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Community Notes

Woodcrafters meeting

PRINCETON — Woodcrafters Unlimited will meet today, Thursday, at the Bureau County Senior Center in Princeton. Show and tell will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. John Daymon will present a live scroll saw demonstration. Anyone interested in woodworking is invited to attend. For more information, call 815-488-8456.


SPRING VALLEY — There will be a benefit for Kyle Zinser, who died Jan. 4, with the proceeds to pay for his funeral expenses at 1 p.m. Saturday at Uncle Stewy’s Roadhouse, 225 E. St. Paul St., Spring Valley. Tickets are $10 and includes food, drink specials and music. To make a donation, contact Monique Lusietto at 815-878-2523.

Genealogical society meeting

KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Kewanee Public Library second floor meeting room. An elevator is available at the First Street entrance. Alice Webster of West Jersey will present a program, “If Walls Could Talk in West Jersey.”

Wellness screenings

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will hold wellness screenings from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross will host blood drives from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, and from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Neponset Community Building. To make an appointment to donate blood, or for more information, visit or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Veterans assistance

LASALLE — On March 28, the VFW Department of Illinois Service Officer will be at the LaSalle VFW Post to assist veterans and/or their families with claims and questions. No appointment is necessary — bring discharge and all documents in possession pertinent the issue. For more information, call the Post at 815 223-6665 and leave a message or contact them through their website at

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

Eurotrash art event

LASALLE — White Trash Gallery in LaSalle will be featuring works by several European artists beginning Saturday, March 29 and continuing throughout April. An opening reception, with film screenings, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Refreshments will be served. White Trash Gallery is located at 139 Gooding, LaSalle. For more information, call 815-993-0987 or email

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.


LADD — The Ohio Public Library’s annual fundraiser will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 at Rip’s in Ladd. Tickets are $7 and available at the library or from any library board member. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle.

Quilters Guild meeting

PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. April 4 at Christ Community Church, 1719 Euclid Ave. in Princeton. The program, given by Lisa Binkley, will be “Adding Sparkle and Texture to Quilts.” Guests are welcome to attend for a fee of $5. A workshop will be at 4 p.m. April 5 at the church. For membership information, call Annette Byrne at 815-223-0558. For workshop and program information, call Terry Johnson at 815-872-0534.

Open house

OHIO — The Ohio Fire Department will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 for all residents served by the Ohio Fire Protection District. Coffee, soda and snacks will be served and there will be a 50/50 drawing.

Trivia Night

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille and Ohio Athletic Boosters will host a Trivia Night April 12 at the LaMoille Lions Club, 308 Howard St. in LaMoille. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and trivia will begin at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per team, with six to 10 people on each team. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. To register a team, call Brian Chasteen at 815-993-3031, Dee Hughes at 815-866-2226 or Kim Fahs at 815-303-7733. The event will also include silent auctioned, raffles, a cash bar and snacks.

Registration announced

PRINCETON — Just for Kix has announced registration for the 2014-15 season will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Princeton Arts Academy, home of the Just For Kix program. Torri Price is the director for the program.

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