Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Jun 28, 2015 - Sat. Jul 4, 2015
July 2015

Thu. Jul 2, 2015

The Well Worship (Thu. Jul 2, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Well Worship will be held the 1st and 3rd  Thursdays of June, July and August at 7pm at Living Water Community Church, 151 E Briarcliff Rd in Bolingbrook. This is a joint-church young adult summer worship series for 18-35 year old singles. Please go online for more details. 

Fri. Jul 3, 2015

Freedom Celebration (Fri. Jul 3, 2015 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

The city of Rantoul will host the Freedom Celebration Friday & Saturday, July 3rd and 4th. Friday night will host Rockin' the Runway at the National Aviation Center in Rantoul with registration at 5:30pm. There will be many other events concluding with fireworks at dusk. Admission is $5 for adults and children 13 and older. Children ages 3-12 are $1 and veterans are free.
On Saturday, the events begin at 7:30am and a parade will step off at 9:30am. At 11:30 activities will take place at Wabash Park. Please call or go online for more details.

4th Annual 4th of July Celebration (Fri. Jul 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Bridge, 1901 8th Ave in Terre Haute, will host the 4th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Friday, July 3rd from 6-8pm. This community event will have food, fun and celebration. There will be a fireworks display at 9pm. For more details, please call or go online. 

Sat. Jul 4, 2015

Saturday Produce Market (Sat. Jul 4, 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.

4th of July Bike Parade and Celebration (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

The city of Columbia will host the 4th of July Bike Parade and Celebration on Saturday the 4th of July at 9am. The Bike Parade will take place down Main St and fireworks will take place at the American Legion Park at Dusk. This even is free. Please call or go online for details.

Celebration of America (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

The city of Terre Haute is hosting a Celebration of America on Saturday, July 4th at Fairbanks Park. There will be loads of Family Friendly events beginning with a parade and ending with fireworks at dusk. For more information please call or go online.

One Nation Under God Children's Parade (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Champaign County Nursing Home, 500 Art Bartell Rd in Urbana, the "One Nation Under God" Children's Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 4th beginning at 9am. This parade is for the residents of the Champaign County Nursing Home. Participants dress up in costumes and decorate strollers and wagons. Prizes are awarded. The entire parade lasts less than an hour. No advance resgistration is required. Pre-parade activities begin at 9am and the parade steps off at 10am, rain or shine! For more information, please email.

Freedom Celebration (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

The city of Rantoul will host the Freedom Celebration Friday & Saturday, July 3rd and 4th. Friday night will host Rockin' the Runway at the National Aviation Center in Rantoul with registration at 5:30pm. There will be many other events concluding with fireworks at dusk. Admission is $5 for adults and children 13 and older. Children ages 3-12 are $1 and veterans are free.
On Saturday, the events begin at 7:30am and a parade will step off at 9:30am. At 11:30 activities will take place at Wabash Park. Please call or go online for more details.

Freedom Fest (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Praise Assembly of God, 1300 Osage Rd in Charleston, will host Freedom Fest on Saturday, July 4th beginning at 5:30pm. There will be free family fun, food, and fireworks. Bring a lawn and chair and watch the Coles County fireworks from the property. For more details, please call or go online.

Fireworks (Sat. Jul 4, 2015 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

The city of Covington will host a 4th of July Festival, June 29th-July 4th at the City Park in Covington IN. The festival will be capped off with a Fireworks event at 10pm. There will also be many activities and some may cost. For more details please go online.

Sun. Jul 5, 2015

Church Homecoming (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Rivers of Living Water Fellowship Church in De Soto will celebrate the 3rd Annual Homecoming on Sunday, July 5th at 10am at the Grade School, 311 Hurst Rd in De Soto. Steve Hess and the Southern Salvation will be in concert. For details please call or go online.

Ernie Couch and Revival in concert (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Ernie Couch and Revival will be in concert on Sunday, July 5th at 10am at Holiday Hills Community Church, 1700 N. Bowman Ave in Danville. For more information, please call.

Sporting Clay Shoot (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 390 County Road 2400 East in Broadlands, will host the 2nd Annual Community Sporting Clay Shoot on Sunday, July 5th at 12:30pm at the church. There will be 9 stations and 10 targets per station. This is a family friendly event. Please call for more details.

Opal is a Diamond presented (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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.

Jr. High Camp (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Camp Warren, 4225 S. Camp Warren Ln in Decatur, will host Jr High Camp Monday-Friday, July 5th-9th. The camp is for students entering 6th-8th grades. Registration for all camps are required. Everything including meals is covered under the registration price. For more information and prices, please visit the website.

Sr. Equestrian Camp -Girls Only (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Rock River Christian Camp, 16486 W. IL. Route 64 in Polo, will host Senior Equestrian Camp-Girls Only Sunday-Friday, July 5th-10th. This camp is offered for those going into 7th grade in the fall to those who have just graduate and is limited to 18 campers. For details or registration please call or go online. The cost of this camp is $380.

Burlap to Cahmere/Jenny & Tyler/Justin McRoberts in concert (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Burlap to Cashmere, Jenny & Tyler and Justin McRoberts will be in concert at SummerStage 2015 on Sunday, July 5th beginning at 7pm at CrossWinds Church, 10835 S. Pulaski Rd in Chicago. All proceeds will go to benefit Under The Radar.  General admission and VIP tickets are available online. For details please call.

