Community Calendar: Nov. 28, 2018

November 29, 2018 GMT

Thursday, Nov. 29

November Lunch and Learn: Taxes for Small Business, 11:30 a.m., 417 S. Locust St., Manteno. Learn how to keep up with the ever-changing tax codes. A CPA will be present to give a presentation and answer questions. Lunch provided.

The 1250 Mile Journey, 7 p.m., Kankakee Library. Learn from John Kuntz about and see his videos of a modern day voyageur who went on a hike and kayak trip on and along the Columbia River. It was dangerous as he dodged lightning strikes, forest fires and whitewater rapids.

Friday, Nov. 30

Pack the Pantry, 5:30 p.m., Donovan High School, bring food pantry items for the Martinton Community Food Pantry to the Wildcats vs. Gardner-South Wilmington game.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Les Artisans Arts and Crafts Fair, by Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society at Kankakee County Fairgrounds Expo, 213 W. 4000S Road, Kankakee 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free parking and admission. Dozens of arts, crafts and food booths. 815-935-5278. Proceeds benefit historical LeTourneau Home Museum, Log Schoolhouse Restoration and Adrian Richard Heritage Preserve in Bourbonnais.

Momence Holiday Art and Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Earl D. Schoeffner Memorial Building, 105 E. Second St., Momence.

Santa on the Square, Second Street, Manteno. Santa will be available 3 to 8 p.m.

NYI Holiday Craft and Vendor Show, Manteno Church of the Nazarene Youth Group, 698 N. Locust St., Manteno. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., free admission and free parking. Crafts and vendors. Homemade cookie sales. Concessions available.

Handel’s “Messiah,” 7 p.m. Olivet. The 83rd annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” expresses the life of Jesus Christ in music. Free, but tickets are required. Seats are not reserved. Go to olivet.edu/tickets. Info. 815-939-5110.

King Music’s Free Restring/Recycling, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 670 W. Broadway St., Bradley. Bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get electric or acoustic guitars restrung.

Bradley Bourbonnais Sportsmen’s Club Chicken Night, 5-8 p.m., {span}2672 Chippewa Drive, Bourbonnais. Info. 815-937-0870.{/span}

Friday, Nov. 30- Saturday, Dec. 1

Christmas Bazaar, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Momence, church hall, Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Variety of items. Proceeds go to Grotto Renovation.

Sunday, Dec. 2

28th annual Jingle Bell Run to Benefit the Arthritis Foundation, 9 a.m., Kankakee Community College, includes 5k run, 5k walk and fun walk, refreshments. Overall, age group, fundraiser and costume awards. Also, Jingle in the Water all week at the YMCA. Info. 815-351-0822. Discount for advance registration, jbr.org/kankakee.

Christmas Tree Lane and Gingerbread Houses at the Old Courthouse Museum, 1-4 p.m., Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W. Cherry, Watseka. Opens Dec. 2 with light refreshments. Displays are up and voting continues through December.

Monday, Dec. 3

“It’s A Wonderful Life” movie showing, 6 p.m. Bourbonnais Library, White Oak Room, free. Registration not required.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Armstrong Retirees meet, 1 p.m., Family House Restaurant, Bradley.

Gift Wrapping Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Bourbonnais Public Library, Holiday Gift Wrapping Workshop. Bring one boxed gift to wrap. All supplies provided. No reservation needed. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, Dec. 7

Fish Fry, Aroma Park American Legion Post 1019, 4:30 to 7 p.m., fried fish, French fries, coleslaw and roll. $8 per person, $7.50 for senior citizens.

Friday, Dec. 7- Saturday, Dec. 8

Sounds of the Season Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Olivet Nazarene University, performance of variety of holiday music. Free, but tickets are required. Seats are not reserved. Go to olivet.edu/tickets. Info. 815-939-5110.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Meeting, free, noon, Central Christian Church, 310 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais. Addiction relapse prevention that integrates yoga movement and breathing. Accessible to everybody. Meets second Saturday of each month. 815-922-4587.

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner, noon, Donovan Elementary School Cafeteria, for senior citizen residents of Donovan School District. Free. Musical entertainment by the district’s music department begins at 11:45 a.m.

Cookie Walk, Zion Lutheran Church, 8:30-11 a.m. parish hall, 540 Oak Park Ave., Beecher. Info. 708-946-2271.

Sunday, Dec. 9

The Joy of Christmas, 4 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 196 S. Harrison Ave., Kankakee. Concert features the Asbury Chancel Choir and Asbury Ringers under the direction of Kavin Sampson. Also includes seasonal selections on the organ and a children’s program.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Read Between the Lines Book Club, 10 a.m. Bourbonnais Library. Fiction book club for adults, including discussion on The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans. Registration not required. Obtain a copy at the library or bring your own.

Thursday, Dec. 13

The Prayer of Jabez, 9-noon, One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 W. State Route 113, Kankakee. The Prayer of Jabez is a daring prayer that God always answers. It is brief, only one sentence with four parts, tucked away in the Bible. Come away for a time of prayer. Let the silence and atmosphere of peace bring you to a deeper place within yourself. Info. sscm-usa.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Tuesdays With Books Club, 10 a.m., Bourbonnais Library, third Tuesday of each month. Discussing What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

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