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Community Notes


SPRING VALLEY — Bikers for Ta-Tas rally will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Saturday, at Uncle Stewy’s Roadhouse, 225 E. St. Paul St., Spring Valley. Bikers for Ta-Tas is a committee steered not-for-profit organization highlighted by a fundraising motorcycle run for breast cancer. For more information, visit


SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will host a bloodmobile from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital’s first floor presentation room. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment by calling St. Margaret’s Volunteer Services at 815-664-1130.

Informational meeting

PRINCETON — An informational meeting on forming a new area chapter of Toastmasters will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room at the Bureau County Republican in Princeton. Members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about Toastmasters. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Local clubs have been dedicated to helping people become better speakers and leaders. For more information, contact Trisha Schafer at or 815-303-0896.

Lunch in the Park

PRINCETON — The Bureau Valley Buddy Bags will host a cookout for Lunch in the Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Soldiers and Sailors Park. They will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, tea, soda and water. The DAR will hold a bake sale.

Community coffee

SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 2 in the U.C.C. Parish. Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will be served.

Cookout planned

PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a cookout fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26 in the parking lot of CarQuest in Princeton. The menu will include ribeye and pork chop sandwiches, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, and soda or water. All proceeds will go to the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.

A Celebration to Believe in

PRINCETON — The Believe Foundation will hold its third annual Celebration Ride, 3-point shoot-out, bags tournament, fun fair, live music and beer garden from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 26, at the Bureau County Metro Center. The ride registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the 106-mile ride will begin at 11 a.m. It costs $20 per person and includes a meal with live entertainment and a chance to win $250. The shoot-out begins at 1 p.m., the bags tournament begins at 3 p.m. The Believe Foundation is a not-for-profit organization benefitting local cancer patients with expenditures such as wigs, post surgical needs and other related items.


LASALLE — The Aden Lamps Foundation will hold a Shop for SIDS Awareness event from noon to 4 p.m. July 27 at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course, 658 Route 6, LaSalle. Handmade and retail items will be for sale. There will be a raffle. For more information, visit or contact Tiffany Lamps at 815-993-8433 or

Buddy Bags drawdown

PRINCETON — The Princeton Buddy Bags will hold a back to school drawdown on Aug. 16 at the Princeton Elks Lodge. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be live music by 212. Tickets are $40 each and covers admission and dinner for two people. Only 200 tickets will be sold. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Mark Frank at 815-325-3590.

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