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November 2011


Nursing HomesFriday, Nov. 4

Elkhart Historical Society dinner and lecture
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: Presentation by Paul Beaver: "William Scully and the Scully Estates of Logan County, Illinois."
(See article.)
WHERE: Wild Hare Cafť, 104 Gov. Oglesby St., downtown Elkhart
WHEN: 5:30-8 pm

Saturday, Nov. 5

Pictures with Santa
SPONSOR: Humane Society of Logan County
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up column.)
WHERE: Big R, Heritage Plaza
WHEN: 10 am-2 pm

Evening of music, coffee and encouragement
SPONSOR: Woven Together
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Critically acclaimed Bill Mallonee of Vigilantes of Love will share his music while you enjoy an organic, fair-trade cup of coffee -- all while celebrating how adoption has helped us all AND discovering how we can help others. Cover charge. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=283294735030422.
WHERE: 1700 N. Jefferson St.
WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 pm, program at 7 pm

Sunday, Nov. 6

Turkey dinner
SPONSOR: Zonta Club of Lincoln
WHO: Public
DETAILS: For ticket information, call 217-737-8920.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Lincoln Community High School, 1000 Primm Road
WHEN: 11 am-1:30 pm

Celebration and dance for veterans
SPONSOR: Youth group of St. John United Church of Christ
WHO: Veterans from Logan County
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Lincoln American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 5-7:30 pm

Monday, Nov. 7

Blood drive
SPONSOR: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Donate blood 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 and Hopedale Medical Complex. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 118, or sign up through www.cicbc.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
WHERE: Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo
WHEN: Noon-6 pm

Free health and nutrition issues seminar
WHO: Everyone is invited
DETAILS: Presented by Dr. Dan Freesmeier. The topic for the first half of the evening will be the relationship between a leaky gut and osteoarthritis, and the second half will be on fibromyalgia.
WHERE: Faith Lutheran Church, 2320 N. Kickapoo
WHEN: 6 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Lincoln Writers Club meeting
SPONSOR: Lincoln Writers Club
WHO: All are welcome
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up column.)
WHERE: Lincoln College dining hall, Alumni Room
WHEN: 6:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 10

Blood drive
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Donate blood 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 and Hopedale Medical Complex. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 118, or sign up through www.cicbc.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
WHERE: Elkhart Christian Church parking lot, 113 S. Gillett, Elkhart
WHEN: 3-6 pm

USO dance
SPONSOR: Senior Issues Task Force of the Healthy Communities Partnership
WHO: Public 
DETAILS: Free to seniors and veterans of all ages. Come join the sounds of the Jim Markum Swing Band. Refreshments and much more. For more information, call 217-732-6132 or visit www.healthycommunitiespartnership.org.
WHERE: American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 6-9 pm

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day observance
SPONSOR: VFW Post 1756
WHO: Veterans, family and friends. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come.
DETAILS: Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. Nov. 11 each year is the day we ensure that veterans know we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free. Please come join us to thank veterans for their service. Ham and beans will be served for a donation following the ceremony.  
WHERE: Freedom Hall Event Center, formerly known as the VFW Hall
WHEN: 10:30-11 am

Tree lighting in downtown Lincoln
SPONSOR: Main Street Lincoln
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Courthouse square
WHEN: To be announced

Saturday, Nov. 12

Holiday market
SPONSOR: Lincoln Farmer's Market
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Homemade rag rugs, hand-sewn items, winter squash and other produce, homemade dog biscuits, woodworking and custom-made signs, baked goods, chili mix, handmade jewelry, homemade candles, and many other items too numerous to list. For more information, visit www.lincolnfarmersmarket.org for a comprehensive list of vendors and available items.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Lincoln VFW, 915 Fifth St.
WHEN: 9 am-2 pm

Holiday shopping event in Emden
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Central Illinois Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. More than 30 crafters, artists, consultants. Fundraiser breakfast and lunch served by Hartem Volleyball Club.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Emden Community House, Lincoln Street, Emden
WHEN: 9 am-2 pm

Pre-Christmas activities for children
SPONSOR: Main Street Lincoln
WHO: Children
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Main Street Lincoln office, 109 S. Kickapoo, and Santa's hut downtown
WHEN: 10 am

