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Robert's Run for Dyslexia 5K/1 Mile Walk (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 7:00 am)

Contact Info:

Maquet's Rail House
221 Court St.
Pekin, IL 61554

Robert wants to spread awareness of dyslexia and how it affects 1 in 5 of the population. 


The race started as Robert’s Eagle Scout project in 2014.  He wanted to give back to the center that helped him overcome reading, spelling and writing difficulties. 


Money raised goes to support student scholarships.                     


Registration is $15 for those 18 and under and $30 for adults. The fee includes a t-shirt, a pancake and sausage breakfast, and one drink.


For more information, call the number above or visit the link.

Run to Rescue 5k (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Tipton Park-North
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 200-8930

Please join us for a fun Community 5K event to raise awareness and funds for Catalyst Ministries!


Catalyst Ministries works to prevent, rescue, and restore women and girls from abuse and exploitation in high-risk places around the world, equipping them to build a life of freedom face and a strong future.


The Kids Fun Run will be at 9:30 a.m.


The early bird registration rate is $25 for individuals, $60 for families, and $5 for the Kids Fun Run.


The race day registration rate is $35 for individuals, $70 for families, and $10 for the Kids Fun Run.


There will be post-run refreshments and awards to top finishers! 


Register now by visiting the link above.

Speed the Light Car Wash (Sat. Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Rock River Christian Center
1800 Prophet Rd
Rock Falls, IL 61071

This event is a donation based car wash held by students from Crossroads Youth Ministry, which is the youth ministry of Rock River Christian Center.


The money that is raised will be for the Assemblies of God organization Speed the Light.


Speed the Light is an organization that provides essential transportation, creative communication & compassionate demonstration to missionaries to aid in seeing souls saved & lives changed.


This car wash will help the Crossroads Youth Ministry continue not only to raise money for missions but share Jesus around the world.


There is no minimum or maximum donation.


For more information, visit the link above.

Gaston Memorial Scholarship Award Ceremony (Sat. Jul 1, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Everyone is welcome to attend the Gaston Memorial Scholarship Ceremony!


The Gaston Memorial Scholarship Ceremony recognizes high school seniors who have been accepted to attend an accredited college or university and who excel in the areas of leadership, family, and community service. The scholarship was originally established in the name of Robert L. and Gloria M. Gaston, to honor their many contributions to the Bloomington-Normal community.


Scholarship applications are being accepted thru June 1, 2017.


Visit the website linked above for additional information.

The Bookers go to Korea Adoption Fundraiser Dinner and Auction (Fri. Jul 7, 2017 4:30 pm)

The Bookers are currently in the process of adopting a little girl off the special needs waiting list from South Korea.


The Pico De Gallo food truck will be catering an event to help them raise funds.


They will also be having a bake sale and auction with items donated by local businesses, families and a few celebrities.


All proceeds go to their adoption fund at the Eureka Church of Christ.


For more information, visit the link above.

Sophia Sunday (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

St. Joseph Hall
103 S Richard Pryor Place
Peoria, IL 61605

Join us for Sophia Sunday, an annual fundraiser that benefits Sophia's Kitchen.


Sophia's Kitchen, named in memory of Sophia Donald, who died in a car accident just 3 days after her third birthday, feeds more than 500 hungry Peorians each day. In these summer days, the Kitchen will feed close to 700 people each day.


Sophia Sunday will include a pulled pork dinner, silent auction baskets, and a bake sale. There will also be a hot dog meal available for children.


The meal is $9 per person, and take out orders will be available. 


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

Keegan's Krew Kick-Off Event (Sun. Jul 9, 2017 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Holiday Inn & Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
7601 N Orange Prairie Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615

This will be a family-friendly event with activities for both children and adults!


We'll have face painting, balloon animals, a DJ, vendor booths, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 drawing.


Our goal is to raise money to help with the creation of the safe haven and to help cover costs for spreading awareness of the anti-bullying campaign through community outreach programs.


