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Jan
9
Mon
IVCC – Spring Preview @ Room D225
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

New student attendance is strongly recommended for Illinois Valley Community College’s Spring Preview from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 in Room D225.

Students will experience an overview of IVCC services including student support services, financial aid, scholarships and Jacobs Library. A free lunch will be provided; reservations are not required.

In addition to learning how to be successful in their first semester, new students can obtain their student ID card and parking permit, purchase textbooks, find their classes, learn about IVCC clubs and organizations, set up their student email account and meet faculty, staff and fellow students.

For information, contact Admissions at (815) 224-0439. Spring classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Jan
10
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Jan 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Jan
13
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jan
14
Sat
Flags of Freedom – Trivia Night @ Moose Lodge in Princeton
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm

On January 14th 2017 the Flags of Freedom will be doing a Trivia Night at the Moose Lodge in Princeton!

Doors open at 6:00pm
Register by 6:45pm
Game starts at 7:00pm

Teams can be up to 8 players- $15 a person
If you pre-register for a table of 8 it’s $110 and you receive a free boat of wings!

Flags of Freedom T-Shirts and Hoodies will be for sale that night.

We will have a cash bar, wings, appetizers, Mulligans, a bonus round and much more!

If your whole table table comes dressed in red, white, and blue you team will receive an extra point added on to your score.

The top 3 teams will receive a cash prize and the winning team will also get a trophy!

For more information or to pre-register please call or message Kayla Griffin @ (815) 915-5870 or Kim Scott @ (815) 993-0933

Jan
15
Sun
LaMoille Lions Club – All you can eat Breakfast @ LaMoille Lions Club
Jan 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

All you can eat Breakfast @ LaMoille Lions Club 308 Howard St. LaMoille on Sunday, January 15th,  from  8 am to 12:30 pm. Serving Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Orange Juice, Milk, Coffee, Toast.

$7.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 5 to 10, Free for Children 4 yrs. and under.

All Proceeds Support: La Moille Schools P.T.O. .

Friends of the Canal – monthly Hike the Canal outing @ We will meet at Lock 3 at 1:30 pm
Jan 15 @ 10:36 am
The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, January 15.
This month’s hike will be from Lock 3 to Lock 6. The hike is 4.5 miles in length and it has been named the “Great Blue Heron”.
We will meet at Lock 3 at 1:30 pm, where we will be shuttled to Lock 6 to begin our hike. Lock 3 is located on the northwest side of Routes 26 & 29 in Bureau. To get to Bureau take Route 26 south out of Princeton or take I-80 to I-180, then get off on Route 26 & go east into Bureau.
The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.
You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at:
Next hike: Feb. 19
Hike route: Lock 32 to Lock 30 Length: 4.6 miles Meet at: Lock 30 (Steel Dam) Hike name: Bald Eagle
Jan
17
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Jan 17 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Jan
20
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jan
22
Sun
Bridal Expo 2017 @ Hornbaker Gardens The Barn
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jan
24
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Jan 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Jan
27
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Jan
29
Sun
Knights of Columbus – Pancake and Sausage Breakfast @ St. Louis School Gym
Jan 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

“All you can eat!”

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus to celebrate “Catholic Schools Week”

Jan
31
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Jan 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Feb
1
Wed
HENNEPIN UNITED METHODIST WOMEN – CHICKEN & BISCUITS DINNER @ HENNEPIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Feb 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
HENNEPIN UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
CHICKEN & BISCUITS DINNER
Wednesday, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
4:30PM TO 7:00PM
@ 421 E. Court Street, Hennepin, IL.
Adult $8.00; 5-12 years old $5.00 , 4 years & under = free
Feb
3
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Feb
4
Sat
John Primer Real Deal Blues Band – Grace Performing Arts Center @ Grace Performing Arts Center
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm

Two-time Grammy nominee John Primer and his Real Deal Blues Band will appear at the Grace Performing Arts Center (Festival 56), 316 S. Main St, Princeton, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available online at www.festival56.com, by phone (815-879-5656, ext. 11), or the night of the performance (box office opens at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets: $18 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Beer and wine available for purchase at the event.

Feb
7
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Feb 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Feb 7 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Feb
10
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Feb
12
Sun
Princeton PEO Country Breakfast @ Princeton Elks Club
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Princeton’s PEO Chapter IH will sponsor a Country Breakfast at the Elks Club, 1105 East Peru Street, on Sunday, February 12th.  It will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The buffet includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, pastries, fruit cup, juice, milk, and coffee.

The cost of the breakfast is $10.00 each for adults and children aged 10 and older.  Children under the age of 10 may eat free.

Tickets will be available at the door that morning.

Proceeds from this event will fund PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) projects that include the financial support of women seeking education to better their lives.

