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Waynesville American Legion Catfish or Chicken Dinner 

Date: Last Saturday of Every Month
Time: 5:00pm - ?
Location: Waynesville American Legion, Post #1189, Waynesville, IL

Info: Donation - $8.00. Carry out orders may be called in at 217-949-3301 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. There is an extra $0.50 charge for carry out orders.

 



Gospel Gig @ Detroit Christian Church 

Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: 5:00 (warm-up) 6:30 (show begins)
Location: Detroit Christian Church, 400 W. Main St., Pittsfield, IL
Contact: 217-285-5521

Info: Detroit Christian Church will be hosting a monthly gospel gig the 1st Saturday every month beginning Saturday March 3rd starting @ 6:30pm. This event is open to the public at no charge. Bring your group, solo, instrumental, testimonial or whatever your talent may be. Sandwiches, finger-foods, cookies will follow in the church basement for everyone to get acquainted. A freewill offering will support the music ministry of the Detroit Christian Church. Call Steve Haskins for questions and details @ 217-285-5521. The church will open @ 5:00p for warm-up. The Chosen Ones from Manchester, IL will present the 2nd half of the program. If you will be performing please return email RSVP to Steve Haskins. Email: ceas@casscomm.com. Phone: (217) 285-5521.

 



Findlay Farmers Market 

Findlay Farmer’s Market
Saturdays 9 AM – Noon
from Memorial Day through Labor Day Weekends
Local Produce Homemade Crafts, Bakery,
& Candy
Downtown Findlay, IL—follow the signs
Find updates on Facebook

 



St. Johns Ongoing Programs 

Ongoing Acupuncture Acupuncture is used to treat energy imbalances that often result in pain and illness. During treatment, our licensed acupuncturist inserts fine, flexible, disposable needles at specific energy pathways that impact muscles, nerves and organs.   Center for Living at Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital  Fee: $100 initial visit; $75 follow-up visits. Call 544-LIVE (5483) to schedule appointments. 

Ongoing Forever Strong Exercise Class for Seniors A class to help seniors strengthen muscles from head to toe using weights, bands, balls and tubes while in a sitting position.  11:15 a.m. on Tues. & Thurs.                       1 p.m. on Mon., Wed., & Fri. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 W. South Grand Ave., Springfield                                                             Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at FitClub South, 3631 S. Sixth Street, Springfield.                                                           Fee:  $3 per session.  No registration required.  Walk-ins welcome.  For more information, call 757-6620. 

Ongoing Funnercise Exercise Class for Seniors Seniors may improve balance and flexibility doing high impact aerobic exercise.  5:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Christ the King Church, 1930 Barbery Dr., Springfield  Fee:  $3 per session.  No registration required.  Walk-ins welcome.  For more information, call 757-6620. 

Ongoing Massage Therapy Let our licensed massage therapists offer a variety of massages to help relax your tense muscles and quiet your mind.   Center for Living at Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital  Fee: Varies.  Call 544-LIVE (5483) for more informaiton or to schedule appointments. 

Ongoing Muscles in Motion and Balance  Low-impact exercise for senior citizens.  10:30 a.m. both locations Mondays and Fridays at FitClub South, 3631 S. Sixth Street, Springfield.                                                                         Thursdays at Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 W. South Grand Ave., Springfield.  Fee:  $3 per session.  No registration required.  Walk-ins welcome.  For more information, call 757-6620. 

Ongoing Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Provides one-on-one assistance by trained volunteers with all Medicare, Prescription Drug and Supplemental Insurance questions.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m. White Oaks Mall, upper level Bergner's wing  Free.  For more information and to register for an appointment, call 544-6464, ext. 45230. 

Ongoing Stay Fit Exercise Class Supervised exercise classes are held on Tuesday and Thursdays. Maintain or improve your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance through this supervised exercise program. You'll be instructed and monitored by our exercise special  Classes at 10:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:30, 4 and 5:15 p.m. Center for Living Cardiac Rehab at Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital  Fee:  $27 per mo./2 sessions per week.  $35 includes Saturdays. Call Cardiac Rehab at Prairie Heart Institute, 544-6464, ext. 45727, for more information. 

Ongoing Stress Management Coaching Coaching provides a one-on-one, on-going relationship with a mentor to learn and develop stress management skills. Sessions are provided at a reduced rate thanks to a generous grant from Friends of St. John's Hospital.  By appt.  Center for Living at Prairie Heart Institute at St. John's Hospital  Fee:  $30 / 50-minute session.  By appointment.  For more information, call 544-LIVE (5483). 

Ongoing Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Class Free class is arranged individually.   Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children's Center at St. John's Hospital  Free. For more information, call 744-BABY (2229). 

 



Roller Derby League 

The Twin City Derby Girls (TCDG), Champaign-Urbana’s flat track roller derby league, announces their much anticipated season schedule for 2012. The Twin City Travelers, TCDG's travel team, will play leagues from near and far at Danville's David S. Palmer Arena.  Home teams will play one another at Skateland Savoy. Bouts at Skateland Savoy will start at 7:00pm, other bout times are to be determined. Home team bouts will feature three teams: TCDG's Boneyard Bombshells, The 'Paign, and the Damagin' Dames as they duke it out for top rank in the league. Each of these teams has recently recruited new talent for the upcoming season and are training hard for supremacy within the league. The Twin City Travelers will play leagues from all over the Midwest and beyond. TCDG was recently inducted as a full WFTDA member after an exhaustive application process, and the Travelers represent the league's official charter team. They will compete for rankings within the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international association of more than 200 roller derby leagues, to eventually have a chance to play against well-established leagues such as Windy City Rollers in Chicago. "In just two years, TCDG has exploded onto the C-U sports scene.” said TCDG President Tina Davis, aka Terror Misu. “We are well on our way to becoming one of the most competitive leagues in the region."
TCDG 2012 Season Schedule:
Saturday, April 14 (Evansville, IN) - Twin City Travelers vs. Demolition City
Sunday, May 6 (Muncie, IN) - Twin City C-team vs. Cornfed Derby Dames
Saturday, May 19 (University of Illinois Ice Arena, Champaign) - Damagin’ Dames vs. Aurora 88's and The ‘Paign vs. Boneyard Bombshells
Saturday, June 9 (Danville Civic Center) - Twin City Travelers vs. TBD
Sunday, June 17 (Skateland Savoy) - Damagin’ Dames vs. Boneyard BombshellsSunday, July 15 (Skateland Savoy) - The Paign vs. Damagin’ Dames
Sunday, July 29 (Skateland Savoy) - Boneyard Bombshells vs. The ‘Paign
Saturday, Aug 4  (St. Louis, MO) - Twin City Travelers at ARRG St. Lunachix
Sunday, August 5 (St. Louis, MO) - Twin City Travelers at ARRG C-team
Saturday, August 11 (St. Louis, MO) - Twin City Travelers at St. Chux.
Sunday, August 19 (Skateland Savoy) - Damagin’ Dames vs. Boneyard Bombshells
Sunday, September 16 (Skateland Savoy) - Damagin’ Dames vs. The ‘Paign
Saturday, September 29  (Lafayette, IN) - Twin City Travelers at Lafayette Brawlin Dolls
Saturday, September 29 (Peoria, IL) - Twin City Travelers at Peoria Push
Sunday, October 7 (Skateland Savoy) - TCDG Home Team Championship
Special Note: The home season opener on May 19 will be held at the Illinois Ice Arena at 406 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL. The season opener will be a double header starting with the Damagin' Dames playing an outside team: Aurora 88's, of Aurora, IL. The second bout of the night will feature The 'Paign playing against the Boneyard Bombshells.
Giving Back
TCDG has also made a commitment to giving back to the C-U community by uniting with other local non-profits. This year, the league is partnering with R.A.C.E.S. (Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services). Portions of the proceeds from each bout will benefit this local non-profit that serves our community through their mission to "challenge the rape culture and empower victims and survivors of sexual violence through advocacy, counseling, education, crisis intervention, and activism." "RACES and TCDG share a common vision: that by empowering and inspiring women and girls, we can make our community - and our world - a better place for everyone," said Chelsea Norton, aka Chiquita Bandita, TCDG's Public Relations and Community Outreach Chair.

