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Community Notes

Buddy Bags meeting

MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Buddy Bags will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manlius. All are welcome to attend.

Genealogical Society meeting

KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the second floor meeting room at the Kewanee Public Library. Betty Carlson Kay will give the program, “Three Illinois women during the Civil War.”

Garage sale

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield townwide garage sale will be April 26.

Princeton Coffeehouse

PRINCETON — Wisconsin singer-songwriter Hayward Williams will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Princeton Coffeehouse at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Opening for Williams will be musicians Tom and Abby Beneke, Princeton natives now living in Wisconsin. Tickets are $12 at the door. Homemade desserts and fair trade coffee will be available. For information, visit or call 815-872-6501.

Pancake breakfast

HENNEPIN — Team Hennepin, Relay for Life team, will hold its annual benefit pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at the Country Stop Restaurant on Route 26 in Hennepin. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange juice and coffee. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children age 6-12 and free for children under 5 years old. Carryout meals will also be available. The team will raffle a Longaberger woven traditions ivory cheese and cracker tray with woodcrafts cheese board, glass dome and ivory dip bowl.

Open house

PRINCETON — Parent’s Day Out, located in the First United Methodist Church, is hosting an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. May 7. Beginning its fourth year, Parent’s Day Out is a quality, affordable and flexible childcare program which gives parents a break and offers structured activities for children. Parent’s Day Out is for children ages 2 to 4 years old and runs from September through May with classes from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact the First United Methodist Church at 815-872-2821.

Guest speaker

PRINCETON — Keith O’Neil will talk at the Living Works Suicide Walk on June 7 in Princeton. He is a former NFL football player who played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. During his professional career, he served as team captain and was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI Championship team. He is currently writing a book and speaking to audiences in the sports, faith and mental health communities. He is also the president and founder of the 4th and Forever Foundation which brings awareness to mental health and funds research for mental illness.

Jewelry fair

PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a jewelry and accessories sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 in the north lobby. A selection of watches, rings, chains, earrings, bracelets and wallets will be for sale. All items are $5. Major credit card will be accepted.

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