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

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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.

For the retirees, Oct. 21-28, 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.

Clergy Corner, Oct. 19, 2018

URBANA — Every Wednesday, a small miracle emerges in a building on Urbana's north side.

Dozens of volunteers with The Vineyard Church help distribute groceries to people who need food, echoing Jesus' message in Matthew 25:35: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink."

Religion calendar, Oct. 19-26, 2018

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Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

HARVEST TO HOME

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.

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