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Local art and entertainment: April 1 through April 8

April 1

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

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

.• Bingo Night – 6:30 to 8 p.m.; also April 1, Cantigny Post 367 VFW, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet.

• Find a Critique Partner – 7 p.m., Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S Illinois St, Plainfield. Writers and readers will be matched according to their interests. Register at

• “Paddling in Will County" registration deadline – Event is 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. 16 and up. Free. Register at or call 815-722-9470.

• Irish Dance registration deadline – Event is April 8 through May 20, Program Center, 10925 La Porte Road, Mokena. Boys and girls, ages 4 to 12. Register at 708- 390-2401 or

April 2

• “H2-WHOA! Exhibit" – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through June 30. Plum Creek Nature Center, Beecher. Interactive exhibit about what lies below the surface of their local water resources. For information about the exhibit, visit

• Golden Agers – Noon to 4 p.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet. Play cards and dice. Visit or call 815-723-9713.

• INSPIRED! livelit – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Public Landing Restaurant, 200 West 8th St., Lockport. Five Fab Storytellers: Rachal Brooks, Lisa Colleen, Amy Heiting, Chris Trani, and Scott Whitehair. Free. Visit

• Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – 7 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. Call 866-588-7464 or visit

• Three Rivers Gardening Angels Monthly Meeting – 7 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames St., Channahon. Presenter: A.J. Vilt owner of Vilt’s Greenhouse. Topic: "Getting the most from your vegetable gardens." Refreshments. Guests and new members welcome. For information, visit the Three Rivers Gardening Angels Facebook page.

April 3

• Gary Schirmer: Art Demonstration and History and One Night Member Art Show – 7 to 8:45 p.m., American House Cedarlake-AHC, 14800 S. Van Dyke Rd., Plainfield. Schirmer has been a working artist for 40 years and a studio-art educator at the college level for 25 years. Light refreshments. Free. Visit

• Kids Night Out registration deadline – Event is 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 5, C.W. Avery Family YMCA, located at 15120 Wallin Drive, Plainfield. Ages 5 to 12. Contact Tina Wolfer at or 815-267-8600.

• Parents Night Out registration deadline – Event is 6 to 9 p.m., April 5,  Galowich Family YMCA, located at 749 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Ages 2 to 12. Contact Stephen Franklin
at or 815-782-0808.

April 4

• Line Dancing: Beginning – 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (beginners-plus), Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. For information, visit or call 815-723-9713.

• WriteOn Joliet's Open Mic Night – 6 p.m., Joliet Public Library-Black Road Branch, Book and Bean Cafe, 3395 Black Road, Joliet. Guest readers and listeners welcome. Any genre. For information, visit

April 5

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

• Morris Watercolor Guild – 1 to 3 p.m., 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.

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

• Parents Night Out – 6 to 9 p.m., Smith Family YMCA,1350 S. Briggs St., Joliet. Ages 2 to 12. Register by contacting Taryn Fears at or 815-726-3939.

• Egg-luminate Night Hunt – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Prairie Bluff Golf Club Banquet Room, Lockport. Ages 1 to 10. Bring own flashlight and basket. Register at 815-838-1183.
For more information, call 815-838-3621, ext. 0.or visit

• Lip Sync Competition – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Plainfield Park District Prairie Activity & Recreation Center, 24550 W. Renwick Road, Plainfield. Ages 8 to 12 and 13 to 17. Prizes awarded in each division. $12. Visit

• September Mourning – 7 p.m., Top Fuel Saloon, 275 E. Hickory St., Braidwood. $10.
 A transmedia project created by musician Emily Lazar and comic book legend Marc Silvestri. Visit

• "Little Shop of Horrors" – 7:30 p.m.; also April 6; and 3 p.m., April 7, University of St Francis, 500 Wilcox St. Joliet. $10 or $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-USF students). Students and staff are admitted free of charge with a valid school ID. To purchase tickets, visit

April 6

Spotlight on Manhattan’s Diverse Heritage – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Manhattan Township Historical Museum, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. Exhibit of German and Irish families and culture. Email or visit

• Egg-stravaganza Adventure – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., White Oak Public Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Story, craft, egg hunt. Age 8 and under with parent. Register at or contact 815-552-4265 or

• Teen Improv Workshop – 1 to 3 p.m., Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Dr, Shorewood. Grades 7 and up. Free. Register at 815-725-1715 or

• Spring Fling Craft/Vendor Show – 9 a.m. to 2 p. m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. $1 admission. Under 12 free. Lunch and concessions available.

April 7

• Friends of the Joliet Public Library Spring Book Sale – 3 to 5 p.m.; also 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 8; and 3 to 4 p.m., April 9, Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St., Joliet)! Most items priced $1 or less. Become a Friend of the Library and get early admittance to the sale.

• Spring Bunco Party – 1 to 4 p.m., Cathedral of St. Raymond, The Commons, 604 N. Raynor Ave. Joliet. Refreshments and door prizes. $5. RSVP to Elvira Balog at 815-931-3383, Esther Coop at 815-725-0414 or Nancy Jamnik at 815-725-8182.

• Mom and Son Night Out registration deadline – Event is 6 to 9 p.m. April 26, Romeoville Parks and REcreation Department, 900 Romeo Road, Romeoville. To register and for information, visit

April 8

• Young Artists registration deadline – Event is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., April 22 to June 3, Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Ages 8 to12. Register at 708- 390-2401 or

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