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Gotta Do It: Jan. 21 through Jan. 27

Ongoing

• A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship – For part-time and full-time students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. $250, $500 or $1,000 each year. Students must write an essay of at least 1,000 words pertaining to the auto import industry. Deadline is March 10. For information, visit www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship.

• Career Online High School – Must be over 21 and a resident of the Shorewood-Troy Public Library District with intermediate computer skills and the ability to navigate internet without help. Must complete a basic prerequisite course, an interview process and all coursework within 18 months. Scholarships awarded. For information, call 815-725-1715.

• 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 hospital entrances. For information, call Leslie Newbon at 815-300-1096 or Debra Upshaw at 815-509-0063.

• ComEd Assistance Available to Help Customers with Winter Bills – For information on ComEd’s financial assistance programs, including eligibility requirements, visit ComEd.com/CARE or call 1-888-806-CARE (2273).

• Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Grundy County Administration Building, 1320 Union St., Morris. Offers assistance with federal, state and local veterans’ benefits and services to include referral to other programs and services. For honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. Call 815-941-3152.

• Help a Struggling Family in Lockport/Homer Glen – Total Flooring will give one family a free room of carpet (no larger than 270 square feet), pad and installation. Describe in 100 words or fewer why the family deserves to win. Include name, address and phone number (email where applicable) of the deserving family. Valued at $450. Send submission letters to 13412 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL 60491, or t7083019061@gmail.com.

• Horizon Grants – Up to $1,000 each to current high school juniors from all four District 202 high schools and Plainfield Academy, the district’s alternative high school. Applications, due April 20, can be found at www.d202foundation.org under “Programs.”

• IHDA Home Accessibility Program – HAP will fund up to $25,000 for accessibility modifications for both rental and owner occupied homes for seniors and people with disabilities. Contact Gina Morales, Will County Center for Community Concerns, at 815-722-0722, ext 220, or gmorales@wcccc.net.

• Illinois AMVETS Collection Site – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Grundy County Administration Building, 1320 Union St., Morris, and Ace Hardware parking lot, 855 S. Ridge Road, Minooka. For information, call the Grundy County VAC office at 815-941-3152.

• Illinois Soybean Association Scholarship Applications Available – Open to students studying crop sciences at Illinois State University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of Illinois and Western Illinois University. Five $4,000 scholarships to be awarded each year. Applications due Feb. 1. In March, the ISA Scholarship Committee will conduct applicant interviews in Bloomington. To apply and for information, visit www.iaafoundation.org/scholarships or call Angel Terrell at the ISA office at 309-808-3600. 

• Lifeline Program – The Lifeline program is a federally funded program that subsidizes the cost of one telephone per household, either a cellphone or a landline phone. Internet service as part of the cost of the phone may also be available. Eligible families can enroll by calling their local telephone service provider or a participating cellphone provider and asking to be enrolled in Lifeline. The two largest providers in Illinois are AT&T (888-256-5378) and Frontier Communications (800-921-8101). For information or to donate, visit www.linkupillinois.org.

• Lockport Township Park District’s Before/After School Program – Register at Challenge Fitness, 2021 S. Lawrence Ave., Lockport. For information and to download the parent handbook, visit www.lockportpark.org or call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.

• Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds – Eligible to apply now: households with a family member age 60 or older and/or currently receiving disability benefits, households with disconnected service or which have a disconnection notice, households with a child younger than 6, all income-eligible households. Sign up at Will County Center for Community Concerns, 2455 Glenwood Ave., Joliet, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday or until the daily sign-in sheet is full (whichever comes first). Applications also taken at various locations throughout the Will County area. Applications taken through May 31 or until funding is exhausted. For other locations, a list of documents needed to apply and more information, call 815-722-0722 or visit www.wcccc.net.  

• Online Voter Registration for Illinois – Visit ova.elections.il.gov.

• Passport Applications at White Oak Library – For information, call Lockport branch at 815-552-4260, Crest Hill branch at 815-552-4270 or Romeoville branch at 815-552-4200.