Movie Night (Sun. Jul 5, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Powerlight will sponsor a Double Feature Movie Night on Sunday, July 5th at 8pm at Knights Action Park, 1700 Recreation Dr in Springfield. There will be family friendly give aways. Please call or email for details.

Mon. Jul 6, 2015

Christian Academy Open Enrollment (Mon. Jul 6, 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.

Elements of Trust VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

First Christian Church, 125 E. South St in Moweaqua, will host Elements of Trust Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 9am. Children age 3 years to entering 5th grade are welcome.  Pre-registration is suggested and it can be done online. Please call for more details.

Restoration Urban Ministries Work Week (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Restoration Urban Ministries, 1213 Parkland Ct in Champaign, is planning a work week, Monday-Saturday July 6th-11th beginning at 9am each day. The goal is to refurbish one of the residential buildings on the property. For more information or to volunteer, please call, email or go online.

Hometown Nazareth VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Sharon United Methodist Church, 4363 W. center St in Decatur, will host Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, June 6th-10th from 9am-Noon. Please call or go online for details.

Rocks, Minerals and Me Nature Camp/VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Covenant of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church will host Rocks, Minerals and Me Camp, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 9am-Noon. The church meets at John Shields Elementary School, 85 S. Main St in Sugar Grove. Please call or go online for details or to register.

CEF 5-Day Club (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Child Evangelism Fellowship will host a 5-Day club, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 10am at the City Park in De Soto. The club is for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 years.  The camp is hosted by Rivers of Living Water Fellowship Church. Please call or email.

Jr. High Camp (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Dickson Valley Camp, 8250 Finnie Rd in Newark, will host a Junior High Camp Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th. This a sleepover camp and it is for children who are currently in Junior High. Please call or go online for registration or details. 

Backyard Bible School (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Spirit Farms, 3870 N. IL Rt 71 in Sheridan, will host a Backyard Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 9am-1pm. This event is for all ages and a lunch will be provided. Please call or email for details.

Camp Kilimanjaro VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Salem Lutheran Church, 1401 Hawthorn Rd in Salem, will host Camp Kilimanjaro Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 5:30-8:30pm. The evening begins with a hot supper served at 5pm each night. Children ages 3 years through just completing 5th Grade are welcome. This event is free and the closing program will be Friday at 8pm and there will be a Last Splash Pool Party on Saturday, July 11th at 6:15pm. Please call or go online for details.

Mega Sports Camp VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

South Shores Christian Church, 230 Bristol Dr in Decatur, will host Mega Sports Camp, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th. A free supper will start the evening at 5:30pm. Children going into grades 1-6 are invited to attend the Sports Camp. Children ages 3-K will have a Noah Vacation Bible School. Parents will have classes as well. Child care will be provided. Please call or go online.

Everest VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm)

Christ Lutheran Church, 779 E Old Route 47 in Monticello, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 6-8:20pm. Dinner begins at 6pm and thw whole family is welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details.

To The Edge VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Rosedale Baptist Church, 116 N. Depot St in Rosedale, will host To the Edge Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 6pm. For more information, please call the church. 

Journey Off The Map VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, 706 W Sargent in Litchfield, will host Journey off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 6-8:30pm. Children pre-K thru 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please call for details.

VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Faith Wesleyan Church, 6751 S. Carlisle St in Terre Haute, will host Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 6pm. Please call the church or go online for details.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Elm Street Baptist Church, 1907 Elm St in Murphsyboro, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 6pm. Children pre-k through youth ages are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details or to register.

Auburn Christian Church VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Auburn Christian Church, 118 Apache Dr in Auburn, will host the Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 6-8pm.  Children, grades K through 5th, are welcome to attend. Please email for details.

Avalanche Ranch VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St in Bement, will host Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School, Monday-Thursday, July 6th-9th from 6-8:30pm. Children 3 yrs - 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Mon. Jul 6, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Victory Baptist Church, 505 W. 7th St in Mendota, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 6th-10th from 6-8:30pm. The VBS is for children ages 5-11 or grades K-6th. Pre-registration is suggested and can be done online. Call for more details.

Tue. Jul 7, 2015

Special Blessings Support Group (Tue. Jul 7, 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. Jul 8, 2015

Elements of Trust VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

First Christian Church, 125 E. South St in Moweaqua, will host Elements of Trust Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 9am. Children age 3 years to entering 5th grade are welcome.  Pre-registration is suggested and it can be done online. Please call for more details.

Restoration Urban Ministries Work Week (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Restoration Urban Ministries, 1213 Parkland Ct in Champaign, is planning a work week, Monday-Saturday July 6th-11th beginning at 9am each day. The goal is to refurbish one of the residential buildings on the property. For more information or to volunteer, please call, email or go online.

Hometown Nazareth VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Sharon United Methodist Church, 4363 W. center St in Decatur, will host Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, June 6th-10th from 9am-Noon. Please call or go online for details.

Rocks, Minerals and Me Nature Camp/VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Covenant of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church will host Rocks, Minerals and Me Camp, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 9am-Noon. The church meets at John Shields Elementary School, 85 S. Main St in Sugar Grove. Please call or go online for details or to register.

CEF 5-Day Club (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Child Evangelism Fellowship will host a 5-Day club, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 10am at the City Park in De Soto. The club is for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 years.  The camp is hosted by Rivers of Living Water Fellowship Church. Please call or email.

