin@SandPrairieLutheran.org
http://www.SandPrairieLutheran.org

Do you, or someone you are caring for, have cancer? You are invited to Cancer Companions on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month.

 

For more information, you can call Christie Martis at the phone number listed above after 5 p.m.

SCHEELS Kids Klub - Hooray for Hockey! (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://experience.scheels.com/event/kids-klub-hooray-hockey/

Join SCHEELS as we welcome the Springfield Jr. Blues for Hooray for Hockey! 

 

Showcase your skills in the Hockey Slap Shot Inflatable.

 

Meet & Greet with the Jr. Blues Players, meet the Jr. Blues mascot Gilly and get your picture taken.

 

Get a FREE frozen treat. 

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

FIREPROOF - Free Chillicothe Christian Film (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Town Theatre
1029 N 2nd St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-253-6947
Rich@MenofAIM.org
http://www.menofaim.org/movies/chilli

This is the fifth free film hosted by Men of AIM/HOI Christian Movie Central in partnership with SEVEN area churches.

 

Doors open at 6, and the film starts at 6:30 in the main theater. If necessary - please help us make it necessary - another showing will begin at 6:45 in the second theater. We have repeatedly been asked "when FIREPROOF," so the answer is February.

 

ABOUT THE FILM: In the wake of his daring rescue of a complete stranger, decorated firefighter Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) realizes the extent to which he has failed as a husband. In a desperate attempt to save his relationship with his wife, Catherine (Erin Bethea), Holt turns to "The Love Dare," a Christian self-help book. At the prompting of his devout father, John (Harris Malcom) -- and guided by the book itself -- Holt embarks on a 40-day mission to rescue his marriage from the looming specter of divorce.

 

Donations will be accepted (by a box to the side - NO 'passing the hat') towards future films nights. Each event has the cost of the theater rental and film license.

 

Please invite others to the Facebook event page.

GriefShare (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 266-9281
grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org

GriefShare is a 13 week DVD and discussion series that is designed for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is a support group that provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on this difficult journey of grief and who understands the heartache and questions of loss.

 

The DVDs feature clips from counselors, pastors and others who offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

 

The series will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Grace Church.

 

There is no fee to participate. For further information or to register, call the church office at the phone number listed above.

Financial Peace University (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Rd.
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-4030
secretary@oslwashington.org
https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1032226

Dave Ramsey's nine-week Financial Peace University.

 

Monday, January 16th - March 13th.

Financial Peace University (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peace Lutheran Church
2800 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 801-7464
peace.lutheran@comcast.net
https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1029511

You are invited to join us for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. This 9-week study will be held at Peace Lutheran Church on Mondays starting Feb. 6  and running through April 3.

 

The sessions will last between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on discussion from the participants. Childcare will be provided.

 

The cost is $93 per family and includes all the materials needed, plus access to bonus online components. The class is being led by Amy Denney, who has taken or taught Financial Peace University more than half a dozen times. You can register online at the link above or by calling Amy at the phone number listed above.

Bible Study Fellowship (Mon. Feb 20, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61614
Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615
jilliansmallenberger@gmail.com
http://bsfinternational.org

Come and see an intimate vision of Christ's revealed glory through the eyes of John at Bible Study Fellowship.

 

We meet September 12th through May, on Monday nights from 6:45-8:30.

 

Our women's class meets at Woodland Baptist Church on N. Allen Road, and the men's class meets at Grace Presbyterian Church on Route 91.  Both classes have school-age programs - children K-12 are welcome and study the same passage at an age-appropriate level.

Tue. Feb 21, 2017

GriefShare Winter Session (Tue. Feb 21, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.899-9418
Trinitygriefshare@yahoo.com
http://www.griefshare.org

A winter session of GriefShare will begin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. This 13-week session will run through April 4 and meets for 2 hours each week.

 

GriefShare is a nationally-based grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way the grieving process. GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time for participants to work through their stages of grief.

