Woodford County Calendar of Events Oct. 10 – Oct. 15

Check out vintage clothing and more at the Midwest Regional
Button Show Oct. 11-13 in Bloomington.

OCT. 11

Eureka Advocate Class: Understanding Your Medicines
Thur. 6-7 p.m.
Hospital lobby, 101 S. Major St., Eureka

Participants will learn to understand their medications and their uses, develop a medication profile, and create a healthy medication environment. For more information, call 309-304-2408.

Jeanne Robertson Bloomington
Thurs., 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.

Popular humorist brings her ‘Rocking Chair’ tour to Bloomington. For more information, call 309-434-2777.

China Painters’ Art Show
Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Chateau Hotel and Conference Ctr., 1601 Jumer Drive, Bloomington
Free admission

2018 Illinois World Organization of China Painters Art Show will a china doctor who will be available to assist with damaged china painted pieces. For more information, visit illinoiswocp.com.

OCT.  11-13

Midwest Regional Button Show
Thurs. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. noon-5 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Ctr., 1413 Leslie Drive, Bloomington
Free admission

Demonstrations related to buttons each day as well as an exhibit of antique and vintage clothing with original buttons, button sales sample cards, and other button related ephemera. For more information, call 309-662-4300.

OCT.  13

Back the Badge 5k: Jail Break Edition
Saturday, 8 a.m.
111 E. Court St., Eureka

The Woodford County FOP Lodge #228 will host its first race to raise funds to continue to assist local youth events, organizations, and including Peoria Honor Flight. For more information, email kowalski1902@gmail.com.

Jason Barickman’s Family Farm Fest
Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
6617 E. 2900 North Road, Ancona
Free, donations appreciated

Sen. Barickman’s annual family event that features food, drinks, music, activities for kids, and hayrack rides. For more information, call 815-596-9160.

Marshall-Putnam Antique Swap Meet
Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Johnson’s Grove Park, 700 S. Prairie St., Lacon
Free, donations appreciated

8th Annual Fall Swap Meet featuring antique tractor, gas engine, steam, and autos. Much to peruse and purchase. For more information, call 309-339-2309.

Big Picture Street & Film Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Warehouse District, 1200 SW Adams St., Peoria

Event includes live mural painting, a community paint-by-number mural, children’s projects, interactive public art, live music, dance cyphers, performances, street artists, moving inflatable sculptures, a film festival, and food. The purpose of the Big Picture Festival is to raise funds to hire teaching artists in Peoria schools, after-school programs, and community centers. For more information, call 309-682-1200.

OCT. 15

ADDWC Benefit
Monday, 5-8 p.m.
Pizza Ranch, 903 W. Jackson St., Morton
Free admission

Ten percent of the guest checks will be donated to ADDWC that supports people with intellectual disabilities. For more information, call 309-467-3015.

Portillo’s Fundraiser for Theresa Tracy Trot
Monday, beginning at 4 p.m.
4412 N. Rockwood Drive, Peoria
Free admission

Take a copy of the fundraiser flyer or show it on your smartphone to donate 20% of the evening’s proceeds to the Trot which raises funds to defeat pancreatic cancer. For more information, visit theresatracytrot.com.



–Woodford County Calendar of Events Oct. 10 – Oct. 15–