Candy Striper Gift Shop open house; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Hopedale Medical Complex volunteer services department.
Lunch & Learn; 12:10 p.m. Thursday, McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington; topic: “The Proven Value of International People-to-People Programs” by Karen Dennis, Elaine Cousins and Desiree Quizon-Colquitt of the Sister Cities Association; 30-minute presentation followed by Q&A.
Tickets available, St. Paul School fall raffle and steak fry; 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 18, Knights of Columbus Hall, Odell; benefits: St. Paul School; $100, two dinners and raffle entry; $15, extra dinners; 815-998-2194.
Book Adventures: Construction Zone!; 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday-Saturday, Normal Public Library; 10:30 a.m. stories, 11 a.m.-noon, crafts and activities; aimed at ages 3-7, all ages welcome.
Veterans Day ceremony; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, gymnasium, Prairie Central High School, Fairbury; 1:45 p.m. ice cream social for veterans and their families in the cafeteria; keynote speaker: Staff Sgt. William Reynolds, Illinois Army National Guard.
Catfish, walleye or chicken dinner; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Saybrook American Legion Post 427; carry-out available.
Fall fish fry; 5-7 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph’s Parish Club, parish hall, Chenoa.