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Feb
14
Fri
Thursday @ the Library
Feb 14 @ 12:30 am

The Wyanet Library’s 2nd Thursday@the Library in February is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council. On Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:30pm,Illinois Road Scholar, Pete Ellertsen will present his program, Swing Low: Dwight Moody, An Original Crossover Music Artist. Mr. Ellertsen will talk about Chicago evangelist Dwight Moody and his music director Ira Sankey. He will explain how their incorporation of Anglo-Celtic and African-American spiritual music became the basis of much of the music we listen to today, including country, jazz, blues and rock. He will also talk about how their music took form from many cultures. Refreshements will be served. For more information, visit Ellertsen’s weblog “Hogfiddle” at http://hogfiddle.blogspot.com/p/road-scholars.html – See more at: http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/pete-ellertsen#sthash.RfADbDyp.dpuf

Feb
15
Sat
Valentine’s Dance
Feb 15 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am

The Princeton Moose Lodge hosts a Valentines Dance featuring the Generics Goodies Band.  Everyone is also invited to dine at the moose lodge.  Dining is from 5 to 8 pm.

Feb
27
Thu
BV Foreign Language Fair @ Bureau Valley High School
Feb 27 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 28 @ 1:30 am

Bureau Valley High School hosts its annual Foreign Language Fair featuring ethnic food and live entertainment.  Mexican and German buffets serve from 5:30 to 7:30 in the commons area and feature tacos, fajitas, brats, hot dogs and goulash.  It’s a family-friendly event, young children can enjoy the “It’s a Small World” parade and the free craft tables.  Spanish and German Club members perform songs and dances.  Meals start at $4 and students get in free.  Adults pay a $1 admission.

Feb
28
Fri
Democrats monthly meeting
Feb 28 @ 12:30 am

The DePue/Bureau County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting.   Speaker for the meeting is District 18 County Board member Mike Kohr.  Tacos will be served after the meeting.

Mar
1
Sat
Community Coffee in Sheffield
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield holds their monthly community coffee at the U.C.C. Parish Hall.  Featuring fresh baked cinnamon rolls.

Mar
2
Sun
Chicken dinner fundraiser
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Ohio Public Library sponsors a fundraiser at “Rip’s” chicken in Ladd.  Featuring a 50/50 drawing and raffle.

Mar
6
Thu
PMH Retirees Breakfast
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm

A breakfast is held for Perry Memorial Hospital retirees and former employees at 2835 N. Main St. in Princeton.

Mar
8
Sat
Wine & Beer Tasting
Mar 8 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 9 @ 2:00 am

The LaMoille Ambulance Service is holding a Wine & Beer Tasting at the LaMoille Lions Club.  Tickets are available from Lori Fry at 815-252-2827 or Sarah at 815-866-2154.  Appetizers will be served and there will be silent auction items available, including a handmade quilt.  Proceeds benefit the LaMoille Ambulance Service, for the purchase of new rescue gear for EMS personnel.

Mar
9
Sun
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Sheffield Knights of Columbus is holding it’s annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Sheffield.  Serving is from 6:30 am to 1 pm.  Adults pay $6, kids under 6 eat for $2, and kids under 6 eat free.

Mar
11
Tue
Community-Wide Education Forum @ Spring Valley City Hall’s Community Room
Mar 11 @ 11:30 pm

A coalition of major stakeholders and education advocates in Spring Valley will hold a community-wide forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 on the new importance of education in determining the economic prospects for the city and its residents. The meeting will be in Spring Valley City Hall’s Community Room, 215 N. Greenwood St.
Sponsors of the forum are Hall Township High School, Illinois Valley Community College, City of Spring Valley, Spring Valley Boosters, Spring Valley Partners for Progress and the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition.
Featured speakers are Hall High School Supt. Michael Struna, who will cover the impact of the most recent High School Performance Report Card, and IVCC President Jerry Corcoran who will draw the line from academic achievement to economic prosperity in a rapidly changing world.

Mar
12
Wed
Widmark Wednesday at PPL
Mar 12 @ 11:30 pm

A Richard Widmark movie is shown at Princeton Public Library.  When a London hustler whose ambitious plans never work out encounters the most famous Greco-Roman wrestler in the world, he dreams up a scheme that he thinks will finally be his ticket to financial independence.

Mar
15
Sat
Bureau Valley H.S. Spring Musical: “BIG” – The Musical @ BVHS Auditorium
Mar 15 @ 12:00 am
Each night of the musical, the BV Drama Department will be giving away both an ipod nano touch and an ipod shuffle to the two lucky individuals who purchased the winning show tickets each evening. (There are a total of four ipod products to be given away to four individuals, two each night. It will be based on a person’s seat number.)

