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July Events

7/1/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/3/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/3/2017 The Gathering in Gilman - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Celebrate America SALE @ The Gathering in Gilman, 931 S. Crescent Street, Gilman. 815.265.4635. Great sales through-out The Gathering and in the booths!! Still some great items on the porch for all your outdoor decorating! The cafe is open each day serving sandwiches, soups, smoothies, gourmet coffees and desserts. For info: 815.265.4635; https://www.thegatheringshop.com/; https://www.facebook.com/GatheringinGilman/.

7/3/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library - 10:30am
FREE event. Tiny Builders(6 months – 2 years) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Toddlers with their parent/caregiver will enjoy 45-minutes of music, rhymes, short stories, activities and the all-time favorite – bubbles. No registration required. For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library.

7/3/2017 City of Momence - 7:30pm
FREE event. City Council meeting @ City of Momence, City Hall, 105 W. Washington Street, Momence. 815.472.2001. City Council meetings are held at 7:30pm on the first and third Monday at City Hall. For info: 815.472.2001, https://cityofmomence.com/minutes.aspx

7/3/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library - 9:15am
FREE event. Tiny Builders(6 months – 2 years) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Toddlers with their parent/caregiver will enjoy 45-minutes of music, rhymes, short stories, activities and the all-time favorite – bubbles. No registration required. For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library.

7/5/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/5/2017 Biggby Coffee - 10:00am - 12:00pm
FREE event. The Giggby at Biggby hosted by Broshi Jazz Quartet @ Biggby Coffee, 409 S. Main Street, Bourbonnais. We will be playing at Biggby every Wednesday for the rest of the summer. Come check it out! Sit-ins are welcome. For info: 815.614.3337, https://www.facebook.com/BroshiJazzQuartet/

7/5/2017 The Gathering in Gilman - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Celebrate America SALE @ The Gathering in Gilman, 931 S. Crescent Street, Gilman. 815.265.4635. Great sales through-out The Gathering and in the booths!! Still some great items on the porch for all your outdoor decortating! The cafe is open each day serving sandwiches, soups, smoothies, gourmet coffees and desserts. For info: 815.265.4635; https://www.thegatheringshop.com/; https://www.facebook.com/GatheringinGilman/.

7/5/2017 Momence Farmers' Market - 3:30pm - 6:00pm
FREE event. Momence Farmers’ Market @ Police Station parking lot, 123 W. River Street, Momence. 815.472.2001. The City of Momence sponsors the Farmers’ Market each Wednesday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm starting June 14th, 2017 – September 27th, 2017. For info on sponsoring, participating as a vendor or food vendor: Tina @ 815.472.2001, https://cityofmomence.com/farmers.aspx.

7/5/2017 The Kankakee Depot - 5:00pm - 8:0p0m
FREE event. Wednesday Wheels @ The Kankakee Depot, 199 S. East Avenue, Kankakee. All are invited to Wednesday Wheels Car Show! Come out and enjoy live entertainment from Back Paiges, delicious food from local restaurants, and all beautiful things on wheels! **If you are participating in the car show please enter on Merchant Street and park in the North parking lot**. For info: downtownkankakee.com; 815.939.4564.

7/5/2017 Jim Marek Memorial Junior Golf Tournament - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Jim Marek Memorial Junior Golf Tournament @ Kankakee Country Club, 2011 Cobb Boulevard, Kankakee. 815.933.6615. Join us for the 36th annual Jim Marek Memorial Junior Golf Tournament to be held at the Kankakee Country Club. Open to ages 8-18 and trophies are awarded to all age groups. Entry fee is $25 and includes lunch. For info: 815.933.6615; jmarek20@gmail.com; https://www.facebook.com/marekgolftournament/

7/6/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/6/2017 The Gathering in Gilman - 10:00am - 7:00pm
Celebrate America SALE @ The Gathering in Gilman, 931 S. Crescent Street, Gilman. 815.265.4635. Great sales through-out The Gathering and in the booths!! Still some great items on the porch for all your outdoor decortating! The cafe is open each day serving sandwiches, soups, smoothies, gourmet coffees and desserts. For info: 815.265.4635; https://www.thegatheringshop.com/; https://www.facebook.com/GatheringinGilman/.

