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 September 28, 2020

6-Week Pottery Series with Tyler Brandon

6-Week Pottery Series with Tyler Brandon
September 29 - November 3, 2020

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Instructor: Tyler Brandon

This class is designed for both beginners wanting to learn the basic of working with clay and more advanced students looking to take their throwing skills to the next level. Weekly demos include throwing various shapes, lids/knobs, handles, spouts, slabs and more.

Mayor's Roast of Lesley Matuszak

Mayor Jim Ardis

A "roast" of a local notable to benefit a charity of his or her choosing. Ray LaHood, John Bearce, Rex Linder and Mike McCoy were great sports through all the ribbing, and we supported some amazing local charities along the way.

Easterseals Central Illinois - Burt Mercier Memorial Claybird Classic

Burt Mercier Memorial Claybird Classic

Join us on October 1, 2020!

This premier clay bird shooting course at Oak Ridge Sportsman's Club, Mackinaw, Ill., includes 10 unique stations over natural terrain. Honoring the generosity and passion of Burt Mercier, event proceeds benefit the Burt Mercier Endowment Fund at Easterseals Timber Pointe Outdoor Center where every child, regardless of ability, has the chance to attend and enjoy camp.

The easiest way to register is to complete the online registration below.

6-Week Pottery Series with Tyler Brandon

Instructor: Tyler Brandon

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This class is designed for both beginners wanting to learn the basic of working with clay and more advanced students looking to take their throwing skills to the next level. Weekly demos include throwing various shapes, lids/knobs, handles, spouts, slabs and more.

Cost: $205

Thursday nights from 5:30 pm to 9 pm

Outdoors on the Giant Screen - Ghost Busters

Outdoors on the Giant Screen - Ghost Busters

Ghost Busters

Thu, Oct 1 | 8:00 PM

After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. 1h 47m. PG.

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Thursday, October 1 ~ 8:00 -10:00 pm

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Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 7pm day of event)

Tickets at the door*: $9-Members, $12-nonmembers (*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

Best Buddies - Champion of the Year Gala

Best Buddies - Champion of the Year Gala
October 2, 2020
Trailside Event Center, Peoria Heights
bestbuddieschampion.org/centralillinois

Champion of the Year is an annual fundraising competition organized by our staff, Event Committee and Advisory Board, featuring a select group of individuals, professionals and prominent community leaders. These philanthropic trailblazers compete to raise the most funds for Best Buddies and earn the ultimate title of Champion of the Year.

Camp Big Sky - Family Fish Fry

Camp Big Sky - Family Fish Fry
October 2, 2020
10am - 2pm
Camp Big Sky @ Bruce's Lake (17185 E. McCord Road / Fairview)

Individuals with disabilities and their families are welcome to participate in a fun filled day of fishing, boating, hayrack rides, wildlife viewing, lawn games, fall crafts, kite flying, fossil dig, nature hikes, & great food!

Peoria MORE THAN PINK Walk

Peoria MORE THAN PINK Walk
October 3, 2020
Metro Centre

Walk Site Opens 6:30 am

Opening Ceremony Begins 8:00 am

Walk Begins 8:15 am

Peoria Art Guild - Make Your Own Halloween Costume

Make Your Own Halloween Costume

Instructor: Nikki Wheeler

Department: Fiber Arts

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In this beginner to intermediate class, students will sew their own Halloween costume in the Fiber Arts room under the guidance of an instructor. In this 3-week course, students will cut, sew and finish Halloween costumes from commercial sewing patterns. 

Ages 16 and up

Southside Farmer's Market

In partnership with Southside Community United for Change, Intangible Mindz LLC, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, the city of Peoria is excited to announce a series of farmers markets based on the Southside. The Southside Farmer's Market aims to increase fresh, healthy food access in the Southside and engage neighborhood voices in the process.

The Market will operate on Saturdays, from August 22nd through October 10th, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at 210 S Western Avenue, Peoria, IL 61605.  Fresh food vendors will accept LINK and WIC for produce.

Outdoor Market

Outdoor Market
Keller Station
Saturday mornings from 8 am – 12 pm (through September and possibly October, weather permitting)

These are all local businesses that set up at no cost to promote their businesses during this challenging time.

Cycle for Hope for Ronald McDonald House Charities

The inaugural Cycle for Hope for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI®) is set for Saturday, October 3. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This new fundraising event is a great opportunity for central Illinois cyclists, of all levels, to rally together and make a difference for Peoria’s Ronald McDonald House®. Veteran cyclists or those who want to try their first spin class are all invited to participate. 

The New Hamlet

Corn Stock Theatre

The New Hamlet, a play by William Hawley Smith.

Synopsis: Based on two of William Shakespeare's classic plays. If Hamlet had married Juliet, and Romeo been wedded to Ophelia, all would have lived happily ever afterwards.

Keller Station Drive-In Movie - The Princess Bride

DATE: 10/03/2020 @ DUSK (PARKING LOT OPEN AT 7PM GATES CLOSE AT 8PM)

MOVIE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE (Copyright pending!)

SEE MAP FOR PARKING SPACES AND SELECT YOUR PARKING SPACE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU. THERE IS ONE (1) PARKING SPACE PER NIGHT.

GATE OPEN & CLOSE TIME: DUE TO SUNSET TIMES, THE GATE OPEN & CLOSE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND IT WILL BE INCLUDED IN WEEKLY EMAIL, ON EVENT PAGE, AND KELLER STATION'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

German-American Society - Schlachtfest

German-American Society - Schlachtfest
October 4, 2020
12pm - 8pm
Hickory Grove Park

Live Entertainment!
Eddie Korosa at 12:30pm
Asbury Fox at 4:00pm

Free Parking & Admission

German Beer & Food

Bonfire