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Community Calendar: Oct. 10, 2018

October 11, 2018

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 to 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.

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

Saturday, Oct. 13

Donovan United Methodist Church annual Turkey Supper, 4 p.m carryouts 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 to 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Wilmington. Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, beets, coleslaw, 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 to 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

Organ Recital Series, noon, Centennial Chapel, Olivet Nazarene University. Free. Josh Ring, a 2013 Olivet graduate and current grade student at the University of Iowa School of Music. He has won multiple awards for his talent.

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.

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. 16

Green Drinks, 6 p.m. Willowhaven Park and Nature Center, 1451 N 4000E Road, Kankakee. Tara Beveroth, of the Illinois Natural History Survey, will talk about monitoring the nocturnal wild bird population. 708-828-4325.

Lifestyle 360: Fire Safety Activity, 9 a.m., free, Leo Hassett Community Center, Manteno. 815-953-2967

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. Third Monday of each month.

Evening Storytime, for kids age 6 months to 5 years. Pajamas encouraged. Limestone Library. 6:15 to 7 p.m. Crafts, stories and music to help young children develop a love for reading.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Lunch and Learn: Financial Fitness for Small Business, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 417 S. Locust St., Manteno. Learn. Grow professionally, Manteno Chamber of Commerce, $10 members, $15 guests. Variety of topics, 10 or 15 minutes each. Register: mantenochamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/78

Friday, Oct. 19

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

Fish Fry to benefit Calvary Lutheran Church’s preschool, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 120 E. Hickory St., Watseka. Cod fish, trimmings, desserts, all in exchange for a donation. Carryouts are available. New Hope Lutherans for Life will have a bake sale. calvarywatseka.com

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

Organ Recital by Glenda Robinson and soloist David Robinson, free, noon, Olivet Nazarene University, Centennial Chapel. Glenda Robinson serves as organist at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Fort Worth, Texas. David Robinson is an active recitalist, oratorio soloist, concert artist and professor of voice at the University of North Texas. 815-928-5403, olivet.edu/events.

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.

Friday, Oct. 26

Organ recital by Susan Decker Caudill, noon, free, Olivet Nazarene University, Centennial Chapel. While a student at Olivet, she studied with Dr. Ovid Young. Susan is a concert performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. 815-928-5403, olivet.edu/events.

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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