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Jul
10
Thu
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – next meeting @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton; enter through the front door just off of Main Street.

The program will be “My Bag of Tricks” presented by Polly Perkins/Lucky 2B Quilting. Guests are welcome to attend for a fee of $5.

There will be no workshops through the summer.

For membership information, call Annette Byrne at 815-223-0558. For workshop and program information, call Terry Johnson at 815-872-0534.

Jul
11
Fri
Lunch In The Park – Downtown Princeton @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch in the Park ~ Enjoy lunch at Soldiers & Sailors Park every Friday from June – September.

This week lunch will be provided by Colonial Healthcare
Baked goods provided by Gamma Phi

Jul
12
Sat
Bureau County Garden Walk
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bureau County Tourism & Princeton Tourism & the Barn Quilts of Princeton are working together to present the Bureau County Garden Walk. Visit many beautiful gardens across the county and see some  new Barn Quilts on a self guided tour.

Jul
14
Mon
Princeton Youth Soccer – 2014 Soccer Camp
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

~~~SOCCER CAMP 2014!~~~
Sponsored by Princeton Youth Soccer
Coached by Eleni Leigh

~When: Monday, July 14th through Friday, July 18th.

~For: All ages, Preschool through 8th Grade.

~Times: Pre-k — 8am to 9am
Kindergarten-3rd grade — 9:30am to 11:30am
4th grade-8th grade — 5pm to 7pm

~Prices: Pre-K -$45
Kindergarten & up -$55
~*Register by June 1st & receive a discount of $15 per player!

Children’s Drama Camp
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – Jul 25 @ 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. There will 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 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.
Jul
18
Fri
Lunch In The Park – Downtown Princeton @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch in the Park ~ Enjoy lunch at Soldiers & Sailors Park every Friday from June – September.

This week lunch will be provided by CCC Mission Trip
Baked goods provided by Greenfield

Jul
20
Sun
Princeton Community Band Concert
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Princeton Community Band will present a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 20 in Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton.  Featured will be Phil Kaufmann singing Gershwin’s “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin'” from Porgy and Bess, as well as “At a Dixieland Funeral” with Dixieland Combo: Gene Montgomery, clarinet; Zach Taylor, trumpet; Tim Harris, trombone; Mitch Campbell, tuba; Aaron Nelson, drum set.

Three more brand new pieces on the bill include selections from “Les Miserables,” “The Best of Mancini” (The Pink Panther, Baby Elephant Walk, The Sweetheart Tree, Peter Gunn) and “Grand Canyon Suite” by Ferde Grofé.

The concert is free, lawn chairs are suggested, and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Jul
26
Sat
ServiceMaster DSI Charity Golf @ Chapel Hill
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day

ServiceMaster DSI
Charity Golf Invitational
to benefit
American Red Cross
Event to be held at:
Chapel Hill
12927 County Road 26
Princeton, IL 61356
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Registration/Lunch – 11:00 am
Shotgun start – 12:30 pm
Dinner following Scramble
The format is a 4 player per team scramble.

Participants include former Chicago Bears greats:
Steve “Mongo” McMichael
Emery Moorehead
Mike “L.A. Mike” Richardson
Jim Morrissey
Shaun Gayle
Dwayne Bates

For more information or to volunteer,
please contact Frankie Wolsfeld by phone
708-514-5135 or email frankw@smdsi.com
or Katy Olds at 815-509-1005 or email
katyo@smdsi.com.

Jul
27
Sun
St. Patrick Parish, Arlington – Annual Chicken Dinner @ St. Patrick Parish
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. Patrick Parish, Arlington, Annual Chicken dinner is Sunday, July 27. Serving from 11am to 1pm in Bishop Franz Hall.

The menu is fried chicken, German potato salad or French fries, applesauce or lettuce salad, homemade pies and desserts, and a beverage.

Adults $7.00; children 10 and under $3.00; and preschool free. Tickets purchased at the door, carry-outs available.

Aug
2
Sat
Community Cookout in Wyanet @ Wyanet Locker
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

United Pentecostal Program will host a cookout this Saturday, August 2nd at the Wyanet Locker from 10:30 am until 1 pm.

Serving ribeyes, butterfly chops, pork burgers, brat, hot dogs, chips & pop.

Aug
6
Wed
Illinois Valley Community College – “Experience IVCC” event @ Illinois Valley Community College
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s admissions office will host “Experience IVCC” from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. In conjunction with IVCC’s 90th birthday, the first 90 people to attend will receive a free 4GB flash drive.

Interim Associate Vice President for Student Services Mark Grzybowski said the event is for individuals interested in taking the first steps toward enrollment or those simply wanting to ease any nerves or anxiety about starting college.

Representatives from admissions and records, financial aid, counseling, and the assessment center will discuss important steps to take for successful last-minute enrollment.

Campus tours and refreshments will be available.

 

Widmark Centennial Committee – Meeting @ Princeton Public Library
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
The Richard Widmark Centennial Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library’s Matson Meeting Room.
The public is invited.
Commemorative Widmark T-shirts will be available for sale.
For more information, visit the group’s Rediscover Richard Widmark Facebook page.
Aug
9
Sat
SV Walleye Club Golf Outing
Aug 9 @ 7:30 am

The Spring Valley Walleye Club holds its 18th annual golf outing at Spring Creek Golf Course.  Featuring a 4 man best ball scramble.  Tee-off is at 7:30 am.  Cost is $75 per golfer (price includes golf, cart, drinks and walleye lunch).  Entry forms are available on the SV Walleye Club website or at Spring Creek.  All proceeds go toward the Illinois River Sauger stocking program.  For more information, contact event chairman Bill Guerrini at 815-663-6141.

9th Annual “Cruisin for St. Jude’s Run” @ Leipold Motor Sales
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am

8th Annual Cruisin’ for St. Jude’s Run

     When: Saturday, August 9, 2014
     Where: Leipold Motor Sales    1720 E. Norris Dr (Rt 6) Ottawa, IL

Time: Registration 9:00 am to 10:15 am     First bike out at 10:30 for an approx 80 mile ride

Cost: $15.00 for rider/passenger –  free lunch afterwards…Burgers, hotdogs, chips, soda and water!!!

