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Mon. Oct 23, 2017

Challenge for Change (Mon. Oct 23, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/challenge-for-change/

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health. 

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge for Change will be held on September 5  and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Financial Peace University (Mon. Oct 23, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Rd
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-4030
pastorheren@oslwashington.org
http://oslwashington.org

This nine-week Dave Ramsey class will be offered on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 11.  

 

Dave Ramsey is the author of many books about finances, including Total Money Makeover, and the host of The Dave Ramsey Show.   

 

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.  

 

You may register for the class at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes or call the church office at the number listed above.

GriefShare support group (Mon. Oct 23, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Church
1325 E. Jefferson
Morton, IL 61550
(309) 266-9281
office@gracemorton.org

GriefShare is a 13 week Bible-based DVD and discussion series designed to give hope and encouragement to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

 

The support group provides a safe and caring place to meet with others on the journey of loss and will understand the heartache and questions of loss. The DVD's feature clips from counselors, pastors and others who can offer practical suggestions and reassurance.

Tue. Oct 24, 2017

Challenge for Change (Tue. Oct 24, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/?s=challenge+for+change

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health.

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge fro Change will be help on September 5 and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Fall Running Club (Tue. Oct 24, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/programs/adult-programs/

Pearce Running Club Fall session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. from August 29 to November 2.

 

The Club is open to all ages and skill levels; however, children 10 and under must run with an adult.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay $60; members $80; non-members $100.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Kids’ Club at Bloomington Bible Church (Tue. Oct 24, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Bible Church
1008 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-4565
BloomingtonBibleKidsClub@gmail.com
http://BloomingtonBibleChurch.org/

At Kids’ Club, we learn about God’s Word. 

 

We serve children age 4 - grade 6.  

 

We sing, learn Bible verses, pray, learn Bible stories, make crafts, play games, have snacks, learn about missions, earn rewards, and even have an annual Christmas nativity play.  

 

Please join us!  

 

For more information, including a full schedule, visit the link above.

Generation Change (Tue. Oct 24, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://abidingwordchurch.org

Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money—and how it all works together.

 

In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story.

 

Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change.

Women's Bible Study - 1 Thessalonians (Tue. Oct 24, 2017 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

New Castle Bible Church
17931 Dee Mac Rd
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-447-6486
info@myncbc.org
http://MyNCBC.org

September 5 - November 15

 

2 Sessions available: Tuesday evening 6:45 - 8:15 pm OR Wednesday mornings 9:00-10:30 am (Childcare available for the Wednesday morning sessions)

 

Join us this fall as we begin the study of 1 Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians will follow this spring).

 

We look forward to learning with you as we study Paul's letters to the Thessalonians. These letters are full of encouragement:

 

- To love well

 

-To build up and encourage one another.

 

- With reminders of the steadfast love of Christ that anchors it all

 

All women are welcome!

 

Sign up today by visiting the link above.

Celebrate Recovery (Tue. Oct 24, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly Of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761
309-454-2402
1agbn@1agbn.org

Celebrate Recovery is a confidential 12-step Christian recovery program that provides a safe environment designed to address issues such as alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, and much more. It is a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hope in a Christ-centered recovery atmosphere. Celebrate Recovery is biblically based and founded on the principles of recovery from the 8 Beatitudes in the book of Matthew.

 

Food and fellowship (optional) begins at 6 PM, followed by a large group session. The session starts with worship, followed by a lesson on a recovery topic. After this will be open small groups, and gender specific share groups at 9 PM.

 

Meals are provided at a cost of $4.00, and at the Solid Rock Cafe there will be free desserts and more fellowship after the small group meetings. Come and see what Celebrate Recovery can do for you! Join the Celebrate Recovery Leadership Team every Tuesday night as we present this life changing ministry.

 

There will be FREE childcare for ages 1-12. Celebration Place (CR) is offered to kids ages 5-12. For more information, please call the church at the number listed above.

