Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

Trivia Night (Fri. Feb 24, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Unity Christian School
711 10th Street
Fulton, IL 61014
815-589-3912
paintingsbylaura@yahoo.com
http://www.unitychristian.com

Unity Christian School is hosting it's annual Trivia Night.

 

The theme is Americana. There will be a maximum of eight people on a team.

 

The Bible is one of the categories!

 

Come have fun at Trivia Night!

 

For more information, please visit the website listed above.

Vendor Fair (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomingon, IL 61701
309-838-4335
jerobinson21409@yahoo.com

First Christian Church is holding its second annual Winter Vendor's Fair.

 

Please come out and have a fun morning filled with shopping and talking with each vendor in one warm place. The vendors include Pink Zebra, Paparazzi, Lu La Roe, Thirty One, Posh, Longeberger, and many more. All sales will go to the vendor.

 

The table fees collected go to the the 19th annual block party that is held each August to give school supplies to our west side neighbors.

 

Bring your friends for a great cause.

Spaghetti Supper (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Linn Mennonite Christian School
1592 County Road 1700 N
Roanoke, IL 61561

Come join us for our annual spaghetti supper. You can eat in, or carry out is available.

 

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-10, and there is no charge for children under 4. There will also be a bake sale.

 

Hope to see you there!

EAS Rocks Gala (Sat. Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ the King Parish Hall
1930 Barberry Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
http://www.elizabethannsetonprogram.org/easrockgala.html

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program has their annual event that helps raise funds for programs offered by EAS that supports mothers and children in Central Illinois.

 

Join us this year and see the hard work local artists and designers have done on special designs specifically created for our EAS Rock Rocking Adirondack Chairs. Each chair will be unique! All sponsors will receive a beautifully designed Adirondack chair. Sponsors make their selection during the gala.

 

There will be live entertainment, wine, beer, soft drinks and more!

 

Orphan Gala (Thu. Mar 2, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Rochester Christian Church
325 S. Walnut Street
Rochester, IL 62563
(217) 381-6006
michelle@InHisHandsOrphans.org
http://www.InHisHandsOrphans.org

Join In His Hands for dinner, orphan and adoption testimonies, entertainment, and find out how YOU can make a difference in the lives of orphans!

 

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

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2017 (Fri. Mar 3, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

King Pin Lanes
3115 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-1216
mbonner@bbbsicr.org
http://www.bbbscapitalregion.org/site/c.evKTI6OVIpJ8H/b.8849209/k.2207/Bowl_For_Kids_Sake_2017.htm

Come out to one of Sangamon County's largest annual fundraising events on March 3rd, 4th, and 10th.

 

Money is raised to support at-risk kids in the community.

 

There are many dates and times to choose from, so get a team together, and come win some prizes.

 

For more information, refer to the website and/or email above.

A Musical Masquerade to benefit Central Illinois Youth Symphony (Fri. Mar 3, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Life Together Center
3601 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604
309.370.6424
jeffmcsweeney@ciys.org
http://ciys.org

Join the Youth Symphony for a night of fun as you explore the beauty of the masquerade! You'll be treated to delicious hors d'oeuvres and samples of over 20 different wines as you peruse unique silent auction items, all while enjoying entertainment from our young musicians.

 

Tickets are $40 for individuals, $75 per pair. Early bird tickets are available through January 31 for $35 and $60 per pair. Order your tickets online at the link above.

 

This event is the largest fundraiser of the year supporting scholarships and reducing tuition costs for over 150 young musicians.

Orphan Gala (Fri. Mar 3, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Rochester Christian Church
325 S. Walnut Street
Rochester, IL 62563
(217) 381-6006
michelle@InHisHandsOrphans.org
http://www.InHisHandsOrphans.org

Join In His Hands for dinner, orphan and adoption testimonies, entertainment, and find out how YOU can make a difference in the lives of orphans!

 

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

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2017 (Sat. Mar 4, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

King Pin Lanes
3115 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-1216
mbonner@bbbsicr.org
http://www.bbbscapitalregion.org/site/c.evKTI6OVIpJ8H/b.8849209/k.2207/Bowl_For_Kids_Sake_2017.htm

Come out to one of Sangamon County's largest annual fundraising events on March 4th and 10th.

 

Money is raised to support at-risk kids in the community.

 

There are many dates and times to choose from, so get a team together, and come win some prizes.

 

For more information, refer to the website and/or email above.

Trivia Night (Sat. Mar 4, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Redeemer Lutheran Church
6801 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-8921
http://www.goo.gl/8KFG7k

Do you love trivia? Join us for a fun night for a great cause!

 

We are raising money for the Concordia Lutheran School band. We have a trip planned this spring to go to St. Louis for the Six Flags Musical Festival.

 

Get together a table; up to eight participants per table and the cost is $15 per person.

 

You can reserve a table by calling the number above or visiting the website.

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2017 (Fri. Mar 10, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

King Pin Lanes
3115 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-1216
mbonner@bbbsicr.org
http://www.bbbscapitalregion.org/site/c.evKTI6OVIpJ8H/b.8849209/k.2207/Bowl_For_Kids_Sake_2017.htm

Come out to one of Sangamon County's largest annual fundraising events!

 

Money is raised to support at-risk kids in the community.

 

There are many dates and times to choose from, so get a team together, and come win some prizes.

 

For more information, refer to the website and/or email above.

Lenten Fish Fry (Fri. Mar 10, 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!

