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.

November 2014

1 Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Trivia Night
Emcee Russ Friedewald will host the event at the Hoogland Center for the Arts's Theatre, 420 S. Sixth St. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the trivia competition starts promptly at 7 p.m. Theme is "Sinners & Saints." Costumes encouraged, but not required. Cash prize, mulligans, 50/50 drawing. $10 per person, which can be paid at the door or in advance by calling 217-753-8000. Tables of 10 may be reserved in advance. Proceeds support the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra.

15 Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 908 South Martin Luther King Drive, noon to 3 p.m. All are welcome. Info., 217-522-2513.

16 Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra Fall Concert - Songs and Dances
Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra presents its Fall Concert - Songs and Dances - at 4 p.m. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre III, 420 S Sixth St, Springfield, IL.  The concert will feature Smetana's Overture to Bartered Bride, Borodin's Steppes of Central Asia, Puccini's Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly) Lehar's Vilja Song (from Merry Widow), Kern and Hammerstein's Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espanol. The concert will feature violinist Kamen Petkov as Guest Concertmaster and guest artist Elizabeth Thompson, Soprano. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children aged 10 and under. Questions, 217- 753-8000 or

22 Dancing with the SVYS  Springfield High School Auditorium
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony presents its Fall Concert - Dancing with the SVYS - at 2 p.m. at the Springfield High School Auditorium,101 S. Lewis Street. The concert will feature the Preparatory Orchestra performing Rigaudon by Henry Purcell, Baroque Fanfare by Jean Mauret, and Hiawatha by Soon Hee Newbold. The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony, SVYS's premier ensemble, will perform Narro's Espana Cani, Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 5, Dvorak's Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 5, Saint-Saens's Bacchanale, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, Finale. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children aged 10 and under. Questions, 217-753-8000 or

December 2014

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 3-4p.m.

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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 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

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.

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 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

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.

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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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