Family Calendar & Concerts
Events under 'Community'
Storytelling Workshop (Sat. Feb 13, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The Spurlock Museum, 600 Gregory Ave in Urbana, will host a Storytelling Workshop with Fred Shaw on Saturday, February 13th from 9am-Noon and at 2pm. The story will be about The Four Directions. All workshop participants are welcome to stay for lunch and the afternoon performance. The cost varies. Please call or go online for more details.
Great Rivers Greenway Open House (Wed. Feb 17, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Great Rivers Greenway will host 2 open houses. Wednesday, February 17th at the Bridgeton Trails Branch Library, 3455 McKelvey Rd in St. Louis and Tuesday, February 23rd at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd in Forest Park, are reserved for informational meetings from 4-7pm. Please go online for details.
Christian Preschool Open House (Thu. Feb 18, 2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Judah Christian Preschool will host an Open House on Thursday, February 18th from 6:30-7:30pm at the school, 908 N. Prospect Ave in Champaign. All of the classrooms will be open and teachers will be available. Please call, email or go online for more details.
Bowling For Liberia (Sat. Feb 27, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Bowling for Liberia will take place on Saturday, February 27th beginning at 1pm at Old Orchard Lanes, Route 45 in Savoy. The cost is $20 for 3 games. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 23rd. Late registration for $30 will be accepted if any lanes are still available. Please call or go online for registration or details.
Benefit Fundraiser (Sat. Feb 27, 2016 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
The staff of Field School will host a fundraiser for computer teacher Donna Page on Saturday, February 27th from 3:30-8pm at Field Elementary School, 21075 N. Hails Ln in Texico. Ms Page was recently diagnosed with cancer. Prodigal Sons and The Gospel Messengers will be in concert after the fundraising dinner. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children and included dinner and the concert. Tickets are available at the school. Please call or email for more information.
Fire Department Fish Fry (Sat. Feb 27, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Hymera/Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, 106 E Jackson St in Hymera IN, will host a Jonah Fish Fry on Saturday, February 27th at 4pm. Monies raised will be used for equipment purchases. The cost will be $9 adults and $4.50 for kids 12 and under. For more details, please call.
Christian School Open Enrollment Begins (Tue. Mar 1, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Parkview Christian Academy, 201 W. Center St in Yorkville, will begin taking new registration on Tuesday, March 1st at 8am. Parkview Christian Acadmey provides high-quality, Christ-centered education from Preschool- 12th Grade. For more information contact the main office by phone, email or online.
Clean Energy Showcase (Tue. Mar 1, 2016 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
The Center for Clean Energy Research and Education will host a showcase on Tuesday, March 1st at 9:30am at EIU's CENCERE Center, 18th St in Charleston. This event is free an open to the public. For more details please call.
The Beauty of Butterfly Gardens (Fri. Mar 4, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Marissa Grant and Jennifer Tariq will speak about The Beauty of Butterfly Gardens on Thursday, March 4th at 10am at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave in Mattoon. Registration is due by March 1st and the cost is $12 for members and $15 for non members. For more details please call.
Bowl For Kids's Sake (Fri. Mar 11, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Big Brother's Big Sister's Bowl for Kids Sake of Champaign County will be held on Friday, March 11th & 18th and Sunday March 20th at Old Orchards Lane in Champaign. Please choose a session in which to participate. The cost is $100 for donation. Please register online. For more details please call.
Movie Night (Sun. Mar 13, 2016 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm)
Forsyth Baptist Church, 144 East Cox Street in Forsyth, will host a movie night on Sunday, March 13th at 5:15pm. The showing will be War Room. This is a free event and there will be free popcorn and water.
Wear Jeans for Wishes (Mon. Mar 14, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Make-A-Wish Illinois seeks 100 companies to participate in its annual Jeans for Wishes campaign across Illinois beginning March 14th. Wear jeans in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish. To sign a team up please go online.
Yippee Pi Day Pie Contest Fun-Raiser (Mon. Mar 14, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)
The Senior Education Ministries’ and Casey Senior Social Center Annual YIPPEE PI DAY will be held on Monday, March 14th between 10am-2pm. There is will be a pie judging contest and Live Auction, both are fundraisers. Entry forms and fees for pies need to be submitted. For more details, please call or email. All Proceeds from the Yippee Pi Day contest and auction will benefit Senior Education Ministries and Casey Senior Social Center.
Career Fair (Thu. Apr 7, 2016 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Richland Community College, One College Park in Decatur, will host a Career Fair on Thursday, April 7th at 11am. Please dress professionally, bring copies of your resume and be prepared to interview with local companies. For more details please call or email.
12th Annual Festival of Quilts (Sat. Apr 9, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Cunningham Children’s Home, 1301 N. Cunningham Ave in Urbana, will host the Festival of Quilts on Friday & Saturday, April 8th and 9th from 9am-5pm. This year the festival is in conjunction with the Boneyard Arts Festival which showcases 90 galleries. Tickets are available at the door and are a $5 donation. All proceeds benefit children and youth served by Cunningham. Visit the website for more details.
Staycations in Illinois (Fri. Apr 22, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)
Charleston Carnegie Library, 712 6th St in Charleston, will host the seminar Staycations in Illinois on Friday, April 22nd at Noon. There is no cost to this event and registration needs to be made by April 21st. Please call for more details.
Romeo and Juliet presented (Fri. Apr 22, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Romeo and Juliet will be presented on Friday, April 22nd at 7:30pm at the EIU Doudna Fine Arts Center in Charleston. Registration needs to be made by April 14th the cost is $12. Please email for more information.
Kingdom Animalia Art Exhibit (Fri. Apr 29, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
The Kingdom Animalia Art Exhibit will be held on Friday, April 29th beginning at 11am at the Brainard Gallery, Tarble Arts Center Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. This exhibition features a variety of folk and indigenous art forms in which animals, real and imagined, are the subject. The exhibit is free and registration needs to be made by April 24th. Please call for more details.
For the Love of Painting (Sat. Jun 4, 2016 10:00 am - 11:00 am)
Jessica Mertz will present For the Love of Painting on Saturday, June 4th at 10am at Douglas-Hart Nature Center, 2204 Dewitt Ave in Mattoon. Registration needs to be made by May 27th. The cost is $34. Please call for more details.