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.


FEBRUARY
2017

4 Williamsville United Methodist Church's Annual Book Sale & Luncheon
Annual Book Sale featuring hundreds of Books, CD's, and DVD's for all ages. Sale is from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Soup & Chili Luncheon begins at 10:30 am for $5 adults will get all you can eat Soup and/or Chili, dessert and drink. Williamsville United Methodist Church, 128 E. Jones Street, Williamsville, IL. 217-566-3614

7 SCS Kindergarten Preview Night
Springfield Christian School (SCS), 2850 Cider Mill Lane, is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, for the 2017-2018 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?  217-698-1933 ext. 3450 or visit www.springfieldchristianschool.org.

25 Little Red Riding Hood
The Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPG) is presenting a colorful energetic new production of the children’s ballet Little Red Riding Hood on February 25, 2017, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Hoogland Center for the Arts. This hour-long child-friendly production incorporates many other classic fairy tale characters in the storyline, including Little Bo Peep, Mary and her Little Lamb, Jack and Jill, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Itsy Bitsy Spider, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, the Old Lady in the Shoe and others.Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 13 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Hoogland Center for the Arts box office or are available in advance by calling 217-523-2787 or by ordering online at www.hcfta.org. Audience members are also invited to join the special Little Red Riding Hood Preshow Party in the main lobby of the Hoogland Center of the Arts.  The party begins one half hour before each performance.  For an additional $5 per child (payable at the door, and does not include performance ticket), children can participate in crafts and have a meet and greet with the show’s characters. For more information, email sypg@comcast.net or call 217-553-4475.

27 National Weather Service Severe Weather Storm Spotting Class
In addition to learning about the formation and tracking of tornadoes, the session will give attendees an opportunity to become official NWS storm spotters. The training program–the only one in Sangamon County in 2017–will be held in the Student Union on the lower level of Menard Hall, LLCC. Co-sponsored by the Capital Area Amateur Radio Emergency Response Team (CAARERT) and LLCC, there is no age limit for those who wish to attend; however, attendees must be at least 18 years old to receive storm spotter certification. Pre-registration is not required. Those with special needs should send a request to Chris.Miller@noaa.gov. no later than Wednesday, February 15 so that LLCC can accommodate the request.The session will be led by Ed Shimon, Lead Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lincoln. The class will cover the formation and movement of tornadoes and other severe storms. Also included will be a discussion of personal safety considerations when severe weather is threatening.For individuals who wish to become certified storm spotters, Shimon will provide information about the types of data the Weather Service needs to better inform the public about the severity of the storm and what can be expected as it moves along its track. Some of the observations they need reported include hail, estimated wind speed, flash flooding and tornadoes.  More info, 217-786-4923.

MARCH 2017

10 & 24 Williamsville United Methodist Church Fish Fry
Fish Fry fundraiser for Williamsville United Methodist Church (WUMC), 128 E. Jones, Williamsville, IL, 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner includes: Walleye, Baked Potato or Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Dessert, Drink. Hot Dog Dinner $3. Price: Adults $8; Children 12 & under $4. Questions, 217-566-3614. (Also March 24 and April 7)

11 Film 101 - The Basics
Learn the basics about film in this 2 hour seminar sponsored by the Central Illinois Film Commission and Predestined Arts & Entertainment. From concept to script, to assembling your crew, post-production and marketing, gain a wealth of information about independent film. Fee $25. Location: Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois, 326 South 7th Street, Carnegie Room North, 12-2 p.m. To register and for more information, 217-621-7037 or kim@predestinedartsandentertainment.com

18 5th Annual Historical Society Trivia Night
5th Annual Trivia Night fundraiser sponsored by Sangamon County Historical Society. Questions will be of a general nature. Mark McDonald will act as emcee. The three top teams will earn cash prizes of $200 for first place, $100 for second place, or $50 for third place.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including Lee Eastep's renowned chili. Individuals or couples can register at www.sangamonhistory.org for $10 per person or $100 for a table of ten. Players can pay either online or mail check to the Sangamon County Historical Society, Box 9744, Springfield, IL  62791.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Sangamon County Historical Society programs. Location: Christ the King Parish Hall, 1930 Barberry Drive. Inquiries: 217-525-1961.

18 & 19 Spotlight on Ice 2017
Springfield Figure Skating Club presents Spotlight on Ice 2017 "Broadway Rhythms." Join us at the Nelson Center Ice Arena in Lincoln Park, 1601 North Fifth Street, for performances featuring music from:  Fosse, Oliver, Camelot, Guys and Dolls, Aladdin, Charlie Brown, and The Music Man.THREE SHOWS: March 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; March 19 at 2 p.m. For tickets, kicksandskates@comcast.net. Info., 217-753-2800.

24 Williamsville United Methodist Church Fish Fry
Fish Fry fundraiser for Williamsville United Methodist Church (WUMC), 128 E. Jones, Williamsville, IL, 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner includes: Walleye, Baked Potato or Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Dessert, Drink. Hot Dog Dinner $3. Price: Adults $8; Children 12 & under $4. Questions, 217-566-3614. (Also March 10 and April 7)

APRIL 2017

7 Williamsville United Methodist Church Fish Fry
Fish Fry fundraiser for Williamsville United Methodist Church (WUMC), 128 E. Jones, Williamsville, IL, 4:30-7 p.m. Dinner includes: Walleye, Baked Potato or Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Applesauce, Dessert, Drink. Hot Dog Dinner $3. Price: Adults $8; Children 12 & under $4. Questions, 217-566-3614. (Also March 10 & 24)

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 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! www.illinoisproductsmarket.com

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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