Family Calendar & Concerts
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Home School Band Instrument Fitting (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
West Suburban Home School Band Instrument Fitting will take place on Wednesday, July 8th beginning at 4pm at Ressurrection Catholic Church, 30 W. 350 E Army Trail Rd in Wayne IL. At this event, interested home schooled students (and musically inclined home school parents) can try out a variety of woodwind instruments and see if they would be interested in playing these instruments with the West Suburban Home School Band. Sign up for a time to try these instruments by calling or emailing. , please contact Karen Borow at (630) 231-6155, or by email at email@example.com. She can tell you more about this great band program, and give you location details.
Pork Days, USA (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Pork Days USA will be held at the Edwards County Courthouse in Albion, Friday and Saturday, July 10th & 11th. There will be various events, vendors and food. Please go online for more details.
Bring-Them Home Benefit (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)
Trail-Life Troop IL-1031 will host Bring-Them Home Benefit Breakfast and Carwash for the Lashuay Family who is in the process of adopting 2 Ethiopian sisters. The benefit will be held at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 3838 N. Vermillion in Danville on Saturday, July 11th from 8-10am.
Pork Days, USA (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am - 7:00 pm)
Pork Days USA will take place Saturday & Sunday, July 11th & 12th at the Edwards County Courthouse Lawn in Albion. The 3rd Annual Farm Bureau Women’s Committee BBQ cook-off, children's entertainment and much more will take place. For details on this event please go the website.
Book Sale (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)
M.C. McNellis will hold a book sale at Cross Road Consignment, 723 S. Neil St #103 in Champaign, on Saturday, July 11th from 11am-2pm. Please call or go online for details.
Peaceful Parenting Program (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Prairie Land Conflict Mediation Center, 206 N Randolph St. Suite 526 in Champaign, will begin its next Peaceful Parenting program either Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm or Saturday, July 11th at 2pm. The class will meet for 2 hours per session for 8 consecutive weeks. The focus of the program is to help participants to improve coping skills in order to reduce the conflict you are experiencing in your parenting relationship. The tuition for the Peaceful Parenting class is $160 for each participant. Tuition reductions are determined on a case by case basis upon request. For more details, please call or go online.
Opal is a Diamond presented (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Cissna Park, IL
Country Theatre Workshop, 1280 E 770 Rd N in Cissna Park, will present “Opal Is a Diamond”. The show runs July 2, 3, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm, and July 5 & 12 at 2pm. The theatre is located 2 miles north of Cissna Park, on IL Rt. 49. All tickets are reserved by calling. Please go online for details.
Book Signing and Reading (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
M.C. McNellis will be reading and signing books on Sunday, July 19th at 1pm at Meatheads Burgers and Fries, 1305 N. Neil St in Champaign. Jane Addams Book Shop is sponsoring this event. Please call or go online for details.
Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor Training (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
The Literacy Connection will host Adult Literacy Tutor Training on Monday July 20th and 27th at 9:30am at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave in Elgin. The 12 hours of training will cost $25. Please call or go online to register or for details.
Taste of The Prairie & "Half-Stitched The Musical" (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Green Mill Village Theatre, 917 Green Mill Rd in Arcola, will present "Half-Stitched The Musical" and a Taste of the Prairie on the last Saturday of the month June-September. Taste of the Prairie will be held from 9am-1pm. The musical will be presented at 1 or 7pm. For more information please call or go online.
120th Annivesary and Homecoming Celebration (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Cunningham Children's Home, 1301 N. Cunningham in Urbana, will host the 120th Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, July 26th from 11am-4pm. Please go online or call for details.
Volunteer Training for CASA (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Wabash Valley CASA will host training from Monday July 27th through Thursday, August 6th atFamily Social Service, 141 Oak St in Terre Haute. Please call or email for more information about the training sessions.
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.
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.
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.
Family Fun Fair (Sun. Aug 2, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Family Bible Church, 311 Reed St in Joliet, will host is the Annual Free Fun Fair on Sunday, August 2nd from 1-3pm. The church meets at The Center for Disabilities, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Joliet. Please call or go online for details.
Christian Academy Open Enrollment (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am)
Families of Faith Christian Academy is currently holding open enrollment at the school, 24466 W Eames in Channahon. Tours and meetings available anytime daytime. Please call, email or go online for more details.
Service Dog Benefit (Sat. Aug 8, 2015 1:00 am - 4:00 am)
Annmarie Zan's Service Dog Benefit will take place on Saturday, August 1st beginning at 1pm at Town & Country Lanes 2231 Jefferson St in Joliet. A family-friendly benefit to help Annmarie Zan raise funds for a seizure-assist service dog. Tickets are $25 and include 3 games of bowling, shoes, and pizza. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Please call or go online for details.
Garden Walk (Sat. Aug 8, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
The Taste of White Violet Center Garden Walk will take place on Saturday, August 8th from 1-3pm at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, St. Mary of the Woods. For more details please go online.
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