Archive for December, 2008

Tonight, the Peoria Rivermen take on the Milwaukee Admirals
beginning at 5 pm and on Friday, they’ll take on San Antonio
beginning at 7 pm in Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center.
Tickets are $12, $15 and $20 and are available at the Peoria Civic
Center Box Office, by phone at 673-3200 or online at
TIcketmaster.com. Season tickets are also available.

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash
tonight. Tickets for the dinner & show are $65, which include the
show, a two entree banquet buffet, and open bar for the entire
event. For more information or reseverations, call 494-9100. The
show will be rated PG-13 with a special bar show rated R.

Celebrate New Years Eve with the Spooner Street Band tonight
playing at the Puppy Dogs in Bartonville from 9 pm – 1 am. There
is no cover; however, there will be several prizes and games to
welcome in the New Year. For more information, call 697-9851.

Comedian James Johann will be performing tonight at the JukeBox
Comedy Club at 8 pm and 11 pm with special guest Greg Lausch.
Johann will return for performances Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and
10:30 pm. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve performances are $19, and
$13 for the other shows except the 10:30 pm Friday show which is
only $10. For more information, call 673-5853. The shows are
rated PG13 – R.

International Award winning magician, Mitch Williams, performs his
amazing tableside close up magic at Tyroni’s Italian Cafe in
Bartonville tonight from 5:30 – 8 pm. For more information, call
647- 3692.

The Preston Jackson Trio, playing jazz and R & B, will perform at
Andre’s Restaurant in the former Lindsay’s on Liberty located at
330 Liberty Street in Peoria from 7-9 pm tonight.

The Perfect Wedding continues tonight at the Barn II Dinner
Theatre in Goodfield. This sure fire hit takes place hours before
a wedding when the bridegroom awakens after the bachelor party to a
mysterious girl in his bed and his fiance at the door. On Friday &
Saturday, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is
at 8 pm. On Sunday, doors & the buffet open at noon, and the show
is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $30 for Thursdays, $32 for Fridays and
Sunday brunch and $34 for Saturdays. For more information, call
965-2545.

Soul and Motown artists Dorann & the Soul Mystics perform at the
Contemporary Art Center Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Admission is
$7 for CAC members, $10 for the general public, and $6 for senior
citizens and students. For more information, call 674-6822.

On Saturday, watch the wonderful world of winter unfold on a
Winter Wonder Walk, which are naturalist-guided tours at Forest
Park Nature Center beginning at 9:30 am. You will explore animal
tracks in the snow and what characteristics animals have to cope
with the season. Dress for warmth: admission is free, however,
donations are appreciated. For more information, call 686-3360.

Also on Saturday, the Venue Art Gallery in Washington will host
Outside the Square Fine Art Fair from 2 – 8 pm, with indie bands
following at 9 pm. Admission is $2 for the art fair and $5 for the
performances. For more information, call 397-1162.

International Award winning magician, Mitch Williams, performs his amazing tableside close up magic at Tyroni’s Italian Cafe in Bartonville tonight from 5:30 – 8 pm. For more information, call 647-3692.

The Perfect Wedding continues tonight at the Barn II Dinner Theatre in Goodfield. This sure fire hit takes place hours before a wedding when the bridegroom awakens after the bachelor party to a mysterious girl in his bed and his fiance at the door. On Friday & Saturday, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sunday, doors & the buffet open at noon, and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $30 for Thursdays, $32 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $34 for Saturdays. For more information, call 965-2545.

The Luthy Botanical Garden’s Poinsettia Show continues this weekend. Christmas trees throughout the Conservatory will be decorated in unique and wonderful themes. Normal admission rates and hours apply. For more information, call 686-3362.

