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February Events

2/1/2017 Hippocrates Medical Clinic - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
FREE event. Ribbon-cutting and Business After Hours @ Hippocrates Medical Clinic, 606 E. Court Street., Kankakee. 815.216.3446. 4 to 7 p.m. for Business After Hours; 5:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting. Clinic's mission is to provide free medical service to those in need. For info: 815.216.3446, https://www.facebook.com/hippocratesmedical/

2/1/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 6:30pm
FREE event. Civil War Round Table @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Kankakee Valley Civil War Round Table is for all who are interested in the study, promotion and recognition of the American Civil War. For info: 815.939.4564, lions-online.org or www.facebook.com/KankakePublicLibrary

2/1/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 7:00P
FREE event. Writing Club @ Kankakee Public Library, first floor conference room, 201 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Meets at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday. New members welcome anytime. Information at meetup.com/kankakeelibrarywritingmeetup. Bring work you would like to share, and meet novelists and poets who share information and support one another, while also having a good time. For info: meetup.com/kankakeelibrarywritingmeetup.

2/1/2017 Riverside Medical Center - 7:00P
FREE event. Overeaters Anonymous @ Riverside Medical Center 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee, 815.932.9209. Meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Riverside Medical Center in Room C across from the cafeteria. A 12-step support group for those who want to abstain from compulsive overeating and compulsive food behaviors. Donations accepted, but there are no dues or fees. For info: 815.932.9209.

2/2/2017 Limestone Township Library - 6:30pm
FREE event. Storytime at Night (6 months to 5 years) @ Limestone Township Library District, 2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee. Come in your pajamas. Mix of crafts, stories and music designed to help children 6 months to 5 years old develop a love for reading. Registration required. For info: 815.939.1696, e-mail info@limestonelibrary.org, www.facebook.com/Limestone-Township-Public-Library.org/, http://www.limestonelibrary.org/

2/2/2017 Kankakee Chapter of Toastmasters International - 7:00P
FREE event. The Kankakee Chapter of Toastmasters International, Key City, meets the first and third Thursday of each month at Garden of Prayer Youth Center, 1432 S. Fourth Ave., Kankakee. Call 815.932.0564 or email sliver470@sbcglobal.net.

2/4/2017 Olivet Nazarene University -
The Secret of The Cardboard Rocket @ Strickler Planetarium, Olivet Nazarene University, One University Avenue, Bourbonnais. 815.939.5395. This month at the planetarium get ready for an adventure in exploration for the entire family with showings of THE SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET on Saturday, February 4th and 18th! Join two children as they use a talking astronomy book and the power of the imagination to tour the solar system in this immersive and educational experience. You'll visit each of the planets (including the dwarf planet Pluto) for an up-close look at these worlds. Then, return to Earth for a live star-talk exploring the skies above Kankakee County as well as a thrilling ride on a space-coaster. Cost: $3.00 per person, available at the door. Doors open fifteen minutes prior to showtime. For info: http://strickler.olivet.edu/; 815.939.5395.

2/4/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 1:00pm
FREE event. Genealogy Road Show @ Kankakee Public Library, third floor conference room, 201 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Members of the Genealogical Society will be available to assist with all things genealogical. Whether you are just getting started, have run into family tree roadblocks, or need help navigating online databases, there will be a panel of experienced genealogists to help with your questions. This event is free and open to the public. A brief business meeting of the Society will follow. For info: 815.939.4564, lions-online.org or www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary

2/6/2017 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

2/7/2017 Grapes & Hops - 7:00am - 8:00am
FREE event. Grape Reads @ Grapes & Hops 271 S. Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee 815.573.5303. Grape Reads is a book discussion series featuring titles from a variety of genres. This month we will be discussing But What if We're Wrong, by New York Times best-selling author Chuck Klosterman. In this work Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who will perceive it as the distant past, posing some profound questions and interesting theories. For info: 815.573.5303, e-mail info@getgrapesandhops.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/getgrapesandhops and click on the events tab

2/8/2017 Riverside Medical Center - 7:00P
FREE event. Overeaters Anonymous @ Riverside Medical Center 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee, 815.932.9209. Meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Riverside Medical Center in Room C across from the cafeteria. A 12-step support group for those who want to abstain from compulsive overeating and compulsive food behaviors. Donations accepted, but there are no dues or fees. For info: 815.932.9209.

