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Aug. 14
Hollywood’s Cafe in Chandlerville will host a fried chicken buffet with proceeds going to the Chandlerville Improvement Council and the Chandlerville Burgoo.  The fundraiser will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

August 16
Movie in the Park will be held at Jennie Marr Dunaway Memorial Park in Virginia, on Saturday, August 16 at dusk. (8:30). Bring your family, blankets and chairs and watch the movie, “42” (legend of Jackie Robinson).

Slaw Dawg’s 50/60s Diner will host their Ninth Annual Cruise-In from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, August 16 at 218 W. South Street in Astoria. Nine trophies will be given out. No entry fee. For more information call Jerry Barnes at 309-333-3130 or Neil Danner at 309-329-2774.

Aug. 20
Virginia CUSD# 64  registration for grades K-12 will be held on Wednesday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Administration Office (Band Room).

August 21, 22, 23
DNR hunter safety course at First Southern Baptist Church, 426 Maple Ave., Rushville. Classes will be held Aug. 21 and 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For additional information about the course and to register, contact the Extension office at 217-322-3381.

Aug. 24
African Celebration Day, August 24 in Beardstown at 2 p.m., at 105 West Third Street in Beardstown.

 
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Aug. 9
Sangamon River Audubon is hosting a Hummingbird Festival on Aug. 9, from 8-11 a.m. at the New Salem Visitor Center. The event is open to the public.

Aug. 9
Black Oak Church, Upper Meredosia Road, will host its monthly potluck/open mic Gospel Sing on Saturday, August 9. This month will feature guitarists Steve Jokisch, Art Derry, Dick Morrell, and “Harmony.”

Aug. 14
Hollywood’s Cafe in Chandlerville will host a fried chicken buffet with proceeds going to the Chandlerville Improvement Council and the Chandlerville Burgoo.  The fundraiser will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

Aug. 16
Slaw Dawg’s 50/60s Diner will host their Ninth Annual Cruise-In from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, August 16 at 218 W. South Street in Astoria.
Nine trophies will be given out. No entry fee.
Half of the proceeds will go to Jack Bailey/aka “Santa’s Workshop.”
For more information call Jerry Barnes at 309-333-3130 or Neil Danner at 309-329-2774.

Aug. 20
Virginia CUSD# 64  registration for grades K-12 will be held on Wednesday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Administration Office (Band Room).

Aug. 24
African Celebration Day, August 24 in Beardstown at 2 p.m., at 105 West Third Street in Beardstown.


 
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Aug. 1
Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at a Dept. of Natural Resources hunter safety course. The course is scheduled for Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beardstown Golden Age Center.

Free Movie in the Park at dusk on Friday, August 1 at Jennie Marr Dunaway Memorial Park in Virginia. The movie, “42” (legend of Jackie Robinson) will be shown. Bring your blankets and chairs and the whole family.

Aug. 1, 2
Redneck Fishing Tournament at Bath, August 1-2.

Aug. 2
Back to School Fair from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for families and students in Beardstown and surrounding communities at First Christian Church, 1421 Beard St., Beardstown.

The Autism Society of Central Illinois will hold a swimming event from 5-7 p.m. at Scripps Park in Rushville. This event is free for any child with autism and their family. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (217) 585-1421 for more information.

Aug. 5
Blood Drive at Triopia High School, 2204 Concord-Arenzville Road, Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 1-6 p.m.
For your convenience, call the blood center toll-free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Aug. 9
Sangamon River Audubon is hosting a Hummingbird Festival on Aug. 9, from 8-11 a.m. at the New Salem Visitor Center. The event is open to the public.

Aug. 16
Slaw Dawg’s 50/60s Diner will host their Ninth Annual Cruise-In from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, August 16 at 218 W. South Street in Astoria.
Nine trophies will be given out. No entry fee.
Half of the proceeds will go to Jack Bailey/aka “Santa’s Workshop.”
For more information call Jerry Barnes at 309-333-3130 or Neil Danner at 309-329-2774.

 
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July 25
Arenzville Library will present Fun Fridays again continuing through August 15. The program is at Burgoo Park, from 9:30-11 a.m. Miss Wilson will have “Fun and Games” on Friday, July 25. The children check out books and get a treat before leaving. For questions, please call Sue Farmer at 997-2202.

July 25-27
The play, “Grease,” will be performed at the Beardstown High School auditorium, July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show are available from any cast member (listed on Beardstown Choirs Facebook page) or at the door.

July 28
The Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau Foundation “Playday” will be held at The Links Golf Course & Sportsman Club in Jacksonville on Monday, July 28. Members and non-members are welcome to participate in a fun day.

Aug. 1
Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at a Dept. of Natural Resources hunter safety course. The course is scheduled for Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beardstown Golden Age Center.

Aug. 9
Sangamon River Audubon is hosting a Hummingbird Festival on Aug. 9, from 8-11 a.m. at the New Salem Visitor Center. The event is open to the public.

 
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July 12
Black Oak Church, upper Meredosia Road, will host a special  Summertime Singspiration. The open mic singspiration will begin at 6 p.m. For morw details, call (217) 320-4266.

July 19
The Annual Bath Free Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, July 19. Free fish dinners will be served at noon and 5 p.m.
5k run at 8:30 a.m. Games, petting zoo, cake walk, inflatables, water blaster, an afternoon gospel concert, various displays and evening entertainment. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the day.

A-C Central High School will host a blood drive at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, located at 800 West Main St. in Ashland, from  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For your convenience, call the blood center to sign up toll free at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online using sponsor code 60478 at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and appreciated.

