Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Sep 14, 2014 - Sat. Sep 20, 2014

Wed. Sep 17, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Sep 17, 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!

Kelly Miller Family Circus (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Assembly of God
933 Mekeel Rd
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3090
rev.adammeyer@gmail.com
http://www.dixonag.org

The Kelly Miller Family Circus is coming to town on Wednesday September 17th with shows at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Sep 17, 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. Sep 17, 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.

Blackwood Legacy in concert (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Coming to you direct from Nashville, the Blackwood Legacy performs more than 200 concerts annually across the United States. They have an all-star line-up and a heart for sharing the Gospel.  With an unbroken connection to the Blackwood Brothers, both through the singers who helped launch this group and group owner, Rick Price, they have been touring continuously since 2001.  Signed to Mansion Entertainment in 2010, this stellar group links the best of Southern Gospel’s traditional sound with today’s newer country gospel and worship music.

 

Free admission. Love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome!

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N. State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309.645.5205
jeff.mcnutt@rlicorp.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/41258/class/258115/atid/l_mi

9 week class starting Sept. 10th at Grace Presbyterian Church

 

This class focuses on handling money God's way such as reducing debt, charitable giving, etc.

 

Childcare is available.

 

Cost is $90.

 

Free preview of the class is on Sept. 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Asante Children's Choir (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
200 S. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571

St. Mark's is thrilled to welcome the Asante Children's Choir. This concert is open to the public and free. We hope you will join us for an evening of African song and dance!

Kelly Miller Family Circus (Wed. Sep 17, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Assembly of God
933 Mekeel Rd
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3090
rev.adammeyer@gmail.com
http://www.dixonag.org

The Kelly Miller Family Circus is coming to town on Wednesday September 17th with shows at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Thu. Sep 18, 2014

Missions Garage Sale (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St
Congerville IL,61729
309.740.1162
bodes4@netzzero.com

Thursday Sept 18, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday Sept 19, 8am-6:00 p.m.

Saturday Sept 20, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

100% of proceeds to go to our missions projects.

Free Saeed postcards (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria and surrounding areas
Everywhere, USA
00000
562.567.2050
freesaeed@trinity3in1.net
http://beheardproject.com/saeed

We, as Christians, will be bombarding the White House with "Free Saeed" postcards to raise awareness and to let President Obama know that we have not forgotten our brother in chains and we don’t want him to either.

 

We want individuals, churches, ministries, youth groups, non-profit organizations, etc. to join with us. Beginning September 22, 2014, the week of the 2-year anniversary of Saeed’s incarceration, we will begin to send postcards en mass to the White House.

 

We have one approved postcard style, approved by Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, that we will be using. The back of the card shows a quotes by President Obama and Naghmeh Abedini and a specific message to President Obama himself. Postcards should be ordered as soon as possible in order to begin sending them on time. But the blitz can and hopefully will go on after the anniversary date.

 

Postcards can be ordered through Trinity Worldwide Reprographics by emailing or calling them. Pricing and quantities available are below.


New order requests would need to specify: 
- Quantity
- First and Last Name
- Organization Name
- Address
- City, St and Zip Code
- Shipping Address, if different 

Pricing and Quantities are as follows (does not include taxes and shipping):

100 $25.60
250 $36.00
500 $41.60
1000 $47.20
2500 $92.80
5000 $137.60
7500 $206.40
10000 $238.40
15000 $356.80
20000 $476.00

The mailing address for the postcards is:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Postcards currently cost $0.28 to send in the mail.



Let’s see how many churches and ministries across our country will ban together and raise our voices for our brother in chains for his faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Find out more on the Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1508334066050137/

Concordia Moms Bowling League (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt. Hawley Bowl
8200 N. Hale Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-692-7555 or 309-693-7624 (Barb)

This is our 41st year of fun and fellowship while raising money for staff requests at Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria. Through your weekly bowling fee, you would be helping classroom teachers acquire teaching aids and fulfill other needs at the school. We meet Wednesday mornings from 9 - 11 am. We have an excellent, mature, on-site babysitter for a minimum charge. ALL bowling averages are welcome as we are a non-competitive league which is conducted in a Christian atmosphere. If you haven't played for a while or want to give it a try, this is the league for you! Please consider joining us soon!  Call Barb Kane at 693-7624 for more information.

Local Flavors Dinner @ Edge by Dustin Allen (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Edge by Dustin Allen 5832 North Knoxville Avenue, Suite K Peoria, IL

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2014!  Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Peoria and the surrounding area.

 

Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment.

