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Local arts and entertainment: Jan. 12 through Jan. 19

Ongoing

• 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 Illinois Department of Natural Resources 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.

• Central Illinois Youth Goose Hunt registration open – The hunt is Jan. 14 and 15. 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.

• Children’s book drive for National Hook-up of Black Women/Silver Cross Reading Rooms – Through Jan. 31. Drop off new and gently used books written for children in preschool through fifth grade at Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Collection bins will be located at the Silver Cross Hospital entrances. For information, call Leslie Newbon at 815-300-1096 or Debra Upshaw at 815-509-0063.

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

• Don Sala photography exhibit –
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Through Feb. 28. Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Free exhibit features 16 photos, including nature and barn shots taken in eastern Will County by Sala, who has been a photographer for almost 50 years. Photos are for sale. Twenty percent of proceeds benefits The Nature Foundation of Will County. For information, visit reconnectwithnature.org.

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

• Forest Preserve District of Will County newsletter – Weekly, via email. Sign up at reconnectwithnature.org/citizen-newsletter.

• Forest Preserve District of Will County picnic and camping permits – Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Monee Reservoir in Monee Township, Plum Creek Nature Center in Crete Township and Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet. (Monee Reservoir will be closed from Jan. 15 to
Feb. 28.) First come, first served. For information, including fees, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• 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.

• 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.

• Ice Fishing Safety – For tips, visit
www.ifishillinois.org/programs/ice.php.

• 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.

• “Illinois Sportsmen’s Guide to the 2018 Farm Bill” – For a copy and information, visit www.ILCF.org.

• 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 are needed to participate. Visit publish.illinois.edu/hunttrapillinois/upcoming-workshops.

• Lincoln-Way Marching Band fundraiser – Buy chocolate bars through September. Proceeds help fund LWMB members’ participation in the 130th Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2019. Only nine high school marching bands will attend. For information, contact these representatives: For Lincoln-Way Central: Cindy Krawulski (krawulski91@yahoo.com). Lincoln-Way East: Denise Bednar (dblandbednar@yahoo.com). Lincoln-Way West: Jody Jensen (jody.jensen@genesishcc.com). Lincoln-Way Sponsorship: Kim Hansen (lwmsponsorship@gmail.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.

• 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.

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

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

• 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.

• Volunteer coaches needed – For youth basketball league. Coaches must be at least age 16. Games begin in January and run through mid-March. Contact Maria Romero (C.W. Avery Family YMCA), youth and adult sports director at mromero@jolietymca.org or 815-782-0516; Michael Taylor (Galowich and Smith YMCAs), health, wellness and sports director at mtaylor@jolietymca.org or 815-782-0827; or Ken Iverson (Morris community YMCA), sports manager at kiverson@jolietymca.org or 815-513-8200.

• Water Street Studios Artists Collective – Jan. 16 through Feb. 9, Joliet Junior College, Laura Sprague Gallery, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Features the diverse works of the recently formed Artists Collective associated with the Water Street Studios of Batavia. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free and open to the public. For information, call 815-280-2423 or
815-280-2223.

• 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.

• 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 Anniversary Barrister’s Ball – 6:30 to 11 p.m., Clarion Hotel & Joliet Banquet Center, 411 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Dinner, dancing. Black tie option. $65 to $100. For information, call 815-333-3200.

• 13th annual trivia event – March 11, 176 W. 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.

• 4th annual Next Women of Country Tour in 2018 – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Rialto Square Theatre, 201 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Features Sara Evans RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. For tickets and information, visit www.rialtosquare.com.

•  61st Annual Caritas Scholarship Ball – 6 p.m. to midnight, Jan. 20, Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Joliet. Hosted by the University of St. Francis. For tickets and more information, visit www.stfrancis.edu/caritas.

• Bridging to the Future Spring Brunch – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18, Prairie Bluff Golf Club, 19433 Renwick Road, Lockport. Easter Bunny (bring camera), raffle, silent auction. Bridges to a New Day helps children learn to deal with bullying issues through our in-school programs, as well as providing domestic violence counseling to women. For sponsorships, email fund@bridgestoanewday.org. For information, visit
www.bridgestoanewday.org or
call 815-838-2690.

