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Sun. May 3, 2015 - Sat. May 9, 2015
May 2015

Tue. May 5, 2015

Diabetes Self-Management Program Classes (Tue. May 5, 2015 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

The Macon County Health Department will be offering an evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program at the SIU School of Medicine Family Physicians Office, 250 W. Kenwood Ave in Decatur, beginning Tuesday, May 5th at 3pm. Classes are two and a half hours once a week for six weeks and are free and open to all those affected by diabetes, including family members and caregivers. For more information on the program and/or to register, please call.

Special Blessings Support Group (Tue. May 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Decatur Area Special Blessings is a support group for families who have a member with special needs. This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the First Christian Church, 3350 N. MacArthur Rd in Decatur. Children are welcome. Please call or email for details.

Wed. May 6, 2015

Community Prayer Breakfast with Evelyn Sanguinetti (Wed. May 6, 2015 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Judson University will host a Community Prayer Breakfast with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti on Wednesday, May 6th from 7:30-9am at Lindner Fitness Center, 1151 S. State St in Elgin. The cost is $25 per person or $350 for a table of 8. Reservations need to be made by May 1st. Please call or email for more information or reservations.

Circle of Moms (Wed. May 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Circle of Moms is a group of mothers who meet the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm at the World Gospel Church, 900 Gardendale Rd in Terre Haute IN. The vision of Circle of Moms is to strengthen relationships between mothers of all generations. Free Childcare is provided. Please see our fb group online. Look for Circle of Moms: Bridging Generations.

Where Moms Connect (Wed. May 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Cross Lutheran Church, 8609 Rt 47 in Yorkville, hosts Where Moms Connect on the first and third Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm. For details, please go online or call.

Divorce Support (Wed. May 6, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Grace United Methodist Church of Peru is hosting a Divorce Support Group Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at Liberty Family Restaurant, 251 Shooting Park Rd in Peru. For more information please call or go online.

Michael Easter speaking (Wed. May 6, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Evangelist Michael Easter will be speaking in Revival services Sunday-Sunday, May 3rd-10th at 7pm at Apostolic Life, 2107 High Cross Rd in Urbana. These meetings are free and for more  information please call or go online.

Thu. May 7, 2015

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser (Thu. May 7, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Farmer City United Methodist Church youth will be busing tables at Pizza Ranch, 1211 Holiday Dr in Bloomington, on Thursday, May 7th from 5-8pm. 10% of the nights proceeds will be donated to the youth summer missions fund. Please go online for details.

Mother-Daughter-Friend Banquet (Thu. May 7, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

First Lutheran Church, 301 S. College St in Paxton, will host the Annual Mother-Daughter-Friend Banquet on Thursday, May 7th with doors opening at 5pm. The JMT Trio will perform. The program starts at 6pm. Please bring a salad or a plate of tea sandwiches to share. Drinks and talbe service will be provided. For more information please call.

Mental Health Awareness Night (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Say It Out Loud-a Mental Health Awareness Night will take place on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm at the Church of Christ, 226 E. Sherman St. in St. Joseph. This hour long forum will be a  mental health awareness event with a short film and panel discussion. Please call for more information.

Free Mommy Class (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

4RealMoms will host Life is More Than Poopy Diapers: Finding Your Purpose as a Mom on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm at the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St in Urbana. This event is free and snacks will be provided. Space is limited. Please register in advance online. For more information please call or email. 

Community National Day of Prayer (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Le Roy Christian Church, 603 S. East St in LeRoy, will honor and recognize the 2015 National Day of Prayer in a community evening service on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm. The community is invited. Please call or go online for details.

Pray Centralia Service (Thu. May 7, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Rock Church, 515 Airport Rd in Centralia, will host a Pray Centralia Service on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm. This will be night of praise, prayer, and preaching with various ministers from the area. Please call or go online for details.

Fri. May 8, 2015

Church Rummage Sale (Fri. May 8, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Wesley United Methodist Church, 2206 4th St in Charleston, will host a Rummage Sale Thursday-Saturday, May 7th-9th. Thursday from 5-7pm, Friday 8am-Noon and Saturday, 8-11am with a $1 bag sale. All proceeds benefit the ASP mission trip. Please call or go online for more information or to donate.

