Community Calendar: April 24, 2019

April 25, 2019 GMT

Thursday, April 25

“Home” String Art, 5:30 p.m., Limestone Library. Add rustic flare with homemade string art, including a design that will be created on antique wooden boards. Free, all supplies provided.

Soul Collections, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Library. Monthly book discussion. Group reviews wide range of book selections spotlighting African-American authors and themes. April’s selection is “I’m Judging You,” by Luvvie Ajayi.

“Legends of Michiana: Jerry Hammes, The Believer,” 7 p.m., Kankakee Library. Documentary with director Tom Desch and producer Pat Wisniewski. Documentary showcases Hammes and his family and their accomplishments.


Friday, April 26

Mental Health Network Roundtable, 8 a.m. Kankakee Community College North Campus, 450 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley, Room 202. Free networking event for everyone to learn about mental health and who is doing what to respond to the local need. This is open to everyone. facebook.com/mhnkankakee.

Saturday, April 27

Chess Tournament, 9:30 a.m. start, Kankakee Library, includes cash prizes. Tournament consists of eight rounds with 15 minute plus 2-second time controls. An unrated event. No membership with the USCF required. It is $5 to reserve a seat to compete. Register at the library.

Sunday, April 28

Brunch to support The Association for the Preservation of St. Rose of Lima Chapel, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Cameo Room, 187 S. Indiana Ave., Kankakee. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. Eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast casserole, biscuits and gravy and other items will be served. Cash bar available after 11 a.m.

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout project fundraiser for Van Meter Cemetery Project in Blatt Park, Bradley. Applebees Flapjack Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., 1040 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley. $8 includes three pancakes, two slices of bacon and drink. Tickets sold at door.

Present your flier when you eat between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 1305 N. State Route 50, Bourbonnais, and 15 percent of your check (pre-tax) goes toward the scout project. Call 815-936-6371 for a flyer; must have a flier for donation to be honored.

Pastor Appreciation Service, 35 years for the Rev. Howard L. Wills Sr. at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1591 E. Cedar St., Kankakee. Starts at 10:30 a.m. Free. All welcome.


In celebration of 175 years of Methodism in Momence, IGRC residing Bishop Dr. Frank Beard will be the guest speaker at the 8:45 a.m. worship service. Brunch will follow the service. To make a reservation for the brunch, email kipema@firstumcmomence.org, or call 815-472-2516. The brunch is free, but donations will be accepted for Our Conference, Our Kids.

All Area Celebration of Divine Mercy, 3 p.m., St. John Paul II, 956 S. 10th Ave., Kankakee. Holy Mass follows at 5 p.m. 815-933-7683.

Evening Storytime, 6:15 p.m., Limestone Library. Mix of crafts, stories and music to help children 6 months to 5 years develop a love for reading. PJ’s encouraged.

Wednesday, May 1

Kankakee Valley Civil War Roundtable, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Bradley Public Library. Featured will be Corps Command during the Civil War; its structure, participants and operations for both sides will be explained by Rob Girardi, Chicago-based Civil War author.

Kankakee Trivia Night Challenge, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Community College. $10 per person or $50 for a team of six. All proceeds benefit Prairie State Legal Services.

Thursday, May 2

Christian Spirituality Pursued Through Faith, prayer and fasting, 9 a.m., One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center (lower level), 2041 W. State Route 113, Kankakee. Presenter is Jim Rentas. In a secular and technological age, humanity struggles to maintain a semblance of peace and faith in God and love for neighbor.

Thursday, May 2 — Friday, May 3

Rummage and Plant Sale, to benefit St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Beaverville, 308 St. Charles St., Beaverville, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $2 bag sale all-day Friday. Refreshments for sale.

Saturday, May 4

Cinco De Mayo celebration, 3 to 8 p.m., St. John Paul II, 956 S. 10th Ave., Kankakee. All welcome, family-friendly event. Food, traditional costumes, soccer, raffle, music, horse show. 815-933-7683.

Monday, May 6

Chess Club, 6 p.m., Kankakee Library, third floor. Meets each first and third Monday. Provides an atmosphere in which chess players of all ages and skill levels can come together. Chess boards provided. Bring extras if you have them so others can learn.

Tuesday, May 7

Bonfield Historical Society Monical’s Pizza Fundraising Day, all day, the company will donate 20 percent of your check to the historical society. Bring a flier, which can be obtained at monicals.com or on the historical society’s Facebook page.

Community Connections Fair, 9 a.m., Leo Hassett Community Center, Manteno. Free event for community members to make connections with various businesses and organizations in Kankakee County. Includes prizes, refreshments. mantenochamber.chambermaster.com/events.

Thursday, May 9

NAACP meeting, 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, at 657 E. Court St. first floor, Kankakee. 815-953-2399.

Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 6 p.m., Beaverville-Martinton Community, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 308 St. Charles St., Beaverville, for appt. call 815-435-2249.

Wednesday, May 15

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the boardroom of Riverside Medical Center.