 



Free Blood Pressure Screening 

1st & 3rd Wednesday of EACH MONTH from 1-3 p.m. the public can stop in for a a FREE blood pressure check at Bement Health Care Center at 601 N. Morgan.

 



Crystallography - Defining the Shape of Our Modern Mind Exhibit 

"Crystallography - Defining the Shape of Our Modern Mind" Exhibit

Date: Apr 30, 2012 - Jul 13, 2012
Time: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 346 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL
Contact: 217-333-3777, http://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/.

Info: Curated by University of Illinois Chemistry Professors Gregory S. Girolami and Vera V. Mainz, this exhibition explores the development of crystallography from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its modern role as a key scientific technique.  Crystallography and our understanding of the nature of matter was revolutionized by the discovery of X-ray diffraction.  X-ray crystallography was key to discovering the double helix structure of DNA in the early 1950s.

The exhibition displays texts that span 500 years of scientific inquiry into the nature of crystalline structures.  Please join us for an informative introduction to the works on display and the history of how the study of crystals has changed our lives.

 



2012 Springfield Municipal Band Schedule 

2012 Springfield Municipal Band Schedule
May 19, Saturday - 10am - Old Capital Art Fair – Downtown Springfield
May 28, Monday- Memorial Day - 10am - Oakridge Cemetery
May 28, Monday - Memorial Day – 2pm - Camp Butler
June 5, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
June 7, Thursday - 6:30pm Concert - Comer Cox Park
June 12, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
June 16, Saturday – 10am Concert - Union Square
June 19, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
June 21, Thursday - 7:30pm Concert - Washington Park Gazebo
June 24, Sunday – 7pm Concert - Southwind Park
June 26, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
July 4, Wednesday – 4pm to 6pm Concert – Downtown Springfield
July 8, Sunday – 7pm Concert - Southwind Park
July 10, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
July 15, Sunday – 7pm Concert - Southwind Park
July 17, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
July 19, Thursday - 7:30pm Concert - Union Square
July 22, Sunday – 7pm Concert - Southwind Park
July 24, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
July 31, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
August 7, Tuesday - 7:30pm Concert - Douglas Park
September 1, Saturday – 1pm Concert – Ethnic Village at Illinois State Fairgrounds
September 11, Tuesday – 6:30pm – 9/11 Memorial at Douglas Park

 



Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum Events 

CHEVROLET HALL OF FAME MUSEUM EVENT SCHEDULE – 2012
Saturday May 19 – 4th Annual “Looking Glass Corvette Club Man Kruz
Private event but museum and parking lot will be open to the public for viewing 100+ Corvettes!
Sunday June 10 – 1st Annual – “ALL CHEVY SUNDAY” - All Chevy Show
– Judged event
Friday August 31 – Cruise-In Leading up to Veterens WW2 Memorial
Car (LIVE MUSIC – To be Announced) ALL PROCEEDS TO WW2 Memorial in Decatur, IL.
Friday Sept. 28 – Sun. Sept. 30 – 2nd Annual Chevrolet Hall of Fame
Museum Classic Car & Memorabilia Auction
Friday – Preview Party – 3:00 pm (CST)
Friday – Memorabilia Auction – 7:00 pm (CST)
Saturday – Classic Car Auction – 10:00 am (CST)
Sunday – Classic Car Au ction – 10:00 am (CST)
Stay tuned to our website and Face Book for more details on all events
www.chevrolethallo ffamemuseum.com
00 – 4:00 pm – M useum Parking lot
Friday May 11 – 2012 Classic Car Cruise-In 6-10 pm (CST)
(Show – 6-10 pm (CST) – (Live Music by “The Hitmen & A Dame”)
Saturday Sept. 1 – Veterens WW2 Memorial Car Show
or call: 217-454-4583

 



Peoria Municipal Band Concerts 

THE PEORIA MUNICIPAL BAND BEGINS THEIR 75TH SEASON JUNE 3RD
This season all Peoria Municipal Band concerts begin at the new time of 7:00 pm and all Wednesday evening concerts will be in the Warehouse District on Water Street in Peoria.  The band, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will begin their 75th season of summer concerts on Sunday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm at their home site, the beautiful Glen Oak Park Amphitheater in Peoria, Illinois.  The 2012 summer season consists of 24 concert performances and all concerts are free of charge.
The June 3rd concert will feature Mayor Jim Ardis as emcee, a salute to the Peoria High Schools, vocalist Emily Volz and 50 of the finest musicians in Central Illinois.  Every concert offers the audience the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of music in outstanding outdoor venues.  Concerts are free of charge, parking adjacent to the performance site and the atmosphere is relaxed.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket, your family and friends.
Monday May 28 Memorial Day 10:30 am  Peoria Riverfront
Sunday June 3 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday June 6 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Sunday June 10 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday June 13 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Sunday June 17 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday June 20 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Friday  June 22 Mini Band Concert 7:00 pm East Peoria Roundabout
Sunday June 24 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday June 27 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Sunday July 1 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Tuesday July 3 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park - Fireworks
Sunday July 8 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday July 11 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Friday  July 13 Mini Band Concert 7:00 pm Springdale Cemetery
Sunday July 15 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday July 18 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Sunday July 22 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday July 25 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Friday  July 27 Mini Band Concert 7:00 pm St.Philomena’s Church
Sunday July 29 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday August 1 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Sunday August 5 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Wednesday August 8 Concert 7:00 pm Water Street/Warehouse District
Sunday August 12 Concert 7:00 pm Glen Oak Park
Individuals with email who may want to follow the band can subscribe to an E-newsletter by visiting the bands website, http://www.peoriamunicipalband.com/
The Peoria Municipal Band was formed in 1937 through the efforts of Local 26 of the American Federation of Musicians and interested citizens.  Prior to 1937 the band was a professional municipal band complete with management and "Soloists of National Reputation".  Current band members come from all walks of life; many are currently music teachers in the local schools.  They are selected by audition and then commit to a full season of rehearsals and performance.  Hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed their music since 1937.  Today, with the support of the city, the band continues the long-standing tradition of excellence in music.
For more information contact the band publicity coordinator, Liz Driscoll at 635-6389 or 697-2275 or email: edriscol@dishmail.net .