MOPS/MOPS Next (Fri. May 8, 2015 8:45 am - 10:45 am)

Ignite Christian Church, 301 S. Broadway in Coal City, is beginning Mothers of Preschoolers and MOPS Next. MOPS Next includes mothers with children of any school age. MOPS and MOPS Next meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 8:45am. Child care is provided. Please call, email or go online for details.

GEMS Meeting with Barb Wilson (Fri. May 8, 2015 9:00 am - 11:15 am)

GEMS (Godly Encouragement for Moms) is hosting guest speaker Barb Wilson Friday, May 8th from 9-11:15am at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 1451 Raymond Dr in Naperville. Her topic will be "God Has a Hand on Your Life-Do You Have Your Hand Ready?". There will be a breakfast and childcare available but advanced registration is required. The cost is $5 for ladies and $5/child with a childcare family maximum of $15, with advance registration. Walk-Ins welcome for $7. Please see our website or e-mail for questions.

Special Needs Spring Fling (Fri. May 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

First Baptist, 7110 State Route 162 in Maryville, will host a Special Needs Spring Fling on Friday, May 8th from 6-9pm. This event is for anyone with special needs over the age of 14. This free event will provide a taste of summer in the spring with delicious finger foods & great music, all in a relaxed atmosphere. Caregivers are also encouraged to attend. RSVP is requested, but not necessary to attend. Please go online for more information or to register.

Children's Resale (Fri. May 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Mom's Encouraging Mom's small group is hosting a Children's Clothing and Toy Resale on Friday, May 8th beginning at 6pm at the United Methodist Church, 15114 S. Illinois St in Plainfield. For more details please call or go online.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe presented (Fri. May 8, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Somonauk Christian School will present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Friday & Saturday, May 8th & 9th at 7pm at the Sandwich Opera House, 40 E. Railroad St in Sandwich. The cost is $10 per ticket and seating is open and may be purchased from the School by phone or from the Sandwich Opera House. Please call for details.

Sat. May 9, 2015

3rd Annual Community 5K and Family Fun Day (Sat. May 9, 2015 7:30 am - 10:30 am)

Join the Hope Center for the 3rd Annual Community Hope Center 5K and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 9th beginning at 7:30am. The race kicks off at Bethalto Village Hall, 213 N. Prairie St in Bethalto. All proceeds will benefit the Community Hope Center, a local non-profit, faith-based Food Pantry in Cottage Hills, IL. To register go online. For more information please call. 

Kirby Derby 5K/10K & Kids Run (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

The Kirby Derby 5k run/walk/10k run will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 8am in Forest Preserve Park in Monticello. There will be a free Kids’ Race. All proceeds go to the development of the Wellness Trail. For more information or registration, please go online.

Used Book Sale Fundraiser (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Zion Hill Zippin' for a Cure Relay for Life Team will host a Used Book Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, May 9th from 8am-Noon at 1421 Edgar in Mattoon. Please call for more details.

Tech N' Color E-Race (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

Newark School District is holding its 2nd Annual 1K & 5K E-Race on Saturday, May 9th beginning at 8am at Newark Grade School, 503 Chicago Rd in Newark. This event is to raise funds for technology for the school and the students. For more information, to sign up, or to donate visit the school's website or call.

Thrift Grand Opening (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Kingdom Life Builders Thrift Store, 1006 W. Harrison Ave in Decatur, will host its Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 9th from 8-4:30pm. There will be free food and beverages. Over 50% of the KLB Thrifts profits stay within the community of Decatur by supporting local ministries and non-profit organizations. Kingdom Life Builders Thrift operates solely on donations. There is assistance with pick up of items. Please call or go online for more details.

Cross LutheRun 5K Run/Walk (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Cross Lutheran School, 8609 Rt 47 in Yorkville, will host the Cross LutheRun 5K Run/Walk on Saturday May 9th. There will be a kids 1K Fun Run stepping off at 8am and the 5K Run/Walk will step off at 9am. The cost is $25 for an adult, $10 for a child or $50 for a family. For more details or to register, please go online.

Native Plant Sale (Sat. May 9, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Grand Prairie Friends will host a Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9th beginning at 8am at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana. There will be dozens of prairie plants along with additional woodland species and herbs for sale at reasonable prices. Please go online for details.

Foodie 5K Lake County (Sat. May 9, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Northern Illinois Food Bank will host the Lake County 2nd Annual Foodie 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, May 9th beginning at 9am Adler Park, 1500 North Milwaukee Ave in Libertyville. All funds benefit Northern Illinois Food Bank. Please go online to register or call for more details. 

