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Saturday, January 9th 2016 - 12:00 am

Women’s Personal Defense Seminar – Saturday, January 9, 2016 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. Register to win prizes and giveaways!

In this 1 hour course we will cover:

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

Kids Klub – On the Move with genHkids – Monday, January 18, 2016 6PM

Join SCHEELS, genHkids, and the Girl Scouts for a night of science experiments, games and other fun activities! All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel. Please meet in the SCHEELS Training Center on the 2nd floor.

Sponsored by: Girl Scouts and genHkids

SCHEELS Bat Demo Day – Monday, February 15, 2015 2PM-7PM

Join SCHEELS for this FREE event to try the latest in baseball and fast pitch softball bats from Easton, DeMarini, Rawlings, and Louisville Slugger. Register to win ONE of FIVE $50 SCHEELS Gift Cards!

Sponsored by: Easton

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McDonald’s® Restaurants of Central Illinois Encourage Customers to “Give a Little Love” to Local Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 - 12:00 am

Area restaurants provide support to families staying in the Springfield Ronald McDonald House

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Central Illinois and its local owner-operators will be providing support to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) through the annual Give a Little Love campaign.

To “Give a Little Love,” customers can donate $1 or more at participating McDonald’s restaurants in Central Illinois, beginning Tuesday, February 2 through Thursday, February 25. Customers who make a donation will have their names displayed on a paper heart in the restaurant. One hundred percent of the proceeds will stay local and benefit the families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, Illinois. In 2015, more than $210,000 was raised during the Give a Little Love promotion.

This year marks a special anniversary for the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield, now in its 30th year providing a home away from home for families of children receiving treatment at Springfield-area medical facilities. Central Illinois residents can join in the 30th Anniversary celebration by attending the RMHCCI Red Tie & Pearls Gala on Friday, February 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill. For additional event information and to purchase tickets, please visit, www.rmhc-centralillinois.org.

RMHCCI keeps families close by providing them with a place to stay and warm meals to eat during a difficult and stressful time in their lives. Located at 610 North Seventh Street, RMHCCI serves more than 400 families each year. In order to serve even more families, RMHCCI depends on the generous support of the community, especially through the Give a Little Love campaign. Support from the community is essential to keep the House running smoothly for their families.

“At McDonald’s, we see the exceptional support the Ronald McDonald House provides to families in need and it’s great to see the community year after year get involved and help us give back,” said Steve Jeffers, local McDonald’s owner/operator. “We can’t thank our customers enough for their generous donations. We are truly grateful.”

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and ways you can help, please visit www.rmhc-centralillinois.org

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TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL HOSTS CAMPUS VISIT DAYS AND KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE NIGHTS

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 12:00 am

 

Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., is hosting a series of School Campus Visit Days and Kindergarten Open House Nights in February and March.

The 2016 Spring Campus Visits are scheduled from Noon – 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 3; Tuesday, February 9; Friday, February 19; Monday, February 29 and Thursday, March 10. Parents can meet the principal and faculty, tour the school while classes are in session and even enjoy lunch while visiting Trinity.

The 2016 Kindergarten Open House Nights are scheduled for Thursday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 pm each night. Parents can view the classroom, meet the Kindergarten teacher and learn about the Kindergarten curriculum.

Admissions Director Jan Zepp said that “Trinity has tailored these campus visits for the working mom and dad by scheduling them on different days of the week but at a convenient time.” Zepp continued, “Many parents run errands during their lunch hour so this is an ideal time to invite people to our campus.”

For more information about these campus visits, please call (217) 787-2323, ext. 403 or visit Trinity Lutheran School’s website at www.trinity-lutheran.com or Trinity’s Facebook page. To RSVP for a particular campus visit day event, please e-mail admissions@trinity-lutheran.com.

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Greater Springfield, IL Garage Sale & Marketplace

Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 12:00 am

WHAT: The hunt is on! The LARGEST Garage Sale in the Nation returns to Springfield, IL. The ORIGINAL Garage Sale Event, a bargain hunter’s paradise will be packed with over 400 booths offering a plethora of items at unbelievable rock bottom prices. Treasure seekers will find antiques, collectibles, jewelry, new and used clothing, arts and crafts, furniture, electronics and more.

