The chorus is preparing for its May 5 concert “Celebrate Music.” For more information, call chorus manager Gene Schroeder at 446-7543 or 431-0385. Auditions are not required. All voice ranges are welcome.
VA celebrates black history
To celebrate Black History Month, the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System will have a program at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Social Activities Room of building 104.
Tricia Teague, a Danville native, will be the guest speaker. Teague founded Progressive Black, a subsidiary of Plethora Publishing, Inc.
Alzheimer’s group meets
The Hawthorne Inn of Danville will have its monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday. The groups are designed for families dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Participants can share experiences and hear what others are facing and/or have experienced with loved ones.
The topic this month will be “Challenges Care-givers Face” with speaker Kim LeLoup. Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings that start at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.
With questions, call LeLoup at 431-1600, extension 5.
Bowling fundraiser nears
Big Brothers Big Sisters encourages the community to participate in its premiere fundraiser, Bowl For Kids’ Sake.
The fundraiser’s finale takes place March 2 at Fast Lanes in Hoopeston and from 4-7:30 p.m. March 8 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at Lincoln Lanes in Danville.
To participate, teams of five get together, and each teammate gets a pledge sheet and raises funds to ensure children in Vermilion County who want and need a mentor get one. Team members can set up a fundraising page at firstgiving.com/bbbsvc/bowl-for-kids-sake and send out information to friends and family so they can donate, too.
There are certain benefits for participants: every $100 raised ensures one’s name is placed in a drawing for one of two $75 Wal-Mart gift cards; those who raise money in other increments will be entered into a drawing for a mini Apple iPad and a Nook.