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Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Sunday, November 23, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Rocky Point Club Breakfast

The Rocky Point Club Breakfast will be held on Sunday, November 23rd from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. The menu includes all you can eat Sausage, Eggs, Potatoes, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, and Coffee, Juice or Milk. There will also be a Bake Sale. Proceeds from the Bake Sale will be used for Kid's Yearly Parties. Everyone is welcome! Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rocky Point Club 3603 Bonansinga Drive Quincy, IL.

Quincy Service League Holiday Gift Show and Sale

The 46th annual event will feature over 100 merchants selling items from specialty foods, handcrafted clothes and quilts, holiday decorations, jewelry, outdoor garden and patio décor, hand blown glass, woodworking and much more! Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Quincy Senior High School 3322 Maine Street Quincy, IL.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue and color your way to a delightful creation. All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required, just drop in anytime! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Operation Christmas Child Collection Center

Impact a child's life with a simple shoebox gift. Fill a shoebox with school supplies, basic hygiene items and toys for a child suffering due to disaster, war, disease or poverty. Please include $7 for shipping and bring boxes to the collection center. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. LifePoint Church 18th & Harrison Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

Chicago a cappella presents An American Songbook

Hear the acclaimed nine-member vocal ensemble, Chicago a cappella, as they present the charming and witty classics of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rogers and Hammerstein. Enjoy the great American Songbook adapted for these breathtaking voices with brilliant arrangements. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Salem Church 435 S. 9th Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Monday, November 24, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Golden K Kiwanis Club Meeting

Meeting is always an hour. Guests are welcome. Kiwanis is a service organization serving the children of Quincy. Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Senior Center 639 York St Quincy, IL.

Operation Christmas Child Collection Center

Impact a child's life with a simple shoebox gift. Fill a shoebox with school supplies, basic hygiene items and toys for a child suffering due to disaster, war, disease or poverty. Please include $7 for shipping and bring boxes to the collection center. Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. LifePoint Church 18th & Harrison Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

Oldie: The Public Enemy (1931)

Tom Powers and Matt Doyle are best friends and fellow gangsters, their lives frowned upon by Tom's straight laced brother, Mike, and Matt's straight laced sister, Molly. From their teen-aged years into young adulthood, Tom and Matt have an increasingly lucrative life, bootlegging during the Prohibition era. But Tom in particular becomes more and more brazen in what he is willing to do, and becomes more obstinate and violent against those who either disagree with him or cross him. When one of their colleagues dies in a freak accident, a rival bootlegging faction senses weakness among Tom and Matt's gang, which is led by Paddy Ryan. A gang war ensues, resulting in Paddy suggesting that Tom and Matt lay low. But because of Tom's basic nature, he decides instead to take matters into his own hands. Location: Large Meeting Room Other Information: This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or visit www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservatio… Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

St. Dominic School Soup Supper

Come join us for dinner! Soup, choice of bread, and drink for $6. Kids meal available for $3 (PB and J or Hot Dog, chips, and drink). Dessert available from our 8th grade class bake sale. Choose from corn chowder, chili, chicken noodle, and ham and bean. To go orders available! Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. St. Dominic School 4100 Columbus Road Quincy, IL.

Oldie: The Public Enemy (1931)

Tom Powers and Matt Doyle are best friends and fellow gangsters, their lives frowned upon by Tom's straight laced brother, Mike, and Matt's straight laced sister, Molly. From their teen-aged years into young adulthood, Tom and Matt have an increasingly lucrative life, bootlegging during the Prohibition era. But Tom in particular becomes more and more brazen in what he is willing to do, and becomes more obstinate and violent against those who either disagree with him or cross him. When one of their colleagues dies in a freak accident, a rival bootlegging faction senses weakness among Tom and Matt's gang, which is led by Paddy Ryan. A gang war ensues, resulting in Paddy suggesting that Tom and Matt lay low. But because of Tom's basic nature, he decides instead to take matters into his own hands. Location: Large Meeting Room Other Information: This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or visit www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservatio… Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Live Figure Sessions for Artists

Participants must be at least 15 years of age and need a guardian's signature to attend in under 18. $5 donation is requested per session. Bring your own supplies. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Art Center 1515 Jersey Street Quincy, Il 62301. For more info visit www.quincyartcenter.org.

Project HEAL - Helping Everyone Appropriately Learn

Project HEAL is a parent group intended to help provide resources, education, and support for parents navigating their way through the Special Education system. This meeting is held every Monday unless otherwise noted. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey St Quincy, IL.

Alzheimers Support Group

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Senior Center Second Floor Room 200 639 York Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Very Ready Readers

Join us at this story time that is geared for children birth-24 months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow! Location: Puppet Room Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

First Steps Story Time and Craft

First Steps Story Time and Craft familiarizes toddlers, ages 16 months to 36 months, with library resources by using music, songs, crafts and lots of one-on-one attention. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 217-224-1309 ext. 224 or online at www.quincylibrary.org. Although First Steps Story Times are designed for toddlers, all are welcome to attend. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Thanksgiving Service

All are invited to praise our Lord in Thanksgiving! Arch, Hydesburg, Park, and Scott's Chapel are participating. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. First United Methodist Church 901 Broadway Hannibal, Mo.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Wii Wednesdays

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library afternoon gaming program. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the library for some gaming fun! Location: Puppet Room Contact: Deborah Riddell Contact Number: 223-1309, ext. 223. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Crafty Kids Thanksgiving Vase

Need a last minute table decoration? We have just the thing for you! Kids will gobble with glee as they make this totally terrific turkey vase. Take a minute to relax with with friends and family at the library! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Thursday, November 27, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Good Hope Turkey Trot

This year's race is a 10K run/5K run/walk and a 1 mile fun run/walk. Come to Good Hope, Illinois on Thanksgiving morning for a great race! Bring your family & friends. Visit our website for registration information! Hope to see you here! Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. West Prairie North Elementary School 100 North Washington Street Good Hope, IL.

