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Washington Good Neighbor Days

May 29, 2015
Washington Chamber of Commerce
1800 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-9921
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Come celebrate Washington's community love at their annual Good Neighbor Days Festival.  The festival starts Wednesday, May 26 and runs until Sunday, May 31 at the John Bearce Companies property.  Enjoy rides, live music, great food, and Washington's strong community support!  Good Neighbor Days is brought to you by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, go to their website at washingtonilcoc.com.

Chiefs vs Kane County

May 29, 2015 - Game starts at 7:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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Fireworks

Join us after the game to watch fireworks!

Yadier Molina Canvas Giveaway

The first 1,000 fans will receive a Yadier Molina Canvas.

First 1,000 fans

Homer's Reading Program Night

This is a great opportunity for your kids to earn a free game ticket. There will be a parade and with your kids' participation, will have their school honored in our pregame ceremony!

Presented by: PNC

Delavan Civil War Days

May 30, 2015
Delavan Community Historical Society
319 Locust St
Delavan, IL 61734
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Ever wonder what it's like to participate in a reenactment?  Want to feel, smell, see and hear what it was like to live 150 years ago?

If you are interested in becoming a reenactor or want to try reenacting check out our unit host,
The 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Co. B.  They are based out of Central Illinois and do not require equipment or 
experience to try it out.  
**Must be at leat 14 years old to carry a firearm and pass a drill test**

www.9thillinois.com

In between battles there are several demonstrations to view, historical figures to meet, camps, 
and Sutlers to see.  There is a candy cannon and scavenger hunt for children to partake in to
win a prize.  There will be a ladies tea and fashion show, live medical and embalming 
demonstrations as well as many other activities to discover.  Meet President Lincoln, General 
Grant, General Lee and more!  Watch the Marshall take down a Scoundrel.  Dance in a Victorian 
style ball (no outfit needed).  See the information page to find out more.  

Thanks to our Sponsors, This event is free for all ages!

Washington Good Neighbor Days

May 30, 2015
Washington Chamber of Commerce
1800 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-9921
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Come celebrate Washington's community love at their annual Good Neighbor Days Festival.  The festival starts Wednesday, May 26 and runs until Sunday, May 31 at the John Bearce Companies property.  Enjoy rides, live music, great food, and Washington's strong community support!  Good Neighbor Days is brought to you by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, go to their website at washingtonilcoc.com.

Vinyasa at the Vineyard

May 30, 2015 - 11:30AM to 06:37PM
Kickapoo Creek Winery, Inc.
6605 N. Smith Road
Edwards, IL 61528
309.495.9463
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Join us for another yoga and wine tasting event! 50 minute yoga class followed by wine tasting. This will be an outdoor yoga class on the beautiful grounds of KCW!

Please register at kristincorinneyoga.com *Lunch is also served at the winery 11am-3pm. To make a lunch reservation please call 309.495.9463 Ext. 3

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

May 30, 2015 - Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC
526 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-839-0591
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J.K. Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon in the tradition of our bootlegging great-great grandpa, J.K. Williams.  Stop by for an educational tour and samples of our products Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.

Annual Music and International Wine and Beer Festival

May 30, 2015 - Saturday 11am -11pm and Sunday 12-6pm
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-645-5054
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his annual festival is hosted rain or shine in the pavilion with bands performing at the lake gazebo and in the pavilion. This year will feature over 55 wines and over 55 beers for tasting and purchase from around the world.  Morton Community Bank is our corporate glassware sponsor and the Lions Club will be providing food concessions with the proceeds going for charity. Artisan cheese sampling and sales will be by Ropp Jersey Cheese. Saturday and Sunday there will be music performed throughout the day. Admission is $10 per person and the price includes a souvenir wine glass and five tasting tickets, with additional tickets available for $1 each. Kids under 12 are free and ages 13-20 are $5per person.  Hours are Saturday 11am -11pm and Sunday 12-6pm.

Festival Music lineup featuring amazing local performers:

Saturday, May 30: 12-3pm TBA, 3-6:30pm Greg Williams and at 7-11pm Biscuits and Gravy Band

Sunday,  May 31: 12-3pm TBA, 3-6pm Colt 45 and Johnny Walker

NEW! Neon Nights

May 30, 2015 - 06:00PM to 08:00PM
Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 579-2157
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We are all going to shine like a glow worm and learn all about the creatures that light up the night! Each participant will receive their very own bio-luminescent necklace. Be sure to wear your neon and glow in the dark clothing.

