Tazewell County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

: Baked goods are just some of the things for sale at the 59th Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale in Bloomington March 17-19. (Photo courtesy of Illinois MCC)



Cooking with an Instant Pot

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.


Chef Bill More will instruct in the use of the Instant Pot and share some recipes and demonstrations. Register by calling (309) 347-7111, Ext. 0.


Exceptional Sensory Storytime

Thursday, 6 p.m.

Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.


A new story time has been created for youths who have difficulty sitting through a normal storytime experience. For more information, call (309) 347-7111, Ext. 3.


Learn How to Use Lynda

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Washington District Library, 360 N. Wilmor Road


Through Lynda the library now provides access to hundreds of professionally-instructed video courses in art, music, technology, and business. For more information, call (309) 444-2241.


Beyond the Basics in Genealogy

Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

Fondulac Public Library, 400 E. Richland, E. Peoria


The workshop is designed to help people get organized after they have started tracing their family tree. For more information, call (309) 699-3917.


How Do We Fight Wildfires?

Thursday, 6-7 p.m.

The Mansion on Walnut, 420 Walnut St., Pekin


Hosted by Pekin Academy of Fine Arts and Greater Peoria Environmental Science Society, the program is presented by Brian Cox. For more information, call (309) 267-2058.


Tazewell County Annual Tree Sale

Ongoing until March 30

Pick-up will be at the 4H Pavilions at Mineral Springs Park, Pekin

Tazewell County Soil & Water Conservation District will be selling bare root and potted trees, shrubs, evergreens, groundcovers and grasses. All orders must be paid for by March 30. Pick-up is scheduled for Friday, April 7. For more information or order forms, call (309) 346-4462, Ext. 3.




Impromptu Teen Activity

Friday, 4 p.m.

Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.


Teens will be entertained by a surprise activity. For more information, call (309) 347-7111, Ext. O.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Friday, 11 a.m.

Begins at the corner of Monroe and Hancock streets


Join the throngs in the wearing of the green. The parade ends with a party to be held on the CEFCU Stage on the Peoria Riverfront. For more information, visit www.stpatpeoria.com


MARCH 17-19


59th Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale

Friday-Sunday, 4-9 p.m.

Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington


Enjoy superb dinners, a Dutch Market and Butcher Shop, and an auction which begins at 6:30. For more information, call (309) 266-7704.





Crafterday at the Library

Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.


Drop in to make a pine cone owl. All materials supplied. For more information, call (309) 347-7111, Ext. 3.


Spring Fling Fair benefits Totes for Ta-Tas

Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Park Inn by Raddison, 201 E. Ashland St., Morton

7th annual craft and vendor fair will raise funds for Illinois CancerCare Foundations’ Breast Cancer Research Fund. For more information, call (309) 657-0992.


Little Free Libraries

Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing


Come hear the plans to develop “Little Free Libraries” throughout the community. For more information, call (309) 263-2200.


River Spirit Flute Circle

Saturday, 1-2 p.m.

Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights


Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing the wooden instrument. There will be flutes to borrow. For more information, email ilmidwife@comcast.net.




In-Residence at ICC: Prairie Wind Ensemble

Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

ICC Performing Arts Center, East Peoria

$10; students/seniors $8

Professional chamber music by premier musicians. For more information, call (309) 694-5136.




Tween Messy Art at Fondulac Library

Tuesday, 4-5 p.m.

Children’s Department, 400 Richland, East Peoria


Youth in grades 4-6 will meet to join in an art experience they probably wouldn’t be allowed to do at home. For more information, call (309) 699-3917, Ext. 1291.