Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

Pro-life fish fry (Fri. Sep 30, 2016 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knights of Columbus Spalding Council Hall
7403 N. Radnor Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614

A fish fry to benefit Central Illinois Right to Life. Catfish, chicken, cod and shrimp will be offered along with side dishes. There also will be a baked-goods sale.


Cost is $10 per person, or $5 for a child.

Chillicothe Weekend Snackpac 5K/10K/1 Mile Walk (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

South School
616 W Hickory
Chillicothe,IL 61523

Join us for our annual fundraiser for the Chillicothe Weekend Snackpac program. Register today for the run/walk or support Snackpac by attending the pancake breakfast. Door Prizes Pancake Breakfast included with race registration.


RFID Timed: CnN Timing IVS Grand Prix Series.


Race Packet Pick Up begins at 7am day of race. 

St. Michael and All Angels Church Fundraiser (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Michael and All Angels Church
4911 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614

Krispy Kreme donut sale! It's $6.50 per dozen or 3 dozen for $18.


There are three Locations:

  • Chillicothe (4th and Cloverdale)
  • Bartonville (Garfield Avenue by Bartonville Hardware)
  • St. Michael and All Angels Church (northwest corner of Glen and Knoxville, Peoria)  


All proceeds benefit St. Michael and All Angels Church in Peoria.  

Auburn United Methodist Corn Maze (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Auburn Methodist church
14100 State Route 4
Auburn, IL 62615

4-acre corn maze open weekends through October 9. Saturdays 11:00-6:00, Sundays noon-6:00.


Admission is $5. Anyone under the age of 6 is free.

St. Mary's Kickapoo 66th Annual Sausage Dinner (Sun. Oct 2, 2016 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Exposition Gardens
1601 W Northmoor Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-2030

We'd love to see YOU at St. Mary's Kickapoo 66th Annual Sausage Dinner! The all-you-can-eat menu includes famous Kickapoo sausage, real mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, and desserts. An alternate hot dog plate will also be available.


Carry-outs are available.


Also featuring Country Store, a cash, quilt, electronics, and hummingbird wood carving raffle.


Adults $11.00    Children 6-12  $5.00     Child  2-5  $2.00    

Hopedale MYF Garage Sale (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Boynton Mennonite Church
326 NW Jefferson St.
Hopedale, IL 61747

Boynton & Hopedale Mennonite Churches joint youth group, Hopedale MYF (Mennonite Youth Fellowship) will host a garage sale of donated items. All items will be sold for a donation.


This sale is a fundraiser for fellowship, events, and service opportunities throughout the year and our summer trip. The sale will be in the Boynton Mennonite Church gymnasium.

Christ Lutheran School Fall Fun 5k Run/Walk (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Christ Lutheran School
2000 18th Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081
(563) 343.2803

Join us for a 5k run/walk through north Sterling! Come race with us on our fast, flat course and raise funds for Christ Lutheran School!


The race begins and ends at Christ Lutheran School. There will be an awards ceremony in the gym after the last participant crosses the finish line. The race will be held rain or shine.


The 2016 CLS Fall Fun 5k is featured as a Rock River Road Runners Circuit Race. RRRR club members registering before 9/26 will receive a $2.00 discount on registration.


Awards will be presented to the overall male and female finishers. Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each of the age divisions: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over.


5k Run/Walk Fees Early Registration - prior to 9/26/16 - $20 (Sport Performance Technical shirt guaranteed with early registration). Late Registration - after 9/26/16 - $25 (Shirt not guaranteed. Limited quantities of shirts available race day on first come, first serve basis). Rock River Road Runner Members: Early Registration - prior to 9/26/16 - $18 (Sport Performance Technical shirt guaranteed with early registration). Late Registration - after 9/26/16 - $25 (Shirt not guaranteed. Limited quantities of shirts available race day on first come, first serve basis).


Race packet pick-up and late registration will be available race day from 7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Walk for Vision (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Downtown Dixon Riverfront
S Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

Can you envision a Sauk Valley with zero abortions? Join us in making this vision a reality at the upcoming Walk for Vision.


There are three ways for you to participate:

  • Sponsor a walker
  • Become a fundraising walker
  • Become a church ambassador


Put feet to your passion and participate in this year’s WALK for VISION!


Visit the website above for more information!

Auburn United Methodist Corn Maze (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Auburn Methodist church
14100 State Route 4
Auburn, IL 62615

4-acre corn maze open weekends through October 9. Saturdays 11:00-6:00, Sundays noon-6:00.


Admission is $5. Anyone under the age of 6 is free.

Evening Symposium with Dr. Morgan (Sat. Oct 8, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Presbyterian Church
8607 N State Route 91
Peoria, IL 61615

Come out to the CEF of Illinois' annual fundraiser! There will be a dessert reception following the event's conclusion.


The event is general admission seating. An adult ticket is $8 and anyone under 18 is free.


