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.


September 2018

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Saturday Old Capitol Farmers Market
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield on Adams St. between 3rd & 5th Sts. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.
Every Wednesday & Saturday through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/OldCapitolFarmersMarket/ 217-544-1723

5, 12, 19 & 26 Wedneday Old Capitol Farmers Market
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield on Adams St. between 3rd & 5th Sts. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.
Every Wednesday & Saturday through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/OldCapitolFarmersMarket/ 217-544-1723

6, 13, 20, 27 Illinois Products Farmers Market
Each week (market not held during the Illinois State Fair), the Illinois Products Farmers Market will feature a musical entertainment, Illinois beer and Illinois wine, and local food truck vendors. Also be on the look-out for our scheduled cooking demonstrations from LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program as they prepare Springfield Clinic's "Recipe of the Week."
Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois. Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds - The Shed, 801 E. Sangamon Ave. 4-7 p.m. 217-524-3297 www.agr.state.il.us/nightmarket

8 Genealogy Research Assistance
Genealogy research assistance will be offered by the Sgt. Caleb Hopkins Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday, September 8 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Room South of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South Seventh Street. The session will provide tips to help interested individuals get started on their genealogy research or help them navigate difficult issues with their research. Experienced DAR volunteers will be available to answer questions from attendees. For more information, call 217-636-8300. Registration is not required.

15 Lake Springfield Baptist Camp Homecoming and Open House
Basketball 3-on-3 & Bags Tournaments. Inflatables. Pool Open. Hay Ride. Chainsaw Carving Demo from 12:30 - 4:30pm with Raffle of Carved Item. Crafts made from LSBC Tree Limbs. Refreshments available for purchase. Bonfire. Free for the Entire Family. Bring your lawn Chair! Register for games and purchase eagle carving raffle tickets at www.LSBConline.comLocation: Lake Springfield Baptist Camp, 5878 Iron Bridge Road. 217-670-2356

16 Star Power Benefit Concert
Star Power Benefit Concert for Bright Star Equestrian Centre, a nonprofit Equine-Assisted Therapy program in Petersburg. Live music by local favorites JOSH HOLLAND BAND and OFF THE WALL. Raffles, live auction of trips and sports memorabilia. Proceeds benefit Bright Star programs to help people living with disabilities and emotional trauma improve their lives through engaging in specialized therapeutic activities with horses. Location: Weebles Bar & Grill, 4136 N. Peoria Rd. Admission: $5. 217-502-3390

18 Markers, Monuments & Motifs
Cemetery symbols expert and author, Dawn Cobb, will present a talk as a prep to the upcoming Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk that is scheduled for October 14th. Cobb, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Cultural Resource Management Progradm, is co-author of Cemeteries of Illinois: A Field Guide to Markers, Monuments and Motifs. The handy guide for amateur genealogists, historians and cemetery buffs seeking to understand the historicall trends associated with the symbols on gravestones and markers. Location: Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, IL, 326 South 7th Street, at 5:30 p.m.

22 ROCKBALLET LOVE THE ‘90’s
Rockballet Love the 90s is a one night only powerhouse performance by the Springfield Ballet Company that will be held at 7 p.m. at Sangamon Auditorium. Featuring music by U2, No Doubt and more!  A vivid and exciting mix of adventurous choreography, memorable music and high-intensity dancing.  Get tickets at www.springfieldballetco.org or call 217-206-6160. 

20 We the People Advocacy for the Common Good
Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL) benefit featuring "We the People Advocacy for the Common Good," presented by Jim Lewis, former Unites STates Attorney for the Central District of Illinois. Location: President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams Street, Springfield, IL 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets, $40 per person, https://scil-fundraiser.eventbrite.com or 217-523-2587.



