Christmas in the village
SUBLETTE — Sublette’s annual Christmas in the Village will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ellice Dinges Center on West Street. There will be pizza, sandwiches, hot cider and soda by Route 52 Roadhouse during the evening. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 6 p.m. Other events include an arts and crafts show, community caroling, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The Sauk Valley Humane Society will have a bake sale. The Mendota Community Hospital will have a booth and do free blood pressure and blood sugar testing. There will be a gingerbread house contest once again this year, an operating model railroad and model farm layout. Donations of food, clothing and toys for the less fortunate will be accepted.
PRINCETON — The Bureau County Home and Community Education Association will sponsor a giant cookie sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Prouty Building on Main Street in Princeton.
Miracle of 34th Street
PRINCETON — Festival 56 will present the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street,” at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 as a radio play broadcast live over WZOE Radio. This special community event takes place at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton. Tickets are $20, which includes complimentary coffee and baked goods from the new Flour House Bakery before the show. For tickets, call 815-879-5656 or visit www.festival56.com.
PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 continues its toy drive through Dec. 7. Toy donations for children age 1-10 may be dropped off at the post home vestibule. For more information, call Sherry DeSalle at 815-872-1417.
Food court in Manlius
MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley High School freshman class will sponsor a food court beginning at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the school commons during the Bureau Valley vs. Princeton boys’ basketball game. Proceeds from the event will go toward the costs incurred when the Class of 2017 sponsors its junior prom. Tickets will be available at the door.
PRINCETON — The Apollo Theater, 445 S. Main St., Princeton, will show the “Polar Express” at 10 a.m. Dec. 14. The cost of admission is a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for local food pantries. One adult per four children. There will a drawing for a prize.
PRINCETON — Old worn flags may be dropped off at American Legion Post 125 at 1549 W. Peru St. in Princeton. There is a barrel behind the front door marked “old flags.” The Post will properly dispose of the old flags. The Post also has new U.S. flags for purchase. For more information, stop by the Legion Post or call 815-872-1171 and leave a message.