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Gotta Do It: Jan. 6 through Jan. 13

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.

• Healing Prayer Service – 1:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651

• 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.

• Free AOA Gentle Yoga Demo Class registration deadline – Event is 10 to 11 a.m., Jan. 8, The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 21 and older. Preregistration recommended. Call 708-390-2343 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

Jan. 7

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

• 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.

Jan. 8

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

• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon,  Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, Crete Township. For more information, email rgauchat@fpdwc.org or call 815-722-7364.

• Industry Orientation – 9 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Health care. Register at jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

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

• Art therapy – Noon to 1:45 p.m., The Cancer Support Center, 19657 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena. Facilitated by Kathleen Daly, registered art therapist. To register and for information, call 708-478-3529 or visit www.CancerSupportCenter.org.

• Carbohydrate Counting Class (meal provided) – Noon to 1 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 2, 150 W. High St., Morris. Free. To register and for more information, call 815-705-7527.

• 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.

• ESL Conversation Group – 1 p.m., White Oak Library District, 121 E. 8th. St., Lockport. Call 815-552-4185 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Illinois JobLink – 1:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Visit 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.

• Introductory session to DIET FREE – 6 to 7 p.m., Morris Hospital, Whitman Assembly Room 1, 150 High St., Morris. Get information on this 10-week program. The program, which costs $69 and is refundable at the end of the program, is available online or in-person. Introductory session is in-person and free. For registration and information, call 815-705-7358.

• 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

• Job Fair – 9 to 11 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet.  flex officer, security officers, forklift operators, machine operators, material handler, picker/packer, customer service representatives, HVAC service/installation technician, maintenance technician, production manager, quality assurance technician, home care aides, extrusion operator associate, thermoforming operator associate, assistant manager/trainee, correctional officer, corrections social worker, corrections treatment officer, food services supervisor, nurse and patrol officer. Visit www.will.works.

• 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.

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

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

Jan. 10

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• “State of the District” – 7 p.m., Lincoln-Way Central, New Lenox. Superintendent Scott Tingley and District administrators will share recent accomplishments, financials, test scores, and upcoming initiatives. Aministrators will discuss the results of the fiscal year 2018 and the annual audit. 

• 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

• 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 p.m., Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish or chicken breast served with tossed salad, French fries or parsley potatoes along with bread and butter. Carryout available. Call 815-723-3154.

• 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.

• 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.

• Irish Dance registration deadline – 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.

Jan. 12

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

• Troy Preschool Program Open House – 10 a.m.,Troy Cronin Elementary School, 210 E. Black Road,Shorewood. For new families considering preschool. Includes short presentation and tour of classrooms. For more information, visit troy30cpreschool.weebly.com.

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

Jan. 13

• Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph Church hall, 235 W. North St., Manhattan. Eggs, sausage, pancakes, milk, juice and coffee. $8 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets at door.

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