7/6/2017 Frank's Appliance Center & Sleep Source - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Get Cooking! Cooking Classes - Southern BBQ – Adult Class @ Frank’s Appliance Center & Sleep Source, 131 N. Main Street, Manteno. 815.932.5200. Baked BBQ pork chops with southern mashed potatoes and baked beans. Registration required. Cost: $35.00 per person. For info: 815.932.5200, https://www.facebook.com/franks.appliance.sleepsource/

7/7/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/7/2017 The Gathering in Gilman - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Celebrate America SALE @ The Gathering in Gilman, 931 S. Crescent Street, Gilman. 815.265.4635. Great sales through-out The Gathering and in the booths!! Still some great items on the porch for all your outdoor decortating! The cafe is open each day serving sandwiches, soups, smoothies, gourmet coffees and desserts. For info: 815.265.4635; https://www.thegatheringshop.com/; https://www.facebook.com/GatheringinGilman/.

7/8/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/8/2017 Michaels Arts & Crafts Store - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kids Club Craft (ages 3 and up) @ Michaels, 1515 N. State Route 50, Bourbonnais. 815.936.9020. Drop in, take home a completed project. 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Cost: $2.00 per child. For info and to confirm times: 815.936.9020, http://www.michaels.com/classes-and-events/classesandevents; https://www.facebook.com/Michaels-174452849279846/

7/8/2017 The Gathering in Gilman - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Celebrate America SALE @ The Gathering in Gilman, 931 S. Crescent Street, Gilman. 815.265.4635. Great sales through-out The Gathering and in the booths!! Still some great items on the porch for all your outdoor decortating! The cafe is open each day serving sandwiches, soups, smoothies, gourmet coffees and desserts. For info: 815.265.4635; https://www.thegatheringshop.com/; https://www.facebook.com/GatheringinGilman/.

7/9/2017 The Gathering in Gilman - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Celebrate America SALE @ The Gathering in Gilman, 931 S. Crescent Street, Gilman. 815.265.4635. Great sales through-out The Gathering and in the booths!! Still some great items on the porch for all your outdoor decortating! The cafe is open each day serving sandwiches, soups, smoothies, gourmet coffees and desserts. For info: 815.265.4635; https://www.thegatheringshop.com/; https://www.facebook.com/GatheringinGilman/.

7/10/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/10/2017 Right on Target - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Defensive Pistol I @ Right on Target, 233 Mooney Drive, Bourbonnais. 815.530.5184. Defensive Pistol I will have approximately 1 hour of classroom lecture about firearm safety and combat mindset. Students will then move to the range for 3 hours to work on base skills that will allow them to progress through the program. Skills will include marksmanship fundamentals, weapon presentation, administrative weapon handling/procedures and combat load techniques. Safety, weapon handling and pure marksmanship will be the focus of the course. There will be no time constraints on drills. Defensive Pistol I will have approximately 1 hour of classroom lecture about firearm safety and combat mindset. Students will then move to the range for 3 hours to work on base skills that will allow them to progress through the program. Skills will include marksmanship fundamentals, weapon presentation, administrative weapon handling/procedures and combat load techniques. Safety, weapon handling and pure marksmanship will be the focus of the course. There will be no time constraints on drills. For info: 815.530.5184; https://www.facebook.com/rightontargetbourbonnais/

7/10/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library - 10:30am
FREE event. Tiny Builders(6 months – 2 years) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Toddlers with their parent/caregiver will enjoy 45-minutes of music, rhymes, short stories, activities and the all-time favorite – bubbles. No registration required. For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library.