Wed. Oct 25, 2017

Women's Bible Study - 1 Thessalonians (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 9:45 am)

Contact Info:

New Castle Bible Church
17931 Dee Mac Rd
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-447-6486
info@myncbc.org
http://MyNCBC.org

September 5 - November 15

 

2 Sessions available: Tuesday evening 6:45 - 8:15 pm OR Wednesday mornings 9:00-10:30 am (Childcare available for the Wednesday morning sessions)

 

Join us this fall as we begin the study of 1 Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians will follow this spring).

 

We look forward to learning with you as we study Paul's letters to the Thessalonians. These letters are full of encouragement:

 

- To love well

 

-To build up and encourage one another.

 

- With reminders of the steadfast love of Christ that anchors it all

 

All women are welcome!

 

Sign up today by visiting the link above.

Challenge for Change (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/challenge-for-change/

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health. 

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge for Change will be held on September 5  and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

REBOOT Recovery Course (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
https://rebootrecovery.com/join/

 

Combat trauma is a serious concern in our country today. 

 

It not only affects the veterans, it can have a negative impact on families and communities. 

 

Combat trauma can manifest itself through issues like anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and most tragically, suicide. About 22 veterans commit suicide EVERY DAY in the United States. Symptoms are often linked to deep-rooted “soul wounds” related to unresolved grief, distrust of God/self/others, survivor’s guilt, unforgiveness, bitterness, and loss of identity.  

 

REBOOT Combat Recovery is a nonprofit organization that helps combat veterans and their families heal from the moral and spiritual wounds of war.  We accomplish this by facilitating a faith-based 12-week healing course in local communities. 

 

The course, which is not a support group, provides practical tools for service members and families dealing with the after-effects of combat. Participants learn skills that aid in their healing while helping to build community.  

 

We also encourage and welcome spouses and other affected family members to attend, since trauma impacts the entire family. 

 

The REBOOT course is veteran-led and is FREE to participants. 

 

Meetings are held weekly in a safe and private environment. 

 

A hot meal and childcare are provided, all with the purpose of removing barriers to families seeking help.  

 

The course starts with a shared meal from 6:00-6:30 pm, and the meeting is from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

 

To register, visit the link above.

 

For more information, call the number above or email John Swinford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Awana Clubs (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Pkwy
Washington, IL 61571
jenny.i.sellers@gmail.com
http://vbspro.events/p/awanaclubs

For ages 2 years -12th grade.

 

Starts Wednesday Aug 16, 2017  and will go until April 25th 2018.

 

 

You can pre-register using the link above.

 

Contact Jenny Sellers using the email above for more info.

40 Days For Life (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Whole Women's Health of Peoria
7405 North University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/peoria/

Join 40 Days For Life as they pray to end abortion in Peoria and around the country.

 

They'll be outside Whole Women's Health of Peoria holding a vigil for 40 straight days, beginning September 27 and ending November 5th.

 

Come pray for the ending of abortion in Peoria and beyond.

 

Visit the Web site listed above for more information.

TRUNK or TREAT (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Parkway
Washington, Il 61611

Trunk or Treat - FREE Family Friendly Event with trick-or-treating, games and food.

 

The event will happen rain or shine. If it rains we will hold the event inside the church.

Griefshare Grief Recovery (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E Route 29
Athens, IL
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

Athens Christian Church is hosting a GriefShare grief recovery program on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm each week from August 16 through November 15, 2017.  

 

GriefShare is a 14-week, Christ-centered, biblically based support group seminar. A grieving person can join at any time during the 14 weeks. Each session shows a video presentation followed by small group discussion about the video. The GriefShare videos present experts, ministers, and Christian counselors discussing grief and recovery subjects helpful to people in grief. Real people share their stories of what has helped them deal with the pain of losing a family member or friend through death. GriefShare is for people who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend through death.

 

For more information or to register, call Steve (414-0126), the church office (217-636-8463), or visit griefshare.org.

Financial Peace U at Athens Christian Church (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Athens Christian Church
1411 E. Route 29
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-8463
http://www.athenschristian.net

This nine-week Dave Ramsey class will be offered on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 6 as part of the church’s Wednesday Night Connection program.

