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Gotta Do It for Aug. 17

Published: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 9:11 a.m. CST
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Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Preserve is open, and its 1.44-mile trail is available for hiking and running. The Plainfield preserve had limited access during the spring and summer migratory bird nesting months.
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Watch the moon rise over the treetops during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Starlight Paddle on Aug. 23 at Monee Reservoir.

SUNDAY

• St. Mary Magdalene Picnic – noon to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Park, 1500 N. Raynor Ave. Joliet. All-age activities, food, music, dancing, games, Bingo, home baked goodies, live music. For information, call 815-722-7653.

• Summer Nature Photography – 8:30 to 10 a.m. Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Hike while stopping along the way to photograph the beauty of Goodenow Grove Nature Center. The program is for beginners who are using any type of camera. Registration required. Call 708-946-2216. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Junk in the Trunk – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1926 Division St., Morris. Behind Wendy's. Garage sale/ flea market etc. out of your trunk. $10 donation per parking spot. No refunds. Recipient is Grundy County Hospice. Inclement weather cancels this event. Set up time is one hour before start time. Call 815-942-2032 for information or email willis824@comcast.net.

MONDAY

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Help with resumes, cover letters and job applications. For information www.jobs4people.org.

TUESDAY

• Farm Play Days – 10 to 11 a.m. Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Book Road, south of Hassert Boulevard/111th St., Naperville. Take part in a hike, a story, games, dancing or playing. Free. For ages 1 to 5. Registration required. Call 815-886-1467 or visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Zumba combo demo class free – 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center, 10847 La Porte Road, Mokena. Combines demonstrations of Zumba and Zumba toning. Preregistration recommended. For information or to register, call 708-390-2343.

WEDNESDAY

• Workforce Services, How to Complete Online Applications – 2:30 p.m. 214 N. Ottawa St. fourth floor of the JJC City Center Campus building. Joliet. Covering the basics of submitting an online application. Free to Will County residents. For reservations call 815-727-4444 and press “0” or e-mail chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Plainfield Public Library,15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Help with resumes, cover letters and job applications. For information www.jobs4people.org.

THURSDAY

• Community Services of Will County – 8 a.m. Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St. Joliet. A consortium of social service agencies meet monthly at the Joliet Public Library the third Thursday of every month. Kate Schott, editor of The Herald-News, will present. For information, www.willcsc.com.

• Free Business Networking Event – 5 to 7 p.m. Marquette Bank, 1876 W. Airport Road, Romeoville. Refreshments, door prizes and networking opportunities. To register, call 815-609-3219.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Wilmington City Hall, 1165 S. Water St., Wilmington. Help with resumes, cover letters and job applications. For information www.jobs4people.org.

FRIDAY

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St. Mokena. Help with resumes, cover letters and job applications. For information www.jobs4people.org.

• Book Sale – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23. Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield.

• Cruise night – 6 to 9 p.m. Weather permitting, D’Arcy Buick-GMC, 2022 Essington Road, Joliet. Free to attend. Bring vehicle or come as spectator. Live music, 50/50 raffle to benefit American Legion Post 1080. Hot dog donations to benefit Plainfield Lions club.  

• Sounds of the Night: Insects – 7:30 to 9 p.m. Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher.Free. All ages. Registration required. Call 708-946-2216. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

SATURDAY

• Float Your Boat – 8 a.m. to noon. Hibernia Park at Eagle Circle and Blarney Road. Watch teams "Float Your Boat" through a challenging course. For information contact the New Lenox Community Park District at 815-485-1737 or visit www.newlenoxparks.org.

• Will County Disabled American Veterans Picnic Fundraiser – noon to 6 p.m., New Lenox VFW, 323 Old Hickory Road. Ticket price includes food, beer, pop, and entry into a cash drawing. $10. Kids 17 and under eat free. Tickets are available at the New Lenox VFW or the day of the event. Wheelchair accessible. Picnic tables are plentiful.

• Kayak Kollege – 4 to 6 p.m., Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Ave., Monee. For ages 12 and older; ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. $20 each. Registration required. Call 708-534-8499. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

• Starlight Paddle – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Ave., Monee. Previous boating experience is required. Boats are available. For ages 10 and older. Cost: $12. Registration required. Call 708-534-8499. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

AUG. 24

• Bike and Brake for History – 9 to 11:30 a.m. Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Book Road and Hassert Boulevard, Naperville. Dress for the weather, eight-mile trip. Free. Ages 12 and older. Registration required. Call 815-886-1467. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org

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