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The Kaskaskia College of Continuing/Community Education will offer an “Intermediate Quilting” class at the Greenville Education Center on Tuesday evenings April 29 through May 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Cost for students under 60 is $45—students over 60 may register at no cost. To register or for more information, call the Greenville Education Center at 664-9394.

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education is offering a “Zumba Gold” class at the Vandalia YMCA Tuesday mornings beginning Tuesday, April 29 and ending Tuesday, June 17 from 8-9 a.m. Zumba Gold targets baby boomers and is modified to suit the needs of active older participants. Cost is $40 for students under 60—no cost for students over 60. To register, call 283-1780.

Entries are being accepted for the 2014 Bond County Soil and Water Conservation Poster contest.  The contest is for students in grades K-12 and the title, “Dig Deeper: Mysteries of the Soil” must be included on the poster.  Posters are due by Wednesday, April 30 and may be dropped off at the Extension office on Harris Avenue.  For more information, call Lorri at 664-0555, ext. 116.

The Kaskaskia College Office or Continuing Community Education is offering a “Step Aerobics” class at the Vandalia Campus Thursdays, May 1 – June 26, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  The cost is $45.00 and students age 60 and older may register without charge.  All students must pre-register by calling 283-1780.

Two workshops will be offered at the 12th annual Bond County Historical Society Quilt Show Saturday, May 3, at the Free Methodist Church.  There will be a “Beginner’s Rotary Cutting” workshop and a “Twisted Log Cabin Using Stable Piecing” workshop.  For more information or to reserve your seat, call Jan at 326-7343.

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a “Spanish for Law Enforcement” class at the Vandalia Campus, Saturdays May 3 & 10, from 9:00 a.m. – noon.  The cost is $30.00 and students age 60 and older may register without charge.  Pre-registration is required by calling 283-1780.

The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing Community Education is offering a Workout Class at the Vandalia Campus.  The class is Mondays and Wednesdays, May 5 – June 30, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  The cost is $85.00 and students age 60 and older may register without charge.  All students must pre-register by calling 283-1780.

Spring clean-up week in Greenville is May 5-9.  Please put your unwanted items out on your regular trash pick-up day.  Items not collected include electronics, tires, batteries, paints, and large amounts of building supplies.

“Puttin’ on the Ritz for Fritz” sponsored by the Bond County Humane Society is Friday, May 16, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., in the First Presbyterian Church.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for youth ages 12 and younger.  Reservations will be accepted until Friday, May 9.  Tickets are available at the Humane Society, Bradford National Bank, and Watson’s Drug Store.  For more information, call 664-4068.

The Comets baseball team will play the Highland Bulldogs at Busch Stadium Thursday, May 15, following the 12:45 p.m. Cardinals / Cubs game.  Tickets for Loge level seats are available for $30.00.  Order your tickets from Joe Alstat by Wednesday, April 30, by calling 664-5580.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring a free sports camp Monday – Wednesday, June 30 – July 2.  The day camps are from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Greenville Junior High School.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with sports clinics, a camp shirt, and a Bible.  For more information or to register, call 664-1747.

April, 2014

23rd, Wednesday

The Kaskaskia College Diversity Day is Wednesday, April 23, with food from around the world prepared by KC’s culinary arts students.  Mawi Asgedon (Maui As-geh-dumb), an Ethiopian refugee, Harvard graduate, and author is the guest speaker at 7:00 p.m. in the Jane Knight Auditorium.  There is no charge to hear the speaker but tickets are required for the food portion of the day.  For tickets or more information, call 545-3182.

24th, Thursday

Damiansville Elementary School is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, April 24, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the school.

St. Joseph’s in Breese is offering health screenings at four locations in April, from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m.  The next one is April 24 at Trenton’s 1st United Methodist Church.  The Health Fair with blood work is Friday, May 2 at the HealthPlex.  For more information, call 526-5698.

25th, Friday

The Bond County Independence Day Festival Association is sponsoring a cookout featuring Wes Pourchot on Friday, April 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the GRH Thrift Shop parking lot. Menu items include butterfly pork chops, pork burgers and brats. To place an order for pickup or delivery, call 690-4789.

