Woodford County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Chris Enroth from the U of I Extension will speak at the Gardeners’ Gathering in Germantown Hills, Great Oaks Community Church, on April 22. (Photo courtesy U of I Extension)



Writers Circle Meets

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.


Get help becoming an author. Members offer positive support and feedback when requested. For more information, call (309) 467-2922.


Diabetes Clinic: Exercise!

Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E. Eureka Ave., Eureka


Physical Therapist Kelli Groeper will teach participants how to improve their health through exercise. For more information, call (309) 467-3789.




Gathering Genealogical Clues from Obituaries

Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m.

Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main.


Karen Heinrich, professional genealogist, will information to be found in obituaries and where to look for them. To register, call (309) 467-2922.


Gardeners’ Gathering in Germantown Hills

Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Great Oaks Community Church, 515 IL-116


Join the celebration entitled “Sharing a Growing Secret.” Chris Enroth from the U of I Extension will speak on “Landscaping for the Long Term”;  Kelly Allsup, also from the U of I Extension, will discuss edible flowers, and each participant will make a container planted with herbs. For more information, call (309) 467-3789.


Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Saturday, 7:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

Itoo Hall, 4909 W. Farmington Road, Peoria

Event brings resources together to update and inform retired and pre-retired military members, including widows(ers) and spouses. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/569496163252538/.


Springtime in Paris

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Five Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington

$35; $8 for students

Heartland Festival Orchestra presents Springtime in Paris. For more information, visit heartlandfestivalorchestra.org.


Tractor Club Spring Open House

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Princeville Heritage Museum, 325 N. Ostrom Ave.


Features the Grand Opening of the Barn Display in Building 3. All buildings will be open for viewing, along with the Akron Townshouse School. There will be displays and demos and hot dogs will be served at noon. For more information,

call (309) 385-1916.




Party for the Planet

Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Peoria Zoo, 2320 N. Prospect Road

Free with regular zoo admission

Explore the simple ways you can help make the planet a better place. Event includes animal encounters and games. For more information, call (309) 686-3365.


Signs of Spring Walk

Sunday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Drive, Peoria Heights


Explore the woods with a naturalist and experience the awakening of the plants and animals of the Illinois River Bluffs. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.




25th Annual Clean Water Celebration

Monday, begins at 9 a.m.

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson


Prospecting for Water on the Moon keynote sessions will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Sun Foundation. For more information, visit peoriaciviccenter.org.




Kids Making Money

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Filger Public Library, 261 E. 5th, Minonk


Youths can learn about wise use of money. For more information, call (309) 432-2929.


Edible Landscaping

Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m.

Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.


Teresa Brockman will explain how to incorporate vegetables, herbs and fruit trees into your garden. For more information, call (309) 467-2922.