April 14, 2024 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

Around Town: Feb. 18-23

If you want your event included please email us at stjosephrecord@gmail.com

Feb. 18
Story Time for Children
6:30 p.m.

St Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873
Join library staff for a free drop-in story time open to all children! The library offers the same program twice, Monday evening and Tuesday morning, every 2 weeks. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with children under the age of 3. Please call the library if you have any question: 217-469-2159.

School’s Out: Great Backyard Bird Count
1-5 p.m.
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

Enjoy making bird-themed crafts and help count the birds at our feeders for this citizen science event. From 2-4 p.m., see birds up close with UI researchers as they demonstrate mist netting at the bird feeders. All ages. FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or pleiter@ccfpd.org.

Feb. 19
Euchre Club
7 p.m. every Tuesday
St. Joseph Fire Station

Open to public
Questions contact:   Terry Crider  469-7028 or cell 722-7164

Story Time for Children
10 a.m.
St Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

Join library staff for a free drop-in story time open to all children! The library offers the same program twice, Monday evening and Tuesday morning, every 2 weeks. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with children under the age of 3. Please call the library if you have any question: 217-469-2159.

Know the 10 Signs (Brain Health: It’s a No Brainer!)
1 p.m.
St Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

This program focuses on the 10 warning signs of serious memory loss. It includes a basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease and covers risk factors, diagnosis, and the benefits of early detection. Through the use of video footage, you will meet people living with memory loss as they address the fears and myths associated with dementia, and hear from the family members who are on the journey with them. Presented by the UI Extension in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Feb. 20
Adult Coloring
6 p.m.
St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

The library is holding adult coloring time. The library provides the picture and the coloring supplies. For more information, please contact the library at 217-469-2159 or stjosephtownshiplibrary@gmail.com.

Adult Owl Prowl
6 p.m.
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

Why prowl for owls in February? More owls can be found in Champaign County amid the winter months, and some species breed during this time. That means we have a good chance of hearing or seeing a live owl in the wild! Participants will get a chance to dissect owl pellets and take them home! This program begins indoors with a slideshow, and then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Register early for this popular program. Ages 15 & up, participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person. Space is limited; register by Feb 19 at ccfpd.org; For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

Feb. 21
Quilting Group
10 a.m.
St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

Bring your quilting project and join the quilting ladies at the library to work on your projects.

Senior Citizens Club Meeting
Noon
St. Joseph United Methodist Church

Feb. 22
Parent and Teen Movie Night: The Hate U Give
7 p.m.
Homer Library 500 E 2nd St, Homer, IL 61849

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas.
Rated PG-13 Runs 132 mins

Feb. 23
Maple Sugar Days
10-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 -2 p.m.
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

Did you know that the Homer Lake Forest Preserve has a 200 year-old Sugar Maple Grove? People have been tapping sugar maple trees to make sugar and syrup for centuries, and now you can, too! Explore the science and the history behind maple sugaring, learn how to do it yourself, and even take home a sample of syrup made from our very own trees. All ages. $5 per person. Space is limited. Register for the morning session or the afternoon session. Register by Feb 22 at ccfpd.org. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or pcain@ccfpd.org.

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