Woodford County Calendar of Events July 4 – July 11

El Paso Summerfest will be held in South Pointe Park on July 7. (Photo courtesy of city of El Paso)


Veterans’ Night Hosted by the Library
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Select Care’s Gathering Place, 700 N. Main St., Eureka

Veterans Pete Hanner and Michael Haerr will be sharing their service experiences. For more information, call 309-467-2922.


Moonlight Cruise on the Illinois River
Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; boarding begins at 7
Peoria Riverfront
$23; seniors $21; $14 for ages 4-15

Barry Cloyd will entertain as you ride the riverboat and see the Illinois shoreline. For more information, call 309-637-8000.

‘The Boat Drunks’ Perform on the Riverfront
Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
CEFCU Center Stage, 200 NE Water St., Peoria

Tangy, tropical rock & roll. For more information, visit www.boatdrunks.com.


El Paso Summerfest
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
South Pointe Park

Tractor show and car cruise in plus family friendly activities. For more information, call 309-527-4005.

Maple Lawn Market
Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
116 S. Clinton Drive, Eureka

Fresh produce, baked goods, meals, arts, crafts, services and coffee. For more information, call 309-431-2370.


Old Time Folk and Country Jam
Sunday, 3:30-5 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive,
Peoria Heights
Free, but donations appreciated

Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo or other acoustic instrument to meet other musicians and learn some new songs. For more information, visit peoriaparks.org.


Rain Gardens with Native Plants
Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Ave., Normal

Jeff Kohmstedt shares ways to manage storm water with rain barrels and rain gardens. For more information, call 309-454-1371.


Not All Insects Are Bad
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. and Thursday,
July 12 at 6:30 p.m.
University of Illinois Extension

U of I Extension Webinar, “Beneficial Insects: Garden Warriors,” will be presented by Kelly Allsup, Extension Horticulture Educator. For more information, call 309-685-3140.

Genealogist Presents
‘Research on a Tight Budget’
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Ehrlicher Research Center, 719 N. 11th St., Pekin

Lecture by nationally known genealogist Michael John Neil discusses some no-cost and low-cost ways to expand your genealogical research. Michael will also mention those times when “free” or “low-cost” is simply not possible. For more information, call 309-477-3044.


Senior Morning at the Museum: Solar Super Storms
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Seniors will watch the new education planetarium show ‘Solar Superstorms.’ After the movie, enjoy the museum exhibits. Free parking in the covered parking deck off Water St. For more information, call 309-686-7000.



–Woodford County Calendar of Events July 4 – July 11–