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Daily Digest for June 9, 2007:

Davis 'tea ladies' to be in Fairbury

FAIRBURY - The "Tea Ladies" of the David Davis Mansion will be the featured program at the Fairbury Sesquicentennial Tea and Style Show at 2 p.m. Saturday (June 16) at The Walton Centre. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Prairie Central Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter will sponsor the event, which includes a show of vintage and newer clothing depicting the past 150 years.

Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite tea cup and share its story with those at the table.

New playground added in LeRoy

LeROY - Owens Memorial Playground, a gift from Bruce and Jan Owens and family, will become reality June 30 in Falcon Ridge Park.

The playground honors Owens' parents, Robert and Rosemary Owens.

The Community Build Day also includes setting a barrier and painting a pavilion at Howard Virgin Timber Park; general park maintenance at Gaultney, Wilson and Bowman parks; planting of flowers and bulbs in How Park; and completion of the bandstand painting in Kiwanis Park.

Museum day camp planned this week

NORMAL - Camp Invention at the Children's Discovery Museum Monday through Friday (June 11-15) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children entering first- through sixth grade.

Cost is $209 per child or register with a buddy for $180 each.

Campers will be divided into age groups. Cost includes camp, snack and drink. Bring sack lunches or order a sack lunch for $4.

Extended child care is available. Call (309) 433-3444 or visit

Skateboard event planned June 21

NORMAL - The Twin Cities will celebrate international "Go Skateboarding Day" June 21.

Enthusiasts are invited to the Normal Theater to watch "This Is My Element," a skateboarding video, at 11:30 a.m. At 1 p.m., participants will skateboard on Constitution Trail from uptown Normal to the west detention basin at Raab Road for lunch. Street Tribe, a local skateboard shop, will bring equipment and there will be a skate session.

At 3 p.m., the group will skateboard to Normal's skateboard park at Fairview Park. Street Tribe will have some contests and then there will be open skating.

All events are free and no registration is required. The event is being sponsored by Street Tribe and Normal and Bloomington parks and recreation. In case or rain, the event will take place June 22.

Vets' open forum planned June 29

BLOOMINGTON - A veterans' open forum will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 29 at the IETC/IDES building, 207 E. Hamilton.

The forum is for veterans or family members of veterans, National Guard members or Reservists. Information will be available about military benefits, employment opportunities, unemployment insurance, medical, social services and deployment issues.

Call (309) 827-6237, Ext. 361.


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