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2023 Calendar of Events

2023 Calendar of Events

January 2023
01-31 No Initiation Fee for the Month of January, Pearce Community Center
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday (NO MARKET IN JANUARY)
19 Ghost-Out to Eat, Molly's Pizza, All day
28 Read to a furry friend at PAWS to Read, Chillicothe Library, 10-11am
31 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be spent with participating businesses

02 Historical Society presents 140th Birthday Celebration/Program of Johnston McCulley, Chillicothe Public Library
11 Bald Eagle Days-Eagle Watch Breakfast-Shore Acres 7-10am

11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday  & Chamber Chillicothe Chocolate Tour 10-3pm
11 Valentine's Steak Fry-VFW, 5pm
12 Henry Decoy Show - Three Sisters Park
15 Valentine's Day Meet & Greet - Evergreen Senior Living, 4-6pm

17 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be turned in to Chamber of Commerce
20 Free Christian Movie - A Marriage Made in Heaven - Town Theatre, 6pm

01 Ghost Out to Eat Fundraiser for the IVCHS Band - Castaways, 4-8pm
02 Indoor Triathlon - Pearce Community Center, 8am
05 Anita Ward Fundraiser - American Legion, 2pm - 5pm 

11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
11 Charity Karaoke for Brad Wallin Tournament – Heather’s Wine Nook, 8pm
11 Team Tessa Fundraiser - Molly's Pizzeria, 11am-9pm
16-19 Chillicothe Players presents Romance in D - Shore Acres Clubhouse
16-19 Spring Musical The Little Mermaid - IVC
21 Recruit Classes start - Chillicothe Community Fire Department
22-24 Spring Rummage Sale-First United Methodist Church, Wed 3/22 noon-6 p.m., Thurs 3/23 9am-4pm and Fri 3/24 9am-noon &$1 bag day
25 IVC Youth Athletics registration ends March 25. Register at IVCyouthathletics.com

01-30 Light it up Purple Gift of Hope Tissue and Organ donation Month
01 Spring Makers Market -Three Sisters Park, 9am-3pm
01 Easter Egg-Stravaganza-Evergreen Senior Living, 10am
02 Egg Hunt & Pancakes-Freedom Paws Service Dogs Fundraiser-Shore Acres, 8am

08 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
08 Easter Egg Roundup at City Park - Optimist Club & Downtown Merchants, 10am
08 Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt - Historic Downtown Chamber Businesses, 10am
10-14 [CITY] Chillicothe Cemetery Cleanup Days

15 Spring Loose Drew's Plots Fundraiser-Three Sisters Park
15 Lawnmower Clinic Fundraiser-IVC Band Boosters, 8am-noon
15 Golf Cart/ATV Pub Crawl - Fireworks fundraiser - Sign up 10:30 Casting Club - $10 per person
15 Spring Fling Youth Dance & Dodgeball for 4th-6th graders-Pearce Community Center, 7-9pm
17 Chillicothe Christian Films-Soul Surfer-Town Theatre, 6pm
18 Talent Show-Evergreen Senior Living, 2-3pm
23 IVC Athletic Booster 2023 Golf Outing - Arrowhead Country Club, 12pm
23 Autism Awareness Event- CCFDD Fire Station #1 at 217 Chestnut Street, 12-3pm
25 Tyke Hike Seeds & Soil-Coal Hollow, 10am
25-27 Spring Planting Days - Three Sisters Park (Not open to public. Only open for School Field Trips)
26 Earth Day at the Library, Chillicothe Public Library, 3:45-5pm
30 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast-George Washington Masonic Lodge, 7-11

04 Bounce Into Summer [Community Event]- South Elementary School, 5pm – 7:30pm
05 Night Hike In the Hollow - Coal Hollow Park, 7-9pm
06 CC Fire Department's 100 Year Celebration, Open House Noon-4pm, Parade 2pm
06 Blessing of the Bikes Event - MoonTower, 11am-10pm

13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
13 Optimist Garage Sale with Silent Auction-Casting Club, 8am
14 AMVETS Breakfast-VFW, 9am
18 Back the Blue Chillicothe Police Appreciation Dinner-Grecian Gardens, 6pm RSVP 309.253.1010

20 District 321 Graduations--1:30pm CEC, 3:00pm Moss, 5:00 IVC
20 Live at the Mill - JammSammich, 6pm

26-28 Summer Camp Music Festival-Three Sisters Park
27 Live at the Mill - 3 and a Half Men, 6pm
29 Memorial Day - Veteran's Memorial event at 11am - Veteran's Triangle

