Agencies from Adams County to participate in multi-agency resource center event Jan. 25

QUINCY — The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 405 Vermont, will be the site for a multi-agency resource center event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. This one-stop event will consist of agencies throughout Adams County gathered in one location to raise awareness in the community about services each agency offers. The event…

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Kroc Center partners with West Central Illinois Agency on Aging to offer free healthy aging series

QUINCY — The Kroc Center and the West Central Illinois Agency on Aging, with funding from the Illinois Department on Aging, have partnered to offer a free 12-week Fit and Strong healthy aging series. The series will begin Jan. 9 and is free. Participants can registering for classes on either Mondays or Wednesdays from 9-10:30…

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Kroc Center to offer free admission to veterans on Veterans Day

QUINCY — In honoring tri-state veterans, the Kroc Center is offering free admission to all veterans on Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans can present their military/veteran identification to receive free entry and enjoy the Kroc Center’s many offerings, including the facility’s weightlifting and cardio areas, as well as the aquatic center. The Kroc Center, 405 Vermont,…

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Kroc Center to host ‘Kroc-R-Treat’ Halloween event on Monday

QUINCY — Kroc-R-Treat, an indoor trick-or-treating event, will be held at The Kroc Center from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. This indoor event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy a variety of booths offering candy and small trinkets. Select booths will also support the Teal…

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Kroc Center to host free LesMills and Water in Motion fitness classes

QUINCY — The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will host a LesMills andWater in Motion launch on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10-11. These live group fitness classes will be free on both days to members and non-members. Participants will be entered to win Kroc promotional items during each class. BODYPUMP: This…

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Kroc Center offering fall activities for toddlers and young children starting Tuesday

QUINCY — The Kroc Center is offering Toddler Time: Mommy and Me in the gymnasium from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesdays from Oct. 4-Dec. 20. This special drop-in playtime is just for guardians and toddlers (age 5 and under). Participants will enjoy social time while little ones play in the gymnasium. All toddlers must be accompanied…

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Group ukulele lessons to begin Thursday at Kroc Center

QUINCY — Learn a new instrument by registering for upcoming group ukulele lessons to be held from noon-1 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 6-27 at the Kroc Center. Education and fine arts specialist Jonathon Weller will teach the class. “Ukulele is such a fun instrument, and I’ve loved getting the chance to teach this class over…

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Senior adult health fair to be held Sept. 27 at Kroc Center

QUINCY — The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, along with State Sen. Jil Tracy and State Rep. Randy Frese, will be the site a senior adult health fair from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Kroc Center. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required.…

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Grace and June’s ‘Lemon-aid Stand for Good’ raises more than $8,000

QUINCY — Grace and June’s Lemon-Aid Stand for Good raised $8,281.60 on Sept. 3 with the help of 21 other stands. Having been the hosts of lemonade stands in 2019 and 2021, Grace and June Hendrian extended an invitation to the community to help raise funds for The Salvation Army. Families across The Salvation Army…

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Kroc Center seeking vendors for fall Upscale Garage Sale on Oct. 8

QUINCY — The Kroc Center is seeking vendors for the fall Upscale Garage Sale, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. This event will allow vendors and shoppers to get a head start selling and buying holiday items, winter apparel, décor, children’s items and more inside the Kroc Center…

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Local photographer to teach course Tuesday nights at Kroc Center in September

QUINCY — The Kroc Center has teamed up with local photographer Julie Ginos from GS Photography to offer a four-week photography course from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 6 and ending Sept. 27. “In the past, our photography classes have been some of our most popular offerings,” education and fine arts specialist Jonathon…

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Kroc Center to offer free music classes to children age 7 and up starting Sept. 12

QUINCY — The Kroc Center invites local youths to participate in Music Mondays, a free program from 3-5 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 12- Nov. 14 for children ages 7 and older. Participants can join the Kroc Center’s children’s choir and learn to play a brass instrument and piano with other musicians their age who are…

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Kroc Center seeks local vendors for fall senior adult health fair

