Upcoming Events

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Poinsettia Show @ Luthy Botanical Garden
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Luthy Botanical Garden, where the tropical collection blends with hundreds of poinsettias to create a wonderland unmatched anywhere in Peoria! Or, come enjoy the show at night under the warm glow of hundreds of candles while live holiday music plays. These special Candlelight Walks are Fridays and Saturdays, November 17 until December 23, from 6:00-9:00pm. Closed on November 23 & December 25. Donations appreciated.

50 Rock Fun and Fit Over 50 @ Franciscan Rec Complex
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:50 am

A wonderful low impact cardio class for men and women age 50+. This class incorporates strengthening, toning, stretching and resistance exercises with bands, balls and weights. Get fit, have fun and make new friends. Punchcards for this class can be used at all locations. No classes 5/30 or 7/4.Day Time Instructor Fee Location
M, W, F (ongoing) 8:00-8:50 am Nancy Shallenberger & Kendra Parker $3.50 drop in or $30/10 visit punch card Franciscan Rec Complex

Nature Art Show & Sale @ Forest Park Nature Center
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This art show features a diversity of media and unique artwork all created by talented local artists.

Trailhead Nature Store’s Annual Christmas Sale @ Forest Park Nature Center
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

On December 15 ONLY, all visitors will receive 10% off all purchases and members will receive 20% off all purchases.

Holiday Shop & Stroll @ Forest Park Nature Center
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This one-of-a-kind event has become a holiday tradition in central Illinois. Experience a nighttime stroll on a forest path lit with luminaries; enjoy live holiday music, storytelling and caroling; hot wassail and seasonal treats; view and/or purchase nature-related artwork from the Nature Art Show & Sale; and shop for earth-friendly and Fair Trade items at the Trailhead Nature Store. Plan time to catch your breath and experience an evening guaranteed to get you in the spirit! Perfect for all ages.