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Hello to current / past members and friends of the River City Bears!

The year 2013 was an interesting and trying year for the club, filled with many restaurant nights, bear nights, guest bartender nights, and chances to see friends and make new ones. With your membership support and our fund raising activities, we were able to donate $1000 to the Central Illinois FRIENDS of People with AIDS to help continue HIV Support groups in Peoria.

September 29th, 2013, was a sad evening for the club and the Peoria LGBTQ community as that was the night Buddies on Adams closed.

Camping at Jubilee State Park

on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:07pm

Location

Jubilee State Park
13921 U.S. 150
Brimfield, IL 61517
United States

Join the bears in their natural habitat, no not a bar or shopping, but in the wild by camping at Jubilee State Park on Saturday, October 11th, (some of us are also camping on Fri. 10/10.)  Bring you tent, camper, or RV and spend some quality time outdoors with your bear friends.

Jubilee College State Park is a 3200 acre facility located in Peoria County between the towns of Kickapoo and Brimfield, just off of US Route 150. This scenic area, with its rolling topography and meandering Jubilee Creek, offers various outdoor recreational activities.

Dining Out – Firehouse Pizza, East Peoria

on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:33pm

Location

Firehouse Pizza
240 S Main St
East Peoria, IL 61611
United States

On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, the Bears will be dining out at Firehouse Pizza in East Peoria, 240 S Main St. Meet at the restaurant at 6:45pm, dinner at 7pm.

Firehouse pizzas are made by hand and made-to-order. They use the freshest meats and vegetables you can buy, and thye make their dough from-scratch daily…right here in their stores.

Each store is locally owned and independently operated, ensuring you get the customer service not always found in the “chain” restaurants.

Enjoy their famous sweet sauce, or try one of their 8 other sauces on their thin & crispy, hand-tossed, or deep

Dining Out - Busy Corner, Goodfield

on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:56pm

Location

Busy Corner
302 S. Eureka Street
Goodfield, IL 61742
United States

Dining Out - Busy Corner, Goodfield

On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, the Bears will be dining out at the Busy Corner in Goodfield, Illinois, 302 S. Eureka Street. Meet at the restaurant at 6:45pm, dinner at 7pm.

Busy Corner is a club favorite which is conveniently located between Peoria and Bloomington/Normal. Busy Corner has a great menu of homemade items, but is best known for their desserts especially their selection of over 20 homemade pies. If you don’t believe us follow the link below and read the reviews on Yelp.

Join us this month and remember everyone is invited so bring a

Mini Golf @ Wee Tee

on Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:48pm

Location

Wee Tee
5200 N. Hamilton Rd.
Peoria, IL 61604
United States

Join the Bears for Mini Golf at the Wee Tee Golf Center, 5200 N. Hamilton Rd. Peoria, on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:00pm.

Mini Golf is a blast with a group of friends and it is sure to make a great evening out.

Wee Tee Golf Center is a place for all ages offering a driving range, miniature golf course, and batting cages. Rocky Top is Wee Tee’s challenging 18 hole miniature golf course. This unique style course has elevation changes, waterfalls, and a cave creating a fun adventure.

Mini Golf cost is $6.75 per person.