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International Dinner and Performance Night set March 15

CHAMPAIGN – The 26th annual International Dinner and Performance Night will start at 6 p.m. March 15 at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

Food from more than 30 countries will be served, followed by live music and entertainment.


Harley-Davidson winner to be announces at AMBUCS dinner

URBANA – The winner of a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle or $15,000 in cash will be announced at a Saturday dinner.

The event – starting at 6 p.m. at the Laborers Hall, 108 E. Anthony Drive, U – is the 22nd annual benefit fundraiser for the Greater Champaign County AMBUCS.


Girl Scouts pass goal in cookie sales; deliveries start Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN – Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Sandwiches by the hundreds of thousands are en route to East Central Illinois.

Crunching and munching of the fundraising cookies sold by the Girl Scouts get under way when deliveries start on Tuesday.


State country music association sets fundraiser for Feb. 28

BELLFLOWER – The Illinois Country Music Association will present the Sam Carlin Memorial North America Country Music Associations International Fund Raising Dinner and Concert on Feb. 28 at the Bellflower Community Building, Bellflower.

All ticket orders must be submitted no later than Friday. Tickets are available from the Illinois Country Music Association via ICMAIllinois@aol.com, by phone at 309-378-4203 or by writing to ICMA, P.O. Box 79, Downs, IL 61736-0079.


UI students schedule dinner Friday to aid rural China youths

CHAMPAIGN – Chinese students will have a fundraising dinner starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the University YMCA, 1101 S. Wright St., C, to raise money to help students in rural China.


Donations to Radio Food Drive to aid both WEFT, food bank

CHAMPAIGN – WEFT 90.1 FM radio has teamed up with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank for the fundraising Radio Food Drive, which gives listeners a chance for a single contribution to the station to have twice the impact.

For every $10 donated to the nonprofit community radio station, WEFT will donate $1 to the food bank. A $1 donation allows the food bank to purchase, through its network of wholesale food distributors, $10 worth of food to help families in need.


Danville theater group planning dinner benefit at Beef House

DANVILLE – The Masonic Learning Center for Children with Dyslexia will hold a fundraiser with the help of the Lincoln Park Theater Company.

The community theater group will perform "Honeymoon from Hell," a murder mystery event, at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Beef House Restaurant near Covington, Ind. The $25 ticket includes the show and a roast beef, chicken or fish dinner with all the trimmings.


Danville's CUE Club plans Sweets & Treats sale Tuesday

DANVILLE – The CUE Club will host a special Sweets & Treats sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room 1, near the cafeteria, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, 812 N. Logan Ave.

The CUE (Contributions by United Samaritans Employees) Club raises money to provide assistance to patients, patients' families and fellow employees in times of need.


UI students get chance to create their 'restaurant for a day'

URBANA – On Friday evening, Heather Lanuti will open a restaurant.

On Friday night, she'll shut it down.

The week after, Agneis Koenitz-Hudac will do the same thing.


Herbs, wisdom, recipes on tap at annual UI Extension event

URBANA – A robust monk wearing a hooded black cassock stole the show set up for herb lovers.

The Rev. Dominic Garramone from St. Bede Abbey in Peru, Ill., joked as he kneaded bread dough at the Holiday Inn in Urbana during Saturday's annual Herb Day sponsored by University of Illinois Extension.