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Sun. Jul 27, 2014 - Sat. Aug 2, 2014

Sat. Aug 2, 2014

2014 Run for Life (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

Bradley Park, 1314 Park Road, Peoria, IL 61650

5K Run & 5K non-competitive Walk

Race starts at 7:30 a.m. (check-in 6:30-7:10 a.m.) Race day registration and packet pickup will take place beside the pavilion near the tennis courts.


Children (12 and under): $12, $15 after July 31

Adults (13 and over): $15, $20 after June 30, $25 after July 31

Registration before July 27 will result in a short-sleeve t-shirt.

Participants may elect to obtain sponsors in lieu of paying entry fee.  Those who do will receive incentive awards by way of Run for Life short-sleeve t-shirt for $20 collected pledges or $10 gift certificates for every $50 in collected pledges.


Age groups will be split by male & female: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+


Registration can be completed online or by mailing forms to:

Run For Life c/o WPEO, PO Box 1 Peoria, IL 61650


Overall male and female winners will receive $50 gift certificate to Running Central. Top 3 finishers in all age categories will each receive an award.  


Questions? Give WPEO Christian Talk Radio AM1020 a call at the number listed above!

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Real Life Church
106 Grant Road
Marquette Heights, IL

Each Saturday, the War Room men host a donation driven, buffet style breakfast that is open to all men. An open discussion format deals with issues that men face as we strive to be godly men in this ungodly world.


Come check out what God is doing in the men of central Illinois!


Contact Info:

Knights Action Park, 1700 Recreation Dr., Springfield, IL

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show is a huge outreach to the community!


Along with the car show, several special features include an air evac helicopter fly over and landing, hot air balloon demo, NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier #51 Brandts show car, LRS Nitro car, monster trucks, replica movie and TV show cars including The Horse "Glory" which Daniel Day Lewis rode in the academy award winning movie, "Lincoln" (subject to schedule change if Horse is needed for filming), Illinois top squad car contest, Christian Bikers Club, Sangamon County K-9 demo, and more!


All makes and models are welcome! Car show entry is $15 (display only is $10). Entry time is 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, judging from 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m., trophies at 4:00 p.m.


Also, this is rain or shine!


Benefits support the Powerlight Christian music fest at the Illinois State Fair on August 17th.

Tornado Relief Dumpser Day (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethany Community Church
27265 Dutch Ln
Washington, IL 61611

Affected residents of Washington, Roanoke, East Peoria, and Pekin are invited to bring electronic waste, tires, general waste, and vegetative waste to fill 7 different dumpsters on site on Bethany Community Church's property.


No reservation required. Please bring proof of address.

Community Baby Shower Brunch (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lake Storey Shelter #2
033 South Lake Storey Road
Galesburg, IL
Pat: 309.375.6816

Knox Country Right to Life is holding its 11th Annual Community Baby Shower Brunch!

This shower is being held for Galesburg's Women's Pregnancy Center and The Women's Choice Center of Bettendorf, Iowa.  


We will be honoring the centers' volunteers!

Come and enjoy a brunch with us!


All baby and maternity items are needed. Gently used items are welcome.  Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.  If you are unable to attend and wish to attend and wish to donate or have any questions call Pat Regnier.

Martial Arts for St. Jude (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. Paul Baptist Church
114 W Forrest Hill Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

This Kung Fu exhibition is a fundraiser for St. Jude, hosted by USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Sifu Dexter Parker and Sifu Ed Parker, featuring several Peoria-area Kung Fu schools, including Master Kim Aldus, Grand Master Steve Aldus, and Master Vera Harrison.


Admission is $7 at the door, and all money raised goes directly to St. Jude.

Sidewalk Sunday School (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Lexington Hills Apts. Peoria, IL
Nikki, 309.221.4881

Sidewalk Sunday School was started in 1994 in the Peoria area. We are a non-denominational mobile ministry group that takes the Word to at-risk children in the Peoria area. Our program runs on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in June & August this year. Volunteers must be 18 years old & are subject to background checks. Volunteers are needed in many areas. If you enjoy working with children & sharing the love of Jesus with others, we have a spot for you!  Call Nikki for more information.

