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Published: Monday, March 5, 2012 4:34 p.m. CST

Fish fry

MANLIUS — The Manlius Youth Baseball Association will hold its annual fundraiser, a fish fry, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Manlius Sportsman’s Club. This will also be the league sign-up night. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Chris Maynard at 815-878-6161.

Meeting set

PRINCETON — The Hampshire Circle Ladies lunch and meeting will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wise Guys in Princeton. R.S.V.P. to Judy Topham at 815-872-5052 or Mary Lou Sanders at 815-879-3761 if you did not get signed up at February meeting and plan to attend.

Breakfast in LaMoille

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille Lions Club will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lions Club, 308 Howard St. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, ham, eggs, toast, orange juice, milk and coffee. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-10.

Support group

PRINCETON — Bureau Valley Volunteer Hospice will host its monthly grief and loss support group at 2:30 p.m. March 20 in the chapel at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Anyone that has lost a loved one is invited to attend.

Auxiliary reminder

PRINCETON — All members of American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton are reminded to update their credit hour sheets to be ready to turn in for EOY reports in April. The programs the Unit works for credit hours are Education, Children & Youth, VA&R, Poppy, Home Service, Community Service, National Security, Public Relations etc. Discussion will be heard on these and other programs at the next scheduled business meeting slated for 7 p.m. March 14.

Fundraiser

LADD — The Ladd Community Improvement Association will host a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 26 at Rip’s Tavern in Ladd. Tickets are $6 and include all chicken varieties and fries. Carry-outs will be available and there will be free delivery to Ladd residents. The event will also include a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. Tickets are available for purchase at North Central Bank in Ladd. Form more information, or to donate to the bake sale, call 815-894-2386 or 815-894-3553. Proceeds will benefit the Ladd CIA and 2012 Summerfest.

Genealogy meeting

OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild will meet at 1 p.m. March 17 at the Guild Library, 115 W. Glover St. in Ottawa. Speaker Brian “Fox” Ellis Peoria will talk about Irish stories, songs and genealogy. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Meeting set

LAFAYETTE — The Henry/Stark Counties Retired Teachers will meet for a noon luncheon March 14 at the LaFayette Methodist Church. Reservations are due Wednesday to Muriel Walker, 4068 Township Road 400E, Toulon, IL 61483 or phone 309-995-3920. The cost of the luncheon is $10. After the luncheon, speakers will include Charlie Chrisman, IRTA membership chair, and Christoper Gluck will speak to member benefits. A memorial service, conducted by Jocelyn Saline, will follow. All Henry/Stark retired teachers are invited.

Fundraiser

OTTAWA — The third annual Rip’s chicken dinner to benefit Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau counties will be from 4 to 8 p.m. March 12. Rips is located at 311 N. Main St. Ladd. Tickets are available at Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau counties main office or by calling Easter Seals at 815-434-0857. Dinners are $6 for your choice of light or dark meat or chicken strips and French fries. Drinks are sold separately.

Bingo for Babies

PERU — The Peru Lions Club will present Bingo for Babies, hosted by March for Babies teams Born Angels, Lil’ Fingers, Midland States Bank and TechniSand, on Sunday, April 1, at the Casino Bingo Hall, 3485 E. 103rd Road (Plank Road) in Peru. Doors will open at noon and bingo will start at 1 p.m. Bingo card packages are $30 for the paper pak or $45 for the combo pak (computer upgrade including paper pak). Payouts will be more than $2,500 in cash and prizes. For more information, call 815-223-3221.

Meeting set

PERU — PADS, a local homeless shelter, will have its monthly board of directors meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Lily PADS Boutique, 4471 Progress Blvd. in Peru. The public is invited. For more information or on the organization, or to volunteer, contact Mary Jo Freeman, PADS secretary, at 815-252-2240.

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