DANVILLE – The Friends of the Danville Public Library will hold its fall used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the first floor meeting room of the library, 319 N. Vermilion St.
The sale will include books for all ages, magazines, collectible books and audiovisual materials.
Area residents with an interest in and a love for local history can add another book to their must-read list: "Images of America: Urbana," prepared by Ilona Matkovszki and Dennis Roberts.
The photograph-rich paperback book is exclusively about Urbana (even the images of the University of Illinois campus are limited almost entirely to the east side of Wright Street) but even so, many of the pictures and some of the stories will be of interest to a broader readership. Even the most Champaign-centric reader ought to be intrigued enough to learn of the downtown Urbana saloon owner who kept a 6-foot alligator in a pond behind his West Main Street house which, incidentally, is still standing.
DANVILLE – Mark Frobose isn't afraid to describe himself as a "rags to riches" story.
"To show you what is possible, I started with an idea more than 25 years ago, then I failed my way to success over the years," he said. "It wasn't until I moved back to Danville that I became successful."
The story actually began even longer ago, when Frobose, now 55, was attending North Ridge Middle School. He wanted to take a French class but was denied access because his math scores weren't high enough. He brought his math grades up, only to come away from his French class with a D.
CHAMPAIGN – Several central Illinois residents and entities have been honored with National Philanthropy Day Awards, handed out Friday by the East Central Illinois chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
The winners are:
DANVILLE – The Altrusa Club of Danville will hold its annual pecan sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at County Market at the Village Mall and the same hours Nov. 21 at Big R South, 1625 Georgetown Road, Tilton.
The club will offer plain pecans, milk chocolate-covered pecans, cinnamon-glazed pecans, caramel pecan clusters and dark chocolate-covered pecans.
CHAMPAIGN – For heaven's sake, do something.
That's the advice the president of the Illinois State Bar Association gives to those who have gotten word – or just suspect – that their home faces foreclosure.
URBANA — Ron Hubert vividly recalls setting the first stone for the veterans monument in downtown Urbana in 1992. It was under the Army panel.
On Wednesday, the former soldier from Urbana and now president of the Champaign County Veterans Association welcomed about 100 people to the annual Veterans Day service at the stately monument, dedicated in 1994.
DANVILLE – The Danville Noon Kiwanis will hold a special luncheon to celebrate member Jack Millikin's 60 years of perfect attendance at Kiwanis meetings.
The luncheon is at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Days Hotel, 77 N. Gilbert St.
DANVILLE – Three Lakeview College of Nursing students this weekend will host a unique baby shower, where the guests of honor will receive more than just baby gifts.
DANVILLE – The Danville Public Library is hosting teen activity evenings in November.
Old School Retro Board Games Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, will feature Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly and Clue. Movie Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, will feature a showing of "The Goonies."