Calendar of events around Jacksonville today

Gift of products and bakery: 9:00 a.m., noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For residents of Morgan County.

Story time: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., 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 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in take-out containers can be picked up at the side door.

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

Visits to the African American History Museum: 1-4 p.m., Museum of African American History, 859 Grove St. Don suggested $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for children 5 and under. | Open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday until September or by appointment. Call 217-299-6017 or email [email protected] for more information.

Distribution of food products: 1:15 p.m., Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. Free | For residents eligible for Morgan County income. Bring proof of residency and a box for food.

Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen: 3:30-4pm, Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen, 105 E. Dunlap St. Free | Serve take-out meals for anyone in need.

Community walking group: 3:30 p.m., 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 Dawn at 217-942-6946 ext. 1352.

LLCC College Now Program: 5:30-6 p.m., Jacksonville High School, 1211 Diamond St. | Open to middle and high school seniors and their parents/guardians. Learn about Lincoln Land Community College’s College Now program, which helps high school students earn college credit. To register and more information, go to llcc.edu/jacksonville or call 217-243-6699.

County Line Dancing Club Class: 6:30 p.m., The Hangout Bar & Grill, 901 W. Superior Ave. $5.

Virtual book club: 6:30 p.m., Our Town Books, 64 E. Central Park Plaza. Free virtual event. | Discussion on the book “My Brilliant Friend”, by Elena Ferrante. For more information, call 217-245-2665 or visit the Our Town Books Facebook page.

Thursday

Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to noon, Pathway Plaza, 1905 W. Morton Ave. Prices vary. | Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until October 31. Link cards accepted.

Gift of products and bakery: 9 a.m. to noon, Jacksonville Food Center, 316 E. State St. Free | For residents of Morgan County.

Coffee JACIL KIP: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Jacksonville Center for Assisted Living, 15 Permac Road. | Scotty Dewolf and Timothy Smith will discuss the launch of their new art academy, Espirit de Corps Academy. Light lunch at 11:30 am followed by the program. Call Brittany at 217-245-8371 for reservations.

Free lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 331 W. Douglas Ave. | Meals in take-out containers can be picked up at the side door.

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

Visits to the African American History Museum: 1-4 p.m., Museum of African American History, 859 Grove St. Don suggested $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for children 5 and under. | Open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday until September or by appointment. Call 217-299-6017 or email [email protected] for more information.

Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen: 3:30-4pm, Spirit of Faith Soup Kitchen, 105 E. Dunlap St. Free | Serve take-out meals for anyone in need.

Business room after hours: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, 155 W. Morton Ave. | Free walks, aperitifs, drinks and information on Rotary. For more information, call 217-245-2174.

Morgan, Scott and Cass Counties Crime Stoppers: 6:30 p.m., Beardstown High School Auditorium, 500 E. 15th St., Beardstown | Presentation on how to start a neighborhood watch and discussion of community concerns. For more information, contact Dawn Seward at 217-414-6565, Ron Culves at 217-323-5077 or Kembra Bell at 217-248-9131.

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