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6 Stick With It!: Diabetes Self-Management
Adults with diabetes are invited to attend a diabetes self-management event offered by the Division of Endocrinology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The free education program, ‘Stick With It!,” will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, at the Simmons Cancer Institute, 320 W. Carpenter St., Springfield.The program is designed for adults with diabetes and their support persons. It will provide information about various aspects of living with diabetes, including potential complications, nutrition, testing and monitoring. Participants must register before October 30. Parking is available in the adjacent lot. For more information and to register, call SIU Endocrinology at 217-545-7985 weekdays.
16 An American Ice Princess & Her Doll
Fall skating event and tea party, sponsored by the Springfield Figure Skating Club. Advanced ticket price of $15 ($20 at the door), includes free skating & skate rental; goodie bag and a pair of ice skates for doll (or other favorite friend ); visit to the manicure station and doll hair station; tea, hot chocolate, and elegant desserts; chance to win the 2013 American Girl Doll of the Year Saige. Silent auction table. For advanced tickets, 217- 652-5226 or visit www.sfsc4u.com. Location: The Nelson Center Ice Rink, 1601 N. 5th Street, Springfield, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
23 Memory Loss Conference for Families
Memory loss is the topic of a conference for family caregivers and other care partners to be presented by the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD) in Springfield. The conference will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, November 23, at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway. The sponsors are Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Department on Aging and St. John’s Hospital. The conference will provide general information about the disease and offer caregiving strategies to persons with memory loss and their family members and caregivers. The conference will feature experts in the fields of memory loss and care giving. Sessions for family caregivers begin with “Just Been Diagnosed? Now What?” The remaining morning sessions are “Talk the Talk/Walk the Walk: Optimal Communication and Dementia Symptoms” (9:15 a.m.) and “Your Way! How to Find Dignity and Choice in a Nursing Home,” (10:30 a.m.). The afternoon sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. with “Living with Memory Loss.” The remaining sessions are “Thinking Ahead: Making Informed Decisions” (1 p.m.), “Mini Sessions” on legal, medical and caregiving issues (2 p.m.), and “Family Dynamics, What is Your Role?” (3 p.m.). The registration fee for Saturday’s conference is $25 before November 1 and $30 after November 1. Registration can be made online at www.siumed.edu/cme, or by mail. A limited number of registration fee waivers are available to attend the family caregiver conference. To apply for a waiver or for more information about the conference, call 217-545-7181 weekdays. To register for either conference, see the flyer at www.siumed.edu/alz.
27 Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
"Let Us Give Thanks Together," a Thanksgiving Eve worship service at Faith Lutheran Church, 2312 Whittier, 7 p.m. Participating Lutheran churches - Atonement, Grace, Faith (Jacksonville), Luther Memorial, Faith (Springfield) and St. John's. Everyone is welcome to attend worship service and dessert reception.
4, 11 & 18 Advent Dinner & Devotions
Join Pastor Tom Christell and the congregation of the Historic Grace Lutheran Church for "Advent Dinner and Devotions." Grace Lutheran Church, 714 E. Capitol Avenue, 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Devotions. Freewill donation. For more information, call 217-522-3965.
7 Abundant Faith Supportive Services Cookie Walk/Bake Sale
Purchase holiday treats while supporting Abundant Faith housing programs for homeless (or at risk) women and children. Enter your best cake, pie, and treat in the bake-off! Location: Abundant Faith Christian Church, 2525 Taylor Avenue, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For additional information, 527-1006.
7 Kleiner Christkindlmarkt Christmas Market
Various handmade items: Strohsterne (straw stars), Scherenschnitte (silhouettes) and Adventskränze (advent wreaths) Manufactured items: Christmas tree ornaments, gently used Christmas items, Stollen, Christmas candies and Spekulatius; bake sale items, cookies, cakes, breads and more goodies. Essen u. Trinken (food and drink): Grilled brats with sauerkraut (optional), hot pretzels, hot kaffee, hot cocoa, hot cider and Glühwein. Musical Attractions: High School German language students will sing Christmas carols, musical performances (weather permitting) by: Jean Dowell, Sally Correll and Bill Ryan.
Other Attractions: There will be a free-standing fire pit to warm yourself by as you eat and drink our goodies. Santa Claus will stop by for a visit. Kleiner Christkindlmarkt: A Little Christmas Market will be at Engel’s on Edwards, 552 S. MacArthur, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional information, 217-793-0139.
14 Holiday Historic Home Tour
Holiday tours of the Elijah Iles house, Vachel Lindsay home, Illinois Executive Mansion, Edwards Place and Lincoln Home. Step back in time at each house and enjoy the beautiful decorations of holidays past. Enjoy 19th century music, refreshments and visit with Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Free admission. Sites may be visited in any order from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
20 Springfield Figure Skating Club's Holiday Exhibition
Enjoy ice skates as they interpret holiday music! Silent auction, refreshments, free photo, food drive! Location: Nelson Center Ice Arena at Lincoln Park, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free public skate at 7 p.m. for each person who brings two canned good items for the Food Drive.
Ongoing Meetings & Events
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://www.carillon-rees.org/html/the_carillon_belles.html.
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/Illinois.html.
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.
Check out these links
Hoogland Center for the Arts
Illinois State Fair
Illinois State Museum
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Illinois Times Calendar
Rees Memorial Carillon
Springfield Convention and Visitor's Bureau Calendar
Theatre in the Park
University of Illinois at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium