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2024 Calendar of Events


2024 Calendar of Events

January
01-31 No Initiation Fee
04 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
06 LIVE MUSIC - Hindsight at The Moontower, 2pm
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday
13 LIVE MUSIC - Kyle Yap Live at Gilmores Sports Bar, 8pm
13 LIVE MUSIC - Black Velvet at Castaways, 8:30pm
13 Parent’s Night Out - Pearce, 5:00-8:00pm
14 LIVE MUSIC - Sunday Funday - Old Soles at American Legion, 2-4pm
14 Java Flow Yoga - Shore Acres Park, 1pm
19 Night Out at Pearce - Create a Decorative Door Hanger, 6-9pm
19 LIVE MUSIC - Chris and Kim - Gilmores Sports Bar, 8-11pm
20 LIVE MUSIC - Jaerv & The OK Factor - Chillicothe Public Library, 2pm
21 [CANCELED] Public Breakfast - Peoria Casting Club, 7am
24 Yoga Night in the Salon - Best Bet Salon, 6:30pm
31 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be spent with participating businesses

February
01 Chillicothe Historical Society Program - Author Bill Engelbrecht  - Chillicothe Public Library, 6:00pm
03 LIVE MUSIC - Sarah & the Underground - Chillicothe Public Library, 2pm
03 LIVE MUSIC - The Killer Riffs - Moontower Bar & Grill, 2pm
03 Winter Blast Youth Dance & Dodgeball - Pearce, 7:00-9:00pm
03 Puppy Yoga benefiting Freedom Paws Service Dogs - Chillicothe Park District Operations Facility, 9am-10am
04 Public Breakfast - Peoria Casting Club, 7am
09 Chili Cook Off - Arc at Chillicothe 1028 Hillcrest Drive, 11am-12:30pm
09 Couples Night or Galentines Paint Night - Pearce, 6:30-9:00pm
10 Eagle Watch Breakfast-Shore Acres Clubhouse 7:30am-10:30am

10 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday & Chamber Chillicothe Chocolate Tour 11-3pm
10 LIVE MUSIC - Matt Harms Solo Acoustic - American Legion, 7pm
10 Stuff a Truck - Fire Station #1 - Cuddles with Kindness Fundraiser, 10am
11 Henry Decoy Show - Three Sisters Park, 8am
11 Super Bowl LVII Tailgate Party - Castaways, 3pm
14 Coffee at the Clubhouse - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 10am-Noon
15 American Sign Language 101 - Chillicothe Public Library - 5:30
18 1st Annual Galentine's Day Event - Hunter Rose, 10am
20 Dance Class - Chillicothe Park District, 6:30pm
23 "Eyes" Cream Social - Odies, 6:30pm
24 Karaoke Night - Fundraiser for 4th of July Fireworks - Heather's Wine Nook, 7pm
24 ASL Pop-Up Information Workshop - Chillicothe Public Library, 9:30am
24 Marriage Enrichment Workshop (Chillicothe Christian Church) - Wescott Room above ODG, 12-3pm
24 LIVE MUSIC - Black Velvet - Castaways, 8:30pm
26 Paint & Sip - Pearce, 9:00-11:00am
26 Girl's Night out - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm

29 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be turned in to Chamber of Commerce

March
02 Indoor Triathlon - Pearce Community Center, 8am
07 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm

09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
09 Parent’s Night Out - Pearce,  5:00-8:00pm
09 Puzzle Palooza - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 7pm-9pm
09 LIVE MUSIC - Off the Cuff - American Legion, 7pm
09 LIVE MUSIC - TyJon Charlie - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 8pm
10 Java Flow Yoga - Shore Acres Park, 1pm
10 LIVE MUSIC - Southbound - American Legion, 2pm
14 Coffee @ the Clubhouse - Shore Acres park, 10am
14-16 IVCHS Spring Musical - Big Fish - IVC High School, 7pm
15 Windy City Dueling Pianos - Three Sisters Park, 7-10pm
16-17 Gilmore's St. Patrick's Day Party, Gilmores Sports Bar, 10am
17  IVCHS Spring Musical - Big Fish - IVC High School, 3pm
17 LIVE MUSIC - Deuces Wild Acoustic duo - MoonTower, 3pm
18 St. Patrick's Day @ Castaways - Castaways, 11am
20-22 Spring Rummage Sale-First United Methodist Church
22 Fun & Easy Watercolor Techniques - Chillicothe Public Library, 11am
22 LIVE MUSIC - Phanie Rae with Shawn "Smitty" Smith - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm
23 Easter Egg-stravaganza - Evergreen Senior Living, 1pm
24 Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt for Freedom Paws Service Dogs, Shore Acres park, 8am
24 LIVE MUSIC - The Old Souls - American Legion, 2pm
28 LIVE MUSIC - Music Trivia Night - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm
29 Good Friday Service - First United Methodist Church, 7pm

