June 2017 Community Calendar

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June 4
1st Annual Riverton Knights of Columbus Car Show (10:00am; at the Hall parking lot, 401 S 4th St., RIVERTON)
2 classes: Pre-1979 & 1980 to date! 5 awards per class. "Best of Show Grand Knight" award! Plus, Show Runner Up, presented by the Council 3914 Ladies Auxiliary. This is a participant judged show. Registration 10:00am - 12:00pm, judging starts at 12:00pm! Ballots to be submitted by 1:30pm. $15 registration. Awards start around 3:30pm.
50s/60s/70s music, door prizes, 50/50 drawing.
Tasty food & cold drinks available on site!
Walleye sandwich basket with fries, shrimp basket, corndog basket, chicken strip basket. Water, Beer, Wine, Soda also for sale!
Supported by the Route 66 Car Club.
Event proceeds benefit Brother James Court.
For more information, contact DGK Steve Gand 217-502-4472, Riverton KC Hall at 217-629-7202 or RTE 66's Cruisers Car Club's D. Walker 217-528-1693

June 5
Garden Walk (9:00am - 12:00pm; SPRINGFIELD)
Self-guided tour of local gardens. Maps will be available at Westminster Presbyterian Church on the day of the event. For more details, visit

June 9
28th Annual Sarah Bush Lincoln Golf Benefit (Meadowview Golf Course, 6489 Meadowview Ln., MATTOON)
Net proceeds from this year;s event will support construction of the New Heart Center. As in previous years, the committee is planning another fun-filled day with opportunities to win great prizes on every hole. And one lucky raffle winner will walk about with a 7-day trip to Maui, Hawaii! To increase your chances, we're offering an early bird discount for advanced purchase raffle tickets!
Contact Kimberly Lockart at 217-238-4765 for more information.

June 10
Max's Memorial Golf Outing and Auction (12:00pm; The Links Golf Course, 319 Holken Brink Dr.,
JACKSOVILLE) Butch Woods of Charlie's 19th Hole has chosen the Bark Park for his annual fundraiser! We are trying to bring WATER to the Jacksonville PetSafe™ Bark Park.
GOLF SCRAMBLE: Open to the public. Cost is $60 per person. 4 person team/ 36 team limit. $100 deposit holds your spot. Tee time is noon. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Butch: 217-473-7428 or Keith: 217-473-2236
AUCTION: Starting around 5:30pm we will begin auctioning off several items and baskets. For a listing of items that will be up for auction, visit and follow our facebook event:
The goal is to raise enough money to be able to bring a city water line into the Jacksonville PetSafe Bark Park.

June 11
Litchfield Pickers Market (9:00am - 3:00pm; 400 N State St., LITCHFIELD)
Open-air market specializes in vendors featuring items prior to 1980. Plus live music, food and more. FREE.

June 13
Kamp Kaleidoscope Culvers Dine Nite Event (4:00 - 8:00pm; Culver’s- 4400 W. Wabash Ave., SPRINGFIELD)
Kamp Kaleidoscope provides stimulating activities and useful learning experiences for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, age 4 -21, during their summer break from school. These activities allow our individuals the opportunity to continue to grow and maintain their skills while on break and not experience “Summer Loss.” Summer Loss can be much more detrimental to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This period of loss can cause them to regress with their skills and may prevent them from being able to rebound as quick as most children.
All proceeds raised will go directly toward Kamp Kaleidoscope. The money raised will be used towards field trips, crafts, snack, outdoor equipment, indoor toys and scholarships.
Please contact Tabitha Johnson for more information. 217-793-2100 ext.125

June 13 - 17
76th Midwest Charity Horse Show (10:30am; Illinois State Fairgrounds, SPRINGFIELD)
The 76th annual Midwest Charity Horse Show will be held June 13-17 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Covered Arena. Performances will be held daily starting at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. One of the premier horse shows in the United States, the Midwest Charity Horse Show features American Saddlebred, Roadster, Morgan and Arabian horses and Hackney ponies.
Since its inception, the Midwest Charity Horse Show, an all-volunteer organization, has donated its annual proceeds to a Springfield area charity. Camp COCO, a project of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill., has been selected as Midwest’s beneficiary since 1988. Camp COCO is a free, week-long summer camp for children suffering from cancer, leukemia and other blood disorders.
For more information about Midwest Charity Horse Show log onto and also check out our Facebook page.

Now until June 30
Michiko Itatani: Celestial Visions (Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St., SPRINGFIELD)
Michiko Itatani is one of Chicago's most well-respected contemporary artists. This exhibition features new acquisitions of drawings and prints alongside installation-based and heroically scaled figurative paintings from the Museum’s Fine Art Collection. Contact: Robert Sill,, 217-524-5744