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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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Heaven Is For Real

Friday, July 31st 2015 - 12:00 am

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Texas Roadhouse “FREE” Lunch for Special Olympics

Friday, July 31st 2015 - 12:00 am

Friday, July 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The 5th Annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois will take place on Friday, July 31, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. During this fundraiser, Texas Roadhouse (2540 W. Iles Ave, Springfield) will open their doors for a “free” lunch.

Texas Roadhouse is providing a set menu of a pulled pork sandwich, corn, fresh baked bread with honey cinnamon butter, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Springfield Police Officers will work alongside Texas Roadhouse staff to serve customers who may either dine inside or utilize the drive-thru for quick to-go service. Customers then leave a donation or “tip” for their meal, with 100% of the donations benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. We encourage business offices and others with large orders to partake by calling 217-698-5700 to pre-order. We will have everything conveniently ready for pick-up in the drive-thru.

In addition to serving meals, members of the Springfield Police Department’s Emergency Response Team will have their Rescue Vehicle (Bearcat) on display.

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Central Illinois Daylily Society Plant Sale

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

Members of the Central Illinois Daylily Society return to the Garden for their annual Daylily Sale! Come visit the Garden and purchase beautiful daylilies at wonderful prices.

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City Offers Two Weeks of Free Electronics Recycling

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

As a result of the overwhelming response to the Electronics Recycling Collection on July 18, the City of Springfield has partnered with a local vendor, BLH Computers to extend this service beginning Saturday, August 1 through the close of business Saturday, August 15 at BLH’s facility, 1832 Stevenson Drive. This free, two week program is open to residents of the City of Springfield, Monday through Friday 8:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm. Residents can drop off all recyclable electronics at BLH but must bring a valid form of ID to present at the time of drop off and should indicate they are participating in this program.

“We deeply regret that many residents were unable to take advantage of the drop off event at the State Fair Grounds after spending hours in line, and we would like to offer another opportunity,” said Abby Walden, Community Coordinator for the Office of Public Works. “By partnering with BLH and allowing drop-offs at their facility throughout the next two weeks, it offers residents the flexibility to recycle their electronics at a time that is convenient to them.”

Following is a list of electronic items that will be accepted at BLH. Residents are required to bring someone to help if any of the electronics require extra assistance to move and unload.

Due to the demand for this service, the City is looking into offering a similar electronic recycling program periodically throughout the year. For questions about City recycling, residents may contact the Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255 or email public.works@springfield.il.us.

Items Accepted

– Desktop, Laptop, and Tablet Computers – LCD Monitors – Printers (for large, office printers please contact your local store) – Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)

– CRT Televisions

– CRT Monitors – LCD and Plasma Televisions

– Non-LCD/Plasma Televisions or Monitors – Satellite and Cable Equipment – Projectors

– Projection Televisions – VCRs – DVD Players – Video Game Consoles – Radios – Speakers – Cellular/Mobile Phones – Smart Phones – Telephones (including PBX equipment) – Toner – Networking Equipment and Cables – Mailroom Equipment – Point of Sale Equipment – Pagers – Cameras – Camcorders – Power Tools (including batteries) – Fax Machines – Answering Machines – Battery Backups and Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) – Surge Suppressors and Power Strips – Power and Accessory Cables – Walkie-talkies – Ink Cartridges

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News from the Washington Park Botanical Garden!

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

Who: Washington Park Botanical Garden

What: Central Illinois Daylily Society – Daylily Sale 2015

When: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Time: 12-3p

Where: Washington Park Botanical Garden Exhibit Hall

1740 West Fayette Avenue

Springfield, Illinois 62704

Cost: Free Admission

The Washington Park Botanical Garden welcomes back the Central Illinois Daylily Society for their annual Daylily Sale. Come to the Garden Exhibit Hall and purchase beautiful varieties of daylilies at bargain prices! Members of the Central Illinois Daylily Society will be on hand to answer all of your daylily questions and/or concerns.

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TRINITY LUTHERAN HOSTS CLOTHING GIVEAWAY

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

TRINITY LUTHERAN HOSTS CLOTHING GIVEAWAY

Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting its 3rd Annual Community Free Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.

– 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield.

The community is invited to attend the giveaway to help refresh their wardrobes at no cost. Items include men’s, women’s and chldren’s clothing and accessories. Casual and work attire will be available in a variety of sizes.

More than 400 people in he Springfield community have been helped by Trinity’s clothing giveaway in the last two years. All clothing, shoes and accessories are donated by Trinity members and friends.