Backyard Bible School (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Spirit Farms, 3870 N. IL Rt 71 in Sheridan, will host a Backyard Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 9am-1pm. This event is for all ages and a lunch will be provided. Please call or email for details.

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 director@wshsb.org. She can tell you more about this great band program, and give you location details.

Mega Sports Camp VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

South Shores Christian Church, 230 Bristol Dr in Decatur, will host Mega Sports Camp, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th. A free supper will start the evening at 5:30pm. Children going into grades 1-6 are invited to attend the Sports Camp. Children ages 3-K will have a Noah Vacation Bible School. Parents will have classes as well. Child care will be provided. Please call or go online.

Camp Kilimanjaro VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Salem Lutheran Church, 1401 Hawthorn Rd in Salem, will host Camp Kilimanjaro Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 5:30-8:30pm. The evening begins with a hot supper served at 5pm each night. Children ages 3 years through just completing 5th Grade are welcome. This event is free and the closing program will be Friday at 8pm and there will be a Last Splash Pool Party on Saturday, July 11th at 6:15pm. Please call or go online for details.

Journey Off The Map VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, 706 W Sargent in Litchfield, will host Journey off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 6-8:30pm. Children pre-K thru 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please call for details.

VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Faith Wesleyan Church, 6751 S. Carlisle St in Terre Haute, will host Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 6pm. Please call the church or go online for details.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Elm Street Baptist Church, 1907 Elm St in Murphsyboro, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 6pm. Children pre-k through youth ages are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details or to register.

Everest VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm)

Christ Lutheran Church, 779 E Old Route 47 in Monticello, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 6-8:20pm. Dinner begins at 6pm and thw whole family is welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details.

To The Edge VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Rosedale Baptist Church, 116 N. Depot St in Rosedale, will host To the Edge Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th at 6pm. For more information, please call the church. 

Auburn Christian Church VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Auburn Christian Church, 118 Apache Dr in Auburn, will host the Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 6th-10th from 6-8pm.  Children, grades K through 5th, are welcome to attend. Please email for details.

Avalanche Ranch VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St in Bement, will host Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School, Monday-Thursday, July 6th-9th from 6-8:30pm. Children 3 yrs - 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Wed. Jul 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Victory Baptist Church, 505 W. 7th St in Mendota, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 6th-10th from 6-8:30pm. The VBS is for children ages 5-11 or grades K-6th. Pre-registration is suggested and can be done online. Call for more details.

Thu. Jul 9, 2015

Prayer Brown Bag for Foster & Vulnerable Families (Thu. Jul 9, 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. 

 

Lifest Christian Music Festival (Thu. Jul 9, 2015 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Lifest Christian Music Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, July 9th-12th at Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh Wisconsin. This is a family-friendly festival with 80 bands and ends with an outdoor worship service led by Matt Maher on Sunday, July 12th. People can come for one day or camp out the whole time. Please go online for details.

Fri. Jul 10, 2015

Grade School Camp (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Camp Warren, 4225 S. Camp Warren Ln in Decatur, will host Grade School Camp Friday-Monday, July 10th-13th. The camp is for students entering 3rd-5th grades. Registration for all camps are required. Everything including meals is covered under the registration price. For more information and prices, please visit the website.

Teddy Bear Camp #2 (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Rock River Christian Camp, 16486 W. IL. Route 64 in Polo, will host  Teddy Bear Camp #2 Friday & Saturday, July 10th & 11th. This camp is offered for those going into 1st & 2nd grades in the fall. Each camper must bring a sam gender parent/guardian.For details or registration please call or go online. The cost is $81 which covers both camper and parent/guardian.

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.

 

Potomac Independence Day Celebration (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

The city of Potomac will be celebration Independence Day on Friday and Saturday, July 10th & 11th. Fireworks will take place on Friday night at the Potomac Grade School at dusk and afterward the party will continue at Millie Curtis Park. A parade kicks off Saturday's celebration at 9:30am. For all the details please call. 

I Am They in concert (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

I Am They will be in a WBGL"No Ticket Required" free show on Friday July 10th at 6:30pm at the Promenade, 631 E Boughton Rd in Bolingbrook. The stage will be close to Ted's Montana Grill at the mall and the cost is free. If it rains,meet behind the iPic movie Theather under the roof. Please call or go online for more details.

Movie Night (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Calvary  Baptist Church, 225 George St in Morris, will host a movie night on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th at 7pm each evening.  The film shown will be "Do You Believe" and doors open at 6:30pm. For more information please call or go online.

Cowden Campmeeting (Fri. Jul 10, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

The Cowden Campmeeting will take place Friday-Saturday, July 10th-18th at the Cowden Camp, 174 N 1550 East Rd in Beecher City. The speaker will be Darius Salter and music with WestWend, Jonathan and Wendy Manse. Daily services will take place at 10:30am and 7:30pm. Sunday services will be 10:30am and 6pm. Please call or email for more details.

Sat. Jul 11, 2015

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. 

Free Rummage Sale (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)

First Hmong Alliance Church, 361 Marion Ave in Aurora, will host a Free Rummage Sale on Saturday, July 11th at 9am. To donate please call. For more details please go online. 

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.

Christfest Concert (Sat. Jul 11, 2015 4:04 pm - 10:04 pm)

Christfest Concert, featuring Jonathan Thulin, 1 Girl Nation, Mark209 and Bobbie Lancaster will take place on Saturday, July 11th beginning at 4pm at Depauw University in Greencastle IN. Tickets are $5 for children under 5, $10 for children 5-12 and $15 for adults. For more information please call or go online.

