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Second Presbyterian Church Group Sale (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Second Presbyterian Church is having their Huge Annual Sale!  There will be clothes, shoes, hardware/tools, furniture, toys, sporting goods, housewares, books, electronics, treasures, holiday items, Picture frames, and more!


All proceeds benefits church missions.

Highview Church of God Youth Garage Sale/Bake Sale Fundraiser (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr.
Washington. IL 61571

Highview Church of God 2442 Centennial Washington Youth will be hosting a garage sale/bake sale to help send the youth to Camp Warren Summer camps!


Please come and support the kids! 

Applebee's Pancake Breakfast with Haitian Christian Ministries (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Come and join us for a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's! All are welcome and tickets are sold at the door for $5 each.


This is a fundraising event with Haitian Christian Ministries and Eastview Christian Church in Normal, IL. We are raising funds to provide medical care and supplies for our Haitian brothers and sisters. Please come and enjoy learning about what our Medical Mission Team will be doing while eating pancakes! Thank you in advance for your support.

Rugby for Research fundraiser for JDRF (Sat. May 2, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Jr. High
914 W Truitt Ave
Chillicothe, IL 61523

The Chillicothe Rugby Football Club will host its 5th annual fundraiser to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  This event raises thousands of dollars annually to support research into finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.


Money is raised through voluntary donations at the gate, food and t-shirt sales, a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction all day, and a live auction between matches. For 2015 there will be a record eight teams playing four league matches and a JV scrimmage. Participating teams include girls teams from Chillicothe and the Fox Valley area as well as boys teams from Chillicothe, the Peoria area, Springfield, and Bloomington.


The Chillicothe Rugby Football Club (CRFC) was founded in 2008 and began the annual Rugby for Research fundraiser to support JDRF in 2011 in response to the tragic news that the sister of one of the Chillicothe Barbarian players had died while in a diabetic coma.  Since then it has become an annual event in which the club furthers its mission of educating youth in the sport of rugby, encouraging good sportsmanship, and promoting the overall betterment of the social, moral, and physical development of the young men and women in our community.


For more information on the event, please visit the website above.

Christian Motorcyclists Association Annual Fundraiser - Run for the Son (Sat. May 2, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
903 W. Jackson
Morton, IL

The Christian Motorcyclists Association will host its annual Run for the Son. The New Life Riders, one of the many CMA chapters chartered in the United States, will be participating in this Run. This will be a ride where riders seek sponsors to help raise money for CMA to spread the light of Jesus to every nation.


Since Run for the Son began, CMA has raised over 45 million dollars to help present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people around the world. Every penny promptly goes to work. Each year, 20% goes for Bibles to closed and restricted countries, 20% goes for motorcycles to native pastors around the world, 20% percent goes to help the JESUS film spread the Word of God, and 40% is used by CMA to help reach motorcyclists here at home in the United States and internationally.


This year our goal is $5,000,000. Anyone interested in this event can meet us at McDonalds in Bartonville, IL, on route 24, at 7:45 a.m. We will ride approximately 75 miles and end up at the Pizza Ranch in Morton for a fundraiser.


Pizza Ranch is donating 10% of all sales from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to Run for the Son. For further information or if you would like to sponsor someone for the Run, please call Jim at the phone number above.

Hines Primary School Carnival and Silent Auction (Sat. May 2, 2015 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hines Primary School
4603 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614

Hines Primary School PTO will be hosting their annual Carnival and Silent Auction. There will be games, a bouncy house, raffles, and a silent auction; not to mention family fun!


The cost is $10 for an unlimited play wristband.  Tickets are also available. Most tickets cost $0.25-$0.50.  The silent auction will end at 4:45 p.m.  Please join us for an afternoon of family fun! 

Spuds & Splits (Sat. May 2, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
2035 IL Route 26
Dixon, IL 61021

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church will have a baked potato bar and banana splits with lots of yummy toppings for both! Proceeds of this event will go towards paying for a new roof for our church.


Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Tickets at the door are $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

ADDWC 8th Annual Italian Feast Fundraiser (Sat. May 2, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka Bible Church
1452 Church Road
Eureka, IL 61530
309.467.3015 ext. 103

Join ADDWC for the all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner, catered by Michael's Italian Feast of Eureka. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. "Unique Twist" will also be there with balloons and face painting!


Tickets will be: $8 for adults, $5 for children 4-14 and students (with ID), and children 3 and under eat free. 


Call ahead for tickets or stop by ADDWC at 200 Moody Street. Tickets are also available at the door of the event. 

My Sister's House Pancake and Sausage Supper (Sat. May 2, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Christian Church
1012 N. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571

Washington Christian Church is hosting the 4th annual My Sister's House pancake and sausage supper. The supper and large bake sale is a freewill offering with all the proceeds going toward the continued funding of this ministry. This fundraiser is a significant portion of My Sister's House yearly budget.


My Sister's House is located in the community of Washington, Illinois. A God vision was established in the hearts of Mark & Tammy Herrmann to provide a mentorship that enables single women to provide for themselves and their children.


To find out more about the Pancake and Sausage supper, visit the website above. For more information on My Sister's House ministry, find them on Facebook.

Kiwanis Spring Chicken Fest (Sun. May 3, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Geneseo Moose Lodge
1025 S State St
Geneseo, IL 61254

You are invited to the Kiwanis Spring Chicken Fest, organized by Kiwanis Club of Geneseo, Illinois. This fest features fried chicken and all the trimmings with music by Geneseo’s High School Chamber Winds!


$10 Adult and $5 Child (10 and under) Carry-out meals available! Proceeds go to Kiwanis International’s ELIMINATE Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Project

Garage Sale for Haiti Medical Mission Team! (Fri. May 8, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Brigham School
303 Brigham School Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701

MAKE US AN OFFER! There will be an EPIC garage sale to provide funds for medicine and medical supplies for Haiti. Our team is sending lots of goods, and we need your help! We have everything you've been looking for!


*ALL Purchases are by donation only!* 

Garage Sale for Haiti Medical Mission Team! (Sat. May 9, 2015 7:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Brigham School
303 Brigham School Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701

MAKE US AN OFFER! There will be an EPIC garage sale to provide funds for medicine and medical supplies for Haiti. Our team is sending lots of goods, and we need your help! We have everything you've been looking for!


*ALL Purchases are by donation only!* 

Mother/Daughter Breakfast (Sun. May 17, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Saint Mark School Gym
711 N Underhill St
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark's School is having a Mother/Daughter Breakfast! The gourmet menu by Chef Greg Foti includes:

Italian Egg Frittata, sprinkled with cheese and minced onion

Quartered New Potatoes, roasted and seasoned with Rosemary

Breakfast Sausage

Blueberry Buckle and Apricot Cranberry Scones

Pancakes for the Little Ones

Juice, Coffee, Tea and Milk


Tickets cost $3 for school aged children K-8th grade. All others are $7. Grandmothers attending with grandchildren are FREE!


Advanced paid reservations are encouraged. Seating is limited. Please contact Cachet Rodriguez for tickets.

South Side Mission Annual Banquet featuring Dr. Tony Evans (Tue. May 19, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center- Ballroom
201 SW Jefferson Avenue
Peoria, IL 61602

South Side Mission is celebrating 90 years of service at its Annual Banquet. The event features noted speaker and radio host Dr. Tony Evans.


Dr. Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


Tickets are available for $45 per person, or $450 per table of ten. Premium seats are available for $55 per person, or $550 per table of ten. Seating is limited. For more information, visit the website or contact the phone number listed above.

Run for Their Lives 5K (Sat. May 23, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Run for Their Lives 5K
1501 S Grand Ave W
Springfield, IL 62704

The inaugural Run for Their Lives 5K fun run is benefiting the Springfield Right to Live organization.  They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and this event will support their Public Outreach and Educational Programs in the community.  

