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April Events

4/1/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/1/2017 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/

4/2/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/3/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/3/2017 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

4/4/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/5/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/5/2017 Bradley Police Department - 9:00am - 11:00am
FREE event; 03/08 registration required. Citizen’s Police Academy with Bradley Police Department @ Northfield Square Mall, Bourbonnais. 815.933.3315. Fifth session. For info: 815.933.3315, pjtrudeau@bradleyil.org

4/6/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/6/2017 Manteno Chamber of Commerce - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Business After Hours presented by the Kankakee Chamber of Commerce and the Manteno Chamber of Commerce @ Carlile Architects, 143 N. Schuyler Avenue, Suite 250, Kankakee. 815.351.9068. Check out their downtown Kankakee offices, learn about Carlile Group projects and meet new professionals in the area. Food and beverages will be served. Register at www.kankakeecountychamber.com, 815.351.9068

4/6/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 6:00pm
FREE event. Personal Finance Workshops entirely in Spanish @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. March 9, 30, April 6, 20. Learn about money management, credit and owning a home. For info: 815.939.4564, lions-online.org, www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary

4/7/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/7/2017 Redeeming Life Ministries - 6:45pm
FREE event. Transformed Life Recovery Group @ Redeeming Life Ministries basement, 1284 S. Jeffrey St., Kankakee. 815.408.1262. Reading inspiration, snacks, coffee and fellowship. Meets each Friday.

4/8/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/8/2017 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/

4/8/2017 Bradley Lions Junior Football - 10:00am - 2:00pm
2017 Football and Cheerleading Signups (new or returning players/cheer) @ Bradley Lions Jr. Football. 815.932.4542. Bradley Lions Junior Football is a youth football & cheer organization open to all area children that will be entering Kindergarten thru 8th grade in the Fall 2017. Registration for returning players/cheer and new Dynamites will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 10am - 2pm. Registration for new or returning players/cheer will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 10am - 2pm. Cost: Registration fees are as follows: *Dynamite Cheer $40 + $25 Volunteer Fee; *Superlights - Varsity Cheer $100 + $25 Volunteer Fee; *Dynamite Football $80 + $25 Volunteer Fee; *Superlight - Varsity Football $150 + $25 Volunteer Fee; *Family Max - $375 Registration + $25 Volunteer Fee; Cash or Credit/debit cards will be accepted (No checks). No equipment deposits required. Please bring enrolling children and their birth certificates. For info: https://www.facebook.com/bradleylionsjuniorfootball/ 815.932.4542.

4/8/2017 Manteno Chamber of Commerce - 2:00pm
FREE event. Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Village of Manteno @ Heritage Park. Easter Eggs have been filled by participating chamber businesses. Bring your camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny! For info: 815.468.6226, https://www.facebook.com/mantenochamber/

4/8/2017 KVTA's Young People's Theatre - 7:00pm
James and the Giant Peach Jr. presented by Kankakee Valley Theatre Association’s Young People’s Theatre @ Lincoln Cultural Center 240 Warren Avenue, Kankakee. 815.936.8510. This adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Cost: $12.00 per person. For info: https://www.kvta.org/ or 815.936.8510.

4/9/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/9/2017 KVTA's Young People's Theatre - 2:00pm
James and the Giant Peach Jr. presented by Kankakee Valley Theatre Association’s Young People’s Theatre @ Lincoln Cultural Center 240 Warren Avenue, Kankakee. 815.936.8510. This adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Cost: $12.00 per person. For info: https://www.kvta.org/ or 815.936.8510.

4/10/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/11/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/12/2017 Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 -
Free Developmental Screening on April 10, 11 and 12 (for children ages birth – 5) @ Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53. Children will be screened for: speech/language, cognitive hearing/vision, fine/gross motor and emotional development. Open to any resident of Bourbonnais School District #53. All screenings are by appointment; no walk-ins allowed. For info: Jeannie at 815.929.4581 or between March 27 – April 3rd call 815.929.5100.

