CAC Calendar

Sep
8
Wed
Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Wednesday, September  8
6:00 P.M. on Facebook

Watch Ms. Faith and Ms. Holly on Facebook demonstrate
a Science experiment using items you can find in your home.
For kids in 3rd through 6th Grade
Other Dates:
October 13
November 10
December 8

Sep
14
Tue
Storytime
Sep 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Adult Book Club
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, September 14
6:30 P.M -7:30 P.M.

Come for our Adult Book Club as we explore a variety of genres.
This month we are reading the historical fiction novel
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts.
Upcoming book selections include:
October 12: Dragon Teeth by Michael Critchon
November 9: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Sep
16
Thu
CCLD Friday Storytime
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

We will be hosting in person Storytime
on Fridays at 10:00am beginning the week of September 10th. We will also host Storytime on the 2nd Saturday each month at 10am.
We welcome you to drop in for a half hour of interactive stories, games, crafts and social time for birth to preschool.

Sep
17
Fri
Yer a Wizard! Quiz Night
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Yer a Wizard! Quiz Night
Gather your team of Harry Potter fans and test your Hogwarts knowledge! Teams can be 4-6 people, and children 11 years old and up, teens, and adults are welcome to play. Costumes are encouraged. No fair casting spells to help you win! Register by emailing rparilac@bourbonnaislibrary.org.
More info here
Sep
18
Sat
Scarecrow Hollow! @ Perry Farm Park, Bourbonnais, IL
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scarecrow Contest! reg. begins on 9-7-21 at 8:30 AM at Perry Farm House! $30.00 entry fee. 150 entries accepted. On fence in order of received.
Categories: Business, Nonprofit/School/Youth, Individual/Family.
Scarecrow Festival! Sept. 18th – 10AM to 12pm. Peoples Choice Voting. $1.00 a vote and goes to AMITA Breast Health Center. BTPD concessions (cash & card)
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library

Chess Club
Thursdays
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on the Patio

Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:
Thursdays:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
Saturdays: 
September 18, November 13, November 27
“Murder in the BC Mansion” Mystery Dinner
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Murder in the BC Mansion” Mystery Dinner
The Bennett-Curtis House is proud to present “Murder in the BC Mansion”

In our 29th smashing season “Murder in the BC Mansion” invites you to take part in a 20s Speakeasy Who Dunit. Your evening begins with appetizers and mingling with guests and cast. The cast are seated amongst you and dinner is served throughout the play. During the meal a murder is committed. It’s up to YOU to figure out WHO DUNIT!
UPCOMING SHOW DATES:
September 18
October 30
​December 4, 18
**Special NYE Show/Dinner- please check back soon for details**
*PRIVATE shows with as few as 20 guests, you choose your own date and time!
​Please call, message, or email to inquire about hosting. Thank you!

*Friday & Saturday Shows start at 7PM. Sunday Shows start at 4PM – Please plan to arrive 1/2hr before show time*
Sep
19
Sun
Art in the Park
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/873431126629722/?active_tab=discussion

 

Car Shows for Blessings in a Backpack
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Car Shows for Blessings in a Backpack
Three summer car shows to benefit Blessings in a Backpack River Valley Communities.
Registration $10
Awards
50/50 drawing
concessions
entertainment
cruise Bourbonnais (pending)
https://www.facebook.com/events/393365055449486/
Sep
21
Tue
Kankakee Art League Welcomes You!
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Storytime
Sep 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Sep
23
Thu
Adult Craft Night
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Adult Craft Night
Thursday, September 23
6:00 P.M.