Sun. Jul 12, 2015

Opal is a Diamond presented (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

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.

Everest VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Murphysboro United Methodist Church, 1500 Pine St in Murphysboro, will host an Everest Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from5-8pm. The evening will start with a meal at 5pm. Children ages 3 years to 5th grade are invited. Please call or go online for details.

Everest VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 West Old Church Road in Champaign, will host Everest Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from 5:30-8pm. Children from Kindergarten thru 5th grade are welcome. For more details please call or go online.

Hometown Nazareth VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1360 W. Main St in Decatur, will host Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from 6-8pm. Children ages 3 years old through completed 5th grade are welcome. Pre-register online.

SonTreasure Island VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The St. Joseph Church of Christ, 226 E. Sherman St in St. Joseph, will host SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from 6-8pm. Children from Preschool (age 4) to entering 6th grade are welcome. There is no cost to this event. Please call or go online for details.

Superhero VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Christ Temple Church, 2311 Locust St in Terre Haute, will host the Super Hero Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Tuesday, July 12th-14th from 6-8pm. For more details or to register, please call or go online. 

Everest VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Winstanley Baptist Church, 9471 W Hwy 161 in Fairview Heights, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Friday, July 12th-15th at 6pm. This event is for children 3years old through completed 5th grade. Please check the facebook page for more details.

Bible Blast to the Past VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm)

River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owl Creek Ln in Fisher, will host the Bible Blast to the Past Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th at 6:15pm. This event is for children ages 4 years through 6th grade. Please call or email for registration or details.

Journey off the Map VBS (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church, 1255 S. Lakeridge Ave in Decatur, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th at 6pm. Children grades Kindergarten-6th grade are invited to attend. An adult class will also be offered. For more information please call, email or go online.

Cowden Campmeeting (Sun. Jul 12, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

The Cowden Campmeeting will take place Friday-Saturday, July 10th-18th at the Cowden Camp, 174 N 1550 East Rd in Beecher City. The speaker will be Darius Salter and music with WestWend, Jonathan and Wendy Manse. Daily services will take place at 10:30am and 7:30pm. Sunday services will be 10:30am and 6pm. Please call or email for more details.

Mon. Jul 13, 2015

Thailand Trek VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Cross Lutheran Church, 8535 South Rd 47 in Yorkville, will host Thailand Trek Vacation Bible School, Monday-Thursday July 13th-16th from 8am-Noon. Please register in advance by going online. For more details, please call.

 

Everest VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Helmar Lutheran Church, 11935 Lisbon Rd in Newark, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 13th-17th from 9am-Noon. Children 3 years thru 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please register in advance online. The children's program will be Thursday at 7pm and a picnic will be held after Fridays program. Please call, email or go online for details.

SonRock Kids Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Monee Community will host SonRock Kids Camp, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 9am-Noon at Fireman's Park in Monee. Children, PreK-6th grade are welcome to attend. A $5 registration fee is requested per child or $15 per family. Please register online.

G-Force VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd in Naperville, will host G-Force Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 9-11:45am. Children ages 2 years through 4th grade are welcome to attend. Registration and more information are online. 

Everest VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Word of Life Church, 4870 Maryville Rd in Granite City, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:30pm. Children ages 3-11 years are welcome to attend. Please call or email for more details. 

Soccer Camp (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Plano Bible Church, 1111 W. South St in Plano, will host Soccer Camp, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:30pm. The camp is free and for children 6-12 years of age. Adults and siblings are welcome to stay. Please call or go online for details.

Everest VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm)

Family Life Church, 44W555 Keslinger Rd in Elburn, will host the Everest Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:45pm. Parents of children Kindergarten thru 6th grade can register by calling or going online.

Backstage with the Bible VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

River Valley Christian Fellowship, 800 Cardinal Drive in Bourbonnais, will host Backstage with the Bible Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th at 6pm. All children ages 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome. Please call or go online for details.

SonSpark Labs VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Springfield Bible Church, 2060 Westchester Blvd in Springfield, will host SonSpark Labs Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:30pm. Children 4 years through 6th grader are welcome.  Please call the church or go online for details.

VBS Kid Zone (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

First Christian Church Kid Zone, 1200 E. Boone St in Salem, will host Pirate Plunder Monday-Wednesday, July 13th-15th from 6:30-8pm. Children potty-trained and 3 year-old through 6th grade are welcome to attend. Wednesday night is geared for the whole family and followed with a pool party at the Aquatic Center. Please Pre-Register by calling.

Backstage with the Bible VBS (Mon. Jul 13, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Bible Baptist Church, 4001 W. Kirby Ave in Champaing, will host GoFish Backstage With The Bible Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th, from 6:30-8:30pm. Children 3 years old thru outgoing 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details. Please call or go online for details.

Tue. Jul 14, 2015

Youth Camp (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Atonement Youth Camp 2015 will take place, Tuesday-Friday July 14th-17th at the First Apostolic Church, 1029 W County Rd 600 N in Brazil. Please go online to register for this event.

Everest VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Murphysboro United Methodist Church, 1500 Pine St in Murphysboro, will host an Everest Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from5-8pm. The evening will start with a meal at 5pm. Children ages 3 years to 5th grade are invited. Please call or go online for details.

