Tickets available, St. Paul School fall raffle and steak fry; 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 18, Knights of Columbus Hall, Odell; benefits: St. Paul School; $100, two dinners and raffle entry; $15, extra dinners; 815-998-2194.
Book Adventures: Construction Zone!; 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday-Saturday, Normal Public Library; 10:30 a.m. stories, 11 a.m.-noon, crafts and activities; aimed at ages 3-7, all ages welcome.
Fall fish fry; 5-7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph’s Parish Club, parish hall, Chenoa.
Veterans Day Ceremony; 2:30 p.m. Friday, gymnasium, Prairie Central High School, Fairbury; 1:45 p.m., ice cream social for veterans and their families in the cafeteria; keynote speaker: Staff Sgt. William Reynolds, Illinois Army National Guard.
Catfish, walleye or chicken dinner; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Saybrook American Legion Post 427; carry-out available.
Eastern Illinois Foodbank food distribution; 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, 724 W. Washington, Bloomington; for eligible residents; bring boxes or bags for food; www.eifoodbank.org.
Author panel; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Books to Benefit, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700, Normal.
Adult DIY Day; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Normal Public Library; crafts.
Comptroller’s Veterans Day adoption event; 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Humane Society of Central Illinois, 423 Kays Drive, Normal; free cat and/or dog adoptions for veterans and active-duty military; bring government-issued photo ID and one of military ID, veterans ID or discharge paperwork; funded by corporate sponsors; applications at www.hscipets.org/adoptioninformation.htm.
Celebration of India: Day of the Child; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Bloomington Public Library.
Family Community Resource Center Gala; 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Bloomington; guest: Eric Ellis of Cincinnati, Ohio; $35.
Veteran’s Day concert; 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Carl E. Miller American Legion Post 624, 203 E. Main St., Heyworth; performers: Heyworth — The Band and special guest, Winston Dunbar from Smokers Blues Band; $5 cover; free for veterans.