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Dec
19
Fri
Princeton Public Library – Candy Land Holiday Party @ Princeton Public Library
Dec 19 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am

On Thursday evening, Dec. 18 from 6:30 -8:00 p.m. the Princeton Public Library will host a life-sized Candy Land Holiday Party for children in pre-K through fourth grade. Come in your PJs or street clothes, whichever you prefer. Participants should register to attend by Dec. 15.

The popular children’s game will be brought to life by costume characters like King Candy, Grandma Gingersnap, Lord Licorice and Queen Frostine. Participants will take a candy walk to King Candy’s Castle, the Peppermint Forest, Gumdrop Mountain, Lollipop Forest and the Gingerbread House to earn candy treats. Additional activities include a story time and decorating cupcakes.

Advanced signup is required for this family friendly evening.  Email rmuccutchan@princetonpl.org, call 815-875-1331 x 2213, or stop by the Youth Services desk by Monday, Dec. 15.

The Princeton Public Library is located at 698 E. Peru Street in Princeton, IL. All programs at the Princeton Public Library are free and open to all. For more information on upcoming programs and on Princeton Public Library services, go to www.theprincetonlibrary.org or call 815-875-1331.

Dec
20
Sat
Live Nativity Scene
Dec 20 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

The Walnut Bible Church will have a live nativity scene on December 19, 20 & 21 from 6 to 8 p.m each night.

Dec
21
Sun
Live Nativity Scene
Dec 21 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

The Walnut Bible Church will have a live nativity scene on December 19, 20 & 21 from 6 to 8 p.m each night.

Princeton Community Band – Holiday Concert @ Princeton High School Auditorium
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm

The Princeton Community Band will present a Holiday concert,”Solstice Serenade” on Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium at Princeton High School. Brandon Stover is the guest conductor. The concert is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Dec
22
Mon
Live Nativity Scene
Dec 22 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

The Walnut Bible Church will have a live nativity scene on December 19, 20 & 21 from 6 to 8 p.m each night.

Dec
25
Thu
Christmas Eve Services at St Matthews – Princeton @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Dec 25 @ 1:00 am

St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton invites all to attend two different Christmas Eve Services on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
The 7:00 pm service is Traditional Candlelight Worship using Christmas Carols throughout the service. St. Mathews’ Choir, Bell Choir, and Brass Ensemble will help lead worship. Based on Luke 2:1-20, the sermon is A Gift from Heaven (What do you want for Christmas?). Holy Communion is by intinction (dipping the wafer into the cup).
The 10:00 pm service is entitled “Celebrate that Silent Night” and begins informally by sharing cookies and hot chocolate. After the opening prayers, this service continues by casually entering the sanctuary singing The First Noel. This service includes more favorite Carols not included at 7:00 pm. Based on John 1:1-14, the sermon is entitled Song from Heaven and will share the story of how Silent Night was composed in a moment of chaos to become a favorite Christmas Carol. Holy Communion is at the communion rail (with individual cups).
Both services conclude with singing Silent Night by candlelight, but the 10:00 pm service has a surprise while singing Silent Night as will be shared in the sermon. 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, the Sunday, December 28, 9:00 am service is Lessons & Carols offering more Christmas Carols not included on Christmas Eve. Various Bible readings precede each Christmas Carol to become the sermon message of the day.
St. Matthews is located at 416 E. Dover Rd. in Princeton. For more information email StMatthewsLutheran@frontier.com or call 815-879-6491.

Dec
26
Fri
Widmark Centennial Committee – dutch treat luncheon @ Four and Twenty Cafe (rear dining room)
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Richard Widmark Centennial Committee will gather for a dutch treat luncheon at 12 noon Friday, Dec. 26, in the rear dining room at Four and Twenty Cafe, 420 S. Main St., Princeton.

At 12:45 p.m., which is exactly 100 years to the minute after Widmark’s birth on Dec. 26, 1914, in Sunrise, Minnesota, a toast will be given to the Hollywood star who considered Princeton to be his hometown.

As a youth, Widmark lived in Princeton from 1925 to 1932, when he graduated from Princeton High School. He starred in more than 70 Hollywood movies from 1947 until 1991. He died in 2008.

The public is invited to participate. View the Rediscover Richard Widmark Facebook page for further details.

Jan
4
Sun
PHS to host Junior Tigresses camp @ Prouty Gymnasium located in Princeton High School
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Princeton High School girls basketball program will once be hosting its Winter Junior Basketball Camp for the 2014-15 season.
The camp is open for girls in grades 2-8 and will be held on Sundays in January starting Jan. 4 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Prouty Gymnasium. The PHS coaching staff and players will serve as instructors.
Cost is $20, which includes a camp t-shirt. For more information, e-mail head coach Kevin Hieronymus at kevin.hieronymus@phs-il.org.

Jan
6
Tue
IVCC – “Express Registration” @ IVCC (Main Campus)
Jan 6 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 7 @ 1:00 am

Counselors will work with students to select classes at “Express Registration,” 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Illinois Valley Community College’s main campus.

The last-minute spring enrollment opportunity will also feature financial aid and admissions representatives as well as tours and prizes. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 12.

Visit www.ivcc.edu/express for information. More than 50 students attended Express Registration at IVCC’s Ottawa Center Dec. 4.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Jan 6 @ 11:00 pm

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

Jan
8
Thu
IVCC – Spring Preview @ Illinois Valley Community College - room CTC 124.
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Illinois Valley Community College is offering Spring Preview for new students from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in room CTC 124.
The event will include an overview of the college and its services. Personnel from the learning commons, student support services, Project Success, financial aid and Jacobs Library will present informational sessions.
Students can obtain their student ID card, purchase textbooks, find their classes, learn about IVCC clubs and organizations, set up their student email account and meet faculty, staff and fellow new students.
Reservations are not required. For information, contact admissions at (815) 224-0439. Students should plan to attend the entire event beginning promptly at 9 a.m.

Jan
9
Fri
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – Meeting @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Jan 9 @ 1:00 am

The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church 24 N. Main St. Princeton, Il. Please enter through the front door just off of Main Street.

Carol Keller & Beth Rosene of Quilters Garden will present “Aunt Sewzy Revisited, Stories and Tunes. Guests are welcome to attend for a $5.00 fee.