Marine Corps birthday celebration
SPONSOR: Sgt. Robert E. Graue Detachment 1336, Marine Corps League 
WHO: All Marines, FMF corpsmen and guests
DETAILS: Main course is provided. Please bring dish to pass. Food goes till food is gone. Please RSVP to Jay Gaydosh, 306-5036.
WHERE: VFW Post 1756, 915 Fifth St.
WHEN: Doors open at 6 pm

Sunday, Nov. 13

Pork chop dinner
SPONSOR: Hartsburg-Emden FFA Alumni
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Pork chop or hot dog, baked beans, applesauce, dessert, and drink. Carryouts available. Proceeds to benefit FFA and Hartsburg-Emden FFA Alumni Association.
WHERE: Hartsburg-Emden High School cafeteria
WHEN: 11 am-1 pm

Thursday, Nov. 17

VFW meal
SPONSOR: VFW Post and 1756 Ladies Auxiliary 
WHO: Everyone is welcome
DETAILS: Pork and dressing. 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

Family Reading Night
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library Youth Services
WHO: Everyone
DETAILS: The library's Readers Theater group will perform.
WHERE: Library Annex
WHEN: 6-7 pm

Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community High School Music Department
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: (See publicity.)
WHERE: Maple Club, 1458 Route 121
WHEN: Doors open at 6 pm; meal begins at 6:30

Friday, Nov. 18

Italian dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Kiwanis
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See publicity.)
WHERE: American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 4-7 pm

Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community High School Music Department
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: (See publicity.)
WHERE: Maple Club, 1458 Route 121
WHEN: Doors open at 6 pm; meal begins at 6:30

Saturday, Nov. 19

Marble run for Charm Karrick
DETAILS: Cars, trucks, RVs, bikes, Jeeps and scooters are welcome. Join the fun and support Charm. Free jukebox and taco bar at Billís Bar when participants return. For the 50-50 drawing, winner need not be present.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Starts and ends at Billís Bar, Lawndale
WHEN: 9 am check-in; return around 5 pm

Trivia Night fundraiser
SPONSOR: Montessori Children's House of Lincoln
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Trivia Night scholarship fundraiser for Montessori Children's House of Lincoln, for children ages 3-9. Teams of eight. Call for details: 217-341-9275.
(See publicity.)

WHERE: Rusty's Clubhouse, 2810 Woodlawn Road
WHEN: 6:30 pm-?

Sunday, Nov. 20

Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community High School Music Department
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: Sunday tickets include dessert only and performance.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Maple Club, 1458 Route 121
WHEN: Doors open at 2 pm; dessert begins at 2:30

Monday, Nov. 21

Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society meeting
SPONSOR: Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society 
WHO: Everyone welcome
DETAILS: "Getting Acquainted with Resources for Genealogy Research," presented by Gary Freese
WHERE: 114 N. Chicago St. 
WHEN: 6:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 25

Chili or turkey vegetable soup meal
SPONSOR: Oasis
WHO: Public is invited
DETAILS: Meal includes hot dog, dessert and drink. Carryouts available through the alley door. Bake sale and holiday crafts go on sale at 10 am. Santa will be available between 6 and 6:30 pm, after the annual Christmas parade, to take all gift requests.  
WHERE: 501 Pulaski St.
WHEN: 3-7 pm

Christmas parade
SPONSOR: Main Street Lincoln
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Theme: "Songs of Christmas"
WHERE: Lincoln
WHEN: Evening

Saturday, Nov. 26

Pride of the Prairie Folk Art and Craft Show
SPONSOR: Lincoln Park District
WHO: Public
DETAILS: http://www.lincolnparkdistrict.com/Special-Events/Pride-Of-The-Prairie
(See publicity.)
WHERE: 1400 Primm Road
WHEN: 8 am-3 pm

Christmas parade in Mason City
SPONSORS: Harnacke Buildings and Whitsel's Accounting
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Organizers are looking for participants to join in the parade. 
WHERE: Mason City
WHEN: Line up at 5:30 pm for parade at 6 pm

 

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