Woodford County Calendar of Events Aug. 8 – Aug. 14

Historian Gary Fyke will discuss the history of ferries on the Illinois River at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Woodford County Historical Society.

AUG.  9

Ferries In Our History
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Roanoke Park District Building
Freedom Station and follow the park signs.

Local historian and author Gary Fyke will relate the history of ferries on the Illinois River, especially the ferry and bridge between Spring Bay and Chillicothe. For more information, call 309-360-6772.

AUG. 9-10

The Lion King Jr.
Thursday & Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Pritchard Theatre, Eureka College, 300 E. College Ave.

Nitsch Theatre Arts presents the junior version of ‘The Lion King.’ For more information, visit nta.yapsody.com.

AUG.  10

Special Showing of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ in 3D
Friday, 6 p.m.
Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
$10.50 adult; $8.50 child

Get ready for the Hollis Park District’s Oz Fest Illinois with a special showing of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in 3D. For more information or tickets, call 309-686-7000.

AUG.  12

Italian Festa Picnic
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
12403 N. Hickory Grove Road, Dunlap
$3 adults; children under 12 free

Fundraiser for the group’s scholarship programs. Event features Italian food, drinks, gift booth, children’s activities, bocce ball and live entertainment provided by Vince Amore and Jack Miuccio. For more information visit italianamericansociety.com.


‘Broadway and Burgers’ Plays in Metamora

Sunday2 p.m.

Metamora Fields, 801 W. Progress St.


Enjoy a burger buffet and the best of Broadway. For more information, call 309-367-4000.

AUG.  14

Explore the Sculptures of Rodin at the Museum
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
Auditorium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
$11; $9 children

The Art Club meeting of informal discussion discusses the famous sculptor’s bronze pieces. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

Operation Santa Fundraiser at Pizza Hut
Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.
118 W. Center St.

Pizza Hut is donating 10 percent of their sales on Tuesday night to Operation Santa to
provide postage for mailing stockings. For more information, call 309-467-2777.


AUG. 15

Back-to-School Walk-in Clinic at the Health Department

Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Woodford County Health Dept., 1831 S. Main St., Eureka


First-come-first serve immunization clinic for kindergarten through 12th grade. Bring your child’s immunization record. For more information, call 309-467-3064



–Woodford County Calendar of Events Aug. 8 – Aug. 14–