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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.

Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit

March 4, 2015 - Closed on Sundays and holidays.
Caterpillar Visitors Center
110 SW Washington
Peoria, IL 61629
(309) 675-0606
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Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit
returns to the Caterpillar Visitors Center through March
They helped build Caterpillar's yellow iron, but these employees were even better with a basketball in their hands. Before the NBA became what it is today, there was the
Caterpillar Diesels and the Peoria Cats - one of basketball's dominant teams.
The exhibit features photos, videos, the 1952 Olympic Gold Medal from Helsinki, Finland and several never before seen artifacts.

Don't miss "When The Game Was Diesel Powered"
Airing on PBS/WTVP Sunday, March 15 at 8:00pm

For more information visit http://www.caterpillar.com/visitors-center
 

Biggest Loser

March 4, 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

Galesburg Civic Art Center Permanent Collection

March 4, 2015 - 10:30-4:30 Tuesday-Friday & 10:30-3:00 Saturday
114 East Main St.
Galesburg, Il
309-342-7415
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Art is a shared experience that connects us with each other and our community. For the first time in five years pieces of the collection are on display, revealing our vital connection over many years to an important network of modern and contemporary artists and artistic movements. 

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS)

March 4, 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.

 

Open Stage In the Sound Bar

March 4, 2015 - Doors Open 6:00PM | Show 7:00PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University St.
Peoria, Il 61615
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Open Stage every Wednesday in The SoundBar at Limelight!

Doors: 6pm Music: 7pm

Bring your axe. Bring your band. Bring your voice. Bring your originals. Bring your friends!

No Cover.

Peoria Park District Softball Registration

March 4, 2015 - currently underway
1125 W. Lake Ave
681-3667
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Registration for Softball at the Peoria Park District is currently underway! The season begins April 19 for both men’s and co-rec leagues. Leagues are offered Sunday through Friday evenings. All games will be played at Peoria Stadium, located at 315 E. War Memorial Drive in Peoria.
Participants may register at the Noble Center, located at 1125 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria. Registration runs until April 3. For registration fees, please visit www.peoriaparks.org/softball or contact Nick McDuffee at 681-3667 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org.

Magician Mitch Williams at Tyroni's

March 4, 2015 - Winter event times (during dates not on DST): 5:00 to 7:30 PM Summer event times (during daylight savings time): 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Mitch Williams Magic Productions
5908 S Adams St
Bartonville, , IL 61607
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International award winning sleight of hand artist, Mitch Williams, offers his unforgettable tableside close up magic.

ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE INVITES HOME EDUCATORS AND HIGH-SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS FOR INFORMATIONAL SE

March 5, 2015 - 08:30AM to 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
1 College Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5228
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Illinois Central College is hosting an informational session for home educators and their high-school-aged students on Thursday, March 5, from 8:30 am to noon, on the ICC East Peoria Campus. The event is aimed at providing an overview of ICC as well as discussing ways in which ICC can partner with home educators to supplement and/or extend their home school curriculum.

Topics will include information on financial aid and admission, including ICC’s home school admission policies, an overview of student activities and other ways of getting involved on campus, and tours of the Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Building and Art Gallery. Students also will have the chance to fill out surveys at the Career Center to see how their interests align with career options.

The event is free, and breakfast will be provided. Space is limited, and therefore reservations are required. Please call Mandy Penning at (309) 694-5228 by Thursday, February 26, to make a reservation or for more information.  

Tot Time

March 5, 2015 - 08:30AM to 05:00PM
Dickson Mounds State Museum
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.
Lewistown, IL 61542
309-547-3721
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Adults and their tots will have fun exploring, discovering, and learning on the first Thursday of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Museum's Discovery Center.  Spend quality time with your tot, while each of you makes new friends.  A different topic and craft will be featured each month. Registration is not required and admission is free.  Participants will enjoy light refreshments.  This program series is sponsored by Better Banks of Astoria, Bistro 101, Cass Communications, Davis Buick GMC, Davis Ford, Havana National Bank, MidAmerica National Bank, Vaughn's Plumbing, Heating, & A/C.  Topics are as follows:  February 5th-Clay Creations; March 5th-Wild Mammals; April 2nd-Trees

 

Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit

March 5, 2015 - Closed on Sundays and holidays.
Caterpillar Visitors Center
110 SW Washington
Peoria, IL 61629
(309) 675-0606
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Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit
returns to the Caterpillar Visitors Center through March
They helped build Caterpillar's yellow iron, but these employees were even better with a basketball in their hands. Before the NBA became what it is today, there was the
Caterpillar Diesels and the Peoria Cats - one of basketball's dominant teams.
The exhibit features photos, videos, the 1952 Olympic Gold Medal from Helsinki, Finland and several never before seen artifacts.