You can get tickets by visiting the website or calling the phone number listed above.

Golf Outing for Concordia Lutheran School (Mon. Oct 10, 2016 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Country Club of Peoria
4700 N Grandview Dr.
Peoria Heights, IL
Christopher Craine: 309-242-4535

Everyone is encouraged to join us at this great social event, even if you're not a great golfer!


Foursomes will use a best ball format to ensure that everyone can compete!


The entry free is $450 per foursome and includes golf, cart rental, dinner, event shirt, and on-course beverages.


Not a golfer? Join us for dinner for $30. Music provided by Mindy Watkins.


The registration deadline is Monday, October 3rd. 

64th Annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show (Tue. Oct 11, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Par-A-Dice Hotel
21 Blackjack Blvd
East Peoria, IL 61611

Bringing Joy to the World!


The luncheon show starts at 10:15 a.m. and includes a silent auction. The ballroom doors open for lunch and a fashion show at 11:15 a.m.


The evening show begins at 5:15 p.m. and also includes a silent auction. At 6:15, dessert bites are served and the fashion show starts.


Proceeds for this event benefit the local work of the Salvation Army.


Admission is $30 per person or $300 for a table of 10.

Anita Renfroe's Flat-Out Funny Tour (Tue. Oct 11, 2016 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
2941 South Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 753-3939

We all need a good laugh sometimes. Anita Renfroe will surely have you rolling with her unique take on being a woman, growing older, motherhood, pop culture, and more!


Anita tours with her own comedy concerts and inspirational women’s conferences where she routinely packs out venues across the United States.


Tickets are on sale now at the above link.
-$20 advance general admission
-$40 advance VIP with a 6pm Meet & Greet


Proceeds from this show will benefit Contact Ministries, which serves the Springfield community by providing food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance, referrals, and life skills education and training.

Lakeside Church of Christ Great Giveaway (Sat. Oct 15, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lakeside church of Christ
65 Rita Road
Springfield, IL 62712

Come out to Lakeside Church of Christ's annual giveaway!


Clothing and garage sale items will be FREE OF CHARGE. There is no furniture.

St. Peter's Fall Bazaar (Sat. Oct 15, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
200 Cole Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-5411

Come and enjoy a fun day of shopping! There will be crafters, merchants and more.


A bake sale and lunch will also be available.

Chili Cook Off & Bags Tournament (Sat. Oct 15, 2016 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Navy Marine Club
1310 E. Seiberling Ave.
Peoria Heights

Sample chili and vote for your favorite with a donation to the Fuller Center!


Chase Sieting will be providing music from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.


To enter the Chili Cook Off or Bags Tourney call the phone number above.


The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing does home repairs for Veterans in the Tri-county area.    

Women's Assn Quarter Auction (Tue. Oct 18, 2016 5:09 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Marine Corps League
13370 Garman Rd.
Pekin, IL

To benefit Tazewell County Toys for Tots.


Bring quarters to bid on vendor gifts. 22 vendors attending. Call for list of vendors.


Doors open at 5pm.


1 per paddle. 50/50 and raffle tickets also available. Kitchen will be open. Bring a new toy or non-perishable food item for extra tickets.


Held at the Pekin Marine Corps League.

Quarter Auction to Benefit Camp Good News (Thu. Oct 20, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camp Good News
26010 Liberty Lane
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-3255

Come out to Camp Good News for a fun evening that will help raise funds for Camp! 


A quarter auction is a fun way to donate to camp and also gives you a chance to win items from your favorite vendors. Be sure to bring your friends and lots of quarters! 


Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the auction starts at 6:30.


Paddles cost $2.00. Snacks and drinks will also be available to purchase.

ABC Missions Trip Fundraising Concert (Fri. Oct 21, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Spotlight Event Center
102 East Market St
Colchester, IL 62326

Local musical talents, One Accord and Harmony, will be holding a fundraising concert for Argyle Bible Church’s Haiti missions trip. Doors open at 6:15 and the concert will begin at 7.


Concessions will be available. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.  All the proceeds will go to support the Argyle Bible Church Haiti Missions trip. 


This trip will be a week-long trip over spring break in March of 2017. Twelve to fifteen congregational members will be going with group leader, Shaina Ascone, of Blessing Hearts International (BHI) to visit the Berea Christian Mission in Haiti. They plan to run the vacation bible school (VBS) and help with some physical work such as painting, cleaning, and organizing around the farm and mission headquarters. The directors and founders of the mission are Wilckly and Deana Dorce.  

New Hope's Fall Market (Sat. Oct 29, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

New Hope Community Church
510 Woodland Knolls Rd
Germantown Hills IL 61548

A fun time for all! We will have handmade items, local vendors, a bake sale, lunch, a 50/50 drawing, a raffle table and more!!


All proceeds go to our church building funds.


Find us on Facebook at The event page is linked above.