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Memorial SportsCare Biathlon Brigade

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

Memorial SportsCare Biathlon Brigade

Memorial SportsCare athletic trainers created a special 12-week biathlon training program. The training program is designed for beginners, but can be adapted for those who have participated in the biathlon previously

You’ll get a day-by-day training guide to get you ready for the Biathlon in September. We’ll meet twice a week to go over any questions or training issues you might experience. We’ll talk about how to stay motivated and what to do if you lose it! We’ll also go over nutrition and race day strategies. Then, we’ll do that day’s workout – together

The Brigade meets every Wednesday and Friday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., July 1 through Sept. 18.

Visit MemorialSportsCare.com/BiathlonBrigade for info or to register.

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Memorial SportsCare, 4550 W. Iles Ave., Springfield

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SCHEELS Events

Sunday, August 16th 2015 - 12:00 am

Kids Klub – Paintball Mania Monday, September 28 6PM

Join SCHEELS to learn all about paintball safety, how to shoot a marker and play an AWESOME paintball themed game. Register to win a great prize. Part of this event will be outside. Please dress appropriately for the event and the weather.

 

SCHEELS & Illinois Raptor Center Monday, October 12 6PM

Join SCHEELS and the Illinois Raptor Center for this AMAZING show about “Birds of Prey”. Watch as hawks, falcons, owls, and vultures are displayed and talked about. This event is FREE to the public. All participants will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel. Register to win a GREAT prize!

 

Kids Klub – Halloween Bash & Scavenger Hunt Monday, October 26 6PM

Join SCHEELS for an INDOOR fun filled Halloween Bash and Scavenger hunt. Ghoulish games and treats for all. All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel. Come dressed in your Halloween costume.

 

SCHEELS Back to School 2 Blitz Sunday, August 16 1PM-5PM

Join SCHEELS from 1PM-5PM for FREE face painting, FREE balloon creations, and WFLZ 101.9 the WOLF and Prowler for a ONE DAY event. Fun for the whole family!

 

Save the Date: Santa & Mrs. Claus at SCHEELS Saturday, December 5 11AM-4PM

Join SCHEELS for a one day event where Santa & Mrs. Claus will be taking a break from the North Pole to visit with kids at SCHEELS. Parent feel free to bring your cameras to take pictures. This is a FREE event and open to the public. Register to win a $100 SCHEELS gift card.

 

Home Décor Seminar Thursday, November 12 6:30PM

From trees and mantels to table and shelving learn about the latest decor trends at this FREE seminar. Enjoy tips, treats, and register to win great prizes. Presented by: SCHEELS Home Decor & Gift Lodge Experts.

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Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Rolling Meadows Brewery

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am - 10:00 pm

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2015! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Springfield and the surrounding area. Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment.
Mark your calendar! For more information visit http://www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/ or contact Molly Gleason at 217-528-1563, molly@ilstewards.org

 

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EDINBURG LABOR DAY PICNIC

Friday, September 4th 2015 - All Day at Veteran’s Memorial Park
W Masonic St

“Oh, the places you’ll go!” when you come and celebrate at the 2015 Edinburg Labor Day Celebration! The Veteran’s Memorial Park (W. Masonic St.) grounds come alive with a weekend packed with Truck Pulls, Demolition Derbies, Pageants, Bands including Ryan Ideus and the Feudin Hillbillys on Friday night, The Brat Pack on Saturday night, Music mash-up on Sunday featuring 90’s Daughter followed by Tennessee Borderline, Beer Tent, Softball Tourney, Bags Tourney, Horseshoe Tourney, Volleyball Tourney, Carnival Rides, 5K Run/Walk, 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!

