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Community Calendar: Jan. 2, 2019

January 2, 2019

Thursday, Jan. 3

Sit and Be Fit, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Bradley Public Library. This is a free, low-impact exercise class with the use of a chair. As with any exercise program, always check with your doctor before beginning.

Bingo, 4 p.m. Manteno Sportsmen’s Club, 851 N. Main St. No need to be a club member. Food and drink available, raffles and pull tabs; proceeds help the Women’s Auxiliary Club yearly donations.

Code Club, Bradley Public Library. Free. For students grade 6 and older. Learn the latest craze in coding. Participants will learn HTML, Java and more. Learn to make a website, game or app through a continuing program, step by step. Some computers are available, but if you have your own laptop, please bring it along. Not suitable for tablets or phones, as these programs require a lot of typing.

Morning Light Qigong, 9 a.m., One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 W. State Route 113 (lower level), Kankakee. A contemporary adaptation of ancient techniques to loosen the joints, gently stretch the muscles and greet the day with increased energy. Routine of simple and gentle movements are appropriate for people of all ages and abilities.

Friday, Jan. 4

Free Job Readiness Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Bourbonnais Public Library. Information on being prepared for your interview, resume creation, requesting accommodations and mock interviews available. Contact Options Center for Independent Living to reserve a seat, 815-936-0100, ext. 224. If you need accommodations, please request at the time of reservation.

Saturday, Jan. 5

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, Jan. 6

Open House for Steve Bolatto, noon to 4 p.m., Reed Township Hall, 440 N. Division St., Braidwood. Celebration of his 85th birthday. Info. 815-405-0982.

Monday, Jan. 7

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. For January, the group will just be meeting on the first Monday because Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the third Monday of the month. All levels and ages welcome. Please bring any extra chessboards so more players can learn.

Poet’s Arrow, 6 p.m. Open mic event, Kankakee Library. Artists in different arenas of rap, song, poetry or spoken word share talents in a judgmental-free environment. Free. All ages. Participate or come to observe.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Drama at the Library, 6 p.m. The world is your stage, the Bradley Public Library being no exception. Learn and show of the skills of theater. At the end of the year, you’ll perform a grand show. For fifth grade and older.

Tuesday Morning Book Discussion, 10 a.m., Kankakee Public Library. Meets every second Tuesday in third-floor meeting room. The book for January, “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. Books available on first floor of library. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Free Tai Chi class, Kankakee Public Library, 10 a.m. Focus on deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

L.O.S.S. (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide), Kankakee Public Library, third floor meeting room. 6 p.m. Free, nondenominational program to support those grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide. A safe, nonjudgmental environment where survivors of suicide can talk openly about feelings and experiences. Place to find community, direction and resources for healing. 815-939-4564.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

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, Jan. 10

Teen Book Club, 4:30 p.m., Bradley Public Library, free. A book discussion of award-winning and honor books for teens. All students grades 9 to 12 welcome.

Code Club, Bradley Public Library. Free. For students grade 6 and older. Learn the latest craze in coding. Participants will learn HTML, Java and more. Learn to make a website, game or app through a continuing program, step by step. Some computers are available, but if you have your own laptop, please bring it along. Not suitable for tablets or phones as these programs require a lot of typing.

Friday, Jan. 11

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

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meeting, noon, Village Grill in Bradley. Meets second Friday of each month.

Saturday, Jan. 12

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.

Monday, Jan. 14

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

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

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.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Watseka FFA Alumni Auction, 1:30 p.m. dinner, 2 p.m. auction, Watseka High School, 138 S. Belmont Ave., Watseka. Proceeds help the FFA with conferences, education, materials, convention trips and other educational items. Info. 815-386-4446.

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