Women’s Personal Defense Seminar

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am

Women’s Personal Defense Seminar – Saturday, January 3, 2015 10:30AM & 1:30PM

Professor Mark Commean has been training the art of Gracie Jujitsu since 2001. He is the Head Instructor and owner of Gracie Humaita. Professor Commean received his black belt under the legendary Royler Gracie. Professor Commean placed 2nd in the WORLD in the IBJJF World Championships in 2012. In this one hour course the following will be covered:

-The most common places to be attacked
-The importance of being aware of your surroundings
-The importance of confident eye contact and projecting your voice
-What to do when you are attacked
-Address false myths that other will tell you


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.


Family Day: Pajama Jam Drive-In Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 12:00 am

Family Day: Pajama Jam Drive-In
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library – FREE EVENT
January 10, 2015
1:30 – 4pm
Come watch the “Cars” movie on the big screen at our indoor “drive-in” theater. “Parking spaces” available, so make your own box car or bring your favorite picnic blanket. Activities include a story with Lincoln, crafts, snack and drive-in movie.

Phone 217-558-8934


Trivia Night

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 12:00 am



Profession of Leadership Foundation to Honor Extraordinary Judges and Lawyers

Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 12:00 am

Profession of Leadership Foundation to Honor
Extraordinary Judges and Lawyers January 13 in Springfield

Eighteen extraordinary Illinois judges and lawyers who have practiced law for at least 50 years will be honored by the Profession of Leadership Foundation at a dinner on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center, 701 E. Adams St., in Springfield.

Guest speakers are Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman, and lawyer James M. Lestikow, of Springfield, President of the Illinois Bar Foundation. The Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, distributes funding to nonprofit organizations whose mission is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system for those with limited means.

The fundraiser is being organized by the Sangamon County Bar Association, Government Bar Association, Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association, Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court, Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Individual tickets are $50 or a table of eight is $600. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Ascher at (217) 544-1144 or The Illinois Bar Foundation is headquartered at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL 60603. Information also is available at

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