Woodford County Calendar of Events March 7 – March 14

Partridge Point Orchard in Metamora will an apple tree pruning workshop on Friday, March 9. (Photo courtesy of Partridge Point Orchard)


Movie Chat at Filger Library
Thursday, 3 p.m.
261 E. 5th St., Minonk

Come join in the discussion of great movies. For more information, call (309) 432-2929.

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
Thur., 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.


Apple Tree Pruning Workshop
Friday, 1-3 p.m.
Partridge Point Orchard, 807 Partridge Point Road, Metamora

Shirley Blackburn, Nursery Manager and Owner of the Orchard and a Master Gardener will give pointers on keeping your apple trees healthy and productive. For more information, call (309) 467-3789.

MARCH 9-11

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Presented by Peoria Players
Fr. & 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.


Growing Popcorn
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

Jason Haas of Roanoke will discuss his popcorn growing business. Free samples. To register, call (309) 467-2922 by March 9.

Blue Bayou Presented at ICC
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
ICC Performing Arts Center, 1 College Drive, East 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.


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.


Makerspace Monday: FlyIT
Monday, 3-5 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

Young readers in grades 5-6 will make a paper helicopter, flying Frisbee disc or a glider. For more information, call (309) 467-2922.


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.


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.



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