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Community Calendar: Sept. 19, 2018

September 20, 2018

Thursday, Sept. 20

Party Like It’s 1818 with historical interpreter Ellis Carlson, 6:30 p.m., Bourbonnais Library, White Oak Room. Celebration of the 200th birthday of Illinois includes an interactive program, foods to sample, have a silhouette made, dance the dances, hear the music and listen to speeches like the citizens of Illinois heard as they celebrated becoming the 21st state. Space limited, registration required, 815-933-1727 or bourbonnaislibrary.org. Costumes encouraged but not required. Mini book sale at 5 p.m. with books for 50 cents and $1.

“The Garbo,” 7 p.m., Kankakee Library. “The Garbo,” a one-woman show about film actress Greta Garbo, as she finds herself in the middle of a nightmare with two of her obsessed long-term lovers. Played by Jillann Gabrielle, a former Kankakee resident who has been a successful singer/actress/producer/instructor her entire professional life and now has realized her dream of becoming a writer.

Friday, Sept. 21

Chess and Checkers Club, 4:30 p.m. Bradley Library. No matter the skill level, grades K and up are welcome to a chess and checkers club. Learn the game or challenge yourself.

Those Were the Days Radio Players, 7 p.m. Bradley Library. Witness the radio days in person. The Radio Players are a traveling group that performs at the library yearly with their entertaining rendition of the “ole time” radio shows. This is a family-friendly event.

Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22

Garage and Bake Sale, Redeeming Life Ministries Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, 1284 S. Fourth Ave. (near Jeffrey Street), Kankakee.

Cissna Park townwide and area Garage Sale Weekend, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Rain or shine. On Saturday, the Cissna Park FFA will have a Pumpkins in the Park Fest in the park. 815-457-2245.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Gallery opening reception, Presence Heritage Village, Kankakee, reception 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Oct. 14. Exhibit is “Ersatz” and “Strange Travels” by artists Nate Mathews and Lucy Mueller respectively.

Free Family Movie, “Coco.” Noon. Limestone Library. Popcorn and lemonade served. Register at 815-939-1696.

Murder Mystery Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Bradley Library, $10. Sign up at 815-932-6245. Entertaining evening of seeing if you can solve the crime. Dinner is included in the $10 cost.

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, Sept. 24

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Free Tai Chi Wellness Group, 10 a.m., Kankakee Public Library. Group meets twice per month for an hour to practice deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy.

Graphic Novel Book Club, 6 p.m., Bourbonnais Library. Discussion of “Saga: Volume 1” by Brian K. Vaughan. Bring your own copy, request it through the library or read it on the library’s mobile app, Hoopla, with your Bourbonnais Library card.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Free essential oils class, 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library. Free class on how essential oils can help improve your life and how to use them safely and effectively.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Getting Ready For Kindergarten — Harvest theme, 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library, free program for children ages 3-5 who are not yet in kindergarten. Sign up at the library’s front desk for a starter kit.

Soul Collections Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library, third-floor meeting room. Group meets last Thursday of each month. September’s selection: “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America,” written by Michael Eric Dyson. Short, emotional, literary, powerful “Tears We Cannot Stop” is the book all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.

Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28

Rummage Sale to benefit Tabea Society, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 348 E. Merchant St. (use alley entrance), Kankakee. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Housewares, books, clothes and more.

Friday, Sept. 28

Kiwanis Peanut Day, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., corner of Station and Wall, Kankakee. Any donation acceptable. All funds go to support local and international charities supporting children. Peanuts also can be purchased by the case (100 bags for $50) from any Kiwanian, online kkiwanis.org or call 815-933-4935.

Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29

Friends of the Bradley Public Library annual Fall Book Sale, Friends preview 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, can sign up anytime to be a friend and receive discount. Open to all 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, Sept. 29

GiGi’s Playhouse fundraiser, 8 a.m. to noon, Perry Farm, $20 per person, 6K run/walk to raise $50,000 to cover facility costs and programs for the year. GiGi’s Playhouse is an established series of Down syndrome achievement centers, serving children and adults of all ages by providing educational and therapeutic-based programs at no charge to families. Perry Farm event includes vendors, music, animal balloons, video games, food and more. 815-939-7529 or gigisplayhouse.org/bradley-kankakee.

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.

Lego Building, 10:30 a.m. Build with Lego blocks. Blocks provided. For children in pre-kindergarten and older. Limestone Library.

Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 6,7

Extra! Extra! Kankakee Valley Theatre Association presents Disney’s Newsies, The Broadway Musical, a fun, energetic production for all ages. 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6; 2 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, at historic Lincoln Cultural Center, Kankakee. Tickets $17 for youth and senior citizens, $20 for adults. Please no children three and under admitted. Tickets at kvta.org, 815-935-8510 or purchase at the door.{div}Sunday, Sept. 30{/div}50th annual Spaghetti Dinner by the Sons of Italy, noon-4 p.m. Maternity BVM Parish, Bourbonnais. Adults $10, children 12 and under $5. Spaghetti, meatballs, sauce, salad, bread, dessert, drink. Dine-in or carry-out. Tickets at door, or 815-933-4935. Proceeds benefit charities, including Alzheimer’s, Autism, Catholic Charities, Hospice of Kankakee Valley, scholarships at KCC, Harbor House and The Salvation Army.

Monday, Oct. 1

Cowboy Randy Erwin Show, 7 p.m. Bourbonnais Library. Free show. His performance includes cowboy yodeling skills and trick roping, among other things.

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. 2

Free movie showing, “Paul: Apostle of Christ,” 10 a.m., First Assembly of God Church in Limestone, 27 North Monterey Drive (3 miles west of Kankakee on Route 17). Free program by Jubilee community women who meet weekly to study the Bible. Refreshments provided. 815-932-0322.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

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.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Fall Festival at Love Faith and Deliverance Outreach Ministries, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 3115 N 1000 West Road (Route 102 and Career Center Road), Bourbonnais. This is a building fundraiser including farmer’s market and 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.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Red Cross Blood Drive, noon-5 p.m., Faith Church, 2400 Waldron Road, Kankakee. Certificate for 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.

Thursday, Oct. 11

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, 4-7 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. Carry-outs available. Tickets at the door or church office.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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