Arts and Entertainment

Free showing of ‘Unbroken’ offered Saturday at Gibson City library

GIBSON CITY — A free showing of the PG-13-rated movie “Unbroken” will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Moyer District Library, 618 S. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City.


Free electronics recycling offered April 4 in Paxton

PAXTON — The Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District and COM2 Recycling are hosting a free electronic recycling event for Ford County residents.

The event, sponsored by the City of Paxton, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4, at the Paxton Police Department, 755 N. Railroad Ave.


List of upcoming community events (March 18, 2015)

Lent service offered by First Lutheran Church


Performance of 'The Seven Last Words of Christ' canceled

GIBSON CITY — A lack of singers has prompted the Gibson Area Music Foundation to cancel its planned public performance of “The Seven Last Words of Christ” on Palm Sunday, March 29, at the United Methodist Church in Gibson City.

The cancellation decision was made by Gibson Area Music Foundation co-presidents Bill Ogg and Galen Litwiller, in consultation with director Janet McCumber.


Coffee with the Principal set for March 11 at PBL Jr. High School

PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School Principal Josh Didier is hosting Coffee with the Principal events on Wednesday, March 11, in the school’s commons area.

There will be two Coffee with the Principal sessions — from 10-11 a.m. and from 5-6 p.m.


Buckley/Buckley-Loda Alumni Banquet set for June 13

BUCKLEY — The 2015 Buckley/Buckley-Loda Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 13, at the American Legion Hall in Buckley.

A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6.


"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" to be performed at GCMS High

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School’s chorus department will perform the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, in the school’s gym.


Paxton Record founder to be portrayed at next historical society meeting

PAXTON — Norman E. Stevens, the founder of the Paxton Record, now in its 150th year in publication, will be portrayed during the Ford County Historical Society’s next meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Water Tower Museum, 145 S. Market St., just behind Paxton City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.


Clifton Pool Committee to benefit from Iroquois County farmer's donation

CLIFTON — Iroquois County farmer Brett Lemenager has been selected a winner in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Lemenager selected the Clifton Pool Committee to receive the donation.


List of upcoming community events (Feb. 25, 2015)

Eastlawn PIT Crew to sponsor Winter Beach Party
PAXTON — PBL Eastlawn School’s Parent Involvement Team (PIT Crew) will sponsor its annual Winter Beach Party at the school from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. A number of games and activities will be available for students to enjoy, and concessions will be available for purchase.


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