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    Proctor Center Community Health Fair 10:00 am
    Proctor Center Community Health ... @ Proctor Center
    Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Being and staying healthy is something that we should think about everyday, but sometimes we just don’t know who to talk to or where to go.  Well, Proctor Center’s Health Fair is the place to be! Increase your awareness about … Continued
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    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays in October 5:00 pm
    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays...
    Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    OCTOBER 2 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER! Thursdays in October (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30) 5:00-7:00 pm • $6/age 11+, $4/age 3-10 or $25 max/family in same household Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For … Continued
    Zoobrew & Wine, Too! 5:30 pm
    Zoobrew & Wine, Too! @ Peoria Zoo
    Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Zoobrew & Wine, Too! @ Peoria Zoo | Peoria | Illinois | United States
    This wildly popular event is returning to the Zoo again in October. Guests sample a wide variety of beers and wines during this fun fall evening. Enjoy drink tastings, appetizers from local restaurants, tours of the Africa! exhibit, live music, and special … Continued
    Chinquapin Ghost Stories Concert 7:00 pm
    Chinquapin Ghost Stories Concert @ Camp Wokanda
    Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Thursday: 10/2, 7-9 pm,  $5//person; $20/family Come enjoy music and tales that start out light and get scarier as the night goes on. Follow the lights to our outdoor amphitheater.
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    PNC Worldwide Day of Play 11:00 am
    PNC Worldwide Day of Play @ Glen Oak Park
    Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    PNC Worldwide Day of Play @ Glen Oak Park
    FREE!  ENTERTAINMENT 11:30 am       Julie K Performance 12:30 pm CCT’s Cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. 1:00 pm PICK Percussions 1:30 pm Peoria POPs Dixieland   FREE! Touch A Truck Where children get up close and personal with … Continued
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    Fall Color Walks 1:30 pm
    Fall Color Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 10/5 and 10/19  1:30 pm   All Ages Enjoy the tapestry of fall color and other seasonal changes on these naturalist-guided tours.
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    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays in October 5:00 pm
    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays...
    Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    OCTOBER 2 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER! Thursdays in October (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30) 5:00-7:00 pm • $6/age 11+, $4/age 3-10 or $25 max/family in same household Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For … Continued
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    Howl-Zoo-Ween 5:30 pm
    Howl-Zoo-Ween @ Peoria Zoo
    Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Howl-Zoo-Ween @ Peoria Zoo | Peoria | Illinois | United States
    Calling all ghosts & ghouls! Join us for our annual Howl-Zoo-Ween event. With a Trick-or-Treat Trail through Africa!, magic shows, a costume contest at 7 pm each night and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event. … Continued
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    Howl-Zoo-Ween 5:30 pm
    Howl-Zoo-Ween @ Peoria Zoo
    Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Howl-Zoo-Ween @ Peoria Zoo | Peoria | Illinois | United States
    Calling all ghosts & ghouls! Join us for our annual Howl-Zoo-Ween event. With a Trick-or-Treat Trail through Africa!, magic shows, a costume contest at 7 pm each night and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event. … Continued
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    Nature Photography Contest and Show: Entries Due October 12 9:00 am
    Nature Photography Contest and S... @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Celebrate the beauty of nature by joining in this late summer and fall photography contest. Categories include Wildlife, Nature Landscape/Scene, Close-up Flora, Digitally Altered and Young Shutterbugs (12 & under). Prizes for first and second place winners in each division. … Continued
    Fantastic Bat Houses 3:00 pm
    Fantastic Bat Houses @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Sunday, 10/12 • 3-5 pm • 8+ Fee-Member/NM: $13/$15 Have you ever wanted a more environmentally friendly bug control method? Bats are a great way to control the bug population near your home. Come learn about bats in Illinois and … Continued
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    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays in October 5:00 pm
    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays...
    Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    OCTOBER 2 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER! Thursdays in October (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30) 5:00-7:00 pm • $6/age 11+, $4/age 3-10 or $25 max/family in same household Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For … Continued
    You’ve Been Boo’d Haunted House 6:30 pm
    You’ve Been Boo’d Haunted House @ Proctor Center
    Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    We have the only south side haunted house with the most creepy, crawly, horrifying things imaginable. We will also have a toddler room if your toddler wants to just color or eat snacks that we provide. Get on your best … Continued
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    Chrysanthemum Show “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 10:00 am
    Chrysanthemum Show “The Nightmar... @ Luthy Botanical Garden
    Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday, 10/17 – Sunday, 11/9 Bring the kids to enjoy a spectacular showing of fall color and maybe even spot the “Jack!” Packed with hundreds of mums, this event makes a great escape from the fall chill in the air … Continued
    You’ve Been Boo’d Haunted House 6:30 pm
    You’ve Been Boo’d Haunted House @ Proctor Center
    Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    We have the only south side haunted house with the most creepy, crawly, horrifying things imaginable. We will also have a toddler room if your toddler wants to just color or eat snacks that we provide. Get on your best … Continued
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    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book Sale 10:00 am
    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book... @ Noble Center for Park Administration
    Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Book Court  Semi-Annual Used Book Sale! October 18-22, 2014 Noble Center for Park Administration 1125 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park (former Lakeview Museum Building The Book Sale will be held in the Noble Center’s large downstairs auditorium!) Thousands of … Continued
    Scary Plants 2:00 pm
    Scary Plants @ Peoria Zoo
    Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Saturday, 10/18 • 2-3:30 pm Fee-$7.50/Peoria Zoo & Luthy Botanical Garden Members -$15/Non-members Register by calling Peoria Zoo Within nature, there are many spooky creatures and seriously dangerous, even frightening, plants. In the spirit of Howl-Zoo-Ween and the Chrysanthemum Show … Continued
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    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book Sale 12:00 pm
    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book... @ Noble Center for Park Administration
    Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Book Court  Semi-Annual Used Book Sale! October 18-22, 2014 Noble Center for Park Administration 1125 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park (former Lakeview Museum Building The Book Sale will be held in the Noble Center’s large downstairs auditorium!) Thousands of … Continued
    Fall Color Walks 1:30 pm
    Fall Color Walks @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Su: 10/5 and 10/19  1:30 pm   All Ages Enjoy the tapestry of fall color and other seasonal changes on these naturalist-guided tours.
