Family Calendar & Concerts

Mon. Aug 3, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 6:45 am - 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Illinois Central College
1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635

Summer Camp for children 6-12 years old (must have finished Kindergarten)  Located on the East Peoria ICC Campus, we engage your child through fun and learning activities, games, creativity, field trips and more!  Nutritious lunches and snacks are provided. Monday through Friday, 6:45am-5:00pm. For registration information, go to the website listed above.

First Fridays at The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

First United Methodist Church
116 NE Perry Ave
Peoria, Il 61603

July 12 - August 16


(In) Visible Men: Examining Stereotypes Through Art.


Exhibit featuring the work of Ricardo Andre Lewis, an associate dean in Illinois State's Dean of Students Office exploring the crossroads of race and identity.


The Foster Gallery is located at the address above.

Faith Baptist Christian School Registration for 2015-16 is Open! (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church and Christian School
1501 Howard Ct.
Pekin, IL 61554

Faith Baptist Christian School has ministered to the Pekin community and surrounding areas for 39 years. We are a Pre-school (3 year old) through 12th grade school in association with both the Illinois Association of Christian Schools and the American Association of Christian Schools.



Our mission is to “partner with families in educating students through a Bible-centered curriculum to foster academic excellence and spiritual growth in preparation for ongoing ministry and education.”



FBCS offers a traditional education using curriculum provided by quality Christian publishers who are not aligned in any way with the Common Core. Our students average over two years above Mean Grade Equivalent according to annual achievement testing.



We offer a safe environment in small classrooms with experienced teachers. Fine arts are a part of every grade level, and several interscholastic sports are offered for 4th grade on up.



Applications are now being accepted for all grade levels. Please contact our school office by phone or email to receive an application packet, or arrange a meeting and tour with our administrator. Please no calls on weekends or holidays.

National Health Center Week (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Heartland Community Health Clinic
1701 W. Garden Street
Peoria, IL 61605

In appreciation for all the lives you care about, during National Health Center Week and all year long.  Join us for our Open House as we celebrate.  We also celebrate the remodeling of our Garden site location, as well as the recipient of The Congressman Ray LaHood Health Care Champion Award.  Please RSVP to the email above by August 7th. Event Date is August 12.

Cross Pointe Church of God Garage Sale (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cross Pointe Church of God
3101 Airport Rd
Bloomington, IL 61704

This is a great opportunity for some great deals! The all church garage sale that you don't want to miss!  New items everyday!!

MOVE VBS (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Abiding Word Church
806 E Lynn Blvd
Sterling IL 61081

Vacation Bible School


Move invites kids K-5th to look at the lives of the people in the Bible who changed direction and moved after encountering Jesus!


Register online at the link above.


Weekend Family Experience, Saturday, August 8th at 6 p.m. & Sunday, August 9th at 10 a.m.

VBS 2015 at New Horizons (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

New Horizons Baptist Church
809 7th St
Pawnee, IL 62558

Starting August 3rd through the 7th we will be having VBS at New Horizons Baptist Church in Pawnee during the evening hours of 6 - 8:30. Ages 4 through 6th grade are welcome to attend. This year we will set a course to Journey off the Map as we explore what it means to follow the will of God where ever He may take us! 

SCHEELS Kids Klub - Back to School Bash (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

Don’t miss the best back to school bash! Join SCHEELS and genHkids for the best back to school celebration! All participating kids will receive a FREE ride on the SCHEELS Ferris Wheel. Register to win a prize pack from Under Armour (1 boy & 1 girl). Register to win backpacks full of school supplies.


Special guest appearance by two SNOW PRINCESSES!!

Shoe Drive to Help Provide Safe Water (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

The Iona Group/Float
620 West Jackson Street
Morton, IL 61550

Nearly 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water, according to a 2014 study released by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. That's more than 1 out of every 10 people who inhabit this earth. "Of these, almost a quarter (173 million) rely on untreated surface water," the study says, "and over 90% live in rural areas."


That's why, for the fourth consecutive year, St. Ann's WATCH program, in partnership with The Iona Group and Float, are co-sponsoring a shoe drive from August 1-31 throughout central Illinois to help provide clean drinking water for those in need.


All shoes collected - flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes, etc. - will be donated to WaterStep, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help many of the world's problems by providing access to clean water. WaterStep then sells the shoes to an exporter, and the funds raised from the sale of shoes go to WaterStep's work of providing safe water solutions to people in third-world communities and disaster-hit areas. They do this by providing their own water treatment systems, offering health and hygiene education, and training people who go into areas with unclean water about how to do water projects.


The exporter then sells the shoes to entrepreneurs from developing countries to provide a sustainable living for their families. Additionally, shoes improve residents' overall health by protecting them from abrasions, parasites and mites. Here at home, closets are cleaned out and landfill waste is reduced.


Donating new or used shoes to WaterStep helps provide a sustainable supply of safe drinking water for one person, one family, and one community at a time. Just a few minutes spent collecting old shoes from closets, basements or garages can make a real difference - a difference that ultimately saves lives.


This year, we have an aggressive goal of 30,000 pairs of shoes to support WaterStep's mission. Since 2012, with the support of the local community, nearly 50,000 pairs of shoes have been donated to this worthwhile endeavor.


For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit the website above.


For more information, call Denise Henderson at the number above.

Treasure Hunt Bible School (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Gethsemane Church
1601 Frederick Dr.
Pekin, IL. 61554

Gethsemane Church is hosting:


Vacation Bible School


Theme: Treasure Hunt


When: August 3rd-6th.

Cuba Church of the Nazarene VBS (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cuba Church of the Nazarene
609 S third Street
Cuba, Il, 61427

We invite you to a fun and exciting Firefighter Vacation Bible School where kids participate in games snacks, crafts projects and more all in a fun firehouse setting with unforgettable Bible teaching, drama and music. Sign up now for Fire Fighters Vacation Bible School.


For ages 3-16 on August 3-7.

Opening the School Year in Prayer (Mon. Aug 3, 2015 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Christian Church
North, 1500 Airport Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

It is time for our 17th annual Opening the School Year in Prayer Meeting in Bloomington/Normal. This year's meeting will be held at the address above. The meeting is open to the public. This prayer meeting originated in 1999 after the tragic shootings at the school in Littleton, Colorado. We pray for safety in our schools, for the students, teachers, administrators and all school employees.