Tazewell County Calendar of Events Nov. 21 – Nov. 27

The River Trail Classic Walk/Run with Festival of Lights will be held Nov. 24 in East Peoria. (Courtesy of city of East Peoria)

NOV. 23

Christmas at Clover Lawn
Fri. & Sat., all day
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington
Free, donations appreciated

Take a look back at Dickens-era Christmas traditions in historic David Davis mansion. The display includes 14 uniquely decorated trees. The event will also be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information, call 309-828-1084.

NOV. 24

Small Business Saturday
Sat. all day
Small businesses throughout Washington

‘Keep it local’ by shopping the many small businesses in the city. For more information, call 309-444-9921.

Christmas Jubilee: A 1940s Radio Broadcast
Sat. 7 p.m.
Washington Five-Points, 360 N. Wilmor Road
Free, donations appreciated

Shawn Degenhart and the GospelFest Singers will perform both traditional Christmas favorites as well as southern gospel Christmas songs with an old-time 1940s radio broadcast theme. Local TV personality, Mr. Bob Larson, will be the host and the audience will be part of the “studio audience” for the radio show. For more information, call 309-472-0027.

River Trail Classic Walk/Run
Sat. 8:30 a.m.
201 Veterans Drive, East Peoria
$15 for the race

The 28th Annual FOLEPI River Trail Classic is a 4-mile competitive race beginning at 9 a.m. Registration for the race only is $15 through the day of the race. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free. For more information, call 309-253-2420 or register online at www.folepi.org.

Space Family Night: NASA’s New Robot on Mars
Sat. 6-7:30 p.m.
Dome Planetarium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
$4; $10 per family (immediate family only)

Learn about InSight, a robot that lands on Mars on November 26 as well as other robots that are currently exploring the Red Planet. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

NOV.  24-25

Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lindenhof, 7601 Harker Drive, Peoria

Hosted by the Harmonie-Concordia Singers of the Peoria German-American Society, there will be live entertainment plus food available typical of the Kristkindlmarkts such as bratwurst, weinerschnitzel, homemade strudel, glühwein, hot chocolate, hot cider, Bavarian pretzels and German beer. For more information, visit www.peoriagermans.com.

NOV. 25

Wizard Day at the Museum
Sun. 1-4 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.

Come to the museum for a day of spells, potions, magical astronomy, and fantastic crafts. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

NOV. 27

Kiwanis Quarter Auction Benefits UNICEF
Tue. 5-8 p.m.
Morton Knights of Columbus, 616 W. David St.

Bring a bunch of quarters and help the Kiwanis support the important work of UNICEF. Admission pays for 1 bidding paddle. Additional paddles are $2. Food available for purchase. For more information, call 309-261-5910.

FOLEPI’s Winter Wonderland Opens
Tue. 5-9 p.m.
VFW Post 2078 Park, 123 Par 3 Lane, E. Peoria
$10 for cars, $30 small bus

The drive-through electric park displays all the LED-lit floats from the Festival of Lights Parade. The event will be open Sun.-Thur. 5-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. and continues throughout the season. The cost for full-sized buses is $150. For more information, visit folepi.org.

NOV.  27-29

Greater Peoria Farm Show
Tue.-Thur. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 201 SW Jefferson

Illinois’ largest indoor farm show with over 150,000 square feet of agricultural exhibits where you can view all the latest in agriculture with over 350 companies representing over 1000 product lines and services. For full details, visit http://greaterpeoriafarmshow.com.



–Tazewell County Calendar of Events Nov. 21 – Nov. 27–