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Local arts and entertainment: Feb. 16 through Feb. 23

6th Annual Bowling with the Doctors fundraiser will be held Feb. 18 at Crest Hill Lanes, 905 Theodore St. Proceeds benefot Team Make a Difference. Pictured: Ortho council and 7 West staff from Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center present a check to last year's recipients. also pictured are representatives from two of the local K9 units. Joliet and Lockport.
6th Annual Bowling with the Doctors fundraiser will be held Feb. 18 at Crest Hill Lanes, 905 Theodore St. Proceeds benefot Team Make a Difference. Pictured: Ortho council and 7 West staff from Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center present a check to last year's recipients. also pictured are representatives from two of the local K9 units. Joliet and Lockport.

Ongoing

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

• Antique and Collectible Show – Silver Cross Hospital campus, 710 Cedar Crossings Drive, 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 information, call the Encore Shop at 815-300-7642 or volunteers services at Silver Cross Hospital at 815-300-7117.

• Bobsleigh 360 app for Android and iOS –  Experience the precision of the team’s climb into the sleigh, the struggle of the push-off, and mind-bending speeds approaching 90 mph as the bobsleigh races down an Olympic bobsleigh track, banking through 15 to 20 heart-stopping turns. For information, visit www.bobsleigh-360.com.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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 – 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 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 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 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. Paintings, photography, fiber and jewelry. Many items are for sale. Public welcome. Free parking. For 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 – 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.

• 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

• 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 call 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, IL, 60434-1102.

• “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to Attend NHRA Route 66 Nationals – May 31 to June 3, Route 66 Raceway, Joliet. For more information, visit www.Route66Raceway.com or call 888-629-RACE.

• Blue Chip Casino – 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• “March for Meals” – 6 to 10 p.m., March 16, Harrah’s Joliet Casino & Hotel, 151 N. Joliet St., Joliet. Dinner, silent auction, music. $50. Benefits Meals on Wheels of Will County. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Tammy Barnes, outreach coordinator, at 815-726-0094, ext. 322.

• 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.

• 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.

• Will-Grundy Medical Clinic 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala – March 15, Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. Theme: A Pearl-fect Night of Honors. Cash bar begins 5:30 p.m. Dinner/honors/auction begins 6:15 p.m.. $100. Contact Lynette Doherty at 815-726-3377 or ldoherty@wgmedclinic.org.

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.

• Kids Movie Night and Parents Night Out – 6 to 8 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Features a craft, game, movie with popcorn and refreshments for kids preschool to fifth grade (and time off for mom and dad). Free. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.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.

• Bill W. and Dr. Bob – Also 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.

• “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.

• Open Mic night – 9 to 11 p.m.; also Feb. 23, Tully’s Monster Pub and Grill, 104 Liberty St., Morris. Call 815-941-5098.

Feb. 17

• Beginning birding for all – 9 a.m. to noon, Thorn Creek Woods Nature Center, Park Forest. Watch and count birds, bird activities, help with bird identifications. Be a part of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “Great Backyard Bird Count.” For program details, including registration deadlines, visit the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Book Nook Sale – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., White Oak Library District, Crest Hill branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill.  Newly donated books, CDs, DVDs. Hosted by Friends of the Library. Newly donated books and collections. For information, call
815-725-0234 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

• 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.

• 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.

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

Feb. 18

• 6th Annual Bowling with the Doctors fundraiser – Crest Hill Lanes. 905 Theodore St. Bowling, buffer, raffles, 50/50. Sponsorships and/or donations of raffle items needed. $30 (bowling and buffet) and $20 (buffet only). Benefits Team Make a Difference.  For more information, contact Joanne Oddo at 815-212-9970 or orthorn9@yahoo.com or Ginny Cappellini at 815-467-5435 or  gincap55@gmail.com.

• 2018 Ellis House Bridal Expo – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 13986 McKanna Road, Minooka. Free admission. Advance RSVP appreciated. Call Tina Villarreal at 630-552-5253 or email tina@ellishec.com.