Workshop on Jan. 7th at the church will consist of “Triangle Swirl: Should be fun. Call Mary Wallis for information and reservations. Beth Rosene at Quilters Garden can explain what is needed.

For membership information
815 223 0558

IVCH – American Red Cross Blood Drive @ IVCH 6th Street office building - conference room
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, in the conference room of the IVCH 6th Street office building (formerly St. Mary’s School), 1305 6th St., Peru.

The Red Cross says blood donors need to be at least 17 years old, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds.   Appointments to give blood can be made by calling Jackie Barr at IVCH at 815-780-3387 or by e-mailing a message to Jackie.Barr@ivch.org.   Walk-in donors will also be welcome.

Jan
10
Sat
Starved Rock Area Special Olympics – Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe competition @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Jan 10 @ 3:45 pm

Starved Rock Area Special Olympics will host a District Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe competition at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton on Saturday, January 10, 2015. A brief Opening Ceremonies will be held at 9:45am.

Competition will begin immediately following the Opening Ceremonies. 101 Special Olympic athletes representing 18 agencies from central and northern Illinois will compete in a variety of cross country ski and snowshoe events. The public is invited to attend.

Starved Rock Area athletes will also compete in an Alpine Skiing competition on Wednesday, January 13th at Snow Star in Andalusia and Speed Skating competition on January 3rd in Franklin Park. Gold medal winners from both events will advance to the Illinois State Winter Games which will be held on February 3-5, 2015, at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena.

 

Jan
14
Wed
IVCC – Welding Metallurgy Course @ IVCC Community Technology Center
Jan 14 @ 12:00 am – 3:30 am

Illinois Valley Community College will offer Welding Metallurgy (MET-1209) 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 13 through May 5 in the  Community Technology Center.

The practical, lecture and lab course will help welders, machinists, tool and die makers, maintenance workers, gun-smiths, racers, hobbyists and anyone else who works with metal achieve a better understanding of the materials they work with.

Topics include classifying/identifying materials, physical and mechanical properties of metals, heat-treating and related processes, welding aluminum and cast iron, hard-facing, corrosion control, destructive and non-destructive testing, and part failure analysis.

For information, call instructor Tim Bias at 815-224-0261.

 

IVCC / U of I Extension – class for beginning gardeners
Jan 14 @ 12:00 am – 1:50 am

Illinois Valley Community College is partnering with the University of Illinois Extension to offer a class for beginning gardeners and small produce farmers.

Starting seed, cultivating various families of vegetables, harvesting and marketing produce will be demonstrated by instructors Grant McCarty of the Extension and IVCC’s Lauri Carey in Sustainable Vegetable Production (AGR-1203-300).

The course, split between lecture and hands-on training in the field, meets from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 13.

Cost of the three-credit class is $333. For information, contact instructor Jared Olesen at (815) 224-0281 or (309) 287-2464; to register call (815) 224-0447.

IVCH – Free Program on Hearing Loss @ Peru Mall (IVCH Room)
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Jennifer Sangston, an audiologist affiliated with Illinois Valley Community Hospital, will present a free public program about hearing loss Wednesday, January 14, in the IVCH room at Peru Mall.

Dr. Sangston will talk at 1:00 p.m. and then repeat her program at 6:00 p.m.  There is no charge to attend but advance registration is requested by calling 815-780-3337.

Topics to be discussed during the program—which will also include a question-and-answer session—include the signs of hearing loss and how hearing impairment can affect relationships.

“Untreated hearing loss can seriously impact physical, social and emotional well-being,” said Dr. Sangston, who noted that a recent Johns Hopkins University study suggested a clear link between untreated hearing loss and dementia.

Dr. Sangston is part of the staff of the IVCH Medical Group’s ENT, Allergy and Sleep Medicine Clinic.

Jan
15
Thu
Princeton Public Library – Singer/Songwriter Barry Cloyd “A Brief History of the Blues” @ Princeton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm

Barry Cloyd, Singer/Songwriter and Historian brings his “A Brief History of the Blues” to the Princeton Public Library.  Barry explores the story and song of America’s iconic roots music through a journey that begins in Africa, extends through the Deep South, touching on New Orleans Voodoo and the migration north that created the legendary Chicago Blues sound.  

Jan
16
Fri
Princeton Public Library – Friends of the Library Book Sale @ Princeton Public Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jan
17
Sat
Princeton Public Library – Friends of the Library Book Sale @ Princeton Public Library
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
BV Preschool Screening @ Bureau Valley Elementary School
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Preschool  screening for children in the Bureau Valley district will be held on Wednesday, January 17th from 1 – 3 pm at BV Wyanet Elementary School.

Registration please by Wednesday, January 7th by calling BV Wyanet Elementary at (815) 699-2251.

Jan
20
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Jan 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 Public Library – “Talk About” program @ Princeton Public Library
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm

Talk About: The Citizens Utility Board can help you save money. CUB (Citizens Utility Board) staffers will speak to consumers about a wide variety of utility issues, including:

• how to cut costs on your electric and natural gas bills.

• how to increase your home’s value with energy efficiency.

• the recent rollout of smart grid & smart meter technology.

• incentives with our local energy advisor.

Come to this FREE community meeting for resources and get the facts!

The Citizens Utility Board is a non-profit consumer group created by the State Legislature to fight for the rights of utility consumers throughout Illinois.

Jan
24
Sat
The Princeton Coffeehouse – singer/songwriter Mark Dvorak @ Open Prairie UUC
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

The Princeton Coffeehouse welcomes Chicago’s “Official troubadour,” Mark Dvorak to its concert series on Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm. The concert takes places at Open Prairie UUC, 25 East Marion Street, Princeton.

Dvorak has released sixteen albums to date and performed in thirty-eight states, and in Canada, Ireland and Finland. In 2013 he published his first book of essays and poetry, “Bowling for Christmas and Other Tales from the Road.” Also in 2013 he was honored by Folk Alliance International with the FARM Lantern Bearer Award for his contributions to folk and community music.

General admission to the concert is $12. To make a reservation and for more information phone 815 875 4555. Visit the Princeton Coffeehouse online at www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com. For more information on Mark Dvorak, visit his excellent web page at www.markdvorak.com.

