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Gotta Do It: April 22 through April 29

April 22

• River Shoreline Cleanup registration deadline – 9 to 11 a.m.,Rock Run Rookery Preserve, Joliet. Collect trash and debris along the water’s edge. Free Ages 14 and older. Register at 815-722-9470. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m.; also April 29, Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook.

• OJT Orientation – 10 a.m.; also April 29, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit will.works or call 815-727-4444.

• Networking Tools for Today's Job Market – 10:30 a.m.; also April 22, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit will.works 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 will.works or call 815-727-4444.

April 23

• Fishing for Trash – 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., through April 28, Monee Reservoir. Stop by the concessions window, pick up a trash bag and gloves and fill the bag with trash you collect. Return the bag and receive a free gift. Visit reconnectwithnature.org.

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

• Grandparents Raising Children Group – 9 to 10 a.m., JTHS Administrative Center, 300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet. Grandparents age 60 or older who are raising grandchildren and reside in Will County have opportunity to participate in the Multigenerational Food Box Program through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Speaker: Rita Gray, Will County Health Department director of clinical training.

• Industry Orientation – 9 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Manufacturing, transportation, distribution, logistics. Register at will.works or call 815-727-4444.

• Microsoft Excel – 9:30 a.m.; also April 22, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit will.works or call 815-727-4444.

• Earth Day Safari – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 27; and noon to 4 p.m., April 28, at Plum Creek Nature Center. Visit the nature center and pick up a safari adventure pack containing backpack, safari hats, binoculars, critter containers, magnifying lenses, journals, reference books. Visit reconnectwithnature.org.

• Illinois JobLink – 1:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit will.works or call 815-727-4444.

• LinkedIn: Starting Your Profile – 1:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit will.works or call 815-727-4444.

• LinkedIn: Maximizing Your Profile – 2 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit will.works or call 815-727-4444.

• Math Review – 2 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit will.works or call 815-727-4444.

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m. Township Hall, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• Mindfulness – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Plainfield North High School, 12005 S. 248th St., Plainfield. Presented by the District 202 P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Recognizing Individual Development Excellence) gifted education committee. Counselor, consultant and mentor Todd Fink will share how people can direct their own brain development by being aware of one’s thoughts and paying attention in the present moment without judgment.

• “Wills and Living Trusts” registration deadline – Event is 6 p.m., April 25, Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood. Presenter: elder law attorney Jerome J. Goergen. To register call, Angela at 815-744-1963 or ascaggs@troytownship.com

April 24

Volunteer Day of Service – 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m., C.W. Avery Family YMCA, 15120 Wallin Drive, Plainfield. Variety of beautification projects indoors and outdoors. Visit jolietymca.org.

• Coffee and Conversation – 9 to 10 a.m., Blueberry Hill Café, 15521 Rt. 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-254-4211 or visit SenatorBertinoTarrant.com.

• 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.

• High School Equivalency (GED) – 12:30 p.m.; also April 26, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Volunteer Day of Service – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saratoga Elementary School, Morris. Variety of beautification projects indoors and outdoors. Visit jolietymca.org.

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., 1100 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• “Before You Call the Handyman” – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., White Oak Library District,121 E. 8th
St., Lockport. Dan Findley, professional handyman, and licensed building engineer,
discusses some Do-It-Yourself common home repairs using a small home
tool kit. Register at 815-552-4260 or whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Rededication Ceremony registration deadline – Event is 3 p.m., May 3, Joliet Junior College, U-Building auditorium. 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Dr. William M. Zales Nature Trail and Arboretum. RSVP to Dee Ulloa-Jimenez at 815-280-2659 or dulloaji@jjc.edu.

April 25

• 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.]

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

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., City of Wilmington, 1165 S. Water St., Wilmington. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

April 26

• Community Wide Garage Sales – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; also April 27, Coal City. Rain or shine. Maps online. For more information, call village hall at 815-634-8608 or visit www.coalcity-il.gov.

• 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.

• Grundy County Document Shredding Event – 10 a.m. to noon, 1320 Union St., Morris. For information, call 815-941-3228.

• 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.

April 27

Ewaste Event – 8 a.m. to noon, Grundy County Animal Control Facility, 310 East DuPont Road Morris. For information call 815-941-3228.

• Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon; Earth Week Naperville, Whalon Lake. Brush control and wood chipping. Dress for outdoor work and weather. RSVP: 815-722-7364 or rgauchat@fpdwc.org.

• Semaj Crosby Memorial – 9 a.m., Iowa and Second Avenue in Joliet. Balloon release, short updates, tree planting. Hosted by Justice for Semaj Action Team.

• Hayride of Horror #TrashTag Challenge – 1 to 4 p.m., 110 MacGregor Road, Lockport . Call Andrea Vaughn at 309-706-1761 if you know of a location that can use some TLC.

April 28

• Junk in the Trunk – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 Commercial Drive, Morris. $10 per spot. Benefits Sunrise Center Therapeutic Riding organization. For information, contact Ken at 815-942-2032 or willis824@comcast.net.

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