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Upcoming local events

Church to hold stroke screening in Morris

MORRIS – Residents living in and around Morris community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

First United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson St., will host Life Line Screening on Dec. 2.

Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit

Preregistration is required.

‘Claus for the Cause”
to help local food bank

MORRIS – In an effort to keep We Care of Grundy County food bank stocked this holiday season and beyond, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell and WJ Bradley Mortgage Company are offering all area residents an opportunity to get a free photo with Santa Claus from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell’s office, 1222 N. Division St., Morris.

There will be no charge for the photos, but those who come are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be given to We Care of Grundy Care.

4-H Federation to hold candy making workshop

MORRIS - The Grundy County 4-H Federation will hold Dec. 14, a holiday candy making workshop for anyone who wants to attend. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the basement of the University of Illinois Extension office, 4004 N Division St., Morris. Registration limited to the first 20 who sign up, and cost is $3. RSVP by Dec. 12 at 815-942-2725.

Footnotes perform at The Timbers of Shorewood

The Coal City High School Show Choir, “Footnotes,” will perform at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. The choir consists of students from freshmen to senior. Approximately 100 students try out for the choir every year, which performs at events thoughout the Chicago area. The group formed in 1995 under the direction of Bonnie McDowell, a Coal City resident. McDowell is a teacher at the Coal City Middle School where she teaches vocal music to students in grades 6-8.

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