Check the Library Event Calendar for community meetings and events(highlighted in orange) that are being held at Lincoln Library.
6 Kleiner Christkindlmarkt: A Little Christmas Market
Kleiner Christkindlmarkt: A Little Christmas Market at Engel's on Edwards, 552 S. MacArthur, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Various handmade items: Strohsterne (straw stars) and Adventskränze (advent wreaths). Manufactured items: Christmas craft, tree ornaments, gently used Christmas items, Stollen, Christmas candies and Spekulatius; bake sale items, cookies, cakes, breads and more goodies. Essen u. Trinken (food and drink): Grilled brats with sauerkraut (optional), hot pretzels, potato pancakes, split pea soup, hot kaffee, hot cocoa, water and Glühwein (mulled wine). Musical Attractions: High School German language students will sing Christmas carols. Other Attractions: There will be a free-standing fire pit to warm yourself by as you eat and drink our goodies. Santa Claus will stop by for a visit.
7 Springfield Figure Skating Club's Annual Holiday Exibtion
Enjoy holiday music interpreted by ice skaters at 2 p.m. at the Nelson Center Ice Arena, located in Springfield's Lincoln Park. Each person that brings a canned good item, is welcome to enjoy a free public skate from 3 p.m. to 4p.m.
13 & 14 The Nutcracker
Springfield Ballet Compancy’s 40th anniversary production of The Nutcracker, a grand holiday tradition with elaborate new scenery, colorful new costumes, exquisite dancing and beautiful live music by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Sangamon Auditorium Tickets 217-206-6160 Saturday, December 13 at 2p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, December 14 at 2 p.m.
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 8 – October 16
Illinois State Fairgrounds – Commodities Pavilion across from the grandstand
Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, Illinois wine and craft beer, plants and flowers. Live entertainment, health screenings, kids activities and more! www.illinoisprod uctmarket.com
Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield
The Guild actively supports the Illinois Symphony Orchestra by hosting events, including the popular "Meet the Conductor" luncheons. For more information, 217-572-1372.
Lincoln Land Stroke Support Network (LSSN)
LSSN is a network of stroke survivors and caregivers who support and educate stroke survivors and caregivers. For more information and meeting times contact 217-960-4263.
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 Becky at (217) 206-6405.
Red Cross New Volunteer Orientations
Second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. the Illinois Capital Area Chapter, 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield. Orientations cover the various volunteer opportunities available to those looking to get involved with the Red Cross and its various programs (includes Disaster Relief, a Meals on Wheels program, Services to the Armed Forces, Community Disaster Education, and Health & Safety education). Anyone looking for more information/sign up should call 217-787-7602 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers needed for the Illinois State Museum's "A Place for Discovery"
"A Place for Discovery" is a hands-on children's gallery in the Museum. If interested, phone Amanda Paszek at (217) 782-6044.