A Ringing Christmas 2014 by Bells in Motion

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

12/6/2014 7p and 12/7/2014  4p
A Ringing Christmas 2014 by Bells in Motion
A Family-friendly jazz holiday concert
United Presbyterian Church
2550 Rock Hill
Wood River, IL


Story time and Holiday Happenings

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

Story time and Holiday Happenings –

On December 6th the museum will be hosting Story time and holiday happenings.  Join in the fun with stories, crafts and music. The Eddy Flute Choir will be performing at 11:00am in the museum Plaza. President Lincoln and a Civil War Santa will on-site to interact with guests. Before going to the holiday parade, at 3:00pm the museum will host story time, craft, and cookie/hot chocolate.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 N 6th Street
Springfield, Il


Pancakes, Paws & Santa Claus

Sunday, December 7th 2014 - 8:30 am - 10:30 am
at Lincoln Green Golf Course
700 E Lake Shore Dr

residents & members $9 / adult and $7 / child

non-residents & non-members $10 / adult and $8 / child

call 585-1821 to make reservations and payments *required


Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 12:00 am

Wreaths Across America at Camp Butler National Cemetery
A program with a long tradition is making its way to Camp Butler again for the Christmas season. The local chapter of Wreaths Across America was set up eight years ago to decorate the graves of those buried at the Camp Butler National Cemetery and simultaneously across the country. The public is invited to attend the ceremony that will be held next month.
The live 20-inch wreaths will remain up for about a month following the 11am ceremony on Saturday December 13.

Volunteer Location Coordinator: David McKnelly
Telephone: 217-415-6464


Local 8K race to benefit U.S Veterans and families.

Sunday, December 14th 2014 - 12:00 am

Local 8K race to benefit U.S Veterans and families.

The JL Memorial 8K Challenge is proud to announce their inaugural race taking place at The Rail Golf Course at 8:00am on Sunday, December, 14, 2014.

The JL Memorial 8K Challenge is benefiting the Semper Fi Fund organization. The Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for wounded, critically-ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

This 8K (5 mile) race was created to honor the life of USMC Veteran John Lazell, and to challenge others to push themselves to go farther in running and life.

The challenge: to push your body and run an 8K race in DECEMBER, where it could be cold and snowy or warm and rainy. You never know in Illinois. Bring your friends and have a good time braving the elements.

The course is a fast, mostly flat course and is perfect for beginners as well as seasoned runners. Participants will run on a mixture of asphalt, grass/dirt and gravel roads

Online registration is available at until December 12, 2014. Cost: 13 & up = $35, kids up to 12 = $20 Every finisher receives a medal! Awards for top 3 military finishers, top 3 male & female adults, and top male & female youth as well as door prizes.

Questions should be directed to the race director at or at 217.725.9777.


Warm socks and good books

Wednesday, December 31st 2014 - 12:00 am

Warm socks and good books –

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is trying to warm children’s heads and feet by collecting books and socks this holiday season. Starting on December 10th – December 31st, guests can donate a new pair of socks and get $5 off admission to the museum or $10 off the cost of a membership.  The museum is also collecting new or slightly used books suitable for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.  All items will be donated to the Springfield #186 school district.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 N 6th Street
Springfield, Il


Kids Klub for SCHEELS

Monday, January 5th 2015 - 12:00 am

Kick-off Party with genHkids

The Kick-off Party with genHkids will be all about the My Choice Challenge. The stations will be about nutrition, Respecting my body, Making Better Choices, and physical activity.

Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6PM.


Trivia Night

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 12:00 am


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