 



Heartland Fresh 2U Farmers Market 

Heartland Fresh 2U is also hosting a weekly farmer’s market outside the Mt. Zion Convention Center from 3 to 7 p.m.
Days Open: June 4 to November 26, 2012
Daily 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
We will be selling all types of fruits/veggies, flowers and plants.
In today’s green society, more people are looking to buy fresh produce from local markets.  Tony Caccomo and Pete Vercellino have spearheaded a food hub in Decatur, IL called Heartland Fresh 2U which distributes locally-grown fruits and vegetables to the Central Illinois area and beyond.
http://www.heartlandfresh2u.com/services

 



Illinois Raptor Center Summer Programs 

The Illinois Raptor Center offers summer programs.
The Illinois Raptor Center is offering youth and adult raptor camps again this summer along with some brand new programs.
Beginning Birders is a program for children ages 5 through 10 and will be held on Monday, June 4th from 10AM to 2PM.  The cost is $50.00.   Wildlife Rescue is for children ages 5 through 10 and will be held on Monday, June 11th from 10AM to 2PM with a cost is $25.00.  Children may sign up for both programs for only $65.00.  Registration deadline is May 28.
The annual Youth Raptor Camp will be held the week of June 25th through the 29th for children ages 11 through 15 from 9AM to noon each day.  The fee is $150.00. Children must register by June 15.
The IRC’s summer youth programs are being sponsored in part by the Decatur Audubon Society.
The Adult Raptor Camp date is set for Saturday, September 8 from 9AM to 5PM and that registration deadline is August 31.   The fee is $150.00.
A Teen Camp Out is being planned for July 28th and a Family Camp Out for September 15th.  More information about these programs can be found on the public events page of the IRC website at www.illinoisraptorcenter.org or by calling the center at 217-963-6909.

 



Prairie Skies Public Library Summer Reading Program 

Prairie Skies Public Library District will be starting their  Summer Reading Program,  "Reading is So Delicious!"  The library will host a range of free programs on Mondays at 10 A.M. in the main library at Ashland and again at 1 P.M. in the Pleasant Plains branch library.  Kick-off is with the "Mad Science of Peoria" by Carrie Healy on June 4th, the enchanting marionettes of the DePriest Puppets, June 11th, Dulcimer Guy Mike Anderson, has stories and songs to satisfy your appetite on June 18,  the St. Louis Hoop Club will get you moving June 25; Mr E. ,Rod Erdmann will perform on July 2 and the grand finale is M & K Parties on July 9th. Thanks to our sponsors and friends prizes will be awarded for reading. Grand Prizes to be announced         
       The programs are free and all are welcomed to come.
Prairie Skies Public Library District
125 West Editor, Ashland, IL. 62612
Ph. (217) 476-3417
555 Buckeye, Pleasant Plains, IL. 62677
Ph. (217) 626-1553
http://prairieskieslibrary.com/
Library Director: Robin Krone
robinsbooktalk@gmail.com

 



Milikin Summer Camps & Programs 

Greater Decatur Youth Band
Beginning June 6

The GDYB rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center on the Millikin University campus. Fifth and sixth grade students will play in the Red Band, which meets from 9 - 10:15 a.m. Students in grades 7 - 9 will play in the Blue Band, which meets from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Music Theory Basics - Millikin Preparatory Department Camp
June 4-8

Students entering grades 7-12 will spend a week using games and group activities to introduce the basics of music theory including key signatures, harmonic chord progressions, ear training, sight reading and identifying tonalities. The camp is under the direction of Melissa Miller, Artistic & Music Director of the Millikin Children’s Choir. For more information, contact the Millikin University Preparatory Department at 217.425.4698.

“Music Alive” Music Technology Camp
June 4-8

With the assistance of cutting-edge technology, students entering grades 5-9 will explore musical creativity by improvising and composing new music, using recording and musical production software such as “GarageBand” and “Finale”. The program will culminate with a presentation and a CD recording of student work. For more information, contact the Millikin University Preparatory Department at 217.425.4698.

 

 

“Summer Sings Goin’ Campin’” - Millikin Preparatory Department Camp
June 11-15

Open to students entering grades K-12. Sing, play, and have fun during the Millikin Children’s Choir’s annual Summer Camp. Enjoy playing instruments, dancing, and of course, singing. No sleeping bags are required for this camping trip. The camp will conclude with a public performance on Friday, June 15 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the Millikin University Preparatory Department at 217.425.4698.

Guitar Camp - Millikin Preparatory Department Camp
July 23-27

The camp will feature group instruction in a fun atmosphere, with beginners meeting from 9 a.m. to noon, and the intermediate class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The beginner camp includes introduction to guitar, tuning, primary chords in several keys, basic strumming and fingerpicking, basic music reading and music fundamentals, easy song accompaniments and melodies. The intermediate class will offer an overview of guitar basics, scales, and more advanced chords. For more information, contact the Millikin University Preparatory Department at 217.425.4698.
 
Millikin University Volleyball Camp
Positional Skills Camps: June 12-13 & July 9-11
All Skills Camps: June 11-12 & July 9-10
Team Camps: June 11-14 & July 11-12

Camps will be conducted by Millikin’s Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Debbie Kiick. Camps are designed to improve camper’s volleyball skills in a challenging and fun environment, with a low camper-to-instructor ratio. For more information, contact Debbie Kiick at 217.424.6344.

Millikin University Women’s Basketball Camps
Elite Camp: June 24-26
Middle School All Skills Camp: June 28
High School All Skills Camp: June 29

Millikin University Head Basketball Coach Lori Kerans, Assistant Coach Joanna Conner, and current and former Big Blue coaches and players will work with players to develop their abilities in an organized, fun environment. Camps will emphasize the importance of the basics and also work toward developing more advanced skills and techniques for the more advanced player. For more information, contact Lori Kerans at 217.521.1470.

Millikin University Men’s Basketball Camps
July 18-20

Millikin University Head Basketball Coach Matt Nadelhoffer, Assistant Coaches T.J. Caughell and Jon Lester, and current and former Big Blue players will provide excellent instruction in the fundamentals of basketball to develop the skills necessary to improve regardless of the player's experience. They will emphasize the importance of a great attitude in everything they do and focus on developing the confidence and character of the campers in a positive atmosphere. For more information, contact Matt Nadelhoffer at 217.424.3725.  

 


Showchoir Camps of America
June 17-24

Showchoir Camps of America will celebrate their 33rd year at Millikin this summer. The camp was founded by Millikin alums Dwight Jordan ’76 and Susan Boroian Moninger ’78. The camp brings in top clinicians to teach youth ages 12-18 about singing, choreography, dancing, jazz, hip hop, acting and leadership skills.  For more information, contact the Showchoir Camps of America at 630.663.4500 or visit www.showchoircamps.com.

Kreps Basketball Camp
Two Sessions – June 9-10 and July 14-15

Kreps Basketball Camp, in association with the American Youth Basketball Tour, is a summer basketball organization for youth grades 3-11.  This non-residential day camp is held at Griswold Athletic Center. For more information, contact David Kreps at 217.876.8417. 

Math Excel
June 8-16

Math Excel is a program run through Millikin’s Office of Student Success to help prepare incoming freshman with their math skills. Students will reside in Weck Hall. For more information, contact the Millikin University Office of Student Success at 217.362.6424.

Orientation and Registration
June 7-8

Millikin’s Office of Student Programs hosts orientation and registration for incoming students and families over the course of five days in June. O&R provides students and families a chance to begin adjusting to Millikin University and serves to confirm that the student made the correct choice in attending Millikin.  For more information, contact the Millikin University Office of Student Programs at 217.424.6335.

Heartland Baha’i Summer School
July 20-22

During the Heartland Baha’i Summer School, adult and youth participants will engage in spiritual based study and leadership development surrounding the Baha’i faith during this weekend retreat. For more information, contact Debbie Martin at 618.687.2513. 

Illinois Association of Student Councils
July 22-26

Millikin University has hosted the Illinois Association of Student Councils for over 10 years. Approximately 75 high school campers and 10 adult staff members will participate in “intensive training in leadership.”  For more information, visit www.illinoisstuco.com.

