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Looking for fun things to do in the Peoria Area? We have you covered. Below you can explore a wide variety of events and activities happening in Peoria, IL.

Delevan Cruise-Ins

April 18, 2015
Delavan Cruisers
502 W. 4th Street
Delavan, IL 61734
309-244-8632
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A family-friendly cruise-in event located in historical downtown Delavan featuring local antique and vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, and sometimes even an airplane. Event is held April-September on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 4-7 pm. 2015 dates are April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19. Participants can view not only antique cars but browse the local businesses that remain open for the event. Local restaurants offer unique dining choices of home-cooked entrees to steak, prime rib and farm-to-table specials. You can see information and event schedules on the Facebook page "Delavan Cruisers".

ENJOY BREAKFAST WITH THE LIONS AT PEORIA ZOO

April 18, 2015 - 09:00AM to 10:00AM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3559
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Come join Arthur and Lizzie, the Peoria Zoo’s resident lions, for a light breakfast on Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.! We will learn all about lions, from their habits to their habitats. After breakfast, we will head down to the lion exhibit in Africa! and watch Arthur and Lizzie enjoy their breakfasts, too!
Lion Fun Facts
• A lion’s roar can be heard from as far as :
five miles away!
• Though the lion is sometimes referred to
as the ”King of the Jungle,” it actually lives
in grasslands and plains.
• Male lions have manes. The darker the
mane, the older the lion.
• Lions live in social groups called prides.
An average pride is made up of about 15
individuals.
• Lions sleep up to 21 hours per day!
Registration is required for Breakfast with the Lions. Cost is $7.50 for Zoo Members and $15 for Non-Members.
For more information or to register, call the Peoria Zoo Education Department at 309-681-3559 or visit www.peoriazoo.org.

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

April 18, 2015 - Saturdays from 12-5pm, Sundays from 12-4pm
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.

Biggest Loser

April 18, 2015 - 12:00PM
309-282-1543
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The Peoria Park District’s RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center and OSF Wellness services are proud to sponsor the fifth Biggest Loser at the RiverPlex! Let us help you reclaim your health!
The program begins January 10, 2015 with an orientation and kick-off event where all participants’ starting weights will be recorded. Competition and training begins the week of January 19 and will end on May 2.
Participants will compete to lose weight and body fat. Each individual will be put on a team of six to eight people, and each team will have two personal trainers to train them twice a week for 14 weeks. Teams will participate in Nutrition Sessions with a licensed OSF Registered Dietitian, and participants will have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the competition.
What’s included:
• Group Personal Training sessions, twice a week for 14 weeks
• Nutrition Sessions with OSF Registered Dietitians, once a week for 10 weeks
• Five Wellness Coaching sessions
• Weekly weigh-ins
• Two Bod Pod tests to test body fat percentages
• Circumference measurements
• One T-Shirt for each participant
• Prize opportunities throughout the competition, including a One-Year RiverPlex Membership, gift cards to Running Central, OSF nutrition sessions, a massage from ReNew, and more!
This program is for adults age 18 and older who have a substantial amount of weight to lose (15 pounds or more).
Cost for RiverPlex members is $545 before December 22 and $645 after December 22. Cost for non-members is $595 before December 22 and $695 after December 22. Payment plans are available.
The RiverPlex will host three informational meetings to provide details and answer questions about the program on the following dates: Thursday, November 6 at 12 p.m.; Tuesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 9 at 4:30 p.m.
For details about the informational meetings or the Biggest Loser program, please contact Amber Parkinson at 309-282-1543 or aparkinson@peoriaparks.org

All In The Timing

April 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, Il 61635
(309) 694-5136
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Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, this critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of six one-act comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. These one-act plays focus on topics such as language and wordplay, existentialist perspectives on life and meaning, and the complications involved in romantic relationships. Rated R for adult themes and language.

Relay For Life of Northern Tazewell County

April 18, 2015 - 04:00PM to 10:00PM
American Cancer Society
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
(309) 688-3480
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Join us for the world's largest movement in the fight against cancer! Open to the public!

Help us celebrate those who have beat cancer, remember those who we have lost and fight back against a disease that has taken too much from too many. There will be live entertainment from the Original Skazz Band, food provided by Nacho Mama's Grilled Cheese truck, inflatables and carnival games, silent auction items, vendor/craft show and much, much more!

SPRING MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA

April 18, 2015 - Doors Open 5:30 PM Cocktails and Appetizers at 6 PM Singing at 7 PM - Vogel Musik at 8:30 PM
German-American Central Society
7601 N. Harker Drive
Peoria,
(309) 691-7484
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Presented by Damenchor-Germania and
Harmonie-Concordia
at TheLindenhof
Doors Open 5:30 PM
Cocktails and Appetizers at 6 PM
Singing at 7 PM - Vogel Musik at 8:30 PM
Advance Tickets $10 - Non-Refundable

90th Annual Knights of Columbus Bowling Tournament- Week 3

April 18, 2015 - Saturdays - Singles & Doubles - 10:00 am or 2:00 pm CDT; Sundays - Team - 10:00 am or 1:30 pm CDT
3225 N. Dries Lane
Peoria, Il 61604
(309) 685-7000
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The Knights of Columbus International Bowling Association will be sponsoring the 90th Annual Central Division Bowling Tournament in Peoria, IL.

The tournament will run March 28 through April 19, 2015. No bowling Easter weekend April 4 & 5th.  All bowling times are CDT.

