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Local arts and entertainment: Jan. 4 through Jan. 11

Search for soaring eagles during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s annual “Eagle Watch on the River” program scheduled for Jan. 4 and 5 at McKinley Woods in Channahon.
Search for soaring eagles during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s annual “Eagle Watch on the River” program scheduled for Jan. 4 and 5 at McKinley Woods in Channahon.

Jan. 4

• Painter's Group – 8 a.m. to noon; also Dec. 21, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or 815-723-9713.

• Eagle Watch on the River – 9 a.m. Jan. 4 and Jan. 5, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W Walnut Lane, Channahon. Walk, refreshments, informative displays, interactive exhibits and and the PBS film “American Eagle,” shown each day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information, visit www.reconnectwithnature.org.

• Line Dancing: Advanced – 10 to 11:30 a.m.; also Dec. 21, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. Experienced dancer session. No partner required. Visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Canasta – 1 to 4 p.m., Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St., Coal City. For information, call Kathy Brown at 815-634-4552 ext. 114.

• Morris Watercolor Guild – 1 to 3 p.m.; also Jan. 11, United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson St., Morris. Meets Friday afternoons. Monthly workshops. Occasional field trips. New members welcome. Call Kathy Skoza at 815-685-1046.

• Fun Fridays – 1 to 3 p.m., Coal City Public Library District, 85 N. Garfield St. Coal City. Kids kindergarten though grade five drop in at 1 p.m. to create a Fibonacci design. Contact Rene Norris at 815-634-4552 ext. 110 or Rene@ccpld.org.

• Open Mic – 7 to 10 p.m., The Exibit Fine Arts Center & Gallery. 315 Bedford Road, Morris. Poets, musicians, spoken word: all welcome. For information, call 815-258-5191 or visit www.exibit.org.

• Intermediate Line Dancing registration deadline – Event is 1 to 2 p.m., Fridays Jan. 11 through Feb. 15, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 18 and up. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

Jan. 5

• Gun Show – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Joliet Moose Lodge #300, 25 Springfield Ave., Joliet. Only 50 tables. $6. Food served. For more information, visit The Joliet Moose Gun Show on Facebook.

• Historic Manhattan Displays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Manhattan Historical Museum at 255 S. State, Manhattan. Five exhibit rooms. Share stories with docents. 130 years of Manhattan Village history, local business memorabilia and historic photos. Free informational booklets and latest edition of Manhattan Memories is still available. For more information, email ManhattanHistorical@yahoo.com.

• The STEAM Workshop – 10:30 to noon, Three Rivers Public Library District, 109 Wabena Ave., Minooka. Robots, coding, circuits and more! Come explore our STEAM toys and kits. Kindergarten through fifth grade with adult. No registration required. For information, call 815-467-1600 or visit www.trpld.org.

• Memories of the King! – 1 to 2 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St, Mokena. Featuring Dave “Elvis” Thomas. To register, call 708-479-9663 or register through the events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

“Winter Games and Stories,” 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Enjoy traditional French and Native American games indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Also, storytelling and creating own legends. Families with children ages 5 and up. Registration not required. For information, visit visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Minecraft Hour – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 109 Wabena Ave., Minooka. Ages 8 and up. Registration required. Call 815-467-1600 or visit www.trpld.org.

• Saturday Night Take Over – 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Forge, 22 W Cass St., Joliet. Comedy event hosted by Darrick Jones. Featuring Levi DhaKreep, Marcus Shakes, Natch Stokes, Brittney B Red and headliner Brandall Cole. Call 815-280-5246 or visit www.theforgelive.com.

• Sundance – 8 p.m., Cantigny Post 367 VFW, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Music and dancing. For information, visit www.thebandsundance.com or vfw367.org or call 815-722-5398.

Jan. 6

• “Living History Demonstrations" – Noon to 3 p.m., Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum. Re-enactors from the museum’s volunteer brigade portray life during the 18th-century French fur trade era. Registration not required. Free, all-ages. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• “Meet a Beekeeper” – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher. Q&A. 18 and older. Free. Registration is not required. For information, visit reconnectwithnature.org.

• Build It – 2 to 4 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 109 Wabena Ave., Minooka. Drop-in to play with building today. All ages. Children younger than age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. For information, call 815-467-1600 or visit www.trpld.org.

