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Event listings

Craft fair to be held
Saturday in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Join the Round Table Chapter, Order of DeMolay, at its Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ottawa Masonic Temple, 916 Columbus St. There will be vendors of all types, including food, crafts and professionals.

For information, contact Amy Nelson Figenbaum at 815-414-0944 or Jamie Seibert Pratt at 815-488-6309. Proceeds to benefit Round Table Chapter, Order of DeMolay, a federally designated nonprofit charitable organization.

Church to hold stroke screening Monday

MORRIS – Residents living in and around Morris community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. First United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson St., will host Life Line Screening on Monday.

Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit Preregistration is required.

Ladies Night Out planned in Coal City for Tuesday

COAL CITY – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Coal City is hosting a Ladies Night Out from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Berst Center, 245 S. Kankakee St.

The open house/fundraising event will feature vendors selling jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, scents, kitchen products and more. A percentage of sales from the event will go toward Our Lady of Mercy fund for local tornado victims.

Funds raised by this event will be matched by the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. If you would like information, contact Cindi Grove 941-1220 or Teri Boylan 634-4804.

Morris Area Public Library to have movie screening

MORRIS – The Morris Area Public Library will be showing the movie “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” based off the popular Mortal Instruments book series by Clarissa Clare. This free movie night will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

This movie is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 130 minutes.

This movie night is open to all ages; attendees ages 13 and younger should have parent’s permission.

Registration is appreciated, as free refreshments are provided. The library is at 604 Liberty St., Morris.

Minooka Fire Department to hold pancake breakfast

MINOOKA – The Minooka Fire Department will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at Station 1, 7901 Minooka Road.

Adult tickets are $5 and kids are $2 for all you can eat.

Raffles for the kids included.

Morris Area Public Library hosts craft night Dec. 10

MORRIS – The Morris Area Public Library is accentuating the holiday season with a Ribbon Bows Vintage Craft night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

Crafters will learn how to make three bows, perfect for decorating gifts, wreaths and centerpieces. Registration is required, as this free craft has limited spaces.

The Ribbon Bows Craft also is the final installment in the Morris Library’s Vintage Craft Series, which was part of the Library’s Centennial Celebration.

The library is 100 years old Wednesday.

Feel free to stop in between 4 and 7 p.m. to celebrate with the community.

Madrigals concert to be at Morris library Dec. 12

MORRIS – Are you ready for some Holiday cheer? Join the Morris Area Public Library for a Madrigals concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Directed by Alyssa Napolitano, the MCHS Madrigals wear colorful Renaissance-era costumes and sing traditional Christmas songs.

Friends of the Library volunteers will serve punch and homemade cookies after the performance. The performance is free and open to all, but registration is required by calling 815-942-6880. The library is at 604 Liberty St.

Benefit for tornado
victims to be held Dec. 14

DWIGHT – St. Patrick’s Parish of Dwight – along with their Knights of Columbus 1282, Altar & Rosary Society and the Odell Knights of Columbus 895 – are holding a benefit from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 for the victims of the recent tornado.

It will be at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 118 W. Mazon Ave. in Dwight.

A chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw or apple sauce, roll, drink and dessert will be served. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $4; preschool tickets are free. Carry outs will be available.

Proceeds go to the Local Tornado Victims Relief Fund.

Santa to visit Morris Building and Loan

MORRIS – The Morris Building and Loan will get a visit from Santa Claus from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14. All children are welcome to come and visit with Santa.

Bring a donation for the Annual Troop Drive or Toys for Tots and you will receive a picture keepsake with Santa.

Any Cowabunga Kids Club Members who come to make a deposit that day will receive a bonus deposit made on the behalf of the Bank. The bank is at 211 E. Jefferson St., Morris

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