Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Jul 27, 2014 - Sat. Aug 2, 2014

Wed. Jul 30, 2014

Summer Quest (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Faith Baptist Christian School, 1501 Howard Ct., Pekin, IL
309.347.6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

Tazewell 4-H Show and Jr. Fair (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Mineral Springs Park, 1701 Court St. Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.6614
aswilkin@illinois.edu
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/4hshowsfair/3583.html

Free event open to the public, July 28-30.

It is an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit a variety of projects from robotics and photography to horses and rabbits.

 

4-H Federation and community partners sponsor a variety of special events, games and entertainment. Great for the whole family to enjoy together.

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Christian Center
4100 N. Brandywine Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

The Christian Center is collecting prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball.  Please drop off current, in-style, clean dresses to the Christian Center Monday through Friday. Your donation helps ladies to come in their very best to this enchanting, exciting event. Questions? Call or go to our website!

Berean Summer Day Camp (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Berean Baptist Church
3401 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217.529.4224
http://www.berean.biz/

We are now enrolling kids who are 3-9 years old for Summer Daycamp 2014.

 

We provide a fun, safe environment for school-age kids during the summer months. Our affordable daily program is very active with trips, swimming, bowling, arts & crafts, park days, etc.

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Eastview Baptist Church, 2277 E Black Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
217.522.6631
evoffice@sbcglobal.net
http://www.evbaptistchurch.org/VacationBibleSchool

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Living Waters Lutheran Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614
309.397.6428
livingwaters.lcmc@gmail.com
http://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/LivingWatersPeoria

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.

 

Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 

 

Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Weird Animals VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Rock River Christian Center, 1800 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL
815.625.4371
church@rrccag.org
http://www.rrccag.org/

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

 

Contact the church for more information!

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Williamsville Christian Church, 201 South Old Route 66, Williamsville, IL 62693
217.566.3381
wcchurch@gcctv.com
http://www.williamsvillechristianchurch.com/vbs.html

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Washington Christian Church 1012 N Main St. Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2550
jesspittman83@gmail.com
http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/wcc

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Monroe Street Christian Church
1229 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217.544.7881

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

International Spy Academy VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr
Washington, Il 61571
309.745.9247
highviewcog@frontier.com
http://www.highviewchurchofgod.org/ChristianService/CommunityEvents/VacationBibleSchool/tabid/61/Default.aspx

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

Step Study for Women (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/celebrate-recovery-step-study-for-women/

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Step Study for Men (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/celebrate-recovery-step-study-for-men/

The Celebrate Recovery Step-study group will meet weekly to work through the 12 steps and the 8 principles found in the Beatitudes. Through this year-long study, you will find the peace and lasting freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. The participants guides will guide you as you utilize scripture, discussion and prayer to find hope and healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

 

Hosted at Northwoods Community Church, this group costs $40 and will meet on Wednesdays.

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church
349 Velde St
Creve Coeur, IL 61610
309.256.7787
ccsbcpastor@comcast.net

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Evangelistic Meetings (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

El Vista Baptist Church
6301 N Syler St
Peoria, IL 61615
Pastor Joe Watt: 309-692-8675
jwatt1953@gmail.com
http://www.elvistabaptist.org/currenteventsannouncements.html

Evangelist Ron Comfort and Music Director Larry Brubaker of Lattimore, NC, will be conducting revival services in Peoria at El Vista Baptist Church from Sunday through Thursday, July 27-31.  

 

Weeknight services will be held at 7:00 p.m.  

Mrs. Comfort and Mrs. Brubaker will host children's meetings during the evening sessions.  Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Pastor Joey Watt.

 

Sunday services are at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Sing To The King (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62558
217.801.1239

Sing To The King, a student led, cross-denomination worship night that is open to all who want to celebrate and build community and unity in the body of Christ. There will be live Worship a speaker and a love offering taken up for Kaily's Krew. 

