Jun 22

Peoria Gets Feedback from Residents Neighborhood Issues

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM by Adam Testa

Earlier this year, the city of Peoria began the process of updating its General Plan which sets the community’s vision for the city’s priorities and guides growth and development over the next 10 to 20 years. In order to develop a plan that is responsive to local needs, city officials have been seeking public input by hosting workshops, staffing booths at city events and using social media to encourage residents to provide feedback via online surveys. The second survey is designed to gather information about what residents consider important for their neighborhoods. The survey will end July 4.

Participate in the survey.
Jun 22

Reach for Reading at Peoria’s Literacy Event

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 9:46 AM by Adam Testa

The fourth Peoria Reads event will be Thursday, July 6 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center at 8866 W. Thunderbird. Kids will get to climb the rock wall for free, reach the book and win a prize. Peoria Reads is part of the Mayor’s efforts to promote and enhance literacy among Peoria youth. The program runs June 1 – August 1, and is designed to encourage Peoria’s younger generation to read at least 20 minutes a day over summer vacation.

Learn more.
Jun 22

Theater Works Opens 32nd Season With ‘Gypsy’

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 9:41 AM by Adam Testa

Theater Works will launch its 32nd season with “Gypsy” on Sept. 8. “Gypsy” is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, who will be played by Broadway star Kelli James. “Gypsy” tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. The memoir and the musical focus on the story of Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother, Rose, the quintessential “stage mother.” The musical features songs that have become standards of the musical theatre canon, including “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” “Rose’s Turn,” and “Everything’s Coming up Roses.” Purchase tickets online or by calling 623-815-7930.