Family Calendar & Concerts

Fri. Oct 31, 2014

Momentum Youth Convention with Rend Collective (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Prairie Capital Convention Center
, 1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL

Momentum Youth Convention will take place Friday and Saturday, October 31st and November 1st at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.


The convention is for students 6th-12th grade.


Rend Collective will lead worship. Tim Delina and Dick Brogden will speak.


For more info or to register your group, go to the above Web site. For details, please call or email.

Trunk or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran School
515 S. MacArthur
Springfield, IL 62704

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is sponsoring a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween in the school parking lot.  Trunk or Treat is an event where several cars converge in a parking lot, open their trunks and hand out treats for children.  In keeping with the Christian atmosphere, all treats will be labeled with an appropriate Christian message.  

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.


"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.


The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.


The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Trick-or-Treat at SCHEELS (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield Scheels
3801 S MacArthur Blvd

Join us for Halloween FUN! Scavenge for candy and other Halloween treats all around the store. Free Ferris Wheel rides for all participating kids.

Minier Assembly of God 5th Annual Trunk Or Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S Minier Ave
Minier, IL 61759

This family friendly event has something for everyone!


There will be games:

  • hay rides, candy
  • giant inflatables
  • family photos
  • free hot dogs, hot chocolate and kettle corn 


This year’s Trunk or Treat will also feature magician Jim Percy and live music from the band, One Day Closer. Bring your family and come join the fun! 

Park and Treat (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church of God
905 S Maxwell Rd.
Bartonville, IL 61607

Please park in our lot and join us in the church basement for games/candy/food and alot of fun.

C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Christian High School
3506 North California
Peoria IL 61603

Peoria Christian High School Theater is proud to present, C.S. Lewis: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Award-winning playwright, Joseph Robinette, faithfully recreates the amazing world of Narnia in this entertaining, dramatic adventure for the whole family. This enchanting stage adaption captures the spirit of the original story with cleverness and charm and includes many of the characters so many have grown to love. This story of faith, love, forgiveness and courage unfolds as the four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy enter the magical world of Narnia through a seemingly normal wardrobe. Stepping through the wardrobe they find a winter wonderland, but soon they realize all is not right in the enchanted land. The White Witch has taken over Narnia and has forced good out of the world. All too soon the children are engulfed in a battle of good versus evil. They find refuge in the camp of Aslan, the valiant Lion and learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice. This allegorical tale of spiritual warfare, love and forgiveness is a message for all ages. Come and join the Pevensie children as they enter the world of Narnia!


Presented with special arrangements with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, Illinois

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.


At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.


This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 


Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.


For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

Monster Mash with the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Presbyterian Church
321 S 7th St
Springfield, IL 62701

Experience the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra's opening concert with the magic of monsters and mammals this Halloween in an hour long performance featuring HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, a ‘pan-demonium' for chansonnier and orchestra, and Saint-Saëns zoological fantasy Carnival of the Animals. The Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra's concert will be lead by our dynamic Music Director Alastair Willis and will feature Robert Mangialardi as the chansonnier.


Tickets for the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert may be purchased in Springfield through the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office and at the door.


 Single ticket prices range from $5 for students (6 years +) to $20 for general admission.  Tickets for youth (5 and under) are free with a paying adult. Senior discounts are also available. 

Peoria Sam's Club Teams Up with Pajama Program (Fri. Oct 31, 2014 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Sam's Club
4100 W. Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria, IL 61615

Sam's Club of Peoria and Pajama Program are combining efforts for the third consecutive year to collect new pajamas and new books for children.


Created in 2001, Pajama Program is a nonprofit organization with 60 chapters in 33 states. This program collects and distributes new pajamas and new books to local children who would otherwise not have these items. Since its beginning the organization has donated over 2 million new pajamas and books to children in need.


There is an urgent need to collect new pajamas for these children before "Danger Season," starts in October when temperatures begin to dip to the freezing point. These youngsters in need, particularly those living in temporary arrangements or waiting to be adopted, will benefit directly from the contributions as frigid temperature begin to creep in.


Sam's Club hopes to collect 100 new pajamas and 100 new books for children in need. A colorful, pajama-decorated collection bin will be located near the front of the club for the duration of the drive. Donors are asked to drop off a pair of pajamas or a new book in the bin. Pajama Program will deliver the gifts to local children in need at the end of the campaign.