Community Calendar: Feb. 20, 2019
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the board room of Riverside Medical Center. The February meeting is set for tonight at that time.
Friday, Feb. 22
Strikes and Spares for Cornerstone, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Brookmont Bowling Center, Kankakee. Cornerstone Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps adults and children with disabilities. $25 per person includes unlimited bowling and food such as pizza, pasta, salad and pop. For information and tickets, call 815-741-6743.
Jones Base Art Exhibition, Feed Arts Center, 259 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee. Free exhibit 7 to 11 p.m. Local artist James Jones will be hosting his first solo art exhibit titled Base 21.
Fish Fry, Aroma Park American Legion Post 1019, 4:30 to 7 p.m., $8 per person, $7.50 for senior citizens.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Chebanse annual Sausage and Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a.m., Chebanse Community Building, $8 adults, $4 children, free for children younger than 6. Also bake sale and fresh whole hog sausage sold in bulk.
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). Info. 815-214-7063 or freedomeveryday.org.
Monday, Feb. 25
Ukulele Class, 7 p.m. Kankakee Public Library. Free. Regular classes each second and fourth Monday. Ukuleles for use are very limited. If you are interested in participating, we encourage you to bring your own ukulele.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Free Tai Chi Wellness Group, 10 a.m., Kankakee Public Library. Group meets twice per month, second and fourth Tuesdays, for an hour to practice deep stretching, flexibility and creating balance and energy.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
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.
Free Tax Return Service, each Wednesday through April 10, 4 to 6 p.m., Olivet Nazarene University-Weber Center, Room 307, no appointment necessary. Bring copy of 2017 tax return, Social Security cards for you and dependents, photo ID, current year documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc.), bank account for direct deposit of refund, other relevant tax documents. Info. 815-928-5452.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Soul Collections Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Kankakee Public Library, third-floor meeting room. Group meets last Thursday of each month. The current (for February) selection is “How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People” written by D. L. Hughley. All books reviewed can be checked out at the circulation department of the Kankakee Public Library.
Saturday, March 2
Herscher Style BBQ Chicken Dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Herscher United Methodist Men’s Club serving at the Legion Community Center, 102 South Oak St. Eat in or carryouts available.
Spaghetti Supper and live auction to benefit Donovan Ag 4-H Club, 5 to 7 p.m. with the auction at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Beaverville. Adults $5, kids 5-10 $3 and children age 4 and younger eat free.
Las Vegas Casino Night, 3 p.m. to midnight, Bishop McNamara Catholic School Bradley site, 247 N. Center Ave., Bradley. $5 admission; free for up to two adults if you have purchased a Bishop McNamara Progressive Raffle ticket, just present that ticket stub.
Tuesday, March 5
Motoring West the Wright Way: Frank Lloyd Wright and Route 66, 7 p.m., Bourbonnais Library. Free. Presenter David Clark describes Wright’s annual pilgrimage in his prized automobiles to Taliesen West, Wright’s home and architectural school south of Scottsdale, Ariz. Learn about many structures Wright designed on the route, including some that still exist. No registration required. Mini book sale at 5:30 p.m., books priced 50 cents and $1.
Wednesday, March 6
Kankakee Valley Civil War Roundtable meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Bradley Public Library. The program by Phil Angelo will be the Real Cinco de Mayo — How the Mexican Civil War Interacted with our Civil War, along with its colorful characters and tragic ending. Info. 815-936-0366.
Thursday, March 7
The Grace and Paradox of Pembroke, 9 a.m., One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 W. State Route 113 (lower level), Kankakee. Presenter Dave Baron, author of “Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes,” relates his discovery of the community surpassing grace and confidence.
Saturday, March 9
Manteno Masonic Lodge 636 Hot Turkey Sandwich Dinner, 120 S. McGuire Drive, Manteno. 4 to 7 p.m. Pulled turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread, salad and beverage. Adults $7, children 8 and younger eat free. Tickets at the door or contact email@example.com to purchase advance tickets.
Laugh for a Cause, Second City, to benefit Harbor House, 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 187 S. Indiana Ave., Kankakee. $40 per person. Appropriate for ages 17 and older. Harbor House supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence. There will be raffles, live auction. Tickets at harborhousedv.org or 815-932-5814.
Iroquois County Ducks Unlimited Banquet, 5 p.m., Ashkum Coliseum, 117 E. Main St. $55 per person, $75 per couple. Prime rib steak dinner, admission includes annual membership and other gifts. Games, raffles, silent and live auctions. Kids welcome. Advance tickets 815-383-2973.
Lenten Retreat: The Extravagant Generosity of God, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9. Please register by March 4. One Heart One Soul Spirituality Center, 2041 West State Route 113, Kankakee. Cost is $25. A day retreat for both men and women who would like to enrich their spiritual growth during the Lenten season. Lunch will be served.
Tuesday, March 19
Lifestyle 360: Program on Village of Manteno Services, 9 a.m., Leo Hassett Community Center, 211 N. Main St., Manteno. Each month’s meeting will feature: Raffles, prizes and complimentary coffee and doughnuts. Info. mantenochamber.chambermaster.com/events.
Wednesday, March 20
MS Support Group, Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee. 7 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. 815-933-8594.