Quarter Auction to Benefit St. Jude
Thursday, doors open at 5:00 p.m.
The Bowling Alley, 1464 US-24, Eureka
Admission $3 (includes 1 paddle)
The Eureka St. Jude Run will profit from this Quarter Auction. Additional paddles $2. Food and drinks for purchase. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. For more information, call (309) 360-4555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gossip’s a Good Thing at the Library
Thursday, 10 a.m.
Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main
Learn the latest in what’s new at the library at the Book Gossip meeting. For more information, call (309) 467-2922.
Backyard Greenhouse Basics Webinar
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
El Paso Public Library, 149 W. First St.
Learn from Extension Horticulture Educator Kim Ellson about how to get the most out of your greenhouse this season. For more information, call (309) 467-3789.
Eleven-Year-Old Illustrates Story of Equinerica
Thursday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Metamora District Library, 208 E. Partridge St.
See the pencil sketches that accompany the story of a fictional place where the main characters are horses. The story and artwork were produced by 11-year-old Sierra Ausfahl. The exhibit will be up until mid-June. For more information, call (309) 367-4594.
Brian Fox Ellis at the Library
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Washington District Library, 380 N. Wilmor
Storyteller Brian Fox Ellis will present Captain Black Jack Logan, Civil War general and Mark Twain’s favorite public speaker. For more information, call (309) 444-2241.
Roanoke Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, 11 a.m.
Roanoke Township Cemetery
The guest speaker will be Rev. Ken Sloan-Couch, pastor of the Roanoke United Methodist Church. Rain location: Legion building. Fundraising breakfast will be 7 – 9:30 a.m. at the Roanoke American Legion, sponsored by Roanoke Boy Scout Troop 71. For more information, call (309) 923-7092.
Laser Light Nights at the Planetarium
Friday, programs at 6 and 7 p.m.
Dome Planetarium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington
$5 for one show; $8 for both
Sit back and enjoy the laser light show while listening to the Beatles and U2. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.
Corn Belt Kennel Club Dog Show
Friday – Monday
McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington
Event is sponsored by the Corn Belt KC, Inc. and Illinois Valley KC of Peoria, Inc. For more information, visit cornbeltkennelclub.org.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D Movie
Sat. 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington
$7.50 adult; $6.50 senior; $5.50 child; $5 member
Special showing of the 3D movie. Also shown on Sunday and Monday. For more information, call (309) 686-7000.
Peoria Area Accordion Club Performance
Saturday, 11 a.m. – noon
Meeting Room 2, East Peoria Civic Complex, 400 Richland, Levee District
The group will perform music from around the world. For more information, call (309) 699-3917, Ext. 2172.
Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival
Sat., 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sun noon – 6
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 State Rt. 9
$10, age 21 and older; $5 ages 13-20; under 12 free
In addition to the tastings, the music will include “Stevil Dan Band,” “Greg Williams,” “Sally Weisenberg Duo,” and “ALEX and the XO’s”. For more information, visit www.mackinawvalleyvineyard.com or call (309) 359-9563.
Ft. Creve Coeur Spring Rendezvous
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ft. Creve Coeur Park, 301 Lawnridge Drive
See reenactments of 1680-1835 camp life, period demonstrations, and tomahawk/knife throwing. Traders and vendors will be on hand along with an open air flea market. For more information, visit ftcrevecoeur.org.
James Taylor at the Peoria Civic Center
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Peoria Civic Center Arena, 201 SW Jefferson
$68 and $88
To purchase tickets, call (800) 745-30000.
Benson Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, 9:30 a.m.
Clayton Township Cemetery. Rain location: Benson American Legion. For more information, call (309) 645-2358.
Sign-up for Summer Reading Program Begins
Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Illinois Prairie Library District, Metamora Library, 208 E. Partridge St., Metamora
It’s time to sign the young’uns up for the summer reading program sponsored by the IPLD. Activities are available at all the branches. The theme this summer is “Read for the Win.” For more information, call (309) 367-4594.
Relax Under the Stars
Wednesday, noon – 1 p.m.
Dome Planetarium, Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St.
Lunchtime showing of starry skies with soothing background music. For more information, call (309) 686-7000
— Woodford County events calendar —