Around Town - March 25, 2009

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

Around Town items may be submitted for fundraisers, events offered by nonprofit organizations and entertainment. We reserve the right to edit all submissions. Items are printed on a space-available basis. Deadline is 9 a.m. Friday. Items may be submitted by e-mail to; fax, 691-7857; or mail, Washington Times-Reporter, P.O. Box 9426, Peoria, IL 61612-9426.


CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Easter party, 9:30-10:45 a.m. April 4. Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult at the hunt. Ages: 3 years-3rd grade. Pre-registration required. Call Church office, 444-2381.


TAKE PRIDE IN WASHINGTON Citywide Clean-up Day April 18.

BRUSH PICKUP begins May 18.

LADIES DAY BRUNCH, 9 a.m., March 28, Washington Christian Church, 1012 N. Main St., Washington. Program by three-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin, 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15, brunch and program; $10 program only. For tickets, contact church at 444-2550. For more info about Lynn Austin,

LENTEN FISH FRY, 5-7 p.m. March 27 and April 3, Knights of Columbus Hall, 120 Walnut St., Washington. All-you-can-eat fish, baked potato, salad and bread.


MUSIC TOGETHER, a music program for young children and families presented by Amie Yaniak, 11 a.m. March 28, library meeting room.

RED CROSS babysitting class for children age 12 and older, 9 a.m.-12:30, April 6 and 7, Washington District Library. Fee: $50. Pre-registration required.  Register by stopping at library,  or calling 444-2241.

SPRING BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of the Washington Library pre-sale, April 24. First day of sale, April 25. Donated books now accepted at the library. No out-of-date texts, magazines or religious tracts. For info, call 444-7621, or the library, 444-2241.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Washington District Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 2. Movie: “Rumpelstiltskin.”

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Washington District Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 7. Movie: “Jack and the Beanstalk.”


ST. PATRICK SCHOOL information night for pre-kindergarten, ages 3 and 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 25, Knights of Columbus Hall, 120 Walnut St., Washington. Dessert and coffee available.

WCHS After Midnight Celebration, midnight-4:30 a.m. April 26, Washington Community High School. Businesses and individuals may donate gift certificates, promotional items, and/or cash for door prizes or for supplies needed for the various activities. Volunteers also needed. For more info or to volunteer, call Mike Sluder, at 444-3167 ext 119.

ST. PATRICK SCHOOL pre-registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and new students for 2009-10 school year, March 30-April 2. Call school office at 444-4345 with questions.

WASHINGTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, 5:30 p.m. March 30 prior to the Meet the Candidates night sponsored by the Washington Education Association.

WASHINGTON DISTRICT 52 annual Spring Carnival from 4-7:30 p.m. March 28, Lincoln Grade School. Open to public. Raffle, silent auction, carnival games and food.

WASHINGTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL referendum committee will canvas Washington neighborhoods from 9 a.m.-noon March 28 and April 4. Your friends will be visiting with you, their neighbors, to share vital information in support of the WCHS building renovation/addition referendum in advance of the April 7 election.


EUREKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, healthcare provider CPR class, April 9. Heartsaver CPR, for the general public, April 16. Both classes, 6 p.m., Eureka Community Hospital, 101 S. Major St. Certificate will be mailed. Pre-approval required for participants less than age 14. Pre-registration required. $25 fee. To register, 467-2371, ext. 4004.

LOST IN ILLUSION, a magic, comedy and illusion stage show, hosted by The Peoria Magicians Assembly, 7 p.m. April 25, Scottish Rite Cathedral Consistory, 400 N.E. Perry Ave., Peoria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12. Tickets purchased from any member of the PMA, at the door or at the Costume Trunk, 710 W. Main St., Peoria.

PEORIA AREA SENIORNET free wireless communication seminar, 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 28, Proctor Professional Building, Classrooms 3 and 4, lower level, 5401 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria.  Presenter: John May, network administrator at Affina. Reservations not required. For more info, call 1-800-872-4651, ext. 1510, and leave a message. A SeniorNet volunteer will return call and answer any questions. Or visit