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.

Week of January 18, 2021

Virtual 29th Annual MLK Celebration

Dr. Bernice King Will Speak During a Virtual 29th Annual MLK Celebration

Public Employees for Community Concerns has secured Dr. Bernice King, nationally and internationally known as one of the most powerful and life-changing speakers today, as the featured speaker for the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Due to the pandemic and health concerns, the January 18, 2021 event will be virtual.

Peoria Art Guild - Sewing Machine Crash Course for Kids

Sewing Machine Crash Course for Kids

Instructor: Nicole Wheeler

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Category/Department: Fiber Arts

Class Description: Kids will learn the basics of sewing machines- how to thread a machine, various stitches and will complete a small project.

Age Group: 10-16

Experience Level: No experience needed

Wednesday evening 6:00-9:00 pm

Sarah & The Underground Mini Live Stream: "The Lions" Inauguration Day Release Party

Sarah & The Underground Mini Live Stream: "The Lions" Inauguration Day Release Party

Join us here immediately following the 2021 presidential inauguration to continue the celebration with our brand new single, "The Lions!" 🦁

We will toast our new track, perform just a handful of justice-themed songs that mean a lot to us, and send you off with lots of love to your favorite streaming platform. 

Alzheimer's Association - Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

The Alzheimer’s Association of Central Illinois will offer monthly educational programs by phone in the coming months. Participants who are unable to watch a webinar can call in and listen to the programs. Registration can be completed by calling (800) 272-3900. Visit to explore additional education programs.

Hand Built Textured Clay Mugs

We will be making these amazing mugs by hand from clay.  We have lots of texture options and will help you all along the way how to make your very own stoneware mug.  After the class the mugs will need to dry for approximately 2 weeks and be fired in the kiln before glazes may be added.  You can come back and glaze them yourselves or we can glaze them for you (both and no additional cost)  This class is for 2 handmade mugs.

Come and get you hands a little dirty and learn how to make your own mugs!!

Photographing Eagles and other Central Illinois Raptors

As part of Eagles and Central Illinois Raptors-Sacred Flight, photographer Julie Dodge will share her beautiful images along with tips on where to look for local raptors, give details about the Mississippi flyway, share how to make a yard a bird sanctuary and how central Illinoisans can help prevent the hundreds of raptor deaths that occur each year in our state. Eagles and Central Illinois Raptors-Sacred Flight also features the mosaic jewelry of Linda Webb and carvings of Pat Cofield.

Event organized by Creative Soul

My 3 Gnomies Painting Class

Create a beautiful gnome canvas with us! One of our amazing artists will walk you step by step on how to create this cute and charming painting. $30/person 16x20 canvas size. $45/person 16X20on wood,

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.

Build Your Own Gnomie

Hangin' with your Gnomies at Art at the Bodega!  We're going to roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty and make some really awesome gnomes out of clay! We'll provide all of the materials, tools and instruction, and you get to have all of the fun hand sculpting your very own Nordic Gnome. During this class, you will sculpt your gnome and leave it with us to dry and be fired. You can then come back to the studio at a time that is convenient for you to paint him. We'll fire him again, and then he'll be ready to go home with you.

PSO - Soundbites: "Hot Club Jazz" with The Romaniacs

This SoundBites is entitled “Hot Club Jazz”—but it’s also one of the coolest SoundBites the PSO has ever produced! With the Romaniacs performing the music of Roma Jazz legend Django Reinhardt, you’ll feel like you are actually in 1930’s Paris at Django’s club.

You can watch this on WTVP 47.1 at 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 24.

And if you enjoy this performance, don’t miss our February 13 concert, “Romance,” featuring the Romaniacs! This concert will air on February 13 at 8:00 PM on WTVP World 47.3.