Community Briefs: Jan. 29, 2019

January 30, 2019

Beta Sigma Phi to host Founders Day banquet

The Laureate Beta Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 16 at the Bourbonnais Public Library. Bev Call hosted the meeting, and Carol Betourne was a guest.

The chapter will be hosting its 2019 Founders Day banquet at 5 p.m. April 25 at Brickstone Brewery & Restaurant in Bourbonnais. Cathy Whittington, president, will take care of the menu. Barb Burgess will check for entertainment, and Roberta Renville will donate a wall quilt for a raffle.

December and January birthdays were celebrated Jan. 7 at Papi’s Pizza Cafe in Kankakee.

The chapter voted to donate $100 to the Pembroke Food Pantry. The members also voted to bring warm, used clothing to the Feb. 20 meeting at the library. Betourne will attend the meeting to pick up the donated clothing and deliver it to Fortitude Community Outreach.

Anyone interested in becoming a Beta Sigma Phi and would like more information, visit betasigmaphi.org.

Kankakee library to host events

The Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant St., is hosting the following events:

Legends of Michiana: Jerry Hammes, The Believer: A documentary with special guest director Tom Desch, 7 p.m. Thursday. Desch discusses Hammes and his late wife, Dorene. Although the family has resided in South Bend, Ind., for decades, Kankakee is still considered home.Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society: 1 p.m. Saturday, presented by Jane Haldeman, a professional genealogist and former president of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, on “National Archives Resources at the Chicago Branch.”

Limestone Township Library to host events

The Limestone Township Library District, 2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee, is hosting the following events:

Senior Yoga: 11 a.m. to noon Monday. Instructor Julia McDonald will teach meditation techniques and breathing awareness by using gentle movement to increase mobility.Storytime: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 5. Enjoy mix of crafts, stories and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months- to 5-year-old children. For more information, call 815-939-1696.

Civil War Roundtable to meet at Bradley library

The Kankakee Valley Civil War Roundtable begins meeting at a new location in February. All future meetings, on the first Wednesday of each month, will be at the Bradley Public Library, 296 N. Fulton Ave., Bradley (southeast corner of North Street and Fulton Avenue).

The next program will be presented by Ray Wilson from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6, and it will cover the adventures of Union soldiers, sailors and Marines ramming Confederate boats on the Mississippi River.

The public is welcome. For more information, call 815-936-0366.

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