 

Peoria’s schedule is as follows:

Lunches

Oct 7: TBA

 

Dinners

Sept 18:  Edge by Dustin Allen

Oct 16: Rizzi’s on State

Snyder Village Annual Benefit Auction and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Snyder Village
1200 E. Partridge St.
Metamora, IL
309.367.4300 ext.116
mike@snydervillage.com
http://www.snydervillage.com/special-events/ice-cream-social/

Thursday, Sept. 18th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.:

AUCTION PREVIEW & ICE CREAM SOCIAL DINNER

Open to the public.  Join us for food, Bingo, prizes, fellowship and fun!  Ice cream, pie, root beer floats, barbeque sandwiches, soda and more available for purchase.

SILENT AUCTION

Silent bidding opens Thursday at the Ice Cream Social and runs until the beginning of the Live Auction on Saturday.

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014:

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST 6:00-9:30 a.m.  All you can eat breakfast is offered by freewill donation.

LIVE AUCTION 10:00 a.m., bidding starts at 10:30 a.m.

Lucky Card Draw - purchase a "Lucky Card" for $10 and be entered into a drawing.  If your card is picked, you can select anything on the LIVE Auction (with limited exceptions).

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

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.

GriefShare at Northwoods Community Church (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/griefshare-2/

From mourning to joy: don’t grieve alone. GriefShare is a weekly Christ-centered support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Video lessons combined with group discussions help provide encouragement, hope, support, and healing during one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Cost $25 for workbook 

Thursdays, August 28 - November 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Sep 18, 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.

Living Alternatives pregnancy Resource center Bloomington Banquet (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Doubletree, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL
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309.454.5433
http://hopeforafuture.com/event/bloomington-banquet/

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is committed to saving the lives of unborn children by promoting life-affirming options and providing practical assistance.

 

Rick Santorum will be the guest speaker for this event. Rick is a native of Pennsylvania and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. He has written and championed legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion as well as several other pieces of legislation.  He believes each and every individual has value and the most vulnerable in our society need to be protected.  

 

The banquet is free to attend; please call to reserve a seat.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 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. Sep 19, 2014

Missions Garage Sale (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St
Congerville IL,61729
309.740.1162
bodes4@netzzero.com

Thursday Sept 18, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday Sept 19, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Saturday Sept 20, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

100% of proceeds to go to our missions projects.

Building Better Moms (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.2381
bbmcrossroads@mtco.com

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  

 

Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

Illinois State Barbershop Chorus Competition (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 11:30 am - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.846.4613
greg.grey64@gmail.com
http://www.illinoisdistrict.org/event/2014-fall-convention/

See the top barbershop choruses in the Land of Lincoln compete for the right to call themselves the best barbershop chorus in the state along with the right to represent the state in the International Barbershop Competition next July!

 

September 19-20th

 

Cost:

$35 through Aug. 29th

$40 Aug. 30th and later

$20 for single events

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 19, 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.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

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.

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Living Rock Assembly Church, 1208 E. Duryea Avenue, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.692.3485 or 309.370.7894
Dorothy6161@comcast.net

Come out to our Monthly Jam Session on the 3rd Friday of every month.  People come from all around to listen to steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, and a ventriloquist.  All are welcome to attend.  Snacks are provided after the service.

 

A free-will offering will be taken for Missions.  Giving is not required.  The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs.  Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

GriefShare (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL
309.266.9281
grace.church@gracemorton.org
http://www.gracemorton.org/resources/divorcecare-griefshare/

13 week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

A safe and caring place to meet with others who are on this journey of grief.

The DVD's feature clips from pastors Christian counselors and others who offer practical suggestions, hope and reassurance.

Asante Children's Choir from East Africa (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Chance Church
3300 W Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria
309.689.9789
secondchancechurch@gmail.com
http://www.secondchancechurch.com

Come enjoy this free, high-energy, inspiring concert from the Asante Children's Choir.

 

“Asante” is a Swahili word translated “Thank You” in English. The Asante Children’s Choir is made up of children from East Africa, a region recovering from years of civil war and genocide that have claimed millions of lives leaving thousands of children and women as orphans and widows. The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform.

 

The children who have been rescued from some of life’s most difficult circumstances take pride in expressing gratitude through their music.  Their performances are the true testimonies and  living “Thank-You” notes sung to everyone who has invested in their lives giving them great pride and hope for a brighter future.

