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Ready. Set. GROW! Family Expo (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The Bi-Annual Ready.Set.GROW! Family Expo will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 9am-Noon at Garden Hills Elementary School, 2001 Garden Hills Dr in Champaign. This event is hosted by United Way of Champaign County. This free event will include Touch a Truck, car seat and safety checks and many more events. For more details please go online.
Civil War Tech Workshop (Sat. Apr 1, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am)
The Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N Sixth St in Springfield, will host Civil War Tech - Strategy at Vicksburg on Saturday, April 1st 10-11am. This is a free event for children ages 8-12 to merge science and history through experiments, artifacts, games, presentations from scientists and scholars, and ALPLM exhibits. Reservations and more details can be found online.
National Public Health Department (Mon. Apr 3, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Clark County Health Department,997 N York St in Martinsville, will host a National Public Health Week Open House on Monday, April 3rd from 5-7pm. For more details please call.
Spring Community Blood Drive (Tue. Apr 4, 2017 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
The Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, 112 N. Border St in Troy, will host the Annual Community Blood Drive on Tuesday April 4th from 3-6:30pm. To set up an appointment for donation, please call. For questions and details please call.
Preschool & Kindergarten Round Up (Thu. Apr 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
Covenant Christian School, 10 N. Edgelawn Dr in Aurora, will host a Round Up/Open House for Preschool and Kindergarteners on Thursday, April 6th at 5pm. For more details please call or go online.
13th Annual Festival of Quilts (Fri. Apr 7, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cunningham Children’s Home will host the 13th Annual Festival of Quilts Friday & Saturday, April 7th & 8th from 9am-5pm at the home, 1301 N. Cunningham Ave in Urbana. This is in conjunction with the Boneyard Arts Festival. The 13th Annual Festival includes a silent auction and quilt boutique as well as a gift shop, bake sale and the Patchwork Café. This year’s event features two guest speakers on Friday and Saturday at 2pm. For more details please call or go online.
Finders Spring Market (Sat. Apr 8, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Finders Spring Market will be held Saturday, April 8th from 9am-3pm at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, 4191 US 36 West in Decatur. There will be curators from around the Midwest, Live Music, Food Trucks, and giveaways. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. For more details please go online.
5th Annual E-Cycle Drive (Sat. Apr 8, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Saint Paul’s Lutheran School, 112 North Border in Troy, will host the 5th Annual E-Cycle Drive on Saturday, April 8th from 9am-Noon. This event is open to the public and the community is invited. CJD E-Cycling is partnering with Saint Paul’s for this recycling event. For more details please call or go online.
School Open House (Tue. Apr 11, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)
Parkview Christian Academy, 201 W. Center St in Yorkville, will host and Open House on Tuesday April, 11th from 6-7:30pm. The school is also offering "shadowing" opportunities for students 4th-12th Grade and classroom visits. For more information please call or go onlin
Coal Ash on the Middle Fork (Thu. Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Eco-Justice Collaborative will be hosting a public education forum on Thursday, April 13th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Danville Public Library, 319 North Vermilion St in Danville. The forum will be about the Middle Fork, the threat from coal ash and efforts to protect the river and its economic value to the region. For more details please go online.
Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun (Sat. Apr 15, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Grace Chapel Lutheran, 10015 Lance Dr in Bellefontaine Neighbors MO, will host an Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun on Saturday, April 15th from 10am-Noon. Children toddlers through 12 year olds are welcome. This is a free event and there will be family photos, face painting, cookie decorating, STEM activity, crafts, school information and tours. For more details please call or go online.
Egg Hop (Sat. Apr 15, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The City of Batavia will host the Egg Hop on Saturday, April 15th at 10am at The Peg Bond Center, 100 N Island Ave in Batavia. There will be egg collection, face painting, raffles, many activities and much more. For more details please go online. This is a free event.
Help for Aging Families: Symposium and Resource Fair (Wed. Apr 19, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Heartland Human Services will host a Symposium and Resource Fair on Wednesday, April 19th at 10am at the center, 1202 North Keller Dr in Effingham. Dr. Stephanie van Ulft, Assistant Profassor of Clinical Psychiatry SIU School of Medicine, will be the main speaker. This event is for families and caregivers of those who are aging. There is no cost to this event. For more details please go online.
I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies Workshop (Thu. Apr 20, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The President Lincoln Library, 212 N Sixth St in Springfield, will host a workshop with Tim Kurkjian on Thursday, April 20th at 6pm. There will be a Book Signing at 6:30pm and discussion to follow. For more details please go online.
Park Clean Up Day (Sat. Apr 22, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Homer Lake, IL
Homer Lake Park will host a Park Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 22nd at 9am. Volunteers will meet at the Interpretive Center. A lunch will be provided around noon for all volunteers before ending for the day. This event will be coordinated by Thrivent. Please call to volunteer or for more information.
March for Babies River Valley (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
The March of Dimes March for Babies will take place on Sunday, April 23rd at 1pm at the Illinois Valley YMCA, 300 Walnut St in Peru. To register a team or as an individual please go online. Information and details are online or by phone.
International Salad Bowl (Thu. Apr 27, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN, will host an International Salad Bowl on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30–8:30pm. Learn how to make salads from various countries including India, Thailand and Vietnam. The cost is $35 and registration needs to be made by April 20. For more details please call or email.
Painting With Friends (Thu. Apr 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Santa's Elves of Illinois Valley will host a Painting With Friends Fundraiser on Thursday, April 27th at 6pm at Mighty Word Church, 599 Canaan Dr in LaSalle. The cost is $35 per person. All proceeds will go to Santa's Elves of Illinois Valley and help local low income and homeless families at Christmas. For more information please call or go online.
The FEEG Group GALA (Fri. Apr 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
The FEEG Group is hosting the 3rd Annual Fundraiser/GALA on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7pm-Midnight at the Joseph and Sarah Levy Center, 251 Canterbury in Bolingbrook. The FEEG Group is a 501(c) 3 charitable and educational non profit organization. The mission is to Support Seniors and MentoriYouth. The event will is held to raise awareness about the mission and raise proceeds to support programs throughout the year. For more details please go online.
Shred Day (Sat. Apr 29, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Vineyard Church, 1500 N Lincoln Ave in Urbana, will host the 2nd Annual Shred Day on Saturday, April 29th from 9am-Noon. Along with shredding services there will be information available on Identity theft prevention. Secured shredding is provided by Triad Shredding of Rantoul. For more information please call or email.
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