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Snyder Village Annual Benefit Auction and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 6:00 am)

Contact Info:

Snyder Village
1200 E. Partridge St.
Metamora, IL
309.367.4300 ext.116
mike@snydervillage.com
http://www.snydervillage.com/special-events/

Thursday, Sept. 18th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.:

AUCTION PREVIEW & ICE CREAM SOCIAL DINNER

Open to the public.  Join us for food, Bingo, prizes, fellowship and fun!  Ice cream, pie, root beer floats, barbeque sandwiches, soda and more available for purchase.

SILENT AUCTION

Silent bidding opens Thursday at the Ice Cream Social and runs until the beginning of the Live Auction on Saturday.

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014:

PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST 6:00-9:30 a.m.  All you can eat breakfast is offered by freewill donation.

LIVE AUCTION 10:00 a.m., bidding starts at 10:30 a.m.

Lucky Card Draw - purchase a "Lucky Card" for $10 and be entered into a drawing.  If your card is picked, you can select anything on the LIVE Auction (with limited exceptions).

Walk for Vision (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lowell Parkway Trail
1550 Washington Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
http://tinyurl.com/hlcwalk14

Can you envision a Sauk Valley with zero abortions?

Make this vision a reality at Hope Life Center’s upcoming WALK for VISION. The goal is to raise funds to save lives — the average cost of each life saved is $1,200. This is a family friendly 2 mile ‘walk at your own pace’ event with learning stations along the path. There will be snacks (and coffee).

 

Prizes

  • A WALK for VISION t-shirt for each walker in a 4-person team with a combined total of $1,200 or more. Or for any walker raising $300 or more.
  • A WALK for VISION sweatshirt for each walker raising $1,200 or more.
  • Special prizes for the most people recruited and the most funds raised.

 


Register by August 20th to be entered in the early registration prize drawing.

 

Head to the website to find out more information, register, create your personal webpage, and start getting sponsors!

Race with Your Heart (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Eureka Lake
Eureka,
IL
http://www.heartlineandhearthouse.org

The 18th annual Heartline/Heart House Eureka Race with Your Heart is a 10K and 4-mile run AND 2-mile walk at Eureka Lake.

 

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

 

Registration runs from 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. the morning of the race. Race start time is 8:30 a.m.

 

A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to the male and female overall winners, and medallions will be awarded to the top five male and female finishers in every age group.

 

You can register online at www.heartlineandhearthouse.org. Registration costs $25 and includes one custom T-shirt, family fun, and free continental breakfast.

All proceeds go to Heart House, a homeless shelter and safe haven for victims of domestic abuse.

Food 4 All - Community Food Drive (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria area Kroger stores
Locations in Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Bartonville, Washington, Chillicothe, and Morton
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food4allpeoria@gmail.com
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44aeaf2ea0fb6-2014

This community-wide food drive will benefit all local food pantries through distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank.

 

We’re partnering with Kroger and will have EVERY Kroger location in the Peoria area participating!  That’s 11 locations collecting food for those in need all on the same day!

 

How can you help?  We’re glad you asked!

1. PROMOTE the food drive to your circle of influence

2. SUPPORT the food drive with resources – we need banners, radio spots, print advertising

3. VOLUNTEER at the event with your family & friends.  You can sign-up to help out at a collection site by going online to SignUpGenius

4. PARTICIPATE however you can!

 

Fighting hunger and feeding families is what we’re all about – but we can’t do it without YOU and our community coming together as one to help those in need.  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at the email address above.

 

And, if you’re ready to sign up to serve, go to Sign Up Genius (Web link above) and get registered!   It will be a day to remember!  

 

See you at the food drive! 

 

Cut-a-thon to benefit the family of Joal Stanfield (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Shear Perfection
316 S. Main St.
Morton, IL 61550
Karen Meeks, 309.266.1000
meeks1026@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shear-Perfection/170285732987945

FREE haircuts at Shear Perfection from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with donation. 100% of proceeds will be given to the family of Joal Stanfield. Joal was a beloved third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School and Varsity Men’s Tennis Coach. Joal passed away on August 27th at the age of 35.

Snyder Village Annual Benefit Auction and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Snyder Village
1200 E Partridge St
Metamora
309.367.4300, x 116
charmaine@snydervillage.com
http://www.snydervillage.com

Be a part of the bidding excitement as you help Snyder Village.  Some of the items up for auction include a Caribbean Cruise vacation package; a 1-week stay at Club Sevilla in Kissimmee, Florida; one week at Emerald Dream Vacation Home in Sea Grove, Florida; sailing on Lake Michigan; numerous autographed MLB items; tickets to St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR at Talladega, Rams, U of I, Bradley University basketball and more; $500 gift certificate to Staley Lawn Care & Landscaping; and Ethan Allen bedroom suite; handmade quilts, furniture, antiques and much more!