Sat. Sep 20, 2014

Snyder Village Annual Benefit Auction and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 6:00 am)

Contact Info:

Snyder Village
1200 E. Partridge St.
Metamora, IL
309.367.4300 ext.116
mike@snydervillage.com
http://www.snydervillage.com/special-events/

Thursday, Sept. 18th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.:

AUCTION PREVIEW & ICE CREAM SOCIAL DINNER

Open to the public.  Join us for food, Bingo, prizes, fellowship and fun!  Ice cream, pie, root beer floats, barbeque sandwiches, soda and more available for purchase.

SILENT AUCTION

Silent bidding opens Thursday at the Ice Cream Social and runs until the beginning of the Live Auction on Saturday.

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014:

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST 6:00-9:30 a.m.  All you can eat breakfast is offered by freewill donation.

LIVE AUCTION 10:00 a.m., bidding starts at 10:30 a.m.

Lucky Card Draw - purchase a "Lucky Card" for $10 and be entered into a drawing.  If your card is picked, you can select anything on the LIVE Auction (with limited exceptions).

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Sep 20, 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/1505075246370742/

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!

Illinois State Barbershop Chorus Competition (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.846.4613
greg.grey64@gmail.com
http://www.illinoisdistrict.org/event/2014-fall-convention/

See the top barbershop choruses in the Land of Lincoln compete for the right to call themselves the best barbershop chorus in the state along with the right to represent the state in the International Barbershop Competition next July!

 

September 19-20th

 

Cost:

$35 through Aug. 29th

$40 Aug. 30th and later

$20 for single events

Missions Garage Sale (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St
Congerville IL,61729
309.740.1162
bodes4@netzzero.com

Thursday Sept 18, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday Sept 19, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Saturday Sept 20, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

100% of proceeds to go to our missions projects.

Walk for Vision (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lowell Parkway Trail
1550 Washington Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
http://tinyurl.com/hlcwalk14

Can you envision a Sauk Valley with zero abortions?

Make this vision a reality at Hope Life Center’s upcoming WALK for VISION. The goal is to raise funds to save lives — the average cost of each life saved is $1,200. This is a family friendly 2 mile ‘walk at your own pace’ event with learning stations along the path. There will be snacks (and coffee).

 

Prizes

  • A WALK for VISION t-shirt for each walker in a 4-person team with a combined total of $1,200 or more. Or for any walker raising $300 or more.
  • A WALK for VISION sweatshirt for each walker raising $1,200 or more.
  • Special prizes for the most people recruited and the most funds raised.

 


Register by August 20th to be entered in the early registration prize drawing.

 

Head to the website to find out more information, register, create your personal webpage, and start getting sponsors!

Race with Your Heart (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Eureka Lake
Eureka,
IL
http://www.heartlineandhearthouse.org

The 18th annual Heartline/Heart House Eureka Race with Your Heart is a 10K and 4-mile run AND 2-mile walk at Eureka Lake.

 

Come enjoy free massages, home-baked cookies, door-prize drawings, and a family-friendly post-race party!

 

Registration runs from 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. the morning of the race. Race start time is 8:30 a.m.

 

A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the male and female overall winners, and medallions will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers in every age group.

 

You can register online at www.heartlineandhearthouse.org. Registration costs $25 and includes one custom T-shirt, family fun, and free continental breakfast.

All proceeds go to Heart House, a homeless shelter and safe haven for victims of domestic abuse.

Food 4 All - Community Food Drive (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria area Kroger stores
Locations in Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Bartonville, Washington, Chillicothe, and Morton
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food4allpeoria@gmail.com
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44aeaf2ea0fb6-2014

This community-wide food drive will benefit all local food pantries through distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank.

 

We’re partnering with Kroger and will have EVERY Kroger location in the Peoria area participating!  That’s 11 locations collecting food for those in need all on the same day!

 

How can you help?  We’re glad you asked!

1. PROMOTE the food drive to your circle of influence

2. SUPPORT the food drive with resources – we need banners, radio spots, print advertising

3. VOLUNTEER at the event with your family & friends.  You can sign-up to help out at a collection site by going online to SignUpGenius

4. PARTICIPATE however you can!

 

Fighting hunger and feeding families is what we’re all about – but we can’t do it without YOU and our community coming together as one to help those in need.  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at the email address above.

 

And, if you’re ready to sign up to serve, go to Sign Up Genius (Web link above) and get registered!   It will be a day to remember!  

 

See you at the food drive! 

 

Cut-a-thon to benefit the family of Joal Stanfield (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Shear Perfection
316 S. Main St.
Morton, IL 61550
Karen Meeks, 309.266.1000
meeks1026@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shear-Perfection/170285732987945

FREE haircuts at Shear Perfection from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with donation. 100% of proceeds will be given to the family of Joal Stanfield. Joal was a beloved third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and Varsity Men’s Tennis Coach. Joal passed away on August 27th at the age of 35.

