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 Library Event Calendar for community meetings and events(highlighted in orange) that are being held at Lincoln Library.

JUNE 2016

4 "All That Jazz" Handbell Concert
See the Bells in Motion, a 17-person handbell ensemble, in concert and enjoy ringing pops music, including Misty, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, All That Jazz, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Bolero, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Rock Around the Clock, Jazz Rag, and many more.Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S 6th Street, 7 p.m. Tickets, $15. For more information, 217-652-7009. Website -

11 Relay for Life of Sangamon and Menard County
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Event for Sangamon and Menard County shows recognition to cancer survivors, caregivers, and providers. Participants of all ages and gender walk in honor of family members, friends or just to support those who have touched their hearts. Event features games, silent auction, vendors, children's activity area, survivors tent, Zumba, line dancing, hoopla contest, a beautiful garden of Hope, and of course the fun of dancing and walking the relay laps. Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Conservation World. Inquiries: 217-523-4503, ext. 3. Website:

23 Junior League Summer Recruiting Social
Junior League of Springfield invites all interested women to its first summer recruitment event: a wine tasting at It’s All About Wine, 1305 Wabash Avenue, 6 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine and great conversation with the ladies of JLS. This social event is a great way to learn about how you can make an impact in the local community while gaining the skills you need to be an effective leader. Bring a friend or colleague to join in on the fun! Questions, 217-544-5557.

25 World War II Encampment
Living Historians will display uniforms and equipment of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines who served during World War II and discuss how servicemembers lived and fought the war in the Pacific and European theatres. Illinois State Military, 1301 N. MacAruthur Blvd, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Public Inquiries: 217-761-3910

25 Sangamon Valley Radio Club Field Day/Family Day
The Springfield-based Sangamon Valley Radio Club's Field Day/Family Day will be held on Saturday, June 25 on the grounds of the Riverton Middle School, 1014 East Lincoln Street, Riverton. Visitors of all ages can watch amateur radio operators participate in an indoor and outdoor national amateur radio emergency communications exercise and competition, talk on the radio, learn about and try their hand at being a junior television weather forecaster, see 3-D printers in operation and other innovative ideas at a Springfield Makers Faire, and participate in special hands-on electronics and technology workshops for students ages nine and up, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Food available.

25 Freedom in Their Sights: Contributions of the U.S. Colored Troops to the "Nation's New Birth of Freedom"
Presentation by Robert Davis, Patricia James Davis, James Patton III, and Tim Townsend at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum, 1140 Monument Drive, 2-4 p.m. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and youth. 217-391-6323 or 877-757-2246


JULY 2016

11-15 History Thought Arts & Crafts
Summer camp for kids in grades 3-5. Sponsored by the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum. For details and registration information, , 217-391-6323 or 877-757-2246 (ask for Lynn).

14  Heroes of the Heartland
The American Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland will honor those individuals who have dedicated themselves to a cause that helps those in our community, or have been presented with a situation and acted in a heroic manner. There are eight categories for Heroes of the Heartland honorees. The categories include Youth, Military, Public Safety, Senior, Community, Workplace, Healthcare and Civic. The number of awards presented may vary based on nominations received. Heroes of the Heartland is celebration of our local heroes and fund raiser to support services provided by the Red Cross. These services include disaster relief, support for military families and maintain a viable blood supply. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy, 6 p.m. For tickets and prices, phone 217-450-7360.



11-21 Illinois State Fair
For a complete list of activities, including the Twilight Parade and Grandstand, visit --



13-17 The Red Tail Exhibit
The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, including a film and the Mustang flown by the Airmen. Location: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit sponsored by the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum, , 217-391-6323 or 877-757-2246.



27 Annual Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum Gala
Reception, silent auction, dinner and a program to benefit the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum. Gala Location: Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 E. Adams, 6 -9 p.m. For details, , 217-391-6323 or 877-757-2246.

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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 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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