4/12/2017 Bradley Police Department - 9:00am - 11:00am
FREE event; 03/08 registration required. Citizen’s Police Academy with Bradley Police Department @ Northfield Square Mall, Bourbonnais. 815.933.3315. Last session. For info: 815.933.3315, pjtrudeau@bradleyil.org

4/14/2017 Redeeming Life Ministries - 6:45pm
FREE event. Transformed Life Recovery Group @ Redeeming Life Ministries basement, 1284 S. Jeffrey St., Kankakee. 815.408.1262. Reading inspiration, snacks, coffee and fellowship. Meets each Friday.

4/15/2017 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/

4/15/2017 Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see - 9:00am - 4:00pm
2017 Spring Service Day @ Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see, 6641 N 6000W Road, Manteno. 815.933.3011. Come help us get Camp Shaw ready for summer! Lunch will be provided, so please help us prepare the appropriate amount of food by RSVPing for everyone in your party attending by clicking on

4/16/2017 Gravina 801 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Easter Brunch Buffet @ Gravina 801, 801 W. Broadway, Bradley. 815.937.1801. Over 30 items: fresh fruits and pastries, breakfast station, salad station, lunch station, chocolate fountain, dessert station and more. For info: 815.937.1801; www.801gravina801.com; https://www.facebook.com/Gravina801/

4/17/2017 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

4/18/2017 Kankakee Area Human Resource Managers Association - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Success Formula of Employee Loyalty hosted by Kankakee Area Human Resource Managers Association @ Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Avenue, Bourbonnais. Jeff Cortes will present on the Success Formula of Employee Loyalty.

4/20/2017 Kankakee Public Library - 6:00pm
March 30 6:00pm FREE event. Personal Finance Workshops entirely in Spanish @ Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee. 815.939.4564. March 9, 30, April 6, 20. Learn about money management, credit and owning a home. For info: 815.939.4564, lions-online.org, www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary

4/21/2017 Belson Steel Center Scrap -
Earth Day Special @ Belson Steel Center Scrap, Inc. Route 50 @ Larry Power Road, Bourbonnais. Aluminum can special - .55cents per pound. For info: 815.932.7416

4/21/2017 Gethsemane Gardens MB Church -
Fundraiser dinner @ Gethsemane Gardens MB Church, 1500 E. Willow Street, Kankakee. 815.573.5482. Dinner will be $8 for chicken or $8.50 for rib tips or $10 combo, with spaghetti, potato salad, a slice of cake and two slices of bread. For info: 815.573.5482

4/21/2017 Redeeming Life Ministries - 6:45pm
FREE event. Transformed Life Recovery Group @ Redeeming Life Ministries basement, 1284 S. Jeffrey St., Kankakee.815.408.1262. Reading inspiration, snacks, coffee and fellowship. Meets each Friday. For info: 815.408.1262.

4/21/2017 New Jackson Tabernacle - 7:30pm
FREE event. District convention @ New Jackson Tabernacle, 668 E. Mulberry Street, Kankakee. 815.351.3625.

4/22/2017 Belson Steel Center Scrap -
Earth Day Special @ Belson Steel Center Scrap, Inc. Route 50 @ Larry Power Road, Bourbonnais. Aluminum can special - .55cents per pound. For info: 815.932.7416

4/22/2017 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/

4/22/2017 Gigi's Playhouse - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
FREE event. Gigi's Playhouse Grant Re-Opening, 2150 S. Route 45-52, Suite A, Kankakee. 815.939.PLAY Please join us to celebrate our new location! For info: 815.939.PLAY, bradley@gigisplayhouse.org

4/22/2017 New Jackson Tabernacle - 5:00pm
District convention @ New Jackson Tabernacle, 668 E. Mulberry Street, Kankakee. 815.351.3625.

