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Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit

March 31, 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 31, 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

March 31, 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.

Galesburg Civic Art Center Permanent Collection

March 31, 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. 

ART GALLERY SHOWS FEATURING WATERCOLORS, PHOTOMONTAGES

March 31, 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

March 31, 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.

Brown Bag-It

April 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.

Biggest Loser

April 1, 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

Relax Under the Stars

April 1, 2015 - 12-1 pm
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
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Relax Under the Stars - FREE Noon Event!

First Wednesday of every month, 12-1 pm

Event dates: Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, April 1, May 6

Dome Planetarium (use Museum's north side entrance - right at the Dome)

Stressed at work? Need a break from your hectic day? Come to Dome Planetarium and calm down. Enjoy a short star talk, then let your tension float away under starry skies with soothing background music. First Wednesday of every month at noon.

NOTE: Please use the north side entrance of the Museum, right at Dome Planetarium - across from Caterpillar Visitors Center.

Spring Break Basketball Camp at Proctor Recreation Center

April 1, 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.

The Illinois Valley Archaeological Society (IVAS)

April 1, 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

April 1, 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.

ART GALLERY SHOWS FEATURING WATERCOLORS, PHOTOMONTAGES

April 1, 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 1, 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

April 1, 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.

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.

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