Family Calendar & Concerts
Fitness and Fellowship Night (Mon. Oct 20, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a "Fitness and Fellowship Night" on Monday, October 20th. The first class starts at 6pm, lasting until 7:00pm, and the second class starts at 7:15pm and will end at 8pm. This ministry will be at United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. US Hwy 41 in Terre Haute. The cost is $5 for one class, or $10 for both. All of the proceeds will benefit the Wabash Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Please call, email or go online.
MOPS (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 9:00 am - 11:00 am)
Our MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. at the Free Methodist Church, 1367 Hwy 140 in Greenville, from 9am-11am. Childcare is provided. For more information please call or email.
Single Moms Ministry (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Vineyard Church of Urbana, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, is hosting the The Single Mom Ministry "In His Hands". This is a new ministry for single moms of all ages and stages. In His Hands meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm for dinner and for encouragement. Children attending childcare will have dinner provided. Childcare is provided at no cost but pre-registration is required. For details or to register, please go online.
Terre Haute After 5 with Diane Dassing (Tue. Oct 21, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
St. Mary of the Woods, IN
Kicking Off Coats for Kids (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 7:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Johnson Automotive is Kicking Off Coats for Kids and will extend the opportunity from Wednesday, October 1st-Wednesday, December 31st. Johnson Automotive is collecting gently used coats for kids. Coats may be dropped off Monday thru Friday 7am until 6pm and Saturday 8am until 4pm at Johnson's, 601 W. Oak St in Fairbury. For more information please call or go online.
Around the World Wednesdays (Wed. Oct 22, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
The Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St in Urbana, is hosting Around the World Wednesdays for children and their parents. Every Wednesday from October 8th-November 5th there will be culturally based crafts and activities from 9:30am-Noon. A donation of $2 is suggested. For more information, please call or go online.
Moms By Faith (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)
Moms By Faith Fall Bible Study begins Thursday September 11th from 9:15-11:15am at Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 S. 95th St in Naperville. The study will be The Shelter of God's Promises, a12 week study with book and DVD series. There is no joining fee, but there is childcare for a small fee. Please go online for all the details or call the church.
Mom2Mom (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)
The Vineyard Church will be hosting Mom2Mom the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9:15-11:15 at the Sangaman Valley Christian Center 200 W Washington St in Mahomet. Please call or check out our facebook page for details.
Ladies Night Out with Samantha Keller (Thu. Oct 23, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
First Christian Church, 100 N. Jackson in Clinton IL will be hosting Ladies Night Out Salad Supper on Thursday, October 23rd at 6:30pm. Special speaker will be Samantha Keller and music with The George Barnes Muddy Britches Tribute Band. Please bring a salad to share. Please call for details.
MOPS/MOPS Next (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 8:45 am - 10:45 am)
Ignite Christian Church, 301 S. Broadway in Coal City, is beginning Mothers of Preschoolers and MOPS Next. MOPS Next includes mothers with children of any school age. MOPS and MOPS Next meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 8:45am. Child care is provided. Please call, email or go online for details.
Jonah Fish Fry (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Terre Haute, IN
Sarah Scott Middle School, 1000 Grant St in Terre Haute, Parent Boosters are hosting an All-you-can-eat Jonah Fish Fry on Friday, October 24th at 4:30pm. Please call for details.
Face Your Giant Conference (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Families of Faith Church, 24466 W Eames St. in Channahon, will host the Face Your Giant Conference Friday & Saturday, October 24th & 25th. Registration is at 5pm and the conference for men and women begins at 6pm. The cost is $10 per person for the weekend and free child care provided but registration is required. For more information please call or go online.
Pass It On Clothing Resale (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Aurora Christian School, 2255 Sullivan Road in Aurora, is hosting a clothing resale event with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the needs within the community. The resale dates are October 24th from 5-9pm and Saturday October 25th from 9 am - 3 pm. Please call or go online to donate or get details.
Ladies' Night Out with Sally Baucke (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Atwood First Baptist Church, 231 W. Illinois in Atwood is hosting Ladies Night Out with Christian comedian Sally Baucke on Friday October 24th beginning at 5:30p. The cost is $10 for the night and dinner is included. For tickets and information please call, email or go online.