There will also be a 50/50 drawing, prizes for the farthest traveled and most money collected.

     

     

 

 

Aug
11
Mon
PHS Athletic Department – annual Parent/Athlete Meeting @ Princeton High School
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm
Princeton High School Athletic Department will hold its annual Parent/Athlete Meeting on Monday, August 11 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  All parents and athletes are encouraged to attend.

 Parents/students are reminded to register online for sports/activities this year.  This includes all sports, cheerleading, pom pons, scholastic bowl, band, choral, drama/musical, and student council members.  Necessary forms will be approved through online registration at https://il.8to18.com/PrincetonHS  (do not use www)

Aug
15
Fri
IVCC – New Student Convocation @ Illinois Valley Community College (Gymnasium)
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College will host its seventh annual new student convocation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the gymnasium.
Incoming students are required to attend the convocation that is designed as a welcome and orientation to IVCC. After the ceremony, students will participate in breakout sessions to discuss areas of concern, college expectations and support opportunities.
“Convocation is designed to unite all new students with IVCC faculty and to meet our President Jerry Corcoran. We look forward to welcoming everyone,” said Mark Grzybowski, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Services.
After convocation, students are invited to a new student picnic in the courtyard. The free event will include activities, intramural games, prizes and a chance to meet faculty and staff.

Lunch in the Park – Downtown Princeton @ Soldiers and Sailors Park (across from courthouse)
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy lunch at Soldiers & Sailors Park every Friday from June – September.
This week lunch will be provided by  Liberty Village
Baked good provided by First Lutheran Church

Aug
16
Sat
The Boo Milby 5K Run – Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group @ Northwest School
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am

The Boo Milby 5K Run will be at 8:00 am this Saturday, Aug. 16 at Northwest School, 229 O’Connor Ave in LaSalle.

Participation as a runner or a walker will help make a difference in the lives of more than 2,500 Illinois Valley area individuals and families coping with the daily challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

The majority of the money raised by the Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group will be used locally. Participation will directly assist area families in the form of caregiver training classes and speakers through the Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group support meetings. A small portion will fund national research efforts.

For more information, call Peg Gonet at 815-339-6465 or Joanne Milby at 815-223-1885

Ice Cream Social & Auction @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm

An “Ice Cream Social” to benefit the Bureau County Health and Wellness Clinic will be held Saturday, August 16th from 5 – 8 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 320 Park Ave. East in Princeton IL.

All are invited to enjoy an evening of ice cream, good food, fellowship, local entertainment and kid’s activities.

Princeton Buddy Bags Drawdown @ Princeton Elks @ Princeton Elks Lodge
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm

Princeton Buddy Bags is holding a back to school drawdown on Saturday, August 16 at the Princeton Elks Lodge (1105 E Peru St Princeton, IL).  Tickets are $40.00 per couple , doors open at 5:00 p.m, and dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.  There are a variety of prizes and your support will benefit the Princeton Buddy Bags program,  a not-for-profit ecumenical organization working to address childhood hunger. For tickets contact Rachel Denton (815) 878-1274, Amy Peterson (815) 878-9203, Mark Frank (815) 325-3590 or Linda Berry (815) 878-9567

Aug
17
Sun
Malden Fire Dept. – Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast @ Malden Firehouse
Aug 17 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aug
23
Sat
The Princeton Coffeehouse – singer-songwriter John Gorka @ Open Prairie UCC Church
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Princeton Coffeehouse will present singer-songwriter John Gorka in concert on August 23rd at 7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:00.  Gorka, a New Jersey native, began his career as an open mic performer at the Godfrey Daniels folk club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Later, he frequented the famed songwriter sessions of Fast Folk founder Jack Hardy at Hardy\’s Houston Street apartment in Greenwich Village, along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Richard Shindell, Christine Lavin, and many others.  After being encouraged by Nanci Griffith to enter the New Folk competition in 1984 at the Kerrville Folk Festival, he walked away a winner.  Since then, he has released eleven critically acclaimed studio albums, and has recently recorded and performed with Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson in the folk \”super group\” Red Horse.  He has resided in Minnesota since 1996. \”Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs\” – Boston Globe

Admission is $15  at the door.  All seats are general admission.  There are no advance ticket sales.  Further information on Facebook or at theprincetoncoffeehouse.com.

Aug
27
Wed
Illinois Valley Community Hospital – Red Cross blood drive @ IVCH 6th Street office building
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, in the conference of the IVCH 6th Street office building (formerly St. Mary’s School), 1305 6th St., Peru.

Blood donors who have not given in the eight-week period before August 27 are eligible to donate at the IVCH drive.

The Red Cross says blood donors need to be at least 17 years old, in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds.   Double red cell donors can give at the IVCH blood drive.

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.

Sep
10
Wed
Widmark Wednesday film – P-ton Public Library @ Princeton Public Library
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm
The next Widmark Wednesday movie features Princeton’s own Richard Widmark as the leader of smokejumping Western firefighters who finds himself battling not only flames but a charge of cowardice.The film begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.

In the 1952 adventure drama, Widmark’s character survives a forest fire flareup that kills some of his men. He resumes work, even though other smokejumpers now doubt his leadership. Leave it to Hollywood to settle the issue amid a climactic forest fire, filmed in Technicolor.

Co-starring are Constance Smith, Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Boone, and Warren Stevens.
Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991. He would have turned 100 years old this year.
Widmark T-shirts will be available for sale at the movie.
Sep
11
Thu
R.A.Sapp Library Board – 2nd Thursday@the Library programs @ R.A. Sapp Memorial Twp Library
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm

The Wyanet Library’s program season, consisting of computer class and The 2nd Thursday@the Library programs, is starting back up. The programs are held September through May. 

The computer classes are held each month on the second Tuesday at 1pm and are run by Dorene Stalter. 


The R.A.Sapp Library Board presents the 2nd Thursday@the Library programs. These programs vary from entertainment to educational. The 2nd Thursday@the Library programs start at 6:30pm. 