 

 

 

Rick Mount Shooting Camp
July 29-31

The Rick Mount Shooting Camp for young basketball players has been utilizing Millikin as a site for over 15 years. The camp will have approximately 50 participants and the goal of the Rick Mount Shooting Camp is to improve the shooting skills for young basketball players.  For more information, contact Jerry Hoover at 1.800.407.3663.

Millikin Piano Camp
July 15-21

Students entering grades 9-12 will enjoy six days of sessions on piano literature, technique, duets, improvisation, private lessons and practice. All sessions and lessons will be taught by Millikin faculty members. Evening entertainment includes game nights at the Richards Treat University Center, bowling, and a trip to downtown Decatur’s historic Avon Theater. Boarders will stay in air-conditioned double rooms; boarders and commuters will enjoy meals at the Wornick Dining Center. The camp will conclude with a recital in Kaeuper Hall that will be open to the public. For more information, contact the Millikin University Preparatory Department at 217.425.4698.

Bishop Dullaghan Down and Dirty Football Camp / Middle School & High School Camps
Three Sessions – June 10-12, June 25-28, and July 8-11

New for 2012, the Bishop Dullaghan Down and Dirty Football Camp is for High School offensive and defensive lineman entering grades 9-12. It consists of seven practice “opportunities” that are spread over a three day period. The Middle School Camp features drill techniques and fundamentals for every position and the coach to player ratio never exceeds 10 to 1. The purpose of the High School Camp is to help the aspiring skilled position football player to improve his techniques and build his confidence in a very intense, educational and rewarding experience. For more information, contact Jeb Odam at 217.824.0450.

 



Summer Musicals @ The Station Theatre 

The Station Theatre is proud to announce its 40th summer season, featuring two great musicals, an inspiring new play, and a celebration of 40 years of performances!
First up is The Game of Love, directed by Stephen Fiol. The Game of Love is a delightful two-act musical with book by Tom Jones (The Fantasticks, 110 in the Shade) and music by Jacques Offenbach, with arrangements and additional music by Nancy Ford. It is a musical set in 19th century Vienna and follows Anatol, a "man-about-town," and the five women with whom he carries on affairs. The Game of Love will show June 7–10 and 13–16, 2012.
On Saturday, June 16, the Station will host its annual Summer Benefit. Those who purchase tickets for this event will be treated to great food and live music at the beautiful home of the Station’s artistic director, Rick Orr, followed by a performance of The Game of Love at the Station, with dessert and champagne at intermission.  For more information on the Summer Benefit, call the Station Theatre at 217-384-4000.
Next in the summer line-up is the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact’s 8, written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Mathew Green. 8 chronicles the historic trial of the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. This will be a special concert reading, presented for two nights only, July 2 and 3, 2012. There is no set admission for attendance, but a $5 donation is suggested, and all profits will go to the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Following each reading, an audience talk-back discussion will be facilitated by representatives of the UP Center of Champaign County.
Finishing up the summer season is the iconic rock musical Rent; book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson; directed here by Mikel L. Matthews Jr.; with musical direction by Alex Zelck Smith. Rent tells the story of a group of starving artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The show will run July 12–15, 18–22, 25–29, and August 1–4, 2012. Auditions for Rent will take place at the theatre on Saturday, May 26 at 3pm and Sunday, May 27 at 6pm. 
All shows start at 8:00 p.m.; standard admission is $10 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations may be made by calling 217-384-4000 or by visiting our website. The theatre is located at 223 N. Broadway, Urbana, with free parking directly across the street courtesy of Save-a-Lot. For more information about the theatre and the Celebration Company, see the website at www.stationtheatre.com or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheStationTheatre.

 



Grow Decatur Focus Group 

Grow Decatur Focus Group
What is Grow Decatur?
A comprehensive, community-based, strategic initiative. 
Recognizing urgency, Grow Decatur is a collaborative development and growth initiative working to transform Decatur, IL into a robust community.
How can you be involved?
We want your help to shape a vision for our community. Join us for a facilitated discussion about Decatur's future...   
UPCOMING FOCUS GROUPS   
Monday, June 11, 10:00 AM
Decatur Public Library
130 N. Franklin, Decatur, IL

Wednesday, June 13, 5:15 PM   
Decatur Public Library
130 N. Franklin, Decatur, IL

Wednesday, June 20, 1:00 PM  
Decatur Public Library
130 N. Franklin, Decatur, IL

Friday, June 29, 1:00 PM
Decatur Family YMCA
220 W. McKinley Ave, Decatur, IL

Sunday, July 8, 9:00 AM 
First Presbyterian Church
204 W. Prairie Ave, Decatur, IL       

Tuesday, July 10, 9:00 AM
DOVE, Inc.
788 E. Clay St., Decatur, IL   

Wednesday, July 11, 4:00 PM
Chamber of Commerce
100 S. Water St., Decatur, IL
 
Grow Decatur is a community effort launched to help make Decatur strong and vibrant.OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information call 217-424-6296 or visit the Grow Decatur Website.

 



Basic Hatha Yoga 

Basic Hatha Yoga
Starts:  Tues., June 12 – Aug. 21
Time:  5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room:  SC54; Shilling Community Education Center
Cost:  $60
Call to register:  875-7211, Ext. 265
Richland Community College,
One College Park, Decatur, IL

 



Senior Summer Seminars 

Senior Summer Seminars
Faith in Action of the Quad Cities will be presenting three seminars this summer for all senior citizens

June 12th: Michael Glenn Attorney at Law.
Presenting on wills, estate planning, probate matters
@ United Faith Church, Pana Fairground Road

July 17th: Ella York Office of the Attorney General, Community Outreach Liaison.
Presenting on senior scams, identity theft, tax refund/payday loans, debt collection, credit cards/reports help for home-owners
@ Church of the Nazarene, 6th & Fairground Road, Pana

August 21st: Bryan Padget Outreach Coordinator Senior Health Insurance Program-SHIP
Presenting on all your questions about Medicare, some information on Medicaid
@ First United Methodist Church, 619 Kitchell Ave. Pana

There will be a light lunch hosted by Faith In Action at noon on each of these days. The presentations will begin at 1pm. A free-will offering will be taken to hlep cover expenses. Everyone is invited to come, birng your questions, and learn at each one of these informative sessions. if you have any questions about the seminars please call Faith In Action Program Director Barbara Sheets at 562-6236.

 



Bethany Farmers Market 

Bethany Farmers Market Starts June 26
The Bethany Farmers Market will hold its Opening Day on June 26.  Expected local products include fruit and vegetables, meat, baked goods, hot food, and hand crafted items.  The market will be open on Tuesday evenings, June 26 to August 21, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Bethany American Legion parking lot on Highway 121.  Vendors can contact Jennifer Ashley at (217) 665-3453 or jashley02@myfrontiermail.com.

 



Heartland Community Church July Events 

Heartland Community Church July Events
July 1 – Block Party – 1pm to 4pm - Fun for All!! Free food, Pepsi Stand, Snow Cones, Live music from contemporary women's christian singers – Four Wall Flight, Pony Rides, Inflatable’s for the kids, Yard games, Sowing and Reaping event in the Grand Palace.
July 20th and 21st – Build Me A Bridge Men’s Conference Friday Night, July 20th  and Saturday, July 21st –
To help men bridge from where they are in their journeys with God to where God wants them to be in our journey with Him. For more    information and to register. Please go to http://www.buildmeabridgeconference.com/contact.html
July 25th - Wild and Wacky Wednesday's continues with Decatur's longest ice cream sundae - 80ft' of
yummy ice cream and all the toppings you love, immediately following Wednesday night services in the Grand Palace.
3253 N Brush College Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
217-877-9529

 



Decatur Public Library July Events 

7/3/12
 Teen Book Club
 1:00pm
 Staley Room
 Meet up with other teens to talk about what you're reading or your favorite books. We will meet weekly at 1:00 in the Staley Conference Room.

