Woodford County Calendar of Events March 14 – March 19

Saint Patrick’s Church in Minonk will host a St. Patrick’s Festival on March 17. (Photo courtesy of Diocese of Peoria)


Diabetes Clinic: Microwave Cooking
Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Woodford County Extension Office, 109 E. Eureka Ave., Eureka

Learn some microwaving tips and take home a packet of recipes. Event includes food demonstrations and tastings. For more information, call (309) 467-3789.

Sewing Class: How to Make Rolled Hems
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

The Woodford County Sewing Guild will present a demonstration on using a sewing machine to form rolled hems. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (309) 360-6772.

MARCH 15-17

March Madness Experience
Thur. 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson St.
Free with a game ticket/$2 without a ticket

Family-oriented fun, games and exhibits. For more information, visit ihsa.org.


St. Patrick’s Festival
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Saint Patrick’s Church Hall, 420 E. 6th St., Minonk
$8; child $4

Event sponsored by the St. Patrick’s C-3 Youth Group. For more information, call (309) 831-6039.

Antique Road Show at the Library
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon
Filger Library, 261E. 5th St., Minonk
$5 for evaluation of up to 3 items

Kate Bateman from the British version of the TV show will also do diamond testing. Proceeds will be donated to the library. Sign up by calling (309) 432-2929.

SeniorNet Computer Class Open House
Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
First Baptist Fellowship Hall, 411 W. Lake Ave., Peoria

An orientation session will explain the offerings of the SeniorNet computer classes that will begin April 2. Senior Net serves Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties. For more information, call (309) 361-5176.

American Passion Play
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.

The American Passion Play, unlike other passion plays, dramatizes Jesus’ entire ministry, rather than just the events from the Passion Week onward. For more information, call (309) 829-3903.

Maestro’s Choice at 5-Points
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington
$35; $10 for students

Heartland Festival Orchestra will feature pianist Adam Neiman. For more information, visit heartlandfestivalorchestra.org.

Scarlet: Ballet-Film Hybrid
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, 1 College Dr., E. Peoria

Chicago’s Ballet uses classical ballet and film to bring a story inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”’ to life. For tickets, call (312) 725-4752.

March Madness Sneaker Fest
Saturday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center Ballroom, 201 SW Washington St.

The ultimate sneaker marketplace where you can buy, sell or trade sneakers. For more information, visit peoriaciviccenter.com.

Paint Your Pet Like Warhol with Zac Zetterberg
Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Studio 2, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Relax with wine and art as Zac Zetterberg will lead you to create a Warhol-like picture of your pet. Register by calling (309) 686-7000.

River Spirit Flute Circle
Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 Forest Park Road, Peoria Heights

Listen to Native American flute music or try your hand at playing a wooden flute. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.


Indoor Cricket Match
Sunday, 6:30 -10 p.m.
Louisville Slugger Stadium, 8400 Orange Prairie Rd., Peoria
$18; $5 for youth 5-8 years old

Spectators can enjoy cricket games, entertainment and refreshments with proceeds benefiting Easter Seals of Central Illinois. For more information, call (309) 657-4840.

75th Anniversary Archbishop Damaskinos’ Protest Letter Against the Holocaust
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Auditorium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Join the Jewish Federation of Peoria and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago for an educational presentation at the Peoria Riverfront Museum recognizing the 75th Anniversary of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Damaskinos’ Letter of Protest Against the Holocaust. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


Healthy Microwave Cooking Program
Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

Nutrition educator Jenna Smith will offer tips and recipes for use with your microwave. For more information or to register, call (309) 467-2922.

Microwave Cooking Class at the Library
Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

Come and learn some microwaving tips and take home a packet of recipes. You’ll also enjoy a food demonstration and tastings. To register, call (309) 467-2922.


–Woodford County Calendar of Events March 14 – March 19–