Get out of the house and join us for a fun night of creating.
Other Dates:
October 11
November 15
December 20

Sep
24
Fri
Book Sale
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Book Sale
The Bourbonnais Public Library is hosting a book sale Friday, September 24, 10-3, and Saturday, September 25, 10-3 (Bag Sale $5.00). Proceeds from the sale will go towards library programs and services. We are now accepting donations for the sale. Donations exclude encyclopedias, magazines, VHS tapes, and textbooks.
More info here
Kimberly’s Kupboard – Open House @ The Grain Bin
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm

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Manteno Oktoberfest – All You Need is Love
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oktoberfest is back!
Join us for music, good, games, rides, and more!
🎡 Vendor, Parade, Garage Sale Forms: https://www.mantenochamber.com/manteno-oktoberfest
Full event schedule posted in the event.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1011161202986013/?active_tab=discussion
Kimberly’s Kupboard – Open House @ The Grain Bin
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Sep
25
Sat
Book Sale
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Book Sale
The Bourbonnais Public Library is hosting a book sale Friday, September 24, 10-3, and Saturday, September 25, 10-3 (Bag Sale $5.00). Proceeds from the sale will go towards library programs and services. We are now accepting donations for the sale. Donations exclude encyclopedias, magazines, VHS tapes, and textbooks.
More info here
6th annual Fall Craft Show
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Save the Date!!!!!
Our 6th Annual Craft Show!!!!
Handmade works by my lovely talented Parents… Woodworking/painting/sewn/glass.
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT the addition of a FULL CEMETRY to the Halloween collection. Pictures to follow. (Featured below painted brick paver collection) Please feel free to share and lets not forget large patio area to relax, sample wine slushy, and treats!!!!

Bradley Lions 75th Anniversary Celebration @ Lills Park
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bradley Lions 75th Anniversary Celebration @ Lills Park
The Bradley Lions are having our 75th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, September 25th, from 1-7 p.m at Lils Park on North St.
Our feature event is a Beep Baseball scrimmage game between the Chicago Comets, a visually impaired basaball team, and the blind folded Bradley Lions team. You can watch a demonstration at www.Chicagocomets.com.
Food and refreshments will be available.
We will have bands playing throughout the day.
Bounce houses, activities, and games for the kids.
Connect 4 and Jenga yard games will be set up for your entertainment.
There will be a bean bag tournament, time to be determined, $10.00 per person, blind draw, prizes for first and second place.
We will be having demonstrations by different groups as well. The names will be published as they come on board and times are definite. So keep folllwing.
So save the date, gather up family and friends, and come celebrate the day with your Bradley Lions.
National Alpaca Farm Days 2021 at Heidelberr Farms
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Alpaca Farm Days 2021 at Heidelberr Farms
The alpacas of Heidelberr Farms are throwing a party and YOU’RE invited! Come join us for a FREE open house for the whole family.
Alpacas are wonderfully curious and interesting little camels. You will get to experience them up close and learn all about their amazing personalities.
Speaking of amazing, they also produce the most wonderful and sustainable fiber. Alpacas are truly good for the earth and good for the soul. You will also get to experience fiber demonstrations to see how alpaca products are made.
This is a family event for all ages. Bring a friend or a carload of friends! We know that you will have a great time learning about alpacas and will love them just as much as we do!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/164130142459304?active_tab=about

Sep
26
Sun
National Alpaca Farm Days 2021 at Heidelberr Farms
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Alpaca Farm Days 2021 at Heidelberr Farms
The alpacas of Heidelberr Farms are throwing a party and YOU’RE invited! Come join us for a FREE open house for the whole family.
Alpacas are wonderfully curious and interesting little camels. You will get to experience them up close and learn all about their amazing personalities.
Speaking of amazing, they also produce the most wonderful and sustainable fiber. Alpacas are truly good for the earth and good for the soul. You will also get to experience fiber demonstrations to see how alpaca products are made.
This is a family event for all ages. Bring a friend or a carload of friends! We know that you will have a great time learning about alpacas and will love them just as much as we do!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/164130142459304?active_tab=about

KVSO Concert 1 @ Asbury United Methodist Church
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
KVSO Concert 1 @ Asbury United Methodist Church

