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Concerts

Glory of Christmas (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 W. Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815.499.6552
http://www.nllutheran.com/

The Glory of Christmas will feature New Life musicians and singers in the first half of the program and a community chorus in the second half performing the beautiful Joseph Martin Christmas cantata, “Tapestry of Light – A Celtic Christmas Celebration.” Beautiful lighting and video elements will enhance the presentation. Free refreshments will follow.

 

Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to help defray expenses.

 

The community is invited to join us for this beautiful way to usher in the Christmas season.

Orpheus Club Winter Concert (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian Church
2400 W Northmoor
Peoria, IL 61615

The Orpheus Club of Peoria, under the direction of Aaron Ganschow, will be having a Winter/Christmas Concert.

 

The Orpheus Club invites you to attend and you can sit back and enjoy a program of seasonal music including Sleigh Ride, Do you Hear What I Hear, Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year, Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Coventry Carol, It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Hallelujah Chorus, Deck The Hall, Rise Up Shepherd And Follow!, and Prayer Of The Children.

 

Admission is $5.00 at the door. There are no reserved seats.

7EVENTH TIME DOWN w/special guest All Things New (Sun. Dec 7, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
802 E. Douglas
St.Joseph IL 61873
217.778.4193
mbsims4@gmail.com
http://www.itickets.com/events/334614.html

7EVENTH TIME DOWN will be performing on their Christmas acoustic tour. "All Things New" will be with them for this intimate evening of worship..You will hear a mix of their hits and some of their favorite Christmas tunes..This is a small venue and seating is very limited so PLEASE reserve your tickets early.... they are only $5...call for tickets, or purchase online through the link above.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Mon. Dec 8, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Glory of Christmas (Mon. Dec 8, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 W. Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815.499.6552
http://www.nllutheran.com/

The Glory of Christmas will feature New Life musicians and singers in the first half of the program and a community chorus in the second half performing the beautiful Joseph Martin Christmas cantata, “Tapestry of Light – A Celtic Christmas Celebration.” Beautiful lighting and video elements will enhance the presentation. Free refreshments will follow.

 

Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to help defray expenses.

 

The community is invited to join us for this beautiful way to usher in the Christmas season.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Tue. Dec 9, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Wed. Dec 10, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Box Office, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Dec 11, 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.

TobyMac, Matt Maher, and Ryan Stevenson in Concert (Thu. Dec 11, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University
100 N. University St.
Normal, IL 61761
Braden Auditorium Box Office: 309-438-5444
http://www.ticketmaster.com/tobymac-normal-illinois-12-11-2014/event/07004CFFAF81156A?artistid=867069&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=50&tm_link=venue_msg-0_07004CFFAF81156A

TobyMac's "Worship, Stories, & Songs" tour with Matt Maher and special guest Ryan Stevenson is coming to Braden Auditorium at ISU in Normal.

 

  • TobyMac sings, "Burn for You," "Made to Love," "I'm for You," "Lose My Soul," "City on Our Knees," "Get Back Up," "Hold On," "Me Without You," "Steal My Show," and "Speak Life."
  • Matt Maher sings, "Your Grace is Enough," "Hold Us Together," "Rise Up," "Lord, I Need You," and "All the People Said Amen."
  • Ryan Stevenson sings, "Holding Nothing Back."

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Fri. Dec 12, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Fri. Dec 12, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Box Office, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Downtown Shop Hop & Free Artisan Walk (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Studio on 6th
215 S. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217.522.8006
studioon6thart@gmail.com
http://www.studioon6thart.com

Downtown Shop Hop and Free Artisan Walk featuring a tour of downtown art galleries/shoppes. Free snacks along the way. Reservations appreciated, but not required

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sat. Dec 13, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Box Office, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" (Sun. Dec 14, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Box Office, 309.965.2545
tickets@barn2.com
http://barn2.com/

Conklin's Travels Back in Time for "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"

 

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is thrilled to announce an all-new edition of their annual holiday revue of music, comedy, and merriment, this year entitled "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" opening on November 6 for a seven week run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch, playing through a special New Year's Eve performance on December 31. Wednesday evenings are added during the month of December. No performance on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.

 

"An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is really two shows in one. The first act is an old-fashioned country Christmas revue featuring terrific country music, along with comedy songs and skits reminiscent of the beloved show, "Hee-Haw," as well as stirring gospel Christmas music in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band and the Statler Brothers. The second act takes the audience back to the WWII era with a USO show, featuring timeless Christmas music that premiered during that era, including "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." It also features classic radio sketch comedy and a tribute to the troops with the company in full uniforms from various branches of the military. As always, audience participation will feature in the fun of the evening.

 

The Barn's resident company of talented comics and terrific vocalists will be featured including Mary Simon, April Bieschke, Dan Challacombe, Pat Gaik, Chad Kirvan, Jimmy LaHood, Diann Thompson, Terri Whisenhunt, and Dave Windsor. Tamra Challacombe, one fo the most versatile musical theatre performers in Central Illinois and the Barn's resident choreographer and new Group Sales Director also makes a welcome return to the Barn's holiday show after a two-year absence.

 

The production is directed and staged by Mary Simon with musical direction and arrangement by chad Kirvan and choreography by Tamra Challacombe. Set design is by April Bieschke and publicity is 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 friend chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts.

 

Prices for dinner and show are $35.00 on Wednesday and Thursday evening, $37.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $39.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. The Gala New Year's Eve performance which includes a pre-show performance, hats, noisemakers, and a door prize drawing to welcome in the new year, is priced at $125 per couple. No advance payment is required for regular performances. For reservations, call the box office. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Sun. Dec 14, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

Nature Art Show & Sale at Forest Park Nature Center. (Mon. Dec 15, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5809 N. Forest Park Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61614
309.686.3360
http://www.peoriaparks.org/forest-park-nature-center/

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork, all created by talented local artists. Come find original nature-related photographs, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry, and more while enjoying the wood-burning stove and rustic charm of Forest Park Nature Center. The Nature Art Show and Open House runs November 15 through December 27. Artwork will be available for purchase.

 

Forest Park Nature Center is open 9 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday; 1-5 pm on Sunday.

 

Join us for the Nature Art Show Open House on November 15 from 2-4 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork. This event is free, and all ages are welcome.

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).