Check the Lincoln Library Meeting Room Schedule for community meetings and events being held at Lincoln Library.
1-3 Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party
Vacation Bible School (VBS)will start Friday August 1st from 6-8pm with International Children's Minister Aly Croy. Saturday August 2nd will be a Block Party with the Mighty Crush Power Team, BrokenChains Church Drama Team, live bands & christian rappers, free food & slushies, carnival games, bounce house, face painting, pie & watermelon eating contest & much more activities! VBS will follow from 6-8pm. Sunday August 3rd the VBS will end with Sunday morning service. Broken Chains Church, 728 South 14th Street. Info., 217-572-1504.
24 Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Mike Crouse
Hairstylists from around the area are teaming up with Hall's Harley Davidson to raise money for Mike Crouse and his fight to cut cancer. Hairstylists will be at Hall's giving haircuts for donations, with all proceeds foing to cover Mike's medical expenses. Hall's Harley Davidson, 2301 N. Dirksen Parkway, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information, 217-836-5149.
30 Cardinals vs. Cubs Fundraiser
Support the educational and spiritual efforts of St. Patrick Catholic School by ordering your game tickets from the school. Great seats (Lower Right Field Box Sections 127, 128,129) at a great price ($85.00). The game is scheduled at Busch Stadium, 6:15 p.m. on August 30, 2014. Call 217-523-7670 to order tickets or order online at www.st-patrick.org/cardinals-v-cubs .
13 Flashback PROM 5k & Kid's Fun Run
Runners, walkers and wanna haver fun-ers, register here for a 5K Run, Walk, & Roll/1-mile kids fun run! Following the run, enjoy the "After Prom" with something for everyone - live music, food trucks, bounce house, and more! Funds raised will go towards the construction of the Tri-Angels Playground, a playground dedicated to the lives of Amara, Sophie, and Cecilia Schaffhausen, who's lives were cut short by a terrible act of domestic violence. Their mother, Jessica , a 1997, graduate of Glenwood High School has partnered with Unlimited Play to build a park in their hometown of River Falls, WI to celebrate the girls' lives. Location: Chatham Community Park, 731 S Main, 9 a.m.- 5p.m. $ 35 Information, 217-670-0902.
13-14 Art Spectacular at the Carillon
Juried Fine Art Fair featuring 45 artists and their original artwork in an exciting variety of mediums, demonstrations, silent auction, gift basket raffle, music and Kids' Place. Rain or shine. Washington Park, corner of Fayette and Chatham Road. September 13 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; September 14 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Art Fair is free. Kids' Place is $1.25. Funds raised benefit the Rees Memorial Carillon. Information, 217-787-3532.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.