Check the Library Event Calendar for community meetings and events(highlighted in orange) that are being held at Lincoln Library.
10 Kindergarten Preview Night
Springfield Christian School (SCS), 2850 Cider Mill Lane, is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, for the 2015-2016 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 www.springfieldchristianschool.org.
15 Sunday Afternoons in the Chapel
The Benedictine University at Springfield Division of Arts and Letters continues its season of classical concerts, "Sunday Afternoons in the Chapel," on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 4:00 p.m. Featured musical artists are Abigail Walsh on the flute and Pei-I Wang on the piano performing Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. The musicians' repertoire will include Sonata in D Major, Johann Müthel; Hypnosis, Ian Clarke; Sonata in A Major, César Franck; selections from Suite for Flute and Piano, Claude Bolling. The featured visual artist is Kimberly Magowan. Reservations are encouraged via email and can be made by emailing email@example.com or calling 217-717-3671. Location: Sacred Heart Chapel at Benedictine University at Springfield, 1425 N. 6th Street, Springfield. Admission: $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students 12 and older (including college).
28 SVYS Winter Concert - Symphonic Collage
The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony continues the 2014-2015 season with Music Director and Conductor Eugene Power on Saturday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Springfield High School Auditorium. The concert will feature the Starter Strings II, second-year string students, making their concert debut for this season with several musical selections. In addition, the Preparatory Orchestra will perform Dragon Slayer by Rob Grice, St. Anthony Chorale by F.J. Haydn, and Fiddle Faddle Hoedown by Thom Sharp. The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony, SVYS's premier ensemble, will perform Themes from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, Ballet from Petite Suite by Claude Debussy, Promenade and Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky, and Russian Easter Overture by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children under age 10. Questions, 217-753-8000.
7 Dance of the Decades
Springfield Ski Club dance with music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Dress in the style of your favorite era. Prizes: best dress attire, hula-hoop and more. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Dance lessons at 6 p.m. Dance begins at 7 p.m. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2200 South Meadowbrook Road, Springfield. $10 per person (members $8). Questions, www.springfieldskiclub.org .
13 St. Patrick School's Blarney Bash
This fun-filled fundraiser benefiting St. Patrick Catholic School includes a bounty of hors d’oeuvres and libations, live and silent auction, drawings and raffles, live music by the Shenanigans, and viewing of Dick Levi’s incredible car and motorcycle collection. Location:LRS Hangar at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, Springfield. $30 per person. $50 per couple. $200 per table. To make reservations, www.st-patrick.org/alumni/upcoming-events/ or 523-7670.
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 http://carillon-rees.org/Get-Involved#Belles.
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 http://www.growinamerica.org/grow-in-illinois/illinois-grow-centers.
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 uctmarket.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.