Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

1st Annual Northern Illinois Autumn Fest (Sat. Sep 5, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rte 30
Rock Falls, IL
815.625.1957
wandalee2004@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Open-Bible-Church-RockFalls/219090742811?fref=ts

This is going to be a day filled with fun! This event is for all ages, as there will be activities for kids and gospel music and vendors for the adults. Food will also be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs! We hope everyone comes and enjoys a day out!

Vendors, bounce houses, gospel singing, crafts, concessions, face painting.

Vendors:
Avon, Mary Kay, Perfectly Posh, Jamberry Nails, Paparazzi, Pink Zebra, Make-Up Eraser, Jewelry In Candles, Scentsy, and more!

 

Gospel singing:
Stony & Crystal, Jerry Dittmar, Saved by Grace, Funderberg Family, Randy Planthaber, Jerry Echebarria, Gone Fishin', Joyful Noyz, Francie Bond, Altered Lives, Acceptable, Mark and Pam Fisher

 

In case of rain, event will move indoors.

 

Any questions, just give the church office a call, or you can email Wanda Peterson.

The Joylanders In Concert (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

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

The Joylanders, a southern gospel group from Trenton, Tennessee will be in concert.

 

Their anointed singing and playing will bless you. A free-will offering will be taken. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service so come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

David Dunn Fireside Performance (Sun. Sep 6, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

West Side Christian Church Fireside Cafe
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
217.793.2800
britneyo@wschurch.org

Popular contemporary Christian artist (and previous The Voice contestant), David Dunn, is being hosted by the WSCC Fireside Cafe! This is an incredible opportunity for you to see for yourself just what a gifted artist he is. From his own website: "Gravitating toward big beats with piano or synths surrounding them, Dunn’s music is vibrant, dynamic and instantly memorable. To wit, just when someone thinks he/she may have his formula all figured out, David is quick to throw a curve ball with unorthodox production and musicianship that’s still chock full of catchy pop hooks." Trust me, he isn't kidding. VERY catchy indeed. You can find his music on YouTube if you'd like a preview. ;)

All New 79th Edition Carson & Barnes Circus (Wed. Sep 9, 2015 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairieland Heritage Grounds
1005 W Michigan Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
580.743.7292
http://www.bigtopshow.com

The Carson & Barnes Circus is the World's Biggest Big Top Show with two hours of fun, excitement, and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies, and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring.  Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry!

 

This is the circus you remember from your childhood. Every seat is just feet from the action! Come early! The Midway opens one hour before show time with a FREE petting zoo, plus elephant and camel rides.

 

Show times are 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Complete tour and ticketing information is available online through the link above.

All New 79th Edition Carson & Barnes Circus (Wed. Sep 9, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairieland Heritage Grounds
1005 W Michigan Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
580.743.7292
http://www.bigtopshow.com

The Carson & Barnes Circus is the World's Biggest Big Top Show with two hours of fun, excitement, and pageantry for children of all ages! See elephants, horses, ponies, and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring.  Be amazed and thrilled by our extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain you with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry!

 

This is the circus you remember from your childhood. Every seat is just feet from the action! Come early! The Midway opens one hour before show time with a FREE petting zoo, plus elephant and camel rides.

 

Show times are 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Complete tour and ticketing information is available online through the link above.

100th Anniversary of Shore Acres Clubhouse (Peoria Automobile Club) (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Shore Acres Clubhouse
100 Park Blvd
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309.274.3409
chillipark@chillicotheparkdistrict.org
http://www.chillicotheparkdistrict.org

Chillicothe Park District to celebrate 100th anniversary of historic clubhouse

 

The Chillicothe Park District will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its historic clubhouse with open house festivities at Shore Acres Park in Chillicothe.

 

The clubhouse was constructed on the bank of the Illinois River in 1915 as the home of the Peoria Automobile Club.