Reserve a booth space: Booths are $90 for a 10×10 or $100 for corner booths. For Information regarding booth space rental call (317) 231-5859.

Do you have a valuable family heirloom or item that you’ve always wanted to have appraised? Much like Antiques Road show, bring in your item and heirloom to be evaluated at the event. Bring your treasures for a FREE item valuation by the experts at Barrel Antique Mall at the event all weekend!

(Valuation item limited to one item per person. Valuation is Free with paid event admission).

WHEN: Saturday, February 6th – 2016 ………………………………..9:00am – 6:00pm Sunday, February 7th – 2016 ……………………………….10:00am – 4:00pm

WHERE: Prairie Capital Convention Center | 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

TICKETS: Discount coupon available at GarageSaleAndMarketplace.com 30 days prior to event.

With Coupon: Adult……….$3 Gate: Adult……….$4

Child……….FREE (12 & under) Child……….FREE (12 & under) *Two Day Pass: $6 *Two Day Pass: $6

REGISTER: Booth space is available at a cost of $90 per 10’x10’ space. Corner spaces: $100 per 10’x10’ space. For additional information regarding booth rental, please call

317-231-5859 or visit www.GarageSaleAndMarketplace.com

INFO: Call (317) 236-6515 or visit www.GarageSaleAndMarketplace.com.

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The Chosen Ones, Southern Gospel Music Family

Sunday, February 7th 2016 - 12:00 am

The Chosen Ones, Southern Gospel Music Family
Sunday, February 7th, 2016, 6pm
Edinburg Baptist Church, 216 East Washington, Edinburg, Il.

Southern Gospel recording artists, The Chosen Ones, will be appearing on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 6pm at Edinburg Baptist Church, 416 North Ricks, Edinburg, Il. The Chosen Ones feature 2 generations of smooth family harmony, blending both traditional and progressive Southern Gospel Music.  They are celebrating 42 years in Gospel Music, having begun their ministry in 1974.  They have sung throughout the United States and abroad, performing over 160 personal appearances annually as well as appearing on Gospel Music Television.  They have released over 20 recordings which have included 4 national radio releases.  The Chosen Ones present more than a concert, but a worship experience through Southern Gospel Music to present the Gospel Truth and encourage the Church.  Make plans to attend this exciting event.  A love offering will be taken.
For more information contact Pastor Denny Hamilton at 217-525-1978.

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Concordia Lutheran Church-School-Preschool OPEN HOUSE!

Monday, February 8th 2016 - 12:00 am

Monday, February 8th  from 5:30-7pm

· Anyone who is interested in learning more about our church, our (K-8) school or our (3-5 year old) preschool is invited to come and check us out.

· Our Address: 2300 Wilshire Rd. (in Laketown) Springfield, Illinois 62703

· Our Phone:    217-529-3307

· Our E-mail:    school@concordiaspfld.org

· Our Website: www.concordiaspfld.org

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Kindergarten Preview Night

Tuesday, February 9th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Lane

*The information below has been updated with a new starting time for this event. Please make necessary changes on the community calendar.

Springfield Christian School (SCS) at 2850 Cider Mill Ln. is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the 2016-2017 school year. A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation. Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call the school office at 217-698-1933 ext. 3450 or visit www.springfieldchristianschool.org.

Springfield Christian School, an award-winning K-8 educational system located in Springfield, Illinois, offers low class sizes, instruction tailored to individual needs, and the latest educational technology to facilitate student engagement and excellence. SCS’s experienced and professional staff utilizes a rigorous Christ-centered curriculum and differentiated instruction methods to encourage students to reach their full potential. SCS challenges students to aspire to lives of character, service and leadership. SCS is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Kindergarten Preview Night

Tuesday, February 9th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Lane

SCS hosts Kindergarten Preview Night Feb. 9

Springfield Christian School (SCS) at 2850 Cider Mill Ln. is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the 2016-2017 school year. A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation. Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call the school office at 217-698-1933 ext. 3450 or visit www.springfieldchristianschool.org.

