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November 2018

Volunteer Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Monday, November 12 - Monday, December 24

Help make a difference in the lives of those living in Knox County by being a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army! Shifts available in two or more hour increments at various locations, November 12-December 24 10am-7pm except on Sundays (except Wal-Mart).  Call the Salvation Army for details!

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December 2018

Corbin Light Show

Saturday, December 1 - 31
Corbin light show,
104 Indiana Ave, East galesburg, IL 61430 United States
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Drive by the Corbin home and see a holiday light display synchronized to a music soundtrack! Come sit on Santa’s lap and get pictures every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-10pm (Until 12/22 — weather permitting) — but the lights will be on every night! We will accept non perishable food items, which will be donated to the FISH Food Pantry.

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Christmas Cantata

Thursday, December 20 @ 7:00 PM
Harmony Baptist Church,
746 Hawkinson Ave., Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Harmony Baptist Church, 746 Hawkinson Ave., Galesburg, will be performing a Christmas Cantata entitled “Ten Thousand Hallelujahs”, a choral and drama production which includes some excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Performance times are 6 PM on Sunday, December 16 and 7 PM on Thursday, December 20. Both performances will be presented at the church and are free and open to the public.

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$10

Celtic Winter Solstice

Friday, December 21 @ 7:00 PM
Bishop Hill Creative Commons,
309 North Bishop Hill Street, Bishop Hill, IL 61419 United States
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Friday, December 21st, Prairie Folklore Theatre celebrates its twentieth anniversary by bringing its show to The Bishop Hill Creative Commons. Brian “Fox” Ellis, artistic director and co-founder said, “It was twenty years ago on the Winter Solstice that Barry Cloyd and I gave our first performance of this show. It sold out three performances its first night and continues to sell out almost every year since!” The Celtic Solstice is a modern re-enactment of an ancient tradition. On the longest…

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$10

Christmas on the Air: A Live Radio Play

Saturday, December 22 @ 7:30 PM
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The Orpheum Theatre,
57 S. Kellogg St, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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The Orpheum Theatre Presents is pleased to announce its annual holiday production! Christmas on the Air: A Live Radio Play will be held on December 21 & 22 at 7:30pm, directed by Tim Holmes. Over the past five years, The Orpheum Theatre has produced holiday radio plays that have told classic tales from It’s a Wonderful Life to Miracle on 34th Street to A Christmas Carol. The radio plays transport audiences back in time to a 1940s radio studio broadcasting…

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“Julotta” in Bishop Hill

Tuesday, December 25 @ 6:00 AM
Colony Church,
Bishop Hill, IL 61419 United States
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The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” continues at Bishop Hill State Historic Site, where the public is invited to gather for a nondenominational church service at 6:00 a.m. on Christmas morning, Tuesday, December 25. The public is welcome to attend the service at the restored Colony Church, built in 1848 by Swedish immigrants. Christmas morning in Sweden begins with the Julotta service, and since 1970 the service has been a tradition in Bishop Hill to reaffirm the community’s Swedish heritage. The…

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Free with regular $6.00 admission fee.

Tissue Paper Trees

Wednesday, December 26 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Discovery Depot,
128 South Chambers, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Come to Discovery Depot over Winter Break to make Tissue Paper Trees! This program is Free with a general admission fee.

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Community Blood Drive in Dahinda

Thursday, December 27 @ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Oaks Community Church,
1868 Congregation Road, Dahinda, IL United States
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The Oaks Community Church will host a blood drive at 1868 Congregation Road, inside Youth Room. What: The Oaks Community Church Blood Drive When: Thursday, December 27, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Where: Youth Room, 1868 Congregation Road, Dahinda, IL Appointments: To donate, please contact Melvin Rash at (309) 879-3413 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 3069 to locate the drive. Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available…

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Free with regular $6.00 admission fee.

Make your own Snow Measuring Stick

Sunday, December 30 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discovery Depot,
128 South Chambers, Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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Come to Discovery Depot over Winter Break to make a Snow Measuring Stick! This program is Free with a general admission fee.

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Pet Luminary Ceremony

Monday, December 31 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Knox County Humane Society,
1855 Windish Drive, Galesburg, IL United States
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Now is the time to purchase your Candlelight Ceremony Luminaries!  The cost is only $5 per luminary.  This annual expression of love and respect for pets is growing every year.  When you buy a luminary in honor or in memory of your beloved pet, a shelter pet is helped.  Every cent goes directly to help homeless and abandoned animals find new homes.  You can purchase them right up to the lighting of the luminaries. Contact the Knox County Humane Society…

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January 2019

Community Blood Drive at Hy-Vee on Henderson

Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hy Vee on Henderson,
1975 National Blvd, Galesburg, IL United States
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Hy-Vee on Henderson will host a community blood drive at 1975 National Blvd, inside MVRBC Donor Bus. What: Hy-Vee on Henderson Community Blood Drive When: Monday, January 7, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: MVRBC Donor Bus, 1975 National Blvd, Galesburg, IL Appointments: To donate, please contact Lynn Bachelder at (309) 344-1100 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1125 to locate the drive. Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission…

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Community Blood Drive at Hy-Vee on East Main

Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
E. Main Hy-Vee,
2030 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401 United States
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East Main Hy-Vee will host a community blood drive at 2030 E. Main St., inside MVRBC Donor Bus. What: East Main Hy-Vee Community Blood Drive When: Monday, January 7, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Where: MVRBC Donor Bus, 2030 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL Appointments: To donate, please contact David Lambert at (309) 342-1615 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1126 to locate the drive. Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with…

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