 

GriefShare brings people together who are in various stages of grieving to help each other work through their grief and to find joy in life again.

After Five Christian Women's Club (Tue. Feb 21, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northfield Inn
3280 Northfield Dr.
Springfield, IL 62702
217-816-1197

This event is $15.00 and includes dinner, a presentation, and music.

 

Linda Sill has a degree from EMU and will be covering topics such as "who is your best friend," and "quilting is fun when shared with friends."

 

There will be music by Jeff and Karee Prince.

 

Reservations/cancellations are needed by Saturday, February 18th.

 

Call Ann at the number listed above.     

Wed. Feb 22, 2017

Griefshare (Wed. Feb 22, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
gail@athenschristian.net
http://www.athenschristian.net

A Griefshare Recovery Program will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning January 11.

 

This is a 14-week program built around video seminars, a support group and a workbook.

 

To register, call Steve (217-414-0126) or visit griefshare.org.

Thu. Feb 23, 2017

Let's Be Healthy Together! (Thu. Feb 23, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Jerome Civic Center
2901 Leonard St
Springfield, IL 62704
800-897-9177
cporter@llsa.com
http://www.lifelinescreening.com

Life Line Screening will be offering five safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical.

 

Complete Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening for $149.  

 

Appointments are limited, so please sign up now by calling 1-800-690-6495 and receive a $10 discount off the package. Speak with the LLSA representative for more package options by calling the number above.

 

All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  

Community Bible Study - Day Class (Thu. Feb 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Rte. 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309-243-5025
bcal98@gmail.com
http://peoria.cbsclass.org

Join us as we study, "Red Sea to the Jordan River: A look at Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers." It's a story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation.

 

They tell the story of a holy God's faithfulness to a weak and sinful people like us. Themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance teach us to grow spiritually mature.

 

For men, women and children. All levels of learners welcome.

 

Infant and toddler care will be provided along with a preschool through elementary age program.

Single and Parenting Class (Thu. Feb 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
217.685.8099
singleandparenting@gmail.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will host a 13-week winter session of Single and Parenting beginning Thursday, February 16.

 

Single and Parenting is a support group for single parents to meet and discuss issues unique to their situation. Whether you're a single parent by choice, divorced or widowed, this group meets to discuss such topics as conflict resolution; tired and overwhelmed; parenting tools and projects; money and career; emotions and stability; and suffering and adversity. Each session is comprised of a video on a specific topic, group discussion and personal Bible study about relationships and parenting.

 

There is no fee to participate. A light meal and childcare will also be provided at no cost.

 

For more information, you can call the phone number or email the address listed above.

FamilyCore Informational Meeting (Thu. Feb 23, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

FamilyCore
330 SW Washington Street
Peoria, IL 61602
3096762400
adoption@familycore.org
http://www.familycore.org

Have you been considering adoption but don't know where to start?

 

Please join us for a casual, informational meeting on domestic, international and embryo adoption.

 

FamilyCore is a Hague accredited agency that has been practicing in adoption for over fifty years and would love to answer any questions you may have.There will be time for a Q & A following the presentation.

 

Please contact either the number or email listed above if you would like more information!

 

No RSVP'S required- All welcome!

Community Bible Study Class (Thu. Feb 23, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-357-0202
smore1325@outlook.com
http://www.communitybiblestudy.org

Community Bible Study (CBS) Peoria Evening Class invites you to study the Gospel of Matthew!

 

This is a 30-week study for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding. CBS's goal is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all. CBS's format is opening in worship, core group discussion and lecture. 

 

Matthew wrote by the power of the Holy Spirit, primarily to his fellow Jews, proving through scripture that Jesus's life and ministry fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah.

 

CBS meets weekly on Thursday nights.

These Shining Lives (Thu. Feb 23, 2017 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley University Hartmann Center
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
309-677-2651
mburgeson@fsmail.bradley.edu
http://theatre.bradley.edu

Bradley University Theatre Presents, These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.

