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.


Mendota: March 5, 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 211 E. 12th St.

Ottawa: Feb. 7, 1:30-5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1401 State St.

Peru: Feb. 19, noon-5:30 p.m., Red Cross Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St.

Princeton: Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Allegion-LCN, 1224 N. Main St.

Wyanet: Feb. 11, 4-7 p.m., VFW Hall, 214 E. Main St.


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 of 812 Washington, entry door is on the west side). Meetings are anonymous, free, and open to anyone who has a desire to stop drinking, or anyone wishing to avoid both alcohol and any other substance.

Adult Grief Group: 9-10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley. The group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6-7 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-10 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in conference room at Liberty Village of Princeton, 140 N. Sixth St. The group, which meets the third Thursday of each month, provides education, socialization and emotional support for people who have loved ones with a memory care disease. All are welcome.

Cancer Support Group: 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) special procedures conference room. The group, which meets the second Monday of every month, is open to anyone in the Illinois Valley who has any type of cancer. For more information, call (815) 780-4618.

Caring Friends Alzheimer’s Support Group: 6-7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Peru Library meeting room, 1409 11th St. All are welcome to attend. The group meets the third Monday of every month.

Compassionate Friends Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, IVCH Office Building, 1305 Sixth St., Peru. Compassionate Friends assists 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, Feb. 18, in fourth floor Conference Room C at IVCH, Peru. DBSA is a nationally recognized and sanctioned talk therapy and share the air support group. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month.

Grief and Loss Support Group: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Perry Memorial Hospital chapel, Princeton. For info, call (815) 876-2070.

IVCH Grief Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Conference Room C on the fourth floor of IVCH. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. For info, call Deacon Ray Fischer, IVCH pastoral care coordinator, at (815) 780-3426. Nar-Anon Family Group: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. 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

Pink Ribbon Club of the Illinois Valley: 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at First Congregational Church, 1431 4th St., Peru. Providing 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 or email

Stepping Stones Support Group: 5-6 p.m., Feb. 14, 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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