Upcoming

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

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

• Dual album release show – Feb. 16, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Featuring John Condron & The Old Gang Orchestra and Riverhorse. For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com. For information, visit www.rialtosquare.com.

• Galabration – Event is Feb. 3 at Bolingbrook Golf Club. Dinner, silent and live auctions, live music and dancing. Benefits St. Mary Immaculate Parish School. Tables of 10 available. For reservations, visit www.smischool.org. For information, email Galabration@smip.org.

• Giant Steps fundraiser – 6 p.m., Feb. 10, 176 West, located at 1100 NE Frontage Road, Joliet. Appetizers, cocktails, dancing, raffles, silent auction. $75 per person. Benefits Saint Paul the Apostle School. For more information, email giantsteps2017@gmail.com.

• Little Black Dress Soiree presented by ComEd – 6 to 10 p.m., Feb. 1,  Renaissance Center 214 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Hosted by the United Way of Will County. Inaugural event for Women United. $45. For tickets and information, visit www.littleblackdresssoiree.org or call 815-723-2500.

• Lincoln Funeral Flowers: A Sneak Peek Event – 4 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Public Landing Restaurant, 200 w. 8th St., Lockport. Unveiling of dried flowers that had lain on Abraham Lincoln’s funeral bier in Washington, D.C. in April 1865. Also buffet dinner, silent auction, and Abraham Lincoln-related speaker. Hosted by Will County Historical Museum. $50. Proceeds benefit restoration of the Brown family log cabin. For information, email info@willhistory.org.

• Manhattan Transfer – 7:30 p.m., March 14, 2018, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Blend of acapella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythmic and blues and pop. 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 Ceci 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.

• REO Speedwagon – March 8, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• Singing Valentine – Arrange for a quartet from the Chorus of DuPage to deliver a Singing Valentine on Feb. 14. A Singing Valentine includes two songs sing in four-part barbershop harmony, a rose and a card with the sender’s personal message. $50. Extra for a specific window of time. Available for delivery until 8 p.m. To order, visit www.chorusofdupage.com/valentines. For more information, 630-737-9199.

• St. Mary Immaculate Parish to host trivia night – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. $10 each. $70 for table of eight. Teams can be any size up to eight people. Bring your own food and beverages. Benefits teen summer mission trip to New Orleans. Register at www.smip.org/trivia.

Jan. 12

• Preschool Activity Time – 10 to 11 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen Movie Friday – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Jan. 19, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Studio 300 Presentation – 4 to 4:30 p.m.; also 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 13 and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 15, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Comedian Dennis Miller – 8 p.m., Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Award-winning comedian, talk-show host, author and TV 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.

• “Seussical Jr.” – 7 p.m.; also Jan. 13 and 2 p.m. Jan. 14, Plainfield North High School auditorium, 12005 S. 248th Street, Plainfield. $5 for assigned seating. Order tickets at www.irajonesdrama.weebly.com.

• Open Mic night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also Jan. 19, Tully’s Monster Pub and Grill, 104 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-5098.

Jan. 13

• “Morning Bird Hike” – 8 to 10 a.m., June 17, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Monee Reservoir, Monee. 18 and up. Free. Registration not required. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Will/Grundy Genealogical Society – 10 a.m., Coal City Public Library, 85 N. Garfield St. Coal City. The program will offer assistance to members and guests who have questions or problems concerning their own family history research. Public welcome. Refreshments served. For information, visit www.wggs.org.

• Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime – 10:30 to 11:15 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.

“Peter and the Wolf” – 11 a.m., University of St. Francis, Sexton Auditorium of the Moser Performing Arts Center, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet. Performed by Joliet Symphony Orchestra. Musical petting zoo. Q&A. Free. For information, visit www.stfrancis.edu.

• Winter on the Green 2018 – Noon to 2 p.m., Breidert Green, Kansas & Ash Street, Frankfort. Ice sculptures displayed throughout the downtown district. Free heated trolley rides and ice sculpture demo (12:30 p.m.). For more information, visit www.villageoffrankfort.com/calendar.

