Check the Library Event Calendar for community meetings and events(highlighted in orange) that are being held at Lincoln Library.
12 On the Prairie
The Springfield Art Association presents On the Prairie: Bronzes, by Marshall Mitchell. The opening reception will be held in the M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, 700 N. 4th St., 5 p.m., featuring bronzes by the late Springfield artist, Marshall Mitchell. The exhibition will run through October 4. Info., 217-523-2631
13 Flashback PROM 5k & Kid's Fun Run
Runners, walkers and wanna haver fun-ers, register here for a 5K Run, Walk, & Roll/1-mile kids fun run! Following the run, enjoy the "After Prom" with something for everyone - live music, food trucks, bounce house, and more! Funds raised will go towards the construction of the Tri-Angels Playground, a playground dedicated to the lives of Amara, Sophie, and Cecilia Schaffhausen, who's lives were cut short by a terrible act of domestic violence. Their mother, Jessica , a 1997, graduate of Glenwood High School has partnered with Unlimited Play to build a park in their hometown of River Falls, WI to celebrate the girls' lives. Location: Chatham Community Park, 731 S Main, 9 a.m.- 5p.m. $ 35 Information, 217-670-0902.
13-14 Art Spectacular at the Carillon
Juried Fine Art Fair featuring 45 artists and their original artwork in an exciting variety of mediums, demonstrations, silent auction, gift basket raffle, music and Kids' Place. Rain or shine. Washington Park, corner of Fayette and Chatham Road. September 13 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; September 14 - 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Art Fair is free. Kids' Place is $1.25. Funds raised benefit the Rees Memorial Carillon. Information, 217-787-3532.
20 St. Joseph's Home Fall Fest
The 3rd Annual Fall Fest for St. Joseph's Home will be from 11am-4pm Saturday, Sept. 20th on the lawn of SJH (3306 S.
Sixth Street Road). The event will feature a free bounce house, free petting zoo, free face painting, "fireman for a day" area, live music, food booths and booths by dozens of local vendors. Inquiries: 217-529-5596.
21 Edwards Place Fine Art Fair
Join the Springfield Art Association's 26th Annual Fine Art Fair! Enjoy and purchase art from over 70 artists, from the Midwest and beyond, in a variety of media. Kids area, live art demonstrations, entertainment and food will also be occurring on the lawn of the SAA. Springfield Art Association, 700 N. 4th St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information, 523-2631
27 Annual Craft & Food Festival
Sangamon County Association for Home and Community Education scholarship fundraiser. Chatham Community Center
109 W. Mulberry St. Chatham, IL (north side of the square), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Amish Quilt & Afghan Raffle, holiday gifts and crafts, country bakery, door prizes, odds & ends, books, craft & food magazines. Homemade Lunch from 11am – 1pm
Soup - Sandwiches – Pies – Beverages.
18 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Fundraising Walk
Registration opens at 7:30, event program begins at 8:30 followed by a fun 5K walk. Sign up - makingstrideswalk.org/SpringfieldIL . Ending ceremonies for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event will take place following the walk at 10:45 a.m. at the Be Aware Women's Fair in the Orr Buidling. All Making Strides participants get in FREE! For the Survivors: Visit the Survivor tent at the walk for a celebration! Each year we honor dozens of Central Illinois Survivors at the event. If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver, we also want to invite you to Pampered in Pink. A free day of pampering for survivors is September 28th at Firefighters Local Postal Club from 1-4 p.m. RSVP, 217-523-4503. Sponsored by American Cancer Society. Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds, Commodieties Pavilion, 801 E Sangamon Ave, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. PAdmission: Pregistered, $25 includes a t-shirt. Day of $35. Questions, SpringfieldILStrides@cancer.org or 217-523-4503.
25 Fall Harvest Festival
Face painting, bounce house, games, community outreach programs, raffles, bake sale and silent auction. Sponsored by Unity For Christ Outreach Ministries, 1319 S. 13th St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are 3 for $1.00. Info., 217-523-4701.
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.