July 20
The Jockisch, Hendricker, Krohe Reunion will be held on Sunday, July 20 at the Nazarene Hall in Beardstown with a potluck dinner following church services.

July 22
A blood drive will be held from 12-6 p.m. at VFW Post 1239, 610 E. 4th St. in Beardstown.
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

July 28
The Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau Foundation “Playday” will be held at The Links Golf Course & Sportsman Club in Jacksonville on Monday, July 28. Members and non-members are welcome to participate in a fun day of golf, sporting clays shooting and a noon meal at the golf course.

Aug. 1
Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at a Dept. of Natural Resources hunter safety course. The course is scheduled for Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beardstown Golden Age Center.

Aug. 9
Sangamon River Audubon is hosting a Hummingbird Festival on Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the New Salem Visitor Center. The event is open to the public.

 
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July 13
The Chandlerville Improvement Council is hosting a spaghetti dinner and bingo on July 13 at the American Legion Hall. Bingo will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The dinner will be from 4-6 p.m.

July 13
Round Barn Kids’ Day, July 13, 1-5 p.m. Petting zoo. ‘Make it and take it’ art activities and games. Rope making. Special displays: carnival chalk figures and Smurfs. Various treats will be served Contact: Steve Obert, 224-5336.

July 14-18
First Southern Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School at First Southern Baptist Church at 9th and Grand Ave. for children age three through 6th grade, July 14-18, 1-4 pm. Call 217-323-5480 for more information.

Aug. 1
Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at a Dept. of Natural Resources hunter safety course. The course is scheduled for Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beardstown Golden Age Center.

Aug. 9
Sangamon River Audubon is hosting a Hummingbird Festival on Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the New Salem Visitor Center. The event is open to the public.

 
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June 30
Virginia High School located at 651 South Morgan in Virginia, is hosting a blood drive on Monday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the blood center (toll-free) to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD or schedule an appointment online  at www.bloodcenterim

July 2
A blood drive will be held on July 2 from 2-6 p.m. at Beardstown First Christian Church, 1421 Beard St. in Beardstown.
All presenting blood donors from June 30 through July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross t-shirt while supplies last.

Exchange Club's Senior Connection will be held at the Golden Age Center from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
The "Only In America" themed party will include a patriotic music sing-along with Christy Bley, followed by the viewing of a DVD of a true story, narrated by Tom Brokaw, about the Berlin "Candy Bomber" - Lt. Gail Halversen.

July 13
The Chandlerville Improvement Council is hosting a spaghetti dinner and bingo on July 13 at the American Legion Hall. Bingo will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The dinner will be from 4-6 p.m.

Aug. 1
Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at a Dept. of Natural Resources hunter safety course. The course is scheduled for Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beardstown Golden Age Center.

Aug. 9
Sangamon River Audubon is hosting a Hummingbird Festival on Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the New Salem Visitor Center. The event is open to the public.

 
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April 24
Midwest Dental offices in Jacksonville and Rushville will be providing free visual head and neck oral cancer exams in recognition of April’s Oral Cancer Awareness month.

April 25
The Student Life Office of Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

April 26
Community Compost Sale 8 a.m. - noon. Cargill Pork 8295 Arenzville Rd. Beardstown, IL.

May 1-3
Beardstown Opera House, 123 State St. presents the play, ‘Maid to Order,’ May 1-3 at 7:15 p.m. A dinner will be held Friday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call Patricia White at 217-323-3547.

May 2
The 20th Annual Beardstown Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will be held at Scripps Park Golf Course in Rushville.

May 3
Rushville is planning a Springfest on May 3, featuring various activities in the downtown area. The day will also include an Arts in the Park exhibit.

May 4
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beardstown will be holding a special service for the 100th Anniversary of its building on May 4 at 2:30 p.m.

May 10
Beardstown Main Street will be hosting its first Beardstown Arts in the Park event  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the city square.

May 19-20
An AARP driver training class will be held at the Virginia United Methodist Church. Sessions will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m. each day.

May 24
The Beardstown Opera House, 123 State St., will hold it's annual art show on Saturday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


 
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April 16
Prairie Skies Public Library, Ashland location, is having a program showing the use of and how to download “e-books” and “android” devices (no Apple products). Plan to attend on April 16, 9-10 a.m.

April 20
Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church will celebrate Easter with several activities at the church on Easter Sunday. A Sunrise Service with Communion will be held at 7 a.m. Breakfast and a time of fellowship will follow. At 9 a.m., there will be a worship service.

The Beardstown Area Archery Club will hold a 3D Shoot. Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult (16 and over), $5 ages 10 to 15, under 10 shoots free, and $25 for family.

April 21-24
Midwest Dental offices in Jacksonville and Rushville will be providing free visual head and neck oral cancer exams during the week of April 21-24 in recognition of April’s Oral Cancer Awareness month.

April 25
The Student Life Office of Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

April 26
Community Compost Sale 8 a.m. - noon. Cargill Pork 8295 Arenzville Rd. Beardstown, IL.

May 2
The 20th Annual Beardstown Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will be held at Scripps Park Golf Course in Rushville.

May 3
Rushville is planning a Springfest on May 3, featuring various activities in the downtown area.

May 10
Beardstown Main Street will be hosting its first Beardstown Arts in the Park event  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the city square.

May 19-20
An AARP driver training class will be held at the Virginia United Methodist Church. Sessions will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m. each day.

May 24
The Beardstown Opera House, 123 State St., will hold it's annual art show on Saturday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lincoln Land Community College’s Veterans Club invites runners and walkers to participate in the 7th annual Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk beginning at 8 a.m. on the LLCC Springfield campus.

The event offers a 5K run/1-mile walk and a 10K run.