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Contact Ministries Fall Concert with Brandon Heath and City Harbor

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 6:30 pm at First United Methodist Church
2941 S Koke Mill Rd

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door

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Trick or Treat Event

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FREE Trick or Treat Event on Oct. 24th at Lincoln Home National Historic Site for children 12 and under!

 

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Athens High School track team is hosting a 5k walk/fun run

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Athens High School track team is hosting a 5k walk/fun run on Saturday, October 25. The race will start at the Athens Sports Complex at 8:00 a.m. For more information contact Shannon Swaney at the high school at 636-8314 OR go to www.getmeregistered.com for easy online registration.

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Ride & Drive for Rescue Fun Run!

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

Benefitting: Paws Care

All Vehicles Welcome!

Rain or Shine!

Saturday October 25, 2014

Registration: 11 – Noon

All kickstands up by noon

At: EZ Street – 634 E. Main Street Taylor Springs, IL

$10 Entry Donation per Rider

Food, 50/50 Drawing, Raffles, Door Prizes, Surprise Grab Bags and Shirts for sale!

*Bring a bag of dog food or canned food to receive extra door prize tickets!

Paws Care is a not-for-profit volunteer animal welfare group! Our goal is to rescue, rehome and provide better lives for abandoned, abused and neglected companion animals. We are all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.      Come join the fun and hope to see you there!

any questions… CONTACT:  217-556-2087

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Sojourn Shelter & Services – Recycling Old Electronics

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

Sojourn Shelter & Services is Partnering with Midwest Computer Processing to Raise Money to Fight Domestic Violence by Recycling Old Electronics.

Looking for a way to get rid of old electronics? Are your closets filled with cell phones and other gadgets? If so, please join us on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Sojourn Shelter & Services, located at 1800 Westchester Blvd., from 9:00am – Noon to recycle your old electronics.

Midwest Computer Processing will be onsite to provide a responsible recycling solution for the electronics being dropped off at the recycling drive at no cost to the donor. Midwest Computer Processing ensures all donors that all electronics are properly handled and recycled and all hard drives have their data destroyed using Department of Defense (DOD) standards which is also used by many financial institutions, medical facilities, and major corporations.

 

Acceptable items include:

  • Desktop Computers (Commonly referred to as the CPU)
  • Laptop Computers
  • Tablet PC’s
  • Monitors (Non CRT)
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • Telephone Systems
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Related Batteries
  • Networking Equipment (Routers, Hubs, Switches)
  • Server Equipment (Servers, Rack Systems, Patch Panels)
  • Computer Related Cables (Power Cords, Printer Cables, Etc)
  • Human Interface Devices (Keyboards, Mice, Pointing Devices).
  • Point of Sale (POS) Systems
  • Smaller Consumer Grade Electronics (Radios, VHS Players, CD/DVD Players, two-way radios, etc.)
  • Televisions (Non CRT)

They do not accept:

  • Appliances (stoves, refridgerators, washers, dryers, microwaves, etc.)
  • CRT type televisions (tube type)
  • CRT type monitors (tube type)

All proceeds from the recycling drive will benefit Sojourn Shelter & Services. Questions regarding this event should be directed to Laura Kresse at 217-726-5100 ext. 213.

Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that specializes in services to victims of domestic violence in Sangamon, Logan, Christian, Montgomery and Menard County. For 39 years, Sojourn has successfully helped build a community free of violence through service, leadership and education. Sojourn provides emergency shelter, comprehensive counseling and advocacy services for adult and child victims of domestic violence. Services are confidential and provided free of charge.

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Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

Trunk or Treat

When: October 25, 4:30pm
This fun alternative to the Halloween experience is designed for kids in 4th grade or younger.  Families, have your kids wear their favorite costume and trick or treat along the rows of trunks decorated by our own FUMC members. After trunk or treating, please stay for free food and games.  We also invite you to bring toothbrushes and toothpaste for our Operation Christmas Child collection.

First United Methodist Church

2941 S. Koke Mill Road

 

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Unity for Christ Outreach Ministries Fall Festival Fundraiser

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 12:00 am

Wee-Cycle Kids Consignment Sale
October 25, 2014
8am-Noon

Come shop a selection of kids clothing, toys, books, baby & maternity gear.

