for the Christian Center's baseball/softball program is going on now!
The program is for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18, from
beginner to high school. The Christian Center is known for its positive
environment and quality baseball and softball programs. Each participant
in theirprogram is not only taught solid fundamentals but is also
exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ! The
season consists of 14 games in addition to practices scheduled by
the coach. Practices begin in April, with games beginning May 10th
and running through mid July. Registration continues until leagues
fill up, but there is a discount if you register by April 1st! Don't
wait to register; space is limited! For more information, call The
Christian Center at 309-685-4218.
The Connecting Hearts with the Forgotten Conference exists to help people capture the heart of God for the fatherless among us and throughout the world. The conference includes sessions and resources on adoption, foster care, post-placement and orphan care. The "Main Sessions" feature Andy Lehman, from Lifesong for Orphans, and a concert by His Little Feet Children's Choir, a choir of orphaned children from around the globe. The conference will be held on March 1st from 8:30am-3pm at Cornerstone Christian Academy, located at 22017 E 1200 N Rd in Downs. There is no cost to attend. To learn more or to register for teh conference, please visit www.connectingheartsconference.com.
The Auxiliary of the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka is sponsoring an annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, March 8th at the Eureka Middle School. A bake sale begins at 10am. Lunch will be served starting at 10:30am and includes barbecue sandwiches, chips, homemade pie, soda and coffee. There will be a live auction beginning at 12pm in the gymnasium. they have received many exciting items to be auctioned including electronics, toys, vacation packages and much more. A listing of auction items can be viewed at www.each.org. If you need more information or would still like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Sue Magnuson at 309-467-2311.
The Kewanee Wanee Theatre will be showing Mary of Nazareth on March 9th at 1pm. This is a very limited released film that vividly captures the essence of Mary's profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah. It also shows her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $25 for whole families. The theatre is located at 106 S Main St in Kewanee. To find out more, please visit maryfilm.com.
Grab your cowboy hat and spurs for St. Mark's School Annual Kindergarten Round-Up on March 14th from 8-9am. If your child is turning 5 on or before September 1st, they are eligible to enter the upcoming school year. The Round-Up is a great chance to meet the kindergarten teacher, visit the classroom, and register for the 2014-2015 school years. The school is located at 711 N Underhill in Peoria. Contact the school office at 309-676-7131 to make your reservation today!
Step inside the Luthy Botanical Garden's Conservatory this spring (March 28-April 20) and see a botanical wonderland of tropical plants, spring plants and of course, lilies! See hundres of beautiful flowers contrasted with lush tropical foliage, and experience the wonderful world of the Lorax, this year's theme. Yes, truffula trees will be added to the collection! The Lily Show is a community tradition and a wonderful way to greet spring with family and friends. Regular Garden admission applies. Luthy Botanical Garden is located at 2520 N Prospect Rd in Peoria. For more information, please call 309-686-3362.
Real Life Church Youth Group is hosting a Spaghetti Lunch on March 30th from 11am-2pm. Come and enjoy a nice meal, silent auction, bake sale and experience local teens learning to serve. Real Life Church has an early service also if you would like to attend before the lunch, and it's just a block away from the lunch. Tickets are a suggested $5 for a single, or $20 max for a family. All proceeds will go directly to fund local mission trips. The lunch will be held at 51 Yates Rd in Marquette Heights. To learn more, please call 309-202-2979.