Pictures of Spring valley Events and People
 

MAY 2016

Free Tutoring for Grades 9-12

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

IVCC Learning Commons

No appointment needed.

Tues. 4-8 p.m.

Wed. 3-6 p.m.

For more information contact:

815.224.0318

Click on FLYER

 

May 1st

Chicago Brass Band with the Hall H.S. Concert Band

3 p.m., Hall H.S. Auditorium

Tickets $10 each, available at the door or at the school office (during school hours)

Proceeds benefit the Hall Band and Choir Programs.

815.664.2100 or audtickets@hallhighschool502.com

May 2nd

St. Margaret’s Prenatal/Lamaze classes for expectant mothers, called “1-2-3-4 What To Expect From Labor/Delivery and More,” will begin 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.

 

May 2nd

St. Margaret’s support group for persons affected by Parkinson’s disease will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room.  This month’s presenter will be Matt Hancock, from Hammer's Energy Fitness in LaSalle.  Matt will talk about his Hitn2Heal Program for Parkinson's patients.  It involves boxing and other forms of physical training tailored to Parkinson’s patients.

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 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room.  Free Valet Parking is provided, and wheelchairs are available in the hospital.  For more information, please contact 815-434-7114.

 

May 3rd

St. Margaret's will host a “Health Care Provider CPR” course from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  The class is for any health care professionals – including lifeguards, firefighters, health care workers, etc – who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills in a variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

The class cost is $30, which includes the instructional book, and is conducted by American Heart Association instructors.  It will be held in the hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room.  For more information, or to register, call 815-664-1486.

 

May 3rd

A Free Diabetes Support Group will be held at St. Margaret’s Hospital 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The “Living Well With Diabetes” group meets the first Tuesday of each month, and registrations are appreciated by the Thursday before each meeting.  For more information or to register, please call 815-664-1501.

 

May 3rd

Rip's Fundraiser

For Project Success and Food Pantry

4:30 - 7:30

 

May 4th, June 8th & July 13th

The University of Illinois Extension will do a Wellness Wednesday series at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library which is a free program to participants.  Class #1: Summertime Crock Pot Cooking;

Maximize your Slow Cooker is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4:00-5:00 pm. 

Class # 2: Freezer Overload; Cooking for 1 or 2 is Wednesday, June 8, 2016. 

Class #3: Farmers Market Fresh; Cooking with Fresh Vegetables is Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 4:00-5:00 pm. 

More details will follow about registration

May 5th

“Visions,” a support group for anyone with any type of visual problem, will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room.

“Visions” meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call 815-664-5311.

 

May 7th

SV T-Ball Sign Up

8 a.m. - noon

$3 with no shirt

$10 with shirt

Mautino Distributing Office

501 W 1st Street

For Questions Contact:

Tony Mautino: 815.663.4000

Lindsay Ferrari: 815.878.4577

*Coaches Needed*

Click on T-BALL for registration form

May 8th

Happy Mother's Day!

May 10th

The Children's Grief Group is a children’s support group through life’s difficult changes of death, divorce and loss.  The next meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in St. Margaret’s Hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room.

For more information, call 815-664-1402.

 

May 10th

“Cardiac Chat,” is a meeting for anyone with heart-related issues or lives with someone with heart problems.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 3-4 p.m. in the First 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.

 

May 10th

Walleye Club Meeting

Spring Valley Boat Club

 

May 11th

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.

May 14th

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

to benefit Hall Twp. Food Pantry

Leave Non-perishable Food Donations by your Mailbox.

May 15th

LZ Resale & Indoor Shooting Range

"YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP COMPETITION"

10 week competition begins May 15th

Click on SUNK for details.

 

May 15th

Fishing at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes will open May 15

We’re pleased to announce that the 2016 fishing season at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge will run from May 15 to September 5. Fishing will be closed Mondays during the season except for holidays.

The Dixon Refuge is private property, and fishing is open to the general public for free by Wetlands Initiative permit only. Permit applications will be available at the kiosk by the Refuge boat launch beginning May 15. You may apply and fish the same day as long as you have a valid Illinois fishing license.

All state regulations apply. Bait and creel limits are in place. For the full rules, visit our fishing page here.

This year will be the first full fishing season at Hennepin & Hopper Lakes since TWI’s eradication of the invasive common carp. Our special fishing season in September 2015 was very successful with more than 230 permit applications, and we look forward to welcoming visitors for the new season. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at twi@wetlands-initiative.org.