Free Thanksgiving Day Meal

A Free Thanksgiving Day meal will be provided at God's Way Christian Outreach Center from 11am-1pm on Thurs Nov 27th. Th e Center is located at 1629 DesMoines St in Keokuk. If you need a ride there or a meal delivered to your home call 319-524-8329 the morning of the 27th. This is a meal prepared and served by those from the Center and volunteers from the TriState area. The public is invited to attend. If you have any questions just call 319-524-8329. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. God's Way Christian Center 1623 Des Moines St Keokuk, Iowa.

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Salvation Army will serve a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at The Salvation Army Kroc Center located at 405 Vermont Street. The community is invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and all the trimmings. Music will be provided by The Salvation Army Praise Band. Volunteer help is appreciated, but it is important to call the Kroc Center at (217) 231-5633 to schedule your time this day, so that all, who want to help, have an opportunity. Salad dishes and desserts are needed for the dinner. Please bring dishes for the meal in disposable containers. Everyone wishing to donate a salad or dessert for the Thanksgiving dinner is asked to bring them to the Kroc Center between 9:00am and 11:30am on Thanksgiving morning. For those needing a ride, transportation will be provided to the Kroc Center. Meals will also be delivered to shut-ins. For more information, transportation, or meal delivery contact The Salvation… Thursday, November 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The Salvation Army Kroc Center 405 Vermont Quincy, IL.

Loving our Neighbor Community Thanksgiving Feast

FREE Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Carry in or dine in. Delivery available for Canton Residences only. Call 573-288-5583 if additional information is needed. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Canton First Baptist Church 407 N. 6th Street Canton, MO 63435.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 1:00 PM. Blandinsville First Christian Church 205 E. Washington, Blandinsville, IL 61420. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) & MOMSnext (Mothers of School Aged Kids)

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of the month September through May. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Luther Memorial Church 1210 Jersey Street Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Friday, November 28, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Toy Drive

Toys donated will support needy children in Northeast Missouri through the Toys for Tots program. Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Big Lots 230 Huck Finn Shopping Ctr Hannibal, MO.

Family Fun Fridays

Free to members and only $3.00 for non-member children. Toddlers - age 5. Gym time 10:00-11:00 and pool time 11:00-12:00. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Kroc Center 405 Vermont St Quincy IL 62301.

Christmas on the Square

Experience the magic of Rushville’s Hometown Christmas 2014 and visit our beautiful, restored, historic square! - Little Miss Christmas Pageant - Lighting of Downtown Trees of Love and Dr. Dohner’s Honorary Tree - Santa arrives in Rushville – come and visit him in his house! - Free cookies and hot chocolate! - Punch cards at local businesses to be entered in a drawing! Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Downtown Square, Rushville, IL. For more info visit www.rushvilleil.com.

Fort Madison Lighted Parade

We invite spectators to enjoy the lighting of more than 50 completely lit floats. Holiday cheer is in the air, with decorations and a visit from Santa Claus. Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Downtown Fort Madison between 6th and 10th Streets & Avenue G. For more info visit fortmadison.com.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Saturday, November 29, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

40th Anniversary Gift & Craft Show

The Xi Gamma Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sponsoring the 40th Anniversary Gift & Craft Show on Saturday, Novemeber 29th at the Paris High School from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch is available.Admission: $2.00 per person. For more information, call 660-327-5897. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Paris High School Business 24 W. Paris, MO.

Breakfast with Santa

Tickets $5 for persons over age 6 and $3 for age 5 and younger. Santa will visit with a gift for each child. Pancake meal. Proceeds support Toys for Tots in Northeast Missouri. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. American Legion 3819 Highway Mm Hannibal, MO.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue and color your way to a delightful creation. All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required, just drop in anytime! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Turkey Tales

This story time celebrates all things with wings! Join us as we gobble up great books, warble some songs and soar with a fun craft. Location: Puppet Room Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Book signing

Author John Bicknell will be signing copies of his book, America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Latter Day Harvest Bookstore 1300 Mulholland St Nauvoo, IL 62354. For more info visit www.chicagoreviewpress.com.

2014 Battle of the Cuffs

Battle of the Cuffs Basketball Game to Benefit Local Charities What could be better than watching old guys and gals playing a game of round ball? One thing is that it’s law enforcement officials. Who better to entertain the crowds than watching these players beat each other up for a title trophy? More importantly, it’s all for a good cause to raise money for local charities. On Saturday, November 29 Shelby County and Monroe County law enforcement… will hit the hard court in a ‘Battle of the Cuffs’ fundraiser basketball game. Tip off at South Shelby High School will be at 7:00 p.m. with admission $3.00 adults, $2.00 students, children 5 and under are free. There will also be an opportunity to share a free will donation. According to Shelby County Deputy Eddie Landis and Doug Buie, co-organizers, this is to be a yearly event to alternate between the two counties. Proceeds for Shelby County will go toward the Neighbors Helping Neighbors group, while Monroe County’s portion will benefit their Christmas Is… Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. South Shelby High School 4154 Highway 36 Shelbina, MO. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

High Volume Karaoke

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:30 PM – Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:30 AM. Quincy VFW 600 Payson Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Sunday, November 30, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue and color your way to a delightful creation. All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required, just drop in anytime! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Team Iceman Lung Cancer Benefit for Rob Hinkamper

We are serving food, having Kiddie Korner, Bake Sale, Cake Walk, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Live Entertainment, Wagon Parade, and 50/50 Drawing. There will be lots of fun and excitement! Please come join this amazing family. Our main goal is to get awareness out about Lung Cancer.It is the leading cause of death in the United States and the least funded. Please help us make people aware. You don't have to smoke to get Lung Cancer. Rob never even drank soda. He was a former body builder. "You only have to have lungs to get lung cancer" is this family's main message. We love you. We thank our community for all your prayers and reaching out to help this family in their time of need. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Ambiance 5225 Koch's Lane Quincy, IL.