Everest VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 West Old Church Road in Champaign, will host Everest Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from 5:30-8pm. Children from Kindergarten thru 5th grade are welcome. For more details please call or go online.

SonTreasure Island VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The St. Joseph Church of Christ, 226 E. Sherman St in St. Joseph, will host SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from 6-8pm. Children from Preschool (age 4) to entering 6th grade are welcome. There is no cost to this event. Please call or go online for details.

Everest VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Winstanley Baptist Church, 9471 W Hwy 161 in Fairview Heights, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Friday, July 12th-15th at 6pm. This event is for children 3years old through completed 5th grade. Please check the facebook page for more details.

Hometown Nazareth VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1360 W. Main St in Decatur, will host Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th from 6-8pm. Children ages 3 years old through completed 5th grade are welcome. Pre-register online.

Bible Blast to the Past VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm)

River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owl Creek Ln in Fisher, will host the Bible Blast to the Past Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th at 6:15pm. This event is for children ages 4 years through 6th grade. Please call or email for registration or details.

What's in the Bible? VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

First Assembly of God, 1741 Essington Rd in Joliet, will host What's in the Bible? Vacation Bible School Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th from 6:30-8:30pm. There is no cost to this event and all children Kindergarten-5th grade are welcome to attend. 

 

Journey off the Map VBS (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Emmanuel Southern Baptist Church, 1255 S. Lakeridge Ave in Decatur, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 12th-16th at 6pm. Children grades Kindergarten-6th grade are invited to attend. An adult class will also be offered. For more information please call, email or go online.

Cowden Campmeeting (Tue. Jul 14, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

The Cowden Campmeeting will take place Friday-Saturday, July 10th-18th at the Cowden Camp, 174 N 1550 East Rd in Beecher City. The speaker will be Darius Salter and music with WestWend, Jonathan and Wendy Manse. Daily services will take place at 10:30am and 7:30pm. Sunday services will be 10:30am and 6pm. Please call or email for more details.

Wed. Jul 15, 2015

Selah Conference (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The 10th Annual Selah Worship Conference will be held July Wednesday-Friday, the 15th-17th at Christian Life Center, 6363 W, 183rd St in Tinley Park. This three day conference is focused on equipping worship leaders, artists & the everyday worshiper with the tools. Conference Guest Artists include: Bethel Music Worship Artists- Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger and William Matthews. Please call or go online for details.

 

Thailand Trek VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Cross Lutheran Church, 8535 South Rd 47 in Yorkville, will host Thailand Trek Vacation Bible School, Monday-Thursday July 13th-16th from 8am-Noon. Please register in advance by going online. For more details, please call.

 

Everest VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Helmar Lutheran Church, 11935 Lisbon Rd in Newark, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 13th-17th from 9am-Noon. Children 3 years thru 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please register in advance online. The children's program will be Thursday at 7pm and a picnic will be held after Fridays program. Please call, email or go online for details.

SonRock Kids Camp (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Monee Community will host SonRock Kids Camp, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 9am-Noon at Fireman's Park in Monee. Children, PreK-6th grade are welcome to attend. A $5 registration fee is requested per child or $15 per family. Please register online.

G-Force VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Rd in Naperville, will host G-Force Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 9-11:45am. Children ages 2 years through 4th grade are welcome to attend. Registration and more information are online. 

Selah Worship Conference (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

The 11th Annual Selah Worship Conference will be held Wednesday-Friday, July 15th-17th at in Christian Life Center, 6363 W 183rd St in Tinley Park. This 3 day conference is focused on equipping worship leaders, artists & the everyday worshiper. There will be concerts with Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger, William Matthews and more. Registration before June 30th are $119. Please go online for details.

 

Everest VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Word of Life Church, 4870 Maryville Rd in Granite City, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:30pm. Children ages 3-11 years are welcome to attend. Please call or email for more details. 

What's in the Bible? Family VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church, 1913 S. Mattis Ave in Champaign, will host the What's in the Bible? Vacation Bible School 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning July 15th at 6pm. This event is for the whole family. Registration requested. Please call the church with questions or to sign up. 

Soccer Camp (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Plano Bible Church, 1111 W. South St in Plano, will host Soccer Camp, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:30pm. The camp is free and for children 6-12 years of age. Adults and siblings are welcome to stay. Please call or go online for details.

Backstage with the Bible VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

River Valley Christian Fellowship, 800 Cardinal Drive in Bourbonnais, will host Backstage with the Bible Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th at 6pm. All children ages 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome. Please call or go online for details.

Everest VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm)

Family Life Church, 44W555 Keslinger Rd in Elburn, will host the Everest Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:45pm. Parents of children Kindergarten thru 6th grade can register by calling or going online.

SonSpark Labs VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Springfield Bible Church, 2060 Westchester Blvd in Springfield, will host SonSpark Labs Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th from 6-8:30pm. Children 4 years through 6th grader are welcome.  Please call the church or go online for details.

Backstage with the Bible VBS (Wed. Jul 15, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Bible Baptist Church, 4001 W. Kirby Ave in Champaing, will host GoFish Backstage With The Bible Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 13th-17th, from 6:30-8:30pm. Children 3 years old thru outgoing 6th grade are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details. Please call or go online for details.

Thu. Jul 16, 2015

What's in the Bible? VBS (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

First Assembly of God, 1741 Essington Rd in Joliet, will host What's in the Bible? Vacation Bible School Tuesday-Friday, July 14th-17th from 6:30-8:30pm. There is no cost to this event and all children Kindergarten-5th grade are welcome to attend. 

