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NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course - Instructor Led Only

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:00am
Raging Bullet
Auburn, IL
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Springfield PrideFest

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:30am
Springfield, IL
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Capital City Biathlon

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 8:00am
Danenberger Family Vineyards
New Berlin, IL
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Memorial Day Fun Run

Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:00am
Fleet Feet Decatur, IL
Decatur, IL
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Macon County Pre-Fair

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 at 5:00pm
Macon County Fairgrounds
Decatur, IL
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Lincoln Memorial Garden 8k Trail Race

Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 at 7:30am
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden
Springfield, IL
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Ducks Unlimited - BCK-Riverbottom Fish Fry & Truck Raffle (Chandlerville)

Ducks Unlimited - BCK-Riverbottom Fish Fry & Truck Raffle (Chandlerville)

Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 at 12:00pm
Duke & Joanies Bar & Grill
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Dewitt Co. Longbeards

Dewitt Co. Longbeards

Saturday, Jul 23, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Clinton, IL
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NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 at 9:00am
Boondocks Gun Club
Rochester, IL
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NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 at 9:00am
Boondocks Gun Club
Rochester, IL
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