Tazewell County Calendar of Events March 7 – March 14

Junior League of Peoria presents “Frolic with the Fairies” on March 9-10 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom, in East Peoria. (Photo courtesy of The Junior League)


U of I Webinar: Native Pollinators on Your Farm
Thursday, noon-1 p.m.
Location: At your own computer

The University of Illinois Extension offers online classes in a variety of topics. On March 8 the topic is native pollinators and how you can encourage them. Register by visiting https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?registrationid=17593.

Film Classic: ‘12 Angry Men’
Thursday, 6 p.m.
Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.

MARCH 8-10

March Madness Experience
Thu., 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson St.
Free with a game ticket or $2 without one

Features family-oriented fun, games and exhibits. For more information visit www.ihsa.org.

MARCH 9-10

Junior League Presents ‘Frolic with the Fairies’
Fri., beginning at 6:30 p.m.; Sat., beginning at 9 a.m.
Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom, 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria
$35 per person

Friday’s event is a dinner and hip hop dance party for ages 6 and over. On Saturday guests can model their fairy costumes at teas that will be held at 9 a.m., 12:30 and 4 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or tickets, visit juniorleagueofpeoria.org.

Washington High School Play: ‘Harvey’
Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.
Washington Five-Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road
$7; $5 for students and seniors

The Washington Community High School’s Spring Play will be the classic “Harvey.” For more information, call (309) 444-8222.

MARCH 9-11

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Presented by Peoria Players
Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
4300 N. University St., Peoria
$20; $15 for youths

The musical centers on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status during the Great Depression. For more information or tickets, call (309) 688-4473 or visit peoriaplayers.org.


Blue Bayou Presented at ICC
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
ICC Performing Arts Center, 1 College Dr., E. Peoria
$25; $15 for students

Blue Bayou is a tribute to Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville. For information or tickets, call (309) 694-5136 or visit icc.edu/arts.

Improv Workshop for Teens
Saturday, 3-4:30 p.m.
Storytime Room, Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.

The Artistic Community Theater group will share their knowledge with interested teens. For more information, call (309) 347-7111.

Laura Ingalls Wilder in Song
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Washington District Library, 380 N. Wilmor Rd.

Laura F. Keyes of Historic Voices brings to life the beloved author and her story via folk songs Pa played on his fiddle. For more information, call (309) 444-2241.

Movie Matinee for Kids
Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Fondulac District Library, 400 Richland (Levee District)

The movie Beethoven will be shown. Free popcorn and juice. For more information, call (309) 699-3917.


Peoria Women in Science
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
Free with general admission ($11 adults; $9 youths)

Dr. Martha Vaughan will highlight several historic women who worked in agricultural research. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Jazz Coffee House in Tremont
Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Tremont High School Cafetorium.

Middle and High School Jazz Bands will perform. Complimentary coffee/tea and desserts. For more information, call (309) 925-2051.


Morton MIX: Managing Across Generations
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sucre Sweets & Socials, 321 S. First Ave., Morton
$10 (includes lunch)

Bradley Professor Aaron Buchko will provide insights, inspiration and connections to grow your business. For more information, call (309) 263-2491.

Mollie’s War: The Letters of a WWII WAC in Europe
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing

Author Cyndee Schaffer will discuss her book based on her mother’s letters home during WWII. For more information, call (309) 263-2200.

TCHGS: The Birds of War during the Great War
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
719 N. 11th St., Pekin

Tamara Hanley will give a presentation about the use of carrier pigeons in WWI and WWII. For more information, call (309) 477-3044.

A.N.I.M.E. at the Library
Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Washington District Library, 380 N. Wilmor Road

Teens will watch anime, eat ramen, draw, and talk with other fans. For more information, call (309) 444-2241.

Tax-Free Investing
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-noon
Kolb Memorial Conference Room, Fondulac District Library, 400 Richland (Levee District)

Fran McKay will speak on “It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep.” Register by calling (309) 699-3917, ext. 2171.


Senior Morning at the Museum
Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
Free for seniors

Doors open at 9:45 a.m. The program will be “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln.” Free parking in the covered parking garage off Water Street. For more information, call (309) 863-3015.

Brown-Bag-It at the Library
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.
Washington District Library, 480 N. Wilmor Rd.

Bring your kids and lunches to the library for Abbey Cook’s Sign and Sing. Drinks are provided. For more information, call (309) 444-2241.


–Tazewell County Calendar of Events March 7 – March 14–