Jan
30
Fri
Bureau County Farm Bureau – 100th Annual Meeting @ Wise Guys Bar and Grill
Jan 30 @ 12:00 am

The Bureau County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The meeting will be held at Wise Guys Bar and Grill, 2205 North Main Street in Princeton starting at 6:00 p.m. with dinner. The business meeting will immediately follow. At the meeting, officers as well as directors will be elected for the upcoming year.

Following the dinner and regular business meeting, we will feature our keynote speaker, Robert A. Easter, Ph. D., President of the University of Illinois. He will present a discussion on the outlook of Agriculture from the perspective of a University President. Reared on a grain and livestock farm in southwest Texas, Easter earned an undergraduate degree in agricultural education in 1970 and a master’s degree in animal nutrition in 1972, both from Texas A&M University. He completed a doctorate in animal science at the University of Illinois in 1976 and immediately joined the Animal Science Department as an assistant professor of swine nutrition and management. Before holding the President’s position he held the rank of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Easter’s teaching has been recognized by the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science and at the departmental and college levels. Come hear his important insight on the future of agriculture.

The meeting is open to all Farm Bureau members, but only farmer members, who serve as voting members, will be allowed to vote. Tickets for the meeting are $10.00 and include dinner. Advance ticket purchase is required before January 14, 2013. Tickets may be purchased at the Farm Bureau office or from a Farm Bureau Director before this deadline. For more information or to purchase your ticket, contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at (815) 875-6468.

Feb
3
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Feb 3 @ 11:00 pm

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

Feb
7
Sat
Princeton Moose Lodge – Dance @ Princeton Moose Lodge
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a dance on Saturday, February 7th from 7 – 10 pm, with music provided by the Generics Goodies Band.

The Lodge dining room is serving from 5:30 to 8 pm.

Feb
8
Sun
Hollowayville United Church of Christ – Pancake and Sausage Brunch @ Hollowayville United Church of Christ
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Hollowayville United Church of Christ will be hosting their 63rd annual Pancake and Sausage Brunch on Sunday, February 8th from 10 am to 1 pm. Menu includes pancakes, pork sausage, coffee cake, French toast, fruit, scrambled eggs and beverages.

Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under $3.00

Feb
10
Tue
IVCC – Computer Basics Class
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Department will offer Computer Basics (Intro to Windows) from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 10 through March 3.

This class covers basic skills for using Windows 7 and is ideal for the newer computer user. Students will be introduced to “My Computer” and the recycle bin, and will learn how to customize desktops, run multiple programs, and use shortcuts. Cost of the four-session, hands-on course is $99.

A textbook and 2-gigabyte flash drive are required. For information, call (815) 224-0427 or call (815) 224-0447 to register.

Feb
14
Sat
IVCC Eagles Softball Clinic @ IVCC Gym
Feb 14 – Feb 15 all-day

The Illinois Valley Community College softball team will host the 16th annual IVCC  Eagles Softball Clinic Saturday and Sunday Feb. 14 and 15 in IVCC’s gym.  Coaches and current players will offer softball instruction in hitting, bunting, fielding,  throwing, base running and communication.  There will be two sessions each day.  On Saturday, participants in grades 2­4 will meet  from 8 to 10:30 a.m.  Participants in grades 5­8 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday,  grades 2­4 will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with grades 5­8 meeting from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Cost of the clinic is $30 per player and includes five hours of instruction and a clinic Tshirt. If a player can only come one day, the cost is $20.   All players should bring a glove and tennis shoes (no spikes or cleats allowed).  If a  player has her own bat, she is allowed to bring it. Please make sure all items have the player’s  name on them for identification purposes. To register, contact softball coach Cory Tomasson at (815) 224­0509 or the athletic  department at (815) 224­0472.

IVCC Eagles Softball Clinic @ IVCC gym
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am

The Illinois Valley Community College softball team will host the 16th annual IVCC Eagles Softball Clinic Saturday and Sunday Feb. 14 and 15 in IVCC’s gym.

Coaches and current players will offer softball instruction in hitting, bunting, fielding, throwing, base running and communication.

There will be two sessions each day.  On Saturday, participants in grades 2-4 will meet from 8 to 10:30 a.m.  Participants in grades 5-8 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, grades 2-4 will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.with grades 5-8 meeting from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Cost of the clinic is $30 per player and includes five hours of instruction and a clinic T-shirt. If a player can only come one day, the cost is $20.

All players should bring a glove and tennis shoes (no spikes or cleats allowed).  If a player has her own bat, she is allowed to bring it. Please make sure all items have the player’s name on them for identification purposes.

To register, contact softball coach Cory Tomasson at (815) 224-0509 or the athletic department at (815) 224-0472

Feb
17
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Feb 17 @ 11:00 pm

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

Feb
18
Wed
Area Ash Wednesday Services – Wednesday, February 18th
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Bureau  – Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 pm – Ash Wednesday (Potluck and Communion Service)
New Hope Church of the Nazarene in Princeton – Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 18th at 7 pm
St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton –  Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 pm
Wyanet Methodist Church –  Ash Wednesday Service Wed. 02/18/2015 at 7pm at the Church in Wyanet.
Feb
19
Thu
Princeton Chamber “Business After Hours” – Perry Memorial Hospital @ Perry Memorial Hospital
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Business After Hours!
Food, Spirits, 50/50 & Fun!

A great opportunity to network and grow your business!

Feb
20
Fri
Princeton Veterans Group – Winter Garage Sale @ American Legion Hall
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm

The Princeton Veterans Group will be holding their Winter Garage Sale on Friday, February 20, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturday, February 21, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The sale will be held indoors at the American Legion Hall at 1549 W Peru St in Princeton with plenty of bargains for everyone.

Feb
21
Sat
Princeton Public Schools Foundation ~ Seventh Annual Trivia Night @ A Hundred Acres Orchard
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Doors open at 6:00PM
Trivia begins at 7:00PM

Wyanet United Methodist Church – Free Family Movie Night @ Wyanet United Methodist Church
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm
Free Family Movie Night sponsored by the Wyanet United Methodist Church.  On Saturday Feb. 21st at 6:30 pm we will be screening Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY at the Wyanet United Methodist Church 112 W Main St. Wyanet IL. Refreshments after the movie
Feb
25
Wed
IVCC – nursing admission information session @ IVCC - room CTC 124
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

From Illinois Valley Community College’s Community Relations Office,

A nursing admission information session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Feb. 25 in room CTC 124.

