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TRINITY HOSTS LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church and School will host the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Central Illinois District (LWML-CID) Springfield Zone Fall Rally on Thursday, September 17. Refreshments will be served at 8:30am, the Rally begins at 9:00am and will conclude at Noon with lunch.

The keynote speaker will Mt. Pulaski resident Judy Knauer who will talk about her experiences teaching Vacation Bible School in Poland. Rev. Mark Peters of Lincoln will lead the Bible Study on the Rally theme of “Go Ye Means Me”, based on Mark 16:15. Peters also serves as the LWML-CID Junior Pastoral Counselor. LWML-CID President Pam Spilker of Edinburg will give an update what is happening district-wide. Springfield Zone President Cheryl Long of Loami will conduct the business meeting.

The registration fee for this event is $15 and includes lunch. The deadline for registration is September 10. For more information, please contact Mary Denham at 620-0042.

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TRINITY LUTHERAN STEPS INTO “TEACH”ING ADULTS

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 12:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church and School will host a new enrichment program for adults and children beginning this fall. The TEACH program (Trinity Educating Adults & Children for the Home) offers a variety of classes for adults and children.

TEACH will be held on Thursdays for five weeks, beginning September 17 through October 15 at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield. The evening begins at 5:30 pm with an optional freewill offering dinner and classes run from 6:00-7:30 pm. Free babysitting is also available.

Adult Classes include Couponing 101, Money Matters, Healthy Eating and Living, Women’s Self-Defense, Computer Basics, Knitting for Beginners, Introduction to Essential Oils, Conscious Discipline Parenting, Comparative Religions (No charge). Children’s classes include Children’s Fun with Art for ages 6 – 10 and Krafty Kids for ages 6 – 12.

The fee for classes is $25 per adult and $10 per child. Class size is limited to 20 adults per class and 10 children. Registration forms and fees are due September 1, 2015.

The TEACH program is funded through a grant from the Central Illinois District- Church Extension Fund (CID-CEF).

For more information, call 217- 622-8658 or 217-494-4549. To access registration forms, please visit Trinity’s website at www.trinity-lutheran.com or Trinity Lutheran Church and School’s Facebook page.

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Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Danenberger Family Vineyards

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Daneberger Family Vineyards
12341 Irish Road

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

 

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8th Annual Be A Hero For Babies Golf Tournament

Friday, September 18th 2015 - 12:00 am

Piper Glen Golf Club Friday, September 18, 2015 (7112 Piper Glen Dr. 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Springfield, IL 62711)

Proceeds from the Tournament and Sponsorships will go to the March of Dimes to pursue its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Registration: Begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Club House.

Entry Fee: $75 per person; $300 per team of 4

Entry Fee includes: Green Fees, Cart, 2 Drink Tickets,

Lunch, Dinner Reception and Awards

Entry Deadline: Monday, September 14, 2015

Make your checks payable to Farmers Insurance and mail the form to: Farmers Insurance, ATTN: Cathy Starkey, 2925 S. Meadowbrook Rd. Ste. E, Springfield, IL 62711

For more information, contact Cathy at 217-793-0500 or cathy.jstarkey@farmersagency.com

Thank you for your support!

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S ® 2015

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Edwin Watts Southwind Park/Hope Family Picnic Shelter located at4965 South 2nd Street in Springfield, IL. Nearly 650 people are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 3.2-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or call 217.726.5184

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION’S WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S® 2015

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 12:00 am

WHAT:          Hundreds of Springfield residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. In 2014 the Springfield Walk To End Alzheimer’s raised over $61,000 , contributing to more than $67 million raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services.  Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

 

WHEN:          Saturday, September 19, 2015

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Opening ceremony

10:00 a.m. Walk begins

 

WHERE:       Edwin Watts Southwind Park located at 4965 South 2nd Street in Springfield, IL.