 
On Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30pm, Barn Quilts of Bureau County will be on display at the Wyanet Library. Valerie Jensen will bring a powerpoint presentation of the quilts that are on barns throughout the county. The program on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30pm will inform the audience about the approximately 2 dozen barns in Bureau County. Stop by and see what is happening at your local Library,
Sep
12
Fri
Portrait of a Soldier Exhibit – Princeton @ Prouty Building
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Portrait of a Soldier exhibit to be featured in the Prouty Building during the Homestead Festival in Princeton. A special memorial tribute to the Illinois Service members who have given their lives for our country.

The Portrait of a Soldier exhibit is a traveling display of hand-sketched portraits of fallen servicemembers from Illinois who have been killed since September 11, 2001 in the Global War on Terror. Artist Cameron Schilling, of Mattoon, drew the first portrait in August 2004, after Army SPC Charles Neeley, also of Mattoon, was killed in Iraq. Schilling gave the sketch to SPC Neeley’s parents to convey his sympathy for their loss. In October 2005, while a student at Eastern Illinois University, Schilling decided to draw a portrait of every Illinois service member who has fallen during the Global War on Terror.

The portraits are copies of the original, which has been given to the fallen soldiers next of kin, and the exhibit travels throughout the state of Illinois.

The exhibit hours will be Friday, 5:00-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

Sep
13
Sat
Classic Classic Car Show – Spring Valley
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A  “Classic Car Show” to benefit the Spring Valley Historic Association will be held on Saturday, September 13th in downtown Spring Valley (100 – 200 blocks of West St. Paul Street).

For cars 1988 and older, ( FREE) registration 10 am until Noon, show from Noon until 5 pm.

Dash plaques, 50/50 and music!

Sep
14
Sun
Princeton Lions Club / Moose Lodge – Pancake Breakfast @ Princeton Moose Lodge
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Serving pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk & juice  – ALL YOU CAN EAT!

All proceeds to benefit local Moose Lodge and Lions Club projects.

Jazz Worship Service – Princeton @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am

Featuring the Jimmy Valentine Quintet.

Sep
18
Thu
Cub Scout #4151 – Pack Meeting @ St. Louis Catholic School (Gym)
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm

Info on upcoming popcorn fundraiser will be distributed at this meeting.

Cub Scouts provide boys between the ages of first and fifth grade with opportunities to meet new friends and develop their scouting skills.

Sep
19
Fri
“Our Table” – Garage / Bake Sale @ (old Willo-B building)
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sep
20
Sat
“Our Table” – Garage / Bake Sale @ (old Willo-B building)
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wyanet Fire Dept. Cookout @ Wyanet Locker
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Wyanet Fire Department will host a cookout on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 10:30 am until 1 pm  at the Wyanet Locker. Items served include ribeyes, butterfly chops, porkburgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and pop.

Sep
22
Mon
Red Cross Blood Drive – Buda @ Buda Community Hall
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sep
24
Wed
IVCC – Nursing Information Session @ IVCC
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

A nursing admission information session will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 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.

PAC Children’s Christmas Musical – Auditions @ Prairie Arts Center Theater
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm

Auditions for this year’s PAC Children’s Christmas Musical are set for Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday September 25 at 6:30 PM in the Prairie Arts Center theater, 24, Park Ave. East, Princeton (children may audition either time). The show will take place the weekend of December 5-7. Auditions are open to children in 3rd-8th grades; select 2 nd graders may be cast as well, so second graders with a strong desire to perform and an ability to follow direction are welcome to audition. Children will be asked to sing “Jingle Bells” and “America the Beautiful;” those interested in a speaking role will be provided with a scene selection at the audition.

Sep
25
Thu
PAC Children’s Christmas Musical – Auditions @ Prairie Arts Center Theater
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm

Auditions for this year’s PAC Children’s Christmas Musical are set for Thursday September 25 at 6:30 PM in the Prairie Arts Center theater, 24, Park Ave. East, Princeton. The show will take place the weekend of December 5-7.

Auditions are open to children in 3rd-8th grades; select 2 nd graders may be cast as well, so second graders with a strong desire to perform and an ability to follow direction are welcome to audition. Children will be asked to sing “Jingle Bells” and “America the Beautiful;” those interested in a speaking role will be provided with a scene selection at the audition.

A parent or guardian is required to accompany their child to the audition unless previous arrangements are made with the directors, and should come prepared to list their child’s height, clothing sizes, and any schedule conflicts.

 

Sep
27
Sat
Easter Seals Autism Awareness Fundraiser – Princeton Moose @ Princeton Moose Lodge
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Princeton Moose Lodge will host an Easter Seals Autism Awareness fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Moose Lodge, 1339 N. Euclid Ave. in Princeton.

Tickets for the event are $20, which includes a chicken buffet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and music by Snap Shot from 9 p.m. to midnight. There will also be a bags tournament (separate entry fee) at 5 p.m. and a live auction from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds will be donated to Easter Seals for Autism.

Singer-songwriter Scott Cook – The Princeton Coffeehouse @ Open Prairie UCC
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Singer-songwriter Scott Cook, known as Canada’s prairie balladeer, performs at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 27.  The Princeton Coffeehouse at Open Prairie, UCC, 25 E. Marion St., Princeton. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 admission.  Homemade desserts and fair trade coffee available.  www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com. 815/872-6501.

 

Sep
28
Sun
First Congregational Church of Bureau – Dinner and Bake Sale @ First Congregational Church of Bureau
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

First Congregational Church of Bureau will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and bake sale on Sunday, September 26th from Noon until 4 pm.

$7 for adults, kids 5 & under eat free….all proceeds benefit “Cops 4 Cancer”.

Oct
4
Sat
Community Coffee – 1st United Church of Christ, Sheffield @ U.C.C. Parish Hall
Oct 4 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am

1st United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host their next “Community Coffee” on Saturday, October 4th from 7 – 10 am in the U.C.C. Parish Hall. All are invited.

Featuring fresh-baked cinnamon rolls!

 

All “American Motors” Car Show – Mendota @ Lake Mendota
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

All “American Motors” car show including Nash, Hudson, AMC (pre-’69 and ’70-’78), Javelin, AMX, Jeep and Rambler models.

