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November 2011

Nursing HomesThursday, Nov. 10

Blood drive
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Donate blood in support of the central Illinois blood supply. Central Illinois Community Blood Center is the blood provider to area patients of 15 counties at 12 central Illinois hospitals. CICBC is the only provider of blood to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Hopedale Medical Complex. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-GIVE-BLD (1-866-448-3253), ext. 118, or sign up through Walk-ins are also welcome.
WHERE: Elkhart Christian Church parking lot, 113 S. Gillett, Elkhart
WHEN: 3-6 pm

USO dance
SPONSOR: Senior Issues Task Force of the Healthy Communities Partnership
WHO: Public 
DETAILS: Free to seniors and veterans of all ages. Come join the sounds of the Jim Markum Swing Band. Refreshments and much more. For more information, call 217-732-6132 or visit
WHERE: American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 6-9 pm

VFW Post 1756 meeting
SPONSOR: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1756
WHO: Members of Post 1756
DETAILS: Monthly meeting
WHERE: 915 Fifth St.
WHEN: 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day observance
SPONSOR: VFW Post 1756
WHO: Veterans, family and friends. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come.
DETAILS: Veterans Day honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. Nov. 11 each year is the day we ensure that veterans know we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free. Please come join us to thank veterans for their service. Ham and beans will be served for a donation following the ceremony.  
WHERE: Freedom Hall Event Center, formerly known as the VFW Hall
WHEN: 10:30-11 am

Tree lighting in downtown Lincoln
SPONSOR: Main Street Lincoln
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Courthouse square
WHEN: To be announced

Saturday, Nov. 12

Holiday market
SPONSOR: Lincoln Farmer's Market
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Homemade rag rugs, hand-sewn items, winter squash and other produce, homemade dog biscuits, woodworking and custom-made signs, baked goods, chili mix, handmade jewelry, homemade candles, and many other items too numerous to list. For more information, visit for a comprehensive list of vendors and available items.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Lincoln VFW, 915 Fifth St.
WHEN: 9 am-2 pm

Holiday shopping event in Emden
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Central Illinois Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. More than 30 crafters, artists, consultants. Fundraiser breakfast and lunch served by Hartem Volleyball Club.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Emden Community House, Lincoln Street, Emden
WHEN: 9 am-2 pm

Pre-Christmas activities for children
SPONSOR: Main Street Lincoln
WHO: Children
DETAILS: (See article.)
WHERE: Main Street Lincoln office, 109 S. Kickapoo, and Santa's hut downtown
WHEN: 10 am

Battle of the bands
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Fundraiser for Rapha House. Tickets available at the door.
(See article.)
WHERE: American Legion, 105 E. Front St., Hartsburg
WHEN: 2 pm

Marine Corps birthday celebration
SPONSOR: Sgt. Robert E. Graue Detachment 1336, Marine Corps League 
WHO: All Marines, FMF corpsmen and guests
DETAILS: Main course is provided. Please bring dish to pass. Food goes till food is gone. Please RSVP to Jay Gaydosh, 306-5036.
WHERE: VFW Post 1756, 915 Fifth St.
WHEN: Doors open at 6 pm

Sunday, Nov. 13

Pork chop dinner
SPONSOR: Hartsburg-Emden FFA Alumni
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Grilled pork sandwich or hot dog, baked beans, applesauce, homemade dessert, and drink. Carryouts available. Proceeds to benefit FFA chapter activities and the scholarship fund of the Hartsburg-Emden FFA Alumni Association.
WHERE: Hartsburg-Emden High School cafeteria
WHEN: 11 am-1 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Breast cancer support group meeting
SPONSOR: Logan County Breast Cancer Support
WHO: Breast cancer survivors and anyone who loves them
DETAILS: Dinner meeting. Join us to celebrate good health, good food and good company.
WHERE: Guzzardo's Italian Villa, downtown Lincoln
WHEN: 6-7:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 17

VFW meal
SPONSOR: VFW Post and 1756 Ladies Auxiliary 
WHO: Everyone is welcome
DETAILS: Pork and dressing. Handicap ramp located on east side of building. Carryouts available. To call ahead, 217-737-9590.
WHERE: Freedom Hall Event Center, formerly known as the VFW Hall
WHEN: 4:30-7 pm