For more information, contact Susan Barlow at 815-879-8611.

Twin Rivers ABATE – 10th annual Motorcycle Swap Meet @ Moose Family Center
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twin Rivers ABATE 10th annual Motorcycle Swap Meet will be on Sunday, Feb.12th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Moose Family Center in Sterling, IL.

Admission is $5 and 12 and under are free.

We will be selling new and used parts, all makes and models, leathers and biker clothes, signs and décor.

Breakfast and lunch will be available as well as refreshments all day.

For information call 815-716-3588

Feb
13
Mon
IVCIL – free amplified phones Open House @ llinois Valley Center for Independent Living
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

FREE, FREE, FREE ITAC

Amplified Phones:

Free amplified phones are available through the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation program (ITAC). Qualified individuals must be legal residents of Illinois, have a doctor’s or audiologist’s signature verifying hearing loss, and have standard phone service in the residence. There are no age or income restrictions.

The Open House is scheduled for Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 9:00 – 3:30. Call now to schedule an appointment or request an application so you can test and select a FREE amplified phone. Walk-ins welcome but appointments are preferred.

When you call IVCIL request that an application be sent to you and also schedule your appointment. Please bring your application and copies of the required paperwork. Please note you can come any day to see us about receiving a phone.

To get your application for a FREE phone, call the Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living or (IVCIL) at (815) 224-3126. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins welcome. IVCIL is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday noon.

BRAND NEW : a cell phone amplifier, an amplified phone with built-in answering machine that can also be used as a Speaker Phone, Landline or Cell Phone, and Phone Accessories like a Phone Flasher, an Amplified Answering Machine, a Lamp Flasher, and a Caller I.D.

Feb
14
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Feb
15
Wed
Walnut United Methodist Church – “Open Table” @ Walnut United Methodist Church
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The next OPEN TABLE will be Wednesday, February 15th, serving from 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The menu will be chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, cole slaw and fruit for dessert.

The Open Table is a free meal prepared and provided as a gift from the Walnut United Methodist Church to the Walnut Community.
There is ample parking by the Jackson St. entrance.  For those who need it, there is an elevator on the east side of the building (facing the fire station).
Meals are served on the third Wednesday of each month. The church hopes to serve people of all ages and all walks of life.  You do not need to be a member of the WUMC.   Everyone in Walnut is invited to attend not only for the physical nourishment found of the meal, but the nourishment of community fellowship.  Be sure to invite your neighbor.
For more information, contact the Walnut United Methodist Church at 815-379-2494.

IVCC – nursing admission information session @ room CTC123
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A nursing admission information session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in room CTC123 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Sponsored by the counseling center, admissions and records and the nursing department, the session will cover admission requirements and courses students should take before applying to either the associate degree (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs.

Due to space limitations, students are encouraged to RSVP with Kathy Sramek at (815) 224-0439 or kathy_sramek@ivcc.edu.

Feb
17
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Feb
18
Sat
Model Train Fair & Farm Toy Show – Bureau County Fairgrounds @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
There will be a Model Train Fair & Farm Toy Show at the Bureau County Fairgrounds on Saturday , February 18th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be a large “O” scale train layout and a HO scale layout for the kids young and old to enjoy.  There will be lots of trains and equipment and all types of farm toys and trucks for sale.
Admission for adults is $4 and kids 10 and under are free.
Feb
19
Sun
Walnut Winners 4-H Club – Annual “All You Can Eat” Pancake and Sausage Breakfast @ Walnut Senior Citizen's Center
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
21
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Feb 21 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Feb
24
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Feb
28
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Mar
3
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Ohio Booster Club Fishfry @ Ohio Schools and Harry's Pub & Grub
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 3 from 4:30 to 7pm

$7 Adults, $6 Seniors (60+) and students 12 and under.

Serving at Ohio Schools and Harry’s Pub & Grub, Main Street.

Delivery will be available in Ohio.

Carryouts available. Call 815-376-4414 or 815-376-2934

Mar
5
Sun
Hollowayville United Church of Christ – Pancake & Sausage Brunch @ Hollowayville United Church of Christ
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hollowayville United Church of Christ will have their “65th Annual Pancake & Sausage Brunch” on Sunday, March 5th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

MENU – Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Homemade Sausage & Apple Sauce

Coffee / Milk / Orange Juice

Mar
7
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Mar 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Mar 7 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Mar
8
Wed
Prairie Arts Center – “An Evening of Irish Fun!”
Mar 8 @ 6:38 pm – 7:38 pm

Mick Henneberry & Tricia Kelly present “An Evening of Irish Fun!”