 

May 16th

Phil S. Dixon, award winning baseball author, will be at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library at 6:00 pm with his new presentation titled, “The Monarchs, A Baseball Revolution.” 

The Kansas City Monarchs baseball team were the 1924 World Champions.  Phil will also speak about Robert P. Gilkerson, from Spring Valley, a famous owner of a Negro League team.

May 17th

St. Margaret’s Grief Support Group will meet from 6 – 7 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Hospital in the First Floor Presentation Room. 

Anyone who is experiencing grief due to a loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.  Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month. 

For any questions, please call (815) 664-1402.

 

May 19th

“Visions,” a support group for anyone with any type of visual problem, will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room.

“Visions” meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call 815-664-5311.

 

May 21st

Little League Parade

More details to come.

May 26th

The New Hall Drama Club present

s "A Drama Show" Skits,

Music & Improv"

6 p.m.

Free Admission

Hall H.S. Auditorium

May 27th

May 27th & 28th

Grand Opening

Zeg's Gaming Parlor

Refreshments & prizes

Sunday - Thursday 10 - 10

Friday & Saturday 10 - Midnight

May 29th

Echo Bluff Adventure Camp Family Day

All families – not only those who have children attending Adventure Camp – are invited to participate in Family Adventure Day on Sunday, May 29.Family Adventure Day gives a “taste” of what children will experience at day camp. Counselors will be available to demonstrate the various parts that make the whole of camp life. Adventure Day fee is $5 per person and even includes a ride on the Echo Bluff zipline! Organized and executed by Park staff, the event will be Sunday, May 29th from 10 am – 3 pm at Echo Bluff. (Moms and grandmas just might remember Camp Echo Bluff from their girl scouting days.) No reservations are required and families may come any time between 10 am and 3 pm. the event takes approximately 1 hour, depending upon the crowd.


Summer will soon be here and Echo Bluff Park has one busy summer planned! Echo Bluff camps begin on Monday, June 13 with Adventure Camp, the first of seven day camps being offered at Echo Bluff Park this year.
Adventure Camp is the most popular of the seven camps, but has been filled for a couple months. It is a five-day camp which gives campers a taste of the six specialty camps offered throughout June and July. 
Curious about the other six camps? – they are I Got Painted (June 21-23), Park Ranger (June 28-30), Art in the Park (July 5-7), On Belay (July 11-15), Camper Who Swallowed the Inventor (July 18-22) and Campers Gone Crazy (July 26-28).


Hall Twp.’s Echo Bluff Park is a 60-acre park located off Route 29 between Spring Valley and DePue – about 5 miles from IL Rte.80, exit 70. For more information, call the Park at 815 447-5117 or visit our website at www.echobluff.org

 

May 30th

American Legion Memorial Day Services, 2 p.m. Valley Memorial Park, 13312 IL Hwy. 89, Spring Valley

 

Farmers Market Registration

(Starting June 15th depending upon crop availability.)

Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products

Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot

100 E. Dakota Street

(weather permitting)

Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.

To participate call: 815.303.4327

Click on REGISTRATION

 

 

SVHA Museum

Open Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

or by Appointment

Call: 815.830.430

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

JUNE 2016

June 2nd - 4th

City Wide Garage Sales

Contact the City Clerk's Office to be listed on the map. There is no charge to participate.

815.664.4221

June 3rd-4th-5th 

Spring Valley Boat Club Shipwrecked Weekend – bring your boat or drive to the Boat Club. Boat docking and RV parking available.

Great food, beer garden, vendor show and more. The club is the only sheltered harbor on the Illinois River from Ottawa to Henry, providing 24-hour service.

Our family-friendly establishment includes a diner, eagle watching, outdoor seating, banquet, and play area. 

June 15th, 22nd & 29th

Farmers Markets

Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products

Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot

100 E. Dakota Street

(weather permitting)

Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.

To participate call: 815.303.4327

Click on REGISTRATION

June 10th, 17th & 24th

SV Municipal Band Concerts

Downtown Mini-Park, 7:30 p.m.

Limited seating.

Bring your own lawn chair.

June 19th

Happy Father's Day!

