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Local arts and entertainment: Oct. 6 through Oct. 13

Have some spooky fun with the Forest Preserve District of Will County in October. Two programs feature a Halloween theme: “Fun Frights by Firelight” on Oct. 13 in Naperville and “Trick or Treat in the Woods” on Oct. 14 in Beecher.
Have some spooky fun with the Forest Preserve District of Will County in October. Two programs feature a Halloween theme: “Fun Frights by Firelight” on Oct. 13 in Naperville and “Trick or Treat in the Woods” on Oct. 14 in Beecher.

ONGOING

• 2017-18 Illinois State Parks guide – Get a copy at shawurl.com/337i.

• Adventures in Exploring – For boys ages 4 to 12. Information available at 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville, or by calling 815-886-6222.

• Art of Illinois – Through October, Gallery Seven, 116 N. Chicago St., Joliet. For information, call 815-483-4310, email gallery7@ymail.com or visit www.galleryseven.net.

• “Best Baker in America” – Premiered Sept. 27 on the Food Network channel. Features Joliet Junior College pastry chef Andy Chlebana. For information, visit www.foodnetwork.com/shows/best-baker-in-america.

• Build-A-Scarecrow Contest – Through Oct. 31, Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood. Use your creative brain to build a good, old-fashioned scarecrow. Bring your scarecrow into the library anytime before Oct. 31. For information, call 815-725-1715 or visit www.shorewoodtroylibrary.org.

• Challenge Fitness court rentals –
2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. Tennis and racquetball/wallyball courts when Lockport Township Park District programs are not running. For information, call 815-838-3621, ext. 0, or visit www.lockportpark.org.

• Experience History app – Information and photos about Illinois historic sites. Ability to make digital donations. Search “historic sites of Illinois” with iTunes or “Illinois Historic Preservation Agency” in Google Play.

• Explore Midewin – Trails open daily from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Ranger Trail is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Nov. 4. Local prehistoric bison bones and a mastodon tooth on display in the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is open from 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.

• Forest Preserve District’s picnic shelter availability now online – Reservations must be made in person. To check availability, visit reconnectwithnature.org. For information, call 815-727-8700.

• Fountaindale Public Library app – Available for download now from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

• “From Here – Desde Aquí” – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 16, Joliet Junior College, Laura A. Sprague Gallery, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Features inspirational Mexican artwork by Pedro Javier Palacios and Rodrigo Montoya Ortiz.

• Grinchmas on the Green Trees – Trees now are on sale for the Village Green Park tree-lighting ceremony. For information on buying a tree, call 815-436-8812.

• Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District tree and fish sales – Triploid grass carp orders are due Oct. 6, other orders due by noon Oct. 16. For information and order forms, call 815-942-0359, ext. 3.

• Hunter and boating safety education courses – For dates and times, visit 
www.dnr.illinois.gov/safety.

• IDNR announces 2017-18 waterfowl hunting season dates – For information, visit shawurl.com/34lx.

• Illinois controlled pheasant hunting reservation information – Visit www.tmillerinc.com or www.dnr.illinois.gov.

• “Imagine a Day Without Water” art contest – For third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in Illinois American Water service area. Prize is a $100 donation for classroom. For information, visit the learning center at www.illinoisamwater.com.

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

• Mastodons of Minooka – Three Rivers Public Library District, Minooka branch, 109 N. Wabena Ave., Minooka. To schedule a viewing, call Michele Houchens at 815-467-1600, ext. 207.

• Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie mobile app – Download from the app store or Google Play. A web app can be accessed on demand at www.midewin.oncell.com.

• Mushroom collecting – No license is required in Illinois, but collectors must have landowner permission and, on public sites, must adhere to collecting regulations and hours. Call ahead for any site-specific regulations regarding mushroom collecting.

• Online dove permits – For information or an application, visit shawurl.com/337j.

• “Picture This, Romeoville” – Monthly photo contest has started. For information, visit www.romeoville.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/444.

• Preserve the Moment Photo Contest – Through Dec. 31. Amateur photographers 18 and older. A list of contest rules and instructions on how to submit photos is available on the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s website, reconnectwithnature.org.

• Pumpkin Decorating Contest – Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Craft a pumpkin on-site. Vote from Oct. 24 to 30. Winner announced on Oct. 31. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Fest – Through Oct. 29, 17250 S. Weber Road, Lockport. All children with special needs, their parents and siblings receive free admission to the farm. Grandparents are free Monday through Friday with a paid grandchild entry. Excludes Columbus Day. The #FlyTheW maze is open. For themed events and information, visit www.OurPumpkinFarm.com.

