Peoria County events

The Peoria Civic Center will hold the Peoria Kids Fest on Saturday, Jan. 21. (Image courtesy of Peoria Civic Center)

JAN.  20


Science of Cold Things

Friday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington


Youth aged 9-14 will explore how and why things behave differently under colder conditions. Pre-registration required. For more information or to register, call (309) 686-7000.


Howlin’ on the Water

Friday, 6-11 p.m.

The Waterhouse’s Ballroom, 316 SW Washington St., Peoria

$40 plus tax

Enjoy dinner and the Dueling Pianos. For more information, call (309) 494-9100.


Terry Grawey – Hypnohumorist

Friday, 6-10:30 p.m.

The Waterhouse’s Broadway Lounge, 316 SW Washington, Peoria


Local entertainer Terry Grawey entertains with hypnotism.  For more information, call (309) 494-9100.


JAN.  21


Zobrist Visits the Rivermen

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Peoria Civic Center Arena, 201 SW Jefferson


Chicago Cubs All-Star and World Series MVP Ben Zobrist will make a guest appearance as the Peoria Rivermen take on the Columbus Cottonmouths. Tickets available at (309) 676-1040.


Snow Science at the Museum

Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Lobby, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

Free with regular paid admission

Explore the science behind snow. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Yoga Under the Stars

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Dome Planetarium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington


Enjoy the healing benefits of a slower, more restorative paced yoga, while gazing toward the stars. Great for beginners, or those who prefer a gentle meditative practice. Advanced tickets required. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Biggest Loser Information Meeting

Saturday, 10 a.m.

Alpha Park Library, 3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville

Weigh-ins weekly, every Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Prizes awarded to the weekly “losers.” Registration required by calling (309) 697-3822, ext. 13.


Peoria Kids Fest

Saturday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall D., 201 SW Jefferson Ave.

$7; kids under 3 admitted free

Attractions include Fun on the Run Inflatables, rock climbing, games, and door prizes. For more information, visit


JAN.  22


PSO – Gershwin Matinee

Sunday, 3 p.m.

Peoria Civic Center Theater, 201 SW Jefferson Ave.

$38-$84; students $18

Pianist Will Martin will join the Peoria Symphony Orchestra to perform Gershwin classics. For more information, call (309) 671-1096.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, 4 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1420 W. Moss, Peoria

Free (donations appreciated)

Jazz musician Dave Hoffman will perform. For more information, visit,


Natural Basket Weaving

Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Drive, Peoria Hts.


Class for ages 12 and older will teach the basics of basket weaving. All materials provided. Pre-registration required by calling (309) 686-3360.


JAN.  23


Teen Book Club at Alpha Park Library

Monday, 7 p.m.

3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville


Teens aged 12 and up will discuss the book “The Star Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshu. Get a copy of the book at the library. For more information, call (309) 697-3822.


JAN.  25


Team Trivia and Open Stage Night at Limelight

Wednesday, 5-11 p.m.

Limelight Eventplex, 8102 N. University St., Peoria

Free admission and free to play! Drink Specials and some great local talent. For more information, call (309) 693-1234.



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