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Caterpillar Diesels / Peoria Cats Basketball Exhibit

March 7, 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 7, 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

March 7, 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.

Galesburg Civic Art Center Permanent Collection

March 7, 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 7, 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.

Taking Back Sunday - Limelight Eventplex

March 7, 2015 - Doors Open 6:00PM | Show 7:00PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61615
3096931234
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Taking Back Sunday will perform at Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N. University in Peoria) on March 7th beginning at 7 pm. They will be joined by groups The Menzingers, and Letlive. Tickets are $27 in advance, $30 day of show and are available at the Limelight Eventplex box office or online at www.limelighteventplex.com

Breakfast with the Tigers!

March 7, 2015 - 9-10 am
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3559
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Join us at Peoria Zoo for Breakfast with the Tigers! Enjoy a light breakfast in our Africa! classroom, and find out where these beautiful big cats are from, how big they can actually get, and what sounds they make.
 

Taking Back Sunday-The Menzingers-LetLive

March 7, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015 Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University St.
Peoria, Il 61615
309.693.1234
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Taking Back Sunday is a band that truly needs no introduction. Since forming in Long Island in 1999, they have sold millions of albums, evolved from a young punk act into seasoned songwriters and continued to forge a successful career. That spirit of resilience and innovation is dripping all over the band's sixth full-length Happiness Is (which is also their first release for Hopeless Records). As you can guess from the title, the album addresses some heady concepts, but it simultaneously showcases a new musical and conceptual leap for this collection of musicians with varied influences that's certain to endear them to fans both new and old. 

The Menzingers formed in the wake of Scranton ska-punk/pop punk bands "Bob and the Sagets" (featuring Tom May, Joe Godino, Eric Keen, and non-Menzinger member Curtis Irie, currently of Irie Idea) and Kos Mos (featuring Greg Barnett, Adam Mcilwee of Tigers Jaw, and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We're Sinking!). Their first release was a self-titled demo tape made in 2006, which made its way onto many top ten lists of that year.

Lands will be laid waste if Letlive's hunger is not satisfied for the God's of good music demand it; sacrements of swagger, sacrifice of the masses. With the blessings of former tour mates, Bleeding Through, LETLIVE. will be bringing the blood and sweat of their violently cathartic live show to the studio this summer, bracing for a winter release that is sure to serve as a true testament to something much greater than a "good album". These men exhibit a potential the arts have been desperately pining for for far too long. This is the assurance of change, the tipping point of a revolution.

Peoria Park District Softball Registration

March 7, 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.

J.K. Williams Distilling Tour and Tastings

March 8, 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

March 8, 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

Young Guns Of Blues

March 8, 2015 - Doors 2:00pm | Show 4:15pm
8102 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61606
3096931234
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Young Guns Of Blues Feat. Samantha Fish WSG Mike Zito, Matthew Curry, and Jimmy Nick will perform at the Limelight Eventplex's Sound Bar (located at 8102 N. University in Peoria) on March 8th, doors at 2pm show starting at 4:15pm. Tickets are $10 in advance $15 day of show for general admission. Reserved seating $16 in advance $22 day of show, Reserved tables around $26 and are available at the Limelight Eventplex box office or online at www.limelighteventplex.com

Otherwise at Limelight Eventplex

March 8, 2015 - Doors Open 6:00PM | Show 8:00PM
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N. University Street
Peoria, I 61615
3096931234
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Otherwise will perform at the Limelight Eventplex (located at 8102 N. University in Peoria) on March 28th, doors open at 6:00pm, show starting 8 pm. Tickets are $12.50 in adv. $15 day of show. Tickets are available at the Limelight Eventplex box office or online at www.limelighteventplex.com

 

Gemütlichkeiter Sonndag!! TheLindenhof

March 8, 2015 - 03:00PM to 07:00PM
German-American Central Society
7601 N. Harker Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615
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Sun., March 8 ● 3 pm - 7 pm
Buffet: $10.00 Adults / $5 kids
Roast Pork, Wienerschnitzel, Parmesan Chicken,
Brats, German Potato Salad, Geman Spaetzle,
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Sauerkraut,
and Red Cabbage
Dessert: $2 German Apfel Kuchen ● Cash Bar
NOTE: Doors Open at Noon for our special church guests.
You may join us before 3 pm, but it may be a bit crowded!

Galesburg Civic Art Center Permanent Collection

March 8, 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. 

Breakfast with the Tigers!

March 8, 2015 - 9-10 am
Peoria Zoo at Glen Oak Park
2218 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-681-3559
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Join us at Peoria Zoo for Breakfast with the Tigers! Enjoy a light breakfast in our Africa! classroom, and find out where these beautiful big cats are from, how big they can actually get, and what sounds they make.
 

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