Family Calendar & Concerts

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Concerts

Central Illinois Jazz Society with the Bradley Jazz Ensemble (Sun. Apr 20, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Starting Gate Banquet Room, Landmark Recreation Center, 3325 N. Dries Lane, Peoria, IL
309.692.5330
http://www.peoriajazz.com

The Central Illinois Jazz Society, serving Central Illinois since 1978, presents CIJS House Band (6:00 p.m.) and the Bradley Jazz Ensemble (7:15 p.m.)

 

Parking is available in Landmark lot and across Dries Lane.

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles.

 

Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.

 

Admission:

$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. The purpose of the organization is to further the appreciation of jazz among residents of Central Illinois. We provide opportunities for jazz musicians to perform and for jazz fans to enjoy their favorite music. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players String Quartet (Wed. Apr 23, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL 61603
309.673.3641
info@fumcpeoria.org
http://www.fumcpeoria.org

The PSO Chamber Players String Quartet, will perform at First United Methodist Church Peoria.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Performers:  Elizabeth Rust, violin; Ion-Alexandru Malaimare, violin; Diane Wuthrich, viola and Moises Molina, cello.

Youth Gospel Fest (Fri. Apr 25, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dream Center - 714 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria, IL 61603
309.676.3000 ext. 304

Come see the first Youth Gospel Fest with motivational speaker Annette Williams and guest speaker Minister Aaron Bailey.

 

Plus performances by Emeric Martin, AJ Gordon, Joshua Copper, and many more!

 

Admission is $3 for ages 12 and under; $5 for ages 13 and up.

Youth Gospel Fest (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dream Center - 714 Hamilton Blvd, Peoria, IL 61603
309.676.3000 ext. 304

Come see the first Youth Gospel Fest with motivational speaker Annette Williams and guest speaker Minister Aaron Bailey.

 

Plus performances by Emeric Martin, AJ Gordon, Joshua Copper, and many more!

 

Admission is $3 for ages 12 and under; $5 for ages 13 and up.

Rockin' the House Family Dance Party (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Northminster Presbyterian Church - 10720 N. Knoxville, Peoria, IL
309.621.1501
RockintheHouse@yahoo.com
http://RockintheHouseFamilyDance.weebly.com

A family event for all ages.  Salsa lessons and dance music provided by DJ Ed and Beverly Caballero.  Dance performances by local dance groups from a variety of dance styles.  Desserts and soft drinks included in the price of admission.  Raffle tickets available the night of the event for a 2014 American Girl Doll of the Year, Chiefs tickets, Bradley sport team tickets, artwork from local artisans, beauty products, home decor, restaurant gift certificates and much more.  

 

All proceeds will be donated to Neighborhood House Associations new program to provide healthy meals during the summer months for children in downtown Peoria who receive meal assistance during the school year. 

 

This is the 3rd annual Rockin' the House Family Dance Party organized by a 6th grade ball room dancer who wants to use his talents to help others.  Last year's dance party hosted more than 300 people.  Come out for this fun family event and help fight childhood hunger in downtown Peoria. 

Christian Comedian Greg Strange (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Covenant Community Church, 2075 N. Main St., Canton, IL
http://www.gregstrange.com

Christian comedian Greg Strange will perform funny songs and sing-a-longs in concert as part of his Hitchin' a Ride Tour. Fun for all ages!

 

Admission: freewill offering.

 

CDs are available at the concert or online.

 

Greg Strange Ministries is a non-profit outreach.

AgapeFest (Sat. Apr 26, 2014 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Family Arena - 2002 Arena Pkwy, St Charles, MO 63303
618.664.1861
info@agapefest.com
http://www.agapefest.com/

Come see bands such as Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real, Francesca Battistelli, The Madison Letter, Rhett Walker Band, and The Afters. Also see guest speaker Jason Russel! Tickets range from $33 - $100.

The Orpheus Club of Peoria (Sun. Apr 27, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

United Presbyterian Church - 2400 W. Northmoor, Peoria, IL 61606
309.562.7301

Come see the singing group that was founded more that 100 years ago!  The program will feature a wide variety of music that everyone can appreciate!  Admission is $5 at the door.

Free Todd Agnew Concert (Sun. Apr 27, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Methodist, 1700 N. Towanda Ave., Normal IL 61761
309.452.5413
http://www.connectwithcalvary.org

The concert will support World Vision.

Illinois Central Jazz Train concert (Sun. Apr 27, 2014 7:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Landmark Rec Center, 3225 N. Dries Ln, Peoria, IL
309.692.5330
http://www.peoriajazz.com

The Central Illinois Jazz Society presents CIJS House Band (6:00 p.m.) featuring guest group Illinois Central Jazz Train (7:15 p.m.).

 

The Starting Gate Banquet Room

Landmark Recreation Center

 

The jazz program at Bradley features two Big Bands, a combo, and courses in Jazz Improvisation and Jazz History.  The Bradley Jazz Ensemble, under the leadership of Dr. Todd Kelly, is the most visible ensemble in the Bradley Jazz program.Each spring, the Bradley Jazz Festival is held on campus.

 

The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms. The CIJS House Band features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles.

Admission:

$5.00 Members

$7.00 Non-Members

Students are free

The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.

Excerpts of Broadway2! (Fri. May 2, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

3506 N. California Ave. Peoria IL 61603
309.397.0261
d.schaffner83@gmail.com
http://www.peoriachristian.org

Peoria Christian High School Theater will present "Excerpts of Broadway2!" on May 2-3rd.   Tickets are $10/adult and $8/student & senior.

