Family Calendar & Concerts
Events under 'Community'
Public Library Spring Book Sale (Sun. Apr 19, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Friends of Mahomet Public Library will host the Spring Book Sale Thursday-Sundday, April 16th-19th. Thursday night is a preview night for Friends only; join or renew at the door. Please go online for the details.
The Reluctant Dragon presented (Fri. Apr 24, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Richland Theatre will presents The Reluctant Dragon, Friday-Sunday, April 24th at 6:30pm, April 25th 10am & 3pm and April 26th at 3pm. The presentation will be at Shilling Auditorium, 1 College Park in Decatur. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information about this event, please call or email.
Tracy DeGraaf Comedy concert (Fri. Apr 24, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
The United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave in New Lenox, will host Tracy DeGraaf on Friday, April 24th at 7pm. The title is Life Happens, Laugh Anyway. Doors open at 6pm and tickets are $15. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Imagine No Malaria. Seating is limited and a limited number of tickets may be available at the door for $20. Please call or email for more information.
Bowl 4 Fitness (Sat. Apr 25, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Specialist will host Bowl 4 Fitness on Saturday, April 25th at 5pm at Spare Time Lanes, 2870 N. Jasper St in Decatur. All profits will be going to fund local schools physical education equipment. The cost is $20 for 2 games, shoes and food. For more information please call or email
Bowl For Kids' Sake (Sun. Apr 26, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois will host Bowl for Kids Sake on Sunday, April 26th beginning at 1pm at Country Tyme Lanes, 1568 East Grove Avenue in Rantoul. Participants are asked to raise $50 to bowl. This includes two games of bowling, shoes and more. For more information or to register please 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.
Homeschool Curriculum Expo (Thu. Apr 30, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)
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.
Homeschool Curriculum Expo (Fri. May 1, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)
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.
Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale (Sat. May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
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.
23rd Annual Kid's Building Fair (Sat. May 2, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
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)
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.
Swan Lake presented (Sat. May 2, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
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.
Congressional Prayer Breakfast (Mon. May 4, 2015 7:00 am - 9:00 am)
Congressmen John Shimkus, Rodney Davis and Mike Bost have invited community leaders in the Metro East to join them for a prayer breakfast on Tuesday, May 5th at 7am at the Gateway Center in St. Louis, MO. The featured speaker is Brig Sorber, CEO and one of the founders of Two Men and a Truck International. Please call or go online for details.
1st Annual Motorcycle Blessing (Sat. May 16, 2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am)
The 1st Annual Bike Blessing will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 9am at Phantom Harleym 291 N. Cypress St in Manteno. This is sponsered by The Christian Brotherhood of Blood Brothers. There will be free food, a blessing and a free ride around Kankakee River.
Dinner & Auction Benefit Fundraiser (Sat. May 16, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Friends of Debbie Baldock will host a Dinner and Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, May 16th beginning at 4pm at the Moose Lodge, 328 South 3rd Street in Vandalia. All proceeds will go towards her medical and personal expenses. For more details please call, email or go online.
Eric Litwin speaking (Mon. May 18, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Eric Litwin will be speaking on Monday, May 18th at 6pm at Reed Custer Primary School, 35445 Washington St in Custer Park. Litwin is the author of the Pete the Cat books. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 3-5 in advance and $15 at the door. This event is sponsored by Lunden's Bridge of Love. Tickets may be purchase online.
Scam And Fraud Education Program (Tue. May 19, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
The 9th Annual SAFE: Scam and Fraud Education Program will be held Tuesday, May 19th at the Vigo County Fairgrounds Expo Building in Terre Haute from 10am-3pm. This Expo will work to prevent telemarketing fraud and related crimes against seniors by promoting awareness and action on preventive strategies by senior consumers, law enforcement, and other community resources to keep the elderly safe.
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