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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.

47th Annual ICC Faculty Art Exhibit

April 25, 2015 - 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
Gallary 336B
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with a reception from noon to 2 pm on April 22; exhibit runs through May 8.

Biggest Loser

April 25, 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 25, 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.

Mindset Evolution 10 Year Anniversary Event

April 25, 2015 - Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N University Street
309.693.1234
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Mindset Evolution 10 Year Anniversary Event
3 Years Hollow, Motorbiscuit, Prey for Us
Sat, April 25, 2015
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Limelight Eventplex
Peoria, IL

$12.50 - $15.00

Stranded at Wokanda Survival Weekend Adventure

April 25, 2015 - 03:00PM to 09:00AM
Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-579-2157
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Sa: 4/25 at 3 pm through Su: 4/26 at 9 am • $35/person
Be the first to earn the official Camp Wokanda patch after surviving a night “STRANDED AT CAMP WOKANDA!” This fun-filled, family-oriented event is open to all outdoor enthusiasts who want to learn the basics of wilderness survival. Dinner, breakfast, and lodging costs are all included. Families, troops, and teams are welcome. Groups of 4 or more receive a $5 discount per person. Please visit Facebook.com/CampWokanda for more details as the event nears!

47th Annual ICC Student Juried Art Exhibit

April 25, 2015 - Reception is 4/22/15 from 12-2pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with an awards ceremony at 1:30 pm on April 22 and a reception from noon to 2 pm on the same date; exhibit runs through May 8.

Laser Light Nights

April 25, 2015 - 6:00 pm - Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 7:00 pm - Laser Floyd: The Wall
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Peoria, IL 61602
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Sit back, relax, look up and rock out! Listen to your favorite music - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, and more - while being dazzled by the multicolored laser light show on the Dome. Enhance your experience - pick up spectrum glasses and refreshments from our concession stand and enjoy the show! 35-50 min.

The Big Spring Plant and Craft Sale

April 25, 2015 - Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm
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April 24-26 • Free admission, donations accepted
Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm

Our annual Spring Plant Sale offers new and hard-to-find perennials and native plants, ornamental grasses, and unusual tropical plants and annuals. We have everything you need to make your garden beautiful! Plan to top off your vegetable garden with our selection of heirloom tomatoes, peppers and other veggies. While you’re here, stop by and see our popular Book Sale in the Conservatory. Members get a 10% discount.

Great American Cleanup Day

April 25, 2015 - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Join us as we help to keep Peoria and the neighborhood around Proctor Center beautiful by participating in the Keep Peoria Beautiful Great American Cleanup. Recruit friends, neighbors and colleagues for this citywide litter pickup. We will meet at Proctor Center at 9 am. Come join the fun!

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

April 26, 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.

47th Annual ICC Faculty Art Exhibit

April 26, 2015 - 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
Gallary 336B
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with a reception from noon to 2 pm on April 22; exhibit runs through May 8.

Biggest Loser

April 26, 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 Showcase

April 26, 2015 - 1 p.m.: Spring Boutique; 3 p.m.: “You Are There”

You are invited to the
Peoria Historical Society’s 2nd annual
Spring Showcase
Sunday, April 26
Peoria Civic Center Ballroom
Reservations: $40 per person
Table of 10: $400
Contact the Peoria Historical Society to make reservations by April 4:
(309) 674-1921
3 p.m.: “You Are There”
Tom McIntyre & well-known local leaders
portray founders of our community
1 p.m.: Spring Boutique
Over 40 local vendors including local artisans, authors and craft makers (open until 4:30 p.m.)
Refreshments and desserts will be served along with a cash bar

Stranded at Wokanda Survival Weekend Adventure

April 26, 2015 - 03:00PM to 09:00AM
Camp Wokanda
620 Boy Scout Rd.
Chillicothe, IL 61523
309-579-2157
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Sa: 4/25 at 3 pm through Su: 4/26 at 9 am • $35/person
Be the first to earn the official Camp Wokanda patch after surviving a night “STRANDED AT CAMP WOKANDA!” This fun-filled, family-oriented event is open to all outdoor enthusiasts who want to learn the basics of wilderness survival. Dinner, breakfast, and lodging costs are all included. Families, troops, and teams are welcome. Groups of 4 or more receive a $5 discount per person. Please visit Facebook.com/CampWokanda for more details as the event nears!

47th Annual ICC Student Juried Art Exhibit

April 26, 2015 - Reception is 4/22/15 from 12-2pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with an awards ceremony at 1:30 pm on April 22 and a reception from noon to 2 pm on the same date; exhibit runs through May 8.

The Big Spring Plant and Craft Sale

April 26, 2015 - Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm
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April 24-26 • Free admission, donations accepted
Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm

Our annual Spring Plant Sale offers new and hard-to-find perennials and native plants, ornamental grasses, and unusual tropical plants and annuals. We have everything you need to make your garden beautiful! Plan to top off your vegetable garden with our selection of heirloom tomatoes, peppers and other veggies. While you’re here, stop by and see our popular Book Sale in the Conservatory. Members get a 10% discount.

Brown Bag-It

April 27, 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.

47th Annual ICC Faculty Art Exhibit

April 27, 2015 - 12:00PM
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
Gallary 336B
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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Exhibit opens with a reception from noon to 2 pm on April 22; exhibit runs through May 8.

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