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    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book Sale 10:00 am
    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book... @ Noble Center for Park Administration
    Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Book Court  Semi-Annual Used Book Sale! October 18-22, 2014 Noble Center for Park Administration 1125 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park (former Lakeview Museum Building The Book Sale will be held in the Noble Center’s large downstairs auditorium!) Thousands of … Continued
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    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book Sale 10:00 am
    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book... @ Noble Center for Park Administration
    Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Book Court  Semi-Annual Used Book Sale! October 18-22, 2014 Noble Center for Park Administration 1125 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park (former Lakeview Museum Building The Book Sale will be held in the Noble Center’s large downstairs auditorium!) Thousands of … Continued
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    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book Sale 10:00 am
    Book Court Semi-Annual Used Book... @ Noble Center for Park Administration
    Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Book Court  Semi-Annual Used Book Sale! October 18-22, 2014 Noble Center for Park Administration 1125 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park (former Lakeview Museum Building The Book Sale will be held in the Noble Center’s large downstairs auditorium!) Thousands of … Continued
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    Ecological Restoration Workdays at Tawny Oaks 9:00 am
    Ecological Restoration Workdays ... @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Please join us at the Park District’s newest prairie planting to aid in the restoration efforts! There will be a short briefing about the work taking place at Tawny Oaks, the importance of restoration work, and how to complete the … Continued
    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays in October 5:00 pm
    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays...
    Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    OCTOBER 2 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER! Thursdays in October (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30) 5:00-7:00 pm • $6/age 11+, $4/age 3-10 or $25 max/family in same household Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For … Continued
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    Spooktacular Swim Meet 8:00 am
    Spooktacular Swim Meet @ Central Park Pool
    Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Creatures of the Night 6:30 pm
    Creatures of the Night @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    F: 10/24 • $3/child, $2/adult 6:30 pm – Not So Scary Hike (ages 7 & under) 7:30 pm – Slightly Spooky Hike Summon your courage to walk through the dark forest filled with the sounds of night creatures. Learn about … Continued
    Barn Dance 7:00 pm
    Barn Dance @ Camp Wokanda
    Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Fr: 10/24, 7-10 pm, $5/person; $20/family Come on back for our second barn dance of the year as Jim Hicks and Peggy Holmes keep your feet moving throughout the night. All skill levels are welcome. Follow the lantern-lit path to … Continued
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    Spooktacular Swim Meet 8:00 am
    Spooktacular Swim Meet @ Central Park Pool
    Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Habitat Restoration Workdays 10:00 am
    Habitat Restoration Workdays @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Sa: 10/25 • Seed Collection Sa: 11/8 • Honeysuckle Removal 10 am-12 pm • Ages 16+ Help us to maintain Forest Park’s ecological integrity at these habitat restoration workdays. There will be a short talk before work begins explaining what … Continued
    River Spirit Flute Circle 1:00 pm
    River Spirit Flute Circle @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Sa: 9/27, 10/25, 11/22, 12/20 1:00-2:00 pm • All ages Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing this beautiful wooden instrument. All levels are welcome and the circle is open to the public. No previous … Continued
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    Spooktacular Swim Meet 8:00 am
    Spooktacular Swim Meet @ Central Park Pool
    Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Pioneer Days 1:00 pm
    Pioneer Days @ Sommer Park
    Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Step back in time and experience 19th Century life in rural Peoria County AUGUST 31: Weaving-Wool Dying SEPTEMBER 28: Barn Dance OCTOBER 26: Butter Churning 1-4 pm $2.25/PERSON 4 & UP ACTIVITIES AT THE HOMESTEAD, BARN, BLACKSMITH SHOP AND SCHOOLHOUSE … Continued
    The Fascinating World of Fungi 1:30 pm
    The Fascinating World of Fungi @ Forest Park Nature Center
    Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Su: 10/26 • 1:30-3 pm Join us for a FREE presentation by Sam Landes, a board member of both the Mushroom Club of Georgia and the North American Mycological Society. Learn interesting facts about fungi and mushrooms while viewing pictures … Continued
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    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays in October 5:00 pm
    Hayrides and Hotdogs – Thursdays...
    Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    OCTOBER 2 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER! Thursdays in October (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30) 5:00-7:00 pm • $6/age 11+, $4/age 3-10 or $25 max/family in same household Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For … Continued
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    Trunk or Treat 5:00 pm
    Trunk or Treat @ Proctor Center
    Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Come celebrate Halloween the fun, safe way at Proctor Center’s Trunk or Treat. We will block off an entire block around Proctor, put cars together,  then open the trunks to reveal Halloween-themed decorations. Kids can walk from trunk to trunk … Continued
    Halloween Party 5:30 pm
    Halloween Party @ Franciscan Recreation Complex
    Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Halloween Party  @ Franciscan Recreation Complex
    Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom! Don’t take your bag on the street; come instead to our place for tricks and treats!  Costume contest at 6:30 pm. Carnival games, crafts, Fun on the Run bounce … Continued