Christmas Parade Toys for Tots/Food Drive

The staff of the Ralls County Health Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and non-perishable food items along the parade route. All donations will stay in Ralls County. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:00 PM. New London, MO.

New London Christmas Parade

Christmas parade on Sunday November 30 @6pm Following the parade we will have a free will donation soup supper at the Elementary for the New London Volunteer Fire Department. We will have area churches there with activities for the children and there will be a visit from Santa as well. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:00 PM. Main St. New London, MO.

The Shannons in a Free Concert

This is Southern Gospel at its best! Southern Gospel music artists " The Shannons" from Muncie, Indiana, will present a free concert on Sunday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the Webster Community Church They are a family goup singing joyful, strong and heartfelt songs with a message. Refreshments will be served following the concert. For more information, call Pastor Charlie Fulk at 580-236-4758. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:30 PM. Webster Community Church 2631 E. County Rd. 1850 10 miles NE of Carthage, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Monday, December 1, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Golden K Kiwanis Club Meeting

Meeting is always an hour. Guests are welcome. Kiwanis is a service organization serving the children of Quincy. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Senior Center 639 York St Quincy, IL.

Foreign Film: Blancanieves (Spain)

A band of bullfighting dwarfs save the life of a young woman with amnesia. They end up taking her under their wing when they find out that she has seemingly natural skills as a bullfighter, upon which they can capitalize not only for their act but for her own personal gain. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs coin her Blancanieves, after the famed fairy tale. What they are all unaware of is that she is really Carmen, the daughter of the once great matador, Antonio Villalta. On the day Carmen was born, her father suffered a career ending accident, and her mother died in childbirth. Her father quickly remarried his nurse, the evil Encarna. Although raised by her grandmother during her early years, Carmen, following the death of her grandmother, went to live with Encarna while an adolescent, Encarna who treated her as a slave. Carmen eventually found her disabled father, who was hidden away and treated poorly by Encarna. In the meantime, Encarna was cavorting with the household chauffeur whil… Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Foreign Film: Blancanieves (Spain)

A band of bullfighting dwarfs save the life of a young woman with amnesia. They end up taking her under their wing when they find out that she has seemingly natural skills as a bullfighter, upon which they can capitalize not only for their act but for her own personal gain. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs coin her Blancanieves, after the famed fairy tale. What they are all unaware of is that she is really Carmen, the daughter of the once great matador, Antonio Villalta. On the day Carmen was born, her father suffered a career ending accident, and her mother died in childbirth. Her father quickly remarried his nurse, the evil Encarna. Although raised by her grandmother during her early years, Carmen, following the death of her grandmother, went to live with Encarna while an adolescent, Encarna who treated her as a slave. Carmen eventually found her disabled father, who was hidden away and treated poorly by Encarna. In the meantime, Encarna was cavorting with the household chauffeur whil… Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Karate- Beginner and Advanced

Children and Adults. Please call for more information and registration. Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM. The Kroc Center 405 Vermont St Quincy IL 62301.

Live Figure Sessions for Artists

Participants must be at least 15 years of age and need a guardian's signature to attend in under 18. $5 donation is requested per session. Bring your own supplies. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Art Center 1515 Jersey Street Quincy, Il 62301. For more info visit www.quincyartcenter.org.

Project HEAL - Helping Everyone Appropriately Learn

Project HEAL is a parent group intended to help provide resources, education, and support for parents navigating their way through the Special Education system. This meeting is held every Monday unless otherwise noted. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey St Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Very Ready Readers

Join us at this story time that is geared for children birth-24 months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow! Location: Puppet Room Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

First Steps Story Time and Craft

First Steps Story Time and Craft familiarizes toddlers, ages 16 months to 36 months, with library resources by using music, songs, crafts and lots of one-on-one attention. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 217-224-1309 ext. 224 or online at www.quincylibrary.org. Although First Steps Story Times are designed for toddlers, all are welcome to attend. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Book Club Christmas Party

The one time of the year where all the book clubs get to come together and mingle! Talk about what you've read in your own group and enjoy gifts of more books and a few fun activities. Location: Large Meeting Room. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Bookies Book Discussion

The Bookies meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 PM. Book selections are made 3-6 months in advance. Anyone interested in the book discussions are welcome to attend. Each book discussion group covers a large range of topics and crosses between fiction and non-fiction titles. Location: Small Conference Room Contact: Katie Kraushaar Contact Number: 223-1309 x213. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Wii Wednesdays

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library afternoon gaming program. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the library for some gaming fun! Location: Puppet Room Contact: Deborah Riddell Contact Number: 223-1309, ext. 223. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Downloading e-Books & Audiobooks

Learn how to download FREE Library e-Books and Audiobooks. Bring your device to follow along with the presentation. Librarian Bobbi Mock will be available before the workshop to answer questions you may have. Location: Large Meeting Room Contact: Bobbi Mock Contact Number: 223-1309 x502. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC Financial Aid Informational Program

The John Wood Community College Financial Aid Office will present several upcoming Financial Aid Night programs offered at JWCC district centers and some area high schools. All programs are open to the public, with no reservations required. The programs will provide information to high school students and their parents about the procedures to apply for college financial aid, including timelines, appropriate forms and related details. The information is useful for all two-year and four-year college-bound students. The first session is set for Wednesday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Brown County at the JWCC Mt. Sterling Education Center at 108 N. Capitol.  The extended schedule is as follows: •  Quincy Area wide:  Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium, JWCC Quincy Campus, 48th and Harrison, Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 PM •  Pike, Calhoun and Scott Counties:  Pittsfield High School, 201 E. Higbee, Pittsfield, Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 PM • Quincy Notre Dame:  1400 South 11th St, Quincy, Wednesday, January 7, 20… Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30 PM. Pittsfield High School 201 E. Higbee Pittsfield, IL.

