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You may qualify for money savings benefits through the Low Income Subsidy & Medicare Savings Programs. Both programs have income & asset guidelines. Contact Bridges Senior Center for additional info regarding the programs & the guidelines at 815-431-8034 or 866-331-8034.

 
OHIO - Passion Mime
The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) from Ohio First Lutheran will be presenting the “Passion Mime” on Maundy Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 PM at First Lutheran in Ohio, IL 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 further info contact Stacy at 815-545-8356.


MENDOTA - Story hour and egg hunt
The Graves-Hume Library's Children Department will be hosting a story hour and egg hunt on Thursday, April 17 from 3:30 - 4:30. Hoppy Easter for children ages 3 - Kindergarten. Stories, crafts, snacks & a special Easter Egg Hunt. Sign-up is necessary because space is limited. To sign up call 815-538-5142.


OTTAWA - Morel Fest
Morel Fest, on Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 301 Madison St. Ottawa. Come get an update on all the great things that will be happening this weekend, also  come and interview the Celebrity guest for this year’s Morel fest Chauncey Nizoil!


OTTAWA - Genealogy speech
Saturday, April 19, The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild will meet at The Guild Library located at 115 W. Glover St. Ottawa at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Rachael Mellen, an experienced lecturer that has given speeches on English genealogy & related topics to many genealogical societies and libraries. 


OTTAWA - Run/walk
6th annual Moose Miles 5K run/walk Saturday April 19, the race starts at 10 am rain or shine, The race will start and finish at the Ottawa Moose Lodge 960. Pre-registration is $20 if received by April 14 after the 14th or day of the race is $25.We have online registration and we will also Friday Night Packet Pick up from 4-7pm at the Moose Lodge 4/18/2014. For more info please contact Diane Duggan  815-488-5531 or email Diane at http://kduggs@yahoo.com


OTTAWA - Ski club meeting
The Rivercity Ski Club will be holding a meeting on Monday, April 21 at the Starved Rock Yacht Club on Dee Bennett Rd. beginning at 6 p.m. A potluck meal will follow the business meeting. For more info call Dorothy at 815 433-4084.


LADD - Chicken fundraiser
10/33 Ambulance Service, Ltd. will host Rip's Chicken Fundraiser at 311 N. Main St. Ladd from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. Dine in & carry-outs available. $7 per dinner of 1/4 chicken or strips & french fries. All proceeds for Critical Care Equipment. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 815-663-6683.


PERU - Public Library to host story about the I&M Canal
The Peru Public Library will be hosting a story about the workers of the I&M Canal on Thursday, April 24 at
6:30 p.m. In 2011, during excavation for a new building in LaSalle, hundreds of human remains were discovered in an old cemetery. Who were they and what were their stories? Some were Irish immigrants, like Sean McCambridge, who escaped near-certain starvation during the Irish potato famine of 1845 and found work in America building the I&M Canal.


STREATOR - Vendor show
3rd Annual Spring Vendor Show to benefit LaSalle County Relay for Life on Saturday, April 26 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Streator Moose Lodge located at 2007 Skelgas Rd. Order or cash & carry, sponsored by Das Mycogen Seeds Relay for Life Team.


MCNABB - Craft and vendor bazaar
A Craft & Vendor Bazaar on Saturday, April 26 from 8 - 4 p.m. at McNabb Fire Department/ Community Center 391 Rt. 89, McNabb. Admission is free & there will be raffle & 50/50 drawing. Food concession available. All proceeds go towards the purchase of loose equipment for the department.


PERU - Salad luncheon
Salad Luncheon on Thursday, May 1 at St. John's Lutheran Church -corner of Shooting Park & Peoria St. Peru from 11 to 1 p.m. Tickets are $7, for more information call 815-223-1144.


PERU - Evening with Nellie Bly
Are you looking for the spirit of adventure? Then join Tricia Kelly at Peru Public Library Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. for the story of Nellie Bly.The New York Journalist, Nellie Bly took a famous trip around the world and also took on the role of an inmate at Blackwell's Asylum, and wrote of the horrors she witnessed. This one hour, first person presentation is sure to enlighten and entertain.

