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• 1:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 800 N. Richards St., Spring Valley.
• 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Ladd Elementary School, 232 E. Cleveland St., Ladd.
• 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, May 16, New Beginnings Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe St., Streator.
• 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Reading Township Hall, 1620 S. Illinois St., Streator.
• 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, St. Margaret's Hospital, 600 E. First St., Spring Valley.
• Noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St., Peru.
• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Pontiac Township Supervisor Building, 601 N. Ladd St., Pontiac.
• Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 23, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 255 E. Bluff St., Marseilles.
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.
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, 2 p.m. first Monday each month, Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living, 1101 31st St., Peru. Education, socialization and emotional support for those who have a loved one with a memory care disease.
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.
INSPIRATIONS: LIVING WELL WITH COPD, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month, OSF St. James, Pontiac, first-floor conference rooms. for patients, families and caregivers living with chronic lung disease. Harmonica therapy techniques practiced. 815-842-4583.
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.