Community Calendar: Nov. 21, 2018
Saturday, Nov. 24
New Device Advice, Drop in at the Bradley Library between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to learn how to use that new device you might have purchased on Black Friday. Experienced staff will be on hand to help you learn all about the device.
Christmas Light Up Kankakee County, a holiday decorating contest, $10 to enter. Proceeds go to Merchant Street Art Gallery for Artists with Autism. Entry deadline Nov. 30. Judging Dec. 10. Cash prizes will be awarded. Info. 815-715-8405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Nov. 26
Homework Cafe, Pizza Dinner Night, 3:30 p.m. Limestone Library. Grades 6-12. Study with friends in the meeting room. Use library resources for class projects. Librarian available to assist. RSVP to 815-939-1696 to be included in pizza order.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Adults-only Pallet Painting Fundraiser for the Limestone Library, at the library, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost of $30 includes all materials, due at time of registration. Register 815-939-1696.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
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. 815-954-5276.
DIY Spa Day, 6 p.m., Limestone Library, free program for teens and adults includes all the supplies for making your own spa essentials.
Thursday, Nov. 29
November Lunch and Learn: Taxes for Small Business, 11:30 a.m., 417 South Locust St., Manteno. Learn how to keep up with the ever-changing tax codes. A CPA will be present to give a presentation and answer questions. Lunch provided.
Friday, Nov. 30
Pack the Pantry, 5:30 p.m., Donovan High School, bring food pantry items for the Martinton Community Food Pantry to the Wildcats vs. Gardner-South Wilmington game.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Les Artisans Arts and Crafts Fair, by Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society at Kankakee County Fairgrounds Expo, 213W. 4000 S. Road, Kankakee 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free parking and admission. Dozens of arts, crafts and food booths. 815-935-5278. Proceeds benefit historical LeTourneau Home Museum, Log Schoolhouse Restoration and Adrian Richard Heritage Preserve in Bourbonnais.
Santa on the Square, Second Street, Manteno. Santa will be available 3 to 8 p.m.
NYI Holiday Craft and Vendor Show, Manteno Church of the Nazarene Youth Group, 698 N. Locust, Manteno. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., free admission and free parking. Crafts and vendors. Homemade cookie sales. Concessions available.
Handel’s “Messiah,” 7 p.m. Olivet. Eighty-third annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” expresses the life of Jesus Christ in music. Free, but tickets are required. Seats are not reserved. Go to olivet.edu/tickets. Info. 815-939-5110.
King Music’s Free Restring/Recycling, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 670 W. Broadway St., Bradley. Bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get electric or acoustic guitars restrung.
Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1
Christmas Bazaar, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Momence, church hall, Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Variety of items. Proceeds go to Grotto Renovation.
Monday, Dec. 3
“It’s A Wonderful Life” movie showing, 6 p.m. Bourbonnais Library, White Oak Room, free. Registration not required.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Armstrong Retirees meet, 1 p.m., Family House Restaurant.
Gift Wrapping Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Bourbonnais Library, Holiday Gift Wrapping Workshop. Bring one boxed gift to wrap. All supplies provided. No reservation needed. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday, Dec. 7
Fish Fry, Aroma Park American Legion Post 1019, 4:30 to 7 p.m., fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and roll. $8 per person, $7.50 for senior citizens.
Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8
Sounds of the Season Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Olivet, performance of variety of holiday music. Free, but tickets are required. Seats are not reserved. Go to olivet.edu/tickets. Info. 815-939-5110.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Meeting, free, noon, Central Christian Church, 310 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais. Addiction relapse prevention that integrates yoga movement and breathing. Accessible to everybody. Meets second Saturday of each month. 815-922-4587.
Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner, noon, Donovan Elementary School Cafeteria, for senior citizen residents of Donovan School District. Free. Musical entertainment by the district’s music department begins at 11:45 a.m.
Cookie Walk, Zion Lutheran Church, 8:30-11 a.m. parish hall, 540 Oak Park Ave., Beecher. Info. 708-946-2271.
Sunday, Dec. 9
The Joy of Christmas, 4 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 196 S. Harrison Ave., Kankakee. Concert features the Asbury Chancel Choir and Asbury Ringers under the direction of Kavin Sampson. Also includes seasonal selections on the organ and a children’s program.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Read Between the Lines Book Club, 10 a.m. Bourbonnais Library. Fiction book club for adults, including discussion on The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans. Registration not required. Obtain a copy at the library or bring your own.
Thursday, Dec. 13
The Prayer of Jabez, 9-noon, One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 W. State Route 113, Kankakee. The Prayer of Jabez is a daring prayer that God always answers. It is brief, only one sentence with four parts, tucked away in the Bible. Come away for a time of prayer. Let the silence and atmosphere of peace bring you to a deeper place within yourself. Info. sscm-usa.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Tuesdays With Books Club, 10 a.m., Bourbonnais Library, third Tuesday of each month. Discussing What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.