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Community Notes

Bottle and a Brush

PRINCETON — The Princeton Arts Academy will host a bottle and brush event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in the downtown banquet centre at Fitzgeralds. Participants will paint with local artists while enjoying wine from Fitzgeralds. To register, visit

Genealogy Guild meeting

OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Genealogy Guill will have its annual ethnic potluck luncheon at noon Thursday at the Guild Library, 114 W. Glover St., Ottawa. Bring your own table service and an ethnic dish to pass. Chicken and drinks will be furnished.

Turkey dinner

TISKILWA — The Tiskilwa Community Church is having a turkey dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21. The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, salads, rolls, desserts and drinks. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All are welcome.

Parade in Ladd

LADD — Area residents, businesses or organizations are invited to participate in a Snowman Parade at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 as part of “Light Up the Holidays” 2013 Ladd Christmas Walk. The parade will begin on North Main Street and end at Ladd Memorial Park. All snowmen are welcome. Snow is not required. For more information, call 815-894-2092 or email

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 event 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.

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