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Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Sep 24, 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!

Royal Tailor in Concert (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace United Methodist Church
601 N 4th St
Pekin, IL 61554
309.347.7131
graceumc@pekingrace.org
http://pekingrace.org/Welcome.html

Royal Tailor in Concert!
A See You at the Pole Youth Event
 
Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00
Free concert, no tickets needed
 
Show put on for local grade school and high school students, but all public is welcome!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Sep 25, 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.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Sep 25, 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.

Washington Community High School Homecoming Parade (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Park District Building to WCHS
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Washington, IL
309.444.3167
http://www.wacohi.net/latest-news/homecomingforms

The parade route starts from the Park District Building, continues through the square and north onto Jefferson St., then west to Washington Community High School.

 

Come out and wave to WCIC staff, Kira Kwon from Overnights and Scott Wheeler from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" driving the WCIC station van!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Sep 26, 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.

Scarecrow Festival (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Main Street & Riverfront
115 S Hennepin Ave
Dixon, Illinois 61021
815.288.2308
mainst@grics.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/776393815735911/

The 18th Annual Scarecrow Festival presented by Hicks Insurance will be in downtown Dixon on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year, the event will feature many of the fan favorites like: Pumpkin Painting, The Great Pumpkin Patch, Craft and Food Vendors, Kids' Games, Doggy Zoo, Sauk Valley Bank Dunk Tank, and much more.

 

The festival entertainment stage will feature a special family-friendly performance by Funky Monkey Wrestling. Watch these WWE-style wrestlers compete in matches or come by for a photo and autograph. The ring will be set up at the corner of First and Hennepin Ave. throughout the day.

 

"The Scarecrow Festival is definitely one of the great fall traditions in downtown Dixon," said Josh Albrecht, Executive Director of Dixon Main Street. "It is a great day for families to come and explore the downtown."

 

The festival is a favorite for families and kids with a wide selection of activities for children. Nearly 5,000 people are expected to attend this year's event.

 

The Doggy Zoo continues to grow in popularity, as well. With more than 80 different dog breeds on display, kids can learn about what makes each dog unique while they talk with the dog's owner. The Doggy Zoo takes place on the Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

The Great Pumpkin Patch will be set up again, as families get to hunt for their gourd in a maze of pumpkins. Habitat for Humanity will host their garage sale fundraiser, and the 4-H clubs will host their annual bake sale.

 

"Every year we continue to grow with new events during the festival," Albrecht said. "And we are excited that the traditional events stay with us year after year."

 

Also included during the Scarecrow Festival weekend this year will be a special showing of The Wizard of Oz on Friday, September 26th at dusk on the Riverfront. The Dixon Family YMCA and Life House Liberty Court are helping to make this fun, family event a kick-off to the weekend of activities.

 

For more information on the Scarecrow Festival, go online to www.dixonmainstreet.com or www.facebook.com/dixonmainstreet.

Gowns for the Purity Ball are available! (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 10:00 am - 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

Looking for a gown for the Purity Ball?  We want you to look your best without breaking the bank!

Lucky for you there are gowns available from The Christian Center!  Gowns are just $10.00 each.  You can stop by the Christian Center on the following dates.

 

Sat Sept 27th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Tues Oct 7th 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sat Oct 18th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Sat Oct 25th 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

 

Also, if you have any gowns in great shape you would like to donate, you can drop them off at The Christian Center during business hours Monday-Friday.

Family Fun Day (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Tabernacle Church
571 Sandusky
Jacksonville, IL 63650
217. 245.2903

Faith Tabernacle Church in Jacksonville will be hosting a Family Fun Day.  Free food, refreshments, ice cream, games, and an outdoor movie will be provided.  All are welcome, so bring out the entire family for this family-friendly event!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sat. Sep 27, 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.

Ballet 5:8 Presents the Story of Job (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Davenport Annie Wittenmyer Complex
2822 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, IA 52803
800.838.3006
info@ballet58.org
http://ballet58.org/2014/07/10/09-27-14-the-story-of-job-in-davenport-ia/

Ballet 5:8, a Christian professional ballet company located in Chicago, IL will visit Davenport, IA to present a full evening program.

