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Community Notes

Christmas carol sing

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Chorus will participate in Saturday’s Princeton Holiday Open House with a Christmas carol sing in front of the Clark House at 11 a.m.

Upcoming concerts

PRINCETON — Reagan Middle School and Logan Junior High School have announced upcoming band concerts. The seventh- and eighth-grade band will perform at 7 p.m. Monday in the Princeton High School auditorium. The fifth- and sixth-grade band will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the PHS auditorium. There is no admission to attend.

Vendor fair

SENICA — The Rally for Lily Foundation will hold a vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Senica’s Oak Ridge. A wide variety of vendors will be in attendance, and there will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds will go to the Rally for Lily Foundation.

After-school program

PRINCETON — Sonsational Kids, an after-school program located at the First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St. in Princeton, is in full swing, serving school children grades K-5. The program offers snacks and activities from 3 to 5 p.m. each Tuesday. Bible lessons, crafts, games and music are also part of the fun. For more information, or if you have an interest in car-pooling, call 815-872-2821.

Turtle Fry

MANLIUS — The Manlius Sportsman’s Club will host a turtle fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24. A price of $10 includes turtle, baked beans and potato salad, as long as it lasts.

Quarterly program

HENNEPIN — The fall quarterly program of the Putnam County Historical Society will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Agricultural Museum, 327 Old Highway 26, Hennepin. Jason Marquis, from the Marquis Energy ethanol plant, will be the speaker. Jason is the production manager for Marquis Energy and an officer of the Marquis group of companies. Everyone is invited and admission is free. The Agricultural Museum is handicapped accessible.

Food drive

SHEFFIELD — Too Good To Be Threw and Sheffield Pride will hold a canned food drive for the Sheffield Food Pantry now through Christmas Eve. Items dropped off at Too Good To Be Threw are worth $1 in merchandise at the store. There is no limit to the number of cans one can bring in. Credits must be used that day. The food pantry cannot accept any expired cans.


SHEFFIELD — Monika Sudakov, chef and innkeeper, along with her husband Jeff, at the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, will donate $5 for every copy of her cookbook sold through Dec. 25 to the Red Cross for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. People can purchase the book, “Let’s Party: Gluten Free Entertaining for Everyone,” on the Inn’s website,; in person at 301 E. Chestnut St., Sheffield; by calling 815-454-2419; or through The cost is $19.95 plus tax.

Country Christmas

TISKILWA — Tiskilwa Country Christmas will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. The event, sponsored by the Tiskilwa Community Association, includes lunch by local churches, a community church bake sale, a performance by the Bureau County Chorus, Main Street tree decorating contest, pictures with Santa and more. Items for the county food pantry will be collected at several locations.

MS fundraiser

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Multiple Sclerosis organization will hold its fifth anniversary fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Scrap That Moment, 524 S. Main St. in Princeton. Poinsettias may be ordered, and there will be door prizes and refreshments. Plants will be ready for pick up on Dec. 1 at Scrap That Moment. For information, call 815-875-1207 or email

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