In addition to the 5K fun run, there is also a 1 mile walk for life available and everyone is invited to the fun picnic event after the race! Bring your friends and have a good time for a great cause!


Online Registration is open now through May 22nd. Adults 13 and up are $25. Kids up to 12 can run/walk for free. Register by May 9th and receive a race t-shirt.

Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk (Mon. May 25, 2015 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Glen Oak Park
2218 North Prospect Road
Peoria, IL 61603

Join us on Memorial Day for the 1st Annual Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk to benefit Veteran home repair projects. The run will begin in lower Glen Oak Park and travel through Springdale Cemetery. Awards will be given out at the Picnic Party after the race.  


Fees for 5K run are:  $25.00 before March 31; $30.00 April and May and $35.00 race weekend.   $20.00 for 1 mile walk.  $5.00 discount given to Veterans. 


The event is sponsored by Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing; CIAN Inc., Sunrise Roofing, Peoria Rivermen, Fritch Heating & Cooling, Fortner Insurance and Illinois Blue Star Mothers Club.


Online registration is available or you can call the phone number above for a registration form. 

Karee Exclusive's Beauty & Talent Competition (Sat. May 30, 2015 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Panther Creek
3001 Panther Creek Dr.
Springfield,IL 62711

You are invited to Karee' Exclusive's Beauty and Talent Competition for high school teenage girls for the state of Illinois.


The mission of Karee' Exclusive's Beauty & Talent Competitions is to help provide scholarships to teenage girls and young women who aspire to go to college, build teenage girls & young women's confidence & self-esteem, try to help prevent teenage pregnancy and other teenage peer pressure issues by giving teenage girls & young women something positive, inspiring, and motivational to do, look forward to, and be a part of.


There is a $10 admission to attend the competition.

Chicks N Chocolate 2015 (Sat. May 30, 2015 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center
19067 W Frontage Rd
Raymond, IL 62560

Chicks N Chocolate is an annual fundraiser for our not-for-profit organization, The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program. We are a faith based organization that works with pregnant and parenting women.


This event consists of women, lots of chocolate, live entertainment, an all-women's sand volleyball tournament, 35 vendors and much more!


The event starts at 4:00 p.m. and vendors will be available from 4:00-7:00 p.m. There will be live music by Side Effect until 10:00 p.m.


Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The fee to get in includes all the chocolates one cares to eat, one of thirty five raffle items, and live entertainment.


Visit their Facebook page at the link above for more information!

19th Annual Heartline/ Heart House Eureka Race w/ Your Heart (Sat. Jun 6, 2015 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Eureka Lake- Lake Pavilon
Lakeview Dr.
Eureka, IL 61530

Join us for the annual Race with your Heart Walk/Race! This is a 10K, 4 mile run, and 2 mile walk. All proceeds will go to Heart house, a homeless shelter and safe haven for victims of domestic abuse.


Come enjoy free massages, home-baked cookies, door prize drawings and a family friendly post-race party.


Entry Fees are $20.00 if registered by May 6th and $25.00 if registered after May 6th. Registration includes one custom T-shirt (guaranteed to preregistered participants), family fun and free continental breakfast! 


$50.00 gift certificates will be awarded to male and female overall winners. Medallions are awarded to top three male and female finishers in every age group.


Registration is from 7:00-7:45 a.m. the morning of the race.
Race time is at 8:00 a.m. For more information, visit the website above.

Tennis for Water Dinner to Benefit Compassion Water for Life (Fri. Jun 26, 2015 5:30 pm)

Tennis for Water will be having a catered dinner with a cash bar and silent auction, featuring tennis gear, gift cards, etc.


Tennis for Water was created in order to benefit Compassion Water for Life, which provides water filters for people in developing countries.


To register or with questions, please visit the website above. Also, visit the website for the updated location of this event.