 

Princeton H.S. Spring Musical: “Honk!” @ PHS Sally Skinner Council Auditorium
Mar 15 @ 12:00 am

Princeton High School will present “Honk!,” the musical based off Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” at 7 p.m. March 14 and March 15 in the Sally Skinner Auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available by calling 815-875-3308, ext. 375. All seats reserved.

2014 Princeton Youth Baseball & Softball League Registration @ Prouty Building
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

sign up is for kids pre-k through 11th grade

Mar
16
Sun
Bureau Valley H.S. Spring Musical: “BIG” – The Musical @ BVHS Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 12:00 am
Each night of the musical, the BV Drama Department will be giving away both an ipod nano touch and an ipod shuffle to the two lucky individuals who purchased the winning show tickets each evening. (There are a total of four ipod products to be given away to four individuals, two each night. It will be based on a person’s seat number.)

 

Princeton H.S. Spring Musical: “Honk!” @ PHS Sally Skinner Council Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 12:00 am

Princeton High School will present “Honk!,” the musical based off Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in the Sally Skinner Auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available by calling 815-875-3308, ext. 375. All seats reserved.

Mar
19
Wed
Princeton Youth Baseball & Softball League Registration @ Prouty Building
Mar 19 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 12:00 am
Mar
28
Fri
DePue/Bureau Democratic Club meeting
Mar 28 @ 12:00 am

The DePue/Bureau Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting on March 27, 2014 at 7 PM.  The meeting will be held at the VFW in DePue (across from the lake).  A ravioli dinner will be served after the meeting.  The meeting is open to everyone.

Mar
30
Sun
Cotton Patch Gospel
Mar 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Cotton Patch Gospel is presented at the Van Orin Gospel Church, just off Route 92.  Phil Kaufmann of Princeton will present a full length, 20 character, two-act musical based on the book of Matthew.  The one-man show takes place in Georgia in the 1970s.  All are invited.  A free-will offering will be taken and canned goods accepted at the door with 100 percent of the money going for hunger relief locally and nationally.  Soup and sandwiches will follow.  If you have any questions, call the church at 815-638-2552.

Apr
4
Fri
Retreat to the “ROCK”
Apr 4 – Apr 6 all-day

The 25th annual Retreat to the “ROCK” – a nondenominational Christian Ladies Retreat – is held at Starved Rock State Park.  Inspirational speakers and musicians are a part of the retreat.  Various packages are available whether you would like to come for the entire 2-day retreat or just a portion.  Please call Robena at 815-343-4695 for a brochure and further information.  If you have any questions, call Roseann Rossi at 815-883-3510 or email her at roseannrossi5@gmailcom .

Manlius Youth Baseball fish fry and league sign up
Apr 4 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 5 @ 12:00 am

The Manlius Youth Baseball Program is holding its annual Fish Fry and league sign up.  It’s on Friday, April 4th from 5 to 7 pm at the Manlius Sportsman Club.  For details, contact Chris Maynard at 815-878-4732.

 

Apr
5
Sat
Princeton High School Alumni Basketball Game
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm

Princeton High School will be hosting an Alumni Basketball Game for all former players.  The format will depend upon the number of players and ages of players, but will probably be players that graduated in odd numbered years vs. players that graduated in even numbered years.  Cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt with number.  To take part, fill out the attached form and return it with $20 to Princeton High School.  Checks should be made out to PHS-Basketball.

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Apr
7
Mon
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 7 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 7 @ 5:00 am – Apr 8 @ 4:45 am

Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27 from 7 am to 8 pm each day.  The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the Lower Level inside the cafeteria.  For more information call 815-875-4481.

PPL Monday Night Movie @ Princeton Public Library
Apr 7 @ 11:30 pm

Princeton Public Library Monday Night Movie:   A young graduate student, finishing her master’s thesis, is preparing for marriage but thoughts of the end of the free life, and a potential summer fling, intrude. She retreats to her grandmother’s house, where the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting-bee friends leads her toward a more open-eyed examination of her course.  

 

Apr
8
Tue
St. Bede Sausage Fundraiser
Apr 8 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The St. Bede Academy Stage Rats are selling Father Dom’s Italian Sausage to raise funds for a lighting system upgrade.  This is not your average salt/pepper/garlic sausage.  It’s Father Dom’s special recipe with garlic, fennel, oregano, paprika, and other spices that’s perfect for pizzas, meatballs, lasagna, and as an accompaniment to any pasta dish.  The sausage is available in bulk and links.  For more information, contact St. Bede Academy at 815-223-3140.

