Community Event Calendar

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Tune in Monday-Friday to hear updates about these and other radio events and activities.
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Date

Host/Group(s) Event

Location

Contact Number and Additional Information

Time

Ongoing/Anytime
Bible Collection
Mail any used Bibles library rate to Bible Foundation, PO Box 908, Newberg, OR 97132
They will be used around the world – refugee camps, prisons, homeless shelters, nursing homes, schools, trasporation stations, missions, etc.
www.BF.org
anytime
2nd Saturday each month Multiple Sclerosis Support Group First Baptist Church,
1602 S Prospect Ave., Savoy, IL
savoymsgroup@yahoo.com
10-noon
Ongoing free primary care for uninsured of Champaign County at Avicenna Community Health Center Avicenna Community Health Center 819 Bloomington Rd, Champaign, IL appointments & walk-ins 217-418-5888 for appointments avicennahealth.org Manage diabetes, high blood pressure & high cholesterol, physical exams, nutritional counseling Sundays 1-3:30 PM
Friday evenings Rescue Us Addiction Program Cumberland Presbyterian Church Corner of Guy Ave and Frazier St, Georgetown, IL Sponsored by churches in Georgetown area Introduction to the One who gives strength to overcome ANY addiction Contact Steve, 217-474-2306 or Dan, 217-274-0333 6:30-8 PM
Mondays
Champaign County Parkinson’s Support Group
Savoy United Methodist Church
3002 W Old Church Rd
Champaign, IL
Charles, 217-549-6167
People with Parkinsons and their care givers meet to exercise and information.
10 AM
Tuesdays
Celebrate Recovery
Christian Life Church
300 N Maplewood Dr, Rantoul, IL
Stan, 217-493-6429
Christ-centered 12 step program for freedom from addictive and dysfunctional behaviors.
Meets in the youth building.
For anyone 18 years and older.
Free childcare.  Dinner served at 6, $3 adults, $1 children suggested donation
6-8 PM
2nd Saturday each month Board Games MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room, The Urbana Free Library,

