FITNESS, WELLNESS CLASSES

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.

BLOOD DRIVES

Earlville: May 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Earlville High School, 415 W. Union St.

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

Mendota: May 7, 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 211 E. 12th St.

Ottawa: May 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 401 W. Main St.

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

May 21, noon-5:30 p.m., Red Cross Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St.

Spring Valley: May 15, 1:30-6:30 p.m., JFK School, 800 N. Richards St.

May 21, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St.

Streator: May 16, 1:45-6 p.m., New Beginnings Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe St.

May 16, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Reading Township Hall, 1620 S. Illinois St.

Tonica: May 13, 2-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 423 Wauponis St.

Health screenings

Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks: 8-8:30 a.m. May 7 at IVCH Room, Peru Mall. 10-12 hour fast required. For more info, call (815) 780-4642.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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). Meetings are anonymous, free, and open to anyone who has a desire to stop drinking, or avoid both alcohol and any other substance.

Adult Grief Group: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.

Cancer Support Group: 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital (IVCH) special procedures conference room. For more information, call (815) 780-4618.

Caring Friends Alzheimer’s Support Group: 6-7:15 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Peru Library meeting room, 1409 11th St. All are welcome to attend.

Compassionate Friends Support Group: 6:30 p.m, May 23, 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, May 6, in fourth floor Conference Room C at IVCH, Peru. DBSA is a nationally recognized and sanctioned talk therapy and share the air support group.

Epilepsy Support Group: 6-7 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at Peru YMCA, 300 S. Walnut St. For more info, contact Erika Fleck at (815) 414-8655 or efleck@efncil.org.

Grief and Loss Support Group: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, Perry Memorial Hospital chapel, Princeton. For info, call (815) 876-2070.

IVCH Grief Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in Conference Room C on the fourth floor of IVCH. For info, call (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 WeWiLivOn@gmail.com or visit Nar-Anon.org.

Parkinson’s Support Group: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Liberty Estates, 1107 31st St., Peru

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, May 22, at First Congregational Church, 1431 4th St., Peru. The group provides information, support, and socialization to cancer survivors and interested parties. For information or to RSVP, call (815) 220-0342 or email 815PinkRibbonClub@gmail.com.

Peru Alzheimer’s Support: 2 p.m. Monday, May 6 at Hawthorn Inn, 1101 31st St., Peru. Free and open to public.

Princeton Alzheimer’s Support: 1 p.m., Thursday, May 21, in conference room at Liberty Village of Princeton, 140 N. Sixth St. All are welcome.

Stepping Stones Support Group: 5-6 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley. For those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

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