Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Lockport Community Calendar

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MAY 28

Joliet Iron Works Tour. 10 a.m. to noon at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Joliet Iron Works Historic Site, located on Columbia Street, east of Scott Street. View the ruins of this former iron and steel production site and hear stories of the people who worked there. The tour takes place on accessible, paved paths. Registration is required by Thursday, May 26, for the free, all-ages program; call 815-886-1467.


MAY 30

Memorial Day Ceremony. 2 p.m. at Crest Hill Veterans Memorial Park, 1610 Plainfield Road. The city of Crest Hill will hold its 28th annual Memorial Day ceremony. This ceremony honors all Crest Hill veterans and also policemen killed in the line of duty. Guest speaker will be Scott Pointon, a Marine veteran and director of White Oak Library. Chief Dwayne Wilkerson will give the Police Memorial address. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be moved to Richland School, 1919 Caton Farm Road.



JJC Summer Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at the Joliet Junior College Greenhouse Facility, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet. Farmers Market season is here, and Joliet Junior College is pleased to bring its annual farmers market for a fourth year. The 2016 Farmers Market will be open Thursdays from May 26 to Sept. 15.


JUNE 4-5

Pixie Fairies & Pirates on the Farm. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, 17250 S. Weber Road, Lockport. It is an event for children to wear their wings and pirate hats and let their imagination soar on the farm as it evolves into an Enchanted Wonderland. Enjoy a day of imagination and adventure out in the farm fresh air. Admission is $19.95 per fairy or lil’ pirate (lunch included). Parents, grandparents and kids under 1 are free (lunch not included but available for purchase). For more information contact Kaity Siegel at 815-741-2693, via email at or by visiting the website at



Free Shred Day. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City Hall Parking Lot, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill.  For Crest Hill residents. Limit the items to be shredded to three boxes. Sponsored by Crest Hill Lion’s club. For more information call 815-741-5100.


“Musical Color” with John Bramblitt at Gallery Seven. 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallery Seven, 116 N. Chicago, Joliet. John Bramblitt, celebrity, award-winning author, portrait artist of the stars…. and blind, is travelling to Joliet to lend his support to Pam Heavens of the Will Grundy Center for Independent Living. A donation at the door will benefit the Will Grundy Center for Independent Living.


7th Annual Star Wars Day. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. Prize giveaways, kids games, costumed characters, live music, food vendors, artists, exhibitors, movie prop exhibits and more. Meet authors Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn – 2014) and Keith Ryan Kappel (Fantasy Flight Games for Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Star Wars: Age of Rebellion). Exhibitors include: Graham Crackers Comics (one of Illinois’ largest comic book stores), Gallery 1700 (antique, arts and crafts), R2-D2 Builders Club, Twin Suns Outpost (custom-made art pieces and merchandise), Chic, Greek and Antique (antiques, shabby chic and anything geek), Regis Glass Art (flameworking glass studio), and Shoot First Cosplay Weapons (lightsabers and blasters).


Concerts on the Hill. 6:30 p.m. at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Featuring: Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Joliet American Legion Band.


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