Tazewell County Calendar of Events Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

Peoria Park Districts hosts the annual Sports Auction & Card Show at RiverPlex on Nov. 4. (Image courtesy of Peoria Park Dist.)

NOV. 3

Craft & Market Sale in Morton
Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Morton United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tennessee.

Shop for unique  holiday products, baked goods, home décor, holiday crafts, teacher gifts, and children’s items. For more information, call 309-266-7174.

Children’s Carnival at ISU
Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bone Student Center Circus Room, 100 N. University St., Normal

Fun day filled with games, prizes and candy. The carnival will be Disney-themed so feel free to come dressed in costume. For more information, call 309-438-8351.

CASAblanca- Dancing with the Local Stars
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Par-a-Dice Hotel Ballroom, 21 Blackjack Blvd., E. Peoria

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Tenth Circuit will hold a dance competition with nine noted local leaders paired with dance instructors. The general public can vote in the form of dollars donated by visiting  www.casapeoria.org/CASAblanca/CASAblanca-vote.  Each dollar equals one vote. For more information, call 309-669-2939.

Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Civic Center
Sat. 7 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson St.

‘Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour’ will perform. For tickets, call 800-745-3000.

Pasta for Patriots
St. 4-7 p.m.
Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Drive, Peoria
$7; $5 for veterans and children

Hosted by the Illinois Valley Fuller Center, the event features live music by Jazz Musician John Miller and a silent auction benefitting the Fuller Center to assist Tri-County Veterans with home repairs. For more information or tickets, call 309-363-3737.

NOV. 4


Totes for Ta-Tas
Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Burroughs Farms, 25356 Cooper Road, Morton

Fundraiser for the Illinois Cancer Care Foundation featuring a silent auction of gently used handbags, totes, wallets and backpacks. Brunch & Tea/Wine sampling included. For more information, call 309-657-0992.

How to Organize and Stay Sane During the Holidays
Sun. 2 p.m.
Washington District Library, 380 N. Wilmor Road

Organizer Kate Varness will offer practical checklists and planning tools to reduce the stress of the Christmas season. For more information, call 309-444-2241.

Annual Sports Auction & Card Show
Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street, Peoria
$1 for 13 and older

Sports card vendors will be set up to buy, sell or trade their sports cards and collectibles.  The live auction begins at 2 p.m. and includes autographed sports memorabilia and season tickets. For more information, call 309-681-2868.

Astronomy Day
Sun. 1-4 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

All museum exhibitions & daytime planetarium shows free & open to the public; Giant Screen Theater film tickets extra. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. For more information, call 309-686-7000.

Kids’ Acting & Vocal Audition Workshops
Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Corn Stock Theatre Center, 1700 N. Park Road, Peoria

Young people can sign up to participate in workshops designed to improve their auditions for spoken and vocal parts. For more information, visit http://cornstocktheatre.com/corn-stock-for-kids.

NOV. 5

Zurski Offers ‘Unremembered History’
Mon. 6:30 p.m.
Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing

Noted historian Ken Zurski will profile numerous local characters who could have been famous, but weren’t. For more information, call 309-263-2200.

NOV. 6

A Nutcracker Preview
Tue. 6-6:45 p.m.
Morton Public Library, 315 W. Pershing

Dancers from the Central Illinois Ballet will perform excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet. Children will be invited to visit with the dancers and participate in a short ballet lesson. For more information, call 309-263-2200.



–Tazewell County Calendar of Events Oct. 31 – Nov. 6–