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The right recipe: Restaurateur has 'committed his life to helping others'

CHAMPAIGN — For the past two years, Sahil Contractor has missed his family's Thanksgiving dinner to feed the homeless and others who were alone for the holiday.

When asked why, the young owner of two Wingstop restaurants — including one at 512 S. Neil St., C — simply says, "I've been so blessed in my life."

For the retirees, Oct. 14-21, 2018

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, call 217-359-6500.

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

Love INC sets Praise Fest and Dessert Auction for Nov. 1

DANVILLE — The public is invited to a Praise Fest and Dessert Auction next month hosted by Love In the Name of Christ of Vermilion County.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Next Gen Auditorium at Second Church of Christ, 3350 E. Voorhees St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Performances will be given by Joy Bott, Danyell Finkley, Kyle Ghrist and P.J. Bourn.

Religion calendar, Oct. 12-19, 2018

To submit items, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

THE STORYBOOK BALL

For the retirees, Oct. 7-14, 2018

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, call 217-359-6500.

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

Getting Personal: Becca Guyette

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 40-year-old Becca Guyette, the director of leadership giving at the United Way of Champaign County, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. She's passionate about fundraising and previously worked as program director and development director at the YMCA of the University of Illinois.

Religion calendar, Oct. 5-12, 2018

To submit items, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 4-11, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

39TH ANNUAL HARVEST DAZE

Rape-crisis center seeing uptick in calls in wake of Kavanaugh allegations

URBANA — Adelaide Aime can tell you that people often call her agency's rape-crisis hotline at night because often, victims of sexual assault can't sleep.