Entertainment and Events – October 2017

Car-Truck-Motorcycle Show
Sullivan American Legion 2nd Annual Car
Truck-Motorcycle show. Sunday, October 22 at the
south lawn of the Sullivan American Legion.
Registration is $15 (10 am – Noon). Awards 3 pm.
Judging after registration. The first 25 entries to
register will receive dash plaques. Top 20 entries
will receive winner plaques. Best of show will
receive winner plaque. The SAL will be grilling
out and drinks will be available in the club room.
3rd Annual Wine Tour
Join the Sullivan Singers Alumni Foundation
for its 3rd annual WINE TOUR! Saturday, October
28th. $50 per person. Cost includes transportation
to three wineries & tasting fees. This year’s fea
tured wineries: Pheasant Hollow Winery, Von
Jakob Winery & Brewery, and Blue Sky Vineyard.
The bus will begin loading at 8:00 a.m. at the
Sullivan Civic Center (600 N Washington St,
Sullivan). Please park on the south end of the
parking lot near Strain Street. Please arrive no
later than 8:15 am The bus will depart at 8:30 am.
SHARP and return by 9:30 p.m.
Food is available for purchase at Von Jakob
Winery and Blue Sky. No outside food is allowed
at Von Jakob. We will be at this location around
lunch time. Food and drink are allowed on the
bus, so bring your own cooler with drinks and
snacks. Please, no glass bottles. The deadline for
reserving your seat is Saturday, October 21st.
Payment is due at time of reservation. Checks
should be made payable to Sullivan Singers
Alumni Foundation. You may submit your pay
ment to the person taking your reservation.
Contact Beth White (474-7989), Melissa Krieger
(620-8711), Kelly Sullivan (778-4476). Cindi Reed
(273-0133) or Lisa Dickens (294-0802) to reserve
your seats today!
2017 SBL Volunteer Guild
Fall Market
10 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday, Otober 20. 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. At Lumpkin Family Center
for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln
(North side of SBL)
2017 Vendors include Bee My Honey, Charley
High by Denise Titus, Ekko Jewelry Designs,
Gold Canyon Candles, Gene’s Jewelry, Heart &
Soul, JLM Jewelry, Jon Schubert – Pencil Portrait
Artist, Larkin Enterprises, Limelight by Alcove,
Lipsense, Lucky Ducky Baby, LuLaRoe, Maddison
Avenue Candle Company, Mary Kay Cosmetics,
Matilda Jane Clothing, Norwex, Pink Zebra,
Plunder, Plush Boutique, Premier Designs Jewelry,
Razzle Dazzle, Rebecca Lee Cards, Renew, Rodan
+ Fields, SBL Medical Weight Management,
Scentsy, Sew Bee It, Signature Homestyles,
Stanley Home Products & Fuller, Stitched
Memories by Grammy, Sugar Plum Pretties,
Tastefully Simple, The Pampered Chef, Touchstone
Crystal by Swarovski, Trades of Hope,
Tupperware, Osborne Books, Vintage Cottage
Beauty, Wildflower Honey & Queen Bee Soap,
Wood Pens &Things.
All proceeds support Lifeline grant assistance.
The Guild provides grant assistance to individu
als who would not otherwise be able to have
Lifeline in their home. Lifeline is dedicated to
provide personal response service, peace of mind,
and early intervention to individuals whose
health is at risk in East Central Illinois and assist
them to remain safe and independent with digni
ty in their own homes. Each year the SBL Volunteer
Guild donates up to $20,000 for Lifeline grant
Contact the SBL Volunteer Guild at 258-2500.
Donations gladly accepted at the door.

Medicare Part D Workshop
SAIL, Soyland Access to Independent Living,
will host a workshop introducing the 2018
Updates to Medicare Part D on Tuesday, October
12th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Mid-Illinois
Senior Center Services, Inc. located at 114 E.
Jefferson Street in Sullivan, IL. The presenter is
Kathi Shackles, Mid-Illinois Senior Services Inc.,
Senior Health Insurance Program Volunteer. The
workshop is free; reservations are not required.
For more information call Betty Watkins, SAIL
Rural Outreach Coordinator, at 774-4322.
Bethany Safe Trick Or
Treating Oct. 28
The Village of Bethany is having Safe Trick of
Treating Saturday, Oct. 28 uptown on Main Street
from 5-7 p.m.
Citywide trick or treating is 6-9- p.m. October 28.
Sullivan Trick or
Sullivan Safe Trick-or-Treat i
31st from 4-6 pm. Visit partic
with the orange Jack-O-Lanern i
A complete list will appear in
issue of the News Progress and
Regular trick-or-treating for S
October 31st from 6-9 p.m. The Am
Parade around the square will b
Hunter Safety
Friday, Oct. 6 7:30 am – 4 p
Cabin at Wyman Park in Sulliv
lunch and pencil. Saturday, O
Sullivan (Purvis Farms) Gun Clu
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attend both seccions. Local hunt
tors will present the program. Fo
217-254-7587 (leave a message
limited to 45 participants.

