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Sun. Oct 26, 2014 - Sat. Nov 1, 2014

Sun. Oct 26, 2014

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 10:45 am)

Contact Info:

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Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee Ave, Morton, Il 61550
309.266.7174
info@MortonUMC.org
http://www.mortonumc.org/?page_id=312717

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 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.

40 Days for Life: Join in Prayer (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Your Home
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http://40daysforlife.com/mission/

Want to end abortion? If you do, the first thing you must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. During each campaign, we are calling on people of faith across the nation … and around the world … to fall on their knees before the Lord, asking Him to hear our plea and heal our land. Pray outside an abortion facility. Pray at church. Pray at work. Pray in the car. Pray at home with your family.

 

Christ told us some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. The two go hand in hand. Prayer keeps us rooted in the fact that it is our desire to carry out God’s will. Fasting is a sacrifice that helps us reach beyond our own limitations with God’s help.

 

Each day during 40 Days for Life, individuals, churches, families, and groups will be asked to join together in prayer for a specific request so the entire Body of Christ can unite around a common focus. These specific prayer requests will seek God’s help for:

 

  • Women who are at risk of having an abortion
  • Innocent children who are at risk of perishing
  • Men and women who carry the pain of a past abortion experience
  • Workers at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion centers
  • Local, regional, and national leaders
  • Revival and renewal in our churches
  • Repentance and healing throughout our nation

 

People of faith are also invited to fast throughout 40 Days for Life. Christ said there are demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. A fast is not a Christian diet; it is a powerful means of drawing closer to God by blocking out distractions. Fast from certain foods. Fast from television. Fast from apathy and indifference. Fast from whatever it is that separates you from God.

 

We believe that when God’s people fast with a broken, repentant, and contrite spirit, our heavenly Father will hear from heaven and heal our lives, our churches, our communities, our nation, and our world.

Pioneer Days: Heirloom Gardening (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Sommer Park, 6329 Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528
309.691.8423
http://www.peoriaparks.org

$2.25/Person, ages 4 & up

 

5/25: Heirloom Gardening

6/29: Animal Husbandry

7/27: Old Fashion Carnival

8/31: Weaving-Wool Dying

9/28: Barn Dance

10/26 Harvest-Butter Churning

 

Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County.

Trunk or Treating (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Princeton First United Methodist Church
316 S Church St
Princeton, IL 61356
773.678.0989

  • Games
  • Barrels of fun!
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Cookies and Punch
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Costume and Car Judging

Trunk or Treat (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
359 WEST COLLEGE AVE.
JACKSONVILLE, IL 62650
217.243.7461

BRING THE CHILDREN OUT FOR SAFE, FAMILY- FRIENDLY TRICK OR TREATING WITH CANDY, GAMES, COSTUME PHOTOS AND MORE. 

Trunk or Treat at Crossroads (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 4:30 pm)

Everyone is invited! Come dressed in costume (not too scary, please.)

Decorate your trunk (optional).

Pack a family picnic - bonfire available. 

4:30-5:30 - Tailgating

5:00-5:30 - Games and Activities

5:45 - Trunk or Treating begins (Kids will parade to the trunks collecting treats.)

Everyone is welcome! Please bring lots of treats to share!

 

 

Divorce Care for Adults, Kids, and Teens (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Great Oaks Community Church
515 State Route 116
Germantown Hills, IL 61548
309.383.4330
dan.hoehne@greatoakscc.org
http://www.greatoakscc.org

Help for healing from Divorce for adults, children, and teens. This is a 13 week program designed to meet the spiritual and practical needs of families impacted by divorce.

Harvest Party at First Baptist Church, Washington (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church, Washington
1113 Peoria Street
Washington
309.444.4559
secretary@fbcwashington.org
http://www.fbcwashington.org/events/harvest-party-and-trunk-or-treat/

We will be hosting a Trunk or Treat and Harvest Party!

There will be fun for the entire family.  The fun begins in the church parking lot with our Trunk or Treat. This will be an opportunity for the children to get all kinds of free candy.  Inside of the church we will have games set up for the kids to play and receive even more candy as well as chili and hot dogs.  We will also have a costume contest at 6 p.m. and prizes will be given away for the best costumes.  The costume division are as follows, 0-4 years, K-3 grades, 4-6 grades, 7-12 grades.  Please no scary costumes.  This event is totally free and a way for us to serve our community. All are welcome. If you have questions please contact our church office or visit our church website!

