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Community Notes


LADD — The fifth annual Texas BBQ will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ladd Community Building. The menu will include brisket, barbecue chicken, roast pork, baked beans, cole slaw, potatoes, dessert and beverage. The event is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12 and freed for children under 6 years old. For advanced tickets, call 815-894-2936.

Vendor craft show

DALZELL — St. Thomas More Church in Dalzell will host a vendor craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

‘The Giver’

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille High School drama department will present Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is adapted by Eric Coble. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 4 years old.

Photos available

PRINCETON — Baby photos taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 to March 2002 can be picked up from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the lower level inside the cafeteria.

Blood drive

PRINCETON — Princeton Routine Site will host a community blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 1 at 530 Park Ave., inside Multi Purpose. To donate, contact Rachel Lorenzen at 563-349-1826 or visit

Volleyball game

MALDEN — The Malden After School Program will host a parent vs. teacher vs. student volleyball game at 6:30 p.m. May 1. The tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for high school students and $2 for grade school students and senior citizens. There will be concessions, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call 815-878-3650.

Book discussion

PRINCETON — The Peace and Justice Roundtable will host a discussion of the book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander at 7 p.m. May 5 at Open Prairie, UCC, 25 E. Marion, Princeton. The author argues the disproportionate number of African-Americans imprisoned in our society today has created a 21st century racial caste system, which continues after imprisonment. Anyone interested in this topic is invited to join the discussion. For more information or assistance in obtaining the book, call Sarah Cooper at 815-875-4706.

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