For more information, call 787-2323 or visit Trinity’s website at www.trinity-lutheran.com or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter @TrinitySpfldIL.

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TRINITY LUTHERAN HOSTS COMMUNITY CLOTHING GIVEAWAY

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

WHAT: Community Clothing Giveaway

WHO: Trinity Lutheran Church and School

WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield

WHEN: Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Reporters are invited to stop by the giveaway hours to learn more about the ways Trinity is helping the community and how others can get involved. More than 400 people in the Springfield community have been helped by Trinity’s clothing giveaway in the last two years. All clothing, shoes and accessories are donated by Trinity members and friends.

APL Pet Adoptions

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at PetSmart
3183 S Veterans Parkway,

The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during August with cats and dogs available at various locations.  All animals presented by APL for adoption have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations.

Adoptions will be held:

  • Saturday, August 1 – cats and dogs will be available at PetSmart, 3183 S Veterans Parkway, Springfield, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 2 – cats will be available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dogs available from noon until 3 p.m. at PetSmart.

Dogs and cats are available for adoption daily from noon until 5 p.m. at the shelter located at 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield.

APL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals.  APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs as well as a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.

For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group’s web site at www.apl-shelter.org.

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Central Illinois Ag Grand Opening Featuring Brushville

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Central Illinois Ag
200 Sharon Street

Mark your calendars for August 1st, 2015 and join us in celebrating our GRAND OPENING event!-View our new state of the art dealership and meet with product representatives from 2pm-7pm
-Dinner will be served to the first 1,000 attendees beginning at 5pm
-Brushville will take the stage for a FREE concert at 7pm!Learn more about the upbeat, rockin’ country music band, Brushville at: www.brushville.com

Learn more about Central Illinois Ag and our Case IH dealership at: www.centralilag.com

SEE YOU ALL ON AUGUST 1ST!

Central Illinois Ag
200 Sharon Street
Atlanta, IL 61723
(217) 648-2307

www.facebook.com/CentralIllinoisAg
www.twitter.com/LiveWorkGrowCIA
www.youtube.com/LiveWorkGrowCIA
www.centralilag.com
Instagram: @liveworkgrowcia

 

Tri-City Junior High Cheerleaders Quarter Auction

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Fountain Of Life
302 South street

The Tri-City Junior High Cheerleaders will be hosting a quarter auction to raise money to purchase new warm ups, travel bags and other items needed for the upcoming season.

Please come out for an afternoon of fun and to help support our squad!

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Rock ‘n Ride Against Childhood Abuse

Sunday, August 2nd 2015 - 12:00 am

Aug 2, 2015 10:30 am – Aug 2, 2015 5:30 pm

Come on out for fun, and support the Mini ‘O Beirne Crisis Nursery.  Seven live bands, food/ auction.  Bike run starts at 10:30a at Kookoos and ends at Boondocks.

WHEN:  Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 at 10:30a

WHERE:  Boondocks Pub- 2909 Dirksen Parkway- Springfield, IL

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SPRINGFIELD CELEBRATES NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK

Sunday, August 2nd 2015 - 12:00 am

SPRINGFIELD CELEBRATES NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK

USDA Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack has declared August 2-8, 2015 as National Farmers Market Week. In celebration, Springfield-area organizations and businesses have joined forces to host a variety of special events. The week’s activities kick off on Sunday, August 2nd with a Crop Mob to provide help for a local farmer and continue throughout the week with cooking classes, a farmer’s market Paint Nite, book fair, community garden work days, and a farm-to-table progressive dinner in Downtown Springfield to top off the festivities on Saturday, August 8th. The events aim to raise awareness for Springfield’s four farmers markets and the importance that they play in creating healthy, vibrant communities.

The full schedule of National Farmers Market Week festivities and events can be found at www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org

APL Pet Adoptions

Sunday, August 2nd 2015 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at PetSmart
3183 S Veterans Parkway

The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold several pet adoptions during August with cats and dogs available at various locations.  All animals presented by APL for adoption have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have received all vaccinations.

 

Adoptions will be held:

  • Sunday, August 2 – cats will be available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dogs available from noon until 3 p.m. at PetSmart.

Dogs and cats are available for adoption daily from noon until 5 p.m. at the shelter located at 1001 Taintor Rd., Springfield.

APL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals.  APL also coordinates cruelty investigations and humane education programs as well as a low cost spay/neuter clinic adjacent to its Springfield shelter.