Financial Peace University (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tremont Baptist Church
105 E. Walnut
Tremont, IL 61568
309.925.5913
tbchurch@tremontbaptist.org
http://tremontbaptist.org/node/17

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!

 

Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd

 

Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Bethel Ministry Center
131 N. Court
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3849
dixonbethel@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/746222898769257/753503381374542

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
 
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 


Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.


Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

Festival of Life (Sun. Oct 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethel Baptist Church
1196 N. Academy St.
Galesburg, Il 61401

Featured speaker is Kristan Hawkins.

Kristan and the students for Life of America Team have launched several successful investigations into Planned Parenthood with Kristan, herself, going undercover on several occasions. SFLA has even released startling information proving that the abortion Goliath targets college-aged youth.

Join us for this event!

Mon. Oct 27, 2014

MOPS--Chillicothe area (Mon. Oct 27, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Bible Church
434 West Moffitt Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Chris, 309.274.6449
chris.heffron@gmail.com
http://www.chillibible.org

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month starting September 8th at Chillicothe Bible Church. All moms (and expectant moms) of school-age children are welcome--no waiting list! Registration for the year is $25, each meeting is $5, which covers the cost of babysitting.

 

Got questions? Contact Chris.

Tue. Oct 28, 2014

Women's Bible Studies (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL
Jeanie, 309.635.8201

Join us to grow closer to God!

 

Class choices include "Longing for More of Jesus," "A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," and "Know your Bible--Love the Word”.

 

Childcare is provided. For more information, call Jeanie.

 

Classes begin September 16th and run through November 18th.

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Hope Church, 3000 Lenhart Rd., Springfield, IL
Mandi Miller, 309.725.9583
mandimiller13@hotmail.com
http://www.mops.org/

MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) is in your area! Come join us the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Hope Church. Moppets are available for your kiddos, so they will be learning too! For more information about MOPS here in Springfield or nationally, visit the website above.

DivorceCare (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Stephanie: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/arena/default.aspx?page=3987

 

DivorceCare is a support group for individuals suffering from the pain of separation or divorce.

 

DivorceCare meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for 13 weeks starting August 26.  Childcare is available upon request for ages 0-11.

Final date to register is Friday, August 15.

 

For more information call Stephanie Dugan.

 

"Get Threaded" at Grace Church (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Grace Church, 1325 E Jefferson, Morton, IL
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Krys:309.264.0787 Peggy:309.589.6430
pslavens@gracepres.org
http://www.perspectives.org

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself.

From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelism remain today. 

 

It isn't a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

 

Learn firsthand from the global experiences of pastors, professors, biblical scholars, mobilizers, theologians, and missionaries from the field.  

 

For more information, contact Krys Malin or Peggy Slavens or visit the perspectives website!

Financial Peace University (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Grace United Methodist Church, 601 N. 4th Street Pekin, IL 61554
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Sally: 309.346.3034
sfmfreetwn@yahoo.com
http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/50477/class/256085

Pekin Grace United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, a 9-week class that teaches common sense about money in a supportive environment.

 

Financial Peace University classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning September 2nd and be held weekly for 9 weeks ending October 28th.

To register use the link!

 

For more information contact Sally Morris!

 

Teen Divorce Ministry (Tue. Oct 28, 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/divorcecare-for-teens/

Middle school and High school teens can find friends to walk with them through the hurt of divorce or separation. Teen DivorceCare Ministry uses games and discussion in a safe environment to help teens find joy and hope built on God’s love.

$15 for first child. $10 for each additional child in family.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact Northwoods by phone.  

DivorceCare at Northwoods Community Church (Tue. Oct 28, 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/content/connect/life-help/divorce/

DivorceCare can help you deal with the painful issues of divorce and separation. You will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life as you learn to put your trust in the power of Christ.

 

Cost $25 for workbook

Meets Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information contact us by phone!

DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids) (Tue. Oct 28, 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/divorcecare-for-kids-dc4k/

(Ages 6-12) Children hurting because of divorce or separation can find help and healing through DivorceCare for Kids. At our weekly group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. DC4K combines games, activities, music and more to help children feel accepted.

$15 per child. $10 per child if two or more.

Tuesdays, August 26 - November 18, 2014

 

For more information, contact us by phone!

Celebrate Recovery in Springfield (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center
1730 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62702
217.546.9700
lkolanowski@calvaryspringfield.org

Do you have a hurt, habit, or hang-up? Celebrate Recovery is a group for those that are searching for freedom from anything that stops you from having the fulfilled life that God has planned for you.

GriefShare Springfield (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
Joleen: 217.899.9418
j.oest@att.net
http://www.griefshare.org/groups/41679

GriefShare, a 13-week grief recovery program, will be held Tuesdays this fall.

 

GriefShare is a special grief recovery seminar and support group.  GriefShare is built around three components: video seminar, a support group, and a workbook.  This program provides tools to guide participants in sorting through their thoughts and emotions  and in learning what the Bible says about grief-related topics.  All three components are essential for promoting healing.

 

Grief is the cost of loving someone.  It is inevitable that during such a loss we would be deeply impacted, shocked, or wounded by it.  Grief is the manner in which we work through this loss.  Grief recovery is not simply feeling better, but the ability to find joy in life.  It is to treasure the memory of loved ones, to miss them and to live better because of the time in your life that you spent with them.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for the fall, contact Joleen by phone, email, or visit the GriefShare website.  

12 Step Recovery (Tue. Oct 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Office: 217.793.2800
stephanied@wschurch.org
http://www.wschurch.org/Arena/default.aspx?page=3987

12-Step Recovery is for people who are dealing with any compulsive or addictive behaviors.

12 Step Recovery meets every Tuesday night at West Side Christian Church.

 

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, please contact Stephanie Dugan  by email or call the church office. Your call and information remains confidential.

 

Wed. Oct 29, 2014

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 29, 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!

3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads Community Church - White Pines
205 N. Jefferson Ave
Polo, IL 61064
815.837.5255
whitepines@crossroadscn.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/366711383497279/368665289968555/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Last year it was pouring down rain but we still had the event! This is happening rain or shine!

 

The plan this year is bigger! We plan on having 2 bounce houses, bungee run, jousting ring. We are also adding the Meltdown and a Euro Bungee!

 

Join us for a fun evening of FREE food, FREE games, and FREE activities. Trick or Treating will be done in our parking lot.

 

Photo booth will be available for pictures. All of this is free. See YOU there!

Trunk or Treat (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling Nazarene Church
411 13th Ave.
Sterling, IL 61081
815.625.0864
sterlingnazarene@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/750219061682619/

Come enjoy a safe, fun trick-or-treating atmosphere! Kids in costume can collect candy from decorated cars. Families can enjoy a free meal.

Morton Methodist Church offers Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class plus Legacy Class (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee Ave, Morton, Il 61550
309.266.7174
info@MortonUMC.org
http://www.mortonumc.org/?page_id=312717

Morton United Methodist Church will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class this fall.  We also are offering his Leaving a Legacy class if you have taken FPU prior.

 

Financial Peace University classes will start Sept. 28th at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Legacy Class will start Sept. 7th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Go to the church website for more information or to sign up! Feel free to call the church for any questions also.

Trunk or Treat @ New Beginings Apostolic Church (Wed. Oct 29, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Beginings Apostolic Church
3121 E. Elm
Springfield, IL 62702
217.971.1872

Come join us and bring your family for free hotdogs, chips, soda, candy and games. We will also have a bonfire pending the weather. It will be a great time and we hope to see you there!!

Step Study for Men (Wed. Oct 29, 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.

Step Study for Women (Wed. Oct 29, 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.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class (Wed. Oct 29, 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.

Thu. Oct 30, 2014

Vital Conference (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

College Church
332 E. Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
800.369.0307
info@qplace.com
http://www.qplace.com/events/vital/

This is a one-day regional event designed to inspire, equip, and mobilize church and lay leaders who are passionate about helping people come to know Jesus. For details or to register, please visit the website above.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 30, 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. Oct 30, 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.

