The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 18, 2013

Community Briefs

Auditions set for musical


DANVILLE — Lincoln Park Theater Co. will conduct auditions for its upcoming production of the musical “Young Frankenstein” at 7 p.m. March 27 at Illini Skateland.

Those interested should be prepared to sing a brief song and to read from the script. Scripts will be available today at the Danville Public Library.

“Young Frankenstein” will be presented during the second weekend in June on the stage at Lincoln Park.

For information, call 516-8860.

Pole replacement to start

Danville Public Works announces a two-week street light pole replacement project will begin today.

Work will be on Fairchild Street from Gilbert Street to Vermilion Street. This work will require single lane closures and will be performed during the day.

Street light pole replacement will be performed in two phases beginning with the north side of Fairchild Street. Depending on which phase, street lights on one side or another will be lit at night during the course of the project.

Motorists are urged to use caution throughout the work zone.

For information, call the Public Works Department at 431-2288.

Program focuses on CCC

Danville Public Library will host “Dollar-a-Day Boys,” a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps presented by Bill Jamerson, author, songwriter and filmmaker, beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor meeting room.

The program is a nostalgic look at the 1930s Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men. Hilarious stories, foot-tapping songs and a short video makes this a “must see” experience.

People whose family members participated in the CCC program are encouraged to bring their memorabilia and share in the discussion.

A display highlighting the CCC efforts in Vermilion County, provided by the Vermilion County Museum, will be on view on the second floor of the library the month of March.

District 118 plans forum

Danville Community Consolidated School District 118 will host a Board of Education Candidate Forum from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Jackson School building, 516 N. Jackson St.

The public is invited. However, seating is limited and is on a first come-first served basis. The program will be broadcasted live and videotaped for delayed playback several times during the following weeks on Channel 5 for customers of Comcast Cable Company.

For more information, call Ted Houpt at 444-1630, Martha See at 444-1001 or Superintendent Mark Denman at 444-1002.

Grotto to serve dinners

The Gao Grotto will serve meals from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Price: $6 per dinner.

Meal includes choice of Italian beef and chips or beer-battered fish with fries or coleslaw.

Christian luncheon set

Danville Christian Women’s Connection will host its luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Danville Boat Club, 15750 Boat Club Road. The lunch cost is $13.

The special feature “Scarves – How to Wear Them” will be presented by Cookie Anders.

Rita Ford, of Genesco, will speak on “Ties That Bind,” and Gospel Generation Trio, of Chrisman, will provide the music.

For reservations, call Linda at 431-5571 or Barbara at (765) 793-4765 by Friday, March 22. Free preschool nursery is available by reservation.

Community concert set

The Israel of God’s Church, W.H.A., will host a Community Choir Concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, 125 Tennessee Ave.

The church is inviting local area churches to participate in the concert. Interested churches may call Bishop Ronald C. Henton, pastor, at 442-4622.

The featured guest choir will come from the Israel of God’s Church in Detroit, Mich. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Benefit to help family

Heartbeats for Randi Benefit will begin at noon March 24 in Sarge’s Banquet Hall. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses incurred by Randi Lough Swearingen, who passed away Oct. 19, 2012, at a month old.

Food will include barbecue sandwiches by Tina Duprey, Vermilion County’s first-place barbecue champion, coleslaw, chips and drinks. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other raffle items. Music will be provided by DJ Larry Steven’s Magic Light and Sound.

Class added to lineup

The Danville Family YMCA has added a different class to its SilverSneakers lineup.

The class YogaStretch will move one’s whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

The class is free to members of the YMCA. Non-members may qualify to become SilverSneakers members through select insurance plans. To see if you qualify, call Teresa at 442-0563, extension 14, or stop by at 1111 N. Vermilion St.


Keen Agers to have lunch

The Bismarck Keen Agers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at No. 1 Hibachi Grill and Buffet, 4117 N. Vermilion St.

Blood pressure may be taken. There will be no program. All seniors of the Bismarck area are welcome.


Post to serve chicken

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Covington Post 2395 will serve a chicken dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

Menu includes mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and dessert. Price: $8. Carry-outs will be available.


Church to plant garden

The First Baptist Church of Fairmount will have a memorial garden. The garden will include an arrangement of Easter Lilies or other spring potted plants or arrangements to memorialize loved ones.

The church invites anyone who had a loved one who attended the church to participate. The display will be built March 30 and displayed on Easter day, March 31.

Flowers must be ordered at least one week before Easter. People can order them from the church or purchase their own and bring them to the church March 30. Whichever option people choose, they must call Margie Gaffney at 733-2779 to reserve a space.

Flowers can be picked up on March 31st or April 1 and taken home or to the cemetery.


Club sponsors egg hunt

The Georgetown Ladies Community Club will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School football field.

The egg hunt is open to boys and girls, ages 0-8. Easter baskets and prizes will be presented to those who find “special” eggs. The Easter bunny will visit at the end of the egg hunt. The club will collect and recycle empty eggs at the end. Pictures may be taken at the end also.

In the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the same location.

Center features euchre

Euchre games will be played every Monday and Wednesday at the Georgetown Senior Center, 102 W. West St. Play begins at 1 p.m.