• School Essentials Survey – Joliet Township High School District 204 and Valley View School District 365U are joining the Illinois State Board of Education in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Parents: to take the survey, visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois through Jan. 31. For information, visit the website or contact 5Essentials Client Services at 866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

• “Share the Warmth” Winter Coat Drive – Through Jan. 31, Romeoville Branch Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens, for children and adults. Donation box in lobby. Benefits West Suburban Community Pantry in Woodridge. For information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Victims Legal Advice Line – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 844-388-7757 (toll free). Prairie State Legal Services will answer brief civil questions for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Bilingual staff or interpreters for limited English-proficient callers. For legal representation and more information, visit www.pslegal.org.

• Vote by Mail ballot – Request one for the March 20, 2018 general primary election. Available now until 4:30 p.m. March 15, 2018. For information, visit www.thewillcountyclerk.com.

• Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots seeking Republican judges – To work upcoming elections. Must attend a 2½ hour training class. Upon completion of training, Election Judges are paid $150 for the day they are assigned to work a polling place, including mileage reimbursement.  Election judges can earn extra compensation if they are assigned to pick up and drop off election supplies.. Apply at www.thewillcountyclerk.com.

• Will County Forest Preserve District Safety Wristbands – Colorful wristbands, two sizes, imprinted with the telephone number for the Will County Sheriff’s Police dispatch center. The center provides dispatching services for the Forest Preserve District’s Police Department. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Workforce Service Division of Will County Job Board – For information and postings, visit jb.jobs4people.org.

• Zonta Club of Joliet Accepting Scholarship Applications – Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to young women in the community through the Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Applicants must be 16 to 19 years old. Deadline is Feb. 16. For applications, visit jolietzonta.org. Send applications and questions to Mary Kapella at mkapel1@uic.edu.

Upcoming

• Will County Center for Community Concerns Scholarship – Must live in Will County, meet income guidelines and attend an accredited institution of higher education in Illinois during the 2018 calendar year. Funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Applications available Jan. 22 at 2455 Glenwood Ave., Joliet, or www.wcccc.net. Deadline is Feb. 12. For information, call Belithia Johnson at 815-722-0722, ext. 209.

• Workforce Center of Will County to Host LinkedIn Speaker – Jan. 31, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. From 10 a.m. to noon, Wayne Breitbarth will show attendees how to make their profiles stand out, explain how recruiters use LinkedIn, and highlight changes since it was purchased by Microsoft. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Breitbarth will teach businesses how to use LinkedIn to recruit new employees and how branding can help a company grow. Free to Will County residents. To reserve a seat at either workshop, email ekohl@willcountyillinois.com. For information, call 815-723-3887.

Jan. 21

• Family Fun: Wintry Mix – 2 to 3 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. All ages. Preschoolers with an adult. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 22

• WOTM Bingo – Doors open 8 a.m. and bingo starts 10 a.m., 118 E. 10th St., Lockport. Upstairs. Elevator accessible in back of lodge.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook.

• Conversational ESL for Adults – 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; also 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• OJT Orientation – 10 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Industry Orientation – 1:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Manufacturing, transportation, distribution, logistics. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Microsoft Excel – 1:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Twitter Basics – 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.

• Coffee & Community Conversation – 7 to 8 p.m., Unity CDC, 1 Doris Ave., Joliet. Opportunity for parents, families, and community members to meet the Board of Education, key Joliet Township High School leaders and Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy. No structured agenda. Guest can arrive and leave any time.

Jan. 23

• Electronics Recycling – 6 to 11 a.m.; also Jan. 19, Lockport Public Works, 17112 Prime Blvd., Lockport.

• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Kankakee Sands Preserve, Shenk Grove, Custer Township. For more information, email rgauchat@fpdwc.org or call 815-722-7364.

• Industry Orientation – 9 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Health care. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Career Cafe – 9:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Living Life Skills Educational Workshop – 9:30 to 11 a.m.; also Jan. 17 and 18; Disability Resource Center, 77 N. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. Call 815-729-0162 (voice), 815-729-2085 (TTY) or 815-768-2582 (VRS).

• Conversational ESL for Adults – 10 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Encore Resale Shop – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the first Saturday of the month, 710 Cedar Crossing, New Lenox. $8 bag sale Jan. 23, Jan. 24, Jan. 26. Closed Jan. 31 to prepare for the antiques and collectibles sale on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. For information, call 815-300-7642.