• 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.

• Trinity Services Horticulture Program Fall Sale – Open from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Friday to buy asters, baskets, straw bales, cornstalks and other arrangements. $4 to $25. Proceeds benefit the men, women and children with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses who Trinity supports. For information, visit www.TrinityGreenhouse.com or call 815-485-8146.

• VFW Cantigny Post 367 fundraiser – Buy a raffle ticket for a handmade patriotic quilt through Oct. 14 at VFW Cantigny Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Proceeds benefit Post 367. Quilt will be displayed at all VFW events. Poster of quilt on display. For information or to buy a ticket, call Cheryl Kraus at 779-225-2834.

• Wildlife – Don’t bother wildlife. Young animals often are left alone while parents find food. Do not touch or remove unless certain orphaned or injured, and then contact a wildlife rehabilitator by visiting shawurl.com/32k8.

• Wingshooting Clinics – For youth ages 10 to 15 and women. Provide instructions on safely firing a shotgun at a moving target with reasonable reliability. Visit shawurl.com/337g.

• 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, visit lockport.org/wotnow.

UPCOMING

• 10th annual “Boo 10” – Oct. 21, Wiley’s Grill, 800 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. 21 and older. $60. Benefits The Cancer Support Center, which has locations in Mokena and Homewood. Buy tickets at www.classy.org/flossmoor/events/boo-10-decades/e144767.

• “A Charlie Brown Christmas” –
7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Live onstage. Buy tickets by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visiting www.ticketmaster.com or www.rialtosquare.com.

• Belmont Little League Softball Fundraiser – Oct. 15. Manager’s meeting at
9 a.m. First game at 10 a.m., Belmont Athletics Club, 651 Highland Pkwy., Joliet. Spectators welcome. Concessions available. To register and for information, contact Shannon Wolfe at 815-999-9653 or wolfy@wolfsealcoating.com.

• 28th annual Midwest Book Awards – Independent publishers in the Midwest invited to submit entries. All entries must have a 2017 copyright and an ISBN. Deadline for entries is Dec. 30. For a complete set of rules and entry form, visitwww.mipa.org.

• Chicago Hauntings Tour – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26, leaving from Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet. 55 and older. To register, call 815-436-8812 or visitwww.plfdparks.org.

• Christmas Around the World and Lawry’s – Dec. 18. Leaving from Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet. 55 and older. For dates, times and to register, call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• Disability Resource Center’s “Zombie Wheel & Walk” – 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Rock Run Preserve/Black Road Access. Haunted Trick or Treat. Costumes encouraged. RSVP and requests for accommodations due Oct. 25. Contact tabitha@drcjoliet.org, 815-729-0162 (V) or 815-768-2582 (VRS).

• Fourth annual Haunted 5K Run and Walk – Oct. 22, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, All ages. Includes a one-mile race for children younger than 12. To register, visit www.active.com/joliet-il/running/distance-running-races/jjc-haunted-5k-2017. For information, email Rich McCarthy at rimccart@jjc.edu or Kelly Larson at klarson@jjc.edu.

• Fundraiser for Comedian Kieran Conway – 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22, CD & ME, 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort. Buffet-style dinner and musical entertainment by Bernie Glim and the Country Roads Band and Dave Hutchins. Raffle games, a silent auction and cash bar. All ages event. Conway has esophageal and melanoma cancer. $40 (advance) and $60 (door). For tickets and information, visit cdandme.com.

• Home for the Holidays Movie: Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – 1 p.m. Dec. 16, Rialto Square Theater, 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.

• Home for the Holidays: Holiday Luncheon and Organ Concert – 11 a.m.
Dec. 6, Rialto Square Theater, 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.

• Home for the Holidays Movie: “Home Alone” – 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Rialto Square Theater, 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.

• Home for the Holidays Movie: “The Santa Clause” – 1 p.m. Dec. 2, Rialto Square Theater, 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.

• “Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66” Kickoff Fun-Raiser: “Were on a Mission!” – Oct. 19, The Forge located at 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Entertainment by The Blooze Brothers and Strung Out (main stage) and The HEPKATZ (VIP room). $25 and $50 (VIP). Buy at www.RoadtoRock.org, www.theForgeLive.comor by calling 815-927-1540.

• “It’s a Wonderful Life” – 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Performed on the Rialto stage in the fashion of old-time radio show. Will be broadcast live on 1340 WJOL-AM. $10. Buy tickets by calling 815-726-6600 or 800-982-2787, or visiting www.ticketmaster.com or www.rialtosquare.com.