30 Easter Egg Roundup at City Park - Optimist Club & Downtown Merchants, 10am
30 Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt - Historic Downtown Chamber Businesses, 10am
30 LIVE MUSIC - Taylor Bruniga and The Bandits - Castaways, 9pm
30 Pickleball Bootcamp – Pearce Community Center, 1:00-3:00pm
31 Easter Praise Worship Services - Chillicothe Christian Church, 9am and 10:30am

April
01-30 Light it up Purple Gift of Hope Tissue and Organ donation Month
04 History of the 900 Block 2nd Street, East side - Historical Society, 6:30pm
05 LIVE MUSIC - Elyse Wiley - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm
06 Lawnmower Clinic-IVC Band Boosters Fundraiser, 8am-noon
06 LIVE MUSIC - Arcomusical - Chillicothe Public Library, 1:30pm
06 Mighty Millie Fundraiser - Three Sister's Park, 2pm
07 LIVE MUSIC - Deuces Wild - American Legion, 3-6pm
08 Solar Eclipse Viewing - Chillicothe Public Library 1pm
08-12 [CITY] Chillicothe Cemetery Cleanup Days
11-14 Chillicothe Players Theatre - Suicide, Inc. by Andrew Hinderaker - Shore Acres Clubhouse
12 CRAFT - Upcycled Aluminum Can-Plant Labels, Chillicothe Public Library, 11am
13 Spring Makers Market -Three Sisters Park, 9am-3pm
13 Free Vision Screenings - Chillicothe Public Library, 9:30am
13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
13 LIVE MUSIC - Raynah - Gilmores Sports Bar, 7pm
13 Adult Prom Party fundraiser for St. Jude Runs - Pearce Community Center, 7pm [CANCELLED]
17 Chillicothe Chamber Annual Meeting and Awards - Chillicothe Public Library, Noon
20 Spring Loose Drew's Plots Fundraiser-Three Sisters Park, 10am
20 Drew's Plots Disc Golf - Three Sisters Park, 9am
20 LIVE MUSIC - Lonesome Jones - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm
20 Come Paint! - Heather's Wine Nook, 6pm
20 Golf Cart/ATV Pub Crawl - 4th of July Fireworks fundraiser - Sign up 10:00 at VFW - $10 per person
21 LIVE MUSIC - BlackHill - Moontower Bar and Grill, 2pm
21 LIVE MUSIC - Not Petty - American Legion, 3pm
21 Public Breakfast - Peoria Casting Club, 7:30am-10:30am
23 World Book Day - Evergreen Senior Living, 5pm
24 Senior Steppers at Coal Hollow Park, 10am-Noon
25-27 Spring Planting Days - Three Sisters Park (Not open to public. Only open for School Field Trips)
27 Chillicothe Players Theatre Murder Mystery Fundraiser - Barracks Hospitality Group, 5pm
27 Spring Flight Youth Dance & Dodgeball – Pearce Community Center, 7:00-9:00pm
28 IVC Cystic Fibrosis Walkathon - IVC Track, 1-4pm
28 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast - George Washington Masonic Lodge, 7am-11am

May
02 History of the Chillicothe Dairy - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
04 LIVE MUSIC - Raynah at Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm
04 Blessing of the Bikes - MoonTower - 11am
05 Cinco DeMayo Taco Lunch benefiting Freedom Paws Service Dogs, Shore Acres Park, 11am
05 St. Edwards School Picnic and Open House, 12pm-3pm
06 Bingo – Pearce Community Center, 10:00am
09 Bounce Into Summer Carnival - South School, 4:30pm
11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
11 Optimist Garage Sale with Silent Auction-Casting Club, 8am
11 Bingo – Pearce Community Center, 11:15am

