Family Calendar & Concerts

Sat. Aug 29, 2015

SCHEELS 3D Archery Shoot in conjunction with SCHEELS Hunt Expo (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Join SCHEELS and Panther Creek Bowhunters Club for a ONE day FREE shoot at the SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo. Bring your bow and shoot. No pre-registration required! This is a FIELD POINT ONLY shoot and NO BROADHEADS will be allowed. 3D Shoot with 10 TARGETS. Enter your SCORE CARD for a chance to WIN a $100 SCHEELS GIFT CARD!!! Hit the BONUS TARGET to try and win a $50 SCHEELS GIFT CARD! 1st & 2nd place prizes will be awarded in Men’s, Women’s, Youth, Cub & Traditional Categories.


Sponsored by: SCHEELS & Panther Creek Bowhunters Club

Cursillo Day Of Renewal (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison
Peoria, IL 61603

Peoria area Cursillo is sponsoring a Day of Renewal on Saturday, August 29, 2015. This day of reflection will be held at the address above. The cost is $14.00 per person and includes lunch. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m., and will end by 3 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 at the number above.

SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunt Expo (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Bring the family to SCHEELS for all the must see outdoor vendors and new equipment to get you ready for this year's hunting season! Kids activities, entertainment, and fun for the WHOLE family to enjoy! Featuring Dock Dogs Dog Jumping, Daisy Inflatable BB Gun Range. Prizes and giveaways!


Sponsored by: Scheels, Federal Ammunition, Garmin, Plano, Under Armour, Benelli, Nikon, Mud River, Artic Shield, & Zippo.


Saturday, August 29, 2015 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)


Sunday, August 30, 2015 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

DockDogs Dog Jumping Competition (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Bring the whole family and your dogs to watch or participate in the DockDogs Dog Jumping competition during the SCHEELS Hunting Expo. The event format will be Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve and Iron Dog Rankings. For more information, please visit the website above. To register for the event, contact the email above. Discount for pre-registration.


Friday, August 28, 2015 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)


Saturday, August 29, 2015 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)


Sunday, August 30, 2015 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Fire Museum Tours (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum will be open for tours each Saturday from May 2 through the end of October.  Bring the family or a friend and tour the museum!


Displayed are antique local fire engines, historic pictures, antiques, and firefighting tools and memorabilia.  Kids young and old will enjoy the history!


Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, please visit the website or call the number above.

Operation Christmas Child Info and Kick-Off Event (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church d
10700 N Allen Road
Peoria, IL

Begin the Count Down to Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week!


At this event, we will hear from 16-year-old Ruth Vogel who was selected to participate in an OCC Distribution in Namibia in July!  Also, the Barta family from Bartonville will tell of their experiences in distributing shoeboxes in their native Romania. After a fun time of sharing OCC stories and OCC information, we will have a soup lunch.

Central Illinois FOOD 4 ALL food drive (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

All Kroger locations
12 area stores
Peoria, IL

Join us the last weekend of August at EVERY Kroger location in the Peoria area.  That's 12 locations - from Canton to Washington to Chillicothe and everywhere in between - collecting food to benefit local food pantries through distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank.  

Bradford Area Gospel Revival (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Behind Casey's General Store
210 W Main St
Bradford, IL

Renew, Revitalize, and Revive with us behind Casey's!



Revival Events (start at 10:00 a.m.):

- Dynamic Speakers:

  • Pastor Joe Hamilton (Wyoming Baptist)
  • Pastor Pat Koga (Bradford Baptist)
  • Leroy Davis (Word of Faith Christian Center)
  • Pastor Steve Scott (Bradford Baptist)
  • Others to be announced

- Riveting Testimonies!

- Music by:

  • The Hamilton Family Band
  • Word of Faith Choir
  • Bunker Hill Worship Band
  • others


Events All Day for the kiddies:

  • Petting Zoo
  • Puppet Show
  • Crafts



You are invited to join us on Sunday under the tent for Church followed by lunch!



Note: Food will be served all afternoon at no cost to you.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRAYER WALK (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Comer Cox Park
18th St. & Capitol Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703

All churches and Christians are invited to attend this free event!


The walk will start at 18th St. and Capitol Ave. (at Comer Cox Park).


From there, we'll travel to 2nd and Capitol where a worship service will be held on the east steps of the state capitol by the Lincoln statue at 11:00 a.m.


Prayers will be led by local pastors and ministry leaders. Music will be provided by a multi-church praise band.


For more information, please call the number above.

Grilled Pork Chop Sandwich Fundraiser (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr.
Washington, IL 61571

Highview Church of God Men's Pork Chop Sandwich Fundraiser


$7.00 Adult
$4.50 under 12



  • Butterfly pork chop sandwich
  • Choice of pork and beans, potato salad, or coleslaw
  • Bag of Chips
  • Cookie
  • Drink (water or punch)


Hot dogs available for substitute

2nd Annual Corn Boil (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton Christian Church
1001 South 4th Street
Morton IL 61550

Join us!