01-5 Brad Wallin Tournament
03 Home Run Festival & Craft Show-Optimist Club-City Park
03 Ride the Rails Passenger Train Ride - City Park, 9am (tickets must be purchased in advance)

03 Shore Acres Pool Opens
07 Summer Celebration - Chillicothe Public Library, 5-7pm
09 Karaoke - American Legion, 8pm

09 LIVE MUSIC - Dueces Wild - MoonTower, 7-10pm
10 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
10 Tri2Beat MS Kids Triathlon - Shore Acres
10 Kids Fishing Derby - Peoria Casting Club, 8am-11:30am
10 LIVE MUSIC - Chilli Dogz Band - MoonTower, 3-6pm
11 52nd Annual Chicken Jubilee - Peoria Casting Club, Meal served 11:00am - 2pm
11 Sunrise Yoga - Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres, 8am-8:45am
14-17 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe City Park and two blocks of 2nd Street
15 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market - Pet Parade & Pet Contest, LIVE Music Chilli Dogz, 5-8pm
15 Cops and Cones - Chillicothe Police Station, 5pm - 6:30pm
16 Annual Chillicothe Community Fire Association Chilli Days Fish Fry - 5pm
16 LIVE MUSIC - Dexter O'Neil and the Funkyard - American Legion
17 LIVE MUSIC - Eddie's Broken Halo - American Legion
17 LIVE MUSIC - Still Shine - Live at the Mill, 6pm
18 LIVE MUSIC - Bryan Fontenot - MoonTower, 3-7pm
24 Cruise In - Silent Auction, DJ, food and prizes - VFW
24 Golf Cart/ATV Pub Crawl - Fireworks fundraiser - $10 per person, Sign up 10:30 Casting Club
24 LIVE MUSIC - Ex-Bombers - MoonTower, 6-10pm
24 LIVE MUSIC - Cloverdale Court Band  - Castaways, 7pm

04 Chillicothe 4th of July Fireworks Display - Three Sisters Park
07-9 Land of Lincoln Border Collies - Three Sisters Park

08 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
08 Run for the Health of It-Pearce Community & Fitness Center, 7am
08 LIVE MUSIC - MixTape Mayhem,  The Mill, 6pm
15 LIVE MUSIC - IVC Band Booster Music Fest - Castaways - 12pm-12am
16 Sunrise Yoga - Pearce Community Center - Shore Acres
16 LIVE MUSIC - Phanie Rae, Moontower Bar & Grill, 2-5pm
20 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Corn Boil
20 Catch the Beauty Contest - Awards - 6:30 pm
20 Corn Hole Tournament - Chillicothe Police Department
22  LIVE MUSIC - West MacQueen St.,  The Mill, 6pm
22 Hope and Healing Wellness Center Summer Small Business Show - Three Sisters Park, 11-4pm
27 Chamber After Hours - Evergreen Senior Living, 4-6pm

27-29 City Wide Garage Sales-Chamber
30 Blue Flame BBQ Auction - 212 Pine Street

04-06 Ledgestone Frisbee Golf Tournament - Three Sisters Park
05 LIVE MUSIC - Einstein's Baby,  The Mill, 6pm cancelled due to weather
09 Kids Fishing Derby (free for all kids) - Peoria Casting Club, 8am
11 Cuddles for Kindness Pool Party, Shore Acres Pool, 6:30-8pm
11 LIVE MUSIC - Chris Hawkins, Moontower Bar & Grill, 7pm
11 Back to School Bash - Crossword Cafe, 6-8pm
12 Shore Acres Pool Closes
12 LIVE MUSIC - Off The Cuff, American Legion, 7-11pm
12 LIVE MUSIC - Chasing Rachel - Gilmores Sports Bar, 7pm
13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
13 Henry-Lacon-Chillicothe ( 21st Annual HLC) Canoe and Kayak Jaunt-Chamber
14 IVC District 321 Back to School
18 IVC Maroon and Gray Night - IVC football field
19 Foster Pet outreach Event - Lela's Resale Shoppe, 11am-1pm
19 LIVE MUSIC - Cousin Eddie,  The Mill, 6pm
19 IVC Band Booster Car Wash Fundraiser, Picket Fence Foundation, 10-2pm
24-26 Chillicothe Players presents The Nerd - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 7:30pm
25 LIVE MUSIC - TyJon Charlie - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 8am-11am
26 Sunset Yoga - Pearce Community Center at Stonewater Park
26 LIVE MUSIC - Highway J, The Mill, 6pm
27 Chillicothe Players presents The Nerd - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 2:30pm
27 LIVE MUSIC - Justin Robbins Band - American Legion, 2pm