The performing company will present its full length neoclassical ballet based on the Biblical story of Job, exploring the tension between God's sovereignty and the suffering we experience. Ballet 5:8 will also present an abstract ballet, The Four Seasons of the Soul, which takes audiences on a journey through the life of the Christian believer in vivid color and movement. 

 

Ballet 5:8 is a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging audiences in discussion of life and faith through performance arts. 

 

Ivan Parker in concert (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical United Methodist Church
401 Walnut St.
Washington, IL
Don Moushon, 309.444.4342 / Jennita Wright, 309.444.8346
http://ivanparker.com/

Evangelical United Methodist Church is proud to present one of America's most exciting gospel artists, Ivan Parker.

 

Ivan is taking the country by storm with numerous appearances on national television and guest appearances on the Bill & Gloria Gaither Homecoming Video Series. Ivan is a veteran in the gospel music industry. He was voted Favorite Male Vocalist seven years consecutively and Favorite Lead Vocalist for six consecutive years. He has also been awarded Soloist of the Year numerous times by the Singing News Fan Awards.

 

Ivan is known for his versatility in music styles. While attending a concert, you will enjoy old-time favorites, Ivan's greatest hits, and progressive Southern to inspirational music. Audiences everywhere are drawn to the music and the message that Ivan Parker delivers. Check out Ivan's voice and music online.

 

Don't miss this exciting evening of praise and worship with multi-award winning artist, Ivan Parker. It will be an evening to remember.

 

Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Get your tickets now at the church office, Monday-Thursday mornings, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with check made payable to EUMC Gospel Concert Committee, to Don Moushon, 1408 Calvin, Washington, IL 61571.

 

If you have questions about this performance or any future concerts, please call Don Moushon or Jennita Wright.

Scarecrow Festival--Annual Riverfront Classic Car Show (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Main Street & Riverfront
115 S Hennepin Ave
Dixon, Illinois 61021
815.288.2308
mainst@grics.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/776393815735911/

The 18th Annual Scarecrow Festival Presented by Hicks Insurance will be in downtown Dixon on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year, the event will feature many of the fan favorites like: Pumpkin Painting, The Great Pumpkin Patch, Craft and Food Vendors, kid’s games, Doggy Zoo, Sauk Valley Bank Dunk Tank, and much more.

 

The festival entertainment stage will feature a special family-friendly performance by Funky Monkey Wrestling. Watch these WWE-style wresters compete in matches or come by for a photo and autograph. The ring will be set up at the corner of First and Hennepin Ave throughout the day.

 

"The Scarecrow Festival is definitely one of the great fall traditions in downtown Dixon," said Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street. "It is a great day for families to come and explore the downtown."

 

The festival is a favorite for families and kids with a wide selection of activities for children. Nearly 5,000 people are expected to attend this year's event.

 

The Doggy Zoo continues to grow in popularity, as well. With more than 80 different dog breeds on display, kids can learn about what makes each dog unique while they talk with the dog's owner. The Doggy Zoo takes place on the Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

The Great Pumpkin Patch will be set up again, as families get to hunt for their gourd in a maze of pumpkins. And Habitat for Humanity will host their garage sale fundraiser, and the 4-H clubs will host their annual bake sale.

 

"Every year we continue to grow with new events during the festival," Albrecht said. "And we are excited that the traditional events stay with us year after year."

 

Also included during the Scarecrow Festival weekend this year will be a special showing of The Wizard of Oz on Friday, September 26 at dusk on the Riverfront. The Dixon Family YMCA and Life House Liberty Court are helping to make this fun family event a kick-off to the weekend of activities.

 

Then on Sunday, Sept. 27, come back downtown for the 13th Annual Riverfront Classic Car Show from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year, the show will feature supercharged cars and trucks and remote control speed boat demonstrations. Food vendors will be on hand. There will be a beer garden and television for the Sunday football games.

