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.




2 YMCA 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Family Festival
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories and cultures of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, as well as the contributions Latino Americans have made to the culture and society of our community. Join the Springfield YMCA staff as they celebrate and share Hispanic culture in our community with visuals of Hispanic arts and crafts, piñatas, kids’ crafts, delicious ethnic Latin American dish samples, Folkloric dance performances, and the ceremonies, rituals and stories of Hispanic cultures. Gus & Flora Kerasotes YMCA, 4550 West Iles, 1-4 p.m. Info., 217-679-1625 ex. 183.

9 Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk
Learn the interesting history of some of Sangamon County's notable pioneers as portrayed by area actors and actresses dressed in period costumes telling their stories in the first person while standing next to their graves. Sponsored by Sangamon County Historical Society. Location: Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Avenue. 12 p.m. Free. Inquiries:525-1961.

22 Classical Guitar concert by the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo
Kirk Hanser and John McClellan form St. Louis’ favorite guitar duo. “Individually [they] are monster players; put the two together with several years refinement as a duo and magic happens.” Hanser serves on the music faculty for several colleges and universities, arranges music for events and publications, and acts as director for both the Childbloom Guitar Program and the St. Louis Academy for Guitar. A master of many musical styles, McClellan has been heard in concert and on recordings with Luciano Pavarotti, Vince Gill, Tim Thompson, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), to name a few. McClellan is the author of the fastest selling books in the history of Mel Bay Publications, Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions, Volumes 1 and 2. He serves as Professor of Guitar and the coordinator for guitar studies for Webster University in Webster Grove, Missouri. Performance sponsored by the Springfield Classical Guitar Society. Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 714 E. Capitol Avenue. 8 p.m. Admission:  $15 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors. Inquiries: 217-816-8832.

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.



4  UIS 39th Annual International Festival -- World as One: Uniting People & Culture
The theme for the 39th Annual International Festival at UIS is “World as One: Uniting People & Culture”
Location:Recreation & Athletic Center, 5-8 p.m. at (TRAC) on the campus of UIS. Free Admission, Food, and Live Performances Hosted by International Student Services. Inquiries: 217-206-6678.

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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

Looking for more activities in Springfield that you didn't find above? Try these links.

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