CAC Calendar

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
6
Wed
Family Movie: Luca
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family Movie: Luca
Family Movie: Luca
Luca (PG, 2021) is a great Pixar/Disney film about two best friends in Italy—and one of them has a
big, underwater secret! Join us for a screening of this fun movie. No registration is required.
More info here
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
4
Thu
Thanksgiving Crafts @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
5
Fri
Holidays on Merchant Street
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Fri, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Sat, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sun, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sun, 3:30 PM – 5:30 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
Nov
6
Sat
Holiday Display @ French Heritage Museum
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday Display @ French Heritage Museum
Join us as we celebrate the Holiday season with dazzling displays around the museum!
Held on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM November-December!
Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
https://www.facebook.com/events/262096648698869
11th Annual Artisans Faire @ Kankakee County Museum 801 S 8th Ave , Kankakee IL
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
11th Annual Artisans Faire @ Kankakee County Museum 801 S 8th Ave , Kankakee IL

A juried selection of the areas fine arts and crafts set up throughout the museum. Lunch available by Bennett Curtis House.

Nov
8
Mon
Coffee Tasting
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Nick Mansell from Connect Roasters will be here for a special coffee tasting event! Come experience 3 different types of coffees and learn how they are roasted. This event will take place in the White Oak Room. Registration is required. Email csteinke@bourbonnaislibrary.org to register.
More info here
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
National Gaming Day Celebration
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 10
6:00 P.M. 

The whole family can take part in our celebration of playing games and having fun. We will pull out our ping-pong table along with our   giant Jenga blocks and Cards Against Humanity Family Edition.

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
11
Thu
Anastasia – BBTEP at BBCHS
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thanksgiving Crafts @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
12
Fri
Relaxing Rhythms Drum Circle at the Community Arts Council of Kankakee Co. @ Arts Center of Kankakee County
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Relaxing Rhythms Drum Circle at the Community Arts Council of Kankakee Co. @ Arts Center of Kankakee County
NOTE: There are two times available on each date. Please make sure to select tickets for both the date you (July 9, September 10, November 12) and the time (3 to 4 pm OR 7 to 8 pm) when purchasing tickets.
Learn relaxing rhythms on a hand drum – even if you have never drummed and even if you “have no rhythm”!
This drum circle is about relaxing with easy rhythms. You do NOT need a drum, there will be hand drums available to use during the session if you do not have your own drum. As you drum and relax, our facilitator Dawn Wrobel, also teaches about various types of hand drums, the cultural origins of the rhythms and the heath benefits of drumming. Leave refreshed and ready for the weekend!
Please note: This is an indoor event. Masks will be required. Children are welcome with a parent if they are old enough to introduce themselves and follow simple directions. They do need their own ticket.
About the facilitator: Dawn Wrobel is a drum maker, drummer and educator who has been facilitating drum circles for more than a decade. She is also certified in the Rhythms for Healing ™ program. She has drummed with people from 5 to 95 and can help you find your own relaxing rhythm! Find her on Facebook at Drum Journeys with Dawn.
About the host: This event is hosted by the Community Arts Council of Kankakee County at their gallery in Northfield Square Mall. The mission of the CAC is to serve as a central body to promote, develop, stimulate, and encourage arts organizations, artists, and arts participation in Kankakee County. The Community Arts Council of Kankakee County accomplishes this purpose by building awareness of the arts and by promoting participation within the community for the arts and cultures of the Kankakee area. Learn more at http://www.communityartscouncil.org/.
GLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CLASS @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Create your own beautiful Christmas Ornaments out of glass. Imagine how
beautiful they will be with Christmas lights glowing through them. Design 4 of
your own creations for $55. Amy Simpson, glass artist, will lead this class.
Participants will use fused glass to design any shape ornament they like. Amy
will fire them in her kiln and bring them back in time to decorate for Christmas.

Anastasia – BBTEP at BBCHS
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Fri, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Sat, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sun, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sun, 3:30 PM – 5:30 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
Nov
13
Sat
Barbie & Lego Club @ Bourbonnais Public Library
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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
Anastasia – BBTEP at BBCHS
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Fri, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Sat, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sun, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sun, 3:30 PM – 5:30 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
Nov
14
Sun
Anastasia – BBTEP at BBCHS
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hogwarts Fall Feast- Wizard Themed Dinners @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Fri, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Sat, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sun, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sun, 3:30 PM – 5:30 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
Nov
15
Mon
Adult Craft Night @ Limestone Township Library District
Nov 15 @ 10:10 am – 11:10 am

Adult Craft Night
Monday, November 15
6:00 P.M.

Join us for a night out to make a fun craft that is great for the season.
Next Date:
December 20

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

Monday Movie
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Our monthly Monday Movie matinee is back! We will be showing the film in our White Oak Room. “When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust.”
More info here
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
17
Wed
Pre-K Steam Workshop
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pre-K Steam Workshop
Wednesday, November 17
6:00 P.M.
Kids going into Kindergarten in 2022
Try out a fun science demonstration.This month we are doing a salt crystal demonstration using our microscope.
Next Date: 
December 15

Nov
18
Thu
Kankakee Kultivators: Winter Porch Pots @ Kankakee Public Library
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kankakee Kultivators: Winter Porch Pots @ Kankakee Public Library
The Kankakee Kultivators invite Collene Nelson to present about “Winter Porch Pots.”
This is a free program. No registration is required. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, November 18 from 1-3 p.m. in the Kankakee Public Library’s 4th Floor Auditorium.
Thanksgiving Crafts @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
19
Fri
KVTA’s Beauty and the Beast JR @ Lincoln Cultural Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
KVTA's Beauty and the Beast JR @ Lincoln Cultural Center
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
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 face shields throughout the production. We are genuinely grateful for your patience and understanding. 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: Paula Sutter
Assistant Director: Beth Sutter
Vocal Director: Carrie Chaparro
Choreographer: Grace Beatty
Friday, November 19th at 7 pm
Saturday, November 20th at 2 pm
Saturday, November 20th at 7 pm
Sunday, November 21st at 2 pm
More information can be found at:
https://www.kvta.org/batbjr
https://www.facebook.com/events/4235437723221026/
Little Women by Marisha Chamberlain @ Olivet Nazarene University
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHOW TIMES:

Thursday, November 18, 7pm
Friday, November 19, 7pm
Saturday, November 20, 2pm & 7pm

Tickets are available for purchase at olivet.edu/tickets.

