WYANET — The Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wyanet Locker. The menu will be rib eyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and pop.
WALNUT — A Trivia Night Benefit for Cora Peters will be held June 8 at the Walnut Park Shelter. Check-in will be at 6 p.m. The cost is $100 per table (10-person teams). To reserve a table, call Candy Lind at 815-379-9394 or 815-866-1297. Concessions will be available. To donate or volunteer to help, call Julie Estrada at 815-303-2523. Cora was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in the summer of 2009. She has had several surgeries and rounds of chemo and radiation and continues fighting. This benefit will help with medical bills.
PRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group will conduct its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Legion post home, 1549 W. Peru St., Princeton. The men will serve pancakes, eggs, sausage, applesauce, single servings of cold cereal and beverages. Tickets, which are available from any veteran or at the door, are $6 per adult and $4 for age 10 and under. This is a major fundraiser for the group.
PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase. The Lodge will also host a bingo night on June 18. For more information, call the Lodge at 815-879-5261.
Blood drive in Tiskilwa
TISKILWA — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of the Tiskilwa Fire Department, 135 N. High St. You are eligible if you haven’t donated since April 8. Walk-ins are welcome.
PRINCETON — The Starved Rock Radio Club will host its annual Hamfest on Sunday at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. This is an event for Ham Radio enthusiasts and anyone interested in electronics. The event will include large indoor exhibits, a flea market and ARRL VE testing. Prize drawings will be held during the day. Food is available for purchase at the event.
Book fair, bake sale
PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a book fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 and 21. A bake sale will be from 7 a.m. to noon June 21. Both events will be held in the Medical Office Building lobby at Perry. Each year the Auxiliary hosts a variety of events to raise money to purchase equipment for the hospital. In addition to various fundraisers, the Auxiliary operate the gift shop in the hospital’s main lobby.
SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Playground Committee will host a bike-a-thon for all ages from 9 to 10 a.m. June 8 at Homecoming Park in Sheffield. Walkers are also welcome. All pledges and donations will go toward purchasing new playground equipment for Veterans Park. For information, contact Shelby Salisbury at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-454-4096. After the bike-a-thon, everyone is invited to stop by the fire department’s open house.