The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 12, 2012

Community Briefs

Liberty Lane to close


DANVILLE — The city of Danville announces that due to road improvements, Liberty Lane will be closed at the railroad crossing between Ferndale and Independence Drive.

The road closure is anticipated to begin at 7 a.m. today and will be closed until completion, weather permitting.

For more information, contact the superintendent of Streets and Sewers.

Company dinner planned

General Electric/Valmont Electric has planned its Christmas dinner for 1 p.m. CST Dec. 2 at the Harrison Park Clubhouse. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Those planning to attend need to make reservations by Nov. 24. Call Carol at 431-0287 or Jan at 474-4837.

Membership price: $5. Dinner: $14. All reservations must be paid in advance. Mail them to Carol Galyen, 123 Delaware Ave., Danville IL 61832.

Tanner to speak via Skype

Retired astronaut and Danville native Joe Tanner will share his experiences in space via Skype for Danville Public Library’s “Local Connections” film and discussion series.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. today in the first floor meeting room with a showing of the 1995 docudrama “Apollo 13.” Discussion will follow with astronaut Tanner. The program is free.

Kiwanis plan luncheon

The Danville Noon Kiwanis will host a buffet luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert.

Doug Whitley, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, will speak. Price: $10. For reservations contact Bob Fox at 446-1122 or foxdenone@sbcglobal by noon Monday. Attendees may pay at the door.

Chapter meets today

The Progressive Danville Chapter of Blacks in Government will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Laura Lee Fellowship House.

Topics: nomination committee report, chapter officers (president and secretary); chapter membership drive site to be determined.

Lions to hear speaker

Amy Marchant, executive director of CRIS Healthy Aging Center, will speak to the Danville Lions Club at noon Tuesday at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert.

Holiday party for seniors

CRIS Healthy Aging Center will host a Thanksgiving lunch party for seniors at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the center, 309 N. Franklin.

O’Leary’s Restaurant will cater the lunch which includes: smoked turkey, stuffing and gravy and more. The lunch is free to seniors. There will be a session of the CRIS Bungo games. Bungo prizes and door prizes will be given.

Seating is limited. Call in to reserve a spot. To make a reservation, call 443-2999. Deadline for registration is 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Veterans Day program set

The Vermilion County Joint Veterans Council Veterans Day Program will take place at 10:30 a.m. today at the Korean/Vietnam War Memorial.

Free chili will be served afterward until 2 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jewell Whyte Post 728 at 8 Pine St.

Elks to serve catered meal

The Danville Elks Lodge 332 will serve its weekly catered meal at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the lodge, 421 N. Vermilion St. Reservations must be received by noon Tuesday. Price: $11.

Generations will cater the meal, which includes: beef stew, corn pudding cass., layered lettuce salad and Italian cream cake. Call the lodge at 442-0145.

‘Handling the Holidays’ set

The Pastoral Care Department of Provena United Samaritans Medical Center is sponsoring “Handling the Holidays” Tuesday for individuals who may find the holiday season a special challenge due to the death of a loved one.

“Handling the Holidays” will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in conference room 5 on the third floor at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, 812 N. Logan Ave. Attendees should meet in the main lobby prior to 7 p.m. as they will be escorted to the conference room.

This program is free. Registration is not required. The program includes discussion, handouts by experts in the field of grief recovery and a video, “A Ray of Hope.” For details, call Sister Joanne Vander Heyden at 443-5000.

Academy plans fundraiser

Schlarman Academy will host McPrincipal’s Night from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Danville’s Classic Rock ’N Roll McDonalds on N. Vermilion Street.

Twenty percent of all sales between 5-7 p.m. will be returned to Schlarman Academy. Participants will have the opportunity to win door prizes such as a Kindle Fire, tuition discounts, homework passes and jeans day passes. Entrants must be present to win. For details, call Schlarman Principal Bob Rice, 442-2725.

Veterans meeting nears

The Veterans meeting at the Vermilion County War Museum, 307 N. Vermilion St. will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason will speak about the police and fire departments in Danville. Complimentary coffee and donuts are served.


Guild to meet Tuesday

The Champaign Urbana Spinners & Weavers Guild will host its monthly meeting Tuesday at Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave. Hospitality time: 7 p.m. Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Beth Engelbrecht-Wiggans will lead a show-and-tell about the fiber arts “play days” she hosts. Topics: basketry, fiber dyeing, etc.


Beef seminar planned

The Purdue University and University of Illinois Extension Bi-State Agriculture Programs group are hosting the “Bi-State Beef Seminar: Feeding – What’s Available?” program and dinner. The event starts at 6 p.m. EST Thursday at the Beef House Restaurant, 16501 Indiana State Road 63.

Specialists will discuss managing the beef herd this winter and forage management plans for the year. Price: $20, includes dinner and program.

Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, Nov. 13. Contact Phil Cox, Vermillion County Extension, at (765) 492-5335 or


Theatre sets next show

Revolution Productions, LLC at Myers Dinner Theatre will present “Mistletoe Lodge Reunion,” opening on Wednesday at the theater, 108 Water St.

This holiday musical runs through Dec. 22. Performances are mostly Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Friday and Saturday nights. Additional performances may be available. Call for specific dates and times.

Price: dinner and show, $42; students with valid school ID, $30. The dinner buffet includes prime rib. Group prices are available. Show-only tickets are $20.

For more information or to make reservations, call (765) 798-4902, extension 2. The theatre is handicapped-accessible and microphone-free.


Food service course set

A foodservice sanitation manager’s course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main St.

The exam will be from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 19, at ILEAS. Contact Sue Summerville, 684-2435, to register or for more details.


Church plans bazaar

St. Mary’s Church will host its annual Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17. Items featured include: homemade noodles, bakery and gifts. Lunch includes: soup, sandwiches and desserts.

Thirty seven prizes will be given away in the raffle with $500 cash as the top prize. Children in first- through 12th-grade who attend the bazaar are eligible to enter a drawing for $50 cash.

Tickets are available from church members, at the door the day of bazaar or by calling 267-3334.


Publisher class planned

Warren County Learning Center and Purdue Extension Educators will host the class “Microsoft Publisher.”

The class will run from 6-8 p.m. EST Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 13, 15, 27 and 29. Price: $20. Prerequisite: basic computer or similar knowledge. Participants will learn how to produce professional-looking newsletters, brochures and more.

To enroll in all classes, call the center at (765) 764-1880.