Enhance Your Culinary Skills with Peoria Cooking Class
Get ready to add some zest to your cooking repertoire with the ongoing “Spice It Up, Peoria” cooking series. This popular culinary program continues to offer engaging classes, with the next session scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted in the Willow Room at the Peoria Main Library, located at 8463 W. Monroe St., these classes promise to be both informative and delicious.

Under the expert guidance of professional Chef Larry P. Canepa, participants will explore the aromatic world of herbs and spices. This particular class focuses on a tantalizing theme: “Aphrodisiacs, Spice, Sassy and Sensory Food: The recipe of spicing up your life, literally, is in your kitchen.” This engaging workshop will explore the power of aphrodisiac spices, teaching attendees how to create dishes that not only taste incredible but also spark romance.

Participants will learn about various potent aphrodisiac spices and how to incorporate them into delightful recipes. This class is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their culinary skills or add a little extra flair to their cooking.

Due to the popularity of these sessions, registration is highly encouraged. Those interested in attending can secure their spot by visiting https://signup.com/go/oUdJYiA.
Spring Training Tickets on Sale
Spring training is around the corner. Peoria looks forward to welcoming the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners back to the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria residents can save 25% for up to four tickets for every spring training game attended (up to four games) at the Peoria Sports Complex! Proof of residency is required. For more information, visit peoriasportscomplex.com/spring-training/resident-rewards.

Become a Peoria Youth Sports Coach
Applications are open for coaches in Peoria’s 2024 Youth Spring Season. Help shape the lives of young athletes. Incentives include an $80 coaching credit, practice equipment, coaching shirt, reserved practice location, and access to training resources. Coaches must adhere to the city’s Code of Ethics and Coaches’ Code of Conduct. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/2tr4zbm3.
Feed America Program Helps Peoria Residents
Need help stretching your grocery dollars? Donated food is available for pick up every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 am at the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson St. St. Mary’s Food Bank provides a variety of food including fresh fruits and vegetables, bread products, and drinks.

The Peoria Community Center also serves a hot lunch every Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. A donation of $5 is requested for those under 60 years old and $3 for those 60 years and older to help offset food costs. If you cannot afford the total amount, any amount you can afford is satisfactory. A meal delivery service is also available for seniors who qualify.

To donate to the program, email [email protected]. For more information and to look at the monthly lunch menu, visit peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/neighborhood-and-human-services/community-center.

Peoria Resource Fair Held in February
The city of Peoria is hosting a Resource Fair at the Peoria Main Library, 8463 W. Monroe St., Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair provides resources for childcare, healthcare, employment, and other community needs. There will be giveaways, raffles, and an opportunity to connect with resources on employment, utility assistance, healthcare, behavioral/mental health, and childcare. Some of the providers taking part in the resource fair are Adelante, Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, AM/PM, HART Pantry, Chicanos por la Causa, Bloom 365, Area Agency on Aging, Dress for Success, Not MY Kid, and more!

For more information, visit https://peoria.polarislibrary.com/polaris/