August 31, 2012 12:56PM
Updated: October 3, 2012 6:02AM
Group hosting literacy fundraiser
JOLIET — The National Hook-Up of Black Women will host the Laps for Literacy 2.5-mile Walk/Run at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Nowell Park, 199 Mills Road.
Proceeds benefit the group’s literacy and outreach programs.
The registration fee is $25 and a children’s book donation. Participants will get a T-shirt and goodie bag.
Register at www.nhbwjoliet.com/stride.html. Call 815-834-1041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogical society holding meeting
COAL CITY — The Will/Grundy Counties Genealogical Society will hold the monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Coal City Library, 85 N. Garfield St.
John Persic Jr. will present a program on the Grand Canyon Village on the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park, maintained in part by American Legion Grand Canyon Post 42.
For more information, call Persic at 815-210-5155.
Park district hosting skate contest
PLAINFIELD — The Plainfield Park District will co-sponsor Jeric’s Skate Contest at noon Saturday at Renwick Community Park, 24550 W. Renwick Road.
Contestants will be split into five age divisions. All participants are guaranteed one, one-minute qualifying run. Top scorers will skate a second and deciding final run. All participants are required to wear a helmet.
The cost for pre-registered participants is $5. Day-of-event registration is $10 and starts at 11 a.m.
For information, call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plainfieldparkdistrict.com.
Library hosting musical revue
LOCKPORT — The White Oak Library District will present the “Andrews Sisters Musical Revue” on Saturday at the World War II Days Re-enactment in Dellwood Park. The program, performed by Legacy Girls, will begin at 1 p.m. and last about an hour.
Another performance will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 9. This program is sponsored by the Lockport Township Park District.
Both performances will be at the Performing Arts Center (band shell), and attendees should bring a lawn chair. Dellwood Park is at State Street and Woods Drive in Lockport.
To register or for information, contact the Lockport Branch Library at 815-838-0755 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.
Car club to hold fundraiser for teen
ELWOOD — The village of Elwood asked the Manhattan Car Club to host a benefit Cruise Night for Brittany Pirc from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10, (rain date is Sept. 17) in downtown Elwood at Mississippi and Chicago streets.
On March 27, Pirc, of Elwood, was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury and is now in rehabilitation. Pirc is a sophomore at Providence Catholic High School.
The Manhattan Car Club’s half of the 50/50 raffle will go toward Pirc and her medical expenses.
For information, call the village of Elwood at 815-423-5011 or Laurie Machen at 815-423-1078.
Volunteers sought for preserve planting
PLAINFIELD — Volunteers are needed from 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 for a Conservation Plainfield environmental enhancement project at Eaton Preserve on 135th Street just east of Route 59.
Community members are invited to assist in the planting of native prairie plants. A nature activity will also be provided for children.
A continental breakfast will be provided. Interested participants are asked to register by calling James Less at 815-439-7940 or emailing email@example.com by Sept. 12.
For more information, visit www.conservationplainfield.com
Girls eligible for leadership program
JOLIET — The Kappa Mu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is searching for girls in grades 6-8 to participate in their Emerging Young Leaders youth leadership organization.
Participants will engage in projects such as etiquette workshops, academic seminars, character-building projects, health awareness workshops and social justice projects.
Completed application packets should be submitted by Sept. 15 to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Kappa Mu Omega Chapter, P.O. Box 213, Joliet ,IL 60434.
Packets may be found on the sorority website, www.kappamuomega.com.
Contact Farrah Brass, chairwoman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-260-6020.
Park site of World War II re-enactment
LOCKPORT — The Lockport Township Park District will host the area’s largest World War II event sponsored by BMO Harris Bank at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sept. 9 in Dellwood Park, Route 171 and Woods Drive.
The annual event features World War II re-enactments with uniformed re-enactors along vintage 1940s military vehicles.
One of the new features this year is families can bid on a half-hour family tank experience on eBay from Sept. 1-7. The winning family will ride and battle the opposing tank after the battle Saturday afternoon.
For information, visit www.LockportWWII.com or contact the park district at 815-838-3621, ext. 0.