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Nov
11
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Nov 11 @ 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.

Nov
12
Sat
The Princeton Coffeehouse presents singer/songwriter Richard Shindell @ Open Prairie UCC
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Princeton Coffeehouse presents singer/songwriter Richard Shindell, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, 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.

Nov
13
Sun
First Lutheran Church – Fall Auction and Potluck @ First Lutheran Church
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am

A mostly silent auction of miscellaneous donated items…
We review the donated items beginning at 11 am, with a potluck dinner served about 12 noon. Auctioned items include a surprise box full of gift certificates and other surprise items. The public is invited. Always fun. Proceeds go to the First Lutheran General Fund.

Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent – “Second Sunday” worhip @ Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm
 
Second Sunday returns on Sunday evening, November 13th at 6:00 PM to the Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent! Second Sunday is an alternative worship gathering with an eclectic mix of ancient-future worship practices and elements. People can expect a unique blend of Psalms, Spiritual Songs, Hymns, The Word, The Table, and more. All folks and families from the Illinois Valley and Bureau Valley region are invited to come and experience this unique alternative worship gathering for all generations. The Seatonville Church is located on Rt.6 in Seatonville. For further info call Pastor Bill Jacobsen at 815-228-6717 or on Facebook at secondsunday.seatonville.
Nov
14
Mon
Next IVCH Transplant Support Group Meeting is November 14 @ IVCH office building
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm

The next meeting of the Live Life pre- and post-transplant support group will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 14, in the meeting room of Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s office building at 1305 6th Street in Peru, just east of the hospital’s emergency department entrance.

Live Life is an IVCH support group for Illinois Valley residents who have had transplant surgery or who are on waiting lists for transplants.  The group meets on the second Monday of each month.

Nov
15
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 11:00 pm

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

Nov
16
Wed
Bureau County Farm Bureau – College Day Planned for Area Students, November 16th @ Birkey’s Farm Store
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

College Day Planned for Area Students, November 16th

The Bureau County Farm Bureau, along with Marshall-Putnam and Stark County Farm Bureaus will be hosting a College Open House Day for Agriculture on Wednesday, November 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Birkey’s Farm Store in Henry. This is a great opportunity for area students to meet locally with representatives of these schools.

The following schools who offer agriculture programs have been invited: Illinois State University, University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Black Hawk East, Joliet Junior College, Lake Land College, Parkland College and Illinois Central College. If you are interested in majoring in agriculture, please feel free to attend the program and utilize this opportunity to meet with nine Illinois colleges.

All sophomore, junior and senior students from the high schools in Bureau, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark counties that are interested in pursuing a career in an agricultural field are invited to attend. With one in four jobs in Illinois being related to agriculture, we feel that an event of this type is very important. Open House hours will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bureau County schools have been assigned to the first session but if you would prefer the second session it can be requested.

If you have any questions regarding the day, or know a student who would like to attend please contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at (815) 875-6468. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity!

Tiskilwa Community Church – Turkey Dinner @ Tiskilwa Community Church
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Menu will be: Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, vegetables,  salads, rolls, pie, beverages.

Walnut United Methodist Church – “Open Table” dinner @ Walnut United Methodist Church
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The next OPEN TABLE will be Wednesday, November 16th, serving from 5:00 p.m.  to 6:30 p.m.  The menu includes Bar-B-Que.
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.

Nov
17
Thu
Illinois Valley Democrats – next meeting @ LaSalle VFW
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

The next meeting of the Illinois Valley Democrats is at 7 pm at the LaSalle VFW on 11/17/2016.

Nov
18
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Nov 18 @ 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.

The Prairie Arts Council – Christmas Mini-Tree Festival @ Prairie Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Prairie Arts Council will present its seventh annual Christmas Mini-Tree Festival at the Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Av East, Princeton.  An Opening Reception will be Friday, November 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Featured are individually designed and uniquely decorated Christmas trees and wreaths by local creative artists.  Christmas music by Charlie Gebeck on the keyboard will be enjoyed along with refreshments. In addition, some cast members from the children’s play, “A Winterhaven Christmas,” will perform.  The Christmas Mini-Tree Festival, a fundraiser for Prairie Arts Center, will be held Saturdays and Sundays November 19 through December 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.  A silent auction for the decorations is until Dec. 4.  Phone bids to PAC (815 875-2787) are welcome.  Beautiful music by the Praise and Shine Quartet will be at 2 pm on Saturday, November 19.   Performances of “A Winterhaven Christmas,” will be Dec. 2, 3, and 4.  Come and enjoy the sights, sounds, and beauty of Christmas!

