The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 28, 2013

Community Briefs

VA celebrates cease fire


DANVILLE — The Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System will have a program to recognize the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War cease fire. The program is set for 2 p.m. today in the Social Activities room of Building 104.

The keynote speaker will be Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer. Refreshments will be served immediately after the program.

Golden K to hear speaker

Jean Land, Carle nutritionist, will speak about “Nutrition Notes for Seniors” to the Danville Kiwanis Golden K at 2 p.m. today at CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St.

Cover crop workshop set

Lake Vermilion Water Quality Coalition and others are sponsoring a Cover Crop Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Auditorium at 1905 US Route 150

Lunch will be provided at no charge. Workshop topics include: soil health, cover crop basics and more. Call 442-8511, extension 3, to reserve a spot.

Legion to host bingo night

American Legion Post 210 will host its bingo night every today. Doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m.

Chorus welcomes guests

Danville Barbershop Chorus will have guest night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 W. Fairchild St.

Men interested in singing four-part harmony should attend. Note reading is not required. Call 474-9986 or 497-3087 for more information.

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 Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, cranberry salad and Italian cream cake. Call the lodge at 442-0145.

Moose to serve burgers

The Loyal Order of Moose Fraternity will serve hamburgers or chicken strips from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the lodge, U.S. Route 150.

Meal includes french fries. Price: $5. A cornhole tournament starts at 7:30 p.m.

Heart disease explored

The Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System will host its Heart Health Awareness Program and Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Social Activities room in Building 104.

To purpose of the fair is to raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their No. 1 health threat.

This event will address one’s personal risk factors for heart disease, provide free blood pressure screenings, provide information about cholesterol, heart healthy cooking demonstrations with samples, provide options to quit smoking and more. Featured speaker: Monica Allen, cardiology nurse practitioner. Refreshments will be provided.

For more details, call Rana Shouse at 554-5270 or Sherrie Ellis at 554-5955.

Music program planned

Michael Loudon, a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, will present “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

Loudon will introduce and lead discussion about two films: “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen, Somebody.” The evening also will include a short musical performance. The public is invited, and admission is free. For information, call 477-5220.

Various other programming for “America’s Music” will take place on the EIU campus and at other public libraries. For a complete schedule of activities, visit

CASA to train volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates will host Advocate Training from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 5 through March 5 at the Danville Township Building, 101 W. North St. Call Kerrie Gill at 446-5975 for more information.

Blues exhibit planned

From Jan. 30 through Feb. 28 the Danville Public Library will host “Two Views of the Blues: A Photographic Exhibit of Great Blues Musicians” by local photographers David Nolan and Jack Van Camp.

The Blues musicians featured performed at the Blind Pig in Champaign and elsewhere in the 1990s. Musicians include: Li’l Ed Williams, Big Time Sarah, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland and more.

This program is part of Eastern Illinois University’s “America’s Music” series.

Computer class scheduled

The Vermilion County Internet Masters will sponsor the class Computer Basics, which is designed for the beginner computer user.

Computer Basics will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 4 and 5 in the computer lab of Danville Lutheran School in the Trinity Lutheran Church building, 824 E. Main St.

The class will address the computer keyboard and mouse, the filing system, cutting and pasting and more.

Class cost: $40. Seating is limited to 10. Class fee is nonrefundable. The lab computers run Windows XP, but Vista and Windows 7 will be discussed.

To register, call Larry Pasquale at 443-2050, or send a check to Internet Masters, c/o Larry Pasquale, 20923 Walnut Hill Road, Danville, IL 61834. A spot in the class is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Dana, Ind.

Meeting to include laughs

The Vermillion County Soil and Water Conservation District will host its annual meeting Feb. 12 at the Dana Firehouse on State Road 71. Doors open at 6 p.m. EST, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Following the free dinner and short business meeting, farmer/humorist Kevin Cox will entertain the audience.

Call the district at (765) 492-3705 or send an e-mail to for more information or to make reservations. All reservations must be received by Feb. 1.

Hillsboro, Ind.

Theatre opens season

Revolution Productions, LLC at Myers Dinner Theatre, 108 Water St., will open its 2013 season with “Singin’ in the Rain” starting Feb. 1.

The high-energy musical comedy is based on the MGM film of the same name. The show runs through Feb. 23. Performances are primarily on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and Friday and Saturday nights. Call for specific dates and times.

The cost for dinner and show is $36 (tax included); children 4-18 are $25. Group prices are available. Show-only tickets are also available for $20.

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


Library presents display

The Hoopeston Public Library has used its archival documents to celebrate the town of East Lynn in the library’s Reading Room display case.

The current arrangement provides articles, a vintage map, yearbooks and a brief history.

The town, founded in 1872, is one of the few villages in the U.S. which is named after both and novel and a play, “East Lynne.” The library offers the display as a tribute to the many towns that are a part of the District.


Legion to feature activities

American Legion Post 51 of Westville will offer new activities.

At 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, the legion will have wings – three for $1 or 1.50 for carry-outs until they are gone.

At 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, the legion will offer $1 tacos until they are gone. There will be pool and euchre with Bud specials.

Williamsport, Ind.

Class addresses falling

The Warren County Learning Center will offer A Matter of Balance from 10 a.m. EST to noon EST Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27.

The free class will help attendees find ways to change their environment to reduce the risk or falling. They will learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

Class teaches CPR

The Warren County Learning Center will offer “Infant/Child, Adult CPR and AED” from 6-9 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 4

Price: $35. Successful completion of the class will result in a two-year certification upon passing the exam. Attendees will learn CPR using the American Red Cross method. Training will also be given on AED, the heart external defibrillator paddles.

Call the Learning Center at (765) 764-1880 to register.