Camp Point Quarter Frenzy

Doors open at 6:15. Paddles $1 each. Bring your own snacks. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Village Vineyard & Winery 337 N Vermont St Camp Point, Il.

Sleepy Time Story Time: Sparkle and Shine

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the library! From silver bells to jingle bells we start to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year with our very favorite holidays books and songs. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Story time incorporates thematic books, crafts, music and more during 45 minute sessions. Story times are designed for children ages 3 and up and are held every Thursday through Saturday. All are welcomed to attend. Contact: Natascha Will. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Thursday, December 4, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Welcome Winter Story Time and Craft

We welcome winter in this story time all about the cold and the snow! Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Story time incorporates thematic books, crafts, music and more during 45 minute sessions. Story times are designed for children ages 3 and up and are held every Thursday through Saturday. All are welcome to attend. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Carthage Christmas Open House

The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing the spirit of Christmas to the historic Carthage square for the 21st annual Christmas Open House. The event takes place on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This year’s event will again feature carriage rides, hayrack rides, delectable treats and outstanding specials from our local businesses all surrounded by the beautifully decorated historic square and courthouse. The enchantment of two miniature train displays at the Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum will add to the magic of the evening. Local vendors will also be on hand selling non-perishable goods and/or services at locations on or near the Carthage square. Of course, the highlight of the evening will be a visit from Santa! Games and a scavenger hunt will keep the children busy as they wait their turn to sit on Santa’s lap. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Carthage, Illinois.

Christmas Concert

This event is free and open to everyone, for more information contact Jane Griffin head of music department at 573-629-3165 or via email at jgriffin@hlg.edu. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM. Hannibal-LaGrange University Roland Fine Arts Center's Parker Theatre.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:30 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Friday, December 5, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Family Fun Fridays

Free to members and only $3.00 for non-member children. Toddlers - age 5. Gym time 10:00-11:00 and pool time 11:00-12:00. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Kroc Center 405 Vermont St Quincy IL 62301.

Welcome Winter Story Time and Craft

We welcome winter in this story time all about the cold and the snow! Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Story time incorporates thematic books, crafts, music and more during 45 minute sessions. Story times are designed for children ages 3 and up and are held every Thursday through Saturday. All are welcome to attend. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Christmas in the Village

There will be Santa, live size Candyland and more! Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Camp Point, IL.

VFW Fish Fry

Menu includes Catfish Fillet, VFW Spuds, Backed Beans, Cole Slaw, Corn bread, Drinks and Dessert. Children $5.00, Adults $9.00. Carryouts Available. Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. VFW Post 11041 316 S. Main Palmyra, Mo.

Walk of 10,000 Cookies

Choose from thousands of holiday cookies. Purchase a cookie package and let our Carolers surprise someone with a delivery. SKJ will perform live Christmas Music. Live Nativity 6:30-7:30pm Decorate Cookies with Mrs. Clause. Make-n-Take Craft Area. Coffee available for purchase from Malachi's Family Café. Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Union United Methodist Church 1101 State St. Quincy, IL.

First Fridays Yoga & Wine

Join Yoga7even & Cellar 21 for a new take on Friday Happy Hour! 60 min easy Vinyasa class followed by 5-flight wine tasting & gourmet cheese on first Fridays at 5:15 p.m. Contact Yoga7even at 303-882-1225 for questions. Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:15 PM. Yoga 7even 731 Hampshire St. Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.yoga7even.com.

Hannibal Middle School PTSO Paddle Party

Join us for a Quarter Auction with items from Thirty-One, Tupperware, and more! Proceeds to support the HMS PTSO. Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hannibal Middle School Cafeteria 4700 McMasters Ave Hannibal, MO.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Saturday, December 6, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Keokuk Junction Railway Santa Train

A FREE EVENT TO VISIT SANTA ON HIS HOLIDAY CABOOSE Our complete schedule is as follows: • Mapleton at Mapleton Road - 8:30am arrival • Glasford at Oak Street (near City park) - 9:35am arrival • Breeds at Co. Road 23 - 11:20am arrival • Canton at 2nd Avenue (near former TP&W Railroad Office) - 1:30pm arrival • Cuba at 3rd Street - 3:45pm arrival • Smithfield at Main and Front Street - 5:15pm arrival Santa will arrive at each location by train and will visit with the children aboard his holiday caboose. Santa Claus is looking forward to seeing all his young friends on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Saturday, December 6, 2014. Mapleton, Illinois through Smithfield, Illinois. For more info visit www.pioneer-railcorp.com.

Breakfast & a Photo with Santa

The Frankford First Christian Church will be hosting a "Breakfast with Santa" on December 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Children of all ages, including the young at heart are welcome to come and have their picture taken with Santa for $5.00, or the picture is free with the purchase of a meal. We will be serving pancakes, sausage, biscuits & gravy. An adult meal is $5.00, a child's meal is $2.00, children 1 and under are free. We do ask that children are accompanied by an adult. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Frankford First Christian Church 111 N Main Cross Frankford, MO.

HUGE Book Sale

For your last minute Christmas gifts, we have over 7,000 books, several 1st Editions, games and some VHS movies for sale at very reasonable prices. Specials and door prizes too. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Quincy Unitarian Church 16th & Hampshire Quincy, IL.

33rd Annual Christmas Bazaar

The Iota Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is sponsoring the 33rd Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 6th at the Scotland County R-1 High School from 8:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m. Free admission. There will be many Christmas and homemade gift items. The food concession will be serving all day. Santa pictures will be taken between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Babysitting is available for bazaar shoppers. A fee will be charged for these two services. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Scotland County R-1 High School 606 W Lovers Ln Memphis, MO.