7/10/2017 Hospice of Kankakee Valley - 6:00pm
FREE event. Finding Your New Normal @ Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main Street, NW, Bourbonnais. 815.939. 4141. When a loved one dies, grieving individuals face the challenge of adapting to the absence of the loved one. Depending on the type of relationship with the loved one, grieving individuals also experience the need to adapt to changing roles in their routine lives. Adapting to so many changes may seem overwhelming. This support group is designed to bring together and encourage those who are in the process of establishing this “new normal” for themselves. Also offered July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14. For info: 815.939.4141; https://www.facebook.com/HKVCares/

7/10/2017 Olivet Nazarene University - 8:30am - 5:00pm
I-Fest @ Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais. The International Festival of Creative Arts Ministry, or I-Fest, is a unique 5-day event which celebrates and promotes the use of creative arts to spread the Gospel. A wide variety of workshops are offered covering topics such as puppetry, ventriloquism, stick ministry, gospel illusions, balloon twisting, human video, and many more. Some workshops offer hands-on training in performance or construction techniques. In addition to the workshops, there are excellent performances, competitions, and a hall of vendors offering ministry-enhancing products. Come share a week with fellow ministry performers from around the world. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity for learning, creativity, encouragement, inspiration, spiritual growth, and motivation! We hope to see you there. For info, or to purchase tickets, https://www.facebook.com/events/226368751178634/?active_tab=discussion

7/10/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library - 9:15am
FREE event. Tiny Builders(6 months – 2 years) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Toddlers with their parent/caregiver will enjoy 45-minutes of music, rhymes, short stories, activities and the all-time favorite – bubbles. No registration required. For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library.

7/11/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/11/2017 HomeStar Bank & Financial Services - 10:00am - 12:00pm
GoldStar Club - Riverside Assisted Living Facility Tour hosted by HomeStar Bank & Financial Services at Riverside Senior life at Bourbonnais, 85 E. 4500N Road, Bourbonnais. 815.468.2265. Mr. Michael Mutterer, Riverside Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer will host a guided tour of the Bourbonnais campus followed by a time for questions and answers. This event is complimentary for GoldStar Club Memers. Reserve your spot today! For info: 815.468.2265, https://www.facebook.com/HomeStarBank/

7/11/2017 Bradley Public Library - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
FREE event. Code Club @ Bradley Public Library, 296 N. Fulton Avenue, Bradley. 815.932.6245. Sign up for this free program that teaches children the basics of computer programming. Meant for ages 9 – 11, but open to older and younger kids as well. Class is held 5:30pm – 6:30pm Tuesdays, June 6 – July 18. For additional info: 815.932.6245, https://www.facebook.com/bradleylibrary/

7/11/2017 Olivet Nazarene University - 8:30am - 5:00pm
I-Fest @ Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais. The International Festival of Creative Arts Ministry, or I-Fest, is a unique 5-day event which celebrates and promotes the use of creative arts to spread the Gospel. A wide variety of workshops are offered covering topics such as puppetry, ventriloquism, stick ministry, gospel illusions, balloon twisting, human video, and many more. Some workshops offer hands-on training in performance or construction techniques. In addition to the workshops, there are excellent performances, competitions, and a hall of vendors offering ministry-enhancing products. Come share a week with fellow ministry performers from around the world. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity for learning, creativity, encouragement, inspiration, spiritual growth, and motivation! We hope to see you there. For info, or to purchase tickets, https://www.facebook.com/events/226368751178634/?active_tab=discussion

7/12/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/12/2017 Biggby Coffee - 10:00am - 12:00pm
FREE event. The Giggby at Biggby hosted by Broshi Jazz Quartet @ Biggby Coffee, 409 S. Main Street, Bourbonnais. We will be playing at Biggby every Wednesday for the rest of the summer. Come check it out! Sit-ins are welcome. For info: 815.614.3337, https://www.facebook.com/BroshiJazzQuartet/

7/12/2017 Momence Farmers' Market - 3:30pm - 6:00pm
FREE event. Momence Farmers’ Market @ Police Station parking lot, 123 W. River Street, Momence. 815.472.2001. The City of Momence sponsors the Farmers’ Market each Wednesday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm starting June 14th, 2017 – September 27th, 2017. For info on sponsoring, participating as a vendor or food vendor: Tina @ 815.472.2001, https://cityofmomence.com/farmers.aspx.