Friday, March 17th 7:00 pm

Prairie Arts Center 24 Park Avenue East, Princeton

Admission: $10/person

For reservations, call 815.875.2787 visit PrairieArts.org for more info

Mar
9
Thu
Princeton Junior Woman’s Club – next meeting @ Prouty Building
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm
The next meeting of the Princeton Junior Woman’s Club will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6 PM in the Princeton Prouty building .
Junior Woman’s Club members and guests will be stuffing 35 Easter baskets to go to local families in need. This year’s baskets will go to the Bureau County Food Pantry as well as clients of the Freedom House domestic violence shelter.
Basket Stuffer Items are needed for this event, if you would like to attend or simply donate something for the baskets, please contact Princeton Junior Woman’s Club in advance by emailing Princetonjuniors@gmail.com
Princeton Junior Woman’s Club is open to women residing in Bureau County who are 18 years of age or older. We welcome you to attend this gathering and learn more about our club.
Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Library – “2nd Thursday @ the Library” program @ Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm

The Wyanet library’s “2nd Thursday@the Library” programs resume on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Wyanet’s own, Debi Johnson will be presenting the program, “Your Health, Your Choice”. Debi recently completed courses to become a certified Health Coach. Her program will take a look at simple choices one can make to bring one’s body to a healthier version of itself. Debi will also talk about using food, exercise and natural supplementation to help with such things as blood sugar, cholesterol, pain and inflammation, heart health and overall energy. Summer is on the way…start a new chapter with a better body. As always refreshment will be served after the program…yes, healthy ones…maybe.

Mar
10
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Senator Chuck Weaver Hosts Coffee Chat in Princeton @ Big Apple Restaurant
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

WHO:             State Senator Chuck Weaver (R–Peoria) – District 37

WHAT:           Coffee Chat

WHEN:          Friday, March 10th, 2017

8:00am – 9:00am

WHERE:        Big Apple Restaurant
2136 N. Main St.
Princeton, Il 61356

Senator Weaver’s coffee chat is a chance for constituents to ask questions and offer suggestions about state government. There is no set topic. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Mar
11
Sat
Reddick Mansion Presents “Celebrating All Things Irish” @ Reddick Mansion
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm

The Reddick Mansion Presents “Celebrating All Things Irish”

March 11, 2017
The evening will include:
* The Templetons performing Irish fiddling and Irish jigs.
* “Two Irish Tellers” Story Tellers Tricia Kelly and Mick Henneberry.
* Irish Step Dancing by Helena and Alea Ogle.

Prelude music begins at 6:30pm, Storytelling starts at 7pm.
Refreshments to follow.

$12.00 per person.

Mar
14
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Mar 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

R.A. Sapp Library in Wyanet – computer classes @ R.A. Sapp Library
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm
The R.A. Sapp Library’s computer classes continue through May on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our next class will bring Dorene Stalter to the library on Tuesday, March 14 at 1:00 pm. The public is welcome. If a question is raised that perplexes Dorene…she will find the answer.

IVCC – Spring 2017 Open House @ CTC 124 at the Oglesby campus
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College will host their Spring 2017 Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 in CTC 124 at the Oglesby campus. The event is crucial for district students considering attending IVCC.

Deans and faculty from various academic departments will discuss potential majors and give tours of labs. Current IVCC students will share their experiences and counselors will be available to discuss the college’s many academic programs. Other topics include financial aid, student support services, scholarships, and transfer services.

Aseret Loveland, Assistant Director of Admissions, Records, and Transfer Services, said, “Everything we will cover is essential for individuals considering enrolling this summer or fall; we encourage guests to attend the entire program.”

RSVP by calling (815) 224-0439. Summer registration begins April 5 and fall begins April 11.

Mar
17
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

BVHS Drama Dept presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” @ BVHS Auditorium
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm

BVHS Drama Dept presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”! Fri, Mar 17th and Sat, Mar 18th, at

7 pm. Tickets $10 adults, $7 students.

Mar
18
Sat
BVHS Drama Dept presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” @ BVHS Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm

BVHS Drama Dept presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”! Sat, Mar 18th, at 7pm. Tickets $10 adults, $7 students.

Mar
19
Sun
Buda Fire and Rescue Unit – Pancake Breakfast @ Buda Community Hall
Mar 19 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us for Breakfast and meet our team of volunteers. Support a good cause and help your community. Price for the Breakfast is by donation. There will be raffles and a 50/50. Hope to see you all there.

We are a completely volunteer department. Our volunteers work hard to do their best at keeping our community as safe as possible.

