SAVOY — Champaign-Urbana Elks Lodge 2497 volunteers will be at the lodge, 903 N. Dunlap Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday for the second of two events to collect boys' and girls' winter coats and monetary donations toward purchasing new coats.
CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district's Gold Card Club, which is open to those age 55 and older who live within the school district, is having a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Westview Elementary School.
The breakfast will include an update from Superintendent Judy Wiegand and a tour of the recently remodeled school, led by Principal Sean Morrison.
There's some help for area families who want their children to be able to take part in Halloween events but can't afford it.
A spokesman for Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, Patrick Andersen, said the organization's stores carry a lot of Halloween-themed items during the season to help people who otherwise might not be able to afford those items.
CHAMPAIGN — The 4-H Champaign Mixed Clovers Club is looking for donations for its Warm-the-Kids community project.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.
DANVILLE — The Department of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary is hosting the first Women Veterans Baby Shower for female veterans who are new mothers and mothers-to-be.
The shower will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 in Building 125, Room 101, at the VA's main campus, 1900 E. Main St., Danville.
LINCOLN — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program — commonly known as LIHEAP — is now serving homes with children under age 6, according to the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois.
This is an expansion of the priority enrollment period that includes seniors, people with disabilities and households that are disconnected from their primary or secondary energy source.
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana will host its second Stiletto Sprint on Saturday in downtown Champaign.
This year's event features three races: one for women at 5:30 p.m.; one for teams at 5:45; and one for men at 6 on Walnut Street between Main and Chester streets. All runners must wear at least 2-inch heels to run.
Local initiative's goal is to give families practical help, stress relief
CHAMPAIGN — A "Sing-a-Long 'Grease' " event, to which the audience sings along to the music in the movie, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Virginia Theatre.
The event is a benefit for the Center for Women in Transition.