Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Apr 26, 2015 - Sat. May 2, 2015

Sun. Apr 26, 2015

Sonya Jones speaking (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 11:00 pm - Mon. Apr 27, 2015 1:00 am)

Contact Info:

Litchfield, IL
217-324-4890
livstone@consolidated.net
http://www.lsclife.org

Sonya Jones will be speaking on Sunday, April 26th at 11am at the Living Stones Church, 1100 Old Rt 66 N in Litchfield. Sonya was a contestant and finalist on NBC's The Biggest Loser this season. For more information please call or go online.

 

Mon. Apr 27, 2015

Sonya Jones speaking (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 11:00 pm - Mon. Apr 27, 2015 1:00 am)

Contact Info:

Litchfield, IL
217-324-4890
livstone@consolidated.net
http://www.lsclife.org

Sonya Jones will be speaking on Sunday, April 26th at 11am at the Living Stones Church, 1100 Old Rt 66 N in Litchfield. Sonya was a contestant and finalist on NBC's The Biggest Loser this season. For more information please call or go online.

 

Christian School Enrollment (Mon. Apr 27, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Arthur Christian School, 1710 St Hwy 133, Arthur, is currently accepting student applications for the Preschool - 12th grade. This is a private academic institution.

Military Care Package Event (Mon. Apr 27, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

First Class Care Packages will be hosting a care package event on Saturday, May 2nd from 9-11am at the Rolland Lewis Bldg, 800 S. 27th in Mt. Vernon. This event is for local military families to make and send a care package to their service members free of charge. Registration must be received by April 27th. For more information or to register please call or email.

Tue. Apr 28, 2015

MOPS (Tue. Apr 28, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Bourbonnais, IL
815-933-8733
http://www.calvarybible.church/events/mops/

Clavary MOPS meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the church, 2587 E. Armor Road in Bourbonnais, at 6pm. Childcare provided and scholarships available. For more information please call or go online.

Chonda Pierce comedy concert (Tue. Apr 28, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Chonda Pierce will perform in a comedy concert on Tuesday, April 28th at 7pm at The Vineyard Church, Lincoln Ave in Urbana. The tour is "It's a Girl Thing".  The cost for VIP Tickets is $53, Gold Circle-Premium Seating $31, General Admission $25 and General Admissions Groups of ten or more $21. Please call or go online for tickets. 

Wed. Apr 29, 2015

Divorce Support (Wed. Apr 29, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Grace United Methodist Church of Peru is hosting a Divorce Support Group Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at Liberty Family Restaurant, 251 Shooting Park Rd in Peru. For more information please call or go online.

Thu. Apr 30, 2015

Moms By Faith (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 9:15 am - 11:15 am)

Contact Info:

Naperville, IL
630-904-1035
Allison@corwin.org
http://www.meetup.com/momsbyfaith/

Moms By Faith Fall Bible Study is held Thursdays from 9:15-11:15am at Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 S. 95th St in Naperville. There is no joining fee, but there is childcare for a small fee. Please go online for all the details or call the church. 

Moms Connected with Jennifer Stenzel (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 9:15 am - 11:15 am)

First Baptist Church of Geneva West Campus, 3435 Keslinger Road in Geneva, will host Moms Connected with therapist Jennifer Stenzel on Thursday, April 30th from 9:15-11:15. Her presentation will be "How to Effectively Communicate with My Adolescent and Receive More Than One-Word Answers in Return". Registration is needed and childcare is available for a small fee. Please call or go online for details or to register. 

Homeschool Curriculum Expo (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria, IL
573-202-2000
mfw.convention@mfwbooks.com
http://mfwbooks.com

My Father's World will host a Homeschool Curriculum Expo on Thursday, April 30th at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. This event is free and pre-registration is suggested. For more information or to register, please go online.

Spirited Fun for the Run (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

100% of proceeds of the night Spirited Fun for the Run will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, April 30th at 5pm at Jupiter's at the Crossing in Champaign. Tickets are $15 and $5 for kids 12 and under and during this time there will be information about the Champaign to Peoria run. Event is at Jupiters at the Crossing in Champaign IL. Please go online to get tickets.