Not Your Average Joe 5K/5Mile Race (Sat. May 9, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

The 24th Annual Not Your Average Joe 5K/5Mile Race will take place on Saturday, May 9th at 9am at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. This event celebrates the life of Joe Seeley, who died of leukemia in 2012. All race proceeds will benefit Crisis Nursery Programs and Services, the Transitional Initiatives and Men's Emergency Services Center and The Courage Connection.The per person online preregistration (before April 15th) is $21 adults/$13 youth-18 or younger and registration after April 14th is $23 adults/$15 youth. Registration information is available online or by calling.  Please go online for details.

5th Annual Elim Eagles’ Wings 5K Run/Walk/Roll (Sat. May 9, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

5th Annual Elim Eagles’ Wings 5K Run/Walk/Roll will take place on Saturday, May 9th at 9am on the Elim Campus, 13020 S Central Ave in Palos Heights. This year’s 5K event has a “superhero” theme, and costumes are welcome. For more information please call or email and to register, please go online. Please note, while wheelchairs, strollers, and service dogs are welcome, roller blades, bikes, and non-service dogs are not permitted.

Wash Mom's Car (Sat. May 9, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Ridgeview Baptist Church, 3838 N. Vermilion St in Danville, will be giving free car washes to Moms on Saturday, May 9th from 10am-2pm. Donations will not be accepted. For more information or details please call or email. 

Camp Open House (Sat. May 9, 2015 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Dickson Valley Camp, 8250 Finnie Rd Newark, is holding an open house on Saturday, May 9th at 11am. Please call or go online for more details. 

Pre-Mother's Day Luncheon (Sat. May 9, 2015 11:30 am - 2:30 pm)

Spread the Salt Ministries will host a Pre-Mother's Day Luncheon on Saturday, May 9th at 11:30am at Life Streams Building, 1681 N. 22nd St in Decatur. The cost is $5 before May 8th and can be obtained online. There is care arranged for children if need. Please email or call for more information.

Scramble Golf Outing Fundraiser (Sat. May 9, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

New Horizon United Methodist Church in Champaign, will host a Fundraising Scramble Golf Outing on Saturday, May 9th at Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Mahomet. Shotgun start at 1pm. It is open to men and women of all ages. This fun event is a fundraiser to help us serve our sister church in Czech Republic. The cost is $75 per golfer which includes lunch, green fees, golf cart and prizes. To register or for more information, go online or please call.

Giant Killer musical presented (Sat. May 9, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Brown Street Baptist Church, 3125 Brown St in Alton, presents the musical Giant Killer on Saturday & Sunday, May 9th and 10th at 6:30pm. Admission is free. Please call or go online for more details.

Michael Easter speaking (Sat. May 9, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Evangelist Michael Easter will be speaking in Revival services Sunday-Sunday, May 3rd-10th at 7pm at Apostolic Life, 2107 High Cross Rd in Urbana. These meetings are free and for more  information please call or go online.

Mon. May 11, 2015

Rockin' For the Troops Kick-Off Party (Mon. May 11, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Operation Support Our Troops-America will be hosting a Rockin' for the Troops Kick-Off Party on Monday, May 11th at 10am at Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S Rt 59 in Naperville. RSVP before May 6th for the event by calling or emailing.

Tue. May 12, 2015

Diabetes Self-Management Program Classes (Tue. May 12, 2015 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

The Macon County Health Department will be offering an evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program at the SIU School of Medicine Family Physicians Office, 250 W. Kenwood Ave in Decatur, beginning Tuesday, May 5th at 3pm. Classes are two and a half hours once a week for six weeks and are free and open to all those affected by diabetes, including family members and caregivers. For more information on the program and/or to register, please call.

Ten Steps Forward Seminar (Tue. May 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Dove Conference Center, 619 East Mason in Springfield, will host Ten Steps Forward: Improving the Health of Mothers and Babies on Wednesday, May 12th at 6pm. This event will benefit physicians and nurses involved in the prenatal and postnatal care of breastfeeding families. The admission is free and 1 contact hour will be awarded. Registration deadline is May 5th. Please call or email for details. 

