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Our Savior’s Lutheran School

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 12:00 am

school open house info
Jan. 27 6:00 – 7:00p.m. Our Savior’s Preschool Open House and Gym Night
Come see us and see what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. To learn more about our school you may view our website at www.oursaviors-school.org or contact us by phone at (217)546-4531.
Our Savior’s Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704

Jan. 29 6:00 – 7:00p.m. Our Savior’s Kindergarten Round Up
Come see us and see what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. To learn more about our school you may view our website at www.oursaviors-school.org or contact us by phone at (217)546-4531.
Our Savior’s Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704

Feb. 17 6:00 – 7:00p.m. Our Savior’s Preschool and Kindergarten Open House
Come see us and see what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. To learn more about our school you may view our website at www.oursaviors-school.org or contact us by phone at (217)546-4531.
Our Savior’s Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Sprinfield, IL 62704

Mar. 3 6:00 – 7:00p.m. Our Savior’s Open House for Preschool – 8th Grade
Come see us and see what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. To learn more about our school you may view our website at www.oursaviors-school.org or contact us by phone at (217)546-4531.
Our Savior’s Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704

Mar. 19 5:30 – 7:00p.m. Our Savior’s Pizza with PTL and Preview Night
Come see what Our Savior’s has to offer your child. Join us for pizza, then preview your child’s classroom. This event is open to all, preschool through 8th grade. To learn more about our school you may also view our website at www.oursaviors-school.org or contact us by phone at (217)546-4531.
Our Savior’s Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704

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SCHEELS Events

Monday, February 16th 2015 - 12:00 am

SCHEELS Bat Demo – Monday, February 16, 2015 4PM-8PM at The Hitting Center

Join SCHEELS for this FREE event to try the latest baseball and softball bats from Easton, DeMarini, Rawlings and Louisville Slugger!

Also, don’t forget to bring your gently used baseball and softball equipment and cleats to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Central IL sports programs!

Register to win ONE OF 10 $50 SCHEELS Gift Cards!!

Kids Klubs:

Monday, February 23, 2015 – Weather Preparedness and First Aid 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and WICS for a presentation on severe weather signs and basic first aid preparedness. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register to win a First Aid Kit!

Monday, March 9, 2015 – Come Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday 6PM-7PM Come one, come all. A Seuss party that’s sure to be a ball. Thing One and Thing Two will roll in with fun games and crafts for y’all! All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL!

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Camping, Navigation, and Survival Bracelets 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and BSA to learn all about camping, basic navigations and how to make a survival bracelet. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register win some GREAT PRIZES!!

Monday, April 6, 2015 – Fishing FUN!!! 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and our Fishing Expert and learn all about how to fish and the awesome gear that SCHEELS has to offer. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register to win a tackle pack.

Monday, April 20, 2015 – Earth Day Celebration 6PM-7PM Join SCHEELS and a local nursery to learn all about plants and why they are important to the Earth. All participating kids receive a free ride on the SCHEELS FERRIS WHEEL! Register to win some GREAT PRIZES!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – Safe Family Saturday 10AM-1PM Sponsored by SCHEELS, St. John’s Hospital, Capitol Radio Group, and Farmers Insurance. An event for the entire family. FREE helmets for the first 100 people and FREE lunch for the first 750 people.

SCHEELS Run, Walk, Bike, Skate Club Thursday, March 26, 2015 through Thursday, October 8, 2015 5:45 PM

All levels of riders, walkers, runners and skaters welcome! Earn rewards as a SCHEELS Club Member! Reminder that all skaters and bikers are required to wear helmets.

Fish Fest – Saturday, March 7, 2015 9AM-5PM

Whether you’re an experienced angler or just learning to bait a hook, there’s something for the whole family at SCHEELS Fish Fest!

* Vist with a variety of vendors including: Shimano, Seaguar, Lew’s, Angler Assets, Falcon Graphite Rods, Lowrance, B ‘n’ M Pole Company, Southern Pro, Duckett Fishing, and more!

* Meet & Greet with Mark Menendez, Bassmaster elite pro tournament angler.

* A Kids Activity area will be available with games, activities, tattoos and FREE giveaways from Berkley and Plano (while supplies last).

IN-STORE HOT BUYS MARCH 7 ONLY! (While supplies last. Springfield, IL SCHEELS ONLY.)

