Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County encourages shoppers to drop off Angel Tree gifts by Wednesday at the Village Mall or at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 100 N. Franklin. All names on the tree have been taken.

BBBS provides mentoring to children who need guidance, support and someone to look up to.

Those who want more information about the program, more details on how to mentor or how to make a donation can call 446-6601.

Library offers story, craft

The Danville Public Library Children’s Department invites children to a “Christmas Story and Craft Day” from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 22 in the first floor meeting room. The crafts made can be given as presents. Sign up in the Children’s Department or call 477-5225. The program is free.

Yates to perform concert

Ridgeview Baptist Church will host a Jared Yates Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at the church, 3838 N. Vermilion St.

The concert is free. Yates was one of 12 finalists during a former season of the reality TV show American Idol. For more information, call 442-2210.

Nook workshop slated

Those who own a Nook tablet or those who are thinking about buying one can sign up for “Take a Look at the Nook: An Introduction to the Nook Tablet.” The workshop will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 27 in the second floor conference room of the Danville Public Library.

The free class is limited to five. Call the Children’s Department at 477-5225 to reserve a seat. Presenter Marcie Morgan will give a demonstration on setup, usage, tips and tricks and how to add library materials to one’s device.

Café offers free meal

The Body and Soul Café of Danville First Assembly of God will host a free meal from 6-7 p.m. today at the church, 428 N. Walnut St. Doors open at 5:45. Enter on the west side of building through the gym.

Library presents matinee

The Danville Public Library Outreach Department’s free “Monday Matinee” at 2 p.m. today.

The matinee will feature the 2012 film “A Christmas Story 2,” based on the Jean Shepherd novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.”

Refreshments will be available at 1:30 p.m. Public performance rights for the film are made possible by a grant from the Danville Library Foundation.

Farming webinar slated

Farmers are invited to attend a webinar from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The webinar will discuss setting up a Community-Support Agriculture business, hiring interns and apprentices, overall risk management strategies and more.

Local participants may join the webinar from their home by visiting the website, to register. After registering, the participant will receive more information about how to log into the online webinar Tuesday.

If reasonable accommodations are needed in order to participate in any of the programs, call 333-7672.

Driver review course set

A free rules of the road review course will be offered for all citizens in the Danville area from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

The purpose of the course is to help participants pass the Illinois drivers license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road sign examination and also provides information on the vision screening.


Vigil to honor children

Young women who have competed in the Nakota Natural Beauty pageants will hold a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. EST Monday on the square in Covington. The vigil will honor the school children who died in a shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday.

People are asked to bring their own candles.


Archery for instructors

Attica Consolidated School Corporation will host an archery instructor training course Tuesday at Attica Junior-Senior High School. The course will be taught by U.S. Olympic coach Laval Dee Falks.

Call Superintendent Derek Marshall at (765) 762-7000 for more information.


Keen Agers to have lunch

The Bismarck Keen Agers will have a Christmas lunch from 11:30-2 p.m. Tuesday at Montana Mike’s Steakhouse, 3215 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Meal is at noon. All seniors of the Bismarck area are welcome.


Theater hosts variety show

Market Street Theatre will present “Caroling in the Country,” a Christmas variety show at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22.

The show will feature music and comedy for the whole family. The show is produced by Allison Arends of Melvin, who has become known locally for writing her own Christian music. “Caroling” will feature Arends’ music along with traditional carols.

Tickets are $10, and reservations can be made by calling 579-1099. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.


Couple shows train layout

Dewain and Marilyn Moore will have an open house from 1-4 p.m. every weekend through December so people can see their collection of railroad items and tracks.

The collection also is open by appointment, and is accessible to the handicapped. Call 497-5024 for an appointment or for special arrangements.

Admission is free, but people are asked to bring canned items for a food pantry during the holidays.

Go to Rossville and turn west at the stop light. Continue for 5-6 miles to County Road 880. Turn north (right). The Moores live in the second house on the left, with a railroad crossing sign at the driveway. Their address is 36078 North 880 East Road, Rossville.


New Year’s Eve dinner set

Westville Legion Post 51 is having its New Years Eve candle light dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are available now at the post.


Scholarship workshop set

A scholarship help workshop has been slated for 7-8:30 p.m. EST today at the Warren County Learning Center.

The workshop will address where to find money for college. Students will also have an opportunity to begin a first draft of a potential scholarship essay. The workshop is free and open to sophomores through college-age students.

Call the Warren County Learning Center, (765) 764-1880 or Warren County Purdue Extension (765) 762-3231 to reserve a spot.

GED programs offered

The Warren/Benton/Fountain General Educational Development program is now able to offer an online program option for those with Internet access at home. This option creates flexibility for those with busy schedules who want to complete their GED credential before the new test is rolled out in January 2014.

Interested parties can call the Warren County Learning Center at (765) 764-1880 to find out more.

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