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.

Upcoming Meeting & Events | Ongoing Meeting & Events | Community Event Links


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.

November 2017

18-26 Festival of Trees
This years' festival theme is "Skates, Sled & Snow." Visit the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds and enjoy a winter wonderland of ornate trees, wreaths, Gingerbread Village, Candy Cane Express train, Little Elves' Workshop craft area. pictures with Santa, boutique of gift items, hand-decorated gingerbread cookies and musical performances. We look forward to seeing you at the 28th annual Festival of Trees. The Festival will be open Saturday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, except Sundays with are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. On Senior Day, admission is $3 for adults 65 years old and older. Festival of Trees Info.

21 The Secrets of Historic Trees
Sangamon County Historical Society will host "The Secrets of Historic Trees" in the Carnegie Room of Lincoln Library,-The Public Libray of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 21. The event is free and open to the public.Two internationally prominent researchers, Glen Freimuth, Ph.D., an anthropologist from Rochester, and Guy Sternberg, an arborist from Petersburg, will explain how trees can tell a lot about the people who passed under their natural umbrella and the communities that grew around them. They will detail their research stemming from samples taken from two trees at the Lincoln Home National Park Service in Springfield, and two at the Illinois Executive Mansion that provide clues to what was on the site when Lincoln lived there and when the trees at the mansion were planted. Their findings are part of a project, partially funded by a grant from the Sangamon County Historical Society. For more information,  or 217-525-1961.


December 2017

16 Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast

Williamsville United Methodist Women's Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 128 E. Jones, Street, Williamsville, IL, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Breakfast: $5.00/adult, $3.00/child. Cookies: $5.00/pound
A variety of cookies will be available. 217-566-3614

February 2018

Kindergarten Preview Night
Springfield Christian School, 2850 Cider Mill Lane, is hosting a Kindergarten Preview Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, for the 2018-2019 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

March 2018

16 & 17 2018 QUILTS  Quilt Show
"Piecing Together 200 Years,"  the biennial QUILTS of Springfield show with more than 300 entries. Special quilt groupings, vendors and food available.  10-6 Friday, March 17 and 10-4 Saturday, March 18. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 4H  State Road, Springfield.  $7 daily or  $10 for 2-day ticket. Info:  217-899-6873.

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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