 

For more information on the Scarecrow Festival, go online to www.dixonmainstreet.com or www.facebook.com/dixonmainstreet.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Sep 28, 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.

An Afternoon of Great Scenes from the Musical Theatre (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Church Sanctuary
204 N McLean St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Tim Searby, 217.732.7618
lcchurch@lincolnchristianchurch.org
http://www.lincolnchristianchurch.org/

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger Ministry of Lincoln Christian Church Presents:

An Afternoon of Great Scenes from the Musical Theatre

 

Featuring the talents of: Linda Storm, Tim Searby, Gail King, Kay Dobson, Brandon Davis, Julie King, Tiffany Sprague, Paula Landess, LaVerne Tesh, Rich Knopp, Mike Vernon, Gayla Woods, Annie Sheley, Betsy Ramsey, Randy Storm, Laurin Hill, Barry King, Bev Kurka, Deb Parker, Paula Knopp, Bob Kurka, Lorna Searby, Emmary Roemer, Donnie Parker, Dan Bailey, Sadie Bolton, Owen Roemer, Maura Gowin, Zildgin Bolton, Eli Roemer, Isaac Sprague, Erin Gowin, Ella Roemer.

 

The program will include great scenes from many outstanding musicals including: The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Wicked, The King and I, Oliver, Forty Days and Forty What?, Fiddler on the Roof and Hello Dolly. The Harvest of Talents Vocal Ensemble will be featured and the newly formed Children’s Ensemble will round out the talent.

 

A free-will offering will be taken and all proceeds will be given to Harvest of Talents for World Hunger to help feed hungry and hurting people around the world.

 

In the past 30 years the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger Ministry has raised $1,819,213.38, every penny of which has been earmarked for hunger needs. Funds are channeled through International Disaster Emergency Service to Christian ministries for distribution.

God's Not Dead Movie Event (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Fellowship Church
9754 East 1400 North Road
Bloomington, IL, 61705
309.829.7777
detra.cotton@newlifefellowship.cc
http://www.newlifefellowship.cc

A FREE family movie event at New Life Fellowship Church in Bloomington, IL.  New Life will be presenting the popular film "God's Not Dead" to the community.

 

There is NO charge! Free popcorn and refreshments will be served. 

 

Childcare for birth through 5th grade will be available. 

 

New Life is located 3 miles west of Interstate 55 on IL Route 9 - Market Street.

Bob Goff, Author of "Love Does," in Springfield (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 S Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
http://www.springfieldfirst.org/

First United Methodist Church in Springfield welcomes Bob Goff, author of New York Times bestseller "Love Does."

 

 Invite your friends! Free admittance!

 

"Love God, love people, do stuff. It's that simple." -Bob Goff

Bringing Our Silver History to Life (Mon. Sep 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling High School Auditorium
1608 4th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081
Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, 815.625.2400

Hispanic Business Leaders Committee & Trabajando Juntos invite you to attend, "Bringing Our Silver History to Life," presented by LTC (Ret.) Consuelo Castillo Kickbush.

 

This free public presentation is the story of Sterling's Silver City and how it shaped our community. Gain a new sense of hope and energy about your future.

 

In the Spring of 1947, on the West Side of Avenue G in Sterling, Illinois, in a field next to the Rock River, over a hundred discarded WWII boxcars housed a migrant work force, primarily Hispanics and Southerners, who had come to Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for well paying union jobs. This place was locally known as Silver City because the boxcars were painted silver to reflect the sun's heat.

 

LTC (Ret.) Consuelo Castillo Kickbush is a renowned charismatic, passionate, and influential speaker all too familiar with the challenges of poverty, discrimination, and illiteracy. Although she grew up without material wealth, she was taught by her immigrant parents that she was rich in culture, tradition, values, and faith. Today, Consuelo tells her story doing exactly what she preaches...living a legacy.

 

For more information about this inspiring event, call the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

Looking for prom dresses for this year's Father Daughter Purity Ball! (Wed. Oct 1, 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!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Thu. Oct 2, 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.