 

StBede Sausage

PPL Connecting Threads
Apr 8 @ 11:30 pm

Connecting Threads Talk About: “Grandma’s Wonderful Quilts of the 30’s” by Mary Serafini, a talk on the history and care of vintage quilts along with show of the presenter’s collection. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a quilt to share with others.  For more information, call the Princeton Public Library.

Quilt program at PPL
Apr 8 @ 11:30 pm

The “Connecting Threads” quilt series continues at Princeton Public Library.  This evening’s event, “Grandma’s Wonderful Quilts of the 30s” by Mary Serafini, features a talk on the history and care of vintage quilts along with show of the presenter’s collection. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a quilt to share with others.

Apr
9
Wed
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 9 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

Chicks with Sticks
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am

Chicks with Sticks, a crochet and knitting group, meets at Princeton Public Library.  Newcomers at all levels are welcome.

PPL Widmark Wednesday Movie
Apr 9 @ 11:30 pm

Princeton Public Library hosts its Widmark Wednesday Movie.  A pilot wants a life of ease, flying for drug smugglers and looking the other way until his conscience is tweaked by a woman he has misused.  The story unfolds in flashbacks as the pilot battles the storm and recalls his failures.

Apr
10
Thu
Concert at Bureau Township Community Church
Apr 10 @ 12:00 am

The Bureau Township Community Church hosts a concert by Lex Anderson at the church located at 19126 Wyanet Walnut Road, Princeton.  Lex has authored two books: A girl’s devotional, and Beauty & Disgrace.  For more information, call Pastor Willy Minnix at the church at 815-699-2327.

Click here for more details – Lex_Anderson

 

PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 10 @ 5:00 am – Apr 11 @ 4:45 am

Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27 from 7 am to 8 pm each day.  The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the Lower Level inside the cafeteria.  For more information call 815-875-4481.

St. Bede Sausage Fundraiser
Apr 10 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The St. Bede Academy Stage Rats are selling Father Dom’s Italian Sausage to raise funds for a lighting system upgrade.  This is not your average salt/pepper/garlic sausage.  It’s Father Dom’s special recipe with garlic, fennel, oregano, paprika, and other spices that’s perfect for pizzas, meatballs, lasagna, and as an accompaniment to any pasta dish.  The sausage is available in bulk and links.  For more information, contact St. Bede Academy at 815-223-3140.

 

StBede Sausage

Steppin’ Out For Our Babies @ WiseGuys Bar & Grill
Apr 10 @ 10:30 pm

7th Annual evening of fabulous food, fun and auction to benefit the March of Dimes.   Doors open at 5:30pm at WiseGuys Bar & Grill in Princeton.  Enjoy local restaurants and vendors serving their special creations. Also featuring a live and silent auction and raffles.  The emcee for the evening’s events is WZOE-AM morning man Tommy Rose.

 

Apr
11
Fri
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 11 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

IVCH Healthy Heart @ IVCH CPRA Adjacent to the IL Valley YMCA
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is a two day event covering both April 11 and April 12, 2014.

This cardiac screening includes a complete lipid profile, blood glucose screening, blood pressure and weight screening, waist measurement, BMI and individual counseling sessions. This program will help you identify your modifiable cardiac risk factors and assist you in making lifestyle changes to achieve your personal goals.

A 10 – 12 hour fast is required.

Pre-Registration is Required. Call 815-780-3337 for an appointment.

Apr
12
Sat
Princeton Moose Dance
Apr 12 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am

The Princeton Moose Lodge will host a dance featuring the music of the Generics Goodies Band.  The dining room is open from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Everyone is invited.

IVCH Healthy Heart @ IVCH CPRA Adjacent to the IL Valley YMCA
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is a two day event covering both April 11 and April 12, 2014.

This cardiac screening includes a complete lipid profile, blood glucose screening, blood pressure and weight screening, waist measurement, BMI and individual counseling sessions. This program will help you identify your modifiable cardiac risk factors and assist you in making lifestyle changes to achieve your personal goals.

A 10 – 12 hour fast is required.

Pre-Registration is Required. Call 815-780-3337 for an appointment.

Easter Bake Sale in Ohio
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The annual O.C.C.W. Easter Bake Sale takes place in the church hall at the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Ohio.  Come early at 8:30 for coffee and a “bite”.  Everyone is welcome.

Cookout in Wyanet
Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout at Wyanet Locker.  Serving ribeyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and pop.  Everyone is invited.

Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Spring Valley Boosters is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Spring Valley.  Everyone is invited!

