Family Calendar & Concerts

Thu. Jul 24, 2014

Summer Quest (Thu. Jul 24, 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.

SPYcamp (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Cedar Hills Baptist Church
Cedar Hills Baptist Church, 12716 N Allen Rd, Dunlap, IL 61525

Summer Program for Youth

Offering a variety of exciting classes, SPYcamp is the place to be for summer fun!  Students can register for one or more classes and enjoy digging into exciting subjects that will enrich curiosity and knowledge.


Two week-long sessions are offered. The first is June 23-27th.  The second is July 21-25th.  Classes run from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with before and after care available (7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.).  SPYcamp is for ages PreK - 12th grade.

VBS International Spy Academy! (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Do you know a kid who is ready to become a special agent of the one true God?


Join us for Vacation Bible School at Pekin Bible Church from July 21st - July 25th, 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Invitation is for kids going into grades 1st - 7th this coming fall.


Special agents will learn to know, love and live for the one true God as they enjoy songs, crafts, snacks and games!

Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Avanti's, 3610 Kelly Ave., Pekin, 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.)

Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God Vacation Bible School (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. John's Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave., Sterling, IL 61081
Teresa Gierhart, 815.625.2634

This year, Vacation Bible School is from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20th through Thursday, July 24th at St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Online registration for students ages preschool through fifth grade is now open, as well as online volunteer sign-up. To register, visit the web link above, or contact the church for a hard-copy registration form.


This year, the following congregations are participating: St. Paul, St. John’s, First Presbyterian, Grace Episcopal, First Christian and Bethel Reformed Churches, all in Sterling.


We will also gather for a commUNITY worship service on Sunday, July 27th at Grandon Civic Center!

Mt. Hawley Community Church VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Hawley Community Church, 6900 N. Mt. Hawley Rd. Peoria, IL 61614

Grab your shades!  Set your watches!  Practice your stealth moves!  It's time for VBS at Agency D3!   We're recruiting special agents for the week of July 21st-25th to join us as we discover, decide and defend the truth about who Jesus really is.   

VBS Downs United Methodist Church (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Downs United Methodist Church, 102 S. Seminary St. Downs, IL 61736

Come join us for Downs United Methodist Church's VBS "Weird Animals--Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind!"

VBS will be five evenings of fun and learning about Jesus on Sunday, July 20 through Thursday, July 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • This is offered to Pre-K to Jr. High.
  • $3 suggested registration fee.  
  • First 100 to register receive a take-home science kit

Questions?  Call the church or send email us an email!

Conklin's Dinner Theatre presents You're a good man Charlie Brown (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre, PO Box 310 Goodfield, IL 61742

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" - A heartwarming and hilarious musical tribute to Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts'.


Perfect for all ages and is a great show for families to see together.  Its a funny and nostalgic look back to our childhoods with our favorite friends form 'Peanuts'.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunch.

$35.00-$39.00 for full buffet performances.

For reservations call the box office or visit us on the internet!

International Spy Academy (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Dayton Avenue Baptist Church
3707 N. Dayton Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

At International Spy Academy, July 21-25, kids will crack codes, collect clues, and discover how to be agents for the one true God!


Transportation is available, but you must call the church office to make arrangements in advance.

Chambersburg Christian Church VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Chambersburg Christian Church, 102 S. Main Street, Chambersburg, IL 62323

Weird Animals:  Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-Kind

It's okay to be different because God created us each unique and special! He has a plan for all of us. 


PreK-8th grade students can join us Sunday, July 20-Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 


Then, we will share this wonderful message with our family and friends at a Closing Program and BBQ, starting at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 27.

One-of-a-Kind VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1822 E. Lincoln St. Bloomington, IL 61701

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School for children 3 years old - 6th grade.


Sunday, July 20th - Thursday, July 24th

6:00- 8:30 p.m.


Register by July 1st to guarantee a Weird Animals shirt to wear each night of VBS.  

Register on our website!

Weird Animal VBS (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Contact Info:

United Methodist Church, 401 E Broadway Street Virginia IL, 62691

At Weird Animals kids will learn the Jesus' love is one-of-a-kind. They will enter a weird wacky world full of bible adventures, music & dance, fun experiments, and learn that you are special to Jesus.


Any children Preschool-6th grade welcome to join!


We will be there July 20-24th 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on the 25th we will be meeting at the Virginia pool for free swimming and food!

Be The Light Open Mic (Thu. Jul 24, 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 24, 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: Pekin Park Concert Band (Thu. Jul 24, 2014 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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

Come enjoy a beautiful concert in the park at our beautiful new Idlewood Arts Pavilion.

The Pekin Park Concert Band will provide a wonderful evening of nostalgic and patriotic music.


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.