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Sangamon County Fair Announces 5K Race

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 12:00 am

Sangamon County Fair Announces 5K Race Saturday, June 13, 2015 in New Berlin

 

The Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant announces the 1st

Annual Sangamon County Fair 5K race. The race will take place in New Berlin at the

Sangamon County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 13th (the Saturday before the fair.)

Cost is $25 per person or $30 after June 1st, 2015. Registration is also available the day of the race. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments.

For more information and to pay online, visit www.sangcofair.com.

Registration and check-in is 6:30-7:45am at the Gazebo at the front of the fairgrounds with the race beginning at 8am. Numbers will be provided at registration. The 2015

Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant contestants will be volunteering during the race.

The winner receives two Big Ticket passes to the concert of their choice at the fair (includes fair entry.) The 2nd and 3rd place runners will receive a free pass to the fair.

Proceeds benefit the Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant scholarship.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 in New Berlin

New Berlin, Illinois: The Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant announces the 1st

Annual Sangamon County Fair 5K race. The race will take place in New Berlin at the

Sangamon County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 13th (the Saturday before the fair.)

Cost is $25 per person or $30 after June 1st, 2015. Registration is also available the day of the race. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments.

For more information and to pay online, visit www.sangcofair.com.

Registration and check-in is 6:30-7:45am at the Gazebo at the front of the fairgrounds with the race beginning at 8am. Numbers will be provided at registration. The 2015

Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant contestants will be volunteering during the race.

The winner receives two Big Ticket passes to the concert of their choice at the fair (includes fair entry.) The 2nd and 3rd place runners will receive a free pass to the fair.

Proceeds benefit the Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant scholarship.

Fatherless Day Blood Drive

Friday, June 19th 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at Springfield Red Cross
1045 Outer Park Drive

Illinois Fathers will be hosting the Fatherless Day Blood Drive on Friday June 19th at the Springfield Red Cross facility located at 1045 Outer Park Dr.

The Blood Drive will run from 8 am until 4:30 pm and all Illinois Fathers Donors will receive an Illinois Fathers T-shirt or bumper sticker.

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE AND AMERICAN LEGION OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR SUMMER YOUTH POLICE PROGRAM

Sunday, June 21st 2015 - 12:00 am

43rd Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp Accepting Teen Participants

The Illinois State Police (ISP) and the American Legion announced plans for the 43rd Annual American Legion Youth Police Camp (ALYPC) at the Illinois State Police Academy located in Springfield, Illinois, from June 21-26, 2015.

Dozens of aspiring teens from across Illinois will discover career opportunities through training with police and military. The primary purpose of the ALYPC is to establish an interactive and positive relationship between Illinois teens and law enforcement officers. The week-long residency camp is structured to promote educational and learning opportunities for youth ages 14-16 in the areas of law enforcement, military, leadership, cultural diversity, personal development, physical fitness and social and interpersonal skills.

American Legion volunteers and ISP Troopers are assigned to manage the program and serve as instructors and mentors. Many of the Legion and ISP volunteers are former graduates of the program.

“The American Legion Youth Camp is an excellent opportunity for teens to get the true experience of how to work as a team through the expert leadership, structure, motivation and mentorship from the Illinois State Police Cadre and the Army National Guard Counterdrug Team,” said Master Sergeant Steven Starks of the Illinois National Guard. “All teenagers, whether from the inner cities or the rural communities, will come together and experience the Mobile Ropes Team Building Course to improve self-discipline, self-confidence, decision making and critical thinking. Teens will accept the Challenge and the Parents will definitely see a change.”

The ALYPC Cadets will be honored at a graduation ceremony on June 26, and will receive a graduation certificate. The American Legion will accept applications until noon, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Teenagers 14-16 are encouraged to apply and attend the 2015 ALYPC for an enriching experience.

For more information, please contact Ron Payne at 217-370-0638, or ISP Special Agent Jarran Riley at 618-606-0411. Camp applications are available online at the following web address:

http://illegion.org/forms/2015%20Youth%20Police%20Brochure.pdf

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Champions for Children Fundraiser

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 12:00 am

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PAWNEE PRAIRIE DAYS

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Pawnee Prairie Days Association is pleased to announce that this year’s Pawnee Prairie Days Homecoming will be held June 25th thru June 27th, 2015 on the square in Pawnee. Bands scheduled to perform are:

Hipbone Sam on Thursday,

Rogers & Nienhaus followed by Off the Wall on Friday and

Rylie Bourne opening for New City Road on Saturday.
This Festival will also offer action packed carnival rides, car and tractor show, barbecue contest, queen and baby pageants, community parade, 5k run, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends.