Rumble For The Kids
Apr 12 @ 10:00 pm

Rumble For The Kids is an annual event that helps raise money for non-profit organizations that assist in helping local kids. This event will be held at Logan Junior High Gymnasium in Princeton, IL and features wrestlers like Frankie “The Chi-Town Hitman”, Anthony Antonelli, Chief AttaKullaKulla, Pretty Boy Floyed, Joey Rose, Michael Mack, The Beast, The Libyan Nightmare Psychotic Rage, and SYN.  Food will be available for purchase during the event.  Doors open at 4 pm and the show begins at 5 pm.   Ticket price is $10 or 4 for $35.  All net proceeds will benefit PES Plays.

 

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Trivia Night in LaMoille
Apr 12 @ 11:00 pm

A trivia night to support the LaMoille and Ohio Athletic Boosters takes place at the LaMoille Lions Club at 308 Howard Street in LaMoille.  Doors open at 6 and trivia begins at 7.  Cash prizes will go to the 1st through 3rd place teams.  Teams consist of 6 to 10 people and there is a $100 per team entry fee.  The night will also feature silent auctions, raffles, a cash bar and snacks.  Teams can be registered by calling Brian at 815-993-3031, Dee at 815-866-2226, or Kim at 815-303-7733.

Apr
13
Sun
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 13 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 13 @ 5:00 am – Apr 14 @ 4:45 am

Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27 from 7 am to 8 pm each day.  The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the Lower Level inside the cafeteria.  For more information call 815-875-4481.

Southern Gospel Concert
Apr 13 @ 1:45 pm

The Chosen Ones Southern Gospel singing group will be in concert at the Wyanet United Methodist Church.  Light refreshments to follow.

Chocolate Festival
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

LaSalle County CASA sponsors a “Nothing’s Sweeter than a Child” Chocolate Festival.  The event is being held at Celebrations in LaSalle.  Featuring unlimited samples.  Admission is$10 for adults and $5 for children under 5.  No carryouts.

Apr
14
Mon
St. Bede Sausage Fundraiser
Apr 14 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The St. Bede Academy Stage Rats are selling Father Dom’s Italian Sausage to raise funds for a lighting system upgrade.  This is not your average salt/pepper/garlic sausage.  It’s Father Dom’s special recipe with garlic, fennel, oregano, paprika, and other spices that’s perfect for pizzas, meatballs, lasagna, and as an accompaniment to any pasta dish.  The sausage is available in bulk and links.  For more information, contact St. Bede Academy at 815-223-3140.

 

StBede Sausage

PPL Monday Night Movie @ Princeton Public Library
Apr 14 @ 11:30 pm

Princeton Public Library Monday Night Movie:   New York’s fashion industry is the setting of this Cinderella story, in which a young journalism graduate is hired as the second assistant of the powerful editor-in-chief of a leading fashion magazine. 

 

Apr
15
Tue
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 15 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

Apr
16
Wed
PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 16 @ 5:00 am – Apr 17 @ 4:45 am

Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27 from 7 am to 8 pm each day.  The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the Lower Level inside the cafeteria.  For more information call 815-875-4481.

Apr
17
Thu
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 17 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

St. Bede Sausage Fundraiser
Apr 17 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The St. Bede Academy Stage Rats are selling Father Dom’s Italian Sausage to raise funds for a lighting system upgrade.  This is not your average salt/pepper/garlic sausage.  It’s Father Dom’s special recipe with garlic, fennel, oregano, paprika, and other spices that’s perfect for pizzas, meatballs, lasagna, and as an accompaniment to any pasta dish.  The sausage is available in bulk and links.  For more information, contact St. Bede Academy at 815-223-3140.

 

StBede Sausage

Apr
18
Fri
Passion Mime @ First Lutheran Church in Ohio
Apr 18 @ 12:30 am
The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) from Ohio First Lutheran will be presenting the “Passion Mime” at First Lutheran Church in Ohio which is located at 201 S. Main St. (IL Hwy 26) in Ohio, Illinois. All are invited to come and see this dramatic representation of the Last Supper, the arrest and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  For more information contact Stacy at 1-815-545-8356
Apr
19
Sat
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 19 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 19 @ 5:00 am – Apr 20 @ 4:45 am

Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27 from 7 am to 8 pm each day.  The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the Lower Level inside the cafeteria.  For more information call 815-875-4481.

LaSalle County Genealogy Guild meets
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm

The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild meets at the guild library at 115 W. Glover Street in Ottawa.  Speaker will be Rachel Mellen.  She was born and educated in England and received her bachelor’s degree in history and education from the University of London in 1974.  She has over 30 years of genealogy experience in English genealogical research and has written two books on the subject.  She’s currently writing a new book on English family history research, updated for the 21st century.  She has given presentations on English genealogy and related topics to many genealogy and related topics to many genealogical societies and libraries, including the Chicago branch of the National Archives.  Rachel will speak about the Irish side of her ancestry, show photos of her recent research trip to Ireland and offer hints on how to proceed with researching your Irish history.

