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Looking for some New Years weekend plans? Well....here are some to help you out!
FOLEPI's Winter Wonderland is open through Monday at the VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road in East Peoria. Hours are 5 - 9 pm Tonight (Thursday), 5 - 11 pm on Friday & Saturday and 5 - 9 pm on Sunday & Monday. Cost is $10 for cars & vans, $20 for limousines, extended vans and party buses and RVs and $150 for full size buses. Cash & debit cards are accepted for payment. For more information, visit www.folepi.org
Home for the Holidayswill complete its run at the Barn 2 Dinner Theatre in Goodfield tonight (Thursday) through Monday. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday doors open at 6 pm, buffet is at 6:30 pm, and the show is at 8 pm. On Sunday, doors & the buffet open at noon, and the show is at 1:30 pm. Prices are $34 for Thursdays, $36 for Fridays and Sunday brunch and $38 for Saturdays. For more information, call 309-965-2545 or go to www.barn2.com
Dale Jones(aka Monkey Boy) will perform at the Jukebox Comedy Club tonight (Thursday) at 8 pm Friday & Saturday and New Years Eve at 8 pm & 11 pm. Tickets are $12 for tonight's (Thursday) show and $14 on Friday & Saturday and $21 or $20 with cash payment for New Years Eve. For more information and to reserve seats, call 309-673-5853 or visit www.jukeboxcomedy.com
Luthy Botanical Garden (located at 2520 N. Prospect in Peoria) is hosting a Kwanzaa Display through Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm Today (Thursday) through Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 5 pm. Kwanzaa is the African American holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. Enjoy the display of African plants in the holiday surroundings of the Poinsettia Show. Conservatory admission is waived during the holidays, although donations are always accepted. For more information, call 309-686-3362.
Julie K's 3rd Annual "Noon Year's Eve Celebration" will take place at Five Points Washington (located at 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington) on Monday beginning at 11 am. Tickets are $10 & $12 and are available at www.fivepointswashington.org
ThePeoria Rivermen will take on the Abbotsford Heat at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on Monday beginning at 6 pm. Individual game tickets range in price from $13 - $28 and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, by calling 309-676-1040 or online atwww.ticketmaster.com
The 2012 Get Lit New Year's Eve Fun Run will take place at FOLEPI's Winter Wonderland (located on Par Three Lane off Springfield Road in East Peoria) on Monday beginning at 11:50 pm. Cost for the run/walk is $14 due by night of event. A post-race pizza party at Avanti's will follow: food is furnished, drinks will not be provided. For more information, call 309-253-2420 or visithttp://www.cityofeastpeoria.com/festival-of-lights
Open to men, women and children, this event is a non-competitive run/walk on a two-mile paved course through the Folepi's Winter Wonderland drive-through display. There will be no vehicular traffic in the Winter Wonderland during the run/walk. All participants must remain on the main road through the Winter Wonderland due to the numerous guide wires that hold up the lighted displays. No dogs are allowed on the course.
Happy New Years weekend!