Friends of the Canal – Hike the Canal outing for March @ Bridge 56
Mar 19 @ 1:30 pm
The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, March 19.
This portion of the “Hike the Hennepin” is 4.2 miles in length and it has been named the “Barred Owl”.
The hike will be on the feeder canal from Bridge 59 to Bridge 62. We will meet at Bridge 56 at 1:30 p.m. and then follow the leader to Bridge 62, where we will leave our vehicles and be shuttled to Bridge 59 to begin our hike. Bridge 56 is on Route 92, south of Sterling and four miles west of Route 40.
The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.
You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes.
There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at:
or log on to our website at: www.friends-hennepin-canal.org .
Next hike: April 23
Hike route: Lock 21 to Br. 15 Length: 5.4 miles Meet at: Br. 15 (West parking lot, Visitor Ctr.) Hike name: Raccoon
Mar
20
Mon
Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent – “The Living Last Supper.” @ Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent
Mar 20 @ 5:09 pm – 6:09 pm

On Sunday, April 2nd at 4:00 PM, the Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent located on Rt.6 will be hosting the dramatic presentation, “The Living Last Supper.” This powerful drama depicting Jesus and His twelve disciples at the Last Supper will be presented by the men of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru. Everyone from the Illinois and Bureau Valley region is invited to Seatonville to attend. There is no charge for the drama, but, a free will offering will be taken to benefit the Hall Township Food Pantry in Spring Valley. For more information, call the church at 815-894-2697 or Pastor Bill at 815-228-6717.

Princeton Public Library – Elephant and Rhino Conservation in Africa @ Princeton Public Library
Mar 20 @ 5:31 pm – 6:31 pm

“Elephant and Rhino Conservation in Africa” Presented By: Donatus Gadiye at the Princeton Public Library Friday, March 24th at 3:00-5:00 pm

Donatus Gadiye, a native of Tanzania, is personally intimate with the terrain, people, cultures, and native wildlife of East Africa. Donatus holds a Masters Degree in Natural Resource Management. He serves as a Warden and in several departments of conservation including protection of Northern Highland Forest Reserve within the Ngorongoro Crater – a World Heritage site, Biosphere Reserve and the highest concentration of wildlife on the planet. He monitors the protection of Black Rhinos on the crater floor and is coordinator for monitoring the crater’s Elephant population. Donatus will speak on the measures his country is taking to protect these animals in peril from poaching and habitat destruction. He will also speak on the other national parks in Tanzania and safari opportunities. For more information, please contact the Library or Lori Windows at 815-699-2318.

Donatus will also be giving a talk at the Prouty Building from 7:00-9:00 on March 24th .

Mar
21
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Mar 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Mar 21 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Mar
23
Thu
Bureau County Genealogical Society – March meeting @ Society library
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

The next meeting of the Bureau County Genealogical Society will be on Thursday evening, March 23.  The organization cordially invites the public to attend the meeting which will feature Esther Tracy as the evening’s speaker.  She will talk on the topic “Bureau County in the 1800’s Through the Newspapers.”  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Society library at 629 South Main in Princeton and is free to all who attend.

   Tracy is a retired Bureau County teacher having taught in the Manlius and Princeton schools.  She has been a county resident for over fifty years and during that time has become passionate about researching Bureau County’s history, its people, and homes.  Through her volunteer service at the Society library she has spent countless hours abstracting information from the microfilmed newspaper collection.  She will share with the audience many local historical events and provide research tips both for genealogists and historians.
    BCGS would like to remind the public that the research library is not only open M-T-Th-F each week, but it is also open the first Saturday of each month.  The business hours are 10 until 3.  Volunteers are always present to assist researchers having genealogical questions and to guide them in using its resources.  There is no cost for this assistance.

Illinois Valley Democrats – monthly meeting @ DePue VFW
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Democrats will hold its monthly meeting on March 23rd at the DePue VFW, 202 W. 1st Street, DePue at 7:00 p.m. All welcome to attend. We will be addressing the April township and municipal elections and further discussions on the 2018 elections. Membership dues for 2017 are due and payable at March meeting. Food and beverages will be provided after the meeting.

R.A. Sapp Library Book Group @ R.A. Sapp Library
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

The R.A. Sapp Library’s Book Group has been meeting for 17 1/2 years. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. They also celebrate member’s birthdays with a quarterly lunch. The book that the group will be discussing in March is Emma and Me by Elizabeth Flock. If you love reading, and would like a lively discussion of literature, come join the fun. The library has books available for the March discussion. Stop in and grab one to read, and then join the group on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 pm at the library.

Mar
24
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

“Rockin’ the Runway” – A Star-Spangled Event @ Wise Guys Bar & Grill
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 12:00 am

This fun and unique event is to raise money to keep the Flags of Freedom flying. Live & Silent Auction, Music / DJ, Comedy, Run way entertainment and great food This is an event you don’t want to miss. Special Appearance by Comedian & Social Media Sensation Dionne Alexander and Special Appearance by Chicago Bears Superbowl Champ LA Mike Richardson and Guest MC Pro Wrestling Champ Frankie the Chi-Town Hitman and also a special runway appearance by Pro Wrestler Pretty boy Flyod.
Tickets available at these locations Piehl Motors, Centrue Bank, First State Bank, Grandma Rosie’s and ServiceMaster DSI. $25 per person.
This event is brougt to you by the Flags of Freedom committee and F I S T ( Fundraising Inovative Support Team).