Chiefs vs Kane County

May 30, 2015 - Game starts at 6:30 pm
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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Fireworks

Join us after the game to watch fireworks!

Star Wars Night

Do you love Star Wars? Come to the ballpark dressed as your favorite Star Wars character!

Homer Star Wars Bobblehead Giveaway

The first 1,000 fans will receive a Homer Star Wars Character Bobblehead.

Presented by: xfinity
 
First 1,000 fans

Star Wars Jersey Auction

The Chiefs will be wearing specialty Star Wars jerseys throughout the game in honor of Star Wars Night. Make sure to bid on your favorite players from the silent auction during the game located on the concourse! Winners will get to go down on the field to get their jersey signed by their player.

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Homer's Reading Program Night

This is a great opportunity for your kids to earn a free game ticket. There will be a parade and with your kids' participation, will have their school honored in our pregame ceremony!

Presented by: PNC

Time for Three

May 30, 2015 - 07:30PM to 12:00PM
Five Points Washington
360 North Wilmor Road
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-8222
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Soloists: Zach DePue, violin, Nick Kendall, violin, and Ranaan Meyer, bass

The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio transcends traditional classification, but however you classify them, they are back by popular demand! 

Community Partner To Be Announced 

Washington Good Neighbor Days

May 31, 2015
Washington Chamber of Commerce
1800 Washington Road
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-9921
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Come celebrate Washington's community love at their annual Good Neighbor Days Festival.  The festival starts Wednesday, May 26 and runs until Sunday, May 31 at the John Bearce Companies property.  Enjoy rides, live music, great food, and Washington's strong community support!  Good Neighbor Days is brought to you by the Washington Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, go to their website at washingtonilcoc.com.

Delavan Civil War Days

May 31, 2015
Delavan Community Historical Society
319 Locust St
Delavan, IL 61734
Add to Itinerary

Ever wonder what it's like to participate in a reenactment?  Want to feel, smell, see and hear what it was like to live 150 years ago?

If you are interested in becoming a reenactor or want to try reenacting check out our unit host,
The 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Co. B.  They are based out of Central Illinois and do not require equipment or 
experience to try it out.  
**Must be at leat 14 years old to carry a firearm and pass a drill test**

www.9thillinois.com

In between battles there are several demonstrations to view, historical figures to meet, camps, 
and Sutlers to see.  There is a candy cannon and scavenger hunt for children to partake in to
win a prize.  There will be a ladies tea and fashion show, live medical and embalming 
demonstrations as well as many other activities to discover.  Meet President Lincoln, General 
Grant, General Lee and more!  Watch the Marshall take down a Scoundrel.  Dance in a Victorian 
style ball (no outfit needed).  See the information page to find out more.  

Thanks to our Sponsors, This event is free for all ages!

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

May 31, 2015 - Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.
J.K. Williams Distilling, LLC
526 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309-839-0591
Add to Itinerary

J.K. Williams is a family distillery producing high-quality craft whiskey and bourbon in the tradition of our bootlegging great-great grandpa, J.K. Williams.  Stop by for an educational tour and samples of our products Saturdays: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12 pm to 4 pm. Tours every 30 minutes.

Annual Music and International Wine and Beer Festival

May 31, 2015 - Saturday 11am -11pm and Sunday 12-6pm
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
33633 State Route 9
Mackinaw, IL 61755
309-645-5054
Add to Itinerary

his annual festival is hosted rain or shine in the pavilion with bands performing at the lake gazebo and in the pavilion. This year will feature over 55 wines and over 55 beers for tasting and purchase from around the world.  Morton Community Bank is our corporate glassware sponsor and the Lions Club will be providing food concessions with the proceeds going for charity. Artisan cheese sampling and sales will be by Ropp Jersey Cheese. Saturday and Sunday there will be music performed throughout the day. Admission is $10 per person and the price includes a souvenir wine glass and five tasting tickets, with additional tickets available for $1 each. Kids under 12 are free and ages 13-20 are $5per person.  Hours are Saturday 11am -11pm and Sunday 12-6pm.

