Family Calendar & Concerts

Sun. Sep 21, 2014

Creation Seminar (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 7:00 pm - Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Gethsemane Church
1601 Frederick Dr.
Pekin, IL. 61554

Free to the public!




Featuring Tom DeRosa from the Creation Studies Institute of Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Where Are All The Fossils?

Sunday:   11:00 a.m. Building A Genesis Foundation

                  6:00 p.m. The Greater Design

ASANTE African Children's Choir (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Prospect United Methodist Church
300 E Ash St
Dunlap, IL 61525
Kirsten Ryan, 309.361.5200

Please join us for a morning worship service filled with joyful music and dance from the ASANTE Children's Choir. A time of fellowship and lunch to follow. For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact Kirsten Ryan via text message or phone call.

Fundraiser (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Culver's Grand Prairie
5019 Holiday Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

Come to Culver's at Grand Prairie, for lunch September 21st between 11 and 3.  Culver's will donate 10% of the lunch sales that day to Northminster Presbyterian Church's Mexico Mission Trip.  Please grab your family and friends and come join us for lunch this Sunday. Gracias! Dios te bendiga! See ya there. 

17TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK-AND-ROLL-A-THON (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Constitution Trail, Tipton Park North Shelter
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL

Sponsored by the Central Illinois group of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, the annual Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon is held to benefit those with spina bifida and to raise awareness about spina bifida.  


In addition, the Central Illinois event is designated the Memorial Walk, to honor Kaylin Rood, Shannon Kolodzieski, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Whitted of the local area who have died, as well as to celebrate and support the roughly 166,000 Americans who are living with spina bifida.

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon event will help the organization continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those in Central Illinois - and those who love them - through prevention, education, and advocacy.



The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon will feature a 5K (3 mile walk), followed by a picnic lunch at the Tipton Park North Shelter. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to participate, but there is no minimum. 


Go online or call to register or become an event sponsor!

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 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.

Central Illinois Jazz Society with Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Starting Gate Banquet Room, Landmark Recreation Center
3325 N. Dries Lane
Peoria, IL

The Central Illinois Jazz Society, serving Central Illinois since 1978, presents CIJS House Band at 6:00 p.m. and Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra at 7:15 p.m.


The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstatnding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles. For more information, please call or visit the website listed above. For more information about our location, visit Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.



$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free


Parking is available in Landmark lot across Dries Lane.


The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.

Financial Peace University (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tremont Baptist Church
105 E. Walnut
Tremont, IL 61568

This nine-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more!


Sunday Evenings at 6:00 p.m.

September 7th - November 2nd


Cost: $93

Child Care Provided

Contact us by phone or email for more information.

AWANA Bible Clubs (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)

Contact Info:

Dixon Bethel Ministry Center
131 N. Court
Dixon, IL 61021

If you've been looking for a kid's club that teaches Christian values for 3 year olds through 6th graders, consider Dixon Bethel's Awana program.
Dixon Bethel Church has one of the area's largest and longest-running Awana programs in the area, and we'd love for you to join us this year! Our clubs meet at Dixon Bethel Church Ministry Center (behind the church) on Sunday nights during the school year. 

Learning and Growing with AWANA:

Awana clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities. Younger children learn through games, crafts and puppets -- wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.

Dixon Bethel Church's Awana sessions are run by volunteers with a passion for sharing their faith with children. 

40 Days for Life Kick-off (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Mary's Cathedral
607 NE Madison Ave
Peoria, IL 61603

Be inspired at this year's 40 Days for Life Kick-off Rally! Hear the story of Connie McEldowney, who has opened her home to countless young mothers, and join others from the community to peacefully pray to end abortion.


Expand your heart through mercy, sacrifice, and trust at the 40 Days for Life Kick-off Rally!