Family Calendar & Concerts
Armor of God VBS (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Free Methodist Church, 608 E. McCord St in Centralia, will host is the Armor of God/Superhero Vacation Bible School, Tuesday-Friday, July 28th-31st from 6-8pm. Children entering Pre-K through entering 5th Grade are welcome to attend. Online registration is available. Please call for details.
Rummage Sale (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Agape Academy of St. Sophia Day School is hosting a rummage sale on Friday, July 31st at 11am the school, 525 Church Rd in Elgin. All proceeds from the event will fund the school for the upcoming school year. Please call or email for details
Keep It REAL (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
Spirit of Life Ministries, 449 State St in Kingman IN, will host Keep It REAL Friday-Saturday, 5pm-9am. This event is for tweens and teens who want to worship and have a great time. Please call or go online to register.
The Superhero Inside of Me Kids Conference (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
The Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host the More Love More Power Kids Conference on Friday & Saturday, July 31st-August 1st. The conference begins at 6pm and will culminate with a giant block party right in the parking lot!. This event is free and open to children ages 3 years to entering 5th grade. Please pre-register to secure your spot by going online.
Breathe the Woods Retreat (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
St. Mary of the Woods, IN
Join the Breathe the Woods and Nourish your Roots: Yoga Retreat at the Woods from 6 Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, St. Mary of the Woods IN. Registration includes Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast. Please call or go online for details.
Todd Burpo speaking (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Taylorville First Church of Nazarene, 300 S Shumway in Taylorville, will host Todd Burpo speaking on Friday, July 31st at 2 & 6:30pm. Burpo is the author of the book Heaven is for Real. Doors opening 30 minutes prior to service start times. This is a ticketed event, and there will be free tickets available for pick up at the church starting at 4pm on July 26th. There is a 4 ticket limit per person. For more details call or email.
Forgiveness: The Path Inward Retreat (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
Join Forgiveness: The Path Inward at Owens Hall, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd. Registration deadline is Friday, July 24th and the Cost is $90 for a commuter, $140 for a double room and $170 for a private room. Meals are included. Please go online to register or for details.
Outdoor Movie Night (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
Church in the Word, 430 Airport Rd in Elgin, will host a community outdoor Movie Night on Friday, July 31st beginning at 9pm. There will be a costume contest. So dress up as your favorite yellow critter that wears goggles and overalls. This event is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available with sales benefiting the upcoming Love Packages trip for the Redefined Student Ministry. For more details, please call or go online.
5th BiAnnual Giveaway (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 7:00 am - 12:00 pm)
First Baptist Church, 720 W. Main St in Mt Zion, will host the 5th BiAnnual Giveaway on Saturday, August 1st from 7am-Noon. Everything is free at this event. To donate or for more information, please call or go online.
World Breastfeeding Week (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Families will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week at the Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore in Springfield, on Saturday, August 1st beginning at 8am. The theme this year is all about supporting working mothers who choose to continue to breastfeed after returning to work. Please call or email for details.
Restart Women's Conference (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Gibson City, IL
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, 925 N State Route 47 in Gibson City, will host the Restart Women's Conference with Juanita Spangler on Saturday, August 1st. Breakfast begins at 8am and and the conference at 9am. The topic is "Don't Despise Seasons of Pressure, only God can turn coal into Diamonds!" Seating is limited and tickets are $10. Please call or go online for details.
Saturday Produce Market (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Richland Community College in Decatur will host Saturday Produce Market each Saturday until September 26th from 8am-Noon. The Produce Markets will be hosted by the Richland Student Farms. Please go online for details.
Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Powerlight will host the Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular on Saturday, August 1st from 8am-4pm at Knights Action Park, 1700 Recreation Dr in Springfield. Registration is from 8am-Noon. There is an entry fee and proceeds benefit the Powerlight Christian Music Fest. Please call or email for details.
Women's Encounter (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
The Family Worship Center, 8157 N. County Road 425 W in Brazil IN, will host Women's Encounter on Saturday, August 1st from 10am-4pm. Registration begins at 9:30am. Please call or email for more information or registration.
Food Pantry Fundraiser (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
St Joseph, IL
The Saint Joseph Food Pantry will host a fundraiser on Saturday, August 1st beginning at 10am at the United Methodist Church, 205 N 3rd St in St Joseph. There will be local vendors and crafters available.
Community Friends and Family Day (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Annual Used Book Sale (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 11:30 am - 5:30 pm)
St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
Sisters of Providence will host the Annual Used Book Sale Saturday-Sunday, August 1st-9th in the Linden Leaf Gifts, Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The hours are 10am-4pm Monday thru Friday, and 11:30am-3pm. Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds go to benefit the Sisters of Providence ministries. Please go online for details.
Benefit Fundraiser (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
Terre Haute, IN
Friends and family of Tyler Hayes will host a benefit fundraiser on Saturday, August 1st at Noon at Calvary Temple, 2100 N 6th 1/2 St in Terre Haute. Tyler, a senior at West Vigo High School was paralyzed from the neck down due to an accident. All proceeds will be used to support Tyler at RIC in Chicago.
Fall Fashion Show Fundraiser (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
His Kid's Closet will host the 2nd Annual Fall Fashion Show on Saturday, August 1st from 2:30-4:30pm at Grace Community Church, 2901 Watterson Ct in Champaign. Tickets are $3 and kids under 18 are free. If your child age 0-18 and interested in walking the runway, please call or go online.
Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
4th annual FUN-draiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity Women Build Program will take place on Saturday, August 1st beginning at 4pm at Old Orchard Lanes & Links, 907 N Dunlap in Savoy. The event is designed for families and is held rain or shine. Please bring a lawn chair. All proceeds from raffles, concessions, putt putt, bags tourney, and silent auction go directly to local Habitat Women Build Home projects. For more details, please call or go online.
Movie Night (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Superhero Back to School Bash (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Mt. Pleasant Church, 3050 E. Davis Dr in Terre Haute, will host the Superhero Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 1st at 6pm. Come dressed as your favorite superhero. There will be a cookout, games, worship, crafts, and more. Please call or go online for details.
Tiki-Time Fundraiser (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Sycamore Services will host the 9th Annual Tiki Time Fundraiser entitled Shipwrecked on Saturday, August 1st beginning at 6pm at the Hendricks Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St in Danville Indiana. Tickets are $35 per person or $250 for a table of 8. To make reservations, purchase tickets or for more information, please call or go online.
The Chosen Ones in concert (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Chosen Ones will host a concert on Saturday, August 1st at 6pm at Veterans Park, Rt 34 in Mendota. This a free concert. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Christ's Church, 1107 Main St in Mendota. Please call or go online for details.
Live United Glow Run 5K (Sat. Aug 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Living United Glow Run 5K will take place on Saturday, August 1st at 9pm at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL. This event is sponsored by Community First Bank of the Heartland. Registration will begin at 7pm with the actual run beginning at 9pm. The cost is $30 for the registration fee and $35 after July 8. Children 12 & under are $15. Please go online for more information and to register.