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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.

Brown Bag-It

April 20, 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 20, 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

2015 Celebration - Clean Water

April 20, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue
Peoria, I 61602
309.246.8403
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The Sun Foundation invites students, teachers, community leaders, and the general public to attend the Peoria Clean Water Celebration, April 19th and 20th, 2015. This two day, three event program takes place in three different locations (Peoria Riverfront, GAR Hall, and Peoria Civic Center). Clean Water Celebration encourages us to learn to improve water quality, to think critically and creatively about adequate and safe water supplies, and to promote the wise use of natural resources.

The Clean Water Celebration is a conference for middle/high school students, general public and focuses on water. Keynote sessions are presented to large audiences or these students to create a base of knowledge that will help them be better waste stewards. Smaller breakout sessions focus on specific water quality issues that teachers can choose for their classes to study.

Clean Water Celebration Environmental Classroom will be held

- See more at: http://sunfoundation.org/wordpress/?page_id=371#sthash.EIJzc0yy.dpuf

Chiefs vs Wisconsin

April 20, 2015 - Game starts at 12:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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Biggest Loser

April 21, 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

Swedish American Program

April 21, 2015 - Begins at 7 p.m. ends at 8 p.m.
Bishop Hill Arts Council
410 N. Erickson St.
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
309 927 3899
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Dr. Anne-Charlotte Harvey will perform a program about Swedish immigration to America, with accompanying music, on Tuesday April 21. Sponsored by the BHHA, this free public program will be held at the Dairy Building at 410 N. Erickson St. at 7 p.m. This will be an hour-long program with an intermission at the halfway point.

Through her work as a professor of theatre, translator/dramturge actor and singer, lecturer and scholar, Dr. Harvey has brought Swedish and Swedish-American culture to the attention of the Americans. Over the years, she has performed in more than one hundred concerts and cultural programs in the United States, Canada and Sweden, presenting Scandinavian folk songs, emigrant ballads, and dramatic material. Named Scandinavian-American of the Year in 2002, she is the immediate past Grand Cultural Director of the VASA Order of American and Chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Swedish Council of America. For more information about this Swedish immigration program, contact the Bishop Hill Heritage Association by calling (309) 927 3899, emailing bhha@mymctc or visiting www.bishophillheritage.org.

 

ICC Music Program Presents: ICC Hard Bop Jazz Band

April 21, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
Lecture/Recital Hall 127F
East Peoria, Il 61635
309-694-5136
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Chiefs vs Quad Cities

April 21, 2015 - Game starts at 7:00 pm
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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Taco Bell Tuesday

Show a Taco Bell receipt showing the purchase of a Doritos Locos Taco from within the last 7 days to receive a buy one get one free ticket on all 9 Tuesday home games.

Presented by: Taco Bell

Brown Bag-It

April 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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

ICC Student Film Festival

April 22, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
Room 123A
East Peoria, IL 61635
309-694-5136
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This event features a variety of films created by students at Illinois Central College.

47th Annual ICC Student Juried Art Exhibit

April 22, 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.

ICC SHOWCASES PEKIN CAMPUS WITH OPEN HOUSE

April 22, 2015 - 04:00PM to 06:00PM
Illinois Central College
225 Hanna Dr
Pekin, IL
(309) 694-5-ICC or (
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Illinois Central College will host an open house on Wednesday, April 22, from 4 to 6 pm, at the ICC Pekin Campus, located at Riverway Business Park, 225 Hanna Dr., Pekin. Visitors may tour the nursing and welding labs, as well as view all classrooms located at the facility. Refreshments will be provided.

ICC Pekin offers core general education courses on a four-semester rotating basis for the convenience of Pekin residents and surrounding communities, as well as courses in non-credit Adult Community Programs. Students attending the ICC Pekin location benefit from smaller class sizes, “smart” classrooms with state-of-the-art technology, free academic placement testing, and convenient, free parking. Enrollment services and student accounting services also are available at the Pekin campus.

Courses for the summer 2015 term include communication, English composition, nursing assistant (CNA prep), and math, all of which have sections offered during the day. Fall 2015 courses include English composition, communication, preparation for college reading and writing, math, art appreciation, introduction to sociology, medical terminology, nursing assistant (CNA prep), and GED preparation. Most classes for fall are offered in the evenings, but additional daytime sections also are available.

Enrollment for the summer 2015 semester begins March 30, and enrollment for the fall 2015 semester begins April 6. Students must first apply to ICC by going online to http://icc.edu/admissions/enrollment/apply-now/. Class schedules for both semesters are available online now at http://icc.edu/academics/class-schedule/. The schedule for Adult Community Programs is available online at http://cce.icc.edu/acp/.

For more information, call Illinois Central College’s main information line at (309) 694-5-ICC or ICC Pekin at (309) 642-6601.

Open Stage In the Sound Bar

April 22, 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.

Chiefs vs Quad Cities

April 22, 2015 - Game starts at 11:00 am
Peoria Chiefs
730 SW Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 680-4000
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DARE Day

Our way to reward students who have completed the DARE Program, so make sure you are wearing your DARE shirt!

Dollar Dog Wins-Day

Bring the family out to the ballpark for $1 hot dogs, soda, and ice cream sandwiches and a guaranteed win night. If the Chiefs lose, everyone in attendance wins a ticket to a future Monday-Wednesday Chiefs game.

Presented by: Hebrew National

Biggest Loser

April 23, 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

47th Annual ICC Faculty Art Exhibit

April 23, 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.

The Church Basement Ladies in The Last Potluck Supper

April 23, 2015 - Matinee at 2PM, Evening Show at 7PM, Lunch and Dinner prior to both shows are optional for an additional fee.
Five Points Washington
360 North Wilmor Road
Washington, IL 61571
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Presented by Troupe America, Inc. The fifth installment of the national hit musical comedy series, The Church Basement Ladies in The Last (Potluck) Supper. In the final installment, the year is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hot-dish, bars and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memories burst into life through a series of flashbacks. As they time-jump through a Century, these ladies manage to serve up a rib-tickling panorama of the changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee!

47th Annual ICC Student Juried Art Exhibit

April 23, 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.

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