Tazewell County Calendar of Events Sept. 12 – Sept. 17

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine will play Brahms at Five Points Washington on Sept. 15.


Historical Society Presents ‘Storyteller in Stone’
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Eureka Apostolic Christian Home Community Room, 610 W. Cruger

Kim Mullins, president of the Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society, will present an illustrated program about the Indian memorial to Oglala Lakota Crazy Horse. The sculpture, located in South Dakota’s Black Hills, will be the largest such structure when it is completed. For more information, call 309-360-9945.

SEPT. 13-16

Morton Pumpkin Festival
Thur. 1 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.;
Sat. & Sun. 6:30 a.m.
Jefferson School Grounds, Downtown Morton

Event features a carnival, live music, pageants, craft fair, pumpkin-based food specialties, and a parade at 10:30 on Saturday. For more information, visit mortonpumpkinfestival.org.

Peoria Players Presents ‘Wizard of Oz’
Thur.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.
4300 N. University St.
$20; ages 20 and under $15

Local actors perform the classic fantasy musical. For more information or tickets, call 309-688-4473.

SEPT. 14

Zombie Night at the Library
Friday, 4:30-9 p.m.
Washington District Library, 380 N. Wilmor Road

Teens register to participate in an evening of fun with Nerf guns and a zombie movie. To register, call 309-444-2241.

SEPT.  14-16

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’
Fri. & Sat. 7:30, Sun. 2:30 p.m.
Community Players Theatre,
201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington
$15; seniors and military $13; children $7

Based on the 2004 novel by humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson, “Peter and the Starcatcher” features ingenious stagecraft, music, and an ensemble of twelve actors portraying over 100 characters. For more information, call 309-663-2121.

SEPT.  14-22

Pekin Library Youth Book Sale
Begins Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
301 S. 4th St.
Free admission

The Friends of the Pekin Public Library will be selling children and young adult books at half price. For more information, call 309-347-7111.

SEPT. 15

Brahms & Rachel Barton Pine
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Five Points Washington, 360 N. Wilmor Road
$38; children $10

Illinois superstar violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs Brahms’ concerto and the Orchestra plays music by Brahms and Schubert. For more information, visit heartlandfestivalorchestra.org.

Sugar Grove Nature Center: Become a Blacksmith
Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
4532 N. 725 East Road, McLean

Give blacksmithing a try working side-by-side with a blacksmith. For information about the class and clothing required for participation, visit sugargrovenaturecenter.org.

Autumnal Festival in Normal
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
ISU Horticulture Center, Raab Road across from the Corn Crib
$5; ages 3-12 $3

Event includes seed dispersal, Master Gardeners’ demonstration, hay rides, corn maze and silent auction of fall flower containers and birdhouses. For more information, call 309-663-8306.

SEPT. 16

TCGHS Open House in Pekin
Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
Ehrlicher Research Center, 719 N. 11th St.

The Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society celebrates its 40th anniversary with an open house. For more information, call 309-477-3044.

SEPT. 17

Tremont PTO Night at Monical’s
Monday, all day
Pekin Monical’s Pizza Restaurant, 111 S. Parkway
Free admission

Go online for a flier and take it to the restaurant. Tremont PTO will receive 20 percent of your ticket. For a copy of the flier, visit tremontil.com/Tremont-news/2018/Monicals.

Tax Code Changes & Strategies
Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Morton Library, 315 W. Pershing

Register to hear Bernie Wrezinski of the Foundation for Financial Education speak on tax issues, including tax avoidance and tax-free savings. Register by calling 309-263-2200.



–Tazewell County Calendar of Events Sept. 12 – Sept. 17–