Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Oct 19, 2014 - Sat. Oct 25, 2014

Sat. Oct 25, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 3:00 am)

Contact Info:

Woodside UMC
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, Il 62703

Woodside United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a keyboard player, a drummer and a choir director.  If interested please email us at

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger
Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean St., Lincoln, IL
Lincoln, IL 62656

31st Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.

If you are looking for a family oriented event ~ with wonderful homemade cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls and tasty homemade veggie soup cooked in large black kettles and tasty homemade pies ~ we have it all! 


Hundreds of handmade creations ~ perfect for birthday and holiday gifts.  Silent auctions throughout the morning.  Activities for kids and snacks outside (scones, brisket sandwiches, deep fried potatoes, hot cider, etc.)  Offering 50 lb (and 20 lb) bags of fresh S. Dakota potatoes for sale.  AND THE VERY BEST PART ~ every penny raised will be channeled through International Disaster Emergency Service to feed hungry and hurting people worldwide. Treat your family to a special day ~ and know that you are helping to feed hungry kids as well.


 - Come early for the best selections!

Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church Parish Life Center
2477 W. Washington

You will find a large selection of gently used items for babies-big kids at AWESOME prices!! Get your kids ready for cooler weather without paying retail!! Come shop for most anything baby/kid related: Fall/winter clothing/shoes, winter coats/boots, Holiday outfits, toys, baby equip, books, games, and MORE!!

Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sale (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph
Peoria IL 61606

A GIANT Garage Sale!

Our gym is full of great items.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the National Youth Gathering trip. We have clothes, sporting goods, toys, electronics, you name it we have it!!

Holiday Happenings (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church Hall
303 Campanile Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611

St. Monica's Ladies Guild is sponsoring Holiday Happenings, a Craft and Bake Sale. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and lunch will be served in the afternoon. Crafters will be displaying, crocheted items, handmade paper crafts, cards, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Miche purses with removable liners, quilts, shirts, scented soaps, soy wax melts, and many Christmas items. Lots of baked goods, apple pies, and breads. 

For more information call Pat at the above number.

Vendor/craft fair (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
1201 W. Jackson
Auburn, IL 62615

Third Annual Craft and Vendor Fair with bake sale & kids games. Many vendors and crafters on hand with cash and carry items on site! Proceeds will benefit High School youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2016. For additional information contact Trinity Lutheran Church.

1st Annual "Fall-In" with New Life Craft Show (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 West Lynn Boulevard
Sterling, IL 61081

Craft show, Bake Sale, Door Prizes

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from the Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each. This is the last chance to stop by The Christian Center to see their selection!

Fall Harvest Festival at Dixon Assembly of God (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Assembly of God
933 Mekeel Rd.
Dixon, IL 61021

Come join in on the fun!

Fall Harvest Festival is a free event and open to the public!


What to expect: Games for kids, prizes for the games, bounce houses, food, hayrack ride, face painting, and fun for the entire family.

SCHEELS Treadmill Marathon (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd

Come cheer for your favorite team! Opening Ceremonies, including presentation from Medals for Mettle. Don't miss this amazing, powerful moment. This is a marathon length competition (26.2 miles) in which 5 relay teams will compete to beat solo marathon runner Justin Gillette. Justin has won 77 marathons with a personal best of 2:25:44!! Currently ranked 6th in the WORLD for career marathon wins.


Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in Springfield.


Donations can be made at the event to Medals4Mettle or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Springfield.


Marathon, Ultra Marathon, Triathlon and Half Marathon medals are accepted for donation.


Chilli Supper (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St Benedict's Abbey
7561 W Lancaster Road
Bartonville, Illinois

St Benedict's Ecumenical Abbey invites the entire community to join us for a delicious chilli supper.

$5 per person ( includes bowl of chilli, corn bread,  drink and dessert)

Take out available (does not include drink)

DaxFest 2014 (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Park
815 Lincoln Street
Washington, IL 61571

DaxFest 2014 is a family friendly trick or treating community supported event! This event will be located in the Washington, IL Park across from Lincoln Grade School. Kids will be able to walk with their parents along the bike trail to trick or treat while also enjoying activities that include a hay rack ride, corn maze, costume contest, chili cook off, face painting and more!


Dax returned back to Washington, IL in late October to enjoy his final weeks in his hometown. When they told us Dax wouldnt live till Chirstmas we hung up Christmas light before Halloween. Christmas light will light the trick or treating trail in honor of Dax and all the children who battle childhood cancer.


Come join us for a fun and safe trick or treating experience! Children are $10 and adults are free.

3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner for Threads, Hope & Love (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main
Washington, Il 61571

Spaghetti dinner provided by Michaels in Washington to help Threads, Hope & Love, a free clothing ministry in Washington.  Threads is trying to pay off their mortgage for their new building.

Bake Sale included.  donations only

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
600 East Washington St.
East Peoria, IL 61611

Please come join us for an evening of fun! There will be trunk or treating along with free hot dogs, games, and tractor rides. Come rain or shine! 

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711

This fun alternative to the the Halloween experience is designed for kids in 4th grade or younger. Families, have your kids wear their favorite costume and trick or treat along the rows of trunks decorated by our own FUMC members. After trunk or treating, please stay for free food and games. We also invite you to bring toothbrushes and toothpaste for our Operation Christmas Child collection.

Mom's Night Out (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christian Church
405 E Stringtown Rd
Minier, IL 61759

A FREE event for mom's of ALL ages.  The event includes supper, fun actvities and the great movie "Mom's Night Out". Childcare will be available.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.


"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.


The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.


The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Stir Up the Healing Waters (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Waterford Union Church
10564 N Starling Road
Lewistown, IL 61542

Pastor Mike Floyd will be Teaching and Preaching about what God's Word says about healing.  There will be prayer for the sick.



Pro Life Pastor's Dinner (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Corpus Christi Parish Center
273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Il 61401

Guest Speaker will be Kristan Hawkins, the Executive Director of Students for Life of America.