The Patoka City-Wide Garage Sales event is Saturday, April 26, starting at 8:00 a.m.  Registration forms are available at the Patoka City Hall and maps will be ready for pick-up Friday, April 25.  For more information, call 432-5855.

26th, Saturday

A Central Conference Bass Fishing Tournament is scheduled at Carlyle Lake Saturday, April 26, at the Dam West Boat Ramp.  Anglers will take off at 6:30 a.m. and weigh-in starts at 2:30 p.m.  The Dam West Boat Ramp will be closed from 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 25 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday.  For more information, call the lake office at 594-2484.

The next series for the Family Sunday School at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville is “Who we are in Christ” beginning April 27, at 9:15 a.m., in the Galilee Room.  Family Sunday School is lead by Growth and Nurture Leader Chrisy Ennen.  For more information, call the church office at 664-0942, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

Clean-up day at Brown Cemetery is Saturday, April 26, starting at 9:00 a.m.

The Shoal Creek ABATE Fallen Riders Hog Roast is Saturday, April 26, at the Vandalia Lake Club.  Serving starts at 5:00 p.m. and the band “VanWhalen” will play starting at 9:00. 

CVS Pharmacy on Harris Avenue in Greenville is hosting a CICBC blood drive Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m. – noon.  Please bring proper identification if you plan to donate blood.

The Patoka City-Wide Garage Sales event is Saturday, April 26, starting at 8:00 a.m.  Registration forms are available at the Patoka City Hall and maps will be ready for pick-up Friday, April 25.  For more information, call 432-5855.

The Mulberry Grove Junior Class is hosting the “Races for the Aces 5K Run/Walk” Saturday, April 26.  Pre-registration is $20.00 and race-day registration is $25.00.  Registration and packet pick-up is from 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30.  The race begins at the high school with the route going through downtown and returning to the high school.  For more information, call Robert at 267-3913.

The Beckemeyer Community Development Club is sponsoring a pork chop supper Saturday, April 26, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., in the Beckemeyer Holthaus-Kampwerth Legion Post 1227.  There is free delivery to in-town residents and for orders, call 227-8811.

A Gospel Sing is planned for Saturday, April 26, starting at 6:00 p.m., at the American Farm Heritage Museum.  Come enjoy the singing groups, the “Liberty Bells” and the “Sons of the Father.”  Doors open at 4:30 and food will be provided by the youth group from the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle.  For more information, call Bob at 292-5887.

The Bond County Shrine Club will host their 5th annual Shriner Shuffle 5K/2K Saturday, April 26. The race will start at 9:00 a.m. at Jaycee Park in Greenville. The event will be held to raise funds for St. Louis Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Registration forms are available at The Zone (Gym) in Greenville.

27th, Sunday

The Habitat for Humanity annual Gospel concert is Sunday, April 27, at 6:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Everyone is invited and a love offering will be taken.  For more information, call 326-7413.

The Habitat for Humanity annual Gospel concert is Sunday, April 27, at 6:00 p.m., at the First Christian Church in Greenville.  Everyone is invited and a love offering will be taken.

28th, Monday

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive Monday, April 28, from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m., in the South Central High School in Farina.  Be sure to bring proper identification if you plan to donate blood.

St. Joseph-Breese is hosting a first aid safety class Monday, April 28, starting at 6:00 p.m., in the hospital Heritage Room.  The cost is $40.00 which includes training, video presentation, and student workbook.  Registration and payment is required in advance.  For more information or to register, call 580-5400.

29th, Tuesday

30th, Wednesday

 

May, 2014

1st, Thursday

St. Anthony’s Church in Beckemeyer is having their spring rummage sale and bake sale Thursday – Saturday, May 1-3.  Hours Thursday and Friday are 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  All items are half price Friday and Saturday is $2.00 bag day.

2nd, Friday

St. Anthony’s Church in Beckemeyer is having their spring rummage sale and bake sale through Saturday, May 3.  Hours Friday are 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  All items are half price Friday and Saturday is $2.00 bag day.