 

June 25th

3rd Annual Outdoors Expo

Vendors Show, Food & Entertainment

Featuring: Jason Reynolds

"Fetch N Fish" and

Upper Limits Climbing Wall

New - Triathlon Competition - See information on the right side of this page.

Sponsored by Partners for Progress and the Spring Valley Boosters.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Downtown shopping district

Vendors Wanted!

Like us on FACEBOOK

Visit us at our WEBSITE

 

Farmers Market Registration

(Starting June 15th depending upon crop availability.)

Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products

Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot

100 E. Dakota Street

(weather permitting)

Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.

To participate call: 815.303.4327

Click on REGISTRATION

 

Free Tutoring for Grades 9-12

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

IVCC Learning Commons

No appointment needed.

Tues. 4-8 p.m.

Wed. 3-6 p.m.

For more information contact:

815.224.0318

Click on FLYER

 

SVHA Museum

Open Only by Appointment in January

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on

MEMBERSHIP

We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!


JULY 2016

July 3rd

Fireworks

Dusk

Hall High School

800 W. Erie Street

Spring Valley

July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Farmers Markets

Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products

Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot

100 E. Dakota Street

(weather permitting)

Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.

To participate call: 815.303.4327

Click on REGISTRATION

July 8th, 15th & 22nd

SV Municipal Band Concerts

Downtown Mini-Park, 7:30 p.m.

Limited seating.

Bring your own lawn chair.

(No concert on July 1st)

Additional Concert on June 29th reserved if needed for rain make-up.

July 10th

Jimmy ‘D’ Golf Outing

July 29-30-31

Spring Valley Boat Club – Friday night Chicken Fry with (fried chicken, spaghetti, fries, coleslaw) and entertainment; Saturday night the famous rib-eye Steak Fry and music, Sunday morning Breakfast. 

Drive or boat in for a great time

SVHA Museum

Open Only by Appointment in February

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on

MEMBERSHIP

We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

 

 

Click CALENDAR for the full year.

Reminder: Please submit your coming 2016 local events for our calendar to:

sveconomics@comcast.net

or fax: 815.664.2114

Click ROAD CONDITIONS to connect to IDOT map

 

 

City of Spring Valley

215 N. Greenwood Street

Spring Valley, IL 61362

Debb Ladgenski

Economic Development Director

sveconomics@comcast.net

815.664.2753

 

REMINDER

The burning ban on Sundays

is in effect from

May 1st - October 1st

ANNOUNCING!

Click TRIATHLON for a Registration/Waiver

www.svoutdoorsexpo.com

https://www.facebook.com/svoutdoorsexpo

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Gardens Needed for the Garden Walk  Coming July 9th 

The semi-annual Bureau County Garden Walk returns on Saturday, July 9th.  Individuals who are interested in “showing off” their gardens are asked to call to sign up now.   Any kind of garden is welcome including vegetable, flowers and even water feature gardens.    The Garden Walk is presented by Bureau County Tourism and Princeton Tourism.  Gardeners all over Bureau County are invited to share their hard work. The hours of the walk will be 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and admission is free.   To sign up call the Princeton Chamber of Commerce at 875-2616 or Kathy – Bureau County Tourism – 866-3606 or email  kathybctourism@yahoo.com.    
The Bureau County Barn Quilt Trail tour will be held throughout the county on same day with details to be announced. 

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New in 2016

A Year Long 50/50 Raffle

To Benefit the Park Board

Spring Valley Historic Association Museum

& the Spring Valley Boosters

 

Help us build the prize that will also

benefit our community organizations.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

 Click on TICKETS to print out your own and

bring completed tickets and money to Julie

at the Spring Valley City Clerk's office.  

(Tickets may also be purchased there.)

Tickets may also be purchased at Spring Valley City Bank;

Valley Flowers & Gifts; Spring Valley Supermarket 

and the Mini-Mart; Heartland Bank or Happy's Super Service.

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Best Wishes for a Prosperous 2016

from the

Spring Valley City Council & Elected Officials

 

Seated: City Attorney Jim Andreoni, Mayor Walt Marini, & City Clerk Rebecca Hansen

Standing: Treasurer Jack Boroski, Chuck Hansen (2nd), Larry Koehler (1st),

Ken Bogacz (4th), Dave Pellegrini (4th), Deb Baltikauski (3rd), Mike Herrmann (1st), Jeff Janusick (3rd) and Fred West (2nd)

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