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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.
Menu
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

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ILLINOIS ROUTE 66 SCENIC BYWAY LAUNCHES “SELFIES ON 66” CAMPAIGN

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 12:00 am

Out exploring Route 66 in Illinois? Take a selfie! Be creative and capture yourself and friends at Illinois Route 66 landmarks or even more out-of-the-way harder to find sites along the road. Take your “selfie” and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #MyIL66.

Each month, the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway will select three photos to be highlighted on their social media outlets, and the photo with the most likes/comments/shares will win an Illinois Route 66 license plate and baseball hat! But it gets better…once per year, the Byway will let voters choose from the 12 monthly winners, and the photo that gets the most likes/comments/shares will win the grand prize: a basket full of Illinois Route 66 memorabilia, gift certificates, and more!

“This is a fun way to engage our travelers along Illinois Route 66 and to see how innovative they get with the pictures they come up with,” said Bill Kelly, Executive Director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway. “Ultimately the goal is to have folks spend more time at our attractions and along the road and this becomes an interactive way of doing so.” Kelly added that the contest, which is now officially underway, will be an ongoing campaign with no official expiration date, and that it is important that the Byway is able to verify from the photo that it was taken along Illinois Route 66. Entries can be submitted on selfieson66.com or any of the Byway’s social media platforms.

Open to US residents ages 18+. For more information, contact the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway at 217-525-9308 or visit www.selfieson66.com & www.illinoisroute66.org.

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FAMILY CAMP OUTS AT HENSON ROBINSON ZOO

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 12:00 am

FAMILY CAMP OUTS AT HENSON ROBINSON ZOO

Bring your tent and stay the night for an evening packed with fun and activities at the Henson Robinson Zoo’s Family Camp Outs. The zoo will be offering camp outs on May 29th and July 17th. Each camp out will include a camping area, dinner, activities, night hike and breakfast the following morning.

The family camp outs will each have a theme which the activities will center around. The theme for the May 29th camp out will be dinosaurs and families will learn all about these ancient animals by visiting stations around the zoo. On July 17th the camp out will be a mystery during which families will use their sleuthing skills to solve the mystery of the zoo prankster.

Costs are $18 per adult and $13 per child for Springfield Park District residents and zoo members. Non-resident rates are $20.50 per adult and $15.50 per child. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call the zoo at (217)585-1821 for more information or to make a reservation.

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“Read to the Rhythm!” Lincoln Library’s Summer Reading Program for All Ages

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 12:00 am

Each summer, Lincoln Library, The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois, promotes the joy of reading by sponsoring a summer reading program for kids, teens and adults. This year’s program, “Read to the Rhythm!,” kicks off at the library, 326 South 7th Street, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 and runs through Saturday, July 25. Customers are welcome to register to participate at any time during the program.

The Youth Services department will again be offering two summer reading programs – one for children ages 11 and younger and another for young adults ages 12 to 18. As reading goals are achieved, kids will be awarded prizes – the more hours read, the more prizes received. Many thanks go out to the Friends of Lincoln Library, local Wendy’s Restaurants and Marco’s Pizza for providing reading incentives and prizes.

The fun doesn’t end with enjoying great books! There are many programs for kids and teens — crafts, story times, games, and special performances including “Music Fun with Mark McKnight” (May 30, 11 a.m.), Magician Richard Landry & Snowball the Rabbit (June 23, 2 p.m.), the DePriest Puppets (July 21, 2 p.m.) and storyteller Mike Anderson (July 25, 11 a.m.).  For a complete listing of events, stop by the library for a calendar or visit the library’s website (www.lincolnlibrary.info).

The adult reading program is open to anyone age 19 and over. Simply sign up to participate at the Readers’ Services Desk. Each time a book is finished, stop by to enter a prize slip for the drawings. (The more you read, the more you can enter!) There will be weekly prize drawings for a variety of gift cards and a grand prize give-away at the end of the program!  Prizes are courtesy of the Friends of Lincoln Library.

Full details are available by phoning (217) 753-4900, visiting the library website (www.lincolnlibrary.info) or stopping by Youth Services, Readers’ Services, or Reference.

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Kids Can Enjoy Summer Day Camp in the Country Air and City Convenience

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 12:00 am

Bright Star Equestrian Centre is a non-profit riding stable that provides a safe, supportive learning environment for disabled and non-disabled riders of all ages. Recognizing the need for summer activities for school-age children, they are offering their first Annual Summer Day Camp starting in June for kids age 8 and up.

“We really want to provide children with the chance to have some old-fashioned outdoor fun in the summer, learning all about horses, experiencing individualized riding lessons, making creative crafts, singing songs, and making new friendships along the way!” explained Dana Ingle, Executive Director of Bright Star.

There are limited openings still available. Sessions for non-disabled riders are June 8-12; June 22-26; and July 6-10. Camp is held 10am – 3pm daily. Sessions for disabled riders are June 15, 17, & 19; June 29, July 1 & 3; and July 13, 15, & 17. Students can register for one or all sessions. Bright Star is located off Hwy 97 just 25 minutes from Springfield, near New Salem Park.

