Type 1 diabetes research fundraiser planned

LERNA -- A fall festival fundraiser for Type 1 diabetes research will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at The Smiths, 5150 Lerna Road, 2.5 miles south of Illinois Route 16.

The fundraiser will include lunch, a bake sale, pick-your-own pumpkins and gourds, kids' games, face painting, a corn maze, and hayrack rides.

Colton and Kennedy Smith are the children of Matt and Sara Smith. Kennedy was diagnosed with Type 1 diabeates at age 3, and Colton was diagnosed seven weeks later. For more information, email saraniemeyer@yahoo.com.

Make and Take Craft Day scheduled at library

CHARLESTON -- Have fun with crafts at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library’s Make and Take from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday or while supplies last in the KidSpace Atrium.

Kids under 8 should attend with a parent or guardian. Make projects there and then take them home. This is a free family program, open to the public. A library card is not needed to attend. For more information call 217-345-1514 or visit our website at www.charlestonlibrary.org.

Embarras Volunteer Conservation Day set

CHARLESTON -- The Embarras Volunteer Stewards will hold a Conservation Day at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Park for bush honeysuckle removal. Parking for Lakeview Park is at the end of McKinley Avenue in Charleston.

All are welcome, and no prior experience is necessary. Sturdy footwear and gloves are recommended. Tools are provided, but extra loppers and shovels are welcome.

Visit www.embarrasstewards.org for more information. Updates are posted on the group's website. To receive email notifications, contact thorsenhutton@gmail.com.

Preserving Family History presentation to be held

CHARLESTON -- A presentation providing Tips for Preserving Family History Materials will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Charleston Public Library in the Rotary Room.

Bonnie Parr, Historical Conservator, from the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield will appear at this event hosted by the Coles County Genealogical Society. It is open to the public.

For more information, contact Ann E. Hinrichs at 314-608-3451 or at annewc615@aol.com.

SBL AdvantAge 50 offers Lafayette, Ind., trip

MATTOON -- Explore Lafayette, Ind., with Sarah Bush Lincoln AdvantAge 50 on Thursday, Oct. 5.

The day begins with a tour of the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art and the adjoining gardens. Lunch will be served at Jane’s Gourmet Deli. The next stop will be a guided walking architectural tour of downtown Lafayette, with the final stop a tour of the Frank Lloyd-Wright home, Samara. The cost of the trip is $130 per person, which includes lunch, dinner and tip for the driver.

For more information about this trip, or about Sarah Bush Lincoln’s AdvantAge 50, a free membership program open to anyone 50 years and better, call Janet Truesdale at 217-258-2422, or email her at advantage50@sblhs.org.

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