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December 10, 2012

Community Briefs

NARFE to meet Tuesday

DANVILLE — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the No. 1 Hibachi & Grill Buffet, 4117 N. Vermilion St.

Dyslexia workshop set

Danville Area Community College’s Reader’s Route will present a short-term workshop on dyslexia from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room 115 of the Prairie Hall Literacy Lab.

The workshop is primarily for tutors, but the public may attend. The workshop will cover the signs of dyslexia and allow participants to experience what dyslexia is like. Attendees also will view an hour-long video.

For details, call Scott Heatherton at 443-8785 or 918-2045.

Benefit helps Houldridges

A benefit for the Houldridge family is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sarge’s Tap, 409 E. Main St.

Proceeds will benefit Darrel and Donna Houldridge, who lost their son Dakota in an accident Nov. 6.

The benefit will feature a 50/50 drawing, karaoke and DJ, bands and bake sale. Barbecue will be available for a $4 per plate donation. An auction will start at 4 p.m. Call Kevin’s Auto Sales at 431-8282 for more information.

Lions Club features chorus

The Bismarck-Henning High School chorus will perform during the Danville Lions Club meeting at noon Tuesday at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St.

Concert signups due soon

Downtown Danville Inc.’s Summer Sounds Concert Series will continue in 2013 with the first tentatively scheduled for May 24. Other tentative concert dates include: June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19 and Aug. 2.

Bands interested in performing should send information to info@downtowndanville.org by Dec. 31 to be considered.

Academy plans first bazaar

Kenneth D. Bailey Academy’s first annual Holiday Bazaar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the school gymnasium, 502 E. Main St.

More than 20 vendors will be set up for cash-and-carry items. Some vendors include: Tastefully Simple, 31 Gifts, Scentsy, Lia Sophia, Park Lane, Cupcakes by Julie, Photography by Michelle Garrison, Purses and More by Tracy Cherry and more.

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