Family Calendar & Concerts

Sat. Aug 23, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.


Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!

Garage Sale and Donations for World Race Mission (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

1081 Upper Spring Bay Rd
East Peoria, Il 61611

On top of Krispy Kremes, t-shirts, and the passing of the toilet, I am hosting a garage sale at Rock Church on Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23. 

I am searching for donations to put in the garage sale; I will take anything you are trying to get rid of, or forgot you even had because you haven't seen it in so long.  Check out my blog for more information and let me know if you have any questions!


I leave in January for The World Race, but my first deadline is the last week in September. I need to raise a total of 20,000 and this would be one of my fundraisers.

Peoria Cursillo Day of Renewal (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pastoral Center
417 NE Madison
Peoria, IL 61603

The Peoria Area Cursillo is sponsoring a Day of Renewal.

This day of reflection will be held at the Pastoral Center. The cost is $12 per person and includes lunch. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. and will end by 3:00 p.m. The day is open to anyone who has made a Cursillo in the past.


For reservations, call Jackie Skender at the Peoria Cursillo Center Office

Community Improvement Work Days (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 9:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hennepin Canal Trail
East 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Rock Falls Tourism office, 815-380-2300

Rock Falls Voluntourism will be hosting Community Improvement work Days on August 23rd & 24th. Volunteers of all ages are welcome with the accompaniment of an adult chaperon. (Insurance waivers must be signed by all volunteers).


Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and work will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers at 1:00 p.m.


For more info, head to the website link above, or call the Rock Falls Tourism office.

Washington is Overcoming! (Washington Art Festival) (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Park
Off Lincoln St
Washington, IL 61571

The WCIC community is coming together to stand with Washington at its annual art festival. Let's celebrate the progress that's been made in rebuilding the area after the tornado struck last year. Who's invited? You and anyone else who wants to come, even if you weren't directly impacted by the storm. 


Come and enjoy FREE family activities - bounce houses for all ages, Uncle Bob's famous ice cream (while supplies last), and face painting by the Zoo Lady! And that's not all - we want to hear your stories of overcoming and your hopes for what remains to be overcome.


Other activities include a parade (10:00 a.m.) and Art Festival with more than 40 vendors!


WCIC will be there collecting stories so please come and share if you can!


Sponsored by: Space Walk of East Peoria, Uncle Bob's Ice Cream, New Image Laser and Massage at Illini Family Medicine

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lexington Hills Apts. Peoria, IL
Nikki, 309.221.4881

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

OUTDOOR Adventure Fest (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA
2505 YMCA Way
Sterling, IL 61081


Join us for FREE outdoor family activities at the Y.

The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities, all free of charge.


Fishing derby in the pool. Yes, live fish IN the pool!

FREE hot dog meal for all.

Two separate climbing walls, one for kids and one for adults.

Archery, bouncies and countless other activities!


Admission, activities, and a meal will be available to all, at no charge. Join the fun and connect your family to the great outdoors.


Presented by Riverside Community Bank

Bureau County Fair (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 West Peru Street
Princeton, IL 61356

Come soak up the last little bit of summer at the Bureau County Fair!


This year's fair includes many great events!

Each night's main events include:

  • Wednesday, Aug 20th - Antique Tractor Pull
  • Thursday, Aug 21st - Beach Boys in Concert
  • Friday, Aug 22nd - PBR Bull Riding
  • Saturday, Aug 23rd - Tractor Pull
  • Sunday, Aug 24th - Demolition Derby


Many other events will be going on throughout the fair, more concerts, livestock events, contests, and much more! 


Check out the fair's website to find out details for all fairground festivities for all ages!

Community Festivus/ Believer's Motorcycle Ride (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL 61554

Real Life Church is hosting a community festival.


Come join us for a time of live music by the Real Life church youth worship team, Audience of One, Cole Hollow, and others and free food to boot.

Motorcycle enthusiasts, come be a part of the Believers Ride. Join Christian Motorcycle Association and Armor Bearers M/C International riders as they take to the highways and byways in a fun filled ride in central Illinois.


The event is donation driven and open to all!

Unspoken - Free Outdoor Concert (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Tower Park
Corner of Prospect and Glen
Peoria Heights, IL

Come enjoy a free outdoor concert with the band Unspoken!

Unspoken sings the songs "Lift My Life Up," "Who You Are," and "Start a Fire."


Come out to the park and enjoy the evening! Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks for the whole family!

A free will offering will be taken, and concessions will be available.


Opening for Unspoken will be the Peoria Heights Congregational Church band.


Presented by Peoria Heights Congregational Church!

Welcomed by WCIC!

Great Oaks Community Bash (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Great Oaks Community Church
515 St. Rt. 116
Germantown Hills, IL 61548

Great Oaks 3rd Annual Community Bash! 

It begins with the 5K Run+Walk & Pancake Breakfast and then ends in the evening with Inflatables, Life Flight Helicopter, Germantown Hills Fire Department Demonstration, State Police K-9 Unit Demonstration, Games, Food, Hay-Rack Ride and to end the evening, a Professional Fireworks Display.


To sign up for any of the events or if you have any questions visit us online!


Hope to see you there!

God's Not Dead Free Movie Night (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield First Baptist Church, 323 South Grant West, Springfield, IL
Bernie Lutchman 217.414.2435

Special free showing of God's Not Dead.
Surprise movie hit of the year!
Movie and munchies!
  • Snacks at 5:30 p.m.
  • Movie at 6:15 p.m.
Free to the public...And there will be giveaways!
For more information about the movie, head to the movie website!

God's Not Dead in Galesburg (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Galesburg First Church of the Nazarene
1501 Webster Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Movie showing in the sanctuary at Galesburg First Church of the Nazarene. Doors open at 5:30 with the movie beginning at 6:30. This is a free event with a dessert reception immediately following the movie.

Back To School Concert with Jason Gray (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church, 1017 N. School St. Normal, IL 61761

Jason Gray will be performing at a "Back to School Concert" on Saturday night. This event is sponsored by Calvary Christian Academy.


This will be a FREE, acoustic concert.

No tickets required, but seating is limited so come early.


Jason will also be joining our worship team on Sunday morning, August 24th where we will be honoring local teachers by praying over them in the service.


Find out more here:

COME TO THE RIVER FOR RENEWAL (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin Riverfront Park
121 Court St
Pekin, IL 61554

Old-fashioned REVIVAL at the Pekin Riverfront. A time of worship led by praise music and guest evangelists.


Bring your lawn chairs or just throw a blanket on the ground.

STIR UP THE HEALING WATERS (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Waterford Union Church
10564 N Starling Road
Lewistown, IL 61542

Worship, preaching, and teaching about healing in God's word, and ministry to the sick.  Brother Mike Floyd ministering.