DANVILLE — The 79th annual First Citizen Banquet to honor Judd Peck is set for May 3 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane. There will be a cash bar and reception at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 each. To make reservations, call Bill Garrison at 442-0244 and leave your name and number of people in your party for a reservation. Registration deadline is Wednesday.
Gardeners set workshop
Vermilion County Master Gardeners will host Vegetable Garden Planning presented by Jim Schmidt from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension office, 3164 N. Vermilion St. at Plaza 31.
This program will help attendees decide how much to plant based on average yield per plant and one’s family size. Participants will also learn the best place to plant a garden and how to prep the soil to ensure maximum harvest.
Individuals can register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/ or call 442-8615.
Fair offers reality check
Area credit unions and businesses are sponsoring a hands-on reality fair for students ages 14-20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Danville Area Community College Mary Miller Gymnasium.
The program aims to show the students the value of a dollar and just how “Fast their Cash” will disappear.
Richard to speak to lions
Kathy Richard with the HALO Project will speak to the Danville Lions Club at noon on Tuesday at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert.
DDI invites market vendors
Downtown Danville Inc. invites vendors and other farmers’ market participants to attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor conference room of the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.
The meeting will cover changes to this year’s market and answer participants’ questions. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are requested. Call 443-3886.
The 2012 Downtown Danville Farmers’ Market will open May 2 and run from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Saturdays through October on the lawn of the Danville Public Library.
Registration still possible
Bismarck-Henning Elementary School will still have paperwork available through Friday for those wanting to register their kindergarteners for the fall.
Each child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten.
A parent or guardian must bring a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, copy of immunizations and physical form. All kindergarten students must have a current physical, eye exam and dental exam before they start school in the fall.
Used book sale has begun
The Catlin Public Library’s used book sale has begun and will run through April 30 at the library, 101 Mapleleaf Drive.
Hardbacks and paperbacks, non-fiction and fiction, children’s books and videos all are available for purchase.
The cost of the books is a donation supporting the library’s children’s programming, including its annual summer reading program.
Call the Catlin Public Library at 427-2550 for more information.
Rabb group sets meeting
Former students and friends of Rabb School will meet for lunch at 12:30 EDT Wednesday at the Beef House.
Market gears up for season
Green Minds Fountain County will meet to discuss the upcoming season for the weekly farmers’ market at 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday at A Cheerful Nest on the south side of the courthouse square.
The informal get-together is open to growers and consumers.
For more information, contact Kay Hunter by calling 495-1009 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer lunch scheduled
The Waters of Covington will host its annual Volunteer Luncheon at noon EDT Friday at the Covington City Park
The luncheon will include a meal, fellowship and the honoring of Volunteer of the Year.
Snow White musical opens
Myers Dinner Theatre presents “Mirror: A Musical Tale of Snow White,” which opens Wednesday at the theater, 108 Water St.
The new take on the classic fairy tale runs through May 12. Weekday matinees begin with dinner at noon EDT and the show at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin with dinner at 6:30 p.m. EDT and the show at 8 p.m. EDT. Sunday matinees start with dinner at 1 p.m. EDT and the show at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Call to find out specific dates available.
The cost for dinner and show is $36; children 4-18 are $25. Group prices are available. Saturday morning children’s special performances are $25 per ticket, adult or child. Show-only tickets are $20.
For more information or reservations, call the theatre office at (765) 798-4902, extension 2. The theatre is handicapped-accessible and microphone-free.
Program plans seminar
The Faith in Action South outreach program Tuesday will host a Money Smart Week presentation at its office, 302 N. State St.
A program from 10–11 a.m. will touch on homeownership and programs to help low-income homeowners with home repairs. From 11 a.m. to noon a different speaker will discuss growing flowers and vegetables.
This presentation is free and open to the public. Demonstrations and handouts are included. Refreshments will be served.
Money Smart Week is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Church sponsors luncheon
The Williamsport Methodist Church will host its spring luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 25, at the church, 17 E. Monroe St. Donation: $7.