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Five Points Washington Offers Coed Youth Basketball Camp Starting July 27

Five Points Washington will offer a weeklong coed youth basketball camp starting July 27 at the Five Points Washington facility, located at 360 N. Wilmor Street in Washington.

The camp is open to registrants from 9 to 14 years old and runs from 9 AM to noon July 27 through July 31. The camp is coordinated by Tyler Lundeen.

Sessions will offer individual and group drills in ball handling, shooting and passing. The last hour of each session will consist of a competitive five-on-five game.

The camp costs $125 for Five Points Washington members and $160 for non-members. The registration form can be downloaded elsewhere in the FivePointsWashington.org web site; registration must be completed at the front desk of the Five Points Washington facility by Friday, July 24. No late registrations will be accepted.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its fitness center/gym, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, an outdoor event patio and an aquatics center.

For more information, click here to visit the camp listing elsewhere in the FivePointsWashington.org web site or call (309) 444-8222.

Neal Bowling Continues Support of St. Jude in Five Points Fridays Free Outdoor Concert July 10 in Washington

Neal Bowling is a performer with a mission.

The catalog of music played by the Mackinaw acoustic solo musician covers several genres, including pop, rock and country. While his musical offerings vary widely–spanning from the 1950s to today and ranging from the Beatles to the Black Keys–Bowling remains singularly focused on a singular cause: he donates 100 percent of the proceeds from his performances to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

“I’ve always followed St. Jude as a cause and I’ve always donated,” Bowling said. “I really got involved when a friend of mine talked me into participating in the Mackinaw-to-Peoria run.
“I was looking for a way to kick it into a higher gear. I enjoy performing, and I don’t really need the money, so I thought this would be a great way to support St. Jude.”

Last year, Bowling donated more than $11,000 to St. Jude. This year, he has already exceeded that amount.

Bowling will perform July 10 as part of Five Points Fridays, a series of free outdoor concerts hosted by Five Points Washington. Gates open at 5:30 pm the event, and the performance begins at 6 pm. The concert will be held adjacent to the new Five Points Washington outdoor patio area and adjacent parking lot area, located on the south end of the facility. Mike’s Knot Just Ribs food truck and Kona Ice of Peoria will have food available for purchase. A cash bar also will be available.

All performances in the Five Points Fridays series are free and open to the public; tickets are not required but, for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the individual Facebook event listings on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Masks are not required by attendees as along as social distancing can be maintained. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Other events in the Five Points Fridays series include:
July 24 – Kickin’ & Pickin’ (rock and bluegrass)
August 14 – Chase Sieting (acoustic rock)
August 21 – Black Velvet (multigenerational eclectic acoustic)
September 25 – Top 4D (acoustic pop music)
October 16 – Kickin’ & Pickin’ (eclectic acoustic)

The Five Points Fridays series of music performance events is made possible by sponsorships from: headline sponsor MTCO Communications; Live@Five sponsors Uftring Automotive, Washington Community Bank, Ameren Illinois, Trane, I Do Events, Create A Scene; and silver sponsor Edward Jones – Nicole Miller Agency.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

For more information about the concert series, visit the Live at Five Points Facebook page or call (309) 444-8222.

Black Velvet, Pocket Mouse Scheduled to Perform in Next Two Free June Five Points Fridays Outdoor Concerts

Black Velvet will perform at Five Points Fridays on June 19

Five Points Fridays, a series of free outdoor concerts, will present its next two shows with performances by Peoria-based acts Black Velvet on June 19 and Pocket Mouse on June 26.

Gates open at 5:30 pm for both events, and the performances are scheduled to begin at 6 pm. The events will be held in the new Five Points Washington outdoor patio and adjacent parking lot area, located on the south end of the facility. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available.

Black Velvet, which performs June 19, is comprised of husband-and-wife duo Billy Kocher and Ami Lynne. The pair offers an extensive, wide-ranging catalog of music from a wide variety of artists, including P!nk, The Police, The Beatles, lovelytheband, The Rolling Stones and others. This duo presents a family-friendly performance offering something for everyone without being uncomfortably loud.

Also at the June 19 event, Washington art studio Art at the Bodega will have a setup for kids to complete a project on the outdoor patio area during the early part of the event. For an nominal cost, Art at the Bodega will offer a mosaic shape project in which kids will paint the background and then glue different mosaic pieces on the shape. In addition at the June 19 event, Mike’s Knot Just Ribs and Mobile BBQ Catering will have a food truck present, and Kona Ice of Peoria will bring its Flavorstation for making flavored shaved ice.

June 26 performer Pocket Mouse specializes in acoustic covers of popular rock/pop music from the ‘60s to today with a focus on the best of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Members of the group include Matt Eckberg (vocals, guitar), Chris Koller (bass guitar, vocals) and Bryan Vicary (drums, vocals). The three have played together for more than 15 years and offer a variety of songs from artists like Michael Jackson, The Outfield, the Barenaked Ladies, Queen, Sublime, Blackstreet and more.

