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June 2018 Community Calendar

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June 2
Happy Camper – 2.5/5.0 Trail Race for LSCA (8:00am; Lewis Memorial Acres, 399 S Koke Mill Rd, SPRINGFIELD)
Join us for LSCA’s first ever trail race at Lewis Memorial Acres. All proceeds go to Cypress Cove! You can register and find more information at lscacamp.org/race | (217) 529-2625
2.5 miler: Start time is 8:30 am – $25.00 (Shirt Included if Registered by May 17th)
5.0 miler: Start time is 8:00 am – $40.00 (Shirt Included if Registered by May 17th)
Kid’s Fun Run – Free (does not include shirt)

June 2
Lavender & Lemons, A Tour of Kitchens (BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL)
Illinois Symphony Guild of Bloomington-Normal Invites You to tour fabulous new and remodeled kitchens in a variety of Bloomington-Normal neighborhoods. Last year's tour was so successful we are doing it again with new houses and new experiences. Lavender & Lemons, was a tour of seven fabulous kitchens in Bloomington-Normal, organized by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Guild of Bloomington-Normal. All tour proceeds benefited the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s programs for area school children. The tour included six indoor kitchens and one outside kitchen. The tour offered attendees new and inspirational ideas to take home to their own kitchen. Some kitchens offered special displays and/or presentations.
More information will be released closer to the event date and can be found at www.ilsymphony.org.

June 4 - August 3
Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (7:30am - 5:30pm; 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd. Springfield, SPRINGFIELD)
Full-time or Part-time Slots available. For Ages 3 – Entering 1st Grade (Must be 3 by September 1, 2018 and fully potty trained.) We offer flexible camp options for busy families and are conveniently located off Old Jacksonville and Monroe. Join us for the week or do part-time by the day. Professionally staffed by Certified Teachers. Our school has been providing a summer camp for more than ten years. We offer themed weekly activities including: • Creative Play | • Jesus Time | • Outside Play and Activities | • Circle Time | • Art | • Rest Time
Cost: Full-time $135 /wk or Part-time $28/day. $80 Deposit required to hold spot. Snacks will be offered twice a day. Sack lunches are required. Pizza lunch will be offered on Fridays (additional cost). Call or email our Camp Director at 303.416.0756 abby.wiemer@oursaviors-school.org for more information or to stop by and meet us. website: oursaviors-school.org | 303.416.0756 Camp Director, Abby Wiemer

June 8
Sarah Bush Lincoln’s 29th Annual Golf Benefit (Mattoon Golf & Country Club, 6700 N Country Club Rd, MATTOON)
Continental breakfast, lunch and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided; prizes on every hole. Contact Kim Lockart, 217 238-4765 or klockart@sblhs.org for more information. Prizes include: Cardinals baseball tickets, Illini football tickets, NASCAR tickets, Furniture / Home décor, outdoor living/patio items. For more information on registering or to purchase raffle tickets, contact Kim Lockart in the SBL Health Foundation at (217) 238-4765 Register online at www.sarahbush.org

June 9
Doctors Hospital 15th Reunion (2:00 - 6:00pm; Smurf's Guitars and Cadillacs, 2724 N. Peoria Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
I have organized a reunion for all former Doctors Hospital Employees, also Humana Hospital Springfield, and Springfield Community Hospital. I’m asking all that if they are able, to bring an appetizer, snack or dessert. I’m also asking that they RSVP to one of the following, 217-741-5207 (call or text) or e-mail to mert55@yahoo.com, or to join the Facebook group: Doctors Hospital Springfield, Illinois.

June 9
Springfield Youth Performance Group will present Alice in Wonderland (1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm; Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 South 6th Street, SPRINGFIELD) SYPG will present Alice in Wonderland on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Hoogland Center for the Arts. Rehearsals will be held during a week-long camp from June 4 to 8, 2018. Children must be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day to attend the camp. The fee for the camp is $125 for the first child in the family and $100 for each additional child. A costume fitting will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on May 6, 2018. During the interactive camp, performers will be taught their parts for the show, learn the basics of acting and stage performances, participate in cultural enrichment, receive a camp T-shirt, and engage in other fun, child-friendly activities.
The artistic director is Caitlin Helton Scherer and executive director is Taryn Grant. For more information, email sypg@comcast.net or call 217-553-4475.

June 9
Springfield Fest (4:00 - 7:00pm; Western Oaks Baptist Church, 5345 Old Jacksonville Road, SPRINGFIELD)
Come celebrate the start of Summer with music, food trucks, euro bungy, face painting, inflatables, petting zoo, and more! This a FREE family friendly event! (217) 698-8622 | info@westernoaks.org *Food Truck menu items will be available for purchase.*

June 9
Pow Wow Car Show (12:00 to 3:30pm; City Park, MOWEAQUA)
$15 Registration 8:00am - 12:00pm. 14 classes. 50/50 Drawing | Door Prizes | Carnival Games | Music | Food
217.855.7905 for more information

June 11 - 14
STEM Smarts (LLCC, SPRINGFIELD)
A full day camp taking place June 11-14 for grades 1-3 and 4-6. It includes all new hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities, including LEGO© We Do 2.0. Space for classes is limited; early registration is recommended. For a full list of offerings and registration information, visit www.llcc.edu/youth-programs or call 217-786-2432.

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