Upcoming events with Central Illinois Friends


Central Illinois Friends of PWA, an HIV service organization, has announced their upcoming events for the next month.

On Saturday, May 29, staff will be outside their office at the Glen Oak Medical Plaza. People can come down, get tested, and enroll in PrEP for free, including prescriptions.

In June, Central Illinois Friends will be at the LGBTQ+ Picnic at Detweiller Park in Peoria from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be providing free HIV/STD testing and free COVID Vaccines. There will be food, music, free giveaways all day as well.

Both Peoria Proud and The Bistro will be hosting Pride events on Saturday, June 26. The Bistro’s Bloomington Pride will be in person this year as Peoria’s will be going virtual. More information will be available closer to the date.

Cyd’s is bringing Central Illinois Friends back to the park for a drag brunch. Dates and times will be announced soon.