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Fish Fry at the Riverton KC #3914

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 12:00 am at Riverton KC #3914
335 S. 4th

The prices are Walleye, Tilapia Dinners $9.25, Catfish Dinner $10.75. Walleye sandwich is $7.50

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Auburns 150th Celebration/Labor Day Picnic

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 10:00 am - 11:00 pm at Auburn’s East Park
115 W. Madision

The Auburn Activity Committee is excited to announce our 150th Celebration/Labor Day Picnic on September 5th 2015. Join us at Auburn’s East Park (115 W. Madison Street) for a fun filled event featuring Mud Volley Ball, Bag Tournaments, Bounce House, Petting Zoo (4-7pm), children’s games, 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Reactivated will also be set up!  We will end the evening with Central Illinois’s very own Gracia Harrison and her band preforming from 8-10p.m.We hope you will join us for delicious food, ice cold beer and fun for the whole family! Festivities kick off with a parade at 10 a.m., and picnic immediately following  at 11 a.m. You can find to forms to sign up for the tournaments on our Facebook page!

 

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Springfield Illinois Writers Group Meeting

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Home of Darius Depa
19 Redwood Lane

This meeting will cover the theme of Thrillers in Literature.  Also, if you wish to share any projects that you are working on, bring 5-7 copies of them with you to the meeting. And there will be snacks available during the meeting as well. And, afterwards, there WILL be a dip in the nearby Swimming Pool for those who wish to do so.

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Cruise to the Lake

Sunday, September 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

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47th Annual Greenview Labor Day Celebration

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

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Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois monthly meeting

Wednesday, September 9th 2015 - 12:00 am

WE-CI; Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 9th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Lake Pointe Grill, 1386 Toronto Road, Springfield, Ill, 62712.

Program

Topic: Help is on the Way; Ms. Linda Dillion, PhD, of Lincoln Land Community College Small Business Development Center will give us an overview of the resources available to local women entrepreneurs in today’s economy.

The costs for the meeting are: $2o for members, $10 for guests, and $25 for walk-ins. Reservations are non-refundable. Additional information is available by contacting Maureen Williams at <maureenwms32@yahoo.com>.

Please make your reservations by Friday, September 4th at <reservations@we-ci.org>. Our website can now take payments by credit card.

Monthly meetings include guest speakers, workshops, and social functions. Fundraising events support scholarships for members receiving advanced professional training.

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COME TO THE CABARET

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 12:00 am

THE SPRINGFIELD BRANCH OF BASKET OF HOPE IS SPONSORING “COME TO THE CABARET” AT THE HOOGLAND CENTER OF THE ARTS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 7PM. AND ENJOY MUSIC FROM SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BROADWAY SHOWS…
ADMISSION IS FREE AND DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AND WILL BE USED LOCALLY TO FILL BASKETS OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS ILLNESSES…
COME ENJOY A GREAT EVENING OF SHOW TUNES, DONATIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED AND WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE GIFTS FOR CRITICAL CHILDREN IN THE HOSPITAL. HOOGLAND CENTER OF THE ARTS SEPT 12TH 7P.

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MO Pitney Country Music

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Mid-America Military Salute Organization is proud to announce that MO Pitney will bring his brand of Country Music to our event on Saturday September 12th at the Adams County Fairgrounds near Mendon, IL. MO will be headlining our main stage.

MO Pitney

MO Pitney was born in Chery Valley, Illinois. He began playing drums at age six and guitar at age twelve. He later played in a bluegrass band with his brother and a friend. Pitney later moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he signed to Curb Records and began working with record producer Tony Brown.

Pitney released his single “Country”, in December 2014, He co-wrote the song with Bill Anderson and Bobby Tomberlin. Billy Dukes ofTaste of Country reviewed the single positively, saying that IMO isn’t making a statement, and ws not the sign of some traditional country revolution in 2015. But he’s a reminder ofhow good a simple country song sung by a man who believes in God and George Strait can feel. Johnny Nevin of Huffington Post also

reviewed Pitney’s music favorably, saying that ‘MO Pitney knows a couple ofreally important things about being Country, real Country. One ofthem is that he knows who he is, and that’s always going to be important, because it’s the only way anyone can keep becoming the person they really want to be. Just as important though, it seems like MO Pitney never forgets about everybody else, and how important they are too, It was the third most added country song its first week on radio. The song entered Top 40 on Country Airplay on the chart dated for the week ending rune 20,

2015, its nineteenth week on that chart,

MO’s Music Video for “Country” was ranked #8 on last weeks (July 22nd- July 28th) Great American Country Top 20 Countdown.

