Peoria County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Join the Morning Bird Hikes on Saturday, April 15 at the Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive. (Photo courtesy of Forest Park Nature Center)



The Sistine Chapel: 500 Years

Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

$12 adults; $5 students

The Fine Arts Society presents a new perspective on Michelangelo’s masterpiece. For more information, visit




Delavan Cruise-In

Saturday, 4-8 p.m.

Locust St., Delavan


Featuring live music, there is no registration fee to display your cruiser and all who register will be eligible to win a door prize. For more information, visit


Finding Normal

Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon

Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe


Marty Murphy will share her world of autism with knowledge and humor. For more information, visit


Morning Bird Hikes

Saturday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive


Bring your binoculars to the Nature Center to see spring birds. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.


Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt

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

Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive

Free, but donations appreciated

Each participant will receive a list of challenges to complete by taking photos on their cameras or cell phones. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.


Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Wokanda

Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

620 Boy Scout Road, Chillicothe

$5 per dog; $2 per human

Event includes costume contest with prizes as well as activities for the whole family. Local animal shelters will benefit. For more information, call (309) 579-2157.




Star Gazing at the Riverfront Museum

Monday, 8 p.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

An astronomy expert gives a tour of the night sky using an 8-inch reflecting telescope. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Jim Maloof’s “Legacy of Love for the Arts of Central Illinois”

Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Center, ICC East Peoria Campus


Along with the Peoria Ballet, ICC Vocal Jazz and Hard Bop Band, the Penguin Project, Central Illinois Youth Symphony, the family of former Peoria Mayor, Jim Maloof, and others will join forces and talents to raise money in a one-of-a-kind showcase of entertainment for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, call (309) 694-5136.




Newcomers’ Club of Greater Peoria Luncheon

Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.

PVII, 8305 N. Allen Road, Peoria

The public is invited to the luncheon which aims to foster friendships among those moving to Peoria in recent years. For more information, visit