To register, visit BrightStarEquestrianCentre.com or contact Dana at 217-502-3390.

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Hearing loss is a growing health issue

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 12:00 am

Hearing loss is a growing health issue, with an estimated 1.1 billion young people worldwide at risk of developing the condition. Prevention is crucial to reducing this trend: Limit exposure to loud noises and use ear protection when attending sporting events or concerts. Curb the use of earbud headphones for music or movies to no more than 60 minutes at a time and at 60 percent of the device’s maximum volume. And talk to your primary care physician or other health professional to get a hearing test, and obtain treatment if necessary. Common signs of hearing loss include turning up the volume on the TV or radio to levels that others find too loud, having trouble following conversations in noisy environments, or struggling to hear while on the telephone. Hearing loss can cause social isolation and make it more difficult for families to connect. The condition has been linked to lower earnings, depression, dementia and higher risk of falls. For more information about this condition, go to www.hearingloss.org.

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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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Library Holiday Closing

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, and Saturday, July 4, 2015, for the Independence Day holiday.

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Riverton Fire Crackin Festival

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am

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Springfield Sliders to host Community Blood Drive Friday, July 3

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am

Springfield Sliders will host a community blood drive from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, July 3 at 1415 N. Grand Ave. East, inside Bloodmobile.

What: Springfield Sliders Community Blood Drive

When: Friday, July 3, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Bloodmobile, Register on Bloodmobile, 1415 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL

Appointments: To donate, please contact the Community Blood Center at (217) 241-7550 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 60597 to locate the drive.

Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. or CICBC Donor Card is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Central Illinois Community Blood Center at (800)747-5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before 5/8/15 are eligible to give at this drive.

About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

ABOUT CICBC: Central Illinois Community Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In your area, CICBC is the exclusive provider to Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital.

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Dawson Fireworks Celebration

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Dawson Park
Ledlie Street

This is a FREE, family event with great live music, food & drink, and a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.  Devin Clemons Band will take the stage at 7 pm.  Special guest, Melanie Dennison, will sing the National Anthem.  There will be plenty of kids activities; games, clowns, face painting, and playground equipment.  Alcohol is available for purchase; no outside coolers or drinks are allowed.  Grab a blanket or lawn chairs and come celebrate America, Dawson-style.

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A Family-Friendly All-Day Event July 4th!

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 12:00 am

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Clara Irwin’s Strawberry Party

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 12:00 am

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Edinburg 4th of July Celebration

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 12:00 am

First Baptist Church, 416 N. Ricks, Edinburg, Il. will be hosting their 2nd annual 4th of July Celebration
Gospel Event from 12 pm to 5 pm on July 4th. The church will be serving hamburgers and
hotdogs and your favorite covered dish will be welcome. There will be approximately
15 different groups or more. A few of the groups will be Saved by Grace, Solid Rock, Joy Bells,
Living Proof, New Jerusalem Singers, Harmony, Marlene Wiker and many others. Bring your lawn chairs
and enjoy a great afternoon of fun, food, and music. Rain or shine let’s celebrate our great America
praising God for all He has done. Inside if too hot or rain. For more information please contact
Pastor Denny @ 217-416-1303 or Ron at 217-691-6857. Get your friends together and stop by.

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Jerome July 4th Parade

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 12:00 am

parade starts @ 9:00am. At village hall,located @ 2901 Leonard St.

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JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT

Monday, July 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT WITH CO-SPONSOR KONE ELEVATOR TO

HOST 78TH ANNUAL DRYSDALE JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT AT ALL

FOUR PUBLIC COURSES NEXT WEEK

[Springfield, IL] – The Springfield Park District is excited to announce that our 78th Annual Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament will be played next week, July 6-9 on all four of our public courses with a Collegiate Division played at Illini Country Club. This year we have a new tournament sponsor that has come on board – KONE Elevators & Escalators.

The Park District is thrilled to receive their financial support to offset the costs associated with this tournament so that we may continue to provide programming such as this to the Springfield and surrounding communities. They will be at all four courses as we tee off each morning around 9am to welcome some of the city’s finest young golfers!

We have over 250 junior golfers, boys and girls signed up to play this prestigious match play tournament. Ages 8-11 will play at Bergen Golf Course, 12-13 will play at Pasfield Golf Course, 14-15 at Lincoln Greens and 16-17 at Bunn Golf Course. This event has been a tradition in Springfield and pulls players in from all around Illinois and even some junior golfers from out of state.

The State Journal Register has been our Media Partner for many years and they post the schedules, stats and rankings throughout the four days of play. The Tournament will culminate on Thursday, July 9th around 11am at all four courses with a trophy ceremony where representatives from KONE will be on hand to congratulate the young golfers along with the Park District PGA Professionals.

We are able to provide each golfer with lunch on that first day thanks to a generous donation in memory of James K. Shea, Founder of the Real Estate Group.

