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Community Calendar: May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019

Thursday, May 23

Sit and Be Fit, 9:30 a.m., Bradley Library. Free. A low-impact exercise class with the use of a chair. As with any exercise program, always check with your doctor before beginning.

An East African Safari Travelogue, Bourbonnais Library, 7 p.m., with James Paul and John Hassett. A visual tour of the diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes of Tanzania and Kenya using photos, videos and stories. A mini book sale begins at 5:30 p.m. with books priced at 50 cents and $1. Info. 815-933-1727 or online, bourbonnaislibrary.org.

Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Spring Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, 348 E. Merchant St., Kankakee. Use alley entrance. Proceeds benefit Tabea Society.

Flag Placement on Veterans’ Graves, 8 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee, followed by Mound Grove, Kankakee. Friday starts at 8 a.m. at Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. Info. 815-953-4572.

Saturday, May 25

Crochet and Craft Club, noon, Pembroke Library. Clear out that closet and utilize everything in a crafty junk drawer. Make something tailored to your tastes. Learn a new fabric art. Project materials provided. Free.

Kids Garden, free event, 1 p.m. Pembroke Library. Garden planning event. Explore the local garden space with them.

IAW Make-a-Movie Project, 2 p.m. Pembroke Library. Project walks you through the R and D process of making visual performances, vlogs and shorts for the digital screen. Use various simple materials to put on a show. Five positions available for children ages 6-12. No limit on participants 13 years and older.

Josiah’s Bake Sale to benefit Fortitude Community Outreach for the homeless, 1 to 4 p.m., Dance in the Light, 431 W. Broadway, Bradley. There also will be a used homeschool curriculum sale.

Monday, May 27

Momence Honor Guard Memorial Day services throughout the area, 8:30 a.m. Shrontz Cemetery; 8:50 a.m. Mount Airy Cemetery; 9:15 a.m. Wichert Cemetery; 9:45 a.m. Momence Meadows Nursing Home; 10:15 a.m. Momence Cemetery; 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery; 10:50 a.m. Conrad Park Memorial; 11:10 a.m. Momence Depot; and 11:30 a.m. Kasler Veterans Memorial Park. Info. 815-472-2442.

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Day Program, 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Free shuttle service available.

Tuesday, May 28

Momence Cruise Night, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Momence. Cruise Nights begin May 28 and take place second and fourth Tuesday of each month until Sept. 10, including June 11, 25, July 9, 23, Aug. 13, 27 and Sept. 10.

Tuesday, May 28 — Monday, June 3

The Friends of the Limestone Library Semi-Annual Book Sale, at the library. Hardcovers $1 each and paperbacks 50 cents each.

Free Tai Chi Wellness Group, 10 a.m., Kankakee Library. Group meets twice per month on the second and fourth Tuesdays for an hour to practice deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy.

Wednesday, May 29

Free Blood Pressure Screenings for senior citizens, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bourbonnais Library, White Oak Room.

Thursday, May 30

Sit and Be Fit, 9:30 a.m., Bradley Library. Free. A low-impact exercise class with the use of a chair. As with any exercise program, always check with your doctor before beginning.

Friday, May 31

Fish Fry, Aroma Park American Legion, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and roll. $8.50 adults, $8 senior citizens.

The Friends of the Limestone Library Semi-Annual Book Sale, final day is June 3, at the library. Hardcovers $1 each and paperbacks 50 cents each.

Saturday, June 1

Red Kettle Pedal, fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Kankakee County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bird Park, Kankakee. Family bike ride along Riverfront Trail in Kankakee, Bradley and Bourbonnais. $25 individual, $40 family, in advance. Same day registration $5 additional. Start at any time and end any time during those hours. This is a scenic day of relaxation, not a race. Refreshments, bounce house, kids’ games at the park. Info. donate.saheartland.org/event/red-kettle-pedal.

FantasyCon, Kankakee’s annual celebration of comics, fantasy and sci-fi, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kankakee Library. For all ages. Talk with artists and authors while browsing selections of comic books, memorabilia and crafts. Info. Kankakee Public Library’s Facebook page and FantasyCon.

