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Bright Starts Launch (Tue. Sep 23, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana Launches New Early Education Program, Junior League Bright Starts on Tuesday, September 23rd from 5:30-7pm at the UECS, 2202 E. Washington in Urbana. Dinner begins at 5:30pm and lessons start at 6pm, childcare for siblings is included. These free sessions require pre-registration. Sign up for any or all evenings by calling.
Ticket to Work Disability Seminar (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Josh Bleill will be speaking in the Ticket to Work seminar to help job seekers overcome the challenges of a disability on Wednesday, September 24th beginning at 8:30am at Holiday Inn, US Hwy 41 South in Terre Haute. There will also be other presenters as well. All attendees will receive a "Toolkit for success". This event includes continental breakfast items and lunch, all of which are free. For details or to register, please go online or call.
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.
Craft and Crop Fundraiser (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
St. Joseph, IL
Friends of Jenny Good will be hosting a Craft and Crop Fundraiser on Saturday, September 27th from 8am-4pm at Living Word Family Church, 100 Park Ave in St. Joseph. The cost is $25 for a reserved 6' table or a shared table for a donation at the door. Please RSVP for space and bring a snack to share. There will be food to purchase for lunch. For more information please call or visit the event page.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Long Creek Fire Department, 2625 S Mt Zion Rd in Decatur, is having a pancake Breakfast to help raise money for Illinois Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Saturday, September 27th from 8:30am-12:30pm. The cost is $6.00 for adults, kids 5-12 are $3.00 and kids four and under are free. For details, please call.
Making Dairy Products at Home (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
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)
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)
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.
National Alpaca Farm Days Open House (Sun. Sep 28, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Join the White Violet Farm Alpacas, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, on Sunday, September 28th from 1-4pm for the National Alpaca Farm Days Open House. The cost is free and no registration is required. To obtain more information, please call or go online.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Around the World Wednesdays (Wed. Oct 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
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.
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