Unity Day of Prayer is Thursday

CLINTON — Unity World Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday at Unity Center of Clinton, 562 Fifth Ave. South, between 4 and 6 p.m., when people can drop in for prayer and meditation.

World Day of Prayer unites Unity and draws in New Thought partner communities for a 24-hour period of prayer practice.

Whiteside Retired Teachers Association meets Sept. 19

STERLING, Ill. — The Whiteside Retired Teachers Association will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Sept. 19 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 2200 16th Ave., in Sterling.

Unless you have already made a reservation through the Calling Committee, please make a reservation for lunch by contacting Paul Cannon, at (815) 441-3108. You are welcome to bring a guest with you. New retirees are encouraged to attend and becoming members.

There will be only one more association meeting this year. That meeting will be in November.

Class of 1955 to have dinner Thursday

CLINTON — The CHS Class of 1955 will be going to Rastrelli’s this month for their dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

‘Stories from the Past’ is program at ‘After Five’

FULTON, ILL. — Stonecroft Twin Rivers “After Five” dinner and program will meet Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Triple Play Banquet & Bowl, 1601 Ninth Ave., Fulton. Cost of dinner is $11.

Special Feature will be Matt Parbs from the Sawmill Museum in Clinton. He will tell of many historic displays of the Mississippi River and past logging industry. There are many hands-on activities for children.

Inspirational Speaker will be Linda Berg from Superior, Wisconsin. She will speak on “Becoming an Author Wasn’t my Plan” and will share how she was inspired to write a book after a tragic time in her life. Her book is titled “The Kissing Pot.”

Phone for reservations and cancellations to Ruth Huizenga at (309) 659-2175 or Carolene Sterenberg at (309) 887-4097 by Sept. 15.

Affiliated with http://www.stonecroft.org. Stonecroft is a nondenominational and international organization based in Overland Park, Kansas. All women of the area are invited. There is no membership required to be a part of the group.

42nd year for banquet, dance

CLINTON — The 42nd annual disabled awareness awards banquet and dance will be 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Prince of Peace Parish Hall, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive, Clinton. Everyone is welcome. The meal will be prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus, with dance music provided by D.J. Mama J.

Master of ceremonies is Jeff Schuetzle, L’Arche Clinton, Spiritual Life coordinator. The opening prayer will be by Fr. Ken Kuntz of Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Awards will be presented to Special Olympics winners.

The public is invited to attend. Cost is $8 per person. Reservations are due by Sept. 27. Tickets can be reserved by contacting Amanda Eberhart at the Sisters of St. Francis Administrative Office at 242-7611 or emailing aeberhart@clintonfranciscans.com.

This event is sponsored by the Clinton Coalition for Disabled Persons, Inc; Knights of Columbus No. 707; and Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Parish.