Shamrock Shuffle (Sat. Mar 11, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Dixon Family YMCA
110 N Galena Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
815.288.9622
Choyle@dixonymca.org
http://www.active.com/dixon-il/running/distance-running-races/dixon-ymca-shamrock-shuffle-5k-2017

The Shamrock Shuffle is a charity 5k, and all proceeds will benefit youth programs at the YMCA.

 

The race starts and ends at the log home on Lincoln Statue Drive. It is a road course on streets and is timed. 

 

Packet pick-up is Friday, March 10th from 5-7 p.m. or Saturday, March 11th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Dixon YMCA.

 

The run/walk is $25 (on or before 3/9) or $30 (3/10-race day). Kids run for free (ages 4-10).

 

The kids' fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m.

 

A prize will be awarded for the most festive St. Patrick's Day costume. 

 

For more information or to register, visit the website listed above.

Shop for a Cure Vendor Fair (Sat. Mar 11, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
200 S. Main St.
Washington, IL 61571
309-370-2850
yayamom4@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/423967871327959/?active_tab=about

The JayWalkers JDRF One Walk Team invites you to shop for a cure to end type 1 diabetes. Our event features a bake sale, children's activity table, a prize raffle and vendors including Essential Oils, LipSense, Pampered Chef, and many more.

 

All of the money raised will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Pancake Supper (Sat. Mar 11, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Come join us for an annual pancake/sausage supper for a local ministry called My Sister’s House.

 

This Christian based ministry provides counseling, community, life skills training, shelter, food, and clothing for single women and their children in the safety of a restored 1867 communal group home located at 511 Walnut St. in Washington.

 

This fundraiser continues to provide a significant portion to their operating budget. We would love your appetite and compassion.

 

You can also friend us on Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Dodgeball Tournament (Sat. Mar 18, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Canton YMCA
1325 E Ash
Canton, IL 61520
309-647-7241
kimejo6@sbcglobal.net
http://www.cantonfbc.org

First Baptist Church Canton invites you to participate in this fun and exciting event!

 

This tournament is for ages ranging from freshman in high school to adults who feel young enough to participate.

 

The cost is $100 per team and there can be up to ten players.

 

For additional details or to register, click on the Dodgeball Tournament link on the website listed above, or you may call the church office.

Foodshare Canathon (Sun. Mar 19, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Throughout Peoria
Kroger Supermarkets, Subway, and
Peoria Fire Stations
309-697-5762
pepperbauer@att.net

The Peoria Area Anti-Hunger Coalition is holding its 33rd year of the Foodshare Canathon.

 

This is a door-to-door collection of canned items. Suggested items include canned meat or tuna, soups, stews, chili, peanut butter, vegetables, fruit, boxed dinners, or macaroni and cheese.

 

Canathon bags will be inserted in the Peoria Journal Star on March 13th. Please fill the bags with nonperishable and canned food items and place it on your doorstep by 1 PM. Drop boxes will also be in place at all Kroger Supermarkets, Peoria Fire Stations, Subway, and WBNH. If no one comes to your door on March 19th, we ask you to drop your bag of food at one of the drop boxes. All Kroger Supermarkets will have bins in place from March 13th to March 31st. Kroger also has packaged bags that customers can purchase at checkout and then place in the bin by the door.

 

For Canathon Sunday, the church will hand out Canathon bags on March 12th, and ask members to bring these bags back on March 19th. The collected food will be given to an area food pantry serving those in need.

 

We are looking for volunteers to help out with door-to-door collection on March 19th. We are also looking for churches and organizations to sponsor a collection at their site. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Pepper Bauer at the number or email listed above.

Volleyball Marathon (Fri. Mar 24, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

North Parkway Assembly of God Gym
1209 North Parkway
Pekin, IL 61554
309-347-6178
shawn.haynie@faithchristianofpekin.org

The senior class of Faith Baptist Christian School is holding a volleyball marathon to raise funds for their annual senior class trip. This years trip includes a time of ministering with a church in The Bronx, NY.

 

We are looking for teams to compete against us, and we invite the public to come watch us play and support our trip.

 

If you have a group that could donate two and a half hours between noon on Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th please contact the number listed above.

 

Doors will be open during the entire marathon, and concessions will be available.

 

Thank you to North Parkway Assembly of God for the use of their gym for this event. 

Lenten Fish Fry (Fri. Mar 24, 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!

Mom2Mom Market Sale (Sat. Mar 25, 2017 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Open Bible Fellowship
11429 Ward Road
Morrison, IL 61270
(586) 909-0627
obfmom2momsale@gmail.com
http://www.obfmidwest.org

We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Mom2Mom sale. This sale provides an opportunity for mom's to sell their high quality, gently used baby or kid items in a hassle-free indoor event.

 

This event is equivalent to hitting 30+ child specific garage sales in one convenient location. You will find everything you need for your growing family including but not limited to children's and maternity clothing, children's furniture, books, games, toys, DVD's, room decor and bedding. There will be guaranteed products and guaranteed shoppers so it is great for both buyers and sellers.

 

Admission is free to this event and table rental is available for both private sellers and family friendly business vendors. Do you have large items to sell but are not interested in renting a table? Come sell them in our Big Ticket Room. Proceeds raised through table rental will benefit our OBF Abide mom's group and will be used towards community service and outreach.

 

You will not want to miss this event! We look forward to seeing you! Visit the website listed above to register for a table or like our Facebook page Mom2mom Market.