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Community Calendar: Aug. 8, 2018

August 8, 2018

Thursday, Aug. 9

Time of Prayer, Spiritual Security, 9 a.m., One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 W. Illinois Route 113, Kankakee. Discussion of how to respond with spiritual security when we need to trust in God. Life’s journey takes us down many different paths; it is important to find ways to accept and cope with daily ups and downs. Treat yourself to a time of prayer. Let the silence and atmosphere of peace bring you to a deeper place within yourself.

Friday, Aug. 10

Bingo with the Books, 10 a.m. to noon every second Friday, Kankakee Library, fourth floor. Prizes, snacks available. 815-939-4564.

Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11

San Diego numerologist Alara Godwin will be giving numerology and tarot readings, for two days at the Adventures Unlimited bookstore in Kempton. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 815-253-6390.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society 50th anniversary celebration, Kankakee Public Library, 9:30 a.m. registration and events throughout the day. Door prizes, presentations by Jack Klasey and Phil Angelo, genealogy room tour with highlights of the collection. Preregister at kvgs.org or at the library’s third-floor desk. Cost: $15, lunch included. Walk-ins welcome based on space and availability. Questions: bettylschatz@gmail.com.

L.I.F.E. (Living in Freedom Everyday) Christian recovery program for healing from sexual brokenness, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., meets each Saturday, College Church of Nazarene, Building Room 204, University Ave., Bourbonnais (Olivet’s campus). 815-214-7063 or online freedomeveryday.org.

Crochet 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.

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. Storytelling at its finest. Five positions available for children ages 6-12. No limit on participants 13 years and older.

Puppet Workshop Performance, free, 11:15 a.m., Merchant Street Art Gallery, 356 E. Merchant St., Kankakee. Students have been working on every aspect of a puppet show and the performances consist of two skits/stories. The first one is called “The Spaghetti Problem” and the second is called “The Adventures of Redbeard.” They are child-friendly stories with good messages. 815-685-9057.

Sunday, Aug. 12

Wesley United Methodist Church would like to send children back to school with a blessing and a backpack tag, all children are invited to bring their backpack to church at 8:45 a.m., so both they and their backpacks can be blessed. These backpacks are constant companions to children. After the blessing, each receives a tag for their backpack to remind them God is with them in their daily life and their church family will be praying for them throughout the year. In conjunction with Blessing of the Backpacks, Funday Sunday will follow at 9:45 a.m. with fun, games, crafts and more fun. Adults are welcome, too.

Monday, Aug. 13

Ukulele Class, 7 p.m. Kankakee Public Library. Free. Regular classes each second and fourth Monday. Ukuleles for use are very limited. If you are interested in participating, we encourage you to bring your own ukulele.

The Merchant Street Art Gallery for Artists with Autism is planning an event, needs help with writing, ideas, creating props and more. Great for people who love planning events. 815-685-9057.

Take Charge of Your Health, 1 to 3:30 p.m., KCCSI Senior Citizen’s Center, 657 E. Court St., Kankakee. Free classes each Monday until Aug. 13. For those with chronic condition or for caregivers of those dealing with a chronic condition. Learn about self-management strategies. Register 815-933-7883, ext. 268, to guarantee seating.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Free Tai Chi class, Kankakee Public Library, 10 a.m. Focus on deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Overeaters Anonymous, Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee. 7 p.m. A 12-step support group for compulsive eating and problems with food. 815-932-9209.

MS Support Group, Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee. 7 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. 815-933-8594.

Rockin’ on Main Street: Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, 7 p.m., The Square on Second, Manteno. villageofmanteno.com.

Saturday, Aug. 18

L.I.F.E. (Living in Freedom Everyday) Christian recovery program for healing from sexual brokenness, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., meets each Saturday, College Church of Nazarene, Building Room 204 University Ave., Bourbonnais (Olivet’s campus). 815-214-7063 or online freedomeveryday.org.

Crochet 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.

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. Storytelling at its finest. Five positions available for children ages 6-12. No limit on participants 13 years and older.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Lifestyle 360: Cooking, 9 a.m., Leo Hassett Community Center, 211 N. Main St., Manteno. Learn new cooking schools with a cooking demonstration by Rebecca Dole.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

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

Overeaters Anonymous, Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee. 7 p.m. A 12-step support group for compulsive eating and problems with food. 815-932-9209.

Saturday, Aug. 25

L.I.F.E. (Living in Freedom Everyday) Christian recovery program for healing from sexual brokenness, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., meets each Saturday, College Church of Nazarene, Building Room 204 University Ave., Bourbonnais (Olivet’s campus). 815-214-7063 or online freedomeveryday.org.

Crochet 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.

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. Storytelling at its finest. Five positions available for children ages 6-12. No limit on participants 13 years and older.

Puppet Workshop, Saturdays through Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, $20, Merchant Street Art Gallery, 356 E. Merchant St., Kankakee. Workshop is for children younger than 18 with autism. Includes writing, creating the puppets, building the set/scenery and performing. 815-685-9057.

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

Back to School event, noon-2 p.m. First American Bank, 288 N. Main St., Bourbonnais. Free giveaways of items and food. Free activities and games. Enter a drawing for book bags and a free haircut. Explore a fire truck, visit with Birdie from McDonald’s.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Free Tai Chi class, Kankakee Public Library, 10 a.m. Focus on deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

Overeaters Anonymous, Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee. 7 p.m. A 12-step support group for compulsive eating and problems with food. 815-932-9209.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Ministry Work and Immigration Issues — Prayer Breakfast, 9 a.m. One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 West State Route 113, Kankakee. The Rev. Ray Lescher shares his experiences of working with families who face deportation and some of the injustices of immigration. He is the pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hopkins Park.

Friday, Sept. 14

Bingo with the Books, 10 a.m. to noon every second Friday, Kankakee Library, fourth floor. Prizes, snacks available. 815-939-4564.

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