Kiddy Bazaar

The Kiddie Bazaar is for Pre-K through 5th Grades to shop for Christmas gifts. Items are made by Home & Community Education (HCE) members. Event held at the three different locations to better serve the communities.The young people will have personal shoppers to help them pick out their gifts. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. United Methodist Church, Hwy 24, Camp Point IL Liberty Christian Church, 404 West State St. Liberty IL Salem Church Hall, 435 S 9th St, Quincy IL.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue and color your way to a delightful creation. All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required, just drop in anytime! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show

Over 30 vendors/crafters: collectables, wreaths, canvas paintings, pottery, handmade ornaments, personalized jewelry, Young Living Oils, blankets and quilts, professional pictures with Santa and more. Food available. Sponsored by Canton R-V Music Boosters. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Canton R-V School 200 South 4th Street Canton, MO.

Macon Women of Today Holiday Craft Show

Macon Women of Today Holiday Craft Show Saturday, December 6 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Macon High School Gym Over 50 Booths of local crafters & artist Great food & plenty of parking! A MACON TRADITION! Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Macon High School Gym 702 N Missouri St Macon, MO.

Tee Off For Tots

Miniture Golf activity. Price of admission is a new toy for the Toys for Tots program of Northeast Missouri. Event sponsored by the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Adm. Coontz Recreation Center 301 Warren Barrett Drive Hannibal, MO.

Walk of 10,000 Cookies

Holiday Cookies for sale. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Union United Methodist Church 1101 State St. Quincy, IL.

Winchester Christmas Bazaar

Vendors, Crafters and Food Bring the kids out to see Santa Claus. Proceeds to benefit the Kiwanis Angel Tree. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Winchester EMS Building State Route 106 South Winchester, IL 62694.

Craft & Bake Sale

Homemade Jelly, Apple Butter, Noodles,Fudge, Cakes, Pies and Bread! There will also be Christmas Wreaths, Centerpieces, decorations and much more. Tupperware and Scentsy will also be there!! Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Church of the Holy Spirit 1600 Locust Street Quincy, IL.

The Salvation Army Ring-A-Bell 5K Run/Walk

The Ring-A-Bell 5K Run/Walk is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and join us for some holiday cheer. The Ring-A-Bell 5K Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014, on the north side of Quincy Mall, 33rd and Broadway streets, Quincy, Illinois. Proceeds from this event support The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign, which provides Christmas food baskets, toys for children, and community Christmas dinners. This event also helps fund year-round services such as the food pantry, rent and utility assistance, and emergency shelters for those in crisis within our community. Prizes and awards will be presented for the following divisions: overall first place 5K runner (male & female); overall first place 5K walker (male & female); and first & second place 5K runner (male & female) in each of the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & up. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Quincy Mall (north side), 33rd and Broadway streets, Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.krocquincy.org.

Welcome Winter Story Time and Craft

We welcome winter in this story time all about the cold and the snow! Location: Puppet Room Other Information: Story time incorporates thematic books, crafts, music and more during 45 minute sessions. Story times are designed for children ages 3 and up and are held every Thursday through Saturday. All are welcome to attend. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

15th Annual Teen Gingerbread House Competition

The holidays are here and it's time for the Annual Teen Gingerbread House Competition. Entering it's 15th year, this competition continues to delight teens of all ages. Teens will have a hands-on opportunity to build gingerbread structures and then enter them in a contest. As in years past, the structures will be judged in the following categories; most traditional, most original and most creative. So teens,if you have the competitive spirit this event is for you! Join us at the library as we kick-off the season for this annual yuletide event! Location: Large Meeting Room Contact: Deborah Riddell Contact Number: 223-1309, ext. 223. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Vintage Vinyl and Bargain Book Sale

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Quincy University Brenner Library lower level 1800 College Ave. Quincy, IL.

HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR Family Concert

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Youth Chorus present a magical family concert with holiday surprises and a sing-along. The Battle for the Baton winner will conduct "Sleigh Ride." Children are Free. Adults $18, seniors $15. Bring canned goods to benefit Madonna House. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 3:00 PM. Quincy Junior High 100 S. 14th St. Quincy, IL.

Fort Madison Christmas Home Tour

The Christmas Home Tour is a fun way to kick off the holiday season by touring some of Fort Madison’s homes that are wonderfully decorated for the Christmas season! The cost is only $10.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased the night of at any home or in advance at the Partners office, located at 614 9th Street, starting December 1st during regular business hours. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fort Madison, Iowa. For more info visit fortmadison.com.

Blue Grass Music Show

The Pike County Senior Center in Pittsfield, IL presents a monthly Bluegrass Show as a service to the community. It is for all ages. Food and concessions are available. It starts at 6:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Several bands are featured on each show. There is comfortable seating for around 200 people. No charge...free will donations accepted. For more information, call the Center at 217-285-4969. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Pike County Senior Center 220 W. Adams Street Pittsfield, IL.

'It's a Wonderful World of Disney' Christmas Parade

The Hannibal Jaycees, in conjuction with Hannibal Parks & Recreation Dept. and Douglas Community Center, look forward each year to putting a smile on a child in need for the holidays. Every year, we hold our annual parade to collect toys, mittens, hats, gloves and etc. for those in need. All donations are distributed locally here in Marion and Ralls Counties. This is a very heart-warming way for the community to share in the gift of giving as well. If you would like to donate a new unwrapped toy, Santa will be meeting and greeting all the way down Broadway and will collect your donations. Help us make 2014 a great success and amke a child's Christmas a dream come true. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6:30 PM. Broadway St. Hannibal, MO.