Sponsored by the counseling center and admissions and records, 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 orkathy_sramek@ivcc.edu.

Princeton Chamber – “Lunch in the Park” lottery @ Prouty Building
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 the Princeton Chamber of Commerce will be holding the sign up for Lunch in the Park.  This will take place at 5:30pm at the Prouty Building.  All Business and Organizations interested in having an opportunity to host Lunch in the Park will need to be present to participate. We will hold a lottery drawing to fill the 18 spots available. The 2015 Lunch in the Park season will run every Friday from the end of May until the end of September.

Lunch in the park is intended to raise money for non-profit organizations.  Businesses and for profit organizations may sign up to host a lunch in the park as long as they designate their profit for a specific non-profit organization.

If you are unable to attend, any spots remaining will be filled on a first come, first serve basis the following morning.

There will be a set-up fee per opening on the calendar to offset advertising cost.  Payment is required prior to your specified date.  Advertising will be provided all summer long which, in turn, will assist you!!

Any questions, please call Kim at the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, 815-875-2616.

Feb
26
Thu
Bureau County Genealogy Society – February meeting @ Bureau County Genealogy Society Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm
The Bureau County Genealogy Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Society library 629 South Main Street in Princeton.  Don Schmidt, Superintendent of the Toulon Cemetery, will be the featured speaker.  When he took over the Toulon Cemetery position in 2000, he already had experience in genealogy research.  Because of that, he knew the value of cemetery records.  He has organized the Toulon Cemetery journals and obituary collection in ways to maximize these records as a genealogy resource.

He will share satisfactions that he has gained from working with these records.  He finds it most fulfilling to answer outside queries about people buried there, especially when  he is able to uncover information on “orphan” lots–lots which often appear vacant and whose owners left the area and are known by name only.  He will discuss the pedigrees (with portraits) of two or three people who have four and five generations of progenitors in the cemetery.  Also, he will tell a couple of stories related to the opening of graves, the sliding vault, and Margaret Skinner’s postmortem revenge.  The public is encouraged to attend this free program.

Bureau County Genealogical Society was founded in 1990 and will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in the months ahead.  The Society may be contacted for  more information about the February program by calling (815) 879-3133 or visiting during the hours of 10:00-3:00 pm on Mon., Tues., Thur. or Fri. and the first Saturday of each month.

Feb
28
Sat
Hennepin Fire Dept. – 8th Annual Winter Chicken Dinner @ Hennepin Fire Dept.
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

8th Annual Hennepin Fire Dept. Winter Family Style Chicken Dinner

Saturday, February 28th
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
or until the food is gone

Menu: Fried Chicken, Ravioli, French Fries, Coleslaw, Italian Bread, Homemade Desserts.

Carryouts available by calling ahead (815-925-7225) or stopping by that night at the station (201 East High Street, Hennepin, IL )

Mar
3
Tue
IVCC – Tomorrow’s Educators Programs @ Illinois Valley Community College
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am

Illinois Valley Community College’s student group, Tomorrow’s Educators: Aware, Connected, Hopeful (TEACH), will host a pair of events Tuesday, March 3.

The first is a Respect Campaign from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main entrance of the college; members will staff an informational table with a petition to rid the “R” word from our vocabulary and promote respect for all.

The second is a Dr. Seuss birthday event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Games and activities for young children are planned and light snacks will be provided while supplies last for Family Reading Night.

TEACH, a student organization for future educators, seeks to make members aware of education-related issues in the community, state and nation.

Co-advisors for TEACH are Jill Urban-Bollis, educational psychology instructor and education program coordinator, and Tina Hardy, disability services coordinator and education instructor. For information, contact Urban-Bollis at (815) 224-0429.

Princeton Moose Bingo
Mar 3 @ 11:00 pm

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

Waltham Troop 97 – Chili Supper @ Waltham Presbyterian Church
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Waltham troop 97 is having a chili supper to raise funds for camp.

Mar 3rd from 5-7 pm at the  Waltham Presbyterian Church (RT 178,  Utica)

$5 for adults
$3 for children

Chili tasting, corn bread and dessert

Mar
4
Wed
Tibetologist Glenn Mullin at IVCC @ Illinois Valley Community College CTC-124-125
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm

Glenn Mullin, a renowned Tibetologist, curator of Himalayan art, author, spiritual teacher and leader of pilgrimages to Tibet, India and Nepal, will present “The Dalai Lamas of Tibet: Their Essential Message for Living a Happy and Helpful Life,” at noon, Wednesday, March 4 in Illinois Valley Community College’s CTC 124-125.

Mullin has authored 20 books on Central Asia including 10 on the lives and works of the Dalai Lamas such as “The Fourteen Dalai Lamas,” and selected works from the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh and 13thDalai Lamas.

“This will be a stimulating spiritual discussion,” said Mullin friend and host Dan Retoff, an IVCC life science and yoga instructor. For information, call Retoff at (815) 434-0973.

IVCC – Technology Basics class @ IVCC - Room A323
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Department will offer Technology Basics (CEX-1211-303) from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in room A323.

This single-session class covers basic skills including email, surfing the net, filling out online forms and more. Students will learn how to download pictures, shop online and use MapQuest. Security issues, online scams and basic trouble shooting skills will also be discussed.

Cost of the class is $29. For information, call (815) 224-0427 or call (815) 224-0447 to register.

Mar
5
Thu
IVCC – Open House @ Illinois Valley Community College
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5for individuals considering college in 2015.

The day will include current IVCC students Brianna Huss of Tonica, Tiernan Ebener of Peru and Amy Rogowski of La Salle sharing their experiences and counselors discussing academic programs. Other topics include the college’s numerous student support services, financial aid, scholarships and university transfer.

“We will also talk to participants about how they can become involved on campus through our numerous student clubs, organizations and athletic teams,” said Connie Skerston, assistant director of admissions.

“Everything we will cover is crucial to individuals considering enrolling this summer or fall; we encourage guests to attend the entire program,” Skerston added.

