Family Calendar & Concerts

Thu. Jul 31, 2014

Summer Quest (Thu. Jul 31, 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.

Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Bob Evans, 3050 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL
WCIC, 309.692.9242

Cat from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" will be leading a team of WCIC listeners to China in September. They'll be serving at Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center for orphans with special needs.


If you're not going on the trip, there's still a special way you can get involved!


Each team member will take an extra suitcase filled with much-needed clothing for the kids... including sleepers, pajamas, and play-wear.


You can drop off a new item of clothing (no used clothes, please) at the WCIC studios on Baring Trace in Peoria or at one of the "Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops" between 3:30 and 5:30pm:

  • Saturday, June 28th at Summer Splash on the Rock Falls Riverfront*
  • Thursday, July 17th at Bremer's Jewelry (105 Krispy Kreme Dr.) in Bloomington
  • Thursday, July 24th at Avanti's (3610 Kelly Ave.) in Pekin
  • Thursday, July 31st at Bob Evans (3050 Stevenson Dr.) in Springfield

*This suitcase stop extends from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Sizes needed range from newborn to 3T.


And if shopping isn’t your thing, no worries. WCIC is also collecting donations to pay for the baggage fees. (The fees are $100/suitcase.)

Weird Animals VBS @ Living Waters (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Living Waters Lutheran Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614

Living Waters is pleased to announce that we will be offering a FREE Vacation Bible School again this year.


Weird Animals VBS is for all children Preschool Age 3 through 5th Grade. 

From July 27th through July 31st 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Registration available on-line, by phone, or by picking up a registration form Living Waters Lutheran Church. 


Join us for a fun-filled week where children will discover that "Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind"

Weird Animals VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock River Christian Center, 1800 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL

Calling all kids! Join us for Weird Animals Vacation Bible School at Rock River Christian Center July 27th-31st at 6:00 p.m. See you there!


Contact the church for more information!

Agency D3 Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Eastview Baptist Church, 2277 E Black Ave, Springfield, IL 62702

Join us July 27-August 1 as we Discover, Decide, Defend our faith in Jesus.

Vacation Bible School at Williamsville Christian Church (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Williamsville Christian Church, 201 South Old Route 66, Williamsville, IL 62693

Gangway to Galilee

July 27-Aug 1    6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kids ages 3-5th grade (grade as of Fall 2014)

Preregister by going to our website!

Washington Christian Church Jungle Safari VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Washington Christian Church 1012 N Main St. Washington, IL 61571

At Jungle Safari, kids age 4 through 5th grade will worship, serve, play, and create as they learn about who God is. Kids will walk away with solid truth, knowing they can always count on God...the greatest treasure of all!


Register online or at the door.

Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Monroe Street Christian Church
1229 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Fruit of the Spirit!

Ages: 3 years - Adult

Dates: July 28th-August 1st

Conklin Dinner Theatre, "Is There Life After Fifty?" (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
Timberline Rd
Goodfield, IL 61742

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre is happy to announce their production of the regional premiere of the new comedy, "Is There Life After Fifty?"

Opening July 31, it will run for seven weeks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch through September 14.


"Is There Life After Fifty?" is a new comedy by Cynthia Hayes DiSavino.  A comic battle of the sexes that flirts with the theme of the aging Baby Boom generation.  Starring Lana Warner, Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon.  


Show and Dinner pricing:

Thursday evenings - $33.00

Friday evenings and Sunday brunch - $35.00

Saturday evenings - $37.00


Evening shows, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday shows, doors open at noon, show begins at 1:30 p.m.


For reservations, contact by phone.

For more information, visit the Barn on the internet.

Family Movie Night @ Faith Baptist Church Marquette Heights (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Baptist Church Marquette Heights
410 LaSalle Blvd.
Marquette Heights, IL. 61554

Join us for family movie night as we gather to enjoy the movie Stuart Little together.

International Spy Academy VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Church of God
2442 Centennial Dr
Washington, Il 61571

Come join us for a week adventure as we learn about under cover counterfeits and discover the ONE TRUE GOD!! Join us for a spy adventure! Learn how to lift fingerprints, track clues, and follow God! 

Colossal Coaster World! VBS (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Creve Coeur Southern Baptist Church
349 Velde St
Creve Coeur, IL 61610

Colossal Coaster World VBS 

July 28 - Aug 1  6:30-8:00 p.m.

4 yrs-6th grade

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sabella Street Station 335 Sabella Pekin IL 61554

Presented by: Sabella Street Station and Driven Cafe

Hosted by: Author, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Bobbie Jo Barnes

Accepting Acoustic Music, Poetry, Spoken Word, Art

No Cover Charge

Food & Coffee

All Ages Welcome

Christian Based or Clean Music & Words

Family Friendly

*All artists that wish to participate must arrive by 6:30 pm to meet with BJB to sign up for the night.

If you have any questions or would like to pre-register before the event, please contact BJB by using the contact information listed above.

CEFCU Jazz Series (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Contact Info:

CEFCU Center Stage @ The Landing, 200 NE Water St., Peoria, IL 61602

Come out Thursday evenings to the CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing for a FREE Summer Jazz series featuring local jazz artists. The 2014 Schedule includes:


June 19: Illinois Central Jazz Train


June 26: JC and the Redemption


July 10: Kevin Hart and the Vibe Tribe


July 17: Billy Cook Quartet


July 31: Brian Choban Jazz Quintet


August 14: David Hoffman and Friends


Event sponsored by CEFCU, the Peoria Park District, and the Central Illinois Jazz Society.

Arts In the Park: West MacQueen Street Band (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Idlewood Park, Corner of E Idlewood St & Parkside Ave. Morton, IL 61550

Come enjoy a beautiful evening in the park with a Central Illinois favorite groups, the West MacQueen Street Band!


Summer and great music in the park just go together! Food concessions beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Bring lawn chair and enjoy the fun.

Evangelistic Meetings (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

El Vista Baptist Church
6301 N Syler St
Peoria, IL 61615
Pastor Joe Watt: 309-692-8675

Evangelist Ron Comfort and Music Director Larry Brubaker of Lattimore, NC, will be conducting revival services in Peoria at El Vista Baptist Church from Sunday through Thursday, July 27-31.  


Weeknight services will be held at 7:00 p.m.  

Mrs. Comfort and Mrs. Brubaker will host children's meetings during the evening sessions.  Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Pastor Joey Watt.


Sunday services are at 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.