Family Calendar & Concerts

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Sun. Jul 20, 2014 - Sat. Jul 26, 2014

Fri. Jul 25, 2014

Fathering Adventures (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 am)

Contact Info:

Camp Maranatha, RR 1 Box 143 Ramsey, IL 62080

This Father & Son, Grandfather & Grandson, Uncle & Nephew adventure weekend will be July 25-27th, 2014.  We will give dads opportunities to speak biblical truths into the lives of there sons mixed with loads of fun and adventure.  We will have the adventure weekend at beautiful Camp Maranatha in Ramsey, IL

Summer Quest (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 7:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Christian School, 1501 Howard Ct., Pekin, IL

Faith Baptist Christian School announces its Summer Quest Program.  Much more than a DayCare, Summer Quest is a fun educational experience for children aged 4 through the 5th grade. 


Summer Quest is held every weekday from June 9th through August 15th (except July 4th) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Cost is a $50 registration/activity fee and $115/week.  Special discounts are available for multiple children and for those who only need certain weeks within the summer.


Contact our school office by phone or email to sign up.

SPYcamp (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cedar Hills Baptist Church
Cedar Hills Baptist Church, 12716 N Allen Rd, Dunlap, IL 61525

Summer Program for Youth

Offering a variety of exciting classes, SPYcamp is the place to be for summer fun!  Students can register for one or more classes and enjoy digging into exciting subjects that will enrich curiosity and knowledge.


Two week-long sessions are offered. The first is June 23-27th.  The second is July 21-25th.  Classes run from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with before and after care available (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.).  SPYcamp is for ages PreK - 12th grade.

HayDay (V.B.S) (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Tremont United Methodist 112 W. Pearl St. Tremont, IL 61568

Hey Mom & Dad!

Looking for a fun activity for your 3 yr. old - 4th Grader? Have you child invite a friend and join us for Fun in Faith Fridays. This year's event is called HayDay!

The event takes place on three consecutive Fridays; July 11th, 18th, & 25th. HayDay runs from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Registration forms are on our website.


It will be more fun than you can imagine!


VBS International Spy Academy! (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Do you know a kid who is ready to become a special agent of the one true God?


Join us for Vacation Bible School at Pekin Bible Church from July 21st - July 25th, 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Invitation is for kids going into grades 1st - 7th this coming fall.


Special agents will learn to know, love and live for the one true God as they enjoy songs, crafts, snacks and games!

Outdoor ReStore Sale (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

East Peoria ReStore
110 Carver Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
309.676.6729 ext. 2

We will be selling unique, vintage products!

We will also be selling hot dogs, chips, and homemade cookies made by a local Girl Scout troupe!

Crossroads Chapel Carnival (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Crossroads Chapel
1049 JC Pkwy
Bloomington IL 61705
Karen: 309.828.7554

Crossroads Chapel "Blessed to be a Blessing" Carnival


Free puppet shows, jump house, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones.


For more information contact Karen Layten!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northwoods Community Church, 10700 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

Hundreds have experienced this powerful program to get free from hurts, habits, and unhealthy relationships. By working through recovery principles found in the teachings of Jesus, you can and will change! Begin to experience true peace, and you will no longer rely on dysfunctional, compulsive, or addictive behaviors as a temporary “fix” for your pain. Free dinner and childcare provided. Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at Northwoods Community Church from 6:00-8:30pm.

Mt. Hawley Community Church VBS (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawley Community Church, 6900 N. Mt. Hawley Rd. Peoria, IL 61614

Grab your shades!  Set your watches!  Practice your stealth moves!  It's time for VBS at Agency D3!   We're recruiting special agents for the week of July 21st-25th to join us as we discover, decide and defend the truth about who Jesus really is.   

Conklin's Dinner Theatre presents You're a good man Charlie Brown (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, PO Box 310 Goodfield, IL 61742

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - A heartwarming and hilarious musical tribute to Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'.


Perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together.  Its a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends form 'Peanuts'.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.

$35.00-$39.00 for full buffet performances.

For reservations call the box office or visit us on the internet!

International Spy Academy (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dayton Avenue Baptist Church
3707 N. Dayton Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

At International Spy Academy, July 21-25, kids will crack codes, collect clues, and discover how to be agents for the one true God!


Transportation is available, but you must call the church office to make arrangements in advance.

FOTCOH 5k Run/Walk to benefit Friends of the Children of Haiti (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Gateway Building
200 Northeast Water Street
Peoria, IL 61603

Join Friends of the Children of Haiti for a family-friendly 5k Run or walk on Peoria's Riverfront!


With paid registration of $40 per adult and $20 per child 18 and under (children in strollers are free), you will receive a tech-shirt, healthy snacks immediately following the race, admission to the after-party which features live music on CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, and two beverage tickets. 


Your participation in this event will help FOTCOH, a 30 year old not-for-profit organization based in Peoria, continue its life-saving work in the poorest place on earth.   Each year, Friends of the Children of Haiti provides medicine and health care to 15,000+ Haitian people, but we need your help to continue this mission.


