Woodford County Calendar of Events Oct. 12 – 18

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The Pickerill House on Main Street in Eureka is included in the “Eureka Illinois Houses” book.

OCT.  12

Carol Anderson Presents “Eureka Illinois Houses”
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Gathering Place at Maple Lawn, 700 N. Main St., Eureka

Anderson, whose recent book “Eureka Illinois Public Buildings” has been a marked publishing success, will give a presentation featuring many of the houses in Eureka that she has found to be noteworthy. The event is sponsored by the Woodford County Historical Society. For more information, call (309) 360-6772.


Cooking for One or Two Class
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

Jenna Smith of the U of I Extension will teach how to use one main ingredient to create multiple meals yielding one or two servings. Register required by calling (309) 467-2922.

Comedian Ron White Performs at the Civic Center
Thursday, 8 p.m.
201 SW Jefferson, Peoria

White, a stand-up comedian, will keep you laughing. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000.

Writing About the Amish
Thursday, 6 p.m.
Filger Public Library, 261 E. 5th St., Minonk

After growing up Amish, author Jerry Eicher as published 35 Christian novels. He will be at the library to discuss his books, which will be for sale. For more information, call (309) 4320-2929.

OCT.  12-14

Caterpillar Chorus Performs ‘Addams Family’
Thur.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; matinees at 2 on Saturday and Sunday
Eastlight Theatre, 1401 E. Washington St., East Peoria

The new musical comedy based on the hit TV show will be performed. For tickets, call (309) 699-7469 or visit eastlighttheatre.com/tickets.

OCT. 13

Register for Knitting Class at the Library
Friday, all day
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

Last day for registering for the beginning knitting class which will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 14. Bring a ball of yellow or orange worsted weight yarn and a pair of knitting needles, size 6, 7, or 8. To register, call (309) 467-2922.

OCT.  13-14

Varna Rummage Sale
Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-noon
Varna Fire and Ambulance Building, Chestnut Street
Free admission

The Varna Women’s Club is sponsoring the rummage sale to benefit local charaties. Half price on Saturday.

OCT.  14

Rumours, the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Saturday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Illinois Central College, 1 College Dr., E. Peoria
$25; students $15

Rumours features period-accurate equipment and costume and accurate characterizations and musical performance. For more information, call (309) 694-5136.

OCT.  15

Bark in the Park Benefits Humane Society
Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront and Festival Park

Event features raffles, canine carnival, professional photo, pawprint painting, doggie talent show and a kids’ activity center. For more information, visit peoriahs.org/phs-fundraisers/bark-in-the-park.

OCT.  16

Halloween Treats Demonstrated at the Library
Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 SW Main St.

Chef Bill More will offer tips for creating fun Halloween treats. There will be recipes for kids and adults. Treats include caramel corn treats, Thai cashew brittle, crispy Parmesan chickpeas, witch finger cookies and pumpkin mousse parfaits. To register, call (309) 467-2922 by October 12.

OCT.  17

Adult Coloring at the Library
Tuesday, 2-4 p.m.
Filger Public Library, 261 E. 5th St., Minonk

Come to the library for a quiet time of coloring. For more information, call (309) 432-2929.

Filger Library Book Club
Tuesday, 3 p.m.
261 E. 5th St., Minonk

The book to be discussed is “Saving Simon” by Jon Katz. Register by calling (309) 432-2929.

OCT.  17-19

Motown the Musical
Tues., Wed., Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center Theater, 201 SW Jefferson St.

The play concerns the Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from boxer to music mogul. For more information or tickets, call (800) 745-3000.

OCT.  18

Calligraphy for Fun
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
Filger Public Library, 261 E. 5th St., Minonk

After-school program for youths in grades 3 and up who will learn something beautiful and new. Adults welcome, too. Register by calling (309) 432-2929.


–Woodford County Calendar of Events Oct. 12 – 18–