Washington Good Neighbor Days partners with Washington Park District for a summer-long festival! This month features a Family Movie Night in the Park on Friday, July 9th. The movie “The Croods: A New Age” will be presented. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Washington Park Grange Shelter (816 Lincoln St.).
There will be a children’s event, bounce houses, putt-putt golf, balloon twister, face painting, and a petting zoo. Concessions will be on hand 6:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m., and the movie starts at 9:00 p.m.
Washington Good Neighbor Days partners with the Washington Specialty Shops for a Summer Festival every Thursday evening fro 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Washington Square.
Events include live music, food trucks, art and community. For more information on the Washington Good Neighbor Days, visit www.washingtoncoc.com or call the Washington Chamber office at (309) 444-9921 or by email at email@example.com.
Five Points Washington will be hosting the “12-Hour Outdoor Bike Relay” on July 10th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The day starts with rider registration at 6:30 a.m. The day is loaded with many events including a Cornhole Contest, Dog Show, Frisbee Throw, and live music by Matt Eckberg Band. More information can be found at Five Points Washington website at https://fivepointswashington.org/test/matt-eckberg-band-live-five-points-benefitting-st-jude
The 2021 Tyler’s Eagles Golf Outing will be held on August 7th at Quail Meadows Golf Course. A portion of the proceeds support CreatiVets and the Washington VFW. Registration deadline is July 24th. You can register online at www.quailmeadowsgolf.com
Crossroads United Methodist Church has announced the dates for Vacation Bible School. They will be hosting 4 sessions this year:
July 12 & 13 - 9:00 - 11:30 AM
July 12 & 13 - 5:45 - 8:15 PM
July 14 & 15 - 9:00 - 11:30 AM
July 14 & 15 - 5:45 - 8:15 PM
This is for children who just finished Kindergarten-5th grade. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Register at https://www.washingtoncrossroads.com/media/upcoming-events
The world’s best Beatles tribute band brings the Fab Four to life, with the HFO backing them up on Saturday, July 24th at 7:30 p.m.at Five Points Washington.
The concert will feature two dozen Beatles tunes sung and performed exactly as they were written. From early Beatles hits on through the solo years.
Concert benefits: Sun Foundation
Individual Tickets: Call (309) 339-3943 to reserve seats.
Single concert tickets: (Only 100 will be admitted): $95
Single dress rehearsal (Saturday at 2:00 p.m.): $75
Live Streaming (7:30 p.m. – Only viewable at concert time): $20
Washington Youth Athletics has announced softball tryout dates for the Washington Cobras. Tryouts start on July 18th and run through July 25th. Check out their Facebook page for more detailed information at https://www.facebook.com/Washingtonyouthathletics
Washington Park District Travel Baseball tryouts will be held on Sunday, July 25th, and Sunday, August 1st. They have more information available at their website https://www.washingtonparkdistrict.com.
Washington Good Neighbor Days continues throughout the community this year. Mark your calendars this month for the Kidz Got Talent auditions! They are set for Saturday, July 24th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Connect Center.
To sign up for an audition, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0448AEAE2FA6FA7-kids1. All of the details can be found there. Have fun and good luck!
Five Points Fridays is a free event featuring live entertainment, drink specials, and specialty food vendors. The bar opens at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment begins at 6:00 p.m. Special thanks to our sponsors: MTCO Communications, Hometown Community Banks, Trane, Uftring Automotive, Ameren Illinois, I Do Events, Create A Scene, and Nicole Miller Edward Jones Agency.
July 9th - Allison Hannah Acoustic
July 23rd - Neal Bowling
July 30th - Top 4D
The 6th Annual Hug Like Cody Benefit at the Sunnyland VVI Bunker will be held on Saturday, July 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be food, live music, 50/50, and a bags tournament. There is a $10 entry fee at the door, and donations can be made at Washington State Bank to the #Hug Like Cody Account. Proceeds to benefit local high school students by scholarships. More information is available at www.huglikecody.com
Local Firework Shows:
July 3rd @ Spring Bay American Legion
July 3rd @ The Jumbo in Roanoke
July 4th @ Pekin Memorial Stadium
July 4th @ Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe
July 4th @ McClallen Park in Morton
July 4th @ Eureka Lake in Eureka
July 4th @ Sweetwater Park in Elmwood
July 4th @ Waterworks Park in Henry
July 4th @ Brock Lake in Mackinaw
On June 24th, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 11 operating system that will start rolling out this fall and going into early 2022.
