Thursday, October 22, 2009

On the town

Wondering what to do this weekend? Here are some upcoming events planned in the Peoria area:

Wine Flight Fridays October 23 — Two25 4:30-11:30 p.m.

Wildlife Scary Park October 23, 24 and 25 — Wildlife Prairie State Park from 5-9 p.m. $6.50 per person, $4.50 for park members, free for ages 1 and under.

You've Been Boo'd Haunted House October 23 — 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Proctor Recreation Center. $2/Peoria Park District members, $3/nonmembers.

Resurrect the Elms in El Paso October 24 — 301 W. Main Street, El Paso. Day tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 via PayPal. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the restoration of the Elms. Originally The Wathen House Italianate Home dating back to 1856 and Elms Restaurant opened in 1937 by Zilpha Morgan. Call 309-846-4306 or email

Zombie Crawl at the Bowen Building October 24 — Groups of zombies will be set up at different locations to start from and then will converge on the Bowen (old state hospital).
Afterwards, enjoy a bonfire outside of the Bowen. Check in will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the walk officially kicking off at 4:30 p.m. Pre‐register online for $10 at www.peoria‐ or at the event for $15.

The Peoria Rivermen take on the Rockford IceHogs October 24 — 7 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center Arena. Tickets are $15 and $20.

"Crooks and Characters" October 24 — presented by Peoria Prairie Tellers Storytelling Guild, 7-9 p.m. at the Peoria Contemporary Arts Center. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Call 309-691-0508.

Tim Slagle October 23 and 24 — Mason City Limits. Call 217-482-5233 or visit

Mike Armstrong October 23 and 24 — Jukebox Comedy Club. Call 309-673-5853 or visit

Rumors October 23, 24 and 25 — Conklin's Barn II. For Reservations call 309-965-2545.

1 comment:

Amy Kennard said...

Also, ci|creative, a non-profit group whose mission is to cultivate resources, opportunity, connection and education to attract and retain the creative community within Central Illinois, is hosting an Autumn Jewelry and Art Fair. Here's the details:

When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 am - 4 pm
Where: at ci|creative (space) in the Shoppes at Grand Prairie directly across from the Holocaust Memorial.

More than 10 local jewelry designers and artisans will showcase their creations including glass designs from Liz Barnes, wire wraps from Amy Furguiele, the beadworks of Janet Hill, and the stone and crystal style of Rikki Rogers. Go to for more information.