Festival Music lineup featuring amazing local performers:

Saturday, May 30: 12-3pm TBA, 3-6:30pm Greg Williams and at 7-11pm Biscuits and Gravy Band

Sunday,  May 31: 12-3pm TBA, 3-6pm Colt 45 and Johnny Walker

Chiefs vs Kane County

May 31, 2015 - Game starts at 5:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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Pre-K Day

Presented by: PNC

Player Poster Giveaway

The first 1000 lucky fans will receive a Chiefs player poster!

Presented by: Peoria Journal Star
 
First 1,000 fans

Kids Eat Free Sunday

Kids 12 and under receive $5 admission, a free hot dog, chips, and drink.

Presented by: PNC

Homer's Deputy Chiefs Sunday

It's a kids club Sunday here at Dozer Park so members make sure your wear your Homer's Deputy Chiefs shirt! Members get a ticket to every Sunday home game, free inflatables 1 hour prior to the game on kids club days, 15% discount in the team store, and more!

Presented by: KidsActOnEnergy.com

Team Autograph Session

Come get your favorite Chiefs player's autograph before the game every Sunday! The team will be out on the field signing autographs for 15 minutes.

Pregame Catch on the Field

Come toss a ball around on the field at Dozer Park every Sunday before the game.

Brown Bag-It

June 1, 2015 - Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
309.681.0696
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Holding true to a solid long-standing tradition of community entertainment for all ages, the 2015 Peoria Area Community Events Brown Bag-It Series presents another season of fine musical performances. Held during the lunch hours in the heart of downtown Peoria, Brown Bag-It continues to offer a taste of quality local musicians with diversified talents and style.

From jazz combos to banjos, youth municipal bands to swing bands, PACE provides delightful melodies FREE for all ages. The season kicks off in June and runs through August. Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza.

Chiefs vs Kane County

June 1, 2015 - Game starts at 12:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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Business Special

Brown Bag-It

June 3, 2015 - Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
309.681.0696
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Holding true to a solid long-standing tradition of community entertainment for all ages, the 2015 Peoria Area Community Events Brown Bag-It Series presents another season of fine musical performances. Held during the lunch hours in the heart of downtown Peoria, Brown Bag-It continues to offer a taste of quality local musicians with diversified talents and style.

From jazz combos to banjos, youth municipal bands to swing bands, PACE provides delightful melodies FREE for all ages. The season kicks off in June and runs through August. Entertainers perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza.

"Cars with Stories from the Past" Display Opening

June 3, 2015 - 12:00PM to 05:00PM
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 W. Woodside Dr
Dunlap, IL 61525
(309) 243-5616
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The Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, Il 61525, (N. Knoxville and W. Woodside Dr. north of Peoria) has a new display for June in the Early Ford V-8 Club area. “Cars with stories from the past.” A 1926 Model A Tin Lizzy called the Silver Streak, a 1933 Ford and a 1935 Ford Sedan Delivery Truck make up the exhibit

Twelve girls in all from Bradford became The Gypsy Coeds using the 1926 Model A, named the Silver Streak, to travel the country visiting men in the military from the central Illinois area from 1936-41. Six girls went on each trip. They met Henry Ford in 1938 and he helped them find lodging in subsequent years. John Butte is the current owner of the car and his mother is one of gypsy coeds. The Silver Streak has silver with red painting on the outside and has not been restored. Imagine 6 girls traveling throughout the country on two lane roads that were not always smooth in a convertible and the luggage strapped on the sides of the car! They had to change tires as needed too!

A 1933 Ford like the one Bonnie and Clyde used to travel the country when robbing banks and escaping the law. This one does not have bullet holes.

1935 Ford Sedan Delivery Truck

The museum has many other displays in 4 buildings on the campus.

Museum open Wednesday- Sunday, Noon to 5, Admission is $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for ages 3-11.

Website:www.wheelsotime.org facebook Trip Advisor Dunlap

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS)

June 3, 2015 - 7 pm

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS) gathers at Dickson Mounds Museum at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Each month there is a presentation on contemporary archaeological research in the region, which is open to the general public.  The lecture is followed by monthly meetings of IVAS members, who pay annual dues of $15 and receive the quarterly newsletter Illinois Antiquity.  We hope you will join us for the presentations and consider IVAS membership.

 

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