Marriage Matters for Blended Families (Thu. Oct 30, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
http://www.nwoods.org/peoria/events/?month=2014-10-01&webtag_id=82

All marriages are challenging, but blended families can be especially difficult. Ron Deal is an author, therapist, and blended family expert and is the President of Successful Step-families. He has been on numerous talk shows and radio broadcasts speaking on this subject. We will be using his DVD series entitled “The Smart Step-family.” In this series he gives couples keys for building a healthy step-family. In it he offers practical solutions for raising step kids and gives ideas for how to keep the marriage strong in a blended family. His personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives in their desire to build strong loving families. There will be time to interact around the table with other couples from blended families after each session.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Oct 30, 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.

Community Bible Study, Evening class (Thu. Oct 30, 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. Oct 31, 2014

Momentum Youth Convention with Rend Collective (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Capital Convention Center
, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL
217-854-4631
ilsmonline@idcag.org
http://www.ilsmonline.com

Momentum Youth Convention will take place Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

 

The convention is for students 6th-12th grade.

 

Rend Collective will lead worship. Tim Delina and Dick Brogden will speak.

 

For more info or to register your group, go to the above Web site. For details, please call or email.

Trunk or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704
217.899.4199
tiffany1whitaker@gmail.com
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween in the school parking lot.  Trunk or Treat is an event where several cars converge in a parking lot, open their trunks and hand out treats for children.  In keeping with the Christian atmosphere, all treats will be labeled with an appropriate Christian message.  

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 31, 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. Oct 31, 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.

Trick-or-Treat at SCHEELS (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/locations/springfield-scheels/

Join us for Halloween FUN! Scavenge for candy and other Halloween treats all around the store. Free Ferris Wheel rides for all participating kids.

Minier Assembly of God 5th Annual Trunk Or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S Minier Ave
Minier, IL 61759
309.392.2658
nwhite@minierag.org
http://www.minierag.org/Events?fldMonth=&fldEventID=352422&fldOccuranceDate=10/31/2014

This family friendly event has something for everyone!

 

There will be games:

  • hay rides, candy
  • giant inflatables
  • family photos
  • free hot dogs, hot chocolate and kettle corn 

 

This year’s Trunk or Treat will also feature magician Jim Percy and live music from the band, One Day Closer. Bring your family and come join the fun! 

Park and Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Park and Treat
905 S Maxwell Rd.
Bartonville, IL 61607
309.697.5881
raahdeal@sbcglobal.net

Please park in our lot and join us in the church basement for games/candy/food and alot of fun.

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 North California
Peoria IL 61603
309.397.0261
d.schaffner83@gmail.com
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcs13

Peoria Christian High School Theater is proud to present, C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

Award-winning playwright, Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the amazing world of Narnia in this entertaining, dramatic adventure for the whole family. This enchanting stage adaption captures the spirit of the original story with cleverness and charm and includes many of the characters so many have grown to love. This story of faith, love, forgiveness and courage unfolds as the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy enter the magical world of Narnia through a seemingly normal wardrobe. Stepping through the wardrobe they find a winter wonderland, but soon they realize all is not right in the enchanted land. The White Witch has taken over Narnia and has forced good out of the world. All too soon the children are engulfed in a battle of good versus evil. They find refuge in the camp of Aslan, the valiant Lion and learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice. This allegorical tale of spiritual warfare, love and forgiveness is a message for all ages. Come and join the Pevensie children as they enter the world of Narnia!

 

Presented with special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701
309.828.3503
addictionsprogram@bloomingtonbaptistchurch.net
http://www.addictionsprogram.com

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.

 

At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.

 

This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 

 

Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.

 

For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

Monster Mash with the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Presbyterian Church
321 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62701
217.206.6160
bwakefield@ilsymphony.org
http://www.ilsymphony.org

Experience the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra's opening concert with the magic of monsters and mammals this Halloween in an hour long performance featuring HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, a ‘pan-demonium' for chansonnier and orchestra, and Saint-Saëns zoological fantasy Carnival of the Animals. The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra's concert will be lead by our dynamic Music Director Alastair Willis and will feature Robert Mangialardi as the chansonnier.

