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Romeoville

Gotta Do It: Jan. 22 through Jan. 29

Ongoing

• Free Children’s Coat Giveaway – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Salvation Army, Joliet Corps, 300 Third Ave., Joliet. Closed noon to 1 p.m. Through Jan. 27 or until coats are gone. Drop-in. For information, call 815-726-4834, ext. 215.

• Holiday Lights Drop-off – Through Jan. 31, lobbies of the County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet; Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 421 Doris Ave., Joliet; and the Land Use Department, 58 E. Clinton St., Joliet. Dispose of unwanted string holiday lights. For more information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 307 N. Chicago St., Joliet; and 9 to 8 p.m., 1820 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Monday is 50 percent off day. Seniors receive 20 percent off on Thursdays. For more information, call 815-722-1140 (Chicago Street) or 815-729-4585 (Jefferson Street).

Jan. 22

• R&B Line Dancing – 2 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 23

• Valley View Early Childhood Center tuition-based preschool application window opens – Apply online at www.vvsd.org/VVECC.

• St. Patrick’s Food Pantry – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For those living in the 60436 ZIP code. For information, call the St. Patrick parish office at 815-727-4746.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Visit www.jobs4people.org.

• Conversational ESL – 10 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Microsoft Word – 1:30 p.m.; also 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. How to use Microsoft Word in job searches. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• After School Program – 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Boys and Girls Club, 226 E. Clinton St., Joliet. Ages 6 to 18. For rates and information, call 815-723-3434.

• Intermediate Microsoft Excel – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Coffee and Community Conversation – 7 to 8 p.m., Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C Administrative Center, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield. Joliet Township High School Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy and Board of Education Vice President Tracy Spesia and member R. Dale Evans.

• DIY Home Automation – 7 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 24

• Electronics Recycling – 6 to 11 a.m., Lockport Public Works, 17112 Prime Blvd., Lockport. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• Erin’s Law child sexual abuse community forums – 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., VVSD Administration Center, 755 Dalhart Ave., Romeoville. Parents and guardians will get a firsthand look at the information children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will hear and also ask questions. For information, visit www.vvsd.org.

• Living Life Skills Educational Workshop – 9:30 to 11 a.m., Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, 2415 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Call 815-729-0162 (voice) or 815-768-2582 (VRS)

• Illinois JobLink – 10 a.m.; also 10:30 a.m. Jan. 27, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Encore Resale Shop – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month, Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 710 Cedar Crossings Drive, New Lenox. For information, call 815-300-7642 or the hospital’s volunteer services at 815-300-7117.

• Career Café – 10:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Industry Orientation – 1:30 p.m.; also 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. Register at www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Math Review – 2 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• Bingo – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., 57 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• Facebook – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• Bingo – 6:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 100 S. Infantry Drive, Joliet. Call 815-725-0746.

• Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – 7 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. Call 866-588-7464 or visit midwestcrossroad.org.

Jan. 25

• Memory Clippers – 9 a.m. to noon, Manhattan Township Historical Society, 255 S. State St., Manhattan. Digitize and organize artifacts. Email manhattanhistorical@yahoo.com.

• Re-employment Workshop – 9:30 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• 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. Visit www.jobs4people.org.

• Successful Interviewing – 2:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. May schedule individual, digitally recorded mock interview. One hour. Free. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• ESL Conversation Group – 3 p.m., White Oak Library District, Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Call 815-552-4185 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Prom/Homecoming Dress Resale – 4 to 7 p.m., Lockport Township High School East Campus community room, 1333 E. 7th St., Lockport. Dresses accepted for resale or donation. Sellers set own price. LTHS Foundation directs 25 percent of sales to student scholarships. Student volunteers needed. Call 815-588-8121.

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., 1100 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• Intermediate Microsoft Word – 6:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

Jan. 26

• Weekly Job Fair – 9 to 11 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100, Joliet. Drivers, independent living coach, job coaches, light assemblers, package handlers, retail merchandiser, security officers, team leaders, warehouse loaders/unloaders and warehouse workers. For more information, visit www.jobs4people.org.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Wilmington Public Library District, 201 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington.

• English as a Second Language Conversation Club – 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Call 815-263-8145 or email thess@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Jan. 27

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon, Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

• 11th Annual Soup & Sandwich Day – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Clara and Larkin avenues, Joliet. Homemade chili, cream of broccoli, and hearty beef and wild rice soups. Italian beef and chicken salad sandwiches. Desserts and beverages: à la carte.

• Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet. Dining room opens 4 p.m. Carryouts available. Call 815-722-7122.

• Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale – 1 to 5 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 30, Mokena Community Public Library District, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena. Novels, children’s books, puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs. For information, call 708-479-9663 or visit www.mokenalibrary.org.  

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena.

• Bingo – Doors open 4 p.m. Cards begin 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Fish Fry/Karaoke – Fish fry is 4 to 8 p.m. Karaoke is 8 p.m. to midnight, Cantigny VFW Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Call 815-722-5398.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 7:30 p.m., Croatian Cultural Club, 1503 Clement St., Joliet. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish or fried chicken breast. Dine-in or carryout. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. For carryout, call 815-723-3154.

• Fish Fry – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Karaoke begins at 8:30 p.m. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

Jan. 28

• ACT Free Practice Test – 9:30 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Grades 9 to 12. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• 5th Annual Prom/Homecoming Dress Resale – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; also Jan. 29, Lockport Township High School East Campus cafeteria and gym lobby, 1333 E. 7th St., Lockport. For information, call 815-588-8121.

• Project Linus Blankets (help make blankets) – 10:30 to 11:30 am, White Oak Library District, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. For information
call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

Jan. 29

• Breakfast Buffet – 8 a.m. to noon, St Mary Immaculate Parish gym, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Scrambled eggs, sausage, French toast, juice, coffee. Hosted by Knights of Columbus Good Shepard Council #5573. Benefits charities. Bring donation for Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry.

• Early Childhood Education Programs open house – 2 to 3 p.m., Program Center, 10925 W. La Porte Road, Mokena. For more information, call Mokena Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit www.mokenapark.com.

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