03 Party in the Park for the Chillicothe Park Foundation - Shore Acres Park, 11-4pm
09 Kids Fishing Tournament - Peoria Casting Club, 8am
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
09 Ethan Koch Memorial Cruise-In - 2nd Street from Chestnut to Walnut, 4pm-8pm

10 Hog Roast and Live Music - Peoria Casting Club, Meal served 11am
10 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Still Shine, The Deep Hollow, Roundstone Buskers - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
10 LIVE MUSIC - Chilli Dogz - American Legion, 2-5pm
14 Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library, 4-7pm
14 Optimist Chili Supper & Bake Sale - South School, 4-7pm
15 LIVE MUSIC - Wowie Zowie - Moontower Bar & Grill, 7pm
15 Nerf Night - Crossword Cafe 6-9:30pm
16 LIVE MUSIC - Craig Gerdes, - The Mill, 6pm
16-17 Peoria Area HAM Radio Festival - Three Sisters Park, w9uvi.org for more info
17 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Carsie Blanton, The Burney Sisters - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm

17 Family Fun Day - Free Community Event - Chillicothe Christian Church, 12-2pm
22 IVC Homecoming Parade - Cedar to Elm Street, Lineup at 1:30pm, parade at 3pm, game at 7pm
23 Craft Fair supporting Alzheimers - Shore Acres Club house, 10am [details]
23 All IVC Alumni Homecoming - Three Sisters Park
23 LIVE MUSIC - Dallas Stump - Moontower Bar & Grill, 6pm
24 LIVE MUSIC - South Bound Band - American Legion, 2-6pm

24 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Kuinka, Emily the Band - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
28 Chamber After Hours - Wheel O' Time Museum, 4-8pm (PUBLIC WELCOME)
28 LIVE MUSIC - Madalitso Band - Chillicothe Public Library, 6pm
30 LIVE MUSIC - 2nd Annual Riverfront Party - MoonTower, 11am-11pm

01 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Chicago Farmer, Mama Said String Band, Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
01 IVC Travel Softball Fundraiser - Softball Fall Frenzy - Mossville fields, 10am - ivctravelsoftball.com
06-07 Spider Hill Haunted Attractions (every Friday and Saturday in October) - Three Sisters Park
07 Catch the Fever Annual Auction - St. Edwards, Doors open at 5pm
07 Puppy Yoga in the Park - Walnut Dog Park, 9am & 10am
08 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds, Stone & Snow, Projekts, Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
14 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
14 LIVE MUSIC - Off the Cuff - American Legion, 7-11pm
14 Oktoberfest Block Party with LIVE MUSIC - Austyn Weston Band - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 8pm
15 Community Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church, 8:30am
18-20 Rummage Sale - First United Methodist Church, Wed Noon -6pm, TH 9am-4pm, FR 9am-Noon
21 Fall Craft Show - IVC 321 High School, 9am-3pm
21 Vampire Ball & Interactive Mystery - Chillicothe Players at Grecian Gardens, 6pm
21 Golf Cart/ATV pub crawl benefiting fireworks - Casting Club. $10 per person. Registration is 11-12. Depart at 12pm.
27 Merchant Trick or Treat on 2nd Street - Chamber of Commerce, 3-5pm
27 Spooktacular-Pearce Community Center, 4pm
27 Trick or Treat & Costume Contest - Evergreen Senior Living, 5pm
28 Retirement Party - Bob Hentrich, Chillicothe Christian Church, 1-4pm
28 Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park
28 Nightmare on 2nd Street Halloween Parade and Festival, 12pm-5pm
---12pm Chili Supper and Chili Contest, American Legion
---1-2pm Spooky Storytime (little ones can listen to Halloween themed books being read)
---1-3pm pumpkin decorating contest
---4-5pm 2nd Annual Zombie Walk Fundraiser to bring awareness of brain tumors and research
---5pm 2nd Annual Halloween Parade (on 2nd Street from Chestnut to Walnut then down to MoonTower)
---6pm Monsters ball and costume contest, MoonTower
28 LIVE MUSIC - Sidewinder Serenade - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 8-11pm
29 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast - George Washington Masonic Lodge, 7am-11am
29 LIVE MUSIC - South Bound - American Legion, 2-6pm
31 Trunk or Treat - St. Edwards parking lot, 2:45pm-?


