Events

Music and Entertainment Festival

Friday, September 29, 2017 & Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL
Advance Tickets $20; At the Door, $25

Enjoy a weekend of live music hosted by Brook Byam to benefit Carroll County Mental Health, including LSSI's Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services. Musicians include John Till, Riley Horton, Julie McCloud, Andrew Jacob Holm, JaCi Leigh and The PeOple. For questions or tickets, call 815.499.4607.


36th Annual Amicus Certus Celebration

Sponsored in part by BMO Harris Bank

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing at 7 p.m.

Mark your calendar for the Women's Network 36th Annual Amicus Certus (True Friend) Celebration and support the good work of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. The True Friend award is given at the event annually to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the human community. This year LSSI honors Walter Wangerin, Jr., author of more than thirty novels, professor at Valparaiso University, a radio announcer, a book reviewer, and Lutheran pastor.

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Quarter Auction Fundraiser

3rd Party Event

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6-10 p.m.
The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion
Benefitting LSSI Southern Region Children’s Community Services

Tickets are $5, and bring your quarters to bid on an array of items offered by local businesses. Anyone who brings a new gift or new toy to the auction will be entered in drawings for "all in paddles." Toys, gifts, and money raised will be used for Christmas gifts for foster children and children receiving services from LSSI. Food will be available for purchase and there will be a cash bar.

To purchase tickets, call 618.997.9196.


2nd Annual Day of Giving

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Please save the date for our day of giving, a 24-hour event celebrating LSSI's 150th anniversary of transforming lives in Illinois. On Thursday, October 26, you can support LSSI by making a contribution online or by calling 855.GIFTLSS (443-8577).

All of the money raised will help the people served by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois reach their full potential.

Every gift makes a difference!


Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Sponsored by the Lutheran Women of Greater Peoria

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2 p.m.
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 IL-9, Mackinaw, IL 61755

Enjoy a Wine and Chocolate tasting for adults (age 21 and above) at Mackinaw Valley Winery on Reformation Sunday! Confections by The Chocolatier, John Shank from Bloomington, will be paired with Mackinaw Valley Vineyard wines for a fun and tasty sensory experience. Door Prizes and a light supper (Grilled by the Mackinaw Lions Club) follow. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and explore the winery and vineyards. Additional wines and chocolates may be purchased.

Tickets are $25 per person and advanced tickets are required. Proceeds will go to the LSSI Children's Community Services program. For more information, contact Pepper Bauer.