CPASA / BP Power’s “Reaching Common Ground with Mental Health” awareness event @ Bureau County Metro Center
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

BP Power’s “Reaching Common Ground with Mental Health” awareness event on March 24, 2017 at the Bureau County Metro Center, 6:00-10:00 pm.
As you may know, BP Power is a youth coalition that exists to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse led by anti-substance abuse teen advocates and leaders in partnership with CPASA (Community Partners Against Substance Abuse) for fellow teens in Bureau and Putnam counties.

Please join BP Power and MTV’s ”Made” Teen Life Coach, Jeff Yalden, discuss and learn how to help yourself and others with issues of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide prevention in an upbeat and interactive way! Although these issues may seem dreary, Jeff promises he not only will make you think, but also laugh and enjoy yourself. The doors will open at 5:30pm for registration. The program will begin at 6:00pm with a FREE Jimmy John’s dinner. You are also given the opportunity to bring any of your friends (grades 8-12) to attend this event with you!

We would be delighted for you to attend BP Power’s “Reaching Common Ground with Mental Health” awareness event. If you could please RSVP and PM or comment your t-shirt size, it would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions please contact CPASA at
info@cpasa.org or (815) 872-5091.

Mar
25
Sat
The Princeton Coffeehouse presents singer/songwriter Ellis Paul @ Open Prairie UCC
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm

The Princeton Coffeehouse presents singer/songwriter Ellis Paul, on his 25th Anniversary Tour. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 admission. Homemade desserts and fair trade coffee available. www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com. 815/872-6501.

Mar
27
Mon
Village of Wyanet – cemetery clean up @ Forest Hill Cemetery
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm

The Village of Wyanet will have cemetery clean up at Forest Hill Cemetery on Monday, March 27th. Please remove all your items before Sunset on Sunday, March 26th. Clean up will be done by Sunset on Wednesday, March 29th.If you have any questions please call the Village Hall at 815-699-2631

Mar
28
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Mar
31
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

LaMoille UMC Youth Mission Fish Fry @ La Moille Lions Club Building
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH

Adults: $8.50
Youth: $6.00 (10 & under)
Children’s Mac ‘n Cheese dinner $5.00

Fish dinner includes: coleslaw, fries, dessert, and drink

Carry outs available.

*All proceeds will benefit the Youth Mission Trip*

High school choir will perform at 6:00PM!!

Princeton High School – “The Music Man” Spring Musical @ Sally Skinner Council Auditorium
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

Princeton High School will present the musical, The Music Man, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.  The Music Man is set in River City, Iowa where con-artist Harold Hill arrives to make some quick money before moving on to his next scam.  Harold, promising to teach the students how to play, tricks the townsfolk into buying music, instruments and uniforms.  Instead of following through with this promise, Harold plans to quickly leave town, escaping the daunting task of teaching the kids.  His scheme seems perfect until he encounters Marian Paroo, the local piano teacher, who makes Harold think twice about this plan.  Tickets to the show are $8 and can be purchased by calling (815) 875-3308, ext. 375.  All seats are reserved.

Apr
1
Sat
1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield “Community Coffee” @ 1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield Parish Hall
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host their next “Community Coffee” on Saturday, April 1,  from 8 – 11 am in the U.C.C. parish hall.

Enjoy coffee, conversation and fresh-baked cinnamon rolls!

Perry Memorial Hospital Health and Wellness Fair – Bureau County Metro Center @ Bureau County Metro Center
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Step inside a colossal human heart and learn what makes you tick at the Perry Memorial Health & Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Bureau County Metro Center, 837 Park Avenue West, Princeton, IL.

To promote wellness and heart-healthy habits, Perry Memorial Hospital, will offer this FREE, interactive walk-through exhibit that stretches 26 feet long, 13 feet tall and 15 feet wide. . Visitors to the MEGA Heart will enter the giant exhibit through the largest vein that feeds the heart and exit through the aorta, the largest artery that leaves the heart. Along the way, they will learn about this very important muscle and observe examples of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.

Along with the MEGA Heart, the event will also offer a variety of family-friendly and wellness activities, hourly door prizes, and a gas grill as a grand prize to promote healthy cooking and eating.