Thu. Jul 31, 2014

Summer Quest (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Faith Baptist Christian School, 1501 Howard Ct., Pekin, IL
309.347.6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Bob Evans, 3050 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL
WCIC, 309.692.9242
wcic@wcicfm.org
http://wcicfm.org/outfits-for-orphans

Cat from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" will be leading a team of WCIC listeners to China in September. They'll be serving at Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center for orphans with special needs.

 

If you're not going on the trip, there's still a special way you can get involved!

 

Each team member will take an extra suitcase filled with much-needed clothing for the kids... including sleepers, pajamas, and play-wear.

 

You can drop off a new item of clothing (no used clothes, please) at the WCIC studios on Baring Trace in Peoria or at one of the "Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops" between 3:30 and 5:30pm:

  • Saturday, June 28th at Summer Splash on the Rock Falls Riverfront*
  • Thursday, July 17th at Bremer's Jewelry (105 Krispy Kreme Dr.) in Bloomington
  • Thursday, July 24th at Avanti's (3610 Kelly Ave.) in Pekin
  • Thursday, July 31st at Bob Evans (3050 Stevenson Dr.) in Springfield

*This suitcase stop extends from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Sizes needed range from newborn to 3T.

 

And if shopping isn’t your thing, no worries. WCIC is also collecting donations to pay for the baggage fees. (The fees are $100/suitcase.)

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Living Waters Lutheran Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614
309.397.6428
livingwaters.lcmc@gmail.com
http://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/LivingWatersPeoria

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.

 

Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 

 

Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Weird Animals VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Rock River Christian Center, 1800 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL
815.625.4371
church@rrccag.org
http://www.rrccag.org/

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

 

Contact the church for more information!

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Eastview Baptist Church, 2277 E Black Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
217.522.6631
evoffice@sbcglobal.net
http://www.evbaptistchurch.org/VacationBibleSchool

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Williamsville Christian Church, 201 South Old Route 66, Williamsville, IL 62693
217.566.3381
wcchurch@gcctv.com
http://www.williamsvillechristianchurch.com/vbs.html

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Washington Christian Church 1012 N Main St. Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2550
jesspittman83@gmail.com
http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/wcc

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Monroe Street Christian Church
1229 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217.544.7881

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
Timberline Rd
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
http://barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Family Movie Night @ Faith Baptist Church Marquette Heights (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church Marquette Heights
410 LaSalle Blvd.
Marquette Heights, IL. 61554
309.382.3766
fbcmarquette@gmail.com

Join us for family movie night as we gather to enjoy the movie Stuart Little together.

International Spy Academy VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr
Washington, Il 61571
309.745.9247
highviewcog@frontier.com
http://www.highviewchurchofgod.org/ChristianService/CommunityEvents/VacationBibleSchool/tabid/61/Default.aspx

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church
349 Velde St
Creve Coeur, IL 61610
309.256.7787
ccsbcpastor@comcast.net

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 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.

CEFCU Jazz Series (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, 200 NE Water St., Peoria, IL 61602
309.689.3019
http://www.facebook.com/riverfrontevents

Come out Thursday evenings to the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for a FREE Summer Jazz series featuring local jazz artists. The 2014 Schedule includes:

 

June 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train

 

June 26: JC and the Redemption

 

July 10: Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe

 

July 17: Billy Cook Quartet

 

July 31: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet

 

August 14: David Hoffman and Friends

 

Event sponsored by CEFCU, the Peoria Park District, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society.

Arts In the Park: West MacQueen Street Band (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Idlewood Park, Corner of E Idlewood St & Parkside Ave. Morton, IL 61550
309.266.7300
info@mortonfinearts.org
http://www.mortonfinearts.org/mortonfinearts/Arts_in_the_Park_2014.html

Come enjoy a beautiful evening in the park with a Central Illinois favorite groups, the West MacQueen Street Band!

 

Summer and great music in the park just go together! Food concessions beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Bring lawn chair and enjoy the fun.