Apr
21
Mon
PHS Student Council “Community Outreach”
Apr 21 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

The Princeton High School Student Council is hosting their annual “Community Outreach”, offering FREE yard work and cleaning to all residents living within city limits.  If you have any work that needs to be done, and you would like some helping hands without the extra cost, now is your chance.  To reserve a spot for your yard, contact student council representative Katie Sayler by calling the high school at 815-875-3308 extension 301.  Calls will be accepted through Monday, April 21st.  Feel free to call and ask about any specific yard jobs you may have, accommodations may be made.

PPL Monday Night Movie @ Princeton Public Library
Apr 21 @ 11:30 pm

Princeton Public Library Monday Night Movie:   The lives of a happy couple, deeply in love, are shattered when the protagonist is killed in a robbery. Returning as a ghost, he can neither be seen nor heard by his love (a potter–our “Connecting Threads” connection). When he discovers that his death was not an accident, he must find a way to warn his love about the danger that she is in.

Apr
22
Tue
PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 22 @ 5:00 am – Apr 23 @ 4:45 am

Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27 from 7 am to 8 pm each day.  The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the Lower Level inside the cafeteria.  For more information call 815-875-4481.

Apr
24
Thu
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 1:00 am

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the Princeton Public Library Friends Sale Room at the library, located at 698 East Peru Street in Princeton.  Patrons may enter through the front of the library and follow signs directing them to the sale.  Featuring over 9000 quality used books, both hardcover and paperback.  All books have been cleaned and sorted into over 30 categories for easy shopping.  Includes current best sellers, cookbooks, mysteries, children’s books, history and science books, as well as puzzles, DVDs and CDs.  All hardcover books and all children’s books are offered for sale in the sale room at the rear of the library.  Paperbacks, puzzles and CDs and DVDs are in the meeting room at the front of the library.

Apr
25
Fri
PMH Baby Photos Available
Apr 25 @ 5:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:45 am

Baby photos that were taken in the Perry Memorial Hospital OB Unit from December 1961 through March 2002 will be available to pick up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27 from 7 am to 8 pm each day.  The photos will be on display in the hospital’s private dining room located on the Lower Level inside the cafeteria.  For more information call 815-875-4481.

Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the Princeton Public Library Friends Sale Room at the library, located at 698 East Peru Street in Princeton.  Patrons may enter through the front of the library and follow signs directing them to the sale.  Featuring over 9000 quality used books, both hardcover and paperback.  All books have been cleaned and sorted into over 30 categories for easy shopping.  Includes current best sellers, cookbooks, mysteries, children’s books, history and science books, as well as puzzles, DVDs and CDs.  All hardcover books and all children’s books are offered for sale in the sale room at the rear of the library.  Paperbacks, puzzles and CDs and DVDs are in the meeting room at the front of the library.

Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 1:00 am

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the Princeton Public Library Friends Sale Room at the library, located at 698 East Peru Street in Princeton.  Patrons may enter through the front of the library and follow signs directing them to the sale.  Featuring over 9000 quality used books, both hardcover and paperback.  All books have been cleaned and sorted into over 30 categories for easy shopping.  Includes current best sellers, cookbooks, mysteries, children’s books, history and science books, as well as puzzles, DVDs and CDs.  All hardcover books and all children’s books are offered for sale in the sale room at the rear of the library.  Paperbacks, puzzles and CDs and DVDs are in the meeting room at the front of the library.

Apr
26
Sat
McNabb Fire Department Spring Craft & Vendor Bazaar
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

McNabb Fire Department  


Spring Craft & Vendor Bazaar

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

McNabb Fire Department/Community Center

391 Rt 89

McNabb, Il

FREE ADMISSION

Raffle & 50/50 Drawing.

Food Concession available.

 

Take a tour of the Smokehouse and visit with Smokey the Fire Dog!!

 

All proceeds go towards the purchase of loose equipment for the department

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 12:00 am

The Spring Valley United Church of Christ holds its 30th annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner.  Use the alley entrance at 227 E. Erie Street.  Serving is from 4 to 7.  The meal is all you can eat spaghetti, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.  It’s drive-up or walk-in and carryout orders are available.  Cost is $7 per person, $4 for a child’s portion and preschoolers eat free.

 

UCC Spaghetti – Copy

 

Drawdown & Silent Auction
Apr 26 @ 10:00 pm

Annual Drawdown & Silent Auction for Friends of Strays at Wise Guys Bar & Grill Banquet Center, 2205 N. MainSt. Princeton.Tickets are $50.00 for two people. This includes dinner, complimentary beer and wine (as long as it lasts). Only 200 tickets will be sold. You have a chance to win the top prize of $1200.00! Many other cash prizes will be awarded. There will also be raffles and a silent auction. To buy a ticket, call 815-872-7387. You do not have to be in attendance to win one of the cash prizes.

