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Community Notes

St. Patrick’s dinner

SHEFFIELD — St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield will hold a dinner for the public celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today, Saturday. An Irish beef stew dinner, salad and dessert will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the parish hall. A bingo card will be given with each dinner served for the bingo game after. Hot dogs will be offered for children.

Appreciation dinner

PRINCETON — A volunteer appreciation dinner for the Bureau County Red Cross will be Wednesday in the Bureau County Republican’s Community Room, 800 Ace Road in Princeton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. R.S.V.P. to 815-879-2231 no later than March 17.

Lawn mower fundraiser

PRINCETON — The Princeton Jaycees will host a lawn mower service fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon March 22 at Hodge Welding in Princeton. Services include blade sharpening, air filter cleaning and deck and engine cleaning. Cost is $10 for mowers. Only push or walk behind mowers will be accepted. A pickup service will be available for $10 for Princeton residents only on March 21. For more information or to schedule a pickup, call Andy Dye at 815-878-7885.


PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks Lodge will host a singles in agriculture dance from 7 to 10 p.m. March 22. There will be a $10 cover charge. The dance is open to the public. A dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Coffeehouse performance

PRINCETON — Birds of Chicago, a high-energy American Roots music group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at the Princeton Coffeehouse, located at Open Prairie United Church of Christ, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Tickets are $12 at the door. Homemade desserts and fair trade coffee will be available. For more information, call 815-872-6501 or visit

Wellness screenings

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will hold wellness screenings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 25 at 535 Elm Place, Princeton. The screenings performed include: carotid arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and osteoporosis. The cost is $100 for all four tests for Farm Bureau members and $135 for community members. Appointments are necessary. To set up an appointment, call 877-732-8258.

PAC exhibit

PRINCETON — ‘A Bit of the Green’ art exhibit will be open to the public for viewing through March 28 at the Prairie Arts Council Gallery at 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton. This exhibit features the works of PAC members and invited non-member artists and includes mixed media paintings and drawings, photographs and sculptures that have the color green in their composition. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 815-875-2787 or visit

Trivia night

MENDOTA — Safe House Animal Rescue League will host a trivia night March 29 at the Mendota Moose Lodge, 211 E. 12th St. in Mendota. Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration and playing begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Teams can have up to 10 players. There is a cash bar. There will be prizes for top teams, 50/50 and raffles. To pre-register, or for more information, call 815-407-SAFE (7233). All proceeds will benefit Safe House Animal Rescue League.

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