 

Into the Woods presented (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-1701
http://www.judah.org/

Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect in Champaign, will present "Into the Woods" Thursday-Saturday, April 30th-May 2nd at 7pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and $5 for children 5 and under. There is also a family pass for $30. For more information, please go online.

Fri. May 1, 2015

Pink Impact Simulcast (Fri. May 1, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Effingham, IL
217-342-6797
chessycowgirl@hotmail.com
http://pinkimpact.com/

The First Christian Church, 901 N. Henrietta in Effingham, will host the Pink Impact Simulcast on Friday May 1st beginning at 9am and continuing Saturday, May 2nd. Speakers include Missy Robertson, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Kari Jobe and Jimmy Evans. The Early Bird Rate is $20 for Friday and Saturday and $7 for Saturday only. A meal is included in the cost. To register please call. 

Homeschool Curriculum Expo (Fri. May 1, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Naperville, IL
573-202-2000
mfw.convention@mfwbooks.com
http://mfwbooks.com

My Father's World will host a Homeschool Curriculum Expo on Friday, May 1st at the Chicago Marriott in Naperville. This event is free and pre-registration is suggested. For more information or to register, please go online.

 

Cirque Italia (Fri. May 1, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Springfield, IL
941-704-8572
office.cirqueitalia@gmail.com
http://www.cirqueitalia.com

Cirque Italia will be presented at White Oaks Mall, 2501 Wabash Ave in Springfield, Friday-Sunday, May 1st-3rd. Shows are Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30pm and Sunday at 2:30 and 5:30pm. Tickets are available online. With special offers for the 2nd & 3rd decks. Please call with questions.

Moms Night Out with Jill Savage (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W. Windsor Rd in Champaign, will host a Mom's Night Out with Jill Savage on Friday, May 1st at 7pm. The topic for the evening is Leaving a Legacy. The cost is $15 per person and includes a dessert reception. Tickets will be on sale at the church. Please call or go online for more information. 

An Evening of Christian Unity (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217/367-8384
office@fumc-urbana.org
http://www.fumc-urbana.org

The United Methodist Church, 304 S. Race St in Urbana, will host an Evening of Christian Unity Reflecting on Praise & Social Justice on Friday, May 1st at 7pm. The special guests for the evening will include, Rev. Larry D. Lewis, Willie T. Summerville, The St. Luke Christian Methodist Episcopal Choir and more. Refreshments will be served by United Methodist Women. The offering will be designated to Africa University Scholarship Fund to support raising Christian young leaders. Please call or go online for details.

 

Spring Fundraising Concert with Huntley Brown (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Covenant Christian School will host a Fundraising Spring Concert with Huntley Brown & Orchestra and CCS Choir on Friday, May 1st at 7pm at West Aurora High School Auditorium, 1201 W. New York in Aurora. Please call or go online for tickets or more details.

The Choir/The 77s/The Lost Dogs in concert (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Warehouse Church, 308 E. Galena Blvd in Aurora, will host an anniversary concert with The Choir, The 77's and The Lost Dogs on Friday, May 1st at 7pm. An offering will be collected at the end of the night for the bands at this "Name your price for tickets" concert. Please call or go online for details.

 

Michael James Mette in concert (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Joliet, IL
815-730-8599
youth@followym.com
http://followym.com/

Michael James Mette will be in concert on Friday, May 1st at 7pm at St. Paul's Activity Center, 130 Woodlawn Avenue in Joliet. The cost is $5 per ticket and ages 13+ are welcome. Please call or go online for details.

Watoto Children's Choir in concert (Fri. May 1, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Decatur, IL
217-875-0696
dan@nbcog.net
http://www.nbcog.net

The Watoto Children's Choir will be performing on Friday, May 1st at 7pm at the New Beginnings Church of God, 2606 Rt 121 NW in Decatur. The concert is free and a love offering being received. For more information please call or go online.

Run from the Devil 5K Glow Run (Fri. May 1, 2015 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

The Run from the Devil 5K Glow Run will take place Friday, May 1st at 8:30pm at Miner's Memorial Park, 200 S. Park St in Sesser. Registration begins at 7:30pm. All proceeds go towards a youth missions trip to Guatemala. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the race. The cost is $20/person, $40 max. per immediate family. The deadline April 17th. After April 17 fees are $25 and $50. Please call for details or go online to register.

