Tazewell County Calendar of Events Nov. 14 – Nov. 19

The annual East Peoria Festival of Lights kicks off Nov. 17. (Photo courtesy of city of East Peoria)

NOV. 15

Washington: Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Thur. 6:30 a.m.
Countryside Banquet Center, 659 School St., Washington

24th Annual Event. For more information, call 309-444-9921.

‘The Crimes of Grindewald’
Begins Thur. 5 and 8 p.m.
Giant Screen Theater, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
$10.50 for 2D; $15.50 for 3D at 8 p.m.

Continuing the story begun in Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore sets out to thwart Grindewald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards. Movie will be shown throughout November. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

TruTV Impractical Jokers Come to Bloomington
Thur. 8 p.m.
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
$48, $78

The Arena has booked truTV Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” Starring The Tenderloins. For more information, call 309-434-2678.

NOV.  15-17

WCHS Presents ‘The Sound of Music’
Thur.-Sat. 7 p.m.
Washington Five Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road

The Washington Community High School presents the story of the von Trapp family. For more information, call 309-444-8222.

NOV. 17

Festival of Lights Parade
Sat. 5:45-9 p.m.
Washington and Taylor Streets
East Peoria

Floats covered in LED lights depict everything from Frosty the Snowman to the Clydesdale horse team pulling a delivery wagon. For more information, call 855-833-5327.

Nature Center’s Art Show & Sale Opens
Sat. 2-4 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Drive, Peoria Hts.

The show features all types of unique artwork created by local artisans. Show continues through New Year’s Eve, Mondays-Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 (excluding Thanksgiving Day and Christmas). For more information, call 309-686-3360.

NOV. 18

Handel’s ‘Messiah’
Sun. 2:10 p.m.
Grace Church, 1325 E. Jefferson St., Morton
Free, donations appreciated

The Morton Community Chorus will perform the traditional Christmas oratorio with piano and organ prelude by Dr. John Orfe of Bradley University. For more information, visit pjw.cc/community-chorus.

Peoria Train Fair
Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Illinois Central College

Model railroad parts, books, videos, and other supplies available for sale. For more information, visit facebook.com/RCMRRC.

Turkey Trot
Detweiller Park
Sun. 1 p.m.
8327 N. Galena Road, Peoria
$18; $2 fun run for kids

Despite rain, shine or snow, the 4-mile run and the ½-mile youth fun-run that will conclude with awards of a trophy and a turkey to the top two finishers in each division. Registration is available at the Noble Center,  1125 W. Lake Ave., Peoria. For more information, call 309-681-2866 or register online at peoriaparks.org.

NOV. 19

Introduction to Genealogy at the Library
Mon. 7 p.m.
3527 S. Airport Road, Bartonville

Genealogy Librarian Amber Lowery will help you get started on your own family tree. For more information, call 309-697-3822, ext. 13.



–Tazewell County Calendar of Events Nov. 14 – Nov. 19–