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Events Near Emden IL

Heritage Farmer's Market

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 8:00am
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Pekin, IL
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Ducks Unlimited - Lower Adirondack Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - Lower Adirondack Dinner
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
The Great Escape
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Ducks Unlimited - 43rd Annual Havana Banquet

Ducks Unlimited - 43rd Annual Havana Banquet
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
Havana VFW Post
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Penguin In The Park 5K

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
Decatur, IL
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Peoria Springfest

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 5:00pm
The Lindenhof
Peoria, IL
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Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 7:30am
Old State Capitol
Springfield, IL
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NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course - Instructor Led Only

Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 at 8:00am
Armed Protective Services, LLC
Rochester, IL
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NRA Refuse To Be A Victim? Seminars

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 5:00pm
Dunlap Public Library
Dunlap, IL
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Ducks Unlimited - North Tazewell Co Dinner

Ducks Unlimited - North Tazewell Co Dinner
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019
Festival of Lights Building, East Peoria, IL
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Run With Reagan 5K

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 8:00am
Eureka College
Eureka, IL
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Little Miracles 5K

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:00am
Washington Park
Springfield, IL
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