Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

Chicken Dinner and Family Fun Event (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Court
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
school.secretary@faithchristianofpekin.org

The Senior Class of Faith Baptist Christian School will be hosting this event. Dinner will be served at 5 with the dining room remaining open until 8:00 PM.

 

A silent auction, children's games and entertainment will also be part of this great family friendly event. Funds raised will be going to the Senior Class Missionary and Educational Trip to New York City and Washington DC in April.

 

Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. They are available from any FBCS Senior as well as the school office.

 

Hope to see you there!

GCS Spring Auction (Fri. Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Visions Venue
2093 Knox Rd 150 East
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-343-8008
aandrews@galesburgchristian.org
http://www.galesburgchristian.org

This years GCS Spring Auction will feature sit down dining, and Becky Ellison's delicious food, so purchase your tickets soon!

 

The GCS annual auction provides a great opportunity for you to advertise in our auction program book, our Facebook page, and on-line auction website.

 

We are also looking for new items, services or certificates to be placed in the auction.

 

If you have questions, please contact the number listed above and ask for Mandy.

 

 

NCC Crafter/vendor fair (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northside Community Center
715 N.11th St
Pekin, IL 61554
309-267-0795
leiaspringer@yahoo.com

Crafters and vendors will be gathering to sell their wares to benefit the King's Cafe. King's Cafe serves free meals every Monday and Thursday at 4 PM.

 

At this event we will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, chips, cookies and drinks all for a small cost-so come hungry!

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Moose Lodge
2605 Broadway St
Pekin, IL
309-224-8473

Please join us for a spaghetti dinner benefit for Julie's double lung transplant.

 

Dinner will be provided by LaGondola and includes spaghetti, bread, salad with dressing, and one beverage.

 

$10 per plate with advance ticket, or $11 at the door. Kids 12 and under $7 per plate with advance ticket or $8 at the door.

 

There will be live music from 3-7 PM(with some members of Kentuckiana Opry).

 

There will be a DJ, 50/50 Drawings, Silent Auction, and a Bake sale. 

 

All proceeds go directly to Julie to help with the costs of medical, travel, and living expenses while living near the transplant center.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the number listed above.

Spring Chicken Dinner (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sherman United Methodist Church
2336 E. Andrew Road
Sherman, IL 62684
217-496-2338

Join us for our annual Spring Chicken Dinner! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and children under 3 are free.

 

Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, Cole slaw, a drink and dessert. Proceeds will support our youth programs and missions.

House Charity Giveaway (Mon. Apr 3, 2017 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Barrack's Hospitality Group
1224 Pioneers Parkway
Peoria, IL 61614
309-431-1903
hroraffle.org@gmail.com
https://www.hroraffle.org/

Children's Hospital invites Central Illinois residents to make a tax deductible donation of $25/ticket and enter in chance to win a house or a large cash prize.

 

House Charity Giveaway is a fundraiser to benefit Children's Hospital Project of Human Relief Organization which is a charity registered in the state of Illinois. Children's Hospital will benefit more than 300,000 patients per year. These patients live overseas in poor communities and live on less than one dollar a day.

 

Drawing's will be held in front of an audience and an independent raffle auditor. The lucky winner will be given a choice of either a house with a cost of $60,000 or a cash prize of $50,000.

Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale (Thu. Apr 6, 2017 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Heart House Community Room
300 Reagan Drive
Eureka, IL 61530
309-467-6101
brandi@heartlineandhearthouse.org
http://www.heartlineandhearthouse.org

Come join us for a great cause benefiting Heartline and Heart House, an agency serving Woodford County residents who are in short term crisis situations, are homeless, or are victims of domestic violence.

 

This dinner will include dine in and take out. The cost is $8 per adult and $4 per child.

 

Hope to see you there!

Lenten Fish Fry (Fri. Apr 7, 2017 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Williamsville UMC
128 E Jones St
Williamsville, Il 62693
217-566-3614
wumc@casscomm.com
http://www.williamsvilleumc.com

Come out to the WUMC Fish Fry!

 

Dinner includes a Walleye, baked potato or potato salad, Cole slaw, applesauce, dessert, and a drink.

 

Tickets for adults are $8; for children(12 & under) tickets are $4. There is also a hot dog dinner for $3.

 

Hope to see you there!

Annual Art Show and Silent Auction (Fri. Apr 7, 2017 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Aletheia Christian School
7229 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
309-635-9809
info@peoriaclassical.org
http://www.peoriaclassical.org

Join Aletheia Christian School for an art show, silent auction, and school program. The silent auction includes a wide variety of items and services from local businesses all over the Peoria area. The art show includes art from Aletheia's own students.

 

All proceeds from the silent auction will directly benefit the school by providing the necessary funds to expand the school's current programs and allow staff to further enhance curriculum and purchase supplies for growing enrollment in 2017.

 

Aletheia functions independent of any church affiliations, and receives no federal assistance.

 

Hope to see you there!

Flapjack Fundraiser - To Benefit Veterans (Sat. Apr 8, 2017 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Applebee's
900 Riverside
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-363-3737
info@ivfullercenter.org
http://www.ivfullercenter.org

The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser.

 

For $5.00 a ticket you can enjoy pancakes, bacon and a beverage. Proceeds will be used to make home repairs for Tri-County Veterans.

