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Local arts and entertainment: April 21 through April 28

ONGOING

• 2017 Illinois Fishing Information guide – Visit http://shawurl.com/30so.

• Firearm/Muzzleloader Deer Permits:  Resident Illinois deer hunters can apply through April 30. For information and application, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov.

• Experience History app – Information and photos about Illinois historic sites. Ability to make digital donations. Search "historic sites of Illinois" within iTunes or IHPA in Google Play.

• Explore Midewin – Trails open daily from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Ranger Trail is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 4. Local prehistoric bison bones and a mastodon tooth on display in the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday through Nov. 4, which is National Bison Day. For maps, visit www.fs.usda.gov/main/midewin/maps-pubs. For information, call 815-423-6370 or email Midewin_RSVP@fs.fed.us.

• Hunter and Boating Safety Education Courses – For dates and times, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/safety.

• Joliet Junior College restaurants – Lavu Culinary Cafe (kiosk), 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Saveur, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.; Thrive, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m Tuesdays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays. Restaurants at 235 N Chicago St., Joliet. Menus change weekly. Reservations suggested. Call 815-280-1200 (Saveur) or 815-280-1201 (Thrive). For information, visit www.jjc.edu/culinary-arts/Pages/restaurants.aspx.

• Lockport Township Park District classes and trips – Classes for children, adults and seniors include swimming, dance and child development. Also trip opportunities. Visit www.lockportpark.org or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

• Mastodons of Minooka – Minooka Branch,109 N. Wabena Ave., Minooka. To schedule a viewing, call Michele Houchens at 815-467-1600 ext. 207.

• Nature Photograph Exhibit – Through April, Book and Bean Cafe, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Photographer: John Kessler. For information, call 815-725-8859.

• Spring Trout Season Opened April 1 – For information, visit http://shawurl.com/30sp.

• Storytime – Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Storytime/Toddler Time – White Oak Library District, Crest Hill branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815-552-4278 or abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org, or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Storytime – White Oak Library District, Lockport branch, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. For information, visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org or call 815-552-4265.

• Teen Poetry Contest – Closes 8:30 p.m. April 30. Grades 6 to 12. Winner receives $30 Barnes and Noble gift card. For information, contact Flannery Crump at 815-552-4255 or at fcrump@whiteoaklibrary.org, or Cindy Shutts at 815-552-4221 or at cshutts@whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Vendors Sought – Deadline is June 1. For The United Methodist Church in New Lenox Old Campground Festival on June 24 on the church’s campgrounds. Call 815-485-8271 ext. 52.

• "Visual Dark Scratch" – Through April, Gallery Seven, 116 N. Chicago Street St., #102, Joliet. Paintings and sculptures by Joliet's Renee Baker. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.galleryseven.net.

• WCSF-FM 88.7 collecting for Spring Mega Music Rummage Sale – Seeking donations of used and collectible music and memorabilia. To arrange pickup or drop-off, call Jessica Stevens at 815-740-3697. For information about the rummage sale or the radio station, call Anthony Musiala, radio manager, at 815-740-3645.

• WotNow – The City of Lockport has contracted with WotNow, a social events app, to promote local events and send reminders of events and happenings in Lockport and surrounding areas. To download this free app, go to lockport.org/wotnow.

UPCOMING

• "A Medal for Harriet," “After the Peanut Foundation” fundraiser – Event is 5 p.m. June 4, Joliet Area Historical Museum. VIP reception is 4 p.m. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com or call 815-530-8687. For information, visit afterthepeanut.com.

• CASA of Will County Fifth Annual “Golf for the Child” Classic – Event is 7:30 a.m., June 30, Prairie Bluff Golf Club in Lockport. $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome. Purchase at www.golfforthechild.org. For information, email Executive Director Rita Facchina at rfacchina@casaofwillcounty.org.

• Joliet Central High School offering Summer Sports Camps – At Central Campus, Crest Hill Lanes, Inwood Athletic Club and other locations, beginning in June. For information, visit http://shawurl.com/31u6.

Joliet Police Explorers Post #220 1st Trivia Night – Event is 6 to 9 p.m. May 12, Moose Lodge #300, 25 Springfield Ave., Joliet. $250 for a full table up to 10 people. Will combine smaller groups at a table for $25 per person. Large pizza included. Cash bar. For information, contact Sgt. Andrew Jose’ ajose@jolietcity.org 815-405-1867.

