Community Calendar

Peoria Magazines Community Calendar
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been cancelled, postponed or virtualized. We continue to maintain our calendar with the latest information available to us. Please contact the host organization for the current status of any event.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Peoria Playhouse Children's Museum - Cardboard Challenge

Don’t throw out your holiday boxes – use them to create something amazing and new and unique to your family!

The Cardboard Challenge is an annual event in October – but this year, we thought we could use a little of that cardboard challenge spirit in January.

Advance Registration Required; link coming soon. Must be a PlayHouse Everywhere member to participate – learn more here.

Just try it! Wheel Throwing

In this wheel throwing class, learn the basics of working with clay on the wheel. You will learn the proper techniques and methods of keeping the clay piece centered and balanced as well as how to pull the clay up into a cylinder or bowl shape. No experience is needed and you will be amazed at what you can learn during this class.

Sun Catcher class

This ever popular class teaches you how to roll into color, heat, flatten, and twist the glass into a functional sun catcher, ceiling pull chain or pendant. Each participant makes 2 sun catchers in this class.

Ticket sales will close 24 hours prior to the start of the event. If you are inquiring during this time, please call or text us at 309-339-6244 or email us at to see about possible openings.

Make It Together class

Experience a very special date this year at J. Draper Glass. Play together & understand how soft the glass is to make your creations. Each experience offers unique ways to help each other create their masterpiece. Prices are per couple.

FamilyCore - 22nd Annual Frosty 5K and Dog Walk

FamilyCore is excited to announce the 22nd Annual Frosty 5K and Dog Walk is set to take place on January 30, 2021. This event began as a coat drive for children and has evolved into one of FamilyCore’s main fundraising events.

This year we will have race options where runners may choose to participate in the in-person event on Peoria’s Riverfront or run on your own time as part of the “virtual race.”

Stuff a Truck Drive

Saturday, January 30
1pm - 3pm

Join Cuddles for Kids, Chillicothe Police Department, Chillicothe Fire Department and Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois in collecting NEW stuffed animals for OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois! Drive by and drop them off all while getting to see an awesome firetruck, police car and ambulance with their lights and sirens going!