Evangelistic Meetings (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

El Vista Baptist Church
6301 N Syler St
Peoria, IL 61615
Pastor Joe Watt: 309-692-8675
jwatt1953@gmail.com
http://www.elvistabaptist.org/currenteventsannouncements.html

Evangelist Ron Comfort and Music Director Larry Brubaker of Lattimore, NC, will be conducting revival services in Peoria at El Vista Baptist Church from Sunday through Thursday, July 27-31.  

 

Weeknight services will be held at 7:00 p.m.  

Mrs. Comfort and Mrs. Brubaker will host children's meetings during the evening sessions.  Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Pastor Joey Watt.

 

Sunday services are at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Fri. Aug 1, 2014

Summer Quest (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Faith Baptist Christian School, 1501 Howard Ct., Pekin, IL
309.347.6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 

 

Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.

 

Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

Community Carnival (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Assembly
432 N. Linwood Road
Galesburg, IL
309.343.8568
calvarygalesburg@gmail.com
http://calvarygalesburg.com/galesburg-community-carnival/

Calvary Assembly is celebrating 90 years with a community carnival.

There will be rides, games, food, vendors, and much more!

 

DATES & TIMES
Friday, August 1st: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2nd: 12:00-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3rd: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

 

For more information, head to our website!

 

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 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/

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. 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. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Eastview Baptist Church, 2277 E Black Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
217.522.6631
evoffice@sbcglobal.net
http://www.evbaptistchurch.org/VacationBibleSchool

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Williamsville Christian Church, 201 South Old Route 66, Williamsville, IL 62693
217.566.3381
wcchurch@gcctv.com
http://www.williamsvillechristianchurch.com/vbs.html

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Washington Christian Church 1012 N Main St. Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2550
jesspittman83@gmail.com
http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/wcc

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!

 

Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Monroe Street Christian Church
1229 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62703
217.544.7881

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

FREE Concert - Hello Industry (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Jones Park
Main St. Downtown Canton
Canton, IL 61520
309.647.2677
http://cantonillinois.chambermaster.com/events/details/music-in-the-park-440

MidAmerica National Bank, Monical’s Pizza Restaurant and Crawford’s Home Furnishings are sponsors of an upcoming FREE concert at Jones Park in Canton as part of the Music in the Park Summer Concert Series presented by the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. The band Hello Industry from the Peoria area will be performing on August 1st.

 

Their mission is “to put meaningful music in the hands of struggling people,” and each song is an invitation to a conversation about things which really matter.

 

Please join us for an evening of meaningful music at this FREE concert!

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
Timberline Rd
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
http://barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Inspired Arts Academy Hollywood "DROP" Fundraiser (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Inspired Arts Academy
2137 S. Main
Morton, IL
309.340.4520
inspiredartsacademy@gmail.com
http://www.inspiredartsacademy.com

DROP your children off at Inspired Arts Academy, Friday, August 1st for an evening in Hollywood!! 

 

Kids will enjoy activities on our stage under the lights, walking the red carpet, making star frames, dancing, and singing karaoke! 

 

Children aged 3 (potty trained) up to 12 are welcome! 

Cost is $15 for 1, $25 for 2, $30 for 3. 

RSVP on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/InspiredArtsAcademy?fref=ts

 

Proceeds from event go towards building the Morton Downtown Plaza.

Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Broken Chains Church
728 South 14th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Broken-Chains-Church/137915112935195?sk=timeline

August 1st - 3rd Broken Chains Church will have their VBS!

Starting Friday night Aug 1st 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Special Children's Minister Aly Croy will be Guest Speaker for the event.  

 

Sat Aug 2nd will be a Block Party from 12:00-5:00 p.m!

Activities include:  Mighty Crush Power Team, Live Bands & Christian Rappers, Broken Chains Church's Drama Team, bounce house, free food & slushies, carnival games, face painting, pie eating contest and many more activities!  

VBS to follow block party from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

 

Sunday Aug 3rd at 10:30 a.m. we will close out VBS in our Sunday morning service!

