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High5 for Kids (Tue. Sep 2, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Terre Haute, IN
812-235-6287
troy.fears@local.unitedway.org
http://www.uwwv.org

Friends, family & co-workers are invited Tuesday September 2nd at 3:30pm to the ISU Hulman Center in Terre Haute as we will break a Guinness World Records title for the longest high-five chain. Participants must be 10 years old or older. To find out more and to register please visit the United Way website. This is a FREE event. Must be able to stand in line for over an hour as we break the record.

Good Neighbor Day (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 7:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-367-8354
brittany@blossombasket.com

Blossom Basket Florist is sponsoring Good Neighbor Day on Wednesday, September 3rd. They will give away 8,000 free roses. Residents of Champaign County will have a unique opportunity to receive a dozen, absolutely FREE roses, one to keep and the other 11 to give away. Beginning at 7am roses can be obtained at one of the shops at 1002 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana and 2522 Village Green Place, in Village at the Crossing, Champaign, the Radio Center at 2301 S. Neil Street in champaign, and Busey Bank located at the intersection of Windsor and Duncan roads in Champaign. Partnering with the Blossom Basket Florist to sponsor this year’s event are WDWS, Lite Rock 97.5, Classic Hits 107.9, Meadowbrook Community Church, Busey Bank, and Martin Graphics. Please call for details.

 

Healing Works Art Show (Wed. Sep 3, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-344-6298
http://www.indi-go-art.com/

"Healing Works" is a collection of art by survivors of sexual violence and their supporters will be shown, Wednesday September 3rd from 5-8pm at Indi Go Artists Co-op, 9 E. University Ave in Champaign. This event is free. Please call or go online for details.

Adult Literacy Tutors Needed (Thu. Sep 4, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Elgin, IL
847-742-6565
info@elginliteracy.org
http://www.elginliteracy.org

The Literacy Connection, 270 N. Grove Ave in Elgin, needs more tutors. Introduction to The Literacy Connection & Tutor Training takes place on Wednesday September 3rd,  Thursday, September 4th, Monday September 8th and Thursday September 11th. The cost is $25 for the book and materials.  Registration is recommended for those interested in attending. Please call or go online for details.

Hydrocephalus Association WALK (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 8:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Join us for Indy's first Hydrocephalus Association WALK on September 6th at 8:30am at Military Park at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis. While the WALK is a fun day for the whole family funding critically needed. For details please go online.

Auditions for The Nutcracker (Sat. Sep 6, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-355-7317
cuballet@gmail.com
http://www.cuballet.com

Kids age 5 and up are invited to audition for Champaign Urbana Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 6 at the Champaign Ballet Academy, 2810 W. Clark Road in Champaign. Previous dance training is not required to audition but children must have been born before September 6, 2009. Participants should pre-register for the audition online by 5pm Tuesday, September 2nd. Information about the audition process, attire, fees, and rehearsal schedule is also available online or by calling.

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

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-244-3355
ksheahan@illinois.edu
http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu

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.

Adult Literacy Tutors Needed (Thu. Sep 11, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Elgin, IL
847-742-6565
info@elginliteracy.org
http://www.elginliteracy.org

The Literacy Connection, 270 N. Grove Ave in Elgin, needs more tutors. Introduction to The Literacy Connection & Tutor Training takes place on Wednesday September 3rd,  Thursday, September 4th, Monday September 8th and Thursday September 11th. The cost is $25 for the book and materials.  Registration is recommended for those interested in attending. Please call or go online for details.

Hattie Kauffman speaking (Fri. Sep 12, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-552-7016
ajthomas50@hotmail.com
http://www.hattiekauffman.com/

Hattie Kauffman will share her story at the Champaign Public Library, Randolph Ave in Champaign, on Friday, September 12th at 7pm..  This is a free event. Check her website for more background. Please call or email with questions. 

