Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Rock Falls River Chase (Sat. Jul 8, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sewards Park
E 2nd St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-499-2468
RFRiverChase@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/374345349596801/

Free event! There will be boat racing on the Rock River between Sterling and Rock Falls on July 8 and 9, 10 -5 both days. 

 

 The racing will be located at Sewards Park, but can also be watched from the new riverfront project. There will be food vendors on site.

 

Civil War Tech - Bugles and Drums (Sat. Jul 8, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-558-8844
https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/museum/Documents/2016.CivilWarTech.pdf

Battle was a loud place and the best way to tell your troops where to go or what to do was by using bugles and drums.

 

Civil War Tech invites children ages 8-12 to merge science and history through experiments, artifacts, games, presentations from scientists and scholars, and ALPLM exhibits.

 

Students will be inspired to think critically about the impact Civil War technology had on our nation’s greatest conflict as well as how it affects us today.

 

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

Backpack Drive (Sun. Jul 9, 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.

Rock Falls River Chase (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sewards Park
E 2nd St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-499-2468
RFRiverChase@comcast.net
https://www.facebook.com/events/374345349596801/

Free event! There will be boat racing on the Rock River between Sterling and Rock Falls, IL on July 8 and 9, 10-5 both days. 

 

The racing will be located at Sewards Park, but can also be watched from the new riverfront project. There will be food vendors on site. 

Backpack Drive (Wed. Jul 12, 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.

Illinois History Forum (Thu. Jul 13, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Join us for a book discussion on Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters.

 

The moderator will be Masters expert and Illinois historian John W. Hallwas from Western Illinois University.

 

The discussion will be in the Presidential Library Multipurpose Room.

 

Bring your lunch and enjoy this free book discussion!

 

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

The Ides Of March Featuring Jim Peterik (Fri. Jul 14, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre
218 E. Walnut St.
Watseka, IL 60690
(815) 993-2880
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

The Ides Of March featuring Jim Peterik will perform all their million sellers (that Peterik wrote) at Watseka Theatre including "Vehicle," "Eye Of The Tiger," "Hold On Loosley," "High On You," "The Search Is Over," "I Can't Hold Back," "Burning Heart," "Is This Love," "Thats Why God Made The Radio," "L.A. Goodbye," "Rockin Into The Night," "Fantasy Girl," "Caught Up In You," and "You Keep Me Running Away."

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner & bar, but showtime is at 7:00.

 

Tickets are on sale now at the theatre, by phone at (815) 993-6585, or online at the website linked above.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 15, 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.

7th Inning Stretch (Sat. Jul 15, 2017 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Come out to Union Square Park (across from the Presidential Museum) for outdoor baseball drills with a twist!

 

Practice your batting with water balloons as baseballs and test your pitching arm with different types of balls and targets.

 

There will also be a catching competition – how many times can you catch a baseball before you miss?

 

This is a free event!

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Backpack Drive (Sun. Jul 16, 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.

The Redemptions (Sun. Jul 16, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trivalley Baptist Church
8385 North 1900 East Road
Bloomington, IL 61776
(309) 378-4687
http://www.trivalleybaptistchurch.com

Enjoy an evening of gospel music featuring The Redemptions! They are a vocal trio based out of St. Louis who will be sharing their blend of traditional, progressive, and southern gospel music!

 

There will be a love offering but admission is free!

BLEND: 50's & 60s A Cappella Music Concert (Sun. Jul 16, 2017 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

BLEND...the a cappella quartet 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! 

 

BLEND will be performing at the Avon Federated Church.. 

 

The cost is a free will offering. 

 

Everyone is invited to attend!

 

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

Obama: The Call of History (Tue. Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 558-8844
https://alplmfoundation.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=979756

‘Obama: The Call of History’ by Peter Baker is the first complete account of Barack Obama’s presidency since he left office — an illustrated narrative of the tumultuous events that defined the man and his time.

 

Featuring vivid images from New York Times’ photography staff and text by Peter Baker, the newspaper’s chief White House correspondent.

 

Mr. Baker’s book takes readers into the White House for an intimate look at eight eventful years.

 

Reserve your seat or get more info by visiting the link above.

Backpack Drive (Wed. Jul 19, 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.

Crossroads Chapel Youth Outreach Carnival (Fri. Jul 21, 2017 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads Chapel
1049 JC Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61705
309-828-7554
http://www.crossroadschapel.com

Crossroads Chapel will host their annual Youth Outreach Carnival.

 

Lots of games, door prizes for the adults, a dunk tank, bounce house, prizes for the kids, music and food!

 

Best of all EVERYTHING is free and there is something for everyone!

 

We hope to see you there rain or shine.

 

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

By The Book Concert (Fri. Jul 21, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Morton Public Library
315 W. Pershing St
Morton, IL 61550
309-263-2200
http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=3424&EventID=305484&PK=

Visit the Morton Public Library for "Groove in the Garden" concert series.

 

Enjoy uplifting music from area musicians who've formed the band "By the Book."

 

Gramma Nana's food truck will also be on hand with dessert items as well as hot dogs, chips, and sandwiches for purchase.

 

For more information, visit the link above.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 22, 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.

Backpack Drive (Sun. Jul 23, 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.

Backpack Drive (Wed. Jul 26, 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.

Backpack Drive (Sat. Jul 29, 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.