Learn with Peoria County  - Adult Community Programs

Peoria County Government is pleased to offer “Learn with Peoria County” educational presentations taking place at area libraries, Illinois Central College’s North Campus, and County facilities.

Peoria County employs experts in fields such as law enforcement, personal health and safety, emergency preparedness, recycling and sustainability, the tax cycle, and more. During these free speaking events, staff members will share knowledge in their fields of expertise, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

These educational presentations are for participants 18 years of age and older. All presentations are free, and registration may be required; please see individual event descriptions for more information on registration requirements.

If you would like to arrange for a Peoria County staff member to speak at your organization, group meeting, or place of business, please contact Gretchen Pearsall, Peoria County Director of Strategic Communications, at (309) 672-6918 or email gpearsall@peoriacounty.org.


Upcoming Learn with Peoria County Programs

2019 Adult Community Programs at Illinois Central College - North Campus

Learn with Peoria County is pleased to offer our educational presentations as part of Illinois Central College's Adult Community Programs! These free programs are open to adults ages 18 and older and are hosted at ICC's North Campus: 5407 N. University St., Peoria. Registration is required for these programs. To register, please visit www.icc.edu/acp or call (309) 690-6900.

  • October 24 - How to Prevent a Kitchen Nightmare! with Renee Spradlin and Stephanie Streight, PCCHD Environmental Health Coordinators
    • What is the difference between 'best by' and 'use by' on food packaging? How 'overripe' is 'too ripe' for this fruit? Is it safe to buy those dented cans of food on the grocery store shelf? Our own kitchens can be a high-risk environment for foodborne illness. Microscopic germs such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites can thrive in food that is improperly stored or handled. If ingested, these germs can make you, your family, and your dinner guests sick. Join Peoria City/County Health Department Environmental Health Coordinators as they explain the best practices for keeping your food, kitchen, and dinner parties safe--not spooky!
    • Direct registration link: https://bit.ly/2JU3aUl

Learn with Peoria County at Alpha Park Library

All programs at Alpha Park Library are from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration is required for all LWPC at Alpha Park programs. Registration opens two months prior to event date. These programs are open to adults only. Alpha Park Library is located at 3527 S. Airport Rd., Bartonville, IL 61607.

  • October 9 - How to Prevent a Kitchen Nightmare! with Renee Spradlin and Stephanie Streight, PCCHD Environmental Health Coordinators
    • What is the difference between 'best by' and 'use by' on food packaging? How 'overripe' is 'too ripe' for this fruit? Is it safe to buy those dented cans of food on the grocery store shelf? Our own kitchens can be a high-risk environment for foodborne illness. Microscopic germs such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites can thrive in food that is improperly stored or handled. If ingested, these germs can make you, your family, and your dinner guests sick. Join Peoria City/County Health Department Environmental Health Coordinators as they explain the best practices for keeping your food, kitchen, and dinner parties safe--not spooky! Registration is required. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/2Z311il.
  • October 21 - Cyber Safety: Staying Safe on the Internet with Detective Scott Gamboe, Peoria County Sheriff's Office
    • As technology continues to play such an important role in our day-to-day lives, it is important to stay vigilant against threats in the digital world. Join Detective Scott Gamboe of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office for a forensic exploration into the dangers of the Internet and how you can protect yourself against Internet scams, phishing, identity theft, and more. Registration is required. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/2TMnsCh.
  • December 4 - Situational Awareness: A Life Safety Skill with Chief Deputy Doug Gaa, Peoria County Sheriff's Office
    • In a world full of distractions, being situationally aware and attuned to our environment is not always at the forefront of our minds. Join Chief Deputy Doug Gaa of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office as he walks through the importance of Situational Awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious activity, the behaviors of those around us, and making the safest decisions when facing a threat or issue of concern. Registration is required. Registration will be available in October 2019. To register, please visit: https://bit.ly/2TUIzmh.