FISH FRY, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, Sheridan American Legion, 300 E. Si Johnson Ave., Sheridan. To arrange carryouts, call 815-496-2380. The cost is $9 for one piece of cod or catfish, fried or poached, with choice of french fries or baked potato, homemade hush puppies and salad bar. Also available are hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts or tenderloins. The special will be Italian beef and french fries with a complete salad bar.
FREE LUNCH, sponsored by the Deacons of Park Church and the Hardscrabble Lions Club, is the second Saturday of each month at Park Place, 406 E. Hickory St., Streator, serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Free Lunch Program for Saturday, Feb. 9, will be hosted by Central Church of Christ, serving vegetable soup, barbecue sandwiches, chips, dessert and a beverage. The meal is free and open to all.
GIVE BACK NIGHT, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, raising funds for Illinois Valley Tumbling. Local nonprofit groups receive a portion of the proceeds when guests dine on a dinner buffet. Salads, Starved Rock Lodge's signature fried chicken, side dishes, desserts and more. Ticket price is $14.95 for adults and $7.50 for children under 10. The price includes a 1 1/2 hour reservation in the main dining room at Starved Rock Lodge, dinner buffet and one non-alcoholic beverage. Reservations recommended. Call 815-220-7321 or reserve online at bit.ly/givebacknight.
• FOOD FARE is a weekly calendar of community meals. To submit a listing for Food Fare, email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Monday.