Family Reading Night
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library Youth Services
WHO: Everyone
DETAILS: The library's Readers Theater group will perform.
WHERE: Library Annex
WHEN: 6-7 pm

Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community High School Music Department
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: (See publicity.)
WHERE: Maple Club, 1458 Route 121
WHEN: Doors open at 6 pm; meal begins at 6:30

Friday, Nov. 18

Italian dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Kiwanis
WHO: Public
DETAILS: (See publicity.)
WHERE: American Legion, 1740 Fifth St.
WHEN: 4-7 pm

Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community High School Music Department
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: (See publicity.)
WHERE: Maple Club, 1458 Route 121
WHEN: Doors open at 6 pm; meal begins at 6:30

Saturday, Nov. 19

Marble run for Charm Karrick
DETAILS: Cars, trucks, RVs, bikes, Jeeps and scooters are welcome. Join the fun and support Charm. Free jukebox and taco bar at Bill’s Bar when participants return. For the 50-50 drawing, winner need not be present.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Starts and ends at Bill’s Bar, Lawndale
WHEN: 9 am check-in; return around 5 pm

Senior Feast
SPONSOR: Lincoln Jaycees
WHO: Seniors age 60 and up, by reservation
DETAILS: Call Kristy Ramlow at 217-871-7760 for reservations and delivery options.
(See article.)
WHERE: Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo St.
WHEN: 11 am-1 pm

Trivia Night fundraiser
SPONSOR: Montessori Children's House of Lincoln
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Trivia Night scholarship fundraiser for Montessori Children's House of Lincoln, for children ages 3-9. Teams of eight. Call for details: 217-341-9275.
(See publicity.)

WHERE: Rusty's Clubhouse, 2810 Woodlawn Road
WHEN: 6:30 pm-?

Sunday, Nov. 20

Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner
SPONSOR: Lincoln Community High School Music Department
WHO: Public, with tickets
DETAILS: Sunday tickets include dessert only and performance.
(See publicity.)
WHERE: Maple Club, 1458 Route 121
WHEN: Doors open at 2 pm; dessert begins at 2:30

Seminar: Couponing 101
WHO: Public, by reservation
DETAILS: Call 732-8687 or email for information and reservations. A portion of the proceeds will go to restoration of The Mill.
(See article.)

WHERE: Chad's Blind, 1230 Fifth St.
WHEN: 2 pm

Monday, Nov. 21

Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society meeting
SPONSOR: Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society 
WHO: Everyone welcome
DETAILS: "Getting Acquainted with Resources for Genealogy Research," presented by Gary Freese
WHERE: 114 N. Chicago St. 
WHEN: 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Book signing with Linda Rivers Smith
SPONSOR: Lincoln Public Library District
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Linda Rivers Smith has two new releases: “The Apple Tree -- A Dick and Dave Adventure” and “Whatever Happened to the Old Woman in the Shoe?” There will be a book reading immediately following the book signing. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take a picture of their child with the author. (Click here for more information on the author and her new books.)
WHERE: Lincoln Public Library, 725 Pekin St.
WHEN: 2-5 pm

Friday, Nov. 25

Chili or turkey vegetable soup meal
WHO: Public is invited
DETAILS: Meal includes hot dog, dessert and drink. Carryouts available through the alley door. Bake sale and holiday crafts go on sale at 10 am. Santa will be available between 6 and 6:30 pm, after the annual Christmas parade, to take all gift requests.  
WHERE: 501 Pulaski St.
WHEN: 3-7 pm

Christmas parade
SPONSORS: Main Street Lincoln and city of Lincoln
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Theme: "The Songs of Christmas"
(Entry form) (Announcer card)
WHERE: Lincoln
WHEN: 5:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 26

Pride of the Prairie Folk Art and Craft Show
SPONSOR: Lincoln Park District
WHO: Public
(See publicity.)
WHERE: 1400 Primm Road
WHEN: 8 am-3 pm

Christmas parade in Mason City
SPONSORS: Harnacke Buildings and Whitsel's Accounting
WHO: Public
DETAILS: Organizers are looking for participants to join in the parade. 
WHERE: Mason City
WHEN: Line up at 5:30 pm for parade at 6 pm


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