Woodford County events calendar

Woodford 061516 Events PHOTOJUNE 16

New Ways to Cut your Electricity Bills

Thursday, 10 a.m.

Metamora Branch Library, 208 E. Partridge St.


Consumer Economics Educator Pam Atkinson will discuss ways you can change the amount of energy used in your home to save money. For more information, call (309) 367-4594.


Learn Stamping and Card Making

Thursday, 6 p.m.

Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main St.

$10 (covers materials and program)

Sarah Toennies will teach participants new techniques to complete 3 hand-made cards and a small project. For more information or to register, call (636) 795-6514.

JUNE 16 – 18

Steamboat Festival

All day

Peoria RiverFront Park

Free until 6 p.m.; $5 from 6-11 p.m.

Includes a carnival, vendor food, bags tournament, and live bands. The Steamboat Classic Race starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit peoriaevents.com.


On-the-Spot Admissions Event at Methodist College

Friday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Methodist College campus, 5801 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria


During the 3-hour event applicants can apply for the fall 2016 semester. To sign up for a 15-minute appointment, visit www.methodistcol.edu/events or call (309) 672-5513.


Laser Light Nights

Friday, 6 & 7 p.m.

Dome Planetarium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

$5 for one show; $8 for both

Six o’clock show will feature classic rock music; 7 p.m. show uses Metallica as the backdrop for a laser light show. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.



Eureka Market on the Courthouse Lawn

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Woodford County Courthouse, Main St., Eureka


One hundred booths of crafts, baked goods and home business items. Sponsored by the Eureka Business Association. For more information, email lisazimmer2@gmail.com.


Taste of Minonk

Saturday, 4-7 p.m.

Fifth and Chestnut streets

$5 tickets can be used at all the vendors

The Minonk Business Association is sponsoring the event that will showcase food from local eateries. The FHS Music Department will provide music, and there will be chalk artists from the Institute of Art in Chicago working as well. A bags tournament will be held at 2:30, and there will be an outdoor family movie at dusk.


Sewing Guild Show and Tell Luncheon

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tony Roma’s, 1607 Jumer Drive, Bloomington


The premier sewing event of the year for the Peoria Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is the June Luncheon. The registration fee for the event is $5 and lunch will cost about $10. For more information, visit www.peoriaasg.org.


Figures of Strength Docents Tour

Saturday, 2 p.m.

Folk Art Gallery, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

Free with general admission

Museum docent will lead a tour of the exhibit of artworks by Nita Sunderland. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.


2001: A Space Odyssey

Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

$7.50 adults; $6.50 seniors; $5.50 child; $5 member

Movie rated G shown on the big screen. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.

Space Age Ice Cream

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Studio 3, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington

$10 members; $12 public

Mix up your own edible ice cream using liquid nitrogen, a substance that is -300º F and learn about how astronauts eat in space. Aimed at an audience aged 7-16. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.



Adult Coloring at Filger

Monday, 2 – 4 p.m.

Filger Library, 261 E. 5th St., Minonk


Bring your adult coloring book and colored pencils or use the sheets provided by the library and the library’s colored pencils. For more information, call (309) 432-2929.


Learn about Charitable Giving

Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main


Michael Wittig of Mas Mutual/WestPoint Financial Group, will explain the basics of charitable giving. For more information or to register by June 17, call (309) 467-2922.



Job Fair

Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon

Filger Library, 261 E. 6th St., Minonk

The fair is sponsored by Innovative Solutions. For more information, call (309) 432-2929.




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