April 2019 Community Calendar

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  • event time
  • event location (street address and city)
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WEDNESDAYS through April 24
BINGO NIGHTS (Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm; Erin's Pavilion, SPRINGFIELD)
It’s a great time to come out and play Bingo with friends! Join us for a night of fun, excitement, and the chance to shout “BINGO!” Hangout and make new friends at this weekly program. You might even win a prize. Minimum of 10 people, Maximum of 30 people. For people of all abilities, ages 8+. Bingo - Cover All - Four Corners | Call 217-585-2941 ext. 2303 for more info or to sign up. Please register one week in advance.

Now through April 29
A Decade of Vision and Literature (9:00am; The Chatham Area Public Library, CHATHAM)
The Chatham Area Public Library 10th Annual Call to Entry Juried Art Show, A Decade of Vision and Literature, will feature the artistic talents of 24 local artists. The show will feature 45 pieces of art work which will be displayed throughout the library, February 16th – April 29th, 2019, during normal library operation hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For a complete list of artists visit our website,, or contact the Library at 217-483-2713 for information about the art show and upcoming art events.

April 4
“Take Back the Night” Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center (6:00- 9:00pm; Central Park, DECATUR)
FREE; Join us in raising awareness in the community about sexual violence and how to prevent it. March to follow rally. Contact info: Cathy Byers at 217-428-0770;

April 10
Springfield Park District Committee Meeting (5:30pm; Bunn Admin Offices, 2500 S 11th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Committee meetings will be held on Wednesday the week prior to Board meeting.

April 10
UIS Health & Wellness Fair (11:00am - 2:00pm; UIS Recreation and Athletic Center, SPRINGFIELD)
Event is completely free. Free health screenings, prizes, samples. UIS Health Services:

April 14
Lincoln Land Chapter ABATE 30th Annual HOPE Easter Run (12:00pm; meet at County Market on Dirksen/S Grand, SPRINGFIELD)
Sign in at 12:00 - 12:45pm, KSU at 12:45pm to HOPE at 1:00pm. Go to homes 1:15 to 2:00pm. 13 homes with 5-6 youth in each home. Grab some friends and put Easter baskets together: 71 Easter Baskets. 50/50 Drawing. Contact Mary P at 217-737-6139

April 18
Springfield Park District Board Meeting (5:30pm; Bunn Admin Offices, 2500 S 11th St., SPRINGFIELD)
Meetings will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month. All meetings are subject to change.

April 27
Preview Day at University of Illinois Springfield (10:00am - 2:00pm; UIS, SPRINGFIELD)
Learn what UIS has to offer all students and get tips on admissions testing from ACT and transferring seamlessly from the Program Coordinator of IllinoisMyCreditsTransfer
Join us for breakfast, campus tour, raffle and sit in on a panel of current students
Meet faculty and find out about the ways UIS supports academic success and enriches student life.
Hear from UIS: - Admission - Financial Aid - Housing - Advising - Student Affairs and Engagement
Hear from our partners at - ACT - IllinoisMyCreditsTransfer
For prospective freshman, honors, transfer, graduate, online, and adult students.
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