Family Calendar & Concerts

Fri. Oct 24, 2014

Trinity Lutheran Church Garage Sale (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Trinity Lutheran Church
135 NE Randolph
Peoria IL 61606

A GIANT Garage Sale!

Our gym is full of great items.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the National Youth Gathering trip. We have clothes, sporting goods, toys, electronics, you name it we have it!!

Celebrate Recovery (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

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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.

Saint Mark School Harvest Festival (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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Saint Mark School
711 N Underhill St.
Peoria, IL 61604

Join us for an evening of indoor fall fun in the Saint Mark School Gym. There will be games, food, and bouncy houses.

Admission is $5 per person with a limit of $30 per family.  Hope to see you there!


Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre presents "The Fox on the Fairway" (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conkin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Road
Goodfield, IL 61742
Reservations, 309.965.2545

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is very excited to announce the Barn debut production of Ken Ludwig's hysterically comic ode to golf, "The Fox on the Fairway," starring Bob Lane Jr. and Eddie Urish opening September 18th for a seven week run at the Barn in Goodfield. The show will be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 2nd.


"Fox on the Fairway" is a tribute to the classic Marx-Brothers style farce by Ludwig, the author of popular comedies, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo." "Fox" is the tale of the rivalry between country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel and their heated annual golf tournament, which Quail Valley has lost for five years in a row, much to the chagrin of club manager Henry Bingham. This year, Henry has a sure-fire ringer on his golf roster, which leads him to make an outlandish bet on the outcome of the tournament with his rival, Crouching Suqirrel manager Dickie Bell. Unbeknownst to Bingham, his golf ringer has changed camps and is now playing for Crouching Squirrel! All is not lost, however, when Henry discovers his new assistant, Justin, is a golf prodigy. With the assistance of Quail Valley board member Pamela Peabody, who is--coincidentally--Dickie Bell's bitter ex-wife, Henry forges Justin's membership to Quail Valley and adds Justin's name to the roster. Everything will work out perfectly, as long as Justin doesn't find out his new fiancee (Quail Valley waitress Louise) has lost her engagement ring, a family heirloom. Add in Henry's monstrous shrew of a wife, Muriel, and all the pieces are in place for an outrageous romp.


The Barn's leading funny man, Bob Lane Jr. stars as Binghma, and the Barn welcomes back noted Peoria theatre personality Eddie Urish returning to the Barn after nearly thirty yeras, as Justin. Urish is the founder of Eastlight Theatre and Haberdasher's Dinner Theatre in Peoria and has been performing and directing on the East Coast and touring the country, most recently in the national tour of the Broadway musical, "Memphis." Mary Simon plays Pamela, with Dan Challacombe as Dickie, April Bieschke as Louise, and Pat Gaik as Muriel.


The production is directed by Mary Simon with set design by April Bieschke and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin's Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn's renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. For reservations, call the number listed above. For more information, visit the Barn online at the website listed above.

Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

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First Assembly of Normal
800 E. Vernon Ave
Normal, IL 61832

The 4th annual Out of the Ordinary Ladies Retreat is a time of refreshment, renewal and extended time with God.  Our guest speaker is Kolinda Duer.  She will be sharing about God's desire to bring healing in new and beautiful ways.  Kolinda has written a book entitiled, 'No More Hippos,' a memoir of hope for wives whose husbands struggle with pornography or sexual addiction. 


Our schedule includes times of worship, food, prayer, fellowship, and breakfast on Saturday morning. 

Watchmen on The Wall (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 6:30 pm)

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Bradley Epworth Church
1316 W Columbia Terrace
Peoria, IL 61606

The Watchmen on the Wall seminar is a one-and-a-half-day training program designed to fit into your schedule. The seminar is a powerful opportunity to become educated and activated on behalf of Israel and is taught in correlation with our highly acclaimed training manual and curriculum.


Guest speaker Michael Onifer studied at the Hebrew University's Rothberg International School in Jerusalem and today is Director of the Israel Experience program and serves as the Associate Director of Eagles' Wings Israel Department. Michael has traveled to Israel more than 20 times, and he leads groups and leadership delegations on a regular basis. Michael is cultivating educated, relevant, and Kingdom-minded support for Israel and Palestinian Christians.


The Friday night session will begin with an extended time of worship and is open to the public.


Friday, October 24
6:30PM - Registration Opens
7:30PM - Session 1

Saturday, October 25
8:30AM - Doors Open for Sign-up & Enrollment
9:00AM - Worship Begins
9:15AM - Session 2
10:45AM - Session 3
12:45PM - Session 4
2:15PM - Session 5
3:45PM - Session 6


Online registration ends on October 23rd, and there will be an additional $5 charge for on-site registration.

-Adult Deluxe registration ($64.99) includes the full Watchmen on the Wall Commissioning Packet with the Training Manual, CD sets Volumes I & II, and the Third Jihad DVD- a $69 value! Adult Basic registration ($24.99) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual, a $17 value!

-Returning Adult registration ($9.99) is for people who have attended a seminar in the past and does not include any resources.

-Young Adult registration ($24.99, ages 18-30) includes the Watchmen on the Wall Training Manual and The Christians Biblical Guide to Understanding Israel- a $27 value!

Addictions Program (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

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Bloomington Baptist Church
1109 Alexander Road
Bloomington, IL 61701

Is it possible to kick the stubborn habit and change your life? Is it really possible to ditch the drugs, pornography and alcohol?  The answer is: YES.  It can be done. There is real, genuine freedom to be found from your addictions. You can live a life apart from your addictions.


At the Reformer's Unanimous Addictions Program, we're not interested in helping you manage the symptoms of your addiction. Our desire is to deal with the root cause of the issue and give you complete and total freedom from the dependency and cravings of your problem.


This is not a Twelve-Step Program. This is a faith-based, Christ-centered Addictions Program.We use time-tested Biblical principles to guide you to freedom and give you a new life apart from your addicions.If you've tried everything else; if you've failed to quit dozens of times in the past, we can help you. 


Our local chapter meets Friday evenings at the Bloomington Baptist Church. There will be testimonies of victory, small-group counseling and explanations from God's Word about how to kick our stubborn habits.


For more information, visit our website or call the above listed number.

United Marriage Encounter (Fri. Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawthorn Inn & Suites
1 Lyon Ct
Bloomington, IL 61701

Put more smiles in your marriage.  A UME weekend can change your lives and your marriage! 

The Weekend is based on the Christian faith.  We encourage Christ-centered marriages. 

To register:  visit the website