UPCOMING

• Lincoln-Way Central 50th Class reunion – Oct. 14 at Harrah’s Joliet. Registration is 
5:30 p.m. Cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner from 7 to 8:30 p.m. $50. Seeking classmates. For classmate information or to make reservations, call Linda Istel Klier at 815-469-6943.

• “Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey’s Celebrate Christmas Tour” – 7 p.m., Dec. 3, 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.

• New Life for Haiti 12th Annual Gala – 6 to 10 p.m., Oct. 14, Benedictine University, Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business, Lisle. Chef-inspired small plates, cocktails, live music, raffles, live auction, short program, desserts and coffee. Music by Zazz, a jazz combo with a Latin groove. $75. New Life for Haiti is a 501(c)3 charity. For tickets, text GALATIX to 51555 or visitwww.newlifeforhaiti.org/gala-2017.htmlorapp.mobilecause.com/form/XQPfGA.

• “Newsies” at the Marriott Lincolnshire – Nov. 29. Leaving from Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet. 55 and up. For dates, times and to register, call 815-436-8812 or visitwww.plfdparks.org,

• Oktoberfest Dinner and Silent Auction – 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11, Harry Andersen VFW, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Purchase tickets at New Lenox Area Historical Society, 205 W. Maple (Rt. 30), by calling 815-485-5576 or at the door.

• “Playing for Miracles” – Nov. 3, The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard. The event, presented by Hollywood Casino Aurora & Joliet, features open bar, gourmet dining stations, charitable gaming and prizes. $125. Benefits Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet. To buy tickets, call 815-724-1140.

• Project Acclaim to Honor Joliet Chamber and Sunny Hill Nursing Home – Event is 5:30 p.m., Nov. 2, Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Victorian Ballroom, 15 S. Richards St., Joliet. $60. Includes dinner and program. For tickets and information, email projectacclaim@gmail.com.

• Saints N Sinners Halloween Gala – 6 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 28, Cantigny Post 367 V.F.W., 826 Horseshoe Drive Joliet. Raffles, 50/50, photo booth, snacks. Costumes encouraged. $20 (advance. Includes a grand prize entry) or $25 at door. Benefits veterans programs. For tickets, call 815-722-5398.

• Scarecrow Decorating Contest – Pickup frame from Rec/Admin Center, 23729 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield. Scarecrows are due back 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 or 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 14. Judging at Autumn Family Fun Fest 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at Eaton Preserve, 23601 W. 135th St. Winners announced by 5 p.m. Oct. 16. Scarecrow pictures will be featured on Facebook and Twitter. For information visit www.plfdparks.org or 815-436-8812.

• T-Ball Classes – Begin in September at Plainfield Park District. Time and practice locations vary by section. For information, visit www.plfdparks.org or call 815-436-8812.

• The Edward Foundation’s 27th annual gala The Big Gig: Fusion – 6 p.m. Oct. 14, Westin Lombard, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard. Cocktails silent auction, dinner, dancing, live auction. For tickets and information, visit visit www.eehealth.org/EdwardBigGig.

Oct. 6

• Celebrity Ryder Cup Style Golf Event – Oct. 6, Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club, Channahon. Based on two teams of 13 foursomes, each led by a celebrity captain and sports great: Eric Soderholm, former White Sox third baseman, and Bill “Soup” Campbell, former Cubs pitcher. Prizes awarded. Event includes lunch, golf and cart, cocktails, dinner and program. Proceeds benefit construction of Arroyo Trails nature park. For information or to register for the event, visit www.peopleforchannahonparks.org or call 815-467-7275.

• Arts & Fables – 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 2 to 6 with an adult. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Film Discussion – 1:30 p.m., Joliet Junior College, A-1061, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in New York Times Magazine. This film chronicles his journey. For more information, call 815-280-6709 or visitjjc.edu/info/omsa.

• Teen Movie Friday – 3:30 p.m.; also Oct. 13, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Friends of Fountaindale Fall Book Sale – 4 to 5:30 p.m. (non-members admitted for $2); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 7; and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 8, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Halloween Madness – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines St, Plainfield. Ages 1 to 10. For information, visit www.plfdparks.org or call 815-436-8812.

• Hayride of Horror – 7 to 10 p.m.; also Oct. 7, Oct. 13, Oct. 14, Oct. 20, Oct. 21, Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, Dellwood Park, State Street and Woods Drive, Lockport. For information, visitwww.lockportpark.orgor call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

• Third Annual Kindness Gala – 7 to 10 p.m.,  Clarion Hotel, Joliet. $5. Benefits Camp Out From Cancer. For tickets and information, visitKindnessGala.com.

