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Community Notes

Auxiliary workshop

PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will conduct its report forms workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday at the post home. Only those program chairs or committee workers need be present for the workshop for Americanism, Chaplain, C&Y, Community Service, Education, Poppy, National Security, VA&R, Membership, Public Relations, Historian, Home Service & Constitution and Bylaws programs. A light lunch will be served. Call president Carol for information at 815-872-7891.

Country show

PRINCETON — Tickets for the country show at the Bureau County Fair will go on sale at 9 a.m. June 9 at the fair secretary’s office. This year’s show will feature Josh Turner. Complete ticket information is available on the fair’s website, The 157th Bureau County Fair runs Aug. 22-26 in Princeton.

Music at the library

WYANET — Local musician Dave Tarnowski and “friends” will treat the Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Library patrons to some great tunes at Thursday’s 2nd Thursday@the Library program. Tarnowski will perform at 6:30 p.m. April 12 and refreshments will be served.

Trip planned

PRINCETON — The Home-Community Education, HCE, will take a trip to the tulip festival in Holland, Mich., May 9-10. The trip will leave at 7:30 a.m. May 9 from the Extension office and include an overnight stay. The group will take a trolley tour and attend a play. For more information, call Pat Anson at 815-872-2461 before April 18.

Breastfeeding support

SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. April 19 in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. April’s discussion will revolve around, but is not limited to, “Nutrition & Weaning.” Expecting moms, as well as new and experienced moms, are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 815-894-3303 or email

Performance set

PRINCETON — The Giving Tree Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Grace Theater, Festival 56. Also featured are Science & Soliloquy, Joanson, Cosmic Schmuck and Ahymnsa. Tickets are $7. Alcohol is available for 21 and older.

Singles dance

OTTAWA — Illinois Singles in Agriculture will host a rock and roll singles dance, dinner and tours at Pitstick Pavillion on Route 23, 4 miles north of Ottawa on April 14. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information, call Gail at 815-249-6687, Ginny at 815-288-2142 or Pamela at 309-288-5061.

Quilt show

BISHOP HILL — The Prairie Queen Quilt Club will hold a quilt show May 18-20 at Bishop Hill Colony School. This year’s theme is Hankies, Houses and Holiday. The quilt show will feature more than 100 quilts.

The event will include special categories for antique quilts and quilts made by kids. Quilting techniques and tools will be demonstrated, in addition to a kids’ corner, quilt basket raffle, door prizes and charm squares for visitors to the show. Admission is $3 for adults. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18-19, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20. Friday’s visitors will be able to vote for their favorite quilts. Viewer’s Choice ribbons will be awarded to the top quilts in different categories on Saturday.

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