– The Friends of Rock Creek will meet at 6 p.m. at Rock Creek Park. Anyone interested in volunteering to help at the park can attend.
–Clinton County Conservation opened an air rifle range at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in Rock Creek Park. CCC opens the compressed air firing range in the basement of the ecocentre for public use. The event will include both safety and practical instruction. Participants must use CCC equipment, under the watchful eye of a range master. Children must be 9 years of age or older and must be accompanied by an adult. Call 563-847-7202 to register for either one hour session.
– CrossView Church, 705 14th Ave., Fulton, Illinois, is hosting a free community lunch at 5:30 pm Menus will include three kinds of soup, hot dogs for the kids and a pumpkin pie.
– The Victory Center’s annual Thanksgiving banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. at Yourd Gym at Clinton High School. Prizes, money and boxes of food will be distributed. Register at the Victory Center, 505 Ninth Ave. S. or call 563-242-9016. The seats are limited.
– Murphy’s Pub, at 613 10th St. in DeWitt, hosts DJ Powerplay from 8 p.m. to midnight.
– Three on the Tree will be playing at the Pitts Stop Bar and Grill, 112 First St. in Charlotte, at 8 p.m.
– Hook’s Pub and Grill, at 318 N. Fourth St. in Clinton, hosts Bars Wars Trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. The kitchen is open until 8 p.m.
– The Savannah Museum and Cultural Center Tree Festival opens at 406 Main Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The trees can be seen at the museum Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. until December 12. Entrance is free, but donations are welcome.
– The Timber Lane Christmas Tree Farm opens for the season at 7250 Garden Plain Rd. In Fulton, Illinois. The store and tree farm are open normally this year, and Christmas mini photo ops are available on the farm for $ 25. The farm will also offer activities for children.
– DeWitt Theater Company presents an evening of comedy with GIT Improv at 7 p.m. The Family Show is a fundraiser for the improvement of the Opera House at 716 Sixth Ave. to DeWitt.
– Children can visit Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center. The event is free with paid entry to the museum. Social distancing and masks are mandatory. Krumpets, of Fulton, Illinois, will provide cookies. The Discovery Center is located at 332 Eighth Ave. S. in Clinton.
– The illuminated Bellevue parade will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will include fireworks and a float competition.
– DeWitt Chamber and Development Co. celebrates the 12th anniversary of American Express Small Business Saturday with a punch card that gives buyers a chance to win $ 500 in Chamber Bucks. Support local businesses, spend $ 100 at participating businesses to participate in the raffle.
– 1st Gateway Credit Union is organizing a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2603 Camanche Industrial Park. Masks and appointments required. Contact Lindsay Totten at [email protected] or go online at www.bloodcenter.org. Donors will receive long sleeve T-shirts or gift cards.
The Bureau of Prisons is hosting a hiring event at the Thomson Training Center, 1100 One Mile Road in Thomson, Illinois, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Applicants must bring their resume and two pieces of identification. Veterans are encouraged to attend and should also bring the member 4 copies of their DD-214 or VA rating decision letters and a VA disability certificate, if applicable. In most cases, federal regulations require BOP employees to be under 37 years of age at the time of hire; however, exceptions are made for certain difficult-to-fill positions and preferably eligible veterans. US citizenship is also required.
– Volunteer educators at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton, Ill. Will host their first Wild Winter Wednesday program of the season. At 9 a.m., residents can enjoy coffee, tea and sweets at the mill. At 9:20 am, Chef Stephanie Godke of the Mississippi River Distillery Company in LeClaire will talk about holiday treats. The Cultural Center is accessible to people with disabilities. The program is free and open to the public. If River Bend Schools are closed due to weather conditions, Windmill programs are also canceled. For more information, visit the Windmill Cultural Center Facebook page or call 815-589-3671.