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Fall Festival Kickoff (Tue. Sep 30, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Tuesday, September 30th from 4:30-6:30pm at the University of Illinois Springfield campus, the UIS will host a free, family-friendly festival with a carnival-theme to kickoff the Student Union Campaign. For more information, please call.

Faith In Action Volunteer Orientation (Tue. Sep 30, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-337-2778
fia@presencehealth.org

Faith In Action of Champaign County, County Plaza 102 E. Main St in Urbana, is hosting a Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday, September 30th beginning at 5pm. This ministry serves seniors aged 60 and over in Champaign-Urbana, Danville, and Westville. For details, please call or email.

 

Kicking Off Coats for Kids (Wed. Oct 1, 2014 7:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Fairbury, IL
815-692-4015
autodiag27@yahoo.com
http://www.johnsonautomotiveservice.com/

Johnson Automotive is Kicking Off Coats for Kids and will extend the opportunity from Wednesday, October 1st-Wednesday, December 31st. Johnson Automotive is collecting gently used coats for kids. Coats may be dropped off Monday thru Friday 7am until 6pm and Saturday 8am until 4pm at Johnson's, 601 W. Oak St in Fairbury. For more information please call or go online.

Low Vision Fair (Fri. Oct 3, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-344-5433
jermaine@pacecil.org

Pace of East Central Illinois will be hosting a Low Vision Fairwith keynote speaker Dr. Ahmad Aref on Friday, October 3rd from 10am-2pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave in Champaign. The fair is open to any interested in learning about low vision and/or new technology. Please call or email for more details.

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

Contact Info:

Carlinville, IL
1-217-854-5799
nicole.burns@blackburn.edu

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.

2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Pancake Breakfast (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Terre Haute, IN
812-382-4493
ronbenda@yahoo.com
http://www.mcleagueterrehaute.com

On Saturday, October 4th, the 2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will take place from 8am-Noon at the Marine Corps League located at 16th & Lafayette in Terre Haute. All proceeds go directly to Wounded Warrior Project for the benefit of our wounded service members and their families. The cost for breakfast is $5 and veterans are able to eat for free in honor of their service. There will also be a silent auction. For more information 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.

Bark for Life (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

Join the American Cancer Society for Bark for Life on Saturday, October 4th at 2pm in Dodds Park, across from Parkland in Champaign. This is a Family-Friendly and Dog-Friendly event to raise funds to find cures for human cancers.  Event proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Pre-event Online registration is $25. Onsite registration day-of is $35. One well-mannered dog per capable handler. All dogs must be leashed and have current vaccinations. Please go online for details.

4th Annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser (Sat. Oct 4, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Saturday, October 4th at 5pm join the vWhite Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the 4th Annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser. The cost is $50 per person and the registration deadline is September 27th. To register please go online or call.

Harvest Days (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 11:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Campton Hills, IL
630-584-8485
info@garfieldfarm.org
http://www.garfieldfarm.org

Garfield Farm Museum's is hosting Harvest Days Sunday, October 5th from 11:30am-4pm at the Farm, Rt 38 in Campton Hills. There will be demonstrations fo Historic household and farm skills. Please call or go online for details.

CUSO Guild House Walk (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-351-9139
music@cusymphony.org
http://www.cusymphony.org

The Guild of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony’s fall fundraiser, A Symphony of Homes will be held on Sunday, October 5th from Noon-5pm. A showcase of five homes in Champaign will be open for viewing. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Art Mart, Milo’s, Vilardo’s, Spritz Jewelry, and Escobar’s. For more information, please call or go online. 

Around the World Wednesdays (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Urbana, IL
217-265-0474
ksheahan@illinois.edu
http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu

The Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St in Urbana, is hosting Around the World Wednesdays for children and their parents. Every Wednesday from October 8th-November 5th there will be culturally based crafts and activities from 9:30am-Noon. A donation of $2 is suggested. For more information, please call or go online. 

Worm Composting Seminar (Thu. Oct 9, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Terre Haute, IN
812-535-2932
wvc@spsmw.org
http://www.WhiteViolet.org

Thursday, October 9th from 5-7pm the Institute for Community Sustainability, Indiana
State University, 11th and Chestnut Sts in Terre Haute, will be hosting Worm Composting with Candace Minster. There is no cost to this event, but pre-registration is required. Please call or go online for details.

Parke County Covered Bridge (Fri. Oct 10, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Parke County, IN
765-569-5226
info@coveredbridges.com
http://www.coveredbridges.com

The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival will take place October 10-19 and is headquartered in Rockville, IN. Hundreds of crafters, artisans, and food vendors spread throughout the county during this event. For details please go online.

HONK! presented (Fri. Oct 10, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Batavia, IL
847-516-2298
paul@pauleident.com
http://www.spotlight.org/arf14_honk

Spotlight Christian Youth Theater presents HONK!, a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Ugly Duckling'. It will be presented Thursday-Sunday, October 9th-12 at the High School Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St in Batavia. Performances are Thursday 9:30 & 11:45am, Friday 9:30 & 11:45am and 7pm, Saturday 6pm and Sunday 3pm. For more information or tickets please call or go online.

 

Buddy Walk (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Join the Champaign County Down Syndrome Network for their 10th Annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 11th from 9am-2pm at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana. David DeSanctis from the movie Produce:You Never Know Where Hope Grows, being released nationally this Spring will be the special speaker. Musical entertainment by Mike Bush and the All Stars Band. To register or for more details please email or go online.

Ladies Working with Creativity Day (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Roberts, IL
217-395-2231
reshleman@hotmail.com
http://www.gotolwc.org

"Ladies Working w/ Creativity Day" will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 9am-5pm at the Living Word Church in Roberts IL. This is a day to scrapbook,or work on any craft of your choice. The cost is $10 per person. Lunch and drinks are provided. Girls 0-5 are free and girls 6-11 are $5, however there is no daycare provided so anyone under the age of 15 must be with an adult. Please RSVP a spot by Wednesday October 8th. This is an ongoing event set for every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Oktoberfest (Sat. Oct 11, 2014 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Champaign, IL
217-898-5117
jmcateer@dsc-illinois.org
http://www.cuoktoberfest.org

The C-U Oktoberfest, held in downtown Champaign at the corner of Neil and Washington Streets will be happening on Saturday, October 11th from 3pm-midnight. Cost to enter is $5. All proceeds benefit the Developmental Services Center. Child-friendly activities will be from 3-5pm. At 4pm, the Regent Ballroom will offer a free polka demonstration and the bands begin at 5pm. Please call or go online 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.

Parke County Covered Bridge (Mon. Oct 13, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Parke County, IN
765-569-5226
info@coveredbridges.com
http://www.coveredbridges.com

The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival will take place October 10-19 and is headquartered in Rockville, IN. Hundreds of crafters, artisans, and food vendors spread throughout the county during this event. For details please go online.