Quick News: Slammers fundraiser for Addison Locke
June 15, 2013 8:40PM
Updated: July 17, 2013 6:12AM
The Joliet Slammers are hosting a fundraiser with the Locke family to help cover some of the medical bills for 7-year-old Addison Locke, who has hepatoblastoma, according to a news release.
The fundraiser is set for June 28. It includes a 50/50 raffle that will benefit Addison, the release said.
Mention Addison’s name and half of every $10 ticket will be donated to help her. To buy tickets, call John Lapinski at (815) 651-2041.
The Slammers are playing the Schaumburg Boomers at 7:05 p.m. Fireworks follow the game.
The Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate and the Joliet Franciscan Sisters are holding a prayer hour at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road, Joliet. The them will be focusing on, “Justice for All: Raising the Light.” For information, call (815) 72508735, Ext. 104.
Prairie program at Midewin
In honor of National Pollinator Week, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is holding a program about bees, butterflies and other birds and insects vital to gardens. As part of the 9:30 a.m. June 19 program, participants will use nets to catch some of the pollinators and look at them through magnified insect containers, according to a press release.
A second program is being offered at Midewin on Thursday, June 20, with the Elwood Children’s GardenThat program is from 9: 30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch. Reservations are required by Tuesday by calling (815) 423-6370 or emailing Midewin_RSVP@fed.us.
Meet at the Welcome Center, 30239 S. State St., Route 53, Wilimington.
Party in ‘Oz’
The Joliet Public Library is holding its block party at 10 a.m. June 26. Clinton Street will be turned into an Emerald City-themed festival as the library celebrates Oz, according to a news release.
Some of the games include Pin the Heart on the Tin Man, the Witch’s Hat Ring Toss and Glinda’s Bubbles. Bring cameras.
Tickets are required, but kids can earn them after completing a summer reading log, according to the release.
For more information, call (815) 740-2662 or visit www.jolietlibrary.org.
The library is at 150 N. Ottawa St. in Joliet.