7/12/2017 Bradley Public Library - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free Family Market @ Bradley Public Library, 296 N. Fulton Avenue, Bradley. 815.932.6245. No registration or documentation needed, rain or shine, first come, first served. The Northern Illinois Food Bank’s mobile pantry truck will be providing free groceries, including meats, fresh produce, and other non-perishable items to families with children age 18 and under on June 14 (11:30am – 1:30pm, July 12 (5:00pm – 7:00pm) and August 9 (11:30am – 1:30pm). For info: 815.932.6245, https://www.facebook.com/bradleylibrary/

7/12/2017 Kankakee Community College - 5:00pm -8:00pm
FREE event. Open app night @ Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Room D122, Kankakee, IL Be ready to submit your financial aid application. Bring completed 2015 tax returns and Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID user name and password for student and parent. Bilingual services available. Also scheduled for July 24. Apply online: apply.kcc.edu. Financial aid call 815.802.8500. For info: 815.802.8500, www.kcc.edu/register.

7/12/2017 Olivet Nazarene University - 8:30am - 5:00pm
I-Fest @ Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais. The International Festival of Creative Arts Ministry, or I-Fest, is a unique 5-day event which celebrates and promotes the use of creative arts to spread the Gospel. A wide variety of workshops are offered covering topics such as puppetry, ventriloquism, stick ministry, gospel illusions, balloon twisting, human video, and many more. Some workshops offer hands-on training in performance or construction techniques. In addition to the workshops, there are excellent performances, competitions, and a hall of vendors offering ministry-enhancing products. Come share a week with fellow ministry performers from around the world. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity for learning, creativity, encouragement, inspiration, spiritual growth, and motivation! We hope to see you there. For info, or to purchase tickets, https://www.facebook.com/events/226368751178634/?active_tab=discussion

7/13/2017 Bourbonnais Public Library -
FREE event. Reading by Design (1st – 4th Grade) @ Bourbonnais Public Library District, 250 W. John Casey Road, Bourbonnais. 815.933.1727. Reading by Design Reading Booklets are available in the Youth Area starting Monday, June 5th. Bring your completed booklet to Ms. Deb or Ms. Julie by July 13th to choose your reading rewards! For info: 815.933.1727, http://bourbonnaislibrary.org/, www.facebook.com/Bourbonnais-Public-Library

7/13/2017 Olivet Nazarene University - 8:30am - 5:00pm
I-Fest @ Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais. The International Festival of Creative Arts Ministry, or I-Fest, is a unique 5-day event which celebrates and promotes the use of creative arts to spread the Gospel. A wide variety of workshops are offered covering topics such as puppetry, ventriloquism, stick ministry, gospel illusions, balloon twisting, human video, and many more. Some workshops offer hands-on training in performance or construction techniques. In addition to the workshops, there are excellent performances, competitions, and a hall of vendors offering ministry-enhancing products. Come share a week with fellow ministry performers from around the world. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity for learning, creativity, encouragement, inspiration, spiritual growth, and motivation! We hope to see you there. For info, or to purchase tickets, https://www.facebook.com/events/226368751178634/?active_tab=discussion

7/13/2017 HomeStar Bank & Financial Services - 9:00am - 12:00pm
GoldStar Club - AARP Defensive Driving Class hosted by HomeStar Bank & Financial Services @ Manteno Fire Protection DST, 13 S. Walnut Street, Manteno. 815.468.2265. By attending and passing this two-day course you may receive a discount on your auto insurance premium. Dates: Day 1: July 13th, 9am - 12pm. Day 2: July 20th, 9am - 12pm. Cost: $15.00 per person for AARP Members. $20.00 for non-members. By attending and passing this two-day course you may receive a discount on your auto insurance premium.

7/14/2017 Frank's Appliance Center & Sleep Source - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Get Cooking! Cooking Classes -- Simple Pasta – Adult Class @ Frank’s Appliance Center & Sleep Source, 131 N. Main Street, Manteno. 815.932.5200. Fresh tagliatelle pasta with garlic chicken and pesto. Registration required. Cost: $35.00 per person. For info: 815.932.5200, https://www.facebook.com/franks.appliance.sleepsource/

