TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 - Dec 31 @ 9:00 AM
Nature Art Show & Sale
Forest Park Nature Center – Nature Art Show & Sale This art show features unique artwork created by local artists. Find original nature-related photographs, paintings, woodcarvings, handmade jewelry, and more. Enjoy the wood-burning stove, hot drinks, and the rustic charm of the nature center! Day/Dates Times Sa: 11/18-Su: 12/31 9am-5pm Mondays-Saturdays & 1-5pm on Sundays
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
IMT Services in Washington Intro Party
Innovative Medical Therapies – Put Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 - 2:00 on your calendar. Innovative Medical Therapies & Acrylic Dreams and Sunbeams invite you to come out and celebrate our expanded beauty services available in Washington, Illinois! Acrylic Dreams and Sunbeams is where Dr. Fisher, Brooke and Chris will be offering services 2 days a week, just in time for the holidays. Acrylic Dreams and Sunbeams is a popular hair and nail salon in Washington, IL and IMT is well established MedSpa based in Pekin, now offering services in Washington! It's a match made in Beauty heaven! There will be coupons and a basket of goodies for one lucky winner. If you want beautiful lashes for the Holidays there will be a special on Saturday November 18 to buy one Latisse at a already low price of $150 and get the second one 10% off. Bring your family and friends to meet the combined Acrylic Dreams and Sunbeams & IMT team, there will be a lot of fun and information available.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Nov 18 @ 2:00 PM
Nature Art Show Open House
Forest Park Nature Center – Nature Art Show Open House Meet the artists, enjoy a seasonal beverage, and tour the wonderful artwork of these creative and talented folks! A fine way to kick off the season. Age: All Day/Date Time Sa: 11/18 2:00-4:00 pm
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 8:00 AM
Fellowship Breakfast at Highview Church of God
Highview Church of God – Bill Bassham and Chris Hoffer are serving up breakfast again this Sunday before service. Breakfast starts at 8am. Eggs, bacon and pancakes are on the menu. So bring the family and invite a friend to join you this Sunday morning.
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 10:00 AM
Peoria Train Fair
ICC - East Peoria Campus – The Peoria Train Fair pulls in to the Illinois Central College East Peoria campus on schedule, Sunday, November 19th. The fair runs from 10AM to 3PM and is sponsored by the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and Pekin’s River City Model Railroad Club. Admission is just $3 for adults. Kids, 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available. Whether you are a model railroad enthusiast, train buff, or just someone who is looking for unique holiday gifts, there will be something for everybody. It’s a great time to see the latest products and talk to those who can answer attendee’s questions. The operating layouts return to the Train Fair this year courtesy of the River City Model Railroad Club, giving attendees an idea of what is possible in model railroading. “Run a Train” returns as kids can take turns as engineers and run selected trains on a small layout. DVDs, videos, books, and photos, as well as many model railroad parts and supplies will be available. Tables will also highlight new and used items from most scales including Lionel, G, O, HO, N and Z. Real railroad memorabilia will be available including clothing (hats, shirts, patches, and pins). All proceeds from the fair support the Illinois Valley Model Railroad Club in Peoria and River City Model Railroad Club in Pekin and our efforts to highlight and promote the hobby of model railroading to all.
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 2:00 PM
Youth Music Illinois Concert
Youth Music Illinois formerly Central Illinois Youth Symphony
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 6:00 PM
Judy Page Project
Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) – Longtime vocalist Judy Page brings forth a new musical project featuring old and new musician friends she's had the pleasure of being associated with during her 50+ years in the entertainment business. Having been a lead and backup vocalist for numerous bands and shows, Judy brings to this project longtime friends and fellow phenomenal musicians, Steve Degenford on lead guitar, and saxophonist/flute player David Parkinson, well-known for their own fruitful musical careers. Adding to the evening of jazz will be Peoria's own Jason Brannon, who brings fantastic percussion to the stage, and from Galesburg, the smooth keyboard sounds of Daniel Leahy and over the top sounds of bass player extraordinaire, Andy Crawford. Judy's repertoire includes jazz standards from the 1920's, 30's, and 40's, showtunes, even a little jazzy/blues and R&B will round out her performance for the evening. This concert promises an abundance of talent and music sure to please your need for solid jazz instrumentals and vocalizing. The CIJS House Band, under the leadership of Larry Harms, features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They present a great variety of jazz styles. HOUSE BAND AT 6:00 PM HEADLINER AT 7:15 PM $6/$8, STUDENTS ARE FREE For more information see CIJS.org or call 309.692.5330. Food and beverages are always available for purchase.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Nov 20 - Nov 26 @ 7:00 AM
ICC Fall Break
ICC - East Peoria Campus – Fall Break at ICC is coming up! Enjoy your time with loved ones and have a great, restful holiday! Break is Monday, November 20 - Sunday, November 26. Campuses reopen at 7am on Monday, November 28. - Weekend College will still meet November 17-19. No Weekend College Nov 24-26. - Campus offices are open 8am - 4:30pm on November 20 - 22 with limited services due to a continued upgrade. Happy Thanksgiving!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Monday Night Trivia at Buddies!
