FREEPORT–The submission deadline for the 23rd annual Prairie Wind art and literary magazine has been extended to March 12, at 5 p.m.
GALENA–The Galena Center for the Arts will sponsor a workshop for children ages 8-12 on Saturday, March 7, from 10 to noon, led by Galena Territory resident Karen Galer.
FREEPORT–Highland Community College’s 42nd season of Summerset Theatre will be auditioning for “Mary Poppins” (adults age 18 and older) from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28 and for youth (ages 9-15) from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11 at the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.
The Bell Tower Theater is planning another series of theater classes this spring for children ranging from preschool to sixth grade.
Blake Reed Virtue
Grayson Richard Chapman
Colin Earl Berning
WARREN–Family T.I.E.S. and Warren Preschool will be offering free screenings on March 31 and April 1 for all children who will turn three years of age on or before Sept. 1.
Three Jo Daviess County high schools took the top four honors at regional competition for the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge held at Highland Community College on Thursday, Feb. 5.
FREEPORT–Highland Community College’s Clarence Mitchell Library announces several upcoming events for its Friday Forum series and workshops, which will be held in the library, located on the second floor of the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center on the Highland campus.
ELIZABETH–The Elizabeth Historical Society invites the general public to help celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the end of the American Civil War at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 9, with a special program to be held in the upstairs hall of the Planetary Studies Foundation at 115 N. Main St., Elizabeth.
FREEPORT–Writers from high school to 100-plus-years-old are invited to join the Freeport Writers group which meets at the Freeport Library once a week.
At 6 p.m., Monday, March 9, Larissa Distler will teach a needle felting workshop for beginners at the Galena Center for the Arts.
Elena L. Fitzsimmons
GALENA–Galena High School musicians have taken the stage recently for some impressive performances locally and at the state level.
GALENA–Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions, including Galena, will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 6.
PEARL CITY–Pearl City Elevator, Inc, is again sponsoring two scholarships.
ELIZABETH–The Winter Weekend Workshops at Apple River Fort State Historic Site continue Feb. 21, 1-3 p.m., with a look at the crude and often dangerous medicine available to settlers on the 1830s frontier.
STOCKTON–The Wills Family, long-time residents and philanthropic members of the area, have established a scholarship program for Jo Daviess County residents through the family trust.
SINSINAWA, Wis.–Biblical women of the Passion narratives will be brought to life at Sinsinawa Mound’s Lenten Retreat: “Women of the Passion,” March 5-6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, by Sister Mary Ellen O’Dea, OP, a lifelong student of the Scriptures.