• Vortex Open Video Game Play – 3 to 5 p.m.; also Oct. 21, Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 7

• Woodworking Club – 9 to noon., also 1 to 3 p..; also Thursday, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• All By Myself registration deadline – Event is 9:15 to 10:10 a.m., Mondays, Jan. 14 to March 11, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 2 to 3. To register, call 708-390-240 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

• “Little Explorers" registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 9, Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon, Nature-themed activities. Geared to ages 3 to 5. Younger children welcome. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-722-9470.

Jan. 8

• “The Greatest Showman” screening – 10 a.m. to noon, Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St, Mokena. Chance to win movie at the end of the program Refreshments. To register, call 708-479-9663 or visit the events calendar at www.mokenalibrary.org.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Jan. 9

• Intermediate Line Dancing registration deadline – Event is 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 27, The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 18 and up. Register at 708-390-2401 or www.mokenapark.com.

• Pee-Wee Picassos – Event is 10:15 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays, through Jan. 30, Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 2 to 3 with one parent. For more information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Jan. 10

• Robot Adventures – 4:30 to 6 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Robots, coding, teamwork, as well as new coding missions and games with robots. Grades four to six. For more information, call 815-846-6500 or visit jolietlibrary.libcal.com.

• Woodworking Club – 1 to 3 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.

• True Crime Club –6 to 7 p.m., White Oak Library District, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. 18 and up. Mature topics. For information, contact Amy Byrne at abyrne@whiteoaklibrary.org or visit http://bit.ly/truecrimeclub or www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Trivia Night — 7 p.m., Carson Tap House, 823 Liberty St. Morris. Chance to win prizes (gift certificates) provided by the establishment. For information, call 815-513-3924 or visit www.carsontaphouse.com.

• Ticket to Ride With LEGOS registration deadline – Event is 5 to 6 p.m., Thursdays, Jan, 17 to Feb. 21, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Learn principles of physics and apply math concepts while constructing amusement park rides. Take home a custom LEGO mini-figure after last class. Ages 5 to 10. Register at 708-390-2401 or visit mokenapark.com.

• “Winter Wonder Walk" registration deadline – Event is 1:30-3 p.m., Jan. 12. Guided 1-mile nature walk to explore island preserve and shores of the Des Plaines River. Fire at Traders Cabin and hot cocoa follows. Ages 10 and up. Free. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or 815-886-1467.

Jan. 11

• Race to the Nether – 4 to 5 p.m., Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood. Race friends to the Nether and try to be the last Minecrafter standing. Basic Minecraft PC skills required. Grades three to five. For more information, call 815-725-1715 or visit www.shorewoodtroylibrary.org.

• DIY Friday T-shirt pillows – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 25207 W. Channon Drive, Channahon. No sewing needed. Supplies to make pillows provided. Attendees must bring their own shirt to make the cover. Shirts with patterns or graphics recommended. Shirt size will affect pillow size. Open to grades five to 12. Registration required. Call 815-467-6200 or visit www.trpld.org.

• Teen After Hours – 4:45 p.m., White Oak Library, 201 Normantown Road, Romeoville. Play video games and and hang out. Pizza and snacks included. Grades six to 12. Contact Cindy Shutts at 815-886-2030 or cshutts@whiteoaklibrary.org or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Pep Band Alumni Night – 5 to 10 p.m., Morris High School Band, 1000 Union St. Morris. All alumni (young and old!) to come play with the MCHS band in the stands at this home basketball game. the girls play at 5:30 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. Play at one or both games. Bring your own instrument. Music provided. For more information, call 815-941-5306

• Flashback Fitness – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., REAP Fitness, 24461 W. Eames St., Channahon. Intense step aerobics class and yoga. 90s attire encouraged. After party with wine, beer and snacks. $35. Schedule on the schedulicity app.

• I Have An Oil For That – 7 to 9 p.m., Trinity Wellness and Education, 410 East 4th St. Coal City. With decks of "problem" and "help" cards attendees can learn how to use oils. Drinks provided. Bring healthy snacks to share. Tickets are $6.77. Register on Eventbrite.

• Irish Dance registration – Mondays, Jan. 14 to March 11, Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Boys and girls ages 4 to 12. For more information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

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