Princeton High School – “The Music Man” Spring Musical @ Sally Skinner Council Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

Princeton High School will present the musical, The Music Man, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium on Saturday, April 1.  The Music Man is set in River City, Iowa where con-artist Harold Hill arrives to make some quick money before moving on to his next scam.  Harold, promising to teach the students how to play, tricks the townsfolk into buying music, instruments and uniforms.  Instead of following through with this promise, Harold plans to quickly leave town, escaping the daunting task of teaching the kids.  His scheme seems perfect until he encounters Marian Paroo, the local piano teacher, who makes Harold think twice about this plan.  Tickets to the show are $8 and can be purchased by calling (815) 875-3308, ext. 375.  All seats are reserved.

Apr
4
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Apr 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Apr 4 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Apr
6
Thu
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – April meeting @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm
Apr
7
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Apr
8
Sat
Princeton Jaycees – Lawn Mower Service Fundraiser
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s that time of year again! Let the Princeton Jaycees help you get your mower ready for spring. The Jaycees will be hosting a lawn mower service fundraiser on April 8th from 8am-12pm at 1503 W. Peru St. in Princeton. This is a new location from previous years. The location is located directly across from Prescott Ford Dealership. Services will include blade sharpening, air filter cleaning, and deck and engine cleaning. Cost is $10 for push mowers. No riding mowers can be serviced. A pickup service for Princeton residents will be provided on Friday, April 7th for an additional $10. If you would like pickup or have questions, please contact Matt Cochran at (815) 878-7799. All proceeds will go towards the Kurt Garvin Memorial Princeton Jaycees Scholarship Fund.

Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble – concert @ Prairie Arts Center Theater
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
11
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Apr
12
Wed
IVCC – 26th Annual Job Fair @ IVCC Gym
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Career Services is hosting the 26th Annual Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Gym. The Job Fair is open to all job seekers and is free to attend.

Over 60 employers have registered to participate at this year’s event. All candidates should dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes to distribute to employers.

With employers meeting job seekers, attendees should be prepared to communicate reasons why they are the right person for the job.

Visit www.ivcc.edu/jobfair for more information and to view the online listing of employers that will be attending.

Apr
13
Thu
Holy Week and Easter Services at St Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 9:00 am

St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton invites all to attend four worship services during Holy Week and Easter.  Service times for both Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are 7 pm, and Easter Sunday Worship times are 7 am and 9 am. 

For Maundy Thursday Worship (April 13 at 7 pm) Pastor Scott Schmidt continues the Lenten Sermon Series on The Lord’s Prayer by sharing W.A Poovey’s meditation entitled “Into Deeper Waters.”  The service also offers Holy Communion and ends with the Stripping of the Altar.

Good Friday Worship (April 14 at 7 pm) includes the “Bidding Prayers” and a brief sermon by Pr. Schmidt entitled “Our Most Important Prayer Answered by Jesus.”   Easter Sunrise (April 16 at 7 am) offers Holy Communion, and The Lord’s Prayer sermon series concludes with Pr. Schmidt sharing Poovey’s meditation entitled “The Easter Doxology.”

Traditional Easter Worship at 9 am offers a completely different set of scripture readings and music than the Sunrise Service. The 9 am service offers Holy Communion, and St. Matthews Bell Choir begins the service playing “Easter Joy.”  The sermon is “The Resurrection of our Lord – Then, Today, Tomorrow.”

At 10:15 am on Easter, the Sunday School has an Easter Egg Hunt.  Plus, Easter Breakfast is from 8 am to 8:45 am and again from 10:15 am to 11 am, with proceeds supporting St. Matthews Youth and Family Ministry.

St. Matthews is located at 416 E. Dover Rd. in Princeton.  For more information go to www.StMatthewsPrinceton.org or email StMatthewsPrinceton@gmail.com or call 815-879-6491

Apr
14
Fri
Celebration Day Camp! @ First United Presbyterian Church
Apr 14 @ 7:45 am – 3:00 pm

Lots of fun activities are planned for ages five through 5th grade at FPC’s Celebration Day Camp! Games, crafts, egg hunt, songs, stories, planting seeds and FUN!! Lunch will be provided (or bring your own sack lunch if preferred). It’s FREE, FUN and on Good FRIDAY! For more information call 875-1306 or email us at 1stpresprinceton@gmail.com. Reserve your child’s space today!

Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Manlius Fire Department – Easter Egg Hunt @ Manlius Park
Apr 14 @ 4:30 pm

Easter egg hunt and prizes for the kids.

Holy Week Services at New Hope Church Of The Nazarene @ New Hope Church Of The Nazarene
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 9:30 am

Good Friday: Service is at 7pm. Plan to attend and bring a friend. We will have an

Unveiling of the new cross for our sanctuary.

