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Community Calendar: Sept. 26, 2018

September 27, 2018

Thursday, Sept. 27

Getting Ready For Kindergarten — Harvest theme, 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library, free program for children ages 3-5 who are not yet in kindergarten. Sign up at the library’s front desk for a starter kit.

Soul Collections Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library, third-floor meeting room. Group meets last Thursday of each month. September’s selection: “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America,” written by Michael Eric Dyson. Short, emotional, literary, powerful “Tears We Cannot Stop” is the book all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

Booked for Middle School, described as “not your typical book club, games, activities and no boring teacher.” Middle school students can join their friends and read the best books for teens. 4:30 p.m. Bradley Library. Fourth Thursday of each month.

Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28

Rummage Sale to benefit Tabea Society, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 348 E. Merchant St. (use alley entrance), Kankakee. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Housewares, books, clothes and more. Info. stpaulslutheran.net.

Thursday, Sept. 27 — Sunday, Sept. 30

Manteno is gearing up for October with a festival on Main Street, Manteno Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event and includes rides, garage sales throughout the community, food and street vendors, tournaments and live entertainment. Info. mantenochamber.com/events-listing/manteno-oktoberfest

Friday, Sept. 28

Kankakee High School’s homecoming kick off event and parade, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kankakee Farmers’ Market parking lot. Vendors, food trucks and other food vendors. Everyone is encouraged to dress in Columbia blue and maroon.

Kiwanis Peanut Day, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., corner of Station and Wall, Kankakee. Any donation acceptable. All funds go to support local and international charities supporting children. Peanuts also can be purchased by the case (100 bags for $50) from any Kiwanian, online kkiwanis.org or call 815-933-4935.

Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29

Friends of the Bradley Public Library annual Fall Book Sale, Friends preview 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, can sign up anytime to be a friend and receive discount. Open to all 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Blood Drive and Wellness Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morning Star Baptist Church Women of Prayer and Action, 525 N. Harrison Ave. (the church’s community center), Kankakee. Wellness offerings include: immunizations, massage therapy, exercise demonstrations and voter registration, among other things. Info. 815-939-2100.

Bonfield First United Methodist Church Chicken Supper, 4 to 7 p.m., Bonfield Lions Club Community Building. Cost $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-11, free for children ages 5 and younger. Chicken, salad bar, homemade desserts, carry outs available.

GiGi’s Playhouse fundraiser, 8 a.m. to noon, Perry Farm, $20 per person, 6K run/walk to raise $50,000 to cover facility costs and programs for the year. GiGi’s Playhouse is an established series of Down syndrome achievement centers, serving children and adults of all ages by providing educational and therapeutic-based programs at no charge to families. Perry Farm event includes vendors, music, animal balloons, video games, food and more. 815-939-7529 or gigisplayhouse.org/bradley-kankakee.

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.

Lego Building, 10:30 a.m. Build with Lego blocks. Blocks provided. For children in pre-kindergarten and older. Limestone Library.

Saturday, Sept. 29 — Sunday, Sept. 30

Alpaca Farm Days, free, 3050 N. 1700E Road, Martinton. Activities include a farm tour, meet and greet with the alpacas and demonstrations on how alpaca fiber is spun into yarn. Please, no outside dogs as their alpacas find unfamiliar dogs very stressful. Info. heidelberrfarms.com.

Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 6, 7

Extra! Extra! Kankakee Valley Theatre Association presents Disney’s “Newsies,” the Broadway musical, a fun, energetic production for all ages. 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6; 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, at historic Lincoln Cultural Center, Kankakee. Tickets $17 for youth and senior citizens, $20 for adults. No children 3 and younger admitted. Tickets at kvta.org, 815-935-8510 or purchase at the door.

Sunday, Sept. 30

50th annual Spaghetti Dinner by the Sons of Italy, noon to 4 p.m. Maternity BVM Parish, Bourbonnais. Adults $10, children 12 and younger $5. Spaghetti, meatballs, sauce, salad, bread, dessert, drink. Dine-in or carry-out. Tickets at door, or 815-933-4935. Proceeds benefit charities, including Alzheimer’s, Autism, Catholic Charities, Hospice of Kankakee Valley, scholarships at KCC, Harbor House and The Salvation Army.

