Community Notes

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 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.