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Community Notes

Pancake breakfast in LaMoille

LAMOILLE — The LaMoille Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Lions Club, 308 Howard St. in LaMoille. The menu will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, toast, milk, juice and coffee. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 10 and free for those under 5 years old. The event will also include a bake sale and visit by Santa Claus. All proceeds support the LaMoille Lions Club.

Princeton library announces upcoming program

PRINCETON — At 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Laura Keyes will bring Laura Ingalls to life at the Princeton Public Library as she plays the role of this well loved author of the “Little House on the Prairie” books. She will reminisce about Christmas Day out on the snowy prairie. The stories about her family and her fiancé, Almanzo Wilder, go back to the 1880s and life on the prairie. Participants will be able to hear stories from her childhood and see some of her beloved Christmas gifts. This program is appropriate for the whole family.

Quilters guild will meet

PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 Park Ave East in Princeton. Parking is available off Euclid Avenue. The group will have its annual Christmas potluck dinner. Members are to bring a food item of their choice. For the program, members are asked to bring one sewn item that is part of their Christmas tradition. There will be an open sew before the meeting, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in the open sew should contact Sandy Gladhill.

Blood drive at Princeton library

PRINCETON — The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Matson meeting room at the Princeton Public Library. MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products and services to 86 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, including Perry Memorial Hospital. Advanced sign-up is encouraged, although walk-ins are also welcome. To register in advance, call 815-875-1331 or stop by the library.

BCHS announces holiday closing

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Genealogical Society will be closed from Monday, Dec. 18, until re-opening on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, to enable volunteers to enjoy the holidays. Special consideration for out-of-the-area researchers who happen to be visiting in the county can be arranged by appointment by calling 815-303-7386.

Run For A Claus 5K

PRINCETON — Bureau County United Way will host its second annual Run For A Claus 5K on Saturday, Dec. 9. The race will start at 9 a.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Park, intersection of North Main Street and Park Avenue. Registration will be at 8 a.m. and the cost is $25 per runner. All participants will receive a Santa hat.

Upcoming program at Wyanet library

WYANET — The R.A. Sapp Memorial Library in Wyanet will host a computer class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The class will be run by Ethan Sproul of TestPoint II Technologies. The library’s computer classes run each month on the first and the third Thursday at 6 p.m. The library will host IV Cellular’s latest smartphone training and safety class from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. These classes continue the IV Cellular smartphone education at no cost to participants. RSVP at 815-699-2342 to attend. Santa Claus will be at the library from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9. After telling Santa what they would like, the kiddos can “shop” in his secret shop for gifts from themselves. There will be gift wrapping available for said gifts.

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