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Community Dunk-a-thon (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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Decatur, IL

Kroger Mt. Zion (route 36 east) will be hosting a dunk-a-thon for the WSOY food drive. on Saturday & Sunday, July 26th & 27th. There will also be a toy drive. The Dunk-a-thon will start at 11:00 am Saturday and run till the last person wanting to participate is dunked. Starts at 12:00 on Sunday till 6:00 pm. Please call or email for details.

Celebrate Hope (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 11:15 am - 3:00 pm)

Join WAR Chest Boutique at Celebrate Hope on July 26th from 11:15am-3:00pm at the Free Speech Pavilion located at Webster and Jackson on the Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville, IL. There will be family friendly activities. This event is completely free. For more details call, email or go online.

Book Signing with a Unique Author (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Meet the author who types with her nose. Stephanie G. Cox, M.S.Ed will be at the Carbondale Public Library, 405 W Main St in Carbondale IL, on July 26th from 1-3pm signing copies of her book Gentle Firmness. She will give a short presentation.

Pancake Dinner Benefit (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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Du Quoin, IL

The VFW Post 513 2215 US RT 51 in Du Quoin IL, will host an All You Can Eat Pancake Dinner Benefit on Saturday, July 26th beginning at 4pm. Cost is $8 for adults and kids 4-12 $5 with children 3 and under free. All proceeds go to the benefit of the Leehy Family adoption. For details, please call. 

Celebration of Life Benefit (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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Monticello, IL

Join the friends of Chelsea Schofield for a celebration of her life at a benefit event on Saturday, July 26th at 4pm at the First Christian Church, 1699 N. State St., Monticello, IL. New Legacy will entertain and there will be refreshments and opportunities to share memories. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. Suggest donation at door: $5. Proceeds will go to scholarship fund to send children to area church camps. Please ask questions by calling or emailing. 

Powelight Car Show (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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Springfield, IL

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. 

Hearts for the Arts Festival (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

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Pinckneyville, IL

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.

Wabash Valley Flea Market (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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Terre Haute, IN

The Wabash Valley  Flea Market Craft Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 9th & 10th at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute IN. Times vary each day. Please call or email for more details.

Fall Fashion Show (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

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Champaign, IL

His Kid's Closet, 2901 Watterson Ct. in Champaign IL, will be hosting our first ever Fall Fashion Show at Grace Community Church on Saturday, August 9th at 2:30pm.  We are looking for children age 0-18 interested in walking the runway, and for those under age 3, family members willing to walk with them.  Contact us on Facebook to sign up.  The Fall Fashion Show will have a silent auction and prizes.  There is a suggested donation for adult guests of $3, all children 18 and under are free. Please call with questions.

4th Annual Show Off Auto Show (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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St Louis, MO

The 4th Annual Show Off Auto Show will be happening Sunda, August 10th from 9am-4pm at the District 9 Hall, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, MO. Also, there will be a School Supply Giveaway, American Red Cross Blood Drive, giveaways and more. Spectator admission is free. For more information, please go online.

Adoption Event (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Homewood, IL

Saturday, August 16th at 1pm, Kid Save invites those interested in adoption are welcome to come and meet Colombian children (ages 11 and 12) ready for adoption at a group event through the Summer Miracles program at  Millenium Park and Splash Pad, 18600 Harwood Ave, Homewood, IL. Games at the park will provide a relaxed atmosphere for prospective parents to interact with children who are eligible for adoption. Please RSVP by emailing or go online for more details.

Family Horse Fun Show (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Spirit Horse Farm is having a family show on Saturday, August 16th beginning at 10am at the Farm,  3874 N Route 71 in Sheridan IL. There will be class events and we will also collect a donation for a charitable organization. For more information please call, email or go online for details. This events proceeds will be donated to the YARN Foundation.

Seven Days Art Exhibit (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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Rantoul, IL

Java Connection's UP Gallery, 107 E. Sangamon in Rantoul, will be presenting "Seven Days" Children's Art Exhibit on August 17th beginning at 8am. Contact Java Connection for more information by phone or online.

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival (Fri. Aug 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

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Urbana, IL

The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival will take place in the heart of downtown Urbana on Main Street, between Race and Vine Streets on Friday, August 22nd, 5-11pm and Saturday, August 23rd, 11am-11pm. Go online for musical artists and all the details.

Adoption Scrapbooking Event (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Orland Park, IL

Kidsave invites anyone interested in adoption to a Scrapbooking Party on Saturday, August 23rd beginning at 1pm at Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, 7500 Sycamore Dr., Orland Park, IL. Kidsave Summer Miracles program will host Colombian children ready for adoption at the party. Please RSVP by emailing. Please go online for details. 

An Afternoon in Ancient Rome (Sun. Sep 7, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory in Urbana IL on Sunday, September 7th from 1-4pm for "An Afternoon in Ancient Rome". 5th to 8th graders are welcome at this event. The cost is $5 per child. Registration is required and limited to 75 participants. Every child must be accompanied by an responsible adult. For further information, please call or email.

12th Annual Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:30 am - 11:30 am)

Join the 12th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind, September 27th at the Peoria RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street in Peoria IL, beginning at 7:30am. Dr. Patrick Elwood, is the honorary chair for this event. To register for the Walk or for more information please go online. 


Homecoming 2014 (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

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Carlinville, IL

Join Blackburn College for our Carnival themed Homecoming 2014 on October 3rd-5th in Carlinville, IL. This is a family friendly event that all ages are able to participate in. The Carnival will be open on Friday the 3rd from 4-7pm and Saturday the 4th from 10am-7pm. Tickets for the carnival are available for purchase in the Bookstore located on Blackburn’s campus in the Demuzio Campus Center. For more details please call or email.

Annual 5K Beaverthon Paint Run (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Join Blackburn College for their Annual 5k Beaverthon Paint Run on Saturday, October 4th at 8am at the College in Carlinville, IL. Come get colorful with chalk at this 5K. Go on our website to purchase your tickets. Please call for details.

Family Horse Fun Show (Sun. Oct 12, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Spirit Horse Farm is having a family show on Saturday, October 12th beginning at 10am at the Farm,  3874 N Route 71 in Sheridan IL. There will be class events and we will also collect a donation for a charitable organization. For more information please call, email or go online for details. This events proceeds will be donated to Feed My Starving Children.