 

The first week will be an orientation. 

 

Dave Ramsey is the author of many books about finances, including Total Money Makeover, and the host of The Dave Ramsey Show. 

 

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

 

Cost of the class is $102.30, which includes helpful books and materials. It’s an investment that will change your family’s financial life forever! 

 

You may register for the class at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes. 

 

For more information or help registering, please call the church office at the number above or visit the link.  Everyone is welcome and urged to attend!    

Kids’ Club at Bloomington Bible Church (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Bible Church
1008 E. Emerson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-4565
BloomingtonBibleKidsClub@gmail.com
http://BloomingtonBibleChurch.org/

At Kids’ Club, we learn about God’s Word. 

 

We serve children age 4 - grade 6.  

 

We sing, learn Bible verses, pray, learn Bible stories, make crafts, play games, have snacks, learn about missions, earn rewards, and even have an annual Christmas nativity play.  

 

Please join us!  

 

For more information, including a full schedule, visit the link above.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (Wed. Oct 25, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Assembly of God
604 S. Minier Ave.
Minier, IL 61759
(309) 392-2658
https://fpu.com/1045966

What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3-6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family's future? Sound impossibe? It's not!

 

With Dave Ramsey's class, Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money.

 

We're offering this 9 week class at Minier Assembly of God just for you starting on August 30th. Click the link above to sign up.

 

For questions, contact us at the phone number listed above.

Thu. Oct 26, 2017

Challenge for Change (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/?s=challenge+for+change

Participants will change the way they think about exercise, fitness, and nutrition to overcome obstacles that prevent them from meeting their fitness goals in order to make long lasting changes to their routines for better health.

 

Workouts will be designed to improve strength, endurance, and overall fitness to improve everyday life. 

 

An informational meeting to learn more about Challenge fro Change will be help on September 5 and 7 at 6 pm.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Trunk or Treat (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Camelot Care Centers
2396 W. Nebraska Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604
309-676-6305
christopher.black@pathways.com
http://www.camelotcarecenters.com

Come in your best costumes and dress to impress!

 

Enjoy a night filled with treats that is safe for all ages.

 

Join the Camelot Care Center staff as we turn our parking lot into a Not-So-Scary Halloween Event (address listed above).

 

For more information, call 309-676-6305 or find us on Facebook.

Fall Running Club (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/programs/adult-programs/

Pearce Running Club Fall session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. from August 29 to November 2.

 

The Club is open to all ages and skill levels; however, children 10 and under must run with an adult.

 

Pearce Foundation members pay $60; members $80; non-members $100.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

BINGO (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Heights Congregational Church
4906 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 685-7649
phcc4906@outlook.com

Join us for bingo at Peoria Heights Congregational Church!

 

Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. BINGO starts at 6:00 p.m.

 

For more information, please contact Sara at the phone number above.

Galesburg Christian School Banquet (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lake Storey Pavilion
1572 Machen Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-343-8008
aandrews@galesburgchristian.org

Banquet & Celebraton!

 

The special speaker will be Administrator Bob Nutzhorn. He titles his talk "It Takes a Community."

Food Choices Matter Nutrition Class (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-4209
rherron@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/fitness/nutrition-food-choices-matter/

This six-week class allows participants to develop a solid nutrition plan that will help them customize the diet plan that is right for them, provide accountability, and develop specific eating habits that will help them break through to their goals.

 

The class will be taught by Megan O'Reilly, AFPA certified nutritionist and wellness consultant.

 

Cost:

  • Foundation Members $93.75
  • Members $125
  • Non-members $156.25

Red Arrow Archery (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr.
Washington, IL 61571
309-745-9247
www.highviewcog@gmail.com
https://s3.amazonaws.com/storage.nm-storage.com/highviewchurchofgod/downloads/archery_flyer_9_5_17.pdf

Red Arrow Archery is a new ministry for children and teenagers aged 7-117 at Highview Church of God. We will be having archery lessons paired with Bible lessons.

 

It will be on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm and starts Thursday, September 28th and last for 8 weeks. 

