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For the retirees, April 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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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

'Safe Haven Law': An alternative to abandonment

It is the law in Illinois that unharmed newborns, up to 30 days old, may be handed to a person at a hospital, emergency care facility, police or fire station without any questions that could lead to prosecution.

The so-called "Safe Haven Law" was passed in 2001 to provide a protected, legal alternative to unsafe infant abandonment.

Urbana middle-schoolers' quilt a work of heart

URBANA — In the age of iPhones and hoverboards, owning a quality, homemade quilt isn't usually at the top of a 2017 teenager's wish list.

But a group of Urbana Middle School sixth- and eighth-graders would like to change that.

Religion calendar, April 7-13, 2017

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EVENTS

C-U homeless shelters closed for the season

CHAMPAIGN — Some of Champaign-Urbana's homeless people are back to spending the night where they used to — outdoors — now that both winter emergency shelters have closed for the season.

Clergy Corner, April 7, 2017

Last summer, Imam OUSMANE SAWADOGO and the friendly folks at the Urbana's Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center had members of other faith groups over for a memorable meal to mark the end of Ramadan.

Tonight, Champaign's Sinai Temple returns the favor.

Entertainment listings, April 6-13, 2017

EGG HUNTS

EGGS-PLORATION

What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt. Bring a basket. For ages 1-13.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8. Hunt starts at noon.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com or call 819-3973.

HOMER EASTER EGG HUNT

AmeriCorps team to help Danville Habitat rehab houses

DANVILLE — Habitat for Humanity of Danville is getting a much-needed hand with two rehabilitation projects from an AmeriCorps team.

The nine-member team, whose members range in age from 19 to 24, is in town for 6 weeks to help rehab Habitat houses at 1115 N. Robinson St. and 1112 N. Franklin St. and work at the ReStore in downtown Danville.

For the retirees, April 2-8, 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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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