 

Tickets for the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert may be purchased in Springfield through the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office and at the door.

 

 Single ticket prices range from $5 for students (6 years +) to $20 for general admission.  Tickets for youth (5 and under) are free with a paying adult. Senior discounts are also available. 

Peoria Sam's Club Teams Up with Pajama Program (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Sam's Club
4100 W. Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.4545

Sam's Club of Peoria and Pajama Program are combining efforts for the third consecutive year to collect new pajamas and new books for children.

 

Created in 2001, Pajama Program is a nonprofit organization with 60 chapters in 33 states. This program collects and distributes new pajamas and new books to local children who would otherwise not have these items. Since its beginning the organization has donated over 2 million new pajamas and books to children in need.

 

There is an urgent need to collect new pajamas for these children before "Danger Season," starts in October when temperatures begin to dip to the freezing point. These youngsters in need, particularly those living in temporary arrangements or waiting to be adopted, will benefit directly from the contributions as frigid temperature begin to creep in.

 

Sam's Club hopes to collect 100 new pajamas and 100 new books for children in need. A colorful, pajama-decorated collection bin will be located near the front of the club for the duration of the drive. Donors are asked to drop off a pair of pajamas or a new book in the bin. Pajama Program will deliver the gifts to local children in need at the end of the campaign.

 

 

Sat. Nov 1, 2014

Musicians wanted (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 am)

Contact Info:

Woodside UMC
3519 Sheffield Rd
Springfield, Il 62703
217.529.2736
woodsideumc@comcast.net
woodsideumc@comcast.net

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

Ethos Tactical IL CCW Course (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, 62711
Scheels: 217.726.6330 Info:309.340.4266
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/ethos-tactical-il-ccw-7/

8-hour class, 12-hour class, 16-hour class available.

All instructors are IL Department of Financial & Professional Regulations. Certified Firearms Instructors. Certified Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor Agency. Fingerprints are offered at EVERY CCW class instructed.

 

 

For more information please visit www.ethostactical.com or call.

Craft / vendor fundriser and canned food drive (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church
921 Caroline St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.202.0126
cash61554@yahoo.com
http://www.cbpekin.org/pag3.html

This fundriser/canned food drive is to help the food pantry. There will be a bake sale and a raffle, so please come out and help a good food pantry. They serve 120-140 families every other week.

Lifetime's 7th Annual Walk for a Lifetime (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Park
5th St. & Sangamon Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702
217.523.0100
info@lifetimephc.org
http://www.cultureoflifespringfield.org/#!events/c1815

Walk for a Lifetime is about raising funds and awareness to advance a culture of life in our community and beyond. Lifetime solely relies upon individual, business and church partnerships to continue offering our life-saving services. With the addition of ultrasound services this year, we are especially thankful for our generous partners who help us answer our girls' #1 question: "Am I really pregnant?"

 

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and encouragement as we celebrate LIFE together!

 

Open House is at Lifetime and includes tours, viewing of LIVE ultrasound, and free chili dinner. Everyone welcome!

Family Fun Fest (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heyworth High School
308 W Cleveland St
Heyworth, IL
309.825.3727 / 309.473.2771

Kids' activities!

30 Carnival Games

Hundreds of Prizes!

Silent Auction

Food, fun, friends!

Free Admission

Carnival Tickets: 25 cents

6:30 p.m. Free Movie & Popcorn

 

  • Candy Shop
  • Cake Walk
  • Carnival Games
  • Sand Art
  • Bounce House
  • Art Pavilion

 

Sponsored by Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry

Family Fun Fest (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heyworth High School
308 W. Cleveland
Heyworth
309.825.3727
info@heyworthcc.com
http://www.heyworthcc.com/#/events

The Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry is sponsoring the 16th annual Family Fun Fest, Dinner and Benefit Auction.

The Fun Fest activities include carnival games, face painting, bounce house, silent auction and much, much more.  All-you-can-eat BBQ Pork dinner starts at 5:00 P.M.  Benefit auction for the senior high mission trip starts at 6:00 P.M.  Free movie and popcorn for the kids starts at 6:30 P.m.

