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Gotta Do It: Sept. 30 through Oct. 7

Ongoing

• 2018 Congressional App Challenge – Offered by State Rep. Dan Lipinski, IL-3. Open to all students who live in or go to school in the 3rd District. Deadline is Oct. 15. For information and application, visit CongressionalAppChallenge.us.

• Lockport Township High School District 205 (LTHS) is accepting applications for the Petite Porters Preschool – For applications, email rcronholm@lths.org. For information, contact contact Regan Cronholm at 815-588-8456 or at rcronholm@lths.org.

• “Military Child of the Year” application deadline – for youth ages 13 to 18 in military families to get in the running for a $10,000 cash prize, a trip to Washington, D.C. and a laptop computer. To nominate and for information, visit www.militarychildoftheyear.org.

• Parkway Tree Replacement Program – For Romeoville residents. Application deadline is Nov. 1. The village will contribute $75 of the cost of the tree. For information, visit romeoville.org.

Sept. 30

• Frankfort Country Market – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; also Oct. 7, downtown Frankfort.

• Vortex Open Video Game Play – 3 to 5 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Oct. 1

• High School Equivalency (GED) – 9 a.m.; also Oct. 3, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• 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.

• OJT Orientation – 10 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Health care. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Successful Interviewing – 1 p.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.

Oct. 2

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

• Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Messenger Woods, Homer Glen. Dress for outdoor work and weather. RSVP: 815-722-7364 or rgauchat@fpdwc.org.

• 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).

• Encore Resale Shop – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the first Saturday of the month, 710 Cedar Crossing, New Lenox. For information, call 815-300-7642.

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

• Illinois JobLink – 10:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Golden Agers – Noon to 4 p.m. Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. Play cards and dice. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Prologistix-Costco Meat Processing Plant Hiring Event at Grundy Workforce – 1 to 3 p.m., 725 School St., Morris. Must apply online at www.prologistix.com before attending job fair. For information, email mgretenc@jjc.edu

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

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

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., Romeoville Public Works, 615 Anderson Drive, Romeoville. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• ESL Conversation Group – 5 p.m., White Oak Library District, Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Call 815-552-4185 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Brewhaus Bingo – 6 to 8 p.m., River Hawk Brewing, 24735 W Eames St., Channahon. 21 and up. For more information, visit www.riverhawkbrewing.com.

• MBA Information Session – at 6 p.m., Lewis University Welcome Center, 2nd floor conference room, 1 University Pkwy., Romeoville. For more information, call 815-836-5610 or visit grad.lewisu.edu/register/oct_mba_is.

• Illinois Storm Chasers – 7 p.m., Minooka Village Community Room. Learn about weather safety and preparedness, storm chasing and weather information for the State of Illinois. Co-sponsored by the Village of Minooka EMA and the Minooka Women's Club. Free. To register, email dawn.niner@minooka.com.

Oct. 3

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

• 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.

• Job Fair – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Seeking forklift operators, machine operators, material handler, picker/packers, general laborers, customer service representative, HVAC service/installation technician, maintenance technician, production manager, quality assurance technician, warehouse associate, verifiers, case manager, community support services associate, direct support professional, program manager, local truck driver, regional OTR driver, terminal clerk, trailer mechanic, yard jockey, inventory control clerk, production workers and warehouse loaders.For information, visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• 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.

Oct. 4

• 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.

• ESL Conversation Group – 1 to 2 p.m. White Oak Library District, 121 E.
8th St., Lockport. For more information, visit whiteoaklibrary.org/ESL or call 815-552-4260.

• 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.

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

• “Credit Ability: Build a Strong Credit History ”– 6 to 8 p.m., New Lenox Park District, 701 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Free. Register at 815-729-3211 or newlenoxparks.org

Oct. 5

• Friday Business Builders Referral Group – 8 to 9 a.m., Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Chamber membership required. Call Danielle Blake at 815-727-5371 or visit jolietchamber.com

• Friday Business Builders Referral Group – 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Joliet Chamber office
63 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Chamber membership required. Danielle Blake at 815-727-5371 or visit jolietchamber.com

• 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.

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

• Fish Fry – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Stone City Post, Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City

• 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.

• 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. For information, call 815-744-3355

• 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.

Oct. 6

• Old Plank Trail 5K Run/Walk – 8 to 11 a.m., Kansas ans White Streets, Downtown Frankfort. Rain or shine. For registration and information, visit www.villageoffrankfort.com/calendar.

• Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon; also Oct. 7, Hickory Creek Preserve, Mokena. RSVP: 815-722-7364 or rgauchat@fpdwc.org.

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

• "Choosing Restoration" – 10 a.m. to noon, 115 Republic St., Joliet. Expungement/record seal information workshop. Call 708-751-0321.

• Nicor Gas fire department open house – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minooka Fire Department: 7901 E. Minooka Road, Minooka. For more information, visit visit nicorgas.com/safety.

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

Oct. 7

• Nicor Gas fire department open house – 7:30 a.m. to noon, Mokena Fire Department: 19853 S. Wolf Road, Mokena. For more information, visit visit nicorgas.com/safety.

• Pancake Breakfast – 8 to 11 a.m., American Legion Auxiliary Lockport Post 18, 151st and Archer Avenue, Lockport.. All-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs and homemade biscuits and gravy. $8. Children 5 and under are free.Benefits local veterans.  

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