Neuhoff Media Decatur to hold fundraiser
for OK tornado victims
Thursday, from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Neuhoff Media will be hosting a special fundraiser to raise money for the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. All stations, WSOY 1340, ESPN 1050 The Fan, Y103, Hot 105 and 95Q will be broadcasting an 8 hour program giving you the opportunity to donate money to the Red Cross. The phone number to donate is 875-1340… if you would rather drop by the station to drop off money, there will be Red Cross volunteers at the station until 2 p.m. You can also text REDCROSS 90999 for an automatic $10 dollar donation. All the money raised will go towards helping the victims of this disaster. Neuhoff Media is located at 250 N. Water Street, Decatur.
Cromwell Radio Group Taking Donations For
American Red Cross Moore, OK Disaster Relief Efforts
The Cromwell Radio Group is taking donations for the American Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in the wake of the tornado in Moore, OK this week. Radio station representatives will be collecting at Thursday’s BIKE NIGHT event that will take place at Barb’s Place and the Adam’s Apple, at 421 N. 22nd Street in Decatur from 6pm to 8pm. Station representatives will also be collecting at this week’s FULL THROTTLE FRIDAY event at the Southside Grill at 799 South 22nd Street in Decatur from 6pm to 8pm. Or checks may be brought by the radio station at 410 North Water Street in Decatur during regular business hours. Checks should be made out to the “American Red Cross” with “Moore, Oklahoma” written in the memo line. General Manager Chris Bullock said that the radio stations have heard from a lot of listeners that want to help. “We’ve had phone calls, emails, and facebook messages from people asking how they can help. We contacted the Mid Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, and they suggested that money was the best way right now…so we thought we’d make it as easy as we could for people to contribute.”
Class On Basic Hatha Yoga Begins June 10
The Continuing and Professional Education Division at Richland Community College will offer a class on Basic Hatha Yoga. This class will meet on Mondays, beginning June 10 and continuing through July 29 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The cost of the class is $60. To register or to receive more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education Division at Richland Community College at (217) 875-7211, Ext. 265.
EDC Of Decatur & Macon County To Hold Seminar on Enterprise Zone Benefits May 29
The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County will hold a seminar on May 29 to present information about the Enterprise Zone benefits and new reporting requirements. The seminar will be held at the Richland Community College National Sequestration Education Center Exhibit Hall. Craig Coil, president of the EDC of Decatur & Macon County and president of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association, will provide local businesses with an overview of the benefits available within the Enterprise Zone and explain the new reporting requirements for recipients of benefits from the Zone. Decatur area businesses that may benefit from the program include: corporate tax managers, accountants, builders, contractors, building material suppliers and project managers. Those interested should RSVP by May 24 to the EDC of Decatur & Macon County, 101 S. Main, Suite LL5, Decatur, IL 62523. The telephone number is (217) 422-9520. The fax number is (217) 422-9307. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Service At Hammond Cemetery May 26
The Hammond Cemetery will be the location for a memorial service sponsored by the Hammond United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, May 26. Rev. Linda Peyla will lead the service which will begin at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring chairs.
Spring Rummage Sale At Concordia Lutheran
Church May 31, June 1
Concordia Lutheran Church, 3303 E. Maryland St., Decatur, will be having their Spring Rummage Sale on Friday, May 31 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 to 12:00 noon. Lots of clothing, dishes, glassware, pots & pans, furniture, silk flowers and some new things. Everyone is welcome.
SAIL Staff And Board Rummage Sale June 8
Soyland Access to Independent Living (SAIL) will hold a staff and board Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 7 am to 1 pm at the Decatur SAIL office, 2449 Federal Drive (in Park 101.) Items featured will include craft supplies, clothing for a dollar a bag, books, household items, holiday décor and more. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase. For more information about the SAIL Rummage Sale, contact Jeri Wooters at 876-8888 or 800-358-8080.
Ballroom Dance Class To Learn Foxtrot
And Waltz Begins June 3
The Continuing and Professional Education Division at Richland Community College will offer a Ballroom Dance class to learn the Foxtrot and the Waltz. This class will meet on Mondays beginning June 3 and continuing through June 24 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The cost of the class is $60. To register or to receive more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education Division at Richland Community College at (217) 875-7211, Ext. 265.