Nov
19
Sat
9th Annual Northern Illinois Model Train Fair & Farm Toy Show @ Bureau Co Fairgrounds
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

9th annual Northern IL Model Train Fair & Farm Toy Show, Saturday Nov 19th, Bureau Co Fairgrounds, 811 W Peru St, Princeton, IL 61356. For info call 815-866-3606. Model train layouts, farm toys, train equipment and new and used toys for sale. Admission $4 for adults, 10 and under Free. Concession stand in building. Great Christmas shopping from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Open House in Princeton going on at the same time!

Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market) – Saturday, Nov. 19 @ Open Prairie UCC
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market) – Sat., Nov.19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 20, noon to 3 p.m. at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St. (behind the Apollo Theater). Part of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk. Hand-crafted gifts, artwork, traditional German sweets (lebkuchen, stollen), international cookie bazaar, Advent calendars, fair trade coffees and chocolates. German Brathaus lunch (and kids’ menu) available. Free children’s activity (making gingerbread houses). Free admission. For more information: (815) 872-5150.

The Praise and Shine Ladies Quartet at the Prairie Arts Center @ Prairie Arts Center
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm

The Prairie Arts Council of Princeton, Illinois is pleased to announce that The Praise and Shine Ladies Quartet will perform at the Prairie Arts Center on Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 PM, Praise and Shine was organized in January of 1987 with its first performance given March 1 of that year at the Princeton Bible Church. The original members of the group included Mary Wolf, Pat Gaumer, Terri Russell, and Marty Kiser. One by one all but Marty were replaced by current members Gwen Roseberg, Beverly Odell, and Vickie Holmes. The quartet sings a variety of sacred and secular a cappella music in styles ranging from barbershop to Southern gospel to pop and the great ‘50’s sound. Performances are often presented with costumes, props, a possible skit, and even a little choreography. All of the ladies are members of the Princeton Bible Church and formed the quartet because of that association. Praise and Shine has performed on television and radio, and for a variety of audiences in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, and California. The quartet is available for social, civic, and church functions including worship services, club meetings, community programs, camps, retreats, parties, anniversaries, reunions and weddings. Praise and Shine has recorded three albums of sacred selections, one being a Christmas album. The performance will be free to the public.The Prairie Arts Center is located at 24 Park Avenue East in Princeton, Illinois.  Please check the PAC web site, www.prairiearts.org for more details and information on other art and drama activities.  The Prairie Arts Council is supported in part by grants from the Illinois Fine Arts Trust and the Omni Arts.

Nov
20
Sun
Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market) – Sunday, Nov. 20 @ Open Prairie UCC
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas Market) – Sunday, Nov. 20, noon to 3 p.m. at Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St. (behind the Apollo Theater). Part of the Princeton Main Street Christmas Walk. Hand-crafted gifts, artwork, traditional German sweets (lebkuchen, stollen), international cookie bazaar, Advent calendars, fair trade coffees and chocolates. German Brathaus lunch (and kids’ menu) available. Free children’s activity (making gingerbread houses). Free admission. For more information: (815) 872-5150.

USAF Master Sergeant James Dukes – Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent @ Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am
On Sunday, November 20th at 9:00 AM, Master Sergeant James Dukes of the United States
Air Force will be coming to Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent to share
about his faith in God and how his faith helped him during deployments in the war zones of
the Middle East. All from the community are invited to come to Seatonville and hear

Sergeant Dukes share about his experiences in the Air Force and his faith in God. For more information call (815)228-6717

The Friends of the Canal – November “Hike the Canal” event @ Bridge 23 on Route 78 just north of Annawan
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm
The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, November 20.
This month’s hike will be from Bridge 23 to Bridge 28. The hike is 5 miles in length and it has been named the “Muskrat”.
Hikers will meet at 1:30 pm at Bridge 23 on Route 78 just north of Annawan, where we will be shuttled to Bridge 28 to begin our hike. Directions to Bridge 23 are to take IL Route 6 or I80 to Annawan and then go north on Route 78 to the Canal. The parking area is located on the south side of the Canal and the west side of Route 78.
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 .
Nov
21
Mon
Bureau County Agricultural Board Annual Meeting @ BC Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 1
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Bureau County Agricultural Board Annual Meeting

7:00 pm


Exhibit Hall 1

All Life Time members are invited

Bureau County Agriculture Fair Board – Annual Meeting @ Allen Building at the fairgrounds
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Bureau County Agriculture Fair Board will have its annual meeting November 21, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.  in the Allen Building at the fairgrounds. All Life Time members are encouraged to attend.

