Gotta Do It for Oct. 14, 2013
October 11, 2013 2:06PM
Updated: November 15, 2013 6:15AM
Bingo: 5 p.m. doors open; 6:45 p.m. early-bird; and 7 p.m. regular games start Tuesdays at the New Lenox VFW, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-8369.
Affordable Care Act Presentation: The Three Rivers Public Library District will offer an informational program about health care reform at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at its Minooka branch, 109 N. Wabena Ave. A representative from the Will County Health Department will provide a basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act, including benefits you may be eligible for under the law, online enrollment and scheduling an appointment for one-on-one help with enrollment. There will also be a question-and-answer session. Registration is required for the free program. Call 815-467-6200 or 815-467-1600 or visit www.trpld.org.
Girls Night Out: The Frankfort Historic Business Association will hold a Witchy-Girls Night Out on Oct. 16. Participants should check in on the patio north of This & That Gifts (21 S. White St.) between 6 and 8 p.m. to get a Passport to Savings. Those wearing a hat will receive a bonus passport stamp. Those who collect 10 stamps from participating merchants will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to “Wicked” this fall at the Oriental Theater. There will also be make-up demonstrations, tarot card readings, theme photos, and a gypsy fortune teller. For more information, visit shophistoricfrankfort.com.
Chicken Noodle Supper: The Knights of Columbus will host a chicken noodle supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at 100 S. Infantry Drive.
Fried chicken buffet: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at American Legion Post 1080, Ingalls Avenue and Infantry Drive, Joliet. All you can eat. Call 815-729-2254.
Bingo: 4 p.m. doors open; 6:30 p.m. early-bird games start and 7 p.m. regular games start Thursdays at American Legion Harwood Post No. 5, 705 S. Larkin Ave., Rockdale. Food and drink are available at Harwood’s kitchen. Call 815-729-3201.
Bingo: 5 p.m. doors open; 6:45 p.m. early-bird games start and 7 p.m. regular games start Thursdays at Joliet Moose Lodge No. 300, 25 Springfield Ave., Joliet. Food will be available.
Fish fry: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at the Knights of Columbus, 100 S. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. Dine in or carry out. Call 815-725-0746.
Fish fry: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post 1080, 2625 Ingalls Ave., Joliet. Call 815-729-2254 or 815-729-1775.
Fish fry: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at Stone City VFW Post 2199, corner of Route 53 and Laraway Road in Joliet. Carryouts available. Call 815-722-7122.
Fish fry: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays at the Knights of Columbus No. 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-723-3827 or visit www.kofc4400.com.
Fish fry: 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post No. 5, 705 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Dine in or carry out. Call 815-725-4333.
Fish fry: 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays at the Joliet Elks Lodge on the Interstate 55 north Frontage Road, just south of Route 52 in Joliet. Call 815-791-0150.
Fish fry: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post 18, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport. Dine in or carry out. Call 815-838-4515.
Fish fry: 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays at VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Carryouts available. Call 815-485-8369.
Fish fry: 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays at VFW Post 1493, 22057 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort. Eat in or carry out. Call 815-469-1493.
Bingo: 7 p.m. Fridays in the school gym of St. Mary Nativity, 702 N. Broadway, Joliet. Doors open at 4 and the kitchen opens at 5 p.m. All are welcome to play.
Mokena farmers market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11120 Front St. in Mokena. Featuring 40 to 50 vendors weekly plus entertainment. Vendors will be selling fresh produce, breads, cakes, pies, cheeses, honey, salsa, spices, trinkets, antique jewelry, Avon, dog bakery items, Italian breads, pizza and coffee.
Croation Dinner: The Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet, will host a Berba Grozda/Sarma Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. It will include cabbage rolls (Sarma), sausage, potatoes, bread, dessert and coffee. The cost of the dinner dance is $200. Music by Brovo Band will start at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 815-723-3154.
Big Breakfast: The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat Big Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at 100 S. Infantry Drive, Joliet.