The Decatur Park District’s Adult Beginner Tennis
Clinic & Cardio Tennis Class Announced
The Decatur Park District is offering two new tennis classes this summer at the Fairview Park Tennis Complex. The Wednesday Night Adult Beginner Tennis Clinic is a six week class for beginning players and those wishing to return to the game. The clinic is on Wednesdays, June 5 – July 17 from 6 – 7 p.m. and costs $66 per player. Racquets are provided for those who need one. Those looking for a different type of tennis workout can try the Wednesday Night Cardio Tennis Class. This class emphasizes fun and exercise while players hit balls for one hour. Classes meet on Wednesdays, June 5 – July 17 from 7 – 8 p.m. Fee is $36 per player. Call Chuck Kuhle at 423-7020 to register by May 22.
Class On Paranormal Activities Scheduled
The Continuing and Professional Education Division at Richland Community College will offer a class on the many types of paranormal activity. The class will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning June 12 and culminating on July 10. Tools that are used and report writing will be discussed, along with a paranormal investigative ghost hunt in Decatur during the week 5 class meeting. The cost for this class is $65. To register or to receive more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education Division at Richland Community College at
(217) 875-7211, Ext. 265.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day At The Disc May 29
Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day at the DISC on Wednesday, May 29 from 8 – 11 a.m. The event is free and will feature a variety of health screenings and information courtesy of Decatur Memorial Hospital. There will also be healthy snacks, chances to win door prizes, and fun games. For more information, call the DISC at 429-3472.
Homestead Prairie Farm To Present
‘Herbs Grown In America In The 1800s’ June 2
Stop by Homestead Prairie Farm on Sunday, June 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. for an introduction to herbs grown in America in the 1800s. Homestead Prairie Farm, a circa 1860 living history house museum, is located on the grounds of the Rock Springs Conservation Area in Decatur.
Admission is free and all ages are invited to attend. Guest speaker Betty Moser, a long-time gardener and retired Millikin University chemistry professor, will introduce various herbs during this program. Those attending will learn about culinary, aromatic, and medicinal herbs including their historic uses. Also, the tradition of making herbal nosegay bouquets will be discussed. Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road.
Restore Our Constitution Monthly Meeting May 28
The Restore Our Constitution monthly meeting will be held at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Top news issues of the day and how to become involved will be discussed.
Decatur’s First Ever Zombie 5k Run June 8
The Friends of the Decatur Public Library are hosting Decatur’s first ever Zombie Run, where runners will have more obstacles than just miles. Zombies are a hot topic these days and they have finally made it to Decatur. The Zombie 5K will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 6:00pm at Fairview Park in Decatur. This will be a non-competitive 5K run/walk for all ages, avoiding zombies all along the route, of course. Runners will have a limited number of tags that prevent them from being infected by the undead plague and must avoid the lurching zombies’ attempts to take all your flags. The route through the Fairview Park will be beset by zombie hoards and lone zombies roaming in search of brains. All proceeds will support the Friends of the Library. The Friends fund many Library activities, some of which include: Summer Reading Programs, BabyTALK, Project READ, Tax Preparation Services, Holiday Programs, and the Library Gardens! Runners can register by going to the Decatur Public Library’s Website at www.decaturlibrary.org and looking for the link to Active.com under the Zombie 5K link. The deadline to pre-register and get a t-shirt is Saturday, May 25th. The registration fee is $25. All ages are welcome for this non-competitive run/walk. Runners may come costumed. Registration is also available in-person at the Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale on June 8th from 9:30am to 12:30pm or at Fairview Park prior to the run from 5:15-5:45pm, but a t-shirt cannot be guaranteed. Packet pick-up for runners is at the Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale or prior to the race at Fairview Park. Adults and teens are also encouraged to volunteer as zombies. Zombies can register with a form that can be printed from the library’s Website or by emailing Eleanor Wood at email@example.com. Zombies must attend a pre-race meeting on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00pm at the library or can contact Eleanor to arrange for a meeting. Zombies must come in costume. Registration for zombies is free, with the option to buy a t-shirt for $10 if registration is received before May 25th. Zombies may be teens (with parent permission), adults, or children under 10 (if accompanied by a zombie adult). ZooCrew will be available to paint zombie faces pre-race at 5:00pm in Pavilion #2 at Fairview Park. Zombies and runners will receive water and food at the post-race party. For more information, contact Eleanor Wood at the library at 217-424-2900 x. 156.
Dr. Hunt To Lead Discussion At Friends Of The
Public Library’s Book Between Bites Program
Dr. Jerald Hunt will discuss the book, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, for the Friends of the Decatur Public Library's Books Between Bites program at 12:15 in the Madden Auditorium on June 5th. Registration is not required; guests may bring a sack lunch. Coffee is served.
Kid’s Fishing Day At Rock Springs Conservation Area May 25 Kids are invited to learn some fishing techniques at Rock Springs Conservation Area on Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are required. Naturalists at Rock Springs Conservation Area will teach kids some fun fishing techniques at the cattail ponds. Bring your own pole or borrow one at the site. Ages 16 and up require an Illinois Fishing License. Rock Springs Conservation Area is located in the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road.
