Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill Community Calendar

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Quill Your Earrings. 2 to 4 p.m. at White Oak Library Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive. Next stop in the quilling series is jewelry! Make your own earrings out of quilled paper circles and hearts. As this is a daintier craft, make sure you bring your flexible and steady hands! All materials provided. For more information, visit



Young Rembrandts’ Family Art Class. 10 a.m. at Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive. Young Rembrandts is hosting a drawing class for the families of the community! Parents (or guardians) and children will sit side-by-side, drawing and exploring the wonderful world of art. Subject matter will be appropriate for ages 5 to 95 and may include drawing animals, still life, people, cartoons or portraits. All supplies will be included. Registration limited to 25 people – register all attendees. A parent/guardian must attend this drawing class with their child(ren). For more information, visit

Pure Prairie League and Firefall Concert. 8 p.m. at Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. Tickets are available at the Rialto box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or charge at 800-745-3000, 815-726-6600. For information, go to or 815-726-7171, ext. 204.



CARE’s Fourth Annual Free Heirloom Seed Exchange. 1 to 4 p.m. at White Oak Library Lockport Branch, 121 East Eighth St. Bring your Heirloom veggie, herb or flower seeds to exchange or come & learn about Heirloom Seed gardening. Learn about GMO’s, Permaculture, Butterflies & Bees. Don’t forget to bring empty envelopes to hold your seeds & be sure to label the GMO/heirloom seeds that you’re exchanging. For more info about this free event call, Mary at 708-204-6924 or Ellen at 815-834-1611.



2016 Kids’ Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield. Activities include free haircuts for kids, storytelling, crafts, dance, music and martial arts performances. Hosted by state Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.


John Boda Performance. 2:30 p.m. at the Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road. Singer and guitarist John Boda will perform “Popular Songs of Yesteryear.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 815-609-0669 or visit



Family Popcorn Flavor Station. 6 p.m. at Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive. It’s Oscar season, which means it’s time for movies and popcorn! Parents, kids and popcorn fans of all ages, join the library and try your hand at creating and mixing different popcorn flavors. There will be plenty of tasting, and you can even take some of your favorite flavors home! Registration required. All Ages.



Pinterest Craft Night. 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Shorewood-Troy Public Library, 650 Deerwood Drive. Stop by for a monthly program for adults and learn how to make a cute Pinterest craft. A supply list will be made available at the beginning of the month for each project. Ages 18+.


‘Let me Call you Sweetheart’ Valentine’s Ballroom Dance. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road. The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide the music, and the public is welcome to dance the afternoon away at this free event. For more information call Linda McCluskey at 815-609-0669 or visit


Hartman Indoor Flea Market. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hartman Recreation Center, 511 Collins St., Joliet. Always wanted to have a garage sale but don’t have the space? This one day event will be open to the community. You can sell your old charms or just shop for some new ones. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact the Hartman Recreation Center to get information on fees and registration forms. The deadline for vendors to register is Feb. 13 by 1 p.m.

Fourth Annual Wild Fest. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at LTHS East Campus, 1333 E. Seventh St., Lockport. Experience Wildlife Like Never Before! Featuring Wolf, Coyote, Alligator, Python, Lizard, Porcupine, Bats, Capuchin, Tamarin, Lemur, Genet, Woodchuck, Owls, Hawk, Eagle, Falcon, Skunks and more! Admission $8 Adults, $5 Kids 12 & under & H.S./College Students with School ID. Educational Presentations, Concessions, Vendors and Petting Opportunities. Proceeds to benefit student scholarships and animal rescue programs.


sUnlock Your Family’s History with 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Joliet Public Library-Main Branch, 150 N. Ottawa. Adults, registration required. Representatives from will show you how to get the most out of this powerful resource. Hear tips and tricks from the experts and start uncovering your family’s history today. For more information, visit


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