• The Clintonish Knitters meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Enter the east entrance from the parking lot and go upstairs, follow the signs.
• The Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center will host two events Friday.
Elizabeth Hopkins will visit the center for Fun Time Friday at 10 a.m. to talk about the “Colors of Love.” Children will learn many ways to use colors through literacy activities, songs, finger plays and more. Children also will turn recyclables into crafts followed by a rainbow toast.
Fun Time Friday is a program designed for the learning and developmental needs of preschoolers and toddlers. Children attend with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver on a drop-in basis without pre-registration.
Later that night, Family Date Night will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This monthly event offers families a time to learn, explore and play at the center. Friday night’s theme will be “Home is Where the Heart is.”
A light meal will be served, to go along with puppet shows, music, inflatable, crafts and more. The cost is $5 per person; $2 per member and free for children 1 and younger.
• Clinton Community College will celebrate the 32nd annual B-rrry Scurry 4-mile race.
All participants receive a race shirt, have their names listed in the Clinton Herald, are eligible for door prizes, free refreshments, and entry into the post-race party at a local establishment.
Special medallions bearing the image of B-rrry Bear, the official race mascot, are presented in 13 age divisions for men and women. The B-rrry Challenge encourages area organizations to get involved while competing for the top award. Participants include the name of their Challenge Team on the registration form.
People need to be registered by midnight Thursday to receive an accurate time using the latest disposable chip timing and have a name and time printed in the Clinton Herald newspaper. Call Clinton Community College at 244-7001 for more information, or contact Race Director Ann Eisenman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave., in Wheatland will host a Taize’ Vigil Service at 5 p.m.
The leader is Sister Kathleen Storms. Taizé is an ecumenical movement, drawing Christians of all denominations together in unified prayer. Friends of the Prairie and churches of all faith traditions in the area are being invited to participate.
Future services will be held the first Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. followed by a soup supper. Free-will donations will be accepted.
• Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave., in Wheatland, will host a mini-retreat on Scriptures on avoiding excessive worry from 10 a.m. to noon.
The leader is Father Bill Kneemiller. Cost is $8.
• The Volunteer Millers at de Immigrant windmill in Fulton, Ill., will host their second program at 6 p.m. at the Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave.
Jim Rutenbeck will present “Stargazing Along the Lincoln Highway.” This presentation will include information about the solar system, galaxies, and the objects in the night sky observable in the area.
Following the presentation, refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the city’s website at www.cityoffulton.us or contact Heidi Kolk at (815) 589-3160.
• All couples who have been married for more than 40 years are invited to attend a special Valentine’s Day meal at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Big Meadows Nursing Home, 1000 Longmoor Ave. in Savanna, Ill.
For questions and to RSVP for this event, call (815) 273-2238.
Kebabs: Health kick on a stick
Grilling is a simple way to feed your family well this summer. Start with a lean meat and a healthful marinade and then allow the grill to strip away additional fat for a heart-healthy and waist-friendly final result. Plus, grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in foods, which adds flavor without additional calories and fat.
In fan fiction, your favorite characters do what you want them to
When J.J. Abrams took over the "Star Trek" franchise in 2009, he boldly went where the series hadn't gone before — romantically — pairing Uhura with Spock. Many fans disliked the change. Some loved it. Others didn't care, because they just wanted to see Kirk and Spock make out.
Bucket brigade to benefit Red Cross
The Fulton Kiwanis Club will work to assist the Gateway Area Chapter of the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.
How to get the most out of your air conditioner this summer
Experts say preventative maintenance on your air conditioner can save you hundreds of dollars.
Camanche committee meets tonight
A committee will meet again tonight to consider Camanche City Hall's future.
Clinton County magistrates to be appointed
The meeting of the Clinton County Judicial Magistrates Nominating Commission is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. May 23.
Feces contaminates 58 percent of public swimming pools
Human feces taints more than half of public swimming pools, a finding U.S. health officials are using to urge better personal hygiene as the summer months approach.
- Event to benefit cultural center CLINTON -- The third annual 5K run/walk to benefit the St. Irenaeus Cultural Center will be held Memorial Day. The "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" starts at 8 a.m. Monday outside of St. Irenaeus at 2811 N. Second St. Runners and walkers can register
- Clinton CC students celebrate graduation CLINTON -- Community members piled into the W. J. Yourd Gymnasium on Monday for the 65th Clinton Community College graduation ceremony. "This is kind of a culmination of the work that we do with our students," CCC President Karen Vickers said. "We ar
- Citizen police academy produces largest class CLINTON -- More than 30 people recently graduated from the annual Citizen Police Academy. Clinton Community College hosted the graduation ceremony involving 31 residents for 18th academy. This is the largest graduating class ever. Graduates included
- More Lifestyles Headlines
- Kebabs: Health kick on a stick