Our opening concert will have two performance times: 3 pm and 4:30 pm. The program will feature music from Germany and America. Included will be a Suite of Music from the stage show ‘Hamilton’, as well as German composer Robert Schumann’s wonderful ‘Symphony 3 (Rhenish)’

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1013516082816896/?ref=newsfeed

Sep
28
Tue
Storytime
Sep 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Writer’s Group
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Writer’s Group
Tuesday, September 28
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

We are starting a new group for writers. We plan to edit and critique each other’s work, becoming better writers in the process.
Other Dates:
October 26
November 23
December 28

Sep
30
Thu
T-rexplorers
Sep 30 @ 9:04 am – 10:04 am
Oct
2
Sat
Spider Web Take and Make Craft
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Stop in on Saturday, October 2nd and grab a cute Spider Web Take and Make Craft. Available while supplies last.

 

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Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Third Floor Meeting Room 
Our guest presenter Jenny Warner will share her expertise on all the different genealogical software programs out there and discuss the pros and cons of each. We hope to provide you with information to allow you to choose the right software for your family history research.  Ms. Warner has been doing genealogy for 42 years, learning early from her mom about where their family came from and how to research their family history.  Jenny is a member of many lineage societies. She is also a member of many genealogical societies such as the National Genealogical Society, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, and Illinois State Genealogical Society to name a few. She has held offices in many local lineage groups and genealogical societies. Jenny loves sharing her knowledge of family history.

Cruis’n the Square
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Oct
3
Sun
KVTA’s The Music Man
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
KVTA's The Music Man
KVTA cares about the safety and well-being of our guests, performers, staff, and crew. With that being said, ALL guests, including staff and crew members, attending the performance will be required to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Our performers will also wear clear masks throughout the production. We are genuinely grateful for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We hope to provide you with an enjoyable community theatre performance while keeping everyone safe. The show must go on, but we believe a successful production is a healthy production.
Director: Tyler McMahon
Co-Assistant Directors: Marsha Hill & Aubrey LaLuna
Co-Vocal Directors: Heather Crooks & Bruce Heyen
Choreographer: Thomas Erhardt
Saturday, October 2nd at 7 pm
Sunday, October 3rd at 2 pm
Saturday, October 9th at 7 pm
Sunday, October 10th at 2 pm
More information can be found at:
https://www.kvta.org/the-music-man
Oct
4
Mon
Lizzie Borden: Did She Do It?
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
5
Tue
Storytime
Oct 5 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Oct
7
Thu
Halloween Crafts
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library

Chess Club
Thursdays
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on the Patio

Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:
Thursdays:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
Saturdays: 
September 18, November 13, November 27
Oct
8
Fri
Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Quiltmakers
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

No description available.

Bingo With the Books
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friday, October 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Fourth Floor Auditorium
Join your favorite hosts, Ken and Carol, for a fun chance to win prizes at the Kankakee Public Library. This is a free event and all are welcome!

Scary Movie Trivia
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
9
Sat
Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Quiltmakers
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

No description available.

Haunted Lane
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KVTA’s The Music Man
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
KVTA's The Music Man
KVTA cares about the safety and well-being of our guests, performers, staff, and crew. With that being said, ALL guests, including staff and crew members, attending the performance will be required to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Our performers will also wear clear masks throughout the production. We are genuinely grateful for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We hope to provide you with an enjoyable community theatre performance while keeping everyone safe. The show must go on, but we believe a successful production is a healthy production.
Director: Tyler McMahon
Co-Assistant Directors: Marsha Hill & Aubrey LaLuna
Co-Vocal Directors: Heather Crooks & Bruce Heyen
Choreographer: Thomas Erhardt
Saturday, October 2nd at 7 pm
Sunday, October 3rd at 2 pm
Saturday, October 9th at 7 pm
Sunday, October 10th at 2 pm
More information can be found at:
https://www.kvta.org/the-music-man
Oct
10
Sun
KVTA’s The Music Man
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
KVTA's The Music Man
KVTA cares about the safety and well-being of our guests, performers, staff, and crew. With that being said, ALL guests, including staff and crew members, attending the performance will be required to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Our performers will also wear clear masks throughout the production. We are genuinely grateful for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We hope to provide you with an enjoyable community theatre performance while keeping everyone safe. The show must go on, but we believe a successful production is a healthy production.
Director: Tyler McMahon
Co-Assistant Directors: Marsha Hill & Aubrey LaLuna
Co-Vocal Directors: Heather Crooks & Bruce Heyen
Choreographer: Thomas Erhardt
Saturday, October 2nd at 7 pm
Sunday, October 3rd at 2 pm
Saturday, October 9th at 7 pm
Sunday, October 10th at 2 pm
More information can be found at:
https://www.kvta.org/the-music-man
Oct
11
Mon
Call for Entries for Juried Fall Reflections Art Exhibition
Oct 11 @ 12:45 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:45 pm

