Community Calendar


Twelfth Annual Holiday Interfaith Breakfast

Friday, December 25th 2015 - 12:00 am

Twelfth Annual Holiday Interfaith Breakfast, on December 25, 2015 at Temple B’rith Sholom located at 1008 South Fourth Street, Springfield, IL 62703 from 8:30 AM until Noon. Over the last few years, WTAX has helped us publicize this event in the “A La Carte” section as well as a feature story about the event. Your help again this year we could ensure another successful event.

We offer a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs-with a little “Chile Verde” sauce, roasted turkey sausages, hot pancakes (chocolate chips or blueberries upon request), fresh fruit, juice and coffee in a warm, comfortable and cordial atmosphere. This breakfast is open to the public to stop in before or after church or their activities on Christmas morning. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and 25 cents per year for children 12 and under.

We began this holiday breakfast in 2002, repeating it again 2003 through 2013. Counting this year, we will have hosted the interfaith breakfast twelve years in total. (Since Christmas was on a Saturday in 2004 and 2010—it precluded us hosting this event on those dates.) Each year we serve to almost 400 guests! Many local Springfield families go to church Christmas morning and like to have breakfast before returning home. Since local restaurants are not open on December 25, the Holiday Interfaith Breakfast helps fill that need. However, the best reason for the event is that each year we give the proceeds to a local charity. The money raised from this year’s breakfast will be donated to the Senior Services of Central Illinois.

Please contact us via the temple office, (217) 525-1360 or one of us directly. Someone from our committee would be available to come by WTAX to talk about the breakfast and its charity. We look forward to hearing from you about how WTAX can help us promote our event!

Color with Friends

Tuesday, January 12th 2016 - 12:00 am - 8:30 pm

Join the coloring club as we break out the colored pencils and gel pens, grab a beer, and relieve a little stress. Our Vibrant Community will host a “coloring club” complete with a custom coloring page drawn by a local artist, TBA.

It’s only $5 cash to me or $5 online. I absorb the merchant cost to encourage online registration. Supplies provided. Those who pay cash need to register by emailing name and phone to . Reserve your seat by January 10th. There are plenty of drinks to choose from at Floyd’s Thirst Parlor.

The first 10 to register get their name in a raffle for one to take home an art piece created by host Rhiannon Gurley.

To accommodate more coloring, there will be additional events to sign up for.
Next events are:
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6:30p-8:30p at Arlington’s, Springfield, IL
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6:30p-8:30p at Floyds, Springfield, IL
Saturday, Jan. 16, 1:00p-3:00p at Twisted Deli, Springfield, IL (Teens encouraged at Twisted Deli event!)

Visit Our Vibrant Community facebook for invites.


Springfield Ski Club Trivia Night

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 12:00 am

Ski Club

Sensational Strings

Friday, January 22nd 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church 321 S. Seventh St.

Enjoy the sensational sounds of strings in A Little Night Music! The night features Mozart’s magical Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the heavenly Musica Celestis of Kernis and Dvorak’s sumptuous Serenade for Strings. A magical evening of music.


Kindergarten Preview Night

Tuesday, February 9th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Springfield Christian School
2850 Cider Mill Lane

SCS hosts Kindergarten Preview Night Feb. 9

Springfield Christian School (SCS) at 2850 Cider Mill Ln. is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the 2016-2017 school year. A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation. Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call the school office at 217-698-1933 ext. 3450 or visit

Springfield Christian School, an award-winning K-8 educational system located in Springfield, Illinois, offers low class sizes, instruction tailored to individual needs, and the latest educational technology to facilitate student engagement and excellence. SCS’s experienced and professional staff utilizes a rigorous Christ-centered curriculum and differentiated instruction methods to encourage students to reach their full potential. SCS challenges students to aspire to lives of character, service and leadership. SCS is fully recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Bold and Beautiful

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Bask in the brilliance of Beethoven, Barber and Brahms. From Beethoven’s rebellious Coriolan Overture to the magnificent Second Symphony of Brahms, this evening is bold and beautiful. Barber’s virtuosic Violin Concerto featuring ISO’s Concertmaster Violetta Todorova is sure to impress!


IPRA Rodeo

Friday, March 4th 2016 - 12:00 am


Britain’s Best – Last Night of the Proms – Light Classics

Saturday, March 19th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Celebrate The Last Night of the Proms in grand fashion. Get ready to queue up and wave your flags as you are transported to Royal Albert Hall for a rousing celebration of music including Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music, Walton’s Crown Imperial March, Parry’s Jerusalem and Anderson’s Irish Suite, to name a few. Audience bopping, sing-alongs, hip-hip-hoorays, whistles and car horns are all part of the experience!

Magnificent Masters

Saturday, April 9th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Marvel in the mastery of Mozart and Mahler with Grammy-nominated Metropolitan Opera soprano Julie Boulianne. Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture and arias from Don Giovanni and La Clemenza di Tito are sure to delight. Mahler’s heavenly Fourth Symphony concludes this magnificent evening.

Profound Pictures

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sangamon Auditorium
1 University Plaza

Experience profound musical pictures from the Silk Road with Borodin’s beautiful In the Steppes of Central Asia and Zhao Lin’s Duo for Sheng & Cello featuring Chinese rock star Wu Tong on sheng and Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block. Mussorgsky’s epic Pictures at an Exhibition brings Alastair Willis’s tenure as Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra to a brilliant close.

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