Feeling familiar may take some adjusting, however. Windows 11 is built around a simplified user interface for productivity, creativity, and ease of use. The new design entails a smaller, centered taskbar and a new approach to task switching. For more details on new features, visit https://www.theverge.com/22557060/microsoft-windows-11-hands-on-preview
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Saturdays - Series airs until August 21st
7:00 p.m. Animal Planet
Steve Irwin’s legacy lives on via his wife Terri and children Bindi and Robert. As passionate wildlife conservationists, they care for over 1,200 animals daily at the Australia Zoo, its world-class wildlife hospital and on expeditions across the globe.
Attackers are using a new technique to exploit Google Docs for phishing attacks, according to researchers at Avanan. The attackers take advantage of the fact that Google Docs automatically renders HTML code, so a Google Doc can act as a landing page to direct the user to the real phishing page. The researchers describe one example in which the Doc appeared to be a file share page.
“This Google Docs page may look familiar to those who share Google Docs outside of their organization,” Avanan says. “This, however, isn’t that page. It’s a custom HTML page made to look like that familiar Google Docs share page. The attacker wants the victim to “Click here to download the document” and once the victim clicks on that link, they will be redirected to the actual malicious phishing website where their credentials will be stolen through another webpage made to look like the Google Login portal.”
The researchers describe another attack in which the Google Doc itself acted as a phishing page. This Doc appeared to be a DocuSign login page. The login form contained an embedded listener that would send the user’s password to the attacker.
Friday, July 23rd
6:30 p.m. – (NBC)
NBC Olympics will provide unprecedented coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23, creating a full day of Olympic programming on NBC that culminates in what is always one of the most-watched nights in television with the primetime presentation of the Ceremony. The day will begin with the network’s first-ever live morning broadcast of an Opening Ceremony, followed by a special edition of TODAY with reaction and athlete interviews and then NBC’s first-ever Olympic Daytime show on the opening Friday of the Games.
The NBC primetime broadcast will feature special coverage of Team USA, along with the performances, pageantry, and Parade of Nations, the heart of any Opening Ceremony, which will be especially meaningful this year. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on NBC, as well as the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com.
The Tokyo Opening Ceremony will also be broadcast live on NBC across all time zones starting at 6:55 a.m. It can also be streamed live in the NBC Sports app and on NBCOlympics.com. The NBC primetime coverage of the Tokyo Opening Ceremony will be replayed overnight, allowing viewers another opportunity to experience this historic moment and creating a near Ceremony takeover of NBC.
More information about the Olympics avavailable at https://www.nbcolympics.com
Top Chef Amateurs (Bravo, 7/1)
Young Royals (Netflix, 7/1)
The Beast Must Die (AMC+, 7/5)
Big Brother Season 23 (CBS, 7/7)
Love Island Season 3 (CBS, 7/7)
Backyard Bar Wars (TruTV, 7/8)
grown-ish Season 4 (Freeform, 7/8)
Impractical Jokers Season 9 (TruTV, 7/8)
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness (Netflix, 7/8)
Leverage: Redemption (IMDb TV, 7/9)
Wellington Paranormal (CW, 7/11)
Miracle Workers Season 3 (TBS, 7/13)
Naomi Osaka (Netflix, 7/13)
Good Trouble Season 4 Part 2 (Freeform, 7/14)
The Outpost Season 4 (CW, 7/15)
Making the Cut Season 2 (Amazon, 7/16)
McCartney 3, 2, 1 (Hulu, 7/16)
Turner & Hooch (Disney+, 7/16)
Dead Pixels Season 2 (CW, 7/18)
The End (Showtime, 7/18)
Power Book III: Raising Kanan (Starz, 7/18)
Chip ’N’ Dale: Park Life (Disney+, 7/23)
Masters of the Universe: Revelation (Netflix, 7/23)
Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 (CW, 7/26)
Behind the Music (VH1 7/29)
Burden of Truth Season 4 (CW, 7/30)
Turning the Tables With Robin Roberts (Disney+, 7/30)
Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson (Apple TV+, 7/30)