Gene Editing Technology Talk
Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Sanders Hall, Room 108, Eureka College
Dr. Paul Small will deliver the third installment of the 2016-17 Dean’s Lecture Series by discussing gene editing technology. For more information, call (888) 438-7352.
Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E. Eureka St., Eureka
The program is part of the Diabetes Clinic program to encourage good eating habits. For more information, call (309) 467-3789.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Friday, 11 a.m.
Begins at the corner of Monroe and Hancock streets
Join the throngs in the wearing of the green. The parade ends with a party to be held on the CEFCU Stage on the Peoria Riverfront. For more information, visit www.stpatpeoria.com
IHSA March Madness Basketball Tourney
Friday & Saturday, beginning 11 a.m. on Saturday
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
For each game: $11, $9, and $7
Class 3A and 4A Semifinal games. For more information, visit www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/BoysBasketball.aspx
59th Illinois Mennonite Relief Sale
Friday-Sunday, 4-9 p.m.
Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington
Enjoy superb dinners, a Dutch Market and Butcher Shop, and an auction which begins at 6:30. For more information, call (309) 266-7704.
River Spirit Flute Circle
Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights
Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing the wooden instrument. There will be flutes to borrow. For more information, email email@example.com.
Spring Fling Fair benefits Totes for Ta-Tas
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Park Inn by Raddison, 201 E. Ashland St., Morton
7th annual craft and vendor fair will raise funds for Illinois CancerCare Foundations’ Breast Cancer Research Fund. For more information, call (309) 657-0992.
Remarkable Reptiles at the Zoo
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Peoria Zoo, 2320 N. Prospect Road
$9.50 age 13+; $6.50 children 2-12
Have animal encounters with everything from snakes to turtles. Snake feeding will be at 1 p.m.
Heartland Festival Orchestra Symphony Idol
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
5-Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington
$35; $8 students
Finalists from American Idol will join the HFO in music from jazz, rock, country and pop. For more information, visit heartlandfestivalorchestra.org.
In-Residence at ICC: Prairie Wind Ensemble
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
ICC Performing Arts Center, East Peoria
$10; students/seniors $8
Professional chamber music by premier musicians. For more information, call (309) 694-5136.
Registration Due for Low-Salt Cooking Class on March 23
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.
Nutritionist Jenna Smith will teach participants how to break the salt habit without sacrificing on taste. Register by March 21 by calling (309) 467-2922.