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Food Fare: Community meals around the area

A fish fry will not be held at St. Michael on Friday, April 12. The original listing included incorrect information.

FISH FRY, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, Ottawa VFW Post, 1501 La Salle St., Ottawa. Fried or baked fish dinner for $10, shrimp dinner for $8. All dinners come with baked potato or fries, coleslaw and bread. Dine in or carry out. 815-433-2470.

FISH FRY, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 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 chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable and a complete salad bar.

FISH FRY, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, Ottawa Moose Lodge 960, 3051 NE 18th Road, Ottawa. Menu includes baked or fried cod, pollack, whole catfish, jumbo shrimp, fried chicken, Polancic tenderloins and appetizers. Children's menu also offered. Carryouts available, 815-433-1500

FREE LUNCH PROGRAM, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Park Place, 406 E. Hickory St., Streator. Vegetable soup, barbecue sandwiches, chips, dessert and beverage. The meal is free and open to everyone. The Free Lunch Program is offered the second Saturday of each month. This month is sponsored by the Deacons of Park Church and the Zonta Club.

GIVE BACK NIGHT, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, raising funds for Illinois Valley Tumbling and Trampoline. 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

SPAGHETTI LUNCH AND SUPPER, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, First United Methodist Church, 100 W. Jefferson St., Ottawa. Spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert, $9 for adults and $4 for children age 10 years and younger. Dine in or carryout; free delivery with four or more orders. 815-433-1060.

TACO NIGHT, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Oglesby Elks Lodge, 800 E. Walnut St., Oglesby. Tickets $7 each, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 years, free for children ages 5 years and younger. Carryouts additional 50 cents. For tickets, 815-883-3630. Tickets also available at the door. Proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels.

• FOOD FARE is a weekly calendar of community meals. To submit a listing for Food Fare, email by noon Monday.

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