The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 1, 2013

Community Briefs

Golden K sponsors stew


DANVILLE — The Golden K Kiwanis Club will sponsor its annual Election Day Mulligan Stew luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 in the community room/gymnasium of First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin St. Price: $6.

The meal will include stew, biscuits from Burger King, homemade desserts and drinks.

Deliveries will be available for election officials in Danville. Call Vera Weaver at 427-2560 for deliveries to polling places.

Comrie to be sworn in

The public is invited as Christopher Comrie gets sworn in as a probationary police officer at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the lower city hall council chambers.

Veterans exhibit to open

The Danville Art League and the Recreation Therapy Service at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System will host the “Veterans Experience 2013” art exhibit.

The exhibit will be on display starting Tuesday through April 27 at the Danville Art League, 320 N. Franklin. Hours for community viewing will be 6-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Saturday.

The artwork has been completed by veterans receiving services from the VA in Danville as well as VA outpatient clinics in Decatur, Mattoon, Springfield and Peoria and West Lafayette, Ind.

Live art demo nears

The Danville Art League and others are sponsoring a live demonstration of watercolor painting and calligraphy by Jiang Rizeng. The demo will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in rooms 109 and 110 at the Danville Area Community College Bremer Conference Center.

The event is free and open to the public. The live demonstration is a presentation demonstrating techniques used in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Rizeng will talk and paint in real time for the audience.

For more information contact director Andy Perry at 443-8777 or


Auction on group’s agenda

The Bismarck Unit of Home & Community Education will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bismarck United Methodist Church Annex.

Members will enjoy the lesson and the annual auction, which were postponed in March. The public may register to attend by calling 759-7237.


Luncheon for elderly

Catlin High School will host a senior citizen luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18.


Nursery accepts applicants

Covington Nursery School is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

CNS is a parent cooperative that offers a preschool program for 3-year-olds from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and for 4-year-olds from 8:30-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For more information, or, to obtain an application form, contact Tamiko McGurk at (765) 585-1208 or via e-mail at or Tracy Moore at (765) 585-6970 or

Application forms will also be available at the Covington Library and at the Covington IGA.

Kindergarten round-up set

Covington Elementary School will be hosting its kindergarten round-up for the 2013-2014 school year at 6 p.m. April 11 at the elementary school. Students must be 5 years of age on or before Aug 1.

Covington Elementary School K-4 program registration packets may be picked up at the elementary office after Monday. Students must be 4 years old on or before Aug 1.


Food giveaway Saturday

Georgetown Township will host a FoodMobile from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the township building, 1805 N. Main. This giveaway is open to everyone in the Georgetown and Westville school districts.

Those attending are asked to bring something in which to carry their food. Attendees do not have to prove income but must self-attest to meeting the income guidelines with a signature.

Those households meeting the following income eligibility guidelines will be eligible to receive food: household of one, $1,722; household of two, $2,333; household of three, $2,943; household of four, $3,554; household of five, $4,164; household of six, $4,775; household of seven, $5,385; household of eight, $5,996.

With questions, call Penny at 662-8649 or 474-8707.


Village hearing scheduled

The Ridge Farm Village Board will have a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wayne Blakeney Building at Ridge Farm Ward Park.

The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss the Vermilion County referendum question on municipal electric aggregation on the April 9 ballot.

A consultant from Good Energy will be present to answer questions about the referendum. The hearing is open to all residents of communities in southern Vermilion County.

Easter egg hunt planned

The Ridge Farm Village Recreation Department will host an Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ward Park. All donations for the Easter egg hunt are being received at the village hall.


Watercolor classes set

The d’Arlier Cultural Center has scheduled two classes with watercolor artist Pat Fay of Crawfordville.

On Saturday Fay will teach a class for beginner/intermediate students. On April 13 he will teach a class for advanced students.

The cost for each class is $35 and includes all supplies and materials. Students will leave with a matted picture ready for framing.

Because class size is limited to 10, students need to register early. Call Carolyn Lloyd at (765) 294-4824 or (765) 585-0709 to register or receive additional information. Or register by e-mail to


Library plans Poe program

Westville Public Library will present Dan Haughey in “The Imagination of Poe” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the library, 233 S. State St.

In this one-person show, Haughey becomes a modern literary critic for a prominent newspaper. He both performs and critiques Poe’s work in the guise of a skeptical critic.

Call the library at 267-3170 or stop in to register. The performance is recommended for age 13 to adult.

Movie matinee scheduled

The Westville Library will show “McClintock” for its Senior Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the library community room.

In the classic 1963 movie, John Wayne is at his best as cattle baron George Washington McClintock fights his wife, his daughter and political land-grabbers, finally “taming” them all in this Western comedy.

Call the library at 267-3170 or stop in at 233 S. State St. to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be provided by the library and Sunset Funeral Homes.


Center offers classes

The Warren County Learning Center will offer the class “Microsoft Excel” from 6-8 p.m. EDT Mondays and Wednesdays, April 8-17. Prerequisite: basic Microsoft Office knowledge.

Price: $25. The class will address understanding spreadsheets, Excel toolbars, editing columns and rows, entering and formatting data formulas. Call the center at (765) 764-1880 to register.

--The center will also offer the two-day safety class “ServSafe” from 9 a.m. EDT to 1 p.m. EDT April 8 and April 10.

Price: $175. Fee includes the classes, book, exam and certification. ServSafe is a program recognized by the state of Indiana. Passing this course and exam leads to certification.

A food establishment in Indiana must employ at least one certified food handler that has oversight responsibility for all periods of the food establishment’s operation.