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Community Notes

Swap meet planned

PRINCETON — A Walneck’s motorcycle swap meet will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. Admission is $6. Items for sale include motorcycles, parts, leather goods, jewelry, wheels and antique items. The Bureau County Fairgrounds is located at 811 W. Peru St. in Princeton. The exhibit halls are heated and handicap accessible. A concession stand is located in the buildings.

Meeting announced

PRINCETON — Princeton Juniors Home Extension will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Greenfield in Princeton. Ruth Eklof will be the hostess. Debbie Monroe will the co-hostess and is the leader.

Open Table supper in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — A free Open Table supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Sheffield United Methodist Church, hosted by the Sheffield Church of Christ. The menu will be baked potato bar and dessert.

Breakfast with Santa

PRINCETON — The Princeton Chamber of Commerce and Perry Memorial Hospital will sponsor Breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the lower level at The Kompany, 432 S. Main St. in Princeton The cost is $8 for children and $10 for adults. The event will include meeting Santa, a breakfast buffet, Christmas crafts, cookie decorating and a free gift from Annie’s Little Pots and Pottery Cellar. To purchase tickets, call the Chamber office at 815-875-2616.

‘Surviving the Holidays’ seminar

PRINCETON — The Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton will host a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. The seminar series through GriefShare is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. Participants will learn how to deal with the many changes, tips for surviving social events and how to discover hope for the future. The church is located at 24 S. Main St. in Princeton. For more information, contact Karin Tunis at 815-872-3213.

Vendor, craft show for Caleb

WYANET — A vendor and craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Wyanet VFW.

Nine Patch meeting announced

OTTAWA — The Nine Patch will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Dickinson House in Oglesby. The group will hold its holiday potluck with the meeting to follow. Open sew will begin about noon, lunch is on your own. Members should bring a dish to pass and an item to donate to the food pantry; table service will be provided. Members should also bring a needle, thread and scissors to the meeting for a small Christmas craft project.

Lighted Santa parade

SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley’s Lighted Santa Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. The theme is “Christmas Stories.” The parade travels through downtown Spring Valley. Entries may be made by individuals, businesses or organizations. Santa will be in the city hall community room after the parade for those who’d like to visit. For more information, call 815-303-4327.

‘Elvis Through the Years’

PRINCETON — “Elvis Through the Years” will rock the Festival 56 stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Grace Performing Arts Center in Princeton. This tribute to the King of Rock and Roll features father and son duo, John and Jonathan Lyons. Twenty-year-old Jonathan performs the music of a young Elvis, while his dad, John, takes the spotlight as “Vegas Elvis.” The show is sponsored by Blue Jay Way Records. The Grace Performing Arts Center is located at 316 S. Main St. in Princeton and is completely accessible with ample parking nearby. To purchase tickets, visit, call the box office at 815-879-5656 or stop by the theater. Box office hours are noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

Chili and soup supper

WYANET — The Wyanet Historical Society’s eighth annual chili and soup supper will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Tickets for the dinner, which includes beverage and dessert, are $7.50 for adults and free for children 5 years and below. There will also be a bake sale during the supper. The historical museum will be open during the supper.

Turtle fry in Manlius

MANLIUS — The Manlius Sportsmen’s Club will hold a turtle fry Friday, Nov. 17, with serving from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The donation is $12 per plate, with $5 refills on turtle. Baked beans and potato salad will be served. Carry-outs will be available.

Camera club will meet

PRINCETON — The November meeting of the Photography Unlimited Camera Club has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Prouty Building in Princeton. The program will be on drone photography. Anyone interested in photography is invited to attend.

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