Tazewell County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 23

The Morton Civic Chorus will perform at the Hartman Center Theater May 22-26. (Photo courtesy of Morton Civic Chorus)

MAY 17-18

Spring Fling at the Riverfront
Thurs. & Fri., beginning at 6 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront

Event features Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, I Prevail, Pop Evil, Sevendust, 10 Years, Dead Girls Academy and Burden of the Sky. For more information, visit monarchmusichall.com.

MAY 19

Teens Learn to Plant Succulents
Saturday, 2-3 p.m.
Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.

Teens will decorate a pot and plant a succulent in it to take home. Register by calling 309-347-7111.

Church Plant Sale
Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon
Blessed Sacrament Church
217 N. Greenwood St., Morton
Free admission

Wide variety of plants and garden paraphernalia will be offered. For more information, call 309-284-1205.

Big Rig Petting Zoo
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fondulac District Library
400 Richland, East Peoria Levee District

Kids get the chance to touch and climb in and on heavy equipment. For more information, call 309-699-3917, ext. 1291.

Eureka City-Wide Garage Sales
Saturday, all day
Illinois in the Civil War by Bernie Drake
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
$11; children $9

From Camp Lyon and Camp Peoria to the generals buried in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria and Illinois played a significant role in the Civil War. Remember and celebrate the sacrifices of these Peorians and Illinoisans in this bicentennial year. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

Armed Forces Appreciation Day at the Museum
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Museum admission $11 adults, $9 children

Free admission for active duty military personnel and veterans and Gold Star Families. Giant Screen Theater will show ‘Normandy 1944’ for an extra fee. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

MAY 20

Dooley Park Car Show
Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Corner of S. Lincoln & E. Washington in Downs

Mid State Cruisers and the Village of Downs co-host the event. Food provided by Boy Scout Troop #53. For more information, call 309-824-5594.

GAR Hall Open House
Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
416 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria
$5 donation appreciated

The event includes a presentation on Ulysses S. Grant by Dr. George Hopkins, live music, dancing, refreshments and historical displays. To reserve a place at a table, call 309-636-7022.

MAY 21

‘All the Queen’s Horses’
Monday, 1-3 p.m.
Pekin Public Library, 301 S. 4th St.

Documentary film tells the story of former city comptroller from Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell, who stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years. For more information, call 309-347-7111.

Free Movie at Washington Branch Library
Monday, 10 a.m.
Sunnyland Plaza

Young people can enjoy the movie ‘Wonder’ (2017 PG) and free popcorn. For more information, call 309-745-3023.

MAY 22-26

Morton Civic Chorus: Encore 2018
Tues.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
Hartman Center Theater,
Bradley University Campus

Denise Adams directs the group in a concert that will benefit the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund. For more information, call 309-677-4966.

MAY 23

Menards’ Local Contractor Connection Event
Wed.-Thur., 5-8 p.m.
Washington Menards
1975 Freedom Parkway

Local independent contractors will be available to give advice on your project. For more information, call 309-745-1451.

Free Preview: WTVP’s Sinking of the Columbia
Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Giant Screen Theater
Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington St.
Museum admission $11 adults, $9 children

Brian Fox Ellis hosts the documentary about the 1918 disaster that killed nearly 100 people and spelled the end of the steamer excursion business. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

MAY 23-24

AARP Driver Safety Course
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. both days
Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing

Drivers over 50 years old can learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate their vehicles more safely. For more information, call 309-263-2200.


–Tazewell County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 23–