7/14/2017 Olivet Nazarene University - 8:30am - 5:00pm
I-Fest @ Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais. The International Festival of Creative Arts Ministry, or I-Fest, is a unique 5-day event which celebrates and promotes the use of creative arts to spread the Gospel. A wide variety of workshops are offered covering topics such as puppetry, ventriloquism, stick ministry, gospel illusions, balloon twisting, human video, and many more. Some workshops offer hands-on training in performance or construction techniques. In addition to the workshops, there are excellent performances, competitions, and a hall of vendors offering ministry-enhancing products. Come share a week with fellow ministry performers from around the world. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity for learning, creativity, encouragement, inspiration, spiritual growth, and motivation! We hope to see you there. For info, or to purchase tickets, https://www.facebook.com/events/226368751178634/?active_tab=discussion

7/15/2017 Michaels Arts & Crafts Store - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kids Club Craft (ages 3 and up) @ Michaels, 1515 N. State Route 50, Bourbonnais. 815.936.9020. Drop in, take home a completed project. 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Cost: $2.00 per child. For info and to confirm times: 815.936.9020, http://www.michaels.com/classes-and-events/classesandevents; https://www.facebook.com/Michaels-174452849279846/

7/17/2017 Hospice of Kankakee Valley - 6:00pm
FREE event. Finding Your New Normal @ Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main Street, NW, Bourbonnais. 815.939. 4141. When a loved one dies, grieving individuals face the challenge of adapting to the absence of the loved one. Depending on the type of relationship with the loved one, grieving individuals also experience the need to adapt to changing roles in their routine lives. Adapting to so many changes may seem overwhelming. This support group is designed to bring together and encourage those who are in the process of establishing this “new normal” for themselves. Also offered July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14. For info: 815.939.4141; https://www.facebook.com/HKVCares/

7/17/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
FREE event. Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Are you interested in competing with other chess players? Come and join us for the inaugural meeting of the new chess club. All playing levels and ages are welcomed to play. If available, we do ask those who are considering participating in this club to bring extra chess boards to allow more players to join in the fun. This event is free and open to the public. For info: 815.939.4564; https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/; http://lions-online.org/.

7/17/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 6:00pm -8:00pm
FREE event. The Poet’s Arrow @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant, Kankakee. 815.939.4564 Hosted by David Lythberg, the Poet’s Arrow is a venue that allows artists in the different arenas of rap, song, poetry, or spoken word to come and exhibit their respective talents. In this judgment-free environment, the Poet’s Arrow is a place where performers are not only welcomed, but encouraged to feel free to express themselves as they take on the mic. If this event interests you but you do not wish to perform, all are invited to listen to an array of local talent. This month only, bring a friend and be entered in a gift card drawing! For info: 815.939.4564; https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/; http://lions-online.org/.

7/17/2017 City of Momence - 7:30pm
FREE event. City Council meeting @ City of Momence, City Hall, 105 W. Washington Street, Momence. 815.472.2001. City Council meetings are held at 7:30pm on the first and third Monday at City Hall. For info: 815.472.2001, https://cityofmomence.com/minutes.aspx

7/18/2017 Limestone Township Library District - 10:00am - 11:00am
FREE event. Tiny Explorers (6 months – 5 years) @ Limestone Township Library District, 2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee. 815.939.1696. Playing at a number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the help of manipulatives. Activities are meant for children from ages 6 months to 5 years old. Pre-registration required. For info: 815.939.1696, http://www.limestonelibrary.org/, https://www.facebook.com/Limestone-Township-Public-Library-257014735104/

7/18/2017 Bradley Public Library - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
FREE event. Code Club @ Bradley Public Library, 296 N. Fulton Avenue, Bradley. 815.932.6245. Sign up for this free program that teaches children the basics of computer programming. Meant for ages 9 – 11, but open to older and younger kids as well. Class is held 5:30pm – 6:30pm Tuesdays, June 6 – July 18. For additional info: 815.932.6245, https://www.facebook.com/bradleylibrary/

7/18/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE event. Library Board Meeting @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Monthly meeting of the Library trustees of the the Kankakee Public Library. For info: 815.939.4564; http://lions-online.org/; https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/

7/18/2017 Limestone Township Library District - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE event. Read to the Dogs @ Limestone Township Library District, 2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee. 815.939.1696. Children will have a chance to read aloud to the trained therapy dogs on hand, giving the children a sense of confidence and companionship as they read. Pre-registration required. For info: 815.939.1696, http://www.limestonelibrary.org/, https://www.facebook.com/Limestone-Township-Public-Library-257014735104/