$1 Admission

Proceeds benefit St. John’s Lutheran Preschool

Sale to be held at:
St. John’s Lutheran Church
2477 W. Washington
Springfield, IL 62702

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Benefit to Support Tom Pearce

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 12:00 am

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First Baptist Church Harvest Party

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 12:00 am

Riverton First Baptist Church is hosting a harvest party Sunday, October 26, from 4-7PM.

There will be lots of games, inflatables, hay rides, a wiener roast, and door prizes.
Rain or shine.
For more information call 629-7500

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Golf in Fact & Fiction

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 12:00 am

Golf in Fact & Fiction” with Zachary Michael Jack
 
“Golf in Fact & Fiction” with Zachary Michael Jack will be held in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. Zachary Michael Jack, author of many critically acclaimed books on sports and sporting facilities, will share his thoughts about Golf in Fact and Fiction. His golf writing has earned him nominations for the United States Golf Association’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, as well as recognition as an Editor’s Pick by Golf Digest and a Best Books of 2011 by Golf magazine. Zachary teaches in the Sports Studies track at North Central College in Naperville. He also teaches writing workshops at the undergraduate and graduate level. The program, sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Library, is free and open to the public.

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An informative and educational seminar on estate planning

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 12:00 am

An informative and educational seminar on estate planning, sponsored bySpringfield Area Catholic Schools, will be presented October 28 from 6-8:30pm at Cathedral Atrium at Cathedral Grade School, 815 S. Sixth St., Springfield. The free seminar, open to the public, will cover what an estate is and why estate planning is important, necessity of a will, naming guardians for minor children, what a trust is and the difference between a will and a living trust, and need for Power of Attorney for healthcare/property.  Q&A session follows.  Refreshments will be served.  Space is limited. Register in advance by calling (217)523-2652 or email jkeen@cathedralschoolil.org.

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3rd Annual Gala

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Adult Halloween costume party

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 12:00 am

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VFW Post 755
2211 Old Jacksonville
Springfield, IL 62704
217-546-9515
Oct 30, 7pm

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Hope 4 Calyssa

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 12:00 am

HOPE Fundraiser

https://www.facebook.com/hope4calyssa?fref=ts 

Calyssa’s  blog  calyssarichie.weebly.com

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Music Trivia Fundraiser

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 12:00 am

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Great Futures Celebration

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois is having its annual Great Futures Celebration on November 6 at Erin’s Pavilion in Springfield. The event will take place from 5:00 to 8:30 pm and will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction. If you would like to attend, you can purchase tickets by calling 217-544-0548. The cost is $50 per person.

As a member of its Board of Directors, I am reaching out to local businesses and community leaders for sponsorships. Attached please find a fundraising appeal letter and sponsorship information. We are also in need of silent auction items such as gift cards, electronics, vacation packages and jewelry. All donations, both large and small, are greatly appreciated.

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Fish Frys at Riverton KC Hall

Friday, November 7th 2014 - 12:00 am

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The 2014 SJH Annual $10,000* Raffle Grand Prize

Friday, November 7th 2014 - 12:00 am

The 2014 SJH Annual $10,000* Raffle Grand Prize drawing will be held November 7th at 9am in the Holy Family Center family room. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Early Bird drawings will be held October 24th and October 31st, both at 10am in the Holy Family Center family room.

Tickets will be on sale Sept. 1st and will remain on sale in the Development office until 4pm on Friday, November 6th. Call 217-529-5596 to secure your chance at up to $10,000*.
Grand Prize– $10,000*
2nd Prize- $1,000
3rd Prize- $500

*$10,000 grand prize guaranteed after 1,000 tickets sold (otherwise Grand Prize reverts to 50/50 of net proceeds). Proceeds will go towards new draperies for resident rooms and throughout the home.

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Girls on the Run of Central Illinois Spring 5k- presented by Memorial Health Systems

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 12:00 am

-What: non-competitive community running event
-When: Saturday, November 8th 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ; race begins at 10:00 a.m.
-Where: Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield IL
-How: 12 and under- $15 through Friday, October 24th; $20 through Friday, November 7th; $25 Saturday, November 8th
13 and up- $25 through Friday, October 24th; $30 through Friday, November 7th; $35 Saturday, November 8th
Link to registration: http://gotrcentralillinois.org/5k-event/

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