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

Downtown Eureka will hold its annual Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting on Saturday.

NOV.  22

Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Thurs. 1-3 p.m.
Heart House Community Room, 300 Reagan Drive, Eureka

No one needs to be alone on Thanksgiving. The Community Dinner is for everyone and will include the traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s. For more information, call 309-467-6101, ext. 4.

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
Saturday, all day
Eureka businesses

Shop local at the city’s many small businesses that feature unique gift items and friendly faces. For more information, call 309-258-1515.

Lucky Hunter Jewelry Design Sale
Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
114 N. Main St., Eureka

The Annual Holiday Sale will offer 40 percent off to those who bring a receipt from a local business showing they have shopped there in the last 14 days. For more information, call 309-467-5252.

Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting
Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Downtown Eureka

Come to shop at the specials offered by local businesses, meet Santa and Mrs. Santa, and enjoy cocoa and cookies at the Library. Between 4 and 5:30 there will be ice sculpting, the  annual tree lighting, and a make-it-and-take-it ornament workshop for kids. For more information, call 309-467-2922.

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

Eureka College Host Ryan Sallans
‘Scouting the Unknown’
Tues. 7 p.m.
Becker Auditorium, Eureka College
Free, donations appreciated

LGBTQ speaker Ryan Sallans will present a program on diversity and inclusion. For more information, call 309-467-6370.

FOLEPI’s Winter Wonderland Opens
Tue. 5-9 p.m.
VFW Post 2078 Park, 123 Par 3 Lane, East 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.


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