Monday, Oct. 1

Cowboy Randy Erwin Show, 7 p.m. Bourbonnais Library. Free show. His performance includes cowboy yodeling skills and trick roping, among other things.

Chess Club, Kankakee Public Library. 6 to 8 p.m. Join a chess club, compete or come to learn to play this tactical game. Free. First and third Mondays of each month. All levels and ages welcome. Please bring any extra chessboards so more players can learn.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Free movie showing, “Paul: Apostle of Christ,” 10 a.m., First Assembly of God Church in Limestone, 27 N. Monterey Drive (3 miles west of Kankakee on Route 17). Free program by Jubilee community women who meet weekly to study the Bible. Refreshments provided. 815-932-0322.

Storytime at Night, 6:15 to 7 p.m. Crafts, stories and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-month- to 5-year-old children. PJ’s encouraged.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — Friday, Oct. 5

Rummage Sale to Benefit Illinois Veterans Home of Manteno, at Bradley American Legion Post 766, 835 West Broadway, Bradley. 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to noon Friday. All proceeds go to the veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home of Manteno.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

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.

Kids in grades 3-5 meet at 6 p.m. at Limestone Library, first Wednesday of each month to discuss a book from the Bluestem Award Nominee list. Books available at the front desk. October’s selection is “Funny Bones” by Duncan Tonatiuh.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Warrior Workshop, ages 12 and older. 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library. Discussion of topics of safety preparedness such as situational awareness, layering protection, staging your home and tips for parents. There also will be a hands-on interactive demonstration for anyone older than 18, teaching proper striker and pepper spray usage. Register in advance, 815-939-1696.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Fall Festival at Love Faith and Deliverance Outreach Ministries, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3115 N 1000 West Road (Route 102 and Career Center Road), Bourbonnais. This is a building fundraiser, including farmers market and vendors, bounce house and other fun activities, bake contest and bake sale, BBQ, raffles and games, entertainment. 815-592-9483.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 7

The Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation/Rosa Parks will celebrate Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, with an event to raise money for scholarships and The Cancer Society. 2:30 p.m. Quality Inn, Bradley. Lunch, music, fashions and Aretha’s story; $40 per person, $400 for a table of 10, 815-685-9220.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Book Club for Adults, 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library. Discussion of “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Books available at the desk, and they can always put more on hold. Info. 815-939-1696.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Faith Church, 2400 Waldron Road, Kankakee. Certificate for free pint of custard for each pint of blood given.

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.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Time of Prayer, Spiritual Security, 9 a.m., One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 W. Illinois Route 113, Kankakee. Topic: If your life has become a litany of “must do’s”– must do my work; must do my house cleaning; must do the bills; must do my prayers …. you are invited to stop and give yourself to a time of Sabbath prayer. Using the Scripture of Genesis 2, Proverbs 8 and Matthew 11, the group will reflect upon the concept of “keeping the Sabbath” and the prayer that flows from this practice. Let the silence and atmosphere of peace bring you to a deeper place within yourself.

Asbury Methodist Women’s Annual Lasagna Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, Kankakee. Also featuring a bake sale, book sale and other items. Meal is $10 per adult, $5 per child. Carry-outs available. Tickets at the door or church office.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Donovan United Methodist Church Annual Turkey Supper, 4 p.m. carry-outs begin, 7 p.m. regular dining. Cost is $9 per adult and $5 per child. Turkey and all the traditional fixings.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

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, Oct. 20

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.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Kankakee Area Jaycees will host Halloween Downtown, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Farmer’s Market parking lot and on S. Schuyler Avenue. The group’s goal is to provide a family-friendly environment and day with activities for all. Event features vendors, food, music, free activities for kids and a trunk-or-treat in the afternoon. The group is inviting local public figures, businesses and organizations to participate by running an activity or a trunk during the trunk-or-treat. The idea is for kids to see people from their community coming together and doing something for them during the Halloween.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

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, Nov. 3

Beecher Women’s Club Very Bazaar Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Beecher Elementary School, 629 Penfield, Beecher. Crafts, holiday items. Info. 708-209-0624.

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