 

Mid-America Military Salute will hold its second annual event on Saturday September 12 th at the Adams County Fairgrounds near Mendon, LL. The event is held to “Honor Our Military, Our Veterans & Their Families”.

Mid-America Military Salute is a FREE event and open to the public and all Military, Veterans and their Families. The event will feature 10 bands on 3 stages, a car & bike show, military re-enactors, military vehicles and displays, a kids enteftainment stage, bounce houses, train rides, a big fireworks show and a few more surprises. Gates will open at noon and the event will wrap up around 1 IP1n.

Our main display for the event is called, “Portrait ofa Solider” by Cameron Schilling of Mattoon, IL.

The Portrait of a Soldier exhibit is a traveling display of hand-sketched portraits of fallen servicemembers from

Illinois who have been killed since September I l, 2001 in the Global War on Tenor. Altist Cameron Schilling, of

Mattoon, drew the first portrait in August 2004, after Amy SPC Charles Neeley, also ofMattoon, was killed in Iraq.

Schilling gave the sketch to SPC Neeley’s parents to convey his sympathy for their loss. In October 2005, while a student at Eastern Illinois University, Schilling decided to draw a portrait of every Illinois servicemember who has fallen during the Global War on Tenor.

MO Pitney:

Website: htw//www.mopitney.com/

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Night at the Mouse Races

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Pawnee After Prom will be hosting a Night at the Mouse Races on September 12, 2015 at Locals on the Square in Pawnee, IL.

 

Who:  Pawnee After Prom

What:  Night at the Mouse Races

When:  Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Locals on the Square in Pawnee, IL

Cost:  $15  Per person

 

Prizes are awarded for the winners and there is also a silent auction available.  Races include 7 total mice races, a mouse roulette and a dice wheel  (see info below for more information)

 

More info on the mice races:

PARTY DOWNS MOUSE RACING

 

THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 7 RACES. THE WINNERS OF RACES 1 – 6 WILL RACE IN THE 7THRACE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP. GUEST WILL PURCHACE CHIPS FROM THE CASHIER TABLE. CHIPS ARE $2.00 EACH AND ALL BETS ARE $2.00 PER BET. ALL BETS ARE TO WIN AND YOU MAY BET AS MANY AS YOU WOULD LIKE. YOU WILL RECEIVE A BET SLIP FOR EACH BET THAT YOU MAKE INDICATING WHICH MOUSE YOU BET ON. IF YOU HAVE A WINNING TICKET YOU WILL RETURN IT TO THE CASHIER TO RECEIVE YOUR WINNINGS.

 

MOUSE ROULETTE

MOUSE ROULETTE IS A 50/50 IN WHICH YOU WILL PLACE YOUR NAME ON A NUMBER BETWEEN 1 AND 36. THE COST PER NUMBER IS $2.00 OR 1 CHIP. A MOUSE IS PLACED IN THE MIDDLE OF ROULETTE WHEEL AND WHICH EVER NUMBER THE MOUSE GOES TO WILL WIN $36.00.

 

DICE WHEEL

THE DICE WHEEL IS A GAME OF CHANCE IN WHICH YOU WILL PLACE A CHIP ON NUMBERS 1 – 6. THEN THE WHEEL IS SPUN AND DEPENDING ON THE COMBINATION OF DICE THAT COME UP YOU CAN WIN 1,2 OR 3 TIMES YOUR BET.

 

 

The After Prom raises money each year to promote a safe after prom for the Junior/Senior Class.

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Sugar Creek Chicken Dinner

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 12:00 am

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2015 Tour of Homes

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sell your home faster and get your name in front of thousands of consumers in our local area!

