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.


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

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

Peru: 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., St. Margaret’s Hospital, 600 E. First 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.


Free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Checks: 9:30-11 a.m., Tuesday, May 28 at Liberty Village, Peru. 10-12 hour fast required. Public wel-come. 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). Meetings are anonymous, free, and open to anyone who has a desire to stop drink-ing, or anyone wishing to avoid both alcohol and any other substance.

Adult Grief Group: 9-10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 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, May 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, May 14, 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 in-formation, 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. The group meets the third Monday of every month.

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 20, 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.

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

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 22, 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: 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, June 3, in First Floor Presentation Room at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley. The group offers emotional support, socialization and an opportunity to share information with others who are affected by Parkinson’s dis-ease. The group meets regularly every first Monday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free Valet Parking is provided, and wheel-chairs are available. 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 pro-vides 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: 9-10 a.m., Monday, May 27, 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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