Junk in the Trunk: A Junk In The Trunk sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in the parking lot behind Wendy’s, 1926 Division St. (Route 47) in Morris. Vendor set-up begins at 8:30 a.m. A donation of $10 per parking spot will be taken, which will go to a local charity. No clothing articles, mass-produced imported items or commercial vendors are allowed, and there is a maximum of three 6- to 10-foot-long tables per site. Reservations are not need. For more information, call Ken Willis at 815-942-2032 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fight vs. Breast Cancer: The inaugural Barbells for Boobs fundraiser/crossfit competition is slated for Oct. 26 at CrossFit New Lenox, 1076 Star Lane in New Lenox. Heats for the free competition start at 9 a.m. There will be a silent auction and prizes for athletes who place. All proceeds go to Barbells for Boobs, a nonprofit that provides funding for breast cancer-detection services for thousands who don’t qualify for assistance elsewhere. For more information, call Jared at 815-474-3221.
Pampered in Pink: Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital will host a girl’s night out so women can learn more about breast health from experts during the Pampered in Pink event, set for 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Macy’s at Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Suite 220. Macy’s will provide makeovers and goodie bags, and there will be a fashion show and refreshments. Space is limited; reserve a spot by calling (630). 856-7525.
Nov. 1 deadline
Vendor/Crafter Market: The 6th Lemont Township Neighbor to Neighbor Vendor/Crafter Market will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba, Lemont. Registration is due by Nov. 1. Call Terri at 630-257-2522, Ext. 13, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The market raises funds for the Lemont Township Family Assistance Fund.
Holiday Vendor Fair: The 3rd Annual Troy 30C Foundation Holiday Vendor Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Orenic Intermediate School, 5820 W. Theodore St., Plainfield. The event will feature about 50 crafters/vendors as well as raffles, concessions, a craft area, book readings and more. The event supports grants given to teachers in Troy School District 30C to enhance learning. A $1 donation is suggested for adults; children are free.
Vendor/Craft Fair: The Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons will hold its second annual Silver Crossings Vendor/Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Valet, shuttle bus service and admission are free. More than 40 artisans will be selling handmade craft items and homemade baked goods. There will be free games for children, and food will be sold in the dining room. The also will be a raffle with cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. Proceeds benefit the Silver Cross inpatient dialysis unit. For more information, call 815-300-7117.
Fashion Show: St. Genevieve Lodge No. 108 KSKJ Life will co-sponsor a fashion show, along with the Joliet Area Community Hospice Guild, to benefit the Joliet Area Community Hospice from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. A luncheon will be served before the show. The cost will be $55 per ticket. To buy a ticket, contact Sandy Vercelote at 815-741-0779. Checks can be made out to Joliet Area Community Hospice Guild and mailed to Sandy Vercelote, 415 Meadow Wood Drive, Joliet, IL 60431.
Discovery Dinner: The Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St., Lockport, will present Theodore Karamanski, an author and Loyola University history professor, as speaker for its Discovery Dinner series. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.. with a cash bar reception, and a full-service dinner catered by the Public Landing Restaurant will be at 6 p.m. Karamanski will discuss his newest publication, “Blackbird’s Song: Andrew J. Blackbird and the Odawa People,” and then will sign books during a meet-and-greet. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $23 and can be reserved by calling 815-838-9400 or emailing email@example.com.
Turkey Drop and Brunch: The Plainfield Moose Lodge will hold a Turkey Drop event and brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 for those who donate turkeys or cash. Cash contributions should be donated by Nov. 12 so organizers know how many turkeys they can buy. Checks can be made out to the Plainfield Moose Lodge. The lodge is accepting frozen turkeys and nonperishable items for baskets. The lodge is at 16310 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield. For more information, call 815-254-1403.
Toy Drive: From 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, the Plainfield Moose Lodge, 16310 S. Lincoln Highway, will conduct a toy drive. Bring unwrapped gifts for a boy or girl (any age group) and share in free food and fellowship. The unwrapped gifts will support the Plainfield High School Family Assistance Program.
Joliet military collectors show: 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 16 at Harwood American Legion Post No. 5, 705 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Admission is $3. Display tables for dealers are $25 each. Make checks payable to Historical Investments Inc., P.O. Box 3637, Lisle, IL 60532. All tables are 6 feet by 2.5 feet. Dealer setup starts at 7 a.m. No nonmilitary, flea market items, no sporterized or nonmilitary firearms, small arms or ammunition of any kind, including blanks. All firearms must be tied. We will not accept liability/responsibility for accidents, lost stolen or misplaced items. Refreshments and food available. For more information or to reserve a table, call 630-306-4966 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
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