210 W Green St, Urbana, IL
2-6 PM
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday mornings
Urbana Chix in Training Christian Women’s Fitness
Urbana First United Methodist Church,
304 S Race St, Urbana, IL
217-508-9307
Check chixintraining.com to register
Share in the Word and exercise
5 AM
Third Monday of the month New Hope Church of God in Christ
911 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL
217-390-2813
Speaker, refreshments & child activities provided.
Art therapy for adults & “War Room” opened for those wanting prayer.
6-8 PM
Wednesday – Friday and Saturdays
Seek and Find Ministries
Seek and Find Ministries
233 N Garrard Ave, Rantoul, IL
940-539-0601
Serves thru financial counseling, job skills program, resume writing, thrift store
Wed-Fri 10-5 PM, Sat 9-noon
Ongoing,
Funds Being Raised for Wounded Veteran, Ricky Tavitas
Send donations to the Ricky Tavitas Fund, c/o Grace Community Church, 1108 Mill St., Yorkville, IL  60560
For info contact:  MSG Patrick Greenwood, 217-766-7906 or Chaplain Richard Degroat, 630-688-0151
Funds will be used to defray medical expenses, therapy, and family needs.
Ricky, the father of a 5 year old son, was deployed to Iraq. A motorcycle accident paralyzed him.
ongoing
Ongoing
Love Packages
Send donations of Bibles, tracts, Christian books, Christian magazines, SS supplies, daily devotionals, commentaries, CDs & DVDs to Love Packages, Eagles Nest Ministires, 220 Union St., Butler, IL 62015
Check web site:www.lovepackages.org for details
ongoing
January 23-March 16, Mondays and Thursdays only,
Conversational English Classes
Great News Radio Center, unit 112, Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
217-367-7777
TESL certified instructors & English-speaking volunteers
Free, join anytime
Mondays & Thursdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
February 7, Tuesday and following Tuesdays
GriefShare Support Group
Gibson City Bible Church
309 N State Route 47, Gibson City, IL
217-784-5702, Bonnie
Recovery seminar & support group
6:30 PM
February 8, March 8, & April 5, Wednesday
Chess Players Meet-Up
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL
All ages and skill levels welcome.
Don, dishane2temp@hotmail.com
6-7:300 PM
February 9, 16, 23, March 2, Thursdays
Wellness Program with Dr. Zacharias
Great News Radio Center, unit 112, Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
217-367-7777
Free
9th-“Home Activities”
16th-“Activities Away from Home”
23rd-“Leisure Activities”
March 2nd-“Sitting, Restful, Sleep”
optional 15 min. walk
9-10 AM, or 12:30-1:30 PM, or 6-7 PM
February 20, Monday
Speaker from Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc sponsored by U-Turn Reentry
The Speak Cafe’,
911 W Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
217-552-1177 for information
Topic: Expunging and/or sealing criminal records to make a new start.
Refreshments & children activities
6-8 PM
February 22-March 3, 2017
Tour to Israel with Great News Radio
Leaving locally.
Theme: See and Savor the Holy Land
Teacher: Jason Schifo, Host: Mark Burns
Early bird special: $2999 (all-inclusive)
217-367-7777
10 days
February 26, Sunday
Monticello Quarter Auction Multi-Vendor Charity Event
Monticello Community Building
201 N State St., Monticello, IL
Second floor in ballroom
Auction to help with medical expenses of Jill Landsford
Lunch available for purchase
217-417-9647
doors open noon, auction begins at 1 PM
February 26, Sunday
Gospel Winterfest
First United Methodist Church
201 W Church St., Champaign, IL
Benefit for Men & Women’s Safehouses
Choirs, Chancel Ringers, Community Singers, Director: Willie Summerville
www.canaansafehouse.org
4 PM
February 26, Sunday
Gospel Sing with the Minister’s Quartet
Bismarck First Church of Christ
100 Maiden Ln, Bismarck, IL
217-474-1617
6:30 PM
February 27, Monday and following Mondays
DivorceCare
Gibson City Bible Church
309 N State Rt 47, Gibson City, IL
217-784-5702
$20 fee, scholarships available
www.gibsoncitybible.org
6:30-8 PM
February 28, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker: Bobbie Furr, “Love Starved-Love Satisfied”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or Martha, 217-586-7026, by 4 PM, 2-20-17, for reservations
noon
February 28, Tuesday
Preschool and Kindergarten Open House
St. John Lutheran Church
509 S Mattis Rd., Champaign, IL
217-359-1714
Tour, meet teachers, view classrooms
5 PM
March 1, Wednesday
Ash Wednesday Mass with Imposition of Ashes
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church
208 W. University Ave, Champaign, IL
217-352-9827
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org
7am, 12:15pm, and 7pm (with music)
March 4, Saturday
Mega Work-A-Thon
Empty Tomb, Inc
301 N Fourth St, Champaign, IL
217-356-2262
www.emptytomb.org
Providing staple food to those requesting
Raising funds to sustain ministry to others
TBA
March 6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays in March
Tax Seminar with staff from Franklin Wealth Advisors
St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library
201 N Third, St. Joseph, IL
Free, 217-469-2159
Topics: Tax Law Changes, Tax Issues for Transitionary Folks, Families, Small/Home-Based Businesses, and Retirees
6:45-8 PM
March 7, Tuesday
Free Children’s Orthopedic Clinic sponsored by the Elks
Presence Covenant Medical Center
1405 W Park, Suite 306, Urbana, IL
Does your child complain of leg, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or back pain?
Call 1-800-272-0074 between 9 AM & 4 PM, M-F to register
Must have appointment
James McKechnie, Physician
No charge for exam.
8:30-10:30 AM
March 11, Saturday
Youth Spring Revival
New Generation Christian Fellowship
1401 W John St, Champaign, IL
217-550-5462
Free will offering
Prayer, Scripture, Song, Message
7 PM
March 11, Saturday
“Egg”stravaganza Craft and Vendor Bazaar
Decatur Wesley United Methodist Church
3800 E Cerro Gordo St, Decatur, IL
217-250-3849
Craft show and bake sale, biscuit and gravy breakfast, and/or soup and sandwich lunch with dessert
8 AM-3 PM
March 11, Saturday
Triumphant Concert
CrossRoads Christian Church
3613 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL
Call Les at 217-841-3132 for tickets
Advance tickets: adults $15, student $5, age 9 and under free, increase $2 at door
6 PM
March 12, Sunday
Sanctuary, Black Sacred Music Symposium Concert
U of I Foellinger Great Hall,
Krannert Center, Urbana, IL
Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Conductor
7:30 PM
March 17, Friday
Men’s Wild Game Dinner
Gibson City Bible Church
309 N State Rt 47, Gibson City, IL
Speaker:  Tracy Breen
Bring a wild game dish to share or any side dish if you don’t have wild game
Free event, door prizes, casual dress
5:30 PM turkey shoot, 6:45 PM dinner, 7:30 PM program
March 17-19, Friday-Sunday
United Marriage Encounter Weekend
Hawthorne Suites
1 Lyon Ct, Bloomington, IL
217-355-1030
www.unitedmarriage.org
$80 per couple registration, Enter the call letters of this radio station to receive a $20 discount, to be given as a refund check on the Friday of your weekend.
7:30 PM Friday-5:30 PM Sunday
March 19, March 26, April 2, Sundays,
Experiments in Christ’s Likeness
Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church
208 W. University Ave, Champaign, IL
217-352-9827
http://www.emmanuelmemorialepiscopal.org
supper 5:30, teaching 6-7 PM
March 28, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker: Patricia Brawner, “Searching for True Security”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or Martha, 217-586-7026, by 4 PM, 3-20-17, for reservations
noon
March 31, Friday
Big Mo in Concert
Calvary Church
501 W. Hazel Dell Road, Springfield, IL
(217) 871-1509
http://www.calvaryspringfield.org/
Love offering
6:30 PM
April 3, Monday
US Navy Band Performance
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center
500 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL
Free tickets available by calling 217-333-6280 or visiting KrannertCenter.com
7:30 PM
April 7 & 8, Friday & Saturday
The Art of Marriage – Family Life
Life Community Church
1204 E Oak St., Mahomet, IL
217-778-4344
Free child care on Fri. only if indicated when registering at http://lccci.org/the-art-of-marriage/
Cost: $40 per couple, includes 2 books, refreshments, and lunch on Saturday.
Fri. 6:30-9:30 PM, Sat. 8:30 AM-4 PM
April 15, Saturday
Pace’s Independence 5K Walk, Wheel ‘n Fun Run
Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL
Raise awareness and funds for the disabled
For sponsorship info or more details check www.pacecil.org
9-2 PM
April 25, Tuesday
Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon
Hilton Garden Inn Banquet Center 1501 S Neil St., Champaign, IL
$17 ticket
Speaker:  Audrey Hessler,
“MomSense . . . the Sensible Non-sensible Tales of a Mother”
Call Mary, 217-621-4245, or Martha, 217-586-7026, by 4 PM, 4-17-17, for reservations
noon
June 10, Saturday
Ivan Parker Concert with the Singing Men
Food Court near Great News Radio Center, Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL
217-367-7777
$25 “Artist Circle” reserved seating with a 6 PM “Meet & Greet” with Ivan,
$10 open seating when preregister at https://greatnewsradio.wufoo.com/forms/ivan-parker-concert-2017/
$15 at the door if still available
7 PM

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