Tolkien Conference (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Jacob's Well Community Church
304 Jersey Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
217.365.9005
mgreen@urbanaseminary.org
http://www.tolkienconference.com

Urbana Theological Seminary's third annual Tolkien Conference. Includes speakers from the Tolkien Society, Wheaton College, and Urbana Seminary, as well as a Hobbit Birthday Party. 

The registration fee is $25 and can be done at the above link.

Snyder Village Annual Benefit Auction and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Snyder Village
1200 E Partridge St
Metamora
309.367.4300, x 116
charmaine@snydervillage.com
http://www.snydervillage.com

Be a part of the bidding excitement as you help Snyder Village.  Some of the items up for auction include a Caribbean Cruise vacation package; a 1-week stay at Club Sevilla in Kissimmee, Florida; one week at Emerald Dream Vacation Home in Sea Grove, Florida; sailing on Lake Michigan; numerous autographed MLB items; tickets to St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR at Talladega, Rams, U of I, Bradley University basketball and more; $500 gift certificate to Staley Lawn Care & Landscaping; and Ethan Allen bedroom suite; handmade quilts, furniture, antiques and much more!

Auction Preview & Ice Cream Social & Dinner: Thursday, Sept. 18th, 6-8:00 pm, open to the public, food available for purchase.  Preview auction items and enjoy Bingo.

Silent Auction:  Silent bidding opens Thursday, Sept. 18th, at the Ice Cream Social and ends Saturday at 10:00 am.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast:  Saturday, Sept. 20th, 6-9:30 am, all-you-can-eat for a freewill donation.

Live Auction:  Saturday, Sept. 20th, "Welcome" at 10:00 am, bidding begins at 10:30 am.

 

 

Christ Lutheran church (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Logan Park
1414 S Livingston
Peoria, IL
309.637.5309
http://www.christlutheranpeo.org/events-calendar

Church service at 11:00 a.m. followed by picnic and games until 3:00 p.m.

 

Grilled ribs, pork chops and hot dogs.

Music provided by church praise band.

Ladies Day Expo at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Church of the Nazarene
3514 Broadway St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.3053
office@pekinfirst.org
http://www.pekinfirst.org

Our Vendor Event has 30+ vendors including many of our awesome ladies who crochet, make handmade gifts, and support community ministries at our church.  We also have many independent consultants supporting Scentsy, South Hill Designs, Thirty-One, Gold Canyon, Mary Kay, doTerra, Usborn Gifts, Cookie Lee, Norwex, Fused Jewelry, Lilia Rose, It Works, and more! We hope you will come out as we celebrate our ladies who are sharing their awesome gifts the Lord has bestowed upon them.

Harvest Fest (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sand Ridge Community Church
26163 County Road 2500 North
Topeka IL 61567
309.202.8955
glorifytheson@live.com

Join us for the Sand Ridge Community Church's Third Annual Harvest Fest!!! There will be games, prizes, and pumpkins!!!
 
Come out and enjoy the musical talents of:
S.R.C.C. Worship Team
Erica Hall-Hackman...
Audience of One
Red Letter Road
and Sand Ridge Church's very own:
********** Tami Spraggs ***********
 
There will also be a children's Bible school for kids 6-12 years of age from 12:00-5:00 p.m. with a hot dog roast and bonfire following the Bible school.
 
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Sand Ridge Church Food Pantry.

Food donated by:
Cranwill's Root Beer Stand
 
Dove release sponsored by:
Artistic Flowers

Bethany Fall Festival (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethany Baptist Church
7422 N. Heinz Lane
Edwards
309.692.1755
kari@bethanycentral.org
http://www.bethanycentral.org/com/calendar_details.asp?ID=200066

Everyone is invited to come out to the Bethany Fall Festival! The Fall Festival will include games, inflatables, a classic car cruise-in, hayrack rides, the fire department, Barnyard Discoveries, food, music and more! Everything is FREE and open to the community!

Bethany Baptist Church address is located above, which is just two miles west of The Shoppes at Grand Prairie.

Saint Joseph's Home Fall Festival (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Joseph's Home
3306 S. Sixth Street Road
Springfield, Illinois 62703
217.529.5596
lacton@saintjosephshome.org
http://www.saintjosephshome.org/home

A celebration of fall on the lawn of the nursing home. 

 

The event will feature petting zoos, sales tents from local businesses, bounce houses, live musicians, food vendors, face painting, a pumpkin patch and more.

