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Monday, April 1 2019
April Fool's Day
 
 
 9 am - 10 am
Library week all month! - Fairbury

Celebrate Library week all month with giveways at Dominy Memorial Library.

Register to win prizes for kids and adults.

 
 
 10 am - 3 pm
Funny Bunny! @ Connection Center this week

Make some-bunny special with this hoppy rabbit!

 

Saturday, April 6 2019
 7 am - 10 am
Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale - Cornell

The Cornell American Legion will host a pancake breakfast and bake sale to benefit Relay for Life.

 
 
 5 pm - 8 pm
Chicken & Noodles Dinner - Melvin

The Piper City Proud Committee serving chicken & noodles, cole slaw, homemade rolls, & homemade pies in Melvin at their community building.

Sunday, April 7 2019
 4 pm - 7 pm
1st Anniversary Celebration @ Dos Fuentes - Fairbury
Monday, April 8 2019
 10 am - 3 pm
Easter Baskets ! @ the Connection Center this week - Chatsworth

A tisket, a tasket let’s make an Easter Basket!

 

 
 
 5 pm - 6 pm
Boys & Girls Club Open House - Fairbury

Celebrate National Boys and Girls Club week at the Boys & Girls Club of Prairie Central with an Open House starting at 5p.

Plus other events all week from 3 - 6pm.

Tuesday, April 9 2019
 6 pm - 8 pm
Fairbury Garden Club - Fairbury

Opening meeting and dinner starts at 6pm.

For more information call 815-848-1424

Wednesday, April 10 2019
 
Dave's Big Meat Sale - Fairbury

Big Meat Sale! Stock up on Fresh Meat at wholesale prices! It’s a ‘Fill Your Freezer’ event!

Thursday, April 11 2019
 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Fish Fry - Long Point

The Long Point Legion Fish Fry is today

 
 
 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mt. Hope Funks Grove Public Library

The Mt. Hope Funks Grove Public Library in McLean, IL hosts a
 monthly book club for adults on the second Thursday of every month. In addition
 to discussing a new book each month, the group also discusses what they've
 been reading and occasionally plans field trips outside of regular book club
 hours to visit area attractions or view movies related to books.

Friday, April 12 2019
 
Specialty Shops 'Meet Us in Fairbury' - Fairbury

Visiting Fairbury for Dave's Big Meat Sale? Make a day out of it! Stop by the Specialty Shops of Fairbury for great deals on home decor, clothing, gifts, antiques, flowers, and more. There's also a great selection of restaurants to dine at while you're in town.

 
 
 8 am - 5 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Chatsworth

Maps available at Caseys, Corner Hardware, Chatsworth Foods, and Dollar General

Saturday, April 13 2019
 
Specialty Shops 'Meet Us in Fairbury' - Fairbury

Visiting Fairbury for Dave's Big Meat Sale? Make a day out of it! Stop by the Specialty Shops of Fairbury for great deals on home decor, clothing, gifts, antiques, flowers, and more. There's also a great selection of restaurants to dine at while you're in town.

 
 
 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
VFW Breakfast & Lunch - Chenoa

Enjoy breakfast and lunch before and during the Community Sale.

 
 
 8 am - 2 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Chatsworth

Maps available at Caseys, Corner Hardware, Chatsworth Foods, and Dollar General.

 
 
 9 am - 10 am
Community Sale - Chenoa

Furniture, appliances, tools, antiques, toys, rabbits, ducks, chickens and more for auction.

 

Enjoy pork chops grilled by the Chenoa Fire Department.

 
 
 10 am - 11 am
Run for Respect - Pontiac

7th Annual RUN FOR RESPECT 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk starts at Pontiac Township High School.

All proceeds from the Run for Respect benefit Pontiac Township High School's Special Olympics and Peers In Action programs.

 
 
 10 am - 12 pm
Spring Fun Day @ Connection Center

Celebrate Spring at the Central Illinois Connection Center in Chatsworth with a Spring FUN DAY for children!

Healthy Harvest Farm of Fairbury will have baby animals at the Center, plus activities for children, bluebird information will be available and decorating a bluebird cookie.

