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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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Paul Palazzolo for Mayor Campaign to Host Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 12:00 am

Paul Palazzolo for Mayor Campaign to Host Trunk or Treat

The Palazzolo for Mayor Campaign is hosting a Trunk or Treat Sunday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m., at the campaign headquarters at 1124 S. 5th Street. All children are invited to dress up and stop by this convenient trick-or-treating opportunity, which will include allergy-safe and non-food treats in conjunction with the Teal Pumpkin Project.
The event will be family friendly.

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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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Jesse White Announces Seventh Annual Halloween

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 12:00 am

Jesse White Announces Seventh Annual Halloween at the State Library Coming October 29th
Jesse White Tumbling Team Providing Entertainment
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White encouraged children and their parents to attend the seventh annual Springfield Halloween event featuring seasonal treats and tumbling performances.

 

The event will be held at the Illinois State Library on Wednesday, October 29th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The celebration, which is for local students in kindergarten through 5th grade and their parents, will take place inside the Illinois State Library Gwendolyn Brooks Building, located at 300 South 2nd Street in Springfield.  People may use the Monroe Street entrance.

 

“This is a great opportunity for children in Springfield and surrounding communities to celebrate the excitement of Halloween in a safe environment two days early,” said White.

 

Candy will be provided to the trick-or-treaters. The candy was donated by the Illinois Association of Wholesale Distributors.

 

The Jesse White Tumbling Team will also be on hand to perform for the entertainment of those attending.

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JOB/CAREER FAIR And a HEALTH & DISABILITIES FAIR

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 12:00 am

JOB/CAREER FAIR

And a HEALTH & DISABILITIES FAIR

Exhibiting Services and Accessible equipment available to people with disabilities and Seniors

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NOON – 4pm

RICHARD ORR BUILDING

Enter Gate 9 – Illinois State Fairgrounds

Plenty of Free Parking

Over 130 Employers, Educational Institutions, Support Agencies, and Service Providers

This event is open to the General Public

Customers of the Department of Human Services are encouraged to attend and

We would like to send out a special invitation to all Military Veterans

Persons requiring Reasonable Accommodations should contact DHS in advance and/or if you have any questions, please feel free to  contact Herb Earl at (217)782-4830 or TTY (217)440-8990

 

An accessible shuttle bus will be available to transport any and all attendees from the SMTD Bus Stop at 8th and Sangamon Avenue to the Orr Building and back from 11:45am – 4:00pm.  Persons utilizing  SMTD should board the “North 5th Street” bus at the downtown transfer center and get off the bus at 8th & Sangamon.  For your safety, please do not get off at 5th Street.

 

FOR UP-TO-DATE INFO PLEASE GO TO FACEBOOK AND SEARCH:  IDHS JOB FAIR/HEALTH & DISABILITIES FAIR

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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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SPRINGFIELD CIVIC GARDEN CLUB COMMITTEE FAIR AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Monday, November 3rd 2014 - 9:00 am

SPRINGFIELD CIVIC GARDEN CLUB COMMITTEE FAIR

AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The Springfield Civic Garden Club invites the public to its Committee Fair on November 3, 2014 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 South Walnut, Springfield, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Various committees, projects and activities of the club will be presented with 20 informational displays.  Members will be available to answer questions.   Pumpkins decorated by SCGC members will be given as door prizes. Food will be provided.

Founded in 1929, Springfield Civic Garden Club is celebrating– 85 years and still growing!  To commemorate this achievement, SCGC set a goal to bring in 85 new members this year.  Current membership is at 408 with 68 new members.

According to the National Garden Clubs, Inc., the Springfield Civic Garden Club is the largest club in Illinois and one of the largest garden clubs in the country, yet SCGC wants to grow bigger.

Several membership and annual dues levels are available:  Regular-$25.00, Sustaining-$30.00 and Business-$50.00 or $100.00.  Half price membership dues are in effect now for the 2014-15 year which runs through March 2015.  Benefits include:  bus tours and garden walks, lending library, discounted gardening and floral supplies, seed and plant exchange and workshops that encourage creativity.

SCGC serves the greater Springfield area by supporting many community projects with emphasis on environmental stewardship, gardening, landscaping and civic beautification, as well as, providing floral arrangements for several local, public sites on a regular basis.  Ongoing SCGC partners include Lincoln Memorial Garden, Dana-Thomas House, Old State Capitol and Lincoln Home Visitor Center.

Membership application and meeting information can be obtained at www.SCGC-IL.org.  For questions about the Committee Fair email SCGCMedia@yahoo.com.

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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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Localicious

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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Howliday Extravaganza

Saturday, November 8th 2014 - 12:00 am

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Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois’s monthly meeting

Wednesday, November 12th 2014 - 12:00 am

WE-CI; Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois’s monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 12 th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at Sweet Betty Jane’s/The Yellow Rose, Banquet & Conference Center, 7075 Old Decatur Road, Dawson, Ill 62561 (near Riverton).     See map below.

Program: Holiday Social and silent auction:  Enjoy a wonderful evening of catching up with members and buying silent auction items to get a head start on our holiday shopping. Guests are always welcome at our Holiday Auction.  The Silent Auction proceeds cover member scholarships for seminars, workshops, or business enhancement courses to improve skills or business efficiency.

Bring a guest!   It’s a great way to introduce other entrepreneurs to WE-CI.

 

The cost for the meeting is $22 for members, $25 for guests, and $30 for walk-ins.   Reservations are non-refundable.  Additional information is available from Cherrill Lewis @ 217-622-0189.   Please make your reservations: reservations@we-ci.org

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

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Lutheran High School South Concert Band from Rochester

Thursday, November 13th 2014 - 12:00 am

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Lutheran High School South Concert Band from Rochester, Michigan will present a concert of sacred and secular music at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 2645 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield.
The 51-member band is directed by Mr. Brian Pollatz, a graduate of Concordia Ann Arbor and Long Island University. A free-will donation will be accepted to help cover tour expenses, and a cookie and lemonade reception will follow. Our Savior’s is a fully accessible building.

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