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Springfield YMCA Summer Camps Keep Kids Active and Involved

Monday, June 9th 2014 - All Day

Springfield YMCA Summer Camps Keep Kids Active and Involved

The Springfield YMCA is again offering summer creative, sports and
traditional day camps now through August 15. To learn all about Y summer camps, go to
www.campwakontah.org. For over 60 years, children have been having fun and making
memories at the Y’s Camp Wa-Kon-Tah. Camp Wa-Kon-Tah is a 26-acre camp site located on Lake Springfield featuring a lodge for arts and crafts, hiking trails, archery, canoeing and tons of games and activities. The Y offers 11 weeks of day camp from June 2-August 15 with drop off and pick up at both Camp Wa-Kon-Tah and the Downtown facility. Day camp is for
children ages 5-12 with a special Leadership Camp for tweens 13-15! Children may attend all 11 weeks of camp or choose weeks depending on themes, interests and need.

In addition to Camp Wa-Kon-Tah, the Y offers overs over 20 creative camps at both Y
facilities, Downtown and Gus and Flora Kerasotes, that run throughout the summer. Creative
camps such as Little Einsteins, Grossology, Disney Days, Bakery Bliss, and Petite Picasso are half-day adventures in science, art, drama, baking, adventure and more. The Y has
something for every child ages 5-14 and financial assistance is available for all Y camps.

The Y is the area’s leader in youth sports and we offer 15 weeks of sport camps including
gymnastics, fencing, swimming, volleyball, baseball, basketball, conditioning, and, of course,
soccer.

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21
million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the
potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide
opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000
communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to
promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

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Annual Parish Feast at Saint Theresa Church

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 12:00 am

The Annual Parish Feast at Saint Theresa Church will take August 1st thru August 3rd, 2014. It would be most appreciated if airtime was afforded the following ad on your station.

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Saint Theresa Parish of Tiverton Annual Feast
August 1st- thru August 3rd, 2014

265 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI

Feast grounds and kitchen are open Friday 5PM to 9PM
Saturday 3PM to 9PM and Sunday 12PM to 6PM

Enjoy great musical entertainment!
Friday, August 1st – Jerry Silva’s Music Ensemble 6PM-9PM

Saturday, August 2nd – Christine’s Academy of Dance from 3PM to 3:45pm
and Alive & Pickin’ Band 6PM – 9PM

The Blues Crew Saturday after 4:00 Mass and
Sunday after 11:00 Mass

Continuous family friendly activities throughout the weekend, including games
for the young and old.

And what Feast would be complete without Food! Food! Food!

Live and Silent auctions on Sunday August 3rd at 1PM

Free Admission and parking adjacent to the feast grounds

Fun for the Whole Family! Please join us!

More info: http://www.sstandctiverton.org

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87th Annual Morrisonville Homecoming and Picnic

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 12:00 am

87th Annual Morrisonville Homecoming and Picnic
Dates are July 30th,31st, and August 1st
Event is taking place at the Morrisonville Park. 

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Central IL Parents Celebrate

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Super Powers for Bryce Benefit

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 11:00 am

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Fleming Academy of Performing Arts Performs National Anthem at Busch Stadium

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 6:15 pm

Fleming Academy of Performing Arts, IL based school for violin and piano is scheduled to performs National Anthem at Busch Stadium for the August 2nd (6:15pm) St. Louis Cardinals game against Milwaukee Brewers.

Tickets are $25 with face value of $41 and are in sections 367 and 368.

Call 217-787-6556 to purchase tickets and for more info

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Dual Pianos Concert

Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 7:00 pm

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Sunday Funday with the Wildcats

Sunday, August 3rd 2014 - 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Eagles Club
2700 E Ash

Food, Music, Bake Sale, Raffle Prizes and more!

$25 for a family (2 adults, 3 children)

$15 for couples

$10 per person

Smoked BBQ sandwiches

Come help raise money to make a difference in a young boy’s life!

Money raised will fund the Central IL Wildcats 11U traveling football team.

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Back to School Bash

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 12:00 am

Back to School Bash SCHEELS Kids Klub Monday, August 4, 2014 6PM-6:45PM

Don’t the best Back to School Bash with SCHEELS Kids Klub. Join SCHEELS, genHkids, Springfield Police Department for the best Back to School celebration. Register to win GREAT prizes.

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This is Poetry

Saturday, August 9th 2014 - 12:00 am

AUGUST 9. THE LEGACY THEATRE

FREE and OPEN to the public. The Literary Underground is pleased to  
present a poetry reading that doesn’t put you to sleep..”This is  
Poetry” is sponsored by Citizens for Decent Literature Press, Punk  
Hostage Press, Red Fez Publications, Zygote in my Coffee, Blotterature  
Literary Magazine, Nostrovia Poetry, UndergroundBooks, and Books &  
Shovels. Join us for books, BOOZE, music and FUN. AUGUST 9th 6-10PM.  
The Legacy Theatre, 101 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, IL.

VIP PRE-SHOW hosted by Miss Gay North America LADY JASMINE MICHAELS &  
friends with comedy by MIKE BRANT 6-7pm $15 (Volume 1 of This is  
Poetry book series included with admission to VIP Pre-show).  
After-party to follow performances.

FEATURED PERFORMERS: Ron Whitehead (Kentucky), Ryder Collins  
(Wisconsin), Craig Cady (New York), Bill Gainer and A. Razor  
(California), T. A. Noonan (Tennessee), Carleen Tibbetts, Russell  
Jaffe and Michele McDannold (Illinois), Ryan Snellman (Washington) and  
Jeremiah Walton (Pennsylvania).