Sara Borgstede speaking (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Sara Borgstede will be speaking at Decatur Family YMCA, 220 W. McKinley Ave in Decatur, on Friday, October 24th at 5:30pm. Her topic will be "Faithful Finish Lines: Recreate Who You Are". Please go online for details.
Fundraising Auction (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Getting the Gospel to Guatemala is hosting a Quarter Auction on Friday, October 24th at 7pm at Susnig Center in Jerseyville. The funds raised are for the Grupe family. For details please call or check out facebook.
Trunk or Treat (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Hosanna! Lutheran Church, 36w925 Red Gate Rd in St. Charles, will be hosting a Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 24th at 6:30pm. children preschool thru 5th grade are welcome to participate. Children must be accompanied by and adult. Children are encourage to wear a costume but they are not required for this free event. Please call or go online for details.
Marriage Enrichment Event (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Join St Francis Xavier Church, 2500 Albeiter Rd in Joliet, for Date Night with Dr Jim and Carol Shores in an improv comedy event on Friday, October 24th beginning at 7pm. The event is open to all couples and the ticket cost is $25 per couple which includes refreshments. Tickets should be purchased in advance and are available by calling.
Craft Sale Fundraiser (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm)
The Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W. Clark St in Champaign, will host a Craft Sale on Saturday October 25th from 8am-1pm and Sunday October 26th from 9am-1pm. Admission is free and proceeds benefit the Children of Faith and Hope. Please go online for details.
Monthly Flea Market (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Join the Open Hearts Foursquare Church 762 E 1700 North Rd in Monticello, for a monthly Flea Market, May thru October on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8 am - 2pm. If you have any questions or would like to be a vendor, please call.
Craft and Vendor Fair (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1201 W. Jackson in Auburn, will host the Third Annual Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 9am. There will also be a bake sale & kids games. Proceeds will benefit High School youth attending the National Youth Gathering in July 2016. For additional information please call or email the church.
Autumn Harvest Craft and Vendor Show (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Upper Room Bible Church, 425 W. Orleans in Paxton, will be having their Autumn Harvest Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, October 25th from 10am-4pm. There will be raffle giveaways, crafters, and small independent business owners. Please call or email for details.
Building a Better Community Project (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 6:00 pm)
The 7TH Fisher "Building a Better Community Project" will take place on Saturday, October 25th at 10am in Fisher. Volunteers will come together and serve those in need for the entire day. New this year is a FREE chili supper that is open to the community from 5-6pm inside the Fisher Community Building. For further details please visit our event website or find us on Facebook "Fisher Community Project".
Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
White Violet Farm Alpacas, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, will present Fundamentals of Alpaca Husbandry on Saturday, October 25th from 10am-4pm. The cost is $50 per person or $75 for two people from the same farm or family and payment includes lunch. Registration deadline is October 17th. Please call or go online.
God's Design for Relationships with Valerie Bell (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Grace Bible Church, 748 Jones Rd in Minooka, is hosting a women's luncheon event featuring award winning author, Valerie Bell on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 11am. The topic for this event is "True Friendship: God's Design for Relationships". Luncheon served upon arrival and tickets are $15 per person. This event is for ladies high school age and up. Register online.
Fall Family Festival (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
First Baptist Church, 608 N. Van Burenin Litchfield, will host a Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 25th from Noon-3pm and admission is free. There will be many kid friendly events. Free wristbands are required for all admissions and will be available at the entrances of the festival. For more information please call or go online.
Annual Toy Run (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
Terre Haute, IN
Join Bond-Slaves MC for their annual motorcycle ride/toy run on Saturday, October 25th at Noon. Cost for the ride is a toy or a $10.00 donation to help provide toys for children in the Terre Haute area. The run will start at Fairbanks Park and continue with an escorted ride to Krietenstein American Legion, 2690 Fort Harrison Rd. in Terre Haute. For details or more information please call or email.
Ignition Youth Conference (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Midwest Believers Church, 1802 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, will host the Ignition Youth Conference on Saturday, October 25th from 1:30-8:30pm. The conference is for teens 7th-12th grades and the guest speakers will be Matt and Mia McCarty. This event is completely free and registration is online. Please call for more details.
Oktoberfest (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Grace Lutheran Church, 5N600 Hanson Rd of Lily Lake in St. Charles, will host Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 3pm. There will be family fun with a pig roast and children's activities. Free will donation is the cost. For more details please call or go online.
Trunk 'N Fun (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Bethel Baptist Church, 119 W. Bethel Dr in Bourbonnais, is hosting its 5th Annual 'Trunk 'N Fun' on Saturday, October 25th from 3-5pm. At registration each family will be entered into a drawing to win one of three family movie baskets. This event happens rain or shine. For more information please call, email or go online.
Bonfire (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Grace Community Christian Church, 2770 Montgomery Rd in Aurora, is hosting a Bonfire on Saturday, October 25th from 4-9pm. There will be lots of family fun with a bonfire and hayrides and in the event of rain please call the church. Food will be available for purchase. Please call or go online for details.
Family Fall Fun Night (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Vineyard Church Mahomet will be hosting Family Fall Fun Night on Saturday, October 25th at 4pm. This event will be held at 2506 N 1450 East Rd Mansfield. Bring a side dish to share, otherwise the event is free. Please email or go online for more information.
17th Annual Chili Supper (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
St. Isaac Jogues Church, 109 W. 7th st in Georgetown, will host the 17th Annual Chili Supper on Saturday, October 25th from 4-7pm. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12-2. Please call the church for more information.
Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Chicken Noodle Supper (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Long Creek United Methodist Church, 6890 E. Firehouse Rd in Decatur, will host the Annual Chicken Noodle Supper Saturday, October 25th from 4:30-7pm. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-10, children 2 and under are free and $8.50 for take out dinners. Form more information please call the church.
Northview Band & Guard Pie/Dessert Auction (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Northview High School Band and Guard will host a Pie/Dessert Auction on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 5pm. This event will take place in the school cafeteria, 3150 W Knight Dr in Brazil. Please call or email for details.
Halloween Alternative (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Lodge Church of God will be hosting their halloween alternative at the Forest Preserve Park Floral Hall in Monticello on Saturday, October 25th from 5-8pm. There will be free food and games. Each child who comes will go home with a goody bag also. Please call for details.
Trunk or Treat (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Mount Pleasant South Campus, 3050 E. Davis Dr in Terre Haute, will be hosting a Truk or Treat on Saturday, October 25th from 5-7pm. There will be live music, other activities and free food. This event will benefit our Operation Christmas Child Ministry. For more details please call, email or go online.
Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Sugar Grove, IL
Covenant of Grace Church's Youth Group will host the Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 25th from 5:30-7:30pm at Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St in Sugar Grove. Funds raised go to sponsor children through "Compassion International" and to feed infants and children through "Feed My Starving Children." Tickets to the event are free, but donations are encouraged, and all donations will go to one of the above organizations. For further information please call or go online.
Just One Drop Charity Dinner and Live Auction (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Senior Education Ministries is hosting the Just One Drop Charity Dinner on Saturday, October 25th at 5:30pm at the Wabash Valley Banquet Center, 133 Fairgrounds Dr in Terre Haute. There will be a full service meal followed by a silent and live auction. Tickets are $25 a piece or tables of 8 for $200. Proceeds will go to Senior Education Ministries. For tickets or information, please go online.
Light Up the Night 5K (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
The Light Up the Night 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, October 25th with registration at 5:30pm at the Godley Park District, 500 S Kankankee St in Godley. Funds raised will go to open a camp for local kids in the foster care system. The cost is $24 and the first 100 to preregister will receive a t-shirt. Please go online for more details and to register.
Symphony Season Opens (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Dinner Fundraiser (Sat. Oct 25, 2014 9:00 pm - Sun. Oct 26, 2014 12:30 am)
The men of Faith United Methodist, 1719 S. Prospect in Champaign, are hosting an Italian Dinner on Saturday, October 25th from 4-7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $9 for adults, $7 for children 5-12 and FREE for children under 5. Tickets purchased in advance at the church are $1 less for each age group. All proceeds benefit the church. Please call, email or go online for details.