• Tom Hanks: Ordinary Man…Extraordinaire – 1 to 2 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St., Mokena. Presenter: Bob Burton. To register, call 708-479-9663 or register through the events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

• Saturday Special: Build It – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 2 to 5 with an adult for Duplos. Kindergarten through fifth grade with adult for Legos. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen Art Scene: Whimsical Tree – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Skip Griparis Presents “The Guys Who Gave us Rock” – 7 p.m., Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Call 815-723-5201 or visit www.jolietsymphonyorchestra.org.

• Masters of Metal – 8 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• Done Dirt Cheap – AC/DC Tribute – 9 p.m., Clayton’s Tap, 122 W. Washington St., Morris. Call 815-942-3811 or visit www.claytonstap.com.

Jan. 14

“Big Band Memories” – 2 to 3 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th
St., Lockport. Bandleader Steve Cooper presents “Big Band Memories,” featuring rare
films and videos, along with stories of the greatest bands of all time, including Glenn
Miller and Benny Goodman. Adults only. Registration required. To register or for more information, call 815-552-4260 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• R&B Line Dancing – 2 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Open Video Game Play – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Oct. 15, 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.

• Bridges to a New Day Charity of the Games & Fundraiser – 3:05 p.m. 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.

Jan. 15

• Cardboard Fortress – 10 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Children of all ages, no registration required. Build a cardboard castle. For information, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• iMake – 2 to 3 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Kindergarten (with adult) through grade five. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Knitting and Crocheting Nest 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.

​• Artists sought for forest preserve’s “Arts & Nature on the River” registration deadline – 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. Theme: Sharing Landscapes. Artists will be notified by Feb. 1. For information, email FourRivers@fpdwc.org.

Jan. 16

• Coffee and Conversation Book Club – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. “Lilac Girls,” by Martha Hall. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Minecraft Open Play – 3:30 to 5 p.m.; also Jan. 18, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 3 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen Makers DIY – 4 to 5 p.m., Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Dungeons & 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.

• Photoshop 101 – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. 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.

• 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.

Jan. 17

• Sewing: Valentine Striped Pillow – 10 a.m. to noon, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Bring sewing machine, thread, pins and needles. Adults Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Chess Club – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Tweens and teens. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Open Video Game Play – 6 to 8 p.m.; also Oct. 15, 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.

• Organizing Keepsakes from Young and Old – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Self-Editing Tips for Writers – 7 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 18

• Knitting and Crocheters Nest 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 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Music provided by  Del Bergeson Orchestra. For more information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

• Mini Monets – 4 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Shorewood-Troy Public Library, Meeting Room A, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood. Ages 3 to 6. Call 815-725-4368 or visit www.shorewoodtroylibrary.org.

• WriteOn Joliet – 6:00 p.m., Joliet Public Library-Black Road Branch, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Critique group. Any genre, any writing experience. For information, visit www.writeonjoliet.com or email writeonjoliet@gmail.com.

• Modern Silhouettes – 6:30 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.

• Pajama Storytime – 6:30 to 7 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-942-6880 or visit morrislibrary.com.

• Television Production 101 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 19

• Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – 9:30 or 10:30 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 8 months to 5 with adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Joliet Area Music Teachers Meeting – 10 a.m. to noon, Crest Hill Library, 20670 Kubinski  Drive in Crest Hill.  Theme: “Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Alive --  Are Your Recitals Stayin’ Alive?”  Presenter: Sarah Maranto, member. Maranto also gave presentation at the Illinois State Music Teachers Annual Conference in Nov. 2016. For more information, call Jill Kopczick at 815-942-6703.

Let It Snow – 11 a.m. to noon (2 to 3 year-olds) or 1 to 2 p.m. (4 to 5 year-olds),
Heritage Professional Center, 24023 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield. Bring the snow and ice inside. Registration required. Call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• Techno Kids – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades one to three. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Janet Garnder: The Voice of Vixen – 7:30 p.m., 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• Cody Calkin’s Acoustic – 8 p.m., Clayton’s Tap, 122 W. Washington St., Morris. Call 815-942-3811 or visit www.claytonstap.com.

• ’90s Dance Party – 9:30 p.m., Skooter’s Roadhouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood. Call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com.

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