International Spy Academy VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr
Washington, Il 61571
309.745.9247
highviewcog@frontier.com
http://www.highviewchurchofgod.org/ChristianService/CommunityEvents/VacationBibleSchool/tabid/61/Default.aspx

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church
349 Velde St
Creve Coeur, IL 61610
309.256.7787
ccsbcpastor@comcast.net

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Sat. Aug 2, 2014

2014 Run for Life (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

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Bradley Park, 1314 Park Road, Peoria, IL 61650
309.698.9736
https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=8249

5K Run & 5K non-competitive Walk

Race starts at 7:30 a.m. (check-in 6:30-7:10 a.m.) Race day registration and packet pickup will take place beside the pavilion near the tennis courts.

 

Children (12 and under): $12, $15 after July 31

Adults (13 and over): $15, $20 after June 30, $25 after July 31

Registration before July 27 will result in a short-sleeve t-shirt.

Participants may elect to obtain sponsors in lieu of paying entry fee.  Those who do will receive incentive awards by way of Run for Life short-sleeve t-shirt for $20 collected pledges or $10 gift certificates for every $50 in collected pledges.

 

Age groups will be split by male & female: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+

 

Registration can be completed online or by mailing forms to:

Run For Life c/o WPEO, PO Box 1 Peoria, IL 61650

 

Overall male and female winners will receive $50 gift certificate to Running Central. Top 3 finishers in all age categories will each receive an award.  

 

Questions? Give WPEO Christian Talk Radio AM1020 a call at the number listed above!

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL
309.642.5761
tim@manupgodsway.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/336750073142132/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.

 

Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

POWERLIGHT ABE LINCOLN CAR SHOW SPECTACULAR (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Knights Action Park, 1700 Recreation Dr., Springfield, IL
217.416.5042
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show is a huge outreach to the community!

 

Along with the car show, several special features include an air evac helicopter fly over and landing, hot air balloon demo, NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier #51 Brandts show car, LRS Nitro car, monster trucks, replica movie and TV show cars including The Horse "Glory" which Daniel Day Lewis rode in the academy award winning movie, "Lincoln" (subject to schedule change if Horse is needed for filming), Illinois top squad car contest, Christian Bikers Club, Sangamon County K-9 demo, and more!

 

All makes and models are welcome! Car show entry is $15 (display only is $10). Entry time is 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, judging from 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m., trophies at 4:00 p.m.

 

Also, this is rain or shine!

 

Benefits support the Powerlight Christian music fest at the Illinois State Fair on August 17th.

Tornado Relief Dumpser Day (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethany Community Church
27265 Dutch Ln
Washington, IL 61611
309.573.2670
Needaid@bethanycommunitychurch.org
http://www.bethanycommunitychurch.org/default.asp

Affected residents of Washington, Roanoke, East Peoria, and Pekin are invited to bring electronic waste, tires, general waste, and vegetative waste to fill 7 different dumpsters on site on Bethany Community Church's property.

 

No reservation required. Please bring proof of address.

Community Baby Shower Brunch (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lake Storey Shelter #2
033 South Lake Storey Road
Galesburg, IL
Pat: 309.375.6816

Knox Country Right to Life is holding its 11th Annual Community Baby Shower Brunch!

This shower is being held for Galesburg's Women's Pregnancy Center and The Women's Choice Center of Bettendorf, Iowa.  

 

We will be honoring the centers' volunteers!

Come and enjoy a brunch with us!

 

All baby and maternity items are needed. Gently used items are welcome.  Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.  If you are unable to attend and wish to attend and wish to donate or have any questions call Pat Regnier.

Martial Arts for St. Jude (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. Paul Baptist Church
114 W Forrest Hill Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
309.550.1736
http://peoriakungfu.com/

This Kung Fu exhibition is a fundraiser for St. Jude, hosted by USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Sifu Dexter Parker and Sifu Ed Parker, featuring several Peoria-area Kung Fu schools, including Master Kim Aldus, Grand Master Steve Aldus, and Master Vera Harrison.

 

Admission is $7 at the door, and all money raised goes directly to St. Jude.

