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Community Calendar: Oct. 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 GMT

Thursday, Oct. 18

Lunch and Learn: Financial Fitness for Small Business, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 417 S. Locust St., Manteno. Learn. Grow professionally, Manteno Chamber of Commerce, $10 members, $15 guests. Variety of topics, 10 or 15 minutes each. Register: mantenochamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/78

Friday, Oct. 19

Trunk or Treat, Free, Oasis Medical Services, 761 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais. All welcome. Info. 815-935-4663.

Fish Fry to benefit Calvary Lutheran Church’s preschool, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 120 E. Hickory St., Watseka. Cod fish, trimmings, desserts, all in exchange for a donation. Carryouts are available. New Hope Lutherans for Life will have a bake sale. calvarywatseka.com

Murder in the Wild West mystery dinner, 6:30 p.m., Bradley Library, $10 per person. Murder mystery dinner set in the Wild West for visitors to solve. Sign up at the library to receive your character. Costumes are optional.

Friday, Oct. 19 — Saturday, Oct. 20

Manteno Ghost Walking Tours, starts at 7 p.m. each night, $10 per person. Stroll through Manteno’s oldest neighborhood while hearing spooky tales and legends. Rain or shine. One-mile walk. Tickets must be purchased in advance at lamore-realty.com. Cannot be suitable for young children. All proceeds benefit Manteno Historical Society.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Bradley Wesley United Methodist Church Trunk Or Treat, 3 to 5 p.m., 500 North Cleveland, Bradley. Food and games.

L.I.F.E. (Living in Freedom Everyday) Christian recovery program for healing from sexual brokenness, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., meets each Saturday, College Church of Nazarene, Building Room 204, University Ave., Bourbonnais (Olivet’s campus). 815-214-7063 or online freedomeveryday.org.

Lego Building — Family Style, 11 a.m. Limestone Library. Blocks are provided for families to build fun. For children in kindergarten and older and their family members.

Meditation: How to do Nothing, 1 p.m. Bradley Library. Program teaches the importance of a healthy mind and techniques to keep it that way.

Sunday, Oct. 21

The Kankakee Area Jaycees will be hosting Halloween Downtown, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the farmers market parking lot, South Schuyler Avenue. Their goal is to provide a family-friendly environment and day with activities for all. The event features vendors, food, music, free activities for kids and a trunk-or-treat in the afternoon. The Jaycees have invited local public figures, businesses and organizations to participate by running an activity or a trunk during the trunk-or-treat. The idea behind this is for the kids to see people from their community coming together and doing something for them during the Halloween season.

Collector Con, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kankakee County Fairgrounds, admission is $3 for adults and free for children 10 and younger. Save $1 on admission by joining the Facebook group. Features new and vintage toys, comic books, original art, action figures, video games, sports cards and other collectibles. More than 100 tables of vendors, artist, authors and creators. Come early and get a free comic book or other door prizes, raffles.

Monday, Oct. 22

Organ recital by Glenda Robinson and soloist David Robinson, free, noon, Olivet Nazarene University, Centennial Chapel. Glenda serves as organist at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Fort Worth, Texas. David is an active recitalist, oratorio soloist, concert artist and professor of voice at the University of North Texas. 815-928-5403, olivet.edu/events.

Homework Cafe, 3:30 to 7 p.m., every Monday. Limestone Library. Snacks provided. Study time in the meeting room for all students in grades 6-12. Library staff will be on hand to give assistance. 815-939-1696.

Ukulele Club, free, 7 p.m., Kankakee Public Library. Learn the basics of the instrument or brush up on your skills. Bring your ukulele if you have one. All levels welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Free Tai Chi Wellness Group, 10 a.m., Kankakee Public Library. Group meets twice per month for an hour to practice deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Vintage Squadron Breakfast, Coyote Canyon, 1359 N. Locke Drive, Bradley. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. $7 plus tip. A breakfast buffet with fellow veterans. All welcome. No dues or memberships required, just a friendly gathering. 815-936-0120.

Overeaters Anonymous, Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee. 7 p.m. A 12-step support group for compulsive eating and problems with food. 815-932-9209.

Beginner’s Cricut Class, 4 p.m., Kankakee Library, Cricut machines are electronic cutting machines for DIY projects and crafts. With Cricut design space software, everyone can design and create projects with the machine.

Pumpkin Carving Contest, for kids in grades 3-8, 6 p.m., Limestone Library. Pumpkins will be displayed and judged at the Fall Festival, and the winners will be awarded.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Holocaust presenter: Ethan Bensinger, 7 p.m., free, Kankakee Library. Guest speaker Ethan Bensinger, of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, presents the dilemma of Jews in Germany in the 1930s.

Soul Collections Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library, third-floor meeting room. Group meets last Thursday of each month. October’s selection: “Children of Blood and Bone” written by Tomi Adeyemi.

Getting Ready For Kindergarten — Little Buck-a-Roo, 6:30 p.m., Limestone Library, free program for children ages 3-5 who are not yet in kindergarten. Sign up at the library’s front desk.

Visiting the Beyond: with Paranormal Explorer Curt Strutz, Free event, 6 p.m., Bradley Library. Curt Strutz brings the haunted locations to the library with an interactive presentation, including original photography, personal experiences, history and haunted happenings of each respected building.

Friday, Oct. 26

Organ recital by Susan Decker Caudill, noon, free, Olivet Nazarene University, Centennial Chapel. While a student at Olivet, she studied with Dr. Ovid Young. Susan is a concert performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. 815-928-5403, olivet.edu/events.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Trunk or Treat Indoors, free, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wilton Center Federated Church, 14101 W. Joliet Road, Manhattan. Trick-or-treating, games with prizes, including a cake walk, popcorn and hot dogs. Info. 815-478-3923.

Fall Festival -Trunk or Treat, free, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Limestone Library. Candy, games and food. Dress up in an appropriate Halloween costume and enjoy the fun. 815-939-1696.

Monday, Oct. 29

Homework Cafe, 3:30 to 7 p.m., every Monday. Limestone Library. Snacks provided. Study time in the meeting room for all students in grades 6-12. Library staff will be on hand to give assistance. 815-939-1696.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Tee-or-Treat Halloween Golf, free, 6 to 8 p.m. Bradley Library. Did you ever want to play golf in the library? How about glow in the dark golf? On Halloween night, the Bradley Public Library hosts a game of family-friendly golf.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Beecher Women’s Club Very Bazaar Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beecher Elementary School, 629 Penfield. Crafts, holiday items. Info. 708-209-0624.

Library fundraiser craft show, noon, Bradley Library. Currently looking for vendors and crafters, $20 for 6 feet, $25 for 8 feet. All proceeds help the Friends of the Library help the library sponsor programs and purchase furniture. Sign up at the library.