Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Holiday/Seasonal'

Stop & Shop Christmas Open House (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Community United Church of Christ
300 North Main Street
Morton, IL 61550
309.266.7859
skswitzer926@gmail.com
http://www.mortoncucc.org/

STOP & SHOP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

 

Holiday shopping at its finest and easiest!

 

Join Mary Kay, Scentsy, PartyLite Candles, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts, Usborne Books, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Gourmet Cupboard, Jockey Person-to-Person, Origami Owl, Velata Fun Fondue, Norwex, Paparazzi, Wildtree, The Crafty Fox, Elizabeth Elaine, Discovery Toys, many craft items, & so much more for a

 

STOP & SHOP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 

 

Avoid the crowds – order your gifts with assured delivery in time for Christmas gift giving!

 

 

Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Laurel United Methodist Church
631 S. Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704
217.525.1866
jmcevoy@laurelumchurch.org

Come join us for our Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar! It is the perfect time to start your Holiday shopping, pick up those few items you need for co-workers, or just get stocking stuffers for your family. Items will include: hand-made jewelry, wood working, cards, florals, candy, wreaths, candles, and much, much more!!! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please call Judy McEvoy, Director of Lay Ministries, at the above number, Monday-Thursday. Proceeds from the sale of table space (to vendors) will go to benefit Africa University Foundation.

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Nothwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
shauna.gilmore@nwoods.org
http://nwoods.org

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays is a warm, encouraging and helpful event featuring video instruction and group discussion. This group will help you deal with the intense pain of seperation and divorce during the holiday season.

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church
10700 N. Allen Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
309.243.1550
shauna.gilmore@nwoods.org
http://www.nwoods.org

Hear from others who are also going through the loss of a loved one:

What emotions to expect during the coming days

How to prepare for the holidays

How to manage relationships and holiday socials

How the holidays can help you heal

2nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Marketplace (Sun. Nov 16, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church
10720 N Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61615
309.691.6322
fearsome5@comcast.net
http://www.northminster.us/marketplace

The “Spirit of Christmas Marketplace” will give holiday shoppers the opportunity to purchase items from a list of necessities and goods provided by participating missions that directly benefit those locally and around the world. Sample “Gifts” may range from $5 towards plywood for home remodeling for Seniors or $10 for bag of cement for building churches in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula area to $40 for a week of care in an afterschool program. With a variety of offerings to choose from, the Fair provides something for everyone on a giving list. For each cash or check donation, shoppers receive a holiday card with a description of the organization and the “gift”.

 

“We encourage people to purchase gifts in the name of a loved one, such as school uniforms to South Side Mission or a handbag woven by women at a mission in Africa”, said Pam Garner from the Northminster Mission Ministry. “It’s also a great time to learn about these missions and what they do for others.”

 

Over $10,000 was raised last year, benefitting five local and global mission projects. This year, at least 15 Missions have signed up to date:

 

Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Hearts Outdoors, Blue Ridge Community Farm, Common Place Compassion, International Crittenton Center, Friendship House, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Juvenile Justice Ministries, Neighborhood House, Peoria Rescue Ministries, South Side Mission, Westminster Peninsula Ministry, Yucatan Peninsula Ministry

 

“We invite everyone to come, even after they attend church on Sunday morning”, said Garner. The “Spirit of Christmas Marketplace” will be held on Sunday, A light lunch will also be available for purchase.

 

SCHEELS Blaze Days (Thu. Nov 20, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com

Make SCHEELS your last stop before the deer opener! We will offer one-time deals on essential gear as you head out on your hunt! GIVEAWAYS will include hats, fudge, and hand warmers for the FIRST 300 customers! Register to win one of two prizes: Tikka T3 and Vortex 10x42 Viper pair of binoculars. Hunting licenses available in store!

Santas on the Run (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Downtown Sterling to Rock Falls
YWCA parking lot
Sterling, IL 61081
Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA, 815.535.9622
service@srfymca.org
http://srfymca.org/posts/santas-on-the-run/

People dressed in Santa suits will take to the streets of Sterling and Rock Falls for the Santas On The Run, a benefit for the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA scholarship fund.

 

Kick off this year’s holiday season with a new family tradition. People of all ages will be dressed in full Santa regalia for the 2-mile run/walk leading the Twin Cities Holiday Parade.

 

This is a great family event for people of all ages and levels of fitness. The event is a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit with friends, family, or work colleagues while raising funds for a great cause.

