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Turtles, astronomy, seeds and history Forest Preserve programs

Romeoville - "Turtles Rock," 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Isle a la Cache Museum. Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks and spending time with the live Blanding's turtle models that call the museum home. Hide your ...

Plainfield Memorial Day festivities

It is a tradition across every community in the country that signifies more than the start of summer. The Memorial Day parade in the Village of Plainfield, like everywhere else, is a chance for residents to line up the streets ...

First Time Directors win New Documentary Director Award

"If you stay here, you either get locked up or knocked up." Those candid words from Gemma, the film's primary focus, provide the nucleus of the narrative for the 18th Tribeca Film Festival's Best Documentary Feature Scheme Birds from first ...

Community Support Banquet & Award 2nd annual event

On May 4, 2019, the second annual Community Support Banquet and Award celebration was held at the Clarion Hotel. The event was hosted by Prophetess Ora Holloway and Minister Suzette Williams. Ten individuals were presented with a community award plaque ...

VEGGIE Fest Chicago is coming back

They took a year off, but now they are back at a new location. More space, more food, more music, more kids’ fun, more everything. Plus a lot of onsite parking. This summer, Veggie Fest will be at Danada South ...

Tribeca Film Festivals Opening Night – The Apollo from HBO

For the first time in its history, The Tribeca Film Festival held its Opening Night in the African American community with the World Premiere of the HBO Documentary The Apollo from Oscar-nominated director Roger Ross Williams (the Oscar-nominated bittersweet “Life, ...

Bluestem Earth Festival returns to USF

Joliet - The University of St. Francis (USF) welcomes the sixth annual Bluestem Earth Festival to campus on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pat Sullivan Recreation Center and on quad area on the university’s ...

Pilcher Park Illinois Nature Preserve dedication celebration

The Joliet Park District, in partnership with Illinois Audubon Society, its Will County Chapter, and the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission will hold a celebration in honor of the dedication of Pilcher Park as an Illinois Nature Preserve on Saturday, April ...

The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival 2019 jury announced

New York - The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the 2019 jury members who will select the winners in the film and immersive competition sections. The jurors will award work in ten different categories and honor new voices ...

Zonta Club’s 2019 Woman of the Year

The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area has named member Pam Hunte as the club's 2019 Woman of the Year. Hunte graciously accepted her award at the April meeting. Elected by fellow Zonta Club members, Hunte joins a treasured group ...

Rialto Square Theatre 2019-2020 School Matinee Series

Rialto Square Theatre presents their 2019-2020 School Matinee Series lineup, made possible by a donation from Midland States Bank. The series provides fun and educational experiences for school-age children, while fostering a love of live theatre and the opportunity to ...

UNICEF raises $1.15 million at annual gala

On Saturday evening, the Midwest Regional Office of UNICEF USA hosted the Twelfth Annual UNICEF Gala Chicago at The Geraghty to raise funds for UNICEF’s work to save and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. The event ...

Bicentennial Theatre auditions for summer musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Book and lyrics by Eric Idle. Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle. "Lovingly ripped off from the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and ...

Bird hike, salamander safari and Scout badge

Will County Forest Preserve programs Custer Township - "Sands Bird Hike," 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Kankakee Sands Preserve. Take a 1-2 mile hike with a naturalist and other like-minded birders after a short presentation about one bird species ...

Chocolate fest returns

Chocolate Lovers rejoice... The Midwest’s annual homage to the almighty cocoa bean returns to Historic Downtown Long Grove the weekend of May 17th to 19th. At the 2019 edition of Chocolate Fest, life’s most delectable cravings will come together with ...

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