QUINCY — The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, along with State Sen. Jil Tracy and State Rep. Randy Frese, will be the host of a senior adult health fair from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. This event is free and open to the public. Local businesses are invited to participate in…

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Handmade wares to be on sale during Makers Market along Sixth Street on Saturday

QUINCY — Quincy Brewing Company will host the hippest handmade outdoor market, Makers Market, from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, June 18 on Sixth Street between Maine and Hampshire and down Jail Alley. The outdoor market will feature more than 35 different vendors selling furniture, clothing, accessories, food, apothecary, ceramics, art, books, candles, vintage upcycled wares and more. The Quincy Children’s…

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Kroc Center offering summer day camp starting June 6

QUINCY — The Kroc Center will host its annual Camp Kroc Summer Day Camp starting June 6 and ending the week of August 12. Camp Kroc offers care to students grades K-6 and counselor in training to grades 7-12 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration is open. Parents and guardians need to visit…

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Kroc Center offers another opportunity for people to learn how to play ukulele

QUINCY — The Kroc Center is offering a new session of group ukulele lessons on Wednesdays from May 11 to June 1. Jonathon Weller, the Kroc Center’s education and fine arts specialist, will teach the class. In a press release, Weller said, “We are so excited to offer another ukulele class. We’ve just wrapped up…

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Six Christian denominations to come together for Good Friday service at Kroc Center

QUINCY — The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center invites people to attend its Easter weekend events. All events are free and open to the public. They will be held at The Kroc Center, 405 Vermont.  Easter events begin at 6 p.m. Friday with a United Good Friday Service. Six area Christian…

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Upscale Garage Sale set for April 2 at Kroc Center

QUINCY — The Kroc Center’s Upscale Garage Sale is set from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2 in the gymnasium and The Meadows banquet rooms.  Event entry is free for members of The Kroc Center and $1 for non-members. Attendees will have access to more than 35 vendors. In addition to traditional garage sale…

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Learn how to play the ukulele during class on Tuesdays in April at Kroc Center

QUINCY — The Kroc Center is providing an opportunity for the public to learn a new instrument with the upcoming group ukulele course. The facility’s Jonathon Weller, education and fine arts specialist, will teach the class on Tuesdays from April 5 to April 26 from 11 a.m. to noon.  The ukulele is a good instrument…

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Kroc Center offering classes for adults to learn more about computers, kids to learn more about multiplication tables

QUINCY — The Kroc Center’s Education and Fine Arts Department is offering new education courses to the community in the coming weeks.  Discovering Computers and Tablets will help particpants ages 14 and up to brush up on their skills with today’s technology. The class will be offered on Thursdays from March 17-April 7 from 11…

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All-you-can-eat breakfast set for March 26 in Kroc Center’s Meadows

QUINCY — The Kroc Center’s KROC Kids, character-building troops, will serve an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. March 26 in the Kroc Center’s Meadows. The breakfast also will feature bacon, eggs, milk and coffee. The cost is $6. Children ages 4-11 can eat for $3, Children age 3 and under can…

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Booths available for Upscale Garage Sale set for April 2 at Salvation Army Kroc Center

QUINCY — The Salvation Army Kroc Center encourages anyone planning to have a garage sale this spring to consider being a part of the Upscale Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2.  Local vendors also are encouraged to participate. Companies such as Thirty-One, Pink Zebra, Tupperware and others have rented booths in…

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Kroc Center youth ministry team to be host of Soup-er Bowl party Sunday night

QUINCY — The Kroc Center’s youth ministry team will be the host of a Soup-er Bowl Party at 5 p.m. Sunday. All ages are invited to attend a night of food, fellowship and football for just $5. All proceeds from this annual soup competition support the Kroc Center’s youth ministry programs.  “This is a fundraiser…

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Workouts from home, like work, gaining popularity; fitness facilities learning how to entice people to come back

QUINCY — Sam McKelvie greets the people in her class with “Hello, my friends,” then instructs them to begin stretching before they start exercising. It’s a routine she’s gone through many times. On some days, those instructions are given in a studio she rents in the Washington Theatre building in downtown Quincy. On many days,…

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