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Local arts and entertainment March 2 through March 9

Tara Beveroth, an avian field specialist with the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign/Urbana, will present "Cryptic Birds of the Night" on March 8 in Joliet.
Tara Beveroth, an avian field specialist with the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign/Urbana, will present "Cryptic Birds of the Night" on March 8 in Joliet.

Ongoing

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

• 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 from 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, White Oak Library District, Romeoville branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. 21 and older. March’s book: “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Arpix Sweeney. 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.

• Chicago Society of Artists exhibit – March 8 through April 7, Gaylord Building, 200 W. Eighth St., Lockport. For information, call 815-483-4310 or visit www.galleryseven.net.

• Controlled pheasant permits –
Visit www.dnr.illinois.gov or www.tmillerinc.com.

• 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. 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.

• Illinois Department of Natural Resources 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.

• Illinois spring trout fishing season opens April 7 – Will County: Lake Milliken, Des Plaines Conservation Area. For other sites and information, www.ifishillinois.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.

• Joliet area Community Hospice 6th annual 5K Family Fun Run/Walk – May 19, New Lenox Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Check-in is at 8 a.m. Run/walk is at 9 a.m. All ages. Register by
May 7 at www.joliethospice.org.

• Joliet area Community Hospice annual dinner – April 18, Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook. Social hour
is at 5 p.m. Dinner and program is from
6 to 8 p.m., Cash bar, silent auction, raffles. $75 or $750 for a table of 10. To register and for information, visit www.joliethospice.org.

• “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.

• 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.

• Seeking vendors for the Antique Fair of Channahon – Event is from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. March 9 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. $35 to $50. For information, call Vickie at 815-351-1254 or the church office at 815-467-5275.

• 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.

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 11, 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.com.

• 79th annual Community Services Council Meeting & annual Banquet –
April 19, Jacob Henry Victorian Ballroom,
15 S. Richards St., Joliet. Registration and networking is at 7:40 a.m. Program and breakfast is at 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 information, visit www.Route66Raceway.com or call 888-629-RACE.

Upcoming

• 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.

• Derby Day Horseshoe Hunt – 10 a.m. to noon, May 5, Begin and end at Carson Tap House 823 Liberty St., Morris. $25 per two to four person team. Children over 6 welcome with adult. Benefits Joliet Area Community Hospice. Register by April 21 at www.joliethospice.org or contact Mary Rossio at 815-641-6315 or mrossio@joliethospice.org

• Drama Kids – 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Thursdays, March 15 to April 26, Romeoville. Ages 6 to 11. Improvisation, character analysis, creative movement, mini-scripts and theater games.For information, visit brochure at www.romeoville.org.

• 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.

• 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 Sept. 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.

• Kinder Kids – 5:15 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, March 15 t April 26, Romeoville. Ages 3 to 5. Develops leaders through drama techniques. For information, visit brochure at www.romeoville.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.

• 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.

• Mistwood Hole In Run 5K 2018 - Run/Walk for Autism – 9 a.m. to noon, March 24, 1700 W. Renwick Rd., Romeoville. Portion of proceeds benefits Autism Speaks in Chicago. To register, visit mistwoodgc.com/hole-in-run. For more information, call 815-254-3333.

• Music Together – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Mondays, March 26 to May 21, Romeoville. Ages 5 and under. For information, visit brochure at www.romeoville.org.

• 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.

• Origami for Kids – 7 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, March 27 to May 1, Romeoville. Ages 7 to 12. For information, visit brochure at www.romeoville.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.

• 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.

• SMI Spartan 5K Fun Run/Walk – Event is 7:15 a.m. March 17. Kids Sparty 2K is
8 a.m. Races chip-timed. Trophies Trophies and finisher medals. For information, email Jason at jwojo1666@comcast.net.

• 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.

• Zonta Club of Joliet Area – March 18, Jacob Henry Mansion Estate Victorian Ballroom, 15 S. Eastern Ave., Joliet. Social hour and cash bar at 11 a.m. Lunch served at noon. Theme: “The Legacy of Zonta Heroes.” Judy L. Mitchell, Joliet Junior College’s ninth president, will be honored as the Zonta Club of Joliet Area 2018 Woman of Distinction. $75. Also 5-/50 raffles. For information, visit www.jolietzonta.org.