 

A 10:00 a.m. opening ceremony will kick off a day of activities highlighting the clubhouse and park history. They include an antique auto cruise-in, music by the Central Illinois Banjo Club, the Pride of Peoria Barbershop Quartets, and Illinois Valley Central (IVC) School District students. Food vendors, building tours, people in period dress, children activities, and historical displays also will be part of the celebration.

 

“This is a great way to celebrate this historic building and the park,” said Kevin Yates, executive director of the Chillicothe Park District. “There’s a rich history with this facility – with the Peoria Auto Club, then as the North Shore Country Club, as a private club and for the past several decades, as headquarters and grounds of the Chillicothe Park District. The clubhouse is one of the few buildings in the area on the National Register of Historic Places.”

 

Shore Acres Park and the clubhouse offer a scenic view of the Illinois River. The park has been a destination point over the years for steamboats carrying people for day-long picnics, for high-school proms, family reunions, athletic events, weddings, and countless club and family gatherings.

 

In addition to the distinctive clubhouse, Shore Acres Park today includes a water park, basketball courts, ball diamond, river walk, tennis courts, picnic pavilions, and Frisbee golf course.

Fiesta Days Parade (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Begins: First Avenue
First Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.2400
http://saukvalleyareachamber.com/

FIESTA DAYS: Taste of Fiesta and Fiesta Parade, an annual community celebration of Latin culture and heritage, every September in Sterling-Rock Falls, IL.

 

Join us for the 63rd Annual Fiesta Days Parade!

 

The Parade will begin in Rock Falls. The parade will travel north on First Avenue in Rock Falls, cross the First Avenue bridge to Sterling. At the base of the bridge the parade will travel north on Locust Street to 4th and end at Grandon Civic Center in Sterling. Parade float winners will be announced at Grandon thirty minutes following the parade.

 

For more information, call the SVACC at the number above or visit the website above.

Youthzest (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N Prospect
Peoria
309.678.3772

Our youth group at Peoria Heights Congregational Church is putting on the event. We are welcoming Scarlet Raven, an alternative Christian rock band from Ft Wayne, Indiana to play and Carl Cannon, director of the Elite program here in Peoria to come and speak. The event will begin on our front lawn at the church and is free. Refreshments will be sold & our hope is that this will be a yearly event from here on out that will reach out to all of Peoria and beyond.

 

If any questions, please contact Youth Director, Brian Michael at the number above.

Bluegrass Benefit for Alzheimers (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Cerf Center
300 East College Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530

Bluegrass concert to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter. Music will be provided by Timber Creek Strings, Illinois Rail, and Deer Fry International. Located at Becker Auditorium at the Eureka College Cerf Center.

Red Letter Road Concert (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sunnyland Christian Church
2401 Washington Road
Washington , IL 61571
309.699.1332
sccwash@comcast.net
http://www.sunnylandchristianchurch.org/event/red-letter-road-concert/

The Sunnyland Christian Church is hosting a Red Letter Road Concert. Red Letter Road is a Contemporty Christian group from the Washington, Il area. The concert is open to the public. There is no charge for admission. However, a free will offering will be taken to support Washington Weekend Snackpac, a newly formed group of Washington churches who have joined forces to provide a free sack of food items to children who may not have access to an adequate amount of food on the weekends.

 

Come and enjoy the concert and come to support school children in need.

SILAS MARTIN MEMORIAL CONCERT (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Decatur Civic Center
One Gary K Anderson Plaza
Decatur, IL
217.413.7454
believer1988@sbcglobal.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/1573268002961866/

The Great Romance (Matt Vollmar) in memory of Silas Martin (Decatur youth - well known for speaking about his faith as he faced death from brain tumors - passed 12/23/14). At Decatur Civic Center - downtown Decatur, Illinois. A portion of ticket sales goes to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise funds to find a cure for pediatric cancer - Silas chose this organization before he died.

 

Tickets go on sale 8/1/15 at Civic Center - Concessions by Donnies Homespun Pizza, Decatur.

