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March 2012


Saturday, March 17

Pancake breakfast
SPONSOR: First Church of the Nazarene
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Breakfast will feature original, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes with a side of sausage and a choice of coffee, orange juice or milk. Cost will be a freewill offering, and all proceeds will go toward furnishing the childrenís ministryís brand-new classroom. Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour.
WHERE: 2501 Woodlawn Road
WHEN: 8-11 am

Lincoln Community Gardens open house
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community Gardens
WHO: Community
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Lincoln Public Library, 735 Pekin St.
WHEN: 10:30 am-noon

Ham & bean dinner
SPONSOR: First United Methodist Church
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Proceeds to Volunteers in Mission.
(See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: 302 Broadway
WHEN: 11 am-1 pm

Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois
SPONSOR: Special Olympics Illinois
WHO: Registered participants
DETAILS: (See article.) (See another article.) (See latest article.)
WHERE: Lincoln Lakes beach and Knights of Columbus, 217 N. Limit
WHEN: 10 am check-in at Knights of Columbus, noon plunge, lunch afterward at K of C

3rd Saturday Community Meal
SPONSOR: Logan County Love
WHO: Open to the public
DETAILS: Menu: ham and beans with corn bread or ham sandwich with chips, jello parfait and peaches. 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

Comedy Night on the Hill
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: Mary Mack, comedian and folk humorist. http://www.marymackcomedy.com/
Tickets are available at Mount Pulaski National Bank, 205 E. Jefferson, Mount Pulaski
For more information, contact Renee at 217-792-5401 or Nick at 217-791-0220.
WHERE: Mount Pulaski American Legion, 104 Scroggin St., Mount Pulaski
WHEN: Doors open at 7 pm, performance at 8 pm

Sunday, March 18

Spring BBQ
SPONSOR: Boy Scout Troop 102
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See publicity.)
WHERE: Knights of Columbus Hall, 207 Limit St.
WHEN: 10:30 am-2:30 pm

Looking for Lincoln luncheon
SPONSOR: Main Street Lincoln
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Maple Club, 1458 Route 121
WHEN: 1 pm

Monday, March 19

Joint meeting of historical societies
SPONSORS: Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society will have a joint meeting with the Emden Historical Society
WHO: Public invited
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: Emden Historical Society, Lincoln Street, Emden
WHEN: 6:30 pm
(Meet at 5:45 pm at 114 N. Chicago in Lincoln to carpool.)

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 20-21

Webb Lectureship
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Dr. Bruce Shields from Emmanuel School of Religion will be this year's guest speaker for the Webb Lectureship series. He will deliver lectures on "Preaching Then and Now." For more information: http://www.lincolnchristian.edu/NewsEvents/SM.Webb_Lectureship_2012.asp
WHERE: Earl C Hargrove Chapel, Lincoln Christian University
WHEN: Lectureship 1: March 20, 9:30 am; Q&A at noon. Lectureship 2: March 21, 9:30 am 

Tuesday, March 20

Primary election
CONDUCTED BY: County clerk's office
WHO: Registered voters
WHERE: Polling places
(See list of Logan County polling places.)
WHEN: 6 am-7 pm

"Lunch and Learn" program for caregivers
SPONSOR: Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland
WHO: Public, with preregistration
DETAILS: Presentation by Pam Hill: "Caring for Someone with Dementia. Could This Be Me Someday?"
(See article.)
WHERE: Oasis, 501 Pulaski St.
WHEN: Noon-1 pm

Walk MS fundraiser
SPONSOR: Culver's of Lincoln
WHO: Everyone is invited
DETAILS: This fundraiser during MS Awareness Week also features educational materials about multiple sclerosis and information on the MS Support Group and upcoming Walk MS event on May 6. 
WHERE: Culver's, 2530 Woodlawn Road 
WHEN: 5-8 pm

Breast cancer support group meeting
SPONSOR: Logan County Breast Cancer Support 
WHO: Breast cancer survivors and those who love them
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