Free!

 
 
 11 am - 1 pm
Easter Egg Hunt - Strawn

Hunt for eggs at Strawn Park, see the fire truck, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, enjoy a free lunch and enter to win prizes!

rain, snow or shine!

 
 
 1 pm - 3 pm
'Main Street Illinois' - Forrest

Join photographer John Lynn at the Forrest Public Library for his slide show 'Main Street Illinois'.  Refreshments wil be served.

Sunday, April 14 2019
Palm Sunday
Monday, April 15 2019
 9 am - 3 pm
Life Line Screening @ Indian Creek Golf & Divot's Grill - Fairbury

Life Line Screening is the world’s leading provider of preventive health screenings.


The screenings offer a 5 test package to thoroughly check you for risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.

 
 
 11 am - 4 pm
Eggcellent Easter Eggs! @ the Connection Center this week - Chatsworth

Color and decorate eggs with cute decals!

Easter is April 21st.

 

Thursday, April 18 2019
Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 19 2019
Good Friday
 
 
 9 am - 10 am
Once 'n Again '(Egg) Hunt for Discounts' - Fairbury
Saturday, April 20 2019
Holy Saturday
 
 
 7 am - 1 pm
SELCAS Breakfast @ Indian Creek Country Golf - Fairbury

Enjoy a SELCAS Pancake & Sausage breakfast at Indian Creek Country Golf and Divot's Grill and support our Emergency Services !

 
 
 10 am - 11 am
Easter Egg Hunt - Odell

At the Odell pool park

 
 
 10 am - 11 am
Easter Egg Hunt - Chatsworth

At Chatsworth Town Park

 
 
 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Easter Egg Hunt - Fairbury

The Community Easter Egg hunt is sponsored by First Baptist Church  and The Livingston County Boys and Girls club The Hunt will be held  at First Baptist Church.

After signing in for the door prize, everyone will gather in the sanctuary for a very short program. Then, we will head to the hunt area. After collecting eggs, hunters and their families are invited to enjoy the variety of carnival games available as well as face-painting, crafts, egg coloring and a bounce house.

This free event will be moved inside if the weather is uncooperative.

 
 
 11 am - 1 pm
Doggy Easter Egg Hunt - Pontiac

Help your dogs as they sniff out treat-filled Easter eggs! This event is FREE to the public. No pre-registration required. All owners must have their dogs on a leash.

 

We will be hiding a total of 200 eggs at Draco Dog Park located inside the Rec-Plex.

 
 
 1 pm - 2 pm
Easter Egg Hunt - Chenoa

Meet at the football field stadium to hunt eggs, shake hands with the Bunny, and have a chance to win prizes!
Admission is free.
Open to all ages Birth through 3rd Grade.

In case of rain or weather related issues the Egg Hunt will be in the gym

 
 
 1 pm - 2 pm
Easter Egg Hunt - Cornell

at South Park

 
 
 3 pm - 4 pm
The Harvest Moon Easter Egg Hunt - Gibson City

The Easter Bunny will be there for photos with the kids and the Carousel will be open and running for those wanting a ride.

This is a free event for kids 10 years old or younger.

 
 
 7 pm - 9 pm
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - Pontiac

Join Pontiac Parks and Recreation for a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at Humiston-Riverside Park!  Pre-hunt activities will begin at 7:00pm. The egg hunt will begin at 7:45pm.  Four age categories: 3 and under, 4-5 years old, 6-8 years old, and 9-12 years old.

All participants must bring their own flashlight

Free

Sunday, April 21 2019
Easter
Monday, April 22 2019
Earth Day
Easter Monday
 
 
 10 am - 3 pm
Snappy Dragonflies! @ the Connection Center this week - Chatsworth

Celebrate Earth Day this week catching bugs with this snappy Dragonfly!