In addition, tours, door prizes and a free lunch will be provided. RSVP at www.ivcc.edu/openhouse or call (815) 224-0439. Summer session registration begins April 9 and fall starts April 15.

Bureau County Red Cross – Blood Drive @ First United Methodist Church
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that it doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

The need for blood is constant. The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes in communities across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors with all blood types are needed, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunity

Bureau County

Princeton

3/5/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church Street

Workcamp 2016 – first organization meeting – St. Matthews Lutheran Church @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

St. Matthews Lutheran Church in conjunction with Evangelical Covenant Church, First Lutheran Church, St. John Lutheran (Church on the Hill) and other area churches plan to bring Workcamp to the Princeton area on June 19-26, 2016. Elderly, handicapped, and lower-income residents in Princeton and surrounding towns within 30 minutes of Princeton are eligible to submit an application for free home repairs.

The first organization meeting for Workcamp 2016 will be held on Thursday, March 5 in the basement of St. Matthews Lutheran Church at 6:30 pm. We are looking for additional churches or service organizations to become involved with the planning of this large event. If you are interested, please contact Linda Berry at 815 872-1478

Workcamp 2016 – First Organization Meeting @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

St. Matthews Lutheran Church in conjunction with Evangelical Covenant Church, First Lutheran Church, St. John Lutheran (Church on the Hill) and other area churches plan to bring Workcamp to the Princeton area on June 19-26, 2016. Elderly, handicapped, and lower-income residents in Princeton and surrounding towns within 30 minutes of Princeton are eligible to submit an application for free home repairs.

As many as 40 or more local residents will benefit from the work of a projected 400 adult and teenage volunteers at the Workcamp, coming to Princeton in the summer of 2016. The Workcamp will provide free home repairs through the Group Cares (formerly Group Workcamp Foundation) program, hosted and co-sponsored by St. Matthews Lutheran Church and other local churches, service organizations and the City of Princeton.

The first organization meeting for Workcamp 2016 will be held on Thursday, March 5 in the basement of St. Matthews Lutheran Church at 6:30 pm. We are looking for additional churches or service organizations to become involved with the planning of this large event. If you are interested, please contact Linda Berry at 815 872-1478.

Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – next meeting @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm
The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet Thursday Mar.5th 2015 at 7:00pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St.. Princeton, Ill.  Please enter through front door just off of Main St.
Program will be presented by Kate Hall on “I always wanted to be an Artist. Guests are welcome for a fee of $5.00.
Workshop on March 7th at the church.  Project “Open Sew Day” 9:00am until 4:00pm.
For membership information
Annette Byrne   815 223 0558
Mar
10
Tue
Hennepin “Relay for Life” – Annual Spaghetti Supper @ Hennepin Park District Swimming Pool (Social Room)
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Menu will be spaghetti, salad, bread with garlic butter, beverage and assorted desserts.

50/50 drawing will be held and a raffle for a wine basket.

@ Bureau County Metro Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm

Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) is inviting area residents to attend and participate in a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Bureau County Metro Center to discuss substance abuse and related issues among youth and young adults in Bureau and Putnam Counties. This meeting has been scheduled following the reports by law enforcement of disturbing local trends which are supported by recently released national and local data. CPASA believes that with spring and its dances and graduations just around the corner, it is time for a serious community wide discussion about making sure that all of our youth make it through the season safely.

Mar
11
Wed
Widmark Wednesday Movie – Princeton Public Library @ Princeton Public Library
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm
During his long Hollywood career, Princeton’s own Richard Widmark portrayed criminals, cops, doctors, lawyers, Indian fighters, historical figures, military men, and even the president of the United States.

But as a Viking leader on a perilous quest for hidden treasure?

The next Widmark Wednesday movie finds Widmark in such an exotic role.
But this cunning Norse sailor soon discovers that a Moorish king, played by Sidney Poitier, covets the same prize — a giant bell made of pure gold — just as much.
The 1964 adventure film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.
Co-starring with Widmark and Poitier are Russ Tamblyn, Rosanna Schiffiano, Oskar Homolka, Edward Judd and Lionel Jeffries.
Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991.
Malden After-School Program – Donkey Basketball @ Malden Grade School
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

Malden After-School Program is hosting Buckeye Donkey Basketball on Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm. Advance Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by calling 815-643-2436. Tickets at the door are $8.  We are also offering $1 donkey rides at intermission for children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult.

Mar
14
Sat
BVHS – Pancake and Sausage “Breakfast with Mary Poppins” @ Bureau Valley High School
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

To help defray the costs of the BVHS Spring Musical “Mary Poppins” (like the flying effects and sets, etc.) BVHS is having a Pancake and Sausage “Breakfast with Mary” on Saturday, March 14th from 8 to 10 AM at BVHS. (The hog was donated as was the processing!) There will be live performances by the cast, as well as a silent auction of some very nice gift baskets! Bring the kids so they can meet Mary Poppins and other characters from the show! Tickets for this are $6 for Adults, $3 for kids ages 5 – 12 , and kids ages 4 and under are free!

Mar
15
Sun
Friends of the Canal – “Hike the Canal” outing @ Bridge 56
Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm

The Friends of the Canal are holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing on Sunday, March 15. 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 1:30pm 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.

Mar
17
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Mar 17 @ 11:00 pm

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

Mar
19
Thu
Tiskilwa Public Library – Book Sale @ Tiskilwa Public Library
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Tiskilwa Public Library will hold their next book sale on Thursday, March 19th from 1 – 6 pm.

Items for sale include books, CD’s, DVD’s and audio books.

Mar
20
Fri
Tiskilwa Public Library – Book Sale @ Tiskilwa Public Library
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Tiskilwa Public Library will hold their next book sale on Friday, March 20th from 10 am – 4 pm.

Items for sale include books, CD’s, DVD’s and audio books.

BV High School Musical – “Mary Poppins” @ Bureau Valley High School Auditorium
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Bureau Valley High School presents the musical “Mary Poppins.” on Friday,  March 20th and Saturday 21st at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at BVHS. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $7 for Students. Seating is reserved. There will be a dessert cafe hosted by the Music Boosters before the show, starting at 6:00 p.m.
PHS Spring Musical – “The Little Mermaid Jr.” @ Princeton High School
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

The magical undersea world of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be presented by Princeton High School on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium.  Written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Mermaid” is a fairy-tale about a young mermaid named Ariel who dreams of life beyond the sea.  Tickets to the show are $8 and can be purchased by calling (815) 875-3308, ext. 375.  All seats are reserved.