 

"Excerpts of Broadway2!" includes musical performances from Annie Get Your Gun, Grease, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and A Chorus Line.  It is suitable for all ages and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!  All seats are reserved, so buy your tickets today!! 

 

*Doors to the event will open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Lisa Marie Presley @ Watseka Theatre Watseka, IL (Fri. May 2, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Watseka Theatre, 218 E Walnut St, Watseka, IL 60970
815-993-6585
info@watsekatheatre.com
http://www.watsekatheatre.com

Lisa Marie Presley headlines Watseka Theatre. With all the hoopla that has surrounded her, it’s easy to forget that Lisa Marie Presley is at heart a simple Southern girl whose earliest musical memories are of obsessively listening to 45’s in her bedroom at Graceland and of her dad catching her singing into a hairbrush in front of a mirror at the age of three. The Memphis-born Presley reclaims those roots on her new album Storm and Grace — an Americana-inspired showcase for her songwriting talent and smoldering alto voice. Produced with elegant restraint by 12-time Grammy Award-winner T Bone Burnett, Storm and Grace is a marked departure from Presley’s previous albums, 2003's gold-certified To Whom It May Concern and 2005's Now What, which both debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

 

Doors Open 5:30 p.m. for dinner. Showtime 7:00 p.m. All Ages. No seat is further than 40 ft from the front of the stage. Tickets $45. are on sale at the theatre, by phone or online.

Massed Choir & Orchestra "Sunrise Mass" (Fri. May 2, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL 61603
309.673.3641
info@fumcpeoria.org
http://www.fumcpeoria.org

You are invited to an expression of musical and visual light, Massed Choir & Orchestra "Sunrise Mass."  Two performances will be offered (one on Friday and one on Saturday).  Both are free and are being held in the Worship Center.

Single Moms Morning Out - Princeton (Sat. May 3, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The People Church - 3525 N Main St Princeton, IL 61356
815.915.8229
http://thepeoplechurch.com/index.php/smmo

Take a break from the day to day, and get ready for a morning of pampering and relaxation!

 

WCIC is partnering with six area churches to present Single Moms' Morning Out.

 

Childcare will be provided while you enjoy breakfast, get refreshed in a spa area, pick up a few gifts, and more!

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required.  Register at the link provided!

Single Moms Morning Out - Galesburg (Sat. May 3, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethel Baptist Church - 1196 N Academy St. Galesburg IL, 61401
309.342.3166
http://www.mybethel.com/smmo

Take a break from the day to day, and get ready for a morning of pampering and relaxation!

 

WCIC is partnering with six area churches to present Single Moms' Morning Out.

 

Childcare will be provided while you enjoy breakfast, get refreshed in a spa area, pick up a few gifts, and more!

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required.  Register at the link provided!

Single Moms Morning Out - Bloomington (Sat. May 3, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Evangelical Free Church - 2910 E Lincoln St, Bloomington, IL 61704
309.663.6534
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/single-moms-morning-out-2014-registration-10860878179

Take a break from the day to day, and get ready for a morning of pampering and relaxation!

 

WCIC is partnering with six area churches to present Single Moms' Morning Out.

 

Childcare will be provided while you enjoy breakfast, get refreshed in a spa area, pick up a few gifts, and more!

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required.  Register at the link provided!

Single Moms Morning Out - Springfield (Sat. May 3, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Calvary Temple Christian Center - 1730 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702
217.546.9700
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/single-moms-morning-out-2014-tickets-11076515155

Take a break from the day to day, and get ready for a morning of pampering and relaxation!

 

WCIC is partnering with six area churches to present Single Moms' Morning Out.

 

Childcare will be provided while you enjoy breakfast, get refreshed in a spa area, pick up a few gifts, and more!

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required.  Register at the link provided!

Single Moms Morning Out - Peoria (Sat. May 3, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Redeemer Lutheran Church OR Glen Oak Christian Church

Take a break from the day to day, and get ready for a morning of pampering and relaxation!

 

WCIC is partnering with six area churches to present Single Moms' Morning Out.

 

Childcare will be provided while you enjoy breakfast, get refreshed in a spa area, pick up a few gifts, and more!

 

The morning is FREE, but registration is required.  Register at the link provided!

 

Redeemer Lutheran Church (https://smmo.wufoo.com/forms/single-moms-morning-out-registration-2014/) - 6801 N Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61614

 

Glen Oak Christian Church (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/single-moms-morning-out-2014-glen-oak-christian-church-tickets-11048372981) - 1115 E Republic, Peoria, IL

Family Fun Day (Sat. May 3, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Minier Christian Church, 405 East Stringtown Road, Minier, IL 61759
Clint Mustain (church office), 309.392.2290

Minier Christian Church will be hosting a family fun day to coincide with the town wide garage sale day in Minier. The event is free to everyone. There will be several inflatables, games for the kids, and free lunch will be served between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. If you have any questions, contact Clint Mustain at the church office.

Excerpts of Broadway2! (Sat. May 3, 2014 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

3506 N. California Ave. Peoria IL 61603
309.397.0261
d.schaffner83@gmail.com
http://www.peoriachristian.org

Peoria Christian High School Theater will present "Excerpts of Broadway2!" on May 2-3rd.   Tickets are $10/adult and $8/student & senior.

 

"Excerpts of Broadway2!" includes musical performances from Annie Get Your Gun, Grease, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and A Chorus Line.  It is suitable for all ages and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!  All seats are reserved, so buy your tickets today!! 

 

*Doors to the event will open 30 minutes prior to each performance.