May 20, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

Around Town: Feb. 25-March 2

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Feb. 25
Senior Citizen Bingo
2 p.m.
St Joseph Township Library, 201 N 3rd St, St Joseph, IL 61873

The library would like to invite Senior Citizens who enjoy Bingo to come and play at the library! This is a free event and we’ll have small prizes to give away.

Feb. 26
Euchre Club
7 p.m. every Tuesday
St. Joseph Fire Station

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

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

Brains are complex organs that researchers are learning more about each day. In this session, participants will learn brain basics, about factors that can contribute to cognitive decline, and normal age-related changes in the brain. Presented by the UI Extension in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association. Register by January 26 by calling 217.333.7672 or online at go.illinois.edu/BrainHealthStJoe

Feb. 27
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.

Feb. 28
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.


Sandals Caribbean Night at St. Joseph Travel Hub
6 p.m.
109 N Main St, St Joseph, IL 61873

Come and meet with reps from the Sandals Resorts and local travel experts who just returned from the Caribbean.

Ladies Night Out hosted by Iota Sigma
5:30 p.m.
St. Joseph UMC

Shop your way through many women-owned vendors and local artists from the area. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening.
Vendors include:
Mary Kay – Robin Hettinger
Younique- Sandra Whalen
Noonday Collection – Amber Anderson
Island Travel – Kathy McCormick
Grace & Heart Sterling Silver Jewelry – Patty Frerichs
Candles by Connie – Connie Denmark
BeautyCounter – Jessica Catto Heuer
Matilda Jane Clothing – Emily Williams
doTERRA Essential Oils – Leslie Hunter
LuLaRoe – Nicole Johnson
Geschenk Boutique and Coffee Haus – Kathy Lyons
Tupperware – Stacy Acton
Papparazzi – Debbie Garthwait
Norwex – Debbie Jones
Lipsense – Hannah Stites
Healing Hands – Debbie Martinez
Creations by De – DeAnna Shane
Cowdog Strong – Kathy Branson
This event is hosted by Iota Sigma chapter of Psi Iota Xi.

March 1
Nature Play Pre-K
Backyard Birders!
10 a.m.
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

This program is for preschoolers ages 2-6 to learn as we play in nature! For our first program of 2019, we will learn all about the birds you can find right in your backyard! Dress up like a bird, practice bird calls, and make a bird feeder to take home! This is a chance for parents/guardians to engage with children as they experience the natural world. Dress for the weather, as we may go for a short hike. Join us on at Homer Lake on the first Friday of each month for a new topic! FREE. Space is limited; register by Feb 28 at ccfpd.org; For more info: (217) 896-2455 or jwick@ccfpd.org.

Country Springtime Shop Hop
March 1 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 2 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit stores in Homer, St. Joseph and Allerton.

The shops will feature their new spring items on March 1 & 2, 2019 along with refreshments and prizes. Be sure to pick up your Shop Hop Card at the first shop you visit and have it stamped at all 7 shops. Then turn it in at the last shop for your chance to win one of our grand prizes. Watch our Facebook page for listing of all the prizes.
Check out our Facebook page post to have a chance to win $50 Bunny Bucks to spend during the Shop Hop!

March 2
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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