2/11/2017 Riverside Medical Center - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Freedom from Smoking @ Riverside Healthcare, 350 N. Wall Street, Kankakee. 815.935.7531. Riverside Healthcare teamed up with the American Lung Association to bring you the nationally-renowned smoking cessation program – Freedom from Smoking. Quitting smoking is the single most important step you can take to improve the length and quality of your life. 8-session course. Cost: $30.00 per person. For info: call Respiratory Therapy at 815.935.7517.

2/11/2017 Kankakee Valley Theatre Association - 7:00pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat presented by Kankakee Valley Theatre Association @ Kankakee Jr High School, 2250 E. Crestwood Street, Kankakee. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the vibrant, musical retelling of the Biblical saga of Joseph. Using a variety of musical styles, from western and calypso to rock 'n roll, Joseph chronicles the perilous tale of Israel's favorite son as he is sold into slavery by jealous brothers and wrongfully imprisoned by a vengeful master. However, faithful Joseph, blessed with the wisdom to interpret dreams, rises above his trials to become one of the most powerful leaders in Egypt. The stage will explode with colors to tell this powerful story of betrayal, love and forgiveness. Cost: $20.00 per adult; $17.00 for seniors 65 and older and youth under age 18. For info: call 815.935.8510, e-mail kvta@kvta.org, http://www.kvta.org, www.facebook.com/kankakeetheatre/

2/12/2017 Kankakee Valley Theatre Association - 2:00pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat presented by Kankakee Valley Theatre Association @ Kankakee Jr High School, 2250 E. Crestwood Street, Kankakee. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the vibrant, musical retelling of the Biblical saga of Joseph. Using a variety of musical styles, from western and calypso to rock 'n roll, Joseph chronicles the perilous tale of Israel's favorite son as he is sold into slavery by jealous brothers and wrongfully imprisoned by a vengeful master. However, faithful Joseph, blessed with the wisdom to interpret dreams, rises above his trials to become one of the most powerful leaders in Egypt. The stage will explode with colors to tell this powerful story of betrayal, love and forgiveness. Cost: $20.00 per adult; $17.00 for seniors 65 and older and youth under age 18. For info: call 815.935.8510, e-mail kvta@kvta.org, http://www.kvta.org, www.facebook.com/kankakeetheatre/

2/15/2017 Riverside Medical Center - 5:30pm
FREE event. Healthy @ Heart hosted by Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute @ The Kankakee Depot, 199 S. East Avenue, Kankakee. Learn how small lifestyle changes can significantly improve your heart health at this free heart month event. Wear red for your change to win a prize! Space is limited. Register online at riversidehealthcare.org/events.

2/15/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 7:00P
FREE event. Writing Club @ Kankakee Public Library, first floor conference room, 201 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. Meets at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday. New members welcome anytime. Information at meetup.com/kankakeelibrarywritingmeetup. Bring work you would like to share, and meet novelists and poets who share information and support one another, while also having a good time. For info: meetup.com/kankakeelibrarywritingmeetup.

2/15/2017 Riverside Medical Center - 7:00P
FREE event. Overeaters Anonymous @ Riverside Medical Center 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee, 815.932.9209. Meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Riverside Medical Center in Room C across from the cafeteria. A 12-step support group for those who want to abstain from compulsive overeating and compulsive food behaviors. Donations accepted, but there are no dues or fees. For info: 815.932.9209.

2/16/2017 Feed Arts & Cultural Center - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
FREE event. High Rise Kankakee @ Feed Arts & Cultural Center, 259 S. Schuyler, Kankakee. High Rise Kankakee is a non-partisan, intellectual group dedicated to bringing enlightenment through constructive dialogue. We exist to provide a forum for free thinkers to exchange ideas with one another in the pursuit of realizing them in the world we are actively defining. Each week 2 presenters will talk about a topic that interests or concerns them. At the end of the talk the floor will be open to discussion between the group. Questions asked, thoughts analyzed, opinions heard. ***We have the speaker spots filled for this event. Please message Brianna Mesenbring if you are interested in reserving a speaker spot for the next event. "Sister" group to High Rise ISU founded by: Carlos Currea, Tommy Schreiner, Tito Gardner, Beth Shurtleff, Derek Bostrom, Jeff Allen, Vivian Velasquez. For info: 815.496.0278, http://www.feedarts.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/feedkankakee

2/18/2017 Olivet Nazarene University -
The Secret of The Cardboard Rocket @ Strickler Planetarium, Olivet Nazarene University, One University Avenue, Bourbonnais. 815.939.5395. This month at the planetarium get ready for an adventure in exploration for the entire family with showings of THE SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET on Saturday, February 4th and 18th! Join two children as they use a talking astronomy book and the power of the imagination to tour the solar system in this immersive and educational experience. You'll visit each of the planets (including the dwarf planet Pluto) for an up-close look at these worlds. Then, return to Earth for a live star-talk exploring the skies above Kankakee County as well as a thrilling ride on a space-coaster. Cost: $3.00 per person, available at the door. Doors open fifteen minutes prior to showtime. For info: http://strickler.olivet.edu/; 815.939.5395.