• 80s vs. 90s with Feel Good – 9 to 11:50 p.m., Oct. 6, Skooters RoadHouse, 700 W Jefferson St., Shorewood. For more information, call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com or www.FeelGoodMusicChicago.com.

• Open Mic night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also Oct. 13, Tully’s Monster Pub and Grill, 104 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-5098.

• Route 66 Backyard Bus Tour registration deadline – Event is Oct. 17. Hosted by Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet.. Tour guide is John Weiss. Discover the nooks and crannies of historic Route 66. Family-style lunch and snack stops. To register and for information, call 815-723-5201 or visit www.jolietmuseum.org.

Oct. 7

• Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Hunt – Oct. 7 to 9, Kankakee River State Park in Will County. Successful hunters must register their harvest by 10 p.m. on the same calendar day the deer is taken by calling the toll-free telephone check-in system at 1-866-ILCHECK. Contact the site for specific information.

• Oktoberfest in the Teen Department – 9 a.m. to noon, Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Sixth to eighth grade and ninth to 12th grade. Stop in for pretzels and root beer. For information, contact Shannon McVay at 815-634-4552, ext. 119, or shannon@ccpld.org..

• Family History Day – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 150 N Ottawa St, Joliet. Adults. Learn about local history resources available through genealogy and local history organizations. For information, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• Friends of the Library Book Nook Sale – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., White Oak Library, Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Newly donated books, collections, CDs, DVDs. Call 815-725-0234 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Juggling stilt walker and Pumpkin Princess story time – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, 17250 S. Weber Road, Lockport. All children with special needs, their parents and siblings receive free admission to the farm. Part of Pumpkin Fest 2017. For information, visit www.OurPumpkinFarm.com.

• Showing of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” – 1 to 3 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Snacks provided. For information, call 815-942-6880.

• Drop-in Bike Clinic – 1 to 5 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Mokena. The Forest Preserve, in partnership with FnA Outdoors, will offer bicycle safety demonstrations, general bike checks, a flat-tire clinic and information about bike accessories. Test ride bikes. Registration not required. Free. All ages. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Imagineers Club: Cryptozoology – 1:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades two to five. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Marching Band Invitational – Gates open 3:45 p.m. Competition is at 4:30 p.m., Lincoln-Way East High School, Frankfort. 12 competing bands from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Proceeds benefit Lincoln-Way marching band program. Lincoln-Way will compete at the Illinois State University Invitational on Oct. 14, and at the Bands of America Super Regional, in Indianapolis, on Oct. 21. For information contact Jane Forlenza (East) at Misshath@aol.com or 708-417-1424, Kari Hedges (Central) at KariHedges@comcast.net or 708-703-0366 or Suzette Woock (West) at Woock525@comcast.net or 815-931-2074.

• Lobster Fest – Illinois State Museum, Lockport. Seatings at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Each seating limited to 25 seats. $60. Covers on lobster meal, one drink and a donation to the museum. Live Music by Mixed Company. Beer and wine available. For tickets, visitwww.mainstreetlockport.org/events.html.

• Rocky Horror Picture Show – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Watch the movie and live actors at the same time. $5. For information, including information on props, call 815-724-3760 or visit www.bicentennialpark.org.

• Drive-In Movie – At dark, Coal City High School parking lot, Coal City. “Moana.” Donations accepted.

Oct. 8

• Teen Read Week – Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Reviews must be submitted by Oct. 14. Grades six to 12. For information, call 815-942-6880.

Morris Lions Club Fall Classic Car Show 2017 – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lyondell/Baseball recreation area, 8805 N. Tabler Road, Morris. For information, visit www.morrislionsclub.com.

• Open Video Game Play – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Oct. 9, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Play video games on our Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and WiiU gaming consoles. A library card or school ID is required to play. Grades 6 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen Night at the Library – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library in Channahon. Kick off Teen Read Week with food, games and prizes. Registration ends 3 p.m. Oct. 8. Grades nine to 12. Attendees must give 24 hour cancellation notice. For information and registration, call Amber Maxwell at 815-467-3200.

Oct. 9

• Story Stroll in the Park – 10 a.m., Bulldog Park, 351 Blair Lane, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Pokeman Party – 1:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Kindergarten through grade five. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Classic Horror Movie Series – 6 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. For this week’s feature and information, For call 815-942-6880.

• Foods of Italy – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. How to make traditional dishes. Samplings. Presenter: Chef Susan Maddox’s. 13 and up. Register www.whiteoaklibrary.org, or 15-552-4260.

• Kids Spooky Movie – 6 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. “Hocus Pocus” and spooky treat. For information, call 815-942-6880.

