Gotta Do It
September 14, 2012 3:40PM
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:17AM
Wendy’s classic car cruise in: 5-9 p.m. every Monday all year round for socializing with cars, trucks, tractors and cycles at the Wendy’s restaurant on Route 47 just south of Interstate 80 in Morris. This is a free social event. For information, call Ken at 815-942-2032
Support our troops spaghetti dinner: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 to Benefit Operation Care Package. This event will take place at Cantigny VFW Post 367, at 826 Horseshoe Drive in Joliet. Cost is $10 per person. Drinks will be sold separately. Carry-outs will be available all day. The event will also include raffles and split the pot. Donations of care package items will also be accepted. For a list of the most needed items, visit www.operationcarepackages.org. To purchase tickets in advance, call Debbie at 815-723-6960 or stop by the post. To volunteer or donate raffle items or sponsor anything for this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-723-6960.
Fried chicken buffet: 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays at American Legion Post 1080, Ingalls Avenue and Infantry Drive, Joliet. All you can eat. Call 815-729-2254.
10-cent sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20, Channahon United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon.
Performance at the Timbers of Shorewood: At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20, the Del Bergeson Orchestra will perform in the ballroom at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. Formally known as the Jay Mau Orchestra, this 13-piece ensemble plays for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, parties and a host of other festivals. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669 or visit: http://www.timbersofshorewood.com.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting: 6:30 and 7:10 p.m. meetings Thursdays at Hope Lutheran Church, 305 E. Black Road, Shorewood. For more information, call 708-346-0000 or visit www.region5oa.org.
Friday night fish fry: 4-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
City-wide garage sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22, sponsored by the Coal City Park Board. Anyone interested in participating can stop in at Coal City Village Hall, 515 S. Broadway, or call 815-634-8608 during normal business hours. Participants can pick up and drop off applications at Village Hall to have your address and items to be sold included on the garage sale map. Maps will be available Friday at Benson Insurance, at 155 S. Broadway; Rolando’s TV Appliances and Furniture, at 140 S. Broadway; and City Hall, at 515 S. Broadway. Participants will receive a garage sale sign when they register. Visit www.CoalCity-Il.com for applications and maps. This event is free; no fees or donations are requested.
Tamale dinner: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 22, sponsored by Orchestra Parents Association at the Joliet West cafeteria. A three-tamale dinner with beans and rice will be $8 and a hot dog dinner with chips will be $3. Desserts and drinks are available but are mot included with the price of the dinner. There will be a raffle. Tickets can be purchased from any orchestra student or at the door.
Roast pork supper: 4:45-6:45 p.m. Sept. 22, dine in and carryouts available, sponsored by Wilton Center Federated Church, 14101 W. Joliet Road, Manhattan. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10 and free for ages 4 and younger. For tickets, call Jane at 815-478-3688 or Kim at 708-258-3214 or leave a message at the church by calling 815-478-3923. You may drop in that evening but it is suggested to call first for food planning purposes. The menu includes roast pork with dressing, real mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, homemade coleslaw, cranberry relish and pies. There will also be as ale of items including homemade baby quilts, laundry soap and dish cloths. Free valet parking is also available.
Oktoberfest: 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 22, Cathedral of St. Raymond parish grounds, 604 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet German and American buffet, open-air beer garden, silent auction and raffle. Featuring the music of the band Hot Mess. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, which includes the buffet dinner. For more information, call 815-722-6626 or 815-722-6653. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Essex pancake breakfast: 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 at Essex Lions Club, 217 Parls St., Essex. This month The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the breakfast. Serving pancakes, French toast, hash browns, bacon, sausage, eggs any way you like, toast, orange juice, milk and coffee. Cost is $6 adults or $4 for ages 12 and younger.
Pancake breakfast: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 23, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 5 of Joliet at Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, orange juice, coffee, milk and biscuits. Gravy available at extra 50 cents. Carryouts available and a large bakery sale will take place.