Logan Jr High Winter Concerts @ Princeton High School - Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

The Logan Junior High Music Department under the direction of Brandon and Emily Stover will be presenting two concerts at Princeton High School. Both nights, the concerts will start at 7:00 PM.

The seventh and eighth grader music students will present their concert on Monday, November 21st. Concert choir and concert band will be featured.

The fifth grade beginning band and sixth grade intermediate band and choir will present their concerts on Tuesday, November 22nd.

For more information on this event, contact Brandon or Emily Stover by calling Logan Junior High School at 815-875-6415.

Logan Jr. High – 7th/8th Grade Fall Concert @ Princeton High School Auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Come enjoy our 7th/8th grade ensembles perform a variety of fall and holiday themed music. Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Nov
22
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Nov 22 @ 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.

Logan Jr. High – 5th/6th Grade Fall Concert @ Princeton High School Auditorium
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

Come enjoy our 5th/6th grade ensembles perform a variety of fall and holiday themed music. PHS Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Nov
23
Wed
Community Thanksgiving Service – Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, Princeton @ Hampshire Colony Congregational Church
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm

Community Thanksgiving Service on November 23

All are invited to a Community Thanksgiving Service at 7 pm, Wednesday, November 23, at Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, Princeton. The service will have a community choir, a congregational choir, and congregational singing.

The theme “Extraordinary Blessings” will be celebrated in a variety of ways including message shared by Pastor Kim Lee-Brown.  It also includes a Power Point presentation of photos to express gratitude for blessings in life.  These photos will be submitted in advance by people from participating congregations

In thanksgiving for blessings received, participants will have the opportunity to share a monetary offering for the Princeton Ministerial Association Emergency Assistance Fund.  Also, at this service will be a drop box for new toys that will be given to this year’s Christmas for Kids.

Following the service, a time of fellowship will include cider, donuts, and refreshments.  Seven Princeton area congregations are participating:  First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, Open Prairie United Church of Christ, St John Lutheran Church on the Hill, and St Matthews Lutheran Church.

Nov
25
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Nov 25 @ 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.

Nov
27
Sun
Hooppole Fire Dept. – Annual Breakfast @ Hooppole Fire Station
Nov 27 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Serving: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.

Free-will donations appreciated to benefit the Hooppole Fire Dept.

Advent Services at St Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am

PRINCETON – St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton invites all to attend two different Advent Worship settings this year.  Advent begins on November 27 with a festive series on Sunday mornings at 9 am, and then November 30 kicks off a four week Midweek Wednesday Advent Service at 7 pm.

The 7 pm Wednesday Advent Worship will be about 30 minutes using “Holden Evening Prayer” for the service.  Also, there will be a brief devotional reflecting on the symbolism of the Advent Wreath.

The Advent Wreath devotional on November 30 will reflect on Mary and Joseph’s faith and humility, and on December 7 will shares how in gentleness the angels over Bethlehem’s plain share a word of hope.  For December 14, it will tell how the shepherds witness God’s love and patience with December 21 recounting the Magi’s experience of God’s joy and kindness.

On Sundays beginning November 27, Pastor Scott Schmidt will share a four week sermon series called “Sam’s Advent.”  It is monologue style drama which is a little reminiscent of Dicken’s Christmas Carol.

The first monologue on November 27 tells a story of Old Testament great Noah taking Sam on a tour of Heaven, and on December 4, John the Baptist takes Sam on a tour of Hell.  Then on December 11, the Gospel writer St. Matthew takes Sam on a tour of Earth, with a wrap-up reflection on December 18 of Sam’s tour of Heaven, Hell and Earth.

Also, on Sundays at 9 am during Advent, the St. Matthews Choir will share special music.  As in past years, on December 18, Monarch Brass will help lead worship in the Sanctuary, and then a SundaySchool Christmas Program – Breakfast Theater – presenting “The Nativity Story” follows in the Fellowship Hall at 10:15 am on December 18. 

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

First Lutheran Church – Christmas Carol Sing-Along @ First Lutheran Church
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm

First Lutheran Church (116 N. Pleasant, Princeton) is hosting a Christmas Carol Sing-Along on Sunday, November 27, 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm. No charge. Refreshments served.

