Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is a service of Lincoln Library. Submissions are generated from individuals and organizations in the area. Submit information to be included on the Community Calendar by completing the online form or download and send it in by fax, mail or email. For additional information email Kim Hergett.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Check the Lincoln Library Calendar of Events for library sponsored events.

Check the library's Meeting Room Calendar for community meetings and events that are being held at Lincoln Library.

January 2018

16 Sangamon County’s Italian Heritage
The area’s Italian heritage will be the topic of the Sangamon County Historical Society program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 16 in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street. The event is free and open to the public. A descendant of an Italian immigrant family and Italian genealogy expert Bill Cellini Jr., of Chicago, will discuss the history of Italian immigration in Sangamon County. For more information about the event, contact the Sangamon County Historical Society at or 217-525-1961. 

17 How to Become a Bicycle Friendly Business
Using encouragement, education, engineering, and evaluation/planning, learn how to become a Bicycle Friendly Business through the League of American Bicyclists. Bicycle Friendly Businesses attract and retain the best and brightest; increase morale and quality of life for employees; foster a sense of community and camaraderie in the workplace; enhance health and wellness benefits; catalyze a more alert, active, and productive workforce; reduce absenteeism; showcase social responsibility and commitment to sustainability; support reliable transportation; create a culture of wellness; and cut transportation spending. Bicycling advocates are available in Springfield to help with the application process. Meeting location: Carnegie Room South of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, 6:30 p.m. For additional information,

26 Springfield Youth Performance Group Fairytale Ball
The Fairytale Ball will be held from 6:30 to 8:30PM, at Panther Creek Country Club. This magical, family-friendly event includes buffet dinner, dancing and lots of fairytale fun.  The price is $30 per adult and $20 for children ages 13 and under (Children must be accompanied by an adult).  Tickets need to be purchased in advance by going to During the evening, children will have the chance to meet Cinderella, and dance the night away.  Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fairytale character, princess/prince or in their favorite party attire.  Have fun with your family at the magical ball!  Please email with any questions about the event.  The Fairytale Ball is a fundraiser for Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPG).

26 SUMC 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Sherman United Methodist Church Chili Cook-Off from 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Vote for your favorite chili with a donation. Proceeds used to support church mission outreach. Sherman United Methodist Church, 2336 East Andrew Road, Sherman, IL. Questions, (217)496-2338.

29 Free Amateur Radio License Course
The Sangamon Valley Radio Club will offer a free 8-week Amateur Radio License Exam Preparation Course on Monday evenings starting January 29. Open to the public, the sessions will be held at the Club's headquarters in the American Red Cross Building, 1045 Outer Park Drive, Springfield, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Participants will be able to take the Federal Communications Commission amateur radio license exam at the final session on March 26. Instruction will also be offered to current amateur radio operators who wish to upgrade their FCC licenses from Technician to General or General to Extra Class. Pre-registration for all participants is recommended. For more information and/or to register on-line, go to The Sangamon Valley Radio Club is the local arm of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), the nation's largest organization of amateur radio operators. The Club will be marking its 70th year of affiliation with ARRL in March.

February 2018

3 Book Sale and Soup/Chili Luncheon
Williamsville United Methodist Women's Annual Book Sale and Soup & Chili Luncheon. Hundreds of Books, CD's and
DVD's  for all ages will be for sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At 10:30 a.m. All You Can Eat Soup and Chili, Dessert & Drink will be available for $5. Williamsville United Methodist Church, 128 E. Jones St., Williamsville, IL. For additional information, 217-566-3614.

Kindergarten Preview Night
Springfield Christian School, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, for the 2018-2019 school year.  A tour of the school and visit to the classrooms will follow the 30-minute presentation.  Parents and in-coming kindergarteners interested in the school are encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.  Questions?  Call the school office at 217-698-1933 ext. 3450 or visit

March 2018

16 & 17 2018 QUILTS  Quilt Show
"Piecing Together 200 Years,"  the biennial QUILTS of Springfield show with more than 300 entries. Special quilt groupings, vendors and food available.  10-6 Friday, March 17 and 10-4 Saturday, March 18. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 4H  State Road, Springfield.  $7 daily or  $10 for 2-day ticket. Info:  217-899-6873.

Ongoing Meetings & Events

Carillon Belles
The Carillon Belles are a group of ladies who work with the Rees Carillon Society to promote the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park. If you would like information about joining this group, please, phone 217-787-3532 or visit

GROW in Illinois
A 12-step, community mental health support group program for people with mental health issues, emotional problems or who are having difficulties coping with life circumstances. Meetings are held weekly and are anonymous, free and confidential. For more information on GROW, 1-888-741-GROW or

Illinois Products Farmers' Market
Thursday Evenings 4-7 pm
May 5, 2016– October 13, 2016 (Due to Illinois State Fair, there will be not be a market August 11 and 18, 2016.)
Illinois State Fairgrounds – The Shed (across from Lincoln Stage)
Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, Illinois wine and craft beer, plants and flowers. Live entertainment, health screenings, kids activities and more!

Illinois Symphony Orchestra
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra (ISO) performs at multiple venues including Springfield's Sangamon Auditorium and First Presbyterian Church; as well as, Bloomington's Center for the Performing Arts and Second Presbyterian Church. For a current schedule of performances and ticket information, visit the Illinois Symphony Orchestra's website or phone 217-206-6160. The ISO Guild of Springfield actively supports the Illinois Symphony Orchestra by hosting events and contributing financially to the orchestra. The Guild also awards music scholarships to talented youth every year. For more information on the Guild and events, phone 217-206-6160 or visit the webpage.

Readers Needed
Do you like to read? Would you like to help others who cannot read? WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service is a reading service for the print impaired which broadcasts newspapers, and magazines, and we need your help. If you are interested, please call 217-206-6405.

Volunteer for the Red Cross, Illinois Capital Area Chapter
Illinois Capital Area Chapter of the Red Cross, 1045 Outer Park Dr., has various volunteer opportunities available to those looking to get involved with the Red Cross and its many programs, including Disaster Relief, Meals-on-Wheels, services for the Armed Forces, Community Disaster Education, and Health & Safety education. For more information, call 217-787-7602, email or visit the webpage.

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