Twin City Trivia – Bring your group of 1-6 to enjoy an evening of fun questions, great food/drinks, and plenty of laughs! 1st and 2nd place win prizes and 3rd place gets to choose a category for the following week.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 10:00 AM
Free Classes-PiYo and Cize by Beachbody
Titan Fitness – Titan Fitness is bringing more Beachbody to our class schedule! Sarah Ramsey will be instructing Cize and PiYo for a back-to-back launch. This event is FREE to everyone! Cize will begin at 10am and PiYo begins at 11am. Come sweat off a few of those Thanksgiving calories ahead of time!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Bradley Braves Men's Basketball vs. Missouri S&T
Peoria Civic Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Paint Nite - Fall Flowers
Bass Pro Shops – 40% discount with code PaintPeoria! Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Guests spend two hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting and laughing with friends at a popular local venue. Get more detailed information and purchase tickets IN ADVANCE at the “Purchase Tickets” link. An RSVP on Facebook does NOT reserve you a seat. Space limited, so get tickets early!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 8:00 PM
Blackout Wednesday - Jonny Quest Band Playing!
Brasky's Bar & Grill
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 12:00 PM
Dozer Holiday Express
Caterpillar Visitors Center – Ring in the season after the Santa Clause parade in downtown Peoria at the Caterpillar Visitors Center. Santa will be on-site from Noon to 2 pm on Friday November 24th. Come capture the wonder of Christmas, pose for a photo with Santa and our lighted Cat D6. Dozer Express Lunch: Includes a soups and sweets lunch, admission to the Caterpillar Visitors Center and access to the express Santa Claus line. Adults are $17 and Children are $10. Purchase tickets on line. https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=7c583cb3bde97030b8daa4ee76a105e3&vqitq=d4367d80-10e3-44d6-a5ef-36a9cbb11ac9&vqitp=79899fd9-969d-4b94-996f-f398e69f9d41&vqitts=1509982930&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=e7e5e4bde070ceb58529ead25a12e7df General Admission Tickets: Adults are $7 and Children 12 and under are free. https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3fa48b5a8986b9ce23cfcb1c0c78f4af
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 5:30 PM
Live at the Five Spot: Sarah Schonert
Contemporary Art Center of Peoria – Sarah Schonert is a Peoria based Eclectic Electronic music, rooted in classical piano, ambient washes, and electronic nuance. She employs technology to layer her music on stage for an ethereal but energetic effect. Her strengths lie in her ability to improvise as she loops and layers with fast fingers and musical gadgets. Find out more at www.sarahschonertmusic.com. Live at the Five Spot is an informal concert from 5:30-7:30 that is offered to the public every Friday. The schedule for events is listed on the website. Regional bands are usually featured but sometimes bands come from further away. Admission: $8-members, $12-nonmembers No admission reservations are taken. Just show up and pay at the door. Some will come from work dressed in dresses and suits and others will dressed more casually. Tables and chairs are spread around the gallery. Members of the Contemporary Art Center may reserve one of the five foot rounds for $25. Members receive a discount at every event. Membership information is attached and on the website. Become members during the event, you will receive a pass for two for another evening. Press 2R in the elevator to enter the gallery. If you like to dance, you can anywhere in the room, but we have a dedicated dance area in the center of the room. You may bring your own food and drinks for your own party or order anything from the Rhythm Kitchen on the first floor. Visitors may come and go as they like. Feel free to explore the facility and view the art exhibits and artist studios on the 2nd and 3rd floor anytime during the evening and after the concert till 8:30. Two nights a month after Live at the Five Spot, there is a Salsa dance in the same room. There is a separate admission for this event. After the concert, many go to The Rhythm Kitchen to eat, drink and enjoy a band. People may be dancing there as well. There are different sections there, so one can watch the band or sit in a quieter area. They will be serving food till at least 9:00 and drinks till midnight. They have a great menu and a full bar. Let me know if you have any other questions, William Butler Executive Director Contemporary Art Center of Peoria 309-674-6822 artcentr@mtco.com www.peoriacac.org
