Community Calendar

APL Pet Adoptions

Saturday, August 15th 2015 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Lowes
2560 N. Dirksen 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 15 –Cats and dogs will be available from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Lowes, 2560 N. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield.
  • Sunday, August 16– cats will be available from 11 a.m. 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.

APL Pet Adoption

Sunday, August 16th 2015 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at PetSmart
3183 S Veterans Parkway

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Paint Me A Picture

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us, Wednesday, August 19 at Omar’s Mexican Grill from 6-8 pm for a Paint Me a Picture fundraiser to support Chatham TNT Competitive Cheerleading Teams.

Paint Me a Picture artist Alex Leischner will provide step by step instructions for painting your very own masterpiece while you socialize with friends.

For reservations, tickets or more information, visit alexleischner.com or contact bombsquadboosters@gmail.com. Tickets are $40.

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Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at American Harvest

Thursday, August 20th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at American Harvest Eatery
3241 W. Iles

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/#!local-flavors-springfield/c13dv or contact Molly Gleason at 217-528-1563, molly@ilstewards.org

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Third Friday Gospel Sing

Friday, August 21st 2015 - 12:00 am

Third Friday Gospel Sing will be held August 21st at First Baptist Church in Springfield.  Join various area musicians and singers for an evening of open mic gospel music.  A lite meal will be served at 5:30 pm, with music beginning at 6:30 pm.  First Baptist is located at 301 South Grand Ave. West.  For information:  217/523-3371.

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NRA Basic Pistol Class-8 Hours

Saturday, August 22nd 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Springfield Shooting Center
4885 Industrial Drive

APL Pet Adoptions

Saturday, August 22nd 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 22 – cats and dogs will be available from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at PetSmart.
  • Sunday, August 23 – 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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IL Concealed Carry Course-8 Hours

Sunday, August 23rd 2015 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Springfield Shooting Center
4885 industrial Drive

Springfield Shooting Center is offering the IL CCW course which also counts towards 8 hours needed for the IL CCW permit.  The course covers the laws and statutes associated with the IL CCW as well as CCW scenarios, and also involves a shooting qualification that must be passed at the end.  The course is taught by an NRA certified and IL CCW certified instructor, and the cost is $125.  However, if both the NRA Basic Pistol and IL CCW courses are purchased together, the total cost for both is $225 rather than $250.  For more information or details, call SSC at 217-585-7199, go to our website www.springfieldshootingcenter.com, or email us at springfieldshootingcenter@gmail.com.

APL Pet Adoptions

Sunday, August 23rd 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 23 – 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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Spay-ghetti & No Balls Dinner

Friday, August 28th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Douglas Ave United Methodist Church
501 S Douglas Ave

Fundraiser to benefit Forever Home Feline Ranch.

Tickets:  Adults $8 and kids 12 & under $3

Dine in or take out

Price includes Spaghetti (regular or vegetarian), salad, bread, beverage and dessert.

 

50/50, raffle baskets and a fun time.

for more information: felineranch@gmail.com or http://www.felineranch.org

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Alfano/McKinnon Run

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 12:00 am

Alfano McKinnon Memorial Run

APL Pet Adoptions

Saturday, August 29th 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 29 – cats and dogs will be available from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at PetSmart; cats and dogs will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Green Hyundai Certified North, 2605 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield.
  • Sunday, August 30 – 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.

APL Pet Adoptions

Sunday, August 30th 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 30 – 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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CMN Fundraiser at Bob Evans

Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

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Fall GriefShare Session Begins at Trinity

Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

GriefShare, a nationally-based grief-recovery seminar that provides support for people working their way through the grieving process, will begin a 13-week session beginning Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield.

GriefShare uses a video seminar series, a workbook and sharing time as participants work through their stages of grief.

“Whether someone has suffered a recent loss of a beloved family member or a beloved friend, of if this loss occurred years ago, GriefShare offers a caring and sensitive atmosphere to work through the emotions and daily struggles of life after a loved one dies,” says facilitator, Joleen Hoff. “While life moves on for everyone else after the funeral, life seems to stand still for those in mourning. GriefShare brings people together who are in various stages of grieving to help each other work through their grief and to find joy in life again.”

To pre-register for Trinity’s fall session, please call 899-9418 or e-mail j.oest@att.net or go to griefshare.org.

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Local Flavors 2015 Dinner at Rolling Meadows Brewery

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am - 10:00 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! For more information visit http://www.buyfreshbuylocalcentralillinois.org/ or contact Molly Gleason at 217-528-1563, molly@ilstewards.org

 

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Fish Fry at the Riverton KC #3914

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 12:00 am at Riverton KC #3914
335 S. 4th

The prices are Walleye, Tilapia Dinners $9.25, Catfish Dinner $10.75. Walleye sandwich is $7.50

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Auburns 150th Celebration/Labor Day Picnic

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 10:00 am - 11:00 pm at Auburn’s East Park
115 W. Madision

The Auburn Activity Committee is excited to announce our 150th Celebration/Labor Day Picnic on September 5th 2015. Join us at Auburn’s East Park (115 W. Madison Street) for a fun filled event featuring Mud Volley Ball, Bag Tournaments, Bounce House, Petting Zoo (4-7pm), children’s games, 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Reactivated will also be set up!  We will end the evening with Central Illinois’s very own Gracia Harrison and her band preforming from 8-10p.m.We hope you will join us for delicious food, ice cold beer and fun for the whole family! Festivities kick off with a parade at 10 a.m., and picnic immediately following  at 11 a.m. You can find to forms to sign up for the tournaments on our Facebook page!

 

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Cruise to the Lake

Sunday, September 6th 2015 - 12:00 am

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