This Community Calendar is a service of Lincoln Library. Submissions are generated from individuals and organizations in the area. If you don't find an event you are looking for here, try the links below. Submit information to Lincoln Library's Calendar with a print-off form that you can FAX us at 217-753-4905 or mail to: Lincoln Library Community Calendar / 326 S. 7th St. / Springfield, IL 62701. Information can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 Veterans Town Hall Meeting
Illinois AMVETS are hosting a Veterans Town Hall Meeting at the Abraham Lincoln Presidentaion Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield, at 6 p.m. Veterans Service Officers will be leading an informational meeting regardned new and reopened VA disability claims, employment services, GI Bill and other valuable veterans services. Assistance filing VA claims will be available. www.ilamvets.org 217-528-4713
6, 13, 20 & 27 SIU Med School Offers Memory University 2013
Memory University 2013 video conference series is being offered on Thursdays in June by the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The series is produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center. The sessions will be teleconferenced from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at the SIU-Edwardsville School of Nursing Building, 409 W. Calhoun, Room 110, Springfield. They are free and open to the public. The topics and speakers are: June 6 – “Function and Cognition;” June 13 – “When Speech Fails;” June 20 – “Brains Behaving Badly: When Human Attention Systems Fail;” and June 27 – “Mild Cognitive Impairment and Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease: Debates and Concerns about MCI in the Real World.” Registration is required, go to www.siumed.edu/alz or call 217-545-7181. Check-in begins at noon. Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch.
8 “SAVOR” A BEAUTIFUL EVENING AT THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION
genHkids is hosting “Savor” on Saturday, June 8th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This first annual event, hosted in the beautiful Mansion Gardens, will provide guests an opportunity to Savor both the atmosphere and wonderful, artfully prepared food! The evening will include live music from Karen Koenig, an open bar, a “Chopped”-style professional Chef’s competition, with Springfield’s own Chef Jordan Coffey from American Harvest, squaring off against Nashville’s Chef Ray Whitlock. Purchase tickets at genhkids.org/savor or by contacting Dina Bridge at email@example.com.
22 Simmons Cancer Institute's 5th Annual Butterfly Release
The 5th Annual Butterfly Release benefiting Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SCI) will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22 in the Thomas Garden of Hope, Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter Street, Springfield. The event is free and open to the public. Butterfly sponsorships are available for $25 by calling 217-545-2955 or online at www.siumed.edu/cancer. To receive additional information regarding other sponsorship opportunities call Patsy Wappel at 217-545-0395. SCI’s Butterfly Release celebrates, supports and encourages anyone facing a health-related issue, family members, friends, and professional caregivers who provide understanding and assistance. Names of persons who are being celebrated and those being remembered are read publicly during the ceremony. Music and inspirational readings are also featured, followed by the release of butterflies native to central Illinois; the highpoint of the special program.
23 Backyard Bible Camp Vacation Bible School
St. James Catholic Church and Riverton United Methodist Church invite children (Pre-K through 7th grade) to attend God’s Backyard Bible Camp Vacation Bible School. The program takes place Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, with a closing program on Friday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverton United Methodist Church. Free. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Riverton Food Pantry are encouraged. St. James Catholic Church, 112 North Sixth Street, Riverton (next to Riverton Elementary School). Riverton United Methodist Church, 429 East Lincoln, Riverton. Contact Hope McKenzie at 217-416-7892 or RivertonVBS@gmail.com, for more information.
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