Family Calendar & Concerts
Collecting Toys for Giftmart (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
The Kane County Cougars are collecting New, Unwrapped toys for Giftmart. Giftmart then makes these gifts available to low income families at a modest cost for the Christmas season. Each donation between now and July 11th donated at the Kane County Cougars main office at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane in Geneva, IL, will earn the donor a free, undated ticket for the 2014 season. For questions regarding Christmas in July, please contact the Kane County Cougars by phone. For questions about Giftmart, please email.
International Spy Academy VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:28 pm - 8:28 pm)
Join the Faith Bible Church, 1600 E. Schuster in Joliet IL, for the International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 28th-August 1st beginning at 6pm. Children 3 yrs. old to entering 6th grade are invited. Please call, email or go online for details.
Operation Grace VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm)
Terre Haute, IN
Join the Mt. Aetna Baptist Church, 8055 Jones Rd. in Terre Haute IN, for the Operation Grace Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 28th-August 1st from 6:30-8:40pm. Children 4yrs-6th grade are welcome to attend. For more information please contact the church by phone.
Gangway to Galilee VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join the Fox River Lutheran Church, 2785 E US Rt 52 in Sheridan IL for the Gangway to Galilee Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 28th-August 1st from 6-8:30pm. Children ages 4 through those entering 8th grade this fall are welcome. For more information or to register, please call or go online.
Son Treasure Island VBS (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Join the Bonnie churches as they come together for Son Treasure Island Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 28th-August 1st from 6:30-8:30pm. Children ages 4 thru 6th grade are welcome. The host churches are Bakerville, Bonnie Church of God & Bonnie Methodist. The VBS will be held at the Church of God, 225 S.Johnson Avenue, Bonnie, IL. For questions, please call
The Paradigm Project (Wed. Jul 30, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Mount Vernon, IL
Victory Christian Center, 1719 Broadway in Mount Vernon IL, presents The Paradigm Project Monday-Friday, July 28th-August 1st at 7pm. Speakers include, Jeremy Cline, Chris Slater, Bryce Voyles and Dalton Kane. Friday night will be an outdoor block party that starts at 5:30pm. The is free and open to the public.
GraceHarmony in concert (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
GraceHarmony will be in concert at River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owl Creek Lane in Fisher IL on Thursday, July 31st at 7pm. Please call or email for details.
Blast Off! VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Join a group of churches for a weekend Blast Off! Vacation Bible School, Friday-Sunday August 1st-3rd at 422 E. Union Avenue in Litchfield IL. The VBS meets Friday night for registration at 5:30 and then from 6-8p. Saturday morning it takes place 9:30am-Noon and Sunday afternoon Family Time will be from 2-3pm. The churches involved are Union Avenue Christian, Assembly of God, St. Timothy Methodist and First Presbyterian. For more information, please call or go online.
The Main Event (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Jermaine Bollinger in concert (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Jermaine Bollinger and his band will open Decatur Celebration on Friday, August 1 at 6:00 and 10:00PM on the Christian Headliner stage on the corner of Water and Main St. in Decatur. For more details please call or go online.
Blast Off VBS (Fri. Aug 1, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Join the Union Avenue Christian Church, 422 E Union Ave in Litchfield IL, for the Blast Off Vacation Bible School, Friday-Sunday August 1st-3rd. Friday the time is 6-8:30 PreRegistration at 5:30pm, Saturday from 9:30am-12 noon and Sunday 2-3pm with a Family Celebration. All children Preschool-5th grade are welcome to attend.
Easter Seals 5K Run/Walk (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am)
Please join us for Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties 5K Run/Walk for the Kids on Saturday, August 2 beginning at Ottawa High School. Registration begins at 6:30am and step off is at 8am. T-Shirts are guaranteed to those who register by July 23rd and the fee is $25. Those registering after July 23rd, the fee is $30. Children 10 and under are free. Please go to the office or call to register.
Powelight Car Show (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Join Powerlight for the Abe Lincoln Care Show on Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 8am at the Knights Action Park in Springfield IL. This family friendly event will have special features and demonstrations. Judging is from Noon-3pm. This event takes place rain or shine. Please call or email for details.
Great Give Away (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Cornerstone Christian Church, 3600 S. Banker St. in Effingham IL, is hosting the Great Give Away on Saturday, August 2nd from 8am to Noon. Everything is free to those who are in need. If you have a donation, please contact the church by phone or on the website.
God's Backyard Bible Camp (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Join the C.U.P.S. Churches for the God's Backyard Bible Camp Vacation Bible School, Friday and Saturday August 1st and 2nd at Countryside United Methodist Church, 1807 CR 1000 N in UrbanaI IL. Friday from 6-8pm for a family barbecue and games as a kickoff event. The on August 2nd the program runs from 9am-3pm. Lunch and snacks will be served. Children age 4 yrs. - 6th grade are welcome. Please call the Sidney Christian Church for more details and to register.
Community Block Party and Health Fair (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
A collaboration of local churches will host the Market Street Community Block Party Saturday, August 2nd from 11am-4pm on Market Street between 3rd and 6th Street in Downtown Alton. This is a free family friendly event. The Market Street Community Block Party (MSCBP) serves to promote a fun and positive way for people in the Alton River Bend area to connect and build a stronger, safer, and a more cohesive community. Please call or go online for details.
Hearts for the Arts Festival (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Hearts for the Arts is a celebration of health and art on August 2nd from 4-10pm at the Pinckneyville City Park in Pinckneyville, IL. There will be a 3K Fun Walk/Run, vendors and so much more. For all the details please email or call.
Pork Chop Dinner (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Newman United Methodist Church, 709 Broadway in Newman IL, will have a pork chop dinner on Saturday, August 2nd from 4:30-6:30pm to benefit Illini Fighting Hunger. The time is 4:30-6:30 at the church, 709 Broadway in Newman. The cost is $7.00 or $8.00 and takeouts are available. Please call for more information.
The Chosen Ones in concert (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Decatur Celebration (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)
The Decatur Celebration will be happening Friday-Sunday, August 1st-3rd. The dedicated Christian music stage is on the corner of Main and Water St in Decatur. Saturday night Royal Taylor will be in concert 7:45 and 9:45pm. Sunday night Jamie Grace will be in concert 5:45 and 8:30pm. All concerts are free of charge and many other bands are playing. For more details, please go online.
Fabricio in concert (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
The musical artist Fabricio with special guest AXA will be in a free concert Saturday, August 2nd 7pm at the Buenas Nuevas Communty Christian Church, 402 Sherman Ave in Aurora IL. Please call for more details.