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New Exhibit Now Open! Fossils Rock

October 12 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 4:00 pm

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum is proud to announce its first NEW permanent exhibit, Fossils Rock! Fossils Rock will transform our existing Sand Porch into a natural history space featuring fossils, minerals, and a life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. Visitors will travel through time and embark on a prehistoric expedition! Children will learn and practice the habits of mind critical to scientists: sorting and classifying, careful observation, and critical comparison.  Become a paleontologist, paleoartist, or a collections manager through digging,…

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49th Annual Turkey Trot

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November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us rain, shine, or snow for Peoria's oldest running race, a 4 mile run through Detweiller Park. The top two finishers in each division receive a trophy and a turkey, compliments of Kroger. All entrants receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt. A 1/2 mile youth fun-run will take place immediately before the start of the run. Register at Noble Center. Questions? Contact us at 309-681-2866 or [email protected]  To access the registration form, CLICK HERE or register online using the registration…

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Wreath-making at Luthy Botanical Garden

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November 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Create your very own wreath, using the foliage and textures of the season. Your wreath will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We will provide all the supplies & greenery…just bring pruners & gloves.  Classes are limited to 30 people.  Additional session are available by appointment through 12/15, where you can pick your own time by contacting us at 681-3502 or [email protected] .

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Wine & Wreathes

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December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine, while creating your very own wreath. It will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We will provide all the supplies & greenery (i.e. evergreens, juniper, pine cones, dried hydrangea...). Beer and wine will be available for purchase and participants must be 21 years or older.  Classes are limited to 30 people.

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Jingle Bell Run – Peoria

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December 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

'Tis the season to get decked out and live it up at the original festive race for charity!  See the new and improved Jingle Bell Run - Peoria and be there with bells on for the 1 of 4 Americans with Arthritis. Come meet Santa, enjoy some cookies and milk, and cheer on our arthritis warriors as we kickoff the holiday season at the Jingle Bell Run - Peoria! Get $5 off with online registration using discount code "PPU"

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Wine & Wreathes

Reservations/RSVP

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine, while creating your very own wreath. It will be the perfect seasonal complement to a front door, window or fireplace mantel. We will provide all the supplies & greenery (i.e. evergreens, juniper, pine cones, dried hydrangea...). Beer and wine will be available for purchase and participants must be 21 years or older.  Class will be limited to 30 people.

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We contribute to a healthy and vibrant Peoria community by responsibly using our District resources to offer high quality parks and recreation experiences to those who live, work and play in our District. We will be responsible stewards of all District resources. We will focus on services that make the greatest impact. We will create a culture that values and supports each other, those we serve and our community.​