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.

May 2018

12 Sangamon Valley Iris Society Plant Show
The Sangamon Valley Iris Society returns to the Garden with beautiful examples of iris from the gardens of the SVIS members will be on display. Join us on Saturday, May 12 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm in Washington Park Botanical Garden. Call 217-546-4116 for more information.

13 Mother's Day at the Henson Robinson Zoo
Celebrate the day by spending time with your Mom at the zoo! Moms get in free on Sunday, May 13 with a paid child’s admission. Regular Admission applies for all other guests; Adult $6.25, Senior $4.75, Child age 3 to 12 $4.50, Children 2 and under FREE! Call the zoo at 217-585-1821 for more information.

15 Pray for the Cure
Join us for a special evening dedicated to breast cancer survivors. Prayer service open to the public. Invite your family & friends.Enhancing the breast cancer survivor’s spiritual well-being in healing and recovery through special prayers and music. Organized and sponsored by breast cancer survivors. Location: Living Water Church, 2901 Sangamon Ave, Springfield. 6:30 p.m. Free event. For additional information, or 217-652-5000.

15 Talk Set on New Book, Bunn Family Links
Chicago-based attorney and historian Andrew Taylor Call, great-great-grandson of industrial pioneer Jacob Bunn, will discuss his new book, Chicago: A Civic and Familial History and his family's ties to Central Illinois and Sangamon County when he speaks to the Sangamon County Historical Society on Tuesday, May 15. The free presentation at the City of Springfield’s Lincoln Library, Carnegie Room North, 326 South Seventh Street, starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Call authored an earlier book, Jacob Bunn: Legacy of an Illinois Industrial Pioneer, published in 2005. For more information about the event, contact the Sangamon County Historical Society at or 217-525-1961. 

18 Movies in the Park
Enjoy watching a new Disney Classic at Washington Park. The movie will be shown at dusk near the Rees Memorial Carrilon. Free. More info.,

20 Armed Forces Day at the Henson Robinson Zoo
Military members admitted free on Sunday, May 20 with a valid military ID. Regular Admission applies for all other guests; Adult $6.25, Senior $4.75, Child age 3 to 12 $4.50, Children 2 and under FREE! Call 217-585-1821 for more inform

20 Springfield Park District's Special Recreation visits the St. Louis Zoo
This month we will be taking a trip down to St. Louis on May 20 to go to the St. Louis Zoo to see all the different kinds of animals! Drop off (9:00am) and pick up (4:00pm) will be at Erin’s Pavilion. This is a day trip and we will be leaving in the morning and then coming back late afternoon. Lunch will be provided and is included in the price of the program. Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more information or to sign up. You must register at least two weeks in advance.

20 Music in the Park
Enjoy the Blues at Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park Stage) with the Mary Jo Curry Band, 4-7 p.m. More info., .

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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Community Events Links

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