Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Northminster Presbyterian Cubs Bus Trip (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northminister Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-370-7686
jerryq1000@comcast.net
http://northminster.us

Join us as we travel to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Tampa Bay Rays on July 5th at 1:20 p.m..

 

We are organizing a baseball trip that will allow participants to get to know each other better, meet new friends, and enjoy a great outing at the same time.  

 

Transportation is with Peoria Charter Coach. 

 

Breakfast will be provided on the trip up: coffee, orange juice and pastries.  Lunch at the ball game will be on your own. 

 

We will stop at the Joliet Mall where you can either eat at a restaurant that has experience with large groups or eat at the food court, also on your own.  

 

Cost for the trip including game tickets and transportation back & forth, breakfast, drinks, etc. is $120 per person.  There is a non-refundable $75 deposit for the trip.  The remainder is due June 26, 2017. 

 

The deposit will cover the up-front costs for the bus, food, drinks, etc.  

 

The bus will leave from the Northminster Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7:00 am.  There will be a stop at the Schnuck’s store in Bloomington, IL at 7:40 am as well. 

 

We will be at Wrigley Field in time for batting practice or visits to the businesses surrounding Wrigley Field.   Tickets will be on the first base side, Sections 236 and 237, rows 20 through 23.

 

To reserve your spot or get more information, contact Jerry Q at the number listed above (text or call) or send an email to the email address listed above.

 

See you at the game! 

Thomas Lincoln Furniture Display (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62712
(217)558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Rarely seen pieces will be on display at the Presidential Library.

 

Thomas Lincoln's upper desk, Thomas Lincoln's day bed, and related documents will be on display.

 

This display is free and will be open to the public June 16-25.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Local Christian author book signing (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

The Blend
1130 Peoria St.
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 642-1711
http://www.jmcranford.com

Jennifer Cranford, a local Christian author of The Recruits: Answering the Call, is going to be at the Blend!

 

Mrs. Cranford will be signing books and teaming up with the Blend for a GIVEAWAY.

Habitat Summerfest & Drive-Thru Chicken Dinner (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County ReStore
2744 S 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
217-523-2710
ssquires@habitatsangamon.com
http://www.habitatsangamon.com

Have fun and help Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County build hope and homes!

 

The chicken dinner will run from 4 pm to 7 pm, and tickets are available now.

 

Shop at the vendor, craft and food booths, play games, get creative, and enjoy the entertainment!

 

There will also be health screenings and a chance to give blood at the blood mobile.  

 

Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win a playhouse or greenhouse, too.

 

For more information, visit the website listed above.

Summer Splash (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 11:00 am - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock Falls Riverfront
200 E. 2nd Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-625-4500
http://www.rockfallschamber.com/summersplash

This year's Summer Splash will feature a wild game cookout, live entertainment, princess and super hero kid's day, a petting zoo, a classic car cruise-in, and so much more! This event is free fun for all ages!

 

For more information please refer to the website listed above. Hope to see you there!

Robo Rumble (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Riverfront Museum
200 SW Washington St
Peoria, IL 61602
309-686-7000
https://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/posts/802

Enter the exciting world of robotics as teams compete for the top ranking in this family friendly annual event.  

 

There will also be engineering related activities for children in attendance and FREE museum admission.  

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Free Children's Carnival (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwest United Methodist Church
3800 W War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 692-0421
northwestunited@sbcglobal.net
http://www.nwunitedmethodist.org

Free Children's Carnival for kids ages 2-12!

 

There will be games, food, and prizes for everyone. 

 

Please being friends and neighbors to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Northminster Presbyterian Cubs Bus Trip (Sun. Jun 25, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Northminister Presbyterian Church
10720 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
309-370-7686
jerryq1000@comcast.net
http://northminster.us

Join us as we travel to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Tampa Bay Rays on July 5th at 1:20 p.m..

 

We are organizing a baseball trip that will allow participants to get to know each other better, meet new friends, and enjoy a great outing at the same time.  

 

Transportation is with Peoria Charter Coach. 

 

Breakfast will be provided on the trip up: coffee, orange juice and pastries.  Lunch at the ball game will be on your own. 

 

We will stop at the Joliet Mall where you can either eat at a restaurant that has experience with large groups or eat at the food court, also on your own.  

 

Cost for the trip including game tickets and transportation back & forth, breakfast, drinks, etc. is $120 per person.  There is a non-refundable $75 deposit for the trip.  The remainder is due June 26, 2017. 

