Join the community at the 16th Annual Take Pride In Washington Clean-Up Day! All families of Washington are invited to come out and be part of this great tradition on April 24th. Sign-in will start at 8:30 a.m. at Washington Park’s Wenger Shelter (off of Stratford Drive - south of Westgate Drive).
Bring your friends, families, and neighbors and help the community by volunteering to pick up litter around Washington. Take Pride in Washington 2021 t-shirts will be provided to the first 100 volunteers (while supplies last). The committee will provide work gloves, bags, donuts, coffee, and juice.
Pre-registration is encouraged to help the committee know how many volunteers to prepare for on April 24th. Any groups should email Jon Oliphant at email@example.com.
Tee-Ball registration is going on now. They have leagues for 4 and 5-year olds. Practice will start in April with games being played in May and June.
Registration deadline is April 5th for Youth Softball and Baseball Leagues that will start in May. Available for grades kindergarten through 8th grade.
Stay tuned for more information on Camp Adventurers - Summer Day Camp. Registration packets are being finalized now and will be available soon.
Sign up today in person at their recreational facility or online at www.washingtonparkdistrict.com
Washington Park District Easter Egg Hunt! PLEASE PRE-REGISTER EACH HUNTER
The annual Easter Egg Hunt, presented by Washington State Bank, will be held on Saturday, April 3rd. Pre-registration is required for each hunter. You can register at www.washingtonparkdistrict.com/images/Washington_Park_District_Easter_Egg_Hunt2021.pdf
The hunt will be broken into time slots and will be held in rain, snow, or shine!
Come take part in the 2021 Easter Egg Hunt where there will be over 14,000 eggs hidden. There will be different areas for 0-2, 3-5, and 6 years & up. The hunt will take place at Oak Ridge Park located at 1500 N. Cummings Road.
The City of Washington is revamping its website, and we would love to showcase your images! What makes Washington shine? Let’s see it.
Email your images and direct your questions to Maureen Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo release forms will be provided.
To kick off National Donate Life Month, the Washington Square will glow purple from April 1st - April 4th. Organ donation SAVES lives. To learn more, visit www.giftofhope.org.
A note from the City: The image above is a fun graphic and is not meant to signify that the fountain will be purple, though we agree it would be very awesome!
PDC / Area Disposal will be picking up yard waste in Washington beginning on April 2nd. For more details, contact PDC at (309) 688-0760
The Washington Park District Good Neighbor Days 5K Race is set for Saturday, June 5th at 7:30 a.m. The race also features a 1Mile Run/Walk available for runners of all ages and levels as well as a fun family event. Come run this fast race!
Registration includes an event shirt as long as shirts are available. Packets will be available for pick up on Friday, June 4th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, June 5th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. at Five Points Washington. Registration is available at Friday packet pickup or from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. on race day. You can register online at www.raceroster.com/events/2021/46280/good-neighbor-days
If you are interested in an Illinois Carry Concealed Permite, contact James Talaska at email@example.com or 309-397-9196. Sixteen/Eight/Three hour courses available along with private/women’s classes.
Five Points Washington hosts its first annual Spring It On Outdoor Market!
Enjoy live music, food trucks, fresh produce, and shopping from various craft vendors and businesses!
Sunday, April 18th, April 25th & May 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm
A list of participating vendors coming soon. If you are interested in becoming a participating vendor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peep Hunt started on Wednesday, March 24th, and will run through Saturday, April 3rd. Game boards are available at the Washington Park District office (105 S. Spruce) or participating businesses.
Players will stop at a participating business and find a peep hidden somewhere in the store. Write the peep number located on the bottom, then move on to the next business to find their peep. When all your peeps have been found, turn your game card into the park office. Winners will be drawn from the game cards submitted. Prizes worth over $250 donated by businesses. Happy hunting!
More information available at the park office or visit www.washingtonparkdistrict.com.
The city of Washington offers two ways to stay informed through a free service called E-Notify. You can now subscribe to receive important news and events by e-mail and/or text message on your cell phone. City staff will send E-Notify messages to subscribers as news develops, such as road closures, new business openings, and City meetings & events.
