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Gotta Do It: Dec. 23 through Dec. 30

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.

Dec. 24

• Daybreak Center – Joliet Jewish congregants will make and serve dinner at the Daybreak Center in Joliet. For information and to volunteer, call 815-741-4600.

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

• Christmas Mass –  2 p.m . (special needs, church), 3:30 p.m. (church), 3:30 p.m. (English, Ira Jones Middle School), 3:45 p.m. (English, gym), 3:45 p.m. (English, Central Elementary School), , 6 p.m. (English, church), 8:30 p.m. (Polish, church), 10:30 p.m. (English, church), St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Cana Hall, 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

• Live Nativity Service – 4 p.m., St. Edward's and Christ Church's Christ Campus, 2800 Grove Road, Joliet, five miles south east of Yorkville. Theme: "He Was Born in A Manger; Come Worship Him in A Barn". Candlelit service with live creche featuring congregation members and live farm animals including sheep, goats, and a donkey. Come early, bring folding chairs. For information, call 815-725-6800.

• Christmas Eve services – 4:30 p.m. (communion), 5 p.m. (family service), 10:30 p.m. (communion), 11 p.m. (candlelight service), First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

• Christmas Eve services – 5 and 9 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. Special music at 5 p.m. Chancel choir will sing at 9 p.m.

• Candlelight and Communion Services – 6 and 11 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

Dec. 25

• Christmas Mass –  7:30 a.m. (church), 9 a.m. (church), 9 a.m. (Polish, Cana), 10:45 a.m. (English, church), 12:15 p.m. (English, church) and 12:15 p.m. (Spanish, church). St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Cana Hall, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

• Worship Service led by lay leader Ken P. Miller – 9 a.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Only service this day. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

Dec. 26

• 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.

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

• Stroke Support Group – 4 to 5 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Inpatient Unit Dining Room, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants register at 888-660-HEAL (4325) or www.silvercross.org.

• Obesity and Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? – 5:45 p.m. BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, gastric bypass surgeons, will offer a free informational session. Register at 888-660-4325 or www.silvercross.org.

Dec. 27

• Microsoft Word 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.

• Men's Discussion Group – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. For information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org

• 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.

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

Dec. 28

• 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

• 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.

• “Dating Over 50: Have Fun - Be Safe” – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Six-month series on last Friday of the month. Tips on dating, dating apps and safety tips presented while enjoying a glass of wine (or coffee) and conversation. Group will continue the conversation at a local restaurant following the event. For more information, call 815-552-4247 or email twilliams@whiteoaklibrary.org.

Dec. 29

• 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.

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