Spastics Paralysis Foundation Yard Sale
Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
411 E. Pearson, Eureka
Large yard sale that will benefit research into spastics paralysis. Most items are not priced; donations accepted for the items. For more information, call (309) 467-4750.
Sewing Guild Community Sewing Day
Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Peoria Public Library, 3001 W. Grand Parkway
Sewers will be making cot sheets and bibs for the Crittenden Crisis Nursery and Anti-Ouch Pouches for breast cancer victims. For more information, email email@example.com.
Peoria Players Offer “Beauty and the Beast”
Begins Fri., 7:30 p.m.
4300 N. University
$19 adults; $12 age 20 and younger
Play continues on Sep. 10-11, 15-18. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. For more information, call (309) 688-4473.
Howlin’ on the Water Dueling Pianos
Friday & Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
The Waterhouse, 316 SW Washington, Peoria
$38 includes buffet
Members of the audience request songs to be played by two professional musicians. For more information, call (309) 494-9100.
Art and Craft Fair at the Hayloft
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
10690 State St., Mossville
Craftsmen, artists, and bakers will offer their wares. Event also includes live music and a pancake breakfast. For more information, call (800) 900-9495.
Tree ID Walk
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria
Designed for people aged 10 and older, the walk will teach tree identification. Leaves may not be collected, but good collecting sites will be suggested. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.
Native American Church Fall Festival
Saturday, 4-6 p.m.
Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church, 201 N. Norwood Place, East Peoria
Event includes a bonfire, Ceremonial Drum experience, Wildlife Prairie Park Outreach Program, snacks and drinks. For more information, call (309) 698-2527.
Tom Wahl Visits Peoria Poetry Club
Saturday, noon-2 p.m.500 Centennial Drive, E. Peoria
The guest speaker, Tom Wahl, will present “Billy Collins: Modern Master.” For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beethoven’s Eighth Wonder Concert
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Five-Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road, Washington
$35 adults; $8 children/students
Heartland Festival Orchestra will feature Rachel Barton Pine on violin. For more information, call (309) 339-3943.
Reach for the Stars with Astronaut Scott Altman
Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Lobby, Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington
Free; donations accepted
Astronaut Scott Altman will share his experiences including space walks. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.
Cool Chemistry Demonstration
Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Lobby, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington
Free with paid admission to the museum
Bradley University Chemistry Club students will wow the audience with amazing chemistry experiments. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.
The Avett Brothers
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Folk rockers return to the Civic Center. For more information, call (309) 673-3200.
Ice Cream Social
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Doering Home, 326 Pekin Ave., East Peoria
Proceeds benefit the East Peoria Historical Society. For more information, call (309) 699-6755.
Flathead Reunion Car Show
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Towanda’s Old Route 66 Mile
The 12th annual Flathead Reunion is a car show for flathead powered Pontiac and Oakland automobiles. Many car owners will be dressed in the dress of the period when the car was new.
Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon
ICC North, 5407 N. University, Peoria
Vickie Culbertson will teach the basics of computer operation.
For more information, call (309) 694-5422.
SEPT. 12-OCT. 3
Origami You Can Do
Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon
Illinois Central College North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria
Learn the language of paper folding from Kathy Knapp. All supplies are provided. For more information, call (309) 694-5422.
Learn the Art of Calligraphy
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria
Learn to write in calligraphy. Visit icc.edu/acp to get a list of supplies. For more information, call (309) 694-5422.
Summer Experimental Dinner
Tuesday, 5-9 p.m.
The Edge, 5832 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria
Chef Dustin Allen will offer inspired dishes featuring summer’s bounty. For more information, call (309) 692-3343.
History of the Peoria State Hospital
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Alpha Park Library, 3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville
Gary Lisman will discuss the factual history of the institution. To reserve your seat, call (309) 697-3822, Ext. 13.
SEPT. 14-OCT. 26
Photoshop Elements II
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. (Skip Sep. 28)
ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria
Intermediate class for those who want to use Photoshop Elements for photo manipulation. Taught by Ann Conver. For more information, call (309) 694-5422.
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