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Local arts and entertainment: Feb. 9 through Feb. 16

Ongoing

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

• Antique and Collectible Show – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Feb.1 and Feb. 2, Encore Shop, Silver Cross Hospital campus, 710 Cedar Crossings Dr., New Lenox. Vintage clothing, linens, hats, toys, kitchen ware, books, records, and jewelry like Swarovski. Cash and credit accepted. Proceeds benefit Silver Cross Hospital. Sale runs through February. For more information, call the Encore Shop at 815-300-7642 or volunteers services at Silver Cross Hospital at 815-300-7117.

• Crafters and Vendors wanted for Simple Indulgence Craft and Vendor Fair – Event is 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. April 14, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Proceeds (excluding sales of craft items) benefit Feed My Starving Children. For registration and information, visit www.firstpresjoliet.org, or call 815-727-9259.

• Great Read art contest honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Any medium inspired by King. Entries can be up to 2 feet high and wide, and weigh up to 5 pounds. Digital entries of up to 2½ minutes long also can be submitted. Plainfield-area artists from pre-kindergarten through adult. For applications and 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 older. March's book: "The Nest" by Cynthia D’Arpix Sweeney. Copies available at adult services desk after Feb. 12. 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.

• 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. 20 percent of proceeds benefit The Nature Foundation of Will County. For information, visit reconnectwithnature.org.

• Eagle Watch on the River – Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon.
Walk the paved paths along the Des Plaines River while watching for American bald eagles and other birds. Complimentary beverage. Displays, interactive exhibits, bird talks, indoor bird watching, daily showings of the PBS film “American Eagle” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, visit www.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 until 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.

• Forest Preserve District of Will County "The Weekly Five" email blast – Upcoming programs and events. To sign up for The Weekly Five, visit bit.ly/weekly5email.

• Gallery Seven – Opens Feb. 1 in the Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St., Lockport. New gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month or by appointment on Wednesday. All exhibited work is for sale. Free admission and open to the public. For information, call 815-483-4310 or visit www.galleryseven.net.

• "Humanity” by artist Jelena Berenc– Through March March 16 at Lewis University, Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Romeoville. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, email Natalie Swain, art gallery coordinator, at swainna@lewisu.edu.

• 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.

• J-Town Film Fest – Submissions open. Event is April 29, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Theme is "Focus on Film." High school students and adults may submit work. For more information, visit www.bicentennialpark.org or call 815-724-3761.

• "Last Call for Alcohol: The History of Joliet's Breweries" – Exhibit available through Oct. 31, Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 Ottawa St., Joliet. For information, call 815-723-5201 or visit www.jolietmuseum.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.

• Lemont Artists Guild Members’ 25th Anniversary Show – Through Feb. 25, Lemont Center of the Arts, 1243 State Street, Unit 101, Lemont. Reception is 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Feb. 11. Paintings, photography, fiber and jewelry. Many items are for sale. Public welcome. Free parking. For more information, visit www.lemontartistsguild.org or call Liz Popp Connelly at 815-341-1145.

• 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 – The February theme is Blue; enter through Jan. 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 and dancing. Black tie optional. $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.

• 16th annual Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade – March 1, Plainfield High School - Central Campus through the village core. Bagpipers, Irish dancers and community groups. Irish princess contest and family activities after the parade. Grand Marshals are Ron and Kathy Kazmar, longtime Plainfield residents. Presented by the Village Preservation Association. For information, visit plainfieldirishparade.org or call Ken Barvian, parade coordinator, at 815-715-1214, or Cindy Ferchen, parade secretary, at 815-258-9676.

• 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.

• 79th Annual Community Services Council Meeting & Annual Banquet – April 19, Jacob Henry Victorian Ballroom, 15 S. Richards St., Joliet. Registration and networking is 7:40 a.m. Program and breakfast is 8 a.m. $30. Includes breakfast buffet. No tickets sold at door. RSVP by April 6. Make checks payable to: Community Services Council of Will County Inc.
Mail to P.O. Box 1102 Joliet, Illinois, 60434-1102.