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM
Harper and Midwest Kind Fri Nov 24 Twisted Spoke Saloon Pekin IL
Highway Key Touring – HARPER & MIDWEST KIND live at Twisted Spoke Saloon with JD GREVING & JOE McCRARY!!! You seen them at the 2017 Peoria Blues Festival now come see the for FREE at the TWISTED SPOKE SALOON!!! Doors at 7 pm with Show starting at 8 pm. Drink Specials & kitchen open till 1 am. Get there!!! Harper and Midwest Kind Bring World Blues & Roots From Australia www.harper.biz OFFICIAL HARPER WEBSITE 10.30pm with special guests JD Greving and Joe Mc Crary, Doors 7pm, Show 8pm www.youtube.com/harperband www.musicpage.com/harper www.facebook.com/harperandmidwestkind www.reverbnation.com/harperandmidwestkind HARPER AND MIDWEST KIND LIVE https://youtu.be/-_vgEKpS6vU Show Your Love https://youtu.be/ovxdkb2pYxc Its Time To Go, https://youtu.be/ocol-YR2qcQ Big Brown Land/ Levee Breaks An amalgamation of blues, soul and world music, Australian singer/ songwriter "Peter D. Harper" now based in Detroit, creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Harper possesses a powerful soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre. Harper calls it “World Blues” -- a rich musical stew of ‘50s rhythm and blues, a ‘60s message of love and unity, and ‘70s funky soul, stirred up with masterful virtuoso harmonica and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo, served up in a feast of timeless mystery. Harper has received an amazing 14 x Blues/ World Music awards (including a Gold Record) in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. He recently won a Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Vocalist". No Depression Magazine,'s (USA) Rod Ames, adds that Harper " has written and arranged some of the most soulful blues rock filled music I have ever heard..". While Chip Eagle, (Blues Revue) said at a recent festival "..Harper is the most exciting artist on the live scene today". Harper is backed by his talented Detroit based band "Midwest Kind" which features: Mike Howe on guitar, James Norris on Bass Guitar and Dee Washington on Drums. Harper has just released his new CD "Show Your Love" (Blu Harp). This incredible new CD reached # 3 internationally on the Billboard Blues Charts, only being beaten out by Eric Clapton and Joe Bonamassa, and an amazing six months in the Top Ten. Also # 1 in the Netherlands, # 1 in Italy and # 3 Debut on the Australian Blues Charts (Top 5 for 5 months).
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 7:15 PM
Peoria Rivermen vs. Mississippi RiverKings
Peoria Civic Center – For group tickets, season statistics, or more information on individual game promotions, please visit the Peoria Rivermen website! Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at 10:30 AM 2 For 1 Tickets Special Offer : Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at 08:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM
Preschool Party: Dinosaurs & Friends
Forest Park Nature Center – Bring your little ones to the Nature Center for a “party” filled with fun and learning designed just for them. Each session features nature-themed activities, stories, and, if the weather permits, a walk outside. Age: 2-5 Fee: $9 ($7/FPNC members.) Parents should attend at no fee. Time: 10- 11:00am Code Day/Date Subject 79217 Sa: 11/25 Dinosaurs & Friends 79218 M: 11/27 Dinosaurs & Friends 79219 M: 12/18 Winter Snooze 79220 Sa: 12/30 Winter Snooze
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 1:00 PM
Bradley Braves Men's Basketball vs. Georgia Southern
Peoria Civic Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 7:15 PM
CityLink Stuff-A-Bus Night with the Rivermen
Peoria Civic Center – For group tickets, season statistics, or more information on individual game promotions, please visit the Peoria Rivermen website! Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at 10:30 AM