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Lexington Hills Apts. Peoria, IL
Nikki, 309.221.4881
nikki.giosta@gmail.com

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

Community Carnival (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Assembly
432 N. Linwood Road
Galesburg, IL
309.343.8568
calvarygalesburg@gmail.com
http://calvarygalesburg.com/galesburg-community-carnival/

Calvary Assembly is celebrating 90 years with a community carnival.

There will be rides, games, food, vendors, and much more!

 

DATES & TIMES
Friday, August 1st: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2nd: 12:00-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3rd: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

 

For more information, head to our website!

 

Miner Corn Daze 2014 (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Grade School Park
302 N School St
Minier, IL 61759
https://www.facebook.com/events/854687931227054/?fref=ts

The weekend will be filled with activities for the whole family. At 1 p.m, on Saturday, the Antique Tractor Pull begins.

 

Sunday is a fun-filled day starting at 7:30 a.m. with the Olympia Kiwanis 5 K Run. Same day registration for the Run begins at 7 a.m. at VeteransPark on Main St.

At 10 a.m. local churches will hold a community worship service at the school park.

At noon, the Mini Rod Pull starts.  

Running all day Sunday are the craft and  home business  show, Cruise In, free sweet corn, antique engine show, and food vendors.

For the kids, there will be a Magician, face painter, and balloon artist.

 

From noon until 5 p.m., the park will be filled with music provided by Linda Thomas, country singer; Old TimeWay, blue grass band; and Lilly Lites, gospel choir.

 

Of course, there will be lots of food! Enjoy your favorites – corn dogs, elephant ears, lemon shake ups, grilled sandwiches, ice cream and sweet treats galore!

 

 

Trams will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday for visitors’ convenience. Don’t miss this opportunity to share in the fun and festivities of CORN DAZE 2014! Be a part of this community event.

 

International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School Kickoff Party (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
301 South Grand West
Springfield, IL 62704
Church:217.523.7731 Brenna:217.801.3806
fbcs@springfieldfirstbaptist.org
http://www.springfieldfirstbaptist.org

Vacation Bible School - Answers In Genesis' - International Spy Academy!

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.

 

Dates:
  • Saturday August 2nd – 2:30–5:30 p.m. Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
  • Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15–8:45 p.m.

 

For More information call the Church or Brenna.
 
Register online! 

St. Jude Telethon (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Central Catholic High School, 1201 Airport Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704
309.533.7417
http://www.stjude.com

37th Annual St. Jude Telethon!

  • Avanti's dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction (last year we had a signed Blackhawks hockey stick).
  • Dinner prices: Adults $7, kids 3-10 $3 and kids 0-2 free.

 

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital was founded by the late Danny Thomas in Memphis in 1962. No family is charged for life-saving treatment. It takes over $1.9 million dollars daily to run St. Jude's. Won't you be a Hero?

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
Timberline Rd
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
http://barn2.com

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.

 

"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  

 

Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00

 

Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.

 

For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Broken Chains Church
728 South 14th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Broken-Chains-Church/137915112935195?sk=timeline

August 1st - 3rd Broken Chains Church will have their VBS!

Starting Friday night Aug 1st 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Special Children's Minister Aly Croy will be Guest Speaker for the event.  

 

Sat Aug 2nd will be a Block Party from 12:00-5:00 p.m!

Activities include:  Mighty Crush Power Team, Live Bands & Christian Rappers, Broken Chains Church's Drama Team, bounce house, free food & slushies, carnival games, face painting, pie eating contest and many more activities!  

VBS to follow block party from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

 

Sunday Aug 3rd at 10:30 a.m. we will close out VBS in our Sunday morning service!

Royal Tailor in Concert at Decatur Celebration (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christian Stage @ Decatur Celebration
Corner of Water St and Main St
Decatur, IL
217.423.4222
havefun@decaturcelebration.com
http://decaturcelebration.com/home/livemusic/stage-schedule/

The Decatur Celebration will be happening Friday-Sunday, August 1st-3rd.  Saturday night Royal Taylor will be in concert 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.  

All concerts are free of charge and many other bands are playing.

 

For more details, please go online.