Events Calendar

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KIWANIS Flapjack Fundraiser! 8:00 am
KIWANIS Flapjack Fundraiser! @ Pekin Applebee's
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Join the Kiwanis Club of Pekin for a Flapjack FUNdraiser on Saturday, April 1, 2017! We will be serving breakfast, including pancakes with butter and syrup, bacon and a beverage (OJ, coffee, soda or tea). Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Kiwanian or by emailing PekinKiwanis1@gmail.com. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance at this Continue Reading
Strider Bike Experience from Pekin Park District 8:00 am
Strider Bike Experience from Pekin Park District @ Pekin Memorial Arena
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Pekin Park District and Strider Bikes Company are excited to bring the Strider experience to our young future riders. Strider Bikes has graciously donated 7 Strider beginner bikes (appropriate size for 2-5 years old). If your little one can walk they can ride a Strider. What is a Strider Balance Bike? Balance bikes are a very simple bike designed to Continue Reading
Pekin Business Showcase at the 2017 Pekin Kid’s Experience 10:00 am
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Pekin Park District Recreational Soccer
Pekin Park District Recreational Soccer @ Pekin Park District
Apr 4 all-day
Soccer offers a great way for a child to get in top physical shape through participation in a youth sport while having fun in a team setting.  Playing soccer improves flexibility, cardiovascular capability, and body composition.  Soccer players also develop a sense of self-confidence and increased social skills. Studies have shown that children who play competitive sports generally also perform Continue Reading
Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course 7:30 pm
Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course @ Classical Dance Academy
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 for single or $35 for couples! Dates: Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th In this four (4) dance course we will be teaching the basic movement of the following Ballroom Dance styles. The Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. This is great for people getting married in the fall or just want to have a fun activity Continue Reading
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Potawatomi Trail Run at McNaughton Park 7:11 pm
Potawatomi Trail Run at McNaughton Park @ McNaughton Park
Apr 6 @ 7:11 pm – Apr 9 @ 8:11 pm
Ultra runners come to McNaughton Park in April for some serious hill running. Choose 50, 100, 150 and new for 2015, a 200 mile trail run guaranteed to make your quads burn!
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Just Desserts Murder Mystery with Artistic Community Theatre 7:00 pm
Just Desserts Murder Mystery with Artistic Community Theatre @ The Mansion on Walnut
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Judge Reginald P. Cogsworth, a curmudgeon who hates sweets, is judging a charity bakeoff, albeit grudgingly. Countless entries have been whittled down to three: a tart submitted by Lucy "Scooter" Bright, owner of a nail salon; a Depression-era style cake by Edna Mae Carter, the local librarian; and a rich torte created by Margaret Mason, a local society lady. In Continue Reading
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Artistic Community Theatre’s ‘Just Desserts’ 2:00 pm
Artistic Community Theatre’s ‘Just Desserts’ @ Pekin Public Library
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Artistic Community Theater performs 'Just Desserts.' Judge Reginald P. Cogsworth, a curmudgeon who hates sweets, is judging a charity bakeoff, albeit grudgingly. Countless entries have been whittled down to three: a tart submitted by Lucy "Scooter" Bright, owner of a nail salon; a Depression-era style cake by Edna Mae Carter, the local librarian; and a rich torte created by Margaret Continue Reading
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Pekin Park District’s Camp Soldwedel Easter Break Escape 7:00 am
Pekin Park District’s Camp Soldwedel Easter Break Escape @ Soldwedel Camp
Apr 10 @ 7:00 am – Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm
If you are looking for ways to keep your child's imagination fueled while on school break, our Easter Break Escape is the place to be. Children participate in activities with experienced counselors including, crafts, games, field trips, nature hikes and lots of playing outdoors. Field trips, breakfast and snacks are included in the fee, but please bring a lunch. Dates: Continue Reading
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Unremembered: A History of the Famously Interesting and Mostly Forgotten 7:00 pm
Unremembered: A History of the Famously Interesting and Mostly Forgotten @ General monthly meeting
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm
Ken Zurski author of The Wreck of the Columbia will speak about the creation of his blog Unremembered : A History of the Famously Interesting and Mostly Forgotten
Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course 7:30 pm
Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course @ Classical Dance Academy
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 for single or $35 for couples! Dates: Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th In this four (4) dance course we will be teaching the basic movement of the following Ballroom Dance styles. The Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. This is great for people getting married in the fall or just want to have a fun activity Continue Reading
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Hand Lettering Art Class for Business 6:00 pm
Hand Lettering Art Class for Business @ The Pekin Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn tools, techniques, and tips to apply hand lettering to your business including the appropriateness of lettering, choosing a style, the basics of lettering, and a variety of applications.
