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Community Notes

‘We the People’ meeting

PRINCETON — “We the People” Tea Party will hold an open public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Prouty Community Building, 435 S. Main St., Princeton. The speaker for the evening is Bill Green. He will talk about energy issues. For more information, email or visit

Social gathering

OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Republican Women’s Club will host Illinois State Rep. John Anthony at its social gathering at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hank’s Farm, 2973 Illinois 71, Ottawa. The cost is $18 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The meal includes a choice of entree, salad bar, coffee and tea, tax and tip. RSVP by today, Tuesday, to June Steder at 815-325-6417 or

Legion meeting

SPRING VALLEY — The Dominic Oberto Post 182, the American Legion, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the KC Hall Club, 307 W. St. Paul St., Spring Valley.

Narcotics Anonymous

PRINCETON — A new chapter of Narcotics Anonymous, Over It, will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Church Awakenings room, 30 N. 6th St., Princeton.

Veterans dinner and dance

PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a veterans dinner and dance from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. The ham dinner is free to any veteran. Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., a show will begin at 7 p.m. and dancing will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Music will be provided by the Generics Goodies Band. To RSVP, call the Princeton Moose Lodge at 815-879-5261.

Feather bingo night

DALZELL — Dalzell Grade School will hold its fall fundraiser, a feather bingo night on Saturday at the Dalzell Fire Station. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $1 for grade school students and $2 for high school students and adults. Cards are $2 each or three for $5. Prizes include frozen turkeys and chickens. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 and raffles. The fundraiser is open to all ages. Sandwiches and desserts will be on sale.

Celebrate Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — Celebrate Sheffield will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will include more than 15 villagewide open houses, holiday treats, giveaways and promotion. It will also feature horse-drawn wagon rides, a New-to-You holiday sale, gift basket walk, bake sales, free matinees and popcorn at the Pride Arts Center and much more. For more information, visit local businesses or Celebrate Sheffield on Facebook.

Red Hats event

PRINCETON — The Princeton Red Hats will have its Thanksgiving celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Princeton Elks.

Pancake breakfast

PRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group will host its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Legion post, 1549 W. Peru St. in Princeton. The menu will serve pancakes, sausages, eggs, applesauce, juice, milk, cold cereal and coffee. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for ages 4-12. This is a major fundraiser for the group.

Blood drive

OHIO, Ill. — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at the Walnut Community Building, 141 Main St., Walnut. A blood donor card or driver’s license and two other forms of identification are required at check-in. To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767.

Planning meetings

Country Financial will have three estate and transfer planning informational dinner meetings: at noon Nov. 19 at Kewanee Dunes in Kewanee, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Cellar Restaurant in Geneseo and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Wise Guys in Princeton.

The discussion will be on Federal Estate Tax changes, Illinois state inheritance tax and planning for the transfer of an estate. Rick Morgan, attorney and senior financial security consultant, will be the speaker. Reservation are required. To make a reservation, call your Country Financial representative or the agency office at 309-945-4800.

Christkindl Markt

PRINCETON — A Christkindl Markt, a German Christmas market, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St. (behind the Apollo Theater). This event is being held as part of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk. The vent will feature hand-crafted gifts, international cookie bazaar, Advent calendars, fair trade coffees and chocolates. A traditional German lunch will be available. There will also be a free children’s activity — making gingerbread houses. Admission is free. For more information, call 815-872-5150.

Christmas parade

PRINCETON — Entries are being accepted for this year’s Princeton Christmas parade, set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Entry forms are available at the Chamber office in the Prouty Building or by calling Lion Don Smith at 815-875-3475 or Lion Jim Argo at 815-872-6181.

Christmas Carol Sing

PRINCETON — The First Lutheran Church in Princeton will host a Christmas Carol Sing at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. The approximately one-hour event will include an old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along with favorite Christmas carols, old and new. Larry B. Peterson, director of music for Augustana College Campus Ministries and instructor for organ for the Augustana Department of Music, is the guest organist. Refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall after the sing-along. The event is open to the public. No offering will be taken. The First Lutheran Church is offering this event as its gift to the community.

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