Tai Chi for Arthritis: 10:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton, $5 fee per class.

Tai Chi and more: 9-10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at IVCH Room at Peru Mall, 3940 Route 251.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Valley Regional Cancer Center, Peru. Free. Sponsored by Pink Ribbon Club. For info, call (815) 220-0342 or (815) 228-0095.


Malden: May 3, 2019 1-5 p.m. Malden Grade School, 350 S. East St.

Oglesby: May 1, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Illinois Valley Community College, 815 N. Orlando Smith Rd.

Ohio: April 22, 1-6 p.m. Ohio High School, 103 Memorial St.

Ottawa: May 2, 1:30-5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1401 St.

Peru: May 7, noon-5:30 p.m., Red Cross Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St.

Princeton: May 2, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St.

Streator: May 2, 1:45-6 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe St.

Health screenings

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks: 9:30-11 a.m., April 30 at Liberty Village, Peru. Public welcome, 10-12 hour fast required. For more info, call (815) 780-4642.


AA of Mendota: The Mendota Group of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. at 812 ½ Washington St. (upper level, enter on west side). Adult Grief Group: 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.

Cancer Support Group: 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) special procedures conference room. For info, call (815) 780-4618.

Compassionate Friends Support Group: 6:30 p.m, April 25, IVCH Office Building, 1305 Sixth St., Peru. Assisting families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child at any age. For info, call Rita Studzinski at (815) 223-7663.

Depression-Bipolar Support Alliance: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, May 6, in fourth floor Conference Room C at IVCH, Peru.

IVCH Grief Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Conference Room C on the fourth floor of IVCH. For info, call Deacon Ray Fischer, IVCH pastoral care coordinator, at (815) 780-3426.

Nar-Anon Family Group: WeWiLivOn, a Nar-Anon Family group, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cedar Point City Hall, 203 Oak St., Cedar Point. For info, email or visit

SMH Parkinson’s Support Group: 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in First Floor Presentation Room at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley. For more info, call (815) 434-7114.

Pink Ribbon Club of the Illinois Valley: 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at First Congregational Church, 1431 4th St., Peru. The group provides information, support, and socialization to cancer survivors and interested parties. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. For information, or to RSVP, call (815) 220-0342.

Stepping Stones Support Group: 9-10 a.m., Monday, April 22, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley. For those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group meets the second Thursday of each month from 5-6 p.m. and the fourth Monday of each month from 9-10 a.m.

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