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Community Notes

Annual barbershop show

PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Barbershop Harmony Chorus will present its annual show, “Old Songs Are Just Like Old Friends,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton. The guest quartet will be “The Convertibles” Doo-Wop Barbershop. Tickets may be purchased from Sullivan’s Foods or any chorus member. Seating is limited.

Woodcrafters holiday party

PRINCETON — The Woodcrafters 2018 holiday party has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Ye Olde Underground Inn in Princeton. RSVP to John Damon at 815-872-0697.

L-P band fundraiser

LADD — The LaSalle-Peru High School band will host a Rip’s chicken fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Rip’s Tavern in Ladd. Dinner includes choice of quarter fried chicken or chicken strips with fries for $9 in advance or $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any L-P band member or contact Sue at 815-883-4455. Dine-in or carryout. A bake sale, and raffle and 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase.

Blood drive in Walnut

WALNUT — The Walnut Boy Scouts will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Walnut Community Building, 141 Main St. in Walnut. For an appointment, call Ron Wilstead at 815-535-8196. A photo ID or blood donor card, or two other forms of ID, are required. Save up to 15 minutes by visiting to compete the pre-donation reading and history questions.

Annual toy run

PRINCETON — The 14th annual Illinois Valley Toy Run will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton. This is a 40-mile round-trip countryside cruise, exploring historic attractions, such as the Red Covered Bridge and Captain Swift Bridge. The entry fee is a new $10 unwrapped toy for a boy or girl, any age. A driver’s meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Food will be provided by Princeton Christian Academy, and music will be by 3D Sound, featuring Dave Palmer. The event will also include door prizes and a 50/50. For more information, call 815-883-1901 or visit

Human Rights Day on Nov. 2

PRINCETON — Church Women United invites women from throughout the area to Human Rights Day (formerly World Community Day) on Friday, Nov. 2, at the First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St. in Princeton. A light supper will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a short program. Reaching for wholeness is the focus of this year’s Human Rights Day and is titled “In Solidarity with God’s Creation.”

Trick-or-treat in Arlington

ARLINGTON — Trick-or-treat hours for the village of Arlington has been set for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Residents interested in passing out treats are asked to leave a porch light on.

Lasagna supper in Walnut

WALNUT — A lasagna supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Walnut United Methodist Church. A free-will donation will be accepted.

Ohio library events

OHIO — The Ohio Public Library will hold its annual Halloween party at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be pumpkin decorating, games and treats afterward. The library will host Susan Glassman of the University of Illinois Extension for her program “Healthy Desserts” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. There will be sample desserts, recipes and a demonstration. Prior registration is requested for this program by Monday, Nov. 5.

Robotics team fundraiser

KEWANEE — Martin Motion, the Neponset-based high school Robotics Team, will have a Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Flemish American Club in Kewanee. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction, live music from the Blood Orange Band, a bake sale and drinks. The Martin Motion Robot will be on display. Anyone is welcome and there is no entry fee, but donations are appreciated. Trivia will start at 7 p.m. Teams can consist of up to 10 players and the cost is $100 per team. To pre-register, email Walk-ins are welcome.

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