Open to all ages.


Questions call the number above or visit the website above.

Josh Wilson Free Outdoor Concert (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tower Park
Prospect Road
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Peoria Heights Congregational Church presents "Carry Me" and "Pushing Back the Dark" artist, Josh Wilson.


A FREE outdoor concert.


It all starts at 5 p.m. with the church praise band, followed by the music of Josh Wilson!


Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us at Tower Park across from the church.


A free-will offering will be collected during the concert. Food and drink will be available for purchase, too!

OPEN MIC NIGHT & TWENTY/20 (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Heaven's View Christian Fellowship (2nd floor)
602 W Richmond
Peoria, IL 61606

Open Mic Night at Twenty-20 is Back this Saturday at 5:30pm. This is also IDisciple Week which means we will also have Pizza. Invite someone, bring a friend, ...a relative. May's Open Mic Night was a huge success; come experience this amazing event and support Peoria's local talent.


REGISTER TO PERFORM online through the link above.

AWANA Club (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 5:50 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, Il 61571

Join us for AWANA Club. Opened for ages 2 - High School. Adult Bible Studies also available. Wednesday Nights, Aug 19th - April 27, 2016. For more information visit the website above or email Jenny Sellers at the email above.


There will be an early registration on Saturday Aug 15th, 12 p.m. -2 p.m. at the address above.

Shoe Drive to Help Provide Safe Water (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Iona Group/Float
620 West Jackson Street
Morton, IL 61550

Nearly 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water, according to a 2014 study released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. That's more than 1 out of every 10 people who inhabit this earth. "Of these, almost a quarter (173 million) rely on untreated surface water," the study says, "and over 90% live in rural areas."


That's why, for the fourth consecutive year, St. Ann's WATCH program, in partnership with The Iona Group and Float, are co-sponsoring a shoe drive from August 1-31 throughout central Illinois to help provide clean drinking water for those in need.


All shoes collected - flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes, etc. - will be donated to WaterStep, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help many of the world's problems by providing access to clean water. WaterStep then sells the shoes to an exporter, and the funds raised from the sale of shoes go to WaterStep's work of providing safe water solutions to people in third-world communities and disaster-hit areas. They do this by providing their own water treatment systems, offering health and hygiene education, and training people who go into areas with unclean water about how to do water projects.


The exporter then sells the shoes to entrepreneurs from developing countries to provide a sustainable living for their families. Additionally, shoes improve residents' overall health by protecting them from abrasions, parasites and mites. Here at home, closets are cleaned out and landfill waste is reduced.


Donating new or used shoes to WaterStep helps provide a sustainable supply of safe drinking water for one person, one family, and one community at a time. Just a few minutes spent collecting old shoes from closets, basements or garages can make a real difference - a difference that ultimately saves lives.


This year, we have an aggressive goal of 30,000 pairs of shoes to support WaterStep's mission. Since 2012, with the support of the local community, nearly 50,000 pairs of shoes have been donated to this worthwhile endeavor.


For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit the website above.


For more information, call Denise Henderson at the number above.

Back to School Concert (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Baptist Church
1017 N School St
Normal, IL 61761

Calvary Baptist Ministries presents author and singer Andrew Peterson! Join us for worship with a Saturday night concert (suggested donation of $5) and then again on Sunday for more music and a special Q&A with Andrew as he discusses writing music and authoring books.

Delta Sigma Phi Benefit Concert (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka College
300 E. College Ave.
Eureka, IL, 61530

The men of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity will be hosting their annual Benefit Concert. Our concert will display various, talented acts from all across the state of Illinois.


The men of Delta Sigma Phi have decided to host such an event to raise funds and awareness for the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross has generously donated time, money, sweat, and blood for many American citizens across the United States. Because of their kindness and generosity, all of our concerts proceeds will be donated towards the American Red Cross.


We ask that all members of the community to come, relax, and enjoy the sounds of Illinois' most talented acts.


If you cannot make the event, but would still like to donate to the American Red Cross, please contact J.D. Hasler, at the email above for more information!

God Loves Marriage (Sat. Aug 29, 2015 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Quality Inn & Suites
4112 Brandywine Drive
Peoria, IL 61614 United States

Looking for a way to include God in your marriage?


You'll discover how to do just that on a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend. Join millions of couples who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive.


Please call Norm & Deb Lopez at the number above to register for the October 2-4, 2015 weekend in Peoria, or check out our website above for more detailed information.


Registration deadline is September 1, 2015, however, late registrations will be taken if space is available.


A weekend of discovery. . . a lifetime of love.