Hickory Ridge Concert Series

April 18, 2015 - Concerts begin at 7pm

For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment.  Hosted Chris Vallillo, an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, the series features Roots/Folk music and other genres offered by a talented variety of performers.  Add an intermission with refreshments and an opportunity to visit with the performers, and you have a rare opportunity to appreciate music in an intimate coffeehouse environment.  Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and there is an $8 fee for adults and $5 for youngsters.

 

Wicked Divas

April 18, 2015 - 07:30PM to 12:00PM
Five Points Washington
360 North Wilmor Road
Washington, IL 61571
309-444-8222
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Two of Broadway's original Wicked "witches" join us for this "Wicked-good" evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the musical Wicked. You'll also hear favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and more... 

Community Partner To Be Announced

Civil War Spring Drill

April 18, 2015 - 4/18, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 4/19, 10 am-2 pm
6329 North Koerner Road
Edwards,
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Saturday, 4/18, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 4/19, 10 am-2 pm, $3/person

Spring has arrived, and soldiers are preparing for a long march. Come experience the daily life of men and women and watch them in action (and perhaps be a part of daily drill). Civil War enthusiasts from the Midwest will bring to life the joys and sorrows of the time. Bring a camera and have your picture taken with the soldiers.

Peoria Chiefs vs Wisconsin

April 18, 2015 - Game starts at 6:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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11th Annual Earth Day Festival

April 18, 2015 - 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Forest Park Nature Center
5809 Forest Park Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
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Celebrate Mother Nature! Here’s your opportunity to “think globally, act locally.” Peruse the numerous booths, locate local resources, and learn what you can do to make a difference. Enjoy live music, great local food, educational materials, hands-on demos, kids’ crafts and face painting. Register to win door prizes and enjoy our annual Earth Day Sale at the Trailhead Nature Store.

ENJOY BREAKFAST WITH THE LIONS AT PEORIA ZOO

April 19, 2015 - 09:00AM to 10:00AM
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3559
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Come join Arthur and Lizzie, the Peoria Zoo’s resident lions, for a light breakfast on Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.! We will learn all about lions, from their habits to their habitats. After breakfast, we will head down to the lion exhibit in Africa! and watch Arthur and Lizzie enjoy their breakfasts, too!
Lion Fun Facts
• A lion’s roar can be heard from as far as :
five miles away!
• Though the lion is sometimes referred to
as the ”King of the Jungle,” it actually lives
in grasslands and plains.
• Male lions have manes. The darker the
mane, the older the lion.
• Lions live in social groups called prides.
An average pride is made up of about 15
individuals.
• Lions sleep up to 21 hours per day!
Registration is required for Breakfast with the Lions. Cost is $7.50 for Zoo Members and $15 for Non-Members.
For more information or to register, call the Peoria Zoo Education Department at 309-681-3559 or visit www.peoriazoo.org.

Biggest Loser

April 19, 2015 - 12:00PM
309-282-1543
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The Peoria Park District’s RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center and OSF Wellness services are proud to sponsor the fifth Biggest Loser at the RiverPlex! Let us help you reclaim your health!
The program begins January 10, 2015 with an orientation and kick-off event where all participants’ starting weights will be recorded. Competition and training begins the week of January 19 and will end on May 2.
Participants will compete to lose weight and body fat. Each individual will be put on a team of six to eight people, and each team will have two personal trainers to train them twice a week for 14 weeks. Teams will participate in Nutrition Sessions with a licensed OSF Registered Dietitian, and participants will have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the competition.
What’s included:
• Group Personal Training sessions, twice a week for 14 weeks
• Nutrition Sessions with OSF Registered Dietitians, once a week for 10 weeks
• Five Wellness Coaching sessions
• Weekly weigh-ins
• Two Bod Pod tests to test body fat percentages
• Circumference measurements
• One T-Shirt for each participant
• Prize opportunities throughout the competition, including a One-Year RiverPlex Membership, gift cards to Running Central, OSF nutrition sessions, a massage from ReNew, and more!
This program is for adults age 18 and older who have a substantial amount of weight to lose (15 pounds or more).
Cost for RiverPlex members is $545 before December 22 and $645 after December 22. Cost for non-members is $595 before December 22 and $695 after December 22. Payment plans are available.
The RiverPlex will host three informational meetings to provide details and answer questions about the program on the following dates: Thursday, November 6 at 12 p.m.; Tuesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 9 at 4:30 p.m.
For details about the informational meetings or the Biggest Loser program, please contact Amber Parkinson at 309-282-1543 or aparkinson@peoriaparks.org

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

April 19, 2015 - Saturdays from 12-5pm, Sundays from 12-4pm
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.

Taste of Italy Dinner

April 19, 2015 - Events time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
7403 N. Radnor Road
Peoria, il 61615
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The Italian-American Society of Peoria will host a Taste of Italy Dinner, with cuisine from Northern Italy.
Choice of Spaghetti and; Meatballs, or Spaghetti and Bolognese Meat
Sauce, including salad, bread and a soft drink.
Fried Zucchini and Fried Polenta for $3.00 each.
Wine, coffee and Italian baked goods available.
Funds generated support the Society’s annual scholarship program and donations to local charities.

Ben's Bubble Show

April 19, 2015 - 01:00PM to 12:00PM
Dickson Mounds State Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
309-547-3721
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Join us for this unique form of family entertainment.  See Ben use his bare hands to create beautiful, humorous, and mind boggling soap bubble sculptures.  Enjoy viewing bubbles within bubbles, smoke bubbles, spinning belt bubbles, and geometric shaped bubbles.  Participants will also learn about the science behind these creations.  Admission is free.  Seating is limited.  Free tickets will be available at noon the day of the show and may be picked up in the Museum's lobby on a first come, first served basis.

 

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