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Service Club of the Week: Sewing for Veterans

Each week, staff writer TIM MITCHELL profiles an area difference-maker.

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For the retirees, Sept. 11-19, 2016

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.

'This house is a blessing'

DANVILLE — On Sunday, Theodore and Shawnita Brown will realize their longtime dream of home ownership.

That's when Habitat for Humanity of Danville officials will turn over the keys of a newly renovated home at 513 N. Collett St. to the couple and their children at a 2 p.m. dedication ceremony.

It's a special day for a few young Illini fans

CHAMPAIGN — What kids and their families going through the stress of hospitalization and illness couldn't use the gift of a fun, stress-free game day experience, Blake Rockwell figured when he founded his national charity, Special Spectators.

Religion calendar, Sept. 9-15, 2016

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.

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Clergy corner, Sept. 9, 2016

The last thing TOM HILLERTZ built — and maybe "built" is too strong a word here — happened in high school woodshop class.

"A step stool," he says, "that fell apart after about the second or third time I used it."

'A bright spark of joy and kindness'

CHAMPAIGN — Rachel Storm has been in social work long enough to know that sometimes the serious, emotional issues can bog you down.

But she can always count on her friend and colleague, DoMonique Arnold, to rescue her from a rut.

For the retirees, Sept. 4-12, 2016

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, Sept. 2-8, 2016

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.

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