Auction Preview & Ice Cream Social & Dinner: Thursday, Sept. 18th, 6-8:00 pm, open to the public, food available for purchase.  Preview auction items and enjoy Bingo.

Silent Auction:  Silent bidding opens Thursday, Sept. 18th, at the Ice Cream Social and ends Saturday at 10:00 am.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast:  Saturday, Sept. 20th, 6-9:30 am, all-you-can-eat for a freewill donation.

Live Auction:  Saturday, Sept. 20th, "Welcome" at 10:00 am, bidding begins at 10:30 am.

 

 

Saint Joseph's Home Fall Festival (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Joseph's Home
3306 S. Sixth Street Road
Springfield, Illinois 62703
217.529.5596
lacton@saintjosephshome.org
http://www.saintjosephshome.org/home

A celebration of fall on the lawn of the nursing home. 

 

The event will feature petting zoos, sales tents from local businesses, bounce houses, live musicians, food vendors, face painting, a pumpkin patch and more.

 

Admission is free! Welcome in fall with the residents of St. Joseph's Home and enjoy a day of fun on our lawn. 

Annual Edelstein Church Jamboree (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Edelstein Church
2903 W Main St
Edelstein, IL 61526
309.265.7655
edelsteincongregationalchurch@gmail.com

FAMILY FRIENDLY FOR ALL AGES!!!!

Bounce houses, sno-cones, bags tournament, Face Painting, bake sale, games for the kiddos, donation only flea market, street dance, old fashion cake walk, food, food, food and SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

Contact the above phone number for more information or to form a team for the bags tournement.

Fundraiser (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Culver's Grand Prairie
5019 Holiday Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

Come to Culver's at Grand Prairie, for lunch September 21st between 11 and 3.  Culver's will donate 10% of the lunch sales that day to Northminster Presbyterian Church's Mexico Mission Trip.  Please grab your family and friends and come join us for lunch this Sunday. Gracias! Dios te bendiga! See ya there. 

17TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK-AND-ROLL-A-THON (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Constitution Trail, Tipton Park North Shelter
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL
309.452.9937
http://www.firstgiving.com/ISBA

Sponsored by the Central Illinois group of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, the annual Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon is held to benefit those with spina bifida and to raise awareness about spina bifida.  

 

In addition, the Central Illinois event is designated the Memorial Walk, to honor Kaylin Rood, Shannon Kolodzieski, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Whitted of the local area who have died, as well as to celebrate and support the roughly 166,000 Americans who are living with spina bifida.

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon event will help the organization continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those in Central Illinois - and those who love them - through prevention, education, and advocacy.

 

 

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon will feature a 5K (3 mile walk), followed by a picnic lunch at the Tipton Park North Shelter. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to participate, but there is no minimum. 

 

Go online or call to register or become an event sponsor!

Concordia Moms Bowling League (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt. Hawley Bowl
8200 N. Hale Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-692-7555 or 309-693-7624 (Barb)

This is our 41st year of fun and fellowship while raising money for staff requests at Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria. Through your weekly bowling fee, you would be helping classroom teachers acquire teaching aids and fulfill other needs at the school. We meet Wednesday mornings from 9 - 11 am. We have an excellent, mature, on-site babysitter for a minimum charge. ALL bowling averages are welcome as we are a non-competitive league which is conducted in a Christian atmosphere. If you haven't played for a while or want to give it a try, this is the league for you! Please consider joining us soon!  Call Barb Kane at 693-7624 for more information.

Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Banquet (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611
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309.673.3716
tci@teenchallengepeoria.org
http://www.teenchallengepeoria.org

The 15th annual Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Banquet is being held at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Featured Speaker is Global Teen Challenge President Dr. Jerry Nance. Special Music Guests are the Peoria Pops Orchestra along with Soloist Jonna Harkness from Harvest Bible Chapel. Proceeds from the event go to further the work and ministry of Teen Challenge Peoria. For ticket information/pricing, please call the above number.

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Peoria RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street Peoria, IL
309.925.3919
Walk4theMind@yahoo.com
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org

The 12th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind 

 

Named for Mark Linder, a Peoria native who was in his twenties when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Mark’s goal was to create a place where brain tumor survivors and those still fighting the battle could support one another. In 2003, Mark founded the Walk for the Mind to help raise money for brain tumor research in hopes of finding a cure. While Mark died in 2005, at age 31, the walk lives on and since then has raised more than $380,000 for brain tumor research. The Walk has grown from 150 participants in 2003, to 750 people last year.

