Family Calendar & Concerts
Back to Church Sunday (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
Hullabaloo! (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Join New Life Church in Sullivan for Hullabaloo! on Sunday, September 21st from 2-5pm on the square in Sullivan IL. There will be free entertainment for families, food and beverage vendors activities, carnival games, contests and more. For more information please call or go online for details.
Walk for Life (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
This year’s Walk for Life will be held September, 21st at 2pm. The Walk for Life is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Pregnancy Care Clinics of Salem & Centralia. In Salem we walk from Bryan Memorial Park Shelter #1 to the court house and in Centralia the walk begins at the new Shelter #11 in Fairview Park and goes around the park. Registration begins at both locations at 1:30pm and Walk begins at 2:00pm. For more information or registration forms please call or go online.
3rd Annual Pocket Full of Love 5k Run/Walk (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
The 3rd annual Pocket Full of Love - charity 5k Run/Walk with 1 mile fun run at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Labor Pavilion on Sunday September 21st at 3pm. All proceeds go to benefit the Families In Need Organization at Elkville Christian Church. For details or to register, please call or go online.
Dodgeball Tournament (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
First Baptist Church of Maryville, 7110 State Route 162 in Maryville, is hosting a Free Dodgeball tournament. On Sunday 9/21 the Middle School Division (Grades 6 - 8) will take place 5-9pm. Also the High School Division (Grades 9-12) will take place at the same time. Sunday, 9/28 the Adult Division will take place from 5-9pm. It is free to enter. Registration will occur the days of the tournaments at from 5 - 5:45 p.m. All players must be present for the team to register. For more information, please go to our website.
Awana (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Grace Baptist Church, 601 E. McKinley Road in Ottawa IL, is hosting Awana a weekly ministry for kids ages 3 years thru 6th grade every Sunday from 5:30 to 7 pm. Please call or email for details.
Rock 'n' Roll Church (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Paxton Covenant Church will have its 10th Rock 'n' Roll Church on Sunday, Sept. 21st at 6 pm. Our theme is "Can't Fight This Feeling" with the RNRC. Child Care is provided. Please call the church for details.
Movie Night (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Join the Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave in Urbana, for the Darren Wilson movie, "Holy Ghost" on Sunday September 21st at 6pm. The evening will begin with special music guest, Jake Hamilton. Please go online for $5 tickets and a $5 voucher for merchandise.
Bright Starts Launch (Tue. Sep 23, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana Launches New Early Education Program, Junior League Bright Starts on Tuesday, September 23rd from 5:30-7pm at the UECS, 2202 E. Washington in Urbana. Dinner begins at 5:30pm and lessons start at 6pm, childcare for siblings is included. These free sessions require pre-registration. Sign up for any or all evenings by calling.
IF:Pray Event (Tue. Sep 23, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Joining with Author Jenny Allen and her If:Gathering group will be hosting an IF:Pray event on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30pm at the Linton Humphrey's City Park on Linton IN. We are praying that God’s glory will be on display through the laying down of lives in the midst of our generation. If you are interested in joining us this night please email.
Understanding Addiction Seminar (Tue. Sep 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Ticket to Work Disability Seminar (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Josh Bleill will be speaking in the Ticket to Work seminar to help job seekers overcome the challenges of a disability on Wednesday, September 24th beginning at 8:30am at Holiday Inn, US Hwy 41 South in Terre Haute. There will also be other presenters as well. All attendees will receive a "Toolkit for success". This event includes continental breakfast items and lunch, all of which are free. For details or to register, please go online or call.
Beth Moore Bible Study (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 9:00 am - 10:30 am)
Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W. Windsor Rd in Champaign, will be hosting the Beth Moore study of the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. There are two class options, Wednesday morning at 9am and evening at 6:30pm. Childcare available for the the morning class only for a small fee. The cost is $18 an you can sign up on our website. Please call for details.
Grief Support Group (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)
There is a Grief Support Group Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St in Wheaton. This weekly support group is for those grieving the death of someone close. Please call for details.
