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THING IN CESN TO DO ILL TRAL

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Arcola, IL Rockome Gardens • www.rockome.com Arthur, IL Illinois Amish Country • www.illinoisamishcountry.com Bloomington, IL Bloomington Parks and Recreation • www.bpard.org Canton, IL Canton Park District • www.cantonpark.org Champaign, IL Orpheum Children’s Science Museum • www.orpheumkids.com East Peoria, IL Fondulac Park • www.fondulacpark.com Galesburg, IL Galesburg Convention and Visitors Bureau • www.visitgalesburg.com Hanna City, IL Wildlife Prairie State Park • www.wildlifeprairiestatepark.org Normal, IL Children’s Discovery Museum • www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net Pekin, IL Pekin Park District • www.pekinparkdistrict.org Peoria, IL Peoria Chiefs Baseball • www.milb.com Peoria Park District • www.peoriaparks.org Peoria Riverfront Museum • www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org The Spirit of Peoria Cruises • www.spiritofpeoria.com Petersburg, IL Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site • www.lincolnsnewsalem.com Springfield, IL Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum • www.alplm.org Knights Action Park • www.knightsactionpark.com Utica, IL Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort • www.grizzlyjacksresort.com Starved Rock State Park • www.starvedrockstatepark.org Washington, IL Washington Park District • www.washingtonparkdistrict West Peoria, IL Kartville • www.kartville.com

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Elmwood Strawberry Festival June 1

Olde English Faire Wildlife Prairie Park June 21-23

Manito Popcorn Festival Aug. 30– Sept. 1

Galesburg Railroad Days June 22-23

Peoria Steamboat Festival June 13-15

Heart of Illinois Fair June 12-20

McLean County Fair July 31 Aug. 4

Taste of Peoria Aug. 14

Illinois State F air Aug. 818 Pekin Marigold Festival Sept. 5–8

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Tremont Turkey Festival June 7-9

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Morton Pumpkin Festival Sept. 11-14

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Montessori Children’s House of Peoria • 2013 Summer Program

The MCHP Summer Program is for children ages 3-9. Blending our authentic Montessori program with summer-related activities, our summer program offers the child all kinds of opportunities for learning and fun. There are games, water activities, arts and crafts, opportunities for music and much more! Children get their school-year learning reinforced and expanded upon while also enjoying a relaxing summer filled with fun activities. Enrollment options: Half day (8:30-11:30, 12:00-3:00) • Full day (8:30-3:00, 7:30-5:00) By the week, session, or the full summer Session I (June 3-21): The World of Color • Session II (June 24-July 12): Hawaiian Vacation Session III (July 15-August 9): Around the World 3601 N North St, Peoria 61604 • 309-685-8995 info@peoriamontessori.org • www.peoriamontessori.org

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Kids Eat Free and kid specials

SUNDAYS

Alexander’s Steakhouse – 100 Alexander, Peoria 688-0404 Kids ½ price, dine in only. Avanti’s -8517 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, 691-2525, 1301 W. Main St., Peoria, 674-4923, 4711 N. Rockwood Rd., Peoria, 688-6565, 2320 E. Washington, East Peoria, 694-6200, 3610 Kelly Ave., Pekin, 346-3400 Kids eat free- Sundays and Wednesdays after 4pm. Max one free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal and drink. Kids under 12. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other offers. Granite City Food & Brewery – 230 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria 699-8080 Kids Eat Free with adult entrée purchase 4pm-close, dine in only. Steak n Shake – 7515 N. Grand Prairie Dr., Peoria 693-7529, 5036 N. Big Hollow Rd., Peoria 691-0914, 7715 N. University, Peoria 692-5577, 3229 N. University, Peoria 6828723, 99 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria 699-4331 Kid s Eat Free all day. One free kid’s plate per $8 spent, dine in only.