Community Carnival (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Assembly
432 N. Linwood Road
Galesburg, IL

Calvary Assembly is celebrating 90 years with a community carnival.

There will be rides, games, food, vendors, and much more!


Friday, August 1st: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2nd: 12:00-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3rd: 12:00-5:00 p.m.


For more information, head to our website!


Miner Corn Daze 2014 (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Grade School Park
302 N School St
Minier, IL 61759

The weekend will be filled with activities for the whole family. At 1 p.m, on Saturday, the Antique Tractor Pull begins.


Sunday is a fun-filled day starting at 7:30 a.m. with the Olympia Kiwanis 5 K Run. Same day registration for the Run begins at 7 a.m. at VeteransPark on Main St.

At 10 a.m. local churches will hold a community worship service at the school park.

At noon, the Mini Rod Pull starts.  

Running all day Sunday are the craft and  home business  show, Cruise In, free sweet corn, antique engine show, and food vendors.

For the kids, there will be a Magician, face painter, and balloon artist.


From noon until 5 p.m., the park will be filled with music provided by Linda Thomas, country singer; Old TimeWay, blue grass band; and Lilly Lites, gospel choir.


Of course, there will be lots of food! Enjoy your favorites – corn dogs, elephant ears, lemon shake ups, grilled sandwiches, ice cream and sweet treats galore!



Trams will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday for visitors’ convenience. Don’t miss this opportunity to share in the fun and festivities of CORN DAZE 2014! Be a part of this community event.


International Spy Academy Vacation Bible School Kickoff Party (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
301 South Grand West
Springfield, IL 62704
Church:217.523.7731 Brenna:217.801.3806

Vacation Bible School - Answers In Genesis' - International Spy Academy!

Enroll your child in Vacation Bible School this summer! First Baptist will be taking the children on an International Spy Mission with our goal being to instill in your children an understanding of the one true God of the Bible they can carry with them for the rest of their lives and share with those around them.


  • Saturday August 2nd – 2:30–5:30 p.m. Kickoff Registration Party. Food, Fun, Games, picnic and many other activities for enjoyment!
  • Sunday August 3rd – August 6th – 6:15–8:45 p.m.


For More information call the Church or Brenna.
Register online! 

St. Jude Telethon (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Central Catholic High School, 1201 Airport Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704

37th Annual St. Jude Telethon!

  • Avanti's dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction (last year we had a signed Blackhawks hockey stick).
  • Dinner prices: Adults $7, kids 3-10 $3 and kids 0-2 free.


St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital was founded by the late Danny Thomas in Memphis in 1962. No family is charged for life-saving treatment. It takes over $1.9 million dollars daily to run St. Jude's. Won't you be a Hero?

Broken Chains Church VBS & Block Party (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Broken Chains Church
728 South 14th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

August 1st - 3rd Broken Chains Church will have their VBS!

Starting Friday night Aug 1st 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Special Children's Minister Aly Croy will be Guest Speaker for the event.  


Sat Aug 2nd will be a Block Party from 12:00-5:00 p.m!

Activities include:  Mighty Crush Power Team, Live Bands & Christian Rappers, Broken Chains Church's Drama Team, bounce house, free food & slushies, carnival games, face painting, pie eating contest and many more activities!  

VBS to follow block party from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  


Sunday Aug 3rd at 10:30 a.m. we will close out VBS in our Sunday morning service!

Royal Tailor in Concert at Decatur Celebration (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Christian Stage @ Decatur Celebration
Corner of Water St and Main St
Decatur, IL

The Decatur Celebration will be happening Friday-Sunday, August 1st-3rd.  Saturday night Royal Taylor will be in concert 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.  

All concerts are free of charge and many other bands are playing.


For more details, please go online.