 

The race will start in the YWCA parking lot in downtown Sterling, head over the 1st Ave. bridge to Rock Falls, turn right on 3rd St., and head back to the start.

 

Participants can run it, walk it, skip it, hop it, finish it however they like, as long as they do it in the official four-piece suit that is included with the registration fee. You must register ahead of time! No race-day registrations accepted.

 

Register at the Y, by mail, or online.

Day AFTER Thanksgiving at SCHEELS (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 6:00 am)

Contact Info:

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

Register to win a $250 SCHEELS gift card from November 1st-26th. Winner will be drawn at 2:30 PM on Friday, November 28. 2014. must be present to win. Free hot chocolate from 5:00AM-6:00AM. Store opens at 6:00 a.m. Live Reindeer from Morning Star Productions from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Don’t miss all of the awesome hot buys!!!! The first 250 customers in line the day after Thanksgiving will receive a $10 gift card to be used that day!

Community Thanksgiving Dinner (Fri. Nov 28, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical Free Church
1300 East Chestnut
Canton, Il 61520
309.647.4278
office@cantonefree.com
http://www.evfreecanton.org

The Canton Evangelical Free Church will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Community Thanksgiving meal at no cost.  There will also be carry out at the church and home delivery available in the Canton area for those that can't get out. For delivery, contact the church office no later than November 22nd.

Kids Klub- Create an Ornament (Mon. Dec 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

SCHEELS
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheels.com/events

Come create one ornament to take home and one ornament to put on the SCHEELS Kids Klub tree to be displayed in the youth department at SCHEELS. All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).

SCHEELS Make an Ornament Kids Klub (Mon. Dec 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-make-ornament-kids-klub/

Come create one ornament to take home and one ornament to put on the SCHEELS Kids Klub tree to be displayed in the youth department at SCHEELS. All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).

Christmas in the Chapel (Thu. Dec 4, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

Christmas in the Chapel (Fri. Dec 5, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

Amie's Music Together Holiday Party to Benefit the Dax Locke Foundation (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Amie's Music Together
40 Cherry Tree Shopping Center
Washington, IL 61571
309.444.1959
director@amiesmusictogether.com
http://www.amiesmusictogether.com

o Benefits go to the Dax Foundation!

 

o Special Guest, Uncle Gerry (Singer / Entertainer from MT CD’s)!

 

All are welcome. $5.00 per person. or $20.00 for a family of 5.

 

Concert, singing, dancing, instruments, and food!

 

Purchase your tickets on-line.

 

Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

A Ringing Christmas 2014 (Sat. Dec 6, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian
2550 Rock Hill
Wood River, IL 62095
309.365.2910
kc@bellsinmotion.org
http://www.bellsinmotion.org

A family-friendly jazz holiday concert

Christmas in the Chapel (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian University Chapel
100 Campus View Dr.
Lincoln, IL, 62656
217. 220.2253
christmas@lincolnchristian.edu
https://www.lincolnchristian.edu/news-and-events/article.php?id=451&print=true

Bring your family and friends to what has become a seasonal tradition for more than 25 years... Christmas in the Chapel. 

Lincon Christian University Chorale is pleased to introduce " The Lion and the Lamb," the 2014 Christmas in the Chapel presentation. Six performances will run from Thursday, December 4 through Sunday, December 7, in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel. 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening of warmth, humor, and some of the most unforettable songs of the season as The Lion and the lamb presents the Christman story for family members of all ages.

Performance times:

Thursday December 4  7 p.m.

Friday December 5    7 p.m.

Saturday December 6  10a.m., 2:30p.m.,7p.m.

Sunday December 7    2:30pm

Ticket request forms will be mailed in October to those on our mailing list.

Download ticket request form here:

 

First English Lutheran Church Annual Cookies/Goodie Walk (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First English Lutheran Church Gym
725 E. Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, Illinois 61603
309.685.0377
felc@mtco.com
http://www.felcpeoria.org

First English Lutheran Chruch is holding it's annual Cookie/Goodie Walk.   Please come by and see our wonderful candy, breads, coffee cakes, pies, and of course our wonderful Christmas Cookies.  Please come and enjoy!

SCHEELS Decorate a Cookie with Mrs. Claus (Mon. Dec 15, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL
217.726.6330
eventssp@scheels.com
http://www.scheelscommunity.com/events/scheels-decorate-cookie-mrs-claus-kids-klub/

Come decorate a cookie with Mrs. Claus and listen to her read ‘Twas the Night before Christmas. All participating kids ages 4-12 will receive a free ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel (height restrictions may apply).