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Entertainment listings, May 25-June 1, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI REGIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

What: Pair and team events for players of all skill levels. Kibitzers are welcome. Hosted by local players from Bridge at Ginger Creek community bridge club.

When:9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily May 25-29.

Where: Hawthorn Suites, Champaign.

Block party/food distribution event set Thursday in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Coming this summer to a handful of Champaign neighborhoods: block parties with free groceries to go.

For the first time ever, the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and the Champaign Park District are getting together to host block parties and food giveaways in a handful of neighborhoods.

The first one will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Countrybrook Apartments in west Champaign.

Loosening the purse strings - for a good cause

Throw together 450 women, 206 purses and 1,800 glasses of wine, and something’s bound to happen.

In this case, $65,000 to support homeless families and women struggling to afford a college education.

Chalk it up to the “Power of the Purse,” a fundraiser/silent auction launched in 2015 by the United Way of Champaign County.

For the retirees, May 21-27, 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 359-6500.

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

Urbana's Lifeline-connect seeking to expand its reach

After a decade of providing faith-based recovery services to substance-addicted men, the founders of an Urbana-based residential program hope to reach more than double the people served now.

Religion calendar, May 19-25, 2017

To submit items for this calendar, 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 the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Improving hospice is Uni alum's future goal

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During her sophomore year at Notre Dame, Petra Rantanen helped take care of her grandmother, who was nearing the end of her life.

It was during those months that Rantanen, a 2013 University High graduate, began to feel strongly that people in this country need better care when they reach that stage.

Not long after, she took a class on hospice care.

For the retirees, May 14-20, 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.

Religion calendar, May 12-18, 2017

To submit items for this calendar, 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 the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

EVENTS

Entertainment listings, May 11-18, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

CASH BASH, A HOLT FAMILY BENEFIT