Health, Safety and Activity Fair Set at Village Mall
HALO’s ongoing mission to create a healthier community will be evident at the Village Mall onSaturday, August 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm for area children and their parents. The Health Committee of the HALO Project of Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation invites area children to bring their parents and participate in the Annual Health, Safety and Activity Fair.
Over forty local experts concerned with children’s health and safety will be present to provide information about various health topics, safety issues, and ways to stay active. This event is an opportunity for children and their parents to learn and get more information about local resources available in the Danville area.
Parents who complete a very short survey for HALO Project at the registration table will have a chance to win one of four $50.00 grocery cards. Parents need to be sure to start at the registration table for children’s tickets for prizes that will be given away throughout the day, to put their own name into the pool after completing the survey, and to get their Provena bag to carry all of the giveaways received from other participating booths.
The Smiling Faces Dental Program will once again be evident as children who are accompanied by their parent/guardian can receive a free dental screening by area dentists. The dental screening satisfies the school requirement for Kindergarten, second and sixth grade students and paperwork will be given to the guardian at the time of the screening. Area dentists Dr. Zundo, Dr. Cooney, Dr. Sawyer, Dr. Hardy, and Dr. Fuesting will be volunteering their time to complete the dental screenings. The dental booth can be found close to center court and a goody bag with oral hygiene products will be given to each child who receives a dental screening. Children and their parents will be educated on topics about brushing, flossing, soft drink tooth decay, fluoride, and sealants. Two of Dr. James Hardy’s dental staff will be demonstrating on the “effects of “acid or sugar” on the teeth” and you will also be able to see how fluoride protects teeth.
Other things to look for will be 7’ Stuffee, who very willingly unzips his tummy to show how his insides work, and some of the fun activities include playing putt-putt golf, learning how to fit in your car seat safely, workout activities, listening to stories, playing table games, and if kids can jump rope for one minute, getting a prize.
At 12:00pm you can learn how to Zumba with Illini Skateland; at 12:45pm you can watch Kruger ATA Martial Arts karate demonstrations; and at 2:00pm you can watch a gymnastics demonstration at Danville Institute of Gymnastics in the Village Mall. Children will be able to learn more about crime awareness and the Olive Branch Lodge #38 child identification program will fingerprint, photo, and interview children and then put the information on a disc. Children can participate in marble painting, bean bag toss, and put first aid kits together. Eye care education with cleaning solution for glasses will be available and Dr. Angela Hoess will provide a free ear examination with developmental milestones for hearing education. Robinson Chiropractic will check children for scoliosis with their computerized scan of the spine.
New booth participants are the Sickle Cell Disease association of Illinois, The Country Store Health Foods, Jumpin Jax, Early Childhood Network with MIECHV, Danville Art League, and the Center for Youth & Family Solutions. All booths have information available about the services that their agency, organization, or business provides to the community as well as an interactive activity for the children. There will be FREE popcorn, granola bars, and apples, so kids, grab your parents and munch your way through the Children’s Health, Safety, & Activity Fair!
Send your non-profit group or organization announcements at least two weeks in advance via email to TomBarnes@neuhoffmedia.com, fax to (217) 431-1489, or mail it to Neuhoff Media, 1501 N. Washington, Danville, IL 61832.
Boys & Girls' Club Annual Pancake Day
The Boys & Girls' Club is hosting their 4th Annual Pancake Day on Sunday May 19th from 7am to 1pm. Tickets are $5 per person. Children 3 and under eat for free.
Georgetown-Ridgefarm Family Carnival
Georgetown- Project Success of Vermilion County Inc. invites all Georgetown-Ridgefarm students and their families to the Family Carnival. It will be held on Monday May 20th from 4pm to 7pm at the Mary Miller Junior High School Track. This event will include inflatables such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, 3D twister, and a hula hoop toss. Other activities include plinko, duck pond and a duck tank. Most activities are free! Hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy and other food will be served at a low cost. Come check out our ''Survivor Georgetown: Deep Sea Exploration" booth for details on a free summer program for current 5th-8th grade students. If you have questions or need more information, please call (217) 260-9928. This project success program is funded through 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Teen REACH and other community supports.
Hazmat Technician Course
Danville Area Community College's Customized Corporate Education Division is offering a 24-hour Hazmat Technician course. Course will be held May 20th through 22nd from 8am to 5pm in the Industrial Training Center and room 142 of DACC's technology center. Cost for class is $450 including handouts. Fee must be paid prior to class. Call 217-443-8779 or contact email@example.com for more information/registration.
VA Focus Groups
The VA Illiana Health Care System will be conducting focus groups for the Veterans who receive care in Danville, IL to tell the VA how they're doing in providing care and services. Focus groups will take place Wednesday May 22nd and Thursday May 23rd at various times throughout the day. Travel pay is not authorized for. A lunch or lunch coupon for later use will be given to everyone who participates. To sign up or receive more information, call 217-554-5270 or 217-554-5013.
All You Can Eat Noodles
All You Can Eat Made from Scratch Noodles with chicken or Beef. Dinner includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, desserts and coffee. Serving begins at 11am and runs until 5:30pm. Carry outs available and delivery made on large orders within the city until 4pm. Price $6. There will also be a dance featuring the HWY 341 band from Wallace Indiana playing from 6pm until 9pm. Dinner and dance will be $9. Dance along $6
Community Blood Drive at St James
St James United Methodist Church will sponsor a blood drive with Community Blood Services of Illinois on Tuesday May 28th from 3pm to 7pm. The drive will be at 504 North Vermilion Street in Danville.
Blood Drive May 28th
Saint James United Methodist Church is having a Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 3-7 pm at the church, 504 N Vermilion St, Danville, IL 61832. For information, call the church at 217-442-1504. Walk-ins are welcome. Seventeen is the minimum blood donor age in Illinois or age 16 with a signed parent’s permission slip (available at the church). Be sure to eat a hearty meal before you come and bring a photo ID or your Blood Donor’s card. It's simple. It's safe. And you could save up to three lives. Donors will get t-shirts for donating close to a holiday! See us on facebook or stjames-umc.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood Drive at Diamond Brothers Insurance
Diamond Brothers Insurance will sponsor a blood drive with Community Blood Services of Illinois on Wednesday May 29th from 10am to 5pm. The Bloodmobile will be at 120 North Vermilion in Danville.
49th Annual Turtle Reunion Races
Knights of Columbus present the 49th annual Turtle Reunion Races on Saturday June 1st, 2013 from 12pm to 8pm at 310 Bryant Avenue in Danville, IL. There will be turtle races, food, and beverages, a 50/50 drawing, and fun for all. All proceeds will be donated to help those children with developmental disabilities. Any questions? call 217-260-1983
49th Annual Turtle Races
Saturday, June 1st from 12-8pm at the Knoghts of Columbus Hall, 310 Bryan Ave in Danville. There will be food & beverages, a 50/50 drawing and Turtle Races. All proceeds donated to help those children with developmental disabilities. Last year, $9,600 was raised and donated. For more information, please call Micheal Puhr at (217) 260-1983.
Smart Choice Food for May
The Rock Church in Danville is selling Smart Choice Food, including a variety of frozen meat for the price of $36, valued at over $80. Order dates are Thursday May 16th from 9:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday May 18th from 9am to 11am and Monday May 20th from 9:30am to 1:30pm(cash and link card only day). You may also order online, www.smartchoicefood.com. Pick up date for Smart Choice Food will be June 1st at 10am. For more information call 443-4559. You must come in person and pre-pay your order. Cash and link cards are accepted. Order dates/times & pickup will be at the Rock Church on 20 Poland Road here in Danville.