Crossroad Country Opry

The Loraine Lions Club proudly sponsors the Crossroad Country Opry on the first Saturday of the month from September 2014 thru May 2015 at Unity High School in Mendon. Show time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 in advance, $8.00 at the door. For more information, call Lion Johnny Anderson at 217-242-0972. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 PM. Unity High School 453 W Collins St Mendon, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

TEXAS HOLD'EM (Now-Nonsmoking)

Rebuys & Add-Ons available: 70% Payback to top 10 places. Places paid increase with over 80 players. Main game starts about 7 pm. Satellite Games start at 5 PM. Proceeds to benefit K of C activities. $25 donation to play. No coolers. Beverages and concessions available. Must be 18/over to play. For more info contact Scott Williams 573 406 3151 or Parker Kendrick 573 248 4495. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:00 AM. Knights of Columbus Parish Hall, Monroe City, Mo, 424 South Locust -- turn into Holy Rosary Catholic Church entrance.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

High Volume Karaoke

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 PM – Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12:30 AM. Quincy VFW 600 Payson Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Educational Class of the Month

Celebrations around the World! We will learn facts and make some crafts try a snack from celebrations such as CInco de Mayo, Canada Day and the Oktoberfest! Bring a friend to this fun class!Please call 217-222-5762 for registration and more information. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Kroc Center 405 Vermont Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Sunday, December 7, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue and color your way to a delightful creation. All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required, just drop in anytime! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company | Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

Candlelight Memorial Service

The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for those who have lost a family member or friend. In response, James O’Donnell Funeral Home will once again be hosting its 10th annual Candlelight Memorial Service. This year the service will be held on Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. This Memorial Service is free and open to everyone, not just families served by James O'Donnell Funeral Home. During the candlelight ceremony each loved ones names will be read and recognized with a keepsake ornament (provided by James O'Donnell Funeral Home). Father Mike Quinn of Holy Family and Reverend Tim Goodman of Clover Road Christian Church will lead the service. Clover Road Christian Church will provide special music. Please RSVP by calling 573-221-8188. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM. James O'Donnell Funeral Home 302 S. Fifth St Hannibal, MO 63401.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Monday, December 8, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Golden K Kiwanis Club Meeting

Meeting is always an hour. Guests are welcome. Kiwanis is a service organization serving the children of Quincy. Monday, December 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Senior Center 639 York St Quincy, IL.

Indie Film: August: Osage County

Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including youngest daughter Ivy, middle daughter Karen (with her new fiancé), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. Location: Large Meeting Room Other Information:This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or visit www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservation. Monday, December 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Marion County R-II School 2905 Highway D Philadelphia, MO.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

AUDITIONS: HONK!, JR.

QCT Musical Audition:  "HONK! JR." Dates: Dec. 8 & 9, by appointment Grades: 3-12 To schedule an audition call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209. Monday, December 8, 2014, 4:00 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

Indie Film: August: Osage County

Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) has cancer and a propensity for pills and alcohol. She's a difficult woman to deal with and her husband has finally had enough. Violet's family gathers including youngest daughter Ivy, middle daughter Karen (with her new fiancé), eldest daughter Barbara (with her separated husband and teenage daughter), and her sister Mattie Fae (with her husband and son in tow). A family tragedy causes tensions to run high and secrets to come out. The Weston women will be forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the sweltering heat of August. Location: Large Meeting Room Other Information:This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or visit www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservation. Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Live Figure Sessions for Artists

Participants must be at least 15 years of age and need a guardian's signature to attend in under 18. $5 donation is requested per session. Bring your own supplies. Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Art Center 1515 Jersey Street Quincy, Il 62301. For more info visit www.quincyartcenter.org.

Project HEAL - Helping Everyone Appropriately Learn

Project HEAL is a parent group intended to help provide resources, education, and support for parents navigating their way through the Special Education system. This meeting is held every Monday unless otherwise noted. Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey St Quincy, IL.

Quincy Writers' Guild Meeting

The Quincy Writers' Guild meetings are open to everyone interested in writing. We're writing better together right here in Quincy. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month through May 2015. Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library Meeting Room across from checkout desk. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Marionette Puppet Show

No introductions are needed for this little reindeer. Join us as we celebrate the hero in all of us at this year's performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Puppet shows are designed for children of all ages and fill up fast so reserve your spot today. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Monday, December 8, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Very Ready Readers

Join us at this story time that is geared for children birth-24 months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow! Location: Puppet Room Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Renaissance Readers Discussion Group

Food festival with items relating to books read and discussed during 2014. Location: Small Conference Room Contact: Misty Riutzel Contact Number: 217-223-1309. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Marionette Puppet Show

No introductions are needed for this little reindeer. Join us as we celebrate the hero in all of us at this year's performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Puppet shows are designed for children of all ages and fill up fast so reserve your spot today. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

AUDITIONS: HONK!, JR.

QCT Musical Audition:  "HONK! JR." Dates: Dec. 8 & 9, by appointment Grades: 3-12 To schedule an audition call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 4:00 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

LIVING TODAY FOR TOMORROW BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

This is an encouraging and comforting setting for women diagnosed with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors. Women are invited to share their experiences as they receive support and guidance from other support group members. Occasionally, the group programs will feature presentations from professionals on topics relevant to the group. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Blessing Hospital Auditorium - directly to the right as you enter the main entrance of the hospital.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Spoon River College Macomb Campus Chapter Habitat for Humanity "Freezing for Food" Fundraiser

The Macomb Spoon River College Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hosting a "Freezing for Food" Fundraiser, on the front lawn of the college campus at 208 S. Johnson. The event will take place on December 10th from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Volunteers will be sitting outside for one hour to collect food items and/or cash donations from the community. When the volunteer has collected either $10.00, or 20 food items they are able to leave their post early. All donations will be rewarded with a free hot chocolate. Prizes will also be handed out to a few lucky donors. Donors are asked to pull up to the designated spot and volunteers will be there to accept donations and pass out hot chocolate and prizes. All proceeds are going to support the local Soup & More organization. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 208 S. Johnson Street Macomb, IL.