Register to win a $500 SCHEELS Gift Card & Other great prizes!

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Riverton KC Fish Fry Fridays

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 12:00 am

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

Bowl Kids Sake

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Free Monthly Dance

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

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The SAHBA 2015 Home Expo

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

The SAHBA 2015 Home Expo

Friday, March 6- 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 7- 9:00 am- 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 8- 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Event Details:

The Springfield Area Home Builders Association’s (SAHBA) Home Expo returns to the Prairie Capital Convention Center. The 2015 Home Expo is the place to check out the latest technologies and innovations in the building and remodeling community! This event not only benefits local businesses and offers residents a great resource to learn about home building and remodeling, but it also contributes to charities in our community. Attendees who drop off canned goods to St. Martin de Porres or bring them to the Home Expo will receive $1 off admission. The Home Expo runs Friday, March 6- 3–8 p.m.; Saturday, March 7- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 8- 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Log onto www.BuilderEvents.com for more information or call (217) 698-4941. Contact: Lee-Ann Burgener Executive Officer, Springfield Area Home Builders Association (217) 698-4941 LeeAnn@springfieldareahba.com

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2nd ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE APPETIZER PARTY

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

EVENT: 2nd ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE APPETIZER PARTY

DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 7th, 2015

TIME: 11:00AM-2:00 PM

LOCATION: DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CLUB @

25 CLUB AREA, LAKE SPRINGFIELD

CONTACT: SANDY AT DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY @ 217-529-9725

On Saturday, March 7th, 2015 the Disabled American Veteran’s Auxiliary will be hosting their 2nd annual Progressive Appetizer Party. It will be served chuckwagon style. There will be 4 courses with new foods served approximately every 45 minutes. Food will be served from 11:00 – 2:00. DJ Music will be provided by T3 Sound & Lights. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. For tickets or more information call Sandy at the Disabled American Veteran’s Club 217-529-9725. Proceeds benefit Central Illinois Disabled American Veterans.

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All you can eat Ham and Bean Dinner

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

$6 Dinner: All you can eat Ham and Beans, Cornbread, Dessert, Coffee or Iced Tea

$4 Alternative Plate: Hot Dog, Chips, Dessert, Iced Tea

50/50 tickets drawing at 2pm (do not need to be present to win)

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SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCES LIFEGUARD COURSE SIGN UP

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCES LIFEGUARD COURSE SIGN UP

The Springfield Park District is currently accepting registration for its 2015 March Lifeguard Course at Eisenhower Pool (2351 E. Cornell St., Springfield IL).

Classes will be held March 7th – 15th. A pre-course assessment test must

be passed in order to participate in the overall Lifeguard Course. This assessment will be hosted on March 4th. The Course Fee is $220

Res/$250 NR, and will be captured once the pre-course assessment has been completed.

Successful completion of the this course will result in American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and potential employment with the Springfield Park District.

The Park District is excited to be able to provide this opportunity to the Springfield Community. Over the past several years we have become a great resource to partake in a blended learning environment with online training as well as time in our Eisenhower Pool to obtain lifeguard certifications for persons seeking summer employment as a lifeguard not only with the District, but with other local aquatic centers in the area.

We encourage folks looking for summer work or simply a chance to enhance their employment certifications to take advantage of the 2015 March Lifeguard Course at Eisenhower Pool!

For additional information, please contact Bob Barrett by email at bobbarrett@springfieldparks.org or by phone at 525-8847 ext 11. For more information on this topic and any other Park District news related items, please visit our Website at www.springfieldparks.org.

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THE DOWD FAMILY CONCERT

Saturday, March 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

THE DOWD FAMILY, singing southern gospel with great family Harmony, will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Springfield on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7pm.  First Baptist is located at 315 S. Grand Ave W. in Springfield.  A love offering will  be received. Snacks will be served at 6 pm. For information: 217/523-7731.

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Joe Arview Concert

Sunday, March 8th 2015 - 12:00 am

Joe Arview, a country gospel singer from southern IL, will be in concert at Edinburg First Baptist Church, on Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 10am. The church is located at 416 N Ricks in Edinburg.  A love offering will be received. For information:  Rev. Denny Hamilton at 217/525-1978.

