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 Library Event Calendar for community meetings and events(highlighted in orange) that are being held at Lincoln Library.


January 2016

15 Springfield Ski Club Trivia Night for Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery
Stay warm on a cold winter night playing a fun and challenging night of trivia to benefit the Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery.  Light snacks provided, The bar will be open.  1st, 2nd, and 3 rd place cash prizes available. Knight of Columbus Hall, 2200 S Meadowbrook Rd, 6 p.m. Admission: $10 per person/tables of 6-10. Questions, 217-787-1440.

21 Relay For Life Kickoff Event
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sangamon/Menard County will hold a free kickoff on Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 501 South 4th Street. Everyone is invited to the kickoff to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives. Please RSVP to 217.638.7108 or by Thursday, January 14 if you are planning to attend the kickoff. Food is Included. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life event, which will be held on Saturday, June 11 at Conservation World of the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

28 Genealogy Forum: Learn to How Research Your Family History & Lineage
The Springfield & Central Illiinois African American History Museum will hold a panel discussion on the successes and challenges in genealogy research. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Location: Zion Baptist Church, 1601 E. Laurel, 6-8 p.m.

February 2016

3 The Doctor is In: Ask A Dietician
Don't let a busy schedule, tight budget, or picky eaters prevent you from eating healthy, well-blanced meals. As part of Springfield Clinic's FREE monthly seminar series, entitled "The Doctor is In," three Springfield Clinic dietitians will answer questions and share tips and tricks to make the most of dinnertime. Location: Sprinfield Clinic Main Campus, East Building, 1025 South 6th Street, 6:30 p.m. Register to attend by calling 217-528-7541, x14168, or online at .

9 Kindergarten Preview Night
Springfield Christian School (SCS) at 2850 Cider Mill Ln. is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the 2016-2017 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

13 Family Service Center's Trivia Night
A night of brain-bending trivia in support of the Family Service Center, will be held at 6:30 p.m., in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2200 Meadowbrook Rd. Tickets are $10 a person. Tables seat 10. BYOSnack. Prizes: First Place: $200; Second Place: $100; Third Place: $50. Register by calling 217-528-8406 or emailing

14 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet Benefitting Special Olympics
Support Special Olympic Illinois Area 17 athletes while enjoying an all-you-can-eat breakfast of scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, mini corn dogs, tater tots, biscuits and gravy, belgian waffles, tropical fruit salad, donuts, pastries, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea. Adults $10. Kids (6-12) $5. Kids 5 and under are free. Location: Knights of Columbus Council 364, 2220 Meadowbrook Road.

24 Mid-USA FAlun Dafa Association
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of genuine Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired. A Shen Yun performance features 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops - creating a spectacular performance beyond imagination.
Experience a divine culture! Experience Shen Yun! Location: Sangamon Auditorium, One University Plaza, Springfield. Admission: $122, $112, $102, $82, $62; 217-206-6160 (Ticket Office)

March 2016

18 QUILTS Show 2016: My Favorite Things
The show features hundreds of quilts and quilted items, Hoffman Challenge Quilts, quilt appraisals by appointment with Hallye Bone, small quilted items pieced at $20.16 to benefit charity, consignment booth, quilt  shops and related craft vendors, raffle quilt from Civil War reproduction fabrics, demonstrations, hot and cold beverages, convenient on-site lunch, free parking and handicap accessible facility. Admission: one day $7/ two days $10. Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds-Orr Building, 801 Sangamon Ave. Time: March 18: 10 a.m. -6 p.m.  March 19: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 217-899-6873 or .

July 2016

14  Heroes of the Heartland
The American Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland will honor those individuals who have dedicated themselves to a cause that helps those in our community, or have been presented with a situation and acted in a heroic manner. There are eight categories for Heroes of the Heartland honorees. The categories include Youth, Military, Public Safety, Senior, Community, Workplace, Healthcare and Civic. The number of awards presented may vary based on nominations received. Heroes of the Heartland is celebration of our local heroes and fundraiser to support services provided by the Red Cross. These services include disaster relief, support for military families and maintain a viable blood supply. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy, 6 p.m. For tickets and prices, phone 217-450-7360.

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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 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

Looking for more activities in Springfield that you didn't find above? Try these links.

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