For additional information, call the Animal Protective League at 544-PETS (7387) or check the group’s web site at www.apl-shelter.org.

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2015 FALL LIFE GUARD COURSE AT EISENHOWER POOL

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am

 

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

Classes will be held August 3rd – 11th. A pre-course assessment test must be passed in order to participate in the overall Lifeguard Course. This assessment must be completed prior to the first day of class; contact Bob Barrett to arrange a test date & time.

Participants must be 16 years or older. If age 15, must have the instructor’s approval to participate in this course. 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 obtain lifeguard certifications for persons seeking employment as a lifeguard not only with the District, but with other local aquatic centers in the area.

We encourage folks looking to enhance their employment opportunities year round with our indoor and outdoor pools to take advantage of this 2015 Fall 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.

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Be a Part of the Top Leadership Organization for Girls

Tuesday, August 4th 2015 - 12:00 am

Girl Scout Membership Recruitment Events in Your Area

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) is holding membership recruitment events for girls ages 5-17 who would like to become part of Girl Scouting. Today in central Illinois, more than 19,000 girls participate in troops and Girl Scouting activities in their communities, and the number continues to grow.

Cool Off with Girl Scouts/Girl Scout Membership Recruitment This is an event open to all girls with activities relating to “Frozen”. August 4, 2015 Illini Bank Community Building 120 Illini Blvd, Springfield

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts is widely recognized as the top leadership organization for girls in the world. Today’s Girl Scout Leadership Experience, although embedded in the tradition of cookies and camping, offers girls more than ever before. Girl Scouting provides more opportunities than any other organization to help girls and young women develop their leadership potential and build practical life skills.

“Girl Scouts has evolved to meet the needs of today’s girls,” said Pam Kovacevich, GSCI CEO. “We are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. We are the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character by providing the tools and support to young girls that feed their drive to succeed in all aspects of life. We empower and encourage them to become good stewards to the environment and their communities. There is no other organization like it in the world.”

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Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, August 5th 2015 - 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Ribbon Cutting with Chamber of Commerce begins at 1:30. From 2-6 there will be an open house with food and drinks provided.

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Local Flavors 2015 Dinner with Cooper’s StrEATside Bistro Food Truck

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Now you can find farm-fresh meals at your favorite restaurants during Local Flavors 2015! Participating restaurants will prepare a fresh, seasonal meal with produce sourced from local farmers. One lunch and one dinner will be held each month, June through October, at different restaurants across Springfield and the surrounding area. Fresh, Healthy, Delicious, Good for you, Good for the Community, and Good for the Environment.
Mark your calendar!

 

Cooper’s Food Truck will be set up at the Illinois Products Farmers Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

For more information visit http://www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/ or contact Molly Gleason at 217-528-1563, molly@ilstewards.org

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The Prairie Tribute to THE KING @ LOGAN COUNTY FAIR

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

Join the fun.  8 Exciting Elvis Tribute Artists competing for cash prizes.  The master of ceremonines for the eveing is Fred Whobrey, president of the Elvis International Fan Club.  Also appearing- special guest – KAVAN, the world’s #1 Rock n Roll Elvis.  TICKETS $12.00

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The Villas of Holly Brook Memory Care Program is International Standard

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 12:00 am

Beijing, China: Meridian Senior Living, management company of The Villas of Holly Brook in Chatham, has arranged to have the designer of its dementia care program introduce the basic concepts underlying Meridians Montessori Moments in Time program to China. One of the world’s top dementia experts, Naomi Feil, is making her first appearance in China and will be speaking at Remin University of Beijing. She is the developer of the Validation Method which is the theory used to create Meridians memory care program and currently used as the standard of memory care in over 10,000 agencies throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. A link to Validation can be found at: www.vfvalidation.org

Naomi Feil will give a presentation on “The International Standard of Memory Care: Validation and Chinese Families.” This event will be held on August 7th of this year at 1:00 PM in the Rulun Lecture Hall at Remin University. Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau is sponsoring the event and the organizers are Senior Living L’Amore of Sino Ocean Island and Meridian Senior Living, ADC.

The Villas of Holly Brook in Chatham and its parent company Meridian Senior Living feel that this event is important for those involved in memory healthcare; ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to other dementia related illnesses. Meridian Senior Living and The Villas of Holly Brook want to increase the knowledge of memory care and it is an honor to help sponsor Naomi Feil to speak on her breakthrough method of Validation

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