AND music by the band FLAMINGO and an after-party in the Legacy Lounge.

and BOOKS AND SHOVELS will be there!

Suitable for ages 18+. Cash bar 21+.

Accessibility to the pre-show reception is limited for the physically  
challenged. Please call the theatre at 217-528-9760 to discuss your  
unique needs.

The Legacy serves traditional movie refreshments, beer & wine.

https://www.facebook.com/events/693710787357846/

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Natalie Goebel 6th Annual Memorial Ride

Sunday, August 10th 2014 - 10:00 am

Sign up 10:0am – 12:00pm @ The Other Bar, Morrisonville.
Leave at 12:00
Stops at:
* A Great Victory Tavern – Pana * Corner Bar – Divernon
* Sonny’s Place – Taylorville * Fred’s – Harvel
* Rumors – Bulpitt * The Other Bar – Morrisonville

FOOD – 50/50 – Silent/Live Auction
Live Band – Super Mario Speedwagon

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CAMP COCO
Children’s Oncology Camping Organization

ALL VEHICLE TYPES WELCOMED
In sincere appreciation to everyone who has participated by attending, donating, anything done at all, the previous years proceeds donated to Camp COCO in Natalie’s memory has been:
1st yr.- 2008 *$3550 2nd yr. – 2009 *$5624
3rd yr. – 2010 *$8695 4th yr. – 2011 *$9753
5th yr. – 2012 * $14,866 6th yr. – 2013 *$?

Videos of Camp CoCo. Where all proceeds go.

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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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GIRL’S EMPOWERMENT

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 12:00 am

WE-CI; Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois’s monthly meeting will be held on
Wednesday, August 13th, from 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm at Incredibly Delicious, 925 South 7th Street, Springfield, Ill. 62701

GIRL’S EMPOWERMENT, an inspiring presentation by Ms. Pam Kovacevich, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. Come hear how this venerable organization is helping future women, possibly entrepreneurs, to take charge of their lives.

The cost for the meeting is $17 for members, $20 for guests & $25 for walk-ins. Please RSVP by noon, Friday, August 10th, 2014. Reservations are non-refundable. Additional information is available by contacting L. Gay Davidson, 725-8500 or at <reservations@we-ci.org>.

Monthly meetings include guest speakers, workshops, and social functions. Fundraising events support scholarships for local women attending college and advanced training. Guests may request a meeting notice by contacting Maureen Williams maureenwms32@yahoo.com

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SIU Center for Family Medicine “Family Fun and Health Fair”

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 12:00 am at Center for Family Medicine
520 North 4th Street

This will be our 2nd Annual “Family Fun and Health Fair” event to celebrate Health Centers Week. We will have free food/drink, family/children’s activities, free health screenings/information, and prizes to families/children throughout the event. It is hoped this event brings families together and promotes a positive healthly lifestyle.

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DQ® Miracle Treat Day Blizzard®

Thursday, August 14th 2014 - 12:00 am

Thursday, August 14 is DQ® Miracle Treat Day
Blizzard® Treat sales to benefit local kids in need
 
Chips Ahoy!® and Oreo® will be among the Blizzard® Treats served at participating DQ®and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide on Miracle Treat Day to benefit local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During the ninth annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 14th, one dollar or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. For more information, visitMiracleTreatDay.com.

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Explore the Aquarium

Monday, August 18th 2014 - 12:00 am

Explore the Aquarium SCHEELS Kids Klub Monday, August 18, 2014 6PM-6:45PM

Come explore the SCHEELS Aquarium with our expert diver. The first 50 kids will receive a PLANO tackle box.

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Cut-A-Thon

Sunday, August 24th 2014 - 11:00 am

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Moms Go Back to School Luncheon

Tuesday, August 26th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Program announces its 3rd annual Moms Go Back to School Luncheon to be held at noon on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Hilton Springfield.
The luncheon will benefit women enrolled in EAS who are working to better educate themselves. Featured speaker, Letrice Ware will speak about her journey from homelessness to college graduate and businesswoman.

EAS, a not-for-profit program founded in 1995, provides pregnant and parenting women with the tools necessary to reach self-sufficiency. All proceeds from the luncheon are used to support programming that mentors and encourages women to continue their education goals. Visit our website at www.elizabethannsetonprogram.org for more information.

Table reservations may be made by contacting chairpersons
Jill Egizii, 1645 West Laurel, Springfield, IL 62704
Helen Renfrow, 5008 Blackwolf Road, Springfield, IL 62711
Or by calling the EAS office at 217.757.6025

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Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition

Friday, September 5th 2014 - 12:00 am

SCHEELS Super Retriever Dog Jumping Competition Friday, September 5 (10AM-4PM), Saturday, September 6 (9AM-5PM), and Sunday, September 7, 2014 (9AM-4:30PM)

A great event for the entire family! Local talent welcome! Bring your dog for our fun jump to give it a try!

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3D Archery at Hunting Expo

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 12:00 am

3D Archery at Hunting Expo Saturday, September 6, 2014 (8AM-1PM)

There will be a FREE 10 target 3D Archery shoot from 8AM to 1PM SATURDAY ONLY, Sponsored by the Panther Creek Bowhunters Club. This event takes place at the SCHEELS Federal Ammunition Hunting Expo.

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