Summer Camp Registration Is Underway The Macon County Conservation District offers many different types of interactive camps for toddlers, youth, and adults. This year, summer camps will be offered at Rock Springs Conservation Area, Friends Creek Conservation Area, and Fort Daniel Conservation Area. All camps help families explore the outdoors, make new friends, and learn something new. Jeff Tish, Program Services Manager at the Macon County Conservation District, commented on how much he enjoys summer camp stating, “Children of all ages begin to arrive in June and before we know it they are teaching us about their discoveries. We all have so much fun while learning about nature together. What a great way to get your kids outdoors!” The camps include Art Camp, Earth Adventures, Preschool Peepers, Outdoor Adventure Camp, Pioneer Adventure Camp, and much more! Explore all the options offered this summer on the website at www.maconcountyconservation.org You can register for camp 7 days a week by visiting Rock Springs Nature Center or you can reserve your spot by phone with a credit card during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).
Richland Community College’s Saturday Produce Market Will Begin June 8
Richland Community College’s Saturday Produce Market, hosted by Richland Student Farms, will take place each Saturday beginning June 8 through October 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is in a new location in the parking lot of the National Sequestration Education Center, under the College’s wind turbine. Offerings will include plants, fresh fruits, and vegetables grown by students and local farmers as well as Amish baked goods, cheese, candy, and fudge. For more information, visit www.richland.edu/market or the Richland Student Farms Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RichlandStudentFarms.
Memorial Day Services To Be Held In Fairview Park May 27
Veteran's Assistance Commission of Macon County Inc. will be commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. These services will be held at Fairview Park Pavilion at 10:00 a.m. Commanders and auxiliary commanders should notify their post if they are planning to attend and bring a wreath to present, and inform the Veteran's Assistance Commission at 424-1376 on or before May 23.
Mt. Zion Home Community Education Unit To Meet May 22
The monthly meeting of the Mt. Zion Home Community Education Unit will meet Tuesday, May 22. The Unit will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the home of Carol Flitz, 6121 E. Mayflower Drive, Decatur. The lesson about tacos will be entitled "Wrap it Up". For additional information or if interested in attending, contact Vicky Wooten at 864-3454.
United Methodist Women At Elwin Church
Are Sponsoring ‘Tree In A Bag’ Project
The United Methodist Women at Elwin United Methodist Church are sponsoring a "tree in a bag" project for the Christmas season. During the summer months when people are at neighborhood rummage sales or cleaning out their garage, remember the project of giving Christmas trees to those who may not be able to afford one. Small artificial trees, two or three feet tall, lights, garland, and ornaments will be appreciated. The trees and decorations will be placed in bags, tied with bows and delivered to someone who may not have a Christmas tree this year. For additional information, call 423-5711 or 864-5948.
St. Mary's Widowed Support Group Meeting May 23
St. Mary’s Widowed Support Group will meet for dinner at Corona's Mexican Grill, 2350 Mt. Zion Road, Decatur, on Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. All widows and widowers are welcome.
For additional information, contact Sister Chaminade Kelley at 428-7733.
Sanitary District Announces Scheduled Board Meetings
The Sanitary District of Decatur scheduled board meetings for 2013-14 are as follows: *May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, *Sept. 25, *Oct. 23, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, 2013; and Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19 and *April, 23, 2014. * These dates are the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Reservations Being Accepted For Summer Camps
at Children’s Museum of Illinois
Children’s Museum of Illinois is taking reservations for 2013 summer camps. Toddler Camps are offered for children ages 3 & 4, and Summer Camp Weeks are offered for children ages 4-6 and 7-9. New this year, the Museum is also hosting Camp Invention programming for children entering 1st through 6th grades. Classes fill up quickly, so don’t wait. Visit www.cmofil.org for full details. Pre-registration and pre-payment required for all camps. Early registration discount ends May 10th. Registration deadline for June camps is May 31st; for July camps, June 21st. Children’s Museum of Illinois is located at 55 South Country Club Road, next to Scovill Zoo on the shores of Lake Decatur. It is ranked one of the top 25 children’s museums in the U.S. In 2012, nearly 60,000 guests visited the museum. The museum contributes to the community’s quality of life as an educational facility, visitor attraction, family destination, and site for volunteerism. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Admission is $5 for everyone ages 2 and older. Tickets Being Sold For Woofstock TV Raffle
Raffle tickets are being sold for the Woofstock TV Raffle. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Only 750 tickets will be sold. First prize is a 51" Samsung HD-TV; second prize, a tablet; and third prize, $100. The drawing will be held Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Macon Resources. Tickets may be purchased at Homeward Bound Pet Shelter, 1720 E. Huston Drive; Macon Resources, 2121 Hubbard Avenue; or Plaza TV & Appliance, 1920 N. Oakland. Proceeds will benefit Homeward Bound Pet Shelter. For additional information call 875-1910.
