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Week of October 27, 2019

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Night of the Climbing Dead at First Ascent Peoria
Night of the Climbing Dead at First Ascent Peoria

Join First Ascent for a night of frightful climbing during Night of the Climbing Dead from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

There will be a Haunted Hangs contest, Whip-or-Treat and plenty of spooky snacks to go around.

Climbing-friendly costumes are encouraged!


RCO Fun Run! with Running Central
RCO Fun Run! with Running Central

Join us every Wednesday night for a free family-friendly fun run! All levels welcome, including walkers. Be sure to bring your lights and reflective gear. Run a few miles, and meet us back at RCO for water, other beverages and camaraderie!


First Friday Artists' Studio Tours
First Friday Artists' Studio Tours

On the First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, join us for an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations. Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors. The tour includes twelve locations and spans a breadth of artistic media. Come, enjoy the unique efforts of creative and talented artists living and working in Central Illinois. For more information, visit www.peoriafirstfriday.com

Live at the Five Spot
Live at the Five Spot

Enjoy live music from local and regional bands every Friday at the Contemporary Art Center.  Tonight features Cousin Eddie. For a complete schedule, visit www.peoriacac.org

Admission is $8 for members ($12 for nonmembers), $7 for student & senior members ($11 for student & senior nonmembers).  Students with valid school ID & seniors age 65 & older.

Live at the Five Spot followed by Salsa lessons and dancing on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month ~  8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.  Visit www.peoriacac.org for more details.

Run309 Saturday Fun Run Public at Running Central
Run309 Saturday Fun Run Public at Running Central

Meet at RC Outfitters on Saturday morning for a free fun run/walk! All levels are welcome, and our events are family-friendly!


Yoga for All: Free Public Yoga
Yoga for All: Free Public Yoga

Join us for Yoga For All, First Ascent's FREE monthly 75-minute morning yoga class featuring a guest teacher from the Peoria yoga community or beyond. Taught on the climbing gym floor, yoga practitioners can spread their mats out and breathe under the indoor canyons of First Ascent before climbers are allowed into the gym. All levels are welcome! Practitioners may stay and climb after (details below). Note: Climbing does not open until 10 am.

Time: 830am-945am (doors open at 815am; doors close as soon as class starts)
Cost: FREE!!! (stay after to climb and get a half price Day Pass)
What To Bring: yoga mat (limited number of mats available to borrow), towel and water bottle. Please fill out a waiver online before coming to class.

For tickets and more info: https://firstascentclimbing.com/peoria/fitness/peoria-yoga-classes/?fbclid=IwAR2bBsTiC1AToNRWyfsKkyszozDFphGIafH3MaEZHD0ychnnYLkcD7482Ec

10th Annual FamilyCore Bowling Fundraiser
10th Annual FamilyCore Bowling Fundraiser

Enjoy bowling, food, silent auction, prizes, and compete to be the top team! Proceeds benefit services to single parents in the Tri-County Area.

Event begins at Noon
$100 for a team of 4 (2 games, shoes included)
$30 for individuals (2 games, shoes included)

Wear your bowling attire - bowling shirts or t-shirts with your team name!

We will also have a donation box available for collection of household items and hygiene products for our single parents.

Contact Veronica Stalter at vstalter@familycore.org or call 676-2400 with inquiries

Much like trying to clap with only one hand, being a single parent is not easy! FamilyCore lends a hand by helping single parents learn to communicate effectively, discipline appropriately, apply good child development techniques, use self-care practices and connect to resources.

“Toby helped me get the resources when I needed them, and was a listener during a dark time.
She provided guidance and wisdom that I will be forever grateful for.”
– FamilyCore Single Parent Client

1st Annual Contemporary Art Center Bridal Expo
1st Annual Contemporary Art Center Bridal Expo

1st CAC Bridal Expo
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: Noon - 4pm
Free Event

At the Contemporary Art Center’s Bridal Expo brides can learn about renting our room, the beautiful Preston Jackson Gallery, for their special day and meet other wedding service providers all in one place. Vendors participating are Caterers, Cake Shops, Florist, Photographers, Lighting, Sound, Bakeries and Fashion.
Mark Your Calendars! ~ More information to come:  https://www.facebook.com/events/378607546365331/

Spirit of Peoria Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
Spirit of Peoria Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Who done it? And why? This interactive cruise is more than a shot in the dark. The cast of the Champaign Urbana Theatre Co will dine and mingle with you as the mystery unfolds! Price includes a Prime Rib buffet, entertainment and the cruise. Cash bar available. Vegetarian meal available upon request. Ask about our group rates. Boarding: 6pm Dinner 6:30pm Cruise: 7-9pm

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