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Local arts and entertainment: Jan. 19 through Jan. 26

On Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, Lincoln-Way East dancers will perform the East Orchesis Dance Concert entitled “Orchesis: Musical Edition.” The shows will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Center. Tickets will be sold at the box office a half hour prior to each show. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children age three and under will gain free admittance.
On Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, Lincoln-Way East dancers will perform the East Orchesis Dance Concert entitled “Orchesis: Musical Edition.” The shows will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Center. Tickets will be sold at the box office a half hour prior to each show. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children age three and under will gain free admittance.

Ongoing

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

• 2018 Great Read art contest honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Any medium inspired by King. Entries can be up to two feet high and wide, and weigh up to five pounds. Digital entries of up to 2½ minutes long can also be submitted. Plainfield-area artists from pre-kindergarten through adult. For applications and more information, visit www.greatread.org.

• Books and Beer Book Discussion – 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, Romeoville Branch Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. 21 and up. February's book: "The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson. Copies available at adult services desk. To register and for information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.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.

• 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.

• 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. 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 – 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., Feb. 10, 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Huey Lewis and the News – 9 p.m., June 22, ATI Field, Joliet Memorial Stadium, Joliet. $11 for general admission and $47.50 for reserved front section seats. To purchase, visit www.tasteofjoliet.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.

• Lions of Plainfield Wine Madness – 1 p.m., Opera House, Plainfield. Food specials, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, 20 rounds of wine raffles, meet and greet with wine vendors. Benefits Lions of Plainfield Charities. For more information, visit www.plainfieldlions.org.

• 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.

• 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.

• Remembering G – 6 p.m., Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet. Cocktails, dueling pianos, raffle, 50/50 and cash bar. Benefits scholarships and initiatives in memory of classmate Andrew Giaudrone. $25 at door or tables of 10 in advance. Call Karen Tyrell at
815-931-8452 or Ian Tyrell at 815-503-1930.

• 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.

• Trivia Knight – 6 p.m., Saint Mary Nativity, 702 N. Broadway, Joliet. Must be 21 to play. $20 a person or $200 a table (8 to 10 people). Food available to buy, cash bar, raffle baskets, 50/50 and best-themed table (first prize is $200). Emcee is Duffy Blackburn. For reservations and information, call Mike Knick at 815-954-9469.

• Vegas Night – 7 p.m. to midnight, St. Joseph School, 275 W. North St., Manhattan. Black jack, roulette, poker, craps and Texas Hold’em. Live music by Ear Candy, dinner, silent auction. raffles. $15 (advance) and $17.50 (door). For information, visit sjsmanhattan.org or call 815-478-3951.

Jan. 19

• Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – 9:30 or 10:30 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Beach party theme. 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.

• Teen Movie Friday – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Jan. 26, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Kids Movie Night and Parents Night Out – 6 to 8 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Craft, game, movie with popcorn and refreshments. Free. Register at 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• The Dueling Tonys Piano Concert – 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 516 E. Jackson St., Morris. $20 (adults) and $10 (ages 10 and under). Benefits Trinity Services and Special Connections of Grundy County. Buy tickets at www.specialconnections.org/

• Janet Gardner: 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.

• Open Mic night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also Jan. 26, 104 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-5098.

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

Jan. 20

• Saturday Youth Drama classes – 9 a.m. (grade school, $60) and 10:30 a.m. (high school, $65), Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. To register and for more information, call 815-724-3760 or visit www.bicentennialpark.org.

• Friends of the Library Book Nook Sale – 11 a.m. top 4 p.m., White Oak Library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. New arrivals of books, CDs and DVDs. For information, call 815-552-4280 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Studio 300 Orientation – 11 to 11:30 a.m.; also 7:30 to 8 p.m., and 4 to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 26, Jan. 24Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Snow Day Festival – Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, 27060 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. No registration. For information, visit www.reconnectwithnature.org.

• Winter on the Green 2018 – Noon to 2 p.m., Breidert Green, Kansas & Ash Street, Frankfort. Music, kid friendly games, crafts. For more information, visit www.villageoffrankfort.com/calendar.

• Bingo at the Library – 1 to 2 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. 18 and up. Prizes and snacks. Registration requested. For registration and information, call 708-479-9663 or visit www.mokenalibrary.org.

• STEAM Family Workshop – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• X Meets Y Book Club – 2 to 3 p.m., Bar Louie, 619 Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Discuss "The Book of Unknown Americans," by C Henriquez. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Build a 3-D Printer – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and tweens with a parent. 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” – 3 to 5 p.m., 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.

• Spaghetti Dinner – 4 to 7 p.m., Troy Middle School cafeteria, 5800 W. Theodore Street, Plainfield. $10 (adults) and $5 (ages 4 to 8). Two mega-raffles. Benefits Troy bands will play during the event. Benefits William B. Orenic Intermediate School and Troy Middle School band programs. For advance tickets and more information, email Troy.band.boosters@gmail.com.

