This Community Calendar is a service of Lincoln Library. Submissions are generated from individuals and organizations in the area. If you don't find an event you are looking for here, try the links below. Submit information to Lincoln Library's Calendar with a print-off form that you can FAX us at 217-753-4905 or mail to: Lincoln Library Community Calendar / 326 S. 7th St. / Springfield, IL 62701. Information can also be emailed to email@example.com.
1 & 2 Pastel Workshop
The Springfield Art Association is offering a two-day Pastel Workshop for beginners. The workshop will provide an introduction to painting with soft pastels, including: sampling materials; variety of pastels and papers; underpainting techniques and pastel handling techniques. $65 for non-members, $50 for members. To register and for additional information, phone 217-523-2631 or visit - springfieldart.org .
14 St. Patrick Catholic School's Inaugural Blarney Bash
Celebrate the accomplishments of the students and the community at the Inaugural Blarney Bash. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and libations, a live and silent auction, drawings and raffles, Celtic entertainment, live music by The Shenanigans, Dick Levi's vehicle collection, Leprechaun contest with prizes. Green attire is optional but encouraged. LRS Hangar at
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets: $25/person; $40/couple; $175 table of 10 (tables must be purchased at same time). For tickets - http://www.st-patrick.org/inaugural-blarney-bash/ or 217-523-7670.
29 & 30 Spotlight On Ice 2014: "Give Our Regards to Broadway"
Featuring ice versions of: Lion King, Hairspray, Sound of Music, Barnum, Showboat and Starlight Express. Presented by The Springfield Figure Skating Club. March 29 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m. at Nelson Center. Tickets available at Springfield area Schnucks & Nelson Center Ice Arena. For more information or group discounts call 217-483-1472.
26 2014 Great Cloth Diaper Change
Hosted by Faithful Baby in conjunction with Diaper Derby from 10am - 4pm at White Oaks Mall. In 2013 The Great Cloth Diaper Change broke a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed at once and we are setting out to do it again this year! Come out and participate in some Great Family fun that includes awesome vendors, prizes, raffles, and more! Register for the event for FREE, order diapers, and t-shirts here:
You can also find out more information about the Great Cloth Diaper Change at www.greatclothdiaperchange.com
10 Illinois Farm Bureau's 5K Grow & Go
Celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Hosted entirely on the grounds of the Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial and GROWMARK Headquarters beginning at 9 a.m. at 1701 Towanda Avenue in Bloomington, the 5K course has a cross-country feel with well maintained grass, pavement and a few rolling hills. Finishing times and results provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal. Youth ten and under can participate in the Cock-a-Doodle Dash quarter mile race where everyone wins an award! Participants will learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, a program providing free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel and farming. After the race/walk participants are invited to join an indoor open house featuring a hot breakfast and family fun activities. Kids will enjoy interactive learning stations and activities led by Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom staff and runners will appreciate unique tractor awards for 1st and 2nd place finishers in 5-year age categories. Learn more online at www.iaafoundation.org
Ongoing Meetings & Events
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 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.
Check out these links
Hoogland Center for the Arts
Illinois State Fair
Illinois State Museum
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Illinois Times Calendar
Rees Memorial Carillon
Springfield Art Association (SAA)
Springfield Convention and Visitor's Bureau Calendar
Theatre in the Park
University of Illinois at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium