Woodford County Calendar of Events Dec. 13 – Dec. 19

The Peoria Civic Chorale performs An American Family Christmas on Dec. 15-17. (Photo courtesy of Peoria Civic Chorale)

DEC.  14

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington

Stage production of soaring acrobatics and illusions. For more information, call (309) 434-2679.

DEC.  14-16

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)
Thursday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
Broadway Lounge, MAXAM Bldg., 316 SW Water St., Peoria

Peoria Cabaret Theatre presents an irreverent and heartwarming comedy. When none of the acts show up for a variety show, three members of the staff are pressed into service. Repeats on Dec. 23. For more information, call (309) 494-9100.

Veterans’ Art Exhibit
Thur. – Sat., during Library hours
Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe

View a wide range of artistic expression created by veterans. For more information, call (309) 497-2000.

DEC. 15

Trailhead Nature Store’s Annual Christmas Sale
Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N. Forest Park Dr., Peoria Heights

On Dec. 15 only all visitors will receive 10 percent off all purchases. For more information, call (309) 686-3360.

DEC.  16

Star Wars Day
Saturday, noon-4 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
Adults $11; youth $9

All-day Star Wars fun with themed crafts, a costume contest with prizes, and a Star Wars mythology lecture. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.

Indoor Farmers’ Market
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington

Producer-only market offering a wide array of products. Free parking across the street at the Butler lot. For more information, call (309) 434-2295.

Scouting Is the Limit
Saturday, noon-3 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington
$20; chaperones $5.50

Using the latest visualization technology in the dome planetarium, Cub Scouts will explore the past, present and future of space exploration. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.

DEC.  17

Live Nativity
Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
Eureka Middle School, 2005 S. Main St.

Christmas Around the World
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, 2218 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria

Come see how Christmas is celebrated by Christians of various ethnic backgrounds in Central Illinois. Enjoy family-friendly activities and learn how the holiday is celebrated across cultures from Mexican Posadas to German Christmas trees. For more information, call (309) 323-6900.

DEC.  15-17

Peoria Civic Chorale: An American Family Christmas
Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
5-Points, 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington
$20; $8 students

The Peoria Civic Chorale presents classic carols and holiday favorites. For more information, call (309) 444-8222.

Artist Lecture Series: Emergence
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

Artists Andrea Ferrigno and Mark Holmes will speak about their inspirations and what opportunities led them to where they are today. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.

DEC.  19

ISU Chorale: Once Upon a December
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main, Bloomington

The hundred member ISU Civic Chorale will perform seasonal arrangements. For more information, call (309) 827-0428.

Library Sit and Stitch Group Meets
Tuesday, 5:30-8 p.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

Drop in with your stitchery project and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. For more information, call (309) 467-2922.


–Woodford County Calendar of Events Dec. 13 – Dec. 19–