Artists are invited to submit entries for the upcoming “Fall Reflections 2021 Juried Art Exhibition”. Go to www.harvestviewliving.com for entry information. Deadline for Submissions is October 22nd. Opening Reception for vaccinated guests and artists is November 2nd, 2021 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Jurors comments and awards will be presented at 6:00 pm. Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks and Hor Doerves will be served. Exhibit remains on display thru December 10th, 2021

Adult Craft Night
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Adult Craft Night
Thursday, September 23
6:00 P.M.

Get out of the house and join us for a fun night of creating.
Other Dates:
October 11
November 15
December 20

Oct
12
Tue
Tuesday Morning Book Club
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesday, October 12, 10:00am – 11:00am, Third Floor Meeting Room
This book group meets to discuss a variety of books throughout the year on the second Tuesday of each month. Join us in our while we talk literature over coffee and tea. This is a free program. Bring your friends and come ready to chat about this month’s book, The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes.

Storytime
Oct 12 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Adult Book Club
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, September 14
6:30 P.M -7:30 P.M.

Come for our Adult Book Club as we explore a variety of genres.
This month we are reading the historical fiction novel
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts.
Upcoming book selections include:
October 12: Dragon Teeth by Michael Critchon
November 9: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Oct
13
Wed
Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Wednesday, September  8
6:00 P.M. on Facebook

Watch Ms. Faith and Ms. Holly on Facebook demonstrate
a Science experiment using items you can find in your home.
For kids in 3rd through 6th Grade
Other Dates:
October 13
November 10
December 8

Oct
14
Thu
Halloween Crafts
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Fall Craft Night
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
15
Fri
Flower Power, Garden Stakes or Bowls
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
16
Sat
Chess League
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 16, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Third Floor Meeting Room
The Kankakee Public Library is hosting a Chess League on several upcoming Saturdays. It will be an 8 game season with playoffs. If interested, you can come to the Library’s 3rd Floor Adult Services desk to sign up and pay a one time entry fee of $20, cash only. Participants are encouraged to bring their own board and clock, but this is not a requirement. all ages are welcome, but the event will be capped at 16 people.
First Place will win $160, Second Place $100, and Third Place $60.
Questions can be directed to Austin Earsley at aearsley91@gmail.com.

Comic Jam
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Oct
18
Mon
Pumpkin Painting Party
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
19
Tue
Storytime
Oct 19 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Arts and Crafts with Friends
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Oct
21
Thu
Halloween Crafts
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library

Chess Club
Thursdays
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on the Patio

Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:
Thursdays:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
Saturdays: 
September 18, November 13, November 27
Film Screening: Everglades of the North
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Film Screening: Everglades of the North

Thursday, October 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Fourth Floor Auditorium
This award-winning documentary reveals the diverse ecology and controversial saga of the Grand Kankakee Marsh – an area in the Midwest that, less than a century ago, resembled the swamplands of Florida’s Everglades. Join filmmaker Tom Desch for a special screening here at the Kankakee Public Library and learn more about  the astonishing history of the environmental treasure often referred to as the “Everglades of the North.”