Crochet and Craft Club, noon, Pembroke Library. Clear out that closet and utilize everything in a crafty junk drawer. Make something tailored to your tastes. Learn a new fabric art. Project materials provided. Free.

IAW Make-a-Movie Project, 2 p.m. Pembroke Library. Project walks you through the R and D process of making visual performances, vlogs and shorts for the digital screen. Use various simple materials to put on a show. Five positions available for children ages 6-12. No limit on participants 13 years and older.

Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society meeting, 1:30 p.m., Kankakee Library, third-floor meeting room. Free. This will be a “work in the collection” meeting for filing, shelf reading and general maintenance of the collection. Business meeting follows. Info. 815-939-4564.

Sunday, June 2

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass, free concert, 6 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 2499 Waldron Road, Kankakee.

Monday, June 3

Chess Club, 6 p.m., Kankakee Library, third floor, free. Meets each first and third Monday. Chess players of all ages and skill levels get together. Chess boards provided. Bring extras if you have them so others can learn.

Wednesday, June 5

Armstrong retirees meet, 1 p.m., Family House Restaurant, Bradley.

Dollar Wednesday Morning Movie Series, doors open at 9 a.m. and includes an hour of entertainment, film starts at 10 a.m., June 5-Aug. 7, Paramount, Kankakee. The $1 movie schedule: June 5, Sgt. “Stubby: An American Hero”; June 12, “Trolls”; June 19, “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”; June 26, “Smallfoot”; July 3, “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”; July 10, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”; July 17, “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part”; July 24, Celebrate Christmas in July! — “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”; July 31, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”; and Aug. 7, “Wonder Park.”

Thursday, June 6

Kankakee Chapter of Toastmasters International, Key City, meets first and third Thursday each month. 6:30 p.m. Kankakee Library, third floor meeting room. Free.

13th annual Charity Golf Classic for female golfers of all skill levels, 7:45 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, Kankakee Elks Country Club, $85 entry fee includes 18-hole scramble, cart, on-course games, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes. Register online childnetwork.org or 815-936-7372.

Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8

Paxton Townwide Garage Sales, maps available early Friday morning at both Casey’s locations and Village Pantry.

Saturday, June 8

45 Ideas in 45 Minutes: Fresh Ideas for Children’s Creativity, 10 a.m., Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery/Heritage Village, Kankakee, free. Program is for those who work with young children up through grade 5 in a professional or home setting. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas such as art ideas, writing prompts, simple engineering projects. Coffee and pastries provided.

Monday, June 10 — Friday, Aug. 16

YMCA Day Camp, Kankakee Area YMCA, wide variety of activities, themes and field trips. Financial assistance available. Info. k3ymca.org.Thursday, June 11

Free Tai Chi Wellness Group, 10 a.m., Kankakee Library. Group meets twice per month on the second and fourth Tuesdays for an hour to practice deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy.

Tuesday Morning Book Discussion, 10 a.m. second Tuesday each month, Kankakee Library, third floor meeting room. June’s book: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Refreshments provided.

Club Overdue Book Club, 7 p.m., Kankakee Library, fourth floor gallery, food and discussion. June’s selection: Vox by Christina Dalcher.

June 12

Vintage Squadron Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Coyote Canyon, 1359 N. Locke Drive, Bradley. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. $7 plus tip. Breakfast buffet with fellow veterans. No dues or memberships required. Info. 815-936-0120.

Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15

Braidwood All Town Garage Sale Days, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, no rain date. Participants will have a pink and black participating will have A Pink & Black Checkered Flag out front. Maps available at First Presbyterian Church, 106 S. Lincoln St., Braidwood.

June 26

Vintage Squadron Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Coyote Canyon, 1359 N. Locke Drive, Bradley. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month. $7 plus tip. Breakfast buffet with fellow veterans. No dues or memberships required. Info. 815-936-0120.

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