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.

July 2015

15  Benedictine MBA Information Session
To respond to the need for more affordable education and to honor the Benedictine promise of creating values-basedbusiness leaders, Benedictine University's National Moser Center for Adult Learning is piloting its Next Generation Learning M.B.A. program to experienced business professionals in underserved populations in the Central Illinois and Southwest Arizona regions for just $10,000 - an unprecedented higher education pricing strategy. Experienced business professionals who enroll in the 18-month, $10,000 M.B.A. program will receive the same high quality program and follow the same curriculum that is offered at the University's main campus in Lisle, Illinois, but in an updated blended format featuring Next Generation Learning. Brinkerhoff Home, 1500 N 5th St. For additional info., 217-523-1666 or epeppers@ben.edu

19-24 Blast to the Past Vacation Bible School
St. James Catholic Church and Riverton United Methodist Church welcome all area children to Bible Blast to the Past.VBS is open to all children entering grades PK – 8th Grade. At Bible Blast to the Past, kids will eat dinner, participate in the large‐group excitement of Blast to the Past Bash, experience God’s Word at Timeless Truth Tent, discover ancient arts and facts through science and crafts at Discovery Ruins, and enjoy games at Backtrack Bazaar. Along the way, kids will travel back in time using five mysterious artifacts as their clues. Through Bible Blast to the Past, they will walk away knowing that God will always love them—no matter what! Sunday through Thursday, the program will run from 5:30 to 8:30, at the St. 
James Catholic Church.  A Closing Program will be held at 6:30 PM on Friday, July 24th at the Riverton United Methodist Church. Save up those non-perishable food items!  All week through VBS we will be collecting items for the Riverton Food Pantry. To register, please contact Hope McKenzie at (217) 416‐7892 or soccermom859@comcast.net, or Nadine Mackenzie at (217) 416‐0890 or nadinemack421@gmail.com. http://facebook.com/rivertonblasttothepastvbs.

24 Organization Development Lecture
Benedictine University at Springfield is hosting an Organization Development lecture event that aims to help area businesses better understand change within their organizations. Area leaders in Organization Development will discuss current research in the field from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Memorial Medical Center. Speakers include: Dalitso Sulamoyo, president and CEO of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies; Brian Hampton, senior consultant at Deloitte; Amy Alfermann, leadership and organization effectiveness consultant at Ameren; Henry Williams, assistant professor of organizational leadership at Purdue University - North Central; and Regina Troxell, director of organization development and change at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information and to register for the event, go to ben.edu/moser/od, email jkirby@ben.edu or call (217) 717-3519. For more information about the National Moser Center and a full listing of its programs, please visit ben.edu/moser.

August 2015

Adult UG Programs Open House
Benedictine University invites prospective students to learn about our adult evening undergraduate programs. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty as well as admissions and financial aid counselors. Discover how Benedictine University can help you achieve the professional, personal and academic success you desire! Brinkerhoff Home, 1500 N 5th St. For additional info., 217-523-1666 or epeppers@ben.edu

13-23 Illinois State Fair
The 2015 Illinois State Fair runs August 13th through August 23rd, 7 a.m. to midnight each day. Admission: Adults (13 – 59) — $7; Children (5-12) — $3; Children (under 5) — FREE ; Senior Citizens (60 and older) — $3; Vehicle Parking (Single day) — $7. For additional information: http://www.illinois.gov/statefair/Pages/default.aspx

19  Benedictine MBA Information Session
To respond to the need for more affordable education and to honor the Benedictine promise of creating values-basedbusiness leaders, Benedictine University's National Moser Center for Adult Learning is piloting its Next Generation Learning M.B.A. program to experienced business professionals in underserved populations in the Central Illinois and Southwest Arizona regions for just $10,000 - an unprecedented higher education pricing strategy. Experienced business professionals who enroll in the 18-month, $10,000 M.B.A. program will receive the same high quality program and follow the same curriculum that is offered at the University's main campus in Lisle, Illinois, but in an updated blended format featuring Next Generation Learning. Brinkerhoff Home, 1500 N 5th St. For additional info., 217-523-1666 or epeppers@ben.edu


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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 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.

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 valerie.goodwin@redcross.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.

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Community Events Links


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