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Local arts and entertainment: Sept. 9 through Sept. 16

Take off on a 50-mile roundtrip bike camping adventure on Sept. 13-15 with the Forest Preserve District of Will County and GoodSpeed Cycles.
Take off on a 50-mile roundtrip bike camping adventure on Sept. 13-15 with the Forest Preserve District of Will County and GoodSpeed Cycles.

Sept. 9

• Artwork by contemporary artists as well as the Lewis University student Senior Capstone Art Exhibition – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Sept. 20, Lewis University,Oremus Fine Arts Center, Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, Romeoville. Email Natalie Swain, art gallery coordinator, at

• Self-paced 'Woods Walk' program – Through Nov. 30, Hikers who complete seven of 10 designated trails at the Forest Preserve District of Will County will receive a collector’s medal. This year's trail trips vary in length from 0.7 to 3.47 miles. For information and log, visit

• Wendy’s Cruisers – 5 to 9 p.m.; also Sept. 16, Wendy’s, Morris. Weather permitting. Antique vehicles, live music, Contact Ken at 815-942-2032 or

Sept. 10

• 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 vis

• 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.

• Jammie Jams 6:30 to 7 p.m., New Lenox Public Library 120 Veterans Parkway New Lenox. Story and craft. Kids may wear pajamas. Ages 2 to 8 with caregiver. Drop-in. Call 815-485-2605 or visit

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

Sept. 11

• Mary Shelley: Love and Frankenstein – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., White Oak Library District, 20670 Len Kubinski Dr, Crest Hill. Storyteller and actress Megan Wells gives a one-woman performance as Mary Shelley. Hear about the author's childhood, her relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and her novel "Frankenstein." Adults. Register at or contact Erin Dedin at 815-552-4286

Sept. 12

• Itty Bitty Art – 10 to 10:30 a.m., Shorewood-Troy Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood. Explore the sensory side of art. For kids who are walking through age 2 and their caregivers. Call 815-725-1715 or visit

• Teen Craft: DIY Harry Potter Mini Book Charms – 6 to 7:30 p.m., White Oak Library district, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Supplies provided. Register at or contact Maisie Iven at 815-552-4255 or

Sept. 13

• Reception for Cornerstone Artists – Gallery Seven, Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St., Lockport. Photography, painting, fabric arts, basket weaving, and sculpture. All artwork offered is for sale. Free admission. Call 815-483-4310 or visit

• Plainfield Parks Enchanted Ball – 6:30 to 8 p.m., Prairie Activity & Rec. Ctr., 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield. Beauty & the Beast-themed party for kids ages 2 & up. $15R/$20NR. Visit

• Chicago Blues Angels Concert – 6:45 to 9 p.m., Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Blues, rock 'n' roll, soul music. Full beverage bar, access to museum galleries. $10 ($8 general public). Register at 815-723-5201 or

Sept. 14

• Fiesta en La Calle – 4 to 11 p.m., Downtown Joliet. Visit or Fiesta en la Calle Street Festival on Facebook.

• Cruisin’ for Logan – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Raffles, prizes, dash plaques, goody bags. Top raffle prize is a 65-inch TV. Lunch for sale too. Entrance fee for cars and trucks is $20 each. Call 815-467-5275 or visit

• Maker Day – 1 to 4 p.m.,New Lenox Public Library, 120 Veterans Pkwy, New Lenox, Variety of interactive activities, exhibits, and demos, and have the chance to discover and explore new interests. Free. All ages.

• The Shakespeare Project of Chicago with Peter Garino – 1 to 2 p.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St., Mokena. Free. Call 708-479-9663.

• Sports Bash: A Celebration of Champions – 6 to 10 p.m., Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. National and local sport celebrities, live DJ, food, cash barm raffles. Dress in favorite team apparel. $25. Benefit collections and exhibits department and future permanent Joliet Area Sports Hall of Fame Exhibit. Register at 815-723-5201 or

Sept. 15

• Plainfield Parks Community Tailgate Party – 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Prairie Activity & Rec. Ctr., 24550 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield. Come for a family-friendly tailgate party and watch the Bears vs. Denver game. Ages 2 and up with adult. $12R/$15NR. Visit

• Art Sale – 6 to 8 p.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Prints and oils of landscapes, seaside, barns, etc. Supports church ministries. Call 815-485-8271. 

Sept. 16

• “Autumnal Equinox Campfire registration deadline – Event is ”7:30 to 9 p.m., Sept. 18, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon, Activities may include a campfire, songs, stories, poetry and night hike. Rain or shine. Meet at shelter. Free; ages 18 or older. Register at or call 815-722-9470.

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