• Joliet Slammers Princess and Royalty Nights – Princess Nights are 7"05 p.m. June 2 and Aug. 11. Royalty Night is 6:05 p.m., July 22. For more information, call the box office at 815-722-2287 or visit jolietslammers.com.

• Joliet West High School Class of 2007’s 10th Anniversary Reunion – Event is 7 to 11 p.m., Aug. 26, Mc Bride’s on 52, 2727 W Jefferson St., Joliet. $65. Purchase deadline is Aug. 18. Purchase at http://shawurl.com/31u7.

• Kiwanis Club of Joliet Trivia Night – Event is April 29, Joliet Elks Lodge, 250 S.E. Frontage Road, Joliet. Doors open 5 p.m. Trivia begins 6 p.m. Sign up as team of eight or individual. $20 per person. Email Vince Portlock at jolietkiwanistrivia@gmail.com.

• LeAnn Rimes – Event is 7:30 p.m., May 5, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Buy tickets by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visiting www.ticketmaster.com or www.rialtosquare.com.

• Little Mountain Theatre Summer Acting Camp – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 12 to June 23, Lemont High School Performing Arts Center, 800 Porter St., Lemont. For information, www.littlemountaintheatre.org

• Loretta Lynn – Event is 7:30 p.m., Sept. 8, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Buy tickets by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visiting www.ticketmaster.com or www.rialtosquare.com.

• Model Rocketry Workshop – Event is 9 a.m. to noon, June 17, University of Illinois Extension Office,100 Manhattan Road, Joliet. Ages 19 to 18. $8. Register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/gkw/. For information, contact  Gabi Born at 815-727-9296 or gborn@illinois.edu.

• Olivia Newton John – Event is 7:30 p.m., May 11, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Buy tickets by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visiting www.ticketmaster.com or www.rialtosquare.com.

• Pause & Support the Cause – Event is 6 to 10 p.m., June 30, Juliet's Sports Bar, 205 N. Chicago St., Joliet. $30 at door. Includes one raffle ticket, two drink tickets (alcohol or non-alcohol), light dinner, assorted pizza. Hosted by Lotus Foundation of Illinois, NFP. Benefits Joliet's homeless population. To purchase online, visit http://shawurl.com/31zi.

• Ride Historic Steam Locomotive to Chicago – Event is June 17 and June 18. Two round-trip excursions each day from the Joliet Transportation Center to a private event at LaSalle Street Station. Live music, entertainment, reenactors, vintage cocktails, appetizers and awards for best dressed attendees. For information, visit fortwaynerailroad.org.

• Romeoville Art Society's Inaugural Gala Event – Event is 4 to 7 p.m., May 25, White Oak Library, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Ribbon cutting ceremony is 3 p.m. For information and to RSVP, email info@romeovilleartsociety.org.

•  Spring Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser – Event is 7 to 10 p.m., May 13, 25151 119th St. (corner of 119th Street and Normantown Road), Plainfield. $35 (advance) or $40 (door). Hosted by Friends of the Plainfield Park District Foundation. Purchase at www.plfdparks.org using program #64410A1. For information, call 815-436-8812.

• Student Veterans of America (SVA) Inaugural Golf Outing – Event is 10 a.m. May 13, Bolingbrook Golf Club, Bolingbrook. $150 per person to golf. Includes greens fees, cart, lunch and $20 restaurant voucher. Benefits Lewis Student Veteran Book Scholarships and sponsor leadership attendance at the SVA National Conference. Register at www.tinyurl.com/lewisveteransgolf. For information, email veterans@lewisu.edu or call 815-834-6451.

• Trivia Night Fundraiser – Event is 5:30 p.m., April 29, St. Ann's Church,  24500 S Navajo Drive, Channahon. $50 per 6 to 10-person table. Categories: Movies, literature, music, science, Disney, history, scouting, food, sports, miscellaneous. Benefits Venturing Crew 402. For information, email crew402@gmail.com.

April 21

Joliet Area Music Teachers Association – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., University of St. Francis in the Moser Performing Arts Center, Sexton Auditorium, Joliet. Eric Sutz will begin presentation on classical improvisation at 10 a.m. Audience participation encouraged. Free and open to the public. For information, call Jill Kopczick at 815-942-6703.

