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Thursday

-- “The Wizard of Oz” by LeRoy Elementary School; 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday,  LeRoy High School, LeRoy; tickets at the door.

-- Illinois Prairie Community Foundation’s 11th anniversary celebration; 8 a.m. workshop, “The Cycle of Building Successful Relationships with Givers,” and noon presentation by “The Artful Asker” Marcy Heim, “The Power and Joy of Philanthropy,” Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Normal; 309-662-4477.

 -- “The Blessings of the Table: Thanksgiving at Clover Lawn”; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Saturday, David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, 1000 E. Monroe St., Bloomington; free.

-- Toddler time; 10 a.m., Bloomington Public Library Story Room; ages 19 to 35 months.

-- Shopper’s Showcase; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bickford of Bloomington, 14 Heartland Drive, Bloomington; free.

-- Movie Matinee: Abbott & Costello “Africa Screams”; 1:30 p.m., Normal Public Library Community Room.

-- Family Reading Night; 4 to 7 p.m., Mount Hope-Funks Grove Township Public Library, McLean; children free book to take home; statewide event.

-- Woodford County Sewing Guild; 7 p.m., Woodford County Farm Bureau Building, Eureka; program Gerry Meares teaching Christmas ornaments from fabric yoyos; 309-467-4525.

Friday

-- Story Time at Eastland Mall; 10 a.m., carpeted area near Mrs. Field’s Cookies, Eastland Mall.

-- Family Story Hour; 10 a.m. today and Saturday, Normal Public Library Community Room; 309-454-4668.

-- 2010 Festival of Trees; 3 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Kenney Community Center; sponsor: Kenney Heritage Association.

-- Register for Family-oriented vermicomposting (composting with worms) workshop; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Ecology Action Center, 202 W. College Ave., Normal; $25-$35; pre-registration required, www.ecologyactioncenter.org or by stopping by the center; 309-454-3169.

-- Reserve a spot for Breakfast with Santa; 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 4, Heyworth Elementary cafeteria; $3 each of families of 4 or more $10; reservations by Nov. 28 at mccoys@husd 4.k12.il.us; proceeds: Junior High Chorus fund-raiser.

-- Register for Friends of the Empire Township Historical Museum bus trip to Joliet; 8 a.m. Dec. 7, stops at Birdhaven Nursery, lunch at Jacob Henry Mansion and presentation of musical “White Christmas”; $90; 309-962-6631.

Saturday

-- Craft Fair to benefit Normal West Band program; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Normal West High School, 501 Parkside Road Normal; over 100 booths, pictures with Santa, children’s make and take room, concessions and bake sale; free; 309-452-5353.

-- Stamp Collecting with Mr. Stamps; 10 to 11:30 a.m., Bloomington Public Library story room; for school-aged children.

-- Tribute to veterans; noon to 3 p.m., Empire Township Historical Museum, LeRoy.

-- Teen Green Crafts; 2 p.m., Bloomington Public Library community room.

-- Sons of the American Legion monthly supper; 4 to 7 p.m., Waynesville American Legion; carry-out available.

-- 22nd Annual Christmas on Vinegar Hill; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Mount Pulaski; www.mtpulaskiil. com and click on “Christmas on Vinegar Hill.”

Sunday

-- Pancake and sausage breakfast; 7 to 11 a.m., St. Mary’s Grade School, Metamora; hosted by Metamora Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Sorrows Council 3060; $3-$5; proceeds to St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon.

-- Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County 2nd Annual Home Based Business Expo; noon to 3 p.m., American Legion, Lincoln; proceeds: The Mill on 66 Restoration Project; 217-732-8687.

-- 36th Annual Farmer City Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, “Christmas in Toyland”; 2 p.m., business district in Farmer City; fairgrounds down Main Street.

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