Registration, Upcycled Book Planter; 10 a.m. May 3, and 6 p.m. May 8, Normal Public Library; adults; registration required; normalpl.org.
College of Arts and Sciences’ Main Street College series; 7 p.m. Monday, Room 118, ISU Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St., Normal; speaker: Aimee Miller-Ott, ISU professor of communication; topic: “So Close, Yet so Far: Staying connected when your cell phone pulls you away,”
The State of Illinois’ Democracy; 7 p.m. Monday, room 138, Schroeder Hall, Illinois State University, Normal; speaker: Abe Scarr, Illinois Public Interest Group; panel discussion; sponsor: University’s American Democracy Project, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, and Illinois Public Interest Group.
Business Community Engagement Speaker Series; 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Club at Hancock Stadium, Illinois State University, Normal; speaker: Elizabeth Estes, chief idea officer, meraki.social.
Science and Technology Week keynote; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Prairie Room, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, Normal; speaker: Roy Choi, chef and author.
Derik Nelson & Family concert; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pontiac Township High School Auditorium; sponsor: Livingston County Concert Association; $20; or free with LCCA membership purchase or renewal, $50-$120.