June 5

Flower Bingo at Miller Center

Join us for Flower Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Your favorite flower and plant names are what we’ll be calling. Prizes, snacks and fun. Tell your friends and let’s play BINGO. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $6/ 1 card or two cards for $10.


Taco Tuesday

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869 will be hosting Taco Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes a soft or hard taco for $1.50, a double-decker taco for $1.75, nacho with cheese only for $2.75, loaded nacho for $5.75, 1/2 loaded nacho for $3, and taco burger for $2.50. Tacos come with these toppings: meat, lettuce and cheese. Available upon request: sour cream, salsa, onion and refried beans.


Piece it Together Puzzle Club,

Youth in grades 3-6 are invited to the library for our ‘Piece it Together’ puzzle club at 3:30 p.m., June 5 at the Pekin Public Library. The library will supply the puzzle, and kids see if they can it piece it together. We will have a puzzle on our puzzle mat so we can save the work and continue the following month.  Puzzles for smaller children are available at the Youth Services Desk. For more information, please call the Pekin Public Library’s Youth Services Desk at 347-7111, ext. 3, or go to www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.


Summer Cinema

Join us for a movie on the Big Screen at 3:30 p.m. June 5 at Pekin Public Library! Today we will be showing the movie, ‘UP!’ For more information, please call the Pekin Public Library’s Youth Services Desk at 347-7111, ext. 3, or go to www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.


Nar-Anon Family Group

New Light Nar-Anon family group meetings take place from 6 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday at UnityPoint Health — Pekin, conference center #1, 60 S. 13th St., Pekin. Signs for directions are posted adjacent to the gift shop and the elevator. Nar-Anon Family Group is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction.


June 6

Pekin Farmers Market

The Pekin Farmers Market is every Wednesday from May 30 to Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 326 Court St., downtown Pekin. Fruits, vegetables, flowers, coffee, homemade crafts, ready to eat, food trucks are available. www.pekinfarmersmarket.com.


First Christian Church to Host Salad Luncheon

First Christian Church, 1201 Chestnut St., Pekin, will serve a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, at the church. A $7 donation is requested. There will be a variety of salads available, all served with a beverage and a dessert. Tickets are available from the church office (347-5519) or from any circle member. The luncheon is sponsored by the Disciples Women. All proceeds will benefit Outreach.


Pekin Registered Nurses Club Meeting

PRN (Pekin Registered Nurses Club) meeting June 6 at 5:30 p.m. held in Park Court Conference room lower level. Open to interested Pekin area nurses call 382-2609 for information and reservation.


Eagles Lodge Burgers and Fries Dinner

The Eagles Lodge, 274 Derby St., hosts a Burgers and Fries Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The menu includes a 1/4-pound hamburger for $3, a 1/2-pound hamburger for $5, a 1/4-pound cheeseburger for $3.25, a 1/2-pound cheeseburger for $5.25, a homemade tenderloin for $6, and chicken strips with fries for $6. Add fries to any sandwich for $1. Sides include fries for $1.25, 1/2-pound chicken gizzards for $3, 1-pound chicken gizzards for $6; and onion rings for $3.50. The dinner is open to the public.


34 Things You Need to Know About the New Tax Law

Learn more about the new tax reform passed in late December 2017, and how it affects you and your family on Wednesday, June 6, at 12:30 p.m. at the Pekin Public Library. The event is free and light lunch will be provided. Reservations required by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300. This free program is presented by AARP and open to the public.


Happy Baby Yoga

Holli Green, yoga instructor from Parkside Athletics, leads a mommy and baby yoga class that teaches techniques in gentle breathing and stretching, which can aid in babies’ digestion at 6:30 p.m. on June 6 at the Pekin Public Library. This class is for infants 3½ - 18 months old. For more information, please call the library’s Youth Services Department at 347-7111 ext. 3.


Convert Super 8 Spools to DVD

Save your memories! Learn how to convert those home movies on Super 8 spools to digital files and playable DVD’s on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pekin Public Library. Our Memory Lab converter is for Super 8 Spools (non-audio ones.) We will show you how - you take it from there! Please register at www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.


Thursday, June 7

Teen Anime Club

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to our monthly Anime Club on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at Pekin Public Library. In this program, anime and manga fans can share interests, ideas, learn about the new graphic novels at the library, and enjoy anime-related activities. This month’s theme is Pokemon Trivia.  Please register at www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.


Magician Richard Landry

Magician Richard Landry presents, ‘Reading Takes You Places,’ on June 7 at 2 p.m. at Pekin Public Library. Enjoy funny and amazing magic performed by Landry and his magic rabbit Snowball!  For more information, please call the Pekin Public Library at 347-7111, ext. 0.


Plant Bingo

The Tazewell County Master Gardeners will present Plant Bingo on June 7 at the FOLEPI Festival Building in East Peoria, 2200 E. Washington St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for two cards or $12 for four cards. The bingo cards have plant names on them instead of numbers and when you get a bingo, you win plants or other garden-related items. There will also be dozens of opportunities to win additional prizes along with a raffle. Everyone is guaranteed to leave with at least two plants and you will receive your first free plant upon arrival. Mint ice tea and lavender lemonade will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. No alcohol will be allowed. Funds raised go toward horticulture scholarships and other garden-related community programs. For more info, call Suzanne at 267-6619.


June 8

Puttin’ On Pekin Breakfast!

The next Puttin’ on Pekin breakfast will be on Friday, June 8, at 6:45 a.m. and will be held at the Avanti’s Dome at 3401 Griffin Drive. This month’s program will be about the St. Jude Pekin to Peoria Run with speakers Julie Regan and Brian Carroll. Other features of the breakfast include a 50/25/25 drawing, Spotlight on Business presentation, door prize drawings with prizes provided by local businesses, one-minute reminders, and “Meet the New Chamber Member.” For reservations made before noon on June 6, the cost of the breakfast is $20 with discounts for Chamber members and their guests; reservations after noon on June 6 or walk-ins will pay an additional $5 per person. Reservations can be made by email at info@pekinchamber.com or by calling the Chamber at 346-2106 where you can pay by credit card. Payment may also be made at the door with cash or checks payable in the exact amount to the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce.


Friday, June 8

Impromptu Teen Activity

Teens - join us for a surprise activity in the Teen Domain on Friday, June 8, at 4 p.m. at the Pekin Public Library. It could be a movie, craft, game, who knows - we’re just throwing something out there for your entertainment. For more information, please call the Pekin Public Library at 347-7111, ext. 0, or go to www.pekinpubliclibrary.org.



North Pekin AMVETS Post 169 will be serving chicken, spaghetti, and catfish on Friday, June 8, at the Post Home, 660 Radio City Drive, Route 29, North Pekin. Serving times are 5-7pm. Cost depends on the selection selection. Carry outs are available. The dinner is open to the public. For further information, please contact the Post Home at 382-9129.


June 9

VA Aid and Attendance Benefit Workshop

The Lodge at Manito is hosting a free educational workshop about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit on Saturday, June 9, at 12:15 p.m. This event is open to the public and will take place at the community, which is located at 1303 South East Avenue, Manito. Please call 309-968-5330 to register by June 4. Lunch is provided.


June 10

Ice Cream Social

The St. Luke Lutheran Church Youth Group of rural San Jose will host their annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 10. Homemade chocolate and vanilla ice cream will be served along with hot dogs, ham sandwiches, chips, pie, and cake. The serving times will be from 4–7 p.m. Freewill donations will be accepted. Quarts of ice cream will also be available for sale. Please come and enjoy fellowship and food! The church is located at 15757 N. CR 3600 E., rural San Jose.