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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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YMCA Kids Fitness Classes

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 12:00 am

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ZOO KICKS OFF FAMILY ORIENTED NATURE BUDDIES PROGRAM

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 12:00 am

ZOO KICKS OFF FAMILY ORIENTED NATURE BUDDIES PROGRAM
The Springfield Park District’s Henson Robinson Zoo
invites area families to the kickoff of a nature club called Nature Buddies on
Tuesday, September 23 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. or Sunday, September 28 from 4:30-
5:30 p.m. Nature Buddies is free of charge and is dedicated to creating positive
interactive experiences in nature for central Illinois families. Each family must have
at least one parent or guardian with their child or children.
Each Nature Buddies meeting will focus on a different aspect of Illinois nature.
There will be hikes, scavenger hunts, nature walks, leaf collections, bird watching
and more. For the first Nature Buddies meeting, you may choose one of the two
sessions, either September 23 or September 28. Both meetings will consist of the
same program.
The Nature Buddies kickoff will be held at Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 East Lake
Drive, Springfield. For more information, please contact the zoo at (217)585-1821.
Please join us for an unforgettable family nature experience!

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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

 $125 per individual for the Golf Outing Participant and $50 per COUPLE/$30 Single on the Cocktail Reception

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Annual Craft & Food Festival

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 am

Annual Craft & Food Festival

Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9am – 2pm
Chatham Community Center
109 W. Mulberry St. Chatham, IL
(north side of the square)

Amish Quilt & Afghan Raffle

Also featuring: Holiday gifts and crafts, country bakery, door prizes, odds & ends, books, craft & Food magazines

Homemade Lunch from 11am – 1pm
Soup – Sandwiches – Pies – Beverages

The Sangamon County Association for Home and Community Education Awards
at least one $250 scholarship, if funds are available the number given
and amount may increase. Recipients must be a member of the Association
for a year and family of the member are eligible. The scholarship is
awarded at the Annual meeting in April. Two $500 scholarships were
given in 2014.

The funds raised at the Festival also help in the continuing education
of our members by providing them with monthly Lessons for Living on such
topics as: Managing a Gluten Free Diet, Genealogy and History of
Cemeteries, How to Incorporate Meatless Meals in Meal Planning, Finance
Tips for Retirees in Today’s Economy, Flower Design and Arranging and
Sewing and Sewing Machines.

Our mission Statement is to enhance the lives of individuals and
families through quality educational programs and experiences
encouraging responsible leadership and service to the community.

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Art and Craft Show

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Come to the Cabaret

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Springfield Branch of Basket of Hope presents Come to the Cabaret appearing in the LRS Theater at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This is a free event but donations are welcome and will go to fill baskets that will brighten the days of serious ill hospitalized children. We also provide baskets for those preemie babies whose parent(s) are staying at Ronald McDonald House until their baby is released from the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Each year, Basket of Hope provides over 300 baskets locally.

The Cabaret will be held on Saturday, September 27th at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a fun filled evening of Broadway entertainment.

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Sunscapes Travel Expo by Alicia

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 am

Sunscapes Travel Expo by Alicia
Saturday September 27, 2015
1:00-4:00 p.m. LaFiesta Restaurante. 2830 Stevenson Dr. Springfield Illinois.
Fall & Winter Travel Vacation Packages
Highlighting
Greece and it’s Island 15 days (Group Forming Now for Sept.2015
Costa Rica Feb 2015. (Limited Space)
12 days 11 nights exploring Costa Rica

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Wounded Warrior

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Veterans Helping Veterans Hog Roast

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 12:00 pm

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Chicken Dinner

Sunday, September 28th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Dance Dash 5K

Sunday, September 28th 2014 - 1:00 pm

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Bob Goff Live

Sunday, September 28th 2014 - 7:00 pm

Bob Goff Live
 
Bob Goff is coming to First United Methodist Church in Springfield! Join us on Sunday, September 28, at 7:00pm for this unforgettable event! Bob Goff is the New York Times best-selling author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, and Somalia. He is a sought-after speaker who inspires people to get to the “do” part of life. Choosing to live audaciously, Bob connects to audiences in a powerfully inspirational, yet down-to-earth manner. Admission is free. Invite your friends and join us for this exciting evening!
 
First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Rd.
Springfield, IL  62711
Phone: 217-793-9760

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Macaroni Fest Coming to Springfield

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 12:00 am

Macaroni Fest Coming to Springfield

America’s favorite noodle now has a special event. Westminster Cooperative
Preschool invites Springfield-area families to dine out on September 30 to support early
childhood education. Delicious food, great music and craft activities will be featured at the first annual Macaroni Fest on September 30 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M at Westminster Cooperative Preschool, located at 533 South Walnut Street.
A mouth-watering buffet of classic and modern noodle dishes will be served by Noodles
and Company while families enjoy an interactive children’s concert presented by Miss Carole of Macaroni Soup. Craft stations will be set up for families to make noodle art and noodle jewelry.

Tickets for the evening are $6 per person and may be purchased at the door in advance
on-line at www.westminster-preschool.org.

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UIS Student Union Campaign Kickoff

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 12:00 am

UIS Student Union Campaign Kickoff
Tuesday, September 30, 4:30-6:30, at the University of Illinois Springfield Colonnade (center of campus)
UIS will host a festive carnival-themed kickoff event for the Student Union Campaign. Join us for free food, fun, giveaways, and games. Take a “tour” through the Student Union floor plans and get an update on gifts from our wonderfully generous donors. Information at 217-206-6058.

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FINALLY hope for separated and divorced Catholics!

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 12:00 am

FINALLY hope for separated and divorced Catholics! There is a Divorced and Separated Koinonia (DASK) weekend on October 3-5, 2014 in Springfield, IL at Villa Maria Catholic Life Center on Lake Springfield (Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, 1903 East Lake Drive Springfield, Illinois 62712). The weekend is a safe environment to be understood by other separated or divorced Catholics, from ages 20-something on up. The cost is $110 which covers shared room, meals and materials (private room $160, if available). Limited scholarships/waivers that cover the cost of the weekend, are available so don’t let money get in the way of attending! 
Questions? Please call Deacon Patrick O’Toole at 
217-529-2213.

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Localicious First Friday

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 12:00 am

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Riverton KC Fish Fry

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 12:00 am

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Greenview Town Wide Garage/Yard Sale

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Maps available at Caseys starting Feb. 26th

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