• Noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St., Peru.
• 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St. Princeton.
• Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 255 E. Bluff St., Marseilles.
• 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, First Baptist Church, 1401 State St., Ottawa.
• 1:45 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, New Beginnings Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe St., Streator.
• Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, OSF St. Paul Medical Center's Conference Room C, 1401 E. 12th St., Mendota. Appointments preferred but walk-ins welcome. 815-539-1411 to schedule.
FOREVER FIT, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walsh Park, 509 Bellevue Ave., Ottawa, 815-431-8034.
LOW INTENSITY FUNCTIONAL TRAINING, for cancer patients, 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Morris Hospital Radiation Therapy Center, 1600 U.S. 6, Morris. Stretching movements using elastic bands or light weights performed while standing or sitting in a chair. For more information, morrishospital.org/events or 815-364-8915.
PRENATAL EXERCISE, 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 9:50 a.m. Fridays, Morris Community YMCA, 320 Wauponsee St., Morris. Free.
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.
BABY CARE BASICS, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Family Birthing Suites Classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. Fee involved. For information or to register, morrishospital.org/events or 815-942-3012.
CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Education Room 1 of Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. Basic introduction to carbohydrate counting and information on healthful eating, "foods that fit" and how diet impacts blood sugar control. To register, morrishospital.org or 815-705-7527.
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.
INTRODUCTION TO BREASTFEEDING, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Family Birthing Suites Classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris. Benefits of breastfeeding, pumping techniques and tips for returning to work. Advice to help solve problems related to breastfeeding. Nursing mothers welcome to bring infants. For information or to register, morrishospital.org/events or 815-942-3012.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PATIENT RESOURCE CENTER, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, OSF Center for Health-Streator, 111 Spring St., Streator, in the East Wing of fifth floor. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 8 a.m. to noon first Wednesday each month.
DIABETES, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Kroger parking lot, 2399 N. Bloomington St., Streator. Sponsored by Hardscrabble Lions Club and OSF King Care-A-Van. Free screening. For information, call Karen at 815-252-2091 or Christin at 815-673-4625.
LIFE LINE SCREENINGS, by appointment Friday, Nov. 15, La Salle VFW, 2325 Donahue St., La Salle. Tests for glucose, blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease. Fee involved. Screenings can be purchased in package or individually. For information or to schedule appointment, 1-866-229-0469, lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or email cheryl.porter@LLSA.com.
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 email@example.com or visit llloftheiv.blogspot.com.
BREATHERS, Pulmonary support group, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital, 100 Gore Road, Suite H, Morris. 815-705-7837.
CANCER, "I Can Cope," 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 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, 6 to 7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, first-floor conference room, OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, 2500 W. Reynolds St., Pontiac.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dc4k.org.
EPILEPSY, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Peru YMCA, 300 Walnut St. Special guest Marc Baskin, therapeutic consultant neuromodulation, LivaNova. Discussion topic is vagus nerve stimulation. For information, Erika Fleck at 815-414-8655 or email@example.com.
EPILEPSY, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, Morris Hospital Education Rooms 2 and 3, 150 W. High St., Morris. For information, Erika Fleck at 815-414-8655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
HARMONICA GROUP, pulmonary disease, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital, 100 W. Gore Road, Suite H. Participants should bring harmonica if possible, playing experience not required. 815-705-7837.
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, 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 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.
STROKE AND APHASIA, Whitman Assembly Room 2 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris, 815-705-7411. No reservations required. Facilitated by speech pathologist.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at 815-433-1639, or in writing to Health Calendar, The Times, 110 W. Jefferson St., Ottawa, IL 61350.