Sunrise Service: 6am

Easter Breakfast: 7:17-8:30am– breakfast served… VERY IMPORTANT: Please RSVP for breakfast. Please call 815-875-1900

Easter Gospel Jam: 8:30-9:00am Southern Gospel Jam before our second service

Sunday Service: 9:30am

Holy Week Services at Seatonville Congregational Church Independent @ Seatonville Congregational Church Independent
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 8:00 am
All are invited to attend a lovely candlelight Good Friday service remembering the death of our Lord Jesus Christ at 7:00 PM at Seatonville Congregational Church Independent located at 110 West US Route 6, Seatonville, IL 61359.
Resurrection Sunday worship will be an hour earlier than usual at the church at 8:00 AM.  There will be special music for the season by the choir and individuals and ensembles at both services. Sermons will be preached by Pastor Bill Jacobsen.

Following the Easter Sunday service there will be a continental breakfast for everyone to enjoy.

Wyanet United Methodist Church – Good Friday Service @ Wyanet United Methodist Church
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm

Wyanet United Methodist Church Good Friday Service April 14th at 7 pm.  Easter Service April 16th 8:45 am.

Apr
15
Sat
Easter Egg Hunt – Malden @ Lawn area behind the Grade School and playground
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am

Sponsored by the Malden 8th grade cheerleaders.

Areas marked off for 3 age groups:

— 9 months to age 4

— Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades

— 3rd and 4th grades

Prizes awarded! All kids will get to find at least 6 eggs.

Princeton Optimist Club – Annual Easter Hunt @ Bureau County Courthouse lawn - Soldiers and Sailors Park
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am

The Annual Princeton Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Princeton Optimist Club will be held Saturday, April 15th at 11 am sharp on the grounds of Soldiers and Sailors Park and the Bureau County Courthouse lawn in Princeton.

For children ages newborn to 12. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and there will be plenty of candy and prizes.

Apr
18
Tue
Dr. Mark Williams – free varicose vein screening @ Perry Memorial General Surgery Clinic
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Do you have painful, bulging, swollen varicose veins? Varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue. You may be suffering from venous reflux disease. Dr. Mark Williams specializes in the VNUS Closure that treats varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux. This procedure is a clinically proven, minimally invasive office-based treatment. Dr. Mark Williams is offering a FREE varicose vein screening on Tuesday, April 18th; Friday, April 21st and Tuesday, April 25th at the Perry Memorial General Surgery Clinic, 530 Park Avenue East, Suite 205, Princeton, IL. Call 815-872-9491 to schedule an appointment for your FREE screening. Space is limited.

IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Apr 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, (815) 224-0465

Rehearsals for Illinois Valley Community College’s Choir will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 7:40 p.m. Mondays at the Oglesby campus.

The choir, under the direction of Jenilyn Roether is open to everyone in the IVCC district – students and non-students alike. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir to have fun, do some learning and sing some music.

Participation is free and no audition is necessary. For information, contact Roether at Jenilyn_Roether@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Apr 18 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge Bingo Night – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Doors open at 5 with sandwiches available. Call 879-5261 for info

Apr
19
Wed
Illinois Valley Community College – “MIMIC Fair” @ IVCC cafeteria foyer
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office, 815.224.0465

            The public is welcome to attend the annual Illinois Valley Community College MIMIC Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in the cafeteria foyer.

            2017 products for sale include a tabletop fire feature by LiT Firetainment, “Tree of Life,” metal dinosaur sculptures and Save-A-Hand handles for grocery bags, a returning favorite.

            MIMIC, Making Industry Meaningful in College, is a nationally recognized program placing IVCC students from engineering design, electronics and business in teams to design, manufacture, market and sell a product.

            Student teams, called “companies,” simulate an industrial company structure, allowing students to experience a workplace environment in a classroom setting.

Apr
21
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free Water Testing for Nitrates

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, has teamed up with Nutrient Stewardship of Northern Illinois to host free water testing open house days for private landowners and operators. Each Friday, an open house from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. will be held at the Bureau County Farm Bureau, 535 Elm Place, in Princeton.

Tested water can be collected from field tiles, streams or ponds. The testing and results of water samples are for private land owner/operator use only. The water test is free, and confidential, no results will be saved. Results are simply a snapshot in time of nutrient levels and can vary greatly depending on the time of year, temperature, rainfall, and crop and in-field practices.

When collecting samples keep in mind that a measurement of flow (the volume of water leaving a site) would help determine the total nutrient loading into a body of water. Also, an additional measurement of acres being drained would help determine the pounds per acre leaving the field.

Sample Collection Instructions:

    • Sample containers should be clean and free of any residual chemicals or detergents.

    • Water samples need to be at least 8 ounces.

    • Samples should be taken as close to the testing time as possible (preferably within 48hrs).

    • Samples should be kept refrigerated if not being tested immediately.