Wednesday, March 21

Prayer breakfast and meeting
SPONSOR: Lincoln Woman's Club
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: 230 N. McLean
WHEN: 9:30 am

Movie screening: "Love Costs Everything"
SPONSOR: Lincoln Christian University
WHO: Open to the community 
DETAILS: (See poster.) (See related article.)
WHERE: Lincoln Christian University, Earl C Hargrove Chapel
WHEN: 7:30-10:30 pm

Thursday, March 22

Ag Day Scholarship Breakfast
SPONSORSHIP: Hosted by Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce with local business sponsors
WHO: Logan County residents, by reservation
DETAILS: Call 217-735-2385 for reservations.
(See article.)
WHERE: Lincoln Christian University's Laughlin Center
WHEN: 7 am

Blood drive
HOST: Lincoln Community High School
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Central Illinois Community Blood Center blood drive. To schedule an appointment, call Alexis to sign up toll-free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 158, or sign up online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
(See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: LCHS, 1000 Primm Road
WHEN: 7:30 am-2:30 pm

Craft class
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library Youth Services Department
WHO: Children 8-12 years old
DETAILS: Advance registration required. Call 732-5732 one week prior to each class. Series continues on Thursdays through March 29.
WHERE: Library Annex
WHEN: 3:30 pm

Friday, March 23

Lincoln College World Series of Trivia
SPONSOR: Iota Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa
WHO: Open to the public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Meyer-Evans Student Center, Lincoln College
WHEN: 6:30 pm

Saturday, March 24

Kiwanis ham and bean lunch
SPONSOR: Lincoln Kiwanis
WHO: Public is invited
DETAILS: Tickets are available at the door or from any Kiwanis member. Proceeds go to fund local youth programs.
WHERE: Lincoln American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 11 am-2 pm

Softball tryouts
SPONSOR: Lincoln Chill 12U
WHO: 11-12-year-old girls
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: Lincoln Junior High field or gym
WHEN: 1:30-3 pm

Chili and soup dinner
SPONSOR: Cronin Brothers VFW Post 1756
WHO: Public welcome
DETAILS: All-you-can-eat dinner, 50-50 drawing and vendors selling Scentsy, Mary Kay, Miche Bag and Country Heart Treasures products will be there as well.
WHERE: 915 Fifth St. 
WHEN: 5-8 pm

Silent auction and chicken noodle dinner
SPONSOR: WLLM 1370-AM and 105.3-FM Easy Listening Christian Radio
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Silent auction and homemade chicken noodle dinner with live music by the Prairie Aires. The silent auction will include gift baskets, crafts, collectibles and much more. There will also be a drawing for homemade pies. Tickets may be purchased from staff members, or at the station during business hours, and will also be available at the door. Free for children under 8. For more information, call 217-735-9735. 
WHERE: Lincoln Rec Center Ballroom, 1400 Primm Road
WHEN: 5-8 pm

Sunday, March 25

Pancake breakfast to benefit Lady Railers softball
SPONSOR: Joe Ryan Insurance
WHO: Public
DETAILS: All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and drinks. 
WHERE: Knights of Columbus, 217 Limit St.
WHEN: 7 am-noon

Thursday, March 29

Craft class
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library Youth Services Department
WHO: Children 8-12 years old
DETAILS: Advance registration required. Call 732-5732 one week prior to each class. Series continues on Thursdays through March 29.
WHERE: Library Annex
WHEN: 3:30 pm

Saturday, March 31

Open house for Dr. Kottemann
SPONSOR: Friends of Dr. Steven Kottemann
WHO: Friends
DETAILS: (See information in Close Up.)
WHERE: Lincoln Christian Church, 204 N. McLean
WHEN: 1-4 pm

Cheeseburger in Paradise
SPONSOR: Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Knights of Columbus, 217 Limit St.
WHEN: Doors open at 6 pm

 

From March 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


 

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