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Today

Community

• Red Cross fund-raiser at Kathryn Beich annual warehouse candy sale; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Interstate Center, Bloomington.

• Bazaar; 4 to 7 p.m., Delavan United Methodist Church.

For kids

• Teen Advisory Council; 4 p.m., Normal Public Library community room. Call (309) 454-1757.

Friday

Community

• Red Cross fund-raiser at Kathryn Beich annual warehouse candy sale; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Interstate Center, Bloomington.

• Holiday Tour of Homes; 1 to 8 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at 223 Fleetwood Drive, 3207 Leafy Lane and 34 Inglewood Lane, all in Bloomington. Tickets: $15 at tour homes and Country Gingham, The Mole Hole, The Garlic Press, Casey's Garden Shop and The Coffee Hound. Benefits Homes of Hope.

• Miller Park Zoolights; 5 to 7:30 p.m., Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington. Also Dec. 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. Cost: $3.

• Light the Trail; 5 to 8 p.m., Constitution Trail between Grandview and Vernon avenues, Normal. Also Dec. 3-4. Food collection to benefit Safe Harbor and Clare House.

• Dwight Christmas parade; 6 p.m., downtown Dwight.

• LeRoy High School madrigal singers, recorders and brass host their 42nd madrigal dinner, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at United Methodist Church, LeRoy. $15 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under. Call (309) 962-2911 for ticket information.

• Illinois State University Planetarium; through Dec. 17 at the planetarium, School Street and College Avenue, Normal. Times: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $3, adults; $2, children ages 5-12; $1.50, children ages 3-4. Members free. Call (309) 438-5077.

For kids

• Girl Scout lock-in; 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., College Avenue Baptist Church, Normal. Cost: $15. Pre-register by 5 p.m. Dec. 1; call (800) 777-1912. For girls sixth to eighth grade.

Saturday

Community

• Tickets available, home tour; 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11, Chenoa. Sponsored by Chenoa Women's Club. Homes: 216 E. Cemetery Ave., 907 Logan Ave., Haegar Pottery; 1 Douglas Drive; 520 S. Division St.; and 222 N. First Ave. Advance tickets: $7.50. Same-day tickets: $10. Also sandwiches and dessert, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church.

• Red Cross fund-raiser at Kathryn Beich annual warehouse sale; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., The Interstate Center, Bloomington.

• Bethlehem Gift Shop; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., fellowship hall of Saybrook Christian Church. Also open 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. Call (309) 475-6491.

• Lucia Fest; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Evangelical Covenant Church, Paxton. Call (217) 379-3554.

• Old Corn Belt Trade O Ree; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary's School, 603 W. Jackson St., Bloomington. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 20.

• eBay seminar; 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lincoln College, 715 W. Raab Road, Normal. To register: 661-3203. Also Dec. 10, Dec. 17.

• Christmas in Kenney; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kenney Community Center. Dinner tickets: $6, adult; $3, children. Call (217) 944-2433 or 944-2102.

• Used book sale; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Prairie Creek Public Library, Dwight.

• Pickup Normal Rotary Club poinsettias; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Chateau main entrance, Bloomington. Call (309) 828-5700 or (309) 834-1238.

• North Pole visit from Santa and his elves; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scarecrow Building, Farmer City. Also Dec. 10 and 17.

• Holiday open house; noon to 4 p.m., Postville Courthouse, 914 Fifth St., Lincoln. Call (217) 737-0979 or 732-8930.

• Dance marathon; noon to midnight, Bone Student Center ballroom, Illinois State University. Benefits Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital of Illinois. Call (309) 438-8814. Sponsored by ISU and IWU.

• Atlanta Tour of Homes; 3 to 6 p.m., Atlanta. Tickets: $7. Benefits A-Team. Visit www.atlantaillinois.org or call (217) 648-5077.

• Candlelight services; 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., St. John the Baptist Chapel, Elkhart. Admission: $10. Benefits Elkhart Historical Society. Dinner tickets available separately. Call (217) 947-2238.

• Night on the Town; 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Sibley.

• Holiday potluck and party; 5:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, LeRoy.

• Parade of Lights; 6:30 p.m., downtown Minonk. Sponsored by McLean Business Association.

For kids

• Holiday craft program; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Normal Public Library Discovery Room. For pre-K through sixth-graders and their families. Call (309) 454-4668.

Sunday

Community

• Red Cross fund-raiser at Kathryn Beich annual warehouse candy sale; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Interstate Center, Bloomington.

• Craft show and meal; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hartsburg-Emden High School gym, Hartsburg.

• Christmas open house; noon to 4 p.m., Prairie Aviation Museum and Challenger Learning Center. Call (309) 661-1621.

• Holiday home tour; 1 to 5 p.m., Lincoln. Cost: $7. Sponsored by Lincoln Junior Woman's Club. Homes: 142 10th St., 35 Bayhill Drive, 15 Oakwood Drive, 1047 1750th St., 140 Lincolnwood Drive. Call (217) 735-3048.

• Holiday tea and housewalk; 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., ELCA Lutheran Church, 301 S. College, Paxton. Co-sponsored by Paxton Junior Women's Club and PBL Madrigals. Housewalk tickets: $10, adults; $5, children.

• Hometown Christmas; begins 4 p.m., Saunemin Community Building. Includes supper, carriage rides, Santa, live Nativity, cantata.

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