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Local arts and entertainment: Sept. 23 through Sept. 30

Yuanying Peng (left) and Dr. Xiaoyong Chen of Tinley Park harvest seeds in the South Patrol Road Prairie on National Public Lands Day at the USDA Forest Service Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Midewin on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Yuanying Peng (left) and Dr. Xiaoyong Chen of Tinley Park harvest seeds in the South Patrol Road Prairie on National Public Lands Day at the USDA Forest Service Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Midewin on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Sept. 23

• 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 reconnectwithnature.org.

• Woodworking Club – 9 to noon., also Sept. 30; 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 Sept. 30, 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.

• Wendy’s Cruisers – 5 to 9 p..m; also Sept. 30, Wendy’s, Morris. Weather permitting. Antique vehicles, live music, Contact Ken at 815-942-2032 or willis824@comcast.net.

Sept. 24

• 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.

Homeschool Parent's Night Out – 7 to 8 p.m., Three Rivers Public Library District, 109 Wabena Ave., Minooka. Beverages and light snacks provided. Call 815-467-1600 or visit trpld.org.

• 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 mokenalibrary.org.

Sept. 25

• 70th Grundy County Corn Festival – Through Sept. 29, downtown Morris and other areas in town. Visit cornfestival.org

The Ghosts of F. S. Allen – 6 p.m., Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, Gathering Room, 15 S. Richards St., Joliet. Former Herald-News correspondent Mary Ellen Aschenbrenner relives her encounter with the ghost of famed architect F. S. Allen. $30. Cash bar. Delectable Edibles. Call 708-436-3354.

• Pee-Wee Picassos registration deadline – 10:15 to 11 a.mm., Wednesdays, Oct. 2 through Oct. 23, Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. Paper projects, cutting, gluing, paints. Ages 2 to 3. Call 708- 390-2401 or register at mokenapark.com.

Sept. 26

“Senior Social Hour” – 11 a.m. to noon, White Oak Library District, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport. Coffee, games, information about upcoming library programs. Call 815-552-4260 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org

• DIY Wood Sign Workshop – 6 to 8 p.m., River Hawk Brewing, 24735 W. Eames St., Channahon. Tickets at creativeexpressionsgalena.com.

• “Finding Your Way: Wolf Scout Badge” registration deadline – Event is 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 28, Isle a la Cache Museum, Romeoville. Learn how to read a map and use a compass, and then take a hike to test those skills. This program fulfills the requirements for the Wolf Scout “Finding Your Way” Badge. Ages 7 to 8. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.

Sept. 27

• Fall Book Sale – Noon to 5 p.m.; also 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 28, Mokena Public Library at 11327 W 195th St., Mokena, Books, puzzles, games, DVDs CDs. Call 708 479-9663 or visit Friends of Library at mokenalibrary.org.

• Galactic Glow Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games begin 6:30 p.m. Lockport Moose, 118th E. 10th St., Lockport. $30. 21 and up. Benefits scholarships and mini grants for Lockport Township High School students and staff. For tickets, visit bit.ly/LTHSFoundationGlowBingo or email Foundation@lths.org or call 815-588-8121.

• Movie Night at ROXY – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Movie at 6:30 p.m.,1017 S. State St., Lockport. Feature: "Some Like it Hot." $5. Popcorn and cash bar available. Benefits people with developmental disabilities and mental illness who are supported by Trinity Services.

• "Apartment 3A" by Jeff Daniels – 7:30 p.m.; also Sept. 21, Sept. 27 and Sept. 28; also 2 p.m., Sept. 22 and Sept. 29, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theater, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. A mysterious neighbor teaches grieving Annie Wilson what it truly means to be in love forever. Tickets atlat41.org/tickets.

• Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!" – 8 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. One-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on best-selling book by John Gray. For tickets and information, visit RialtoSquare.com or call 815-726-6600.

Sept. 28

• National Public Lands Day – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, River Road Seedbeds, Wilmington. Five morning volunteer restoration activities. Register at allison.cisneros@usda.gov. Visit fs.usda.gov/midewin.

• 27th Annual Pumpkin Fest – Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Lockport. Visit OurPumpkinFarm.com.

Sensory Art Program – 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W 195th St., Mokena. Ages 3 to 9 with caregiver. Register at 708-479-9663 or or mokenalibrary.org.

PureFest – Doors open at noon. Event begins 1 p.m.,Cross Point Church, Lockport. Christian performers of improv, sketch comedy, drama ministry. $10 donation. No one turned away. Visit PureFest.org.

Bike Share Site Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – 1 p.m. One-hour, guided interpretive fall colors hike at 1:30 p.m., Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Iron Bridge Trailhead, Wilmington. First 50 guests receive free commemorative T-shirt. All will receive a souvenir pin and a coupon to try out the bike share program. RSVP to programs@iandmcanal.org.

• Bolingbrook Park District’s Fall Fest – 3 to 7 p.m., Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 200 S. Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook. Fireworks, live music, food, games and activities. family friendly. Free. Visit bolingbrookparks.org or call 630-739-0272.

• Octoberfest – 4 to 11:30 p.m., Cene's Four Seasons Park, 25520 West Seil Road, Shorewood. Traditional German fare, polka music, Masskrugstemmen contests. Over 21 after 8 p.m. Entertainment by Ed Wagner's Brass Band and The Lounge Puppets.

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