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Community Briefs: March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019 GMT

Beta Sigma Phi chapter holds monthly meeting

The Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 20 at the Bourbonnais Public Library. Members Barbara Burgess and Terri Skeldon were the hosts.

Treasurer Beverly Call gave her report for the chapter, and it was accepted by the members.

Chapter President Cathy Whittington collected members’ food choices for the 2019 Founders Day Banquet on April 23 at Brickstone Brewery & Restaurant in Bourbonnais. Whittington also received information from the Beta Sigma Phi office regarding Sorority Endowment Fund project for the charitable and health organizations.


Members also donated bags of clothing to be delivered to the Fortitude Community Outreach and distributed to the homeless. Also, Burgess presented the program, Guide to Understanding Heart Failure, and she circulated several brochures to members to read about recognizing signs of heart failure.

The next meeting will be held March 20 at the Bourbonnais Public Library. Anyone interested in becoming a Beta Sigma Phi member or would like more information about the organization, visit betasigmaphi.org.

Kankakee Public Library to host events

The Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant St., will host the following events:

• Bingo with the Books: 10 a.m.-noon. Friday. Play free bingo with a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Open to the public.

• Tai Chai classes: 10 a.m. March 12 and March 26. These sessions from the Community Wellness Group practices deep stretching, flexibility and works to help create balance and energy.

• Tuesday Morning Book Discussion: 10 a.m. March. 12. Meets every second Tuesday in the third-floor meeting room. The book for March is “Be Frank with Me” by Julia Claiborne Johnson.

• LOSS: 6 p.m. March 12. Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide is a free, non-denominational program that supports individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide. The LOSS Program is offered by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago in collaboration with the Diocese of Joliet. They are funded by United Way, private foundations and charitable contributions.

Limestone Township Library to host events

The Limestone Township Library District, 2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee, is hosting the following events:

• Senior Yoga: 11 a.m. to noon Monday. Instructor Julia McDonald will teach meditation techniques and breathing awareness by using gentle movement to increase mobility.

• Storytime: 10:15 to 11 a.m. March 12, for children aged 6 months to 5 years old. For more information, call 815-939-1696.

WGGS to hold meeting

The Will-Grundy Genealogical Society will hold their monthly membership meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City.

The speaker will be Richard Joyce, from Coal City, and he will speak on coal miner history. After a brief business meeting, refreshments will be served. Guests are always welcome.