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Community Calendar: Oct. 3, 2018

October 3, 2018

Thursday, Oct. 4

Warrior Workshop, ages 12 and older. 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library. Discussion of safety preparedness such as situational awareness, layering protection, staging your home and tips for parents, among a few. 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.

Friday, Oct. 5

Harvest Daze Fish Fry, Harvest Daze, the annual fall fundraiser for the Iroquois County Historical Society, kicks off with a Woodworth-style fish fry on the museum grounds. 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in the big tent or carry out. Harvest Daze takes place the weekend of Oct. 6-7 in Watseka. Info. iroquoiscountyhistoricalsociety.com.

The Oregon Trail computer game is back, 6 p.m. Bradley Library. This is an opportunity to play the game live and see how far you can get. It is perfect for anyone 10-years-old and older. Info. 815-932-6245.

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, 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.

Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7

Harvest Daze, the annual fundraiser for the Iroquois County Historical Society, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka. More than 80 vendors, food items, bake sale, free entertainment in the tent, cruise-in on Saturday, tractor show on Sunday, pumpkin decorating contest, raffle prizes and a visit from Mr. Lincoln on Saturday. Info. iroquoiscountyhistoricalsociety.com.

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

Hands on Art History — Gustav Klimt, 4:30 p.m., Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism, 356 E. Merchant St., Kankakee. Australian artist will be making symbolic paintings, murals and sketches.

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 a 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.

Monarch Book Club, 6 p.m., Limestone Library. Book club for kids in grades 1-3. They will read an award-winning or -nominated Monarch book and have a crafting session.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Harbor House presentation, 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. A representative from Harbor House will talk about how domestic violence affects the area and the ways everyone can help prevent it. Register: 815-939-1696.

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. Carryouts available. Tickets at the door or church office.

Candid Conversations event, Free, 7 p.m., Kankakee Library. Fashion designer Andrae Terrell will host a candid conversations event.

Friday, Oct. 12

Aroma Park American Legion Post 1019 Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 739 S. Sandbar Road, Kankakee. Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and a roll, $8 per person, $7.50 for senior citizens.

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.

Pork Roast Dinner, 4-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Wilmington. Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, beets, cole slaw, rolls, homemade desserts and coffee, tea, lemonade or water. Carryouts available. Freewill offering. Event includes Caring Closet Silent Auction tables for new gifts to give, perhaps for Christmas. Proceeds support the church’s clothing bank that provides clothing to the local community in need.

Evening on the Square, 3-8 p.m., downtown Manteno. Featuring artists and crafters with paintings, crochet, kids’ items, photography, paper craft, pottery, fiber art, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, soaps, lotions, a kids’ zone with arts and crafts activities and food options.

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.

Zentangle Project with Ellana Turrell. Free, all supplies provided, 1 p.m. at Kankakee Library. Event for children in grades 1-4 to discover fun and easy drawing with patterns, including animals or landscapes.

Monday, Oct. 15

Homework Cafe, 3:30 to 7 p.m., every Monday beginning Sept. 10. Limestone Library. Snacks provided. Study time in the meeting room for all students in grades 6-12. Library staff will be on hand to give assistance. 815-939-1696.

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.

Friday, Oct. 19

Trunk or Treat, Free, Oasis Medical Services, 761 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais. All welcome. Info. 815-935-4663.

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.{div}Sunday, Oct. 21{/div} {div} Kankakee Area Jaycees will host “Halloween Downtown.” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Farmer’s Market parking lot and on S. Schuyler Ave. 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 season.{/div}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.

Sunday, Oct. 21

The Kankakee Area Jaycees will be hosting “Halloween Downtown.” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Farmer’s Market parking lot, S. Schuyler Ave. Their goal is to provide a family-friendly environment and day with activities for all. The event features vendors, food, music, free activities for kids and a trunk-or-treat in the afternoon. The Jaycees have invited local public figures, businesses and organizations to participate by running an activity or a trunk during the trunk-or-treat. The idea behind this is for the kids to see people from their community coming together and doing something for them during the Halloween season.

Monday, Oct. 22

Homework Cafe, 3:30 to 7 p.m., every Monday. Limestone Library. Snacks provided. Study time in the meeting room for all students in grades 6-12. Library staff will be on hand to give assistance. 815-939-1696.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Fall Festival -Trunk or Treat. Free, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Limestone Library. Candy, games and food. Dress up in an appropriate Halloween costume and enjoy the fun. 815-939-1696.

Monday, Oct. 29

Homework Cafe, 3:30 to 7 p.m., every Monday. Limestone Library. Snacks provided. Study time in the meeting room for all students in grades 6-12. Library staff will be on hand to give assistance. 815-939-1696.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Tee-or-Treat Halloween Golf. Free, 6-8 p.m. Bradley Library. Did you ever want to play golf in the library? How about glow in the dark golf? On Halloween night, the Bradley Public Library hosts a game of family-friendly golf.

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.

Library fundraiser craft show. Noon, Bradley Library. Currently looking for vendors and crafters, $20 for 6 feet, $25 for 8 feet. All proceeds help the Friends of the Library help the library sponsor programs and purchase furniture. Sign up at the library.

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