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May 8

n    Preschool story time 10-10:30 a.m. at Rantoul Public Library.

For ages 3-5. Meets every Thursday. Today’s topic will be "Mothers."

n Rantoul City Schools monthly board meeting 6:30 p.m. in the little boardroom at the central office on the east side of J.W. Eater Junior High School.

n Gifford school board monthly meeting 7 p.m. in the school library.

May 9, 10

n    Loving Action Smart Choice food signup at Community Service Center, Rantoul. Signup from 3-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

May 12

n    Rantoul Township High School school board monthly meeting 7 p.m. in the high school board meeting room. Open to the public.

n    Gifford Grade School board monthly meeting 7 p.m. in the school library. Open to the public.

n    English as a second language is taught from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Rantoul Public Library by Jeffrey Scott, pastor of Spanish  ministry. The course is free.

For more information, email iglesiavidaapostolica@gmail.com

n    Astronomy class 7-8 p.m. at Rantoul Public Library. Taught by Doug Rokke, who will continue with his telescope classes and a study of astronomy.

For teens 17 and older. Call 893-3955 to register.

n Prairieview-Ogden school board monthly meeting 8 p.m. at PVO North Elementary, Royal.

May 13

Rantoul Unit Home and Community Education will meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner Ave. Lesson will be "Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables."

n    Rantoul Village Board monthly meeting 6:15 p.m. at the municipal building, 333 S. Tanner St. Open to the public.

n Thomasboro school board monthly meeting 6 p.m. at the school.

n    Rantoul Public Library board meeting 7 p.m. at the library.

Open to the public.

May 15

n    Preschool story time 10-10:30 a.m. at Rantoul Public Library.

For ages 3-5. Meets every Thursday. Today’s topic will be "Frogs."

n    Ludlow Grade School board monthly meeting 7 p.m. at the school.

Open to the public.

May 16, 17

n    Loving Action Smart Choice food signup at Community Service Center, Rantoul. Signup from 3-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

May 19

n Fisher school board monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. in the grade school library.

n    English as a second language is taught from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Rantoul Public Library by Jeffrey Scott, pastor of Spanish  ministry. The course is free.

For more information, email iglesiavidaapostolica@gmail.com

May 19, 20

n    Puzzle exchange 5-7 p.m. May 19 and 2-4 p.m. May 20 at Rantoul Public Library.

Bring your gently used puzzles and exchange them for others, or get started by taking some home. The event is free.

May 21

n    Open house 3-5 p.m. at Rantoul Public Library for the summer reading program, Paws to Read.

The reading program begins after school is out and lasts into August. For ages 0-14.

May 22

n    Preschool story time 10-10:30 a.m. at Rantoul Public Library.

For ages 3-5. Meets every Thursday. Today’s topic will be "Mud."

May 26

n    English as a second language is taught from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Rantoul Public Library by Jeffrey Scott, pastor of Spanish  ministry. The course is free.

For more information, email iglesiavidaapostolica@gmail.com