• Mini Movin' and Groovin' – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.; and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 8 months to to 5 with an adult. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes" screening – 12:30 p.m., University of St. Francis, Music at Moser Performing Arts Center, Turk Theater, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. RSVP at http://shawurl.com/31vj.

• Spring Fling Casino Night – Event is 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive in Bolingbrook. $60 at door. Hosted by GFWC-IL Plainfield Junior Woman’s Club. Benefits local charities. For tickets and information, visit www.plainfieldjuniors.com.

• "Alice @ Wonderland" – 7 p.m.; also April 22, Jane Addams, Bolingbrook. $5 at door.

• “Catch Me If You Can” – 7 p.m.; also April 22 and 3 p.m. April 23, Lincoln-Way West auditorium. New Lenox. Order tickets at www.lwwmusic.org.

• “Oklahoma!” – 7 p.m.; also April 22; and 3 p.m. April 23, Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Center, Frankfort, Order tickets at www.lwemusic.org.

• Show Choir Extravaganza – 7 p.m., Joliet Central Auditorium on 201 E. Jefferson St., Joliet. Student choreographed dances, vocal duets and solos. Donations welcome. For information, visit http://shawurl.com/321b.

• Nova Soul Quartet – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Doors opens at 6:45 p.m. Great harmonies, endless catalog of songs. $12 (general public) and $10 (museum members). To register or for more information, call Mike at 815- 723-5201 ext.. 222 or visit www.jolietmuseum.org.

• "Proof” – 7:30 p.m.; also April 22, April 26, April 27, April 28 and April 29; and 2 p.m., April 22, April 23 and April 29, Joliet Junior College Black Box Theatre in K-Building, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. $8 (general public), $5 (senior citizens) and $3 (students). To purchase, call 815-280-2200.

• Indoor Double-Header Volleyball League registration deadline – May 4 to June 8, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. 18 and up. Register at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Relay for Life Trivia Fundraiser registration deadline – Event is April 22. Doors open 6 p.m., Trivia begins 7 p.m., Joliet Elks Lodge, 250 S. E. Frontage Road, Joliet. $10 in advance. $15 at door. For more information, call Carol at 815-685-7499.

• Open Mic night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also April 28, Tully’s Monster Pub and Grill, 104 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-5098.

• Sand Coed Volleyball Leagues registration deadline – May through July. Dates and time vary. Main Park Sand Volleyball Courts, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Register at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Take a Photography Hike at Raccoon Grove registration deadline – Event is 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., April 30, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve, Pauling Road, Monee. Free. 16 and up. Register at 708-946-2216.

• Trip to Cabaret- Theatre At The Center registration deadline – Event is Mary 21. Departs from the Founders Community Center in Frankfort at 12:15 p.m. and returns approximately 5:30 p.m. $98. Includes mini-coach transportation, ticket, brunch. Register at 708-390-2343 or www.mokenapark.com.

April 22

• Free Exhibit on Local Organizations –  Manhattan Township Historical Society museum, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. For more information email ManhattanHistorical@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.com/ManhattanHistoricalSociety.

• Megan Bugg Concert Series: Street Corner Symphony – Coal City Auditorium 
655 W. Division St., Coal City. For information, call 815-634-2396.

• Veggie Bowl –  Laraway Lanes, 1009 Laraway Road, New Lenox. Tickets are $20 for ages 16 and over, $10 from ages 7-15 and children 6 and under are free with an adult. Benefits Manhattan Friendship Garden. For tickets and information, call 815-478-5165 or 815-712-8091 or email manfriendshipgarden@gmail.com.

• Earth Day Celebration – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Utilities/Public Works Facility, 524 Center Road, Frankfort. Large groups contact Mary Canino in advance at mcanino@vofil.com.

• Spring Fling – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Baptist Church 1650 W. Rte. 6 Morris. For information, call 815-942-0812 or 815-287-2208.

• Volunteer for a “River Shoreline Cleanup” program – 9 a.m. to noon, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods, Channahon. 14 and up. Register at  815-722-9470.

• Author Event – 10:30 a.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 East 8th St., Lockport. Former Lockport/Joliet resident Mary Ellen (Shoemaker) Aschenbrenner will present excerpts from her most recent book, "Born to be a Star – Floating in a Galaxy of Hot Airat." Sponsored by Lockport Area Genealogical and Historical Society. For information, email Aschenbrenner at mea7@live.com or Handlebar007@gmail.com.

