The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 8, 2013

Community Briefs

YWCA sponsors classes


DANVILLE — The YWCA at Your Family Resource Center, 201 N. Hazel, is offering aerobic/toning kickboxing classes from 5:45pm-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9-10 a.m. Saturdays.

Instructor is Lorri Maser. Price: $5 per class. Workout also includes hand weights and

The center also offers cardio burn classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings (time to be determined.) Instructor: Glenda Brooks. Price: $5 per class.

School plans roundtable

Danville High School is currently applying for a School Improvement Grant that if received would give DHS $2 million per year over a three-year period to implement a transformation plan. The plan will be bold, targeted and focused on significantly increasing student achievement. DHS is looking for input from all stakeholders.

The school will host a Viking Roundtable meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Little Theater, room 230 on the second floor. The meeting is open to any parent or community member.

Soccer fundraiser set

The Danville High School girls soccer team plans a fundraiser Wednesday with help from Papa Murphy’s, 3100 N. Vermilion St.

Customers who mention the DHS girls soccer team when ordering any regularly priced food item from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. will have 20 percent of the purchase donated to the team.

Film for teens Thursday

The Danville Public Library will present an after-school film for teens, ages 12-18 at 4 p.m. Thursday in the first floor meeting room.

“Dark Shadows,” a Tim Burton film, is about vampire Barnabas Collins who returns home to help his dysfunctional descendants. The 2012 film stars Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is rated PG-13.

Twelve-year-olds will need signed parental consent to attend.

Buck to sign books

Bryant “Charlie” Buck of Freeport will sign copies of his books, “My First Christian ABC Book” and “The Prayer Warrior” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Five Loaves and Two Fish Book Cottage, 717 N. Gilbert St.

Buck is a 1964 Danville High School graduate.

Cruisers set next meeting

The Corvette Cruisers of Illinois invites all Illinois and Indiana corvette owners to join its next members meeting.

The group will meet for supper at 5 p.m. Thursday at No. 1 Hibachi Grill and Buffet, 4117 N. Vermilion St. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

Boosters sell flower cards

The Instrumental Music Boosters at Danville High School will be selling Danville Gardens flower cards as a fundraiser for the boosters.

The Danville Gardens cards are $10 each for $10 worth of merchandise at any Danville Gardens location.

For more information contact any instrumental student at DHS or call Deb Hill at 446-4829. The group will accept orders through June 1.

Railroad repairs begin soon

The CSXT Railroad has informed the city of Danville that repairs to various railroad crossings are scheduled for April. All of the repairs will require road closures for approximately five days. The following roads at their crossings with the CSXT are scheduled for closures:

--Bowman Avenue beginning April 15

--Voorhees beginning April 22

--Griffin beginning April 22

--Liberty Lane beginning April 29

--Vine Street beginning April 29

Motorists are advised to anticipate delays and should seek alternative routes throughout the duration of the repairs. For more information, call the CSX Railroad at 442-0126.

Men’s chorus to perform

The Danville Barbershop Chorus will present its annual spring show, “Enjoy the Holidays,” at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Danville Area Community College Bremer Theater. The chorus will perform Easter songs, Christmas melodies, songs of the summer season as well as some patriotic anthems.

Appearing in the second half of the show will be the Red Coats of the North Ridge Middle School. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any member, by calling 759-7367 or at the door.


Register kindergarteners

Bismarck-Henning Elementary will host kindergarten pre-registration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 through April 26.

During pre-registration, parents will sign up for a screening that will take place during regular fall registration. All students must be screened before being placed into a classroom.

Each child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible to enter kindergarten. Parents/guardians will need to bring an official certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, a copy of immunizations and a physical form if they have one. All kindergarten students must have a current physical, eye exam and dental exam before they start school.

Positions up for election: mayor, clerk and three trustees.


Variety show planned

Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School Drama will host its annual variety show at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Georgetown Community Center also known as the Washington Gym.

Prices: $1.25 for adults and $1 for students. Concessions will be available.

The show will include many student-written pieces including commercials and skits. There will be audience participation spots also.


Budget hearing scheduled

A budget hearing is set for 6:45 p.m. April 15 at Ridge Farm Village Hall, 15 W. Woodyard Ave.

The hearing is for budget year of May 1 through April 30, 2014.


Center offers classes

The Warren County Learning Center will offer the three-session class “Beginning Quilting” from 6:30-8 p.m. EDT Mondays, April 15, 22 and 29. Price: $10.

This class is for the beginner who has had little or no exposure to quilting. Students will learn how to mix and match colors for the quilt, how to use a rotary cutter, the proper technique for the seam bindings and how to make a border. After this basic class students should be able to progress to the next step of actually making a small quilt or wall hanging.

To register, call the Warren County Learning Center at (765) 764-1880.