Calendar of events in Jacksonville, Illinois this week

Cookie campaign: 9 am-2 pm, Centennial United Methodist Church, 331 E. State St. $5 a pound | Drive-through; prepackaged cookies.

Gillham House Christmas Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gillham House, 326 W. State St. | All Gillham stores open. Outdoor vendors, live music, and food trucks.

story time: 10:30 a.m., Our Town Books, 64 E. Central Park Plaza. | Every Saturday morning.

Chili Dinner and Soup: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tallula Christian Church, 311 N. Yates St., Tallula. | The menu includes chili or vegetable soup, sandwich or hot dog, dessert and drink. For more information, call 217-634-4431.

Opening Day at the Loading Dock Ice Rink: Noon, Loading Dock Ice Rink, 400 Front St., Grafton. All Day Skate Pass $10.50, Skate Rental $5 | Hours: Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday noon-10 pm, Sunday noon-8 pm For more information, call 618-556-7951.

Morgan County Garden Club Meeting: 1:30 pm, Prairieland Heritage Museum, 1003 W. Michigan Ave. | Speaker: Penny Moor-Garner Topic: Creating Christmas wreaths from nature. Welcome guests.

County Line Dancing: 7 p.m., The Hangout Bar & Grill, 901 W. Superior Ave.

UIS Chamber Music Recital: 7 pm, UIS Center for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza, Springfield. Free | For more information, visit uispac.com or call 217-206-6160.

“Sangamon Songs: A Musical Play” by Tom Irwin: 7 pm, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield | For tickets or more information, visit hcfta.org.

CCI presents: “Improvisation for all ages!”: 7 pm, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield. | For more information, visit hcfta.org.

Centennial Celebration Concert: 7-9 pm, Central Christian Church, 359 W. College Ave. | 100the anniversary of the Austin pipe organ. Guest performances by local musicians. Proceeds benefit the Choral Scholars Program.

Hot Wings III Charity Challenge: 7-10 p.m., K’s Creek, 1265 Sandusky Road. Entry $5 per person. | Each contestant must conquer 10 extremely spicy wings. Ryne Turke will host audience participation games.

“Funny House”: 7:30 pm, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield. $20 | For tickets or more information, visit hcfta.org or call 217-523-2787.

Sunday

Springfield Comic Convention: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center, 625 E. Saint Joseph St., Springfield. Free pass. | Dealers have a variety of comics, toys, and collectibles for sale, and can purchase comics. For more information, call Alan at 309-657-1599 or visit epguides.com/comics.

“Funny House”: 2 pm, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield. $20 | For tickets or more information, visit hcfta.org or call 217-523-2787.

Acoustic DNA: 2-6 pm, Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, 300 W Main St. | Live music.

Oral History Program: 2 p.m., Lee Baker Hodges Home, 532 N. Main St., Carrollton. Free | Rick Hires, former associate facility manager at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, will host a program about the funeral home after the Greene County Historical Society’s regular meeting

Tim Hart: 2-5 p.m., Ridge View Winery, 529 County Road 200 N., Mount Sterling. | Live music.

“Sangamon Songs: A Musical Play” by Tom Irwin: 4 pm, Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield | For tickets and more information, go to hcfta.org

John Mulaney: From Scratch: 7 pm, UIS Center for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza, Springfield. $55-$95 | For tickets and more information, visit uispac.com or call 217-206-6160

Monday

Walking for Well-being: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., JHS Bowl, 215 S. Church St. | Indoor Walking Program Open Every Day Jacksonville Schools in session. It runs until March 31. For more information, call 217-479-5800.

Draw of products and bakery: 9 am-noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For Morgan County residents.

Community Walking Group: 11 am, Boyd Hospital Wellness Center, Eighth and School streets, Carrollton. Free for wellness center members, $1 for non-members. | For more information or to sign up, call Dawn at 217-942-6946 extension 1352.

Free Lunch: 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in to-go containers can be picked up at the side door.

