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Mon. Dec 2nd, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Board of Directors Vacancies

The Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association would like to add at least 4 people to our Board of Directors to fill vacancies and expand our leadership. The Nomination Committee seeks candidates that are passionate about helping people with Down syndrome reach their full potential.

Board members will

• serve a three-year term

• attend monthly board meetings

• participate on at least one committee

• …

Mon. Dec 2nd, 2019 @ 6:00pm

HOIDSA Adult Holiday Social (high school age or older)

Doors open at 6:00pm

Annual board meeting 6:30-7:00pm

Dress as your favorite Holiday Movie character and have fun playing Holiday Movie trivia

A variety of appetizers will be served

Cash bar

Please email your reservations by November 23rd

$10 p/person will be collected at the door

Milly Howeler -

Meri Tucker -


Mon. Dec 2nd, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Sun. Dec 8th, 2019 @ 9:00am
Tue. Dec 10th, 2019 @ 6:00pm

Grandparents join us for an informal evening with casual conversation.

Contact Mike King with any questions:

Sat. Dec 14th, 2019 @ 10:15am

GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois will have programming on Dec 14, 2019 at the North Branch of the Peoria Public Library, 3001 W. Grand Parkway, Peoria IL (near the intersection of IL Route 6 and Allen Rd, west of Menards).  

LMNOP Animals will begin at 10:15 a.m.  

Destination Discovery Polar Bear, Polar Bear will begin at 11:00 a.m.

GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois provides free programming to Individuals with Down Syndrome and we are …

Tue. Dec 17th, 2019 @ 7:00pm

HOIDSA has a cooking class for its young adults with Bethel Lutheran Church's youth group as mentors. The class is open to any member 16 years old and older with our mentors being high school aged.

There is no fee for the class. We have several participants registered and are accepting more on a first come/ first served basis. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young adults to make friends …