TISKILWA — Schertz-Stauffer reunion will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Tiskilwa Community Church, 145 E. Main St. in Tiskilwa. To RSVP, or for more information, call 815-646-4542.
Annual toy run
PRINCETON — The 15th annual Illinois Valley Toy Run will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 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. The event will include door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music by AMC Sound DJ Service and a special appearance by the ’55 Oldsmobile featured in the 1975 Burt Reynolds movie “W.W. & the Dixie Dancekings.” For more information, call 815-883-1901 or visit www.illinoisvalleytoyrun.com.
Program on Edgar Allan Poe
PRINCETON — William Pack will present “The Essential Edgar Allen Poe” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Princeton Public Library. Pack will tell about the tragic life and remarkable writings of this American genius. This program is a biography lecture and relies heavily on dramatic story readings to bring Poe’s disturbing writing (“Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” etc.) to life. This program is free, and all are welcome to attend.