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Community Notes

Fish fry and sign up

MANLIUS — The Manlius Baseball Association will hold its annual fish fry and league sign up Friday at the Manlius Sportsman Club. The fish fry is open to the public and will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with carryouts available. Volunteers are needed and any questions can be directed to Chris Maynard 815-878-4732.

Committee meeting

MINERAL — The Mineral Community Days Committee will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mineral Fire Hall on Main Street. Activities for this year’s fireworks show and next year’s Mineral Community Days will be discussed. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend.

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. Carry-outs will be available.

Food drive

CHERRY — Troop 1055 Cherry Boy Scouts will be Scouting for Food from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Cherry and Arlington for the Hall Township Food Pantry. Residents are asked to place non-perishable food donations near their front door or on the front steps before 10 a.m. and the Boy Scouts will pick them up. Aluminum cans will also be picked up during this time. Questions may be directed to 815-894-2945.

Museum hours

MINERAL — The Mineral Pride Museum is open the first Saturday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. The museum is open by appointment also by contacting Nancy Nanninga at 309-288-5371.

Just for Kix registration

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.

Spring concert

LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold its spring concert featuring pianist Simon Tiffin at 3:30 p.m. April 12 at LaSalle-Peru High School in the Matthiessen Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

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. Friday, 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.

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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