redcrossblood.org or 800-733-2767
- 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Ficek Electric and Communication Systems, 12 Gunia Drive, La Salle.
- 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, New Beginnings Baptist Church, 204 S. Monroe St., Streator.
- Noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Illinois Valley Chapter Donation Center, 1530 Fourth St., Peru.
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, 2668 E. 875th Road, Utica.
- 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, St. Margaret's Hospital, 600 E. First St., Spring Valley.
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Illinois Valley Community Hospital office building, 1305 Sixth St., Peru.
- 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1501 La Salle St., Ottawa.
- 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Sheridan Fire Department, 405 N. Bushnell St.
- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Serena High School, 2283 N. 3812 Road.
AREA FIT CLUB, 9 a.m. weekdays, River City Apartments Community Room, 860 Clark St., Marseilles, Heidi, 815-343-6976.
FOREVER FIT, 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walsh Park, Bellevue Avenue, Ottawa, 815-431-8034.
GROUP EXERCISE, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fox Valley Older Adult Services, Fox Valley Community Center, Sandwich, 815-786-9404.
TAI CHI, 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, East Side Park, Congress Street, Ottawa, 815-431-8034.
TAI CHI, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fox Valley Community Center, Sandwich, 815-786-9404.
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. Wig boutique and cancer resources, 815-673-5620.
BIRTH TO AGE 5 PLAYGROUP, 5 to 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of month, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pontiac. Registration required, 815-842-4584.
VALLEY WEST MATERNITY SUITES TOURS, Sandwich, 7 p.m. Mondays or by appointment, 815-786-3962.
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.
CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK, Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru, 815-780-4618.
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION & REFRESHER SERIES, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays every other month, meeting room 1 at OSF St. Elizabeth, Ottawa. Registration required, 815-431-5269.
CHILD PASSENGER SEAT CHECK, 4 to 6 p.m. first Wednesday each month by appointment, OSF St. Elizabeth, Ottawa, 815-431-5499.
DIABETES EDUCATION, OSF St. Elizabeth, 815-431-5499.
I'M A STAR TOO!, 6 to 7 p.m. second Monday every other month, meeting room 4 at OSF St. Elizabeth. One-time class designed for siblings ages 2 to 7 to prepare for the adjustment of a new sibling and the initial visit to the hospital after the baby is born, 815-431-5269.
INTRODUCTION TO BREASTFEEDING, Morris Hospital, morrishospital.org/events, 815-942-3012.
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, 701 S. Sterling 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, 1 p.m. Thursdays, St. John's Lutheran Church (side hall), Luther Drive and Shooting Park Road, Peru.
ALANON, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Pontiac Alano Club, 1400 North Division, Pontiac.
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.
BREASTFEEDING, La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, 815-894-3303, email email@example.com or visit llloftheiv.blogspot.com.
BREATHERS, individuals with chronic lung disease, COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis, 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, family birthing suites classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., morrishospital.org/events, 815-705-7837.
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.
CANCER PATIENT, first Thursday each month, Midwest Center for Cancer and Blood, 15 Pleasant Ave., Sandwich, 815-786-8484.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Crossbridge Community Church of the Nazarene, 4161 Columbus St., Ottawa, celebraterecovery.com, 815-434-3794.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 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.
CELIAC DISEASE, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of March, June, September and December, OSF St. James conference rooms 1 and 2, 2500 W. Reynolds St., Pontiac, 815-842-4536.
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.
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS, assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age, 7 p.m. fourth Thursday each month, meeting room in IVCH office building, 1305 Sixth St., Peru, Rita Studzinski, 815-223-7663.
COPD, chronic lung disease, St. Joseph Medical Center at the Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Bloomington, 309-661-5151, osfhealthcare.org/calendar.
DIABETES, OSF St. James, Pontiac, 815-842-4970.
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. second Thursday each month, Peru YMCA, 300 Walnut St., Erika, 815-414-8655.
EPILEPSY, 6 to 7 p.m. first Monday each month, FBS classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Erika, 815-414-8655.
FAMILY CAREGIVER, 10 a.m. second Friday each month, Bridges Senior Center, 815-431-8034.
GASTRIC BYPASS, 6:30 p.m. last Tuesday each month, OSF St. James conference rooms 3 and 4, 815-934-5429 or 815-674-5429.
GLUTEN-FREE, 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday each month, OSF St. James conference rooms 1 and 2, 815-842-4536.
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 Wednesdays 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, 815-675-1581.
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, 11 to 11:30 a.m. last Thursday each month, 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, Morris Hospital, 815-705-7832.
HEART FAILURE, St. Joseph Medical Center at the Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Bloomington, 309-661-5151, osfhealthcare.org/calendar.
ILLINOIS VALLEY BRAIN INJURY CLUBHOUSE, 815-672-3000.
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.
LIFE AFTER LOSS, 5:15 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays each month, OSF St. James second-floor education center, 2500 W. Reynolds St., Pontiac, 815-842-4978.
LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER, for women undergoing cancer treatment, Morris Hospital, 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.
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 and Fridays and 9 p.m. 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. 20, Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. U.S. 6, morrishospital.org/events, 815-364-8915.
PARKINSON'S RECOVERY, 4:30 p.m. second Friday each month, EnergyPsi, 190 W. Main St., Grand Ridge, 815-349-5706.
PARKINSON'S, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. first Monday each month, St. Margaret's Hospital first-floor presentation room, 600 E. First St., Spring Valley, 815-664-5311.
PINK RIBBON CLUB, breast cancer, 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday each month, Valley Regional Cancer Center lobby, Peru, 815-220-0342, ivbrca.com.
POSSIBILITIES/DBSA, depression and bipolar, IVCH, Jenny Waskiewicz, 815-223-8792.
RAINBOWS, for children dealing with death, divorce and loss, St. Margaret’s, 815-664-1638.
SISTER SUPPORT BREAST CANCER, 1 p.m. first Thursday each month, IVCH fourth-floor conference room C, 815-223-7878.
STRAIGHT ROAD TO RECOVERY, 7 p.m. Fridays, Open Bible Church, 1013 E. Livingston St., Streator, 815-510-9303.
STROKE & APHASIA, Morris Hospital, 815-705-7440, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 9 p.m. first Monday each month, Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., Sandwich, 630-482-9696.
TRANSPLANT, Live Life pre- and post-transplant, 6:30 p.m. second Monday each month, conference room of IVCH office building, 1305 Sixth St., Peru.
VISIONS, 12:30 to 2 p.m. first and third Thursdays each month, St. Margaret's first-floor presentation room, 815-664-1440.
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 noon Tuesday, one week before publication. Information can be sent by email to email@example.com, by fax at 815-433-1639, or in writing to Health Calendar, c/o Bernadine Dorsett, The Times, 110 W. Jefferson St., Ottawa, IL 61350.