Sat. May 2, 2015

Hustle to Havana 5K and Fun Run (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 am - 10:00 am)

The First Presbyterian Church of Champaign will host the Hustle to Havana 5K and Family Fun Run on Saturday, May 2nd at the Porter Family Park, South Rising Road in Champaign. The Fun Run will take place at 7:30am, 5K at 8:30am and 10am for the 1 mile dog walk. Proceeds go towards sending a group of students to Luyano Cuba to provide aid to their sister church in Cuba. Parking will be available on site. 

 

E5 Conference (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Elgin, IL
224-585-9673
http://www.e5conference.com/

Church in the Word, 430 Airport Rd in Elgin, will host the E5 Conference on Saturday, May 2nd at 8am. The conference is free, and children's ministry will be available all weekend. For more information please call or go online.

Coffee Connection Fun Run/Walk (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Decatur, IL
mmoomey@maconcountyhealth.org

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter will host the Coffee Connection Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2nd at 8am. There will be a 1 mile and 3 mile option which both start at Coffee Connection, 2505 North Main St in Decatur. The cost is a donation of any amount to run. Please email for more information. 

Short Stacks for a Tall Cause (Sat. May 2, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Forsyth, IL
217-877-5636
info@decaturchristian.net
http://decaturchristian.net

Decatur Christian School is hosting a fundraiser "Short Stacks for a Tall Cause" on Saturday, May 2nd from 8-10am at Applebees, 1275 S. Rt 51 in Forsyth. Please call or go online for details.

Spring Rummage Sale (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Charles, IL
630-365-6751
general@graceoflilylake.com
http://www.graceoflilylake.com

Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake, 5N600 Hanson Rd in St. Charles, will host a Spring Rummage Sale on Friday, May 1st from 9am-4pm and Saturday May 2nd 9am -2pm. There will be a $5 Bag Sale. Proceeds from the sale will go towards Grace Lutheran Building Fund and many worthy causes. Please use the parking lot at the rear entrance to church, for ease of accessibility. Call the church for more details.

PamperME! Ladies' Brunch & Health Fair (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Decatur, IL
217-201-8899
bigwoodpr1@aol.com

Join the Newness of Life Worship Center in Decatur, for the 6th Annual "Pamper ME!" Ladies' Brunch & Health Fair Saturday, May 2nd from 9am-3pm at the Scovill Golf Course, 3909 W. Main St  in Decatur. There will be free health screenings, Q&A with the area's leading women's health experts, free spa treatments and much more. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Please call for more details or to purchase tickets.

Spring Blossom Bazaar (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Shorewood, IL
815-741-2428
educationathope@yahoo.com
http://www.shorewoodhope.org

Hope Lutheran Church, 305 E. Black Road in Shorewood, wil host a Spring Bazaar on Saturday, May 2nd from 9am-3pm. Food will be available and there will be many vendors. For more information please call or go online.

Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Decatur, IL
217-877-6042
cstew02s@illinois.edu
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp/

U of I Extension Master Gardeners will host the Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 2nd from 9am-2pm at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Decatur. Breakfast items and drinks will be available. For more details please call or go online.

Great Glasses Play Day (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:30 am - 11:30 am)

Great Glasses Play Day will be happening on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:30-11:30am at the Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 Sangamon Dr in Champaign. This is a day recognized by to celebrate glasses and our children who need them. This is a nationwide event and chambanamoms.com, Chittick Family Eye Care - Savoy, and the Champaign Park District are sponsoring this free event. Please go online for details.

 

CU Aruna Run (Sat. May 2, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

The CU Aruna Run will take place Saturday, May 2nd at 10am at the University of Illinois Arboretum, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave in Urbana. The Aruna Project is a national company that helps rescue women from slavery in South Asia by hosting races in the US. 