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WE-CI: Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois Meeting

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 12:00 am

WE-CI: Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois; will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 11th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Julia’s Kitchen and Lounge, 107 West Cook Street, Springfield, Ill. 62704

Program:

Topic: John Bury of S.C.O.R.E. will inform us about their helpful programs for entrepreneurs. Learn about their expertise and guidance that could you help take your business to the next level.

The costs for the meeting are: $20 for members, $10 for guests, and $25 for walk-ins. Reservations are non-refundable. Additional information is available by contacting Cherrill Lewis @ 217-622-0189.

Please make your reservations at by Friday, March 6th 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 member receiving advanced professional training. Guests may request a notice sent directly to them by contacting Mary Schaefer at <mbschaefer3@gmail.com> .

 

Sara L. Lieber, Publicity Chair for Classic Media 217-787-5866

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Riverton Library 7th Annual Trivia Night

Saturday, March 14th 2015 - 12:00 am

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WEE-CYCLE KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE

Sunday, March 15th 2015 - 12:00 am

WEE-CYCLE KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE

Kids Clothing, Games, Toys, Baby Gear, Maternity, Bake Sale

Fundraiser to support St. John’s Lutheran Preschool

Saturday, March 15th, 8am-noon, $1 Admission

2477 W. Washington St., Springfield, Parish Life Center

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ATHENS JR. HIGH SCHOOL TO PRESENT SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. MARCH 19-22

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 12:00 am

Join Athens Jr. High School for a ‘Shrektacular’ performance of Shrek The Musical JR. March 19th – 22nd at Cantrall Intermediate School.

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is a fun show for the whole family. Audiences will be amazed by the imaginative sets, elaborate costumes and hilarious characters that prove that beauty is in the eye of the ogre!

Students from Cantrall Intermediate School and Athens Jr. High School have dedicated long hours to making this one of the best musical performances yet. Make plans today to attend one of the four phenomenal performances.

Show dates and times are: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 19-21) with a matinee performance on Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $3 (students and seniors) and $5 (adults.) Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

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Shakespeare in Jacksonville on Saturday!

Friday, March 20th 2015 - 12:00 am

Shakespeare in Jacksonville on Saturday!!!

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The Imagine Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Second Annual visit of the Education Tour of the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will return to Jacksonville from March 5th to 7th.

The troupe will visit Washington Elementary School, JHS’s freshman class and 8 Points Charter school. BUT! You can see them, too!

Join us at Playhouse on the Square for two public performances.

1:00 – Two Gentlemen of Verona – a performance for the whole family. This adapted show is about 50 minutes long with Q&A time afterward.

4:30 – Anthony and Cleopatra – a performance better for the 5th grade to adult crowd. This adapted show is about 50 minutes long with Q&A time afterward.

$5 per person.

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Spring BBQ

Sunday, March 22nd 2015 - 12:00 am

BBQ

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Ivan Parker and Brian Free Concert

Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 12:00 am

Ivan Parker and Brian Free are coming to central Illinois.  The two Gold City alumni will be performing a joint concert in Springfield and all music lovers will want to attend.

Ivan Parker, known among his peers as “The Voice”, is the premier solo vocalist in southern gospel music today.  His golden voice has earned him all the top awards in his field and the love and respect of audiences wherever he performs

Brian Free and his quartet Assurance are among the top practitioners of the art of four-part harmony.  Their smooth blend is the result of incredible talent and hard work and is sure to please the most discriminating ear.

Ivan and Brian have been close friends since their days as part of the immensely popular Gold City Quartet.  That relationship fosters some memorable moments onstage, so come expecting to be blessed and inspired and also to have a lot of fun.

This landmark concert will be held at Real Life Church 2450 Taylor Ave.  Springfield, IL on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  It will kick off promptly at 6:00 pm.  For ticket information, call 217-482-5114 or email hankdaubs@hotmail.com.

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THE GENTLE HEALERS: The Benefits of Pet Therapy

Thursday, April 9th 2015 - 12:00 am

Please join us at Erin’s Pavilion
on Thursday April 9, 2015 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friends of Memorial is sponsoring a FREE seminar to discuss the health benefits of pet therapy. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Toni Martin at mtnzoo2@comcast.net

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Visions By JDR

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 12:00 am

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