Awards for “Best of Show” (Original and Modified)

$20 pre-registration, $25 day of show, $25 car and swap space, $30 swap only.

Princeton Peace and Justice Roundtable – reception and book signing @ Lovejoy Homestead log cabin
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Princeton Peace and Justice Roundtable will host a reception and book signing for Owen Lovejoy scholars, William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore, at the Lovejoy Homestead log cabin in Princeton from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Moores are authors of “Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy”, published earlier this year by the University of Illinois Press.

All are invited to the October 4 reception.  Copies of Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy: Collaborators for Emancipation will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. For further information about the event, call (815) 875-4706.

Oct
5
Sun
IVCC – Wind Ensemble Concert @ LaSalle-Peru High School (Matthiessen Auditorium)
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm

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

The Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble, directed by Gene Montgomery will offer a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at LaSalle-Peru High School’s Matthiessen Auditorium.

The afternoon performance will include the music of Glenn Osser, Johann Strauss, Frank Ticheli, Leroy Anderson, John Williams, Louis Armstrong and selections from the Wizard of Oz.

The ensemble includes IVCC students, local and regional music educators, and community members dedicated to the promotion of quality wind and percussion music. In addition to on-campus concerts, the ensemble also performs at community festivals and events, and works with other universities and community bands in joint concerts.

Oct
6
Mon
Village of Wyanet – Cleanup Days @ Village of Wyanet
Oct 6 @ 7:00 am

The Village of Wyanet’s clean-up days will be October 6, 7 & 8. Residents must have all the waste they want removed out to the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday October 6th. Signs listing restricted items and other specifications will be posted at the Post Office.  Please phone the Village Hall at 815-699-2631 with any questions.

 

Possibilities / DBSA – meeting at IVCH @ Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm

Possibilities/DBSA, the local depression and bipolar support group, will meet twice in October.

Meeting dates and times are 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 6, and Monday, October 20, in Conference Room “C” on the fourth floor of Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

For more information, contact Kathy Brown at 815-252-0200.

Oct
7
Tue
IVCC Jazz Ensemble – Concert @ Hall High School
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Community College Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7th in Hall High School’s auditorium.

Oct
8
Wed
IVCH Grief Recovery Group Meeting @ Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm

The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Grief Recovery Group will next meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, and Wednesday, October 22 in Conference Room “C” on the fourth floor of IVCH.

The group allows persons who have recently suffered the loss of someone close to them to share their feelings and experiences with others who have also lost loved ones through death.

The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.  For more information, call Deacon Ray Fischer, IVCH pastoral care coordinator, at 815-780-3426.

Widmark Wednesday movie – Princeton Public Library @ Princeton Public Library
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm
The next  “Widmark Wednesday” movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8th at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.
Widmark leads an all-star cast in the 1955 movie, a soap opera-style story based on a power struggle over who gets to choose new drapes for the clinic’s library. Co-starring are Lauren Bacall, Gloria Grahame, Charles Boyer, Lillian Gish, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Oscar Levant and even Fay Wray. (Sorry, no King Kong, though.)
Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991. He would have turned 100 years old this year.

Widmark T-shirts will be available for sale at the movie.
Oct
9
Thu
IVCC – 42nd annual College Night @ Illinois Valley Community College (Gymnasium)
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

Approximately 50 colleges and universities will be represented at Illinois Valley Community College’s 42nd annual College Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in the gymnasium. A Financial Aid information session will be held at 7 p.m.

High school and college students, parents and community members can speak to college and university representatives about the admission process. IVCC faculty, staff and program coordinators will be available to discuss opportunities available at IVCC as well as transfer options.
Katherine Diehl from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will present the financial aid session in Room CTC 124-125 in the  Community Technology Center.

For information, call Admissions at (815) 224-0439 or visit www.ivcc.edu for a current listing of colleges and universities.

Oct
11
Sat
Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent – Clothing Pantry @ Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, October 11, and Monday, October 13 (Columbus Day Holiday), the Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent will have open a Clothing Pantry to the community. The clothing pantry will be open from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM noon on both days and a variety of adult and children’s clothes will be available to individuals and families from the community. The Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent is located at 110 W. Rt. 6, Seatonville, IL. 61359. For more information please call Pastor Bill Jacobsen at 815-228-6717.

Oct
12
Sun
La Moille Lions Club – All You Can Eat Breakfast @ La Moille Lions Club
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The La Moille – Ohio Girls Basketball Team will be serving an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast on Sunday, October 12th from 8 am to 12:30 pm at the La Moille Lions Club, 308 East Howard Street, La Moille, IL.

Menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, ham, toast,  milk, juice and coffee.

Oct
13
Mon
Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent – Clothing Pantry @ Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On  Monday, October 13 (Columbus Day Holiday), the Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent will have open a Clothing Pantry to the community. The clothing pantry will be open from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM noon  and a variety of adult and children’s clothes will be available to individuals and families from the community. The Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent is located at 110 W. Rt. 6, Seatonville, IL. 61359. For more information please call Pastor Bill Jacobsen at 815-228-6717.

Oct
18
Sat
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius – Steak Supper @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm

   MANLIUS, IL – Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius will hold its annual Steak Supper on Saturday, October 18th.  Doors will open for business at 4:00 p.m. with serving beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Carry-outs will be available.  Serving will continue until 7 p.m. or until the food is gone.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under age 10.  Tickets sales will begin at 4:15 p.m.

    Trinity’s Lutheran World Relief Quilters will be hosting a Quilt Raffle with the winners drawn immediately following the Steak Supper. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and you need not be present to win.

Annual Barbershop Harmony Show – Princeton @ Christ Community Church
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm

The Annual Barbershop Harmony Show featuring the “Covered Bridge” and “Pride of Peoria” Barbershop Harmony Choruses will be Saturday, October 18 at 6:30 pm at Christ Community Church, 1719 S. Euclid, Princeton.

All tickets $12, available at Sullivan\’s Foods, Princeton or from any Covered Bridge Chorus member.

Oct
20
Mon
Possibilities / DBSA – meeting at IVCH @ Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm

Possibilities/DBSA, the local depression and bipolar support group, will meet  Monday, October 20, in Conference Room “C” on the fourth floor of Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

For more information, contact Kathy Brown at 815-252-0200.