October 2018

3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Wedneday Old Capitol Farmers Market
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield on Adams St. between 3rd & 5th Sts. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.
Every Wednesday & Saturday through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/OldCapitolFarmersMarket/ 217-544-1723

4-5 Illinois History Conference
The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for October 4-5, 2018, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. The conference includes sessions that feature topics such as Abraham Lincoln, archaeology, Civil War, digital resources, early statehood, immigrations, museums, politics, race and popular culture.  The mid-day presentation on Thursday is a roundtable discussion on Illinois Bicentennial Exhibits and will include speakers from prominent state museums and archives. On Friday Frank Cicero Jr. author of Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870, describes the events of April 1818 that shaped the State of Illinois. Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics. The program can be viewed at: https://www2.illinois.gov/alplm/library/programs/Documents/conference18.pdf On-line registration available at www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov (click on “special events tickets”).

4 & 11 Illinois Products Farmers Market
Each week (market not held during the Illinois State Fair), the Illinois Products Farmers Market will feature a musical entertainment, Illinois beer and Illinois wine, and local food truck vendors. Also be on the look-out for our scheduled cooking demonstrations from LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program as they prepare Springfield Clinic's "Recipe of the Week."
Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois. Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds - The Shed, 801 E. Sangamon Ave. 4-7 p.m. 217-524-3297 www.agr.state.il.us/nightmarket

6, 13, 20 & 27 Saturday Old Capitol Farmers Market
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield on Adams St. between 3rd & 5th Sts. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.
Every Wednesday & Saturday through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/OldCapitolFarmersMarket/ 217-544-1723

12 Canvas & Cocktails
Join us for a fun evening with friends and support Bright Star Equestrian Centre, a local nonprofit providing people with special needs and individuals recovering from trauma improve physically, emotionally, and mentally through encounters with horses in a safe and supportive environment. The SAA art instructors will be ready and able to help you create a masterpiece! BYO wine and snacks; other refreshments will be provided also. Location: Springfield Art Association, 420 South 6th Street. Admission $35 . 217-544-2787

13 Hope-a-palooza
Enjoy Hope-a-looza from 3 p.m. to -7 p.m. at Hope Pavilion, 5220 S. 6th Street Road, Springfield! The Brat Pack will be performing along with other entertainment. There will be many family activities, including: a gaming truck, inflatables, obstacle course, a bubble bus, and much more!  There will be many food trucks, including: Engrained & Danenbergers, Twyford BBQ, Chaditos Tacos, Coopers Streetside Bistro, Another Day Another Donut, and many more! Info.,   217-585-5437.

14 Echoes of Yesteryear:  A Walk through Oak Ridge Cemetery
Free walking tour celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial featuring seven actors dressed in period costumes who will 
tell their personal stories while standing near their respective graves. Some of these individuals arrived in Sangamon County near the time that Illinois became a state. Sponsored by the Sangamon County Historical Society. Location: Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Avenue, 12-5 p.m.. Questions, 217-525-1961.

16 History of Transportation in Sangamon County
Sangamon County Historical Society member Ernie Slottag will present his research on the growth of transportation over the past 200 years its affect on Sangamon County. Using maps, old photos and records, Slottag will bring home the dramatic changes to the community brought on by many modes of transportation, including rail service, early motor cars and the post WWII boom in highway and aviation transportation. Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, IL, 326 South 7th Street, at 5:30 p.m.



NOVEMBER 2018

9-11 Art Z Festival

Organization Sponsoring Event:  Art Z Studio
Held in cooperation with White Oaks Mall, Art Z Studio proudly hosts the First annual ART Z FESTIVAL at White Oaks Mall, a Fine Art / Craft Festival with over 150 artists, on November 9-11, 2018. As part of the Art Z Festival it is our honor and privilege to help raise money to pay for a Service Dog provided by This Able Veteran. A trainer and service dog in training from This Able Veteran will be present at the festival on November 10 & 11th from 10 am to 6 pm. Attendees are encouraged to pet/interact with the dog but must ask the trainer first.This festival is free and open to the public. Live music, great food and fun activities make the festival a perfect family experience. Santa will be set up on the lower level next to Macy’s. For more info please visit us at https://art-z-studio.com/pages/art-z-festival or Contact Michael Wiest at 1-636-226-6619.

 

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 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 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 valerie.goodwin@redcross.org or visit the webpage.

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