- Every Thursday – 3 PM – 5 PM. LET’S PLAY BRIDGE – Bridge Lessons at Carver Center- Bill Jackson, a certified master teacher, will teach you how to play bridge. FREE.
- Carver Center – Free Mentoring – 100 Black Men mentoring program is held every Wednesday at 4:30-5:30.
Mentoring for boys & girls ages 8-18.
- Wednesday Jazz Nights Open Jam – at Bradley Fieldhouse – Every Wednesday until January 9, 2019. Join the Fieldhouse house band for monthly open jazz jam on the second Wednesday of every month.Bring your horn, guitar or whatever you want to play, call a tune or two and join Andy Greiner among others on stage. Or, sit back, relax and order some food and drink and enjoy the house band’s original tunes and standards. Every drink comes with a free straw.
- BLACK BUSINESS ALLIANCE PEORIA CHAPTER – Meeting the first Monday of each month @ 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at 919 S. Matthew Street.
FREE TEEN REACH AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM =Now enrolling new students. Teen reach Program will be from 3-6pm. FREE TO ALL STUDENTS, YMCA members and non members For youth ages 10-16 or 5th-10 grades. Focus on academic assistance, life skills, mentoring, S.T.E., career exploration, and recreation (FUN). After school hours are 3-6pm on half days and on most days when school is not in session. Carver Community Center. Transportation: when available – free transport from Calvin Coolidge, Roosevelt, Manual Trewyn Middle School – Contact John Mabon, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-692-7631 ext. 223.
General Membership Meeting – Lincoln Branch Library – Every third Saturday of the month at 11:30 Southside Community United for Change Holds its general membership meeting. During the meeting we have speakers come and share information effecting the residents, businesses, and community organizations on the Southside of Peoria and throughout the city. You can become a member of SCUC for a yearly membership fee of $15. All residents of Peoria are welcome to become a member. We also provide lunch at each monthly meeting. WWW.www.Scucpeoria.org
- Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 7:30 PM – 9 PM – ICC Performing Arts Center – 20th Anniversary celebration of the Heritage Ensemble – Theme: Celebration of the Vision – Activities will include an historical reflection of the development of the vision as established through the life and activities of Mrs. Sharon S. Reed. The impact of her commitment to the lives of others and her community will be blended with the impact of the challenges of Dr. King in this celebration.
- Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 18-20, 2019 at JUKEBOX COMEDY CLUB – Janelle James – Friday & Saturday shows @ 7:30 & 9:45 PM and a Sunday show at 7: 30 PM. All shows are $15.
- Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 11am-12pm @ Gateway Park – Peoria’s third annual Women’s March event – speakers, issues, music, and inspiration to sustain us in moving forward to support the rights of women and to fight for the empowerment of women everywhere. Bring your signs and your energy. Hosted by Peoria, IL – National Organization for Women, Tazewell-Woodford National Organization for Women, Heart of Illinois Group Sierra Club, ACLU of IL. – Peoria Area Chapter, Change Peoria, Black Justice Project, and Indivisible Peoria Area.
- Sunday, January 20, 2019 – 3 – 4:30 PM – CHANGE – GIRLS MATTER ORGANIZATION -1st. meeting – Lincoln Branch Peoria Public Library – Please join us for our first meeting for C.H.A.N.G.E. If you are young girl between the ages of 11-17 and live in the Peoria area, this meeting is for you. Founder – Towanna Wyatt – Co-Founder – Tammi Evans Faulkner.
- Monday, January 21, 2019 – 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon at Peoria Civic Center -Featuring luncheon keynote speaker Valerie Jarrett – Tickets: www.mlkluncheon.com.
- Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 6-8 PM – P-TOWN SOUP WINTER 2019
Ward Chapel AME Church – All Peoria citizens are invited to this amazing, innovative way to improve their community. PCAV will host a meal at no cost to those who attend, which includes soups, side dishes, desserts and drinks. A donation of $5 per person is requested. All citizens are invited. Please contact Soup Chair Sharon Draper with more at Sharon.email@example.com .
- Thursday, January 31, 2019 6pm-8pm – Meet the Candidates for City Council AT Large at St. Paul Baptist Church. Please come out and meet the candidates running for the City Council At Large primary.
- Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 8 PM; Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:15 & 9:45 PM; Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:15 & 9:45 PM; – JUKEBOX COMEDY CLUB
Tim Meadows Special Event – It’s been over 3 years since his last Jukebox appearance. All tickets are $20.
- Friday, February 8, 2018 – 7:00-11:00 PM – Dexter O’Neal & Funkyard at Rumberger’s Wings – You packed this place last time we played there…Lets do it again.
- Saturday, February 9, 2019 – HAMILTON THE MUSICAL – CIBC Theatre in Chicago – Peoria Charter Coach – For more information call Rose Jordan at 1-800-488-0572 ext. 130. Cost $180 per person – must pay at time you make reservations. Lower balcony seating. Depart Peoria @ 6:15 AM, Arrive Chicago @ 10:30 AM – Showtime 1:30 PM , Depart Chicago at 4:45 PM, Arrive Peoria at approximately 9:45 PM.
- Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 6 -8:30 PM @ Packard Plaza – An evening of musical expressions of love songs performed by ten distinguished artists: Kelsey Young, Cleo Dailey, Sarah Mooberry, Bobby B Joe Foster, Alison Hanna, Anthony Hendricks, Pastor Deveraux Hubbard, Dexter O’Neal, Jamika Welch, and Juanita Williams. Music by Courtez D. Banks. Cash bar There are two show times and doors will open 15 minutes prior to both the 6:00pm and 8:30 pm shows. With the well-known Comedian Jason Jenkins being our M.C. for the evening and limited seating. You don’t want to miss this. For tickets please call 309-550-1955 or 309-750-7904. Tickets $20 – also available at www.Eventbrite.com .
- Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – 4:30 – 7:00 PM – Dream Center –
Tickets $10 – sold by Eventbrite. An evening where local restaurants come together for a cause. Come sip some of Peoria’s best soups while supporting the hundreds of guests and residents of Dream Center Peoria. Soup and Soul raises money to fund the various programs and events at Dream Center Peoria, and your involvement helps make it possible for us to do what we do. Most importantly, this night helps us connect with people in this city who want to make an impact on families living in poverty, staring with kids and youth. Participating restaurants include: Biaggi’s; 2Chez; Cracked Pepper, Olive garden, Pottstown Deli, Barrack’s Hospitality. Tickets $10 sold by www.Eventbrite.com.
- SAVE THE DATE – Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11 AM – Saturday, March 16. 2018 at 9 PM – 2019 IHSA Class 3A & 4A boys Basketball State Finals – Peoria Civic Center – Tickets: www.peoriaciviccenter.com.
- SAVE THE DATE – Friday, March 29, 2019 6pm-10pm – Uncorked – Hult Center Benefit @Paradice Hotel Casino – Tickets purchased before March 1st are $50, after March 1st tickets are $75. Tickets will go on sale January 1st.
- Saturday, March 30, 2019 – HAMILTON THE MUSICAL – CIBC Theatre in Chicago – Peoria Charter Coach – For more information call Rose Jordan at 1-800-488-0572 ext. 130. Cost $180 per person – must pay at time you make reservations. Lower balcony seating. Depart Peoria @ 6:15 AM, Arrive Chicago @ 10:30 AM – Showtime 1:30 PM , Depart Chicago at 4:45 PM, Arrive Peoria at approximately 9:45 PM.
- Saturday, April 27, 2019 – HAMILTON THE MUSICAL – CIBC Theatre in Chicago – Peoria Charter Coach – For more information call Rose Jordan at 1-800-488-0572 ext. 130. Cost $180 per person – must pay at time you make reservations. Lower balcony seating. Depart Peoria @ 6:15 AM, Arrive Chicago @ 10:30 AM – Showtime 1:30 PM , Depart Chicago at 4:45 PM, Arrive Peoria at approximately 9:45 PM.
- Saturday, May 4, 2019 – HAMILTON THE MUSICAL – CIBC Theatre in Chicago – Peoria Charter Coach – For more information call Rose Jordan at 1-800-488-0572 ext. 130. Cost $180 per person – must pay at time you make reservations. Lower balcony seating. Depart Peoria @ 6:15 AM, Arrive Chicago @ 10:30 AM – Showtime 1:30 PM , Depart Chicago at 4:45 PM, Arrive Peoria at approximately 9:45 PM.
- Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CRYSTAL
(check Civic Center website for more dates) – Tickets for this event sold by www.Ticketmaster.com.