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Simmons Cancer Institute Offers “Freedom From Smoking” Program

Tuesday, August 12th 2014 - 12:00 pm

Simmons Cancer Institute Offers “Freedom From Smoking” Program
Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield is again offering an American Lung Association program, “Freedom From Smoking,” designed to help smokers break the nicotine habit.
Participants will attend eight scheduled classes at noon on Tuesdays, August 12 through September 23. “Quit Day” is September 2 with an additional meeting that week at noon on Thursday, September 4. Kristi Lessen, SCI Outreach Coordinator and “Freedom From Smoking” program leader will lead the class.
According to the ALA, people who use the “Freedom From Smoking” program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own.
Participants must attend every class. Class size is limited to 10 individuals. “The classes provide a group setting to work through the quitting process. Research shows that the more time a smoker spends in a supportive situation, the more likely they will achieve the goal to quit smoking,” Lessen said.
Registration is $50 per person to cover program materials. To register, call 217-545-7493 or register on line at http://www.siumed.edu/cancer/ and click on the “Freedom From Smoking” link. The class is limited to 10 participants.
The mission of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU (www.siumed.edu/cancer) is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service.
Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield is again offering an American Lung Association program, “Freedom From Smoking,” designed to help smokers break the nicotine habit.
Participants will attend eight scheduled classes at noon on Tuesdays, August 12 through September 23. “Quit Day” is September 2 with an additional meeting that week at noon on Thursday, September 4. Kristi Lessen, SCI Outreach Coordinator and “Freedom From Smoking” program leader will lead the class.
According to the ALA, people who use the “Freedom From Smoking” program are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own.
Participants must attend every class. Class size is limited to 10 individuals. “The classes provide a group setting to work through the quitting process. Research shows that the more time a smoker spends in a supportive situation, the more likely they will achieve the goal to quit smoking,” Lessen said.
Registration is $50 per person to cover program materials. To register, call 217-545-7493 or register on line at http://www.siumed.edu/cancer/ and click on the “Freedom From Smoking” link. The class is limited to 10 participants.
The mission of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU (www.siumed.edu/cancer) is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer needs through education, research, patient care and community service.

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HUMPFEST “Camel Rides” 2014

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 4:30 pm

HUMPFEST 2014

CIAF HumpFest

Humping to Help People Hear!

Come celebrate making it over the Wednesday hump with the fun folks at CIAF!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In the parking lot of
District 23
1413 South MacAruthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL

Family friendly fun from 4:30 – 6:30pm
Live music by 2nd Chance Band from 6 – 10pm

Also featuring:

  • Kids’ carnival activities
  • Live camel rides for all ages
  • Fashion show featuring D23 merchandise and accessories

Wristband entrance $25 includes beer and food.  Cash bar available.

The first 50 people to register online will get a FREE Humpfest t-shirt!

Tickets also availabe at HyVee and District 23.

The Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Springfield, Illinois. Its mission is to provide information, resources, support and understanding to cochlear implant recipients and their families.  All proceeds from sales of merchandise at our retail store, District 23, go to support CIAF.

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Third Friday Gospel Sing at First Baptist Church

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 12:00 am

Third Friday Gospel Sing at First Baptist Church, 301 S Grand Ave West, Springfield,Friday,September 19. Lite meal at 6 pm, open mic gospel music at 7 pm. For information, 217/523-7731.

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Keyboards for a Cause: Dueling Pianos event to benefit Girls on the Run of Central Illinois

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 12:00 am

Keyboards for a Cause:
Dueling Pianos event to benefit Girls on the Run of Central Illinois

Knights of Columbus Hall at 2200 Meadowbrook Road will be the site of the Saturday, September 20 Dueling Pianos event benefiting Girls on the Run of Central Illinois. The event will feature popular dueling pianos pair Cool 2 Duel. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the entertainment will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Single, pair, and group tickets are available online at www.gotrcentralillinois.org/events or by contacting the Girls on the Run of Central Illinois office at 726-9808.

All funds raised from the event will go toward providing scholarships for local girls to participate in the Girls on the Run of Central Illinois program. This fall, more than 450 girls in third through eighth grades are estimated to participate in the program. The after school program, which begins today, will run for 10 weeks at more than 30 schools and community sites throughout central Illinois.

“The Dueling Pianos fundraiser is a major contributor to the Girls on the Run scholarship program,” said Jennifer Sublett, executive director of Girls on the Run of Central Illinois. “Thanks to those who contribute so generously to this event, we can ensure that no girl is ever turned away from this positive lifestyle program for her family’s inability to pay the program’s registration fee.”