 

HOW:             Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or 217.726.5184

 

WHO:             Interview and photo opportunities available all morning:

o   Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease

o   Chapter spokespeople

 

CONTACT:  Tina Arnold: Special Events Senior Manager, tarnold@alz.org, 217.801.9352

Kaylin Risvold: Media Relations Manager, krisvold@alz.org, 847.779.6948

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

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Transplant Services 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 12:00 am

Transplant Services 5K Run/Walk @ 9:00 AM

Washington Park: Picnic Pavilion

Memorial Transplant Services holds the annual 5K Run/Walk to raise funds to benefit our Transplant Patient Assistance Fund. The Transplant Patient Assistance Fund assists patients with:

•             Transportation expenses involved with doctor visits

•             Lodging needs for patients and their family members during pre-transplant workup, the period immediately following transplant surgery and during periods of treatment for rejection

•             Prescription medication costs and/or co-pays

•             Funding for other emergent transplant-related issues

Registration Fee $25 per adult*; $15 per child 12 & under* *Registration increases by $5 per person the day of the event.

Visit MemorialTransplantServices.com to register, or call (217)757-7835

 

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Colon Cancer Awareness 5K

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Madigan State Park
1366 1010th Avenue

LINCOLN – The first annual Lincoln Colon Cancer Awareness 5K will be held on Saturday,September 19th at Madigan State Park.  The walk will be held to raise money and awareness for colon cancer – one of the top three cancer killers.  Proceeds will support the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA).
The walk was started in honor of Lincoln resident Joni Marten who was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in June 2013.  Through her fight, Marten has received 40
chemotherapy treatments and two major surgeries throughout the past two years.  Her friends and family started this walk to raise funds and awareness for colon cancer – the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.  We also remind adults over the age of 50 to get a colonoscopy.
The event will feature a 5K Run and Walk all while raising needed funds for the fight against colon cancer.  CCA is the leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing colon cancer screening rates and survivorship.
The walk/run will start at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.  Interested participants can sign up at www.lincolncolonwalk.com.
Should you have any questions or require additional information please contact Sarah Marten sbmarten@gmail.com or call 312-610-0809.

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Lincoln Colon Cancer Awareness 5K

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Madigan State Park
1366 1010th Avenue

LINCOLN – The first annual Lincoln Colon Cancer Awareness 5K will be held on Saturday,September 19th at Madigan State Park.  The walk will be held to raise money and awareness for colon cancer – one of the top three cancer killers.  Proceeds will support the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA).
The walk was started in honor of Lincoln resident Joni Marten who was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in June 2013.  Through her fight, Marten has received 40
chemotherapy treatments and two major surgeries throughout the past two years.  Her friends and family started this walk to raise funds and awareness for colon cancer – the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.  We also remind adults over the age of 50 to get a colonoscopy.
The event will feature a 5K Run and Walk all while raising needed funds for the fight against colon cancer.  CCA is the leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing colon cancer screening rates and survivorship.
The walk/run will start at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.  Interested participants can sign up at www.lincolncolonwalk.com.
Should you have any questions or require additional information please contact Sarah Marten sbmarten@gmail.com or call 312-610-0809.

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2015 Tour of Homes

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sell your home faster and get your name in front of thousands of consumers in our local area!

Tour of Homes Dates & Times

Saturday- Sept 12, 2015 Sunday- Sept 13, 2015 11 am to 4 pm

Saturday- Sept 19, 2015 Sunday- Sept 20, 2015 11 am to 5 pm

Public Admission: $5 (with $1 of every ticket sale going to Habitat for Humanity)

Entry Fees:

New Homes: $500

Duplex: $650

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2015

• Additional discounts apply for multiple homes submitted by the same builder

• Builders must be a member in good standing

• All entered homes will be included in the virtual tour on the SAHBA website for 12 months

(a $500 value!)

• Tour Guide: A tour guide will be issued at each of the homes. Every home will be featured in

this guide. There are also advertising opportunities within the Tour Guide.

For more details and to request a detailed contract please contact:

Springfield Area Home Builders Association

3921 Pintail Drive, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62711

Phone: (217) 698-4941 • Fax: (217) 698-4942

leeann@springfieldareahba.com

www.springfieldareahba.com

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Memorial SportsCare Biathlon

Sunday, September 20th 2015 - 12:00 am

The Memorial SportsCare Women’s Biathlon is a non-competitive event organized for women to encourage healthy living. SportsCare’s annual women’s biathlon is a USAT-sanctioned event and held annually in September.