7/2/12
 Mousing
 9:30-11:30a,
 Computer Lab
 This class will help those who have never used a computer mouse before or those who want to learn how to properly use it. The focus will be on how to hold, move, single click, double click, and use the left and right mouse buttons. This class is a tutorial done online with the instructor.
 
7/3/12
 Keyboarding Class
 9:30-11:30am
 Computer Lab
 This beginning class will help those who have never used a computer and will concentrate on using keyboard. An introduction to the keyboard will cover all the keys of the keyboard and what their jobs are. You have heard the “just delete it,” now come and learn what this phrase means.
 
7/4/12
 Decatur Public Library Closed July 4th
 
7/7/12
 Author Book Talk and Signing:  "Who Am I?" by C. S. Ringer
 10am
 Staley Room
 Although many books have been written about the history of adoption, their focus varies from the legal proceedings to personal accounts of the different parties involved. There are few on the actual history, but that history is interspersed among other events.That is where Decatur author C. S. Ringer's informational and inspirational book, “Who Am I?” is different. Beginning in biblical times, she takes readers on a journey through the history of adoption, leading up to modern times and her own adoption when she was an infant. Through her unique perspective, she reveals how adoption started and the path it has taken over the many years of its existence.  C.S. Ringer will give a talk about her books "Who Am I?" and will be signing the book following the program.
 
7/10/12
 Scanning 101
 9:30-11:30am
 Computer Lab
 What is Scanning and how do I do it? The flatbed scanner is very much like a copy machine, to the extent that it has a glass plate under a lid, and a moving light that scans across under it. Except that scanners can do great color too. We can scan pictures, documents, etc. and make them digital. The possibilities are endless like printing, emailing them etc. Bring a picture you would like to scan.
 
7/10/12
 Teen Book Club
 1:00pm
 Staley Room
 Meet up with other teens to talk about what you're reading or your favorite books. We will meet weekly at 1:00 in the Staley Conference Room.
 
7/11/12
 Kindle Class
 10-11:00am
 Computer Lab
 Here's your chance to learn about your Kindle in a group class! Want to learn how to download books from Library on the Go? This class will help you with downloading books from LOTG to your device. Must have an established email and Amazon Account.
 
7/11/12
 Books Between Bites:  James Millikin's Vision:  Millikin University and its First 111 Years
 12:15pm
 Madden Auditorium
 The speaker is Peggy Smith Luy, a 1975 Millikin grad and Vice President for Alumni and Development.  Peggy Leads the Millikin Capital Campaign effort, "Transform MU," which will raise $85 million by 2015.
 
7/12/12
 Jump & External Drives Class
 1-3:00pm
 Computer Lab
 What is a USB Jump Drive and why save to it? The USB Jump Drive is a compact file storage device used to save information externally utilizing the USB port of your computer. In this class participants will be introduced to the storage device and how to save your files to it. It is encouraged that you bring your own jump drive.
 
7/13/12
 A Review of 55 Years of The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan featuring Executive Director John Stephens
 6pm
 Madden Auditorium
 Join us for an exclusive concert given by John Stephens, Executive Director of The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan.  John will play the piano and sing a wide range of show-stoppers that have been featured in popular musicals performed at the Little Theatre over the past 55 seasons.  Tickets are required for this program and can be picked up at the Reference Desk.
 
7/16/12
 Want a Free Email Account?
 1-3:00pm
 Computer Lab
 You need an email account for just about everything today. Appling for a job, school, refunds, rebates etc. Now is the time to setup a free email account and learn how to send mail in seconds. Prerequisites: Keyboarding and Mousing
 
7/17/12
 Teen Book Club
 1:00pm
 Staley Room
 Meet up with other teens to talk about what you're reading or your favorite books. We will meet weekly at 1:00 in the Staley Conference Room.
 
7/18/12
 Ebay 101
 9:30-11:30am
 Computer Lab
 What is eBay? How do I buy an item? What is PayPal? What is feedback? What is User Agreements? Are you confused? This class is going to answer those questions for you. A general knowledge of the Internet is required. 
 
7/18/12
 Decatur History Club
 7pm
 Staley Room
 Join us for a free program on various history topics.
 
7/19/12
 DPL Book Club
 1pm
 Board Room
 Featured book is "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova
 
7/24/12
 Digital Images 1
 9:30-11:30am
 Computer Lab
 How do I add pictures to my computer? How do I get the pictures off of my camera? Is digital better than film? Can I edit my own pictures? Is it cheaper than getting my pictures developed? Come and learn about these questions and have some fun. Bring your camera and your data cables. Prerequisites: Keyboarding, Mousing, and Computers 101
 
7/24/12
 Nonfiction Book Club
 1pm
 Board Room
 Featured book is "Egypt, Greece and Rome - Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean" by Charles Freeman
 
7/24/12
 Teen Book Club
 1:00pm
 Staley Room
 Meet up with other teens to talk about what you're reading or your favorite books. We will meet weekly at 1:00 in the Staley Conference Room.
 
7/25/12
 Digital Images 2
 9:30-11:30am
 Computer Lab
 This class will focus more on using the Picasa software. We will learn how to crop, make a collage, change color pictures to black and white, straighten, lighten, darken, as well as fix red eyes in your digital photos. Prerequisites: Keyboarding, Mousing, and Computers 101, Digital Cameras 1
 
7/26/12
 On the Road with Elderhostel:  Adventures in Lifetime Learning 
 6pm
 Madden Auditorium
 Join Don Chamberlain, who has since 2000 participated in 44 Road Scholar/Elderhostel.  Through Road Scholar programs, he has dug for dinosaurs, hiked in the swamps of the Everglades, followed the path of Lewis and Clark, visited Native American  Reservations, and traveled historic highways throughout the country. Don has served as a presenter at some Road Scholar programs and even taught a Road Scholar program in central Florida on Bird Photography.    Don is a registered Road Scholar Ambassador and in this program will describe Elderhostel programs, show a few slides featuring some the highlights of his experiences and will answer questions about this wonderful non-for-profit organization.
 
7/30/12
 Computers 101 Class
 9:30-11:30am
 Computer Lab
 This is a hands-on introduction to the Windows operating system using Windows XP.  Topics covered include the computer desktop, icons, taskbar and start button. We will learn how to open a software program, create a file and a folder. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required.

