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April 2012


Tuesday, April 17

Blood drive
SPONSOR: Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Central Illinois Community Blood Center blood drive. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 158, or sign up through www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
(See article.)
WHERE: CICBC donor bus at ALMH, 200 Stahlhut Drive
WHEN: 11 am-4 pm

Breast cancer support group meeting
SPONSOR: Logan County Breast Cancer Support 
WHO: All cancer survivors
DETAILS: An informal meeting where veteran survivors can share encouragement with each other, those more recently diagnosed, plus family members and caretakers. 
WHERE: Wombacher Room, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital 
WHEN: 7-8:30 pm

Bioethics conversation with Dr. Michael Sleasman
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University bioethics program
WHO: Open
DETAILS: Dr. Sleasman is the managing director and research scholar for the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.
(See article.)

WHERE: Lincoln Christian University, Restoration Hall, R49 
WHEN: 7-8:30 pm

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22

Wildflower Weekend
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.) (See another article.)
WHERE: Elkhart

Friday, April 20

Breakfast buffet for 25th anniversary of tourism bureau
SPONSOR: Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County
DETAILS: For reservations, call 217-732-8687.
WHERE: Lincoln American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 7:30 am

Seminar: "Clinical Perspectives on Burnout Issues for Clinical and Ministry Leaders"
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University and Illini Christian Ministries
WHO: Therapists, ministry leaders
DETAILS: Tony Merritt and Elisha Hamilton will provide insights for practicing therapists, clinicians and ministry leaders who feel their health, marriage or family life is being negatively impacted by constant care for others. The seminar will also show the value of self-monitoring principles and seeking outside objective reality checks to help prevent burnout. Attendees will learn how to assess, assist and restore clients and their family members who are experiencing burnout. The registration deadline is April 13. For more information or to register, contact Illini Christian Ministries at 217-469-7566 or seminar@icmfamily.org.
(See article.)
WHERE: ClearView Church, 1503 E. College Ave., Suite G, Normal
WHEN: 9 am-4 pm

Seminar: "Staying on Your Own 2 Feet"
SPONSOR: The Christian Village
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Free seminar and luncheon. Join us for a light lunch and learn safety tips from a certified occupational therapist on how you can prevent falls at home. RSVP to Marcia Cook by April 18. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today: 217-732-2189 or mcook.tcv@christianhomes.org.
WHERE: 1507 Seventh St. (nursing home)
WHEN: Noon-1 pm

Scrapbook night
SPONSOR: Woven Together, Jefferson Street Christian Church
WHO: Scrapbookers and crafters
DETAILS: Join us for a night of fun and fellowship as we make scrapbook pages for the Woven Together Ministry. These pages are combined to make books for children in the foster system. We desire to bring hope to the hopeless. Bring your creativity, a friend and a snack to share. Donations according to whether you work on Woven Together pages or your own projects. All proceeds go to the Woven Together Ministry Fund, which supports fostering and adopting families in our community.
WHERE: Jefferson Street Christian Church Fellowship Center, 1700 N. Jefferson
WHEN: 6 pm-midnight

Concert: "An Evening of Jazz"
SPONSOR: Lincoln College
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Concert by Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos. Admission fee.
WHERE: Lincoln College, Johnston Center for Performing Arts
WHEN: 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 21

Wildflower Nature Walks on Elkhart Hill
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org/2012Schedule_files/Apr14&21/Apr14-21-reservation.htm
(See article.)
WHERE: Elkhart Hill
WHEN: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
(Meet in downtown Elkhart about a half-hour before the walk.)

Dog wash
SPONSOR: Humane Society of Logan County
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: Graue Inc., 1905 N. Kickapoo
WHEN: 10 am-1 pm

Hop to Shop Extravaganza
SPONSOR: Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Featuring Tastefully Simple, 31, Discovery Toys, Scentsy, Longaberger Baskets, Turning Leaves jewelry, Babyations, Giggles & Gab gift baskets, Jamberry Nails, and much more.
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall, 217 N. Limit
WHEN: 10 am-2 pm

Easter Seals benefit
SPONSOR: RJD Hobbies and Raceway
DETAILS: A day of racing with all proceeds going to Easter Seals. There will a live auction of RC goods and autographed items from pro drivers, a raffle, and a 50-50 drawing.
WHERE: RJD Hobbies and Raceway, 1302 State Route 10 
WHEN: Track opens at 10 am and races start at 1 pm

Spring for Tea
SPONSOR: Harvest of Talents for World Hunger, Lincoln Christian Church
WHO: Open to women from this and other communities
DETAILS: Spring for Tea is a premier Logan County spring event. Tea and a variety of sweet and savory delicacies are served from tables tastefully appointed with silver, china and crystal. A perfect event for a ladies' day out. Hats are encouraged but not required. Limited seating. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at the office of Lincoln Christian Church during regular office hours. For more details call Vera Thomas in the church office.
WHERE: Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Center, 204 N. McLean
WHEN: Doors open 10:45 am; tea served at 11:30 am

3rd Saturday Community Meal
SPONSOR: Logan County Love
WHO: Open to the public
DETAILS: Menu: pork chops, garlic roasted potatoes, corn, green beans, pudding parfait with cookie. Free. Donations are accepted but not necessary. Food donations go to local food pantries. Carryouts and Lincoln deliveries accepted. For delivery, call 217-671-3339.
WHERE: St. John United Church of Christ, Seventh and Maple St.
WHEN: 5-7 pm

Trivia Night
SPONSOR: Knights of Columbus Auxiliary
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Snacks provided. Proceeds benefit Carroll School and K of C Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall, 217 N. Limit
WHEN: 6:30 pm

District 27 Wall of Fame dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln District 27
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.