Rub-A-Dub Scrub Workshop (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Homespun Boutique will host a benefit workshop where guests will learn to create luxurious hand & body scrubs, by a local artisan on Wednesday, September 24th at 2612 N. Martin Luther King Jr Dr in Decatur. There will be 2 sessions, 11am & 1pm. Cost is $40 with snacks and drinks provided. All proceeds from this benefit workshop will go towards the needs of The N.E.S.T. For reservations and payment please call.
GriefShare (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
Terre Haute, IN
The World Gospel Church. Rt 46 and Gardendale in Terre Haute, is hosting GriefShare Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. For more information, please call the church.
Spanish Bible Study Group (Wed. Sep 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
West Frankfort, IL
Southpoint Church of God, 149 St Hwy 37 in West Frankfort, has added a Spanish Bible Study to the list of classes offered every Wednesday 7-8pm. The class is free and informal. Please call or go online for details.
Women of the Word Bible Study (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 9:00 am - 11:30 am)
Moms By Faith (Thu. Sep 25, 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.
Moms Connected (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 9:15 am - 11:15 am)
Moms of tweens and teens are invited to join Beth Racine, founder of Envision Innovation, who will be presenting "Getting Out of the Power Struggle with Your Teen" at the first Baptist Church of Geneva, 3435 Keslinger Road in Geneva on Thursday, September 25th at 9:15am. Please register by calling or by going online. The cost is $6 per adult. Childcare is available for $4 per child.
Mom2Mom (Thu. Sep 25, 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.
Stand Out Youth Conference (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
New Generation Christian Fellowship, 1401 W. John St in Champaign, is hosting the 2nd Stand Out Youth Conference September 25th-27th. Registration is $10 and includes meals and conference material. Online registration is available. For more information please call or email.
Living Alternatives Annual Banquet Fundraiser (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join the Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center for their Annual Banquet Fundraiser on Thursday, September 25th at the Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center in Carlinville IL. The special speaker that night will be Tari Penley. There is no cost to attend this banquet; however, you will be given an opportunity to make a donation. For details, please call, email or go online.
FallFest '14 (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
St. Louis, MO
Grace Lutheran Chapel, 10015 Lance Dr in St. Louis, will host FallFest '14 on Friday, September 26th from 5-9pm. There will be live music, food, games and more. For details please call or go online.
Praisefest (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Mitch Mcvicker in concert (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The Gathering (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
On the 4th Friday of every month The Midwest Believers Church, 1802 S. Duncan Rd in Champaign, will be hosting The Gathering, a ministry for single adults in the Champaign area at 6:30pm. For more information, please call or go online.
Marriage Encounter Weekend (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Worldwide Marriage Encounter United Methodist will be holding an Encounter Weekend, Friday-Sunday, September 26th-28th at Wheatland Salem Church, 1852 W. 95th Street in Naperville IL. The cost of this weekend is $150 per couple.
Rend Collective & Moriah Peters in concert (Fri. Sep 26, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Rend Collective Tour with Moriah Peters and Urban Rescue on September 26th at 7pm at the Compass Church, 1551 Hobson Rd in Naperville IL. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $30 for deluxe tickets which includes early access and exclusive experience with the band. For tickets or details please call or go online.
12th Annual Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:30 am - 11:30 am)
Join the 12th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind, September 27th at the Peoria RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street in Peoria IL, beginning at 7:30am. Dr. Patrick Elwood, is the honorary chair for this event. To register for the Walk or for more information please go online.
Walk For Life (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am - 11:00 am)
Women's Care Clinic will hold its annual Walk For Life on Saturday, September 27th beginning at 8am with check in at Lincoln Park, Logan Ave in Danville. The Walk for Life is a major fundraiser for the WCC. To register and get a pledge sheet, please call the clinic or email. Walkers can also register on the day of the walk.
19th Annual Elim Dutch Festival (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)
The 19th Annual Elim Dutch Festival is Saturday, September 27the from 7:30am-4pm, on the grounds of Elim Christian Services, 13020 S. Central Avenue in Palos Heights. The festival offers both Dutch and American food at affordable prices, entertainment, farmer's market and Dutch Village shops. Activities for the whole family will be offered. Admission to the Festival is free and free parking with shuttle bus service is provided. For more information or with questions - call, email or go online.