MOPS (Tue. May 12, 2015 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm)

Clavary MOPS meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the church, 2587 E. Armor Road in Bourbonnais, at 6pm. Childcare provided and scholarships available. For more information please call or go online.

WBGL Girl's Night Out with Laura Story (Tue. May 12, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Join WBGL for a Girl's Night Out with Laura Story, Proverbs 31's Micca Campbell and special guest Lindsay McCaul on Tuesday, May 12th at 7pm at Maryland Community Church, 4700 S. State Rd 46 in Terre Haute. Tickets are $12 and available only on this website. This event is sponsored by Dorsett Automotive.

Wed. May 13, 2015

Ten Steps Forward Conference (Wed. May 13, 2015 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Dove Conference Center, 619 East Mason in Springfield, will host Ten Steps Forward: Dancing Your Way to Baby Friendly Certification Seminar on Wednesday, May 13th beginning at 8am. This conference should benefit physicians and nurses involved in the prenatal and postnatal care of breastfeeding families. The cost of the conference is $50 and includes materials, refreshments, lunch and 6 contact hours. Please call or email for more details and registration.

Inviting Christ Into Your Birth Workshop (Wed. May 13, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Kerri Kristoff of This Momma Knows will host the childbirth class "Inviting Christ into Your Birth". It is a one night event on Wednesday, May 13th at Southfield Community Church, 24557 W. Eames St in Channahon from 6:30-8pm. The cost is $15 per couple. For more information please call, email or go online.

WBGL Girl's Night Out with Laura Story (Wed. May 13, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Join WBGL for a Girl's Night Out with Laura Story, Proverbs 31's Micca Campbell and special guest Lindsay McCaul on Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm at Harvest New Beginnings Church, 5315 Douglas Rd in Oswego. Tickets are $12 and available only on this website. This event is sponsored by The Chocolate Shoppe and Nanette's Giving Boutique.

Thu. May 14, 2015

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes (Thu. May 14, 2015 8:00 am - 10:30 am)

The Macon County Health Department will be offering an evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program at the Decatur Family YMCA, 220 West McKinley Ave in Decatur, beginning Thursday, May 14th at 8am. Classes are two and a half hours once a week for six weeks and are free and open to all those affected by chronic health conditions, including family members and caregivers. For more information on the program and/or to register, please call. 

MOPS (Thu. May 14, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join other ladies for a new Mothers of Preschoolers group at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 701 Lions Rd in Sandwich IL. They will be meeting the second and last Thursday of the month from 9-11am. Childcare will be provided. For more information, please call or find us on facebook.

 

Prayer Brown Bag for Foster & Vulnerable Families (Thu. May 14, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Illini Christian Ministries, 411 E. Park St, Suite 106 in Champaign, will join together in prayer for the foster and vulnerable families in Champaign County from 12-1 PM every 2nd Thursday of the month. Bring a sack lunch. This is a partnership between The Forgotten Initiative and Illini Christian Ministries. For more information please email or go online. 

 

Women of Virtue (Thu. May 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

The Women of Cross Tabernacle Church, 2929 N. 7th St in Terre Haute, are hosting a Women of Virtue Discipleship Meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30 at the church in the coffee shop. For more details please call or go online. 

WBGL Girl's Night Out with Laura Story (Thu. May 14, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Join WBGL for a Girl's Night Out with Laura Story, Proverbs 31's Micca Campbell and special guest Lindsay McCaul on Thursday, May 14th at 7pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N. Wyckles Rd in Decatur. Tickets are $12 and available only on this website.

Fri. May 15, 2015

Charity Golf Outing (Fri. May 15, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Blessings in a Backpack will host the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Outing on Saturday, May 15th at 1pm at the Effingham Country Club, Club, 2400 W Country Club Dr in Effingham. 100% of proceeds will be used to feed children in Effingham County.  Regsitration begins at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 1pm.  The cost is $400 per four-person team, and includes cart, 18 holes of golf, and dinner at the Country Club.  Hole sponsorships available for $100.  Limited to 24 teams.  Registration deadline is May 1st., Please email or go online for details.

Family Trivia Night Fundraiser (Fri. May 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

St. John's Lutheran Church, 2477 West Washington St in Springfield, will host a Family Trivia Night Fundraising Event on Friday, May 15th from 6-9:30pm. Tickets are $10 per person with the entire family included. A nursery will be available for children 5 and under, Disney Trivia for 12 and under, and Family Trivia with teams of 8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the church office or at the door. There will be concessions for sale, a silent auction and more.  All money raised will benefit St. John's Lutheran's youth headed to the National Youth Gathering. For more details please call or go online.

Women of Faith Simulcast (Fri. May 15, 2015 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm)

The Women of Faith "Unwrap the Bible" Simulcast will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 15th and 16th at Christ Central Church, 2001 E. Main St in Streator. This 2 Day Simulcast event begins Friday night at 6:45pm and continues Saturday morning at 8am. The guest speakers will be Christine Caine, Lisa Harper, Sheila Walsh, Jenna Lucado and Charlotte Gambill. The cost is $20 for both days. Please call for more information.

Ashes Remain/About A Mile in concert (Fri. May 15, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Ashes Remain and About a Mile will be in concert on Friday, May 15th at 7pm at Mosaic Church, 1317 Pestalozzi St in Highland. The cost is $10 at the door and children 5 and under are free. Please call or go online for details.

Sat. May 16, 2015

Races for All Paces (Sat. May 16, 2015 7:00 am - 10:00 am)

Sarah Bush Lincoln is hosting the 9th Annual Races for all Paces on Saturday, May 16th at Eastern Illinois University O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. Enter a half marathon or team up with friends or co-workers for a 10K Relay Challenge. For shorter tracks, try the 10K Individual Race, 5K, One-mile Fun Run, Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash.This is not a closed course. Please go online for registration and call for more details.

Garage Sale (Sat. May 16, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Eastside Church of Christ, 4025 College Ave in Terre Haute, will host a fundraising yard sale to benefit Camp Wabashi on Saturday, May 16th beginning at 8am. All items are sold by free will offering. Questions or donation information can be answered by email.

Sheepdog Seminars (Sat. May 16, 2015 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Sheepdog Seminars for Churches will be held Saturday, May 16th beginning at 8am at Central Christian Church, 301 N. 10th St  in Mt. Vernon. This seminar will address the growing problem of violence at churches and houses of worship. For more information please call or go online.

Church Yard Sale (Sat. May 16, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Agape Christian Church, 1825 Jessica Dr in Terre Haute, will host the Annual Church Yard Sale on Saturday, May 16th at 8am.  All proceeds benefit mission outreach. Please call to donate or for more details.

North Mac Moms Group (Sat. May 16, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join the Moms at the First Baptist Church, 157 W. Jackson St in Virden, for the NM2 on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9-11am. There is a speaker each month and refreshments. Childcare is available for $2.50 per child. For details please call or go online. 

American Red Cross Blood Drive (Sat. May 16, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Satuday, May 16th from 9am-3pm at the Bradley Moose Lodge, 730 N. Kinzie Ave in Bradley, and is sponsored by Servpro Of Kankakee County. Please call or go online for an appointment. 

Walk For Life (Sat. May 16, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center of Kankakee will host a Walk for Life on Saturday, May 16th at 9am. This 2 Mile walk will take place at First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 N Entrance Ave in Kankakee. All proceeds go to support the center. Please call or go online for details.

Rummage Sale (Sat. May 16, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Missio De Church, 123 Wood St in New Lenox, will host a rummage sale on Saturday, May 16th from 9am-2pm. Proceeds from this event go towards Grace Gardens. Please call or go online for more 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.

Sisters of Strength Bible Study (Sat. May 16, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Women of Cross Tabernacle Church, 2929 N. 7th St in Terre Haute, are hosting a Sisters of Strength Bible Study the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-11am at the church in the coffee shop. For more details please call or go online.

Boys and Their Toys (Sat. May 16, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

The men's ministry of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville will be hosting its 2nd annual Boys and Their Toys event on Saturday, May 16th from 10am-2pm.  Men are encouraged to bring "toys" such as cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles or anything of interest to share with other men. Please call, email or go online for details.

Preschool Open House (Sat. May 16, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

River's Preschool, 2766 W US Hwy 40 in Brazil, will host an Open House on Saturday, May 16th from 12-4pm. This is a Christ-centered Preschool for 3-5 year olds. There is a discount for mentioning WBGL. Please call or email for details.

Live Out Loud Youth Event (Sat. May 16, 2015 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Great Romance and speaker Kacy Benson will be featured at the Live Out Loud Youth Connect on Saturday, May 16th from 3-9pm at the First Baptist Church in Greenfield. This is a free event for teenagers and dinner is included.