To subscribe to E-Notify for the City of Washington, you will need to create an account. Once you have created an account you can then select the list(s) to which you wish to subscribe.
Full details at https://www.ci.washington.il.us/egov/apps/egov/connect.egov
Interested in voting in the April 6th election? Don’t forget to register to vote. Online and in-person options are available.
Online link: https://ova.elections.il.gov
In-Person: Tazewell County Clerk’s Office, 11 S. 4th Street, Pekin, IL.
Two is better than one! We start and end April with two FREE Previews of SHOWTIME on digiMAX premium channels 620 - 634!
The first preview starts at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 2nd, and runs through midnight on Sunday, April 4th. Look for the premiere of the Bellator MMA fight!
The second free preview starts at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th through midnight on Monday, May 3rd.
The UK’s Royal Navy is building a ship to protect the undersea cables that play a critical role in how nations across the world communicate, and they form the backbone of the Internet. The new vessel is called the Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance ship, and it will carry a crew of 15 people when it comes into service in 2024. This vessel will also operate many autonomous undersea drones to help in its protection.
Curious how many undersea cables there are around the world? Visit https://www.submarinecablemap.com/ for the Submarine Cable Map.
Don’t worry Cardinal fans! FOX Sports Midwest is rebranding and changing its name on March 31st to Bally Sports Midwest, but all content will remain the same! The channel numbers will also remain at 10/565HD. So you will not lose the content you are accustomed to, you will just see a new channel name.
The streaming app through MTCO’s watchTVeverywhere is also available. Just call MTCO at 800-859-6826 with any questions on how to set up your watchTVwhere account!
Apple just released an emergency update on March 27th for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch. It is an emergency update to patch a serious vulnerability found in iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. The patches are 14.4.2, 14.4.2, and 7.3.3, respectively.
Apple claims that the vulnerability is being actively exploited to carry out malicious actions such as directing users to phishing sites.
If you have not already, it is important to install the patch now. On the iPhone and iPad, go to Settings and head over to General, then Software Update. For the Apple Watch, go into the Apple Watch app.
MTCO digiMAX TV has added the NASA channel in HD on channel 63. This channel is available in all digiMAX TV packages.
When not showing live news coverage, NASA TV airs a variety of programming, including seeing views of the Earth from the International Space Station; replays of mission operations or news conferences, and episodes of produced programs.
Sunday, April 11th
4:30 p.m. – (INSP)
Once a feared gunslinger and lawman, the legendary Bat Masterson trades his sheriff’s badge for a pen and becomes a newspaper reporter. While he once chased outlaws, he now chases stories, and beneath his front-page headlines, fearless lawman and ruthless outlaws ride once more. On a quest to separate fact from fiction, Masterson traverses the country to uncover the true stories behind the West’s incredible events. A bygone age of hardship and lawlessness is brought to life as eyewitnesses share their vivid memories of Wild Bill Hickock, Butch Cassidy, Annie Oakley, and many of the most notorious characters of the Wild West.
Monday, April 8th
9:00 p.m. – (FOOD)
Food Network’s newest series, Chef Boot Camp, takes a deep dive into one of the most critical and essential elements of restaurants everywhere – the chefs running the kitchen. The success of a restaurant starts and ends with the food they serve and trouble in the kitchen can jeopardize everything. Enter Cliff Crooks, Culinary Director of a global restaurant brand whose job entails making sure the entire enterprise runs smoothly, including hiring and firing the chefs for each kitchen. Now Cliff is taking his decades of expertise and embarking on a new mission to help struggling chefs from restaurants across the country prove that they deserve to keep running their kitchens.
Thursday, April 1st
9:00 p.m. – (NBC)
Christopher Meloni, reprising his role as Elliot Stabler, returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he’s been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Stabler will aim to find absolution and rebuild his life while leading an elite new task force that is taking apart the city’s most powerful crime syndicates one by one.
Sunday, April 18th
7:00 p.m. – (CBS)
This year marks the second time the awards show will be broadcast from Nashville at three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton lead the pack this year with six nominations each, followed by Miranda Lambert with five, and Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett with four. For the first time in ACM Awards history, four Black artists are nominated for awards in a single year, including Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and John Legend.