 

This play celebrates the friendship and solidarity among four working women who discover their independence, and fight for the vindication that may not come in time.

 

Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Events Box Office located in the Hartmann Center, or by calling the number listed above. 

 

Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more.

Fri. Feb 24, 2017

IF: Gathering (Fri. Feb 24, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hope Church
3000 Lenhart Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
2177871446
chantellmills@gmail.com
https://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifhope-church

At IF:Gathering 2017, we’ll look at one of the most influential generations that have ever lived — the early church. The way God moved through them was simple and pure. We believe they are the model we need right now. Our dream is that we would experience the power of God as He does big things through simple acts of faith.

 

That we live unified, surrendered to God, not just in our minds and in our theology, but also in our daily lives. Our hope is that we would participate with the Spirit of God and see Him go forth in our generation in a most powerful way.

 

At Hope, our venue is our gym which will be transformed into cozy spaces for lots of conversation, places to pray and multiple screens for viewing the event.

 

 We will have a boxed dinner, a fun dessert and lots of warm coffee and conversation.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Trivia Night (Fri. Feb 24, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity Christian School
711 10th Street
Fulton, IL 61014
815-589-3912
paintingsbylaura@yahoo.com
http://www.unitychristian.com

Unity Christian School is hosting it's annual Trivia Night.

 

The theme is Americana. There will be a maximum of eight people on a team.

 

The Bible is one of the categories!

 

Come have fun at Trivia Night!

 

For more information, please visit the website listed above.

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert (Fri. Feb 24, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
One University Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 206-6160
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Bask in the beauty of Beethoven through his exuberant Prometheus Overture and lyrical Violin Concerto featuring the brilliantly expressive playing of Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma.

 

The heroic and charming Second Symphony of Sibelius concludes this uplifting evening. Meet guest conductor Ken Lam before the concert at Concert Comments at 6:30 PM in the Sangamon Auditorium.

 

Ticket prices range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are also available.

 

There will be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with guest conductor Ken Lam, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the number above or visiting the website listed above.

These Shining Lives (Fri. Feb 24, 2017 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley University Hartmann Center
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
309-677-2651
mburgeson@fsmail.bradley.edu
http://theatre.bradley.edu

Bradley University Theatre Presents, These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.

 

This play celebrates the friendship and solidarity among four working women who discover their independence, and fight for the vindication that may not come in time.

 

Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Events Box Office located in the Hartmann Center, or by calling the number listed above. 

 

Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more.

Sat. Feb 25, 2017

Disability to Possibility (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Springfield Southeast High School
2350 East Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703
217-525-3060
marywyman@sps186.org
http://www.sps186.org/studentsupport/?p=32206

Disability to Possibility is a conference in its 9th year presented by Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Parent for Students with Disabilities, and Sangamon County Transition Planning Committee.

 

This free conference features keynote speaker Michele and Aubrie Westmaas; a mother/daughter duo who will inspire and empower parents and educators to recognize students' gifts, support big dreams, and expect the extraordinary. Featured speakers also include an area physician, psychiatrist, behavior analysts, advocates, and other area professionals.

 

There will be practical information about your child's education issues and a community resource fair with numerous exhibitors.

 

Central Illinois Community Blood Center will be on hand for a blood drive. You can learn how to complete necessary forms for local and state resources that are available to students with disabilities. There will also be door prizes.

 

Come connect with other parents, and childcare will be provided at no charge.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

IF: Gathering (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hope Church
3000 Lenhart Rd
Springfield, IL 62711
2177871446
chantellmills@gmail.com
https://register.ifgathering.com/event/ifhope-church

At IF:Gathering 2017, we’ll look at one of the most influential generations that have ever lived — the early church. The way God moved through them was simple and pure. We believe they are the model we need right now. Our dream is that we would experience the power of God as He does big things through simple acts of faith.