• Gardening for Pollinators – Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds! – 1 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Must preregister for free plant. Contact Tracy Domzalski at tdomzalski@mokena.lib.il.us or 708-479-9663.

• DYI String Art – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., White Oak Library District, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. For information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Bowl for Kids Sake – 2 to 4 p.m., Town & Country Lanes, 2231 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. $550 (team of five). Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. Call 815-723-BBBS.

• Family Movie – 2 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. "The Jungle Book" live action. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Grow Your Own YouTube Channel – 2 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• "Music from "Romeo & Juliet – 3 p.m.; also April 23, University of St. Francis, Moser Performing Arts Center, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Joliet Symphony Orchestra. $10 (adults) and $7 (senior citizens aged 65 and older and non-USF students). USF students and staff are free.Purchase tickets at stfrancis.edu/music-at-moser.

• An Evening with History – 5:30 to 9 p.m., Grundy County Historical Society 
510 W. Illinois Ave., Morris. $50. For information, call 815-942-4880.

• "Visual Dark Scratch" artist reception – 6 to 8 p.m., Gallery Seven, 116 N. Chicago Street St., #102, Joliet. Paintings and sculptures by Joliet's Renee Baker. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.galleryseven.net.

April 23

Week of the Young Child: Tons of Trucks / Kids Vendor Fair – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 200 S. Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook. Free. Full list of events and vendors www.bolingbrookparks.org.

• Free Prom Dress Giveaway – Event is noon to 4 p.m., Serene Hair Design of Bolingbrook, 214 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook. Gently used dresses. For information, call 630-972-0370.

• Afternoon Artist: Tulips are Red – 2 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Diane from Social Artworking will guide. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Family Chess – 2 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

April 24

• Week of the Young Child: Music Monday – 1 to 2:30 p.m., Heritage Professional Center, 24023 W. Lockport St., Plainfield. Singing, dance demo, make a musical instrument. Free. For information, call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• Studio 300 Mobile Media Lab– 4 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• iMake – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Kindergarten through fifth grade. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Junior Explorers – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., White Oak Library Crest Hill branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Topic: poetry. Ages 6 to 9. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815-552-4278, abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org, or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Joliet Township High Schools & Chicagoland Speedway Unveiling Celebration – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Joliet Central Campus Student Center Galleria, 201 E. Jefferson St., Joliet. Complimentary beverages and appetizers by culinary arts students from both campuses.

• Scrabble Club – 6 to 8 p.m., White Oak Library District, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. For information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Photoshop Photo Restoration– 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen Craft: Stuffed Emojis – 6:30 to 8 p.m., White Oak Library Crest Hill branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815-552-4278, abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org, or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org

• Mother’s Day Poetry Contest deadline – Interviews with winners every morning at 6:40 and 8:40 a.m. beginning. May 8, on WNIJ 89.5 FM. Maximum 20 lines of poetry about mothers, grandmothers, or motherhood. For more information, visit http://shawurl.com/31m4.

• Tree and Fish Sale deadline – Will-South Cook Soil & Water Conservation District is selling a wide varieties of plants, shrubs, trees and fish Rain barrels, composters, water test kits, soil test kits and logo T-shirts and baseball caps also. For information, call 815-462-3106 ext. 3.

April 25

• Minecraft Open Play – 3:30 to 5 p.m.; also April 27, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 3 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Gaming for Kids – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., White Oak Library Crest Hill branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Board games and tablets. Age 6 to 12. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815-552-4278, abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org, or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.  

• Kick For a Cure – Lincoln-Way West will host Lincoln-Way East in the annual “Kick for a Cure” Event.  The junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m. Varsity game at 6:30 p.m. Benefits breast cancer awareness.

• Week of the Young Child: Pajama Party Sing-Along with Miss Carole/Library Card Sigh-ups – 6 to 7 p.m., Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook. For information, visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.

• RHS Band Program meeting – 7 p.m., Romeoville High School band room, Romeoville. For current eighth grade and high school students wishing to participate in the 2017-2018 school year band program. For information, email Clark Anderson at AndersonCM@vvsd.org.

• Scan to DVD– 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Tulley Monster – 7 p.m., Morris Library, 606 N. Liberty, Morris. Paul Mayer of The Field Museum of Chicago will speak about the Tulley Monster, our state fossil, at the Grundy County Historical Society monthly meeting. Free and open to the public. For information, call 815-942-4880.

