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.

June 2018

6, 13, 20 & 27 Old Capitol Farmers Market
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield on Adams St. between 3rd & 5th Sts. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.
Every Wednesday & Saturday through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/OldCapitolFarmersMarket/ 217-544-1723

6 History of the State Flag 
A special program in celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial.  David Joens, Director of the Illinois State Archives and author of From Slave to State Legislator, will tell about the history of the Illinois State Flag. David is a fifth generation resident of Illinois and currently lives in Springfield. He is the author of several articles on Illinois history.  Free; registration required. 
www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov / 217-558-8844 Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 212 N 6th Street.

7, 14, 21 & 28 Illinois Products Farmers Market
Each week the Illinois Products Farmers Market will feature a musical entertainment, Illinois beer and Illinois wine, and local food truck vendors. Also be on the look-out for our scheduled cooking demonstrations from LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program as they prepare Springfield Clinic's "Recipe of the Week."
Products range from produce, meat, eggs, plants, specialty products, wine and beer - all produced right here in Illinois. Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds - The Shed, 801 E. Sangamon Ave. 4-7 p.m. 217-524-3297 www.agr.state.il.us/nightmarket

9, 16, 23 & 30 Old Capitol Farmers Market
The Old Capitol Farmers Market can be found in the heart of Downtown Springfield on Adams St. between 3rd & 5th Sts. At the market, you’ll find local farm and artisan vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and cheeses, flowers and more.
Every Wednesday & Saturday through October, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/OldCapitolFarmersMarket/ 217-544-1723

9 Alice in Wonderland - Children's Ballet
The Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPG), an organization spotlighting young talent from the Springfield area, is presenting a colorful, energetic production of the classical children's ballet Alice in Wonderland at 1 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth Street. $15 adults $10 children under 12. 217-523-2787 / sypg@comcast.net

14 History Sparkles
Enjoy an evening with our historians as they share the seldom told anecdotes of four First Ladies which point to the validity of this popular refrain: "Well-behaved women seldom make history".  Our newest exhibit, From Illinois to the White House, focuses on Illinois Presidents.  This evening will focus on their wives, our First Ladies.  Delicious desserts and beverages served all evening.  $31.50 members; $35 public. Registration required. www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov / 217-558-8844 Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 212 N 6th Street.

21 1918: Americans Over There
The future of Europe and the world hung in the balance in 1918, and that issue hung on a million and a half exuberant but inexperienced American doughboys.  Presented by Dr. Mark DePue in the Museum’s Union Theater at 6:30 p.m. Free; registration required at www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov / 217-558-8844 Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 212 N 6th Street.

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 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 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 valerie.goodwin@redcross.org or visit the webpage.

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