Jonah Fish Fry (Sat. May 16, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Berea Christian Church & McKinley Hill Church or Christ will host a Jonah Fish Fry on Saturday, May 16th from 4-8pm at the McKinley Hill Church, 4 miles east of St Rd 59 in Brazil on US HWY 40. The cost is $8 for a full adult meal and $4 for child's meal.

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.

Sun. May 17, 2015

5th Annual Motorcycle Sunday (Sun. May 17, 2015 11:00 am - 2:30 pm)

The Sanctuary Church, 1251 Windham Parkway in Romeoville, will host the 5th Annual Motorcycles Biker Blessing on Sunday, May 17 at 11am. This is a free event, no tickets required and will be held rain or shine. The band Rule of Four will play and there will be a free lunch. For more information please email, call or go online.

 

Lyra in concert (Sun. May 17, 2015 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

The First United Methodist Church, 210 W Church St in Champaign, will host the musical group Lyra in concert on Sunday, May 17th at 3pm. This is a free concert. Please call or go online for more details. 

Seminar with Jeff Canfield (Sun. May 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Barbour Avenue UMC,1401 Barbour Ave in Terre Haute,  will host speaker Jeff Canfield in a Seminar called End Times Prophecy Sunday-Tuesday, May 17th-19th at 6pm each evening. A love offering will be taken. Please call or email for details.

Healing Rooms (Sun. May 17, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host a Healing Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 6:30-8pm. Registration is not required. Please call or email for more information. 

100th Anniversary Revival Services (Sun. May 17, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Casey Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 16 N. Central Ave in Casey, will host a Revival in correlation with the 100th Anniversary. IL., turning 100 years old. The Revial will take place Sunday-Saturday, May 17th-23rd at 7pm each evening. May 23rd will also host an Open House and Community Potluck. Please call for details.

 

Mon. May 18, 2015

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.

Tue. May 19, 2015

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.

Seminar with Jeff Canfield (Tue. May 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Barbour Avenue UMC,1401 Barbour Ave in Terre Haute,  will host speaker Jeff Canfield in a Seminar called End Times Prophecy Sunday-Tuesday, May 17th-19th at 6pm each evening. A love offering will be taken. Please call or email for details.

Wed. May 20, 2015

Alpha Christ-Centered Childbirth Classes (Wed. May 20, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Alpha Christ-Centered Childbirth Preparation Classes will be taught 5 consecutive Wednesdays beginning May 20th from 6:30-9pm at Southfield Community Church, 24557 W. Eames St in Channahon. The classes will be taught by Kerri Kristoff of This Momma Knows. The cost is $175 per couple.  For details, please call, email or go online.

Shekinah Glory in concert (Wed. May 20, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Shekinah Glory Ministries will be in concert at Faith Outreach Family Church, 3001 Wallace Ave in Terre Haute, on Monday and Tuesday, May 20th and 21st at 7pm. A free will offering will be taken each night. For more information please call or go online. 

100th Anniversary Revival Services (Wed. May 20, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Casey Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 16 N. Central Ave in Casey, will host a Revival in correlation with the 100th Anniversary. IL., turning 100 years old. The Revial will take place Sunday-Saturday, May 17th-23rd at 7pm each evening. May 23rd will also host an Open House and Community Potluck. Please call for details.

 

Thu. May 21, 2015

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes (Thu. May 21, 2015 8:00 am - 10:30 am)

The Macon County Health Department will be offering an evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management Program at the Decatur Family YMCA, 220 West McKinley Ave in Decatur, beginning Thursday, May 14th at 8am. Classes are two and a half hours once a week for six weeks and are free and open to all those affected by chronic health conditions, including family members and caregivers. For more information on the program and/or to register, please call. 

MOPS (Thu. May 21, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 E Park St in Arthur, will be meeting the 3rd Thursday morning of each month from 9-11am. This year's theme is "Be You Bravely". Childcare is available. Breakfast will be served and each week will host an inspirational speaker.

Fri. May 22, 2015

Church Garage Sale (Fri. May 22, 2015 9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Village Bible Church, Rt 47 and Bliss Rd in Sugar Grove, will host a Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd from 9am-7pm. On Saturday from 2-7pm clothes are $1/bag and everything else is half price. For more information please call or email.