St. Joseph’s in Breese is offering a Health Fair with blood work Friday, May 2 at the HealthPlex.  For more information, call 526-5698.

3rd, Saturday

The Pocahontas Oyate Arts, Crafts, & Music Festival is Saturday, May 3, in the Pocahontas Park.  There will be vendors of all kinds starting at 8:00 a.m., music throughout the day, a basketball shootout for all ages, and BBQ by Wes Pourchot.  For more information, call Dean at 335-4631.

Over 100 quilts will be on display at the Bond County Historical Society’s Quilt Show on Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Greenville Free Methodist Church. This year’s featured quilter is Oleta Schaufelberger. The show will include demonstrations and vendors. Admission is $3. Call 326-8451 for more details.

A spring craft and vendor show and upscale bake sale will be held at the Greenville VFW Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The sale benefits Bond County Foster Hope.

St. Anthony’s Church in Beckemeyer is having their spring rummage sale and bake sale Saturday, May 3.  Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Saturday is $2.00 bag day.

Rabies clinics dates are set throughout Bond County.  Clinics are Saturday, May 3, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Millersburg Old Store and the Mason’s Building in Sorento.  There is also a clinic May 3, from 11:00 a.m. – noon at the Pocahontas City Hall.

The Patoka Cemetery Fund Raiser is Sunday, May 4, at the Patoka Civic Center.  There will be an all-you-can-eat lunch and other activities.  Tickets are available at the Village Hall for $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for children.  For more information, call 432-5855.

The Tri County Beekeepers Association is sponsoring a queen rearing class Saturday, May 3, at the Overcup Baptist Church south of Bluff City.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:00.  Attendees must pre-register by calling Lonnie at 283-4493.

There will be a Southern Gospel Concert Saturday, May 3, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Bethalto Church of God.  There is no charge to attend but an offering will be taken.  For more information, call Tom at 259-0065.

Almira Manor on Cedar Street in Greenville is having a rummage sale Saturday, May 3.  The hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 3, there will be a gourmet food & vendor sale at the Greenville VFW to support Bond County Foster Hope.  For more information, call the Bond County Foster Hope office at 664-6839.

The Community Link Buddy Walk is Saturday, May 3, at Carlyle Lake Pavilion #2.  The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  Check-in and on-site registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with a $15.00 registration fee.  The walk officially starts at 10:30.  For more information, call Monica at 526-3929.

4th, Sunday

The Freedom Rally in Springfield is Sunday, May 4.  Shoal Creek ABATE will meet at the McDonald’s in Hillsboro at 10:00 a.m. for the ride to IDOT in Springfield.

Greenville College will host choral singers and orchestral players from Edwardsville High School, Greenville College, and Greenville Free Methodist Church for a Spring Concert on Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on campus. Seating begins at 3:30 p.m. An offering will be taken to help defray costs. For more information, call 664-6560.

The Greenville College Choir will perform their Spring Choral Concert Sunday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. at Whitlock Music Center in Greenville. For more information, call 664-6560 or visit Greenville.edu.

The 20th Annual HIS KIDS Cancer Support Golf Tournament is Saturday, May 17, at the Oak Brook Golf Course in Edwardsville.  This is a four-person scramble and the cost is $400.00 for a team of four.  Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shot gun start at 8:30.  Send registration forms to HIS KIDS, PO Box 412, Highland, IL  62249 by May 5.  For more information, call 654-4020.

5th, Monday

6th, Tuesday

The next Caregiver Connection monthly seminar is Tuesday, May 6, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the conference room at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia.  The topic of the seminar is “Staying Healthy.”  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, call 283-9825.

7th, Wednesday

A rabies clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m., at the Township Shed in Woburn. 

The Patoka Spring Clean-up and Electronic Drive is Wednesday, May 7.  For more information, call the village hall at 432-5855.

8th, Thursday

9th, Friday

“Puttin’ on the Ritz for Fritz” sponsored by the Bond County Humane Society is Friday, May 16, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., in the First Presbyterian Church.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for youth ages 12 and younger.  Reservations will be accepted until Friday, May 9.  Tickets are available at the Humane Society, Bradford National Bank, and Watson’s Drug Store.  For more information, call 664-4068.