MONDAYS

IHOP – 5012 N. Big Hollow Rd, Peoria 689-8890 & 214 W. Camp St., East Peoria 698-3244 Kids Eat Free from 4 – 10pm, limited to one child per adult, dine in only. Old Chicago – 7610 Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria 691-1885 Kids Eat Free all day, dine in only. Firehouse Pizza - 8879 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria 693-9111, 240 S. Main St., E. Peoria, 698-9111, 201 S. Main St., Morton, 291-0911, 1320 Washington Rd., Washington, 444-2911 Kids Eat Free with the purchase of an adult entrée $ 10 or more, dine in only.

TUESDAYS

Chili’s Grill & Bar - 4825 N. University, Peoria 692-0468, 800 Riverside Dr., East Peoria 694-4460 - Kids Eat Free with one adult meal -dine in only. Culvers – 5019 W. Holiday Dr., Peoria, 693-2366, 4612 N. University, Peoria, 693-3579, 901 W. Camp St., East Peoria 698-9240 Kids 12 and under get a $2 .99 meal from 4-8 p.m.

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Kids Eat Free

and kid specials

Firehouse Pizza - 8879 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria 693-9111, 240 S. Main St., E. Peoria, 698-9111, 201 S. Main St., Morton, 291-0911, 1320 Washington Rd., Washington, 444-2911 Kids Eat Free with purchase of an adult entrée $10 or more, dine in only. Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery – 1810 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria 682-8616 Kids Eat Free with purchase of adult entrée 4pm10pm, dine in only.

WEDNESDAYS

Avanti’s -8517 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, 691-2525, 1301 W. Main St., Peoria, 674-4923, 4711 N. Rockwood Rd., Peoria, 688-6565, 2320 E. Washington, East Peoria, 694-6200, 3610 Kelly Ave., Pekin, 346-3400 Kids eat free- Sundays and Wednesdays after 4pm. Max one free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal and drink. Kids under 12. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other offers. Buffalo Wild Wings – 5121 West American Prairie Dr., Peoria 6919453 & 833 W. Camp St., East Peoria 699-9464 Kids $1.49 all day, dine in only. IHOP - 5012 N. Big Hollow Rd, Peoria 689-8890 & 214 W. Camp St., East Peoria 698-3244 Kids Eat Free from 4 – 10pm, limited to one child per adult, dine in only. Kids Eat Free from 4 – 10pm, limited to one child per adult, dine in only.

THURSDAYS

Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery – 1810 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria 682-8616 Kids Eat Free with purchase of adult entrée 4pm10pm, dine in only.

SATURDAYS

Steak n Shake – 7515 N. Grand Prairie Dr., Peoria 693-7529, 5036 N. Big Hollow Rd., Peoria 691-0914,7715 N. University, Peoria 692-5577, 3229 N. University, Peoria 682-8723, 99 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria 699-4331 Kids Eat Free all day. One free kid’s plate per $8 spent, dine in only. Check out the fantastic deals these local eateries have to offer. All information is subject to change without notice.

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I Childrens’ Books HOT NEW RELEASES

Big Nate: Game On – Lincoln Peirce Dreams Come True…All They Need Is You! – Mike Dooley, Virginia Allyn I am Not Afraid of Monsters! – Sharlene Alexander Little Critter: Just a Big Storm – Mercer Mayer Llama Llama Birthday Party - Anna Dewdney Otis and the Puppy – Loren Long Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch – James Dean Ribbit! – Rodrigo Folgueira, Poly Bernatene Steam Train, Dream Train – Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld That Is Not a Good Idea – Mo Willems

Movies on DVD NEW RELEASES

Buck Denver Asks: What’s In The Bible? Volume Eleven Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Checkup Finding Nemo – Albert Brooks Lego Batman: The Move Dc Superheroes United LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Anthony Daniels Looney Tunes Super Stars: Sylverter & Hippety Hopper Marvel Knights: InHumans My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Princess Twilight Sparkle Monsters Inc. – John Goodman A Monster in Paris – Adam Goldbery Mulan/Mulan ll – Ming-Na Wen Pokemon the Movie 15: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice Rise of the Guardians – Chris Pine Ring the Bell – Casey Bond Superman: Unbound – Matt Bomer SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Eighth Season This is Our Time – Bruce Marchiano Wreck-It-Ralph – John C. Reilly

