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.

March 2018

9 & 10 Volunteer Depreciation: The Awards Showdown
The Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library is pleased to present this year’s murder mystery play, entitled, Volunteer
Depreciation: The Awards Showdown,
written by Ryan Byers. Local performers include: Janie Bundy, Dave Kimsey, Greg Bishop, Natalie Young, Laura Mitkos, Megan Freeman, Tom Klein and Meghan Harmon. Performances are Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  These shows have historically sold out and it is suggested to buy tickets as soon as possible either by mail or by stopping by the Friends Café & Bookstore to pay by cash, check or credit card. The $15 matinee includes dessert and $25 evening Shows include dinner and a dessert. Prizes provided by local businesses are given to winners of the mystery.  The reservation form is located on the ibrary’s website at or can be picked up at the Friends Café and Bookstore.  For questions, please contact the Library’s café and Bookstore at 217-483-2713.

10 Historical Society Trivia Night
Trivia Night to benefit the Sangamon County Historical Society programs.  Questions will be of a general nature and the event will be emceed by Mark McDonald.  The three top teams will earn cash prizes of $200 for first place, $100 for second place, or $50 for third place.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase, including chili from Les Eastep.  Individuals or groups can register either online at mail a check to the Sangamon County Historical Society, Box 9744, Springfield, IL  62791-9744. Event location: Christ the King Parish Hall, 1930 Barberry Drive, Springfield, IL. $10 per person or $100 per table. Questions, 217-525-1961.

10 Hopeful Futures Gala
Benefit for the children and families of the Hope Institute. Location: Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 East Adams.  FEATURING: An exclusive Golden Ticket Drawing, live auction, dinner, and dueling pianos. (Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m., Dueling Pianos 8:30 p.m.) Admission, $125. Register to attend -- Questions, 217-525-9536.

16 & 17 2018 QUILTS  Quilt Show
"Piecing Together 200 Years,"  the biennial QUILTS of Springfield show with more than 300 entries. Special quilt groupings, vendors and food available.  10-6 Friday, March 17 and 10-4 Saturday, March 18. Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, 4H  State Road, Springfield.  $7 daily or  $10 for 2-day ticket. Info:  217-899-6873.

30 Hope's Night at the Rink
Come out and watch some Jr. Blues Hockey with some of the kids from Hope! Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. $10 per person ($5 comes back to help support the programs at Hope). Location: Nelson Center, 1601 North 5th St. Questions, 217-585-5178.

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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