 



Arabian Horse Association Regional Championship Show 

Region 11 of the Arabian Horse Association. The Regional Championship Show will be held at the State Fairgrounds in Springfield July 5-8, 2012. 
The Arabian Horse is the oldest purebreed horse in the world. It's bloodlines have been cherished for thousands of years and all of our modern horses can trace their pedigrees back to the ancient desert. The Arabian is know for its beauty, intelligence, and strong bond with humans. The Arabian is a friendly horse and we would love to share the amazing experience of one of the worlds oldest treasures with the greater Springfield area.
In addition to one of the best quality horse shows in the United States, we are proud to be hosting a FREE Educational, Family-Friendly event througout the weekend. The "TAIL" (Total Arabian Ineraction & Learning) Program will offer "behind the scenes" tours throuought the weekend - families will be meeting several of the show horses, up-close & personal, visit many barns and watch the show with exhibitor-guides who will explain what is being shown in the ring. The tours will take place two times per-day, throughout the weekend. 
10:00a and 2:00p on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00a on Sunday

 



Music Festival for Honduras 2012 

Music Festival for Honduras 2012
presented by Living Faith Minitries & Real Life Church
July 7, 2012 11:00 AM
2450 Taylor Avenue, Springfield, IL
For questions Don Dennis 217-971-3587 drd@ccaonline.com
featuring New Jerusalem Singers, The Chosen Ones, Glen Gobel, Mark & Pam Fisher, Clinton Everetts, Rob Brogdon, Living Faith, The Peeks
All food purchase proceeds go to Hondus Mission Field

 



Party With The Pope 

PARTY WITH THE POPE
Breast Cancer Fundraiser for Penelope “Pope” Kerber
Sherman, IL- The Sherman Athletic Club, 300 S. 1st, is hosting a Breast Cancer
Fundraiser for Penelope Kerber on Sunday, July 8, 2012 starting at 12 p.m. There will be food, a silent auction, raffles and live music provided by Hipbone Sam Band and ZZ Tripp. Admission is a $5 donation.
Penelope “Pope” Kerber has been battling breast cancer for almost 3 years. Her friendsand family are asking the community to come together to raise funds to help with extensive medical and travel expenses.
For more details or donation information, call (217) 416-5984, or send an email to:partywiththepope@att.net.

 



Sky Summer Kids Event 

A summer kids’ event called Sky will be hosted at First United Methodist Church from July 9-13th.  At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.

Sky is for kids from 3 years- 5th grade and will run from 9am-12pm each day. For more information, call 217-793-9760 or email lwalker@springfieldfirst.org.  You can register at www.springfieldfirst.org starting in May.  First United Methodist Church is located at 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd, Springfield, IL 62711.

 



Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest 

Event Name: Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706 Start Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 End Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 10:30am and 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Contact: 217-782-5993

"Chickens Aren't the Only Ones." Birds, reptiles, amphibians and even a couple of mammals lay eggs. Learn all about eggs and the animals that lay them in this "eggcellent" Reading Rainbow episode. The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June & July at 10:00am and 2:00pm in the auditorium of the Illinois State Museum. The program is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families. Each film lasts approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public. For more information, or to schedule a group of 10 or more, contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state.il.us or 217-782-5993.

 



Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture 

Event Name: Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture
Location: Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center, 1011 E.
Ash St., Springfield, IL 62703
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact: 217-785-0037
Guy Sternberg, Arborist, Owner and Operator of Starhill Forest Arboretum, Petersburg, IL, Adjunct Research Associate, Illinois State Museum, will present "The Historic Cemeteries of Menard County, Illinois." In the land where Lincoln rose to greatness, his presence has enhanced the preservation of much of the pioneer history of the Midwest.
There is no better place to touch such history, with a liberal bonus of botany, art, sculpture, scenery, and legend, than in the historic cemeteries of his home region. This presentation will visit 23 of the most interesting and historic cemeteries in this special county. Free and open to the public. Access to the Research and Collections Center is from 10 1/2 Street. For more information, please call 217-785-0037.

 



Senior Movie Matinee 

The Senior Movie Matinee at the Westville Public Library for July will be "The Road to Morocco".  This Crosby and Hope classic find the guys being enslaved to a lovely Princess.  Of course, all is not well, so hilarity and hijinks are the result.  Come to the library on Wednesday, July 11 at 2PM to see this funny classic movie.  The movie is on the second Wednesday of the month because of the holiday.  Please call the library at 267-3170 to register.  Refreshments will be provided by Sunset Funeral Homes and the Westville Library.

 



Piatt County 4-H General Show 

Piatt County 4-H General Show
Piatt County 4-H will be holding its Annual General Show on July 13th and 14th in the Monticello Community building Ballroom, above Allerton Library.  Judging will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday evening and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Projects on display will showcase what 4-H members have been working on all year and will include everything from Visual Arts to Leadership and Horticulture.  Please stop in and support your local 4-H member, find out what is available through 4-H and think about joining us in our upcoming 4-H year to try your hand at an exciting project of your own. Please call Susan at the Extension Office at 762-2191 with any questions.

 



Latham Firefighters 63rd Annual Ice Cream Social 

Latham Firefighters 63rd Annual Ice Cream Social
Saturday July 14th 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Starting with Antique Tractor and Car Show, serving will start at noon. Their will be several activities during the day and the Tennessee Borderline Country Band will entertain 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The Latham Fighters Large Prize Drawings will be at 8:30 PM.
The Latham Firefighters would like to invite everyone to an afternoon and evening of family fun!

 



MZFD FUNDRAISER 

Help our Heroes MZFD Fundraiser, Sat., July 14th 9am to 2 pm, FLetcher Park, Mt. Zion. 5K Run/1K walk (registration at 7, race at 8am), Car Show (registration 9-11am, judging at noon), Antique fire truck display, firefighter challenge competition, Kids activities: firehouse bounce house, safety house, face paiting plus more, Harley-Davidson motorcycle raffle, slient auction, food, fun entertainment. For more inof: 433-7508 or 519-3981.

 



Piatt County Relay for Life 

July 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm will be the Piatt County Relay for Life at the Cerro Gordo High School.  This years theme:  Once Upon a Time there was a Cure for Cancer

 



Piatt County Relay for Life 

Piatt County Set to Celebrate More Birthdays
        American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Piatt County, Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Cerro Gordo, IL. –– Help save lives faster and create more birthdays. Join the   American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Piatt County, which runs from 6:00 pm, Saturday, July 14 to 6:00 a.m., Sunday, July 15 at (Cerro Gordo High School in Cerro Gordo.
Relay For Life is a family-focused, overnight event that includes a wide variety of entertainment, games, food and other activities. While the main objective of Relay For Life is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event helps spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer and unite a community in the fight against cancer.
        For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at  217-356-9076 or visit www.relayforlife.org/piattil

 



Super Saturdays at the Museum 

Event Name: Super Saturdays at the Museum
Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62706
Date: July 14, 2012
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Contact: 217-782-6044
"Let the Games Begin! Summer Olympics" Super Saturday. Come celebrate the start of the Summer Olympic Games! Learn more about the sports that will be featured at the Games, make an Olympic torch craft for the opening ceremonies, take a "tour" of London, and more! Free and open to the public. Super Saturdays offer free, thematic activities recommended for children ages 4-8 the second Saturday of each month. Activities take 30 to 45 minutes to complete and feature crafts and educational games.
Parents and families are encouraged to participate. Registration is not required for this activity. For more information, call the Education Section at 217-782-6044.

 



Springfield Center for Independent Living July Support Groups 

Springfield Center for Independent Living July Support Groups
Heads Up Group
Sunday, July 15 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at SCIL

Post Polio
Saturday, July 21 10:00 p.m. to noon at SCIL
Speaker: Dr. Ra’Kerry Rahman, Professor and Surgeon with SIU Division of Orthopedics.

Personal Assistant Employers Group
Tuesday, July 31 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at SCIL

Springfield Center for Independent Living, 330 S. Grand
Ave. W., Springfield IL, 62704
For further information about any support groups, or if Braille, large print, or an interpreter are needed, please contact SCIL at 523-2587 V/TTY two weeks in advance.

 



Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest 

Event Name: Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706 Start Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 End Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 10:30am and 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Contact: 217-782-5993

"The Magic School Bus For Lunch." Join Mrs. Frizzle's class on a journey through Arnold's digestive system and learn what happens to your lunch after you eat it. The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June & July at 10:00am and 2:00pm in the auditorium of the Illinois State Museum. The program is recommended for children ages
3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families.
Each film lasts approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public.
For more information, or to schedule a group of 10 or more, contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state.il.us or 217-782-5993.

