Community Notes

Divorce support group

PERU — Grace United Methodist Church will host a weekly Wednesday divorce support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Liberty Family Restaurant, 1131 Shooting Park Rd., Peru. All divorced or separated persons are welcome. For more information, call Toni Lucas at 270-703-9799.

PMH Auxiliary plans bazaar

PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor its annual Candy Cane Bazaar from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the north and south lobbies of the hospital. The event will include gifts, a cookie sale, pecans, black walnuts, cookbooks and more in the north lobby. Complimentary refreshments and a gift shop will be in the south lobby. The hospital cafeteria will have a $5 lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds raised from the sales will be used to purchase needed equipment for the hospital. For more information, call 815-879-7431.

Glow light giveaway

PRINCETON — The Princeton Jaycees will hold its annual glow light necklace giveaway from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Princeton Fire Department. The Jaycees will be handing out glow light necklaces in exchange for a non-perishable food item to benefit the local food pantry.

Fall cleanup

SPRING VALLEY — Fall cleanup will begin at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Spring Valley on Friday. Vases will be turned down and all decorations remaining will be disposed of. Winter decorations may be places after Nov. 15.

Annual dinner

PRINCETON — Simon Cordery, chairman of the history department at Western Illinois University, will be the guest speaker at the Bureau County Historical Society’s annual dinner on Nov. 7 at the Ye Olde Underground Inn, 219 S. Sixth St. in Princeton. Social time is 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. “A History of Illinois Railroads” will be the theme of Cordery’s presentation with a special feature on Bureau County. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. The deadline for reservations is Thursday. The Underground Inn is handicapped accessible. For more information, contact the Bureau County Historical Society at 815-875-2184.

Auxiliary workshop

PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will conduct its Veterans Day workshop at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Legion home. Members should note the date change. For information, contact Clara Pease, VA&R chairman, at 815-872-0430. Donations of snack items, candies, cookies, pudding cups, fruit cups, special diet snacks and popcorn are always welcome. Donations can be taken to any meeting or to the workshop.

Training class

OHIO — Living Works will present a training class for the community from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Ohio High School, 103 S. Memorial St. in Ohio. suicideTALK is about a 90-minute exploration in suicide awareness. It is recommended for all adults and high school age. Organized around the question, “Should we talk about suicide?” it provides a structure in which session members can safely explore some of the most challenging attitudinal issues about suicide, and encourages every member to find a part that they can play in preventing suicide.

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