2/18/2017 Kankakee Valley Theatre Association - 2:00pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat presented by Kankakee Valley Theatre Association @ Kankakee Jr High School, 2250 E. Crestwood Street, Kankakee. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the vibrant, musical retelling of the Biblical saga of Joseph. Using a variety of musical styles, from western and calypso to rock 'n roll, Joseph chronicles the perilous tale of Israel's favorite son as he is sold into slavery by jealous brothers and wrongfully imprisoned by a vengeful master. However, faithful Joseph, blessed with the wisdom to interpret dreams, rises above his trials to become one of the most powerful leaders in Egypt. The stage will explode with colors to tell this powerful story of betrayal, love and forgiveness. Cost: $20.00 per adult; $17.00 for seniors 65 and older and youth under age 18. For info: call 815.935.8510, e-mail kvta@kvta.org, http://www.kvta.org, www.facebook.com/kankakeetheatre/

2/18/2017 Kankakee Valley Theatre Association - 7:00pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat presented by Kankakee Valley Theatre Association @ Kankakee Jr High School, 2250 E. Crestwood Street, Kankakee. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the vibrant, musical retelling of the Biblical saga of Joseph. Using a variety of musical styles, from western and calypso to rock 'n roll, Joseph chronicles the perilous tale of Israel's favorite son as he is sold into slavery by jealous brothers and wrongfully imprisoned by a vengeful master. However, faithful Joseph, blessed with the wisdom to interpret dreams, rises above his trials to become one of the most powerful leaders in Egypt. The stage will explode with colors to tell this powerful story of betrayal, love and forgiveness. Cost: $20.00 per adult; $17.00 for seniors 65 and older and youth under age 18. For info: call 815.935.8510, e-mail kvta@kvta.org, http://www.kvta.org, www.facebook.com/kankakeetheatre/

2/20/2017 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

2/22/2017 Riverside Medical Center - 7:00P
FREE event. Overeaters Anonymous @ Riverside Medical Center 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee, 815.932.9209. Meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Riverside Medical Center in Room C across from the cafeteria. A 12-step support group for those who want to abstain from compulsive overeating and compulsive food behaviors. Donations accepted, but there are no dues or fees. For info: 815.932.9209.

2/23/2017 Bradley Bourbonnais Theatre Education Project - BBTEP - 7:00pm
The Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School theater department will present the ground-breaking “Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”. “Too Much Light” presents 30 two-minute plays in the course of an hour – if the actors can make it work. A timer will be set at the beginning of the play, if the buzzer sounds before the actors complete the 30 plays, the show is over, regardless of whether they complete all the plays or not. The actors will not know the order the play will be presented, since audience members are encouraged to shout out the number of the play they want to see next. Cost: $4.00 per person. For info: contact BBCHS 815.937.3707.

2/24/2017 Bradley Bourbonnais Theatre Education Project - BBTEP - 7:00pm
The Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School theater department will present the ground-breaking “Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”. “Too Much Light” presents 30 two-minute plays in the course of an hour – if the actors can make it work. A timer will be set at the beginning of the play, if the buzzer sounds before the actors complete the 30 plays, the show is over, regardless of whether they complete all the plays or not. The actors will not know the order the play will be presented, since audience members are encouraged to shout out the number of the play they want to see next. Cost: $4.00 per person. For info: contact BBCHS 815.937.3707.

2/25/2017 Bradley Bourbonnais Theatre Education Project - BBTEP - 7:00pm
The Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School theater department will present the ground-breaking “Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”. “Too Much Light” presents 30 two-minute plays in the course of an hour – if the actors can make it work. A timer will be set at the beginning of the play, if the buzzer sounds before the actors complete the 30 plays, the show is over, regardless of whether they complete all the plays or not. The actors will not know the order the play will be presented, since audience members are encouraged to shout out the number of the play they want to see next. Cost: $4.00 per person. For info: contact BBCHS 815.937.3707.