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.


JULY 2017

1 Capital City Celebration
The Springfield Jaycees Capital City Celebration on Saturday, July 1, will be the first festival to use the former YWCA block downtown, Capital and 4th Street, from 11am through midnight. The Springfield Jaycees Capital City Celebration is funded by donations, organized by volunteers and open to all ages. Events: Fireworks will begin at dusk. Beverages and food will be available for purchase several food vendors. Jaycees Kids Zone: Join your favorite superheroes and princesses in a fun filled day of entertainment with a pageant for boys and girls, inflatables, rock wall, Girl Scouts crafts and make your own slime. The Kids Zone will open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and located on the former YWCA site. Dog Beauty Pageant: Bring your dog down for the Dog Beauty Pageant benefiting the APL at 11.30 a.m. Performances include the Wood 'n' Nickel Society 1:30 p.m.; Devin Williams Band 4:30 p.m.; Springfield Municipal Band 7 p.m.; Broseph E. Lee 9 p.m. More information, Springfield Jaycees Facebook.

1 through July 31  Backpack Drive for 186 Students
Donate a new, sturdy backpack for a Springfield District 186 student in need and receive a free museum admission or voucher for a future 2017 visit. For more information, visit or call (217) 558-8844.

4  Independence Day at the Presidential Library
Celebrate our nation's birthday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, 212 N. 6th Street! At noon, a dramatic reading of the Declaration of ndependence will be presented in the Museum Plaza. At 2 p.m., Ben Bedford, Nationally-known folk-singer/songwriter& recording artist, will perform in the Museum. Both events free with paid museum admission. There will also be a free Magic/Medicine Show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Union Square Park (across the street). For more information, visit or call (217) 558-8844.

22 Film 102: The Bizness Side of Film Workshop
Protect your investment, learn what to expect from a deal, what to include in every contract, examine an actual Distribution Deal Contract Agreement, up close and personal.Presented by Predestined Arts & Entertainment. Sponsored by the Central Illinois Film Commission. Location: Lincoln Library Carnegie Room. For details, 217-621-7037.

August 2017

10-20 Illinois State Fair
The 2017 Illinois State Fair will run from August 10 through August 20. The fairgrounds will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight each day of the Fair. A complete list of events and concerts can be found on the Illinois State Fair website.

September 2017

28 Cookies and Cocktails for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
Please join us for an awesome event benefiting the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois at LRS Hangar, Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport. $100 For more information, please contact the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois office at 217-523-8159.


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

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

Illinois Products Farmers' Market
Thursday Evenings 4-7 pm
May 5, 2016– October 13, 2016 (Due to Illinois State Fair, there will be not be a market August 11 and 18, 2016.)
Illinois State Fairgrounds – The Shed (across from Lincoln Stage)
Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, Illinois wine and craft beer, plants and flowers. Live entertainment, health screenings, kids activities and more!

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 or visit the webpage.

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Community Events Links

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