Oct
22
Wed
IVCH Grief Recovery Group Meeting @ Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm

The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Grief Recovery Group will next meet at 6:30 p.m.  Wednesday, October 22  in Conference Room “C” on the fourth floor of IVCH.

The group allows persons who have recently suffered the loss of someone close to them to share their feelings and experiences with others who have also lost loved ones through death.

The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.  For more information, call Deacon Ray Fischer, IVCH pastoral care coordinator, at 815-780-3426.

Oct
23
Thu
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of Bureau – Fall Festival Bazaar & Supper @ FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of Bureau
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of Bureau, IL will hold it’s annual Fall Festival Bazaar and Supper Thursday, October 23, at the church in the fellowship hall, and is handicapped accessible.

The bazaar and bake sale will begin at 3:00 pm and the supper will be from 4 to 6:30 pm.  The menu will include chicken casserole, salads, rolls, and homemade pies and desserts.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Carry outs are available.

 

Bureau County Genealogical Society – October meeting @ Bureau County Genealogical Society library
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Thursday October 23 meeting of the Bureau County Genealogical Society will feature Ron Weitzel from the Peoria area.  Weitzel is a retired high school German teacher and has been deeply involved with German/American cultural projects.  In addition, he was coordinator of a German/American student exchange program for 20 years.

His program for the evening will be a slide presentation that will take the audience back in time as far as 1861.  He will make the area around where the counties of Bureau, Lee. and LaSalle meet come alive through recently discovered documents from the early days.  These documents consisting of school board minutes, financial records, attendance records, and grade books were discovered in the Weitzel farmhouse near the site of the former Hinkel School on the Old Chicago Road  slightly northwest of Mendota.  This area was settled by many German immigrants.  Through studying these records Weitzel has learned a lot about those early settlers which he will share.

The public is invited to this free program beginning at 7:00 pm at the Society library at 629 South Main in Princeton.   Those needing further information may contact the library at (815) 879-3133 or visit during the regular hours of 10 am to 3:00 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, or Fri.

IVCC fall production – “Dames at Sea” @ St. Bede’s Little Theatre, Peru IL
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s theatre department’s fall production, “Dames at Sea” opens Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 19 and again Oct. 23-26 at St. Bede’s Little Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. for all shows and tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the performance. Prices are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors 65 and over and children 12 and under.

Directed and choreographed by Don Grant Zellmer, “Dames at Sea” is billed as the red, white and blue tap dancing musical comedy spoof of 1930’s movie musicals.

The cast includes IVCC students Clarissa Gerrard, Hillari Berens, Travis Jasper, faculty members Zellmer and Norman Engstrom, and community members Alex Gurrero and Karen Lesman.

Chorus members include IVCC students Chelsea Berg, Amalia Heuser, and Emery Stewart and community member Adrienne Van Horn. The stage crew includes music director Engstrom, technical director Jenna Stinson, and assistant technical director Matt Boehm.

Oct
24
Fri
Immaculate Conception Church, Ohio – Fall Luncheon @ Immaculate Conception Church, Ohio
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Church of  Ohio will hold their 30th Annual Fall Luncheon on Friday,  October 24th, 2014 in the Ohio Catholic Church Hall. Serving from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

IVCC fall production – “Dames at Sea” @ St. Bede’s Little Theatre, Peru IL
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s theatre department’s fall production, “Dames at Sea” opens Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 19 and again Oct. 23-26 at St. Bede’s Little Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. for all shows and tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the performance. Prices are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors 65 and over and children 12 and under.

Directed and choreographed by Don Grant Zellmer, “Dames at Sea” is billed as the red, white and blue tap dancing musical comedy spoof of 1930’s movie musicals.

The cast includes IVCC students Clarissa Gerrard, Hillari Berens, Travis Jasper, faculty members Zellmer and Norman Engstrom, and community members Alex Gurrero and Karen Lesman.

Chorus members include IVCC students Chelsea Berg, Amalia Heuser, and Emery Stewart and community member Adrienne Van Horn. The stage crew includes music director Engstrom, technical director Jenna Stinson, and assistant technical director Matt Boehm.

Oct
25
Sat
Princeton Optimist Club – Pumpkin Races @ Downtown Princeton (Corner of W. Marion and S. Main Streets)
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm

The Princeton Optimist Club presents the Third Annual Pumpkin Races!!
Saturday, October 25th at 12PM in Downtown Princeton
Open to all ages ~ make it a family project

Rules:No motors, Axle must go through the pumpkin (Must use a real pumpkin)

Entry fee: 3 canned goods for each pumpkin entry ~ donated to the Food Pantry

IVCC fall production – “Dames at Sea” @ St. Bede’s Little Theatre, Peru IL
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s theatre department’s fall production, “Dames at Sea” opens Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 19 and again Oct. 23-26 at St. Bede’s Little Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. for all shows and tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the performance. Prices are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors 65 and over and children 12 and under.

Directed and choreographed by Don Grant Zellmer, “Dames at Sea” is billed as the red, white and blue tap dancing musical comedy spoof of 1930’s movie musicals.

The cast includes IVCC students Clarissa Gerrard, Hillari Berens, Travis Jasper, faculty members Zellmer and Norman Engstrom, and community members Alex Gurrero and Karen Lesman.

Chorus members include IVCC students Chelsea Berg, Amalia Heuser, and Emery Stewart and community member Adrienne Van Horn. The stage crew includes music director Engstrom, technical director Jenna Stinson, and assistant technical director Matt Boehm.

Oct
29
Wed
IVCC – Nursing information Session @ Illinois Valley Community College
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

A nursing admission information session will be held from 10 to 11:30 am, Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Room C-316.

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.

Nov
1
Sat
Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – workshop @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will conduct a workshop from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on  Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Evangelical Covenant Church. 
Project:  “School House of Make and Take Holiday Gifts” taught by Kim Hogan. $20.00 for members and $25:00 for nonmembers.
 
IVCC – “Native Skills” class @ IVCC Gymnasium
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center is offering “Native Skills” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. This will be an outdoors class that will meet in room G-103 in IVCC’s gymnasium.

