Wednesday, November 7th @ Creve Coeur Club
The Emerging Philanthropists in Central Illinois (EPIC) will host an “EPIC” social from 5 to 7pm at 456 Fulton St. in Peoria. Join other leaders and learn more about how EPIC is giving back to the community. Visit communityfoundationci.org/epic to learn more.
Thursday, November 8th @ Four Points Sheraton
The 38th annual Mayor’s Leadership Prayer Luncheon, featuring MLB baseball player Ben Zobrist as guest speaker, will take place beginning at 11:30am. Call (309) 685-1725 or email email@example.com for tickets. Visit peoriamayorprayerlunch.com for more info.
Thursday, November 8th @ United Presbyterian Church
Storyteller Brian Fox Ellis presents “Two Faces of Illinois’ History—A Conversation with Ninian Edwards and Chief Gomo” at 7pm at 2400 W. Northmoor Rd. in Peoria. Ellis will bring the former Illinois territorial governor and Pottawatomie chief to life on the bicentennial anniversary of the burning of Peoria during the War of 1812. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Visit foxtalesint.com for more info.
Friday, November 9th @ Par-A-Dice Hotel
The Illinois CancerCare Foundation will hold its 3rd annual CUREageous event from 6:30pm to midnight. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres; complimentary beer and wine; a raffle; entertainment from the Gamma Phi Circus, City Dance and JammSammich; and the presentation of the 2012 Rock Doc awards by Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis. Call (309) 243-3320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 9th to Sunday, November 11th @ Riverplex
Peoria’s longest running rummage sale, Julep’s Closet, will again take place, with proceeds to benefit the Junior League of Peoria and its many community projects. The sale runs Friday from 5 to 8pm, Saturday from 8am to 4pm, and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Learn more at juniorleagueofpeoria.org.
Saturday, November 10th @ St. Bernard’s Church
St. Bernard’s 2012 chicken & noodle dinner will take place from 2 to 8pm at 509 E. Kansas St. in Peoria. Enjoy a homemade meal, holiday music, a raffle and fellowship. Dinners cost $8/adults; $5/children and include a drink and dessert.
Tuesday, November 13th @ Mark Twain Hotel/Two 25 Restaurant
Join the Peoria Ad Club for its “Branding Breakfast” from 7:30 to 8:30am. Cindy Byrd, owner/CEO of Image Potential and business professor at Robert Morris University, will speak about personal branding. Cost in advance is $9/members; $10/nonmembers, or $12 at the door. Register at peoriaadclub.com.