Tag: Peoria

Gimme Shelter – A Night to End Homelessness, Feb. 8

PEORIA — Peoria Proud will be holding a fundraiser with Southside Office of Concern for the homeless population on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Peoria Civic Center. From the Facebook event: Peoria Proud is partnering with the Southside Office of Concern to help support the homeless population of Peoria by providing an amazing event: Gimme…

Peoria’s 2019 Women’s March rescheduled for March

PEORIA — The annual Women’s March, planned for this weekend, has been rescheduled because of expected severe winter weather. From the Facebook event: PLEASE NOTE! RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. New Date: March 9, 2019 Time and place remain the same. We will honor International Women’s Day (the day before our event, with a proud history…

Mardi Gras 2019 with Central Illinois Friends on Mar. 1

PEORIA — Central Illinois Friends of PWA will be hosting a Mardi Gras fundraiser on March 1 in Peoria. From the Facebook event: Join us at the Warehouse on State in downtown Peoria for a fun night out on the town. Tickets include wine, draft beer, non-alcoholic beverages, heavy hors-d’oeuvres catered by Cracked Pepper, music,…

Drag Queen Story Hour in Peoria this weekend

PEORIA — Lit. on Fire Used Books in Peoria will be the host of a Drag Queen Story Hour this weekend. From the Facebook event: Join us on Saturday, December 22nd at 1 pm for our second OFFICIAL Drag Queen Story Hour! Artemisia (or Miss Arty) will lead story hour, and afterwards she will be available…

Central Illinois school district says students discussing orientation is ‘disruptive’

GERMANTOWN HILLS — A principal in this Central Illinois school district sent a letter to parents “alerting” them that students discussing their orientation was “disruptive.” WMBD/WYZZ-TV in Peoria reported on the letter on Friday. From the stations’ website at CentralIllinoisProud.com: A letter signed by Principal Kate Williams, grades 5-8, reads ” This year, we have several…

Peoria Pridefest starts planning for 2019

PEORIA — Peoria Pridefest is starting the planning for next year’s event with a meeting this Saturday, Dec. 8. From Peoria Pridefest’s Facebook post: One Voice, your Central Illinois LGBT Alliance is trying to plan Peoria Pridefest 2019, and we need engaged and energetic PEOPLE to make that happen! I won’t sugar-coat our needs…and we…

Peoria issues proclamation for World AIDS Day

PEORIA — The Peoria City Council this week issued a proclamation setting Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day in Peoria. Sid Ruckriegel, at-large councilmember, made the presentation to Jonathan Harwood, board member of Central Illinois Friends of PWA, and Deric Tucker Kimler, the executive director. “The proclamation schedule was set before I chaired the meeting,” Ruckriegel…