March 2

• 24th Annual Manhattan Irish Fest – also March 3, Downtown Manhattan. Parade begins 11 a.m. March 3 at North Street to Sate Street. For more information, visit www.manhattanirishfest.com.

• Arts & Fables – 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 2 to 6 with an adult. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Artistic Endeavors – 1 to 3 p.m., Coal City Public Library, 84 N. Garfield St., Coal City. Gather in the meeting room to relax, sketch, color, paint or anything artistic and enjoy a snack. Bring a friend and win a prize. Adults. For more information, contact Kathy Brown at kathy@ccpld.org or 815-634-4552 ext.114.

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

• Studio 300 Orientation – 4 to 4:30 p.m.; also 11 to 11:30 a.m., March 3; 6 to 6:30 p.m., March 7; and 4 to 4:30 p.m., march 9, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• We Came As Romans, The Plot In You & more – 6:30 to 11 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• “Almost, Maine” –7 p.m.; also March 3, Lincoln-Way East Auditorium, 201 Colorado Ave., Frankfort, Illinois. Mid-winter comedy. More than 40 students from all grades. $5 at door beginning 45 minutes before performances.

• “The Wiz” – 7 p.m.; also 7 p.m. March 3; and 2 p.m., March 4, Romeoville High School, 100 N. Independence Blvd., Romeoville. $10 (general) $7.50 (seniors) and $5 (students). Purchase tickets at www.showtix4u.com.

• Chugs & Austin (featuring Dylan Torres) – 8:30 p.m., Clayton’s Tap, 122 W Washington St., Morris. Call 815-942-3811 or visit www.claytonstap.com.

• Superjam – 8:30 p.m., The Drunken Donut, 821 Plainfield Road, Plainfield. All local and frequent musician and artist friends and music lovers are welcome to come jam and listen. For more information, call 815-723-8210.

• Bones Jugs Live – 9 p.m., Chicago Street Pub, 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.chicagost.com.

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

March 3

• 26th annual Plainfield Invitational Concert Band Festival – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Plainfield High School-Central Campus, auditorium and main gymnasium, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. Features 20-minute performances by 21 high and middle schools including PHS-CC, Plainfield North, South and East high schools; Oswego East, Joliet Central, Hinsdale Central, Serena, Sandwich, and Morris high schools. John F. Kennedy and Timber Ridge middle schools also will perform. $5 (adults), $3 (students and seniors) and $15 (family, two adults and up to four children).

• Joliet West Prom Dress Resale Event – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Over 200 dresses from long to short to formal to semi-formal. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sister of Will & Grundy County and Shorewood Hugs. For information and to view some of the dresses, visit www.jwtigersden.weebly.com

• “STEM Fest 2018” – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Hands-on activities and demonstrations from the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, Joliet Cyborgs Robotics Team, TnT Paranormal Investigators, STEM Scouts, IMSA (Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy). Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles at 11 a.m.and 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org/Stem-Fest or contact Beverly Krakovec at 815-552-4225.

• Family Movie Matinee – 1 to 3 p.m., Morris Area Public Library, 604 Liberty St., Morris. For more information, call 815-942-6880 or visit www.morrislibrary.com.

• Frank Rossi Duo – 1 to 2 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St, Mokena. Jazz and swing standards performed by Frank Rossi on his keyboard and singer Tim Skorupa on his drums. Rossi will also play Italian favorites on his accordion. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit the events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

• “Maple Syrup Magic” – 1 to 3 p.m., Plum Creek Nature Center. Be prepared for a .25-mile hike. Learn how Native Americans and Midwestern pioneers made maple syrup from sugar maple trees. Free. All ages. Register online at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 708-946-2216.

• Imagineers Club – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Use technology and explore science. Grades two to five. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Maker Lab Inside Studio 300 – 2 to 4 p.m; also 4 to 6 p.m., March 6; and 10 a.m. to noon, March 7; and 4 to 8, March 8, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Teens and adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Teen Art Scene – 2 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades six to 12. 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.

• Woodcock Watch – 5:15 to 7 p.m., Thorn Creek Nature Woods Center. Discover the fantastic aerial courtship display of this plump little shorebird. For more information, visit the events calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org.

• 55 and Better Dance – 6 to 10 p.m., Minooka Community High School Central Campus, 301 S Wabena Ave., Minooka. Refreshments, door prizes. Sponsored by Minooka Community High School National Honor Society. To RSVP, email dengel@mchs.net or call 815- 467-2140.

March 4

• Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher. Pick up beekeeping tips and learn more beekeeping. Free. 18 and up. Registration not required. For more information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Local Showcase with Stone the Crow – 2 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

•  “‘Pan’tom of the Opera” – 2 p.m., Lincoln-Way Central Fine Arts Center. Featuring music from two operas (Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” (1875) and Alexander Borodin’s “Prince Igor” (1890)), as well as highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” (1986) and Jan Bach’s “Concerto for Steelpan and Orchestra” (1994), which will feature Lincoln-Way percussion instructor Tim Berg on steelpan. Over 60 students will participate. $5 at door.

• JTHS Athletic Boosters Scotch Doubles Bowling Night – 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.

• Open Video Game Play – 3 to 5 p.m.; also March 9, and 6 to 8 p.m., March 6, 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.

• Great Chef’s Tasting – 4:30 p.m., 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.

• A Night At The Movies – 5 to 10 p.m., Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Glam up, walk the red carpet, photos taken with local paparazzi. Appetizers, drinks games. All ages. $15 at door or www.tickettailor.com. For more information, call 815-724-3761 or visit www.bicentennialpark.org.

• Oscars After Hours – 5 to 11 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

March 5

• Artists Series – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Candy Sushi – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Make mini sushi out of candy. Grades five through seven. To register, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• Anime Night – 5 to 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Knitting and Crocheters Nest – 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.

March 6

• Minecraft Club: Open Play – 3:30 to 5 p.m. Also March 8, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades three to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Three Rivers Gardening Angels monthly meeting – 7 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St. Channahon. Presentation by Nina Koziol of thisgardencooks.comon American Home Design from 1832 to the present. Refreshments served. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, visit the Three Rivers Gardening Angels Facebook page.

• Trivia Night at Doc’s Smokehouse! – 7 to 9 p.m., Doc’s Smokehouse, 19081 Old Lagrange Rd #105, Mokena. Come alone or as a team. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit the events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

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

• Metal Shop 3/6 – 9 p.m., The Forge, 22 W. Cass St., Joliet. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

March 7

• Chills & Thrills Book Club – 3 to 4 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Adults. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Let’s Create – 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Drop-in. Kindergarten through grade five. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Food Fiesta – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Make mini sushi out of candy. Kindergarten through grade three. To register, call 815-740-2660 or visit jolietlibrary.org.

• “Foods of Poland” – 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th Street, Lockport. Make and sample traditional dishes. Presenter: Chef Susan Maddox. 13 and up. To register and for more information, visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org or call 815-552-4260.

• Adult Writers Club – 6:30 to 8 p.m., White Oak Library District, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Explore your creative writing skills in the company of other writers. Receive valuable support and participate in writing exercises. All levels are welcome. For information, call 815-552-4230.

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

• Sullivan School of Irish Dance performance – 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St, Mokena. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit the events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

• Adult Makers DIY – 7 to 8 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Cut an original ceramic tile with the new CNC machine. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Plainfield Art League Meeting and One Night Show – 7 p.m., American House Cedarlake-AHC, 14800 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield. Illinois artist Melissa Monroe will present on sculpting with clay. Members and guest should bring piece of artwork to display. For more information, visit www.plainfieldartleague.org.

• Three Rivers Book Club – 7 p.m., Arrowhead Community Center, Channahon. For information, call 815-467-6200.

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

March 8

• Knitting and Crocheters Nest – 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.

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

• Cryptic Birds of the Night – Pilcher Park Nature Center 2501 Highland Park Drive Joliet. Social hour is 6:30 p.m. Program is 7 p.m. Presenter: Tara Beveroth, an avian field specialist with the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign/Urbana. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.willcountyaudubon.org.

• ‘Bullet’ Journaling in Nature – Event is 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., March 10, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Learn about phenology, the study of nature with the changes of the seasons. Bring own journal or notebook and writing utensil. Participants will hike approximately 1 mile on natural surface trails. Free. 18 and up. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-722-9470.

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

March 9

• 2018 Channahon Antique Fair – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; also 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 10, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24757 W. Eames St., Channahon. $2 donation. For information, call 815-351-1254 or 815-467-5275.

• 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. $10 (adults and $5 (children). Dine-in and carryout. Benefit Lincoln-Way East music department.

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