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Shorewood

Gotta Do It: Feb. 26 through March 5

ONGOING

• Middle School Meet Up – 3 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays, Romeoville Recreation Department, Recreation Center’s Drdak Teen Room, 900 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville. $1 per day. For information, call Jason Buckholtz at 815-886-6222 or visit www.romeoville.org.

• 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 information, call 815-722-1140 (Chicago Street) or 815-729-4585 (Jefferson Street).

• Yearlong Food Drive for Will County Humane Society – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, VCA Animal Hospital, 220 N. Hammes Ave., Joliet. Donations of food, toys and treats will be accepted. For information, call 729-0770. These and other items, along with monetary donations, may be delivered to WCHS, 24109 W. Seil Road, Shorewood. The shelter is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 815-741-0695 or visit willcountyhumane.com.

Feb. 26

• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Hammel Woods, Shorewood. For information, email rgauchat@fpdwc.org or call 815-722-7364.

• Household Hazardous Waste Collection – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., also March 4 and March 5, 180 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• 58th annual Rare Coin Show – 9 to 3:30 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 411 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet. Youth auction at 1:30 p.m. (ages 14 and under) and hourly door prizes. Free admission and parking. Security by Joliet Police Department. Hosted by Will County Coin Club. For information, contact Rich at richjh@excite.com or 815-463-9480.

• Blini Luncheon – Noon to 2 p.m., St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000 Barber Lane, Joliet. Sweet and savory fillings include cherry and cheese and smoked salmon. Bring nonperishable item for MorningStar Mission and be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. One raffle ticket per item donated.

Feb. 27

• 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.

• OJT Orientation – 1:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-727-4444.

• The Human Face of India – 1 p.m., Lewis University, Room AS-158, One University Parkway, Romeoville. Hear a personal witness to the impact of CRS Rice Bowl from Kirtimayi Mishra, the director of Catholic Relief Services in India. Free and open to the public. For information, visit www.lewisu.edu.

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

• Microsoft Word – 1:30 a.m., 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.

Feb. 28

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

• 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)

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

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

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

• The History of Africa – Noon to 1 p.m., Joliet Junior College, A-1061, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Bring a dish to pass. For information,  visit www.jjc.edu/multicultural-affairs, or contact Michelle at mroman@jjc.edu or 815-280-6680.

• 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.

• Microsoft Publisher: Basics – 2 to 3 p.m., White Oak Library District, Romeoville Branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. For information, call 815-552-4230 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.

•  “Burnham in Chicago and Manila” – 3 p.m., Lewis University, AS156, One University Parkway, Romeoville. Speaker: Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center. Free and open to the public. For information, email artsandideas@lewisu.edu.

• 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.

• Humphrey Culver’s fundraiser – 5 to 8 p.m., Bolingbrook Culver’s. Mention Humphrey Middle School so that Humphrey receives a percentage of the purchase. Benefits spring assembly and end-of-the-year field trips.

• Men’s Club Fat Tuesday Pizza Night – 5 to 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish, 15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield. $5 (each) or $20 (family).

• Email Basics – 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.

• Morris Area Toastmasters – 7 p.m., Morris Hospital Education Room, 150 High St., Morris. Call Matthew Woyner at 815-478-3574 or Frank Hankins at 815-942-4733.

March 1

• Free AARP Tax Preparation Service – Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. Eighth St., Lockport. For seniors and low-income individuals. By appointment only. Visit whiteoaklibrary.org or call 815-552-4260.

• 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.

• Weekly Job Fair – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Suite 100, Joliet. Seeking certified medical assistants, forklift operators, home care aide/homemaker, installation technician trainees, machine operators, medical receptionist, production laborers, transportation aide, warehouse material handler and warehouse workers. For information, visit www.jobs4people.org.

• 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

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Moran AC, 1207 Nicholson St., Joliet. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish or fried chicken. Prepared by Chefy’s Kitchen.  Dine in or carry out.

• 176 Catering Fish Fry – 4:30 to 8 p.m., Joliet Elks Lodge No. 296, 250 S.E. Frontage Road, Joliet. Baked and fried cod, fried shrimp, combo and burgers. Call 176 West Catering at 815-955-4968.