Instructor Jason Thompson will teach students survival skills including observation and awareness techniques to become a part of nature without using camouflage.  Students will also learn to interpret tracks and follow trails that aren’t detected by others.

Students must be 18 years or older and should dress appropriately for outdoor conditions and bring note-taking materials, a sack lunch, snacks, and water.

Cost is $39. For information, call the CEC at (815) 224-0427 or to register, call (815) 224-0447.

Nov
2
Sun
Annual Smorgasbord & Bake Sale – St. Patrick Church, Arlington @ Bishop Franz Hall
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The annual smorgasbord & bake sale sponsored by St. Patrick Church Altar & Rosary Society, Arlington, is Sunday, Nov. 2.

Serving is 11am to 1pm in Bishop Franz Hall. Adults $8.00; children under 12 $3.00; and children under 5 free.  The menu is turkey/dressing or ham, mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetables, salads, dessert, and beverage.

Dinner tickets and raffle tickets purchased at the door. Carry-outs are available. A raffle drawing for a home-made quilt will be at 1pm.

Nov
3
Mon
Fall clean up at Forest Hill Cemetery – Wyanet @ Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

Fall clean up at Forest Hill Cemetery, in Wyanet, will be November 3rd. Please remove all items by Sunset on November 2nd. Everything will be removed and disposed of on November 3rd. If you have any questions please call the Village Hall at 815-699-2631

Nov
6
Thu
The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild – meeting @ Evangelical Covenant Church
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet Thursday Nov. 6th 2014 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 are welcome to a attend for a fee of $5:00.
Program will consist of  “School House Classes:  Binding, Sleeves, Labels, and double sided Bindings”.  Will be presented by Cindy Ganshow, Cathy Kieser & Yvonne Morman.
 
Nov
9
Sun
Grammy award winner Ashley Cleveland – Seatonville Congregational Church @ Seatonville Congregational Church, Independent
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Three time Grammy award winner Ashley Cleveland will be at Seatonville Congregational Church this Sunday night (11/9) at 6:00 PM. Ashley is known for her incredible vocals and alternative guitar tunings on her acoustic Gibson guitars. She is a tremendous songwriter, but also loves to cover old black gospel, hymns, and even does covers of The Rolling Stones (Gimme Shelter), Stevie Wonder, John Hiatt (Riding With the King), and Neil Young (Needle and the Damage Done).

It is a free will offering event.

Nov
11
Tue
PHS First Class Club – Veteran’s Breakfast and Program @ PHS cafeteria
Nov 11 @ 7:00 am

Princeton High School First Class Club will be hosting a Veteran’s Breakfast and program on November 11 at 7:00 a.m. for all veterans and spouses.  The breakfast will be held in the PHS cafeteria.  At 7:40 there will be a flag raising ceremony at the flag pole on Euclid Ave.  The public is invited to attend the flag raising ceremony.

American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton – Veterans Day Services @ Veterans Park
Nov 11 @ 10:15 am

The American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will take part in the annual veterans day services on Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Veterans Park on South Main.  Members are reminded to wear the blue
service outfit,  with ties and hats. Comfortable shoes and something warm under the jackets are suggested.  Members are asked to be at the park by 10:15am on the 11th to line up.  The Unit chaplain will give a prayer and there will be a brief response from the Unit president.

For information please call president Carol at 815-872-7891 evenings.

Nov
12
Wed
Widmark Wednesday movie – Princeton Public Library @ Princeton Public Library
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm
In the latest “Widmark Wednesday” movie, Princeton’s own Richard Widmark portrays the marshal who, amid growing opposition, still wants to keep his job. But as this unpopular incumbent soon discovers, bullets, not ballots, become the preferred method of instigating change.
The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.
Co-starring with Widmark in the 1969 movie are legendary singer Lena Horne and Carroll O’Connor, who several years later would originate the character Archie Bunker in the groundbreaking TV comedy “All in the Family.”
The late film critic Roger Ebert called the movie “an extraordinary Western.”
Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991. He would have turned 100 years old this year.
Widmark T-shirts will be available for sale at the movie.

 

Nov
14
Fri
PHS Fall Play – Emily Sticksenstones
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm

Princeton High School Theater Department presents a new, unpublished play Emily Sticksenstones written by Camilla Schade, designed and performed as a living black and white cartoon. This full length play is about a young girl learning to cope with loss.  Emily (Abbey Fiegenschuh) is introduced to loss at a young age when her dear pet, Samsonite (Miles Rose) does not come home and her parents divorce (Grace Wolbrecht, Nic Warren).  We learn through Emily’s experience that there is no quick fix for loss but it helps to have good friends, family, and professionals  walk with us during times of loss.

A wide range of characters accompany Emily’s journey. Other roles are  played by Emily Boes, Kylie Kory, Doran Cotter, Cali Hall, Noah Currie, Megan Manahan, Taylor Tieman, Payton Erricson, Cameron Tieman, Kyle Knudsen, Emma Rodin, Tyler Clark, Mark Elmore, Eldon Hassler, Kerry Ryan, Jaimee Ciesielski, Emma Mosier, Kaitlyn Cutright, Elise Blocki, Brianna Legner, Jade Purvis, and Courtney Pointer.

Show dates are November 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Nov
15
Sat
Celebrate Sheffield
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

The Sheffield Public Library will again participate in “Celebrate Sheffield, the annual holiday event which will take place Nov. 15. The library will be open that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library theme for this year’s celebration will be “Book your Holiday.” Much of the Christmas decorating will be inspired by using books or the parts of old books. Refreshments, including cheeses, dips, candy, coffee and punch, will be served. A book sale will also be held featuring books from “Books are Fun,” a nationwide company that offers a diverse selection of books, educational items and gifts at reasonable rates. The items will be pay and take.

In conjunction with the event, librarian Sue Lanxon will also read some holiday books for the children in the children’s department at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Popcorn will be served. A special guest, Andrew Carnegie, aka Karl Rahr, will greet guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Carnegie building, which celebrated its 101th birthday this year, was built with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie will provide information about the history of the building and biographical information about himself.