Wednesday, April 25

Christian Women's Conference
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University
WHO: Women
DETAILS: "Spaghetti for the Soul: A Feast of Faith, Hope, and Love," served by Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro. Discount for registration received before April 18. For more information and registration: http://www.lincolnchristian.edu/cwc/.
(See article.)
WHERE: Lincoln Christian University, Hargrove Chapel
WHEN: 8 am-4 pm

Office Professionals Luncheon
SPONSOR: Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce
WHO: Office staff members from community, by reservation
DETAILS: http://www.lincolnillinois.com/Events_OfficeProfessionalsLuncheon.aspx
(See article.)
WHERE: Knights of Columbus, 217 Limit
WHEN: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Through April 27

Prom clothes donations to Logan County Dazzle
SPONSOR: Logan County Love, New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, Lincoln Area YMCA
WHO: Community 
DETAILS: Donate your gently used prom dress, shoes and accessories to Logan County Dazzle. The items will go for a good cause. Drop them off at New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe in Lincoln now through April 27. Make sure you tell them itís for the prom dress drive. Girls from the community will shop for the dress of their dreams in the evenings from April 27 to May 4. Hours will be 6-9 pm April 27-28 and 6-8 pm April 29-May 4. There will be a day of glamour for the girls on May 5 at the Lincoln YMCA gym. Call for your appointment: Cathy Sanders, 217-828-0075. Every girl going to prom is invited, no matter what your financial situation. Bring your school ID.
WHERE: Drop off at New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, 201 S. Sangamon

Friday-Saturday, April 27-28

Prom clothes shopping with Logan County Dazzle
SPONSOR: Logan County Love, New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, Lincoln Area YMCA
WHO: Girls going to prom
DETAILS: Girls from the community will shop for the dress of their dreams in the evenings from April 27 to May 4. There will be a day of glamour for the girls on May 5 at the Lincoln YMCA gym. Call for your appointment: Cathy Sanders, 217-828-0075. Every girl going to prom is invited, no matter what your financial situation. Bring your school ID.
WHERE: New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, 201 S. Sangamon
WHEN: 6-9 pm

Friday, April 27

Dinner-lecture
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: Presentation by Rhetta Jack: "The Birds of Elkhart Hill"
http://www.wildharecafe-elk-il.com/LectureSeries/Lectures.htm
(See article.)
WHERE: Wild Hare Cafe, 104 Gov. Oglesby St., Elkhart
WHEN: 5:30 pm dinner, 6:45 pm lecture

LJHS spring play: "Murder at the Orient Express!"
SPONSOR: Lincoln Junior High School
WHO: Open to public 
DETAILS: A comedy by Craig Sodaro: "Murder at the Orient Express!" Can you solve this mystery before the cast does?
WHERE: LJHS gymnasium
WHEN: 7 pm

Auditions for play
SPONSOR: Lincoln Railsplitters
WHO: Actors ages 18 and up
DETAILS: Auditions for "Pleasant Sage."
WHERE: Atlanta Community House, 106 SW Sixth St., Atlanta
WHEN: 7-8:30 pm
(Auditions also on Saturday morning)

Saturday, April 28

Bird walks
SPONSOR: Elkhart Historical Society
WHO: By reservation
DETAILS: Walks led by Rhetta Jack.
http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org/2012Schedule_files/Apr28/Apr28Reservationx.htm
(See article.)
WHERE: Elkhart Hill. Leave from Gov. Oglesby Street, downtown Elkhart.
WHEN: 9 am and 1 pm

Auditions for play
SPONSOR: Lincoln Railsplitters
WHO: Actors ages 18 and up
DETAILS: Auditions for "Pleasant Sage."
WHERE: Atlanta Community House, 106 SW Sixth St., Atlanta
WHEN: 10-11:30 am
(Auditions also on Friday evening)

Cruise-in
SPONSOR: Railsplitter Antique Auto Club
WHO: Public
DETAILS: http://railsplitterantiqueautoclub.webs.com/events.htm
WHERE: Downtown Lincoln
WHEN: 5-8 pm

LJHS spring play: "Murder at the Orient Express!"
SPONSOR: Lincoln Junior High School
WHO: Open to public 
DETAILS: A comedy by Craig Sodaro: "Murder at the Orient Express!" Can you solve this mystery before the cast does?
WHERE: LJHS gymnasium
WHEN: 7 pm

Sunday-Friday, April 29-May 4

Prom clothes shopping with Logan County Dazzle
SPONSOR: Logan County Love, New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, Lincoln Area YMCA
WHO: Girls going to prom
DETAILS: Girls from the community will shop for the dress of their dreams in the evenings from April 27 to May 4. There will be a day of glamour for the girls on May 5 at the Lincoln YMCA gym. Call for your appointment: Cathy Sanders, 217-828-0075. Every girl going to prom is invited, no matter what your financial situation. Bring your school ID.
WHERE: New Beginnings Thrift Shoppe, 201 S. Sangamon
WHEN: 6-8 pm

 

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