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Religion calendar, July 21-27, 2017

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Entertainment listings, July 20-27, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

IROQUOIS COUNTY FAIR

What: Traditional fair events including queen pageant, demo derby, wild World of Animals, horse shows, livestock, Nick Lynch Band, 4-H, tractor pull and talent show.

When: July 20-24.

Where: Fairgrounds,1390 E. 2000 N. Road, Watseka.

Applications due soon for Governor's Hometown Awards

SPRINGFIELD — Communities have less than two weeks to apply for the Governor's Hometown Awards.

The program gives formal recognition to those who contributed to their community's quality of life through projects that have strong volunteer support, meet a need and make a definitive impact, according to Scott McFarland, spokesman for the Serve Illinois Commission.

For the retirees, July 16-22, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Nonprofit in works to operate men's emergency shelter this winter

CHAMPAIGN — July is still delivering hot weather, but several local churches are already looking ahead to the freezing months of winter and the impact of the cold on homeless men in the community.

Jimmy Carter out of hospital, back to building homes

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was back at a Habitat for Humanity worksite Friday, a day after he was hospitalized for dehydration while working with the organization to build homes for needy families in Canada.

Religion calendar, July 14-20, 2017

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EVENTS

Vacation Bible schools:

Clergy Corner, July 14, 2017

At 8 a.m. Saturday, 51 local humanitarians of all ages will pile into eight passenger vans and make the 430-mile drive from Champaign to rural Kentucky, where they'll spend a week using outdoor showers and sleeping on cots in a former middle school with minimal air conditioning and no TV.

Entertainment listings, July 13-20, 2017

EVENTS

THIS WEEKEND

HISTORIC FARM DAYS

For the retirees, July 9-15, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.