11 Pearce Foundation Beef & Bourbon Night – Pearce Community Center, 6:00-9:00pm
11 Bad Credit Comedy Presents - "We Do Not Own the Rights to this...Comedy Show", - American Legion, 7pm
12 Mother's Day Breakfast - VFW, 8am
15 Red Cross Blood Drive - Chillicothe Library, noon
16  Back the Blue Chillicothe Police Appreciation Dinner-Grecian Gardens, 6pm RSVP 309.253.1010
17 Vino & Vinyasa – Pearce Community Center, 6:00-7:30pm
17 Stompin' by the River Barn Dance, Shore Acres Park, 7pm
18 District 321 Graduations - at IVC High School -1:30pm CEC, 3:00pm Moss, 5:00 IVC
18 LIVE MUSIC - Off The Cuff - American Legion, 7pm
19 LIVE MUSIC - The Killer Riffs - MoonTower, 2pm
23-27 Summer Camp Presents-Solshine Reverie Music Festival-Three Sisters Park
24 Free Outdoor Movie Night - Evergreen Senior Living, 7pm
27 Memorial Day Ceremony - Veteran's Memorial event at 11am - Veteran's Triangle
29 Oil Pastel Basics - Chillicothe Public Library, 11am
29-June 2 Brad Wallin Tournament

June
01  Brad Wallin Tournament
01 Shore Acres Pool Opens
03 Bingo – Pearce Community Center, 10:00am
06 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
08 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
08 Tri2Beat MS Kids Triathlon - Shore Acres
08 Chillicothe Township/Illinois Valley Central High School Alumni Banquet - IVCHS, 5:30pm
08 Kids Fishing Derby - Peoria Casting Club, 8am-11:30am
09 52nd Annual Chicken Jubilee - Peoria Casting Club, Meal served 11:00am - 2pm
12 Day Out At Pearce – Kids Painting – Pearce Community Center, 1:00-3:00pm
13 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe City Park - Wristband night 6-10pm,
----Stump Carving by TC Gill, 3-6pm
----LIVE MUSIC - Wild Dueces - Gilmore's Sports Bar
14 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe City Park, 5-10pm
----Fish Fry, 5-8pm
----Silent Auction, 5-8pm
----Miss Chillicothe Contest, 6-7pm
----Mr. Chillicothe, 7-8:30pm
----LIVE MUSIC - Breaking Bad - American Legion, 8pm-midnight
15 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe City Park, 1-10pm
----Wife Carrying Contest, 11-11:15am
----Battle of the Balls, 11:15-11:30am
----Pie in the Face event, 11:30am-12pm
----Brothers & Sisters of CCC, 11am-12pm
----Summer Theater Performance, 12-12:30pm
----Diaper Derby, 12:30-12:45pm
----Super Hero Contest, 12:45-1pm
----Chillicothe Princess and Jr. Princess Contest, 1-2:30pm
----Silent Auction, 1-4pm
----Train Museum Open, 1-4pm
----Cami's Dance Studio performance, 2:30-3:30pm
----Food for Fourth of July Fundraiser-American Legion, 3-7pm
----Pearce Line Dance Performance, 3:30-4pm
----Talent Contest, 4-5pm
----Trivia Contest, 5-7pm
----LIVE MUSIC - Off The Cuff - American Legion, 7pm-11pm
----15 Block Party/Chilli Days - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm
16 Family Fun Day - Chillicothe Christian Church, Noon
17 Bingo – Pearce Community Center, 11:15am
17 2nd Annual Freedom "FORE" A Cause Golf Outing - Arrowhead Country Club, 9am
20 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market - Pet Parade & Pet Contest, LIVE Music Chilli Dogz, 5-8pm
21 Annual Chillicothe Community Fire Association Chilli Days Fish Fry - 5pm
22 Cruise In - Silent Auction, DJ, food and prizes - VFW
22 Golf Cart/ATV Pub Crawl - Fireworks fundraiser - $10 per person, Sign up 10:30 Casting Club
23 Sunrise Yoga – Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres Park, 8:00-8:45am

July
04 Chillicothe 4th of July Fireworks Display - Three Sisters Park
04 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
TBD Land of Lincoln Border Collies - Three Sisters Park
11-14 Chillicothe Players Theatre present Rainy Meadows - Shore Acres Park
13 Run for the Health of It-Pearce Community & Fitness Center, 7am
13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
13 Gospel Bluegrass Concert & Ice Cream Social featuring the band Mountain Men - Chillicothe Bible Church, 6pm
TBD Sunrise Yoga - Pearce Community Center - Shore Acres
19 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Corn Boil
19 Catch the Beauty Contest - Awards - 6:30 pm
21 Sunrise Yoga – Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres Park, 8:00-8:45am
25-27 City Wide Garage Sales-Chamber