The 24th Festival of Lights in East Peoria displays include FOLEPI’s Winter Wonderland, the almost 2-mile drive-through electric park which has been enhanced for 2008 with new programmable LED light displays, FOLEPI’s Village & Santa Claus, an indoor winter carnival featuring decorated trees, displays, a mini-passenger train, full-sized carousel and other rides for younger children plus Santa and reindeer visits, the Narrated Nativity, where life-size structures take on a three-dimensional appearance at night with a 2-minute narration available by tuning to radio station 1610 AM, plus much, much more. For more information and specific attraction hours, call 1-800-365-3743.

Rex Havens will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $13 ($12 if paying with cash) except for the late show Friday which is just $10 with cash. The show is rated PG. To reserve tickets, call 673-5853.

Friday, come learn the significance of Mishumaa Saba and Zawadi at Luthy Botanical Garden’s Kwanzaa Display. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday that celebrates family, community and culture. Learn about this wonderful cultural holiday and see the display of African plants while you enjoy the beautiful holiday surroundings of the Poinsettia Show. Regular Conservatory hours and admission rates apply. For more information, call 686-3362.

The Peoria Rivermen take on the San Antonio Rampage Saturday beginning at 7 pm in Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center. Sunday, the Rivermen will play the Houston Aeros beginning at 5 pm. Tickets are $8, $12, $15 and $20 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by phone at 673-3200 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Season tickets are also available.

The Thai Yoga Partners Workshop takes place this Saturday at Heading OM from 2 – 4 pm. This class is centered around creating a vibe of unity between partners, friends & family. Space is limit to 8 partners. Admission is $35 and pre-registration is required.

The Bradley Braves take on Southern Illinois at the Peoria Civic Center (Carver) Arena Sunday beginning at 1:05 pm. Tickets range between $9 and $20 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 673-3200.

The Old Time Folk and Country Jam takes place this Sunday at Forest Park Nature Center from 3:30 – 5 pm. Meet other musicians and learn some new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged to come, listen and enjoy. Admission is free; however, donations are requested. For more information, call 686-3360.

A special Holiday show at the Jukebox Comedy Club, Get Yo Laff On, will be hosted by Kevin Williams (Last Comic Standing, BET’S Comic View) and features comedians Jay Deep (Who’s Got Jokes & Def Comedy Jam), and Torrance Brown (BET’s Comic View) plus a special guest comedian. Doors open at 7 pm, show is at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Reserve your tickets by calling 673-5853.

The 61st Annual Journal Star Family Chirstmas Sing will be held at
the Peoria Civic Center Great Hall beginning at 6:30 pm and the
actual singing of carols will begin at 7 pm. Both spiritual and
popular carols will be included. As in the past, special projection
equipment and a giant screen will display the words of the carols
for all participants to see.The Journal Star Family Christmas Sing
is a holiday tradition and has been attended by thousands of
families from all over central Illinois. Admission is free.

Tonight, the Peoria Players Theatre presents its third installment
of “Christmas in the City” to celebrate the holiday season. The
show features a collection of musical selections including popular
hits, classic holiday favorites and original music by local
composers. Featuring choreography a la the Rockettes, this holiday
favorite is sure to delight young & old alike. Performances run
through December 21 with all shows beginning at 7:30 pm except the
Sunday matinee, which being at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $17 for adults
and $12 for youth 18 & under and are available at the Peoria
Players Box Office, or by calling 688-4473.

The Perfect Wedding continues tonight at the Barn II Dinner
Theatre in Goodfield. This sure fire hit takes place hours before
a wedding when the bridegroom awakens after the bachelor party to a
mysterious girl in his bed and his fiance at the door. On
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at
6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sundays, doors & the buffet
open at noon, and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $30 for
Thursdays, $32 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $34 for Saturdays.
For more information, call 965-2545.

The Stocking Stuffer Store, a Christmas Store for kids 12 and under
to shop for parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, even
the dog, is open through Saturday at Northwoods Mall & The Shoppes
at Grand Prairie (weekends only at this location). All proceeds
benefit Crittenton Centers’ Crisis Nursery.

