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Community Notes

Library program

PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will present a program by Ron McCutchan on Edwardian fashion as seen on “Downton Abbey” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He will lead a workshop in making an Edwardian style hat. Trims and hat bases will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own.

Auxiliary workshop

PRINCETON — American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will conduct its May veterans workshop at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Members are reminded to bring in their donations for the treat sacks. After the workshop the business meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m. All members are encouraged to attend this important meeting. For VA&R (veterans) information, call Clara Pease at 815-872-0430 or the post home at 815-872-1171 and leave a message.

Breastfeeding support

SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. Expecting moms are encouraged to attend, as well as new and experienced moms. For more information, call 815-894-3303 or email


OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College’s Adult Education program will honor its general educational development (GED) graduates at 3 p.m. May 18 in the Cultural Centre. Invitations have been sent to GED graduates who completed GED Testing prior to Dec. 31, 2013. Graduates who completed after Jan. 1, or who have not participated in a past ceremony and would like to take part this year should call the Adult Education program at 815-224-0345 by Monday, to request an invitation.

Genealogy guild meeting

OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild will meet at 1 p.m. May 15 at the Guild Library, 115 W. Glover St., Ottawa. Jim Keating, the current manager of the LaSalle County Genealogy Guild website and volunteer, will speak about how to efficiently use any browser in search of information.

Fish/chicken fry

MANLIUS — A fish and chicken fry for St. Jude will be from 4 to 8 p.m. May 17 at the Manlius Sportsman Club in Manlius. The donation is $8. All proceeds will go to the Minonk to Peoria St. Jude Run. Carryouts will be available.

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