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Community Notes


PRINCETON — Festival 56’s 10th anniversary cabaret featuring Broadway star Robert Petkoff will be at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton. Tickets are $26, $24 for seniors and $13 for students. For more information, call 815-879-5656 or visit Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Class of 1968 reunion

PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Class of 1968 will host its 45th annual reunion during the Homestead Festival weekend, Sept. 13-15. The schedule includes a social hour and optional dinner at MarkAllen’s Restaurant on Sept. 13, riding on the class float in the parade on Sept. 14 followed by a cookout and bonfire that evening. Contact Shelley Safranski at

Meeting set

PRINCETON – Princeton Junior Home Extension will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Debbie Monroe, hostess, at 503 W. North St., Walnut. The leader will be Ramona Wedding.

Blood drive

PRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. June 28 at the Bureau County Metro Center, 837 Park Ave. West, Princeton. To make an appointment, call Kerri at 815-872-0840. Those who haven’t donated since May 3 are eligible. All presenting donors are entered for a chance to win a four-pack of Chicago White Sox tickets.

Trip planned

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Senior Center will present a trip to Mackinac Island through Diamond Tours Sept. 23-27. For information on this five-day, four-night trip, call the center at 815-879-3981.

Support group

SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. June 20 in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. Expecting moms, as well as new and experience moms, are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 815-894-3303 or email

Steak fry

SPRING VALLEY — Dominic O’Berto Post 182 will hold it annual steak fry at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus club rooms, 307 W. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley. Members can make reservations by calling John McCormick at 815-664-4400. Members should bring their own tableware.

Chicken dinner

MALDEN — The Malden Booster Club will host a chicken dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at JT’s Bar & Grill in Cherry. The cost of the dinner is $7 and that includes one-quarter dark or light chicken or chicken strips, fries and a dessert. Tickets are on sale at the school office or by calling Brenda Dye at 815-643-2436 or 815-643-2551. Carryouts are available. There will also be raffles and a 50/50 drawing.

Quilters meeting

OGLESBY — The Nine Patch Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dickinson House in Oglesby. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Dickinson House in Oglesby. New member are welcome. For more information, call Jean Daley at 815-883-8725.

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