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Out and About in Greater Peoria: DIY succulents, a Mother's Day ball and hummingbird paintings

Here are 3 things to do for the weekend of May 10 through May 12, 2024, curated by WCBU's Meagan Ruger-Smith. You can find more coverage on our Out & About - Arts & Music page or by subscribing to WCBU's Weekend Fanfare email newsletter, which goes out every Friday.

Create: Spend some quality time with mom today at the Curvy Chic Boutique designing cute succulents. Mama Made will be at the shop with mugs, succulents and accessories to choose from. The event goes from 4 to 7 p.m. Stop by at anytime, no prior registration is required.

Dance: Come out tomorrow for a night of fun and excitement at the Mother & Son Sneaker Ball – Light Up the Night! Get ready for dancing, a candy bar, a caricature artist and a chance to show off your coolest sneakers. This event is open to all mother figures. The ball will be held at the Five Points Washington Gymnasium. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Paint: Sunday afternoon at Mackinaw Vineyard, Art at the Bodega will host Celebrate with Paint and MOM! You'll create a canvas painting featuring two hummingbirds on a heart-shaped wreath. You'll be guided by expert instructors, so no prior experience is required. Wine tasting will be available, as well as cheese and crackers. The event goes from 1 to 4 p.m.

Meagan Ruger-Smith is a sports communication major at Bradley University, with minors in ethics and journalism. Meagan joined WCBU in 2023.