 

Admission is free! Welcome in fall with the residents of St. Joseph's Home and enjoy a day of fun on our lawn. 

Annual Edelstein Church Jamboree (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Edelstein Church
2903 W Main St
Edelstein, IL 61526
309.265.7655
edelsteincongregationalchurch@gmail.com

FAMILY FRIENDLY FOR ALL AGES!!!!

Bounce houses, sno-cones, bags tournament, Face Painting, bake sale, games for the kiddos, donation only flea market, street dance, old fashion cake walk, food, food, food and SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

Contact the above phone number for more information or to form a team for the bags tournement.

JesusFest (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock and Roll Hardee's
2501 Stevenson Dr
Springfield, IL 62703
Bernie Lutchman, 414.2435 / Brian Powell, 381.4158
https://www.facebook.com/groups/28407987730/

Free concert! Bring your lawn chairs and all your friends!

 

  •  Mighty Crush3 Power Team
  • Taylorville Christian Church Praise Band
  • Christian Rapper--The MB
  • Tamar Norville
  • Chosen Generation
  • Broken Chains Drama Team

 

Sponsored by Business Men in Christ Springfield

Normal West Marching Band Invitational (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Wesleyan University, Tucci Stadium at Wilder Field
300 Titan Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
http://www.nwmbinvitational.org

The Normal West Marching band is hosting its 3rd Marching Band invitational. There are 13 bands participating, many of them from central Illinois. The current list of bands can be found below. More information on the event can be found online through the link above. This site will be updated as information becomes available. Contact information is also available on this site.

 

  • East Peoria Community High School Marching Raiders- East Peoria, IL
  • Effingham High School Red Regiment- Effingham, IL
  • El Paso-Gridley Marching Titans- El Paso, IL
  • Eureka High School Marching Hornets- Eureka, IL
  • Herscher High School Marching Tigers- Herscher, IL
  • Minooka Community High School Marching Indians- Minooka, IL
  • Morton High School Marching Band- Morton, IL
  • Normal Community High School Marching Ironmen- Normal, IL
  • Normal West High School Marching Band - Normal, IL
  • Pekin Community High School Marching Dragons - Pekin, IL
  • Pontiac Township High School Marching Indians - Pontiac, IL
  • Ridgeview High School Marching Mustangs- Colfax, IL
  • University High School Marching Pioneers- Normal, IL

Asante African Children's Choir (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church of Pekin
700 S. Capitol St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.5965
chris@fbcpekin.com
http://www.fbcpekin.com/#/events/upcoming-events

Asante, which means “THANK YOU” in Swahili, is an eleven-year-old Christian organization which currently educates, feeds, and provides health insurance for more than 2,000 children- mostly orphans- in Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. The Asante Children’s Choir is made up of 23 children from these underprivileged countries.

 

The choir was formed originally in order to bring Africa to our sponsors to say “Thank you”.  It has grown as a way for the kids to express their deep appreciation of God, God’s love, and the support that so many show to underprivileged children and families around the world.

 

The testimonies of the children inspire audiences by showing them that, despite the desolate circumstances the children come from, they have beauty, dignity, hope and unlimited potential. Audiences have also been motivated, encouraged and moved to participate in God’s transforming work in communities both locally and internationally. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums, dance, and sweet voices demonstrate their incredible joy in the Lord. 

 

All choir performances are FREE!

 

A love offering will be taken as well as African crafts available for purchase after the show.

NEWSONG with About A MILE @ canton friendship festival (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Friendship Festival Main Stage
890 E. Oak St.
Canton, Illinois 61520
https://www.facebook.com/events/273382162821953/

This concert featuring two bands, Newsong and About A Mile, is free for everyone to enjoy! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

 

Brought to you by local business owners, friends, Canton Community Unity, and Canton Friendship Festival.

 

For more information, visit the Facebook page above or the Canton Illinois website: http://www.cantonillinois.org/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC=%7B8C9F2681-49EE-48ED-A842-D6686FFD8592%7D&DE=%7B887AE3BE-94C9-4D2C-AE1E-835224EF027F%7D

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

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.

Creation Seminar (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 7:00 pm - Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Gethsemane Church
1601 Frederick Dr.
Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.7791
thegethsemanechurch@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1584363328457802/?context=create&source=49

Free to the public!

 

CREATION SEMINAR

 

Featuring Tom DeRosa from the Creation Studies Institute of Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Where Are All The Fossils?

Sunday:   11:00 a.m. Building A Genesis Foundation

                  6:00 p.m. The Greater Design