 

Plumb in concert (Thu. Jul 16, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Mattoon Bagelfest will present a free concert with PLUMB on Thursday, July 16th at 8pm at  Peterson Park in Mattoon. No tickets required, but please bring a lawn chair or blanket and gates open at 6pm. For more information please call or go online.

Fri. Jul 17, 2015

Outback Rock weekend VBS (Fri. Jul 17, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Union Ave Christian Church, 422 E. Union in Litchfield, will host Outback Rock Vacation Bible School Friday-Sunday, July 17th-19th. Registration begins at 5:30pm on the 17th and a Family Celebration will take place Sunday at 2pm. Please call or go online for details.

Sat. Jul 18, 2015

11th Annual Family Fun Festival Fundraiser (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

The Family Fun Festival is the 11th Annual Fundraiser for Kendall County Comets Special Olympics and will be held on Saturday, July 18th at 7am with sign in for the 5K Run/1K Walk. The Fun Bike Run sign in will be at  9am. There is also a car show, games, demonstrations, food and more. All these events will take place at Yorkville American Legion, 9054 Route 34 (Veterans Parkway) in Yorkville. For costs a details, please call, email or go online.

Champions Of Honor Men's Conference (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Cross Tabernacle Church, 2929 N. 7th Street in Terre Haute, will host the Champions of Honor Men's Conference with Chuck Brewster on Saturday, July 18th beginning at 9am. This conference is free. Please call or go online for details.

Rockin For the Troops (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Operation Support Our Troops America will host the Rockin' For the Troops Fundraiser on Saturday, July 18th beginning at Noon at Canitgny Park, 1S151 N Winfield Rd in Wheaton. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to OSOT America to send care packages to the troops and serve families. For details please call or go online.

3rd Annual Block Party (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Living Stones Church, 25124 Fryer St in Channahon, will host the 3rd Annual Block Party on Saturday, July 18th beginning from 3-8pm. There will be music, food and games. For more details, please call or email.

Family Game Night (Sat. Jul 18, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The United Methodist Church, 5301 S. US Hwy 41 in Terre Haute, will host Family Game Night on Saturday, July 18th at at 6:30pm. Bring and snack and a game to share. For more information, please call or go online.

Sun. Jul 19, 2015

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.

Everest VBS (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

First Baptist Church, 1804 S 9th St in Mattoon, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 19th-23rd from 6-8:30pm. Children ages 4 years thru entering 6th grade are welcome. Please call or go online for details.

Camp Courageous VBS (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Parkway Church of the Nazarene, 2701 Faries Parkway in  Decatur, will host Camp Courageous Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Friday, July 19th-24th from 6-8:30pm. All children 3 years old through 12th grader are welcome to attend. Please call or email for more details.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Sun. Jul 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 Wyckles Rd in Decatur, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Friday, July 19th-24th from 6-8:30pm. 4 years thru 6th grade are welcome to attend. Children Please go online to register or call for details.

 

Mon. Jul 20, 2015

Day Camp (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Dickson Valley Camp, 8250 Finnie Rd in Newark, will host a Day Camp Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th from 9am-4pm. The camp is for children currently in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Please call or go online for registration or 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.

Journey off the Map VBS (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm)

Lord of Life Church, Rt 38 and La Fox Rd in Elburn, willl host Journey off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th beginning at 5:15pm with a family dinner. Parents are able to participate in VBS as well. The cost is $25 per family and the session runs from 6-8pm. For details or to register please call or go online.

Super Heroes Super Kids VBS (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

The Bridge, 1901 8th Ave in Terre Haute will host, Super Heroes Super Kids Vacation Bible School, Monday-Wednesday, July 20th-22nd. Monday & Tuesday will be from 5:30-7-30pm and Wednesday will be from 10:30am-3pm. For more details or to register please call or go online.

Summer Zone FaithCraft VBS (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Cornerstone Christian Church, 1607 Greenwood Cemetery Rd in Danville, will host Summer Zone FaithCraft Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th from 6-8:30pm. The VBS will have a MINECRAFT theme. Sunday there will be a closing program, lunch, and celebration with giant inflatables and snow cones from 10am-1:30pm. For details pleas call or go online.

Christmas in July Workshop (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Operation Christmas Child East Central Illinois Team will host an event to start planning for this fall’s shoebox collection on Monday, July 20th at 6pm at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign. For more information, please call or go online.

 

Backstage Pass: All Access VBS (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main St in Alton, will host Backstage Pass:All Access Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th at 6pm. Children ages 4-11 years are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details.

SonSpark Labs VBS (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Ogden Church of the Nazarene, 206 N. Market St in Ogden will host SonSpark Labs Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th from 6-8pm. Children from pre-k through 6th grade are welcome. Please call for more details.

MEGA Sports Camp (Mon. Jul 20, 2015 6:31 pm - 8:01 pm)

First Baptist Church, 800 Thornton St in Lockport, will hold MEGA Sports Camp, Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th from 6:30-8pm. Children Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to attend. There is no cost for this camp. Please call or go online for details.

Tue. Jul 21, 2015

Everest VBS (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

First Baptist Church, 1804 S 9th St in Mattoon, will host Everest Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 19th-23rd from 6-8:30pm. Children ages 4 years thru entering 6th grade are welcome. Please call or go online for details.