• Jazz Concert and Potluck Dinner – Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Potluck dinner at 5 p.m., bring a dish to share. Following dinner, The Matthew Miller Group will perform a mix of jazz and spirituals. Free. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

•  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.

• Emerging Playwrights Festival – 7 p.m., Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Original short plays, written and directed by teens. $1. o register and for more information, call 815-724-3760 or visit www.bicentennialpark.org.

• Graham Bonnett – 7:30 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• Paul Kenyon: “Shakespeare at the Piano” – 7:30 p.m., University of St. Francis, Sexton Auditorium, Joliet. Works by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, William Byrd and Domenico Scarlatti, as well as Beethoven’s “Tempest” Sonata and selections from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.” $10. For tickets and information, visit stfrancis.edu/music-at-moser.

• 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.

• Back Country Roads Acoustic – 9 p.m., 122 Washington St., Morris. Call 815-942-3811 or visit www.claytonstap.com.

• Circus Number Nine – 9 p.m., 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.chicagost.com.

• Rick Monroe – 9 p.m., Skooter's Roadhouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Country singer/songwriter. For more information about Monroe, visit www.rickmonroe.com. For more information about the event, call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com.

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.

• Afternoon Artist – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. All supplies provided. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Family Laser Tag 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 25207 W Channon Drive, Channahon. For registration and information, call 815-467-6200.

Jan. 22

• Introduction to LaCrosse Camp – Mondays through Feb. 12, Athletic Edge Sports in Mokena. Boys and girls preschool through grade eight. Times vary by age. To register and for more information, call 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Mobil Media Lab: Vinyl Stickers – 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Tween DIY: Make a Microwave Mug Cake – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades four to six. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Trivia Night – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Grades 7 to 12. Register at 815-740-2660 or jolietlibrary.org.

• Knitting and Crocheters 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.

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

• “Hoot Hike" – Event is 5 to 6 p.m., Jan. 24, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Hike along a path with a naturalist while exploring owl habitat and listening for their calls. Learn about owl biology, mating behavior and owl mythology. Hike is 0.3 miles on natural surfaces. Free. All ages. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-886-1467.

Jan. 23

• Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Trivia Night at Doc’s Smokehouse! – 7 to 9 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St, Mokena. To register, call 708-479-9663 or register through the events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

Jan. 24

• Glove Monsters – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 6 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Great Reads Book Club – 7 to 8:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Discuss "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue. Adults. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 25

• 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.

• “The Fantasticks” – Jan. 25 to Jan. 28, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. For information, visit www.jolietdramaguild.org.

• Paint Your Way to Calm – 6 to 7 p.m., Shorewood-Troy Public Library District, Meeting Room A, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood. Guided watercolor class. All materials provided. Adults. For registration and information, call 815-725-1715 or visit www.shorewoodtroylibrary.org.

• 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.

• Mosaic Hanging Tiles – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Romeoville Art Society meeting – 7 p.m., White Oak Library Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. New members welcome. For more information, visit www.romeovilleartsociety.org.

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

• Winter Nature Photography Hike with Don Sala registration deadline – Event is 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Jan. 27, Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, 27060 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Ages 16 and older. To register, call 708-946-2216 or visit http://bit.ly/2nwFtYK.

Jan. 26

• Quilting Bee's – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W Eames St., Channahon. For more information, call the church office at 815-467-5275.

• Adventures in Homeschooling – 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Discover geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. Kindergarten through grade five with homeschool teacher. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• 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.

• Tween/Teen Tech Homeschooling Adventures: Robotics – 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp – Fridays through March 2, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 5 to 12. To register and for more information, call 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Fun Fridays – 3 to 5 p.m., City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City
Games, crafts or activities for kids. Registration not required. For information, call 815-634-4552 or visit www.ccpld.org.

• Mother/Son NFL Date Night – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. DesPlaines St., Plainfield. Ages 3 to 13 with parent. $15 per couple for residents and $19 for non-residents. Additional $10 for each extra child. To register and for more information, visit www.plfdparks.org or call 815-436-8812.

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

• Orchesis: Musical Edition – 7 p.m., Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Center, Frankfort. Expressive movement through the art of dance performance. Choreographed by high school students. 50 dancers from grades nine through 12. Music selection includes hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and today. $7 (adults) and $5 (students). Ages 3 and under free. Tickets sold at box office half hour before the show.

• Improv Uncorked – 7 p.m., Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Audience improv theatre games with Second City alumna. Concessions available. $5. To register and for more information, call 815-724-3760 or visit www.bicentennialpark.org.

• Mother & Son Valentine Bowl registration deadline – Event is noon to 2 p.m., Feb. 10, Morgan’s Thunder Bowl, 18700 South Old LaGrange Road, Mokena. Ages 5 to 10. To register and for more information, call 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

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