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II Educational Websites For Kids (Free)

National Geographic Little Kids • nationalgeographic.com/littlekids National Geographic Little Kids features games, crafts and recipes, science, videos, and animal information. It’s perfect for the 5 and under crowd.

National Geographic Kids • nationalgeographic.com/kids

Games, videos, information, cool photos, and more will keep your kids engaged and learning on this educational site.

NGA Kids • nga.gov/kids/kids

This website gives users art adventures and activities from the National Gallery of Art.

PBS Kids • pbs.org

Find all your favorite PBS characters, each with learning games for kids to play: Clifford, Curious George, SuperWhy, The Cat in the Hat, and lots more.

Pottermore • pottermore.com

J.K. Rowling created this site so kids could read the books and do interactive features and games. My kids LOVE it and can’t wait for all the books to be on the site.

Spatulatta • spatulatta.com

Get into cooking on this kid-friendly cooking website with lots of videos and recipes.

Whyville • whyville.net

Tweens hang out in Whyville to play learning games and socialize.

Wonderopolis • wonderopolis.org

Discover a new wonder each day. Wonders are amazing facts and intriguing questions such as: Why are they called Lava Lamps? What Badger has a sweet tooth?

Yahoo Kids • kids.yahoo.com

This is the least educational of all the choices since the site includes both games and videos of all sorts. But, kids can find lots to learn on this interactive website like homework help, learning about science, and access to an encyclopedia.

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Consignment and Resale Shops Castaways Consignment

1239 Peoria St., Washington, IL 309-886-2424 www.shopcastaways.com Fan Castaways on Facebook Nearly new consigned items for kids, teens, and women of all ages! Always excited to meet new customers and consignors.

Wannabe’s Upscale Resale

3530 W. Willow Knolls Dr., Peoria, IL 309-693-7768 wannabesupscalersale.com Consignments accepted M-F 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Melissa & Doug toys/Art supplies. Hours M-F 10 a.m.-7p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Wee Wares

Avantis Square (behind Red Lobster near Northwoods Mall), Peoria, IL 309-688-7982 Next-to-new items for Kids & their Grownups. Open M-F 10-5 & Sat. 10-4 & Sun. 12-4

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June 2013 Welcome to the Peoria Area Kids‛ Directory. We are the “Ultimate Family Resource Guide.” The Peoria Kids‛ Directory is a full-color monthly publication. Every month, a new issue of the Kids‛ Directory is distributed to over 350 locations throughout the Peoria Metro Area. You can find the Kids‛ Directory at • All our Advertisers‛ locations • Amusement Centers • Dance, Gymnastics and Karate Studios • Daycare, Childcare, and Learning Centers • Dental Offices • Family Friendly Restaurants • Hair Salons • Hospitals • Indoor Play Centers

• Libraries • Maternity, Infant, and Children‛s Retail Stores • OB/GYN Offices • Party Supply Stores • Pediatrician Offices • Recreation/Community Centers • Schools and Pre-Schools • Sports Centers • And many, many, others!

Within this directory you will find a great variety of local businesses with products and services for your kids and your whole family. The Peoria Kids‛ Directory is locally-owned and locally published. To better serve you, please email us with any comments or suggestions, and testimonials. We‛d love to hear from you! Thank you for visiting and growing with us!

Barb Runyon Owner/Publisher

Interested in advertising your business in the Peoria Kids’ Directory? Call us today to reserve your space!

Contact Information Peoria Kids‛ Directory Barb Runyon Publisher

(309) 696-6922

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Peoria@kidsdirectory.com

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