• 8th annual Trivia Night – Feb. 23, Providence Catholic High School, small gym, New Lenox. Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. 21 and older. Form a team of six to eight players. At least one member must have a PCHS alumni, parent of alumni or PCHS faculty/staff member). $10 a person. Prizes. RSVP by Feb. 22. For information, contact Shannon (Conroy) Withers ’95, director of alumni relations and special events, at 815-717-3166 or swithers@providencecatholic.org.

• Blue Chip Cassino – Feb. 28, Michigan City, Indiana. Bus departs 9:30 a.m. from Yunker Park, 10824 La Porte Road, Mokena. Registration deadline is Feb. 20. For reservations and information, call 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• Boys & Girls Club Annual Gala –6 to 10:30 p.m., March 10, The Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Victorian Ballroom, 20 S Eastern Ave., Joliet. $125 (each), $250 (couple) and $1,000 (table of eight). Open bar, dinner, silent auction, music by High Society. 2nd Annual Pot of Gold Raffle. Winner receives 25 bottles of top shelf liquor. $20 each or three for $50.For reservations, sponsorship opportunities, and Pot of Gold Raffle tickets, contact Stephanie Hook at: 815-723-3434 or stephanie.bgcjoliet@gmail.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.

• Channahon Park District Spring Soccer League – Registration deadline is Feb. 18. Boys and girls ages 4 to 14 years (as of April 21, 2018). Girls only league available for ages 6 to 14. Practices begin April 9. Games are Saturday beginning April 21. Volunteer coaches needed. For more information, call 815-467-PARK (7275) or visit www.channahonpark.org.

• Chicago Essentials Bus Tour – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 24. Registration deadline is March 26. For more information, call the Plainfield Park District at 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• Chicago Flower and Garden Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 15. RSVP by March 1. For more information, call the Plainfield Park District at 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• Coach Pitch – For players ages 6 to 7 that want to continue to learn the fundamentals of the game using the three-out format. No draft for players to attend; coaches and the athletic supervisor will organize teams. Practices start first week of April. Cost includes uniform and trophy. For information, visit www.romeoville.org.

• 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.

• Engelbert Humperdinck: The Man I Want To Be Tour! – 8 p.m., April 21, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• Franciscan Fundraiser – April 7, Jacob Henry Manson, Joliet. Mass is 4 p.m. at the mansion chapel. Fellowship hour begins at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and awards are at 7 p.m. Also silent auction and silent dessert auction. $65 or $650 for table of 10. Benefits repairs and updates at St. John the Baptist Friary in Joliet. For reservations and information about donation gifts, call Brother Ed Arambasich at 217-316-4335.

• Fur Ball – 7 p.m. March 24, Harrah’s Joliet Casino and Hotel, 151 N. Joliet St., Joliet. Benefits Will County Humane Society. For tickets and information, call 815-741-0695 or visit www.willcountyhumane.com.

Great Chef’s Tasting – 4:30 p.m., March 4, Bolingbrook Golf Club, Bolingbrook. Sample food creations by more than 20 southwest Chicagoland chefs, restaurateurs and caterers.  Entertainment by WJOL's, Lynne, Mary and Natalie and emcee Larry Burich. Live and silent auction, raffle, golden ticket, wine grab. $95. Benefits Center for Disability Services. For tickets and more information, contact Gina Wysocki at 815-744-3500 ext. 220, email ginaw@cdsil.org. For more information, visit www.cdsil.org.

• 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.

• JTHS Athletic Boosters Scotch Doubles Bowling Night – March 4, Town and Country Lanes, Joliet. Check-in starts at 1:30 p.m. and bowling begins at 2 p.m. $25 per bowler. Includes two games, shoe rental, and pizza. Maximum of six bowlers per lane is allowed.
Benefits. the JTHS athletic programs. Mail payment to Feb. 28 to JT Athletic Boosters
201 E. Jefferson St., Joliet, Illinois, 60432.

• 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.

• Little Ball – For players ages 5 to 6 who have been in the program at least one year. Emphasizes fundamentals. Teams will play 10-12 games and start with a tee to develop timing and move to a coach pitch (three-out) format. No draft; coaches and athletic supervisor organize teams. Practices start first week of April. Cost includes uniform and trophy. For more information, visit www.romeoville.org.