Oct
22
Fri
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
10/22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
10/23, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
10/23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
10/24, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
10/24, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
10/29, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
10/30, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
10/30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
10/31, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Witches and Wizards you are invited to a Hogwarts Feast! Join us for a night of magical fun in the fully decorated Hogwarts mansion!
TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION:
https://hogwartsfallfeast21.eventbrite.com
About this event:
Witches and Wizards you are invited to a Hogwarts Feast!
Join us for a night of magical fun in the fully decorated Hogwarts themed Bennett-Curtis Mansion- with fun scenes & decorations throughout!
We are encouraging guests to come dressed for the occasion, costumes are encouraged but not required. Limited seating so make your reservations early!
Your evening will begin by being sorted into houses and figuring out riddles to solve your photo scavenger hunt! Be sure to stop by The Cauldron Bar where you will be able to order specialty drinks including Polyjuice Potion, Butterbeer, and more.
Explore the mansion and grounds prior to seating for dinner, there have been many scenes, sets, and props set up throughout. A specially themed plated dinner has been prepared by our house elves- you will cross onto Platform 9 3/4 and “travel” for a spectacular dinner in The Great Hall.
Be sure to study up on your Wizard Trivia, during dinner you will go head to head with the other houses in a race for the House Cup! After dinner enjoy special photo ops and interact with characters!
Don’t forget to stop by Ollivanders to purchase your wand, we have many styles and character wands available at our shop just waiting to choose their Wizard!
Limited seating is available, Children and Adults welcome- an event for all ages!
NEW! “Escape from Azkaban”
You and Your Family/Friends will have a chance to step into our New addition to our Harry Potter dinners! Your group must pre register for the room (there are limited escape room reservations available and are by reservation only)
Be sure to check out our website page for more information on the event, as well as event photos, past witch and wizard reviews, and more!
MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS:
https://hogwartsfallfeast21.eventbrite.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/549844373125109?active_tab=about
Oct
23
Sat
Drug Take Back Day
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drug Take Back Day
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. This Saturday at Northfield Square Mall in Center Court from 10am-2pm.
Drive Thru will also be available just look out for the red tent at the main entrance.
https://www.facebook.com/events/993617437865905
Limestone Township Library District: Fall Festival
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Limestone Township Library District: Fall Festival
Fall Festival
Saturday, October 23
11:00 – 1:30 P.M.
Save October 23 on your calendar for our Fall Festival outside on the grounds of the library. There will be Trunk-or-Treat vehicles, a roving magician, the Bennett-Curtis House Food Truck, seasonal games, a Halloween Costume Contest, and much more.
For more information call, the library at 815-939-1696.
https://www.facebook.com/events/4344153428967482?active_tab=about
Fall Fair on the Square
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fall Fair on the Square
Family Fun at the Square on Second!
Local merchants will be on hand with seasonal fun for all ages!
Wear your Halloween costumes!
Drop off your pumpkin for Whitmore Ace Hardware’s “Great Pumpkin” display.
**Sign up here to get your free pumpkin from Ace Hardware: http://manteno.chambermaster.com/…/manteno-s-great…
Participants include:
Water Street Boutique
Beauty Company Braid Bar
Woo Warehouse / Geri’s Work of Arch
Lee’s Rental Train
Manteno Library Crafts
National Bank of Manteno Trick or Treat Bags
Made for Me Boutique and “Boo”zo Buckets
Recharge Coffee Specialty Drinks
PJ’s Ice Cream Specials (opens at 1:00)
Sammy’s Pizza (opens at 1:00)
Spooky Stories
Photo Opps
Hand drawn Tattoos by Alice
Dave Milton / Hometown Lenders
and more to be announced!
https://www.facebook.com/events/888375138764771?active_tab=about
Krafty Kids with Camille
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Krafty Kids with Camille
Age: 5-10yrs old
Cost: FREE
Hours: 1p-2p at Kankakee County Museum
Please bring an old shirt/apron to protect clothing
Looking for something fun and artistic for the kids to do this October? Sign them up for our October 23rd Pumpkin Decoupage hour! Our crafty staff member, Creative Camille, is excited to share some of her favorite Pinterest-worthy projects with you!
& the best part? Our Krafty Kids with Camille hours are FREE! Spots are limited though, so sign up early!
https://www.facebook.com/events/446583140013746?active_tab=about
A Dinner To Die For
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 8:45 pm
A Dinner To Die For
A Special 5-Course Dinner to Die For
Prix Fixe Dinner
–Reservations Required–
RESERVE ONLINE https://bennettcurtis.weebly.com/…/p27/haunteddinner.html
OR CALL (815) 465-2288 for reservations
Join us for a Spooktacular prix-fixe dinner this Haunting Season. The 5-course menu includes a starter, house made soup, salad, entrée, and dessert. By Reservation Only- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021!
Menu
Starter
Bits & Pieces Board- Personal Charcuterie Loaded with a variety of cured meats, cheese, fruit, and crackers
Soup
Bloody Tomato Bisque- A creamy homemade tomato bisque
Salad
Swamp Salad– mixed greens topped with fresh vegetables & golden Italian dressing
Entrée Choices (pre ordered)
Grilled Beast with Scavengers of the Sea– combination of succulent shrimp scampi and tender 5/6oz filet served with twice baked potato and whole green beans
It Didn’t Cross the Road & Fungus- Tender sliced chicken breast & portabella mushrooms over pasta served with a special chicken cognac white cream sauce
From the Bottom of the Sea- pan seared Cajun Style Tilapia served with twice baked potato and whole green beans
Dessert
Death by Chocolate Brownie Sundae – a hot fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice-cream, caramel, chocolate, whipped cream
*KIDS (10 & Under) Dinner Option Available**
COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!
**Optional Haunted Drinks pairing available- a spooky concoction, potion, or brew tasting paired with each course (non alcoholic options available by special request)
Oct
26
Tue
Storytime
Oct 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Arts and Crafts with Friends
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Writer’s Group
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Writer’s Group
Tuesday, September 28
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

