Family Calendar & Concerts

Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

Prairie School Fall Open House (Sat. Nov 8, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Prairie Christian School
3 N. Grant St.
El Paso, IL 61738

Multiple vendors, crafts, bake sale and a lunch stand serving smoked pork.  Carry outs and kids meals are available.

Soup and Soul for the Center (Tue. Nov 11, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Dream Center Peoria
714 Hamilton Blvd.


Soup and Soul for the Center is one of Peoria's most amazing events.  Enjoy incredible local jazz, classical, and americana folk music while trying soups and deserts from 20+ of Peoria's best restaurants.  

Additionally, you get to see and hear about the work that goes on at Dream Center Peoria where we are restoring dignity and providing opportunities for a meaningful future to human beings in our community.

100% of the proceeds stay local and go to support the 26+ programs and events at Dream Center Peoria.

Follow the link to get your tickets today!

2nd Annual Hustle for Hydrops (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N Wilmor Road
Washington, IL 61571

Benefit to raise money and awareness for hydrops!


My husband and I lost our baby at 27 weeks in November 2012 to hydrops. We are raising awareness to this and giving money to OSF in our daughter's name. The money is being used to fund Izzie's Inspirations and support parents going through pregnancies with a poor prognosis.


5K, 12K, and 1 mile fun run

Starts and Ends at Five Points in Washington, IL

Craft Fair during race from 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Chili for Chile (Sat. Nov 15, 2014 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Ct.
Pekin, IL 61554

Actually, they don't eat Chili in Chile, but the Senior Class of Faith Baptist Christian School is hosting a Chili Supper to help them raise money for their class missionary trip to Santiago, Chile. 


Advance Tickets are $7 each and ALL proceeds go to the Senior Class Trip. Tickets will be $8 at the door.


Contact Shawn Haynie at Faith Baptist Christian School or stop by our school office at, to buy your tickets.


Because of the missionary nature of this trip, you may also make a tax deductible donation to the senior class through Faith Baptist Christian School. Contact Shawn Haynie for details.

2nd Annual Craft Show & Bake Sale (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Assembly of God
5125 W Farmington Rd
Peoria, IL, 61604

We are focused on outreach to our community and we see a great opportunity in helping our community through our children’s ministries. This past year we have been able to provide many special events such as trunk-or-treat and our Easter egg hunt, an exciting vacation Bible school program, provide school supplies and backpacks to those in need, and send youth to summer camps. We are thankful that God has blessed us in being able to do these things and we are excited to do more in the upcoming year! This craft sale is an opportunity for us to work together as a church family to raise funds to help our community even more and we appreciate all those who would like to help us make a positive effect on this community as well.

Santas on the Run (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Downtown Sterling to Rock Falls
YWCA parking lot
Sterling, IL 61081
Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA, 815.535.9622

People dressed in Santa suits will take to the streets of Sterling and Rock Falls for the Santas On The Run, a benefit for the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA scholarship fund.


Kick off this year’s holiday season with a new family tradition. People of all ages will be dressed in full Santa regalia for the 2-mile run/walk leading the Twin Cities Holiday Parade.


This is a great family event for people of all ages and levels of fitness. The event is a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit with friends, family, or work colleagues while raising funds for a great cause.


The race will start in the YWCA parking lot in downtown Sterling, head over the 1st Ave. bridge to Rock Falls, turn right on 3rd St., and head back to the start.


Participants can run it, walk it, skip it, hop it, finish it however they like, as long as they do it in the official four-piece suit that is included with the registration fee. You must register ahead of time! No race-day registrations accepted.


Register at the Y, by mail, or online.

Reverse Raffle (Sat. Nov 22, 2014 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

304 E. Washington Street
LeRoy, IL 61752

The Reverse Raffle is a fundraiser that supports the Replex financial assistance program and mission based programming to families and individuals that are experiencing financial hardship.  This fundraiser allows families and individuals the ability to participate in youth basketball, Ranger day camp, swim lessons, swim team, fitness programs and many other programs.


$100 per ticket

Tickets are good for dinner for two and a 1:8 chance to win cash.  You do not need to be present to win but will miss out on an fun evening and socialization with the best little ccommunity around!