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Local arts and entertainment: July 29 through Aug. 5

Artist Richard Schmidt of Frankfort won the Forest Preserve District’s spring art contest with this painting of Virginia bluebells at Messenger Woods Nature Preserve in Homer Glen. Now you can see more of the artist’s oil and water color creations during an exhibit of his work during the month of August at Plum Creek Nature Center.
Artist Richard Schmidt of Frankfort won the Forest Preserve District’s spring art contest with this painting of Virginia bluebells at Messenger Woods Nature Preserve in Homer Glen. Now you can see more of the artist’s oil and water color creations during an exhibit of his work during the month of August at Plum Creek Nature Center.

July 29

• Woodworking Club – 9 to noon., also July 22; and 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet. For information, visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

• Line Dancing: Advanced – 10 to 11:30 a.m.; also Fridays and July 22, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N Center St., Joliet. No partner required. For beginner classes and more information, Visit willcountyseniors.org/events or call 815-723-9713.

Cierra’s School of Dance Ribbon Cutting – 3 p.m.. Cierra’s School of Dance, 658 Independence Blvd., Romeoville. Appetizers will be served. The facility, which is in the same shopping center as Tuffy, has two dance studio rooms, a large lobby, and a fully stocked danceware shop. Classes in a variety of different dance styles, from jazz and tap to hip hop and ballet, along with lessons in poms and tumbling. Classes for 18 month olds through adults. All skill levels. Visit cierrasschoolofdance.com or call 630-696-0520.

July 30

• Will County Home and Community Education Association Annual Picnic/Game Day – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Will County Farm Bureau, 100 Manhattan Road, Joliet. Members and guests invited. Bring dish to share. RSVP by calling Mary at 815-741-0358.

• Golden Agers – Noon to 4 p.m., Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet. Play cards and dice. 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.

• Plainfield Ladies Night – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Downtown Plainfield. In conjunction with the Plainfield Chamber’s Cruise Nights. Specials and giveways. Contact Julie Gardner at jgardner@greatbraces.com or 815-584-6686.

July 31

• National Night Out – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Channahon Police Department, Channahon. Live band, car show, moon jump, dunk tank, raffles, drunk goggle driving, inflatable climbing wall, food, refreshments and more! Registration is not required for the Car Show. Movie in the park after dusk. Swim at Tomahawk Aquatic Center before the movie for $1.

Aug. 1

• RomeoFest – Through Aug. 4. Visit romeoville.org/741/RomeoFest.

• “Richard Schmidt Art Exhibition” – Aug. 1-Aug. 31, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete. Exhibit hours are: 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays to Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays. View oil and watercolor paintings created by the winner of the nature center’s spring art show. Schmidt of Frankfort has been painting for more than 40 years and has displayed his works in many outdoor shows and galleries. Free; all ages. Visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Cruisin’ Frankfort – 5 to 8 p.m., Kansas & Oak Streets, downtown Frankfort. Classic cars. Visit frankfortcarclub.org.

• WriteOn Joliet – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Joliet Public Library, 3395 Black Road. Adult critique group. New members and all genres welcome, as are readers looking to connect with local authors. For more information, visit writeonjoliet.com.

• Concert on the Hill – 6:30 p.m., Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. For lineup, call 815-724-3760 or visit bicentennialpark.org.

• Rockin' Rock Bottom Concert Series – 6 to 9 p.m., The Promenade Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook. Featuring The Hat Guys (dance party). Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol.

• Rockin' Rock Bottom Concert Series – 6 to 9 p.m., The Promenade Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook. Featuring The Hat Guys (dance party). Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol.

• Shorewood Crossroads Festival Pre-Party for Families with Special Needs registration deadline – Event is 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 2. Register at crossroadsfest.com or by calling 815-725-2900.

Aug. 2

Shorewood Crossroads Festival – Through Aug. 4, Cene's Four Seasons Park, Shorewood. Fireworks, live music, a car show, parade, a variety of eating contests, baby contest, multiple food and craft vendors. Visit CrossroadsFest.com or call Carol Wagner at 815-725-2900.

“First Friday” event – 7 to 9 p.m., Lincoln Landing in Lockport, along the east side of the Illinois and Michigan Canal between 8th and 9th streets. Jazz singer Kate Foley will perform accompanied by Andrew Walters on the keyboard, Mike Dietrich on saxophone and flute and Tom Rusnak on bass. Food truck onsite. Subject to cancellation due to weather. Call.Gallery Seven at 815-483-4310.

Registration deadline for "Farm and Barn Fest" contests – For information on registering your child for the Country Cutie or the Diaper Dash, call 708-390-2401 or visit mokenapark.com.

Aug. 3

• Werk Force Brewing Open Disc Golf Tournament – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., The temporary 18 hole pop-up course has been custom designed including water holes, open field holes and wooded holes throughout Settler's Park in downtown Plainfield near the Village Hall Building. Roaming Hog Food Truck will be onsite from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at discgolfscene.com.

• Kidzfest – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chicago Street, Joliet. Visit jolietdowntown.com/kidzfest.

• Darryl Worley & Andrew Salgado: Benefit Concert For Trinity Services – 7 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N Chicago St., Joliet. For tickets. visit Ticketmaster or trinityservices.org.

Aug. 4

• City of Crest Hill picnic – Noon to 10 p.m., St. Joe's Park, 700 Theodore St., Joliet. Music, entertainment, kids games and crafts, face painting, bake sale, Bingo. Free admission.

• “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.

• Concerts on the Green – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Breidert Green. downtown Frankfort. Free. Visit frankfortcarclub.org.

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