We are starting a new group for writers. We plan to edit and critique each other’s work, becoming better writers in the process.
Other Dates:
October 26
November 23
December 28

Oct
27
Wed
Draw a Haunted House
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Draw a Haunted House
Wednesday, October 27
6:00 P.M. 

For children in 1st through
5th Grade.

Learn how to draw a haunted house that could match your own imaginings.

Oct
28
Thu
Hallow-teen Party
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Crazy Love
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 28, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Fourth Floor Auditorium
For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month the library is partnering with cosponsor Harbor House to host a special book discussion of Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner. Gripping and utterly compelling, Crazy Love takes you inside the violent, devastating world of abusive love and makes you feel the power and powerlessness of abuse that can take place anywhere and to anyone. Crazy Love draws you in — and never lets you go.

Halloween Crafts
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Oct
29
Fri
Kankakee Public Library: Trunk or Treat
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kankakee Public Library: Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 29, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Kankakee Train Depot
We’ve got another great Trunk or Treat event planned for our kids this year! Great candy, spooky trick trunks, great decorations, costumes, etc. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and we’ll see you there! If you are interested in hosting a trunk or donating candy, please contact Youth Services at 815.937.6960 or our teen coordinator at 815.939.4564 ext 403.

Outdoor Movie Night!
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Outdoor Movie Night!
Friday, October 29
6:00 P.M. 

The whole family can enjoy the cool night air as we watch a movie
on the grounds of the library.

Nov
2
Tue
Storytime
Nov 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Arts and Crafts with Friends
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
5
Fri
Holidays on Merchant Street
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Nov
9
Tue
Storytime
Nov 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Arts and Crafts with Friends
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Adult Book Club
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, September 14
6:30 P.M -7:30 P.M.

