Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. May 28, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Concert with Sons of Korah (Thu. May 28, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph Ave.
Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 696-4797
http://www.trinitypeoria.com/

Come hear Sons of Korah in concert!

 

This popular singing group from Australia specializes in setting Psalms to music.

 

Find out more about them and sample their music at www.sonsofkorah.com.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sun. May 31, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Tot Time (Thu. Jun 4, 2015 9:30 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Dickson Mounds Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd
Lewistown, IL 61542
309.547.3721
info-dmm@museum.state.il.us
http://experienceemiquon.com/content/dickson-mounds-museum-2

Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month in the Museum’s Discovery Center. Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.

 

A different topic and craft will be featured each month. June's topic is Tunes for Tots. Participants will enjoy light refreshments.

 

Registration is not required and admission is free.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Jun 4, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Buckcherry at Watseka Theatre (Fri. Jun 5, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 E Walnut Street
Watseka, IL 60970
815.993.6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com/buckcherry652015.html

One of the hottest live rock bands in the world, multi-platinum selling band, BUCKCHERRY returns by popular demand to the Watseka Theatre.

 

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and a full bar. The show begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

All ages are admitted. Tickets are $40 and are being sold at the theatre, charged by phone at the number above, or online at the website above.

World War II Reenactment - D-Day- Peoria,IL (Sat. Jun 6, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park
6329 N. Koerner Road
Edwards, IL 61528
309.267.7421
feldkoch@hughes.net
http://www.centralilww2.com/

You are invited to see a living history of the World War II Reenactment with Axis and Allied camps and battlefields. Step back in time to the 1940's to experience a day in the life of soldiers on the frontlines and civilians on the homefront. The event will showcase vehicles (such as tanks, half-tracks, Jeeps & motorcycles), airplane fly-overs, and field weapons & equipment.

 

Food and merchandise vendors on-site both days. Great for students to learn about history!

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation (Sat. Jun 6, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Town and Country Baptist Church
18443 IL. Rt. 9
Pekin, IL
309.346.3215
tcbc.pastor01@gmail.com
http://Townandcountrychurch.org

Town and Country Baptist Church is having it's annual southern gospel concert with Steve Hess and Southern Salvation. Steve is the nephew to legendary pioneer southern gospel singer and four-time Grammy winner Jake Hess.

 

The pulled pork dinner at $5.00/plate will be used for improving the handicap accessibiity of our church building. Serving dinner will start at 12:00 p.m. Local singing groups begin at 1 p.m. Steve Hess and Southern Salvation at 2:00 p.m.

 

Pack up your lawn chairs an come be a part of the food, fun and fellowship, centered around gospel music and good food! 

World War II Reenactment - D-Day- Peoria,IL (Sun. Jun 7, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park
6329 N. Koerner Road
Edwards, IL 61528
309.267.7421
feldkoch@hughes.net
http://www.centralilww2.com/

You are invited to see a living history of the World War II Reenactment with Axis and Allied camps and battlefields. Step back in time to the 1940's to experience a day in the life of soldiers on the frontlines and civilians on the homefront. The event will showcase vehicles (such as tanks, half-tracks, Jeeps & motorcycles), airplane fly-overs, and field weapons & equipment.

 

Food and merchandise vendors on-site both days. Great for students to learn about history!

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Sun. Jun 7, 2015 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theater
PO Box 310
Goodfield, IL 61742
309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://www.barn2.com/

Conklin's Barn II Theatre is pleased to announce the return of the hilarious and warm-hearted gospel musical "Smoke on the Mountain." 

 

"Smoke" was conceived by Alan Bailey with a book by Constance Ray and musical arrangements by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders family to provide an uplifting evening of "singin' and witnessin'." More than two-dozen gospel songs, and hilarious stories from the Sanders family members provide a richly entertaining evening that is evocative of another era. 

 

"Smoke on the Mountain" will open April 23 and play through June 7 on Thursdays, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch. There is also a buffet option for the evening performances.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website or call the phone number above.

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jun 8, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District
125 West Editro
Ashland, IL 62612
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jun 8, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District Branch
555 Buckeye Road
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

"A Matter of Faith" - 1 night Christian Movie (Tue. Jun 9, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Goodrich Willow Knolls 14
4100 W Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria IL 61615
309.253.6947
rich@menofaim.org
https://www.tugg.com/events/19334

After a full 2-week run (5 shows per day) in February, "A Matter of Faith" returns for one night June 9 at Goodrich Willow Knolls 14 theater.

 

Brought by Heart of Illinois Christian Central, whose Ministry Director and his family were extras in the key final debate scene.

 

While "God's Not Dead" debated the existance of God, "A Matter of Faith" focuses on origins of life, and the simple fact that in many educational settings evolution is taught as FACT while anything else is 'just faith' - when both are a matter of faith.

 

From the movie website:

A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When Rachel’s father, Stephen Whitaker (Jay Pickett) senses something changing with his daughter, he begins to examine the situation and what he discovers catches him completely off guard. Now very concerned about Rachel drifting away from her Christian faith, he tries to do something about it!

 

Tickets must be purchased online in advance, or through Rich Gerberding.

 

Event's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417983875185322/

Free Family Movie Night - Hero (Fri. Jun 12, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Chance Church
3300 W. Willow Knolls
Peoria, IL 61614
freemovienightpeoria@yahoo.com
http://herofamilymovie.com/HERO_Movie_Official_Site/Home.html

Come see the Christian film "Hero" which is a story about a fathers return into his son's life. This film helps to teach how important the role of a father is in raising their sons. A great baseball film for the family, with a focus on fatherhood.

 

This event is free.  No tickets required.

Open Gospel Sing (Sat. Jun 13, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Town and Country Baptist Church
18443 IL. Rt. 9
Pekin, IL
309.346.3215
tcbc.pastor01@gmail.com
http://Townandcountrychurch.org

Town and Country Baptist Church will host an Gospel sing, open mic style. If you sing or have a group who sings Gospel music, come and sing. Or if you just love to listen, come and enjoy.

 

Second Saturday of the month through August.

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jun 15, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District
125 West Editro
Ashland, IL 62612
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jun 15, 2015 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District Branch
555 Buckeye Road
Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.    

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Jun 19, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

.
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.

The Great Romance in Concert (Fri. Jun 19, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Assembly of God
935 Mekeel Rd.
Dixon, IL 61021
815.284.3090
http://www.dixonag.org/

Come enjoy a free outdoor concert!

A free will offering will be taken.

(If weather is bad, concert will move indoors.)

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Opening the concert, the band Breaking Daylight will perform at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Great Romance is known for the songs, "Stolen Me," and "Bigger Than the Odds."

 

Hosted by Dixon Assembly of God Church.

Welcomed by WCIC!

Read to the Rhythm summer reading program (Mon. Jun 22, 2015 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Skies Public Library District
125 West Editro
Ashland, IL 62612
217.626.1553
prairie.skies.library@gmail.com
http://www.pspld.com/#!summer-reading-program/c20zx

Starting on June 8 we have the Pulse of Peoria Drumline to get the rhythm going.

 

June 15th brings “Thunder Medicine”, a Native American drummer, dancer, & storyteller from the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

 

Get your rhythms on June 22 with African drumming by FONZIBZ DRUMS!

 

Come see Clothespin Puppets on June 29 to see the rhythm of books.

 

“Rhythms, Rhymes, & Raps” by Bobby Norfolk will be on July 6.

 

Dale Evans presents Silly Songs and Outrageous Instruments on July 13th.

 

Mike Anderson (the Dulcimer Guy) is at the library on July 20 to show off his rhythms.