Apr
27
Sun
Friends of PPL Annual Book Sale
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 1:00 am

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale takes place Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th.  The event is held in the Princeton Public Library Friends Sale Room at the library, located at 698 East Peru Street in Princeton.  Patrons may enter through the front of the library and follow signs directing them to the sale.  Featuring over 9000 quality used books, both hardcover and paperback.  All books have been cleaned and sorted into over 30 categories for easy shopping.  Includes current best sellers, cookbooks, mysteries, children’s books, history and science books, as well as puzzles, DVDs and CDs.  All hardcover books and all children’s books are offered for sale in the sale room at the rear of the library.  Paperbacks, puzzles and CDs and DVDs are in the meeting room at the front of the library.

May
2
Fri
Quilters Guild meets
May 2 @ 12:00 am
The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St. Princeton.  Please enter through the front door, just off of Main Street.  Pease note this is our new location.  We will have the judging and awards of our Log Cabin Challenge.  Guests are welcome for a $5.00 fee.
There will be no workshop in May.
For membership information
Annette Byrne   815 223 0558
Workshop and Program information
Terry Johnson   815 872 0534
May
3
Sat
Big Truck Show
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2014 “Convoy Against Cancer” Big Truck Show returns to Rte. 89/Main Street in Ladd. All makes and models of new and restored, Big trucks and pick-up trucks will be on display.  Antique and restored farm tractors are also invited to the show this year. All entrants receive a dash plaque. Registration is a donation to the American Cancer Society. Free admission, food, kids games, music, door prizes, raffles and a 50/50 drawing will be part of the show. For entry and general information call 815 488-8245, or bigtruckshow@hotmail.com.  All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Community Shredding Day @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Members from the Bureau County Chapter of Thrivent Financial are planning a community shredding day.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 3 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton. Sign up for the opportunity to win one of two personal paper shredders.

Anyone in the area is welcome to bring their personal documents to be shredded on site. There is no need to register for this event. Come and enjoy a sandwich and refreshment on us! There will also be face painting available for the kids.

Cookout in Wyanet @ Wyanet Locker
May 3 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout on Saturday at the Wyanet Locker.  Serving ribeyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and pop.  Everyone is invited.

May
4
Sun
All You Can Eat Pancakes and Sausage
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Ohio Booster Club is holding an “All You Can Eat” pancake and sausage breakfast at the Ohio Schools Auditorium.  Cost is $5 for adults and senior citizens, $4 for students 12 and under, and pre-schoolers eat free.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee.  New this year is biscuits & gravy!

Buddy Bags Car Cruise @ Princeton High School (North Parking Lot)
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration begins at 8:00 am
Cost $5.00
and one food item per car.

 

 

IVCC Wind Ensemble Concert @ Illinois Valley Community College (Cultural Centre)
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

            The Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble under the direction of Gene Montgomery will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 in IVCC’s Cultural Centre.  The event is free and public.

The afternoon’s performance will include works by Tucci, Hanson, Bennett, Balmages and Gershwin.

The 40-member IVCC Wind Ensemble consists of IVCC students, local and regional music educators and community instrumentalists dedicated to the performance of quality wind and percussion music.

May
7
Wed
IVCC Jazz Ensemble Concert @ Illinois Valley Community College (Cultural Centre)
May 7 @ 12:30 am

The Illinois Valley Community College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tim Karth, will host a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 in the Cultural Centre.  The concert will be a tribute to swing and will include famous tunes such as “In the Mood,” “April in Paris,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

Swing-era jazz, with its driving rhythm, emotional character, and swinging dance beat, brought the Big Band sound to audiences of all ages from the Depression through World War II and beyond. Swing artists include Duke Ellington, with his hit “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller.

The ensemble is comprised of students and professional musicians from throughout the Illinois Valley and is open to all wind instrument players and piano, guitar, and trap drum players with the consent of the instructor/director.

Ice Cream Social Concert and Art Show @ Prouty Gymnasium located in Princeton High School
May 7 @ 11:00 pm

Princeton High School Music and Art Department presents the 2014 Spring Ice Cream Social Concert and Art Show on Wednesday, May 7th @ 6 pm.

The concert will feature the Star Spangled Singers, Jazz Band, Junior Varsity Choir, Corporation Show Choir, Concert Band and Concert Choir. Also in Prouty gym will be an art display of work done by the students in Art I through Art IV, as well as the winners of the Three Rivers Conference Art Show.