Monthly Flea Market (Sat. Sep 27, 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.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Long Creek Fire Department, 2625 S Mt Zion Rd in Decatur, is having a pancake Breakfast to help raise money for Illinois Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association Saturday, September 27th from 8:30am-12:30pm. The cost is $6.00 for adults, kids 5-12 are $3.00 and kids four and under are free. For details, please call.
Liver Life Walk (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 9:00 am - 11:30 am)
Liver Foundation is hosting the Liver Life Walk St. Louis on Saturday, September 27th from at 9-11:30am at Lafayette Square Park, Lafayette St in St. Louis. Registration is at 9am. More details are on our website. Please go online.
125th Anniversary & Homecoming (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
The Lodge Church of God, 2168 Church St in Lodge, will be holding their 125th Anniversary and Homecoming over two weekends. Saturday and Sunday September 27th & 28th there will be a sing and Rev. Ervin Williams will be speaking. There will also be an ice cream social and a movie. Then Saturday and Sunday October 4th and 5th there will be Fish Fry, Gospel Sing with the Harvest City Boys and Jeremiah Gregory speaking with a pot luck dinner afterwards. Please call or email for details.
HopeFest 2014 (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 11:00 am - 7:00 pm)
HopeFest 2014: A Free one-day family event in Marion, IL on September 27 in partnership with WBGL will be held at Community of Faith Church, 5208 Meadowland Pkwy in Marion. This will benefit OPERATION HOPE- Hands of Hope Foundations Liberia Ebola Response Campaign. There will be music with Tricia Brock, The Great Romance and many more, as well as games and areas for children and youth along with BBQ. The day will conclude with an outdoor screening of "God's Not Dead". There is no cost to this event for the whole family. For details, please call or go online.
Making Dairy Products at Home (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
On Saturday, September 27th from 1-4pm at the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, for the Making Dairy Products at Home seminar with Robyn Morton. The cost is $40 and the registration deadline is September 19th. Please call or go online to register.
2nd Annual Open House (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Hooves of Hope is hosting the 2nd Annual Open House, Saturday, September 27th from 3-8pm at the center, 7757 US Rt 136 in Potomac. There will be music from The Marvin Lee Band, Harvest City Boys and the Chicago Central District Youth Impact Team. Kids events from games to zany fun. Please call or email for details.
JC Challenge Concert (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Mt. Vernon, IL
Join Elevate Student Ministries in Mt. Vernon, for the free outdoor Christian concert JC Challenge, on Saturday September 27th from 3-9pm. There will be free food, but lawn chairs are needed. For details please go online or call.
Family Fun Day (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Faith Tabernacle Church, 571 Sandusky in Jacksonville, will be hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 27th beginning at 5pm. Free food, refreshments, ice cream, games, and an outdoor movie will be provided. For details, please call or go online for details.
175th Church Anniversary Celebration (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The First Baptist Church, 402 S. Elm Street Mahomet, is holding their 175th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 27th from 5-9pm. There will be food and festivities. There will be a special Sunday service on September 28th at 10:45 for a continuation of this special event. For more information, please call or go online.
Community Kids' Fall Celebration (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Dalton City, IL
The United Methodist Church (Yard), 200 East Freeland Street in Dalton City IL, will be hosting the Community Kids' Fall Celebration on Saturday, September 27th at 5pm. The mobil Scovill petting zoo, children's magician, games for all ages and more fun and everything is free. Please call or email with questions.
Care for Share Fundraising Dinner (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Join the 2nd Annual Care for Share Annual Dinner Auction at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, Urbana on Saturday, September 27th at 5:30pm. This event raises funds to help care for all the rescue horses. Tickets are $70 for individuals or buy a table of 8 for $500. Tickets will be available to be purchased directly on our website or more information is available by calling.
Mitch McVicker in concert (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
7th Annual Rummage Sale (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 10:00 pm - Sun. Sep 28, 2014 4:00 am)
Christ Community Church, 12410 Van Dyke Road of Plainfield, will host the 7th Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 27th from 8am-2pm. The proceeds will benefit the GEMS Girls Club. For details, please call or email.