Walking for Well-being: 12:30-3 pm, First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St. Free | The indoor walking program is offered year-round Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 217-243-6445.

Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen: 3:30-4 pm, Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen, 105 E. Dunlap St. Free | Serving takeout meals to anyone in need.

Tuesday

Walking for Well-being: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., JHS Bowl, 215 S. Church St. | Indoor Walking Program Open Every Day Jacksonville Schools in session. It runs until March 31. For more information, call 217-479-5800.

Draw of products and bakery: 9 am-noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For Morgan County residents.

Free Lunch: 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in to-go containers can be picked up at the side door.

Walking for Well-being: 12:30-3 pm, First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St. Free | The indoor walking program is offered year-round Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 217-243-6445.

Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen: 3:30-4 pm, Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen, 105 E. Dunlap St. Free | Serving takeout meals to anyone in need.

“tootie”: 7:30 pm, UIS Center for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza, Springfield. $24-$89 | For tickets or more information, visit uispac.com or call 217-206-6160.

Wednesday

Walking for Well-being: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., JHS Bowl, 215 S. Church St. | The indoor walking program is open every day Jacksonville School District 117 is in session. It runs until March 31. For more information, call 217-479-5800.

Draw of products and bakery: 9 am, noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For Morgan County residents.

Jacksonville Main Street Gingerbread House Decorating Contest: Starts today at 10 am, various locations in Jacksonville. No entry fee. | For all ages. Homes will be displayed at Santa Stroll/Santa Hat business sponsor locations. Voting begins on Friday and ends on December 2. Winners will be announced on December 3rd at 1pm at Christkindlmarket. To register, call or text Melissa Hebron at 217-473-5081 or email [email protected]

story time: 10 am and 3 pm, Jacksonville Public Library, 201 W. College Ave. | Stories and crafts every Wednesday. For more information, call Courtney Langdon at 217-243-5435.

Free Lunch: 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in to-go containers can be picked up at the side door.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Noon to 1 pm, The Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. Free | For more information, call 217-245-7124.

Walking for Well-being: 12:30-3 pm, First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St. Free | The indoor walking program is offered year-round Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 217-243-6445.

Registration Christmas Assistance: 1-3:30 pm, Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | One stop shop for holiday help for Morgan County residents. Sign up for angel tree, adopt-a-family, toy store and holiday food. Must meet income guidelines. For more information, including required documents, call 217-245-7124.

Staple food distribution: 1:15 pm, Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. Free | For income eligible residents of Morgan County. Bring proof of residence and a food box.

Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen: 3:30-4 pm, Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen, 105 E. Dunlap St. Free | Serving takeout meals to anyone in need.

Community Walking Group: 3:30 pm, Boyd Hospital Wellness Center, Eighth and School streets, Carrollton. Free for wellness center members, $1 for non-members. | For more information and to register, all Alba at 217-942-6946, extension 1352.

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas: 7:30 pm, UIS Center for the Performing Arts, 1 University Plaza, Springfield. $39-$89 | For tickets and more information, visit uispac.com or call 217-206-6160.

Thursday

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot: 6-9 am, Fitness World Health Club, 1521 W. Walnut St. Free | 5K starts in the Fitness World parking lot at 6 a.m.

Free Lunch: 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in to-go containers can be picked up at the side door.

Walking for Well-being: 12:30-3 pm, First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St. Free | The indoor walking program is offered year-round Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 217-243-6445.

Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen: 3:30-4 pm, Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen, 105 E. Dunlap St. Free | Serving takeout meals to anyone in need.

Friday

Draw of products and bakery: 9 am-noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For Morgan County residents.

Free Lunch: 11:45 am-12:30 pm, Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in to-go containers can be picked up at the side door.

Draw of products and bakery: 12:30-1 pm, The Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. Free.

Grafton Christmas Tree Lighting: 5:30 pm, The Grove Memorial Park, corner of Market and Main streets, Grafton.

Christmas Parade: 6-8 pm, Downtown Jacksonville | Santa’s House will be open when you arrive at 6 pm For more information, call 217-245-5119.

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