Family Calendar & Concerts

Mon. Sep 1, 2014

Family Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lakeview Lodge of Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, IL 62629

Family Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry hosted by Lake Springfield Christian Assembly.  Bring your family out to fish a little and have some fun. 


Fish Fry Lunch at Noon

$5 per entry—includes lunch 

(children under 6 free)


Please call the office or go to the website  to reserve your spots.


The morning will be fairly relaxed. Participants are encouraged to bring all of their own favorite equipment and bait as the camp has limited equipment available. Bait will NOT be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish and the smallest fish caught - determined and proven via digital photograph (provided by participants). Participants will be permitted to fish in the pond (catch and release) or the lake. To fish in the lake, a fishing license is required for 14 years and older - this is not provided by LSCA. Feel free to bring a watercraft and put it the lake at our ramp by the Lakeview Lodge. The whole event will take place from Lakeview Lodge on the north end of LSCA's property.


Check in will begin at 7:00 a.m.  The tournament begins as soon as you check in and start fishing. We will continue to check people in until 10:30 a.m.  At 11:30 a.m. we will begin to tally results. At Noon we will award trophies and feast on fried fish (purchased, not caught) and yummy side dishes. We look forward to seeing you there!

2014 Bloomington Labor Day Parade (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Labor Day Parade
Downtown to Miller Park
Bloomington, IL 61701

With a theme of "Follow In Their Footsteps - Register & Vote," the 2014 Bloomington Labor Day Parade will march from downtown Bloomington to Miller Park. The parade features union marching units, local marching bands, community organizations, elected officials and politicians, plus heavy construction equipment. 

"Too often we forget how hard the battle was to win the right to vote," said Ron Morehead, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly (AFL-CIO) President. "50 years ago this summer young people risked their lives during the Freedom Summer to register voters. 150 years ago a Civil War was fought over keeping other human beings as property. Brave people like Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez fought to expand voting rights. We need to honor their legacy and maintain our democracy by registering and then voting." 

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Front Street in downtown Bloomington and then proceed south on Lee Street to Wood Street and conclude at Miller Park. 


WCIC staff and Street Team volunteers will be joining the station van in the Bloomington Labor Day parade again this year!

Family Fun and Fire Safety Day (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum
403 W. 2nd St.
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Firehouse Ministries would like to invite you to an open house at the Fire Museum on Labor Day including fire truck rides, free lunch (barbeque chicken sandwiches, corn, beans, chips, and drink), fire safety/firefighting fun for kids with the smoke house, museum tours, and inflatables. Fun for young and old at Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum!


Lunch is sponsored by Modern Woodmen-they will be giving a donation for every person who comes for lunch that day-so invite your friends and family! Proceeds will go towards repairs of the Fire Museum building.


The event admission is free!


Visit our website at or call 815-622-9490 for more information.

Journey Autism Group Family Support Group (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church - 700 S. Capitol St. Pekin, IL
Kristin Garrett - 309.857.1317

On the first Monday of each month, First Baptist Church is host to an autism parent/family support group. This is a great place for parents, guardians, grandparents and other family members to share with and learn from each other. The children who attend look forward to the play time each month. Light refreshments and childcare are provided. The event is free. All families with a child on the autism spectrum are invited to attend. An RSVP is not mandatory but, it does help us plan for childcare if you are bringing your kids. Siblings are welcome to come. For more information or to RSVP for childcare please contact Kristin Garrett via phone or email.

Divorce Support Group (Mon. Sep 1, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Riversedge United Methodist Church
500 Chicago St.
Spring Bay, IL 61611
Pastor Kristi, 309.573.3061!/events/741592259232778/

Pastor Kristi Hopp will be offering a weekly divorce support group for any persons who are in the midst of divorce, or who are living life after divorce. This group will help you begin a journey of healing! If you are interested in becoming part of this small group ministry, please contact Pastor Kristi via cell or email (both listed above). The group will meet at Riversedge United Methodist Church, about a ten minute drive from Peoria. You do not need to be a member of the church to attend!