The Luthy Botanical Garden’s Poinsettia Show continues this
weekend. Christmas trees throughout the Conservatory will be
decorated un unique and wonderful themes. Come visit us to pick out
a special gift, get into the holiday spirit, or just enjoy the
festive feeling in the air. Normal admission rates and hours apply.
For more information, call 686-3362.

The 24th Festival of Lights in East Peoria displays include
FOLEPI’s Winter Wonderland, the almost 2-mile drive-through
electric park which has been enhanced for 2008 with new
programmable LED light displays, FOLEPI’s Village & Santa Claus, an
indoor winter carnival featuring decorated trees, displays, a
mini-passenger train, full-sized carousel and other rides for
younger children plus Santa & reindeer visits, the Narrated
Nativity, where life-size structures take on a three-dimensional
appearance at night with a 2-minute narration available by tuning
to radio station 1610 AM, plus much, much more. For more
information and specific attraction hours, call 1-800-365-3743.

On Friday, the Peoria Rivermen take on the Iowa Chops beginning at
7 pm in Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center. Tickets are $8,
$12, $15 and $20 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box
Office, by phone at 673-3200 or online at TIcketmaster.com. Season
tickets are also available.

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos features a two-entree buffet dinner
and show at the Waterhouse on Friday night. Cost is $31.95 per
person and is inclusive of tax and gratuity. For more information
or reservations, call 494-9100. The show is rated PG-13.

The Buckinghams Joy of Christmas Show will be at the Five Points
Caterpillar Performing Arts Center in Washington on Friday
beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at the
Five Points Box Office.

Peoria Area Civic Chorale’s “An American Family Christmas” will be
in the Civic Center Theater beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday and
Saturday, and 2:30 pm on Sunday. This year they will feature Harry
Simeone’s Sing We Now of Christmas, a colorful holiday program
consisting of over thirty carols, hymns, and secular songs of the
season. Tickets are $22 for adults, $12 for students and $17 each
for groups of 10 or more. Call the Peoria Area Civic Chorale Box
Office at 693-6725 to reserve seats.

This weekend at the Forest Park Nature Center’s Holiday Shop &
Stroll, experience an evening stroll on a forest path lit with
luminaries, holiday musicians, storytelling, caroling, hot wassail
and homemade goodies, view the artwork in the Nature Art Show and
Sale and shop for nature-related and eco-friendly items in the
Trailhead Nature Store. For all ages. The stroll runs Friday &
Saturday night from 6 – 8:30 pm and a $2 per person donation is
suggested.

On Saturday, Amy Grant and Vince Gill will be live in concert at
the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington beginning at 8 pm for a
Christmas concert. Tickets are $159.50 (for the fundraiser
described above), $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50 and are on sale at the
US Cellular Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or by
calling 309-454-5500.

Also on Saturday, the Illinois Valley Figure Skating Club’s annual
Christmas show, featuring local Olympian Matt Savoie, will be held
at Owens Center beginning at 4 pm. Then from 6 – 8 pm, Owens Center
will feature a Skate with Santa session. Regular admission rates
apply. For ticket information, call 686-3368.

The 2nd Annual Burnett Family & Friends Christmas Charity
Performance will be held at the Apollo Theatre in downtown Peoria
on Sunday from 5 – 8 pm. Three generations of Burnetts bring you
Holiday Cheer with your favorite Christmas songs and family
memories of Christmases Past, featuring guest musicians and a
special appearance from Elvis! All proceeds will benefit the YWCA
House Emergency Homeless Shelter. Admission is $5 per person, but
additional donations are requested. As dental care is an issue for
the homeless, please bring toothbrushes and dental care items to
donate to the Shelter. For more information, contact Jenny
Parkhurst at 685-7655.

The St. Martin Chamber Players Concert, “An Afternoon
Candlelight,” will take place Sunday from 3 – 4:30 pm at the St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church. Admission is free; however, there will
be a free will offering.