• Special Effects Makeup – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Grades seven to 12. Register at 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• Television Production 101 – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Drop-in to discuss “and the Trees Crept In” by Dawn Kurtagich. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Forever Young Adult Book Club – 7 to 8:30 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Oct. 10

• Lap Sit/StoryTime – 9:30 to 10 a.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. For information, call 815-942-6880.

• Wiggle Worm – 10 to 11 a.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Fun activities to help little ones release energy. For information, call 815-942-6880.

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

• Teen Makers DIY: Haunted Light Box – 4:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Plainfield Park District Girls Basketball League – Oct. 10 to Dec. 17, Monday through Saturday, 7th and 8th grade girls. For information, www.plfdparks.org or call 436-8812.

• DIY Record Craft – 6 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Paint a vinyl record in a free-form mandala pattern. Supplies provided. Adults. For information, call 815-942-6880.

• Slightly Spooky – 6 to 8 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 150 N Ottawa St., Joliet. Join us for spooky movies such as “Monster House” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Kindergarten through grade five with adult. For information, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

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

• Cooking Demo: Autumn Soups – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Chorus of Du Page Guest Night –  7:15 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville. Men’s chorus. For information, Bruce Rhoades at 708- 243-0749 or Bruce@rbihomes.com. Or simply show up that night.

Oct. 11

• Adult Coloring Club – 10 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Coffee & Crafting – 10 to 11 a.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Bring current project. Coffee and tea provided. Adults. For information, call 815-942-6880.

• “Nature Play Days” – 10 to 11:30 a.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Ages 3 to 5 with parent. Free. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Sewing: Fabric Pumpkin – 10 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Fun with Fandoms – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Work on fan fiction art or writing by yourself or other artists. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Oktoberfest – 4 to 8 p.m., Harry Andersen VFW, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Purchase tickets at New Lenox Area Historical Society, 205 W. Maple (Rt. 30), by calling 815-485-5576 or at the door.

• “Les Miserables” – Bus departs 5:30 p.m., Oct. 11, from Channahon library to Cadillac Theater, Chicago. Purchase tickets in-person at Three Rivers Library’s Channahon Library, 25207 Channahon Drive, Channahon; or Minooka Branch, 109 N Wabena Ave., Minooka. Waivers due Oct. 4. Ages 5 and up; 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $85. For more information, call the Channahon branch at 815-467-6200 or Minooka branch at 815-467-1600, or visitwww.trpld.org.

• An Evening with Amy Logan – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 150 N Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432. Joliet author Amy Logan visits the library. Children of all ages with adult. For information, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• Melted Crayon Canvas Art – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 6 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Genealogy Club: Ghosts in the Graveyard – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Music Business Fundamentals: Music Publishing – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Oct. 12

• Anime Club – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Drawing, crafting, viewing, snacks. Grades six to 12. For information, call 815-942-6880.

• NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program: Introduction – 4:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades seven to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Life Happens, Laugh Anyway Ladies’ Night Out event – 5 to 8 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Laughter, shopping, treats, door prizes and mammogram appointments. Those who schedule an appointment receive an autographed gift from DeGraaf. Register at IMatter.silvercross.org. For information, call 815-300-1100 or visit www.silvercross.org or www.tracydegraaf.com.

• Camp Site Story Time – 6:30 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Stories read by flashlights and lanterns. Dress in pajamas. For information, call 815-942-6880.

• Video Production 101 – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Beekeeping – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Presenter: Rick Gougis of the Will County Beekeepers Association. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Trick or Treat in the Woods registration deadline – Event is 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 14, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Costumed trick or treat hike along a glowing trail. Spooky stories, hot dogs and s’smores over a fire. Hike is less than a mile. Free. All ages. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 708-946-2216.

Oct. 13

• 36th Halloween Hallow – 5 to 9 p.m.; also 1 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15, Yunker Farm, 10824 W. La Porte Road, Mokena Admission is free. Parking: $5 per vehicle. For more information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Olde Fashioned Country Club – 6 p.m., Oct. 13, Joliet Country Club, 1009 Spencer Road, Joliet. Cocktails, dinner and live musical entertainment by Peter Oprisko. $100. Benefits Visitation & Aide Society. To purchase tickets, mail check to P.O. Box 2715, Joliet, Illinois, 60434.

• Fun Frights by Firelight – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Book Road, Naperville. Stories, games and a walk along a paved path and dirt road to farm buildings and spooky barn. If the weather does not cooperate, festivities will be indoors at the on-site limestone house. Costumes encouraged. Free. All ages. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-886-1467.

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