City Bounce Volleyball Tournament (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Yorkville, IL
630-553-0200
lkellogg@nlcyorkville.org
http://www.nlcyorkville.org

The City Bounce Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 13th beginning at 8am at Pinheadz Bowling Alley, Suzy’s Bar & Grill and New Life Church in Yorkville. It will benefit Kendall County Special Olympics Family & Friends. This will be a 3 on 3, coed volleyball tournament Early registration ends August 25. For more details, please go online.

Disaster Awareness Event (Sat. Sep 13, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Yorkville, IL
630-553-1847
caringhandsshop@att.net

A Disaster Awareness Event Sponsored by Cross Lutheran Early Response Team will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 9am-1pm at Caring Hands Thrift Shop, 1002 S. Bridge Street in Yorkville. This event will raise money for the Yorkville fire department to help victims of fires have a place to stay after their house burned down. For more information please call or email.

Mayan Artists of the Loom Exhibit (Tue. Sep 16, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-244-3355
ksheahan@illinois.edu
http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu

Spurlock Museum, 600 Gregory S. Ave in Urbana, is beginning the exhibit Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala beginning Saturday, September 16th. This exhibit celebrates not only the artistry and endurance of the Maya weaving tradition but also the cultural intelligence and creative force of the weavers themselves. Museum hours are Tuesdays 12-5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays 12-4 and admission is free.  The Museum will be closed December 15-19 and during the winter break between semesters. For details, please go online.

Seed Saving Workshop (Thu. Sep 18, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Mary of the Woods, IN
812-535-2932
wvc@spsmw.org
http://www.WhiteViolet.org

Thursday, September 18th from 5-7pm join Candace Minster for a Seed Saving Workshop at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The cost is a freewill donation and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call or go online.

Habitat Event (Fri. Sep 19, 2014 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-819-5115
khill@cuhabitat.org
http://www.cuhabitat.org

Dare to Dream, Dream to Build Habitat event hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and the Home Builders Association of East Central Illinois on Friday, September 19th at 6:30pm at IHotel, 1900 S 1st St in Champaign.  Join us for dinner, live and silent auction.  All proceeds go directly to the missions' of both organizations to suport local efforts.  Tickets are $100 per person. Tickets are available by calling or emailing.

Run from the Cops 5k (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

801 S. Wall, Griggsville, IL 62340
2176386039
horsesob@yahoo.com
http://horsesob.wix.com/runfromthecops5k

C.O.P.S. is sponsoring Run from the Cops 5K Run/walk on Saturday, September 20th at 9am at the Western Illinois Fairgrounds, 801 S. Wall in Griggsville IL. This run is to benefit COPS--families of fallen law enforcement officers. There is also a 1/2K Kids Run. The entry cost is $20 on or before September 5th. There is a $60 total fee for a family. For more details or to register, please go online. 

Delete Blood Cancer Registration (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Monticello, IL
217-762-7861
pspangler@pts.edu
http://www.deletebloodcancer.org/en

Delete Blood Cancer will be registering people for the bone marrow national list to save lives of those needing a match at the Monticellobration on Saturday, September 20th from 10am-4pm on the Town Square in Monticello. It is free to participate but donations accepted to offset costs. For more 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. 

 

Making Dairy Products at Home (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Mary of the Woods, IN
812-535-2932
wvc@spsmw.org
http://www.WhiteViolet.org

On Saturday, September 27th from 1-4pm at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, for the Making Dairy Products at Home seminar with Robyn Morton. The cost is $40 and the registration deadline is September 19th. Please call or go online to register.

Care for Share Fundraising Dinner (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
309-825-8458
http://s-h-a-r-e.net

Join the 2nd Annual Care for Share Annual Dinner Auction at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, Urbana on Saturday, September 27th at 5:30pm. This event raises funds to help care for all the rescue horses. Tickets are $70 for individuals or buy a table of 8 for $500. Tickets will be available to be purchased directly on our website or more information is available by calling.

Crop Hunger Walk (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dwight, IL
815-584-3420
http://www.crophungerwalk.org

The Dwight CROP Hunger Walk will take place Sunday September 28th at 12:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 701 S. Columbia in Dwight. For more information please call or to make a donation please go online.