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Local arts and entertainment: Dec. 15 through Dec. 22

Ballroom Dance: ‘Oh What Fun’ 
at the Timbers of Shorewood
 
 
The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide the music for a ballroom dance titled “Oh What Fun” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. The public is warmly welcome to dance the afternoon away. The dance is free to all.
 
Members of the Del Bergeson Orchestra are music professionals, each with a passion for music and entertaining. Several members are music instructors teaching at the university level.
 
Bergeson, director of the orchestra, has experience and talent. He’s performed with Pyramid as part of a Chicago style horn section, the Bill Gerald Orchestra and the Jay Mau Orchestra. He plays trombone and sings several of the standards by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis Jr. 
 
About the Timbers of Shorewood
 
Named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce, The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community that provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.
 
Again, the event is free and open to the public. For more information visit [ http://www.timbersofshorewood.com ]http://www.timbersofshorewood.com or call 815-609-0669.
 
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Direct: 630-789-8899
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Ballroom Dance: ‘Oh What Fun’ at the Timbers of Shorewood     The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide the music for a ballroom dance titled “Oh What Fun” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. The public is warmly welcome to dance the afternoon away. The dance is free to all.   Members of the Del Bergeson Orchestra are music professionals, each with a passion for music and entertaining. Several members are music instructors teaching at the university level.   Bergeson, director of the orchestra, has experience and talent. He’s performed with Pyramid as part of a Chicago style horn section, the Bill Gerald Orchestra and the Jay Mau Orchestra. He plays trombone and sings several of the standards by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis Jr.   About the Timbers of Shorewood   Named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce, The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community that provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.   Again, the event is free and open to the public. For more information visit [ http://www.timbersofshorewood.com ]http://www.timbersofshorewood.com or call 815-609-0669.   ###     Andy Richardson | Vice President Ginny Richardson Public Relations Direct: 630-789-8899 Mobile / Text: 773-368-8790 [ mailto:arichardson@gr-pr.com ]arichardson@gr-pr.com [ https://www.gr-pr.com/ ]https://www.gr-pr.com/

Ongoing

• 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 an entry form, visit www.mipa.org.

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

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

•  Archery deer and fall turkey permits – Illinois Archery Deer and Archery Fall Turkey seasons are open through Jan. 14. Find a vendor at www.dnr.illinois.gov/LPR/Pages/LicensePermitVendors.aspx.

• Archery, firearm, muzzleloader and late-winter/CWD season sampling –
Deer hunters statewide are encouraged to allow samples to be taken for chronic wasting disease (CWD) from adult deer they harvest. Check the IDNR website for locations that are serving as CWD sampling stations, taking samples from entire deer or deer heads through the end of the season (Jan. 14). Visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/programs/CWD/Documents/CWDSamplingLocations.pdf.

• Artists sought for Forest Preserve’s “Arts & Nature on the River” – Be featured in the June 16 Forest Preserve District of Will County’s summer “Arts & Nature on the River” event at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Deadline to submit art is Jan. 15. Theme: Sharing Landscapes.” Artists will be notified by Feb. 1. For information, email FourRivers@fpdwc.org.

•  Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt registration open – Hunt is Jan. 14 and 15. Lottery drawing is Jan. 2. Notification by mail. First-time applicants given priority. Ages 10 to 17 at time of hunt. Must possess a valid Illinois hunting or sportsman’s license, have a Harvest Information Program registration number, and have a 20-gauge or larger shotgun. Youth hunt participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must possess a valid firearm owner’s identification card. To register for the hunt or for information, call 217-785-8060.

• 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.

• Controlled pheasant permits – Visit www.dnr.illinois.gov or www.tmillerinc.com.

• 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.

• Firearm deer permits – A few remaining. For vendors, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/LPR/Pages/LicensePermitVendors.aspx.

• 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

• Holiday Coloring Contest – Pick up sheets at the Recreation Center, Romeoville. Winners posted Dec. 15. Prizes must be picked up by Dec. 22. For ages 12 and younger. Free.

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

• Hunting regulations – For Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations 2017-18, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/HuntTrapDigest.pdf. For Illinois Digest of Waterfowl Hunting Regulations 2017-18, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/DigestWaterfowlHuntingRegulations.pdf.

• IDNR accepting Illinois fishing tournament applications – For information, visit www.ifishillinois.org/tournament/index.php.

• 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.

• Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants – Accepted by the IDNR Division of Education for the Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program. Applicants can select to develop a pollinator garden or a wildlife habitat of their choice. For information, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/education/Pages/GrantsSHAG.aspx.

