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 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.

MAY 2017

7 International Family Equality Day Celebration
International Family Equality Day (IFED) is a world-wide celebration of the LGBTQ parenting and family community. Please join us for a play date at the Washington Park Playground and connect with other LGBTQ parents/grandparents and parents/grandparents of LGBTQ kids! A group picture will be taken at 3pm (participation optional). This event is hosted by Family Equality Council, Midwest Advisory Council member Matt Berry. Co-hosted by The Phoenix Center.  All over the world, more and more children are growing up in families where one or both of their parents identify as LGBTQ. Yet, each of these “rainbow families” have very different lived equality experiences, often depending not only on what country they live in but what street they live on. In some countries, our families enjoy equal rights and social recognition but in far too many others both parents and their children face overt discrimination and have to live under a constant threat of violence. Info, 217-416-1070.

13 Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) 5K Grow & Go
Ready, Set, Go & Grow! The IAA Foundation proudly presents its 7th Annual 5K Grow & Go to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Ag in the Classroom (IAITC), a program that provides free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel & farming. Location: Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters, 1701 Towanda Ave, Bloomington, IL. Admission $25-$30. Details: 309-557-2230 or

13 Korean War National Museum Trivia Night
The Denis J. Healy Freedom Center Korean War National Museum is holding a Trivia Night on Saturday, May 13 hosted by WCIA’s Matt Metcalf at the VFW Post 755, 2211 Old Jacksonville Rd, Springfield, IL.  Doors open at 6 p.m. for attendees to review silent auction items.  The event begins at 7 p.m. Entry is $100 per table (maximum of 10 people) or $15 per individual. Space is limited.  Reservations for team tables may be made by calling 217- 523-7230 or by e-mail to The top two teams will get cash prizes.  VFW Post 755  will have a cash bar available to participants.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and snacks.

20 Screenwriting 101
Screenwriting 101: The Script -- Learn the basics about screenwriting in the two hour workshop.  From story idea to character development, to structure and format, learn the A, B, C's. Presented by Predestined Arts & Entertainment. Sponsored by the Central Illinois Film Commission. Location: Lincoln Library Carnegie Room. For details, 217-621-7037.

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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