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Monday, February 16th 2015 - 12:00 am

SCHEELS Bat Demo – Monday, February 16, 2015 4PM-8PM at The Hitting Center

Join SCHEELS for this FREE event to try the latest baseball and softball bats from Easton, DeMarini, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger!

Also, don’t forget to bring your gently used baseball and softball equipment and cleats to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Central IL sports programs!

Register to win ONE OF 10 $50 SCHEELS Gift Cards!!

Kids Klubs:

Monday, February 23, 2015 – Weather Preparedness and First Aid 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and WICS for a presentation on severe weather signs and basic first aid preparedness. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register to win a First Aid Kit!

Monday, March 9, 2015 – Come Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday 6PM-7PM Come one, come all. A Seuss party that’s sure to be a ball. Thing One and Thing Two will roll in with fun games and crafts for y’all! All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL!

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Camping, Navigation, and Survival Bracelets 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and BSA to learn all about camping, basic navigations and how to make a survival bracelet. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register win some GREAT PRIZES!!

Monday, April 6, 2015 – Fishing FUN!!! 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and our Fishing Expert and learn all about how to fish and the awesome gear that SCHEELS has to offer. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register to win a tackle pack.

Monday, April 20, 2015 – Earth Day Celebration 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and a local nursery to learn all about plants and why they are important to the Earth. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register to win some GREAT PRIZES!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – Safe Family Saturday 10AM-1PM Sponsored by SCHEELS, St. John’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group, and Farmers Insurance. An event for the entire family. FREE helmets for the first 100 people and FREE lunch for the first 750 people.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club Thursday, March 26, 2015 through Thursday, October 8, 2015 5:45 PM

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.

Fish Fest – Saturday, March 7, 2015 9AM-5PM

Whether you’re an experienced angler or just learning to bait a hook, there’s something for the whole family at SCHEELS Fish Fest!

* Vist with a variety of vendors including: Shimano, Seaguar, Lew’s, Angler Assets, Falcon Graphite Rods, Lowrance, B ‘n’ M Pole Company, Southern Pro, Duckett Fishing, and more!

* Meet & Greet with Mark Menendez, Bassmaster elite pro tournament angler.

* A Kids Activity area will be available with games, activities, tattoos and FREE giveaways from Berkley and Plano (while supplies last).

IN-STORE HOT BUYS MARCH 7 ONLY! (While supplies last. Springfield, IL SCHEELS ONLY.)

Register to win a $500 SCHEELS Gift Card & Other great prizes!

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Monday, April 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

Kids Klub – Fishing Fun! Monday, April 6 6PM

Please meet in the SCHEELS Fishing Shop by the REEL CENTER

Join the SCHEELS Fishing Expert to learn all about how to fish! Practice casting and learn how to tie fishing knots. All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel. The FIRST 25 kids receive a PLANO tackle box & ONE lucky kid will receive a $200 PLANO Fishing Prize Package!

 

Kids Klub – Celebrate Earth Day! Monday, April 20 6PM

Join SCHEELS, Greenview Nursery, and Affordable Shred in celebrating Earth Day! Register to win a kids gardening set and other great prizes. Affordable Shred will be teaching kids how they too can recycle. The FIRST 50 kids will receive a sapling to take home and plant. All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel.

 

Kids Klub – Make Mom Happy! Monday, May 4 6PM

Join SCHEELS in making a one of a kind craft to give to your mom on Mother’s Day. Register to win a great prize! All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel.

 

Kids Klub – Salute the Troops Monday, May 18 6PM

Join SCHEELS and the American Legion to learn about flag etiquette, why we celebrate Memorial Day, how to march like a soldier, and how to properly salute like a soldier. Please bring your old, worn out American Flags for the American Legion to properly dispose of and receive the FIRST 20 Kids will receive a BRAND NEW American flag!

 

Safe Family Saturday at SCHEELS Saturday, May 9 10AM-1PM

Join SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group and Farmers Insurance for the 2015 Safe Family Saturday. FREE bike helmets will be given away to the first 500 kids and FREE lunch to the first 750 people attending. Kids activity area with entertainment for the whole family. Meet and Greet with MOWA Sprint Car Drive, Justin Standridge, see his car and get an autograph!! Kids 18 months to 5 years take part in the Strider Adventure Zone, bikes will be available to test ride on a secure course. Lots of games and excitement at this free family event. REGISTER to WIN a $500.00 SCHEELS gift card and one of (2) His/Her Strider Bikes, courtesy of Strider.

Sponsors: SCHEELS, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group, Farmers Insurance

 

SCHEELS Golf Demo at Knight’s Action Park Saturday, April 25 11AM-4PM

Join SCHEELS, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, NikeGolf, TaylorMade/AdamsGolf, TourEdge Exotics as we try out the newest in clubs and drivers.

Register at the event to win a $500.00 SCHEELS Gift Card; Callaway Odyssey Hot Pro 2.0; TourEdge Exotics Hot Launch Golf Bag; NikeGolf Golf Bag; 10-pail Punch Card courtesy of Knights Action Park driving range.

All participants will receive (3) FREE Holes in the SCHEELS Golf Simulator.

You don’t want to miss this event. See you at Knights!

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Illinois Symphony concerts and events

Tuesday, April 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

Brass Quintet

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2 PM – First Presbyterian Church, 2000 E College Ave, Normal, IL

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 11 AM – Old State Capitol, Fifth & Adams, Springfield, IL

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra invites you to a FREE hour long concert featuring members of the fabulous Illinois Symphony Orchestra. The Around the Town concert series gives you an opportunity to experience the excellence of these musicians performing a variety of works in an intimate setting. Take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy an hour of beautiful music brought to you by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra!

