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Christian music festival in Illinois
FEATUREED EVENT: Elevate is a one-day Christian music festival staged outdoors at the Martinsville Fairgrounds on July 7 in Martinsville, Ill. The lineup features Billboard Christian chart toppers Kutless, Josh Wilson and for King & Country, as well as Florida artists Terrace Lake Worship.
Gates open at 4 p.m., and the music starts at 5.
Tickets are priced as follows: Ages 11 and older — $15; ages 3 to 10 — $5; ages 2 and under — free. Advanced ticket purchases will be entered into a drawing to come back stage and meet the bands. To order tickets online, got to www.elevatemartinsville.com/info.html.
Inflatables will be set up for the kids at no extra charge. Food vendors will be present. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol. Parking is free. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The fairgrounds is at 620 S. York St.
‘Spoon Man’ coming to library
Come to the Marshall (Ill.) Public Library for an interactive comedy program for all ages at 6:30 p.m. July 5 in the library’s Dale McConchie Meeting Room.
The “Spoon Man” has been playing the spoons for nearly 32 years and professionally for 20 years. His program contains several outrageous impressions combining together a Heavy Metal Spoon Player and A Rap Spoon Player, plus an audience sing-a-long competition. He creates a Mountain Band out of members of the audience, and guests may also see him play forks and knives.
All ages of participants in the library’s Summer Reading Program, “Reading is Soooo Delicious,” will receive an additional prize drawing chance for attending this program.
Call the library at (217) 826-2535 or email email@example.com for more information. The library is at 612 Archer Ave., in Marshall, Ill.
Marshall City Band to perform
The Marshall (Ill.) City Band, under the direction of Ralph Stewart, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Friday on the Clark County Courthouse lawn in Marshall, Ill.
Included in the concert are “El Capitan March,” “Sousa Day March,” “Tribute to Irving Berlin,” including favorites as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Steppin’ Out With My baby,” “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “Blue Skies.”
The concert will continue with “The Band,” “Blues In The Band,” “One” from “A Chorus Line,” “Aurora Overture,” “Joneez Toone,” “Sounds Of The Carpenters,” a medley of “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” and “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “Them Basses,” “Irish Tune from County Derry,” “Little Brown Jug,” and close with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The band will also perform a concert of patriotic tunes before the fireworks from 8 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday in front on the grandstand at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Marshall and again on July 6, back on the courthouse lawn.
The Marshall Service League will be offering refreshments during the band concert this Friday. All concerts are free, and the public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Cruising With Kroger in Brazil
The 2nd Annual Cruising With Kroger is planned on July 14 in the Kroger parking lot in Brazil.
Enter your classic car, truck or motorcycle for free. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be food and drink and door prizes. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
For more information contact Jonathan Herbert at (812) 230-0640.
Fundraiser for humanitarian aid
A fundraiser to raise money for humanitarian aid to send to Cuba will take place on Saturday at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., salsa dancing at 7. Local artist Alexandra McNichols, a native of Bogota, Columbia, will be leading the dance steps.
The dancing will be preceded by a Red Beans and Rice dinner, which is a typical meal served in Cuba. Dinner will also include Cuban desserts. The cost of both the dinner and dancing is $6; children are free.
The money raised will be given to members of the Pastors for Peace Caravan, which will visit Terre Haute on July 8. A member of the caravan will speak about why they participate in the annual trip to Cuba at the 10:30 a.m. morning service on July 8 and again at 2 p.m. Members of the congregation have also been collecting medical supplies to send with the Caravan to Cuba. All members of the public who want to support humanitarian relief efforts for Cuba or who want to learn more about Cuba are welcome to attend all events.
Pastors for Peace, an ecumenical religious organization based in New York, has been taking aid to Cuba for more than 20 years because it opposes the trade embargo against Cuba imposed by the U.S. nearly 50 years ago. According to U.S. law, American companies are not permitted to trade with Cuba, and that includes medical supplies and food.
Ride to benefit St. Ann Clinic
The Wabash Valley Motorcycle Club’s annual St. Ann Benefit motorcycle ride and auction is Saturday.
The ride begins at Show-Me’s with sign-in from 11 a.m. to noon and will end at the FOP at 14th and Hulman, with last bike in at 4 p.m.
A live auction begins at 4:30 p.m. Music, food and raffles are all on tap for the event. All proceeds will benefit the St. Ann’s Clinic, which operates solely on donations
Those who don’t ride a motorcycle are welcome to join in festivities after the ride. For more information call Steve Johnston at (812) 533-1024 or Roxanne Richey at (812) 232-5021.
Zorah Shrine Unit to cook up BBQ
The Zorah Shrine Patrol Unit will be cooking at Haney’s Bar & Grill from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 7. Indiana Bones BBQ will be turning out some of the best tasting pulled pork, half-chicken and half-hamburger with a bag of chips for $6.
Haney’s is at 3101 Schaal Ave.
Chocolate sale at hospital
The Paris Community Hospital Volunteers will host a South Bend Company Chocolate Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday near the FMC rotunda entrance. The sale will offer nearly 70 varieties of gourmet chocolates and snacks, including toffee, caramels, turtles, mint meltaways and truffles.
Other items will include Chef Ivo’s award winning salsa, hot sauces, marinades, jellies and more. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.