Pasta for Patriots (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Goodfellas
1414 N 8th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309-363-3737
info@ivfullercenter.org
http://www.ivfullercenter.org

Come out for an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Goodfellas in Pekin.

 

This is the beginning of our "Joining Hands to Thank Veterans" 11-day event.

 

We will have a DJ and magician as well as silent auction items, door prizes, and a special gourmet cupcake bar. We will also unveil our display honoring veterans.

 

All proceeds will be used to do home repairs for veterans. We provide basic home repairs, yard clean ups, and weatherization to Veterans FREE of charge. We are an all-volunteer organization and do not accept government money. We have completed 70 yard cleanups and 18 home repairs since becoming an affiliate of the International Fuller Center for Housing in June of 2013.

 

Tickets are only $7 for adults, $5 for veterans, and $5 for children 12 and under.

Dunlap Prospect UMC Turkey Dinner (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Church
300 E Ash Street
Dunlap, IL 61525
309.243.7300
dani.pumc@gmail.com
http://pumcdunlap.org

Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Church

 

Annual TURKEY DINNER For Tickets call church office

 

Adults: $12 in advance, $13 at door Children: (ages 5 - 12 yrs) $6 in advance, $7 at door

 

Dinner, served family style, includes: Turkey and Dressing Mashed Potatoes and gravy Vegetable and Cranberries Homemade desserts Carryout service available

St. Paul's Soup & Sandwich Supper (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
80 Chestnut Street
Varna, IL 61375
309. 696.6590

St. Paul's Lutheran Church's annual Soup & Sandwich Supper. Three kinds of soup to choose from. Prices are, $8 for adults, $6 for kids 12 & under, and free for kids under 5.

Trunk or Treat (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church of Christ Northwest
7722 N. Allen Road
Peoria, Il 61612
309.693.2426
cocnw@comcast.net

Come enjoy a safe, Family Friendly Trick or Treating. Kids in costumes can collect candy from decorated cars. 

Also enjoy hot beverages. 

 

Father Daughter Purity Ball (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pere Maquettte Marriott Hotel
501 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309.685.4218
Dhellige@sbcglobal.net
http://www.purityball.com

The Christian Center is once again thrilled to host the Father-Daughter Purity Ball. It is our pleasure to hold high the banner of purity in the midst of a culture that destroys it.

 

We hope you will join us as we encourage young women to commit to moral purity and help them understand the beautiful and righteous life God offers them.

 

The Bible lays the responsibility of protecting daughters at the feet of their fathers. We desire to charge men to take up this mantle of responsibility!

 

God thinks the protection of a woman’s purity should be extravagant and so do we! We look forward to this formal evening and hope you will join us. The event is open to all girls, ages 12 and up.

 

Evening Program

5:00 pm • Photos & Music

6:00 pm • Invocation, Dinner, Program with guest speaker Rachel Lee Carter

10:00 pm • Closing-Last Waltz

 

You can download a registration form at the above Web site. Just click on the "Tickets" tab.

 

The cost is $60 per person. The price includes dinner, dessert, two 5x7 photos per family, a white rose, a gift from Bremer Jewelry for each daughter, and a special gift for the dads. A suit/sport coat is required.

 

Limited scholarships are available - apply by Oct. 1st. Call 685-4218 ext. 101 for a scholarship form.

 

Guest Speaker Rachel Lee Carter is an alumnus of Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, NY. There she studied Bible Survey and Systematic Theology with an emphasis on missions and youth ministry. After hearing God’s call on her life to return to the modeling industry as a professional, Christian model, she began using this platform to share the love of Jesus Christ within the fashion industry and at women’s and youth conferences nationwide. As a professional model for over 20 years, Rachel has traveled to over 30 countries. Her clientele includes: Cover Girl, Tommy Hilfiger, Clairol, Cabela’s, Jones New York, Teen Magazine, Wrangler, Fitness Magazine, Nicole Miller, Chico’s, DKNY, Reebok, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and many others. She is also the 2009 Mrs. North Carolina US and a former Miss Teen USA contestant. She is the author of Fashioned by Faith. She and her husband, Daryl, live in Conover, NC with their sons, Jack and Jude.

