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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for Feb. 3

February 03, 2013 at 09:15 AM

Peoria Journal Star

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SWCD fish and tree sales

Peoria County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. Tree orders due by March 15. Fish sale order deadline is March 29 for grass carp and April 10 for all other species. (309) 671-7040, ext. 3 or http://peoriacountyswcd.tripod.com/

Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. Fish sale ends March 15; tree sale March 22. (309) 547-2215, ext. 3 or http://fcswcd.tripod.com/

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. Tree orders due by March 15. Fish sale order deadline April 8 for grass carp and April 16 for all other species. (309) 342-5714, ext. 3 or http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com/

Archaeology meeting

Feb. 6 — Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.

Herpetology meeting

Feb. 7 — Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

Orienteering meet

Feb. 9 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club meet at McNaughton Park in Pekin, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

Outdoors shows

Feb. 10 — Henry Decoy Show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry-Senachwine High School. Admission $5 (free for children under 12). (309) 364-4104 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

March 1-3 — Central Illinois Recreational Show at Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1 to 7 p.m. March 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3. Admission $8 ($3 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and under; ages 65 and over admitted for $5 on March 1 only).

Birding event

Feb. 13 — Peoria Audubon Society program on wetland restorations along the Illinois River (featuring Ducks Unlimited field biologist Eric Schenck and Peoria Audubon conservation chair Maury Brucker) at 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center.

Conservation banquet

Feb. 16 — Illinois River Valley Conservation Group inaugural banquet at Lacon American Legion Hall. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Live auctions, raffles, door prizes. Joe Anderson at (309) 696-3352 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or http://www.facebook.com/IRVCG

Boating safety classes

Feb. 16 — Pekin Salvation Army. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (309) 447-6463.

Feb. 17 — Mossville Grade School. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (309) 447-6463.

Delta Waterfowl banquet

Feb. 16 — Lincoln Land chapter of Delta Waterfowl banquet fundraiser at American Legion in Mason City. Doors open 5:50 p.m. Dinner tickets (prime rib meal catered by Guzzardo’s) must be purchased by Feb. 10 by calling (217) 648-2829, (217) 341-2145 or (217) 737-3265.

Wild Turkey Federation banquet

Feb. 23 — NWTF Woodford County chapter banquet at Stokes Hall, 424 Lourdes Church Road, Metamora. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Live auction. Tickets: Chuck Koch at (309) 678-5661.

Pheasants Forever banquet

Feb. 23 — Pheasants Forever Illinois River Valley Chapter banquet at Countryside Banquet Facility in Washington, 5 to 10 p.m. Live and silent auctions, games, prizes, raffles. Membership tickets $55, ladies and youth $25. Call Bob Wiseman at (309) 645-3008 or Jan Edmonds at (309) 243-1854.

Wild game feed

Feb. 23 — At Manlius Sportsmen’s Club, $20 donation. (815) 739-0536.

Pimiteoui Trail hikes

Feb. 24 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike along Grandview Drive. Meet at 2 p.m. at Tower Park in Peoria Heights. Eric at (309) 688-7038 or ptahike.org

March 2 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike at Funks Grove near Bloomington. Meet at 10 a.m. at Cracker Barrel in Morton to car pool. Jay at (309) 472-0165 or ptahike.org

Ducks Unlimited party

March 2 — Northern Tazewell Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Hunters Party at Countryside Banquet Facility in Washington. Doors open 4:30 p.m., dinner approximately 6 p.m. Tickets $25 (includes dinner, beer, soda), (309) 699-6974, (309) 231-1072 or (309) 303-2589.

Hunter safety classes

March 2-3 — Princeton Metro Center. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (815) 872-0840.

March 16-17 — Manlius Sportsman’s Club. Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. (309) 507-0133.

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