 

We have 25 spots available for this session. Cost is $25 per student with a max of $50 per family.

 

All archery supplies are provided and shooting is done in a safe and controlled environment. No previous archery experience necessary!

 

Register now by emailing the address or by calling the church at the phone number above.

Ladies Night Out (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 North Jackson St.
Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 620-6097

Ladies night out!

 

Carol Griffith will speak on "God winks."

 

Please bring a salad to share.

Community Bible Study Peoria Evening Class (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodland Baptist Church
6915 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
309-691-3209
mtiemeier@sbcglobal.net
http://peoriaeve.cbsclass.org

Community Bible Study Peoria Evening Class invites you to study "Red Sea to the Jordan River" (Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers) for 2017-2018.

 

The Bible Study is for men, women and children of every denomination and every level of understanding.

 

This is a 30 week study that tells the story of how God delivered His chosen people, the Israelites, from Egyptian slavery and established them as a new nation. The books tell of a holy God's faithfulness to weak and sinful people. 

 

Biblical themes like doubt and faith, complaining and grace, crisis and intercession, and failure and repentance provide numerous opportunities for spiritual growth through this CBS study. All leaders in CBS are volunteers. 

 

The small registration fee (adults $35, children infant-teens $10) and weekly free-will offerings cover the cost of producing materials and annual gift to host church.

 

Participants grow in knowledge and their relationship with the Living God through individual study (answering questions and reading commentary on selected Bible passages), small group discussions (weekly sharing of answers and insights in small groups led by a trained leader), and effective teaching (lecture presented by the Teaching Director, a trained lay leader).

 

The class will meet every Thursday from September 7 to May 3. 

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Big Daddy Weave (Thu. Oct 26, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Adler Theatre
136 E 3rd St.
Davenport, IA 52801
(714) 545-8900
intern@transparentproductions.com
http://transparentproductions.com/events/big-daddy-weave-davenport

Come see Big Daddy Weave in Davenport!

 

About the band: Big Daddy Weave is one of the top artists in Christian music: they are one of the genre’s biggest headlining artists, the second most played artist at Christian AC-Monitored radio in 2014 and the recipient of multiple industry awards and nominations, including: Dove Awards, K-LOVE Fan Awards, Billboard Music Awards and ASCAP Awards. Between 2012 and 2015, Big Daddy Weave has achieved five straight No. 1 singles at radio, the most recent being “My Story” from the 9/18/15 album, Beautiful Offerings, and the previous four from the band’s career best-selling album, Love Come To Life. “Redeemed” was certified gold by the RIAA in 2015. Big Daddy Weave has career album sales of more than one million units.

 

Tickets are on sale now! They range from $15 to $75 depending on what experience you want to purchase. You can buy your tickets at the link above.

Fri. Oct 27, 2017

Spooktacular (Fri. Oct 27, 2017 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pearce Community Center
610 W Cedar St.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 274-4209
cmcintyre@pearcecc.com
http://www.pearcecc.com/programs/special-events/spooktacular/

Annual Halloween fun for children! It includes games, a costume contest, and a hot dog supper.

Fourth Friday - Tazewell Art Loop (Fri. Oct 27, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tazewell Art Loop
415 West Jefferson St.
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-2491
lfisher@mortonillinois.org
https://www.facebook.com/TazewellArtLoop/

Local businesses and organizations in Tazewell County - such as art studios, restaurants, retail stores, service organizations and more - will be hosting local artists, musicians, or special promotions at their business on every Fourth Friday between May and November.

 

This initiative is being supported by the Chambers of Commerce in Morton and Pekin as well as by the Tremont and Delvan communities.  

 

The public is invited to visit participating locations, enjoy great local art, shop and dine local while exploring the communities on the Tazewell Art Loop!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

 

 

Celebrate Recovery in Sherman (Fri. Oct 27, 2017 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Faith Baptist Church
7575 West Outer Road
Sherman, Illinois 62684
(217) 496-2590
http://livingfaithbaptist.org/ministries/celebrate-recovery

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-Centered Recovery Program for hurts, habits, and hangups, meets Fridays at 5:30 PM.