Lovington Fall Festival
The Lovington Revitalization Coalition will be
holding the 3rd Annual Lovington Fall Festival
Weenie Roast on Sunday, October 15, 2017. This
free event will be held at the Lovington park, from
4 PM-8 PM.
Activities for all ages include a pumpkin carv
ing/decorating contest, bobbing for apples and a
painted rock hunt. Gail Wolfe will be offering free
rides in his horse drawn wagon from 4:00 PM – 5:00
Youth activities include sack races, pumpkin
races and games. Races will start at 5:00 PM.
Games will include pumpkin bowling, putt putt
golf, corn cob ring toss and more.
Free food and beverages will be available.
For more information about the festival and for
pumpkin carving contest entry forms, please see
the “Putting Back the Love in Lovington” Facebook

Hot Air Balloon Science Fair
The annual Touchstone Energy Balloonfest will be held October
6-8. The event will kick off Friday evening from 5-11pm at the Lake
Shelbyville Visitor Center, with the hot air balloons inflating and
launching on site if weather conditions allow. The best viewing of
the balloons will be from the Dam East/Visitor Center Area around
5pm. Tethered rides will be available $10/person (weather depen
dent), Cromwell Radio Group will be broadcasting live on location,
and the Forest Parker Band will perform from 7-11pm.
As part of the event kickoff, Lake Shelbyville U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers is hosting a Hot Air Balloon Hands-On Science Fair.
The Hands-On Science Fair will take place in the Visitor Center
Grand Lobby from 5-7pm and is a free event, open to the public.
Participants who prefer to build their balloon ahead of time may
pick up a free balloon kit at the Visitor Center (Monday-Friday 8am
– 4:30pm). A $2 deposit is required to pick up a kit, when you bring
back your balloon on October 6th your deposit will be returned.
Prizes will be awarded at 7pm for highest balloon flight and
most creative balloon design.
Prize for highest balloon flight will win a ride in a hot air balloon
for either Saturday or Sunday morning (weather dependent). Most
creative balloon design will win a science/artsy gift basket and the
all participants raffle will win a camping basket full of goodies.
Questions may be directed to the Interpretive Services and
Outreach Programs Department at Lake Shelbyville by phone, (217)
774-3951 ext.2, or by e-mail, LakeShelbyville@usace.army.mil.
Life Chain October 1
On the first Sunday of October in 1,600 cities and towns across
the United States and Canada, thousands of pro-life people will
gather beside main streets. They will peacefully stand in honor of
the 60 million lives who have been lost to abortion.
Sunday, October 1 we will be at the corner of Jackson & Hamilton
Streets at 1:45 pm with signs to hand out for you to hold. We will
form a chain along Jackson & Hamilton Streets.
Market Bazaar
Arthur 3rd Annual Market Bazaar October 21st 9 am – 4 pm at
the Merchant Building, Moultrie-Douglas County Fairground.
Large variety of vendors, antiques, handmade crafts, boutique,
baked goods, re-purposed, pet supplies, collectibles, furniture,
direct sales.
Moultrie County Health Department
Walk-in Flu Clinic Dates at Moultrie County Health Dept:
• October 4th- 9-11:30 a.m. • October 6th- 9-11:30 a.m.
• October 20th- 9-11:30 a.m.
Walk-In Community Adult Flu Clinics:
• October 10th- Lovington First Church of God Family Life
Center- 9-11 a.m.
• October 11th- Sullivan Senior Center- 8:30-10:30 a.m.
• October 23rd- Eberhardt Village, Arthur- 9-11 a.m.
• October 25th- Marrowbone Library, Bethany- 9-11a.m.
• October 27th- Lovington Library12:45- 1:45 p.m.
Blood Pressure Clinics:
Oct 18 Bethany Fire Department – 10:45a – 11:15a
Oct 27 Lovington Library – 12:45p-1:45p
Children’s Immunization Clinics: (appointment required)
Oct 17 Moultrie CoHealth Dept – 10:00a-12:00p, 3:00p-5:30p
Oct 25 Moultrie County Health Dept – 1:00p-4:00p
Maternal Child Health Clinics (includes WIC): (appointment
required) every Tuesday – Thursday 8:30a-12p, 1p-4:30p
Sullivan Post Office Host Passport Fair
Sullivan Post Office will offer a “Passport Fair”, with extended
passport hours 9 am to 2 pm and extra staffing, on October 7, 2017
to help travelers prepare for international trips.