Tour of Homes Dates & Times

Saturday- Sept 12, 2015 Sunday- Sept 13, 2015 11 am to 4 pm

Saturday- Sept 19, 2015 Sunday- Sept 20, 2015 11 am to 5 pm

Public Admission: $5 (with $1 of every ticket sale going to Habitat for Humanity)

Entry Fees:

New Homes: $500

Duplex: $650

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2015

• Additional discounts apply for multiple homes submitted by the same builder

• Builders must be a member in good standing

• All entered homes will be included in the virtual tour on the SAHBA website for 12 months

(a $500 value!)

• Tour Guide: A tour guide will be issued at each of the homes. Every home will be featured in

this guide. There are also advertising opportunities within the Tour Guide.

For more details and to request a detailed contract please contact:

Springfield Area Home Builders Association

3921 Pintail Drive, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62711

Phone: (217) 698-4941 • Fax: (217) 698-4942

leeann@springfieldareahba.com

www.springfieldareahba.com

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21st annual Sugar Creek UMC Chicken DInner

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sugar Creek UMC
1022 New City Road

Saturday September 12, 2015
4-8pm
21st Annual Sugar Creek UMC Chicken Dinner
Fried chicken with all the fixins!
Tickets: $9- Adults $5- 12 and under

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Sacred Heart Church’s 23rd Annual Fried Chicken Dinner

Sunday, September 13th 2015 - 12:00 am

Sacred Heart Church’s 23rd Annual Fried Chicken Dinner on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. serving at the Virden Knights of Columbus Hall at 1320 N. Dye Street in Virden. Fried Chicken will all the fixings: Adults $10, Children 5-12 $4. Carryouts available. 50/50 Drawing at 2 pm.

43rd Annual Capital City Century

Sunday, September 13th 2015 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm at Knights of Columbus
2200 S Meadowbrook

 

Come join the Springfield Bicycle Club on this annual recreational bicycle ride. Distance options of 10 to 100 miles over flat to slightly rolling terrain. Special double metric (125 mile) option. Food stops, SAG service and a post-ride party at the K of C included with registration. Free historic ride on Sept. 12.  www.spfldcycling.org/ccc

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2015 Tour of Homes

Sunday, September 13th 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sell your home faster and get your name in front of thousands of consumers in our local area!

Tour of Homes Dates & Times

Saturday- Sept 12, 2015 Sunday- Sept 13, 2015 11 am to 4 pm

Saturday- Sept 19, 2015 Sunday- Sept 20, 2015 11 am to 5 pm

Public Admission: $5 (with $1 of every ticket sale going to Habitat for Humanity)

Entry Fees:

New Homes: $500

Duplex: $650

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2015

• Additional discounts apply for multiple homes submitted by the same builder

• Builders must be a member in good standing

• All entered homes will be included in the virtual tour on the SAHBA website for 12 months

(a $500 value!)

• Tour Guide: A tour guide will be issued at each of the homes. Every home will be featured in

this guide. There are also advertising opportunities within the Tour Guide.

For more details and to request a detailed contract please contact:

Springfield Area Home Builders Association

3921 Pintail Drive, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62711

Phone: (217) 698-4941 • Fax: (217) 698-4942

leeann@springfieldareahba.com

www.springfieldareahba.com

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TRINITY HOSTS LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church and School will host the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Central Illinois District (LWML-CID) Springfield Zone Fall Rally on Thursday, September 17. Refreshments will be served at 8:30am, the Rally begins at 9:00am and will conclude at Noon with lunch.

The keynote speaker will Mt. Pulaski resident Judy Knauer who will talk about her experiences teaching Vacation Bible School in Poland. Rev. Mark Peters of Lincoln will lead the Bible Study on the Rally theme of “Go Ye Means Me”, based on Mark 16:15. Peters also serves as the LWML-CID Junior Pastoral Counselor. LWML-CID President Pam Spilker of Edinburg will give an update what is happening district-wide. Springfield Zone President Cheryl Long of Loami will conduct the business meeting.

The registration fee for this event is $15 and includes lunch. The deadline for registration is September 10. For more information, please contact Mary Denham at 620-0042.

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