Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Sterling Municipal Band Spring Concert (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling High School- Centennial Auditorium
1608 4th Ave.
Sterling, Il 61081
815.622.1681
http://www.centennialauditorium.org/

The Sterling Municipal Band will perform its Annual Spring Concert. Admission is free!

 

Special guest tuba soloist Patrick Sheridan will also perform several selections with the band. Sheridan has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl.

 

Food will be available by Christ Lutheran School in the commons area starting at 6:00 p.m. before the concert and desserts will be offered at intermission.

 

For more information, please call the phone number above.

Mitch McVicker- Springfield, IL Free Concert (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Koke Mill Christian Church
475 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL 62711
217.787.0828
http://www.kokemillcc.org/

Mitch McVicker will be in concert at Koke Mill Christian Church. Come hear a fantastic musician, songwriter and Grammy award winning artist for FREE. Mitch spent many years performing with his good friend, the late Rich Mullins.

 

This is a rescheduled concert from back in February, when Mitch had to cancel due to a family illness. (An offering will be collected to help support Mitch in his travels.)

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Apr 30, 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.

Watoto Children's Choir Concert (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church of Normal
211 N. School St.
Normal, IL 61761
309.452.2096
btodd@normalfirst.org
http://www.normalfirst.org

The Watoto Children's Choir traveling from Africa will present a brand new choir production entitled, "Oh What Love." The children, who were once orphans, share their journeys to redemption and demonstrate that God desires to be a loving father to all mankind.  Ugandan songwriters have crafted songs that share the stories of the orphan child and God's love through worship.

 

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website above.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 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.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 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.

Full Gospel Dinner Theatre (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Campgrounds
1433 US 51
Wapella, IL 61777
217.508.3434
lconnour72@hotmail.com
http://fgtupc.com/

Full Gospel Tabernacle of Heyworth presents "...But I Had A Pot Roast" dinner theatre. Dinner includes your choice of chicken or pork loin.

 

Tickets are $20. Call the number above for tickets for with any questions.

Cirque Italia (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keep you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember… we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Lincoln Train (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:30 pm)

Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln in Earl Robinson’s The Lonesome Train, a musical illustration of Lincoln’s Funeral Train. Ride the rails with Honegger’s masterful depiction of a steam train in Pacific 231, Copland’s spike-driving John Henry,and George Gershwin’s beloved Suite from Porgy and Bess. An event not to be missed as part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition re-enactment commemoration!

 

Tickets can be purchased at the website above.

Smoke on the Mountain Gospel Musical at Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre (Fri. May 1, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 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.

Single Moms' Morning Out (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Various Locations
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http://www.wcicfm.org/single-moms-morning-out

Take a break from the day to day, and get ready for a morning of pampering and relaxation! Childcare will be provided while you enjoy breakfast, get refreshed in a spa area, pick up a few gifts, and more!

 

WCIC is partnering with seven area churches to present Single Moms' Morning Out. Locations include:

Peoria: Redeemer Lutheran Church and Glen Oak Christian Church

Bloomington: Evangelical Free Church

Galesburg: Bethel Baptist Church

Princeton: The People Church

Springfield: Calvary Church

Tremont: Tremont United Methodist Church

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required. To sign up or for more information, visit the website above. The registration deadline is the end of the day Sunday, April 26th.

Trinity Lutheran Hosts Open House during Lincoln Funeral Re-enactment weekend (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
220 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217.522.8151
http://www.trinity-lutheran.com/new_church/

Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting an Open House today. Costumed greeters will welcome visitors to the church and provide detailed handouts about the symbolism and history of the church.

 

One of the handouts will focus on the Abraham Lincoln and Rev. Francis Springer connection. Lincoln & Springer were friends and neighbors, living across the street from each other at 8th and Jackson Streets.  Springer founded The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Springfield.  Springer, as chaplain at Fort Smith, Arkansas, delivered President Lincoln's eulogy.  Springer began his remarks with the well-known phrase, "such mourning as this was never known."

 

Church organists will play a variety of 1865-era music on Trinity's Cassavant organ; rarely-viewed artifacts from Trinity's archives will be on display.  A freewill offering will benefit the Cassavant Organ Repair Fund.

Kid's Day: Mother's Day Gift Ideas (Sat. May 2, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

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/kids-day-mothers-day-gift-ideas

Dads, bring the kids by to create a special gift for Mom, such as pottery, hair pieces, and jewelry.

 

For Kid's ages 5+ with an adult.

Cirque Italia (Sat. May 2, 2015 2:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keeping you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember…we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cirque Italia (Sat. May 2, 2015 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

White Oaks Mall- Near South East Parking Lot
2501 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 62704
941.704.8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://cirqueitalia.com/

Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Our circus features a 35,000 gallon water stage! We're like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness. We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keeping you entertained and craving for more! 

 

So, get your tickets! And remember…we're offering a free child admission with each full-priced adult admission in levels 2-3! You can purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text message.

 

For more information, check out the Cirque Italia website and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Evening of Entertainment (Sat. May 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rock Falls Rd.
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815.625.1957
https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Open-Bible-Church-RockFalls/219090742811

First Open Bible Church would like to invite you to an evening of entertainment! This event will contain comedy and music, featuring The Kinsmen, River Valley Boys, Narrow Way, The Funderberg Family, Dana Wood from Hooker Holler, MO and much more!


Admission is a love offering. More information can be found at the phone number or website listed above.

Full Gospel Dinner Theatre (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois District Campgrounds
1433 US 51
Wapella, IL 61777
217.508.3434
lconnour72@hotmail.com
http://fgtupc.com/

Full Gospel Tabernacle of Heyworth presents "...But I Had A Pot Roast" dinner theatre. Dinner includes your choice of chicken or pork loin.

 

Tickets are $20. Call the number above for tickets for with any questions.

Gospel Concert (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Bible Church
2405 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554
309.346.5906
pbcpekin@omnilec.com
http://pekinbible.org/

There will be a gospel concert at the Pekin Bible Church with Carroll and Donna Roberson. They have been ministering in song and message for nearly 30 years. Carroll has recorded 25 albums and written over 100 songs and reaches out through a weekly television program on Direct TV, Dish Network and Itv-3.

 

The public is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken.

A Few of Our Favorite Things (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

ICC Performing Arts Center
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309.693.6725
pacchorale@gmail.com
http://peoriacivicchorale.org/calendar-of-the-current-season/

We hope you can join us as Dr. Joseph Henry and the Peoria Area Civic Chorale perform A Few of Our Favorite Things.

 

This delightful family-centered concert will feature selections from composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, John Rutter, and Moses Hogan. There will be a mixture of genres represented such as Spirituals like "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Oh, What a Beautiful City," American classics like "Home on the Range," and "America the Beautiful," and an abundance of child-friendly Disney Movie selections from Frozen, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Pocahontas, and Toy Story. Also featuring the PACC Youth Chorus and a special men's invitational choir, it will be an event you won't want to miss.

 

Tickets are $20 adults, $8 students, $18 groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, please call the phone number or visit the website listed above.

The Lincoln Train - Illinois Symphony Orchestra (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:30 pm)

Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln in Earl Robinson’s The Lonesome Train, a musical illustration of Lincoln’s Funeral Train. Ride the rails with Honegger’s masterful depiction of a steam train in Pacific 231, Copland’s spike-driving John Henry,and George Gershwin’s beloved Suite from Porgy and Bess. An event not to be missed as part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition re-enactment commemoration!

 

Tickets can be purchased online at the website above.