The 4th Annual Christmastime GospelFest featuring Shawn Degenhart
& The GospelFest Singers takes place tonight at the Five Points
Performing Arts Center in Washington beginning at 7 pm. Tickets are
$15 in advance or $18 at the door and $7 for children 12 & under.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat continues tonight and
runs through Sunday. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice favorite
has become a holiday tradition for Central Illinois. Performances
are at 7:30 pm except for Sunday’s performance, which is at 2 pm.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for students 18 & under. Call
699-SHOW to buy tickets.

Wildlife Prairie State Park host Polar Express PJ Party tonight
through Saturday from 6 – 8 pm. There will be a reading of the
story Polar Express, a bedtime snack of cookies, and hot chocolate
before kids go home and head off to dreamland. Admission is $7 per
child and $5 for park members. For more information or to make a
reservation, call 676-0998.

The Stocking Stuffer Store, a Christmas Store for kids 12 and under
to shop for parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, even
the dog, is open through December 20th at Northwoods Mall & The
Shoppes at Grand Prairie (weekends only at this location). All
proceeds benefit Crittenton Centers’ Crisis Nursery.

The Empowering Embers: The Original Work of Jean Filson Exhibit is
open for viewing at the Venue Art Gallery in Washington, IL from
now until December 31st. The gallery is open Wednesdays &
Thursdays from 4-8 pm, Fridays from 4-10 pm and Saturdays from
12-5 pm. Admission is free.

The Luthy Botanical Garden’s Poinsettia Show continues this
weekend. Christmas trees throughout the Conservatory will be
decorated un unique and wonderful themes. Come visit us to pick out
a special gift, get into the holiday spirit, or just enjoy the
festive feeling in the air. Normal admission rates and hours apply.
For more information, call 686-3362.

The 24th Festival of Lights in East Peoria displays include
FOLEPI’s Winter Wonderland, the almost 2-mile drive-through
electric park which has been enhanced for 2008 with new
programmable LED light displays, FOLEPI’s Village & Santa Claus, an
indoor winter carnival featuring decorated trees, displays, a
mini-passenger train, full-sized carousel and other rides for
younger children plus Santa & reindeer visits, the Narrated
Nativity, where life-size structures take on a three-dimensional
appearance at night with a 2-minute narration available by tuning
to radio station 1610 AM, plus much, much more. For more
information and specific attraction hours, call 1-800-365-3743.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform in the Civic Center Arena
on Friday at 8 pm. Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50 and are on sale
now at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster
outlets, or by calling 676-8700.

Corn Stock for Kids’ Willy Wonka Jr, the classic story of a poor
boy who finds a golden ticket in his chocolate bar to possibly take
over the chocolate factory owned by the famous Willy Wonka,
continues Friday & Saturday at the Theatre Center beginning at 7:30
pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students 18 & under and
are available at the Corn Stock Box Office or by calling 676-2196.

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos features a two-entree buffet dinner
and show at the Waterhouse on Friday and Saturday nights. Cost is
$31.95 per person and is inclusive of tax and gratuity. For more
information or reservations, call 494-9100. The show is rated
PG-13.

This weekend at the Forest Park Nature Center’s Holiday Shop &
Stroll, experience an evening stroll on a forest path lit with
luminaries, holiday musicians, storytelling, caroling, hot wassail
and homemade goodies, view the artwork in the Nature Art Show and
Sale and shop for nature-related and eco-friendly items in the
Trailhead Nature Store. For all ages. The stroll runs Friday &
Saturdag night from 6 pm – 8:30 pm and a $2 per person donation is
suggested.

The IESA Cheer Championship will be held in the Civic Center
Exhibit Hall Saturday beginning at 9 am. The small and large Team
Cheer divisions will be held in the morning, and the small, medium
and large Team Routine Divisions will be held in the afternoon.
Admission is $6 for adults and high school students and $2 for
students in grades K-8 and seniors at the door. For more
information, call 829-0114. Admission at the door is
$6 for adults and high school students and $2 for students K-8 and
seniors.

