Peoria Chamber of Commerce Launches Nonprofit Membership Tier
The Peoria Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization that serves to promote the interests of the local business community, recently approved the addition of a Nonprofit Membership Investment Tier to its membership offerings. The intent of this addition is to provide greater opportunities for nonprofit organizations in Peoria to promote the work they are doing in the community and receive valuable resources to help support their mission. In turn, this addition aims to create a more socially responsible network of businesses in the area and provide an outlet for nonprofits to establish relationships with those that can help support their many business needs.

Bring Items to Peoria Recycles Day
The city of Peoria is hosting Peoria Recycles Day on Sat., Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria residents may drop off electronics and appliances for recycling. There will also be stations for shredding old documents. For additional information, email or call 623-773-7836.
Schedule Household Hazardous Waste Pickup
There’s still time to schedule an appointment for the collection of household hazardous waste through Oct. 7. There are a limited number of appointments, so schedule your appointment before it’s too late by visiting or by calling 623-773-7836.

Learn about Police and Fire-Medical at Annual Public Safety Night
The Peoria Police and Fire-Medical Departments are bringing together family fun and safety education for the annual G.A.I.N. Public Safety Night. The event takes place on Sat., Oct. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pioneer Community Park located at 8755 N. 83rd Ave. Kids of all ages will enjoy the chance to get an up-close look at police cars, fire trucks, specialty emergency vehicles, and equipment. The event will also include displays from safety organizations, and a variety of kid friendly activities including face painting and bounce houses, making this a great night for the whole family. For more information, call 623-773-7099 or visit

Pleasant Harbor and the City of Peoria Host the Peoria Country Fest
Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant and the city of Peoria host the Peoria Country Fest on Sat., Oct. 8 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event features live country music from four popular country artists and live bull riding. The event also includes food trucks, a beer garden, and mechanical bull riding. Tickets are $30 per adult and $10 for children, 12 and under. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available at $75 and include a meal, designated seating, and private acoustical performances. Tickets can be purchased at