Family Calendar & Concerts
Craft and Bake Sale (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
The Cory Zion Church Women's Circle serves hot, homemade donuts starting at 8 a.m on Saturday, December 7th at the church, 3476 W. County Rd. 300 S., Cory, Indiana. Throughout the day, we have a variety of baked goods available for purchase as well as vendors that are displaying their unique hand crafted items. Please call for details.
Cookie and Crafts Sale (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 8:00 am - 10:30 am)
The annual cookie and craft walk at the First Christian Church,1600 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon IL, will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 8:00 – 10:30 am. Cookies and candy will be available for purchase, as well as small crafts made by the FCC sewing group or members of the church. Please call, email or go online for details.
Teens Encounter Christ (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
TEC Girls Weekend December 7,8,9th.at the Sts. Peter & Paul Church RR2 Peterstown (near Mendota, IL) Saturday morning at 9:00 am until Monday at 4:00 pm. Girls Ages 16-23. For more information please call or go online.
4th Annual Vendor Fair (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
4th Annual Vendor Sale 9am-2pm St Paul UCC, 225 S. Laurel Street Staunton, IL.Over 20 vendors to choose from. Proceeds will help fund the youth mission trip. Please call for details.
Christmas Cookie Sale (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Christmas cookie sale at Mokena Methodist Church. 10901 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, on Saturday, December 7th beginning at 9am. Cookies will be sold by the pound or by container. Lots and lots of choices of cookies! Please call for details.
Holiday Toy Drive (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
We will be collecting toys at the Kroger Food Store, Route 36 (1818 S. Airport Plaza) Decatur IL. Before December 13th the toys collected will go to theWAND Toy Drive. All toys collected after December 13th till Christmas Eve will go to DMN Hospital in Decatur. Any toy donation can be dropped off at Kroger or if you would like to make a monetary donation can be made at customer service. Donations for new or gently used children's DVDs are being accepted for donation to the hospital. Please call or email for more information.
Holiday Extravaganza (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Calvary Temple Church, 301 S. Main St in Clinton, Indiana will be hosting a Holiday Extravaganza event. This event will include crafts, handmade items, baked goods & variety of other holiday gift giving items to purchase. The event will be held Fri, Dec 6th 4-9pm, Sat, Dec 7th 9-3pm. Vendor booths available. Please call or email for more details.
Holiday Bazaar (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Join the Women of the United Methodist Church, 210 Ruehl St in Forsyth Il for a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 7th from 9am-2pm. Lunch will be served from 11am-1pm. There will be a silent auction and many Christmas collectibles. Please call or go online for details.
Booster Fundraiser (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 9:13 am - 5:13 pm)
Rantoul Township Marching Band will be doing a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble on December 7th from open to close. The RTHS Madrigals, Marching Band and Drum line will all perform. Percentage of proceeds from that day goes to the RTHS Music Boosters. Please call for details.
Kid's Kraft Day (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Join the Faith Community Church, 910 Main Street West Chicago, for Kids Kraft Day. The community is invited Saturday, December 7 from 10 am - 3 pm. Ages 5 to 12 can be dropped off while the parents have time to themselves. Any younger children are welcomed, but a parent or guardian must remain to assist them with the crafts. Lunch will be provided. This is a FREE event. If you are able to help or have questions, please call the church office or by email us for details.
Kids' Advent Experience/Parents' Day Out (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Parents drop off their children at Clinton First United Methodist Church, 310 S 4th St., Clinton, IN, at 10am (Indiana time), then have the day to shop or just relax until 4pm. Children, ages 3 years through 5th grade, will hear the Christmas story from different perspectives, make crafts, and enjoy lunch and snacks. This program is FREE, but reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call or email the church with questions or reservations.
Happy Birthday Jesus Party & Parent's Night Out (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Lodge Church of God in Lodge, Illinois will be hosting a Happy Birthday Jesus Party and babysitting so parents can get Christmas Shopping done event on Saturday, December 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please bring your children out to enjoy this fun-filled afternoon and evening of celebrating Jesus's birth. opened up for ages birth to 12 years old. Please RSVP by calling for a total count of children. Please RSVP by Saturday, November 30th.