Come for our Adult Book Club as we explore a variety of genres.
This month we are reading the historical fiction novel
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts.
Upcoming book selections include:
October 12: Dragon Teeth by Michael Critchon
November 9: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Nov
10
Wed
Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Wednesday, September  8
6:00 P.M. on Facebook

Watch Ms. Faith and Ms. Holly on Facebook demonstrate
a Science experiment using items you can find in your home.
For kids in 3rd through 6th Grade
Other Dates:
October 13
November 10
December 8

Nov
13
Sat
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library

Chess Club
Thursdays
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on the Patio

Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:
Thursdays:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
Saturdays: 
September 18, November 13, November 27
Nov
15
Mon
Adult Craft Night
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Adult Craft Night
Thursday, September 23
6:00 P.M.

Get out of the house and join us for a fun night of creating.
Other Dates:
October 11
November 15
December 20

Nov
16
Tue
Storytime
Nov 16 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Arts and Crafts with Friends
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
23
Tue
Storytime
Nov 23 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Writer’s Group
Nov 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Writer’s Group
Tuesday, September 28
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

We are starting a new group for writers. We plan to edit and critique each other’s work, becoming better writers in the process.
Other Dates:
October 26
November 23
December 28

Nov
27
Sat
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library

Chess Club
Thursdays
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on the Patio

Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:
Thursdays:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
Saturdays: 
September 18, November 13, November 27
Dec
2
Thu
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library

Chess Club
Thursdays
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on the Patio

Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:
Thursdays:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
Saturdays: 
September 18, November 13, November 27
Dec
6
Mon
Evening With Santa
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Evening With Santa
Monday, December 6
6:00 P.M.
Pre-k through 3rd Grade

It’s our favorite night of the year when the Jolly Ol Elf himself
comes for a visit.
Listen to Santa read
“T’was the Night Before Christmas” and have a special one-on-one meeting with him.
Space is limited, so sign up early.

Dec
7
Tue
Storytime
Dec 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Dec
8
Wed
Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Science Demonstration with Ms Faith and Ms Holly
Wednesday, September  8
6:00 P.M. on Facebook

Watch Ms. Faith and Ms. Holly on Facebook demonstrate
a Science experiment using items you can find in your home.
For kids in 3rd through 6th Grade
Other Dates:
October 13
November 10
December 8

Dec
14
Tue
Storytime
Dec 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Dec
16
Thu
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Chess Club @ Kankakee Public Library

Chess Club
Thursdays
Starting on September 2

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on the Patio

Come for an evening of learning to play chess and new moves to improve your game no matter the level. In case of rain or intense heat, this program will be moved inside.
Other dates:
Thursdays:

October 7, October 21, December 2 December 16
Saturdays: 
September 18, November 13, November 27
Dec
20
Mon
Adult Craft Night
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Adult Craft Night
Thursday, September 23
6:00 P.M.

Get out of the house and join us for a fun night of creating.
Other Dates:
October 11
November 15
December 20

Dec
21
Tue
Storytime
Dec 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28
Dec
22
Wed
Christmas Cookie Baking
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Christmas Cookie Baking
Wednesday, December 22
6:00 P.M.
Family Event

There is no better smell than Christmas Cookies in the oven. Help us make a mess of cookies and decorate them, too.

Dec
23
Thu
Christmas Movie Night
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Christmas Movie Night
Thursday, December 23
6:00 P.M. 

Family Event
Join us for an evening watching a favorite Christmas Movie!
Popcorn and drinks will be served as we show a classic on the big screen.

Dec
28
Tue
Storytime
Dec 28 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Storytime 

Starting September 7
10:15 A.M. Outside

Join us for a time of stories geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
to help develop a love for reading.
Other dates:
Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28
October 5, October 12,
October 19, October 26,
November 2, November 9, November 16,
November 23,  December 7
December 14, December 21, December 28