 

That we live unified, surrendered to God, not just in our minds and in our theology, but also in our daily lives. Our hope is that we would participate with the Spirit of God and see Him go forth in our generation in a most powerful way.

 

At Hope, our venue is our gym which will be transformed into cozy spaces for lots of conversation, places to pray and multiple screens for viewing the event.

 

We will have a continental breakfast and a break for lunch.

 

For more information, refer to the website listed above.

Vendor Fair (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomingon, IL 61701
309-838-4335
jerobinson21409@yahoo.com

First Christian Church is holding its second annual Winter Vendor's Fair.

 

Please come out and have a fun morning filled with shopping and talking with each vendor in one warm place. The vendors include Pink Zebra, Paparazzi, Lu La Roe, Thirty One, Posh, Longeberger, and many more. All sales will go to the vendor.

 

The table fees collected go to the the 19th annual block party that is held each August to give school supplies to our west side neighbors.

 

Bring your friends for a great cause.

Spaghetti Supper (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Linn Mennonite Christian School
1592 County Road 1700 N
Roanoke, IL 61561

Come join us for our annual spaghetti supper. You can eat in, or carry out is available.

 

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-10, and there is no charge for children under 4. There will also be a bake sale.

 

Hope to see you there!

Sportmans Dinner (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical Free Church
1300 E Chestnut
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-4278
office@cantonefree.com
http://cantonefc.com

Our 2nd Annual Sportsmans Dinner - The evening will include a catered dinner, door prizes ranging from hunting gear to gift cards, and a presentation from Jeremy Harrill, a North Carolina Wildlife Officer/Game Warden.

 

Jeremy is the founder of a Sportsman's Ministry called "Heart of a Sportsman," who have helped produce 3 hunting DVD's. Those DVD's have shared the Gospel with over 100,000 sportsmen around the world.

EAS Rocks Gala (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish Hall
1930 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
http://www.elizabethannsetonprogram.org/easrockgala.html

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program has their annual event that helps raise funds for programs offered by EAS that supports mothers and children in Central Illinois.

 

Join us this year and see the hard work local artists and designers have done on special designs specifically created for our EAS Rock Rocking Adirondack Chairs. Each chair will be unique! All sponsors will receive a beautifully designed Adirondack chair. Sponsors make their selection during the gala.

 

There will be live entertainment, wine, beer, soft drinks and more!

 

Head East (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 East Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 993-6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work, and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANY REASON (Save My Life)" has long-been considered by many radio stations across the country as "The Rock & Roll National Anthem." For more than four decades, the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!”

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and full bar.

 

Watseka Theatre is a 1931 art deco 375-seat theatre located 92 miles south of Chicago.

 

Tickets $35 and are on sale at the theatre, charge by phone 815-993-6585, or watsekatheatre.com

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 434-2777
info@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Bask in the beauty of Beethoven through his exuberant Prometheus Overture and lyrical Violin Concerto featuring the brilliantly expressive playing of Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma.

 

The heroic and charming Second Symphony of Sibelius concludes this uplifting evening. Meet guest conductor Ken Lam before the concert at Concert Comments at 6:30 PM in the Sangamon Auditorium.

 

Ticket prices range from $60 down to $5. Senior rates are also available.

 

There will be a post-concert reception in the lobby. Mingle, munch, and sip with guest conductor Ken Lam, ISO musicians, and other music enthusiasts.

 

Experience it for yourself by calling the number above or visiting the website listed above.

These Shining Lives (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bradley University Hartmann Center
1501 West Bradley Avenue
Peoria, IL 61606
309-677-2651
mburgeson@fsmail.bradley.edu
http://theatre.bradley.edu

Bradley University Theatre Presents, These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich.

 

This play celebrates the friendship and solidarity among four working women who discover their independence, and fight for the vindication that may not come in time.

 

Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $5 for students.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Events Box Office located in the Hartmann Center, or by calling the number listed above. 

 

Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more.