 

 

Are you in need of a gown for the evening?

Some beautiful gowns have been donated to The Christian Center to be used for the Purity Ball. You may come to The Center to try on the gowns on the following dates:

Saturday, September 27 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon

Tuesday, October 7 • 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 18 • 10:00 A.M. – Noon 

Saturday, October 25 • 10:00 A.M. - Noon

16th Annual Mission Benefit Supper and Auction (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heyworth High School
308 W Cleveland St
Heyworth, IL
309.825.3727 / 309.473.2771

Starting at 5:00 p.m.--All you can eat

Bar-B-Q pork loin, baked beans, goulash, corn, dinner rolls, variety of homemade pies/desserts

 

Benefit auction starts at 6:00 p.m.

Hand-made items, needlework, crafts, gift baskets, tools, furniture, certificates from local merchants, baked goods, pies, and lots more!

 

All types of donations welcome!

 

Sponsored by Heyworth Christian Church Youth Ministry

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Nov 1, 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.

SVYS 5th Annual Trivia Night! (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hoogland Center for the Arts Theatre 3
420 S. Sixth St
Springfield, IL 62701
217.753.8000
svys.svco@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/591370130989485/

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to its fifth annual, fun-filled Trivia Night! Renowned Trivia Expert and Emcee Russ Friedewald will host the event.

 

Since Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day, this year’s theme is “Sinners & Saints”! Costumes are highly encouraged (but not required). Get ready to show us your knowledge and compete for a cash prize! (We'll even let you buy a mulligan to use on those questions that stump you.) Looking for more ways to win? Then take a chance at our 50/50 drawing!

 

The cost to participate in this exciting event is only $10 per person, which can be paid at the door or in advance by calling the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Office at the above number. Have a group of know-it-alls? Tables of 10 may be reserved in advance by calling our office. Drinks will also be available for purchase throughout the evening at our cash bar. Sponsorships or other contributions are welcome. All proceeds will go to support the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra. We hope you can make it!

 

Fall Revival at TriValley Baptist Church (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

TriValley Baptist Church
8385 N. 1900 East
Bloomington , IL 61704
309.212.1202
Ronbon55@yahoo.com
http://www.trivalleybaptistchurch.com

Revival will begin with a music concert on Saturday Evening. Music Evangelists will be Denny Mallory of Bloomington/Normal and John Somes of Sterling, IL. Both men will be sharing music with Denny Mallory doing the Evangelistic Preaching. The service on Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Potluck Dinner at 12:00 noon In Fellowship Hall.

 

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 North California
Peoria IL 61603
309.397.0261
d.schaffner83@gmail.com
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pcs13

Peoria Christian High School Theater is proud to present, C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

Award-winning playwright, Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the amazing world of Narnia in this entertaining, dramatic adventure for the whole family. This enchanting stage adaption captures the spirit of the original story with cleverness and charm and includes many of the characters so many have grown to love. This story of faith, love, forgiveness and courage unfolds as the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy enter the magical world of Narnia through a seemingly normal wardrobe. Stepping through the wardrobe they find a winter wonderland, but soon they realize all is not right in the enchanted land. The White Witch has taken over Narnia and has forced good out of the world. All too soon the children are engulfed in a battle of good versus evil. They find refuge in the camp of Aslan, the valiant Lion and learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice. This allegorical tale of spiritual warfare, love and forgiveness is a message for all ages. Come and join the Pevensie children as they enter the world of Narnia!

 

Presented with special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

P.I.C.K. Drumline concert (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
6400 N University
Peoria, IL 61614
309.692.1420

The P.I.C.K. Drumline will be performing!  Admission is free but a freewill donation to support the group will be taken. The concert will be followed by a desert reception.

Eureka Reagan Fest's Trail of Terror (Sat. Nov 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lower Eureka Lake Park
Off Lake Road
Eureka, IL 61530
309.212.6257
jaimiemcfarlin@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1495378657392040/

A scary, dark walk in the Lower Eureka Lake Park for some chills, thrills & laughs with your family and/or friends!  This is a family event but not for little ones:) One time Access Pass is $5 per person or buy an All Nighter Access Pass for just $10 per person (access until we close!)  Concessions available.