Candlelight at the Inn (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Join the Garfield Farm Museum, IL Rt 38 on Garfield Rd, LaFox IL, for Candlelight at the Inn on Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th from 3-7pm. With a hearth cooking demonstration and a bake sale, discover the 1840's. Please call or go online for details.
Christmas Party (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Christmas Party– December 7th 4-8pm Come see East Bay Camp decorated and join in the fun as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with a Christmas Party on Saturday, December 7th from 4-8pm! Decorate ornaments. Decorating cookies. Freeze out hayrides. Swimming at the indoor pool! Holiday games Nativity coloring contest/ Story time Hot chocolate, brats & dogs, s’mores See the lights! Please call ahead to give us the number in your party. This event will be held at 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy in Hudson IL and is sponsored by the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. Please go online for details.
Living Nativity (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Our Saviors Lutheran Church presents the 3rd annual Living Nativity "come to the stable" Saturday December 7th from 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday December 8th at 4:30 p.m. This will be held at the church at 2645 W Sandwich Rd Sandwich IL (corner of Pratt and W. Sandwich) Refreshments will be served. For more info call the church.
Live Nativity (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Join the Stringtown Church of God, 2390 S. Stringtown Rd, Covington IN, for a Live Nativity on Saturday & Sunday, December 7th & 8th from 6-8:30pm (Indiana time). The church is located 7 miles south of Covington. Walk or drive thru and then join us inside for a bowl of soup. For more information please call.
Live Nativity (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Christian Life Church, 15609 w 159th st Homer Glen, is having their annual live nativity on Saturday, December 7th from 6-8pm. Drive through and enjoy from the warmth of your vehicle, or park and come and experience the sights and sounds. We will be serving free cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate. Donations always welcome to help those in need. Please call or go online for details.
I-AM Funny Christian Comedy Show (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Join us for the I-AM Funny Christian Comedy Show on Saturday, December 7th at 6pm. You’ll enjoy a great show of comedy, talent and praise with dancers, poets, surprise intermission act & more! Innovative Anointed Ministries (I-AM) and V.I.S.I.O.N of ISU will hosting this fundraiser for our Spring 2014 drama production. This will be held at Charles Brown African American Cultural Center on the ISU Campus in Terre Haute IN. I
Trivia Night (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
The New Providence Youth Group, Aftershock, 1751 N 2250th St Paris, IL, is hosting a Trivia Night event for the Paris, IL community on December 7th beginning at 6 pm. The cost is $10/person with a maximum group of 8 per team. Snacks and door prizes included in the cost. To pre-register please call or email.
Music Inspired By The Story (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
The Worship Ministry of First Christian Church, 1875 West U.S. Hwy 40 in Brazil IN, will present "Music Inspired By The Story" bringing the greatest story of all time to life through music and video on Saturday & Sunday, December 7th & 8th at 6:30pm. This musical journey spans from Genesis to Revelation. The program is a free event and no tickets are required. Childcare for infants through preschool will be available each evening. Please call for details.
Madrigal Society Southern Il. (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
Join the Madrigal Society of Southern Illinois for a date with the Claus's & music at the Lion's Club Park in Sparta IL on Saturday, December 7th at 6:30pm.
Annual Christmas in the Chapel (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Lincoln Christian University cordially invites you to its 2013 Christmas in the Chapel presentation: Once Upon a Christmas Knight: A Medieval Quest to Find the Treasure of Christmas Thursday, December 5 thru Sunday, December 8 Earl C Hargrove Chapel Auditorium 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln , IL Join us for an afternoon or evening with times: Thursday, December 5, at 7 p.m. Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at 2:30 p.m. Please call or go online for details.
Bells in Motion Christmas Concert (Sat. Dec 7, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
“Bells in Motion” will perform a Christmas Concert at Zion Lutheran Church, 500 S. Old Rt. 66, Mount Olive IL, on Saturday, December 7th at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the door. Adults- $10.00, Children- $5.00. If you need more information about this event, please call the church.