THE GENTLE HEALERS: The Benefits of Pet Therapy

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 12:00 am

Please join us at Erin’s Pavilion
on Thursday April 9, 2015 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friends of Memorial is sponsoring a FREE seminar to discuss the health benefits of pet therapy. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Toni Martin at


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.
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


The Jacksonville Theatre Guild presents Haphazardly Ever After

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 12:00 am

Tons of magical fun awaits in this original, one-of-a-kind fractured fairy tale farce! The Jacksonville Theatre Guild presents Haphazardly Ever After directed by Dave Shaffer and Adam Power. This hilarious show is suited for all ages and is sure to keep you laughing! The show dates are April 10-12 and 17-19 at the Nichols Park Pavilion in Jacksonville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For tickets call 217-245-1402!


CYFS REFUSE TO ABUSE- Taking Steps To End Child Abuse

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 12:00 am

The  Center for Youth and Family Solutions will be hosting a two mile walk and fun run in honor of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Come and join us for children’s activities, food and fun and receive a t-shirt for each person registered!

Adult registration: $15.00
Child registration: $7.00 (12 & under) Family registration: $35.00 (2 adults &  2 children- each additional child $5.00)

Please register online at:
or in person or mailed to: 614 North 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62702 by March 27, 2015

Please call, 217-528-3694, for more information.


Lawnmower Clinic

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 12:00 am




Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Springfield Park District is currently accepting registration for its 2015 March Lifeguard Course at Eisenhower Pool (2351 E. Cornell St., Springfield IL).

Classes will be held April 11th – 19th. A pre-course assessment test must

be passed in order to participate in the overall Lifeguard Course. This assessment will be hosted on April 8th. The Course Fee is $220

Res/$250 NR, and will be captured once the pre-course assessment has been completed.

Successful completion of the this course will result in American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and potential employment with the Springfield Park District.

The Park District is excited to be able to provide this opportunity to the Springfield Community. Over the past several years we have become a great resource to partake in a blended learning environment with online training as well as time in our Eisenhower Pool to obtain lifeguard certifications for persons seeking summer employment as a lifeguard not only with the District, but with other local aquatic centers in the area.

We encourage folks looking for summer work or simply a chance to enhance their employment certifications to take advantage of the 2015 March Lifeguard Course at Eisenhower Pool!

For additional information, please contact Bob Barrett by email at or by phone at 525-8847 ext 11. For more information on this topic and any other Park District news related items, please visit our Website at


Visions By JDR

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 12:00 am



Celebrate the Heart of a Woman

Tuesday, April 14th 2015 - 12:00 am

The heart of every woman deserves to be showered with care!

Come enjoy an evening that will empower you and women of all ages to be proactive in taking care of their heart health. Bring a friend!

Don’t miss this free, fun and informative event:

“Shower the Heart of a Woman with Care” presentation (Tami Hillis, MD)
“Breaking the Buzz: “Are trendy diets all they’re cracked up to be?” presentation (Erin Walker, MPH, RD, LDN)
Breakout Sessions: Zumba Gold, Zumba for Beginners; Pilates and Yoga for Beginners; Strength Training and Phone Apps Use for Women on the Go; Paraffin Hand Dip and Massage; and Relaxation Techniques for the Busy Woman and Relaxation Room. Choose two sessions to learn fun and easy ways to exercise and relax.
Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.

Register online now or call call 217-788-3333.

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Springfield YMCA Gus and Flora Kerasotes Branch
Fee: Free


“MR. LINCOLN” CELEBRATES 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Funeral At THEATRE IN THE PARK

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 12:00 am

“MR. LINCOLN” CELEBRATES 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Funeral

At THEATRE IN THE PARK In association with the 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Coalition, Theatre in the Park presents, Mr. Lincoln. The performances are at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, Indoor Theatre, April 17, 18, 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Performed by John O’Connor, and directed by Carly Shank, Mr. Lincoln shares Abraham Lincoln’s life and mind from the moments of his youth, to the maturity in Illinois as an advocate, and on to the momentous years he spent in Washington as the great emancipator of the Civil War. The events and ideas are rooted in historical records and new discoveries about Lincoln the man, the husband, the wartime commander in chief, the president with special emphasis on Lincoln’s own brilliant language. Discover the inner life of the human, humorous, and often troubled president’s personal and public self.

There will be a ten-minute discussion following the performance with the actor and director.


6:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, Dennis Darling and Civil War Music, followed by Carly Shank at 7:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, David Tell and his flute, followed by Carly Shank at 7:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015, Prairie Aires, dulcimers, followed by Carly Shank at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact TIP’s Executive Director, Kari Catton, at 217-241-3241, or


Annual Pleasant Plains Community Club Dinner Raffle with a chance to win $5000!

Saturday, April 18th 2015 - 12:00 am

What: Annual Pleasant Plains Community Club Dinner Raffle with a chance to win $5000!
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, New Berlin, IL
Time: Doors open at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm
Ticket Price: $100.00, includes admittance for 2 people with prime rib dinner, refreshments, entertainment, silent auction and 14 cash drawings with a chance to win $5000.
Other information: Need not be present to win. Winnings based on 200 tickets sold.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Teri Sjuggerud at (217) 891-6243.

The Pleasant Plains Community Club supports the town of Pleasant Plains and surrounding communities in many ways! Examples include: scholarships for graduating seniors, Christmas with Santa and annual Halloween Party for children, Helping Hands food pantry, Senior Citizen Dinners and maintaining the town’s Community Building.

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