 

Like us on Facebook at Celebrate Recovery LFBC.

RU Recovery Meeting (Fri. Oct 27, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Grace Baptist Church
20231 IL-9
Pekin, IL 61554
309-925-3630
info@experiencegrace.church
http://rurecovery.com/

RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

 

Sat. Oct 28, 2017

34th Harvest of Talents for World Hunger (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lincoln Christian Church
204 N McLean St
Lincoln IL 62656
217-732-7618
harvestoftalents@comcast.net
http://www.ides.org/harvest-of-talents.html

34th Anniversary Harvest of Talents for World Hunger is held on the fourth Saturday of October. 100% of funds raised are given to International Disaster Emergency Service for hunger relief around the world in Jesus' name.

 

In the first 33 years, Lincoln's Harvest has raised over $2,139,046 to provide food for the hungry in 27 countries, including the USA, and has mentored ten sister Harvests. Harvest Day in Lincoln begins when the doors open at 7 a.m. with outdoor snack tents, campfire, homemade cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls, and registration for the 5K Harvest Run. Homemade vegetable soup is cooking in big kettles outside for lunch, served with homemade pie.

 

Popular specialty shops have something for everyone (i.e. quilting/needlework, origami, gifts from the mission field, baked goods, items for pets & gardens, jewelry, girls spa area with braiding, items for the man cave, face painting & henna designs, Christmas decorations) ~ everything is donated and reflects a talent.

 

At 2:00, the live auction begins with unique, on-of-a-kind, handcrafted, refurbished, and repurposed items of all kinds.

 

There is no admission fee. The event is handicap accessible. Donations to local food pantry are accepted. There is also monitored coat room.

 

All proceeds raised are presented to IDES on Sunday, October 29, at the 10:00 a.m. Celebration Worship Service at the LCU Chapel.

Todd Oliver & Irving The Talking Dog (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 962-7000
info@oshows.com
http://www.oshows.com

Ventriloquist Todd Oliver brought the house down as a finalist on America’s Got Talent! The duo’s major television appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

 

Todd’s comedy and ventriloquism show is award-winning and one of the most popular shows in Branson’s theatre row!

 

Advance tickets on sale now at $19 and $39. Visit the link above to purchase tickets.

5K and Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Central Christian Church
359 W College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
http://www.centralchristianjax.com

Run the 5K and then have pancakes...or just come for the pancakes!

 

Either way, we would love to see you.

New Hope Community Church Annual Fall Vendor Fair (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Hope Community Church
510 Woodland Knolls Rd.
Germantown Hills, IL 61548

Come shop and browse over 50 Vendors at New Hope Community Church!

 

Sit and enjoy a hot lunch and bake sale. Enter to win for a chance at our 50/50 drawings.

Safe Snuggles: Community Baby Shower (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Riverplex
600 Northeast Water St.
Peoria, IL 61603

Two local organizations are hosting a free Community Baby Shower promoting safe sleeping habits.

 

Crittenton Centers and So Chic Boutique are teaming up for the shower at the Peoria Riverplex.

 

It's designed for the area’s lower income families, expecting and new parents (with infants up to one year of age), and will include educational safe sleeping presentations, breastfeeding health presentations, gifts, and resources to help prepare new parents for the addition to their families.

 

The shower will last from 10 am to 12 pm, and families are welcome to come and go as they please. Speakers and demonstrations will begin at 10:30 am.

 

It will also feature…

  • Community resources - Women’s Pregnancy Center and SIDS of Illinois
  • Door prizes - Specially curated gift bags will be given to the first 25 mothers to arrive
  • Raffles - Safe Sleeping Kits, a Pack n’ Play, and a crib with mattress
  • Refreshments - Cookies, drinks, and more
  • Parental assistance - free child care for the duration of the baby shower

 

Mothers, fathers, children, and all extended family are welcome to attend.

