Peoria Area

Peoria Area

Peoria, IL
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Charismatic Revival Conference (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 8:00 am - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites
100 Conference Center Dr
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 636-9622


The Catholic Diocese of Peoria presents the 30th Annual Charismatic Conference featuring Walter Matthews, Barabara Lanzdorf Heil, and Dan Duet.


Visit the website above for a full schedule, to reserve a hotel room, or for more information!

Eat Lunch at Pizza Ranch to support Love for Orphans (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
903 W Jackson St.
Morton, IL 61550

Come out and eat with your family and friends at Pizza Ranch in Morton and 10% of all funds raised will benefit the Love for Orphans ministry through New Life Christian Church.


These funds will help to equip families involved in the fostering and adoption process.

New Life Fellowship Backpack Give-a-way (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

New Life Fellowship
3rd and Washington
Hopedale, Illinois 61747

New Life Fellowship will be sponsoring a backpack and school supply giveaway again this year. We will have refreshments and family friendly videos.


Everything is free, with no obligation to the church.


Come early to get your place in line - the supplies usually go fast.  We will have enough supplies this year for 50 children of all ages.

VBS Kick-off Block Party by FBC Washington (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church Wshington
1113 Peoria Street
Washington, IL 61571

First Baptist Church in Washington invites you and your whole family to come for a time of free food, fun, and fellowship! We will have lots of fun inflatables and games, plus sno-cones, popcorn, cotton candy, hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks. ALL FREE!!! The whole family is invited and bring a friend or two!  

OPEN MIC NIGHT @ TWENTY/20 (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Twenty/20 @ HVCF
602 W Richmond
Peoria, IL 61606

We are hosting an Open Mic Night!


There will be amazing talent, we already have many amazing music artists signed up along with some other great talents including Central Illinois' best Christian Rappers with DJ3W on the ones and twos.


There will be free pizza, cookies, drinks, coffee bar. If you would like to sign up to perform, you can do so online. Please do so as soon as possible as space is filling up fast.

Family Movie Night: Miracles From Heaven (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Church
7229 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

Living Waters Church in Peoria is hosting a FREE movie night for the whole family, watching Miracles From Heaven. Popcorn and treats will be provided!


Although it's a family event, childcare will not be provided. Everyone is welcome - Hope you can join in on the fun!

Pioneer Days 2016: "Laundry" (Sun. Jul 31, 2016 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sommer Park
6329 Koerner Rd.
Edwards, IL 61528

Come experience firsthand the daily life of rural Peorians in the mid 19th century!


The July 31 feature is "Laundry." There will be many hands-on activities.


Admission is $3/person ages 4+

Cave Quest VBS (Sun. Jul 31, 2016 5:15 pm)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
215 West Elm Street
Canton, IL 61520
(309) 641-1363

(AGES 3 going into 6th grade)


July 31-August 4 VBS



5:15 p.m. - Registration

5:30 p.m. - Meal

6:00-8:00 p.m. - Cave Quest VBS


Register online today!

VBS: Submerged @ FBC Washington (Sun. Jul 31, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church Washington
1113 Peoria Street
Washington, IL 61571

This Summer, send your kids on an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. Grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!


Come join us for a week of vacation Bible school filled with fun and games, snacks and crafts and so much more!


July 31 - August 5, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Register online today!

Central Illinois FOOD4ALL (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Midwest Food Bank Peoria
9005 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-5270

Fighting Hunger. Feeding Families. That’s what Central Illinois FOOD4ALL is all about - communities serving together to help neighbors in need.


August 1st kicks off FOOD4ALL, a month long event to raise funds and food supplies to benefit local families and area food pantries through the distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank. Ready to fight hunger and feed families? Start fundraising August 1st! Checks should be made payable to Midwest Food Bank. Deliver funds raised on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th to one of our 19 participating Kroger, Hy-Vee, and Aldi locations. Every dollar you raise helps fight hunger and feed families!