 

To purchase tickets, call the number listed above or you can purchase them at the door.    

Peoria Christian School Auction (Sat. Apr 8, 2017 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian School
3506 N. California Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-686-4500
http://www.peoriachristian.org

Join Peoria Christian School for its 20th Annual Auction!

 

This auction is one of the highlights of the school year, and is a huge support of our Annual Fund.

 

The silent auction will begin at 4 PM, and the live auction will begin at 7 PM. It will be held at our California Campus.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the number listed above.

Peoria Rescue Ministries' "The Walk" (Sat. Apr 29, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Esther House
6847 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-688-0202
wpc@peoriarescue.org
http://www.peoriarescue.org/walk

Join us for Peoria Rescue Ministries' "The Walk" and help save a life!

 

The Walk is a simple, two-mile walk to help raise support for the Women's Pregnancy Center and Esther House (divisions of Peoria Rescue Ministries). Ask sponsors to support you, and we do all the billing, collecting, and receipting. It's not competitive - walk at your own pace.

 

Registration begins at 8 AM.

 

The locations include:
Peoria: Esther House, 6847 N Allen Rd
Pekin: Mineral Springs Park
Morton: Idlewood Park
Washington: Washington Park, Grange Shelter

 

For more information or to register, please call the number listed above or visit the website also listed above.

Walk with Compassion (Sat. Apr 29, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Donovan Park
5805 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
(800) 336-7535
ciinfo@us.ci.org
http://www.walkwithcompassion.com/peoria

Join us at Donovan Park in Peoria in the walk to end child poverty.

 

Children around the world face unimaginable challenges — disease, hunger, abandonment, abuse — and we are going to make sure someone is there for them in their hour of need.

 

Sign up now using the link listed above.

Saints Alive Gala & Auction (Sat. Apr 29, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington-Normal Marriott
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
309.661.7000
kfox@blmcchs.org
http://www.blmcchs.org

Join us for a gala and auction with a "Bowties & Bling" theme. Tickets are just $75 per person, or $125 per couple.

 

Please join us in support of a Christ-centered education offered to students and families at Bloomington Central Catholic High School.

 

For more information, please refer to the contact information above.

The African Children's Choir (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309 693 3641
presto.ls@gmail.com
http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

The African Children's Choir (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615
309 693 3641
presto.ls@gmail.com
http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.

 

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals, and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care, and relief and development programs.

Becoming The Beautiful You (Sat. May 13, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center
1413 Leslie Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704
309-663-7011
amy@kabircenter4health.com
http://www.becomingthebeautifulyou.com

Becoming The Beautiful You is a day of healthy pampering for the ladies. We are inviting our favorite local businesses to bring to you all of the good-for-you indulgences in the area! There will be treatments to help you relax, pampering, retail therapy, presentations, prizes, and much more!

 

Each attendee will receive a Becoming The Beautiful You bag. By attending exhibitor booths, attendees will be entered into our raffle to win one of many exciting prizes! This year the event is a fundraiser for Wish Bone Canine Rescue! Tickets for this event can be picked up prior to the event at Kabir Center For Health. Up to two tickets are free with a donation to Wish Bone Canine Rescue (www.wishbonecaninerescue.org/wish-list.html).

 

This event is designed to inspire beauty, empower women, and provide healthy tools to become the beautiful you that you were created to be. If you have questions or would like to be involved with the event, contact Amy Gibson at the contact information listed above. 

Bible Trivia Challenge (Sat. May 13, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602
309-673-3716

Come join us for food, fellowship, and fun at our first annual Bible trivia challenge! The hosts for the evening will be Jake and Suzanne from WCIC! There will be team prizes after each round, raffle tickets for $5, and your choice of door prizes. Food will be sponsored by Chick-fil-A. 

 

It is a $200 donation per team (5 people per team max) to be entered. Open to all ages! Proceeds will further the work and ministry of Teen Challenge Peoria.

 

Doors open at 3:30 PM. Reserve your team using the number listed above.

 

Hope to see you there!

Adoption Fundraiser Yard Sale (Fri. May 19, 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Residence
710 Phaeton Place
Normal, IL 61761
217-772-1520
akharmon09@gmail.com
http://aaronkimadopt.com

Looking to get rid of some stuff? Donations are needed! If you have items in good, used condition that you would otherwise be throwing away or donating, we would LOVE to take them off your hands. Any items, BIG or small!

 

All proceeds from this yard sale will go towards helping grow our family through adoption. Baked goods and BBQ will be on sale as well. 

 

Contact Kim at the number or email listed above for more information. (Rain date will be May 26 & 27).

Adoption Fundraiser Yard Sale (Sat. May 20, 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Residence
710 Phaeton Place
Normal, IL 61761
217-772-1520
akharmon09@gmail.com
http://aaronkimadopt.com

Looking to get rid of some stuff? Donations are needed! If you have items in good, used condition that you would otherwise be throwing away or donating, we would LOVE to take them off your hands. Any items, BIG or small!

 

All proceeds from this yard sale will go towards helping grow our family through adoption. Baked goods and BBQ will be on sale as well. 

 

Contact Kim at the number or email listed above for more information. (Rain date will be May 26 & 27).