• Late-winter/CWD season information – For details on the upcoming 2017-18 late-winter antlerless-only and special chronic wasting disease deer seasons, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Document/LateWinterDeerCWDHuntingPermitInformation2017-2018.pdf. For a map of late-winter season and special CWD season open counties, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/wildlife/Documents/IllinoisLateWinterDeerSeasonsMap2017_2018.pdf.

• Learn to hunt – Free education and training workshops for adults on how to hunt deer, turkey, squirrels, pheasants, ducks, geese and other game. Waterfowl and terrestrial game workshops are open to individuals who have not previously hunted those species. Advanced registration required to participate in workshops. No FOID card or previous shooting or hunting experience is needed to participate. Visit publish.illinois.edu/hunttrapillinois/upcoming-workshops.

• 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.

• Mittens for Fines – Through Dec. 22, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Donate new children’s winter hats, mittens, gloves or scarves at the first floor circulation desk, and the library will remove $2 in fines (up to $20) per item donated for each library account. All donations displayed on mitten tree in the lobby. Benefits Power Connection. Also consider donating to the Bolingbrook Lions & Leos Club’s Coat the Kids drive, Operation Christmas and Toys for Tots. Donations boxes are located in the library’s lobby. For information, call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• 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 free site hunting permits – Free site hunting permits (windshield cards) to hunt upland, forest game and waterfowl at IDNR sites are available at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/PublicHuntingAreas.aspx.

• 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.

• Poinsettia sale fundraiser – Each poinsettia includes a handmade decorative Christmas pick, holiday spray glitter and foil pot cover. $10. Proceeds benefit the students in the Lincoln-Way Transition Program. Order at lwtransition@lw210.org or by calling 815-462-2229.

• Preserve the Moment Photo Contest – Through Dec. 31. Amateur photographers ages 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.

• Public hunting areas report – Visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/IllinoisPublicHuntingAreasReport.2016.2017.pdf.

• Romeoville Art Society Monthly Community Poetry & Image Competition – January theme is Hope; enter through
Dec. 22. February theme is Blue, enter Dec. 23 through Jan. 22. For information and registration, email Info@romeovilleartsociety.org.

• Senior Capstone Art Exhibition –
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 18, Lewis University, The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Romeoville. Students: Theresa Buck of Romeoville; Anne Coleman of Evergreen Park; Courtney Dallon of Eagle Mountain, Utah; Eduardo Esteves of Porto Alegre, Brazil; Madeline Janich of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood; Elizabeth Lopez of Bolingbrook; Bryan Sisk of Plainfield; and Schuyler Staley of Joliet. For information, email Natalie Swain, art gallery coordinator, at wainna@lewisu.edu.

• Spring turkey applications – Resident hunters now may apply for the first lottery for 2018 Illinois spring wild turkey season permits online. Application deadline for second lottery for 2017 resident spring turkey permits is Jan. 11. For information, visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/TurkeyHunting.aspx.

• 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. Eighth St., Lockport. For information, visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org or call 815-552-4265.

• Upland hunting – 2017-18 pheasant, quail and rabbit seasons in Illinois. Visit www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame/Page/PheasantQuailAndRabbitAnnualStatusReports.aspx.

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

• WLRA Radio “Christmas Memories” – 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Jan. 1. Tune in via radio at 88.1 FM, online at www.lewisu.edu/wlra, the apps iTunes and Google Play, and iHeartRadio.

• 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

13th annual Trivia Event – March 11, 176 West Banquets, 1100 N.E. Frontage Road, Joliet. Doors open at 2 p.m. Trivia begins at 3 p.m. Theme: “Back to the ’90s.” $150 for a table of 10. Food and drink available to buy. Reserve tables at www.jthsfoundation.org or contact Mark Turk at mlturk05@comcast.net or 815-922-4065.

• 2nd annual Lincoln-Way Half Marathon – 7 a.m. April 22, 123 Kansas St., Frankfort. $70. Register at lincolnwayhalfmarathon.com. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit lincolnwayhalfmarathon.

• Baseball Camp – Dec. 26, 27 and 28, Lincoln-Way West High School, New Lenox. Grades one to eight. To register, visit http://il.8to18.com/lww/. For information, contact Jake Zajc at jzajc@lw210.org or call
815-717-3521.

Upcoming

• Bridges to a New Day Charity of the Games & Fundraiser – Event is at 
3:05 p.m. on Jan. 14, Fox Valley Ice Arena, Geneva. Chicago Steel game. Benefits Bridges to a New Day in Romeoville. The game also is Daddy Daughter Princess Day, featuring Moana. For tickets and information, contact Lina at 815-838-2690 or fund@bridgestoanewday.org.