Register your fundraiser today. Host a dinner party and ask your friends to donate instead of bringing a dish. Walk or run a specified distance and have family members sponsor your effort. Ignite a workplace competition, ask employees to donate their loose change. “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.  Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ – when you now have it with you.”  Proverbs 3:27-28


For more information, go to: Central Illinois FOOD4ALL Facebook page or call Lori Escalante-Allen at the number above.

Shoes For Water (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Peoria & Morton

St. Ann's W.A.T.C.H. has partnered with two local businesses, The Iona Group and Float, to host Shoes For Water this year. Shoes for Water is an annual shoe drive in the Peoria and Morton area that lasts through the month of August.

Anyone can participate by donating shoes. This shoe drive benefits WaterStep, a Kentucky-based nonprofit that works to provide drinking water to impoverished communities around the world.  Donated shoes are used to fund water treatment systems offered by WaterStep.

All shoes, new or used, are accepted and can be dropped off at any of the volunteer locations found on the event website. This is the fifth year that this drive will run, and the goal is to collect 30,000 shoes. Since 2012, 70,000 shoes have been donated. 

Willow Hill VBS (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Willow Hill United Methodist Church
304 E. Far Hills Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 383-2700

Vacation Bible School at Willow Hill UMC in Germantown Hills


Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love


August 1-5, 9:00 a.m. - noon


Register online today!

Salem Lutheran Surf Shack VBS (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61614

August 1 - 5, 9 am - noon daily

For ages 3 years old (by 9/1/16) - entering 6th grade


Registration forms can by found online or by calling 309-688-9212. Advance registration is strongly encouraged.


There will also be a Hawaiian luau on Wednesday, August 3 at 5:00 pm and a Breakfast on the Beach on Sunday, August 7 at 9:00 am.

VBS - Road to Heaven - Gethsemane Churchwi (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

VBS - Road to Heaven
1601 Frederick Dr
Pekin, IL 61554

Come join us at Gethsemane Church for Vacation Bible School on the Road to Heaven.


There will be games, prizes, and a great Bible stories. On Tuesday, everyone gets a chance at the Treasure Box. Thursday we have a gigantic rope pull. Come learn like Christian in Pilgrim's Progress.


Ages 6 and up.

When:  August 1 - 4, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

"Frozen" Family Flick (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Glen Oak Amphitheatre
2218 N Prospect (Glen Oak Park)
Peoria, IL 61603

Watch "Frozen" under the stars!


Gates open at 8:00pm; the movie will play at dusk.

Living With Low Vision Information & Consultation Day (Thu. Aug 4, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The View Pointe
81 E. Queenwood Rd.
Morton, IL 61550

Living with Low Vision Information & Consultation Day is a day of free individual appointments with people who have low vision about how to maintain quality of life and independence.


Topics include lighting, safety, mobility, technology, daily living aids, talking books, radio information services, state & federal support programs, and more. Call the number above to schedule an appointment.


Hosted by TCRC Sight Center and Magnified Vision.

Ultimate Frisbee (Thu. Aug 4, 2016 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm)

Contact Info:

McClallen Park
N. Tennessee St.
Morton, IL 61550

We are a semi-competitive group looking for some more players to come out and have a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee. We would love to have you come join us.

Foster Parent Classes (Thu. Aug 4, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Forrest Hill United Methodist Church
706 E Forrest Hill Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604

Do you and your family want to minister to children but also need the ministry to fit in with your normal daily routine? You could make a lasting impact on the life of a child by becoming a foster parent and including them in your life.


If you can provide a child with a safe, nurturing, and stable environment, please call Marti at FamilyCore at the number above to register for the classes required to become foster parents. 

About A Mile Concert (Fri. Aug 5, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Jones Park
Canton, IL 61520

There will be a concert at Jones Park in downtown Canton by the Gazebo. Please bring lawn chairs.

Run for Life 5K (Sat. Aug 6, 2016 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Metamora Fields
801 W. Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548

Run for Life 5K run/walk, sponsored by Central Illinois Right to Life, will be a fun time.


There will be drawings for pies and golf passes, and trophies handed out in age categories. The course is flat so it's easy for both running and walking (especially for those pushing strollers!)