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December 2011

Nursing HomesSaturday, Dec. 3

Bake sale
SPONSOR: Elkhart Needs and Goals
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Annual bake sale. Santa will be there 9-1.
WHERE: Elkhart Village Hall
WHEN: 8-11 am

Holiday shopping event in Atlanta
SPONSOR: Elise Robison
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Get your Christmas shopping done, with over 15 vendors under one roof. Santa will visit from 11 am to 2 pm. There will be face painting for the kids and much more. Bring your friends, family and children.
WHERE: Atlanta Community House, Atlanta
WHEN: 9 am-2 pm

Christmas in the Chapel
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University
WHO: Public, with reserved tickets
DETAILS: "Christmas at Lincoln Valley High"
Ticket request form:
WHERE: Chapel at LCU
WHEN: 10 am, 2:30 pm, 7 pm

Christmas candlelight service
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: Public, with reserved tickets
DETAILS: For tickets, call 217-947-2238 and then use form at
(See article.)

WHERE: St. John the Baptist Chapel, Elkhart
WHEN: 2, 4, 5:30 and 8 pm

Santa Claus at New Holland
SPONSOR: New Holland Volunteer Firemen 
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Santa Claus will be at the New Holland Firehouse. There will be gift bags for the children.
WHERE: New Holland Fire Department
WHEN: 2-4 pm

Sunday, Dec. 4

Carroll Catholic Christmas Bazaar
SPONSOR: Carroll Catholic School
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (Picture page) (Publicity)
WHERE: Carroll Catholic School gym and cafeteria, 111 Fourth St.
WHEN: 7:30 am-noon

Concert by Living Faith
SPONSOR: KCB Historical Society
WHO: Community is invited
DETAILS: Gospel group performance. Free-will offering will be accepted. Following the concert, there will be refreshments and fellowship in the church basement.
WHERE: Middletown United Methodist Church
WHEN: 2 pm

Christmas in the Chapel
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University
WHO: Public, with reserved tickets
DETAILS: "Christmas at Lincoln Valley High"
Ticket request form:
WHERE: Chapel at LCU
WHEN: 2:30 pm, 7 pm

Monday, Dec. 5

Blood drive
SPONSOR: Lincoln United Methodist Church
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Donate blood at this lifesaving event in support of the central Illinois blood supply. Central Illinois Community Blood Center is the blood provider to area patients of 15 counties at 12 central Illinois hospitals. CICBC is the only provider of blood to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Hopedale Medical Complex, Memorial Medical Center and St. Johnís Hospital. If you have any questions about donating, you can call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253). Walk-ins are always welcome, but to schedule an appointment, call Jessica at 1-866-GIVE-BLD, ext. 118, or sign up online to earn points for rewards at For more information, visit
WHERE: Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo
WHEN: Noon-6 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Tuesday With Santa
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library Youth Services
WHO: Children and families
DETAILS: Please register for accurate planning by calling 732-5732. Bring your camera for pictures.
WHERE: Library Annex
WHEN: 5-6:30 pm

Thursday, Dec. 8

Blood drive
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Central Illinois Community Blood Center blood drive. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 118, or sign up through
WHERE: Lincoln College Student Center, 900 N. Ottawa
WHEN: 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Make a giveaway gift
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library Youth Services Department
WHO: Youth ages 8 and up 
DETAILS: Registration required for accurate planning. Call 732-5732.
WHERE: Library Annex
WHEN: 3:30 pm

VFW Post 1756 meeting
SPONSOR: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756
WHO: Members of Post 1756 
DETAILS: Monthly meeting. Come early and join us for a great meal from the Ladies Auxiliary. 
WHERE: 915 Fifth St.
WHEN: 7:30 pm

Friday, Dec. 9

Christmas musical: "It's a Wonder-full Life"
SPONSOR: Zion Lutheran Church & School, Mount Pulaski 
WHO: Public
DETAILS: School musical with preschool to eighth-grade students. Admission is free but please bring a nonperishable food item for the Logan County Food Bank.
WHERE: Zion Lutheran Elkhart Center, 217 S. Gillett St., Elkhart
WHEN: 7 pm

Saturday, Dec. 10

Christmas cookie walk
SPONSOR: Harvest of Talents for World Hunger, Lincoln Christian Church
WHO: Cookie lovers
DETAILS: Homemade cookies sold by the pound. Opportunity to purchase homemade Christmas cookies for your holiday entertaining. All proceeds go to the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger.
(See publicity.)

WHERE: Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Center, 204 N. McLean
WHEN: 8-11 am

Thursday, Dec. 15

VFW meal
SPONSOR: VFW Post and 1756 Ladies Auxiliary 
WHO: Everyone is welcome
DETAILS: Swiss steak. Handicap ramp located on east side of building. Carryouts available. To call ahead, 217-737-9590.
WHERE: Freedom Hall Event Center, formerly known as the VFW Hall
WHEN: 4:30-7 pm



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