• Little Tee’s T-Ball – For players ages 4 to 5 who never played or who are under 5. Teams will hit off a tee for most of 10-game season and move to a coach pitch format. Practices start first week of April. Players receive uniform and trophy. For more information, visit www.romeoville.org.

• Lunafest – Feb. 22, Warehouse 109, Plainfield. In a social setting and with food and drinks available, attendees will view and discuss a curated collection of short films. Proceeds benefit Guardian Angel Community Services in Joliet. For tickets and more information, visit www.eventbrite.com.

• 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.

• Mardis Paws Fundraiser – 7 to 11 p.m., Feb. 17, Moose Lodge 25, Springfield Ave., Joliet. Food, open bar, raffle baskets, 50/50 drawing, DJ and photo booth. Prize for best mask. $30 in advance. $35 at the door. Benefits Hopeful Tails Animal Rescue. For tickets, email hopefultails@outlook.com com.

• Once the Musical at the Paramount – Noon to 4 p.m., May 16. RSVP by April 2.  
For more information, call the Plainfield Park District at 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

• Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening – April 3, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

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

• Ricky Nelson Remembered Celebration Concert – 8 p.m., March 30, Rialto Square Theater, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. American icon and rock and roll star, Ricky Nelson, will be honored by his twin sons Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. 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.

• Sports Kids Hitting & Pitcher/Catcher Techniques – 4:45 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 12 to March 12. Boys and girls ages 7 to 10. For more information, visit www.romeoville.org.

• Sports Kids T-Ball Training – 4:45 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 12 to March 12. Basic fundamentals. Ages 4 to 6. For more information, visit www.romeoville.org.

• Trivia Knight – 6 p.m., Feb. 24, 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.

Feb. 9

• Teen Movie Friday – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Feb. 16, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit ffountaindale.org.

• Stupid Cupid Party – 4 to 5:30 p.m. Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood. Teens: tired of all the hearts and love? Come to the library for the Stupid Cupid Party. All Anti-Valentines all afternoon. For more information, call 815-725-1715 or visit www.shorewoodtroylibrary.org.

• Dead Horse Trauma – 6:15 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• Eddie Korosa Jr. – 6:30 p.m. The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Accordion and keyboard player. Free and open to the public. 815-609-0669 or www.timbersofshorewood.com.

• Bill W. and Dr. Bob – Also Feb. 10, Feb. 11, Feb. 16, Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, Morris Theatre Guild, Morris. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees performances begin 2:30 p.m. Variety of ticket prices. Reserve by e-mailing tickets@morristheatreguild.org, calling the theatre at 815-942-1966 or visit morristheatreguild.org.

• River Road Trio – 8:30 p.m., Clayton's Tap, 122 W. Washington St., Morris. For more information, call 815-942-3811 or visit www.claytonstap.com.

• Boy Band Live – 9 p.m., Skooter’s Roadhouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood
For more information, call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com.

• Make it a Double – 9 p.m., 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.chicagost.com.

• Open Mic night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also Feb. 16, Tully’s Monster Pub and Grill, 104 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-5098.

• Pony Kissing Booth registration deadline – 2 to 3 p.m., Normantown Equestrian Center, 12151 S. Normantown Road, Plainfield. Age 3 and up with parent. $8. Call 815-436-8812 or visit www.plfdparks.org.

Feb. 10

• Family Fest – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shabbona School , 725 School St., Morris. Family-centered business expo showcasing area's programs, products and services. Free to attend. For information, call 815-942-0113 or email events@grundychamber.com.

Redress the Prom Dress Sale – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet. All donated dresses $50 or less. Consignment dresses $75 to $300. Benefits Shorewood HUGS. For more information, visit www.jwtigersden.weebly.com.

Will/ Grundy Genealogical Society – 10 a.m., Coal City Public Library, 85 North Garfield St., Coal City. Theme: "Ancestor Appreciation Day." Members will present stories and mementos of their ancestors. Public welcome. Light refreshments served. For information, visit www.wggs.org.