 

Dr. Patrick Elwood, “the central Illinois father of neurosurgery,” was named to be the honorary chair at the 2014 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind.

 

Dr. Elwood, a Peoria native whose career has spanned more than 50 years, was the driving force in the developing and advancing neurological services in the Peoria area, including establishing the neurosurgery residency in Peoria. He’s a prominent neurosurgeon, scholar, mentor, and known by many patients as a lifesaver.

 

“Many will remember Dr. Elwood for having done the surgery on their friend or family member” said the Walk’s organizer, Peggy Flannigan, who noted Dr. Elwood likely has performed the most brain tumor surgeries than any other surgeon historically in the Peoria area. “Having Dr. Elwood as the honorary chair will have a personal meaning to a lot of people.”

 

To register for the Walk or for more information, visit the website!

 

This is the third year all net proceeds will be donated to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for brain cancer research. Last year’s Walk generated a record $50,000 for research. 

Kevin Dedert Memorial Race for Adoption: Acts 2:38 Race (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Petersburg Church of Christ
701 S 12th Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
217. 652.9697
sbd613@hotmail.com

The purpose of the race is to raise funds on behalf of two families in Menard County who are in the process of adopting children from China and Ethiopia.  The race includes a 2-mile walk, a 3-mile run, and an 8-mile bike ride (Acts 2:38).  However, the race is NOT a triathlon.  You can enter one event as an individual, or as a team (3-5 members), you can enter one event or multiple events.

Registration begins at 7:00 am.  The start and finish lines are at the Petersburg Church of Christ, 701 S 12th Street, Petersburg, IL 62675.

 The cost is $30/person or $60/team.  Please contact Sarah at (217) 652-9697 or Janelle at (217) 801-2213 with any questions or to pre-register.

Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center - walk for Life (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center
500 N. Walnut Street
Taylorville
217.824.7200
ccoker@lacpc.com
http://www.supportlovingarmscpc.com

Join Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center in Taylorville on September 27 for the annual Walk For Life!  We will meet at the Chautauqua Building in Manners Park located in Taylorville; registration starts at 8:30 am and the Walk begins at 9 am.If you’d like to walk with us, simply pick up a Walk brochure at Loving Arms or print one from www.supportlovingarmscpc.com.  Then, just bring your completed form to the registration table on the morning of the Walk.

Help us reach our goal!  
We are looking for at least 200 people to raise at least $200.  Will you commit to this goal?   It's easy...there is no need for you to collect money!  We can bill your sponsors for you.

Your support will help!  
By asking your friends, family and co-workers for sponsorship, we can continue to offer
the following services…FREE!

  • On-site Pregnancy Tests
  • Options Counseling
  • Pre-natal, Parenting, and Life Skill  
  •    Classes
  • Men's Mentoring Program
  • Sexual Integrity Program
  • Abstinence Education Program
  • Baby Boutique (Maternity and Baby Items)
  • Post-Abortion Support

You can make a difference by walking.  It’s Easy!

  • You don’t have to collect any money…we
  •   collect it for you.
  • It’s a short walk…everyone can
  •   participate.
  • You don’t have to be present to
  •   participate…walk on your own.
  • Get a free T-shirt for $200 in pledges!

How do I get involved…It’s Easy!
Register by mail to Loving Arms CPC, 500 N. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL  62568, or by calling Loving Arms CPC at 217-824-7200 TODAY.

Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center - walk for Life (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center
500 N. Walnut Street
Taylorville
217.824.7200
ccoker@lacpc.com
http://www.supportlovingarmscpc.com

Join Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center in Taylorville on September 27 for the annual Walk For Life!  We will meet at the Chautauqua Building in Manners Park located in Taylorville; registration starts at 8:30 am and the Walk begins at 9 am.If you’d like to walk with us, simply pick up a Walk brochure at Loving Arms or print one from www.supportlovingarmscpc.com.  Then, just bring your completed form to the registration table on the morning of the Walk.

Help us reach our goal!  
We are looking for at least 200 people to raise at least $200.  Will you commit to this goal?   It's easy...there is no need for you to collect money!  We can bill your sponsors for you.

Your support will help!  
By asking your friends, family and co-workers for sponsorship, we can continue to offer
the following services…FREE!

  • On-site Pregnancy Tests
  • Options Counseling
  • Pre-natal, Parenting, and Life Skill  
  •    Classes
  • Men's Mentoring Program
  • Sexual Integrity Program
  • Abstinence Education Program
  • Baby Boutique (Maternity and Baby Items)
  • Post-Abortion Support

You can make a difference by walking.  It’s Easy!

  • You don’t have to collect any money…we
  •   collect it for you.
  • It’s a short walk…everyone can
  •   participate.
  • You don’t have to be present to
  •   participate…walk on your own.
  • Get a free T-shirt for $200 in pledges!