All in all, this tournament is a great way for young golfers to hone their skills, play alongside some of their best local competitors and get a feel for how the Pros do it. We hope you’ll come out to any one of the Park District courses next week to cheer these young golfers on as they set out for the 78th Annual Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament.

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Riverton Community to host Community Blood Drive

Monday, July 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

Riverton Community to host Community Blood Drive Monday, July 6

Riverton, IL – Riverton Community will host a community blood drive from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, July 6 at 975 Riverton Road, inside Bloodmobile.

What: Riverton Community Blood Drive

When: Monday, July 6, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Where: Bloodmobile, 975 Riverton Road, Riverton, IL

Appointments: To donate, please contact the Community Blood Center at (217) 241-7550 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 60042 to locate the drive.

Summer Promotion: To help combat a seasonal decline in the rate of blood donation, CICBC is offering everyone who registers to give blood this summer a chance to win a 2015 Jeep Patriot SUV. The “Made in the USA” Jeep Patriot drawing includes all prospective donors in the CICBC service region who register to give blood at CICBC Donor Centers or mobile blood drives between Friday, May 22 and Saturday, September 5 (see www.bloodcenter.org/win for complete details).

The “Made in the USA” promotion was developed to support the blood supply during the difficult summer months, when the rate of blood donation drops by about 10 to 15 percent, said Amanda Hess, Director of Donor Relations. “We are so grateful to blood donors and drive sponsors who support our mission all through the year,” said Hess. “Patients receive blood transfusions to replace blood lost in surgery or accidents, to help treat cancer, and for many other reasons that occur at the same rate all year-round. That’s why we need to make sure we maintain an adequate blood supply all summer long.”

The 2015 Jeep Patriot, provided with support from Ron’s Toy Box (www.ronstoybox.com), is a small SUV, dark navy in color and well-equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, remote power locks and many other great features. The vehicle will be displayed at community blood drives and Donor Centers throughout the summer; photos are available at www.bloodcenter.org/win.

About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.

ABOUT CICBC: Central Illinois Community Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 90 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In your area, CICBC is the exclusive provider to Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John’s Hospital.

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Re/Max Professionals to host Community Blood Drive

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 12:00 am

Re/Max Professionals will host a community blood drive from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 8 at 2475 W. Monroe, inside Bloodmobile.

What: Re/Max Professionals Community Blood Drive

When: Wednesday, July 8, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Bloodmobile, Register on Bloodmobile, 2475 W. Monroe, Springfield, IL

Appointments: To donate, please contact Patti Bauer at (217) 741-3330 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 60258 to locate the drive.

JOIN US FOR THE COOKOUT!

Summer Promotion: To help combat a seasonal decline in the rate of blood donation, CICBC is offering everyone who registers to give blood this summer a chance to win a 2015 Jeep Patriot SUV. The “Made in the USA” Jeep Patriot drawing includes all prospective donors in the CICBC service region who register to give blood at CICBC Donor Centers or mobile blood drives between Friday, May 22 and Saturday, September 5 (see www.bloodcenter.org/win for complete details).

The “Made in the USA” promotion was developed to support the blood supply during the difficult summer months, when the rate of blood donation drops by about 10 to 15 percent, said Amanda Hess, Director of Donor Relations. “We are so grateful to blood donors and drive sponsors who support our mission all through the year,” said Hess. “Patients receive blood transfusions to replace blood lost in surgery or accidents, to help treat cancer, and for many other reasons that occur at the same rate all year-round. That’s why we need to make sure we maintain an adequate blood supply all summer long.”

The 2015 Jeep Patriot, provided with support from Ron’s Toy Box (www.ronstoybox.com), is a small SUV, dark navy in color and well-equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, remote power locks and many other great features. The vehicle will be displayed at community blood drives and Donor Centers throughout the summer; photos are available at www.bloodcenter.org/win.

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FFDA to host Community Blood Drive Thursday, July 9

Thursday, July 9th 2015 - 12:00 am

Springfield, IL – FFDA will host a community blood drive from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 9 at 1622 South MacArthur, inside Bloodmobile.

What: FFDA Community Blood Drive

When: Thursday, July 9, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Bloodmobile, Register on Bloodmobile, 1622 South MacArthur, Springfield, IL

Appointments: To donate, please contact Shelley Flener at (217) 391-5779 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 60215 to locate the drive.

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HSHS St. John’s Hospital to host Community Blood Drive Thursday, July 9

Thursday, July 9th 2015 - 12:00 am

Springfield, IL – HSHS St. John’s Hospital will host a community blood drive from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, July 9 at 800 East Carpenter Street, inside Centennial Hall.

What: HSHS St. John’s Hospital Community Blood Drive

When: Thursday, July 9, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Centennial Hall, 800 East Carpenter Street, Springfield, IL

Appointments: To donate, please contact the Community Blood Center at (217) 241-7550 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 60245 to locate the drive.

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