Camp Courageous VBS (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Parkway Church of the Nazarene, 2701 Faries Parkway in  Decatur, will host Camp Courageous Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Friday, July 19th-24th from 6-8:30pm. All children 3 years old through 12th grader are welcome to attend. Please call or email for more details.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Tue. Jul 21, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 Wyckles Rd in Decatur, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Friday, July 19th-24th from 6-8:30pm. 4 years thru 6th grade are welcome to attend. Children Please go online to register or call for details.

 

Wed. Jul 22, 2015

Journey off the Map VBS (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm)

Lord of Life Church, Rt 38 and La Fox Rd in Elburn, willl host Journey off the Map Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th beginning at 5:15pm with a family dinner. Parents are able to participate in VBS as well. The cost is $25 per family and the session runs from 6-8pm. For details or to register please call or go online.

Backstage Pass: All Access VBS (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main St in Alton, will host Backstage Pass:All Access Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th at 6pm. Children ages 4-11 years are welcome to attend. Please call or go online for details.

The Bible Comes To Life VBS (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Effingham Bible Church, 710 W. Jefferson in Effingham, will host The Bible Comes to Life Vacation Bible School, Wednesday-Friday, July 22nd-24th. Rides are available to the church. Please call for details. 

SonSpark Labs VBS (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Ogden Church of the Nazarene, 206 N. Market St in Ogden will host SonSpark Labs Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th from 6-8pm. Children from pre-k through 6th grade are welcome. Please call for more details.

Summer Zone FaithCraft VBS (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Cornerstone Christian Church, 1607 Greenwood Cemetery Rd in Danville, will host Summer Zone FaithCraft Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th from 6-8:30pm. The VBS will have a MINECRAFT theme. Sunday there will be a closing program, lunch, and celebration with giant inflatables and snow cones from 10am-1:30pm. For details pleas call or go online.

MEGA Sports Camp (Wed. Jul 22, 2015 6:31 pm - 8:01 pm)

First Baptist Church, 800 Thornton St in Lockport, will hold MEGA Sports Camp, Monday-Friday, July 20th-24th from 6:30-8pm. Children Kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to attend. There is no cost for this camp. Please call or go online for details.

Thu. Jul 23, 2015

Walk to the Wharf (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 11:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Great Rivers Greenway will host Walk to the Wharf, Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard in St, Louis, every Thursday this summer, from 11:30am-1:30pm. There will be live music and a variety of activities as well as lunch on the mighty Mississippi. Thursday, July 23rd The Provels will be performing. For more information about the event and the food and entertainment lineup each week, please go online.

Community Ice Cream Social (Thu. Jul 23, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Mt Zion Christian Church, 1125 Florian Ave in Mt Zion, will host an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 23rd, at 6:30pm. Please call for more details.

Fri. Jul 24, 2015

Family Fun Fair (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

St. John Lutheran Church, 2650 Plainfield Rd in Joliet, will host a Free Family Fun Fair on Friday, July 24th at 4pm. The events include bounce houses, face painting, touch a truck, safety seat checks and more. This event is sponsored by Mothers of Preschoolers Please call or go online for more details.

Outback Rock VBS (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mt Zion Christian Church, 1125 Florian Ave in Mt Zion, will host Outback Rock Vacation Bible School on Friday & Saturday, July 24th-25th from 5-8pm. The closing program will take place on Sunday the 26th at Noon with a BBQ. Children 3 years through 6th grade are welcome. Please call for details.

Hillsong United/Jesus Culture/Passion Band and more in concert (Fri. Jul 24, 2015 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

OUTCRY, a praise and worship experience with bands like Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Passion Band and more, will be held on Friday, July 24th at 7pm at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 1521 S Linn White Dr in Chicago. Tickets and information are online.

Sat. Jul 25, 2015

Mom 2 Mom Sale (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at First Christian Church, 2804 S. Park Ave in Herrin, will host a Mom 2 Mom sale on Saturday, July 25th from 8am-3pm. The cost to rent a table for the sale is $10 (per table). Early bird admission from 8am-9am is $3 and from 9am-3pm is $1. This is a fundraiser to help support the MOPS group. Please call or email for details or tables.

Odd Fellows 5K/10K 1M Color Run (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am)

The 5th Annual Mt. Zion Odd Fellows 5K/10K and 1M Color Run on Saturday, July 25th at 8am at  Fletcher Park in Mt. Zion. Packet pick up begins at 6:30am. Registration is $20 by July 21st. Please go online to register or call for more 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.

Camp Kilimanjaro 1 Day VBS (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Sugar Camp Baptist Church will host the Camp Kilimanjaro 1 Day VBS on Saturday, July 25th from 1-6pm at Rolland Lewis Building at Mt Vernon Veterans Park in Belle Rive. Please go online to register. 

The Harmans and more in concert (Sat. Jul 25, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Harmans and other bands will be in concert on Saturday, July 25th from 4-8pm at Fireman's Park, 900 E Montgomery in Staunton. There is no cost to this event. Food will be available for purchase. Please call or email for more details.

Sun. Jul 26, 2015

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.

Summer Matinee Music (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Summer Matinee Music Featuring Flute and Clarinet with Dalia Chin and Yuen Yee Richardson will be held on Sunday, July 26th at 2pm at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N Lincoln Ave in Chicago. 