Nov
29
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Nov 29 @ 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.

Dec
1
Thu
Perry Memeorial Hospital Retirees Breakfast @ Princeton Truck Stop
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am
IVCC Theatre Department – “Jingle All the Way – A Holiday Jubilee!” @ IVCC Cultural Centre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Theatre department will present “Jingle All the Way – A Holiday Jubilee!” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 in the Cultural Centre.

Featuring well-known holiday music, the cast sings and dances their way through many genres of the holiday: pop, standard, and show tunes, and works in comedy and audience involvement. The man of the season, Santa, appears throughout the show to bring an extra dose of holiday cheer.

The show begins with high-energy production numbers, then visits the 1950s for an Oldies holiday, the west for a Country Christmas, and even gives a nod to Radio city Music Hall. Pop music is not overlooked (such as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”), and classic holiday movies provide tunes as well from “White Christmas,” “The Polar Express,” and “Holiday Inn.”

Directed and choreographed by instructor Don Grant Zellmer, produced and costumed by Dr. David Kuester with technical direction by Matt Boehm, the show combines the musical talent from performers in the Theatre department as well as the IVCC Show Choir, comprised of community members, alumni, current students and faculty.

“We’ve done a holiday revue at IVCC annually for one night only with great success,” said Zellmer. “This expanded schedule gives our audiences the opportunity to plan ahead during the busy holiday time and choose from six dates.”

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for children 12 and under, and free to IVCC students. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to performance.

Dec
2
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 2 @ 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.

Prairie Arts Center – winter play “A Winterhaven Christmas” @ Prairie Arts Center
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

A Winterhaven Christmas, by Rachel Gorenz-Johnson
Dec. 2, 7:00
Dec. 3, 3:00 and 7:00
Dec. 4, 3:00

Tickets: $10.00
Reservations can be made by calling 815-875-2787; tickets may also be available at the door.

A Winterhaven Christmas premiered on the PAC stage six years ago. It is being revived this year with a larger cast and more zany characters to delight and entertain young and old alike. The children have worked very hard, and they have a wonderful show to share. Please support our young actors and the arts in our community, and bring a friend! You won’t regret it!

Dec
3
Sat
1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield- Community Coffee @ 1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host their next “Community Coffee” on Saturday, December 3rd from 8 – 11 am in the U.C.C. parish hall.

Enjoy coffee, conversation and fresh-baked cinnamon rolls!

Princeton High School Music Department – Madrigal Dinner @ "The Barn" at Hornbaker Gardens
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm

Princeton High School Music Department presents this year’s Madrigal Dinner titled “Fezziwig’s Feast”. This year the dinner will be held in “The Barn” at Hornbaker Gardens on Saturday, December 3rd @ 6:30 PM and Sunday, December 4th @ 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 each which includes dinner catered by Kramer’s Kitchen and music by the Princeton High School Madrigal Singers, Brass Ensemble, and Recorder Consort. For more information, please contact Director of Choirs, Mr. Brandon Crawford at 815-875-3308.

Dec
4
Sun
IVCC Wind Ensemble – free concert @ IVCC Cultural Centre
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Wind Ensemble will offer a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in the Cultural Centre.

The performance will include the music of Alfred Reed, Rimsky-Korsakov, Leroy Anderson and Robert W. Smith.

The ensemble includes IVCC students, local and regional music educators, and community members dedicated to the promotion of quality wind and percussion music.

Princeton High School Music Department – Madrigal Dinner @ "The Barn" at Hornbaker Gardens
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm

Princeton High School Music Department presents this year’s Madrigal Dinner titled “Fezziwig’s Feast”. This year the dinner will be held in “The Barn” at Hornbaker Gardens on Sunday, December 4th @ 3:00 PM. Tickets are $25 each which includes dinner catered by Kramer’s Kitchen and music by the Princeton High School Madrigal Singers, Brass Ensemble, and Recorder Consort. For more information, please contact Director of Choirs, Mr. Brandon Crawford at 815-875-3308.

Dec
6
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 11:00 pm

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

Dec
7
Wed
IVCC – nursing admission information session @ IVCC CTC 125
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A nursing admission information session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in room CTC 125 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.

The Illinois Valley Community College Choir – Christmas Concert @ Cultural Centre
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Community College Choir Christmas concert and piano/voice student recital will be held at 7 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Cultural Centre.