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PAWNEE PRAIRIE DAYS

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Pawnee Prairie Days Association is pleased to announce that this year’s Pawnee Prairie Days Homecoming will be held June 25th thru June 27th, 2015 on the square in Pawnee. Bands scheduled to perform are:

Hipbone Sam on Thursday,

Rogers & Nienhaus followed by Off the Wall on Friday and

Rylie Bourne opening for New City Road on Saturday.
This Festival will also offer action packed carnival rides, car and tractor show, barbecue contest, queen and baby pageants, community parade, 5k run, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends.

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PAWNEE PRAIRIE DAYS

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Pawnee Prairie Days Association is pleased to announce that this year’s Pawnee Prairie Days Homecoming will be held June 25th thru June 27th, 2015 on the square in Pawnee. Bands scheduled to perform are:

Hipbone Sam on Thursday,

Rogers & Nienhaus followed by Off the Wall on Friday and

Rylie Bourne opening for New City Road on Saturday.
This Festival will also offer action packed carnival rides, car and tractor show, barbecue contest, queen and baby pageants, community parade, 5k run, beverages for young and old, delicious food and a great opportunity to see many good friends.

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Heads Up Group

Sunday, June 28th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
330 S. Grand Ave., West

Support group for those who have had a head injury. For more information contact Dave at Springfield Center for Independent Living, 217 523-2587 v/tty

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Personal Assistant Employers Group

Tuesday, June 30th 2015 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
330 S. Grand Ave., West

Support group for those with a disability that hire personal assistants. For more information contact Bradley at Springfield Center for Independent Living, 217 523-2587 v/tty

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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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Christmas In July Carnival for the APL

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 12:00 am

Carnival style games, pictures with Santa, raffle, dunk tank, etc

Sheltor tours and special Christmas gift bags for each animal adopted that day!

http://www.apl-shelter.org/

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Profession of Leadership Foundation to Honor Extraordinary Judges and Lawyers

Thursday, July 16th 2015 - 12:00 am

Profession of Leadership Foundation to Honor
Extraordinary Judges and Lawyers January 13 in Springfield

Eighteen extraordinary Illinois judges and lawyers who have practiced law for at least 50 years will be honored by the Profession of Leadership Foundation at a dinner on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center, 701 E. Adams St., in Springfield.

Guest speakers are Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman, and lawyer James M. Lestikow, of Springfield, President of the Illinois Bar Foundation. The Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, distributes funding to nonprofit organizations whose mission is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system for those with limited means.

The fundraiser is being organized by the Sangamon County Bar Association, Government Bar Association, Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association, Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court, Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Individual tickets are $50 or a table of eight is $600. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Ascher at (217) 544-1144 or jmascher@sorlinglaw.com. The Illinois Bar Foundation is headquartered at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL 60603. Information also is available at www.illinoisbarfoundation.org.

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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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APL Chili supper

Sunday, October 25th 2015 - 12:00 am

APL Chili supper set for October 25

SPRINGFIELD – The Animal Protective League (APL), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting ill, injured and abandoned homeless animals, will hold its annual Chili Supper and Paw Paw Patch Bazaar on Sunday, October 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2200 Meadowbrook Road, in Springfield. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 per person and include a choice of chili with or without meat, vegetable soup, a hot dog, dessert and drink. Participants may eat-in or carryout.

The annual Paw Paw Patch Bazaar will offer baked goods and many unique and seasonal craft items. APL clothing will be for sale and the organization will also be taking orders for Christmas greenery, which are sold each year to support APL and its programs. All proceeds from the annual chili supper and bazaar benefit APL homeless cats and dogs.

Do you love to bake or enjoy making crafts? APL is seeking donations of both baked goods for the bake sale and craft items for the bazaar. Donations may be dropped at the shelter on Friday, October 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please note the shelter office is closed from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Items may also be dropped off Saturday, October 24 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Meadowbrook Rd. from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and again on Sunday, October 25 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

APL’s shelter at 1001 Taintor Road in Springfield is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. For additional information on adoptions, volunteering or making a donation, 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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APL’s Tree of Lights Open House set for 12/12

Saturday, December 12th 2015 - 12:00 am

APL’s Tree of Lights Open House set for 12/12

The Animal Protective League (APL) invites the public to honor a loved one, animal or human, with a memorial light on APL’s annual Tree of Lights. For each $5 tax-deductible donation to APL designated for the Tree of Lights, a small, white light will be placed on an evergreen on APL’s grounds. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization’s sick, injured, abused or abandoned cats and dogs.

APL will then host its annual Tree of Lights open house on Saturday, December 12 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at its shelter at 1001 Taintor Road in Springfield. Individuals are invited to enjoy refreshments, tour APL facilities and meet adoptable cats and dogs. The official tree lighting will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Tree of Lights messages may be submitted through December 31 and will be published on a special page on APL’s web site and in a display during the open house. The form to make a Tree of Lights gift is available online at www.apl-shelter.org or at APL’s Springfield shelter.

APL’s shelter is open every day from noon to 5 p.m. for adoptions. The organization also coordinates cruelty investigations, humane education programs and operates 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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