01-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
02-4, 9-11 It's A Wonderful Life, the Musical-Shore Acres Clubhouse, 7:30pm
03 Calvary Baptist Academy's Annual School Carnival, 5:30-8pm
04 Hills & Hollow 5k Trail Run-Coal Hollow Park, 5pm with after party at Castaways
05 It's A Wonderful Life, the Musical-Shore Acres Clubhouse, 2:30pm
05 LIVE MUSIC- War Road Gypsy, MoonTower Bar & Grill, 7pm
05 Public Installation of Officers-George Washington Lodge #222, 4pm-Public Welcome
09-11 It's A Wonderful Life, the Musical-Shore Acres Clubhouse, 7:30pm
10 Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome
11 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters, 9am-3pm
11 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Triangle, 11am
11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday-Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
12 It's A Wonderful Life, the Musical-Shore Acres Clubhouse, 2:30pm
18 Christmas Parade on 2nd Street, 3pm;
---4:00pm Santa at Fire Station
---4:30pm Carriage Rides
---5:00pm Tree Lighting

18 Bingo Bash Benefiting Epilepsy Advocacy Network, Three Sisters Park, 4-11pm
18 Christmas Open House-Picket Fence Foundation, 9-4pm
24 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-Public Welcome
25 Small Business Saturday-SHOP LOCAL
25-Dec 09 Countdown to Christmas Retail Contest
30 LIVE MUSIC - Ebenezer Duke - Chillicothe Public Library, 5:30pm

01-Dec 09 Countdown to Christmas Retail Contest
01 Shademaker’s Holiday Lighting Award Nominations due at City Hall by 3pm
01 Cops and Kids Christmas Letter due to the Chillicothe Police Department
01 LIVE MUSIC - Thinkin' Problem at MoonTower, 4-6pm
01 Movie Night (for students 6-12th grade) - Crossword Cafe, 6pm

02 Breakfast with Santa-Pearce Community Center, 9am
02 Gingerbread House Workshop - Chillicothe Public Library, 9:30am
03 Gun Show - Chillicothe Sportsman Club, 8:30am
03 Door Hanger Making Event - Castaways, 1pm
07 Pearl Harbor Ceremony - Cutright Park, 11am-Noon
07 Audubon Work Day - Chillicothe Bottoms (Meet at Moffitt Park 2nd parking lot), 10am
07 Holiday Party - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6pm
07 Girls Night Out - Picket Fence Foundation, 6:30pm
07 Christmas Vacation Movie - Castaways, 8pm
09 7th Annual Jingle Bell Bazaar - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 10am
09 Daddy & Me Day Out at Pearce FUNdraiser - Pearce Community Center, 2pm
09 Polar Express Pajama Night - Town Theatre, 4:30pm
09-10 Madrigal Dinner -  IVCHS,  12:30pm matinee, 5:30pm Dinner
09 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 - Countdown to Christmas winners selected live on FB & Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award - Little Land of Candy, 6pm
09 LIVE MUSIC - Taylor Bruniga and the Bandits - Castaways, 9pm
10 Breakfast with Santa - AMVETS at the VFW, 8-11am
11 Painting Day Out at Pearce FUNdraiser - Pearce Community Center, 9am
12 All Book Club Holiday Party - Chillicothe Public Library, 6pm
13 Coffee at the Clubhouse-Shore Acres Park Clubhouse, 10am-12pm
13 Java Flow - Shore Acres Park, 5:30pm
14 Candle Making Class - Gilmore's Spores Bar, 6pm
15 FREE Christmas Bingo - Arc at Chillicothe-1028Hillcrest Drive, 1:30pm-2:30pm
15 Party in the Park: Grinchmas Party - Shore Acres Park Clubhouse, 6pm

15 Live Nativity – Calvary Baptist Church, 7pm & 8:30pm performances
15 Ladies Night Out at Pearce FUNdraiser - Pearce Community Center, 6pm
15 Trivia Game Night - American Legion, 7pm
15 Ace's MINGO! Mingle Ladies Night - Castaways, 8pm

16 Community Needs Agency Food Distribution & Optimist Toy Drive - Three Sisters Park, 7-11am
16 Cops For Kids Toy Delivery
16 Kroger - Stuff a Squad Car for Community Needs Agency, 5-7pm

16 Christmas Bonanza winners drawn
16 Christmas Warmup Party - Castaways, 8pm
16 LIVE MUSIC - Zowie Wowie at American Legion, 7pm
17 Sunday Breakfast - American Legion, 8-11am
17 LIVE MUSIC - The Killer Riffs at American Legion, 2pm
17 Christmas Party Potluck, American Legion
21 LIVE MUSIC - Benefit Concert featuring Chris Gelbuda - American Legion, 7pm
22 LIVE MUSIC - Not Petty (Tom Petty Tribute Duo) at MoonTower, 7pm
31 2nd Annual New Years Eve Party - Crossword Cafe, 8pm
31 New Years Eve Party - MoonTower, 8pm

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