The annual Bond County Humane Society Garage Sale is Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, at the dog shelter on South Elm Street.  The hours each day are 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To arrange for a drop-off time until May 6, call Julie at 971-6500.  Donations of almost anything are welcome but no clothes.  Proceeds benefit the Bond County Humane Society.

The All-South Illinois Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Team Banquet is Friday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the Greenville College Armington Center.  The keynote speaker is former St. Louis Cardinal Pitcher Andy Benes.  There is no cost to attend the banquet but reservations are required.  To reserve your seat, call the FCA office at 664-1747.

Greenville is sponsoring two electronics recycling days Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, at the public works facility on South Fourth Street.  Hours Friday are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  A city employee will be at the drop-off site to assist you.  for more information, call 664-1644.

A “Cruise to the Square” is planned for Friday, May 9, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the east side of the downtown Greenville Square.  The cruise is open to all licensed makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  There will be music and other activities.  Proceeds benefit the Greenville Bicentennial.  For more information, call sponsor Greenville Auto Body.

10th, Saturday

There is a rummage sale Saturday, May 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.  The sale is from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Gaffner Hall and all items will be priced at 25 cents.  Donations will be appreciated and all proceeds will benefit the Simple Room.  For more information, call the church office at 664-0942, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

The annual Bond County Humane Society Garage Sale continues Saturday, May 10, at the dog shelter on South Elm Street.  The hours are 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To arrange for a drop-off time until May 6, call Julie at 971-6500.  Donations of almost anything are welcome but no clothes.  Proceeds benefit the Bond County Humane Society.

There is a rummage sale Saturday, May 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.  The sale is from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Gaffner Hall and all items will be priced at 25 cents.  Donations will be appreciated and all proceeds will benefit the Simple Room.  For more information, call the church office at 664-0942, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

The Greenville Women’s Club 40th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, May 10, at the Greenville VFW.  A buffet supper starts at 6:00 p.m. with music provided by the Greenville College Swing Band.  There will be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Bond County Foster Hope.  The cost is $15.00 and tickets are available at Watson’s Drug Store, Bradford Bank, and Sweetest Things.

There will be a rabies clinic in Keyesport Saturday, May 10, from noon – 1:00 p.m.  The clinic is at the vacant lot north of the firehouse.

Greenville is sponsoring an electronics recycling day Saturday, May 10, at the public works facility on South Fourth Street.  Hours are 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  A city employee will be at the drop-off site to assist you.  for more information, call 664-1644.

11th, Sunday

12th, Monday

There is a rabies clinic scheduled in Old Ripley Monday, May 12, from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m., at the firehouse.

13th, Tuesday

The Highland Area Women’s Connection Brunch is Tuesday, May 13, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., at Farmers Restaurant & Bakery.  The theme is “Unconditional Love” and the cost is $11.00 payable at the door.  Reservations are required by calling 920-0008.

14th, Wednesday

A rabies clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, in Panama.  The clinic is from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m., on the south side of the old school.

15th, Thursday

16th, Friday

There will be a rabies clinic in Reno Friday, May 16, from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m., at the old store.

17th, Saturday

There will be a rabies clinic in Greenville Saturday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. – noon, at the Greenville Vet Clinic.

18th, Sunday

19th, Monday

20th, Tuesday

21st, Wednesday

A rabies clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, in Mulberry Grove.  The clinic is from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m., in the Fireman’s Park.

22nd, Thursday

23rd, Friday

24th, Saturday

The Greenville College Choir will perform at the Greenville College Commencement Concert Saturday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Whitlock Music Center in Greenville. For more information, call 664-6560 or visit Greenville.edu.

25th, Sunday

26th, Monday

27th, Tuesday

28th, Wednesday

29th, Thursday

30th, Friday

31st, Saturday

A second rabies clinic is scheduled in Greenville.  The second clinic is Saturday, May 31, from 11:00 a.m. – noon, at the Greenville Vet Clinic.

 

 

 

 


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