Learn with Peoria County  - Adult Community Programs

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All About Cottage Foods: Turning your COVID Hobby into a Business

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7 pm

Instructor: Corine Peplinski, Environmental Health Training Specialist, Peoria City/County Health Department
Location: ICC North
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Are you a home baker interested in learning about the expanded cottage food laws that began on January 1, 2022?  Learn what products are eligible to be made at home, labeling requirements, food safety requirements, and how to register in Peoria County. This class is free but requires registration through ICC. 


Finding Property Information in Peoria County

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6 pm

Instructor: Josh Thompson, GIS Manager
Location: ICC North
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Did you know that residents can easily find out property information, subdivision plats, and various maps all through Peoria County’s Front Desk application? Front Desk, which underwent a significant upgrade in early 2022, is available through the County’s website and is free of charge. This workshop will guide users through looking up property characteristics, tax assessments, and residential sales. Interactive maps are also available through the Front Desk map application, including aerial photos, subdivision plats, streets, and topographic maps. Peoria County's GIS manager will demonstrate how to navigate the map application in this hands-on workshop. This program takes place in a computer lab, but participants may also bring their own device if they prefer. This class is free but requires registration through ICC. 


Situational Awareness: A Life Safety Skill

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 6 pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6 pm

Instructor: Captain Chris Watkins, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
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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. These classes are free but require registration through ICC.


Attention Aspiring Food Entrepreneurs!

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Location: ICC North, Hickory Hall 105
Instructor: Corine Peplinski, Environmental Health Training Specialist, Peoria City/County Health Department

Have you ever considered baking or cooking for the public, but weren’t sure where to start?  This class is for you!  We will discuss a variety of license types and what is required for each.  Topics include cottage foods, temporary food events, food trucks, full-service establishments, catering, and more! This class is free but requires registration through ICC. Register Here


Protecting Our Animals: Animal Shelter Tour

Location: Peoria County Animal Protection Services, 2600 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL 61603
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October 21, 2022 from 3-5 pm
March 10, 2023 from 3-5 pm

This workshop is perfect for animal lovers.  Learn about the day-to-day operations of the Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) animal shelter and animal control. Hear about PCAPS community partnerships and opportunities for you to help abandoned, neglected, or abused animals in our own community. A PCAPS team member will describe volunteer opportunities, explain animal control laws, and discuss such local issues as overpopulation and inhumane care. Then take a guided tour of the animal shelter and meet four-legged friends available for adoption or currently receiving care, including dogs, cats, and small or unusual animals. These tours are free but require registration through ICC.