 



Illinois Master Naturalist Program Informational Meetings Offered 

Illinois Master Naturalist Program Informational Meetings Offered
Do you enjoy spending time in nature and practicing natural resource stewardship?  If so, make plans to attend a free informational meeting to learn more about the Illinois Master Naturalist program that is being offered this Fall by University of Illinois Extension Unit 17.  Interested individuals may choose from three meeting times and locations listed below:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
6:00pm-7:00pm
Macon County Extension Office
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
6:00pm-7:00pm
DeWitt County Extension Office
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
10:00am-11:00am
Piatt County Extension Office
Please contact the Extension Office in the county in which you would like to attend or you can register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp/.  If you have additional questions, please contact Myla Ringler at (217)762-2191

 



Children's Science Workshop 

Event Name: Children's Science Workshop
Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706
Date: July 19, 2012
Contact: 217-782-5993
"The Big, the Bad, and the Ugly: Strange Creatures of Illinois"
Children's Science Workshop. 9:00am to Noon: Ages 8-10. 1:00-4:00pm:
Ages 6-7. Fees: Members: $14 per child. Non-members: $18 per child.
Discover fascinating creatures from Illinois' past and present as you travel through time. Go on an underwater adventure, spend time in the Ice Ages, and explore rivers, caves, and prairies! Taught by District
186 teacher Sandy Bauer. Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state.il.us or 217-782-5993.

 



13th Annual Best of The Barn 

Date: Saturday, July 21st
Time: 6:00pm
Location: The Barn, from junction Rt. 16 and Rt. 51 in Pana, go EAST approx. 3 miles. From Tower Hill, on Rt. 16 go WEST approx. 1 mile.
Contact: Joanne Clack 217-562-3526 joanne@wjtwradio.com, Judy Smith 217-539-4221 jjksmith@frontiernet.net

Info: Tickets Required - $15.00. Featuring Joanne Clark, Called Out Quartet, One Voice Trio, Joe Arview and Thunder Band, Solid Ground. Catered KFC Meal @ 4:00pm - Meal ticket $7.00

 



South Shores Christian Church VBS 

South Shores Christian Church FAMILY Vacation Bible School
Conviction - Take a stand
Come join us, as your family will learn about Daniel and how he took a stand.
5:30 - 8pm July 22nd - July 26th
Dinner will be served
Any questions please contact South Shores Christian Church at 428-5683.
South Shores Christian Church
230 Bristol Drive
Decatur, IL
Across from South Shores Elementary School.

 



Piatt County Relay for Life Garage Sale and Cookout 

July 23, 2012
148 Morris
Bement, IL
Pork Chop and Ribeye Sandwich Cookout and Garage Sale
Raffles
All proceeds to benefit Piatt County Relay for Life
Any questions please contact Joyce Quick @ 217-521-4817

 



Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest 

Event Name: Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706 Start Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 End Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 10:30am and 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Contact: 217-782-5993

"Growing Up Wild: Puppy Dog Tales." Dogs are "man's best friend." Learn all about puppies including those of Saint Bernards, wolves, foxes, Austrailian dingos, coyotes, and more. The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June & July at 10:00am and 2:00pm in the auditorium of the Illinois State Museum. The program is recommended for children ages 3-8 and is great for day care classes, summer camp groups, and families. Each film lasts approximately 30 minutes. Free and open to the public. For more information, or to schedule a group of 10 or more, contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state.il.us or 217-782-5993.

 



Underwater Art Children's Workshop 

Event Name: "Underwater Art" Children's Workshop
Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706
Date: July 26-27, 2012
Time: 9:00am to Noon
Contact: 217-782-5993
This summer, dive into fun at the "Underwater Art" workshop. Make a painted paper fish collage, create a printmaking project, and learn more about sea creatures that lived in Illinois over 300 million years ago!
This workshop is open to children ages 5-7. A light snack will be provided each day. This is a two-part workshop held on July 26 and July 27. Children attend on both days. Fees: Members: $24 per child.
Non-members: $30 per child. For registration information visit
bit.ly/underwater12 or contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state.il.us or 217-782-5993.

 



German Brass Ensemble Concert 

HEAR A WORLD-FAMOUS GERMAN BRASS ENSEMBLE RIGHT HERE IN CLIVE AUGUST 4 AND 5!
Come hear the world-famous Altenmedingen Posaunenchor brass ensemble perform as part of the worship services at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa, USA, at 5 p.m. central daylight time August 4, and 8:30 and 10 a.m. central daylight time, August 5.
No polka dancing will be allowed, but the ensemble plans to present a program of classical brass music, folk music, popular tunes and religious music by such composers as George Phillipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Matthias Nagel. Free-will offerings will be taken at the services.
The ensemble is comprised of young and old musicians. It consists of trumpets, trombones, baritone horns and tubas.
The concerts are among several presented by the ensemble while it is in the Des Moines area from July 31 through August 14. Other performances include a concert in Colby Park, concerts at farmers’ markets in West Des Moines and Waukee, a concert at Merle Hay Mall and an appearance at the Iowa State Fair. The concert is sponsored by the Polka Club of Iowa, Central Chapter.
To get to Faith Lutheran Church, located in the western part of the Des Moines, Iowa area, take Interstate-235 to the Valley West Drive exit. Go north on Valley West Drive to University Avenue and then go west. Faith Lutheran Church is by the Clive water tower, beyond the K-mart store. Parking is available at the church and the K-mart store.

 



Gospel Music Fest 

Gospel Music Fest
Kilbourne Fire Department Pavillion Kilbourne, IL (Just off Rt. 97)
August 4th 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Join us for a variety of Southern and country Gospel singers
Featuring: Mark & Pam Fisher, Andy & Brayden Fyffe, Gospel Voyagers, Living Faith, Phil Hansen, Harmony Trio, Mutch Love, The Peeks, New Jerusalem Singers, New Life Singers, Paul Summers, Atterberry Baptist Church Choir, Firm Foundation Quartet
Free Admission
Food & Drinks can be purchased from Fire Department, Hosted by Atterberry Baptist Church, Kilbourne Baptist Church

 



Tammy Renee Harris @ The Barn 

Date: Saturday, August 4th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Barn, from junction Rt. 16 and Rt. 51 in Pana, go EAST approx. 3 miles. From Tower Hill, on Rt. 16 go WEST approx. 1 mile.
Contact: Joanne Clack 217-562-3526 joanne@wjtwradio.com, Judy Smith 217-539-4221 jjksmith@frontiernet.net

Info: Celebrate The Barn's 14th Anniversary, and free cake! www.tammyrenee.com

 



Brian Free Concert 

 

Brian Free Concert
Award winning Gospel Quartet, “Brian Free and Assurance” will be in concert Sunday, August 5th at 6:00p.m. at the First Christian Church in Petersburg,IL. The First Christian Church is located at 210 S. 8th Street in Petersburg on the corner of Jackson and 8th Street. There are no tickets needed and no admission fee. A free will offering will be received. For more information, call 825-3817 or 632-2533.
 



Gospel Concert 

Brian Free Concert
Award winning Gospel Quartet, “Brian Free and Assurance” will be in concert Sunday, August 5th at 6:00p.m. at the First Christian Church in Petersburg,IL. The First Christian Church is located at 210 S. 8th Street in Petersburg on the corner of Jackson and 8th Street. There are no tickets needed and no admission fee. A free will offering will be received. For more information, call 825-3817 or 632-2533.

