Community Calendar

TFN - For those dealing with Alzheimer ’s disease in their family a new concept called the Memory Café is being established in Quincy. The Memory Café is a new “spin” on support groups whereby people suffering from Alzheimer’s and their caregiver are welcomed in a social setting. This gathering leads to the development of friendships, acceptance and interaction with others in a similar situation. The local Memory Café will be held every 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Quincy Senior Center at 639 York Street in Quincy. For more information, call Maxine Asher at 815-383-7244 or the Alzheimer’s Association office at 217-228-1111.

February 15- Beginning Beekeepers Class Learn about keeping bees. Registration begins at 8am cost is $35 for individual or family Adams County Farm Bureau Building, 330 S 36th St, Quincy, IL 62301

February 15 – Quincy Lions Club Trivia Saturday, February 15 at the St Francis Parish Hall 17th & Spring. Doors open at 6:30, trivia starting at 7 pm cost is $100 per team up to 8 players. Adults 21 or older only. Call 217-779-9666 or email dcramsey@statestreetbank.com to reserve a table.

February 15 – The Timewell Lions Club will be holding a pancake, egg, and whole hog day on Saturday February 15 from 6am – 10am at the Timewell Gym. Proceeds from the event will go towards Lions Projects and Community Betterment, You are asked to bring any used eyeglasses, old cell phones, and used hearing aids to recycle. Cost is $9 for adults and children between the ages of 5 – 10 are $4.

February 15- Candid Conversations discussion group is designed to open honest, respectful discussion among participants. Each meeting begins with a short video presentation related to the selected topic for the discussion. Come to learn and to share! Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St, Quincy, IL 62301 10:15am-12:00pm

February 16- Spaghetti free will donation dinner fundraiser for the Central Adams Firecrackers 4-H Club. Spaghetti with choice of meat or meatless sauce, Side Salad, Garlic Bread, Desserts, Tea and Water, Gluten Free options available, Take-out available. Camp Point United Methodist Church, 104 W Wood St, Camp Point, IL 62320

February 20 - Meals on Wheels is holding a Cook’s Night Off event on the third Thursday of the month throughout 2020. It’s a fundraiser for the Meals on Wheels program as they offer eat-in, carry-out, or drive thru meals for just $7 each.  All meals include either Fried Chicken or Roast Beef, two side dishes, bread and dessert.  The hours for each 3rd Thursday of each month are 4 to 6pm at the Senior Center at 639 York Street.

February 20- Small Business ConnectionFest, in partnership with the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Thursday, February 20 from 12 PM – 4:30 PM at The Kroc Center in Quincy. Admission is FREE and open to the public Meet with the experts from finance, marketing and bookkeeping to legal, insurance and real estate. Learn more about starting and growing your businesses.

February 22- Quincy Concert Band Pop Culture Trivia Night 7-10pm The Quincy Concert Band is hosting its 2nd annual trivia night on February 22, 2020, at the Eagles Lodge, 3737 N 5th St., Quincy. Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia starts promptly at 7 p.m. The theme is pop culture--everything from movies to TV to music and everything in-between. Cost is $100 for a table of up to 8 players. $150 first prize, $75 second prize. Mulligans available at the door. Participants may bring snacks/food, but no outside beverages, please. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are encouraged, and are due by February 10. After that date, please e-mail for availability. To reserve via Paypal: quincyconcertband@gmail.com. Please include team name as well as captain's name and contact info in your note. To reserve via mail: mail team name, captain's name, contact information and your check to: Quincy Concert Band, PO Box 82, Quincy, IL 62306.

February 22 – Wingfest 2020 will be held Saturday, February 22 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center in Quincy presented by Y101 Radio, the Oakley Lindsay Center and Mountain Dew. Local area vendors will be competing for awards and serving wings with their special sauces and rubs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is only $15 and features live music by Soul Shaker and all the wings you can eat! Children 10 and under are just $5.00. Wingfest 2020 will also have a Bounce- House for the kids and lots of wings for mom and dad! Bring Your Appetite

February 27 – QU POLIS: Elvis Presley: The Making of a Music Icon the series will start at 2 pm.

February 29 – The 22nd Annual Y101 Bridal Expo Saturday, February 29 at The Ambience in Quincy. This free event is open to the public for anyone planning a wedding. The event will open 12 pm and go until 3pm. There will be several door prizes, the Cake Dive, and a cash bar available.

February 29- Schuyler County Humane Society Spay-ghetti Dinner. All-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and desert, there will be merchandise for sale, a 50/50 drawing, a silent auction for hundreds of items, and a raffle for a MacBook Pro. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Please email info@schuylerhs.com for more information. 4-7pm First Christian Church, 390 North Liberty, Rushville, Illinois

March 1- The Quincy University Symphonic Band and the Quincy Public Library partner in this event to explore the many themes of the NEA Big Read: Quincy book, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. This exciting concert featuring QU’s Symphonic band will be held at the Connie Niemann Center for Music on QU’s North Campus. The concert is free to the public. The Quincy University Symphonic Band is under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music, Bill Machold. 3-4pm Connie Niemann Center for Music - QU North Campus, 1909 N 18th St, Quincy, IL 62301

March 3 - QU POLIS 21st Century Genetics, cost is $4. This course will introduce students to DNA editing techniques that will change the face of genetic research and the world of medicine.

March 3 – Pet Loss Support Group knows that losing a pet is hard and they want to support you during that difficult time. If you have lost a pet, regardless of when, please join the group starting at 6 pm at 2517 W. Schneidman Dr. No reservations needed and no cost. Light snacks.

March 6 - Prometheus at Mont Blanc: A Study of Percy Bysshe Shelley Friday, March 6 starting at 2 pm. There is a $8 fee to attend. In this course, we will examine the radicalism of Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose subversive poetry scandalized readers on both sides of the Atlantic. By studying his verse and drama, we will also explore what Shelley’s work has to tell us 200 years after the publication of Prometheus Unbound. Lecturer: Dr. Michael Keller, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of English, Quincy University

March 7 – The Camp Point Central FFA Alumni will holding a Trivia and Silent Auction Night on March 7TH starting at 7 am, at the Camp Point Village Vineyard Winery. All proceeds go towards FFA scholarships. Cost per team is $100. If interested, please contact Amanda at 217-696-8904.

March 19 - Meals on Wheels is holding a Cook’s Night Off event on the third Thursday of the month throughout 2020. It’s a fundraiser for the Meals on Wheels program as they offer eat-in, carry-out, or drive thru meals for just $7 each.  All meals include either Fried Chicken or Roast Beef, two side dishes, bread and dessert.  The hours for each 3rd Thursday of each month are 4 to 6pm at the Senior Center at 639 York Street.

March 21 – Arch UMC is having the Pancake and Sausage Breakfast starting at 7am on March 21 running until 11am with further questions email archumctech@gmail.com

March 28 – St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus host the 15th Annual Trivia Night. Doors open at 6:00pm event starting at 7:00pm, all proceeds will benefit Knights of Columbus council 1937 Msgr. Farischon Hall 411 S. Lane Street Palmyra, Mo 63461. Teams will consist of tables of eight or less with a cost of $80.00 per table. A “Wild Card” may be purchased to double the score for one round for $10.00. Tables can be reserve in advance or the night of the event. Participants are invited to bring their own snacks and beverages of their choice. To reserve a table for your group, please contact David Hastings 573-501-1232 Email-dhastings53@yahoo.com 50/50 Drawling as well as Silent Auction.