Mar
21
Sat
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – 2015 Show @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

2015 Quilt Show “Victorian Attic” presented by Covered Bridge Quilters Guild of Princeton, Illinois  To be on Sat. March 21st from 9am to 5pm and Sun March 22nd 11am to 4pm at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.

Admission is $5.00 per person 12 years old and up.  Children under 12 are Free.

This is a Judged Quilt Show.  We will have a Merchants Mall with a Scissor Sharpener ( he does knives, scissors and rotary blades), a Silent Auction and Quilt Raffle. We will also have an  AQS (American Quilters Society) Certified Appraiser there, so bring your quilts to be appraised.  This year our featured Quilter and Artist is Janet Moreland, come and see Janet’s journey in art and quilting.

Tiskilwa Public Library – Book Sale @ Tiskilwa Public Library
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Tiskilwa Public Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, March 21st from 9 – 11 am.

Items for sale include books, CD’s, DVD’s and audio books.

Bureau County United Way – Spring Event @ Fitzgerald’s Piano Lounge
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

Bureau County United Way will host their “Spring Event” fundraiser on Saturday , March 21, 2015 in the Lower Level of Fitzgerald’s Piano Lounge.

Cocktails and Hors-d’oeuvrs 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm  – Dinner by Four and Twenty Cafe (Guest Chef Pete Mangold)

Art Auction to follow

Entrée choices: Prime Rib,
Center Cut Pork Chop or Duck Breast
Cash Bar  – Ticket price $50
Tickets available at Bureau County United Way
618 North Main Street, Princeton • (815) 872-0821
Proceeds to benefit Bureau County United Way 2015 campaign

BV High School Musical – “Mary Poppins” @ Bureau Valley High School Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Bureau Valley High School presents the musical “Mary Poppins.” on Saturday March 21st at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at BVHS. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $7 for Students. Seating is reserved. There will be a dessert cafe hosted by the Music Boosters before the show, starting at 6:00 p.m.
PHS Spring Musical – “The Little Mermaid Jr.” @ Princeton High School
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

The magical undersea world of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be presented by Princeton High School on Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium.  Written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Mermaid” is a fairy-tale about a young mermaid named Ariel who dreams of life beyond the sea.  Tickets to the show are $8 and can be purchased by calling (815) 875-3308, ext. 375.  All seats are reserved.

Mar
22
Sun
St. Patrick Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Arlington @ St. Patrick Church
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. Patrick Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at St. Patrick Church, Arlington, is Sunday, March 22. Serving “All You Can Eat” is 8am to 1pm in Bishop Franz Hall. Nuco’s homemade sausage, eggs, toast & beverage will be served. Adults $6.00; children 6-10 years $4.00; children five & under free. Carry-outs available, tickets on sale at the door

Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – 2015 Show @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

2015 Quilt Show “Victorian Attic” presented by Covered Bridge Quilters Guild of Princeton, Illinois  To be on Sun March 22nd 11am to 4pm at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.

Admission is $5.00 per person 12 years old and up.  Children under 12 are Free.

This is a Judged Quilt Show.  We will have a Merchants Mall with a Scissor Sharpener ( he does knives, scissors and rotary blades), a Silent Auction and Quilt Raffle. We will also have an  AQS (American Quilters Society) Certified Appraiser there, so bring your quilts to be appraised.  This year our featured Quilter and Artist is Janet Moreland, come and see Janet’s journey in art and quilting.

Illinois Valley Community College – Jazz Ensemble Concert @ IVCC Cultural Centre
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Community College Jazz Ensemble, will host a free concert featuring internationally known jazz artist David Hoffman at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22 in the Cultural Centre.

Hoffman, trumpet and flugelhorn soloist and composer and arranger for the Ray Charles Orchestra, will perform one of his works with the ensemble as well as other jazz standards.

While touring with the Ray Charles Orchestra, he performed in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Russia. Hoffman has played with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has appeared on several television programs including The Tonight Show, Live at Newport, Merv Griffin’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, and the Fox special “Ray Charles: 50 Years of Music.”

Local vocal artist Amanda Krocker will accompany Hoffman and the ensemble. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Mar
23
Mon
Princeton High School – Winter Concert @ Sally Skinner Council Auditorium
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Princeton High School presents their “Winter Concert” on Monday, March 23rd at 7 pm in the Sally Skinner Council Auditorium.

Featured will be the PHS Concert Band and PHS Concert Choir.

Mar
27
Fri
Holy Trinity Church in Cherry – 4th Annual Fish Fry @ Holy Trinity Church (212 S. Main St.)
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Holy Trinity 4th Annual Fish Fry
Friday March 27th 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Cherry Church Hall – Carryouts Available $7.00
Proceeds and donations to support the Holy Trinity
Low Income Energy Assistance Fund – LIHEAP

First Lutheran Church, Ohio – Fish Fry @ First Lutheran Church
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

First Lutheran Church in Ohio will have a fish fry on Friday, March 27th from 5 to 7 pm. Menu will be Fish, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Dessert and Beverage.

Adults: $7.50, Children under 10: $4.00

A bake sale will also be held. Carry-outs available in Ohio.

Hollowayville United Church of Christ – Fish Dinner @ Hollowayville United Church of Christ
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hollowayville United Church of Christ will be serving an “all-you-can-eat” fried fish dinner on Friday, March 27th from 5 – 7 pm. $ 8 per Adult, $4 for 12 – 7 yrs, Free for children under 6 yrs. old. (Carry-outs available)

Menu will be baked and deep-batter fried fish, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, dessert and bread. Beverages will be coffee and lemonade.

Sponsored by the Men for Mission.

Mar
28
Sat
Princeton High School – Alumni Basketball Game @ Princeton High School
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm

● Princeton High School will be hosting an Alumni Basketball Game for all
former Players.
● Format will depend upon number of players and ages of players. We
hope to have at least two games again, possibly three if  enough
players.
● Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt with number.
● To participate, please fill out the form below and return with your $25
to Princeton High School by March 14th. Checks made out to
PHS-Basketball.

