Check the Library Event Calendar for community meetings and events(highlighted in orange) that are being held at Lincoln Library.
7 Dance of the Decades
Springfield Ski Club dance with music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Dress in the style of your favorite era. Prizes: best dress attire, hula-hoop and more. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Dance lessons at 6 p.m. Dance begins at 7 p.m. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2200 South Meadowbrook Road, Springfield. $10 per person (members $8). Questions, www.springfieldskiclub.org .
8 Pro-Text Addendum Opening
Last year, Robert Sill of the Illinois State Museum, curated the core exhibition, Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art.
That show is now opening at the State Museum in Springfield (March 8--September 13) and the partner organizations are featuring exhibitions with the same theme. The Pro-Text Addendum exhibition in the M.G. Nelson Family Gallery of the SAA, expands on the core exhibition with additional works by the Pro-Text artists from central Illinois: Stan Bly, L. Shayne Brantley, Betsy Dollar, Allison Lacher, Ruthann Mazrim, Michael Miller, Terry Rathje, Brian Sullivan, Kevin Veara and Thom Whalen. Works by local Springfield artists Shane Harris, Brytton Bjiorngaard, Jeff Robinson and Leslie Stalter will be added to the mix. The exhibition will run during open SAA hours through April 3. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th St. 741-5288
13 St. Patrick School's Blarney Bash
This fun-filled fundraiser benefiting St. Patrick Catholic School includes a bounty of hors d’oeuvres and libations, live and silent auction, drawings and raffles, live music by the Shenanigans, and viewing of Dick Levi’s incredible car and motorcycle collection. Location:LRS Hangar at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, Springfield. $30 per person. $50 per couple. $200 per table. To make reservations, www.st-patrick.org/alumni/upcoming-events/ or 523-7670.
11 Paint Party to Benefit Benedictine Student Travelers
Join us for a night of painting and good fun! There will be two paintings to choose from (a flower and a tree). Canvas, paints, brushes and aprons provided. Drinks and baked goods available for an additional cost.Raffle: $1/ticket or $5/6 tickets. Items include: West of Wise Wine Basket; Liza Sullivan Original Photograph, Fashionista Jewelry Set, Bob Dixon Original Art Piece. Tickets are $20 per person. *Benedictine Students: Tickets are only $15 (Must show student ID)* Space is limited so reserve your spot now. Located at Benedictine University in Angela Hall, 1400 North Sixth Street. 416-6824. All proceeds will benefit the student travelers going to Europe in May.
25 "Take a Step for Autism" Awareness Walk
The "Take a Step for Autism" Awareness Walk is an annual event sponsored by The Autism Society of Central Illinois. This event is free and open to the public. Bounce Houses, games, face painting, magicians and musical entertainment are offered throughout the morning. Activities begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walk itself will start at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Autism Society of Central Illinois. Location: Southwind Park, 4965 South 2nd Street, Springfield. 585-1421
25 St. Joseph Home Trivia Night
Assemble your team for a night of fun and fellowship while coming together to support St. Joseph's Home.
St. Joseph's Home will be hosting a Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th from 7-10pm in the Christ the King Parish Hall,1930 Barberry Dr . Doors will open at 6:30pm. The grand prize: $150 and our coveted traveling trophy. The cost is $15/person or $100/table. (Tables are limited to 8 individuals.) We will offer mulligans in sets of 4 for $20, allowing individuals to "undo" an incorrect answer. Concessions, including Avanti's Gondolas and a bake sale, and a basket auction will also be provided. Proceeds will benefit our upcoming home beautification project, specifically purchasing new draperies throughout the Home. To reserve your space, please call the Development Office at 529-5596 or email your table reservation to email@example.com.
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 www.iaafoundation.org
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://carillon-rees.org/Get-Involved#Belles.
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/grow-in-illinois/illinois-grow-centers.
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 uctmarket.com
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.