The biathlon includes 12 miles of biking on gently rolling hills followed by 3.1 miles (5K) of mostly flat-course running.

Visit MemorialSportsCare.com/Biathlon for complete details and to register.

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Memorial SportsCare, 4550 W. Iles Ave., Springfield

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2015 Tour of Homes

Sunday, September 20th 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sell your home faster and get your name in front of thousands of consumers in our local area!

Tour of Homes Dates & Times

Saturday- Sept 12, 2015 Sunday- Sept 13, 2015 11 am to 4 pm

Saturday- Sept 19, 2015 Sunday- Sept 20, 2015 11 am to 5 pm

Public Admission: $5 (with $1 of every ticket sale going to Habitat for Humanity)

Entry Fees:

New Homes: $500

Duplex: $650

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2015

• Additional discounts apply for multiple homes submitted by the same builder

• Builders must be a member in good standing

• All entered homes will be included in the virtual tour on the SAHBA website for 12 months

(a $500 value!)

• Tour Guide: A tour guide will be issued at each of the homes. Every home will be featured in

this guide. There are also advertising opportunities within the Tour Guide.

For more details and to request a detailed contract please contact:

Springfield Area Home Builders Association

3921 Pintail Drive, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62711

Phone: (217) 698-4941 • Fax: (217) 698-4942

leeann@springfieldareahba.com

www.springfieldareahba.com

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Candlelit Pet Walk

Thursday, September 24th 2015 - 12:00 am

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14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ROUTE 66 MOTHER ROAD FESTIVAL

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 12:00 am

CAPITOL RADIO GROUP’S COOL 93-9 BECOMES NAME IN TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 14TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ROUTE 66 MOTHER ROAD FESTIVAL

Capitol Radio Group, operators of six radio stations serving the Springfield/Decatur, IL market, will be a major sponsor of the annual Springfield, IL celebration of the “Mother Road” – Route 66. For 2015, the event will be officially titled The 14th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival Presented by Cool 93-9. The Festival will feature over a thousand cool cars, live music, food and fun in scenic downtown Springfield between Washington and Capitol and 4th and 7th streets on September 25-27, 2015. Over 80,000 spectators are expected to join the participating car enthusiasts for a true celebration of America’s love of the open road; and especially Route 66.

Charlie Ferguson, VP/General Manager of Capitol Radio Group said, “The Capitol Radio Group and COOL 93-9 are pleased and proud to team up with the Route 66 Mother Road Festival this year. Our entire group of 6 Radio stations will be promoting the event, with the goal of making it the biggest and best event ever in Springfield! The Mother Road is deeply rooted in our area’s heritage and we appreciate the chance to honor that heritage as we partner with the Festival.”

Kim Rosendahl, President of Route 66 Events, Inc – Producers of the Festival said, “We couldn’t find a better title sponsor for a ‘cool’ car festival than Cool 93-9. The folks from Cool 93-9 have been active in the Festival for years and we are very happy that Capitol Radio Group has stepped up that involvement for 2015 with this tremendous sponsorship. The Route 66 Fest is a terrific showcase for a beautiful city and Cool 93-9 will set just the right soundtrack for the weekend.”

Some of the key Festival Features:

* Friday Night! Rt. 66 City Nights Cruise For Crime Stoppers – over 1,000 classic cars cruise the city streets! $5 Donation to Crime Stoppers of Sangamon & Menard Counties requested to participate

* Check out Horsepower Alley with high horsepower features like the BURNOUT Competition and Lucas Oil DYNO CHALLENGE!

* Feast your eyes on the gorgeous rides in the Monet of Cars – all cars on display from Dick Levi’s private collection.

* The Travel Illinois Expo showcasing unique travel opportunities to Route 66 motorists traveling through Illinois communities along the Mother Road

* Live Entertainment –on the Hot Rod Stage with classic hits from the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s

* Performance Marketplace for the restoration enthusiast – vendors on display throughout downtown

* Over 40 classes of car awards with CASI certified national judging!

* Family Fun Zone! Kids games, bounce houses and more!

Complete information and registration for the 14th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival Presented by Cool 93-9 is available at www.route66fest.com, on Facebook, or by calling 1-866-RTE-66IL (1-866–783-6645).

Leah morgan (Huber) Benefit

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - 12:00 pm at Hammers bar in Syracuse indiana 104e.pickw
104E.pickwick rd.

a benefit ride for my sister Leah morgan (Huber)who has a fatal disease called Jakob disease please come one and all to help this family

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2016 Equine Art Challenge

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

The Equestrian Lifestyle—Ride Your Dream 

Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete for a chance to have their work exhibited at the 2016 Illinois Horse Fair in a variety of avenues. This inaugural Equine Art Challenge is an open-call, juried online art competition of works related to horses and the equestrian lifestyle.

The top 3 finalists as chosen by the independent panel of judges will have their work exhibited at Illinoishorsefair.com and in all marketing and advertising materials.

Entries are being accepted through October 1, 2015. The top 3 finalists will be displayed on the Illinois Horse Fair website until the winner is announced October 15.

Guidelines

One submission per artist.
Media accepted: painting, photography, sketching.
Artwork must be equine-related and representing the 2016 theme.
Artists consent to having their work exhibited online at Illinoishorsefair.com (if selected among top 3) and agree to the use of the artwork by the Illinois Horse Fair in any capacity deemed necessary.
Winning artist will be invited to have the winning artwork exhibited the Illinois Horse Fair in the Expo building. Space will be equivalent to a 10×10 booth.
To Submit

E-mail hi-res JPG image file (minimum 5×7 inches, 300 dpi) to info@illinoishorsefair.com.

Include the following information in the body of the e-mail: title, name of artist, medium, dimensions, artist e-mail, phone number and address, Facebook page link, and Twitter handle.

For questions, call 217/689-4224, ext 2 or email: ihf@horsemenscouncil.org.

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Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Maldaner’s Restaurant

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Maldaner’s Restaurant
222 S 6th St

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

 

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The Tom Hyde Snakeback Run

Saturday, October 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am

$10 per person or $15 per couple

(Start): Biscuts/Gravy at 9am- zero Tolerance, Lincoln IL

Registrationfrom 10am-11a.

50/50 Drawing, BBQ Meal after run at Zero Tolerance (free will), Silent Auction and Music

For more info contact: Updawg at 217-871-8494

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SPRINGFIELD EVENT SUPPORTS LARGEST PRIVATE FUNDER OF LUNG CANCER RESEARCH

Sunday, October 4th 2015 - 12:00 am

Local community rallies to support research for our Number One cancer killer

Vickie Bordeaux-White was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in August 2013 and lost her battle in January 2014.

Following her passing, her husband Jim decided to do what he could to raise awareness and funding so that no one would have to go through what his family had to.

On October 4th, Jim and his family will host Breathe Deep Springfield, a 5K walk and fun run, in order to raise awareness and funding for the disease that has impacted their family so profoundly. All proceeds from the event benefit LUNGevity Foundation, which invests in leading-edge medical research into the early detection and effective treatment of lung cancer.

In the fifteen years since its founding, LUNGevity Foundation has become the largest private funder of lung cancer research, support, and education. The organization has granted 110 research prizes and offers free support for all people affected by lung cancer. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer has improved, primarily because of research-driven advances in the treatment of the disease.

“We’ve seen the impact of medical research on the survivorship of diseases like breast cancer,” said Beth Ida Stern, LUNGevity’s Vice President of Community Engagement. “Now it’s lung cancer’s turn. Volunteers like Jim have helped LUNGevity establish more than 60 Breathe Deep walks across the country, and have raised more than $20 million for lung cancer research. It’s beyond inspiring to see the impact of the national Breathe Deep family on our ability to improve the survivorship of lung cancer. We’re starting to see real progress in our ability to find and treat the disease.”

Registration is now open for Breathe Deep Springfield. For more information about the event, or to register or donate, visit www.lungevity.org/Springfield.

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Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Engrained Brewing Company

Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Engrained Brewing Company
1120 Lincolnshire Blvd

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

 

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