Singer/songwriter Ana Egge – Princeton Coffeehouse @ Open Prairie, United Church of Christ
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm

Singer/songwriter Ana Egge will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The Coffeehouse is located at Open Prairie, United Church of Christ, 25 East Marion, in Princeton. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission is $15.00 at the door. Fair trade coffee, tea, and homemade desserts are available. The Coffeehouse offers traditional and modern folk, blues and bluegrass music, monthly August-May. For information, visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com, or call 815/872-6501.

Apr
3
Fri
Good Friday Services – area wide
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm

Good Friday Services include:

St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton – 7 pm

New Hope Church of the Nazarene in Princeton –  7 pm.

Apr
4
Sat
Cookout – Wyanet Community Club @ Wyanet Locker
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout and bake sale on Saturday, April 4th from 10:30 am – 1 pm at the Wyanet Locker.

Serving ribeyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and soda.

All proceeds will go toward the Wyanet Festival Queen Pageant.

Easter Egg Hunts – areawide
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am

11:00 am – Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Princeton Optimist Club at Soldiers & Sailors Park and Bureau County Courthouse lawn. The Easter Bunny scheduled to be there.

11:00 am – Easter Egg Hunt in Tiskilwa for children from 2 years old to 3rd grade will be held at the Reagan Middle School playground (sponsored by the Allen Murphy Family)

11:00 am – Easter Egg Hunt at Malden Grade School (sponsored by the Malden 8th Grade Cheerleaders) on the lawn area behind the school and playground. Three age groups (9 mos. – 4, Kindergarten / 1st / 2nd grades, 3rd and 4th grades) with prizes awarded.

Princeton Moose Lodge – “Comedy Hypnotic Cruise” @ Princeton Moose Lodge
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

Princeton Moose Lodge presents a  “Comedy Hypnotic Cruise” featuring “Capt. Andy” on Saturday, April 4th at 8pm.

Cocktails @ 5:30 pm and Dinner from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Show at 8 pm.

Check out “Capt. Andy” at www.captandy.com

Apr
7
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Apr 7 @ 11:00 pm

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

Apr
8
Wed
Princeton Public Library – Widmark Wednesday @ Princeton Public Library
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm

Former Princeton resident Richard Widmark starred in more than 70 movies, but only one dealt with the Civil War.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end, the Princeton Public Library’s Widmark Wednesday series will show that film at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. Admission is free.

Widmark stars as one-eyed Confederate Col. Tom Rossiter, who is ordered to rustle hundreds of cattle bound for the Union Army and divert them to hungry rebels.

But the herd’s owner, cattleman Alvarez Kelly, played by Oscar-winning actor William Holden, doesn’t want to cooperate. Sparks fly as Rossiter and Kelly form an uneasy alliance that imperils them both.

The film, which was released in 1966, is based on an actual historical incident.

Co-stars include Patrick O’Neal, Janice Rule, Victoria Shaw and Harry Carey Jr.

Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in Hollywood movies from 1947 until 1991.

Apr
9
Thu
2ndThursday@the Library program – Wyanet @ Raymond A. Sapp Memorial TWP Library
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm
Chef Monika Sudakov will be at the R.A. Sapp Library for the 2ndThursday@the Library program on April 9, 2015 at 6:30pm. Chef Monika always brings her wit, charm and extraordinary talent to Wyanet while presenting a program on Chefdom. The library usually smells of garlic and other spices for days after one of Chef Monika’s culinary creations. Stop in at the library on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30pm for delish food and refreshments.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Dorene Stalter will be instructing the library’s patrons on the complexities of computers. The computer class starts at 1:00pm. The public is welcome to join in.

Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – April Meeting @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet Thursday April 9, 2015, at 7:00 PM at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N Main St. Princeton, Ill.  Please enter through the front door just off of Main Street.
Guests welcome for a $5.00 fee.

Mary Jane Mundly will present the program of “Rulers, Rulers and More Rulers-Get More Than  One Use Out of Them”    24 N Main St. Princeton, Il

There will be a workshop on April 11, 2015,  Time 9am-4pm  Judy Niemeyer style Table Runner, taught by Linda Culvert of Peddlers Way Quilt Co.  (she is a Judy Niemeyer certified teacher)
For membership information
Annette Byrne  815 223 0558
Workshop and program information
Mary Wallis  815 866 4622
Apr
10
Fri
IVCC – “Burgers and Brats for Babies” @ IVCC Cafeteria
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s student honor society Phi Theta Kappa is sponsoring the annual fundraiser “Burgers and Brats for Babies” 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 10 in the IVCC cafeteria with proceeds to benefit the March of Dimes. A raffle is also part of the benefit.

Lunch is $6 and will include a hamburger or bratwurst sandwich, chips, pasta salad and a dessert. Raffle prizes include Chicago White Sox tickets, massage gift certificates, a potted plant, and several restaurant gift certificates.

The community, along with IVCC students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. For information, contact faculty advisors Lee Ann Johnson at (815) 224-0317.

IVCC Foundation – “‘70s Night” @ Senica’s Oak Ridge
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm

“IVCC  ‘70s Night”  will be 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, Senica’s Oak Ridge, Route 6 East La Salle. 1970s attire strongly encouraged. Live and silent auctions, food and prizes for the best costumes. $30 per person. Proceeds benefit the IVCC Foundation: (815) 224-0253.

Wyanet Methodist Church – Christianity 101 Class @ Wyanet Methodist Church
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm
Christianity 101 class for kids and adults April 10th 6:30pm at the Wyanet Methodist Church. Questions?  Please call 815-699-7238
IVCC – “Sci-fest” Family Event @ IVCC Gymnasium
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Illinois Valley Community College will host “Sci-fest” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 10 in the gymnasium.

The free family event is all about fun with science. Participants will learn about the minerals of Minecraft, how to make fire with air pressure, search for microscopic creatures and watch a flame tornado.

Dr. 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 and will also attempt to use the power of the atmosphere to crush a 55 gallon barrel.

