BBQ rib cook-off
PRINCETON — The third annual Homestead Festival BBQ rib cook-off will be Sept. 15. An entry form and rules can be downloaded at www.homesteadfestival.com. For more information, contact Shawn Brown at 815-866-6633.
PRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., Princeton. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.
MALDEN — The Northwest Princeton unit of Home and Community Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Vivenne Lutes in Malden. Lou Brown will give the lesson on cooking with fresh garden vegetables.