We appreciate your support and all you have done for us so far. We hope to see you at this event!


Keep up to date with the event activities and vendors by visiting the link above.

Uncorked, Unwine, and Shop! (Sat. Jul 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

There will be free wine from all over the world as well as local entrepreneurs showcasing their products.


Give Hope, Fight Poverty ( selling African artisan direct jewelry and home decor, Mary Kay, LuLaRoe, Posh, Earthen Pottery, Origami Owl, Gingermoon Essentials, Troy Rexilius Art, Lipsense, Rodon & Fields, Thrive, and more!


There will be free door prizes, snacks, and shopping...and it is entirely free to attend!   


For more information, visit our Facebook page using the link above.

Family Carnival & Kids' Fun Run (Sat. Jul 15, 2017 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bethesda Pentecostal Church of God
1011 Veerman St.
Pekin, IL 61554

Bethesda Pentecostal Church of God in Pekin will be hosting a Family Carnival and Kids' Fun Run.


We will have carnival games and concessions available to help raise funds to help send our kids to church camp.


The Kids' Fun Run will have 4 different age divisions starting at age 1 and going through age 12.  There will be 1st place trophies awarded in each age division for the ones who gather the most in financial sponsorships and to the ones who come in 1st place at the race. 


The Fun Run will be an obstacle course with some fun and surprises along the way.  


Race packets can be picked up at the address listed above. Please message the above email address to make pick-up arrangements.


The Fun Run will start at 7:00 pm. Award ceremony will immediately follow the last division run.


For more information, visit the link above.

PFN Women's Ministry Rummage Sale (Fri. Jul 21, 2017 7:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Nazarene
3514 Broadway St
Pekin, IL 61554

The Pekin First Nazarene annual Women's Ministry Rummage Sale is a great event with lots of items contributed by families and friends of PFN.  


It begins on Friday, July 21 7:00 am - 3:00 pm and ends Saturday, July 22 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.


For more information, call the number listed above.

PFN Women's Ministry Rummage Sale (Sat. Jul 22, 2017 7:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Nazarene
3514 Broadway St
Pekin, IL 61554

The Pekin First Nazarene annual Women's Ministry Rummage Sale is a great event with lots of items contributed by families and friends of PFN.  


For more information, call the number listed above.

Summer Soiree (Sat. Aug 12, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Greater Peoria Family YMCA
7000 N Flemming Lane
Peoria, IL 61614

Attend this summer event and support the youth programs at the YMCA! Enjoy live entertainment, a catered meal, complimentary drinks, a silent auction and more! Due to alcohol being served, all attendees must be 21 years old or over.


Tickets are $75 and more information can be found at the website listed above.

Cookies and Cocktails (Thu. Sep 28, 2017 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

LRS Hangar of the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport
1200 Capitol Airport Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 523-8159

Please join us in an awesome event benefiting the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.

Running with the dogs (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Contact Info:

Junction City Shopping Center
5901 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Running With The Dogs is a local race event where participants are encouraged to run a 5k or walk a 3k with or without their dogs, raising money for Paws Giving Independence.    


To learn more about Paws Giving Independence visit the website listed above.

Weekend Snackpac 5k/10k/1 Mile Walk (Sat. Sep 30, 2017 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

South Elementary School
616 W. Hickory St.
Chilllicothe, IL 61523

The Weekend Snackpac program provides a free sack lunch, delivered on the last day of the school week, for IVC students in need. Join us for our annual fundraiser as we raise funds for the school year.


Below are the race details:

  • Start Line; South Elementary School
  • Packet Pick-Up: 7:00 a.m. race day
  • RFID Timed by CnN Timing
  • Grand Prix Series Race
  • Pancake breakfast included with registration fee
  • Door prizes


Race course maps, online registration, and additional information regarding the Snackpac program available at the website listed above.