 



Super Saturdays at the Museum 

Event Name: Super Saturdays at the Museum
Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., Springfield, IL 62706-5000
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Time: 11am - 3pm
Contact: 217-782-6044

"Cityscapes: Build it Bigger." Design your own passport and travel around the world to discover some amazing cities and their architecture.
Get your passport stamped as you learn about city buildings with games, activities, and crafts. Super Saturdays offer free, thematic activities recommended for children ages 4-8. Activities take 30 to 45 minutes to complete and feature crafts and educational games. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. Registration is not required. Free and open to the public. For more information call 217-782-6044.

 



Stephen Decatur High School 40-year Reunion 

Stephen Decatur High School 40-year Reunion
August 17-19, 2012 Decatur, IL
You may register by visiting our website at http://www.sdhs72.com/ to order reunion tickets. you may also ask for reunion tickets by sending a request to
SDHS 72 Reunion
170 N Oakdale Blvd
Decatur, IL
The cost for reunion is $45 per person and $80 per couple which covers all three events (drinks not included); 6 PM Friday at Lock Stock and Barrel, 6 PM saturday at Beach House and 12 noon Sunday at Scovill

 



Open Car Cruise 

Open Car Cruise
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Macon County Fairgrounds
Cruise 10 AM - 5 PM
Dance 7 PM - 10 PM
Music provided by local DJ
Food, fun and games
$7 entry fee, includes car cruise and dance
for info call 217-872-6437
not responsible for accidents, dash plaques for 1st 100 cars

 



SoirĂ©e du Ballet: Chinoiserie 

Soirée du Ballet: Chinoiserie
Benefiting Champaign Urbana Ballet
Saturday, August 25, 7:00 p.m.
Stone Creek 2600 South Stone Creek Boulevard, Urbana, IL 61802
The Experience...
Savory and sweet culinary creations by Chef Bob Rowe, on our French and Asian fusion theme
Delicious wine pairings, free-flowing bubbly, and a special libation to greet you at the door
Performance art featuring CU Ballet company dancers
The Auction -- Silent and Live-ly with something for every passion
To request an invitation, contact cuballet@gmail.com.

 



City On A Hill @ The Barn 

Date: Saturday, September 1st
Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Barn, from junction Rt. 16 and Rt. 51 in Pana, go EAST approx. 3 miles. From Tower Hill, on Rt. 16 go WEST approx. 1 mile.
Contact: Joanne Clack 217-562-3526 joanne@wjtwradio.com, Judy Smith 217-539-4221 jjksmith@frontiernet.net

Info: Free. www.cityonahillquartet.com

 



Audition for Champaign Urbana Ballet’s The Nutcracker 

AUDITION for Champaign Urbana Ballet’s THE NUTCRACKER
September 7 & 8, 2012
10-12 (age)  9/7/12, 4:45-6:15pm (time)  Apprentice ballet training (experience)
13+ (age) 9/7/12, 5:30-8:00pm (time) Company extensive ballet training (experience)
5-6 (age) 9/8/12, 9:45-11:00am (time)  none required (experience)
7-9 (age) 9/8/12, 11:45am-1:15pm (time)  none required (experience)
14+ (age) 9/8/12, 2:15-3:00pm (time)  dance or theater: men & boys (experience)
Auditions are held at Champaign Ballet Academy, 2810 W. Clark Road, Champaign.
Pre-registration recommended at www.cuballet.com. Registration at the audition opens 45 minutes before the scheduled start. Arrive at least 20 minutes before your audition time.
A non-refundable audition fee of $10 (check or cash) is required for each individual auditioning.
Children must be born before September 11, 2007 in order to audition.
*Auditions are delivered in the form of a ballet class; non-experienced dancers audition alongside children who may have some dance training. Dance/exercise apparel recommended.
Inquiries taken at cuballet@gmail.com.
Registration and more details at www.cuballet.com

 



Savoy Orchard Days 

Name:  Savoy Orchard Days
Location:  Dana Colbert Park, 203 E. Church St., Savoy
Start/End Date:  Friday, September 14, 5:00 pm-11:59 pm
Start/End Date:  Saturday, September 15, 11:00 am-11:59 pm
Contact Information:  217-359-5894
Website:  www.village.savoy.il.us/orchard-days
Description:  Savoy Orchard Days consists of live bands on two stages, beer tent, 5k run, carnival, food, bingo, antique car/truck show and more!

 



Longaberger Binga 

Longaberger Binga, supporting Lincolnland Hospice programs (net proceeds support care for people without means, community bereavement, Grant-a-Wish)
Tuesday, September 18
Mattoon American Legion
Admission $10
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Early-bird Binga 5:30 pm
Binga 6 pm
Seats limited to 250 people
For more information, call 217 258-2511.

 



M.U.D.D. Run 

M.U.D.D. Run
September 29, 2012
www.muddrundecatur.com
217-428-2151
Email:  jaeci@ja.org
Races begin at 10:00
Mark your calendar for September 29, 2012, because the MUDD (Makin’ U Dirty Decatur) Run is now open for registration!
The MUDD Run for Junior Achievement is the first adventure run of its kind to come to Macon County.
Join us for the second-annual event featuring a mud-crawling, obstacle-conquering, costume-wearing, team-building, gut-wrenching 5K experience!
MUDD start times are staggered throughout the day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with an after party continuing until 11 p.m. or until the final spot of mud dries.
There is also a half mile Lil MUDDY (Makin’ U Dirty Decatur Youth) event for children ages 6-13 so the entire family is welcome to come out and get dirty for a good cause.

 



The Nehrkons @ The Barn 

Date: Saturday, October 6th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Barn, from junction Rt. 16 and Rt. 51 in Pana, go EAST approx. 3 miles. From Tower Hill, on Rt. 16 go WEST approx. 1 mile.
Contact: Joanne Clack 217-562-3526 joanne@wjtwradio.com, Judy Smith 217-539-4221 jjksmith@frontiernet.net

Info: Free admission. Hot potato bar meal - 13 different topping, starting at 4:30pm. www.thenehrkons.com

 



Chocolate Extravaganza 

Event name: Chocolate Extravaganza
Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn 1501 S. Neil Street Champaign IL 
Date: November 2nd, 2012
Contact Information:  Mr. Eric Batsie (217)355-2227 e.batsie@bbbscil.org
Event Description:Help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign County by attending Chocolate Extravaganza!  Sample the cuisine of over 50 local restaurants, and enter to win fantastic prizes in both live and silent auctions.  All proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The event will be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn of Champaign, IL.  We hope to see you there!

 



One Voice Trio @ The Barn 

Date: Saturday, November 3rd
Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Barn, from junction Rt. 16 and Rt. 51 in Pana, go EAST approx. 3 miles. From Tower Hill, on Rt. 16 go WEST approx. 1 mile.
Contact: Joanne Clack 217-562-3526 joanne@wjtwradio.com, Judy Smith 217-539-4221 jjksmith@frontiernet.net

Info: Free admission. Home Pie Month. www.onevoicetrio.org

 



Called Out Quartet @ The Barn 

Date: Saturday, December 1st
Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Barn, from junction Rt. 16 and Rt. 51 in Pana, go EAST approx. 3 miles. From Tower Hill, on Rt. 16 go WEST approx. 1 mile.
Contact: Joanne Clack 217-562-3526 joanne@wjtwradio.com, Judy Smith 217-539-4221 jjksmith@frontiernet.net

Info: Free admission. Free christmas cookies and candy! www.calledoutquartet.com