Apr
11
Sat
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will host a workshop @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will host a workshop on April 11, 2015,  time 9am-4pm.  “Judy Niemeyer’s Cactus Flower table runner” will be taught by Linda Culvert of Peddlers Way Quilt Co.  (she is a Judy Niemeyer certified teacher)
For membership information
Annette Byrne  815 223 0558
Workshop and program information
Mary Wallis  815 866 4622
Community Cookout – Wyanet @ Wyanet Locker
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Nancy Olds Bohm 5K race committee will host a cookout on Saturday, April 11 from 10:30 am – 1 pm at the Wyanet Locker (218 Railroad Street, Wyanet, IL).

Serving ribeyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips & soda.

Singer-Songwriter Sam Baker – Princeton Coffeehouse @ Open Prairie UCC
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
On Saturday, April 11th, singer-songwriter Sam Baker will appear at The Princeton Coffeehouse. Since 2004, he’s released 4 albums. These recordings’ singular lyricism and delivery have contributed to the near unanimous critical acclaim with which they have been met.
Sam has an astonishing back story.  In 1986, he was on a train to Machu Picchu, when a Shining Path guerrilla’s bomb exploded, killing nearby passengers and seriously injuring him.  After an 8-hour emergency surgery and 17 subsequent reconstructive surgeries, he was able to re-learn the guitar and put his life back together. The existential themes of many of his songs are, in part, a result of this experience.
Comparisons to John Prine abound. His latest album, Say Grace, was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 country music releases of 2013.  Marc Eisen, of The Daily Page, has noted that “[h]is songs are closely observed narratives of eccentric and marginalized people finding meaning in seemingly defeated lives — almost like Leonard Cohen’s, if Cohen had been a Baptist raised in West Texas”.  And there’s this, from Richard Skanse, of Lone Star Music — “Sam Baker might be the most captivating songwriter in America”.
This performance is sponsored by Bureau Valley VisionCare.
Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Show time is 7:30.  All seats are $15.00 & are general admission. The location, as always, is Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion St. in downtown Princeton.
Apr
13
Mon
@ Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm

On Monday, April 13, Tiskilwa resident David Horst will share a variety of his local photographs at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main, in his program “Look Again,” beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Be on hand as Dave explains how he seeks out the extraordinary in the familiar and shares suggestions on capturing special moments with your own camera, too. 

The nostalgic types may want to arrive early to inspect a “Back in the Day” display in the museum’s Timeline Hallway. Throughout April and May, the showcase will be filled with kitchen items and old-timey appliances sure to trigger memories of grandma’s kitchen. Other unusual items in the Timeline Hallway include a 19th century cider press, standing proudly on the 1855 heart-of-pine flooring that was recently revealed and restored.

Tiskilwa Historical Society welcomes the community each month to free public programs followed by refreshments and social time in the museum galleries.

Apr
14
Tue
Princeton “Workcamp 2016” – meeting @ St Matthews Lutheran Church
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm
A Reminder that on Tuesday, April 14, there is a Princeton Workcamp 2016 meeting at St Matthews Lutheran Church, Princeton.
Committees will meet at 6:30 pm
The Committee as whole will meet at 7:15 pm
Pr Scott Schmidt 1-779-537-4811
Linda Berry 815-872-1478
Apr
16
Thu
IVCC – nursing admission information session @ Illinois Valley Community College Ottawa Center
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A nursing admission information session will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at the Illinois Valley Community College Ottawa Center, room 101.

Sponsored by the counseling center and admissions and records, 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 orkathy_sramek@ivcc.edu.

SuicideTALK® – Nelson Chapel in Princeton @ Nelson Chapel
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 11:26 pm

suicideTALK® is about a 90 minute exploration in suicide awareness. It is intended for all members of a community ages 16 and up. Organized around the question, “Should we talk about suicide?” it provides a structure in which session members can safely explore some of the most challenging attitudinal issues about suicide, and encourages every member to find a part that they can play in preventing suicide.

Apr
17
Fri
IVCIL – Amplified Phone Open House @ Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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.

Open House scheduled Friday, April 17th 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.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Apr
18
Sat
Wyanet Methodist Church – free “Frozen” event @ Wyanet Methodist Church
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm
Wyanet Methodist Church is hosting a free “Frozen” event.  April 18th at 6:30pm at the Wyanet Methodist Church.  Come dressed as your favorite Frozen Character and join in our event.  We will also be screening the movie “Frozen”.  Refreshments served after the movie.  Questions? Please call 815-699-7238.
“From Swing Sets to Swing Sets” – Jazz Concert @ Bureau County Fairgrounds - Allen Building
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm
“From Swing Sets to Swing Sets”

Hosted by the LJHS and IVCC Jazz Bands

Come dance the night away at an evening of jazz featuring the Logan Jr. High Jazz Band and the IVCC Jazz Band in concert Saturday, April 18 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30).

Location: Bureau County Fairgrounds – Allen Building.

Cost $5 Adults and $3 Students/Seniors. 5 and under are free.

Desserts will be available for purchase.

Any questions contact Brandon Stover at Logan Jr. High 815-875-6415

Apr
21
Tue
BVHS Renaissance Program – Quarter Mania Night @ Bureau Valley High School Commons
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

BVHS Renaissance Quarter Mania will be on Tuesday, April 21, from 5:30 – 9 pm in the Bureau Valley High School Commons.

A “quarter mania” is a cross between an auction and a raffle where people “bid” to win product(s) from local vendors and businesses participating in the event. The “bids” on these items range from 1 to 4 quarters based on the value of the product(s).

Each vendor brings two items for the auction, and can also bring other items to display or sell at the event. Attendees shop the vendor booths for the first hour and the auction starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Bureau Valley Renaissance Program was created two years ago and functions in the school to promote positive behavior, academic success, and school pride. It recognizes students who work hard and continually do their best. The group is led by a council of 17 high school students.

“We do all kinds of things throughout the year,” said Rachel Brummel, Renaissance Program president. “We give out free BV T-shirts, have breakfasts to honor students of the month, take a field trip to the bowling alley and movie theater every semester, which is a lot of fun.”

The group leaders meet several times a month to develop and implement programing ideas. Renaissance also recognizes students and staff birthdays, distributes incentive reward cards for achievement in the classroom and much more.

Food available: Hot Dogs – $2 Chips – $1 Drink – $0.50 – $1.00 Baked Goods- $0.50

Princeton Moose Bingo
Apr 21 @ 11:00 pm

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