Also: there will be deserts and coffee for sale in the cafeteria for a donation to the PHS Music Department. All donations will go towards helping offset the cost for PHS students to attend a summer music camps.
PHS Music Director is Brandon Crawford
PHS Art Directors are Linda Ribar and Karen Greer
May
10
Sat
Illinois Valley Herb Guild “Garden Faire” @ St. Bede Academy Gymnasium
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Herb Guild is hosting a Garden Faire this Saturday, May 10th from 9 am – 3 pm in the gymnasium at St. Bede Academy (Route 6, Peru, IL). Many hard-to-find herbs will be for sale along with various garden and craft vendors. Bake sale and lunch stand too!

May
14
Wed
Princeton Public Library – Widmark Wednesday movie @ Princeton Public Library
May 14 @ 11:30 pm
The next Widmark Wednesday movie features Princeton’s own Richard Widmark as the cunning boss of a big-city crime ring being investigated by the FBI.

The film begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.

In the 1948 film noir drama, Widmark portrays a gangster whose shrewd, ruthless ways defy detection, until the FBI devises a scheme to infiltrate the gang.

Mark Stevens plays the undercover agent assigned to take down Widmark’s character. Co-starring are Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley and John McIntire.
Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991.
May
15
Thu
Retired Teachers meeting
May 15 @ 5:00 pm

All retired teachers living in Bureau County are invited to attend the second Spring meeting of the Bureau County Retired Teachers’ Association which will begin with a catered luncheon for a cost of $10 per person at the Princeton Public Library. The program for the meeting will be presented at 12:30 by Angie Zarvell, the Regional Office of Education Superintendent, followed by Deb Wood from Perry Memorial Hospital. Participants may attend either the luncheon and the program, or just the program. Spouses are welcome and/or please invite a former teaching colleague to attend as well. The local Association membership dues of $10 for the retiree will also be collected at this meeting.
To make reservations for the luncheon and/or the program, contact Mary Michael at 815-875-1697 or via e-mail at mmichael829ag@frontier.com or Connie Espel at 815-303-8982 or via e-mail at cespel@ivnet.com by May 12th.  To view news of State matters affecting retired teachers, please go online to www.IRTAonline.org. While at that website, the latest BCRTA newsletter may be viewed by clicking on Bureau County.

May
17
Sat
The Bureau Valley Antique Club – “Spring Preview” @ Harold Steele Farm
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Bureau Valley Antique Club will host its annual “Spring Preview” at the Harold Steele farm outside of Dover, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17th.

Antique farm tools, blacksmith demonstration, steam engine tractors, and more. Concessions on site.

Max Armstrong, one of the most widely recognized and highly regarded agricultural journalists in America will be speaking to the crowd at 1 p.m.

Wyanet Youth Baseball Cookout @ Wyanet Locker, Wyanet IL
May 17 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Wyanet Youth Baseball will be hosting a cookout on Saturday, May 17th from 10:30 – 1 pm at the Wyanet Locker.

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

May
18
Sun
IVCC hosts GED Graduation @ IVCC Cultural Centre
May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Adult Education program will honor its General Educational Development (GED) graduates at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the Cultural Centre.
Invitations have been sent to GED graduates who completed GED Testing prior to Dec. 31, 2013. Graduates who completed after Jan. 1, 2014, or who have not participated in a past ceremony and would like to take part this year should call the Adult Education program at by Monday, May 12, to request an invitation. Friends and family are welcome to attend the ceremony.

May
23
Fri
Lunch in the Park – Princeton, IL @ Soldiers & Sailors Park (across from Bureau County Courthouse)
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lunch in the Park ~ Kick Off! Enjoy lunch at Soldiers & Sailors Park every Friday from June – September.
This week lunch will be provided by Open Prairie Church.
Baked goods provided by Christ Community Church Mission Trip

May
25
Sun
The Princeton Coffeehouse – singer/songwriter Tom Feldmann @ Open Prairie UCC
May 25 @ 12:30 am

Closing out the 2013-2014 performance year at The Princeton Coffeehouse will be Tom Feldmann.  Feldmann is a remarkable talent with an uncanny ability to play blues guitar in the styles of a variety of the prewar country blues greats of the last century.  Stefan Grossman, a former pupil of the venerated Reverend Gary Davis and a guitar legend in his own right, has called Feldmann a “blues and gospel master”.  Michael Dregni, Music Editor of Vintage Guitar Magazinehas an even more direct assessment — “Feldmann’s a marvel”.

