May 2017 Community Calendar

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  • event cost (if applicable) and who benefits from the fees/donations
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May 1
Homeownership 101: Budgeting, Saving & Record Keeping (6:00pm; Habitat for Humanity, 119 E University ave, CHAMPAIGN)
"New home new budget! The power of planning, saving it for a rainy day (or a leaky roof) and what to keep and for how long."
Post-purchase education is a 3 part program that focuses on topics that help both new and existing homeowners manage their most important asset.
*participants receive a detailed reference manual and maintenance checklist*
Classes are FREE and open to the public.
Call 217-819-5113 to register.

May 3
Homeownership 101: Being a Part of Your Community (6:00pm; Habitat for Humanity, 119 E University ave, CHAMPAIGN)

"The benefits of community, joining your community, types of community involvement and community resources."
Post-purchase education is a 3 part program that focuses on topics that help both new and existing homeowners manage their most important asset.
*participants receive a detailed reference manual and maintenance checklist*
Classes are FREE and open to the public.
Call 217-819-5113 to register.

May 5
5K Glow Run (7:00pm; Southwind Park, 4965 S. 2nd St., SPRINGFIELD)
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Teen Council is hosting its second annual 5K Glow Run. Cost of the event is $30 for adults eighteen and older, $20 for students ages 18 to 12, children under 12/in strollers are free. T-shirts available for $10.
The race is benefiting the local Ronald McDonald House with all proceeds from the Run going to the maintaining the House. The Run can be for the serious runner or for a person just wanting to take a stroll for a cause. You can contact either Kelly Thompson, (217)528-3314 ext. 145 or, or Brian Replogle at either: (217) 528-3314 ext. 147 or

May 5, 6
The Habitat Women Build Days (Times vary, 1408 Hill St., URBANA)
Sign up to volunteer on our National Women Build, and 100th home for one of three shifts; Friday May 5th 12-3pm, Saturday May 6th 8-11:30am or 11:30-3pm at
More information, contact Kelly Hill 217-819-5115 development

May 5
3rd annual Nurses' Night Out (4:30 - 10:30pm; Decatur Masonic Temple, 224 W. William St, DECATUR)
This will be a fun filled night to show appreciation for our local nurses & medical support staff of central Illinois. This event is free to attend but you must RSVP for guaranteed prizes. Some of this year's attractions include but are not limited to:

  • "A night in the Tropics" theme w/ tropical themed appetizers & desserts.
  • Live Entertainment
  • 55 local vendors for shopping!
  • Lots of prizes & give aways!

There will be something for everyone. Registration is free at:

May 6
Springfield Choral Society Concert (7:30pm; : 2477 West Washington Street, SPRINGFIELD)
The Springfield Choral Society will be presenting “D” is for “Simply Divine,” will feature works from master composers Maurice Duruflé, Leo Delibes, Antonin Dvorák, Claude Debussy and Frederick Delius including a set of three songs by Dvorák written for men’s voices, as well as wonderful settings of folk songs from the Czech Republic, France and England and soaring sounds from all five composers. Tickets are $15, available at the door or by calling 217-691-0033 or 217-341-1428.

May 13
Mother’s Day Remembrance Tribute Service (10:00am; Roselawn Memorial Park, 1735 S. Camp Butler Rd., SPRINGFIELD)
Mother's Day is a special day that we pay tribute to our mothers, grandmothers, wives, children or other loved ones that have touched our hearts and lives. We would like to invite you and your family to join us for a memorial tribute service honoring all mothers and the important roles they have played in our lives. The brief ceremony will be led by our on-staff Certified Celebrant, Judy Woerner, and a special tribute keepsake will be given in honor of your loved one. Light refreshments will be served. We sincerely hope that you and your family can join us for this tender reflection on the importance of these special women we have lost, but will never forget. For more information, please call the Roselawn Administrative Office at (217) 525-1661.

May 13
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) 5K Grow & Go (7:30am; Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters, 1701 Towanda Ave., BLOOMINGTON)

Event Schedule: 7:30am-8:45am: Check-in & Registration | 8:30am: Cock-a-Doodle Kids Dash | 9:00am: Race Start (5K & 1 mile walk) | 9:15am: Hot Breakfast & Open House
Ready, Set, Go & Grow! The IAA Foundation proudly presents its 7th Annual 5K Grow & Go to celebrate Illinois farm families and the important role they play in putting food on your table. Learn more about our roots in agriculture while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from this race benefit Illinois Ag in the Classroom (IAITC), a program that provides free resources to teachers in an effort to help students make the connection between food, fiber, fuel & farming.
Event App: Download our "IFB Events" app at the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Amazon App store. (iphone, android and kindle compatible)
Event Logisitics: "Accurately measured course has a cross-country feel with well maintained grass, pavement and a few rolling hills. Finishing times & results provided by the Lake Run Club of Bloomington/Normal.
Pre-Registered runners receive a t-shirt and a healthy, hot breakfast after the race.
Unique to the event is a 1/4 mile "Cock-A-Doodle Kids Dash", sponsored by the IAA Credit Union, for children 10 & under. All children receive an award a healthy, hot breakfast and opportunity to take part in hands on learning activities.
Post-Race, join us for an indoor open house featuring interactive learning stations from IAITC program, hot breakfast and awards ceremony.
Event Pricing: $25 entry fee if registered by May 1st | $30 entry fee after May 1st and day of race | $5 entry fee Cock-a-Doodle Kids Dash | $7 Fee Open House (friends & family access to breakfast & open house)
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