• Comedian Dennis Miller – 8 p.m., Jan. 12, 2018, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Award-winning comedian, talk-show host, author, and television personality. After captivating audiences on “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmy and three Writers Guild of America awards for his critically acclaimed talk show, “Dennis Miller Live.” For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• Daughtry – 7 p.m., April 16, 2018, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. American rock band headlined by Chris Daughtry. Formerly on American Idol. Influences include Bon Jovi, U2, Aerosmith, For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• Decades Rewind – 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17, 2018, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Medleys feature hits by ABBA, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Tina Turner, Chubby Checker, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Prince, Bon Jovi. Over 100 costume changes, 10 medleys featuring 60 songs. For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• Manhattan Transfer – 7:30 p.m., March 14, 2018, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Jass blend of acapella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythmic and blues and pop. For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• REO Speedwagon – Jan. 13, 2018, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• Joliet Central High School Class of 1958 60th reunion – Sept. 15 to 16. For alumni who did not receive a save the date invitation, call Diana Lambert at 
815-726-7241.

• Joliet Township High School Central Campus Class of 1968 reunion – Event is Sept. 21 and 22. Activities will include the homecoming parade, a tour of the school and the award-winning student center, and free admission to the football game for all alumni and a guest. A postgame party will be held after the football game. $25. Cash bar. For information or to be added to the information list, contact Kristine Schlismann at 815-727-6967 or www.kschlismann@jths.org.

Dec. 15

• Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – 10:30 to11:15 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.

• Adventures in Homeschooling: Far Away Places at Your Fingertips – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. For homeschool teachers and their students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. For homeschool teens and tweens. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Fun Fridays – 3 to 5 p.m., Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St. Coal City. Games, crafts and other crazy fun activities. Kindergarten through third grade and fourth to fifth grade. Contact Heather Banks at 815-634-4552 ext. 105 or heather@ccpld.org.

• Annual Comedy Night to Support Scouting – Dec. 15. Doors open 6 p.m. Show starts 7 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion, 20 S. Eastern Ave., Joliet. $55. Includes appetizers, dinner, dessert. Cash bar. For information, email Natalie Cook at Natalie.cook@scouting.org.

• “Dark Side Of The Yule” – Doors open 6:15 p.m. Show starts 7 p.m., Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 North Ottawa St., Joliet. Classical Blast will perform classic rock music mashed with traditional carols. $12 (museum members and students with valid ID) and $15 (non-members). For tickets and information, visit www.jolietmuseum.org or call 815-723-5201 ext. 222.

• Laser Tag – 6:15 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 25207 W. Channon Drive, Channahon. For grades five through 12. A waiver must be completed each calendar year. To register and for more information, call Amber Maxwell at 815-467-6200.

• 39th Annual Madrigal Dinner – 7 p.m.; also noon and 7 p.m., Dec. 16, Plainfield High School-Central Campus auditorium, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. $20. Includes multi-course meal. For tickets, information and order forms, visit www.pchschoirs.com or call 815-436-3200, ext. 5806.

• “Elf Jr., The Musical” – 7 p.m.; also 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Heritage Grove Middle School, 12425 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield. $3 or $1 for seniors and ages 5 and younger. Limited tickets at the door.

• Joliet Drama Guild’s 6th Annual Madrigal Dinner – 7 p.m., 7 p.m. Dec.15. and Dec. 16, and 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. $35 each or $32 each with a group of 8 or more. Half-portion dinner meal available for children 5 to 10 years old for $15. Children under 5 years old are free with a paid adult ticket. Pauper seats (without meal tickets) are $10 each. Children 5 to 10 years old are $5 with an accompanying adult. Children under 5 years old only watching, no dinner, are free with an accompanying adult. For tickets or more information, call  JDG at 877-534-1933. for the Dec. 10 event, one may also call the church at 815-436-2209.

• Open Mic night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also Dec. 22, Tully’s Monster Pub and Grill, 104 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-5098.

Dec. 16

9th Annual Ryan Burke Memorial Wrestling Tournament – 9 a.m., Lincoln-Way Central fieldhouse, New Lenox.

• Sports Cards & Collectibles Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. For information, visit www.romeoville.org.

• Wrapping Round Up – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 2621 Plainfield Road, Joliet. Free gift wrapping for purchased gifts. Free will monetary donation benefits Center for Disability Services in Joliet.