• Math Review – 2 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. For information, visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Bingo – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., 57 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• WOTM Bingo – Doors open 5 p.m. and bingo starts 7 p.m., 118 E. 10th St., Lockport. Upstairs. Elevator accessible in back of lodge.

• DIY Home Improvement: Win the Home Depot – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Learn the ins and outs of tile installation for backsplash and floors. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Bingo – 6:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 100 S. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet. Call 815-725-0746.

• Create Flyers Newsletters, Brochures, and More – 7 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – 7 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. Call 866-588-7464 or visit midwestcrossroad.org.

• Morris Area Toastmasters – 7 p.m., Morris Hospital Education Room, 150 High St., Morris. Call Matthew Woyner at 815-478-3574 or Frank Hankins at 815-942-4733.

Jan. 24

• Memory Clippers – 9 a.m. to noon, Manhattan Township Historical Society, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. Digitize and organize artifacts. Email ManhattanHistorical@yahoo.com.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Upward Bound Veterans Job Club – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Joliet VA CBOC, 1201 Eagle St., Joliet. For information, call 815-740-8100, ext. 73093.

• Vision Boards – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Grades 7 to 12. We have the supplies, you bring the inspiration. Register at 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• ESL Conversation Group – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., White Oak Library District, Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Call 815-552-4280 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

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

• Staying Positive in a Negative World – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 25

• Job Fair – 9 to 11 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Seeking assembler/inspector, CNC machinist trainee, forklift operators, home health aides, independent living coach, job coach, machine operators, material handlers, package handlers, packers, program specialist, residential sales representative, school bus driver, team leader and warehouse associates. For information, visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Wilmington Public Library District, 201 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Microsoft Word – 10:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Industry Orientation – 1:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Professional, financial, information technology. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Master Your Job Search – 2:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Spaghetti Dinner – 5 to 8 p.m., Joliet Elks Lodge No. 296, 250 S.E. Frontage Road, Joliet. Members and guests welcome. For information, call 815-254-4402.

•  “State of the District” – 7 p.m., Lincoln-Way Central Fine Arts Center, New Lenox. Meeting will cover the current state of each focus area, as well as the goals to be completed by 2022. Members of the Board of Education and administration will be available for discussion at the conclusion of the presentation.

Jan. 26

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon, Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Fish Fry – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Stone City Post, Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet. Dining room open from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 815-722-7122.

• Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale – 1 to 5 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 27, Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Books, audio books, children’s books, puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs. For information, call 708-479-9663 or visit www.mokenalibrary.org.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Bingo – Doors open 4 p.m., cards begin 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 7:30 p.m., Cantigny VFW Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Call 815-722-5398.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 7:30 p.m., Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish or fried chicken breast. Dine-in or carryout. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. For carryout, call 815-723-3154.

• 176 Catering Fish Fry – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Joliet Elks Lodge No. 296, 250 S.E. Frontage Road, Joliet. Baked and fried cod, fried shrimp, combo, burgers, salad bar. Call 176 West Catering at 815-955-4968.

• Fish Fry – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Karaoke begins at 8:30 p.m. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

Jan. 27

• Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Naperville Regional HHW Facility, 184 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville. Visit willcountygreen.com. Call 815-474-4385.

• “Surviving an Active Shooter Event” – 9 to 11 a.m., New Lenox Village Hall, community room, New Lenox. Free. For information and registration, contact Daniel Martin at 815-462-6493 or dmartin@newlenox.net.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Chili Cook-Off and Family Movie Night – First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Set up 4:30 p.m. Chili tasting begins 5 p.m. Movies begin 6 p.m. Bring a crock pot of your favorite chili or just come for the tasting; then stay for the movies, something for everyone, kids and adults. For a list of movies or more information, visit www.firstpresjoliet.org.

Jan. 28

• Meatloaf Cookoff Benefit – Noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 28, Dog House Pub, 3111 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Cash prizes. $10 to enter. $5 to dine. Raffles, 50/50. Benefits MorningStar Mission Ministries. To register and for contest rules, contact Eloise Crabb, MorningStar Mission, at 815-722-5780 or email at directorofdevelopment@morningstarmission.org or call Dog House Pub at 815-730-1247.

• Early Childhood Education Open House – 2 to 3 p.m., Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena (south end of Main Park). For more information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401or visit www.mokenapark.com.

 

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