September 21, 2012 2:30PM
Updated: October 24, 2012 6:02AM
College hosting business expo
MOKENA — Local entrepreneurs, professionals and businesspeople are invited to boost personal motivation and explore strategies for life balance at the first Business and Wellness Expo sponsored by Professional Women’s Network on Thursday at Rasmussen College, 8650 Spring Lake Road.
Registration for the free program opens at 8:30 a.m. and morning educational sessions and the expo run through noon. Walk-ins are welcome.
The event will kick off with an address on “Finding Your Passion and Balance in Life” by Sally Rutledge-Ott. Rutledge-Ott heads several successful companies, including Women With Power, and was inducted into the American Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement for Million Dollars in Sales in 2012.
Mathnasium hosting TriMathlon
PLAINFIELD — Mathnasium will host its second annual National TriMathlon Sept. 29-30 at more than 150 participating centers.
Mathnasium of Plainfield will host the competition Saturday.
Registration is free and open to all students in grades 3-6 attending public, private or home school.
The TriMathlon consists of three challenges: the counting game, which tests students’ abilities to count from any number to any number by any number; Magic Squares, in which students are awarded points for developing their own math problems; and Mental Math Workout, which evaluates students’ number sense by asking them to solve given problems the without pencil and paper.
The 12 national winners will receive honors and split $10,000 in cash prizes.
Mathnasium of Plainfield is at 16122 S. Route 59. Visit www.mathnasium.com or call John Van Horn at 815-439-7600 or email@example.com.
Wine walk in downtown Frankfort
FRANKFORT — The Frankfort Historic Business Association will host its first wine walk, “Wined-ing through Historic Downtown Frankfort,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30, rain or shine.
This is a limited ticket event, the profits of which will benefit the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association’s disabled veterans Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies program.
Ticket holders will be able to wind through the historic business district, visiting the 20 participating merchants for wine and ale and appetizer and dessert tastings (one taste per stop; alcohol will not be allowed outside the stores).
Live music will be scattered throughout the walk. In addition, The Faculty jazz combo will play from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Breidert Green as part of the September Sunset Music Series, sponsored by the village of Frankfort and Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.
A small shuttle bus, courtesy of the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association, will also be available at key pickup and drop-off points on the walk.
This is a 21 years and older event; guests will need to present their tickets and identification at check in.
Tickets cost $20 in advance and can be purchased at Chew on This Dog Barkery, 21 S. Ash St; This & That Gifts, 21 S. White St.; The Pickwick Society Tearoom, 122 Kansas St.; and White Street Market, 37 Old Frankfort Way.
If tickets remain, they will be available for $25 at check-in Sept. 30, starting at 3:30 p.m. on the plaza to the west of White Street Market on Old Frankfort Way.
Knights of Columbus Charity Ball
JOLIET — The Joliet Assembly of the Knights of Columbus announced that the annual formal fundraising dinner known as the Charity Ball will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the St George Serbian Social Center on South Stryker Avenue.
Mass will be offered before the ball at 5:30 p.m. at St Jude Church, 2212 McDonough St., with Bishop Daniel Conlon officiating. Reservations cost $45 per person and include dinner, dancing to the music of Lonnie Howard and presentation of money raised by the ball and other fundraisers. The ball is used to support the Deaf Apostolate of the Diocese of Joliet, Catholic Charities and Birthright of Joliet.
To donate or to make a reservation, contact: Peter Baker, 11278 Cedarwood Court, Frankfort, IL 60423, 815-806-1499.
Crafters sought for craft fair
JOLIET — JOHA Foundation Craft Extravaganza seeks crafters for its craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at 2614 W. Jefferson St.
Crafters must supply their own table and chair. Each 8-by-6 space costs $20, with all proceeds going to the JOHA Foundation, a local charity that provides financial assistance to cancer patients within the community.
Call 815-725-1355 or 815-725-1355 and ask for Debbie or Rene.