 

The deposit will cover the up-front costs for the bus, food, drinks, etc.  

 

The bus will leave from the Northminster Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7:00 am.  There will be a stop at the Schnuck’s store in Bloomington, IL at 7:40 am as well. 

 

We will be at Wrigley Field in time for batting practice or visits to the businesses surrounding Wrigley Field.   Tickets will be on the first base side, Sections 236 and 237, rows 20 through 23.

 

To reserve your spot or get more information, contact Jerry Q at the number listed above (text or call) or send an email to the email address listed above.

 

See you at the game! 

Thomas Lincoln Furniture Display (Sun. Jun 25, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62712
(217)558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Rarely seen pieces will be on display at the Presidential Library.

 

Thomas Lincoln's upper desk, Thomas Lincoln's day bed, and related documents will be on display.

 

This display is free and will be open to the public June 16-25.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

An Evening with Steve Ladd and Anticipation (Sun. Jun 25, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forman Center
308 S Harrison St
Manito, IL 61546
(217) 883-1651

Join us for an evening with Steve Ladd and Anticipation!

 

There will be a recommended $10 donation at the door. 

 

For more information, call the number above.

You Know Best, Captain: The Executed Conspirators in Lincoln’s Assassination (Tue. Jun 27, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/museum/Documents/2017.06.27.ExecutedConspirators.pdf

On April 26, 1865, the manhunt for the murderer of President Abraham Lincoln came to a fiery end when John Wilkes Booth, trapped in a burning barn, was shot and killed after refusing to surrender.

 

With the assassin dead, attention turned to nine individuals who would eventually be put on trial for their involvement, with four paying the ultimate price.

 

Lincoln assassination researcher Dave Taylor will delve into the lives and actions of the four conspirators who helped plot the death of Abraham Lincoln and then followed him to the grave.

 

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit the link or call the number above.

Family Night with Comedian Taylor Mason (Fri. Jun 30, 2017 7:00 pm)

Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville invites you to join us for a family night of laughter featuring comedian Taylor Mason.

 

Taylor has performed in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House, as well as every major comedy club in America and will be bringing his unique and engaging show to Taylorville.

 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through iTickets or by calling the church office at the number listed above.

 

Childcare will be provided for infant through second grade with parent's paid ticket. 

 

For more information on the event, or to learn more about Taylor's comedy style, visit the Calvary Baptist website at cbctaylorville.com or our Facebook Page linked above.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 1, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

History Comes Alive – Civil War Band (Sat. Jul 1, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

The 10th Illinois Vol. Regimental Band will be playing music form the Civil War era in front of the Presidential Museum!

 

This is a free event, come and enjoy the music, Museum and downtown Springfield.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Backpack Drive (Sun. Jul 2, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Independence Day (Tue. Jul 4, 2017 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Celebrate our nation's birthday at the Presidential Museum!

 

At 12:00 (noon) a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence will be presented in the Museum Plaza.

 

At 2:00 p.m. Ben Bedford, nationally-known folk-singer/songwriter & recording artist, will perform in the museum.

 

Both of these events are free with museum admission.

 

There will also be a  Magic/Medicine Show at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Union Square Park (across the street) that will be free and open to the public.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Backpack Drive (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.

Watoto Children's Choir (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church
207 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602
866-492-8686
usa@watoto.com
http://www.watoto.com/choir

The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will continue its six-month U.S. tour in the Peoria area featuring a brand new concert, Signs & Wonders.

 

The concert will feature worship songs that share the stories of the children and the hope that they have because of God’s love.

 

All performances are free and open to the public.

 

Since 1994, Watoto Children’s Choirs have traveled the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned children. Each child in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents but they have been rescued and now live in a Watoto village. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of the people of Africa.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

African Children's Choir (Wed. Jul 5, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Wesley United Methodist Church
120 North Ave A
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 647-1015
http://​​www.africanchildrenschoir.com

The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites.

 

Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

 

The African Children's Choir has had the privilege to perform before presidents, heads of state and most recently the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, for her diamond jubilee. The Choir has also had the honor of singing alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, Michael W. Smith, and other inspirational performers!

 

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 8, 2017 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62712
(217) 558-8844
http://www.PresidentLincoln.illinois.gov

Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit.

 

This backpack drive will be going on through the month of July.

 

For more information, visit the link above or call the number listed.