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.

May 2015

5 5K Grow N Go
IAA Foundation's 5th annual Grow & Go, on Saturday, May 9th at 9 a.m., to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table.Hosted entirely on the grounds of the Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial and GROWMARK Headquarters on Towanda Avenue in Bloomington.  Finishing times and results are provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Youth 10 and under can participate in the "Cock-a-Doodle Dash" quarter mile race where everyone wins an award! Participants learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause as proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, a program providing free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel and farming. After the race/walk participants are invited to join an indoor open house featuring a hot breakfast and family fun activities. Kids enjoy interactive learning stations and activities led by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom staff and runners will appreciate unique tractor awards for 1st and 2nd place finishers in 5-year age categories. The 5K registration fee is $20; after May 1st the fee increases to $25. A $5 entry fee covers youth participating in the Cock-a-Doodle Dash. Registered participants receive a t-shirt, water stops, professional timing and a hot breakfast. Those interested in attending the open house and breakfast only can purchase tickets for $7.   Runners can go the extra mile and raise funds to support IAITC and earn free registration and other rewards as a "Grow and Go Hero".  Learn more online at

9 "Spring Into Classics!" with the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony
The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony will present "Spring Into Classics" on Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m., in the Springfield High School Auditorium, 101 S Lewis St. The concert will feature all levels of the orchestras: Starter Strings, Starter Strings II, Preparatory Orchestra, and Youth Symphony, SVYS's premier ensemble. The concert will feature works such as Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Respighi's Pines of Rome, and Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours. Concerto Competition Junior Division Winner Nathan Yuan will perform Vivaldi's Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6, 1st Mvt, accompanied by the Youth Symphony. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children aged 10 and under. Information, 753-8000 or

16 & 17  Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair
Set against the backdrop of the Illinois Old State Capitol building, art lovers find the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair to be the jewel of the Midwest. This tradition of fine art has brought artists and shoppers from across the country flocking to downtown Springfield's two-day outdoor art gallery for over 50 years. Free to the public, the juried fair is dedicated to top quality and media variety, keeping the more than 30,000 eager buyers coming back each year.In addition to a premium fair with many amenities, the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair boasts $15,000 in artist awards, a catered evening Artist and Patron party, a unique Children's Tent to encourage the young collector, a food court and live music. Please visit for more information. Locationt: Old State Capitol Complex, 5th and Adams Streets. Saturday, May 16 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17 - 10a.m.-4 p.m.

17 Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra Spring Concert
The Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra presents the 2014-2015 Season Finale concert with Music Director and Conductor Eugene Power on Sunday, May 17, at 4:00 p.m. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre III, 420 S Sixth St, Springfield, IL.  The program includes Kamen Petkov performing Kreisler's Preludium and Allegro, Wieniawski's Legende, and Theme from Schindler's List by John Williams. Also on the program is Spring Song by Sibelius and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. We hope you will join us for this evening of great classical music! Information, 753-8000 or

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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

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