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February 4, 2013

Community Briefs

Blues/gospel program set

DANVILLE — The Danville Public Library serves as the host for the blues/gospel portion of the series “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway.” Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, will present the program from 7-9 p.m. today in the first-floor meeting room.

The free program will include film clips from “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Episode 1, Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen, Somebody.”

In addition, a short performance of blues music will take place. Members of the rhythm section of the EIU jazz ensemble, accompanied by their professor, Paul Johnston, will be joined by Danville-area musicians Mark Lindvahl on trumpet and Doc Ashton on saxophone.

Golden K to hear speaker

John Alexander, executive director of the Danville Family YMCA, will speak to the Danville Kiwanis Golden K at 2 p.m. today at CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St.

Blood drive set for today

The Red Cross will offer a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. today at Community Church of God, 535 S. Bowman Ave.

Board plans town hall

The Vermilion County Mental Health Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Danville Township town hall, 101 W. North St., to conduct business from the cancelled Jan. 28 meeting and also to discuss plans for the upcoming Feb. 25 town hall meeting on the Mental Health Safety Net and School Violence.

CASA to train volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates will host advocate training from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 5, at the Danville Township Building, 101 W. North St. Call Kerrie Gill at 446-5975 for more information.

Eagle Day on Wednesday

Danville Area Community College will host its annual Eagle Day at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mary Miller Gymnasium at the college.

Displays typically include birds of prey such as falcons and nocturnal birds. Handlers allow birds to fly free over the heads of audience members. Each year, the highlight is the appearance the national symbol, the Bald Eagle.

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