• Beyond Ancestry – 2 to 3 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 150 N Ottawa St, Joliet. Free and budget friendly resources to learn more about genealogy. Adults. To register, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org to register.

• Fundraiser for Vicki Piggus – 2 p.m., Skooter’s Roadhouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood. Three bands. For more information, call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com.

• Plainfield East High School Wind Ensemble/Naperville Municipal Band – 3 p.m., Plainfield East High School, 2001 S. Naperville Road, Plainfield. Free.

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

• 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.

Feb. 19

• Kids’ Fair – 9 a.m. to noon,  Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield. Kid-friendly educational resources and fun activities. Storytelling, live animals. Free haircuts martial arts demonstration, dance performances, a kids hip hop fitness demonstration, stroller fitness class. Free. Hosted by State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood). For more information, call 815-254-4211 or visit www.SenatorBertinoTarrant.com.

• Beginner Line Dancing registration deadline – Event is 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, March 5 to April 9, he Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. 18 and up. Call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Feb. 20

• Wintery Treats – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Rd, Joliet. Make wintry treats. Grades five to seven. To register, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.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.

• “Winter Wonder Night Hike” registration deadline – Event is 5 to 6 p.m., for scout groups and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the general public Feb. 22, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon Naturalist-led hike. Up to 1.5 miles. Free. Ages 5 and up. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-722-9470.

Feb. 21

• 3D Printing Lab – 4 to 6 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 150 N Ottawa St, Joliet. Age 13 and up. For more information, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• “The Trial Of The Wicked Witch” – 7 p.m., Aux Sable Middle School cafeteria, 2001 Wildspring Parkway, Joliet. $7 (adults) and $ (students and senior citizens). Tickets sold at door.

• Watercolor Interactive presented by Cyn O’Brien – 7 p.m., Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W 151st St., Homer Glen. Public welcome. Donation for local food pantry appreciated. For more information, call Liz Popp Connelly (815)341-1145 or www.lemontartistsguild.org.

• “Winter Bird Walk” registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11 a.m., Feb. 23, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Binoculars recommended. No previous birding experience is necessary. Free. 16 and up. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-886-1467.

Feb. 22

• The Great Read Art Gala – Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Artwork on display from noon to 6:30 p.m. Artist “meet and greet” from 4 to 6 p.m. Artwork based on The Great Read’s 2018 theme “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Life, A Legacy.” Refreshments. To participate and for more information, visit www.greatread.org.

• Romeoville Art Society – 6 to 7:30 p.m., White Oak Library 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. For local artists and art enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.romeovilleartsociety.org.

• Black History Thru Film” – 7 p.m., Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Julie Edwards will show and discuss clips from the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” about three female black mathematicians at NASA who helped launch a historic space mission. For more information, contact Liz McNeil at 815-723-5201 ex. 221, e.mcneil@jolietmuseum.org or visit www.jolietmuseum.org.

• Krackin’ UP Dinner Comedy – 7 p.m., Skooter’s Roadhouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood. For more information, call 815-799-4700 or visit www.skootersroadhouse.com.

• Lunafest – 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.

Feb. 23

• Winter Bird Walk – 10 to 11 a.m., Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville. Quick introduction to winter birds inside, then outside to search the preserve and the Des Plaines River area. For more program details, including registration deadlines, visit the event calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Fish Fry – 5 to 8 p.m., Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Featuring LWE strings, vocalists, orchestra, vocal jazz and a preview of the LWE spring musical. Raffle. Dinner is $10 (adults and $5 (children. Dine-in and carryout. Benefit Lincoln-Way East music department.

• 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.

• Great Moments in Vinyl – Feb. 23, Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Doors open 6:45 p.m, shows start at 7:30 p.m. Rolling Stones tribute. For tickets and information, visit www.jolietmuseum.org or call Mike at 815-723-5201 ext.222.

• Poison’d Crue and Done Dirt Cheap – 7 to 10:30 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.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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