• Busy Beavers Craft Club – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Free. Ages 15 and older. Registration not required. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Polar Express Storytime and Craft – 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Studio 300 Orientation – 11 to 11:30 a.m.; also 7:30 to 8 p.m., Dec. 20; and 4 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 22, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

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

• Elizabeth Rodriguez Academy Violinists Concert – 1:30 p.m. Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Live performance of classical and holiday music performed by young violinists. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• “Beyond the Nutcracker” – 2 and 7 p.m.; also 3 p.m., Dec. 17, Lincoln Way West High School, New Lenox. Christian version of the famous ballet with an emphasis on the nativity. Mirrors many aspects of the traditional ballet, including Tchaikovsky’s renowned score. $18 (adults) and $10 (ages 10 and under). Purchase at ballet58.org or call 708-329-8773.

• X Meets Y Book Club – 2 to 3 p.m., Bar Louie, 619 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen Reader Volunteering – 3 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Listen to children read “Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes.” Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• “Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes” – Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Read aloud to earn prizes. Kindergarten and grade one. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Christmas Cantata – 5:30 p.m.; also 10 a.m., Dec. 17, First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Jackson St., Morris. The church choir will perform “Child of Peace.” For more information, call 815-942-1871 or visit firstpresmorris.org.

• Deck the Halls – Water Street, Wilmington. Shops will be open late to assist with shopping.

Dec. 17

“Were You There on that Christmas Night,” cantata – 9 a.m.,  Channahon United Methodist Church,  24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Performed by the UMC choir. For more information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channnahonumc.org.

• “Peace Has Come,” a Mary McDonald musical – 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Featuring choir, instruments and handbells. Free.

• Christmas Hangups – 6 to 7 p.m.,  Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle, Coal City. Children and youth Christmas program. For more information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

• Community Christmas Singalong – 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Road, New Lenox. Sing traditional carols and choruses from Handel’s “Messiah.” Live 20-piece orchestra. Opportunity to donate to the Women and Family Recovery Center at the Morningstar Mission in Joliet. For more information, call 815-485-8271 or visit www.umcnl.com.

Dec. 18

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

• Mobile Media Lab – 4 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Learn about sound effects. Grades six to 12. 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. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Knitting and Crocheters Next Evening Session – 6 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Young and Geeky – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 18 to 30. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Dec. 19

• Coffee and Conversation – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Dungeons and Dragons – 6 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Daddy/Daughter Digital Date – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. For fathers and their daughters ages 8 and up. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Chess Club for Adults and Teens – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Tuesdays with Toni Book Club – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. “The 10X Ryle” by Grant Cardone. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Plainfield Writers Group – 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. All adult writers are welcome to get together and share ideas and writings. No registration is needed. New faces are always welcome. For information, call 815-436-6639 or visit plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

• Sky Hawks Combo Camp registration deadline – Event is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., , Dec. 26 through Dec. 29, he Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena. Ages 7 to 12. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

• Sky Hawks Game Day Camp registration deadline – Event is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., , Dec. 26 through Dec. 29, he Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena. Ages 7 to 12. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

• Sky Hawks Multi-Sport Camp registration deadline – Event is 9 .am. to noon, Dec. 26 through Dec. 29, he Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena. Ages 7 to 12. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Dec. 20

• Christmas Cookie Decorating – For ages 55 and up. All supplies and coffee provided. For time, location and other information, visit romeoville.org and click on the “Senior Info” button on the main page or call 815-886-6222.

• Punks Sharpie Ceramic Tile – 4 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

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

• Great Reads Book Club – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Live Remote Broadcast of “The Lawrence Holmes Show” – 7 to 8 p.m., Tom Kelly’s Chophouse & Pub, 495 Degroate Road, New Lenox. For 25 years Terry Boers brought his unique perspective, insight and humor to the airwaves on WSCR the Score, Chicago’s first all sports radio station. “In The Score of a Lifetime: 25 Years Talking Chicago Sports (Triumph Books, November 15, 2017), Boers shares his life story with his signature attitude and wit. Listeners will hear behind-the-scenes stories.

Dec. 21

• Knitting and Crocheters Next Morning Session – 10 a.m. to noon, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Ballroom Dance: “Oh What Fun” – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Free and open to the public. Featuring the Del Bergeson Orchestra. For information, visit www.timbersofshorewood.com or call 815-609-0669.

• Teen Trivia Night – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Dec. 22

• Reindeer Roundup – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (2 to 3-year-olds) and 1 to 2 p.m. (4 to 5 year-olds), Heritage Professional Center, 24023 W. Lockport St., Plainfield. Register at 815-436-8812 or www.plfdparks.org.

• Teen Movie Friday – 3 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

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