PRINCETON — Bureau County Home and Community Education will sponsor Sandra Lutz from Pekin to present a program on “Laughter” at 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Becker Building, 850 E. Thompson St., Princeton. The program will be the September lesson for all HCE members. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 815-875-8409.
Woody Guthrie program
PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host Barry Cloyd at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Cloyd will present his program on America’s balladeer, Woody Guthrie. Cloyd is a consummate folk musician who brings to his storytelling and musical performance all the passion of the man who wrote, “This Land is Your Land” and hundreds of other songs that have become such a significant part of our national heritage. This event is free and open to all.
LADD — Lulupalooza, a benefit four Luann Peasley Schmidt, will be held Sept. 5, at the Mendota Elks Lodge. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and includes entry to the event, dinner, beer, pop and entertainment. There will be a silent auction from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles and plenty of opportunities to win prizes. Schmidt is a Mendota native and is currently battling colon and liver cancer.
Retired teachers meeting
BISHOP HILL — The Henry/Stark Counties Retired Teachers will meet at noon Sept. 10 at the Bishop Hill Colony School. The afternoon will begin with a luncheon. Reservations are due on or before Sept. 3 to Sue Schulz at P.O. Box 181, Bishop Hill, IL 61419 or call 309-927-3327.
Sewing machine cleaning clinic
PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will sponsor its annual sewing machine cleaning clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Princeton Public Library. Technicians from the Galesburg Sewing Center will clean, oil and adjust the machines. The cost is $35 for regular machines and $45 for sergers and electronic machines. To register a machine, or for information, call Sandy Rieker at 815 879 4091. Early drop off will begin at 7:30 a.m. for those needing to go to work.