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Gotta Do It: Feb. 25 through March 4

Ongoing

• 26th Annual Awards of Excellence – District 202 Board of Education is seeking nominees. Award honors teachers and non-administrative staff whose work on behalf of students, and support of District 202 has been exceptional in some way. Nomination deadline is 4:30 p.m. March 2. For nomination form and more information, visit www.psd202.org.

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

• Associated Orthodontists Scholarship – Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to past and present patients. Application deadline is March 31. Winners will be notified in May. Apply at greatbraces.com.

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

• Cheryl Ricciardi Exceptional Student Service Award – District 202 is seeking nominations. Award honors a school-level certified student service worker who exhibits extraordinary dedication to students. Nomination deadline is 4:30 p.m. March 2. For nomination form and more information, visit www.psd202.org.

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

• Early Voting – Any registered Will County voter can cast a ballot at the Will County Clerk’s Office through March 19. Last day to register to vote in person or by mail was Feb. 20 and the last day to register online is March 4. For information, visit www.thewillcountyclerk.com.

•  Eisenhower Academy Accepting Applications –  This Joliet Public Schools District 86 school has 56 openings for first grade and a limited number of openings for grades two through five. Application is at www.joliet86.org/our-schools/eisenhower or call 815-723-0233 for more information. Applications due by March 24.

• Frankfort Lions Club Scholarships – The Lions will award four $1,000 scholarships to Lincoln-Way East High School seniors this year. Applications are available at Lincoln-Way East High School counseling department. Application deadline is March 8. Scholarship dollars may be used toward college tuition, books or room and board. For more information, call 815-683-8283.

• Frankfort Teachers Association Scholarship – For high school seniors and graduates of Frankfort School District 157-C who are pursuing a career in education. The Frankfort Teachers Association awards two $500 scholarships. Applications are due by March 8 at Lincoln-Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort. Students selected April 3 and notified April 9. Senior Awards Night is May 9 at Lincoln-Way East. Coordinate application process through student’s guidance counselor. For information, email Lynne Jurges at ljurges@lw210.org.

• Get Unemployment Insurance Tax Forms – If you collected unemployment insurance last year, you will need the 1099-G tax form from IDES to complete your tax returns, both federal and state. Get the form at www.ides.illinois.gov/Pages/1099G%20form.aspx. If you did not register for the email notification, the 1099-G tax form has been mailed to your home.

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

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

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

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

• Illinois Tax Filing Season Underway – Taxpayers can file their Form IL-1040 for free using MyTax Illinois at mytax.illinois.gov. Individuals may also use MyTax Illinois to make payments, check the status of their Illinois Individual Income Tax refund using www.revenue.state.il.us/Individuals/Refunds.htm and look up their IL-PIN, estimated tax payments, and 1099-G amounts.

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

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

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

• Norwegian Heritage Scholarship – The Norwegian National League of Chicago is offering scholarships and cash prizes to deserving students who are of Norwegian heritage residing in the counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry and Will. Entries must be postmarked by March 1. For scholarship information and applications, visit www.nnleague.org or contact Tom Maxson at 847-297-1656 or tjmax@wowway.com.

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

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

• Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship – The Manhattan Firefighters’ Association will award one $500 scholarship to a resident, ages 17 to 24, of the Manhattan Fire Protection District pursuing a degree in the fire science or medical field at an accredited college or university. Application deadline is March 8. For information or to apply, visit www.manhattanfire.org.

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

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

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

• United in Excellence Scholarships – For Joliet Township High School District 204 students. Two $500 Dr. Timmothy D. Bailey Scholarships for STEM students. Two $500 Brass scholarships for education students. One $1,000 Dorris scholarship. One $500 The New Hue for “men of color” pursuing study in the arts. Two $500 Fine & Performing Arts scholarships for “women of color” pursuing study in the arts. For information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/unitedinexcellence/.

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

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

Feb. 25

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

• 59th Annual Will County Coin Club Show – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 411 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Youth auction, hourly door prizes, free admission and parking. For information, contact Rich at richjh@excite.com or 815-463-9480.

• Pancake Breakfast – 1 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 516 E. Jackson St., Morris. Youth group fundraiser for support of its summer youth conferences and Kentucky mission trip. For more information, call 815-942-0620 or visit www.icmorris.org.

Feb. 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

• “The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History – 2 p.m., The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Total of 36 lectures through June. Facilitated by Linda McCluskey. To register or for more information, call  815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

Feb. 27

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

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

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

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

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

• Encore Resale Shop – 10 a.m., Silver Cross Hospital campus, 710 Cedar Crossing, New Lenox. End of season sale. 75 percent off green ticket items and jewelry. White ticket items are 25 cents. For information, call 815-300-7642.

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

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

• 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition – 5 to 6:30 p.m., JTHS Administration Center, 300 Caterpillar Drive in Joliet. Joliet Cyborgs to unveil robot and provide demonstration. To RSVP, email mail Ali Farkos at afarkos@jths.org. For more information, visit www.jolietcyborgs.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Feb. 28

• High School Equivalency (GED) – 9 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Health care. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

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

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

• Joliet Area Retired Teachers Association fall meeting – Noon, Al’s Steakhouse, 1990 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. For information, call Alice at 815-436-5418.

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

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

• Homework Hotspot – 3 to 5 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet, IL 60435 Across from Larkin Pointe Apartments and Hufford Middle School. Every Wednesday. For more information, visit www.westpresjoliet.org or call 815-725-6687.

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., 1100 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• Enchilada Dinner order deadline – Event is 4 to 6:30 p.m., March 1, St. Mary Nativity School cafeteria, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Includes three enchiladas (chicken or cheese), beans, rice, salad. $7 a plate or two for $12. All orders carryout. Pre-orders only. Call 815-815-722-8518. Fax 815-726-4071.

March 1

• Coffee with the Superintendent – 9 to 10 a.m., Troy School District 30-C district office, 5800 W. Theodore St., Door 10, Plainfield. Drop-in. For information, call 815-577-6760.

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

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

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

• Coffee & Conversation – 6 to 8 p.m., Whistle Stop, 2080 Main St., Diamond.  State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) will be joined by State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris), State Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) and several local officials 

• Great Adventures Preschool Free Information Session – 7 p.m.; also March 1, Heritage Professional Center, 24023 W. Lockport St., Plainfield.  General information and curriculum content will be shared. For information about section openings, payment plans or registration, visit www.plfdparks.org or call 815-436-8812.

• Toastmasters Meeting: Confident Communicators Club – 7 to 9 p.m., Community Room, 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield. Visitors welcome.

March 2

• Job Fair – 9 to 11 a.m. Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Seeking CNC machinist, CNC machinist trainee, forklift operators, general laborers, material handlers, order selector, reach truck driver, residential lawn specialist, residential sales representative, school bus driver and warehouse associates. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Standout Resume – 9:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Health care. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

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

• Encore Resale Shop spring opening – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3, Silver Cross Hospital campus, 710 Cedar Crossing, New Lenox. Spring and Easter decorations, linens, gift baskets, clothing, jewelry and handmade garden décor. All proceeds benefit Silver Cross Hospital. Cash and credit cards accepted. For information, call 815-300-7642.

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Fish Fry – 4 to 7 p.m., Ingalls Park AC, Bond Road and Park Street, Joliet. French fried cod, shrimp, catfish and chicken tenders, French fries and baked potato. Dine-in or carryout. Call 815-727-7217.

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

• The Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council #5573 and Ladies Auxiliary Fish Fry – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate gym, Plainfield. Raffles. Nonperishable food donations requested. Carryouts until 7 p.m. at 815-436-2651, ext. 841.

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

• 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.

March 3

• Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 to 11 a.m., Ingalls Park United Methodist Church, 105 Davison St., Joliet. Sponsored by Kings Daughters and Sons, Mabel Fox Circle. $5 (adults), $4 (ages 4 to 12). Free for 3 and under.

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

• The Noah Center Fundraiser – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, 2100 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Contact The Noah Center for a tax-deductible ticket. We are a 501C3. Call 815-388-7780. For information, visit www.noah-center.com.

• Belmont Little League Tryouts and Registration – 2 to 5 p.m., First Church of God, 1801 Maple Road, Joliet. Ages 2 to 14. Also seeking Belmont Little League alumni to throw out the first pitch on opening day. For more information about tryouts, registration and alumni, call 800-229-4815.

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

March 4

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