Springfield Christian School, an award-winning K-8 educational system located in Springfield, Illinois, offers low class sizes, instruction tailored to individual needs, and the latest educational technology to facilitate student engagement and excellence. SCS’s experienced and professional staff utilizes a rigorous Christ-centered curriculum and differentiated instruction methods to encourage students to reach their full potential. SCS challenges students to aspire to lives of character, service and leadership. SCS is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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TRINITY LUTHERAN HOSTS LENTEN SERVICES

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church-Springfield will hold two Ash Wednesday services on February 10, 2016. There is a 12:10 pm service that lasts approximately 20-minutes to accommodate downtown workers or those who work evenings and can’t attend evening or weekend services. The 12:10 pm service is held every Wednesday throughout the year. The evening service begins at 6:30 pm and the Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated. Both services will be held at Trinity’s Church Campus, 220 S. 2nd Street (the corner of 2nd and Monroe Streets). The theme for this Lenten season is “Coming Home from Exile.”

The remaining Lenten service schedule will be on the following Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: February 17, February 24, March 2, March 9, and March 16. These services will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield. On March 2, The Trinity Quilters will serve a pizza dinner that includes salad, desserts and beverages beginning at 5:30 pm at the school. Trinity’s Women With Mission/LWML society will host a pizza dinner on March 9 beginning at 5:30 pm at the school. (Please note that both groups are serving pizza dinners—this is not a typo!).

For more information including additional details on sermon topics and additional meals to be served, please call 522-8151 or visit www.trinity-lutheran.com or Trinity’s social media.

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SPECIAL GriefShare “LOSS OF A SPOUSE” SEMINAR

Thursday, February 11th 2016 - 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting a “Loss of a Spouse”, one evening GriefShare session on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield.

Any loss of a loved one, whether a family member or friend is devastating. But the loss of a spouse turns a person’s world upside down and life comes to a screeching halt. No longer is “the love of one’s life” there to share the joys and frustrations of daily living or to “dream of growing old together.” Special days like Valentine’s Day can make a person feel their loss even more acutely.

This special session of GriefShare will help participants learn to grieve for their spouse while honoring their memories as a couple. Participants will also learn tips of how to adjust to “being single” in a “couples world.” There will be time for discussion and sharing as well.

There is no fee for this special session but pre-registration is required to ensure enough materials are available. Register at j.oest@att.net or by calling 217/899-9418.

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OUR BLOODY VALENTINE WEEKEND

Friday, February 12th 2016 - 12:00 am

The planning committee of the Forest City Fright Night are proud to announce this years ALL NEW “OUR BLOODY VALENTINE WEEKEND” Open Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th, located at the Skinner Property in Forest City IL. Tickets will be sold at 106 W. Market Street, Forest City and visitors will be transported via wagon over to the (2) attractions being presented to the public. Armbands are $15 per person. Enjoy the attractions as many times as you like for as long as time permits. Anyone bringing a non perishable food item will be given $1 off their ticket price. Up to two items allowed per person. All food items will be donated to local food pantries. Food and drink will be available nearby ALONG WITH SPECIAL VALENTINE PHOTOS. A couple of quick things for you to make note of… we are not set up to accept credit cards and these are for the most part outside attractions so PLEASE dress warm. Dining and photos are available indoors and are provided by private vendors. So before you make those Valentine’s Day plans consider ‘OUR BLOODY VALENTINE WEEKEND” as an alternative. Why? Because WE WANT TO LOVE YOU TO DEATH!!!!

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Valentine’s Murder Mystery Weekend

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 12:00 am at The Inn at 835
835 S 2nd St

This is a charity event is in support of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life. For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.

You are invited to attend a weekend of mystery, great food, fun and excitement. The Event will be held at the Inn at 835 in historic downtown Springfield, Il. There are three dinner times to choose from, with a different murder mystery at each dinner. Tickets are $50 each.