Everest VBS (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Northside Community UM Church, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave in Terre Haute, will host Everest Vacation Bible School Sunday-Thursday, July 26th-30th from 6-8:30pm. Children ages 5 years through 5th grade completed are welcome. Please call or email for details.

Music by the Lakefront (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Tabernacle Baptist Church will host Music by the Lakefront on Sunday, July 26th at 6pm at Nelson Park Amphitheater in Decatur. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket.  For more details please go online. 
 

Allison Speer in concert (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Allison Speer will be in concert on Sunday, July 26th at 6pm at River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owl Creek Ln in Fisher. For more details please call or go online.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Sun. Jul 26, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1195 McCarthy Rd in Lemont, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 26th-30th beginning at 6:30pm. Please call or go online for details or pre-registration.

 

Mon. Jul 27, 2015

Day Camp (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Dickson Valley Camp, 8250 Finnie Rd in Newark, will host a Day Camp Monday-Friday, July 27th-31st from 9am-4pm. The camp is for children currently in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Please call or go online for registration or 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.

Mission Monticello VBS (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

First Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter St in Monticello, will host Mission Monticello Vacation Bible School, Monday-Thursday July 27th-30th from 5:30-8pm. Dinner will be provided and parents are welcome. Details and registration are online.

Backstage with the Bible VBS (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

First Assembly of God, 428 N. Walnut St in Danville, will host Backstage with the Bible Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 27th-31st from 6-8:30pm. Children Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to attend. Please call, email or go online fore more details.

Hometown Nazareth VBS (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Maranatha Assembly, 555 W. Imboden Dr in Decatur, will host Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 27th-31st from 6-8pm. It is free to register and attend this event. Please call or go online to register or for more information. 

 

Camp Kilimanjaro VBS (Mon. Jul 27, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Rd in Joliet, will host Camp Kilimanjaro Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 27th-31st from 6:30-8pm. Please call or go online for more information or to register. 

Tue. Jul 28, 2015

Wave Leadership Camp (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Camp Hope in Ewing will host Wave Leadership Camp, Tuesday-Friday July 28th-31st. The camp begins at 2pm on the 28th and ends the morning of the 31st. The camp is for pre-teens and teens, ages 12-19 yrs. old. Please call for more information or registration.

Armor of God VBS (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Free Methodist Church, 608 E. McCord St in Centralia, will host is the  Armor of God/Superhero  Vacation Bible School, Tuesday-Friday, July 28th-31st from 6-8pm. Children entering Pre-K through entering 5th Grade are welcome to attend. Online registration is available. Please call for details.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Tue. Jul 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1195 McCarthy Rd in Lemont, will host Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School, Sunday-Thursday, July 26th-30th beginning at 6:30pm. Please call or go online for details or pre-registration.

 

Wed. Jul 29, 2015

Day Camp (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Dickson Valley Camp, 8250 Finnie Rd in Newark, will host a Day Camp Monday-Friday, July 27th-31st from 9am-4pm. The camp is for children currently in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Please call or go online for registration or details. 

Mission Monticello VBS (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

First Presbyterian Church, 214 S. Charter St in Monticello, will host Mission Monticello Vacation Bible School, Monday-Thursday July 27th-30th from 5:30-8pm. Dinner will be provided and parents are welcome. Details and registration are online.

Backstage with the Bible VBS (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

First Assembly of God, 428 N. Walnut St in Danville, will host Backstage with the Bible Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday July 27th-31st from 6-8:30pm. Children Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to attend. Please call, email or go online fore more details.

What's in the Bible? Family VBS (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church, 1913 S. Mattis Ave in Champaign, will host the What's in the Bible? Vacation Bible School 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning July 15th at 6pm. This event is for the whole family. Registration requested. Please call the church with questions or to sign up. 

Hometown Nazareth VBS (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Maranatha Assembly, 555 W. Imboden Dr in Decatur, will host Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 27th-31st from 6-8pm. It is free to register and attend this event. Please call or go online to register or for more information. 

 

Camp Kilimanjaro VBS (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Rd in Joliet, will host Camp Kilimanjaro Vacation Bible School, Monday-Friday, July 27th-31st from 6:30-8pm. Please call or go online for more information or to register. 

Thu. Jul 30, 2015

Armor of God VBS (Thu. Jul 30, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Free Methodist Church, 608 E. McCord St in Centralia, will host is the  Armor of God/Superhero  Vacation Bible School, Tuesday-Friday, July 28th-31st from 6-8pm. Children entering Pre-K through entering 5th Grade are welcome to attend. Online registration is available. Please call for details.

Fri. Jul 31, 2015

The Superhero Inside of Me Kids Conference (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The Vineyard Church, 1500 Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host the More Love More Power Kids Conference on Friday & Saturday, July 31st-August 1st. The conference begins at 6pm and will culminate with a giant block party right in the parking lot!. This event is free and open to children ages 3 years to entering 5th grade. Please pre-register to secure your spot by going online.

Breathe the Woods Retreat (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Join the Breathe the Woods and Nourish your Roots: Yoga Retreat at the Woods from 6 Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, St. Mary of the Woods IN. Registration includes Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast. Please call or go online for details.

Forgiveness: The Path Inward Retreat (Fri. Jul 31, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Join Forgiveness: The Path Inward at Owens Hall, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, from Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd. Registration deadline is Friday, July 24th and the Cost is $90 for a commuter, $140 for a double room and $170  for a private room. Meals are included. Please go online to register or for details.