The Illinois Central College Choirs Concert will take place
Saturday at 7:30 pm in Lecture/Recital Hall, Rm 127F. Admission is
free. On Sunday, the Philharmonic Chorale presents a Christmas
concert in the Performing Arts Center at 3 pm. A reception will
follow the performance. Tickets are $7 for the general public and
$5 for senior citizens and students. For more information on
either event, call 694-5136.

On Saturday, the Peoria Mustangs take on Toledo beginning at 6:45
pm at Owens Center. The two teams will play again Sunday at 1:15
pm.

Christmas on the Ghost Front takes place from 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday at Sommer Park. Come join World War II veterans,
historians and re-enactors as the days leading up to the Battle of
the Bulge are recreated at the Pioneer Homestead. Demonstrations
will include soldier life, military vehicles, POW interrogation and
a first aid station. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

The Peoria Ballet will perform the Christmas favorite, the
Nutcracker, at the Peoria Civic Center Theater beginning at 7:30 pm
on Saturday night and 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $37 for adults,
$17 for students, Box Seats are $42. Tickets are available at the
Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling
673-3200. For more information, call the Peoria Ballet at 690-7990.

The 35th Annual Richwoods High School Madrigal Dinner featuting
the RHS Madrigal Chorus as well as all the RHS choral groups will
be Saturday and Sunday in the school’s Terazzo lobby. Tickets are
$24 per person and include a 5 course dinner. To order tickets,
call the main school office and ask for Ms. Wagner at 693-4400.

The Bradley Braves take on Southeast Missouri State at the Peoria
Civic Center (Carver) Arena Sunday at 1:05 pm. Tickets range
between $9 and $20 and are available at the Civic Center Box
Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 673-3200.

The Old Time Folk and Country Jam takes place this Sunday at
Forest Park Nature Center from 3:30 – 5 pm. Meet other musicians
and learn some new songs. Music lovers of all ages are encouraged
to come, listen and enjoy. Admission is free; however, donations
are requested. For more information, call 686-3360.

The holiday favorite, the Sing-it-Yourself Messiah, will be held by
St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral Sunday at 2:30 pm. Featuring Edward
Corpus, bass, Edwin Griffith, tenor, Shriley Salazar, soprano and
Ann Cravero, mezzo-soprano, there is no admission charge to attend.
There will be a free-will offering to help pay for expenses. Copies
of the verses are available for a small fee and a reception will
follow the concert.

Make Sure to Check the ExplorePeoria.com Events Calendar for the full
schedule of events & entertainment for the holiday season HERE:
http://www.explorepeoria.com/pages/EventsCalendar
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Enjoy caroling at the Washington Candlelight Stroll tonight
beginning at 6:30 pm on the square in downtown Washington.
Refreshments and free carriage rides will be available from 6-8:30
pm too. All stores & shops are open until 9 pm. For more
information, call 444-9921.

The Stocking Stuffer Store, a Christmas Store for kids 12 and under
to shop for parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, even
the dog, opens today through December 20th at Northwoods Mall & The
Shoppes at Grand Prairie (open on weekends only). All proceeds
benefit Crittenton Centers’ Crisis Nursery.

The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show will be held in the Civic Center
Theater on Friday beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $41.50 and are
available at the Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets,
by phone at 673-3200

The Peoria Rivermen take on the Chicago Wolves Friday night
beginning at 7 pm in Carver Arena and the Quad City Flames on
Saturday beginning at 7 pm at the Peoria Civic Center. Tickets are
$8, $12, $15 and $20 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center
Box Office, by phone at 673-3200 or online at TIcketmaster.com.
Season tickets are also available.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens for its 18th
year at Eastlight Theatre on Friday beginning at 7:30 pm and runs
through Sunday this weekend. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
favorite has become a holiday tradition for Central Illinois.
Performances are at 7:30 pm except for Sunday’s performance. which
is at 2 pm. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for students 18 &
under. Call 699-SHOW to buy tickets.

