The Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department is currently accepting applications for additional volunteers.
In addition to interested adults, the SVFD sponsors a Junior Rookie program which allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about the Fire Service. Junior rookies attend training sessions, work nights and assist at fire scenes helping with non-fire fighting duties such as hitting the hydrant, handling equipment, and ventilation.
Memberships for Jr. Rookies and adults are available.
Pick up an application at the fire station during a Tuesday night work night. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Contact Chief Todd Bogatitus at 815.303.2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Valley Girls softball
Open to all girls in Hall High School School
District for ages 7 thru 16.
Home games are played at Hall High
School girls softball field and Ladd for girls ages 9-16. Savitch Park located at Second and Spaulding Street is used for girls age 7-8.
For more information please contact Roger Perkins President, or Kathy Schlegle player agent at 815-488-2524 or email email@example.com.
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Time On the Water Outdoors
30 target 40 yard indoor 3d shoot the third weekend of every month!
515 S. Spalding Street
July 1st - August 25th
Free Summer Lunch For All Children 18* and Under Monday - Friday
SV City Hall Community Room
215 N. Greenwood Street
Exercise & Activities begin at 11 a.m. Lunch served at 12 Noon
*Small children must be accompanied by adult but only children will be served.
No registration necessary.
Sponsored by the Illinois Coalition for Community Services, Project Success of Eastern Bureau County and the City of Spring Valley
“Health Care Provider CPR” course from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The class is for any health care provider, including lifeguards, firefighters and health care workers.
The class cost is $30, which includes the instructional book, and is conducted by American Heart Association instructors. It will be held in the St. Margaret's Hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room. For more information, or to register, call St. Margaret's Occupational Health and Wellness Department at (815) 220-0075.
“Visions,” a support group for anyone with any type of visual problem, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room.
“Visions” meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. For more information, call (815) 664-1440.
Hall High School Stadium
800 W. Erie Street Spring Valley
St. Margaret’s support group for persons affected by Parkinson’s disease.
1:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room. Family and friends are invited to attend.
The support group offers emotional support, socialization and an opportunity to share information with others who are affected by Parkinson’s Disease. .The group meets regularly every first Monday of the month.
Free Valet Parking is provided, and wheelchairs are available in the hospital. For more information, please contact St. Margaret’s at (815) 664-5311.
St. Margaret’s Prenatal/Lamaze classes for expectant mothers, called “1-2-3-4 What To Expect From Labor/Delivery and More,” will begin Monday, July 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the First Floor Presentation Room at St. Margaret’s Hospital.
The four-week series of classes will consist of lectures on all aspects of pregnancy, including: stages of labor and delivery, techniques for pain relief, caesarian sections, medical interventions, Lamaze breathing techniques, conditioning and relaxation exercises, newborn care, breast and bottle-feeding and infant CPR. Films on childbirth, car seat safety, infant care and infant safety are shown, and a tour of St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre is provided.
Participants are asked to bring a blanket, two pillows, and a labor coach (support person). Expectant fathers are welcome and encouraged to attend.
There is no charge for the classes. To register, call St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre at (815) 664-1345.
“Cardiac Chat,” is a meeting for anyone with heart-related issues or lives with someone with heart problems. The next meeting will be held from 3-4 p.m. in the 1st Floor Presentation Room. This meeting is FREE to the public.
The goal of Cardiac Chat is for individuals to learn the skills that help manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Family members are encouraged to also attend and bring questions. Attend for the whole hour or just stop in during the scheduled time. Staff members from various departments in the hospital will be on hand monthly to answer various questions:
Nurse – blood pressure, pulse and weight
Durable Medical Equipment – questions about medical equipment, oxygen
Social services – see what resources are available in the community – home health, etc.
Pharmacist – discuss and answer any questions about medications
Cardiac Rehab – discuss physical activity and smoking cessation
Dietitians – dietary changes and weight management
Managed Care – answer any questions about insurance/Medicare plans
For more information regarding “Cardiac Chat,” please call (815) 664-1118.
St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer a Lipid Profile and Glucose Screening from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the hospital’s first floor Presentation Room.
The $20 fee includes a check of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate results.
Registration is recommended by calling St. Margaret’s at (815) 664-1486.
July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th
Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products
Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot
100 E. Dakota Street
Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.
To participate call: 815.303.4327
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July 11th, 18th & 25th
SV Municipal Band Concerts
Downtown Mini-Park, 7:30 p.m. (7 p.m. on the 25th)
Bring your own lawn chair.
