Peoria Public Library Happenings for May 2014


Music in the McKenzie presents Small Potatoes Sunday, May 18 at Peoria Public Library North Branch Peoria Public Library North Branch presents Music in the McKenzie: Small Potatoes at North Branch Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. for a repertoire of music…

Miller Center (Pekin) calender of events


May 2nd Friday night dance The Nostalgics Time: 7:00-10:00pm. Fee: $7.00 each. Treats provided by Pekin Hospital Home Health Care. Call Miller Center at 346-5210 for more information. May 5th New Ballroom Dance Lessons Time: 6:30pm Beginners, 7:30 Intermediate Fee:…

Newsbriefs for May 2014


Dunlap Library Book Club Happenings Monday Morning Book Club – May 12 at 9:30 a.m. – We bring out the toys so the kids can play while we discuss “The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels” by Ree Drummond. 7Up…

Great job


Everyone associated with “Change 150” is to be commended and congratulated for the upset victory by Sue Wolstenholm for District 3 of the Peoria School District. She defeated Laura Petelle by a stunning 70 to 30 percent even though she withdrew from the…

By any other name


Many Peorians will remember the names, “Uncle Bob and Aunt Billy.” Bob and Sybil Prager were naturalists at Forest Park Nature Center over four decades ago. Bob was a pioneer in restoring some of the beautiful, though little known, flora native to Central Illinois, from the fragile snow trillium, to shooting star, to the eight foot tall big bluestem grass. The clearing where the Nature Center’s “Deer Run Trail” meets “Valley Trail,” is actually an amazingly diverse prairie planting, that was meticulously planted and weeded by Bob, Sybil, and a small cadre of volunteers.