Christian Camp (Fri. May 22, 2015 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Rock River Christian Camp, 16482 W. IL RT 64 in Polo, offers a variety of camps all summer long for a variety of ages and interests. Each week is a different camp with a different focus. For a list of opportunities, please call or go online.

Sat. May 23, 2015

New Fire Festival (Sat. May 23, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Life in Christ Fellowship, 7700 NCR 1200E in Charleston, will host the New Fire Festival on Saturday May 23rd beginning at 8am. There will be a garage sale, live music, lunch speakers and more at this free event. For more details please call, email or go online.

 

Races for All Paces 5K Run/Walk (Sat. May 23, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

St. John's School will host Races for All Paces 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 23rd stepping off at 9am. This event starts and finishes at Frankfort Community Park, 1100 E. Cleveland in West Frankfort. The cost for this event is $20 by May 8th and $25 after. Proceeds will benefit the St. John's School. For registration please go online. Please call or go online for details.

Two Rivers Rally (Sat. May 23, 2015 10:00 am - 10:00 pm)

The Two Rivers Rally will take place, Saturday-Monday, May 23rd at Ted's Motorcyle World Humbert Rd in Alton, from 10am-10pm. All proceeds go to Fischer House Jefferson Barracks for veterans families. Sunday's special event take place at 10am with Evangelist Joe Arview. Please call or go online for details.

Sun. May 24, 2015

Disciple/Decyfer Down in concert (Sun. May 24, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Disciple and Decyfer Down will be in concert on Sunday, May 24th at 7pm at Ignite Church, 655 W. Division St in Coal City IL. Tickets are $10 and are online. Please call or go online for details.

Mon. May 25, 2015

Two Rivers Rally (Mon. May 25, 2015 10:00 am - 10:00 pm)

The Two Rivers Rally will take place, Saturday-Monday, May 23rd at Ted's Motorcyle World Humbert Rd in Alton, from 10am-10pm. All proceeds go to Fischer House Jefferson Barracks for veterans families. Sunday's special event take place at 10am with Evangelist Joe Arview. Please call or go online for details.

Thu. May 28, 2015

Families of the Incarcerated Forum (Thu. May 28, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association will host a Family of the Incarcerated Forum on Thursday, May 28th at 2pm at Wheaton College Coray Alumni Auditorim, 501 College Ave in Wheaton. The moderator will be Tony Kitchens and the event is free. It feature a panel of experts who will address issues and difficulties family members of the incarcerated face. For more information please go online.

Fri. May 29, 2015

A Garden Party Fundraiser (Fri. May 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello will host the Annual Garden Party on Friday, May 29th at 5:30pm. There will be a dinner and silent auction as well as live music. This event is a fundraiser, and all money raised will be used to support the continued maintenance of the gardens. Tickets are $100 each and must be purchased before May 21 online or by calling.

Baby TALK's Grillin' in The Garden (Fri. May 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Baby Talk of Decatur will host Grillin' in the Garden, a Low Country Seafood Boil, on Friday, May 29th at 6pm at the office, 500 E. Lake Shore Dr in Decatur. Tickets are $75 for 1 and $125 for 2 and can be obtained by calling, as well as more information.

 

Michael Fisher in concert (Fri. May 29, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, 102 N. State St in Champaign, will host Michael Fisher in an Organ and Brass concert on Friday, May 29th at 7:30pm. The concert is free and for more information please call or go online.

Sat. May 30, 2015

Move For Missions 5K Run/Walk (Sat. May 30, 2015 8:00 am - 10:00 am)

 

The Pentecostals of Marshall will host the Move For Missions 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 30th at 8am at Lincoln Trail State Park in Marshall. All proceeds go toward the Sheaves-For-Christ organization. Please go online to register.

Playing It Safe Safety Fair (Sat. May 30, 2015 9:30 am - 2:00 pm)

The Playing It Safe Safety Fair on Saturday, May 30th from 9:30am-2pm at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana. This will be a day of safety education for children and parents, with games, entertainment, child identification kits, prizes, inflatables and food. Playing It Safe, a free annual safety fair sponsored by Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County. For more information please go online.

 

 

Cinderella presented (Sat. May 30, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet will present Cinderella on Saturday, May 30th at 2pm at Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theater, 1215 Houbolt Road, Building K in Joliet. Ticket cost is $13-$28 and can be obtained online.