(No concert on July 4th)
20th Anniversary Francee Wolf Memorial Day
Firby Park's south shelter
Begins at 9 a.m.
Details at FRANCEE
Jimmy D Golf Outing
Spring Creek and Deer Park Golf Clubs
$95 prepaid; $100 at the course
Includes golf fees, cart, hat, food & more.
proceeds benefit the Eosphageal and Colon Cancer Center
Details at JIMMY D
or call: 815664.7260
July 14th - 20th
13th - Sunday Brunch 14th - Italian Chicken Stew & Polenta
15th - Veal Parmigiana
16th - Chicken Family Style (For an extra special treat, have dinner with Spring Valley's Italian guests in the La Modena Room! See details below.) 17th - Steak Dinner for 2 with a 1/2 carafe of wine
18th - Fish & Chips and Mama's Combo 19th - Special birthday dinner prepared by Chef Bruce Yerly, $19.14
20th - THE OUTSIDE PARTY - Food & Beverage tents Noon - 8 p.m. Children's games and face painting, Noon - 4 p.m. Music by Rick Soens, Noon - 3 p.m. Music by Ella Noise, 4 - 8 p.m. (Featuring Relatives Carlos Verucchi and Doug DeSerf) INSIDE - Spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Regular menu not available) Fried chicken available in the Carryout, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Presentation and Book signing at the City Hall's Community Room.
"Explores Immigrants Citizens - A Visual History of the Italian American Expeience from the Collections of the Library of Congress" by Paolo Battaglia who will present a slide show and background information about his book. Mr. Enrico Belgrado of the Association "Italian Art of Living" will follow with a video "...wandering off the beaten track ...the treasure of Emilia Romagna" about some of the food products from that region. "A special program called "Made of Italians", will describe “Expo Milano 2015" dedicated to the Italians living abroad, with the aim of offering a unique experience of visiting their land of origin for the first time, or simply to return in the year of a major world event.. A book signing by Paolo, accompanied by a tasting of food products, will complete the presentation.
6-8 p.m. Dinner (Open to the Public - Advanced Tickets Only) at Verucchi's Ristorante,
Tickets are $16 each and include Family style chicken, pasta, salad, & soft drinks. tax & tip. Cash Bar will be available. Advanced payment reservations must be submitted to Spring Valley City Hall, attention: Debb Ladgenski, by July 12th payable to “City of Spring Valley” 815.303.4327
Bikers for Ta-Tas" rally
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Uncle Stewy's Roadhouse!
Bikers for Ta-Tas is a committee steered not-for-profit organization highlighted by a fund raising motorcycle run for Breast Cancer.
Visit: www.bikersforta-tas.com for details.
July 24th - 25th
Inaugural 3D Charity Shoot at Big Buck Archery
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Time on the Water Outdoors
515 S. Spalding St., Spring Valley.
All proceeds benefit the life-saving work of St. Jude Runs.
The family friendly event will feature food, a 20 target 3D money shoot, a 100 yard 50/50 shoot, an outdoor pop up shoot, music, a vendor fair and prize drawings.
St. Jude Runs is a is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their mission to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment despite a family’s ability to pay.
For additional information about the event, contact Darrell at Big Buck Archery by phone at 815-663-1000, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.timeonthewateroutdoors.com/events
All Valley Band Concert
6:30 p.m. Prior to the SV Municipal Band Concert
Junior High Students from Spring Valley, Oglesby, LaSalle, Peru, Waltham, Dimmick, and Tonica.
Limited seating available. Bring your own chair.
SV Municipal Band Concerts
Downtown Mini-Park, 7:00 p.m.
(After the All Valley Band Concert.)
Bring your own lawn chair.
July 25th – 27th
Spring Valley Boat Club's Steak Fry Weekend,
Chicken fry (fried chicken, spaghetti, fries coleslaw and bread) and entertainment on Friday evening. Various events, entertainment and Rib eye Steaks beginning at 5:00 pm,Saturday and a band Saturday evening. Pat's "famous" serve yourself breakfast is Sunday morning.
815.664.2609 or www.svboatclub.com
Midwest Youth Soccer League
Fall season begins August 3rd.
Tournaments are tentatively scheduled as follows:
4th-8th grades – weekend of September 13th
K-3rd grades – weekend of
For more information contact
Trisha Bogatitus – 815-303-2325
Closed December 21st & 28th
10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or by Appointment
201 W. St. Paul Street
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