Everyone is invited to visit and participate in the silent auction, held as part of the “Celebrate Sheffield” event. The library has prepared a holiday book basket containing “new” holiday books for readers of all ages. The basket will be on display in the library. All proceeds from the basket auction will be given to the Sheffield Danish Church. A container where shoppers can drop their Sheffield Bucks will also be located in the library.

Model Train Show
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Northern Illinois Model Train Fair and Farm Toy Show returns to Bureau County Fairgrounds.

Buy, sell, trade your model trains. Working train layouts in the building. Lots of farm toys for sale.

BV North Trivia Night
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm

Bureau Valley North in Walnut will hold a trivia night and silent auction Nov. 15. The silent auction starts at 5 p.m. with trivia beginning at 6 p.m. Food will be available to purchase. Proceeds go the BV Junior High Washington, D.C., trip. Tickets are available at Citizens First State Bank.

PHS Fall Play – Emily Sticksenstones
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm

Princeton High School Theater Department presents a new, unpublished play Emily Sticksenstones written by Camilla Schade, designed and performed as a living black and white cartoon. This full length play is about a young girl learning to cope with loss.  Emily (Abbey Fiegenschuh) is introduced to loss at a young age when her dear pet, Samsonite (Miles Rose) does not come home and her parents divorce (Grace Wolbrecht, Nic Warren).  We learn through Emily’s experience that there is no quick fix for loss but it helps to have good friends, family, and professionals  walk with us during times of loss.

A wide range of characters accompany Emily’s journey. Other roles are  played by Emily Boes, Kylie Kory, Doran Cotter, Cali Hall, Noah Currie, Megan Manahan, Taylor Tieman, Payton Erricson, Cameron Tieman, Kyle Knudsen, Emma Rodin, Tyler Clark, Mark Elmore, Eldon Hassler, Kerry Ryan, Jaimee Ciesielski, Emma Mosier, Kaitlyn Cutright, Elise Blocki, Brianna Legner, Jade Purvis, and Courtney Pointer.

Show time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Nov
16
Sun
Free Turkey Dinner in Ohio
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm

The First Lutheran Church of Ohio will sponsor its fifth annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 16th.

This is by reservation only – with 80 spaces available. Call 376-7431 for reservations.

“Captive Free” Performing at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton @ St. Matthews Lutheran Church
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

Captive Free, a relational music ministry team sponsored by Youth Encounter, will be performing at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton on Sunday, November 16, at 7:00 pm.  People of all ages are invited to an inspiring time of Christian music, games, skits and personal sharing.

There is no admission charge to this family concert.  A “free will” offering will be received to support the ministry of Captive Free. 

St. Matthews is located at 416 E Dover Rd, Princeton.  For more information contact us at 815-879-6491 or StMatthewsLutheran@frontier.com or visit us on FaceBook.

Youth Encounter is a Christian non-profit organization that partners with Christian communities to strengthen their youth ministry.  Annually, Youth Encounter facilitates over 200,000 encounters with Christ all over the world and shares the Gospel with over 15,000 youth through its event ministry, service ministry and team ministry.  Go to www.YouthEncounter.orgto find out more about Youth Encounter and its ministries.

Nov
18
Tue
Princeton Moose Bingo
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm

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

Nov
19
Wed
IVCC – Nursing Admission Information Session @ IVCC’s Ottawa Center
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A nursing admission information session will be held from 3 to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Room 101 of Illinois Valley Community College’s Ottawa Center, 321 W. Main St.

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.

Nov
21
Fri
WZOE Ag Friday @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day

AgExpoLogoThe WZOE AG Expo is coming to the Bureau County Fairgrounds Nov 22nd 2014 from 8 to 2.  Featuring free admission.  Ag broadcaster Alan Jarand will be broadcasting live from Princeton, IL at Piehl Motors at 9am on Friday, November 21st and he will be one of our featured speakers at the WZOE Ag Expo on November 22nd.  Chip Flory from Market Rally, will be our other featured speaker at the WZOE Ag Expo this year. He will also be broadcasting his radio show live from Princeton, IL on Friday, November 21st at 2pm. Don’t miss out on this two day event, November 21st for Ag Friday and November 22nd for the WZOE Ag Expo.

Wyanet Chili Dinner
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm

The Wyanet Historical Society will hold their annual chili & soup supper on Nov. 21st.

Nov
22
Sat
WZOE Ag Expo @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day

AgExpoLogoThe WZOE AG Expo is coming to the Bureau County Fairgrounds Nov 22nd 2014 from 8 to 2.  Featuring free admission.  Ag broadcaster Alan Jarand will be broadcasting live from Princeton, IL at Piehl Motors at 9am on Friday, November 21st and he will be one of our featured speakers at the WZOE Ag Expo on November 22nd.  Chip Flory from Market Rally, will be our other featured speaker at the WZOE Ag Expo this year. He will also be broadcasting his radio show live from Princeton, IL on Friday, November 21st at 2pm. Don’t miss out on this two day event, November 21st for Ag Friday and November 22nd for the WZOE Ag Expo.

Nov
23
Sun
Pancake Breakfast/Bake Sale
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bureau Valley High School junior class pancake breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 in the BVHS commons. Tickets are available from any BV junior or at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3-12. There will also be a bake sale and BV Storm clothing will be available to order.

Nov
29
Sat
Princeton Coffeehouse – Pop Wagner and Bob Bovee @ Open Prairie, United Church of Christ
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm

Veteran performers Pop Wagner and Bob Bovee will bring their singing, fiddling, picking, and banjo-playing selves to town to perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 29, 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.

The Princeton Coffeehouse offers traditional and modern folk, blues and bluegrass music on a monthly basis from August through May (with the exception of December). Admission is $15.00. Fair trade coffee, tea, and homemade desserts are available at every performance.

Open Prairie, the performance venue for the Coffeehouse, is completely accessible and there is ample free parking nearby. For further information, visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com, or call 815/872-6501.

Dec
3
Wed
IVCC Percussion Ensemble – free concert @ Illinois Valley Community College (Cultural Centre)
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm

The Illinois Valley Community College Percussion Ensemble, directed by David O’Fallon will offer a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Cultural Centre.

