DANVILLE — The Progressive Danville Chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG) will host its 19th annual Black Tie Affair Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert.
Emma Metcalf will be the main speaker for the semi-formal banquet and awards ceremony. Metcalf is the director at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System. At the event, an individual or organization will receive the chapter’s Image & Excellence Award. Also, scholarships will be given out to deserving ethnic minority students in the area.
The group is also looking for patrons for its 2012 Ad Program Booklet.
Banquet price: $25. For tickets and additional information, call Ofelia N. Williams at 443-1128 after 5 p.m.
The Vermilion Festival Chorus has compact discs from its Nov. 18 concert available for a $10 donation. Contact Gene Schroeder, chorus manager, at 446-7543 by Nov. 30.
Education meetings set
Meetings have been scheduled to discuss Danville School District 118’s Ownership in Education Manual. A committee of principals, parents, teachers and community members will discuss the manual and recommend changes or additions.
Meetings will take place on the following dates:
--Tuesday — 6 p.m., Danville High School library
--Jan. 10, 2013 — 6 p.m., school library
--Feb. 12, 2013 — 6 p.m., school library
Forums will take place on the following dates:
--March 5, 2013 — 6 p.m., North Ridge Middle School
--March 7, 2013 — 6 p.m., South View Middle School
A final meeting will take place in April.
CRIS plans ‘Wake Up’
CRIS Healthy-Aging Center and Provena United Samaritans Medical Center will offer a special focus on health at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Sister Joanne Vander-Heyden of the pastoral department at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center will present tips on the emotional aspects of “Coping with the Holidays.”
Attendees can enjoy a full, nutritious, cooked-to-order breakfast from 6:30-9:30 a.m. and meet with health care professionals from Provena, who are available to take blood pressures and help with questions on medications and nutrition.