Community Calendar: May 8, 2019
Thursday, May 9
NAACP meeting, 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month at 657 E. Court St. First floor, Kankakee. 815-953-2399.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 6 p.m., Beaverville-Martinton Community, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 308 St. Charles St., Beaverville. For an appointment, call 815-435-2249.
Cricut Basics Class, free, Kankakee Library. Meets May 9 and May 28. Cricut machines are electronic cutting machines for designing and cutting DIY projects and crafts. Share ideas and techniques to improve your crafting game. Supplies will not be included.
Friday, May 10
Clifton Baptist Church annual Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 390 S. Forest, Clifton. $2 bag sale Saturday. All proceeds benefit the church. Info. 815-944-5593 or 815-694-2183.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Noon lunch, and 1 p.m. meeting. Village Grill Restaurant, Bradley. Info. 815-929-3724
Saturday, May 11
Mother’s Day Craft, Limestone Library, 11 a.m. to noon for grades K-3; 1 to 2 p.m. for grade 3 and older. Free, all supplies provided. Each session has an age-appropriate craft that becomes a special gift. Info. limestonelibrary.org.
Breast Cancer Survivor fundraiser, Mother’s Day Basket Bingo, Fight Club Survivor, 5 to 10 p.m., Beecher Amvet Hall Post 67, $20 entry fee, play all night until the prizes have been won. Bingo, raffles, vendors. The organization ships inspirational care packages to survivors. Info. fightclubsurvivor.org.
Tuesday, May 14
Club Overdue Book Club, 7 p.m., Kankakee Library, fourth-floor gallery. Book discussion, food. May’s selection is “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. Books available for check out.
Tuesday Morning Book Discussion, 10 to 11 a.m., Kankakee Library, third-floor meeting room, second Tuesday of each month. May’s book is “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Books available on library’s first floor. Refreshments provided.
Wednesday, May 15
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the boardroom of Riverside Medical Center.
Friends of the Kankakee Public Library Book Drive, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Do you have any books you would like to donate? Books which are donated will be used to help generate funds for the next Friends of the Library book sale. Drop gently-used fiction, nonfiction or children’s books off on the first floor. Please, no magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks or damaged books. If you have any concerns whether your book(s) will be acceptable, please call the Kankakee Public Library at 815-939-4564.
Thursday, May 16
Symphony of Fashion, 11 a.m., Kankakee Country Club, $35 luncheon. Fashion show by models representing various local businesses and organizations; variety of vendors. Reservations and meal selections, 815-937-1343 or 815-592-8080.
“All the Queen’s Horses” film showing, 6 p.m., Bourbonnais Public Library. The documentary investigates the life of former Dixon Comptroller-Treasurer Rita Crundwell, who stole more than $53 million in public funds. Discussion follows the movie, led by Kankakee County Auditor Jake Lee.
Sunday, May 19
Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., River Valley Animal Rescue, 3960 N. Vincennes Trail, Momence. Appointments available, 630-961-8000. Vaccines, microchipping, heartworm testing. No added exam fees apply. Info. spayillinois.org.
Tuesday, May 21 — Monday, June 3
Lifestyle 360: Staycation Ideas, 9 a.m. social time, 9:15 a.m. speaker. Program by Manteno Chamber. Raffles, prizes, free coffee and doughnuts. Info. online mantenochamber.chambermaster.com/events.
Friends of the Limestone Township Library Book Sale, at the library during regular library hours. Hardcovers $1 each, paperbacks 50 cents each.
Saturday, June 1
Red Kettle Pedal, fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Kankakee County, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bird Park, Kankakee. Family bike ride along Riverfront Trail in Kankakee, Bradley and Bourbonnais. $25 individual, $40 family, in advance. Same day registration $5 additional. Start at any time and end any time during those hours. This is a scenic day of relaxation, not a race. Refreshments, bounce house, kids’ games at the park. Info. donate.saheartland.org/event/red-kettle-pedal.
Saturday, June 1
FantasyCon, Kankakee’s annual celebration of comics, fantasy and sci-fi, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kankakee Library. For all ages. Talk with artists and authors while browsing selections of comic books, memorabilia and crafts. Info. Kankakee Public Library’s Facebook page and FantasyCon.