Sponsors for this show are Pete & Mary Ellen Nelson.
Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Show time is 7:30.  All seats are $12.00 & are general admission.  Our location is Open Prairie UCC, 25 E. Marion in downtown Princeton.
May
30
Fri
Cancer Survivors Breakfast
May 30 @ 1:30 pm

Cancer survivors and their friends and families are invited to attend Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s annual cancer survivors’ breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the First Congregational Church, 1431 4th St., Peru.
Nancy Jackson, a Relay for Life coordinator and cancer survivor, will be the featured speaker at the event. Music will be provided by Ellen Vogelgesang-Prall.  Although there is no charge to attend the breakfast, pre-registration is requested by calling 815-780-3337.  The IVCH cancer survivors’ breakfast is being held two days before National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 1. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation says a survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.

“Lunch in the Park” in Princeton @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lunch: People’s Church

Bake Sale: Dove Uganda

Jun
1
Sun
New Bedford Memorial Day Service
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

The New Bedford Royal Neighbors of America will conduct a Memorial Day Service on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Union Cemetery of New Bedford. All area residents are encouraged to attend these services as it has always observed the Sunday after the National Memorial Day.

Princeton Community Band Concert @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jun 1 @ 11:00 pm

Lawn chairs suggested, refreshments available!

Jun
5
Thu
Princeton pre-k screening
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 12:00 am

The Princeton Elementary Bright Beginnings Pre-kindergarten program conducts a screening for children interested in the program for the fall.  The screening will be held at 220 E. LaSalle Street and is for any child 3 to 4 years old by September 1st.  The Bright Beginnings Program is free.  Half-day sessions are Monday through Friday.  Funding is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education.  The program is administered by Princeton Elementary School District.  To schedule an appointment, call 815-875-6075.

Jun
6
Fri
Lunch in the Park – Downtown Princeton @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lunch: Chamber Ambassadors

Bake Sale: Princeton Bible Church Mission Team

Jun
7
Sat
PHS Girls Basketball Team Car Wash
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Princeton High School girls basketball team will have a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 7, in the parking lot of North Main and Ace Road in Princeton .

This is a fundraiser for the team’s trip to the Dells Shootout.

Jun
8
Sun
Princeton Buddy Bags Open House @ Christian Ed Building
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Princeton Buddy Bags will be holding an open house to celebrate our 2nd anniversary on Sunday, June 8 from 2 – 4 pm at the Christian Ed Building behind the first Christian Church  120 S. Vernon.

All community members that helped are welcome or anyone interested in learning about the program are invited to come see our set up.

Jun
9
Mon
Prairie Arts Council – 12th Annual Children’s Summer Drama Camp
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Prairie Arts Council is pleased to announce registration for the Twelfth Annual Children’s Summer Drama Camp for children entering 2nd-9th grades. Camp runs for three hours, Monday -Friday, for two weeks. One camp session will run June 9-20 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There will also be a morning camp and an afternoon camp (9-12 and 2-5 PM) running July 14-25. The camp cost is $85 with special rates for siblings. Need-based scholarships are also available upon request for those who meet the criteria.
Each camp session culminates in the performance (12 PM on June 20 and 12 PM and 5 PM on July 25) of an original play written specifically for the campers and, to a large extent, tailored to the needs and abilities of the campers.  Campers in each session of camp name their own production. Children get the hands on experience of creating a show, from set and light work to costuming to performing.
Payment is expected by June 1. Please make checks payable to The Prairie Arts Council.
Jun
11
Wed
June “Widmark Wednesday” – Princeton Public Library @ Princeton Public Library
Jun 11 @ 11:30 pm
The next Widmark Wednesday movie features Princeton’s own Richard Widmark as the captain of a U.S. destroyer involved in a dangerous Cold War game of cat and mouse with a Soviet submarine.The film begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.In the 1965 drama, Widmark’s character relentlessly pushes his crew while shadowing the Soviet sub near Greenland. Their exhausted condition factors heavily in the final confrontation.

Sidney Poitier, Widmark’s friend, portrays a journalist along for the ride who becomes increasingly worried by the captain’s behavior.Co-starring are Eric Portman, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox and a young Donald Sutherland.
Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991.
Jun
13
Fri
Bureau Valley “Buddy Bags” Cookout @ Wyanet Locker
Jun 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Bureau Valley “Buddy Bags” will host a cookout on Friday, June 13th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Wyanet Locker.

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

Lunch in the Park – Downtown Princeton @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lunch: First Presbyterian Church

Bake Sale: Hampshire Colony Church

Jun
15
Sun
Princeton Community Band Concert @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jun 15 @ 11:00 pm

Lawn chairs suggested, refreshments available!

Jun
20
Fri
Lunch in the Park – Downtown Princeton @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lunch: MOPS

Bake Sale: Optimist Club