The choir will sing a variety of classic and contemporary Christmas music. The students of Jenilyn Roether (voice) and Brad Fritz (piano) will perform as well. This event is free and open to the public.

Dec
9
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 9 @ 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.

Dec
10
Sat
“Country Christmas” in Tiskilwa
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

TISKILWA’s COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Saturday, DEC 10th
Museum on Main:
LIONEL TRAINS in motion 9 – 2
DISPLAY OF SANTA FIGURINES 9 – 2
FOOD Collection for BC Food Pantry 9 – 2
MADRIGAL SINGERS 12:00
BUREAU COUNTY CHORUS 1:00
(TCA Tree decoration winners will be named following concert.)
Sale of 2017 TISKILWA CALENDARS
Sale of 1985 ST. MARY’S COOKBOOKS
Tiskilwa Community Church: RUG & BAKE SALE 9–12
Tiskilwa Farms: ALPACAS display & merchandise sale 9:00 – 1:00
Tiskilwa Public Library
KIDS’ CRAFT ACTIVITY 9 -12
PHOTOS WITH SANTA 10 -12
VARIOUS TISKLWA “HOME” BUSINESSES 9 -12
TCA Fire Pit: In front of Library 10-12 serving HOT DOGS, MARSHMALLOWS, COCOA
Lunch Specials at Indian Valley Inn and Kelly’s Place

Dec
13
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Dec 13 @ 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.

IVCC Jazz Ensemble – free concert @ IVCC Cultural Centre
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Jazz Ensemble will offer a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the Cultural Centre.

The performance will include holiday jazz as well as jazz standards. The public is welcome to attend.

Dec
14
Wed
“Open Table” At Walnut UMC @ Walnut United Methodist Church
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The next OPEN TABLE will be Wednesday, December 14th, serving from 5:00 p.m.  to 6:30 p.m.  Please note that this is the 2nd Wednesday, not the 3rd due to Christmas the next week.
This month we are serving Beef Stew and Biscuits!
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.

Dec
16
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 16 @ 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.

Princeton FFA Alumni to Sell Pork Chops at Basketball Game @ Princeton High School - Prouty Gym
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm

The Princeton FFA Alumni will host a pork chop stand at the upcoming Princeton vs. Bureau Valley basketball game on Friday, December 16th. The stand will be open from 5:30 until the end of the game or until supplies run out. The stand will be set up in the cafeteria of the Princeton High School.

Proceeds from the evening’s sales will go towards scholarships to be used by Princeton FFA members.

Food supplies are limited. Plan to eat a Pork Chop for dinner at the game, visit with Princeton FFA members and support agriculture education.

 

Walnut Community Bible Church – annual “Live Nativity” @ church parking lot
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

Walnut Community Bible Church will be having their annual Live Nativity on Dec. 16, 17, 18 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – from 6-8 p.m. This will be in the church parking lot, 125 Jackson St., Walnut.

The public is invited to drive through and view our scene of angels, shepherds, cattle, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus.  Hot cocoa and cookies will be handed out to each car as they leave. This event is free to the community and we hope it will bless your Christmas.

Dec
18
Sun
St. Matthews Church offers a festive morning on December 18 @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am

PRINCETON – St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton invites all to a festive morning on Sunday, December 18.  At 9 am, as in past years, Monarch Brass will help lead worship in the Sanctuary along with an anthem by St. Matthews Choir.  Then, a Sunday School Christmas Program – Breakfast Theater – presenting “The Nativity Story” follows in the Fellowship Hall at10:15 am. 

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

Bureau County Chorus / Princeton Community Band – Christmas Concert @ Princeton High School Auditorium
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm

This 2016 Christmas season, The Bureau County Chorus and the Princeton Community Band come together to perform the community. Come hear the talents of our local musicians.
This is a free concert but a monetary donation would be very appreciated. This donation helps with the purchase of music. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Dec
20
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 11:00 pm

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

Princeton High School Music Department – Holiday Concert @ Sally Skinner Council Auditorium
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Princeton High School Music Department will be holding their Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 20th beginning at 7:00 PM in Sally Skinner Council Auditorium. There is no admission for the concert. The concert will feature the Junior Varsity Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and Concert Band. If you are an alum of the Princeton High School Choral Department, you are invited to attend and sing the traditional alumni selections of “The Bells” and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” with this year’s Concert Choir. If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Brandon Crawford (Director of Choirs) at 815-875-3308.