Saturday, February 13, 2016  1pm-4pm (A Tale of A Capulet)

Saturday, February 13, 2016  5pm-8pm (The Lies You Tell The Secrets You Keep)

Sunday, February 14, 2016  6pm-9pm (Shut Yo’ Mouth and Keep On Talking)

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Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Civic Orchestra Concert

Sunday, February 14th 2016 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to attend our Civic Orchestra’s Valentine’s Day concert, Love is in the Air. The performance, under the direction of Conductor Matthew Sheppard, takes place at 4:00pm on Sunday, February 14th, at The Legacy Theatre. From the romantic love of Moulin Rouge and La Bohème to the fraternal love of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, there is something for everyone to love! Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and free to children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting atthelegacy.com. We hope you will bring your closest friends and family to join us for an early evening concert of love songs!

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ISBDC at LLCC offers “Starting Your Business in Illinois” workshop

Wednesday, February 17th 2016 - 12:00 am

Free workshop designed for prospective business owners

The Illnois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) is offering a free “Starting Your Business in Illinois” workshop Feb. 17 in Springfield.

The workshop is designed for prospective business owners and provides information about preparing a business plan, financing a business, legal forms (proprietorship, partnership, corporation), registering a business name and taxes.

Registration is required for the this workshop:

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at LLCC-Capital City Training Center, 130 West Mason. Call the ISBDC at 544.7232 to register.

The ISBDC at LLCC offers services and programs for individuals interested in starting or growing a business. Most of the services and programs provided by the ISBDC are offered at no cost to the client.

For more information about ISBDC workshops or services, call 544.7232.

 

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Riverton K of C Lenten Fish Fry

Friday, February 19th 2016 - 12:00 am

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2016 Wellness Expo – Logan County

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 12:00 am

Saturday, February 20 9am-12pm

Lincoln Park District in Lincoln, IL

FREE screenings, activities and door prizes!

Call 217-605-5008 with questions!

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Mouse Races – Hosted By Riverton After Prom

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm at K of C Hall – Riverton, IL
335 S. 4th Street

Bold and Beautiful

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Bask in the brilliance of Beethoven, Barber and Brahms. From Beethoven’s rebellious Coriolan Overture to the magnificent Second Symphony of Brahms, this evening is bold and beautiful. Barber’s virtuosic Violin Concerto featuring ISO’s Concertmaster Violetta Todorova is sure to impress!

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SCHEELS Events

Monday, February 22nd 2016 - 12:00 am

Cabin Fever Kids Klub – Monday, February 22, 2016 Promptly at 6PM

Join SCHEELS & The Boy Scouts to learn about:

Camping – What to take when you go and so much more! Survival Bracelets – How to make them and their importance

Archery 101 Kids Klub – Monday March 14, 2016 Promptly at 6PM

Join SCHEELS to learn about:

Archery safety from Panther Creek Bowhunters Club Kids can get their face camo painted for a photo op Shoot a bow and arrow in our SCHEELS Archery Lane with a SCHEELS Expert Make a target to take home

Register to win a great prize!

Sponsored by: SCHEELS and Panther Creek Bowhunters Club

SCHEELS Fish Fest – Saturday, March 12, 2016 9AM-5PM

Join SCHEELS Experts and Fishing Vendors for a ONE DAY ONLY HOT BUYS SALE! Don’t miss the FREE kids activity area and Hot Air Creations balloon artists from 11AM-3PM

Register to win GREAT prizes!

Sponsored by: SCHEELS and Berkley

All items are while supplies last on March 12, 2016, valid at the Springfield, IL SCHEELS location ONLY!

Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club – Thursdays March 31 – October 6 5:45PM

Earn rewards as a SCHEELS club member! 5:45PM departure from SE side of the front entrance. All levels of riders, walkers, runners, and skaters welcome!

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SHEN YUN

Wednesday, February 24th 2016 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
One University Plaza,

SHEN YUN RETURNS to Springfield

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of genuine Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired.

A Shen Yun performance features 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops – creating a spectacular performance beyond imagination.

Experience a divine culture! Experience Shen Yun!

SHEN YUN performance schedule:

WED FEB 24, 2016 7:00pm

Online: http://tickets.shenyun.com/c/Ak1_QKyhpCw

Phone:
844-484-9669 (Local Presenter, Toll Free)
217-206-6160 (Ticket Office)
800-207-6960 (Ticket Office)

Email: shenyunstl@gmail.com
Box Office:

Sangamon Auditorium

One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois 62703

Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

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