Camp EARTH Summer Program Offered
Easter Seals, along with Macon County Mental Health Board, is offering Camp EARTH summer program. Youth with developmental disabilities will experience hands-on horticultural, environmental clean-up and beautification in the community. Programming focuses on improving self-esteem, developing a positive work ethic and teaching cooperation, communication and responsibility that will help increase the individual's skills. This service also provides social/recreational activities in addition to the prevocational activities. Each participate must be a resident of Macon County, have a diagnosis of a developmental disability and be ages 14-21 years. Those wanting to participate need to attend an informational meeting on Saturday, May 18, from 8:00 a.m.-noon at MacArthur High School. For additional information, call 429-1052.
Macon Resources To Host 21st Annual Scramble At South Side County Club
The 21st annual Macon Resources charity golf tournament will be held Monday, June 3 at South Side Country Club in Decatur. The entry fee is $540 for a team of four, including lunch, dinner, goody bag, and golf fees. Proceeds will benefit two programs that help children and families in Decatur and Macon County. Bright Start is a prevention initiative program that provides services to family with children ages zero to five years. Kid's Connection is an after school and summer child care program for students who receive special education services. To register, call 875-1910 ext. 880 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barn Colony Artists’ Annual Spring Show May 3-30
The Decatur Area Arts Council will host the annual exhibit of work by Barn Colony Artists from May 3-30 in the Anne Lloyd Gallery at the Madden Arts Center in downtown Decatur. Barn Colony, a talented group of local artists, showcases the varied media and creativity of their 50-member organization throughout the month of May each year. From oil paintings to watercolors, colored pencil works to graphite drawings, the Barn Colony Artists’ Annual Show features a wide range of all. The public is invited to stop by the Madden Arts Center between May 3 – 10 to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award. Aspiring (and inspired) artists are encouraged to consider joining Barn Colony at the Madden Arts Center on Monday evenings year ‘round to work among fellow artists and to learn from visiting instructors. The exhibit is open free to the public. For more exhibit information contact the Decatur Area Arts Council at 423-3189.
Garden Club Of Decatur Announces May Events
• The evening group of the Garden Club of Decatur will have a garden walk at 6:30 p.m. on May 14, 2013 at the home of Barbara Walker. • The Garden Club of Decatur will meet at 10:00 a.m. on May 21, 2013 at Rock Springs Conservation District, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur. The presentation, "Corps of Discovery" will include a video and exhibition. Participants Delores Rice Logue and Verlyn Rosenberger will explain how corps members learn to write, sketch and photograph our changing environment. Visit the club’s website at: www.gardenclubofdecatur.com
Certification Class For Foodservice Managers
Offered For May 21, 23
A foodservice sanitation manager’s course will be offered Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at ILEAS Training Center, (former Champaign Co Nursing Home), 1701 E Main St, Urbana, IL. The exam will be Tuesday, May 28, from 9-11 a.m. at ILEAS. Persons needing recertification for their IL Dept. of Public Health certificate may attend the second day, Thursday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Sue Summerville, 217-684-2435, to register or for further information. Cost: $120 for certification class including text and IL exam; ServSafe exam at an additional fee; $60 for recertification class including text. Both classes also available online. Flea Market At Christ United Methodist Church July 13
Christ United Methodist Church, 1503 N. Summit, Decatur, will sponsor a Flea Market on July 13 (rain date, July 20). Vendors interested in participating may obtain registration information by calling the church, 423-4962, Monday through Friday, 10 AM –2 PM. Reservations are due by June 28.
Stephen Decatur High School Class Of 1963 To
Hold 50th Class Reunion Sept. 27-29
The Stephen Decatur High School Class of 1963 will celebrate their 50th class reunion on September 27, 28 and 29, 2013. Events will include an informal gathering at Paco's Sol Bistro, 237 N. Main St., Friday, Sept. 27th beginning at 6:00 p.m. The reunion dinner celebration will be at South Side Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 28th at 5:00 p.m.; class picture being taken at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will follow at 6:00 p.m. There will be a brunch on Sunday, Sept. 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Decatur Airport "Main Hanger" Restaurant. For additional information call Judi at 433-3298 or Judy at 877-9245.
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