Nov
20
Sat
Comic Jam November @ Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Nov 20 @ 7:42 am – 8:42 am
Krafty Kids with Camille @ Kankakee County Museum
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Krafty Kids with Camille @ Kankakee County Museum
Calling all Krafty Kids ages 5y-10y
Please join Camille as we create quilt block ornaments for our Museum’s “Little House On the Prairie” Christmas tree that will be on display in the Schoolhouse for our 43rd Annual Gallery of Trees. We will then bring our ornaments and proceed to the schoolhouse to decorate the tree.
Each child will have an ornament they created to keep.
Limit 10 kids
Music from Mexico! @ Centennial Chapel
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Music from Mexico! @ Centennial Chapel

Our 2nd concert of the 2021/2022 Season will feature music from Mexico and will be performed at the beautiful Centennial Chapel at Olivet Nazarene University (7:30 PM only)! Included will be music from Leonard Bernstein’s fantastic “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story” and Aaron Copland’s “El Salon Mexico”, as well as the contemporary popular composer, Maquez’s toe tapping and rhythmically exciting “Danzon #2”!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/233381338818893?active_tab=about

Nov
22
Mon
Cooking with the Season @ Limestone Township Library District
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cooking with the SeasonMonday, Nov. 22@6:00 PM on FacebookSpend time with Austin as he makes Southwest Pork Flautas. Next Date:December 27

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
25
Thu
Thanksgiving Day Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day Dinner @ The Bennett-Curtis House
Thanksgiving Day
– DINE IN, CARRY OUT, OR FAMILY PACKS AVAILABLE-
Thanksgiving Day
November 25, 2021
​11:00 am-6:00 pm
We offer a traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings: Choose Pumpkin Soup or Garden Salad served with Fresh Baked Rolls then enjoy our Premium Turkey Entrée and our Homemade sides- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry, Candied Yams, Green Bean Casserole, & Whole Sweet Corn. Honey Glazed Ham Entrée is also available!
$22.95/Adults
$10.95/ Kids 10 & under
Prime Rib (available by pre order at Market$)
Reservations Necessary- Limited Seating Available!
​Call today (815) 465-2288 OR RESERVE YOUR TABLE ONLINE
https://www.facebook.com/events/169779365367987/
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
Nov
29
Mon
Very Merry Coloring Contest @ Village of Bourbonnais
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
COLORING ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS🖍
The Village of Bourbonnais presents the 2nd annual “Very Merry Coloring Contest” with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes in each category thanks to our sponsors: Aqua Illinois and Milner Media The Valley WVLI 92.7 FM River Country-101.7 FM WFAV 95.1 FM
🖍Ages 6 & Under
🖍Ages 7-10
🖍All Ages/Family
🖍Special Needs
Coloring has the ability to help you feel calmer, mentally clearer, happier and more relaxed so break out those crayons, markers and colored pencils and have a stress-free Sunday!
❗️Download/print the custom Bourbonnais coloring page below or click here before Monday, November 29th @ 4:30pm❗️
https://www.facebook.com/villagebourbonnais/posts/189474806707836
Dec
1
Wed
Smooth Fusion Open Mic @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Looking for live, local entertainment? You can enjoy it right here in Kankakee. Join us every first Wednesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Smooth Fusion Open Mic.
Smooth Fusion Open Mic is an event where all different styles of performing art are welcome. From griots to singers, spoken word artists and so much more. All are welcome and encouraged to share or just bring the family to enjoy some clean entertainment.
This event if FREE and will be held in the 4th Floor Auditorium.
https://www.facebook.com/events/448823903337529/
Dec
2
Thu
Lion Watching & City Tree Lighting @ Kankakee Public Library
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

https://www.facebook.com/KankakeePublicLibrary/photos/a.230449004584/10158802119334585

Rockin’ Around the Tree Lighting @ Village of Bourbonnais
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
🎄ROCKIN’ AROUND THE TREE LIGHTING🎄
You’re invited! The Village of Bourbonnais presents “Rockin’ Around the Tree Lighting” featuring sounds of the season by Bourbonnais students. Thursday, December 2nd @ 6 p.m., the public is invited to attend this festive outdoor event held at 131 S. Main St. (corner of Main St. NW/Route 102 and S. Main St./Route 45-52).
Warm up with local vendors, Connect Roasters and Lovealatte.Coffee, serving seasonal favorites available for purchase. Attendees can additionally enjoy a special sweet treat from Dairy Queen with $1 small cones (*only at the 121 S. Main St. Bourbonnais location) from 5-10 p.m.
Don’t miss performances from Bishop McNamara Catholic School, Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 and St. Paul’s Lutheran School – Bourbonnais as we kick-off the holiday season!
Plus, a special appearance by a jolly ol’ soul. Free to attend. No registration required.
https://www.facebook.com/villagebourbonnais/posts/190274353294548