Circus coming to Mt. Pulaski

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

Circus Roll-in: – watch the set-up …

the animals being unloaded & fed … the elephants helping to raise the BIG TOP

Fri., April 25, 2014 – 7:30 am … activities begin

4:30 pm Performance under the BIG TOP

7:30 pm Performance under the BIG TOP


The 5th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 11:45 am

The 5th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer, benefiting Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an excellent opportunity for women to join together in the fight against cancer. This unique event unites our efforts to fund cutting-edge cancer research in central Illinois.


The exciting event is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield, Illinois. Individual tickets are $50; tables of 10 are $500. Sponsorships are available and sponsor benefits can be reviewed by clicking on “Registration”.


Women who have attended past events remark that our speakers are incredible and moving. This year we are proud to present Kathleen Passanisi, award-winning motivational speaker and humorist.


Funds raised by the Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer are dedicated to all cancer research at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, continuing the extraordinary enterprise of our researchers.


We hope you can join us for an event that women value for the ability to network and to grow the gift of a powerful message.

Autism Society of Central Illinois to hold Autism Awareness Walk

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 8:30 am
at Hope Pavilion at Southwinds Park
4965 S 2nd St

Autism Society of Central Illinois to hold Autism Awareness Walk 

April is Autism Awareness Month and The Autism Society of Central Illinois (ASCI) will hold its annual Autism Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 26th at SouthwindPark in Springfield.  Registration for the Walk will begin at 8:30am and the Walk will follow at 10:00am. A program featuring music and a magic act will follow the walk.  There will be children’s activities including inflatable games, cheek art, balloon animals and much more.  A 50/50 raffle and a silent auction will be offered during the walk as well.  This event is an opportunity to raise public awareness about autism.
The Autism Society of Central Illinois is a non-profit organization that provides summer camp, recreational opportunities and support groups for children with autism and their families.  The walk serves as a fundraiser to support ASCI programming.  Walk participants may walk free of charge or may assist with fundraising by gathering donations for their participation in the walk.    
All Autism Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day activities are offered free of charge and the event is open to the public.   For additional information contact the Autism Society of Central Illinois at 217-585-1421 or visit  Registration/donation forms are also available on the website.  


3rd Annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner/Dance

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 6:00 pm
at Williamsville Jr. High
500 S Walnut

3rd Annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner/Dance
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 6 to 9:30 pm. (doors open at 5:00 pm)
Williamsville Jr. High, 500 S. Walnut St. Williamsville, IL
Ticket price $20 each which includes Dinner provide by Hickory River Smokehouse
Reserve a table by purchasing a table of ten.
To purchase tickets, visit our website at  or contact Chris and Sandy Walden at (217) 544-3234 or
The evening will also include a silent auction.


5K Run & Walk for INNOCENCE

Sunday, April 27th 2014 - 7:30 am

IL Innocence Project

$10 child, $15 Student. $25 adult, day of race $35

at UIS Recreation and Athletic Center

More info HERE



Friday, May 2nd 2014 - All Day



Members of 39 Altrusa Clubs from Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois will convene for a District Six Conference in Springfield, Illinois on May 2-4, 2014. The Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza. As these are states in which Lincoln walked, the theme will be “Tales and Trails of Lincoln”. While in Springfield, members of Altrusa International will attend conference education seminars and tour the Lincoln sites. The last day of the conference will feature “Undies Sunday.” This drive is for our community’s 800 displaced and homeless children.

Conference attendees from all three states will be bringing such donations. The community is invited to help jump start our donations by dropping off their donation of new youth underwear, t-shirts, socks or personal hygiene items at any Marine Bank lobby during the month of April. Collection boxes for donations will be available in all of the Marine Bank in lobbies in April. Join us and let’s get this drive off to a good start.

Organized in 1948, Altrusa International Club of Springfield has a long history of improving the quality of life for those in need in our community. Recent projects in Springfield include: food drives for local pantries, supporting District #186 underprivileged students, Kumler personal care kits, holiday assistance at Contact Ministries, grants for Career Assistance Program, senior center food baskets, meals for the Ronald McDonald House, Asbury’s children’s supper hour, St John’s breadline, Northside community library, as well as volunteering at numerous community events. For more information regarding Altrusa International of Springfield, please visit us on our website,


Springfield Civic Garden Club’s 39th Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 8:00 am
at Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 Sangamon Ave

The Springfield Civic Garden Club is having its 39th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Tech Town building on the Illinois State Fair Grounds.   Large selection of member’s perennial flowers, shrubs and houseplants for sale at reasonable prices.  Thousands of plants are priced from $1.00 to $7.00.  Garden Market with gently used garden-related items.  Silent auction and raffle of nursery plants and donated new merchandise.   Proceeds used to fund community beautification projects.  During the last five years, SCGC has given more than $25,000 in grants to not-for-profit organizations like Lincoln Memorial Garden, Dana-Thomas House and Clayville Historic Site.  Plant sale is in partnership with the U of I Master Gardeners annual herb sale and plastic pot collection drive.  For more information, visit


Anchor Boat Club Fundraiser

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 10:00 am



Moonlight Marathon

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 6:00 pm




Celebrate Sound

Sunday, May 4th 2014 - 1:00 pm
at Hope Pavilion at Southwinds Park
4965 S 2nd St


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