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

• Valentine Make and Take – 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 109 Wabena Ave., Minooka. All ages. All supplies provided. For more information, call 815-467-1600 or visit www.trpld.org.

• Studio 300 Orientation – 11 to 11:30 a.m.; also 10:30 to 11 a.m., Feb. 12; and 4 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 16, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Winter on the Green 2018 – Noon to 2 p.m., Breidert Green, Kansas & Ash Street, Frankfort. Chocolate fondue. Heartland Blood Center will have a mobile unit available at 10:30 a.m. for donations.  Visit members of the Frankfort Boy Scout Troop 270. For more information, visit www.villageoffrankfort.com/calendar.

Songs of the Legends with Mr. Smooth – 1 to 2 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St., Mokena. Vince DiFiore a.k.a Mr. Smooth sings the songs of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin. To register, call 708-479-9663 or register through our events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

• Build-It – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Duplos and Legos. Ages 2 to 5 with an adult. Drop-in. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Maker Lab – 2 to 4 p.m.; also 4 to 8 p.m., Feb. 13; and 4 to 8 p.m., Feb. 15, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• 50th Annual Morris Hospital Auxiliary Charity Gala – Feb. 10, Jennifer’s Garden, 555 Gore Road, Morris. Cocktails and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Live auction and dinner at 7:00 p.m., Entertainment by The Tony Kidonakis Orchestra. $150 per person. Benefits expansion of outpatient behavioral health services. For reservations, visit morrishospital.org/gala or contact Kelly Barry at kbarry@morrishospital.org or 815-705-7024.

• 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.

• Nick Miller: Elvis Tribute Artist – 6 to 10 p.m., Cantigny Post, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet.

• Big Lagniappe Saturday Residency – 8 p.m., 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.chicagost.com.

• Smells Like Nirvana with Facelift and Fake News – 8 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• 3 Doors Down "Back Porch Jam" Tour – 8 p.m. Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. An acoustic interpretation of the band's hits, fan favorites and deep album cuts. For tickets, call 815-726-6600 or visit rialtosquare.com.

• Megan Ruger – 9 p.m., Skooter’s Roadhouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood. Pop and rock and roll with a hint of country. For more information, call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com.

Feb. 11

• Lions of Plainfield Wine Madness – 1 p.m., Feb. 11, 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.

• Lemont Artists Guild Members’ 25th Anniversary Show/Reception – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lemont Center of the Arts, 1243 State Street, Unit 101, Lemont. Paintings, photography, fiber and jewelry. Many items are for sale. Public welcome. Free parking. For more information, visit www.lemontartistsguild.org or call Liz Popp Connelly at 815-341-1145.

• Northern Illinois University (NIU) Steelband – 3 p.m., Joliet Junior College, Fine Arts Theatre, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. First active steelband formed at an American university. Has performed at Yankee Stadium for 18,000 soccer fans and with the Chicago Sinfonietta orchestra. For more information, call 815-280-2233.

• Open Video Game Play – 3 to 5 p.m.; also 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 13, 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.

• Show Some Love for Colleen – 1 p.m., Clayton's Tap, 122 W. Washington St., Morris. For more information, call 815-942-3811 or visit www.claytonstap.com.

Feb. 12

• “Little Explorers registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 14, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, McKinley Woods, Channahon. Hands-on activities may include stories, games, dancing, art or hikes. Theme: eagles. Children ages 5 and under with parents. Free. Register at 815-722-9470. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Monday Movie Matinee – 12:30 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, at 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Classic films on the second and fourth Monday of the month. Light refreshments. To register and for more information, call 815-552-4260 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Tween DIY: Make Your Own Comics – 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 Crocheting Nest – 6 to 8 p.m.; also 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 15, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Intro to Photoshop Part 1 & 2 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; also Feb. 13, Joliet Public Library, 150 N Ottawa St., Joliet. Adults. Know basic computer use. To register, call 815-740-2660  or visit jolietlibrary.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.

• Acoustic Open Mic Night hosted by Alex Hoffer – 8 p.m., 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.chicagost.com.

• Young Artists registration deadline – Event is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 26 to April 9, Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 8 to 12. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Feb. 13

• Fat Tuesday's "All that Jazz" Mardi Gras Party – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, 20 South Eastern Avenue, Joliet. Homemade jambalaya over rice with southern cornbread. New Orleans style- Four Starr Brass Band. Cash bar. For information, call 815-722-1420.

• Minecraft Open Play – 3:30 to 5 p.m.; also Feb. 15, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 3 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Adult Writers Group – 6 to 8 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, White Oak Library District, Crest Hill branch library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill, Explore your creative writing skills in the company of other writers in this brand-new group. Receive valuable support and participate in writing exercises. All levels are welcome. For information, call 815-552-4280.

• Books and Beer Book Discussion – 7 p.m., Romeoville Branch Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. 21 and older. 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.

• Mardi Gras with Big Lagniappe – 7 p.m., 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.chicagost.com.

• Design Your Own T-Shirt – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• 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.

• Art Exploration: Junior High/High School registration deadline – Event is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 27 to April 3,  Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road in Mokena. Ages 11 to 16. Register at 708-390-2343 or www.mokenapark.com.

Feb. 14

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

• Fun with Fandoms – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Creative Writing Group – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, at 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Teens and adults welcome to share their works and learn tips and tricks. To register and for more information, call 815-552-4260 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

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

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

• Lincoln-Way Area Advanced Youth Tennis registration deadline – Event is 4:30 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 21 to March 28, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 12 and under. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Feb. 15

• "My Funny Valentine" Ballroom Dance – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Del Bergeson Orchestra. Free and open to the public. For information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

• "Selma" movie showing – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Part of the Great Read. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

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

• Black History Thru Film" – 7 p.m., Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Bonnie Winfrey, of Joliet, communication and media strategist and CEO of Kailen & Kyler Enterprises, will show and discuss clips from the 2013 historical drama "The Butler," Free. For more information, contact Liz McNeil at 815-723-5201 ex. 221, e.mcneil@jolietmuseum.org or visit www.jolietmuseum.org.

• Family Book Discussion – 5:30 to 7 p.m., Joliet Junior College library, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Families will discuss the book, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” by Christopher Paul Curtis and make a craft inspired by the book. Bring canned goods to be donated to Bags of Hope, MorningStar Mission of Joliet and St. John Food Pantry. Free. Registration required. Register at www.jjc.edu/LLC.

• 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.

• “Your Hotshots – Who We Are, What We Do, and Why” – 6:30 p.m., Midewin Welcome Center, 30239 S. State Rt. 53, Wilmington. Presenter: Mike Bittner, IHC squad leader, Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew. The primary duty of the Midewin Hotshots is the suppression of wildland fires. Free. Registration required. To register,  call 815-423-6370 or e-mail Midewin_RSVP@fs.fed.us.

• "Humanity” by Jelena Berenc: Artist Reception – 7 p.m., Lewis University, Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Romeoville. Free and open to the public. For more information, email Natalie Swain, art gallery coordinator, at swainna@lewisu.edu.

• Open Mic Hosted by Kevin Krauss – 8 p.m., 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.chicagost.com.

Feb. 16

• Mini Movin' and Groovin' – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Theme: Black History Month. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.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.

Pajama Party & Movie Night – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church
6805 E McArdle Road, Coal City.

• Comedy Date Night – Event is at 7 p.m., Lincolnway Christian Church, 690 E. Illinois Highway, New Lenox. Featuring The Comedy Angels, Michelle Krajecki, Leslie Norris-Townsend and Tracy DeGraaf. Couples and singles welcome. $20. Buy tickets at www.lincolnway.org or at the door if seats still are available. For information, call DeGraaf at 708-691-5091.

• Dreezy x Lil Bibby, & more – 7 to 10:30 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• "Clybourne Park – 7:30 p.m.; also Feb. 23 and Feb. 25; and 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Strong language. Adult themes. $13 (advance) and $15 (door). To purchase and for more information, visit squareup.com/store/latitude-41.

• Dual album release show – 8 p.m., 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.

• Lucky Fridays-Ladies – 9 p.m., Skooter’s Roadhouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood
For more information, call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com.

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