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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 Communtiy 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 Meeting Room Schedule for community meetings and events being held at Lincoln Library.


July 2014
2 - 12 McKenney-Hall Indian Lithographs Exhibit
Tthe Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th St., will show a selection of 40 McKenney-Hall lithographs from the collection of Richard and Ann Hart of Springfield. Dr. Michael Wiant, director of Dickson Mounds Museum, will give a gallery talk at the closing reception on July 12. Information, 217-523-2631 or .

9 Spanish Ethnic Heritage Day
An Ethnic Heritage Day celebration featuring Spanish culture will be held Wednesday, July 9, at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pearson Museum of the School’s main building at 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield. The program includes a presentation, “The History, Culture and Composition of Spain” by Robert Patino, J.D., director of the Office of Technology Transfer. Foods from Spanish cultures also will be offered. Ethnic Heritage Day celebrations are held regularly at the medical school to share information about various ethnic cultures. For more information, call 217-545-7334, weekdays.

11 DEMO Project Opening
DEMO Project, a Springfield art and project gallery emphasizing current trends in contemporary art, presents Romance of Sorcery from Stephen Linksvayer, artist and co-founder/director of Heavy Brow Gallery in Bloomington, Illinois. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Friday, July 11, from 6:00-8:30pm. The exhibition will run through Saturday, July 26. DEMO Project is open on Saturday afternoons from 1:00pm-4:00pm, or by appointment. Location:  DEMO Project, 732 N. 4th Street, Springfield. Info, 217-523-2631,

11 Sing-a-long With Disney's Frozen
Join Town and Country Bank in the field behind their 3601 Wabash Avenue location for a "Sing-a-long" to the Disney movie, "Frozen." Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, snacks and drinks for an evening of family fun and singing. Movie begins at 8 p.m. Song sheets and other movie treats available while supplies last. Free. Questions, 217-321-3414.

12 Once Upon a Time: A Surprise Party for the Big Bad Wolf
Springfield Youth Performance Group presents an entertaining children’s ballet that includes many classic fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters on a whimsical adventure set in a magical fairy tale village. General admission tickets are $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children 13 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Hoogland Center for the Arts box office or are available in advance by calling 217-523-2787 or by ordering online at . Hoogland Center for the Arts, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

18 Shapes of Influence Opening Reception
This exhibition is a comprehensive overview of contemporary ceramics with 94 pieces by 71 different artists from 27 states and Taiwan. The juror for the exhibition was Harris Deller. Mr. Deller is an award winning ceramicist and professor Emertis from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Cash and merchandise awards will be presented by Mr. Deller at the opening reception, plus the Best of Show winner will be awarded with a solo exhibition is 2015. Location: M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, 700 N. 4th St., Springfield. Sponsored by the Springfield Art Association, 217-523-2631,

19 Springfield German American Club Meet & Greet
A "meet & greet" at the new Springfield Craft Beer Bar, 430 E. Monroe, 3-5 p.m. Free. Cash bar. Info., 217-744-8148.

24 St. Patrick Catholic School Open House
St. Patrick Catholic School,1800 South Grand Avenue East, will hold an Open House from 5:30-7:30p.m.The event will give families and the public a chance to tour the school, view the new gardens, meet faculty and board, and learn about pre-K and elementary school opportunities. There will be games and activities for children.  Food and refreshments will be served. St. Patrick Catholic School is a Community Child Care Connections provider.  Tuition assistance is available.  For more information please call the school at 217-523-7670 or visit

26 Paint the Street Fest
Join the Springfield Art Association in painting the streets of downtown! Paint the Street consists of painting your 6 foot square in any way you wish, all while enjoying live music, a kids area, crafts, and great food! Each square costs $30 and up to 6 painters can be on one square. View more details and register under the 'Paint the Street' tab at!

August 2014
1-3 Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party
Vacation Bible School (VBS)will start Friday August 1st from 6-8pm with International Children's Minister Aly Croy. Saturday August 2nd will be a Block Party with the Mighty Crush Power Team, BrokenChains Church Drama Team, live bands & christian rappers, free food & slushies, carnival games, bounce house, face painting, pie & watermelon eating contest & much more activities!  VBS will follow from 6-8pm. Sunday August 3rd the VBS will end with Sunday morning service. Broken Chains Church, 728 South 14th Street. Info., 217-572-1504.

24 Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Mike Crouse
Hairstylists from around the area are teaming up with Hall's Harley Davidson to raise money for Mike Crouse and his fight to cut cancer. Hairstylists will be at Hall's giving haircuts for donations, with all proceeds foing to cover Mike's medical expenses. Hall's Harley Davidson, 2301 N. Dirksen Parkway, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information, 217-836-5149.

30 Cardinals vs. Cubs Fundraiser
Support the educational and spiritual efforts of St. Patrick Catholic School by ordering your game tickets from the school. Great seats (Lower Right Field Box Sections 127, 128,129) at a great price ($85.00). The game is scheduled at Busch Stadium, 6:15 p.m. on August 30, 2014. Call 217-523-7670 to order tickets or order online at .

September 2014

13-14 Art Spectacular at the Carillon
Juried Fine Art Fair featuring 45 artists and their original artwork in an exciting variety of mediums, demonstrations, silent auction, gift basket raffle, music and Kids' Place. Rain or shine. Washington Park, corner of Fayette and Chatham Road. September 13 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; September 14 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Art Fair is free. Kids' Place is $1.25. Funds raised benefit the Rees Memorial Carillon. Information, 217-787-3532.


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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 8 – October 16
Illinois State Fairgrounds – Commodities Pavilion across from the grandstand
Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, Illinois wine and craft beer, plants and flowers. Live entertainment, health screenings, kids activities and more! www.illinoisprod

Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield
The Guild actively supports the Illinois Symphony Orchestra by hosting events, including the popular "Meet the Conductor" luncheons. For more information, 217-572-1372.

Lincoln Land Stroke Support Network (LSSN)
LSSN is a network of stroke survivors and caregivers who support and educate stroke survivors and caregivers. For more information and meeting times contact 217-960-4263.

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 Becky at (217) 206-6405.

Red Cross New Volunteer Orientations
Second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. the Illinois Capital Area Chapter, 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield. Orientations cover the various volunteer opportunities available to those looking to get involved with the Red Cross and its various programs (includes Disaster Relief, a Meals on Wheels program, Services to the Armed Forces, Community Disaster Education, and Health & Safety education). Anyone looking for more information/sign up should call 217-787-7602 or email

Volunteers needed for the Illinois State Museum's "A Place for Discovery"
"A Place for Discovery" is a hands-on children's gallery in the Museum. If interested, phone Amanda Paszek at (217) 782-6044.

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Community Events Links

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