15 Things to Do In November

Mark your calendars and check out what's happening in Greater Peoria!

Brave Launch Final Pitch Day
Brave Launch Final Pitch Day

Friday, 11/1. Celebrate 100 years of Easterseals at the Century Ball, with cocktails, dinner and dancing at 6pm at the Peoria Civic Center. eastersealsci.com

Friday, 11/1. Join the Young Professionals of Greater Peoria for a spooktacular evening of food, drinks, revelry and live music by JammSammich at the Monster Bash: Nightmare on State Street at The Warehouse on State at 7pm. peoriachamber.org

Saturday, 11/2. The Ronald McDonald House Charities Art Gala will feature over 100 original works by central Illinois artists at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Help select art for placement in Peoria’s new Ronald McDonald House and enjoy live demonstrations, pop-up entertainment, food and a cash bar. rmhc-centralillinois.org

Saturday, 11/2. The Illinois Art League will host its annual Holiday Art Market at The Warehouse on State, featuring original artwork from over 26 central Illinois artists. illinoisartleague.com

Monday, 11/4. Peoria Magazines will honor a new class of rising young stars at the 40 Leaders Under Forty Awards Ceremony. The event kicks off at 5pm at the Par-A-Dice Hotel. 309tix.com

Tuesday, 11/5 & Thursday, 11/7. GENeration United presents Fall BoardSERVE, a two-evening seminar designed to help emerging leaders learn what it takes to serve on a nonprofit committee or board of directors. livegenu.org/boardserve

40 Leaders Under Forty ceremony
40 Leaders Under Forty ceremony

Thursday, 11/7. The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley University invite the public to attend Brave Launch Final Pitch Day to watch the teams of entrepreneurs deliver their final pitch to investors. bradley.edu/turner/sabil 

Thursday, 11/7 & Friday, 11/8. The Bradley University Department of Art and Illinois Women Artists Project will host the Midwest Women Artists Symposium, exploring the contributions of Midwest women artists to the art history canon, how the geography of the Midwest has influenced their practice, and the intersections of art and science in their work. 309tix.com

Friday, 11/8.  The Peoria Art Guild and PAME (Performing Arts Master Classes And Events) present The Power of Diversity, featuring young artists highlighting diversity through photography. The top 30 images will be showcased at the Peoria Art Guild. pamekids.org

Tuesday, 11/12. The Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts will host “Profiting from Positivity in the Workplace,” with motivational speakers Kim Kaufman, Yvonne Greer and Bill Barr. The day-long event will have a TED-talk atmosphere. thebettyjayne.com/calendar

Wednesday, 11/13. The Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will host its annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, recognizing local donors, volunteers and fundraising executives. 309tix.com

Festival of Trees
Crittenton Centers’ annual Festival of Trees

Friday, 11/15. The 10th annual CUREageous event by the Illinois CancerCare Foundation honors physicians and medical professionals who move patient care forward through their dedication and research. cureageousevent.com

Monday, 11/18. Bradley University’s Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem & Convergence Conference featuring nationally known entrepreneurs and subject matter experts sharing best practices. bradley.edu/sites/eecc

Thursday, 11/21. The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 2019 Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Peoria Civic Center, recognizing annual award winners and featuring keynote speaker John Wieland, CEO of MH Equipment. peoriachamber.org

Thursday, 11/21 thru Sunday, 11/24. Crittenton Centers’ 11th annual Festival of Trees at the Life Together Center will feature more than 90 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items to bid on, plus many other activities. crittentoncenters.org PM