7/19/2017 Biggby Coffee - 10:00am - 12:00pm
FREE event. The Giggby at Biggby hosted by Broshi Jazz Quartet @ Biggby Coffee, 409 S. Main Street, Bourbonnais. We will be playing at Biggby every Wednesday for the rest of the summer. Come check it out! Sit-ins are welcome. For info: 815.614.3337, https://www.facebook.com/BroshiJazzQuartet/

7/19/2017 Momence Farmers' Market - 3:30pm - 6:00pm
FREE event. Momence Farmers’ Market @ Police Station parking lot, 123 W. River Street, Momence. 815.472.2001. The City of Momence sponsors the Farmers’ Market each Wednesday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm starting June 14th, 2017 – September 27th, 2017. For info on sponsoring, participating as a vendor or food vendor: Tina @ 815.472.2001, https://cityofmomence.com/farmers.aspx.

7/19/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE event. Anime Club @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Come celebrate everything Anime! Here you'll find others who share your passion. You can learn a bit about Japanese culture, create Anime-inspired crafts, or simply enjoy a movie or anime series. For info: 815.939.4564; https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/; http://lions-online.org/.

7/20/2017 HomeStar Bank & Financial Services - 9:00am - 12:00pm
GoldStar Club - AARP Defensive Driving Class hosted by HomeStar Bank & Financial Services @ Manteno Fire Protection DST, 13 S. Walnut Street, Manteno. 815.468.2265. By attending and passing this two-day course you may receive a discount on your auto insurance premium. Dates: Day 1: July 13th, 9am - 12pm. Day 2: July 20th, 9am - 12pm. Cost: $15.00 per person for AARP Members. $20.00 for non-members. By attending and passing this two-day course you may receive a discount on your auto insurance premium.

7/22/2017 Michaels Arts & Crafts Store - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kids Club Craft (ages 3 and up) @ Michaels, 1515 N. State Route 50, Bourbonnais. 815.936.9020. Drop in, take home a completed project. 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Cost: $2.00 per child. For info and to confirm times: 815.936.9020, http://www.michaels.com/classes-and-events/classesandevents; https://www.facebook.com/Michaels-174452849279846/

7/22/2017 Frank's Appliance Center & Sleep Source - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Get Cooking! Cooking Classes - Kid's Class @ Frank’s Appliance Center & Sleep Source, 131 N. Main Street, Manteno. 815.932.5200. Egg hash brown nests with a strawberry banana smoothie. Cost: $20.00 per person. For info: 815.932.5200, https://www.facebook.com/franks.appliance.sleepsource/

7/24/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
FREE event. Kankakee County Branch NAACP Youth Council Meeting @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. For info: 815.939.4564; https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/; http://lions-online.org/.

7/24/2017 Kankakee Community College - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
FREE event. Open app night @ Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Room D122, Kankakee, IL Be ready to submit your financial aid application. Bring completed 2015 tax returns and Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID user name and password for student and parent. Bilingual services available. Apply online: apply.kcc.edu. Financial aid call 815.802.8500. For info: 815.802.8500, www.kcc.edu/register.

7/24/2017 Hospice of Kankakee Valley - 6:00pm
FREE event. Finding Your New Normal @ Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main Street, NW, Bourbonnais. 815.939. 4141. When a loved one dies, grieving individuals face the challenge of adapting to the absence of the loved one. Depending on the type of relationship with the loved one, grieving individuals also experience the need to adapt to changing roles in their routine lives. Adapting to so many changes may seem overwhelming. This support group is designed to bring together and encourage those who are in the process of establishing this “new normal” for themselves. Also offered August 7, August 14. For info: 815.939.4141; https://www.facebook.com/HKVCares/

7/26/2017 Biggby Coffee - 10:00am - 12:00pm
FREE event. The Giggby at Biggby hosted by Broshi Jazz Quartet @ Biggby Coffee, 409 S. Main Street, Bourbonnais. We will be playing at Biggby every Wednesday for the rest of the summer. Come check it out! Sit-ins are welcome. For info: 815.614.3337, https://www.facebook.com/BroshiJazzQuartet/

7/26/2017 Momence Farmers' Market - 3:30pm - 6:00pm
FREE event. Momence Farmers’ Market @ Police Station parking lot, 123 W. River Street, Momence. 815.472.2001. The City of Momence sponsors the Farmers’ Market each Wednesday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm starting June 14th, 2017 – September 27th, 2017. For info on sponsoring, participating as a vendor or food vendor: Tina @ 815.472.2001, https://cityofmomence.com/farmers.aspx.