How do I get involved…It’s Easy!
Register by mail to Loving Arms CPC, 500 N. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL  62568, or by calling Loving Arms CPC at 217-824-7200 TODAY.

An Afternoon of Great Scenes from the Musical Theatre (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Church Sanctuary
204 N McLean St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Tim Searby, 217.732.7618
lcchurch@lincolnchristianchurch.org
http://www.lincolnchristianchurch.org/

Harvest of Talents for World Hunger Ministry of Lincoln Christian Church Presents:

An Afternoon of Great Scenes from the Musical Theatre

 

Featuring the talents of: Linda Storm, Tim Searby, Gail King, Kay Dobson, Brandon Davis, Julie King, Tiffany Sprague, Paula Landess, LaVerne Tesh, Rich Knopp, Mike Vernon, Gayla Woods, Annie Sheley, Betsy Ramsey, Randy Storm, Laurin Hill, Barry King, Bev Kurka, Deb Parker, Paula Knopp, Bob Kurka, Lorna Searby, Emmary Roemer, Donnie Parker, Dan Bailey, Sadie Bolton, Owen Roemer, Maura Gowin, Zildgin Bolton, Eli Roemer, Isaac Sprague, Erin Gowin, Ella Roemer.

 

The program will include great scenes from many outstanding musicals including: The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Wicked, The King and I, Oliver, Forty Days and Forty What?, Fiddler on the Roof and Hello Dolly. The Harvest of Talents Vocal Ensemble will be featured and the newly formed Children’s Ensemble will round out the talent.

 

A free-will offering will be taken and all proceeds will be given to Harvest of Talents for World Hunger to help feed hungry and hurting people around the world.

 

In the past 30 years the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger Ministry has raised $1,819,213.38, every penny of which has been earmarked for hunger needs. Funds are channeled through International Disaster Emergency Service to Christian ministries for distribution.

Concordia Moms Bowling League (Thu. Oct 2, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mt. Hawley Bowl
8200 N. Hale Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-692-7555 or 309-693-7624 (Barb)

This is our 41st year of fun and fellowship while raising money for staff requests at Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria. Through your weekly bowling fee, you would be helping classroom teachers acquire teaching aids and fulfill other needs at the school. We meet Wednesday mornings from 9 - 11 am. We have an excellent, mature, on-site babysitter for a minimum charge. ALL bowling averages are welcome as we are a non-competitive league which is conducted in a Christian atmosphere. If you haven't played for a while or want to give it a try, this is the league for you! Please consider joining us soon!  Call Barb Kane at 693-7624 for more information.

Knights of Columbus Central Illinois Right to Life Benefit Fish Fry (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Knights of Columbus Spalding Council #427, 7403 N Radnor Road, Peoria, IL
309.645.8000
cirtl@cirtl.org

Come out and support the right to life, Friday, October 3rd!

 

Menu: whole catfish, filet catfish, fried chicken, baked chicken, baked cod, fried shrimp. Choice of fries, baked potato, or potato salad. Rye bread, coleslaw, tea, and coffee.

 

The Central Illinois Right to Life will be conducting a baked goods sale at this event.  

 

Cost: $10 per person, $5 child for 1-piece filet

Food will be served between 5:00-7:00 p.m.

10th Annual Walk for Remembrance & Hope (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria RiverPlex
600 NE Water St
Peoria, IL 61603
309.370.4801
ashleyflanagan3@gmail.com
http://www.peoriasharewalk.com

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, the 10th Annual Share “Walk for Remembrance & Hope” is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th, 2014.  This event will kick off at the Peoria RiverPlex along the beautiful Peoria Riverfront.  A memorial service and a one-mile walk are scheduled to allow parents, friends and families the opportunity to honor, love and remember their babies

Check-in and registration will be outside the Peoria RiverPlex from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. along the riverfront walk.  A memorial service honoring our babies will begin at 10:45 a.m.  Babies’ names will be read aloud and a balloon release will follow to honor these babies. There will be musical performances. The walk will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. along the riverfront walk. Refreshments will be provided.   Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 years old and $5 age 5 and under.  Walk registration brochures can be downloaded from www.peoriasharewalk.com or you can call 309-370-4801.

1 out of 4 babies will die due to pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death.  This means that your friends, neighbors and loved ones may have experienced the tragic death of a baby.  The heartache and grief is indescribable, but together we can continue to provide support, awareness and collaborative research. 

The mission of Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.  The primary purpose is to provide support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of or following the death of a baby.  This support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual and social healing as well as an effort to help sustain the family unit.  The funds raised will help provide gowns for the babies, stuffed animals to the bereaved families, as well as help fund the local Share support group.