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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.

Tot Time

April 2, 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

 

Biggest Loser

April 2, 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

Spring Break Basketball Camp at Proctor Recreation Center

April 2, 2015 - from 9:00 am to Noon
309-673-9183
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Proctor Recreation Center will offer a Spring Break Basketball Camp for girls and boys ages 8-14 who want to improve their basketball skills and have fun during Easter Break.
Experience a week of teaching and training on the fundamentals of basketball including instruction in shooting, dribbling, passing and defense. In addition to basketball instruction, prominent speakers are brought in to give everyday life skills to each participant. Past speakers have included Larry Ivory from the Black Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Central College men’s head basketball coach Tony Wysinger. A free t-shirt and certificate will be given to all campers.
Camp runs Monday through Friday, March 30-April 2, from 9:00 am to Noon. Cost is $25 per resident player or $35 per non-resident player. Pre-registration is required. Some scholarships are available.
For more information or to register, please call Proctor Center at 309-673-9183, or visit www.peoriaparks.org/camps. Please use registration code 64446.
Proctor Center is an official Safe Haven Site for Peoria’s community.

Pickin On Jimmy Buffett

April 2, 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.

ART GALLERY SHOWS FEATURING WATERCOLORS, PHOTOMONTAGES

April 2, 2015 - Regular hours of operation for the art galleries at ICC are Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday from 9:30 am to noon. Galleries are closed during college holidays and breaks.
Illinois Central College
(309) 694-5113
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A pair of exhibits opening Wednesday, March 18, will feature watercolors and photomontages in the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus.

Still Life Reflections, an exhibit of watercolors of Peggy Flora Zalucha, opens March 18. The exhibit will be on display through April 17.

Flowers and Phenomena: an exhibit of the desert photomontages of Les Barta, will be on display in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery from March 18 through April 13.

Regular hours of operation for the art galleries at ICC are Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday from 9:30 am to noon. Galleries are closed during college holidays and breaks. Galleries will be closed on April 3. The Performing Arts Center Gallery also is accessible when the Performing Arts Center is open for public events.

Peoria Park District Softball Registration

April 2, 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.

Biggest Loser

April 3, 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

“Doggie Easter Egg Hunt”

April 3, 2015 - 01:00PM to 03:00PM
Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
(309) 579-2157
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The Peoria Park District’s Camp

Wokanda will host a “Doggie Easter Egg Hunt” on Friday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m. This event will include a doggie costume contest with prizes as well as activities for the entire family. Be sure to bring your camera!

Admission is $5 per dog and $2 per human. Pre-registration is encouraged but

not required. A portion of the proceeds from this family-friendly event will be donated to local animal shelters.

For more information, please call Camp Wokanda, (309) 579-2157. Camp Wokanda is located at 620 Boy Scout Road in Chillicothe.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND CARNIVAL AT PROCTOR RECREATION CENTER

April 3, 2015 - 01:00PM to 03:00PM
309-673-9183
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The Peoria Park District’s Proctor Center is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival for children ages 3-12 on Friday, April 3 from 1-3 pm.
Easter is always fun when you can play games such as the egg toss, scrambled eggs, and jelly bean guessing game, and search for colorful candy and prize-filled eggs. Plus, you can meet the Easter Bunny! Admission is $3 for each participant. For more information call Proctor Recreation Center at 673-9183.

ART GALLERY SHOWS FEATURING WATERCOLORS, PHOTOMONTAGES

April 3, 2015 - Regular hours of operation for the art galleries at ICC are Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday from 9:30 am to noon. Galleries are closed during college holidays and breaks.
Illinois Central College
(309) 694-5113
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A pair of exhibits opening Wednesday, March 18, will feature watercolors and photomontages in the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus.

Still Life Reflections, an exhibit of watercolors of Peggy Flora Zalucha, opens March 18. The exhibit will be on display through April 17.

Flowers and Phenomena: an exhibit of the desert photomontages of Les Barta, will be on display in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery from March 18 through April 13.

Regular hours of operation for the art galleries at ICC are Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Friday from 9:30 am to noon. Galleries are closed during college holidays and breaks. Galleries will be closed on April 3. The Performing Arts Center Gallery also is accessible when the Performing Arts Center is open for public events.

Peoria Park District Softball Registration

April 3, 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.

Nature Trek: Bird Watching at Emiquon

April 4, 2015 - 07:00AM to 08:30AM
11304 North Prairie Road
Lewistown, I 61542
(309) 547-2730
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Meet at the Emiquon Wetland Observatory for a morning of bird watching. Novice and
seasoned birders are welcomed. This is also a good opportunity to photograph or sketch
wildlife. Binoculars will be available. Light breakfast refreshments will be served while bird watching.

 

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

April 4, 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 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

Underwater Easter Egg Hunts at AquaPlex

April 4, 2015 - 9:00 am-9:45 am OR 10:00 am-10:45 am
600 NE Water Street
Peoria,
309-282-1531
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Forget the lawn—we’re hunting for eggs underwater! Join us on Saturday, April 19 in the AquaPlex at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center for this aquatic take on the traditional egg hunt for children ages 3-8.
Pre-registration is required. Register for either the 9:00-9:45 am or 10:00-10:45 am hunt. Parents must accompany children ages 3-5 into the pool. Cost is $5 for Members and $7 for Non-Members.
For more details or to register, call 309-282-1531 or register in-person at the RiverPlex, located at 600 NE Water Street in Peoria.

Easter Brunch

April 5, 2015 - 09:00AM to 03:00PM
Metamora Fields Golf Club
801 Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548
309-367-4000
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Fabulous Easter Brunch, Call 309-367-4000 for reservations

Easter Brunch

April 5, 2015 - 09:00AM to 03:00PM
Metamora Fields Golf Club
801 Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548
309-367-4000
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Fabulous Easter Brunch, Call 309-367-4000 for reservations

Celebrate Easter at Johnny's

April 5, 2015 - 10:00AM to 02:00PM
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
East Peoria,
309-692-3887
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Prime Rib - Honey Glazed Ham - Steak DeBurgo Tips -  Cedar Plank Salmon

Chef Carved Pastrami Round - Cheesy, Garlic Mashed & Red Baby Bliss 

Potatoes - Honey Glazed Carrots - Green Beans Amandine - 

Breakfast Favorites including Eggs Benedict - Grand Marnier French Toast

Biscuits and Gravy - Assorted Salads - Gourmet Desserts and more!

Make your Reservations Today! 309-692-3887

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

April 5, 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.

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