 
STREATOR - Trivia night
Friday, May 2 the Streatorland Historical Society will be hosting a night of trivia at the Streator K of C’s Hall. This fundraiser will be to raise money for the continued operation and maintenance of the Streatorland Historical Society Museum. Trivia will begin @ 7 p.m. Teams need to consist of 5-10 persons with the cost of $10 per person. There will be food, raffles, 50-50 drawing and more. For more information phone David Reed @ 805-673-1652.


OTTAWA - Mother's Day tea
Bridges Senior Center offers Mother's Day Tea on Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. Bring your favorite tea cup & wear your favorite scarf. RSVP by Friday, May 2 by calling 815-431-8034.


OTTAWA - Memorial Day salute
Bridges Senior Center will offer a Memorial Day Salute on Wednesday, May 14 at Noon. Bring a dish to pass. Followed by a presentation about the "Buddy Poppy" that is distributed by the VFW & was inspired by the famous poem "Flanders Field".


SHERIDAN - Kumla dinner
All-You-Can-Eat Kumla Dinner on Saturday, May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fox River Lutheran Church
2785 E. U.S. Route 52, Sheridan. Price is $9 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Delicious homemade desserts for a donation! If you need more info – call 815-496-2151, leave a message.


PERU - Kid's fishing expo
A free beginning fishing “How to” clinic for boys and girls ages 6 and up on Saturday, May 17 from 9 - 2 p.m.at Baker Lake, Peru.  Sessions begin every 15 minutes.  Free fishing games with prizes, casting games and live fish displays.  Free food and soda. Learn to cast, tie a knot, bait a hook, tie a fly, identify your catch, clean a fish and lots more.    A limited number of fishing poles will be available for loan.  BSA scouts can earn the fishing merit badge.  Games by the Pouncing Panthers 4H Club.  Safety information provided by the Peru Police Department. For info contact Tom Wall at 815-223-3671 or find us on the web at http://www.better-fishing-assoc.org/


UTICA - Vendor show
The Utica Fire Department will host its second annual vendor show from 11 until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, at the fire station. Proceeds from the show will help the fire department purchase new gear and a new fire truck.


SANDWICH - Auto Show
43rd Annual Auto Show at the Sandwich Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 25 from 8 - 3 p.m. Antique- classic- special interest cars & trucks pluse a flea market & swap meet. Breakfast & Lunch on grounds.Donation- Adults $5 & children under 12 are free. For more info E-mail: robron32@juno.com or call Bob Ronning- 815-970-4371 or Rick Shaw- 815-786-7253.


TROY GROVE - Wild Bill Hickock Day
Celebrate "Wild Bill Hickock Day" on Sunday, May 25 from 11 - 3 p.m. in the Wild Bill Hickock Memorial Park & at Village Park at Mechanic & Ottawa St. Troy Grove. There will be Wild West skits, frontier gun collection & Wild Bill shoot out re-enactment by Single Action Action Shooting Society. There will be free children's activities, historical exhibits, music & food available. For info call 815-539-6995.


TONICA - Empower Flower Benefit
Support Denise Flower at the Empower Flower Benefit on Saturday, May 31 from 3 - 10 p.m. at Tonica Fire Department. There will be 50/50, raffles & a silent auction. Tickets include dinner served between 4 - 7 & there will be a cash bar. Tickets are priced $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door and can be bought at Rudy's Liquor, LaSalle County Travel, Midland States Bank-Peru, Greggs Automotive-Utica & Illini State Bank-Tonica. For more info call, Renee at 815-252-4030.


LASALLE - Kid's fishing tournament
The 29th annual Kid's Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 7. Registration is at 8 a.m. & fish times are 9 - 11 a.m. at Lock 14 in LaSalle. A competitive youth fishing tournament with free snacks and soda provided.  Bait provided.  Prizes will be awarded in two different age groups: 4-12 years and 13-15 years.  Bring your own tackle, one pole, one hook and no artificial lures.Sponsored by: Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois, Illinois Department of natural Resources, Illinois Valley Sunrise Rotary Club & LaSalle Rotary Club
For more info call 223-2382 or 223-3671 or find us on the web at http://www.better-fishing-assoc.org/
 

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