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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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Cruise to the Lake

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 12:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Fun Run to Raise Funds for COTA in Honor of Local Child

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 12:00 am

Fun Run to Raise Funds for COTA in Honor of Local Child

A Fun Run will be held for COTA in honor of Aris Pettis, a Springfield child who has had a liver transplant. The event is planned for Saturday, August 30, at Southwind Park. One-year-old Aris has received a liver at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St.Louis, Missouri. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

The Fun Run will be held on Saturday, August 30 in Southwind Park. Packet pick-up will be at 9:00 a.m. with the Fun Run starting at 10:00. You can register online at http://getmeregistered.com/PrayersForArisRun. Registration fees: Adults, pre-registration: $25, Adults, post-registration: $35 and kids 12 and under are $15. Pre-registration ends August 16 at 12:00 a.m. Free t-shirt with pre-registration. Post-Fun Run party with bubbles, snack and face painting.

“The family and friends of Aris Pettis want to encourage and challenge everyone to ask their neighbors and colleagues to join us to help give Aris a second chance at life,” said Mindy Madonia. “100% of the funds collected at the Fun Run will assist with transplant-related expenses.”

Aris was diagnosed with Propionic Acidemia. The Pettis family needs an estimated $50,000 to pay transplant-related expenses. For more information about the Fun Run, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Mindy Madonia, 899-6807.

Aris’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana. COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.
2501 West COTA Drive • Bloomington, Indiana 47403
800.366.2682 • CampaignInfo@cota.org • http://www.cota.org

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“TOTALLY AWESOME” 80′s in Edinburg!

Monday, September 1st 2014 - All Day

Come celebrate the “TOTALLY AWESOME” 80′s in Edinburg! The Veteran’s Memorial Park (W. Masonic St.) grounds come alive with a weekend packed with Truck Pulls, Demolition Derbies, Pageants, Bands including Dan Hubbard on Friday night and The Brat Pack on Saturday night, Beer Tent, Carnival Rides, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run, Children’s Pedal Pulls, and a Grand Parade at 10 a.m. on Labor Day! For a complete schedule of events check out Facebook at www.facebook.com/edinburg.labordaypicnic . Hope to see you there!

Fishfry at Riverton KC Hall

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Play the Caregiver Game

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 12:00 am

WE-CI: Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois, will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 10 th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Pao Bistro, 2824 Plaza Drive, Springfield, Ill 62707.  That is west of Veterans on Greenbrier, and south on West White Oaks Drive, in the Gables Shopping Center.

Program:

Play the Caregiver Game with Sara Lieber of Senior Sidekicks.   The majority of elder caregivers are women.  Today’s woman will spend more years caring for an elder than rearing her children.  Learn some surprising facts about caregiving and have fun as well.

 The costs for the meeting are: $22 for members, $25 for guests, and $30 for walk-ins.   Reservations are non-refundable.   Additional information is available by contacting Ms. Cherrill Lewis @ 217-622-0189.      Please make your reservations at by Friday, September 5th, 2014 at <reservations@we-ci.org>.   Our website now takes credit card payments.

Monthly meetings include guest speakers, workshops, and social functions.  Fundraising events support scholarships for local women who want to get advanced professional training.  Guests may request a notice sent directly to them by contacting Maureen Williams: <maureenwms32@yahoo.com> .

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Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 12:00 am

SCHEELS Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition Friday, September 5 (10AM-4PM), Saturday, September 6 (9AM-5PM), and Sunday, September 7, 2014 (9AM-4:30PM)

A great event for the entire family! Local talent welcome! Bring your dog for our fun jump to give it a try!

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First Friday and the Illinois State Musuem

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 5:00 pm

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3D Archery at Hunting Expo

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

3D Archery at Hunting Expo Saturday, September 6, 2014 (8AM-1PM)

There will be a FREE 10 target 3D Archery shoot from 8AM to 1PM SATURDAY ONLY, Sponsored by the Panther Creek Bowhunters Club. This event takes place at the SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo.

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Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo Saturday, September 6 (9AM-5PM) through Sunday, September 7, 2014 (10AM-4PM)

Bring the family to SCHEELS for all the must see outdoor vendors and new equipment to get you ready for this year’s hunting season! Come try out the Red Ryder Daisy Inflatable BB Gun Range. The Sangamon County Animal Control Dog Adoptions will be taking place from 11 am to 3 PM SATURDAY ONLY! Don’t miss the father/daughter duo Mike and Wendy Rhodes with LIVE chainsaw carving demos from Bear Tracks on SATURDAY AND SUNDAY!!! Entertainment and fun for the WHOLE family! Register to win GREAT prizes.

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LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL’S FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE INVITES THE COMMUNITY TO AN ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Foundation for Excellence, in partnership with David Edwards of The Edwards Group, will be hosting an estate planning seminar on September 6th in the community room of Our Savior’s Church. The afternoon event is free of charge and open to the public. It begins at 1:00 pm and should last about one hour. Snacks and take home information about estate planning will be provided.

The Foundation for Excellence works to ensure Lutheran High School has the long term support to be successful. They also want to make sure the families of the Springfield community are also financially prepared for their future. Having a will in place is one of the best ways to protect your family.

RSVPs requested but not required. Please call Sarah Jones at Lutheran High at 217-546-6363 *120 for more information or to reserve a place.

 

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“Sniff It Out” Fundraiser benefitting the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

*Join Us September 6th, 2014*
11am-3pm
Capitol Illini Veterinary Services
1020 Jason Place in Chatham

“Sniff It Out” Fundraiser benefitting the
Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit

*Demonstrations by the K9 unit at 12 and 2pm*

Raffle drawing (1 ticket for $1 or 6 for $5):
6 month supply of flea/tick prevention
6 months of professional dog obedience training by Joe Blankenship of “Dog Class” ($185 value!!!)

$7 Lunch plate includes: hot dog or hamburger, bag of chips, potato salad, and a soda or water!
(All proceeds benefit the Sheriff’s Canine Unit)
*If you have any questions regarding this event or how you can donate, please call Lauren or Kacie at 483-6830*

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AKA 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 12:00 am

Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast
Saturday, Sept 13, 2014
Beth Moore’s Bible studies and events have impacted lives around the world. Nearly 1.8 million women have experienced Living Proof Live events and simulcasts. See how the Bible applies to real life – your life. Dig into Scripture with Beth Moore at a Living Proof Live Simulcast on Saturday, September 13, at Lakeside Christian Church, 225 Toronto Road, Springfield, IL 62711. The full day (8 am – 3:30 pm) includes Beth’s teaching, worship with Dove Award recipient Travis Cottrell, and lunch for $10. Register at www.lakesidechristian.com/GirlFriends, call 217-529-2513, or e-mail office@lakesidechristian.com for tickets and information.
Bring a friend or a carload of friends and take a break from your hectic life to join together with other women who are doing their best to walk with the Lord in this challenging world. If you want to laugh, connect, recharge or be encouraged, then you belong with us. Just $10!

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AKA 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 7:45 am

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Flashback Prom 5K & Kids Fun Run, Walk and Roll

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 8:00 am

5K Run, Walk and Roll $35 through August 15th, $45 Aug 15th-Sept 5th

Kids Run (1mi.- 12 and under) $25 Aug 15th, $45 Aug 15th- Sept 5th

Wear the most extreme, tacky and just plain wring “Prom Gear” you can find on the run at Chatham Community Park.

Kids Fun Run starts at 9am

5k Walk/Run/Roll starts at 10am

for more info email triangelsplay12@yahoo.com

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New Holland Fire Dept Cruise-In

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 1:00 pm

New Holland Fire Dept Cruise-In for Toys for Tots

Cars, trucks, motorcycles

Cruisers please bring new unwrapped toy, first 30 cars get free t-shirt

Corn Hole Tournament- $5 a person, double for partner, double elimination sign up at Noon

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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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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

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