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
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 email@example.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.
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.
— Woodford County events calendar —