For more information about the test and additional testing sites visit: http://www.illinoiscbmp.org/Water-Testing/ or contact Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Dr. Mark Williams – free varicose vein screening @ Perry Memorial General Surgery Clinic
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Do you have painful, bulging, swollen varicose veins? Varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue. You may be suffering from venous reflux disease. Dr. Mark Williams specializes in the VNUS Closure that treats varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux. This procedure is a clinically proven, minimally invasive office-based treatment. Dr. Mark Williams is offering a FREE varicose vein screening on Friday, April 21st and Tuesday, April 25th at the Perry Memorial General Surgery Clinic, 530 Park Avenue East, Suite 205, Princeton, IL. Call 815-872-9491 to schedule an appointment for your FREE screening. Space is limited.

I-CASH returns to the Princeton Public Library April 21 @ Princeton Public Library
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s always a good idea to periodically check records to see if you might have money coming to you that perhaps you didn’t know about. The I-Cash Unclaimed Property team will once again help you find out for sure at Princeton Public Library Friday April 21 from 1-5 p.m. This free program will offer a hands-on opportunity to search for any items you might have coming to you.

The Illinois Treasurer’s office is the custodian of unclaimed property including lost bank accounts, insurance policy proceeds, and forgotten safe deposit boxes. Items are surrendered after private entities tried for at least five years to locate the owners. Because thousands of items are surrendered each year, residents should check I-Cash every six months. Visit www.illinoistreasurer.gov or call 217.785.6998.

IVCC – “Sci-Fest” @ IVCC Gymnasium
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Illinois Valley Community College chemistry instructor Matthew Johll will once again trust science over common sense as he has a cement block smashed off his chest while lying on a bed of nails at the annual Sci-Fest from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the gym.         

Sponsored by the STEM/Chem club, officer Arinze Ochuba said, “This event introduces kids early on to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for exploration, understanding and fun.”

Guests can check out 40 stations with demos from chemistry, biology, physics and geology. Back by popular demand are imploding barrels, liquid nitrogen ice cream and Ruben’s Tube.

            “We had about 600 guests last year,” Ochuba said. “My favorite parts were greeting the first guests to arrive and of course when we smashed the cinder block on Dr. Johll’s chest as he laid on a bed of nails!”

The event is free and open to the public. Contact Johll at (815) 224-0468 for information.

Apr
22
Sat
“A Concert for a Cause”- Hall High School  @ Hall High School 
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
“A Concert for a Cause” will be held at Hall High School on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 7:00 PM. This year, all proceeds from the concert will be given to “Cops 4 Cancer”. The concert will feature the “Advanced Chorus” from Hall High School, the “Concert Choir” from Princeton High School, choirs from Aurora University and VanderCook College of Music, and special guests the “PHS Pom Squad”. Admission is a free will donation. There will be representatives from “The Pink Ribbon Club”, “The Believe Foundation”, “Perry Memorial Hospital”, “St. Margaret’s Hospital” and “Cops 4 Cancer”.
Princeton Coffeehouse presents singer/songwriter/comedienne Cheryl Wheeler @ Open Prairie UCC
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Princeton Coffeehouse presents singer/songwriter/comedienne Cheryl Wheeler, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Doors open at 7 p.m. $20 admission. Homemade desserts and fair trade coffee available. www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com. 815/872-6501.

Apr
23
Sun
Crossroads High School – fundraiser breakfast @ Princeton Elks Club
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
On Sunday, April 23from 8 am to 1 pm  Crossroads High School will be having a fundraiser breakfast at the Elks Club in Princeton.  
 
Suggested donation for tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-11, and free <5.   We will also be having a silent auction with some generous donations from area businesses including a $100 gift certificate to Prime Quarter from Central Bank, a 4 month membership at Anytime Fitness, golfing passes, gift certificates,  a beautiful handmade quilt and many other great items.  Please come on out and help us close out our year well. 
The Friends of the Canal – April “Hike the Canal” outing @ Bridge 15 (Visitor's Center - Sheffield)
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm
The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, April 23.
This month’s hike will be from Lock 21 to Bridge 15. This portion of the hike is 5.4 miles in length and has been named the “Raccoon”.
We will meet at Bridge 15 (Visitor’s Center – Sheffield) at 1:30 pm, where we will be shuttled to Lock 21 to begin our hike. The Hennepin Canal Parkway Visitor Center is located just west off of Route 40, south of interstate 80 (exit 54) and north of the Routes 6/34 and Route 40 intersection.
The monthly hikes were developed by the Friends of the Hennepin Canal as an opportunity for everyone to get to know the Canal personally by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi (including the Feeder Canal) in small legs.
You need not be a member of the Friends to join us on any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. Come and join in the fun and bring a friend. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: