American Legion meeting
SPRING VALLEY — The Dominic OBerto Post 182, the American Legion, will have a Christmas party at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Valley Bar and Grill, Spring Valley. To make reservations, contact John McCormick at 815-664-4400.
Caring for caregivers
PRINCETON — The monthly meeting of the Caring for the Caregiver support group will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton. Lunch will be served. To make a reservation, call Kathy S. at 815-875-3347.
SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. December’s discussion will revolve around, but is not limited to, “Nutrition and Weaning.” Expecting moms are encouraged to attend, as well as new and experienced moms. For more information, call 815-894-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOVER — The Malden Fire Department and the village of Dover are sponsoring a visit from Santa from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Dover Village Hall.
Santa in Sheffield
SHEFFIELD — Santa Claus will be in Sheffield at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sheffield Pride Park in downtown. In the event of bad weather, he will be at the Concord Township Building.
Annual Christmas service
SHEFFIELD — The annual Christmas service at the historical Danish church in Sheffield will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Sheffield Community Center for refreshments and fellowship.