April 26

• Week of the Young Child: Rubber Ducky Swim – 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pelican Harbor Indoor Aquatic Park, 200 S. Lindsay Lane, Bolingbrook. For information, visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.

• S'mores Book Club– 4:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades three to five. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Week of the Young Child: STEAM Family Night – 4:30 to 6 p.m., Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook. For information, visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.

• Create by Coloring – 6 to 8 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. For information, visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org or call 815-552-4260.

• 8mm/Super8 Film to DVD – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Annual Dance Show – 7 p.m., Plainfield -Plainfield High School-Central Campus, auditorium, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. 1990s theme. $4. Age 4 and under is free. Part of proceeds benefits The Eating Disorder Foundation.

• Great Reads Book Club – 7 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Discuss "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Men's Slow-Pitch Softball League registration deadline – May 3 to July 18, Main Park, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Register at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

April 27

• Week of the Young Child: Artsy Thursday – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Heritage Professional Center, Plainfield. Free. For information, call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• Explore Ancestry Database – 2 to 3 p.m., White Oak Library District, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. For information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Week of the Young Child: Nature Craft & S'mores by the Campfire – 4 to 6 p.m., Hidden Oaks Nature Center, 419 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook. For information, visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.

• 2nd Annual Kermes Celebration – 4:30 p.m., Joliet Central High School student Center, Joliet. Awards at 4:30 p.m. Traditional Mexican dances at 5 p.m. Also food and other entertainment. Honors legacy of Cesar Chavez.

• Tech Savvy Kids – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., White Oak Library Crest Hill branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Ages 8 to 12. For information, contact Amy Byrne at 815-552-4278, abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org, or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• BHS Poms info meeting – 5 p.m., Bolingbrook High School dance room, Bolingbrook. Boys and girls invited. Tryouts is 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 to May 11. Register at bolingbrook.8to18.com. For information, email coach Brandi Kissee at KisseeBN@vvsd.org. 

• Free Gallery Talk – 6 p.m., Gaylord Building, Lockport. Topic: "The Old Joliet Penitentiary." Panelists: Dennis H. Cremin, Lewis University; Greg Peerbolte, Joliet Area Historical Museum; and Pam Owens of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. RSVP at http://shawurl.com/3219.

• Bedtime Storytime – 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., White Oak Library District, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Ages 3 to 6. For information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Conservation Gardening Night program – 7 p.m., Will/South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District, 1201 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox. Presenter: University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Nancy Kuhajda. Topic: "Listen to Your Landscape Before you Plant, Know your Pollinators and Make Integrated Pest Management Work." For more information, call 815-462-3106 ext. 3.

• Drumapalooza concert – 7 p.m., Plainfield Central High School auditorium, 24120 Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. Student musicians from PHSCC, and Timber Ridge and John F. Kennedy middle schools. Free Percussion Petting Zoo 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds toward new percussion equipment at PHSCC.  Buy tickets at http://shawurl.com/321a.

• The Nameless Writers Group – 2 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

April 28

• From Sea to Shining Sea – 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Discover the geography, stories, music and crafts of different regions of the United States. For kindergarten through fifth grade homeschool teachers and students. Drop in; no registration required. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen After-Hours Mini Golf Night – 5 to 7 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Grades 6 to 12. To register, visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org or call 815-552-4260.

• Week of the Young Child: Ice Cream Social & Activity Night – 6 to 8 p.m., Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 200 Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook. For information, visit or information, visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.

• Week of the Young Child: Family Fun Friday – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. DesPlaines St., Plainfield. Inflatables, games and snacks. "Fur and Feathers” presentation by Cosley Zoo at 7:15 p.m. For information, call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• "Sex Please, We're Sixty" – Also April 29, April 30, May 5, May 6, and May 7. All Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. Both Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m., Morris Theatre Guild, Inc., 516 W. Illinois Ave., Morris. For information, call Director Matt Johnson at 630-417-9014 (cell) or visit www.morristheatreguild.org.

• Schola Cantorum and Singing Saints concert – 7:30 p.m., University of St. Francis, Moser Performing Arts Center, Sexton Auditorium, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. 1880s, ‘90s and early 20th century music. $10 (adults), $7 (students, seniors, alumni). For information or tickets visit stfrancis.edu/music-at-moser.

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