Bone Marrow Donor Event (Sat. May 2, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Decatur, IL
217-972-9729
amanda@deletebloodcancer.org
http://deletebloodcancer.org

Delete Blood Cancer will hold a Bone Marrow Drive on Saturday, May 2nd 10am– 4pm at Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street in Decatur, the Edinburg Community Building,107 W. Masonic St in Edinburg or Mt. Zion High School High School Track and Field Junior High Invitational Track Meet from 8am-3pm. The age requirement is 18-55 yrs. old and in good general health to register. For more information please call or go online.

23rd Annual Kid's Building Fair (Sat. May 2, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-352-5895
camille.orpheumkids@gmail.com
http://orpheumkids.net/

The Orpheum Children's Museum, 346 N. Neil St in Champaign, will host the 23rd Annual Kids' Building Fair at on Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-4pm. Visit different cities where your creations spring to life out of wood, nails, paint, tile, and metal. All outdoor activities are free. For more information please go online.

Homeschool Curriculum Expo (Sat. May 2, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crystal Lake, IL
573-202-2000
mfw.convention@mfwbooks.com
http://mfwbooks.com

My Father's World will host a Homeschool Curriculum Expo on Saturday, May 2nd at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake. This event is free and pre-registration is suggested. For more information or to register, please go online.

The Big Serve (Sat. May 2, 2015 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Plainfield, IL
630-388-5000
debbiejankowski0529@gmail.com
http://www.thebigserve.info/

Community Christian Church, the United Methodist Church and Hope United Methodist Church in Plainfield will sponsor The Big Serve:Change the World on Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd. There are many projects for people of all skills levels and ages, which means everyone can help. To sign up or find a list of opportunities, please go online. Please call for more details.

Carnival Fundraiser for VBS (Sat. May 2, 2015 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-367-4566

First Wesleyan Church of Urbana, 408 E. Illinois in Urbana, will host a Carnival Fundraiser for VBS on Saturday, May 2nd from 2-5pm. This event is family-friendly and will help raise money for our VBS in June. Tickets for the games will be sold on-site. Please call for details.

Old Time Revival with Bill Duke (Sat. May 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

14 S. State Street Ridge Farm, IL
217-247-2153

Ridge Farm United Methodist Church, 14 S. State St in Ridge Farm, will hold an Old Time Revival with Pastor Bill Duke on Saturday, May 2nd at 6pm. For more details please call.

Racham: A True Fairytale Ballet (Sat. May 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Frankfort, IL
708-329-8773
http://school.ballet58.org/spring-production/

Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts will present Racham: A True Fairytale Ballet on Sunday, May 2nd at 6pm at Lincoln Way East High School Performing Arts Center, 201 Colorado Avenue, Frankfort. An original full-length classical ballet in two acts with original choreography by Ballet 5:8. Seating is reserved and tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ten years and younger, and $12 for groups of 12 or more at a single performance. Tickets are available in advance online or by phone. 

My Hope Revival Banquet (Sat. May 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Arthur, IL
217-873-7911
alrennert@aol.com

The Central Illinois Prayer Team will host the My Hope Revival Banquet on Saturday, May 2nd at 6pm, at Yoder's Kitchen in Arthur. This event is for Pastors, church leaders & spouses and anyone with a heart for revival. Please RSVP by calling or emailing by April 27th.

Matthew Kelly speaking (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Tinley Park, IL
708-342-2400
http://www.ststephentinley.com

Matthew Kelly will speak at "Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose" on Saturday, May 2nd at 7pm at St. Stephen Church, 17500 South 84th Ave in Tinley Park. Tickets are $39 and payable to "Dynamic Catholic" all proceeds go to support the work of Dynamic Catholic. Please call or go online for details.

Into the Woods presented (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-1701
http://www.judah.org/

Judah Christian School, 908 N. Prospect in Champaign, will present "Into the Woods" Thursday-Saturday, April 30th-May 2nd at 7pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students and $5 for children 5 and under. There is also a family pass for $30. For more information, please go online.

Swan Lake presented (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-356-9053
cuballet@gmail.com
http://www.theVirginia.org

Champaign Urbana Ballet will present Swan Lake, Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd at 2pm both days and Saturday at 7:30pm at the Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for students and youth. For tickets please call or go online.