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Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:29 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:34 p.m. CDT

Inspirational concerts

PRINCETON/WALNUT — Laura Williams and Joy Buikema will present inspirational concerts in Princeton and Walnut. The first concert will be at 6:30 p.m. today, Saturday, at the Princeton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 20018 1950 North Ave. and the second concert will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church, 109 Red Oak Road, Walnut.

Open house

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Historical Society will have an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bryant House on Pleasant Street to debut the “Homes: Then and Now” book. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to buy the limited edition printing of the book for $25.

Spaghetti dinner

LASALLE — Lighted Way and Uptown Grill are co-sponsoring the annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Uptown Grill in LaSalle. To purchase tickets, call the school at 815-224-1345 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or purchase them at the door. The cost is $8. Carryouts will be available.

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.

Library activity

BUDA — Mason Memorial Public Library in Buda will invites children in Grades K-5 for games and activities from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 12 at the library.

Giving Tree Band performance

OGLESBY — The Giving Tree Band will perform at 7 p.m. April 18 in the Illinois Valley Community College’s Cultural Centre. The Henry Torpedo Boys, a local bluegrass band, will open the concert. The Giving Tree Band recently played at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and the House of Blues in Chicago. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com or at the door will availability lasts. IVSustainability and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the concert along with IV Cellular.

Pancake breakfast

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Ohio baseball team will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the LaMoille Lions Club, 308 Howard St. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausage, eggs, ham, toast, milk, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for kids ages 5-10 and free for kids under 4 years old.

Drawdown and auction

PRINCETON — The annual drawdown and silent auction for Friends of Strays will be April 26 at Wise Guys Bar & Grill Banquet Center, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton. Tickets, which are $50 for two people, includes dinner and complimentary beer and wine (as long as it lasts). Only 200 tickets will be sold. The top prize will be $1,200. Many other cash prizes will also be awarded. To purchase a ticket, call 815-872-7387 or stop at Finders Keepers, 306 E. Backbone Road in Princeton. You do not have to be in attendance to win one of the cash prizes.

Funding available

PRINCETON — Bureau County United Way is now accepting applications for 2015 funding. Applicants must be a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Applications are available through the Bureau County United Way office by calling 815-872-0821. Applications must reach the Bureau County United Way on or before May 5.

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