 

 
 
 10 am - 11 am
Once 'n Again 'Earth Day Double for Consignors' - Fairbury
Thursday, April 25 2019
 
Friends of Library Spring Book Sale - Fairbury

Thursday - 9a-6p

Friday - 9a-5p

Saturday - 9a-12n

 
 
 8 am - 4 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Fairbury

Maps will be available at Dave’s— Casey’s —DQ of Fairbury—Hearts Desire—Steidinger Brothers Inc —Ahead of Style — Antiques and Uniques—Once N Again and Frugality

Friday, April 26 2019
 
Once 'n Again 'Save an additional 50%' - Fairbury

Save an additional 50% on clearance!

 
 
 
Friends of Library Spring Book Sale - Fairbury

Thursday - 9a-6p

Friday - 9a-5p

Saturday - 9a-12n

 
 
 8 am - 5 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Lexington
 
 
 8 am - 4 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Fairbury

Maps will be available at Dave’s— Casey’s —DQ of Fairbury—Hearts Desire—Steidinger Brothers Inc —Ahead of Style — Antiques and Uniques—Once N Again and Frugality

 
 
 10 am - 5 pm
Sidewalk Sale @ Spotted Owl - Fairbury

The Sidewalk Sale is one of the biggest events of the year and will be held outdoors on Friday and Saturday and is weather permitting. Many new arrivals for Spring and Summer will also be in store!

 
 
 5 pm - 9 pm
Vendor Event @ Indian Creek Golf - Fairbury

Shop the 2nd Annual Spring Vendor Event at Divot's Grill at Indian Creek Golf Course

Saturday, April 27 2019
 
Once 'n Again 'Save an additional 50%' - Fairbury

Save an additional 50% on clearance!

 
 
 
Friends of Library Spring Book Sale - Fairbury

Thursday - 9a-6p

Friday - 9a-5p

Saturday - 9a-12n

 
 
 8 am - 5 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Lexington
 
 
 8 am - 4 pm
All Town Spring Garage Sale - Fairbury

Maps will be available at Dave’s— Casey’s —DQ of Fairbury—Hearts Desire—Steidinger Brothers Inc —Ahead of Style — Antiques and Uniques—Once N Again and Frugality

 
 
 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Salem 4 Youth - Annual Charity Auction - Flanagan

Come to the Salem 4 Youth - Annual Charity Auction for a great time! 

Bidding starts at 8:30 am
Auction takes place on The Ranch
Preview items from 6 pm -8 pm on April 26th

 
 
 9 am - 3 pm
Area Nature & History - Chenoa, Fairbury, Forrest & Chatsworth

Celebrate Area Nature and History  as we travel through Chenoa, Fairbury, Forrest, and Chatsworth.  Interesting presentations in each town!  Come and go as you please.

Learn about the Weston Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve .  Find out how to attract Eastern bluebirds and local wildlife with the area-wide Bluebird Project.  Enjoy 'old-fashioned food served on trains in years gone by' for lunch, and join the real-live Native American birthday party.

 

Chenoa Library 9a-9:45a

Indian Creek Banquet Room - Fairbury 10:30a-11:15a

Forrest Depot & Hampsher Garden Room  11:30a-1p

Central IL Connection Center - Chatsworth  1:30p-2:30p

 

 
 
 10 am - 5 pm
Sidewalk Sale @ Spotted Owl - Fairbury

The Sidewalk Sale is one of the biggest events of the year and will be held outdoors on Friday and Saturday and is weather permitting. Many new arrivals for Spring and Summer will also be in store!

 
 
 5 pm - 9 pm
Odd Fellows 200th Anniversary - Fairbury

Pulled Pork Meal, Live Auction and Homemade Pies available for purchase from the Rebekah's. Proceeds to benefit the Oddfellows and Rebekah's Home, and other local charities.

 

Ages 12 and over- $6

Ages 6-11- $3

Ages 5 and under- Free

 

Sunday, April 28 2019
 4 pm - 5:30 pm
All American Circus - Pontiac

At Livingston County Af Fairgrounds , 4H Park Road

 

Tickets $10 - $12

Monday, April 29 2019
 10 am - 3 pm
Blue Bird Nest! @ the Connection Center this week - Chatsworth

Celebrate Blue Bird Festival with a nest of baby birds!

 

 
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