7/26/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
FREE event. Anime Club @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Come celebrate everything Anime! Here you'll find others who share your passion. You can learn a bit about Japanese culture, create Anime-inspired crafts, or simply enjoy a movie or anime series. For info: 815.939.4564; http://lions-online.org/. https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/

7/27/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
FREE event. Soul Collections Book Discussion @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant, Kankakee. 815.939.4564 Soul Collections is a monthly book discussion group that focuses on African-American authors and themes. This month's selection is Dyn-O-Mite, a memoir of 70's TV and comedy icon Jimmie Walker. Soul Collections is free, open to the public, and always happy to welcome new members. For info: 815.939.4564; https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/; http://lions-online.org/.

7/28/2017 Merchant Street MusicFest - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Merchant Street MusicFest @ Miner Festival Square, 199 S. East Avenue, Kankakee. Mark your calendars for the return of the Merchant Street MusicFest, a two-day music and arts festival at the historic downtown train depot. Featured acts include Anthony Orio on Friday and Color Me Badd on Saturday. This annual event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, art vendors, and great food and drink. Cost: $5.00 per day, per person, CASH ONLY. Children ages five and under are free. Three gates for entrance will be open around the festival grounds. Get further info @ https://www.merchantstreetmusicfest.com/info.

7/29/2017 Michaels Arts & Crafts Store - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kids Club Craft (ages 3 and up) @ Michaels, 1515 N. State Route 50, Bourbonnais. 815.936.9020. Drop in, take home a completed project. 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Cost: $2.00 per child. For info and to confirm times: 815.936.9020, http://www.michaels.com/classes-and-events/classesandevents; https://www.facebook.com/Michaels-174452849279846/

7/29/2017 Merchant Street MusicFest - 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Merchant Street MusicFest @ Miner Festival Square, 199 S. East Avenue, Kankakee. Mark your calendars for the return of the Merchant Street MusicFest, a two-day music and arts festival at the historic downtown train depot. Featured acts include Anthony Orio on Friday and Color Me Badd on Saturday. This annual event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, art vendors, and great food and drink. Cost: $5.00 per day, per person, CASH ONLY. Children ages five and under are free. Three gates for entrance will be open around the festival grounds. Get further info @ https://www.merchantstreetmusicfest.com/info.

7/29/2017 Manteno Chamber of Commerce - 8:00am
Manteno Triathlon & Duathlon presented by the Tri K Triathlon Club & Village of Manteno @ Manteno Sportsmen's Club, 851 N. Main Street, Manteno. Benefiting the Illinois Veteran's Home Manteno. Great for first timers Sprint Tri, DU, or Relay. Triathlon - 450 M swim, 11 mile bike, 5K run; Duathlon 1 mile run, 11 mile bike, 5k run. Only 350 spots available. Sanctioned last chance qualifier for USAT Register for the race at: www.itsracetime.com. For info: 815.468.6226, https://www.facebook.com/mantenochamber/

7/31/2017 Hospice of Kankakee Valley - 6:00pm
FREE event. Finding Your New Normal @ Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main Street, NW, Bourbonnais. 815.939. 4141. When a loved one dies, grieving individuals face the challenge of adapting to the absence of the loved one. Depending on the type of relationship with the loved one, grieving individuals also experience the need to adapt to changing roles in their routine lives. Adapting to so many changes may seem overwhelming. This support group is designed to bring together and encourage those who are in the process of establishing this “new normal” for themselves. Also offered July 31, August 7, August 14. For info: 815.939.4141; https://www.facebook.com/HKVCares/