Family Calendar & Concerts

Wed. Jul 29, 2015

ICC Summer Explorers Camp (Wed. Jul 29, 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.

Our Savior’s Summer Day Camp (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 7:30 am - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Savior's Lutheran School
2645 Old Jacksonville Rd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Mission:  Providing a safe and loving environment for children to share the love and Word of God.  Our Summer Camp runs from June 1 – July 31 with flexible hours.


Ages: 3 - 6 years


Registration: Available online

First Fridays at The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts (Wed. Jul 29, 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.

Amazing Grace VBS - Everest (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Amazing Grace Church
512 - 2nd Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081

Pastor Loren Schlomer would like invite all Kids from 4 years-old up to 6th Grade to Vacation Bible School at Amazing Grace Church.


Dates are July 27-July 31.


If you have any questions please call the number above for details.

Bradford Area Gospel Revival (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

1st Baptist Church of Bradford
111 Bonita Ave
Bradford, IL 61421

First Baptist Church of Bradford, in coordination with other churches in Bradford, Toulon, Wyoming, Galva and Peoria is staging an area wide Gospel Revival. This event will take place under the big tent that will be behind Casey's in Bradford. There will be dynamic speakers, worshipful music and much more all day Saturday. Food will be provided free of charge. Come and join us!

Cross Pointe Church of God Garage Sale (Wed. Jul 29, 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!!

Try the Greenways: River des Peres Greenway (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Carondelet Park
3900 Holly Hills Dr.
St. Louis

Join Trailnet for a weekly, easy-paced, guided ride on a paved trail in Great Rivers Greenway’s River Ring network. The rides are free and will give both new and experienced bikers the chance to explore a different greenway location in St. Louis City, St. Louis County or St. Charles County each month.


During the month of July, attendees can participate in a 4.8-mile trip along the River des Peres Greenway, from Carondelet Park to Fultz Field and back again. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in Carondelet Park, at the intersection of South Grand Blvd. and Holly Hills Ave. (near the YMCA), with rides departing at 6 p.m. There will be a brief “fix-a-flat” lesson offered between 5:30 and 6 p.m. to show people how to fix a flat bike tire and discuss what spare equipment is necessary to carry for spur-of-the-moment bike repairs. For more information, call 314.436.1324, email or visit the website above.

Journey Off the Map VBS (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Baptist Church
1113 Peoria St
Washington, IL 61571

This summer, VBS will take your kids to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the expected. So, toss the map, stick close to your guide, and prepare to listen for God’s direction in this journey that is unknown to us, but known by Him.


We hope you will join us for this exciting adventure! For kids 3 years old to 6th grade. July 26-31. We will conclude VBS on the 31st with a program followed by a pool party.

Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Highview Christian Church
403 James Parkway
Washington, IL 61571

Children 4 to 12 years are invited to join us for Colossal Coaster VBS. We will be learning to face fears and trust God while having a lot of fun. Email or call the church to pre-register your child.


July 27-31, 6-8:30 p.m.

Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Mineral Springs Park
1701 Court Street
Pekin, IL 61554

Family friendly events happening at the Tazewell County 4-H and Jr. Fair from July 27-29, 2015! Events include a craft and vendor show, livestock shows, Royalty contest, kiddie tractor pulls, dog show, and various kids activities and games.


Admission is free. For more information visit the website.

Vacation Bible School "Journey with Jesus" (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chillicothe Christian Church
510 W. Frances St.

Join us for a week of VBS – “Journey with Jesus”.


Your child’s evenings will be filled with fascinating Bible stories, high-energy games, fresh music, creative art activities and meaningful worship time. Kids discover Jesus went and what Jesus taught and how it is relevant today.


It’s FREE, but parents must register their preK-5th grades child(ren). Visit us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and pick up a registration form or you can download one from our website.

Summer XP (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Assembly of God
800 E Vernon
Normal, IL 61761

First Assembly of God in Normal is hosting a week-long Summer Experience for 4 yr olds - 5th grade the evenings of July 27 - 30.  This is a VBS event.  Register your children online.

Second Baptist Church Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Second Baptist Church
6417 W. Farmington Road
Peoria, IL

Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus was a Kid is our theme this year. Travel back in time to Nazareth during Jesus childhood. Experience shops and food from that time.


July 27-July 31. Admission is free.


For more information, call the church at the number above.

Everest Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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

FREE Vacation Bible School for kids entering Pre-School thru 6th grade. Join us for a fun week of learning that we can conquer any challenge with God's Mighty Power! July 26-30.


Vacation Bible School (Wed. Jul 29, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

East Peoria Mennonite Church
125 N. Norwood Place
East Peoria, IL, 61611

All Kids Welcome

Ages 3-12

July 27-30