The Marshall Tucker Band @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL (Sat. Sep 12, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Centennial Park
North Rohlwing Road and Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101
888.695.0888
ron@oshows.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Back by popular demand! 4th time at Watseka Theatre. Classic Southern Rock Million selling hit songs including "Can't You See", "Heard It In A Love Song" & "Fire On A Mountain". Watseka Theatre is a beautiful 1931 Art Deco 375 seat theatre. Its located 92 miles (2 hours) South of Chicago. No seat is further than 50 ft from the stage. All Ages. Doors Open 5:30 p.m for dinner & full bar. Showtime 7:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale at the theatre, by phone 815.993.6585 or link above.

Free showing of God's not dead (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Taylorville Evangelical Free Church
319 S. Washington St
Taylorville, IL 62568
217.201.2784

Free showing of the movie "God's Not Dead" at Taylorville Evangelical Free Church. 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and movie starts at 6:30.

All are welcome to come and see this inspiring movie.

Gospelaires in Concert (Sun. Sep 13, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hopedale Mennonite Church
5192 Hopedale Rd,
Hopedale, IL 61747
309.449.6600
klnsings@yahoo.com

The Gospelaires would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the wonderful sounds of Southern Gospel music. Members of the group are Daryl Birkey, Kevin Litwiller, Deb Stalter, and KaEllen Schrag. They will be sharing many favorite ole time gospel songs and you are invited to sing along, clap your hands, and tap your toes. The Gospelaires are very excited to bring a time of worship, fellowship and the love of Southern Gospel music to Hopedale once again.

 

Come out and enjoy the evening with the Gospelaires. A free will offering will be lifted for a local charity.

sidewalk prophets @ canton friendship festival (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Canton Friendship Festival
890 oak st.
Canton, IL 61520
309.647.6878
bhendrick3@gmail.com

We will have community unity presenting a free concert at the Canton Friendship Festival with "About A Mile" and "Sidewalk Prophets". There will be food, rides, games and amazing music. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is limited. 

Free Outdoor Concert with Sidewalk Prophets and About a Mile (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Canton Friendship Festival
890 E Oak St.
Canton, IL 61520
http://cantonillinois.chambermaster.com/events/details/canton-friendship-festival-1228

As part of the Canton Friendship Festival, Community Unity presents Sidewalk Prophets and About a Mile in a free outdoor concert! Bring a lawn chair or blanket. It's also bracelet night at the festival.

Sidewalk Prophets at Canton Friendship Festival (Thu. Sep 17, 2015 6:00 pm)

In Canton, WCIC welcomes the Sidewalk Prophets and About a Mile concert!

 

A tradition for more that 50 years, Canton's annual Friendship Festival is four days packed with family fun, including a parade, carnival rides, contests, and, of course, great food and music from September 16-19.

 

- Free outdoor concert

 

- Bring lawn chairs/blankets to sit on

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Rock Assembly Church
1208 E. Duryea
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.692.3485 or 309.370.7894

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 a requirement. The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs, so we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

Celebrate America Family Style (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Southern Baptist Church
302 W. Wright St.
Virden, IL 62690
Tickets, 217.899.0000

Celebrate America Family Style!

Concert featuring The Lesters and The Chosen Ones.

$10 per person

To order tickets, please call the phone number listed above.

Chinquapin Folk Arts Music Festival (Fri. Sep 18, 2015 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Wokanda
620 East Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309.579.2157
http://www.peoriaparks.org/event/chinquapin-folk-arts-festival/?instance_id=3923

September 18-20:

 

Enjoy the annual Ghost Stories Concert, children's activity area, live music, storytelling, food and art vendors, a barn dance, and more!

 

Admission to the festival is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. Weekend family passes are available for $45.

 

Schools and homeschoolers are invited to participate in a day of programs featuring storytellers and folk musicians on September 18th. Please register in advance. $4 per student.

 

For more information, please contact Camp Wokanda at the number above.