Family Calendar & Concerts

Fri. Sep 19, 2014

Missions Garage Sale (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Creek Bible Church
307 E Kauffman St
Congerville IL,61729

Thursday Sept 18, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday Sept 19, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Saturday Sept 20, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

100% of proceeds to go to our missions projects.

Building Better Moms (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 9:30 am - 11:15 am)

Contact Info:

Crossroads United Methodist Church
1420 N Main St
Washington, IL 61571

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5, 2014 and ending in May, 2015. They strive to build a community of moms who learn, grow and serve together. Meetings consist of food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion.  


Program Fee: $40

Childcare Fee: $40 per child ($80 cap per family)

Illinois State Barbershop Chorus Competition (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 11:30 am - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N. East Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

See the top barbershop choruses in the Land of Lincoln compete for the right to call themselves the best barbershop chorus in the state along with the right to represent the state in the International Barbershop Competition next July!


September 19-20th



$35 through Aug. 29th

$40 Aug. 30th and later

$20 for single events

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Sep 19, 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. Sep 19, 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.

Monthly Gospel Jam Session (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Rock Assembly Church, 1208 E. Duryea Avenue, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.692.3485 or 309.370.7894

Come out to our Monthly Jam Session on the 3rd Friday of every month.  People come from all around to listen to steel guitar, banjo, saxophone, drums, guitar, piano, trumpet, and a ventriloquist.  All are welcome to attend.  Snacks are provided after the service.


A free-will offering will be taken for Missions.  Giving is not required.  The church is set up to walk right in; there are no stairs.  Therefore, we welcome all handicap or elderly people to please attend.

GriefShare (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson St.
Morton, IL

13 week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

A safe and caring place to meet with others who are on this journey of grief.

The DVD's feature clips from pastors Christian counselors and others who offer practical suggestions, hope and reassurance.

Asante Children's Choir from East Africa (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Chance Church
3300 W Willow Knolls Dr

Come enjoy this free, high-energy, inspiring concert from the Asante Children's Choir.


“Asante” is a Swahili word translated “Thank You” in English. The Asante Children’s Choir is made up of children from East Africa, a region recovering from years of civil war and genocide that have claimed millions of lives leaving thousands of children and women as orphans and widows. The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform.


The children who have been rescued from some of life’s most difficult circumstances take pride in expressing gratitude through their music.  Their performances are the true testimonies and  living “Thank-You” notes sung to everyone who has invested in their lives giving them great pride and hope for a brighter future.