Dec
22
Thu
Wyanet UMC – Light Scavenger Hunt and Carol Sing *RESCHEDULED* @ Wyanet United Methodist Church
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm

(Rescheduled from Sunday, December 18th)

Scavenger hunt begins at 6 pm (take photos along the way, prizes awarded to the first group back), followed by refreshments.

Carol sing begins at 7 pm

First United Methodist Church of Princeton – Holiday services @ First United Methodist Church of Princeton
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Upcoming holiday services at First United Methodist Church of Princeton, 316 South Church Street include:
Thursday, Dec 22 @ 7 pm
Blue Christmas (service of healing and wholeness)
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 4 pm
Family Friendly service of Las Posadas
Dec 24 @ 11 pm
Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, Dec 25  @ 8 am
Traditional worship service in Sanctuary
December 25 @ 10:30 am
HOPE worship service (casual – in Fellowship Hall)
For details, call the church at 815-872-2821

Dec
23
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 23 @ 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.

Dec
24
Sat
Christmas Services at St Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm

PRINCETON – St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton invites all to attend two different Christmas Eve Services on Saturday, December 24 at 7 pm and 10 pm, plus Christmas Day at 9 am on Sunday, December 25. 

The 7 pm Saturday service is a Traditional Candlelight Worship using Christmas Carols. Prior to the service a Brass Choir will play in the entry way. 

At 7 pm, the St. Matthews Choir and Bell Choir and pipe organ will help lead worship. Based on Luke 2:1-20, the sermon is A Special Gift.  A Children’s Sermon is also part of this service.  Holy Communion is by intinction (dipping the wafer into the cup).

The 10 pm service is entitled The Legend of Luther and the Christmas Tree.   Prior to worship, it begins informally by sharing cookies and hot chocolate.  After the opening prayers, this service continues by casually entering the sanctuary to sing our opening song.

The 10 pm service includes more favorite Carols on piano not included at 7 pm.  The sermon will draw from John 1:1-14, and Holy Communion is at the communion rail (with individual cups).

 Both Christmas Eve services conclude with singing Silent Night by candlelight.  As most of the two services are different, a person would be welcome to attend both if so inclined.

As an additional opportunity for worship is Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, at 9 amwith Lessons & Carols offering more Christmas Carols not included on Christmas Eve.  Various Bible readings precede each Christmas Carol, and a brief homily will share Tell the Story, a short, true anecdote written by Marj Leegard.

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

New Hope Church of the Nazarene in Princeton – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm

New Hope Church of the Nazarene in Princeton will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7pm on December 24th, and a Christmas Morning Service at 9:30 am on Christmas Day

Dec
27
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Dec 27 @ 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.

Dec
30
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Dec 30 @ 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
3
Tue
IVCC fall choir rehearsals @ IVCC
Jan 3 @ 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 3 @ 11:00 pm

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

Jan
6
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – Free Water Testing for Nitrates @ Bureau County Farm Bureau
Jan 6 @ 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
7
Sat
Jazz Guitarist to Perform on January 7 at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main @ Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm

On Saturday afternoon, January 7, the Tiskilwa Historical Society will host professional musician Eric Taylor in an hour of instrumental and vocal music to warm your hearts and chase away the winter blues.

Beginning at 2:00 in the Community Room, Eric will be playing his original compositions as well as covers of the music of The Doobie Brothers, The Band, and Elton John. The setting will be a low-key, coffeehouse style, with Eric singing as well as playing the acoustic guitar.

A Chicago resident and graduate of Columbia College, Eric is the son of 1974 Tiskilwa High School alumnus, Joe Taylor, and the grandson of longtime Tiskilwa resident Barb Philpott.

As a goodwill gesture to the community, the historical society is continuing its tradition offering a free concert, with the “price of admission” being a non-perishable food item, paper product, soap or detergent to be donated to the Bureau County Food Pantry. Just inside the entrance door, you’ll find a big red collection box waiting to be filled.

Following the program, the society will provide refreshments and host a social time in the galleries. Everyone is invited to join us for this afternoon of soothing music.

Jan
9
Mon
Princeton High School Choral Department – “Singing Valentines”
Jan 9 @ 12:00 am – Feb 12 @ 12:00 am

The Princeton High School Choral Department will be selling “Singing Valentines” for this upcoming Valentine’s Day. If you would like more information, please contact PHS Choral Director Mr. Brandon M. Crawford at 815-875-3308 ext. 246.

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.