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Gotta Do It: Dec. 16 through Dec. 23

Ongoing

• Be a Santa to a Senior trees – Home Instead Senior Care, 3077 W. Jefferson St, Ste 218, Joliet; Jewel-Osco 199 Brookforest Ave, Shorewood; Jewel-Osco 475 N. Nelson Rd, New Lenox; First Midwest Bank 2801 W. Jefferson St, Joliet; Willow Falls Retirement Community 1681 Willow Circle Drive, Crest Hill. Holiday shoppers can choose an ornament, buy the requested gift and return it to the store with the ornament attached. For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 815-725-2050.

• Clothing Drive for MorningStar Mission – Between Dec. 3 and Dec. 21, State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood district offices, located at 209 W. Romeo Rd. in Romeoville and 121 Springfield Ave. in Joliet, or at the Fountaindale Library, located at 300 W Briarcliff Rd. in Bolingbrook. For more information, contact Connor’s constituent service office at 815-372-0085 or repconnor@gmail.com, or Walsh’s constituent service office at 815-730-8600 or statereplarrywalshjr@gmail.com.

Dec. 16

• "Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord" cantata – 10:30 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. Presented by the chancel choir. Director is Karen Hewitson. Accompanist is Kevin McOlgan.

• 'The Muppet Christmas Carol" – 3 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. For tickets and information visit rialtosquare.com or call 800-745-3000.

• The Living Nativity – 4 to 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Drive through the grounds to experience a retelling of Christ's birth. Come inside for refreshments, communion, music. Call 815-485-8271.

• “What Sweeter Music - A Festival of Carols” – 7 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road. Coal City. Christmas cantata by a community choir of over 50 voices.

Dec. 17

• Hines Mobile Medical Unit – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coal City American Legion, 1752 E Division St., Coal City. For information, call Ken Buck, superintendent of the Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission, at 815-941-3152.

• 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.

• Zumba Gold – 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For beginner fitness levels or the older active adult. To register, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• 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. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• 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.

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

• Tai Chi – 2:30 p.m., Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. Free and open to the public. For information, call 815-609-0669 or visit www.timbersofshorewood.com.

• C.A.R.E. Meeting – 6 to 7:30 p.m., White Oak Library, 121 E. Eighth St., Lockport. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment. Various topics. Call Ellen at 815-834-1611 or Mary at 708-204-6924.

Dec. 18

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

• 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.

• Job Readiness Workshop – 10 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit 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.

• Crochet/Knitting Group – 1 to 4 p.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• 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.

• 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.

• "The Legend of St. Nicholas" – 6 p.m ., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 416 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Actor Terry Lynch brings his one-man production on the bishop of Myra. Free. All ages. Call Cherie Gimbel at 815-727-9378.

• Next Steps Transition Training – 6:30 p.m., District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard St., Plainfield. Speaker: Cindi Swanson, The Arc of Illinois, Life Span. Contact Dee Graves at 815-577-4023 or dgraves@psd202.org.

• 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.

Dec. 19

• 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.

• Industry Orientation – 10:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Manufacturing, transportation, distribution, logistics. Register at 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 holders, picker/packer, warehouse workers, package handler, customer service representatives, HVAC Service/installation technician, maintenance technician, production manager, quality assurance technician, deckhand, home care aides, assistant manager trainee, independent living coach, job coach, program specialist and team leader.  An Army recruiter will attend, as well. For information, visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

Dec. 20

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

• Senior Services of Will County satellite office – Noon to 3 p.m., Troy Township, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. Every third Wednesday and every Thursday. Services include case management, Medicare assistance, Benefit Access (formerly known as Circuit Breaker), Title XX, Medicare open enrollment. For information, call 815-744-1968.

• 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.

Dec. 21

• 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

• Networking Workshop – 9:30 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 VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet.

• 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.

• Bingo – Doors open 4 p.m., cards begin 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Must be 18 to play.

• 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.

Dec. 22

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

• Christmas Bake Sale – 10 a.m. to noon, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000 Barber Lane, Joliet. Potica, assorted cookie trays, nut cups, rozhki, apricot stars, Russian tea cakes, cakes made to order, poppyseed rolls. To order, call Cindy at 815-409-2047.

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

Dec. 23

• Festival of Lights Light Show – The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. 250,000 LED lights twinkle, sparkle and dance to more than 20 different holiday songs! The show will play nightly on the hour 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 pm. The 60-tree sits in the round-a-bout in the middle of the shopping mall. The last show will be Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.shoppingpromenade.com.

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