redcrossblood.org or 800-733-2767
• Noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St., Peru.
• 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, New Beginnings Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe St., Streator.
FOREVER FIT, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walsh Park, 509 Bellevue Ave., Ottawa, 815-431-8034.
MARSEILLES AREA FIT CLUB, workout 9 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 227 E. Bluff St., Marseilles. See Facebook or call Heidi Henry, 815-343-6976.
ORAL CANCER FOUNDATION AWARENESS WALK/FUN RUN, 9 a.m. registration, walk begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 28, St. Bede Academy, 24 W. U.S. 6, Peru. 5K fundraiser walk. Free oral cancer screenings, prizes for top fundraisers, raffle and goodie bags. Registration fee involved. To sign up, visit donate.oralcancer.org/event/illinoisvalley2019.
PSA BRIDGES SENIOR CENTER FOREVER FIT, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, La Salle Housing Authority Meeting Room, 1810 Seneca Drive, Ottawa, 815-431-8034.
WALKERS CLUB, 9 a.m. Thursdays, meet in the lobby at Starved Rock Lodge, Utica.
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION & REFRESHER SERIES, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays every other month, Meeting Room 1 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa. Registration required, 815-431-5269.
I'M A STAR TOO!, 6 to 7 p.m. second Monday every other month, Meeting Room 4, OSF St. Elizabeth. One-time class designed for siblings ages 2 to 7 to prepare for the adjustment to a new sibling and the initial visit to the hospital after the baby is born, 815-431-5269.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PATIENT RESOURCE CENTER, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Streator Medical Arts Building, Patient Resource Center, Suite 200, 104 Sixth St., Streator. Wig boutique and cancer resources, 815-673-5620.
CHILD PASSENGER SEAT CHECK, 4 to 6 p.m. first Wednesday each month, by appointment, OSF St. Elizabeth, 815-431-5499.
BLOOD PRESSURE, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Valley West Hospital, Sandwich, 815-786-3962, valleywest.org.
BLOOD PRESSURE, 9 to 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday each month, Evergreen Place Supportive Living Community, 1529 E. Main St., Streator, 815-672-0903.
BLOOD PRESSURE, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, Marseilles Nursing Service, 227 S. Main St., 815-795-4332, email@example.com. Open 8 a.m. to noon first Wednesday each month.
PSA BRIDGES SENIOR CENTER BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Bruce Township Hall, 216 N. Sterling St., Streator, 815-431-8034
BLOOD PRESSURE, GLUCOSE CHECKS, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Parker Nursing and Rehab Center, 516 W. Frech St., Streator, 815-672-2600.
ABORTION RECOVERY SUPPORT, 6 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 weeks, 815-538-3044 or 877-954-4673.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, Serenity Corner, 601 E. Hickory St., Streator.
ALANON/AA WOMEN, 6 p.m. Mondays, 224 1/2 W. Main St., Ottawa.
ALANON/AA WOMEN, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 633 E. Superior St., Ottawa.
ALANON, 7 p.m. Mondays, Streator Community Center, 1206 E. Elm St., 815-672-2685.
ALANON, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, 633 E. Superior St., Ottawa. Use side door, 815-434-5164.
ALANON, 1:30 p.m. every other Sunday, 611 E. Van Buren St., Ottawa. Wheelchair accessible, 815-434-5164.
ALANON, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Illinois Valley YMCA, 300 Walnut St., Peru.
ALZHEIMER'S CARE CLUB, 4 to 6 p.m. last Tuesday each month, Parker Nursing and Rehab Center, 516 W. Frech St., Streator, 815-672-2600.
ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. third Tuesday each month, Meeting Room 4 at OSF St. Elizabeth, 815-433-6090.
ALZHEIMER'S CARING FRIENDS, for caregivers, family and friends, 6 p.m. third Monday each month, lower level Peru Public Library, 1409 11th St. Sponsored by Illinois Valley Alzheimer's Group, 815-339-6465, 815-223-1885.
AUTISM, for parents of children with autism, 7 to 8 p.m. 15th of each month, fireside room at Ottawa Friendship House, 1718 N. 2525th Road, Sheryl Gavin, 815-830-7202.
BEREAVEMENT, 5 to 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday each month, OSF St. Elizabeth Meeting Room 4, 815-433-6090.
BREAST-FEEDING, La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, 815-894-3303, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit llloftheiv.blogspot.com.
CANCER, "I Can Cope," Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. U.S. 6, morrishospital.org/events, 815-364-8915.
CANCER, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday each month, Valley West medical office building, 815-786-9198, valleywest.org/cancer.
CANCER, 6 p.m. second Monday each month, special procedures conference room just off the West Street lobby at IVCH, 815-780-4618.
CANCERCARE, 1 p.m. second Wednesday each month, Fox River Church, 2785 E. U.S. 52, 815-695-9926.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY (for adults) and THE LANDING PROGRAM (for youths 12 to 18 years old), 6 to 9 p.m., meal at 6 p.m. Mondays, Grace Community Church, 1634 Route 23 North, Streator, Celebrate Recovery-Streator on Facebook, 815-672-7700.
CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS, 6 to 7 p.m. third Tuesday each month, Evergreen Place Supportive Living, 1529 E. Main St., Streator, 815-672-0903.
DIABETES ACADEMY, IVCH Sixth Street office building, Peru, 815-780-3576.
DIVORCE, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Country House Restaurant, 10 Third St., La Salle, 815-223-1001.
DIVORCECARE FOR ADULTS AND KIDS, Fox River Church, 2785 E. U.S. 52, Sheridan, 815-695-9926, email email@example.com or visit dc4k.org.
EPILEPSY, 6 to 7 p.m. second Thursday each month, Peru YMCA, 300 Walnut St., Erika, 815-414-8655. No meetings in December, January or February.
EPILEPSY, 6 to 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Erika, 815-414-8655. No meetings in December, January or February.
FAMILY CAREGIVER, 10 a.m. second Friday each month, Bridges Senior Center, 815-431-8034.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN, 5 to 6 p.m. third Tuesday, Bridges Senior Center, 815-431-8034.
GRIEF RECOVERY, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday each month, IVCH fourth-floor Conference Room C, 815-780-3426.
GRIEFSHARE, for those who have lost a loved one, Central Church of Christ, 2001 E. Main St., Streator, 815-673-1581.
GRIEFSHARE, Fox River Church, 2785 E. U.S. 52, Sheridan, griefshare.com, 815-695-9926, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARMONICA GROUP, pulmonary disease, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital, 100 W. Gore Road, 815-705-7837. Participants should bring harmonica if possible, playing experience not required.
HEART FAILURE, family birthing suites classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., 815-705-7832.
ILLINOIS VALLEY BRAIN INJURY CLUBHOUSE, 6 p.m. first Monday of every month at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa.
ILLINOIS VALLEY DEPRESSION BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE, 6:30 to 8 p.m. first and third Monday each month (except federal holidays), IVCH, fourth-floor conference room C.
LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER, for women undergoing cancer treatment, Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. U.S. 6, morrishospital.org/events, 815-364-8915.
MEN'S RECOVERY (ADDICTION), 7 p.m. Saturdays, Fox River Church, 2785 E. U.S. 52, Sheridan, Larry McClimans, 815-671-1125.
MOTHERS OF BEAUTIFUL BABIES, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, OSF St. Elizabeth Meeting Room 4, 815-431-5285.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Marseilles Church of the Nazarene, building behind church, 918-652-1080.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Serenity Corner, 601 E. Hickory St., Streator.
OBESITY, 6 p.m. second Friday each month, EnergyPsi, 190 W. Main St., Grand Ridge, 815-349-5706.
ORAL, HEAD AND NECK CANCER, Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. U.S. 6, morrishospital.org/events, 815-364-8915.
PARKINSON'S, 1:30 to 3 p.m. first Monday each month, first-floor presentation room, St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley, 815-434-7114.
PARKINSON'S RECOVERY, 4:30 p.m. second Friday each month, EnergyPsi, 190 W. Main St., Grand Ridge, 815-349-5706.
PFLAG OTTAWA, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., fourth Sunday of each month, Open Table Church, 910 Columbus St., Ottawa. For parents, families, friends, and allies of LGBTQ persons, 815-324-4768.
PINK RIBBON CLUB, breast cancer, 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday each month, First Congregational Church, 1431 Fourth St., Peru, 815-220-0342, ivbrca.com.
POSSIBILITIES/DBSA, depression and bipolar, IVCH, Jenny Waskiewicz, 815-223-8792.
SISTER SUPPORT BREAST CANCER, 1 p.m. first Thursday each month, IVCH Special Procedure conference room, 815-223-7878.
STRAIGHT ROAD TO RECOVERY, 7 p.m. Fridays, Open Bible Church, 1013 E. Livingston St., Streator, 815-510-9303.
STROKE CLUB, first Friday each month, OSF St. Elizabeth. Designed for survivors of stroke and their family members, 815-431-5316.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE, 7 to 8:30 p.m. second Monday each month, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 509 E. Broadway St., Streator, 815-854-2576 or 815-257-2818.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weigh-in 5 to 5:30 p.m., meeting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, First Baptist Church, 103 W. McKinley Road, Ottawa. Use west door. 815-830-1961 (text only).
WOMEN'S (LIFT), 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fox River Church, 2785 E. U.S. 52, Sheridan, Sandy Mathre, 815-793-1032, or Darlene McClimans, 815-708-2464. For women healing from past hurts or ongoing situations for which they need support; children can attend AWANA program at same time and location.
TO INCLUDE an item in the health calendar, submit information by email to email@example.com, by fax at 815-433-1639, or in writing to Health Calendar, The Times, 110 W. Jefferson St., Ottawa, IL 61350.