Galesburg Area

Hog Roast (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Galesburg Rescue Mission & Women's Shelter
435 East Third
Galesburg, IL

Rain or shine!

Carry outs available.

Menu: pork, baked beans, potato salad, applesauce, roll, beverage, and pie or cake with ice cream


Tickets may be obtained at the Mission or from Board and Staff members or at the door on the day of the event.

Adults: $7.00--donation

Children under 12: $3.00--donation


The hog roast is sponsored by the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter. Thrivent for Lutherans will provide additional matching funds. All proceeds will go to benefit the ministry of the Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter.

Ballet 5:8 Presents the Story of Job (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Davenport Annie Wittenmyer Complex
2822 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, IA 52803

Ballet 5:8, a Christian professional ballet company located in Chicago, IL will visit Davenport, IA to present a full evening program.

The performing company will present its full length neoclassical ballet based on the Biblical story of Job, exploring the tension between God's sovereignty and the suffering we experience. Ballet 5:8 will also present an abstract ballet, The Four Seasons of the Soul, which takes audiences on a journey through the life of the Christian believer in vivid color and movement. 


Ballet 5:8 is a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging audiences in discussion of life and faith through performance arts. 



Contact Info:

Bard Optical
1265 N Henderson St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

The Bard Optical Galesburg office will celebrate 15 years of providing vision care excellence in October. Opened by Dr. A. Arthur Bard in 1941 in downtown Peoria, Diana Hall purchased the practice in 1981 and has expanded Bard Optical to 20 locations in Central and Southern Illinois.


Please join us October 8, from 3-6 p.m. to celebrate the 15th anniversary and attend the Designer Eyewear Show featuring new frame designs from Ray-Ban, Versace, Burberry, and more. Enjoy a 25% savings on frames and lenses purchased at the event. The Galesburg Chamber will perform a ribbon cutting, refreshments will be served, and prizes will be given away.


Bard Optical is partnering with LaGrace Hall of Hope Women’s Shelter in Galesburg. Bard will donate partial proceeds from the Designer Eyewear Show to LaGrace. Bard Optical President Diana Hall has always known that supporting the communities in which Bard offices are located is an important part of the company’s success.


LaGrace, Hall of Hope: Turning lives around through acceptance, mentorship, fostering independence, and faith building.