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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
309.369.8118
speters@fotcoh.org
http://www.fotcoh.org

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! 

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

Contact Info:

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Greater Peoria Family YMCA, 7000 Fleming Ln, Peoria, IL 61615
309.692.7631

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.

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Rising Stars Football Camp (Mon. Jul 28, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Next to CVS Pharmacy, 4531 N. Prospect, Peoria, IL
309.264.1975
risingstars309@gmail.com
http://www.risingstars309.com

100% FREE

100% FOOTBALL

100% FUN

 

Mondays in June & July, starting June 9th

 

Parent or responsible party must sign a release before your child will be able to participate.

 

Rising Stars Football Camp is a Free Camp to Children 8-14 yrs of age to provide instruction on how to play the game in a safe, responsible manner.

 

All camp staff are 100% volunteers that care about maintaining a fun, safe environment for all children who participate.

 

Want to volunteer? Looking for coaches, high school players, college players, etc. Would like to have representation from each area in the central Illinois area.

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

Contact Info:

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Bradley Park, 1314 Park Road, Peoria, IL 61650
309.698.9736
https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=8249

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!

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 4, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Bike Rodeo (Sat. Aug 9, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

Contact Info:

Bicycle Safety Town
6518 N. Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
lisa.maynard@redcross.org
http://www.teenredcross.org/Event_Calendar___Meeting_DT.html

Bring your bike, trikes, and wheels to learn about bike safety in a fun and safe environment.

Bike-a-palooza ride for more advanced bicyclists and adult must accompany all participants.

This event is free to the public. Free bicycle helmets will be given out while supplies last, games, and much more.

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 11, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 11, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

DVI Hike for Hunger (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

David Vaughan Investments
5823 N. Forest Park Dr.
Peoria, IL 61616
Meg: 309.676.4604
megn@southsidemission.org
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9fbbi64e6a583df&llr=jj6cubfab

Join us for a beautiful Saturday hike at Forest Park Nature Center, and get this, too:

  • A chance to win an iPad Mini and Disney Passes
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bouncies from Fun on the Run
  • A FABULOUS Silent Auction
  • A custom DVI Hike for Hunger T-shirt and Backpack
  • The great feeling of helping the poor!

Entry into the iPad Mini drawing will be available to attendees of the DVI Hike for Hunger at no additional charge. Must be present to win. Many will enter, only one will win.
 
Register for the hike online!
 
For more information, contact Meg at South Side Mission.  

Fall Soccer Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 18, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

  • For boys and girls ages 5-18 yrs. with the coed program ranging from beginner to high school level.
  • The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.
  • Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!
  • The season runs August 25 to October 4, with all games & practices held at Bethany Baptist Church.

Registration is now open!


Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

Fall Baseball Sign-Ups (Mon. Aug 18, 2014 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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The Christian Center, 4100 N Brandywine Drive Peoria, IL
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309.685.4218
http://www.thechristiancenter.cc

For boys ages 9-12. 8-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will move up to play Boys Minor League the summer of 2015.

 

The Christian Center is known for its positive environment and quality athletic programs.

 

Each participant in our program not only is taught solid fundamentals but is exposed regularly to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ!

 

The season runs Aug. 30 – Oct. 4 with all games scheduled on Saturdays.

 

All games will be played at The Christian Center.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Register at The Christian Center Monday - Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

 

Interested in coaching?? Coaches are needed! A great way to have fun and serve the kids of our community!

 

For more information, call The Christian Center or visit our website.

OUTDOOR Adventure Fest (Sat. Aug 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA
2505 YMCA Way
Sterling, IL 61081
815.535.9622
kolson@srfymca.org
http://srfymca.org/posts/outdoor-adventure-fest/

FUN. EDUCATION. ADVENTURE

Join us for FREE outdoor family activities at the Y.

The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities, all free of charge.

 

Fishing derby in the pool. Yes, live fish IN the pool!

FREE hot dog meal for all. Two separate climbing walls, one for kids and one for adults.

Archery, bouncies and countless other activities!

 

Admission, activities, and a meal will be available to all, at no charge. Join the fun and connect your family to the great outdoors.

 

Presented by Riverside Community Bank

Walk for Vision (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lowell Parkway Trail
1550 Washington Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
http://tinyurl.com/hlcwalk14

Can you envision a Sauk Valley with zero abortions?