Community Children’s Theatre presents Oliver at Peoria Players
Theatre at 7 pm on Friday, 1:30 and 7 pm on Saturday and 1:30 pm on
Sunday. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children 12 & under and
senior citizens. For more information, call 681-2861.

Corn Stock for Kids’ Willy Wonka Jr, the classic story of a poor
boy who finds a golden ticket in his chocolate bar to possibly take
over the chocolate factory owned by the famous Willy Wonka, opens
Friday night at the Theatre Center. Performances are at 7:30 pm on
Friday & Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults
and $8 for students 18 & under and are available at the Corn Stock
Box Office or by calling 676-2196.

Tommy Johnagin, who has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival,
The Late Show with David Letterman and will have his first
half-hour special for Comedy Central air in early 2009, will
perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club on Friday and Saturday at 8 and
10:30 pm. Tickets are $13 ($12 if paying with cash) except for the
late show Friday which is just $10 with cash. Bring in a can of
food and receive $1 off your ticket price. To reserve tickets, call
673-5853.

The 24th Festival of Lights in East Peoria displays include
FOLEPI’s Winter Wonderland, the almost 2-mile drive-through
electric park which has been enhanced for 2008 with new
programmable LED light displays, FOLEPI’s Village & Santa Claus, an
indoor winter carnival featuring decorated trees, displays, a
mini-passenger train, full-sized carousel and other rides for
younger children plus Santa & reindeer visits, the Narrated
Nativity, where life-size structures take on a three-dimensional
appearance at night with a 2-minute narration available by tuning
to radio station 1610 AM, plus much, much more. For more
information and specific attraction hours, call 1-800-365-3743.

The TazWood Dance Company production of “A Feast of Dance” is
Friday through Sunday at the Illinois Central College Perfoming
Arts Center beginning at 7:30 pm except on Sunday, which begins at
2:30 pm. A reception will follow the Friday performance. Tickets
are $7 for adults and $5 for students & senior citizens and are
available by calling 694-5136.

The Eureka College Chamber Singers will present their 20th annual
Renaissance Christmas Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Cerf Center on
Friday & Saturday. Cost is $25 for adults and $13 for children 12
and younger. For reservations call 467-6407.

The Bob and Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour will be at the Peoria Civic
Center Theater Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Featured comedians include
Drew Hastings, Bob Zany, Larry Reeb, Patti Vasquez, Dwight Slade,
Ralph Harris and Donnie Baker. Tickets are $31.50 and are
available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster
outlets, or by phone at 676-8700.

The Peoria Mustangs take on St. Louis beginning at 6:45 pm on
Saturday and at 1:15 pm on Sunday at Owens Center.

Enjoy Critter Christmas at the Peoria Zoo with your chance to visit
with Santa plus watch our animals enjoy their gifts. From
gift-wrapped mealworms for the meerkats to Christmas trees with
meatball ornaments for the tigers, these are some of the wildest
gifts in town. Critter Christmas runs from 9-11 am on Saturday at
the Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park and is $4 for members and $6 for
non-members. For more information, call 686-3365.

This year’s Jingle Bell Run, one of the largest run/walk events in
the country, will be held on Saturday from 10 am – Noon at the
Riverplex in downtown Peoria. The Jingle Bell Run helps raise
awareness and funds to help fight arthritis and related diseases.
This race offers a 5K run, 5K walk, Fun Walk, and a costume
competition.

The 25th annual “Knight Before Christmas”, the annual Craft Show
fundraiser sponsored by the Richwoods High School cheerleaders,
will take place from 9 am – 3 pm this Saturday at the school. Over
200 crafters will be on hand with great holiday gifts &
decorations. For more information, call the school at 693-4400.

Step back in time to Sommer Park’s first Antebellum (pre-Civil War)
Christmas at the Pioneer Homestead building on Saturday from 1 – 4
pm.. Learn some customs of the era, sing popular Christmas songs,
enjoy cookies and hot drinks while you visit with Father Christmas.
Please dress for the weather. Admission is $2 per person.