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Pizza and Painting at The Pekin Academy of Fine Arts 6:00 pm
Pizza and Painting at The Pekin Academy of Fine Arts @ The Pekin Academy of FIne Arts
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us to paint a Easter themed Canvas while enjoying Pizza and Music! This class will be held in the Lower Level of The Mason Building.
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Canvas & Donuts Painting Class 10:00 am
Canvas & Donuts Painting Class @ The Pekin Academy of FIn Arts
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This class will be held in the lower level of The Mason Building. Come join us to paint while enjoying donuts and milk! Ages 5-10. Parents must attend with student.
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Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course 7:30 pm
Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course @ Classical Dance Academy
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 for single or $35 for couples! Dates: Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th In this four (4) dance course we will be teaching the basic movement of the following Ballroom Dance styles. The Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. This is great for people getting married in the fall or just want to have a fun activity Continue Reading
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Recycling/Paper Shredding Day 9:00 am
Recycling/Paper Shredding Day @ St. Joseph School
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Joseph School's Parents Club is hosting a paper recycling/shredding day - for $5, you can bring as much paper as you want and have it securely shredded and disposed of, courtesy of Iron Mountain Paper Shredding.
St. Joseph’s Earth Day Recycling/Paper Shredding Day 9:00 am
St. Joseph’s Earth Day Recycling/Paper Shredding Day @ St. Joseph's School
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Joseph's Earth Day Recycling/Paper Shredding Day @ St. Joseph's School | Pekin | Illinois | United States
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Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble Concert 3:00 pm
Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble Concert @ St. Paul United Church of Christ
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm
The Windy City comes to Pekin! The Chicago Gargoyle Brass will be offering one of its world-class performances to our community to help St. Paul UCC celebrate the 35th anniversary of its pipe organ. This ensemble features a large brass section accompanied by 4 tympani drums and the organ, offering a unique musical experience in an ornate, historic local setting.
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Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course 7:30 pm
Beginner Ballroom Dance Class. Four (4) Week Course @ Classical Dance Academy
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $25 for single or $35 for couples! Dates: Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th In this four (4) dance course we will be teaching the basic movement of the following Ballroom Dance styles. The Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. This is great for people getting married in the fall or just want to have a fun activity Continue Reading
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Summer SkinCare Strategies 12:00 pm
Summer SkinCare Strategies @ Innovative Medical Therapies
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for our next Lunch N Learn at Innovative Medical Therapies, entitled Summer Skincare Strategies. These are 1 hour lunchtime informational sessions on topics pertaining to lasers, skincare, aesthetics, health and well being. Our next one will be on Wednesday, April 26 from 12:00 – 1:00 and we’ll talk about Summer Skincare Strategies! Come learn how to maximize and Continue Reading
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Stand Against Racism 12:00 pm
Stand Against Racism @ Tazewell County Courthouse Lawn
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Join us for a program that will include performances from Peoria High School students, comments from City of Pekin leaders, and a reading of the Pledge Against Racism. The goal of the event is to raise awareness that racism still exists in our community and that it should not be ignored or tolerated.
Rotary Park Arbor Day 5:00 pm
Rotary Park Arbor Day @ Rotary Park
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rotary Park Arbor Day @ Rotary Park | Pekin | Illinois | United States
Fourth Friday 6:00 pm
Fourth Friday @ Mansion On Walnut
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Genealogy 1 on 1 9:30 am
Genealogy 1 on 1 @ Pekin Public Library
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
One-on-One appointments are available to discuss your genealogical journey with our local history expert. Whether you are just getting started, or you have run into a problem with your family tree, we can help you find resources. Just want to share an interesting story? We would love to hear that too! Please call the library at 347-7111 to set a Continue Reading
Girl’s Nite Out 5:00 pm
Girl’s Nite Out @ Avanti's Dome
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Girl’s Night Out Featuring: Multiple LuLaRoe Dealers, Make Up, Hair, Nails, Jewelry Designers/Vendors, Appetizers, and a Cash Bar!
Vino Van Gogh Paint – Eat – Drink and Be Merry 5:00 pm
Vino Van Gogh Paint – Eat – Drink and Be Merry @ Mauries Fine Candy Coffee Ice Cream and Cafe
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and bring your favorite adult beverage or enjoy a coffee or ice cream while you paint, relax and enjoy the evening creating a master piece.
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