Free Play Group
Bright Start is a free play group program that
is funded through the Illinois State Board of
Education for children birth thru age three who
reside in Moultrie County. Play groups meet on
Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:30 at the Early
Intervention building at 203 S. Graham, Sullivan.
For more information call Amy Eller 728-7396.
50 Plus Gatherings
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each
month from 6:30-8pm. If you are age 50 or older,
please join us! We are a generation with much to
offer in perspective, experience, skills and wis
dom as we extend God’s love within and beyond
the church walls. Vineyard Church, 1805 S.
Hamilton in Sullivan.
Yoga 12 Step
Recovery Meeting
Y12SR-Yoga 12 Step Recovery is a donation
based meeting that will meet at the Masonic
Temple Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm
Y12SR is an integrative 12-step meeting and a
yoga practice for those that suffer from addiction
and for those who love them.
All A’s Welcome.
Moms On a Mission in Sullivan: Fellowship with a
– A group of Christian moms who meet
for fellowship while also striving to grow spiritu
ally and serve our community. A typical meeting
includes breakfast, devotion and discussion, fol
lowed by an activity or service project.
Childcare is provided by church volunteers.
There is a classroom for 2+ year olds, which
includes a snack and a Christian lesson. We also
offer a nursery for 0-2 year olds.
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays
of the month from 9:00-11:00am at the First
United Methodist Church in Sullivan. No meeting
if there is no school that day.
For any questions, contact Jilla Young at 217-
622-3230 or by email at sullivanmoms@gmail.
Open Mic
Allenville Community Building will host an
open mic the last Friday of each month for coun
try music from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The 14th Annual Oktoberfest is back on the
Sullivan square bigger and better than ever.
This year’s festival will be held 6-11 p.m.
Friday, October 20 and noon-11 p.m. Saturday,
October 21.
Friday night festivities include arts, crafts and
food vendors. The Sullivan Area Arts Council
(SAARTS) will host Artoberfest at Cathrine’s
Gallery Gifts & More.
A highlight to the festival this year, the
Oktoberfest wine tasting at 5 West is open 6-9 pm.
The Oktoberfest beer tent will be open 6-11 p.m.
Friday night. Wreckless Whiskey will rock the
beer tent 8-11 p.m.
On Saturday at noon the smell of chili fills the
air as the chili competition begins, and the vendor
booths open. The vendors this year include arts,
crafts, jewelry, home décor, toys, cookbooks,
games, cookies, funnel cakes, chili dogs, all the
fair food you can imagine and so much more.
The Main Stage will offer entertainment
throughout the day and evening. In addition to
the free entertainment J’s Petspaw will host a pet
contest, and many more plans are in the works. A
painting class will take place at the festival with
Molly Foust, local artist
The Kidz Zone will have inflatables Friday and
Saturday starting at 6 p.m. on Friday and noon on
Saturday. Arm bands are available for purchase at
Cathrine’s Gallery at 7 West Jefferson or the SCED
office at 112 W. Harrison St. Preorder arm bands
are $10, and a day of bands is $12.
Moultrie County Mobile Farm will be on site
2-4 p.m. Saturday for youngsters to learn a little
about farming in Moultrie County. New this year
is the Sloan Implement Pedal Pull contest for the
kiddos with sign up at 2:30 p.m. and a 3 p.m. start.
The official chili judging begins at 4:30 p.m.
with local celebrity judges from the Sullivan area.
The chili tasting opens at 5 p.m. and people choice
judging 5-7 p.m. The cook-off winners and
Artoberfest results will be announced at 7:30 p.m.
The beer tent is open for business at noon
Saturday and closes at 11 p.m. Feudin’ Hillbillys
will be playing under the beer tent 8-11 p.m.
For more information and for any forms visit
www.sullivanchamber.com or call 217-728-4223.

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