August
01 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
02 Ledgestone Frisbee Golf Tournament - Three Sisters Park
02 Cuddles for Kindness Pool Party, Shore Acres Pool, 6:30-8pm
TBD Shore Acres Pool Closes
10 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
11 Henry-Lacon-Chillicothe ( 21st Annual HLC) Canoe and Kayak Jaunt-Chamber
17 Back to School Bash Youth Dance & Dodgeball – Pearce Community Center, 7:00-9:00pm
18 Sunrise Yoga – Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres Park, 8:00-8:45am
TBD IVC District 321 Back to School
TBD IVC Maroon and Gray Night - IVC football field
25 LIVE MUSIC - Killer Riffs - American Legion, 3pm

September
05 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
07 Kids Fishing Tournament - Peoria Casting Club, 8am
08 66 Annual Chicken Jamboree - Peoria Casting Club, Meal served 11am
14 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
TBA Ethan Koch Memorial Cruise-In - 2nd Street from Chestnut to Walnut, 4pm-8pm
15 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
TBA Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library, 4-7pm
TBA Optimist Chili Supper & Bake Sale - South School, 4-7pm
21-22 Midwest Superfest HAM Radio & Electronics Expo - Three Sisters Park, w9uvi.org for more info
22 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
TBA IVC Homecoming Parade - Cedar to Elm Street, Lineup at 1:30pm, parade at 3pm, game at 7pm
TBA All IVC Alumni Homecoming - Three Sisters Park
24 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm

October
03 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
06 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
04-05 Spider Hill Haunted Attractions (every Friday and Saturday in October) - Three Sisters Park
TBA Catch the Fever Annual Auction - St. Edwards, Doors open at 5pm
08 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
12 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
20 Community Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church, 8:30am
TBA Rummage Sale - First United Methodist Church, Wed Noon -6pm, TH 9am-4pm, FR 9am-Noon
TBA Fall Craft Show - IVC 321 High School, 9am-3pm
TBA Golf Cart/ATV pub crawl benefiting fireworks - Casting Club. $10 per person. Registration is 11-12. Depart at 12pm.
25 Merchant Trick or Treat on 2nd Street - Chamber of Commerce, 3-5pm
25 Spooktacular-Pearce Community Center, 4pm
25 Trick or Treat & Costume Contest - Evergreen Senior Living, 5pm
26 Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park
26 Nightmare on 2nd Street Halloween Parade and Festival, 12pm-5pm
TBA Pancake and Sausage Breakfast - George Washington Masonic Lodge, 7am-11am

November
01-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
07 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
TBA Calvary Baptist Academy's Annual School Carnival, 5:30-8pm
TBA Public Installation of Officers-George Washington Lodge #222, 4pm-Public Welcome
TBA Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome
09 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters, 9am-3pm
11 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Triangle, 11am
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday-Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
22-24 Nikolausmarkt-City Park
---4:30pm Carriage Rides
---5:00pm Tree Lighting
23 Christmas Parade on 2nd Street, 3pm;
---4:00pm Santa at City Park Stage
TBA Christmas Open House-Picket Fence Foundation, 9-4pm
29 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-Public Welcome
305 Small Business Saturday-SHOP LOCAL

December
05 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
06 Shademaker’s Holiday Lighting Award Nominations due at City Hall by 3pm
06 Cops and Kids Christmas Letter due to the Chillicothe Police Department
07 Breakfast with Santa-Pearce Community Center, 9am
TBA Gun Show - Chillicothe Sportsman Club, 8:30am
07 Pearl Harbor Ceremony - Cutright Park, 11am-Noon
05 Holiday Party - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6pm
TBA Girls Night Out - Picket Fence Foundation, 6:30pm
TBA 7th Annual Jingle Bell Bazaar - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 10am
TBA Polar Express Pajama Night - Town Theatre, 4:30pm
13-14 Madrigal Dinner -  IVCHS,  12:30pm matinee, 5:30pm Dinner
14 Breakfast With Santa - Three Sisters Park, 8am
09 Chillicothe Christian Church Open House - A Night in Bethlehem, 2-5pm

09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe -  Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award, 6pm
TBA Breakfast with Santa - AMVETS at the VFW, 8-11am
TBA Coffee at the Clubhouse-Shore Acres Park Clubhouse, 10am-12pm
TBA Live Nativity – Calvary Baptist Church, 7pm & 8:30pm performances
TBA Trivia Game Night - American Legion, 7pm
21 Community Needs Agency Food Distribution & Optimist Toy Drive - Three Sisters Park, 7-11am
21 Cops For Kids Toy Delivery
TBA Sunday Breakfast - American Legion, 8-11am

 

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