Trunk N Treat (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church of Christ Northwest
7722 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 693-2426
cocnw@comcast.net
http://cocnw.org

The Church of Christ Northwest is hosting their 4th Annual Trunk n Treat Event. It is happening in their parking lot (indoor if it rains).

 

Candy, drinks, popcorn and prizes! Dress up, bring a friend, and come share the fun!

3rd Annual Christian Concert (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Wesley United Methodist Ministry Center
60 N. Ave. A
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1616
steve.oaks@oaklinedevelopers.com

The Canton Family YMCA is hosting its 3rd annual family friendly contemporary Christian music concert!

 

It is free and open to the public. Music will be played by Patrick Jenkins and the Steve Miller Praise Band.

40 Days For Life (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Whole Women's Health of Peoria
7405 North University St.
Peoria, IL 61614
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/peoria/

Join 40 Days For Life as they pray to end abortion in Peoria and around the country.

 

They'll be outside Whole Women's Health of Peoria holding a vigil for 40 straight days, beginning September 27 and ending November 5th.

 

Come pray for the ending of abortion in Peoria and beyond.

 

Visit the Web site listed above for more information.

John Jacobs Next Generation Power Force (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E. Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://abidingwordchurch.org

John Jacob’s Next Generation Power Force is a strength team with a message of hope to lift the world.

 

As the founder of Strength Evangelist Concept and Power Team, now known as the Next Generation Power Force, John Jacobs has held more than 3,000 crusades in 40 countries. His passion is to see the lost saved, the broken-hearted healed, the depressed being encouraged, and Christ getting all the credit.

 

Invite your friends and family for this exciting family-friendly event! You will see the Next Generation Power Force Team perform amazing feats of strength that will leave you speechless!

 

This is a community event so please invite your friends and family.

Kingsmen Quartet (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tri-Valley Baptist Church
8385 N. 1900 East Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 750-8478
specificity1200@gmail.com
http://trivalleybaptistchurch.com

A free evening with southern gospel artists the Kingsmen Quartet!

 

Come out and enjoy a full concert with this fine group of performers of southern gospel music (a free will love offering for the group will be taken).

Trunk Or Treat (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 662-6202
crosspointe@cpcog.org
http://www.cpcog.org

Cross Pointe Church of God will be hosting a FREE Trunk Or Treat event!

 

Come out and join us!

Generation Change (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081
815-626-1827
contact@abidingwordchurch.org
http://abidingwordchurch.org

Generation Change is an all-new suite of Bible studies designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves and their money—and how it all works together.

 

In the three different teaching series, students are equipped with biblical principles to BE who God created them to be, DO more with their money, and GO out into the world ready to write their story.

 

Lesson videos with Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, along with engaging hands-on activities, will bring new biblical and financial truths to this generation, making them a generation of change.

BLEND: 1950s and 1960s Doo Wop A Cappella Concert (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Avon Federated Church
206 S. Main Street
Avon, Illinois 61415
(309) 255-6702
jon.prain@gmail.com
http://www.blend-acappella.com/index.html

Blend is an a cappella group bringing back all of those fun-loving memories from the 50s and 60s with a fun twist. Blend mixes the great music of yesteryear with today's comedy.

 

Fun for all ages, Blend is a show you will not want to miss!

 

The cost is a free will offering. Everyone is invited to attend!

The Duprees and The Brooklyn Bridge (Sat. Oct 28, 2017 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Arcada Theatre
105 E Main St
St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 962-7000
info@oshows.com
http://www.oshows.com

Direct from PBS.

 

Two excellent Rock N Roll Vocal Groups!

 

The Duprees "You Belong To Me" "Have You Heard" "Why Don't You Believe Me" "Gone With The Wind"

 

The Brooklyn Bridge "The Worst That Could Happen" "16 Candles" "The Wanderer" "Runaround Sue" "Blessed Is The Rain" "Your Husband My Wife" "Unchained Melody" "Step By Step""Trouble In Paradise""The Angels Listened In" "Welcome Me Love" etc...

 

Don't miss this great show!

 

Advance tickets are on sale now.

 

For more information, visit the link above.