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Bloomington-Normal NAACP Pre-Celebration; 6 p.m. Saturday, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Bloomington; featuring an original play “From the Ashes,” songs, dance and presentation by the Living Statues.

Toys for Tots Softball Tourney; 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Champion Fields, Normal; first stop of 2018 Giving Tour; noon presentation of award to Town of Normal and Cindy and Brian Renfro.

Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, The Mill on 66, Lincoln; also Sunday, Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, Postville Park, VFW, Mill Museum, all in Lincoln; traditional pioneer contests; bluegrass music; includes Salt Creek ABATE Motorcycle Show.

“To the Max” 2K obstacle course race; 9 a.m. Saturday, Maxwell Park, Normal; youth and family event; age groups heats; spectator area; $30; details at

Where the Wild Things Read; 11 a.m. Saturday, Bloomington Public Library children’s department; interactive story time.

Zeta Eta Chapter, Delta Omicron; 2 p.m. Saturday, Westminster Village, Bloomington; 3 p.m. program: Alpha Musicians.


The Music of World War I; 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Bloomington Public Library Community Room; performers: Dale Evans and Hannah Kerrigan.

Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society; 40-year open house; 2-5 p.m. Sunday,Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society, 719 N. 11th St., Pekin.

Gospel Opry; 6 p.m. Sunday, West Twin Grove Christian Church, Bloomington; special guest: Ted Shaffer.

Cowboy Church; 6 p.m. Sunday, First Christian Church, Farmer City; special guest: Marcia Shelton of Bellflower; 5 p.m. meal.

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