Special guest Dr. Ben Stiers from Illinois State University will perform with the ensemble.

Dec
4
Thu
Farm Bureau District Caucus
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am

The District Caucus Meeting for the purpose of nominating the Directors from the districts will be held in the Bureau County Farm Bureau Building in Princeton.  Currently, there are vacancies in District 1, District 2, District 4 and at-large for the Bureau County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.  If you are a voting member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau and would like to fill a position on the board, contact the Farm Bureau Office at 815-875-6468 for more information.

Dec
5
Fri
Prairie Arts Center – Children’s Christmas Musical @ Prairie Arts Council Theater
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

“Finding Christmas” is an original fast-paced, comical story suited for all ages that incorporates holiday classics like “Blue Christmas” and” “Santa Baby” and newer tunes such as “Born to Shop” to tell a story that banishes the “gimmies” and ushers in true Christmas spirit.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a massive cast of 34 area children (from Princeton, Tiskilwa, Mendota, Wyanet, Walnut and Sheffield), ages 8-13, as they become fantastical creatures who overcome the material and commercial world of the holiday season to discover the joy and love of Christmas.

Tickets can still be ordered for performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 by calling 815-875-2787. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children.

The Prairie Arts Council Theater is located at 24 Park Ave. East, Princeton.

Dec
6
Sat
Toy Sale – Bureau County Fairgrounds @ Bureau County Fairgrounds
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bureau County Fairgrounds will be holding a sale of new and gently used toys on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are interested in selling your items please contact Nancy Monier at 815 303-2905. Parking is free and admission is $1.00. Concession stand will be open.

Prairie Arts Center – Children’s Christmas Musical @ Prairie Arts Council Theater
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm

“Finding Christmas” is an original fast-paced, comical story suited for all ages that incorporates holiday classics like “Blue Christmas” and” “Santa Baby” and newer tunes such as “Born to Shop” to tell a story that banishes the “gimmies” and ushers in true Christmas spirit.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a massive cast of 34 area children (from Princeton, Tiskilwa, Mendota, Wyanet, Walnut and Sheffield), ages 8-13, as they become fantastical creatures who overcome the material and commercial world of the holiday season to discover the joy and love of Christmas.

Tickets can still be ordered for performances at  3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 by calling 815-875-2787. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children.

The Prairie Arts Council Theater is located at 24 Park Ave. East, Princeton.

Princeton High School – 2014 Holiday Madrigal Dinner @ A Hundred Acre Orchard in Princeton
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm

The Princeton High School Music Department announces the availability of ticket reservation information and order forms for the Princeton High School Madrigal Singers’ 2014 Holiday Madrigal Dinner, “A Colonial Christmas.”

 “A Colonial Christmas” will be presented Saturday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at A Hundred Acre Orchard in Princeton.

Information is available by calling Princeton High School at 815-875-3308, ext. 246. Ticket reservation forms are available in the Princeton High School main office during regular school hours, on the Princeton High School website www.phs-il.org; or from any cast member.

Tickets to “A Colonial Christmas” are $20 which includes entrance to Molly’s Tavern for a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon of musical entertainment, good food and good fun. The meal will be catered by Kramer’s Kitchen.

Dec
7
Sun
Princeton High School – 2014 Holiday Madrigal Dinner @ A Hundred Acre Orchard in Princeton
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

The Princeton High School Music Department announces the availability of ticket reservation information and order forms for the Princeton High School Madrigal Singers’ 2014 Holiday Madrigal Dinner, “A Colonial Christmas.”

 “A Colonial Christmas” will be presented Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at A Hundred Acre Orchard in Princeton.

Information is available by calling Princeton High School at 815-875-3308, ext. 246. Ticket reservation forms are available in the Princeton High School main office during regular school hours, on the Princeton High School website www.phs-il.org; or from any cast member.

Tickets to “A Colonial Christmas” are $20 which includes entrance to Molly’s Tavern for a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon of musical entertainment, good food and good fun. The meal will be catered by Kramer’s Kitchen.

IVCC Wind Ensemble – free concert @ Illinois Valley Community College (Cultural Centre)
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm

The Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble, directed by Gene Montgomery will offer a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in the Cultural Centre.

The afternoon performance will feature the Air Mobility Command March, American Overture, Prelude on an Old English Hymn, Harry Potter/Chamber of Secrets, Slavonic Dance No. 4, Bugler’s Holiday, and Sleigh Ride.

The ensemble includes IVCC students, local and regional music educators, and community members dedicated to the promotion of quality wind and percussion music. In addition to on-campus concerts, the ensemble also performs at community festivals and events and works with other universities and community bands in joint concerts.

Dec
9
Tue
BV Christmas Concert @ BVHS Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Bureau Valley High School Music Dept. presents their Christmas Concert tonight at 7 pm in the BVHS Auditorium.

Dec
13
Sat
“Breakfast with Santa” – St. Bede Academy @ St. Bede Academy
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Breakfast with Santa” at St. Bede Academy will be Saturday December 13 from 8am to 12pm .  Cost this year is $12 per person which will include Breakfast, meeting with Santa, make and take crafts, movies, readers and a ride on the Starve Rock Trolley.  for an additional $5 Valley Photo will be taking pictures with Santa.

This event is being sponsored by the St Bede Bedan Club members any additional information and tickets can be purchased from any Bedan Club member or St Bede Academy in the Development Office

Tiskilwa Community Church – Holiday Bake Sale @ Tiskilwa Community Church
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Tiskilwa Community Church will hold a “Holiday Bake Sale” on Saturday, December 13th from 8 am until 12 noon.

Free coffee and goodies for everyone!

Covenant Church Annual Lucia Breakfast
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am

The Evangelical Covenant Church will be holding its annual Lucia Breakfast on December 13th at 9:30 AM. The entertainment will be a ladies trio featuring Cheryl Thierry, Katie McCoy, and Christina Eggers. Malena Wheeler will be Lucia this year with Elise Blocki, Anna Rosendal, Hailey Schultz, and Mallory Wheeler as her attaendants. All seating is by reservation only. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Joan Eggers at 815-875-2168. A craft and bake sale will open at 9 am until start of the program and reopen after the breakfast.