Please help us help them and join us on July 25th.  Print the registration brochure on our website or email us with questions.  Race-day registration is available from 5:00-5:45 p.m. but the registration fee is $10 more per participant so be sure to register now and save!  We thank you, and so do the people of Haiti, especially the children! 

Concert With A Cause Featuring Audio Adrenaline (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Riverside Community Church - 207 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL 61603



Doors Open/Pre-Show Begins at 6:30 p.m.

Show Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy a free concert with Audio Adrenaline! Seating is limited, first come, first serve!


Love Offering will be taken to support the programs and ministries of Dream Center Peoria


Welcomed by WCIC!

Weird Animal VBS (Fri. Jul 25, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

United Methodist Church, 401 E Broadway Street Virginia IL, 62691

At Weird Animals kids will learn the Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind. They will enter a weird wacky world full of bible adventures, music & dance, fun experiments, and learn that you are special to Jesus.


Any children Preschool-6th grade welcome to join!


We will be there July 20-24th 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on the 25th we will be meeting at the Virginia pool for free swimming and food!

Sat. Jul 26, 2014

War Room men's breakfast (Sat. Jul 26, 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!

2014 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Embassy Suites Conference Center, 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

Join us for our 28th Annual Charismatic Renewal Conference!


Featured speakers include Father Richard McAlear and singer/songwriter Annie Karto. Conference also includes praise and worship led by Pete Buncher Band, lunch, dinner, Holy Mass, and a healing service led by Father McAlear.


Registration is $65 for the public, $25 for full time students, and free to clergy.  

Lunch and dinner included for an additional $30 when registered before July 12.


To print registration form or for more information about the conference, visit our website!

New Life Fellowship Youth Group Bake & Garage Sale (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Garage / Bake Sale
342 Caroline
Pekin, IL 61554

Garage Sale & Bake  Sale to raise money for the Youth Group to go to Six Flags to Christian Day with a Third Day Concert.

No Cost Community Swim Lessons (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Greater Peoria Family YMCA, 7000 Fleming Ln, Peoria, IL 61615

No-Cost Community Swim Lessons

On Saturday July 26, the Greater Peoria Family YMCA (located off of Willow Knolls between Allen and University) is offering its two annual Community Swim Lessons. This program is no charge community participants and members.


The no-cost swim lessons for adults and youth are an effort to get community members familiar with swimming basics. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five people who die from drowning are children age 14 and younger.


“This is an incredible, ageless outreach program that opens doors to community members,” said Brian Points, YMCA Swim Team Coach. “We don’t require participants be children and we accept all ages. We would rather prevent drownings than prevent entry to our program.”


Swimming is a life skill that many residents do not have the means to learn. Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic water safety and skills in the clinic. Check in and arrivals begins at 9:00 a.m. and the lesson will begin approximately at 9:30 a.m.


“The value of this program knows no bounds. If we are able to provide safety skills, swimming skills, and a little bit of fun along the way, the Peoria Y is providing countless good to our community,” Points said.


Call to register at the membership desk. Preregistration is required. Parent or guardian must accompany the child to the lesson.

Back to School Outreach (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center 1730 W Jefferson, Springfield, IL
Stacy: 217.652.2261

Chosen Generation Worship Band, lunch for 1,000 people, a petting zoo, clown, games, preaching, face painting, crafts, and a bouncy house!


We will be giving out non-perishable food along with school supplies while supplies last. We will be giving out 200 box fans to those in need. 


Contact Stacy for more information!

Calvary Temple and Abundant Faith will be collecting school supplies the month of July. 

Gospel Fest (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Comer Cox Park
S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Springfield, IL 62703

Mt. Zion Apostolic church is hosting our annual Gospel fest. Come out and enjoy food, inflatable, music, and more. There will also be a free school supply give away.

Please join us out IN THE PARK!

Ebenezer Ice Cream Social (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Ebenezer United Methodist Church
1971 E 550 North Road
McLean, IL

Whats on the menu?

  • Variety of Sandwiches
  • Chips and Drinks
  • Homemade Pies
  • Cakes
  • 7 (or more) different flavors of Homemade Ice Cream!


Freewill Donation Accepted

Habitat for Humanity's Designer Furniture Sale (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Federated Activity Center, 3601 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL 61604
309.676.6729 ext. 2

Please join us for the exceptional sale of the designer furniture that was generously donated.

Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Chicken Fry Fundraiser (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Deer Creek American Legion
31473 American Legion Dr
Deer Creek, IL

Chicken Fry Fundraiser


Support Brain Tumor Research in central IL!


$10 at the door


All you can eat -

Pan Fried Chicken

Home Made mashed potatoes, Corn

Includes Water or Ice Tea.

Other drinks available for purchase.


From Peoria or Morton take US 150 thru Morton. Go South (turn right) on Dee-Mack Road go about 2 miles.

You will see the signs for the American Legion hall.

Conklin's Dinner Theatre presents You're a good man Charlie Brown (Sat. Jul 26, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, PO Box 310 Goodfield, IL 61742

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - A heartwarming and hilarious musical tribute to Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'.


Perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together.  Its a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends form 'Peanuts'.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.

$35.00-$39.00 for full buffet performances.

For reservations call the box office or visit us on the internet!