The Girls on the Run program uses an experience-based curriculum which integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The interactive curriculum is fun and challenging, covering meaningful topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships, and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities. The curriculum also includes lessons specifically devoted to a community service project completed by each team, as well as a fun, non-competitive 5k run at the end of the 10-week season. The fall 2014 5k will be held on Saturday, November 8 at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, and is open to the entire community.

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St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 20th from 11am-4pm on the lawn of St. Joseph’s Home (3306 S. Sixth Street Road next to Little Flower Parish).
The event will feature:
-A free bounce house
-A free petting zoo
-Free face painting
-A pumpkin patch
-SJH’s chili
-A “fireman for a day” area
-Booths by dozens of local vendors

For more information, they can contact Lauren Acton at 217-529-5596 x123 or funddev@saintjosephshome.org

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FIRST ANNUAL HOG ROAST AND DUCK DERBY

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FIRST ANNUAL HOG ROAST AND DUCK DERBY

DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2014

TIME: 2:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

LOCATION: DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CLUB @
25 CLUB AREA, LAKE SPRINGFIELD

CONTACT: DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
@ 217-529-9725

On Saturday, September 20th 2014, the Disabled American Veterans & the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will be hosting their 1st Annual Hog Roast & Duck Derby. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 15 & under are free. Pork sandwiches with sides will be available for purchase for $5.00 Hot dogs and chips available for $2.00. Beverages available for purchase. Don’t miss the Jonnie Concaroo Band from 4-8p.m. 50/50 raffle also available with proceeds going to a new roof for the DAV building.
The DAVA is sponsoring a duck derby with proceeds going to the Purple Heart Memorial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. A limited number of ducks are available for $5 each. $100 prize for the 1st place duck that crosses the finish line. Additional prizes will be distributed. The duck race will be held at 5:00 p.m.
For tickets or more information please call the DAV at 217-529-9725

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Girl Scouts of Central Illinois to Host Inaugural Legacy For Leadership Golf Outing

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois to Host 
Inaugural Legacy For Leadership Golf Outing
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) will host the inaugural Legacy for Leadership Golf Outing on September 25 at Piper Glen Golf Club, with proceeds benefitting GSCI. The event will feature a full day of activities including a clinic in the morning followed by a luncheon and golf outing in the afternoon. The day will conclude with a reception from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Four LPGA Professionals will participate in activities throughout the day.
Download a Registration Form HERE

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Girl Scouts of Central Illinois to Host Inaugural Legacy For Leadership Golf Outing

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois to Host 
Inaugural Legacy For Leadership Golf Outing
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) will host the inaugural Legacy for Leadership Golf Outing on September 25 at Piper Glen Golf Club, with proceeds benefitting GSCI. The event will feature a full day of activities including a clinic in the morning followed by a luncheon and golf outing in the afternoon. The day will conclude with a reception from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Four LPGA Professionals will participate in activities throughout the day.
Download a Registration Form HERE

 $125 per individual for the Golf Outing Participant and $50 per COUPLE/$30 Single on the Cocktail Reception

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Annual Craft & Food Festival

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 am

Annual Craft & Food Festival

Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9am – 2pm
Chatham Community Center
109 W. Mulberry St. Chatham, IL
(north side of the square)

Amish Quilt & Afghan Raffle

Also featuring: Holiday gifts and crafts, country bakery, door prizes, odds & ends, books, craft & Food magazines

Homemade Lunch from 11am – 1pm
Soup – Sandwiches – Pies – Beverages

The Sangamon County Association for Home and Community Education Awards
at least one $250 scholarship, if funds are available the number given
and amount may increase. Recipients must be a member of the Association
for a year and family of the member are eligible. The scholarship is
awarded at the Annual meeting in April. Two $500 scholarships were
given in 2014.

The funds raised at the Festival also help in the continuing education
of our members by providing them with monthly Lessons for Living on such
topics as: Managing a Gluten Free Diet, Genealogy and History of
Cemeteries, How to Incorporate Meatless Meals in Meal Planning, Finance
Tips for Retirees in Today’s Economy, Flower Design and Arranging and
Sewing and Sewing Machines.

Our mission Statement is to enhance the lives of individuals and
families through quality educational programs and experiences
encouraging responsible leadership and service to the community.

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Come to the Cabaret

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Springfield Branch of Basket of Hope presents Come to the Cabaret appearing in the LRS Theater at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This is a free event but donations are welcome and will go to fill baskets that will brighten the days of serious ill hospitalized children. We also provide baskets for those preemie babies whose parent(s) are staying at Ronald McDonald House until their baby is released from the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Each year, Basket of Hope provides over 300 baskets locally.

The Cabaret will be held on Saturday, September 27th at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a fun filled evening of Broadway entertainment.

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