Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Nov. 4-11, 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.

Religion calendar, Nov. 2-9, 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, Nov. 1-8, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

URBANA FIRST FRIDAYS

What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 1, 2018

On a positive note ...

— On Sunday, the Fithian Woman's Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an open house at Fithian United Methodist Church. The 13 active members continue to do heavy and helpful lifting, from throwing ice cream socials to providing scholarships to Oakwood High grads to sprucing up the park on Main Street.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 31, 2018

The shiny trophy that goes to the winner of "Dancing with the C-U Stars" was still in her car on Tuesday.

Soon, ALLY BROEREN SEHY said, it's coming to work with her.

"I'm thinking board room," said the senior vice president at Busey Bank. "Everyone at Busey contributed ... I want to display it so everyone can see what they did."

For the retirees, Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 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.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 27, 2018

The kindhearted volunteers of the Vermilion County Handicapped Association (above) will reach another milestone Sunday when they build ramp No. 350.

Don't expect their pace to slow anytime soon.

"There's a big need," club President KIP SULLIVAN said. "Everybody's getting older. "These days, we try to get caught up but never do."

Religion calendar, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 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. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

33RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FUN FEST

What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

Champaign Rotary seeking public donations to help eradicate polio

CHAMPAIGN — Polio may not be a disease Americans think about much these days, but the way Mark Thies sees it, this crippling disease remains a threat to all unvaccinated kids.

"My thought is that until polio is eradicated everywhere, no unvaccinated child is safe anywhere," he said.

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