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Vancil Performing Arts Center to hold Christmas Tour

The Vancil Performing Arts Center will hold a free performance at 2 p.m. Saturday at the east end of the Quincy Mall.

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Preschool for All holds winter screening

HAMILTON, Ill. -- Hamilton District No. 328's Preschool for All program is holding a winter Pre-K screening Friday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hamilton Elementary School. This is for any Hamilton student who is 3 to 5 years-old and not currently enr

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Save the Change benefits Good News of Christmas

QUINCY -- Children at Vermont Street United Methodist Church, 818 Vermont, have raised $1253.10 throughout 2017 for The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign. This has been the focus of the children's "Save the Change" missions project this year. C

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Sleep disorders support group to hold Christmas party

QUINCY -- The Quincy Regional Sleep Disorders Support Group will hold its annual Christmas party from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Blessing Hospital auditorium. The event will include snacks, prizes and open conversation. The auditorium is just ins

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Salvation Army serves free Christmas dinner

QUINCY -- The Salvation Army will serve a free community Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25. The dinner will be held in the gymnasium at the Kroc Center at 405 Vermont Street. For those needing a ride, transportat

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Volunteers needed to pack Christmas baskets for Salvation Army

QUINCY -- The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help pack Christmas baskets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19. This year's basket packing will take place at the former RTD Office Products building, 208 S. 10th. Volunteers may show up to help; no registr

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Christmas variety show held at Pike County Senior Citizens Center

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pike County Senior Citizens Center, 220 West Adams, will host a Christmas and variety music show featuring the talents of Hurricane Creek from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $7. Concessions start at 5 p.m.

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Quincy Park District announces seasonal road closures

QUINCY -- Quincy Park Maintenance will be closing several roads in the park system. The following roads will be closed until further notice: Gardner Park, East Gardner, Sunset Park, north and south areas of Riverview Park, Indian Mounds Park, Wavering Park

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Salvation Army announces distribution dates for Christmas baskets

QUINCY -- The Quincy Salvation Army has announced the distribution of Christmas food baskets and Toy Town gifts will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The location will be the former RTD Office Products building at 208 S. 10th in Quincy.

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QDance holiday recital at Quincy Junior High

QUINCY -- The students of QDance will be performing its holiday recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The recital will be held at Quincy Junior High Morrison Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.