Don't miss "When The Game Was Diesel Powered"
Airing on PBS/WTVP Sunday, March 15 at 8:00pm

For more information visit http://www.caterpillar.com/visitors-center
 

Biggest Loser

March 5, 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

Galesburg Civic Art Center Permanent Collection

March 5, 2015 - 10:30-4:30 Tuesday-Friday & 10:30-3:00 Saturday
114 East Main St.
Galesburg, Il
309-342-7415
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Art is a shared experience that connects us with each other and our community. For the first time in five years pieces of the collection are on display, revealing our vital connection over many years to an important network of modern and contemporary artists and artistic movements. 

Pickin On Jimmy Buffett

March 5, 2015 - Open 4 PM. Full menu available through 10 PM. Music is 7 PM - 9 PM. Reservations suggested. Island attire welcome.
Sky Harbor Steakhouse
1321 N. Park Rd.
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 674-5532
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Monthly Music feature at Sky Harbor. Guest musicians go in depth on a chosen artist. This month, Tim Harr, Al Peacock,, Chris Tarpley and Dklu take on Trop Rock Icon - Jimmy Buffett.

Peoria Park District Softball Registration

March 5, 2015 - currently underway
1125 W. Lake Ave
681-3667
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Registration for Softball at the Peoria Park District is currently underway! The season begins April 19 for both men’s and co-rec leagues. Leagues are offered Sunday through Friday evenings. All games will be played at Peoria Stadium, located at 315 E. War Memorial Drive in Peoria.
Participants may register at the Noble Center, located at 1125 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria. Registration runs until April 3. For registration fees, please visit www.peoriaparks.org/softball or contact Nick McDuffee at 681-3667 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org.

Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit

March 6, 2015 - Closed on Sundays and holidays.
Caterpillar Visitors Center
110 SW Washington
Peoria, IL 61629
(309) 675-0606
Add to Itinerary

Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit
returns to the Caterpillar Visitors Center through March
They helped build Caterpillar's yellow iron, but these employees were even better with a basketball in their hands. Before the NBA became what it is today, there was the
Caterpillar Diesels and the Peoria Cats - one of basketball's dominant teams.
The exhibit features photos, videos, the 1952 Olympic Gold Medal from Helsinki, Finland and several never before seen artifacts.

Don't miss "When The Game Was Diesel Powered"
Airing on PBS/WTVP Sunday, March 15 at 8:00pm

For more information visit http://www.caterpillar.com/visitors-center
 

Biggest Loser

March 6, 2015 - 12:00PM
309-282-1543
Add to Itinerary

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

Galesburg Civic Art Center Permanent Collection

March 6, 2015 - 10:30-4:30 Tuesday-Friday & 10:30-3:00 Saturday
114 East Main St.
Galesburg, Il
309-342-7415
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Art is a shared experience that connects us with each other and our community. For the first time in five years pieces of the collection are on display, revealing our vital connection over many years to an important network of modern and contemporary artists and artistic movements. 

Love Letters (PLAY)

March 6, 2015 - Doors open at 6p, Dinner Buffet at 6:30p, Desserts at 7:30p, Show at 8p.
Waterhouse, The
316 SW Washington Street
Peoria, I 61602
309-494-9100
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LOVE LETTERS a play by A. R. Gurney starring 1470 WMBD's Greg Batton and Power Zone's Yvonne Greer. Presented by The Peoria Cabaret Theatre 3/6 and 7. Performs at The Waterhouse in the Broadway Lounge, 316 SW Washington Street, downtown Peoria. 309-494-9100. PeoriaCabaretTheatre.com.

First Fridays

March 6, 2015 - 5-9pm
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First Friday is a national movement among artists in many cities across the United States. Held on the “First Friday” of each Month –  artists open their studios to present their work to the public.

First Friday events keep the arts in the forefront of a community.

Many studios will have complimentary wine and appetizers to entice the community to stay a while, take a look and hopefully buy original works of art.

Many artists will also invite local musicians to round out the evening with original music.

The CIAO First Fridays Artists' Tour will take place from 5 - 9 pm at 10 different locations in downtown Peoria including The Mill, Murray Center for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Center, and the Peoria Art Guild where visitors can view artist demonstrations as well as purchase pieces. For a complete map of the locations, visit http://ciaopeoria.com

Peoria Park District Softball Registration

March 6, 2015 - currently underway
1125 W. Lake Ave
681-3667
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Registration for Softball at the Peoria Park District is currently underway! The season begins April 19 for both men’s and co-rec leagues. Leagues are offered Sunday through Friday evenings. All games will be played at Peoria Stadium, located at 315 E. War Memorial Drive in Peoria.
Participants may register at the Noble Center, located at 1125 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria. Registration runs until April 3. For registration fees, please visit www.peoriaparks.org/softball or contact Nick McDuffee at 681-3667 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org.

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