4/22/2017 Manteno Chamber of Commerce - 8:00am - 12:00pm
FREE event. Community Clean-Up Day @ Legion Park, Manteno. Hosted by Manteno Chamber of Commerce. For info: 815.468.6226, https://www.facebook.com/mantenochamber/

4/22/2017 The Gathering in Gilman - 9:00am
JuNk iN ThE TrunK @ The Gathering in Gilman, 931 S. Crescent Street, Gilman. 815.265.4635. Woohoo!! The start of "JUNK IN THE TRUNK '17" is Saturday April 22nd!! Every 4th Saturday April through September you are welcome to set up in The Gathering's North parking lot and sell your treasures!! It is free of charge and you can sell your handmade, hand me downs and anything you think would sell!! For info: 815.265.4635, https://www.facebook.com/GatheringinGilman/

4/22/2017 First Baptist Church of Kankakee - 9:00am - 3:00pm
FREE event. Little Dresses of Africa @ First Baptist Church of Kankakee, 1756 W. Route 113, Kankakee. 815.592.2534. Sew pillowcase dresses for girls all over the world. Bring a sack lunch. There are other ways to volunteer besides sewing. For info: 815.592.2534

4/23/2017 Westbrook Church of the Nazarene - 10:30am
FREE event. Missionary Speakers @ Westbrook Church of the Nazarene, 900 W. Jeffery, Kankakee. 815.939.7291. Revs. Phil and Denise Anderson in a mission service at 10:30am. Their last assignment was as pastors in South Africa, previously served in Thailand and the Caribbean. For info: 815.939.7291.

4/25/2017 Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Spring and Art @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism, 356 E. Merchant Street, Kankakee. 815.685.9057. Everyone will be doing flower pot painting. The admission cost is free (suggested donation $5 or $10). And free for anyone having a person with autism in their family. For more info, contact Janice by email at info@merchantstreetartgallery.org or call at 1-815-685-9057. Like us on Facebook/ArtistswithAutism15 or go to our website at www.merchantstreetartgallery.org.

4/28/2017 Redeeming Life Ministries - 6:45pm
FREE event. Transformed Life Recovery Group @ Redeeming Life Ministries basement, 1284 S. Jeffrey St., Kankakee.815.408.1262. Reading inspiration, snacks, coffee and fellowship. Meets each Friday. For info: 815.408.1262.

4/29/2017 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/

4/29/2017 Manteno Chamber of Commerce - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Thrill of the Hunt: Adult Scavenger Fun hosted by the Manteno Chamber of Commerce @ Leo Hassett Community Center, 211 N. Main Street, Manteno. 815.468.6226. The Manteno Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual Thrill of the Hunt an adult scavenger hunt event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. Get your team of 2-4 people together (creative team name and costumes highly encouraged=PRIZES). You will be sent on a scavenger hunt to find a specific list of items at 15 of our local businesses! How is this going to work? The Scavenger Hunt will begin at the Leo Hassett Community Center where the teams will receive their list of items to find. Once they have found all of the items on the list, they will return to Stampede where they will receive their swag bag and two free drink tickets. We will also be announcing the winners of the contests and kick off the Event After Party! Prizes will be given out for best team name, best team costume, and you will enter your completed scavenger hunt sheet to win a HUGE prize! Cost: Pre-Register: $40 per team of 4 or $10 per person Day of: $50 per team of 4 or $12 per person 25% of the proceeds will go to the Samuel R. Myers Foundation for Suicide & Mental Health Awareness. Thank you to our sponsors: Lee's Rental & Crockett Construction Must be 21 or older to participate. For info: 815.468.6226, https://www.facebook.com/mantenochamber/

4/30/2017 Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Camp Shaw Open House @ Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see, 6641 N 6000W Rd, Manteno. 815.933.3011. Find yourself at Camp Shaw! Join us as we kick off the 2017 Overnight Camp season at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see! Tour our grounds, roast some s'mores, see our facilities, try our camp activities, and meet some of our summer staff! **Yes, the zip line will be open!** Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount and save $50.00 when you register on-site! For info: 815.933.3011, markie@campshaw.org , https://www.facebook.com/campshaw/