Make this vision a reality at Hope Life Center’s upcoming WALK for VISION. The goal is to raise funds to save lives — the average cost of each life saved is $1,200. This is a family friendly 2 mile ‘walk at your own pace’ event with learning stations along the path. There will be snacks (and coffee).

 

Prizes

  • A WALK for VISION t-shirt for each walker in a 4-person team with a combined total of $1,200 or more. Or for any walker raising $300 or more.
  • A WALK for VISION sweatshirt for each walker raising $1,200 or more.
  • Special prizes for the most people recruited and the most funds raised.

 


Register by August 20th to be entered in the early registration prize drawing.

 

Head to the website to find out more information, register, create your personal webpage, and start getting sponsors!

17TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK-AND-ROLL-A-THON (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Constitution Trail, Tipton Park North Shelter
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL
309.452.9937
http://www.firstgiving.com/ISBA

Sponsored by the Central Illinois group of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, the annual Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon is held to benefit those with spina bifida and to raise awareness about spina bifida.  

 

In addition, the Central Illinois event is designated the Memorial Walk, to honor Kaylin Rood, Shannon Kolodzieski, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Whitted of the local area who have died, as well as to celebrate and support the roughly 166,000 Americans who are living with spina bifida.

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon event will help the organization continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those in Central Illinois - and those who love them - through prevention, education, and advocacy.

 

 

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon will feature a 5K (3 mile walk), followed by a picnic lunch at the Tipton Park North Shelter. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to participate, but there is no minimum. 

 

Go online or call to register or become an event sponsor!

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Peoria RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street Peoria, IL
309.925.3919
Walk4theMind@yahoo.com
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org

The 12th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind 

 

Named for Mark Linder, a Peoria native who was in his twenties when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Mark’s goal was to create a place where brain tumor survivors and those still fighting the battle could support one another. In 2003, Mark founded the Walk for the Mind to help raise money for brain tumor research in hopes of finding a cure. While Mark died in 2005, at age 31, the walk lives on and since then has raised more than $380,000 for brain tumor research. The Walk has grown from 150 participants in 2003, to 750 people last year.

 

Dr. Patrick Elwood, “the central Illinois father of neurosurgery,” was named to be the honorary chair at the 2014 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind.

 

Dr. Elwood, a Peoria native whose career has spanned more than 50 years, was the driving force in the developing and advancing neurological services in the Peoria area, including establishing the neurosurgery residency in Peoria. He’s a prominent neurosurgeon, scholar, mentor, and known by many patients as a lifesaver.

 

“Many will remember Dr. Elwood for having done the surgery on their friend or family member” said the Walk’s organizer, Peggy Flannigan, who noted Dr. Elwood likely has performed the most brain tumor surgeries than any other surgeon historically in the Peoria area. “Having Dr. Elwood as the honorary chair will have a personal meaning to a lot of people.”

 

To register for the Walk or for more information, visit the website!

 

This is the third year all net proceeds will be donated to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for brain cancer research. Last year’s Walk generated a record $50,000 for research. 

Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and 5K Walk followed by the Piglet Prance FREE Kids Race! (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Weldon Springs State Recreation Area
4734 Weldon Springs Rd
Clinton, IL 61727
217.935.9541
Margie.Gehres@DJWHospital.org
http://www.Facebook.com/SwiftySwine2014

It's a family fun day! Come with your family or by yourself...  our hope is that any and all ages experience a great day!

 

Clinton's Dr. John Warner Hospital has teamed up with the Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation and Dewitt County Museum in addition to several local sponsors and volunteers to bring you the first ever Swifty Swine 5K Trail Run and 5K Walk! A "kiddie race" dubbed the "Piglet Prance" will follow the 5K awards ceremony.

 

The "swine and piglet" theme was formed due to the fact that Saturday, September 27th is DAY ONE OF Clinton's TWO day annual event - the 46th ANNUAL APPLE AND PORK FESTIVAL held in Clinton, Illinois on Sept 27th & 28th!

 

Run or walk the trail... enjoy beautiful scenic Weldon Springs. Then make a day of it by checking out the vendors of crafts, foods, and amazing goodies that the festival provides!

2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's (Sun. Oct 5, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer at Liberty Park along the Peoria Riverfront.  

Registration is from 12:00-1:30

Ceremony is at 1:45

Walk starts at 2:00