Peoria County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Peggy Grande, longtime personal assistant to President Reagan, will speak at Eureka College on March 14. (Photo courtesy of Eureka College)



Three Generations of Americans at Giverny 

Thursday, 10 a.m. 

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington 

$12; $5 students 

Art historian Dr. Wendy Greenhouse will examine the work and lives of American Impressionist artist in the French village of Giverny. For more information visit


Illinois History Forum 

Thursday, noon-1 p.m. 

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. 6th St., Springfield 

Museum admission: Adults $15; Senior $12; Children $6; vets $10 

This month’s discussion features Springfield Architecture and is titled Shifting Sands: Springfield’s Architectural Legacy. For more information, call (800) 610-2094.


MARCH 10-12 


Peoria Players Present “August: Osage County” 

Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. 

4300 N. University St. Peoria 

$14; Ages 20 and younger $9 

Family drama set in Oklahoma. For more information, visit




Spring Craft and Vendor Sale 

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Jefferson Primary School, 918 W. Florence Ave. 


Enjoy good food, fun shopping and raffles. For more information, call (309) 413-3408.


Cork and Canvas 

Saturday, 4-6 p.m. 

Green View, 2700 W. Cedar Hills Dr., Dunlap 


The fee covers paint, supplies and instruction. For more information, call (309) 243-7761.


JDRF Shop for a Cure Vendor Fair 

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main St., Washington 


All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information, visit


PSO Presents “Nights in the Garden of Spain” 

Saturday, 8 p.m. 

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson 


Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents a program with a Spanish flair. For more information or tickets, visit


Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise 

Saturday, 7 p.m. 

Spirit of Peoria paddle wheeler 

$48; Children 4-12 $24 

Interactive event features the cast of the Champaign-Urbana Theater Company. For more information, call (800) 676-8988 or visit


Friends of the Library Book Sale 

Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 

Level Two, Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe 

Free admission

Everything in the Friendly Finds store and conference room are 1/2 off. On Monday, fill a bag for $3 from noon-5 p.m. For more information, call (309) 497-2000.




Old Time Folk and Country Jam 

Sunday, 3:30-5 p.m. 

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

Free, donations requested

Bring your acoustic instrument and join in the jam session. All ages welcome. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.




Reagan Assistant to Visit Eureka College 

Tuesday, 7 p.m. 


Peggy Grande, longtime personal assistant to President Reagan, has authored the book, “The President Will See You Now.” She will discuss the book and her days in the White House as part of the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College Book Series. For more information, call (888) 438-7352.