 

Fiery Fiddlin’

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield, IL

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – BCPA, Bloomington, IL

Feel the fire of sensational fiddler Jeremy Kittel joined by ISO’s concertmaster Violetta Todorova in Evan Chambers’ Concerto for Fiddle and Violin, and the enchanting orchestral wizardry of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Brahms’ pastoral Third Symphony opens the program directed by the ISO’s Conductor Laureate Kenneth Kiesler.

 

Tickets for all Illinois Symphony Orchestra concerts may be purchased in Springfield through the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217-206-6160 and in Bloomington through the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 309-434-2777. Single ticket prices range from $5 for students (6 years +) to $60 for premium seating. Tickets for youth (5 and under) are free with a paying adult. Senior discounts are also available.

 

The Lincoln Train

Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – BCPA, Bloomington, IL

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield, IL

Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln in Earl Robinson’s The Lonesome Train, a musical illustration of Lincoln’s Funeral Train. Ride the rails with Honegger’s masterful depiction of a steam train in Pacific 231, Copland’s spike-driving John Henry, and George Gershwin’s beloved Suite from Porgy and Bess. An event not to be missed as part of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition re-enactment commemoration!

 

Tickets for all Illinois Symphony Orchestra concerts may be purchased in Springfield through the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 217-206-6160 and in Bloomington through the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 309-434-2777. Single ticket prices range from $5 for students (6 years +) to $60 for premium seating. Tickets for youth (5 and under) are free with a paying adult. Senior discounts are also available.

 

String Quartet

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7 PM – University Galleries in Uptown Normal, Corner of Beaufort & Broadway, Normal, IL

This is an hour long concert series featuring members of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra performing a variety of works of music in the intimate setting of the University Galleries. The Around the Town concert series allows you to become more acquainted with these talented musicians. The evening includes a reception of refreshments provided by the Illinois Symphony Guild of Bloomington-Normal and a time to meet & greet with the musicians.

 

Tickets for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s Around the Town concert series at University Galleries may be purchased by calling the Illinois Symphony Orchestra office at 800-401-7222 Ext 16 or may be purchased at the door that evening. The tickets are $15 for Adults and $5 for students (6 years +). Tickets for youth (5 and under) are free with a paying adult. Senior discounts are also available.

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Knights of Columbus Council 3914, Riverton Il Fish Fry

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 12:00 am

The officers and members of the Knights of Columbus Council 3914, Riverton Il  wish to announce the last fish fry of the season on Friday April 10, 2015.  Our next fry will be Sept. 4th.
Menu
Walleye, Tilapia or Shrimp Dinner – $9.25
Walleye Sandwich $7.50
Catfish Dinner $10.75
Dinner include slaw and choice of baked potato, potato salad or French frys.
Corn dogs – $2.00
Time 4:30 – 7 PM

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Discover After Dark

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 12:00 am

April15 Discovery After Dark

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Alice in Wonderland

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 12:00 am

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Auditions
April 18, 2015
9:30-1:30
Hoogland Center for the Arts
We are seeking over 30 performers of all ages. Children, Teens and Adults.
You can pre-register for an audition time at http://www.massmediaprod.org/upcoming-auditions.html


Johnson Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln College
300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln , Illinois 62656

Showtimes:
7:00 pm Friday, June 5, 2015
2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 pm Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday’s Matinee is a Sensory-Friendly performance with the lights up and the sound down designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all. During the sensory-friendly performance the audience is free to talk and leave their seats during the performance as they see fit. We encourage our audience to bring friends and family of all ages who are more sensitive to lighting and sounds to the Saturday Matinee.

M.A.S.S Media Productions is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit theatre organization. Our Mission is to celebrate the uniqueness of all individuals through the shared experience of live theatre. M.A.S.S. Media Productions will produce new plays and classics with innovative interpretations accepting all individuals for who they are.

Our production of Alice in Wonderland is about acceptance and embracing who you are. Each of us is special and unique, and it is just those qualities that M.A.S.S. Media embraces. A dear young thespian has a quote on our website and it fully embodies what we, as an organization, stand for. “You don’t have to wait for the lights to fade to be yourself.” Be you, all the time, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

For more information visit [www.massmediaprod.org]www.massmediaprod.org or email us at info@massmediaprod.org

We can’t wait to see you!

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Springfield Police Deptartment Open House

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 12:00 am

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The Land of Lincoln Water Gardening and Koi Society will hold their monthly meeting

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 6:30 pm

The Land of Lincoln Water Gardening and Koi Society will hold their monthly meeting on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglas Avenue Methodist Church, 501 S. Douglas, Springfield, IL.
This month’s topic is Rain Gardens, presented by Andrew Holsinger of the University of Illinois Extension Service. He will discuss the benefits and installation of a rain garden for the homeowner. Rain gardens are becoming increasingly poplar in low, boggy areas of the home landscape as a way to capture and soak up storm water runoff.

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Building A Successful Stepfamily

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 12:00 am

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Springfield Area Home Builder’s Association Trivia Night

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 12:00 am

Friday, April 24th at 7 pm, the Springfield Area Home Builder’s Association will host a baseball themed trivia night at the KC Hall on 2200 Meadowbrook Road in Springfield. Come dressed in baseball apparel for a chance to win prizes! Proceeds will go toward the political action committee that advocates on behalf of the home building industry, as well as our local Q5 initiative. The cost to play is $10 per person; there will be a 50/50 raffle, as well as other cash prizes.  Log on to www.BuilderEvents.com for more information or call (217) 698-4941. Contact: Lee-Ann Burgener Executive Officer, Springfield Area Home Builders Association (217) 698-4941 LeeAnn@springfieldareahba.com

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