Never Forget Mobile Exhibit
Open daily noon – 7 p.m.
Par-a-Dice Hotel Parking Lot, 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria
The 911 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit offers a poignant reminder of the tragic day, including interactive education, artifacts from the towers, and documentary videos. For more information, call (309) 699-7711.
The Procrastinator’s Guide to Getting Things Done
Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria
Kat Varness will help you discover the top reasons for procrastination and how to overcome it. For more information, call (309) 694-5422.
Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Tour
Thursday, 11 a.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
Tour covers several Peoria sites important to the Civil War period. For more information, call (309) 674-1921.
Dunlap Days Festival
Begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday
Event includes live music, bags tournament, carnival, pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, decorated bike safety rodeo, bike contest and parade, and vendors. All proceeds benefit the South Side Mission. For more information, call (309) 243-7500.
Friday – Sunday, 4-11:30 p.m.
CEFCU Center Stage, 200 NE Water St., Peoria
Admission free from 4-5 p.m.; $10 after 5 p.m.
Showcasing Irish heritage through song, dance, food, drink and cultural exhibits, there will be Irish bands and musicians on multiple stages, and a vendors’ marketplace. For more information, visit erinfeispeoria.com.
Tree ID Walk
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria
Designed for people aged 10 and older, the walk will teach tree identification. Leaves may not be collected, but good collecting sites will be suggested. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.
Throwback Movie at Elmwood
Saturday, 9:30 p.m.
Palace Theatre, 122 W. Main St., Elmwood
Watch the vintage movie ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ at the restored Elmwood movie theater. For more information, visit elmwoodpalace.com.
Zoo Run Run
Saturday, 8 a.m.
Peoria Zoo, 2320 N. Prospect Road
5K/1 Mile Walk $30; youth 1/4 Mile Run $15
Support the zoo with the fun run. For more information or to register, call (309) 686-3365.
Leaf Casting Workshop
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon
Horticulture Lab, ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria
Bring your own interesting leaves to use in leaf castings. All other supplies will be provided. Ella Maxwell teaches the class. For more information, call (309) 694-5422.
Scott Marek Band in Concert at Mackinaw
Saturday, 7-11 p.m.
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 State Rt. 9, Mackinaw
Bring your own seating and your own foods. Drinks must be purchased at the Vineyard. For more information, call (309) 359-9463.
Dunlap Days Cruise-In
Saturday, 4-7 p.m.
North Park, Park St. and 2nd St.
Event includes carnival, food venders, beer tent, and music. For more information, call (309) 243-7500.
Annual Duck Race
Saturday, opens at noon
Eastside Center, East Peoria
$5 to adopt a duck
Thirty thousand ducks will enter the water in search of the first prize of $5,000. All proceeds benefit the Center for Prevention of Abuse. For more information, visit duckrace.com/peoria.
Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show
Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center Hall C, 201 SW Jefferson Ave.
$7; 2-day pass $10
Over 400 quilts and more than 20 vendors will be on hand. There will also be demos, a quilt turning, certified quilt appraisal, quilt raffle, and silent auction. For more information, visit gemsoftheprairie.com.
Pioneer Days: Koerner Family Cemetery Walk
Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Sommer Park, 6329 Koerner Road, Edwards
$3 per person 4 and older
A tour of the cemetery leads to an understanding of life in the mid 19th century. For more information, call (309) 691-8423.
Construction Club at the Library
Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m.
Alpha Park Library, 3527 Airport Road, Bartonville
Third through 6th grade students can join their friends at the library for a building challenge and some free design time. Materials will be provided. For more information, call (309) 697-3822.
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