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February 4, 2013

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Blues/gospel program set



Photographer Les Woodrum will lead the photo tour of Yellowstone National Park from May 25 through June 2.

Sites will include all the major geyser basins, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, the Mammoth Hot Springs area and more.

Trip cost: $2,500 per person. Price for the eight-day, seven-night trip includes hotel accommodations, airfare and instruction.

To register for the informational meeting or for the Yellowstone trip, call DACC at 554-1668 or e-mail For more information, e-mail photographer Les Woodrum at

Program topic: mushrooms

The Vermilion County Master Gardeners will present a special program on shiitake mushrooms.

Research forester Jeremy Parish will give the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the CrossRoads Christian Church, 3613 N. Vermilion St.

Pre-register by calling the University of Illinois Vermilion County Extension Office at 442-8615. Or register at the door. Program cost: $5.

Door prizes will be given away after the presentation. Refreshments will be provided. For more details, call 442-8615.


Beekeeping classes set

Long Lane Honey Bee Farms will sponsor beekeeping classes on Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 9 and March 23.

Class topics include: bee anatomy, roles of the honeybee, pests and diseases, hive equipment, seasonal management, honey extraction and uses of honey. Certified master beekeeper David Burns and his wife, Sheri, will teach the class.

Go online at or call the farm at 427-2678 to register.

There is a fee for the class. Registration includes materials, book and hive tool.


Fundraising banquet set

The Oakwood Community Education Foundation will host its annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. CST March 2 at the Beef House Restaurant, Covington, Ind.

Tickets: $30 per person. Event and table sponsorships are available by contacting any foundation board member. One hundred percent of the money raised by this event benefits students and teachers in the Oakwood School District by providing academically enriched programs and equipment that otherwise would not be available.

For tickets and additional event information, call Todd Lee at 474-4626 or Greg Wolfe at 474-1552; or e-mail

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