Community Events

PERU- DBSA Support Group
The DBSA (Depression, Bi-Polar, Anxiety, Association) of the Illinois Valley support group meets every first and third Monday of the month on the forth floor in conference room C from 6:30-8 p.m. at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. For more information, call (815) 252-0200. 

LASALLE COUNTY - Medicare Beneficiaries
Attention Medicare Beneficiaries! You may qualify for money saving benefits through the Low Income Subsidy and Medicare Savings Programs. Both Programs have income and asset guidelines. Contact the Bridges Senior Center at (815)-431-8034 or (866)-331-8034 for additional information regarding the programs and guidelines.


PRINCETON- Diabetes Meeting Offered Monthly
Perry Memorial Hospital wants to provide information and support to those who are dealing with diabetes. Each month, on the 2nd Tuesday, Perry has an informational meeting to provide up-to-date guidelines and realistic ways to manage the diagnosis of diabetes. There will also be time at each meeting for open discussion and sharing of ideas. Please contact at (815) 876-4449 to register for this meeting.

PRINCETON - BCGS Closed for the Holidays
The BCGS library will close for holiday vacation now through Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.  Those needing to use the library during that two week period may call to make an appointment at ( 815) 879-3133 during the normal hours of operation Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or at (815) 303- 7386 at other times.  The library will be open for the first Saturdays on December 6 and January 3 during regular hours of operation.

MENDOTA - Christmas gift dinner
Mendota Moose Lodge will host a Christmas Gift dinner at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at the lodge. The free dinner includes turkey with all the trimmings, and is open to the public.

OTTAWA - Calvary's 1st Annual Pay it Forward Christmas Dinner
Calvary Baptist Church of Ottawa, IL will be hosting its 1st annual Christmas Dinner. This event will be open to the community and surronding areas. The doors to the Fellowship Hall will be open from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tamika Fox at (815) 908-8548.

MENDOTA - Christmas Church Tour
Mendota's First Christmas Church Tour, sponsored by the ministerial team and Jerry's Flower Barn in Mendota, will be held Sunday, Dec. 28. There is no charge for admission but free-will donations will be taken to benefit the Mendota Area Food Pantry. From 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, the community is welcome to tour the following local churches to see their beautiful Christmas decorations and architecture: 1st United Methodist Church in Mendota, Holy Cross Church, St. John's Lutheran Church, Zion Methodist, and Presbyterian Church. In the case of bad weather all functions will be canceled.

LOCKPORT - 44th Annual Old Canal Days Festival
The 44th annual Old Canal Days Festival, including the annual Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015. The juried arts & crafts  is on Saturday the 20th 10-5 p.m. and Sunday the 21st 10-4 p.m. Booth fees are $100 for standard and $120 for a corner. However, there is an "early bird discount" of $20 per booth if applications are received by Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. To receive an application, please call (815)838-9400 or email .