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

• Troy District 30-Preschool Open House – 6 to 7 p.m., Troy Crossroads Elementary School, 210 E. Black Road, Shorewood. Enter Door 2 in front of building. For information, call Call the school at 815-577-7314 or email jyborra@troy30c.org.

March 2

• 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.

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

• Fourth annual Women’s History Month Community Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet. Presenter: Tracy Chou, software engineer known for pushing diversity in technology. Meet and greet with Chou starts 11 a.m. $25. For tickets, visit www.jjc.edu/communications/Pages/luncheon.aspx. For information contact Kelly Rohder at 815-280-2915 or krohder@jjc.edu.

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

• Heroin Forum – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wilmington Middle School, 715 S. Joliet St., Wilmington. Speakers: Pastor Jolinda Wade, mother of Dwyane Wade of the Chicago Bulls; Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, Will County Judge Ray Nash, a drug court graduate. For information, call 815-476-1660 or email Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community at wchc@wilmington-coalition.org.

• Free screening of “Anthropocene” – 7 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, 3401 West Jefferson St., Joliet. Documentary examines the current debate in scientific circles regarding whether the human impact on the planet has tipped the planet into a new geological epoch, the “Anthropocene,” with all of its political, social and behavioral implications. Discussion follows. For information, call 815-726-8869 or email pbrmbgh@hotmail.com.

March 3

• 2017 Regional CAD/Drafting Competition – 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Joliet Junior College, T-Building, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Approximately 110 students from area high schools will participate. For more information, call Scott Boudreau at (815) 280-2410.

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

• Illinois JobLink – 10:30 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, Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

• Encore Resale Shop Spring Opening – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; also March 4, Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 710 Cedar Crossings Drive, New Lenox. Featuring spring and Easter decorations, lines, gift baskets, handmade garden decor. For information, call 815-300-7642 or the hospital’s volunteer services at 815-300-7117.

• 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.

• 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 – 4 to 7 p.m., Ingalls Park AC, Bond Road and Park Street, Joliet. French fried cod, shrimp, catfish and chicken tenders, French fries and baked potato. Dine in or carryout. Call 815-727-7217.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Moran AC, 1207 Nicholson St., Joliet. Baked or fried cod, shrimp, catfish, or fried chicken. Prepared by Chefy’s Kitchen.  Dine in or carry out.

• 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.

• Channahon Knights of Columbus, Council 12863 Fish Fry – 4 to 7 p.m., St. Ann Parish Hall, 24500 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon. Fish, shrimp, salad bar, French fires or baked potato, desserts, beverage. Kids menu: grilleded cheese. French fries, applesauce. Carryouts available. Ten percent discount before 5 p.m.

• 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.

March 4

• Discover JJC – 9 a.m. to noon, Joliet Junior College 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. Open house. Self-guided tours. Presentations. For information, contact 815- 280-2493 or admission@jjc.edu.

• STEM Fest 2017 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Romeoville Branch Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Hands-on activities, engaging demonstrations, exhibitors, special guest magician Steven Belliveau at noon. For more information, visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org/Stem-Fest or call Beverly Krakovec at 815-552-4225.

• Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner – 4 to 7 p.m., Hope United Methodist Church, 2506 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. Corned Beef, cabbage, baby carrots, potatoes, dessert, beverages. $12 (adults), $5 (ages 12 and under or for a half order of corned beef or hot dog and chips). Carryouts available.

• 176 Catering Fish Fry – 4:30 to 8 p.m., Joliet Elks Lodge No. 296, 250 S.E. Frontage Road, Joliet. Baked and fried cod, fried shrimp, combo and burgers. Call 176 West Catering at 815-955-4968.

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

• “Hallelujah” Soup Supper – 4 to 7 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Cheesy potato soup and chili. $8 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 6 to 12, $2 for ages 3 to 5, free for age 2 and younger. Carryouts available.

March 5

• Zonta Club of Joliet Annual Fundraiser – Event is 11 a.m. (social hour, cash bar) and noon (lunch), March 5, Crystal Grand, 12416 S. Archer Ave., Lemont. Raffles. $65. Purchase from event co-chair Mary Baudino at mfbaudino59@aol.com or 815-955-4066.

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