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.

MARCH 2019

22 UIS English Department Trivia Night
​The UIS English Department is hosting their Annual Trivia Night on March 22nd at the UIS Field Station at Lake Springfield, just north of campus off West Lake Shore Drive.  Doors open at 6 pm with trivia beginning at 7 pm.  Admission is $100/table (max 8 people per table) or $15/individual.  Feel free to bring your own snacks.  A bartender will be available throughout the event.  All proceeds will be used in helping the English department provide educational events for UIS students and the community.  For more information or to reserve a table, please contact 217-206-8477 or

23  Bright Star Equestrian CentreTrivia Night 
Come alone, bring your BFF, or invite 9 of your smartest friends -  join us for our first-ever Trivia FUNdraiser Night for Bright Star Equestrian Centre at Knights of Columbus/Casey's Pub, 2200 Meadowbrook Road. Register for a table of 10 or as a single or couple and we will assign you to a table. We'll accept last-minute decision makers too, so you can also register at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. Things to know: cash bar; BYO snacks or Get Trivia Night specials across the hall at Casey's Pub & Grill; silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m. and will close before intermission (cash, check, or credit cards accepted); there will be prize raffles; must be 18 or older to play; Mulligans will be available for purchase at registration. $10 each or $100 per table. Questions/Register: 217-652-9543.

23 Sangamon County Historical Society's 7th Annual Trivia Night
Table and individual reservations are being taken for the Society's Seventh Annual Trivia Night to be held on Saturday, March 23 at Christ the King Parish Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the game starting at 7 p.m. Trivia Master Al Gietl will provide the questions. Early Bird Special: The first dozen people who reserve and pay for a table of 10 will get choice up-front tables. Tickets are $10 per person or $100 per table of 10. Round sponsors are also being offered at $100. It's a great way to promote your business or firm. First place earns a prize of $200, second place $100 and third place $75. Proceeds from the event will benefit the mission of the Sangamon County Historical Society. Register online:

29 Boots & Bow Ties Annual Fundraiser
Senior Services of Central Illinois' Annual Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, March 29, 2019.  Please join us at 6:00 PM for great food, fun, and entertainment, including live music by Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters. Visit our website at to purchase online, or contact the Senior Center at 528-4035 to make an in person purchase. Don't forget to wear your Boots & Bow Ties!

APRIL 2019

11 Illinois Chamber of Commerce: Best Practices for Post-Accident Procedures from a Legal Perspective
An employer’s approach to accident investigation is a critical part of claim handling as it impacts the availability of good evidence, work culture, and often the final outcome in workers’ compensation cases.  From gathering documentation, effective communication, and maintaining a productive work force, we will discuss the do’s and don’ts from a legal perspective. Please join Colin Mills and Michael Bantz of Inman & Fitgibbons for this presentation.​ Sponsored by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 215 East Adams. Fee: $75-$100. To register, 217-522-5512.

16 Harvesting History
On April 16, the Sangamon County Historical Society will explore both the colorful past and future of the University of Illinois History Harvest and state and local history initiatives in the works at UIS. UIS Assistant Professor of History Devin Hunter will be the speaker, armed with examples of some of the items uncovered in Springfield History Harvests, which are designed to photograph. research, and digitize political memorabilia local residents have stashed in attics, put in display cases or otherwise stored at home. Dr. Hunter, who earned his PhD in History from Loyola University, Chicago. teaches courses on 20th -century U.S. History and Public History at UIS. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South7th Street. Open to the public.

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 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 522-2838 or visit the webpage.

Readers Needed
Do you like to read? Would you like to help others who cannot read? NPR Illinois 91.9FM Springfield, Illinois and WIPA 89.3 FM Pittsfield, Illinois 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 217-206-9847 or visit the website.

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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