Unshelved Book Discussion

Unshelved members meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM. Book selections are made 3-6 months in advance. Anyone interested in the book discussions are welcome to attend! Location: Small Conference Room Contact Number: 223-1309 x221. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Wii Wednesdays

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library for teens called Wii Wednesdays. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the new renovated library for some gaming fun! Location: Small Conference Room Contact: Deborah Riddell Contact Number: 223-1309, ext 223. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Come and join us! Teens interested in joining the Teen Advisory Board are welcome to drop by a meeting anytime. We meet every second Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. Stop in and get an idea of all the fun things happening at the library for teens as well as the many volunteer opportunities. Get your voice heard and help direct what we do here at the library. Our doors are always open to new membership. So stop by some Wednesday and bring a friend! Location: Large Meeting Room Contact: Deborah Riddell Contact Number: 2231309, ext. 223. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Teen Book Discussion Group

The Teen Book Discussion Group meets immediately following the Teen Advisory Board meeting. If you are interested in joining a Teen Book Discussion group, please join us. This group is free and open to the public. Refreshments are served at both meetings. Become a book lover today! Location: Large Meeting Room Contact: Deborah Riddell Contact Number: 2231309, ext 223. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

'An Evening in December' Christmas Tour

The Nelons with the Lefevre Quartet will present 'An Evening in December' Christmas Tour to be held at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Special guest will be Jeff Stice. Purchase tickets in advance at the Christian Ambiance in downtown Hannibal, MO, Sandblasted Stone Signs (573) 248-5507 or online at www.thelefevrequartet.com.   Tickets are $15. Limited seating available. Tickets will available for purchase at the door, however, advance puchase is strongly recommended, as we anticipate this event will sell out. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM. Hannibal-LaGrange University Roland Fine Arts Center 2800 Palmyra Rd Hannibal, MO. For more info visit www.thelefevrequartet.com.

Crafty Kids Gingerbread House Photo Frame

Sugar and spice and all things nice are the inspiration for this gingerbread themed photo frame. A sweet and simple craft to kick off the holidays! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Thursday, December 11, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Marionette Puppet Show

No introductions are needed for this little reindeer. Join us as we celebrate the hero in all of us at this year's performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Puppet shows are designed for children of all ages and fill up fast so reserve your spot today. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) & MOMSnext (Mothers of School Aged Kids)

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of the month September through May. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Luther Memorial Church 1210 Jersey Street Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Grief Support Meeting

Facilitated by Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Paul Milliken, chaplain with the Hospice of N.E. Missouri. Provides support through the grief process including healing choices, handling the holidays, dealing with emotions, and moving forward. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Country Aire Retirement Estates 18540 State Highway 16 Lewistown, MO.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company | Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:30 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Friday, December 12, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Family Fun Fridays

Free to members and only $3.00 for non-member children. Toddlers - age 5. Gym time 10:00-11:00 and pool time 11:00-12:00. Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Kroc Center 405 Vermont St Quincy IL 62301.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Marionette Puppet Show

No introductions are needed for this little reindeer. Join us as we celebrate the hero in all of us at this year's performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Puppet shows are designed for children of all ages and fill up fast so reserve your spot today. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Friday, December 12, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company | Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:30 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Saturday, December 13, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue and color your way to a delightful creation. All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required, just drop in anytime! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Family Fun Craft Day

Families will work together to make a one of a kind craft! Come join the fun and get creative together. Please call 217-222-5762 for registration and more information. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kroc Center 405 Vermont Quincy, IL.

Quincy Area Youth Chorus Auditions

Children in grades 3-12 who enjoy singing are encouraged to audition for QAYC. For questions and to set up an audition time please call 217-222-2856 for more info. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 AM. Christ Lutheran Church 333 South 36th Quincy, IL.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Marionette Puppet Show

No introductions are needed for this little reindeer. Join us as we celebrate the hero in all of us at this year's performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Location: Puppet Room Other Information:Puppet shows are designed for children of all ages and fill up fast so reserve your spot today. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Ornament Workshop..What the Dickens!

No Scrooges allowed at this "Christmas Carol" inspired workshop! Join in the festivities as we recreate the spirit of Christmas past and celebrate the spirit of Christmas present! Stop into the library any time between 1:00 and 3:00 to make three ornaments to hang on your tree! Location: Puppet Room Other Information:All material for the workshop will be provided, just bring your holiday cheer and your creativity! Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company | Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

High Volume Karaoke

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 PM – Sunday, December 14, 2014, 12:30 AM. Quincy VFW 600 Payson Quincy, IL. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Hometown Teams Museum on Main Street

Hancock County has been selected as one of six locations in Illinois to host the newest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the Illinois Humanities Council. Opening November 1, 2014, Hometown Teams will capture the inextricable connection between towns and their teams. The exhibit will feature artifacts, stories, and special events that will provide audiences a chance to explore how historic upsets, championship runs, rivalries, traditions, individuals and teams can leave an indelible mark on a community. An exhibition national in theme and local in scope, the local history and sports heritage of Hancock County will also be featured prominently. Hours are M, W, F from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM and T, TH, S from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Closed Sundays. Admission is free. Sunday, December 14, 2014. Former Twaddle Furniture Building 425 Main Street Carthage, IL.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Adults-$7.00 Children-$4.00 (under 5 free) Sausage, Chops, or Ribs 3lbs---$10    5lbs---$15 Cooked links 5lbs---$25 (Precooked Weight) For advance meat orders call 224-0874 or 257-2108. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Anthony's Church, 2223 St. Anthony Rd Quincy, IL.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library and construct a paper craft with your child! Cut, glue and color your way to a delightful creation. All supplies will be provided. No reservations are required, just drop in anytime! Location: Children's Department Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 4-7 & 11-14 Fully Sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom and First Bankers Trust Company | Season Sponsored by Shottenkirk Toyota Tickets: $20 | RSVP: 217-222-3209 or 1qct.org Shows: 7:30 PM Thurs-Sat; 2:00 PM Sun. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM. Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 118 Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.1qct.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Vespers 2014

Quincy Senior High will present "Vespers 2014" on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Quincy High Theatre. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and are available in the Music Office at Quincy Senior High School. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM. Quincy Senior High Theatre 3322 Maine St. Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Vespers 2014

Quincy Senior High will present "Vespers 2014" on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Quincy High Theatre. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and are available in the Music Office at Quincy Senior High School. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:00 PM. Quincy Senior High Theatre 3322 Maine St. Quincy, IL.

Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

On Sunday, December 14, the historic homes of Lafayette Square will be decorated in their finest for the holiday season. A true St. Louis holiday tradition, our home tour is a unique annual event showcasing one of the largest collections of Victorian homes in the nation. The tour begins at the Park House at the corner of Mississippi and Lafayette Avenues. You will pick up your tickets and tour book there. Amenities include complimentary carriage rides, a trolley between tour homes, live music, strolling carolers, and Santa. Neighborhood shops and restaurants will be open, with many offering treats and discounts. The tour is conducted as a self-guided, open house format: attendees are welcome to visit homes in any order. All homes are open for the duration of the tour. If you’d like to see all of the tour homes, please allow at least three hours. Our Holiday Parlor Tour features just the first floor of each home. All homes have several stairs leading to the entrance; we regret that we are not wheelcha… Sunday, December 14, 2014, 10:00 PM – Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:00 AM. Saint Louis, MO. For more info visit lafayettesquare.org.

Golden K Kiwanis Club Meeting

Meeting is always an hour. Guests are welcome. Kiwanis is a service organization serving the children of Quincy. Monday, December 15, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Senior Center 639 York St Quincy, IL.

Blockbuster: World War Z

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. Location: Large Meeting Room Other Information: This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or visit www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservation. Monday, December 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Monday, December 15, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Blockbuster: World War Z

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. Location: Large Meeting Room Other Information: This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please call 223-1309, ext. 501 or visit www.quincylibrary.org to make your reservation. Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Live Figure Sessions for Artists

Participants must be at least 15 years of age and need a guardian's signature to attend in under 18. $5 donation is requested per session. Bring your own supplies. Monday, December 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Art Center 1515 Jersey Street Quincy, Il 62301. For more info visit www.quincyartcenter.org.

Project HEAL - Helping Everyone Appropriately Learn

Project HEAL is a parent group intended to help provide resources, education, and support for parents navigating their way through the Special Education system. This meeting is held every Monday unless otherwise noted. Monday, December 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey St Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Very Ready Readers

Join us at this story time that is geared for children birth-24 months as we explore the 7 easy ways to help your child grow! Location: Puppet Room Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

First Steps Story Time and Craft

First Steps Story Time and Craft familiarizes toddlers, ages 16 months to 36 months, with library resources by using music, songs, crafts and lots of one-on-one attention. Location: Puppet Room Other Information: Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 217-224-1309 ext. 224 or online at www.quincylibrary.org. Although First Steps Story Times are designed for toddlers, all are welcome to attend. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

Literary Angles Book Discussion

Location: Small Conference Room Other Information: The Literary Angles meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM. Book selections are made 3-6 months in advance. Anyone interested in the book discussions are welcome to attend! Contact: Misty Riutzel Contact Number: 223-1309 x502. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Life With Spice - Surviving Breast Cancer

The Women’s Ministries of The Salvation Army will offer a “Life with Spice: Surviving Breast Cancer” group once a month at the Kroc Center as a celebration of life after breast cancer. The group will meet on the third Tuesday of every month beginning Tuesday, March 18, at 6:30pm in Bluffs Room A of the Kroc Center located at 405 Vermont Street in Quincy. Anyone who has ever been affected by breast cancer is encouraged to attend. The group is completely free for the entire public. Celebrate surviving breast cancer in a fun, relaxing setting, and form new friendships with others that share the same experiences. Free refreshments including coffee, tea, water and cookies. -Evening of music and songs -Trainers explaining some easy simple ways to stay fit and toned -Stylist teaching us how to feel good about our shelves -Instructors show us Yoga and or Pilates moves -A sample of Self-Defense moves -Evening of sharing experiences Parties interested in attending may contact Victoria Huntley for more… Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The Kroc Center Room: Bluffs A 405 Vermont St. Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.krocquincy.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 2:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Wii Wednesdays

Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library for teens called Wii Wednesdays. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the small conference room. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2 & 4. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the new renovated library for some gaming fun! Location: Small Conference Room Contact: Deborah Riddell Contact Number: 2231309, ext 223. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

JWCC 23rd Annual Holiday Concerts

John Wood Community College will be spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 by presenting its 23rd annual Holiday Concerts.  The College’s three performing groups, Chamber Choir, Vocal Show Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, will perform the Annual Holiday Concerts.  The concerts will be held in the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium in the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center, on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison. Concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.  The matinee performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7.   Doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for the evening performances and at 1:20 p.m. for the matinee performance. Each concert will be followed by a reception featuring a variety of desserts and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  JWCC students will be admitted free with their student ID on a space available basis. To purchase advance tickets, contact the JWCC Business Office at 217.641.4211. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:00 PM. JWCC Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium 48th & Harrison Quincy, IL.

Sleepy Time Story Time: It's Santa Time

Who has a beard that's long and white? Who comes around on a special night? It's Santa of course, and we celebrate that jolly old elf with books and songs inspired by the holiday's most anticipated visitor. Location: Puppet Room Other Information: Story time incorporates thematic books, crafts, music and more during 45 minute sessions. Story times are designed for children ages 3 and up and are held every Thursday through Saturday. All are welcomed to attend. Contact: Natascha Will Contact Number: 223-1309 ext. 224. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Quincy Public Library 526 Jersey Street Quincy, IL 62301. For more info visit www.quincylibrary.org.