All performances in the Five Points Fridays series are free and open to the public; tickets are not required but, for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the individual Facebook event listings on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Masks are not required by attendees as along as social distancing can be maintained. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Pocket Mouse will perform at Five Points Fridays on June 26

Other events in the Five Points Fridays series include:

  • July 10 – Neal Bowling (eclectic acoustic)
  • July 24 – Kickin’ & Pickin’ (rock and bluegrass)
  • August 14 – Chase Sieting (acoustic rock)
  • August 21 – Black Velvet
  • September 25 – Top 4D (acoustic pop music)
  • October 16 – Kickin’ & Pickin’ (eclectic acoustic)

The Five Points Fridays series of music performance events is made possible by sponsorships from: headline sponsor MTCO Communications; Live@Five sponsors Uftring Automotive, Washington Community Bank, Ameren Illinois, Trane, I Do Events, Create A Scene; and silver sponsor Edward Jones – Nicole Miller Agency.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

A full listing of events in the is available on the Live at Five Points Facebook page or by visiting FivePointsWashington.org. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.

Download the free Five Points Washington App to track fitness activity, earn points and more

Five Points Washington announces the launch of the Five Points Washington app, which allows users to manage their fitness activity and goals while earning points and competing in challenges with other Five Points members.

Click here to download a PDF flyer with information about the Five Points Washington app
Click the image above to download a PDF flyer with information about the Five Points Washington app

“Members who aren’t comfortable or able to return to the gym yet can download the app to help them stay active and participate in challenges,” said Megan Stevenart, fitness manager at Five Points Washington. “It’s a great way to stay connected the Five Points ‘fitness family.’”

The app, which is free to Five Points Washington members, syncs with other popular wearable technologies such as Apple Watch, Fitbit and more.

“It puts everything in the palm of your hand,” Stevenart said, “Our class schedule, workouts you’ve done, the ability to request personal training–everything is in one place.”

The app also allows users to access more than 1,400 fitness/exercise demonstration videos, browse and enroll in classes at the Five Points facility, participate in challenges, view their workout/activity history, manage their Five Points membership and compete in challenges.

“We’ll have club-wide challenges to motivate people, with some great rewards as a bonus,” Stevenart said. “Members can set their own fitness goals and use it to motivate themselves and their friends to work out harder.”

Users who download the app can participate in the Five Points Keep Moving & Stay Healthy challenge to earn 200 points. Points can be accumulated and are redeemable for prizes from Five Points.

The app is available for Apple and Android devices by searching for Five Points Washington in the appropriate app store.

The Five Points Washington app was created by EGYM, an international fitness technology company, on its Branded Member App platform. According to the company web site, EGYM is the No. 1 provider of custom-branded club mobile apps that engage members, drive revenue and integrate deeply with the most important technology solutions of fitness clubs.

Located at 360 N. Wilmor Street in Washington, Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to a fitness center/gym, the facility houses an aquatics center, a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms and a new outdoor event space.

To learn more, call (309) 444-8222 or visit FivePointsWashington.org.

Five Points Washington Offers Free Outdoor Acoustic Concert June 5 featuring Aileeah Colgan

Five Points Fridays, a series of free outdoor concerts, will present its inaugural show on June 5 with an acoustic performance by Aileeah Colgan.

Gates open at 5:30 pm for the event, and the performance is scheduled for 6 pm. The event will be held in the new Five Points Washington outdoor patio and adjacent parking lot area, located on the south end of the facility. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available once the gates open until the conclusion of the event.

Colgan has received recognition from Billboard Magazine, Country Rebel and Whiskey Riff. She was voted the top country act in the state of Illinois by the national Country Showdown talent competition and earned second place in the 2018 NASH Next midwest regional competition.

Colgan has shared the stage with a long list of major artists including Toby Keith, RaeLynn, Kane Brown, Rodney Atkins, Scotty McCreery and LoCash. She has also performed VIP pre-shows for Luke Bryan, Shania Twain, Little Big Town, Easton Corbin and others.

The performance is open and free to the public; tickets are not required but, for planning purposes, attendees are encouraged to indicate they will attend in the Facebook event listing on the Live at Five Points Facebook page. Limited seating and tables will be provided while adhering to social distancing guidelines, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

The Five Points Fridays event is the first in a series of music performance events. The series is made possible by sponsorships from: headline sponsor MTCO Communications; Live@Five sponsors Uftring Automotive, Washington Community Bank, Ameren Illinois, Trane, I Do Events, Create A Scene; and silver sponsor Edward Jones – Nicole Miller Agency.

Five Points Washington opened in 2007 and is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit complex that uses fitness center user fees, rental revenue, and event admission sales to finance day-to-day operations. In addition to its new outdoor event space, the facility houses a 1,020-seat performing arts center, event/banquet/meeting rooms, a fitness center/gym and an aquatics center.

The next event in the Five Points Fridays series is scheduled for June 19 with the Peoria duo Black Velvet featuring Billy Kocher and Ami Lynne. A full listing of events in the is available on the Live at Five Points Facebook page or by visiting FivePointsWashington.org. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.