May 11, 2012 4:26PM
Updated: June 14, 2012 8:01AM
Lemont Artists Guild sets meeting
LEMONT — The Lemont Artists Guild meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St.
Linda Berck will display and discuss Indian pottery of the Southwest. Berck was an art teacher for 28 years, the last 16 at Lemont High.
The public is welcome; a donation for the local food pantry is appreciated.
Free parking is available. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Liz Popp AI 815-341-1145.
Library hosting garage sale, market
PLAINFIELD — On Saturday, the Friends of the Plainfield Library will host an outdoor Community Garage Sale and Vendor Market at the Plainfield Public Library.
The 10-foot-by-10-foot sites are available for $15.
Vendors representing Tastefully Simple, Dove Chocolates, Pampered Chef, Velata, Scentsy, K2 Cupcakes, 31 Products, Premiere Jewelry, Avon, Mary Kay, USborn Books, Stamping Up and Juice Plus and a jam and jelly vendor will participate.
Vendors of gardening items, fishing and hunting items, home cleaning and decorating items, toys, plants and clothing are being sought.
For more information, call Barbara Ebeling at 815-439-8184 or email her at CbarbaraL@aol.com.
Church hosting 5K run, walk
JOLIET — First Assembly of God, 1741 Essington Road, will host the Dare2Care 5K Walk/Run event to benefit the Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Walk-up registrations start at 7 a.m., and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m.
For information, visit www.joliethospice.org; www.dare2care5k.com; or www.firstassemblyjoliet.org.
Cost is $25 for pre-registration and $30 day of race.
Tag Days for ALS in New Lenox
NEW LENOX — On Saturday, 25 volunteers wearing yellow aprons and holding collection canisters will be stationed throughout New Lenox as part of the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s Tag Days drives.
Manhattan resident Melissa Wilder is spearheading this first-time effort in honor of her sister, Mindy Williams of Chicago Ridge, who was diagnosed with ALS in September of 1992.
Each year Wilder and her family attend the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s largest event, the ALS Walk4Life, but they have never organized or participated in a Tag Days drive.
Wilder plans to place volunteers at the intersection of Laraway and Nelson roads and in front of the nearby CVS.
“I’ve wanted to get more involved with the Les Turner ALS Foundation and when I learned about Tag Days I figured that was something I could easily coordinate,” she said.
Homer Glen plans family fun fair
HOMER GLEN — The village of Homer Glen will combines Earth Day and Arbor Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a festival full of fun at the historic Konow farm.
At 11 a.m., Jim Nesci will captivate the audience by bringing Bubba the alligator and other “Cold Blooded Creatures.” At 1 p.m.,“Green E — the Environmental Elvis” will impersonate Elvis and sing his own version of well-known Elvis tunes with an environmental twist.
Storyteller Carolyn Finzer, dressed as a monarch butterfly, will fascinate children from 2:30-3 p.m. with her tales of the butterfly’s interesting life. John Basile of Big Run Wolf Ranch will bring animals representing North American wildlife from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
The Australian shepherd Cosmo will perform, said owner Thomas Guilfoyle.
Among the many animals and bird exhibits are the Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County, which will bring miniature horses, and Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education.
There will be an abundance of free activities for children.
Sponsors include Nicor Gas, Willowbrook Ford, Waste Management, Konow’s Corn Maze, Costco and Apple Chevrolet. Parking is free, and there is no charge for admission.
For information, call the village at 708-301-0632 and visit www.homerglen.org.