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Gotta Do It: Dec. 18 through Dec. 25

Published: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 10:43 p.m. CDT

Ongoing

• 24th Annual Christmas Drive – For needy District 202-area families. Make monetary donations payable to PTSO Needy Family Drive. Mail to Plainfield High School-Central Campus, Attn. Audrey Stein, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544. To adopt a family, contact Linda Hanley at 815-439-2670 or hanfam7@gmail.com or Stein at 815-436-3200 or astein@psd202.org.

• Christmas for Tots Drive – Accepting monetary donations or donations of new toys, clothing and food through Dec. 19. The Peter Claver Center at 172 S. Chicago St. in Joliet has offered this program for over 60 years. Last year, it distributed $17,000 worth of toys to children in need. For more information, call 815-722-9121.

• Holiday Diaper Drive – Through Dec. 22, Office of state Rep. Margo McDermed, R-Mokena, 11032 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort; New Lenox Village Hall, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox; Frankfort Township Offices at 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Diapers, baby wipes, diaper rash cream.

• Holiday Lights Drop-Off – Through Jan. 31, lobbies of the County Office Building, 302 N Chicago St., Joliet; Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 421 Doris Ave., Joliet; and the Land Use Department, 58 E Clinton St., Joliet. Dispose of unwanted, burned out or horribly twisted string holiday lights. For more information, visit www.willcountygreen.com

• Kids Helping Kids program – Donate new, unwrapped toys in the bin near the exit door at Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 451 S. Weber Road, Romeoville. Blain’s will match up to $200,000 in toys across the communities that Blain’s stores serve.

• Operation Care Package – Drop off donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Senior Services of Will County, 251 N. Center St., Joliet. For a list of items for the troops, visit www.operationcarepackage.org.

• Rescue Pet Christmas Tree – Pine Bluff Animal Hospital, 7995 E. Pine Bluff Road, Morris. Pick a pet off the tree and buy it a gift and an item for the shelter. Due Dec. 19. Benefits Wags to Wishes Animal Rescue and Just Animals. For information, call 815-942-5365.

• St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 307 N. Chicago St., Joliet; and 9 to 8 p.m., 1820 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Monday is 50 percent off day. Seniors receive 20 percent off on Thursdays. For more information, call 815-722-1140 (Chicago Street) or 815-729-4585 (Jefferson Street).

• The Giving Tree – Through Dec. 23, Dunkin Donuts, 11212 E. Lincoln Highway, Mokena. Take a tag and help an area individual. Bring wrapped gift back to Dunkin Donuts. Attach tag to gift. Benefits FISH of New Lenox/Manhattan.

• Toy Drive Drop Site – Menards: 290 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook; 17441 Weber Road, Crest Hill; 3956 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; 2524 W. Jefferson St., Joliet; 500 Menard Drive, Morris; 13441 S. Route 59, Plainfield.

• Toys for Tots collection site – RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, 576 Brook Forest Ave., Shorewood.

Dec. 18

• Breakfast With Santa – 8 to 11 a.m., Knights of Columbus #382, 100 S. Infantry Drive, Joliet. $8 (adults) and $5 (ages 6 to 12). Age 5 and under eat free. For information, call 815-725-0762.

• Pancake Breakfast – 8 to 11:30 a.m., St. Anne Church, 1800 Dearborn St., Crest Hill. $7 (adults) and $4 (children). Age 3 and younger are free.

• Christmas Walk – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Angels, 1201 Wyoming Ave., Joliet. Tour building to view new Christmas decorations. Hot chocolate. For information, call 815-725-6631.

Dec. 19

• St. Patrick’s Food Pantry – 9 to 11:30 a.m., 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For those living in the 60436 zip code. For information, call the St. Patrick parish office at 815-727-4746.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Visit jobs4people.org.

• Conversational ESL – 10 a.m., Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Call 630-759-2102 or visit fountaindale.org.

• English as a Second Language Grammar Club – 10 a.m., Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Call 815-263-8145 or email thess@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

• Microsoft Word – 1:30 p.m., also 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22, Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. How to use Microsoft Word in job searches. RSVP at 815-723-3885 and press 0, or email chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

• After School Program – 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Boys and Girls Club, 226 E. Clinton St., Joliet. Ages 6 to 18. For rates and information, call 815-723-3434.

• Exam Cram – 4 to 8 p.m.; also Dec. 20, Crest Hill Branch Library, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill; Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th St., Lockport; and Romeoville Branch Library, 201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville. Tutors and computers provided. For more information, call 815-552-4260 or visit www.whiteoaklibrary.org.  

• C.A.R.E. Meeting – 6 p.m. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment international potluck meeting. Call for directions. Call Ellen at 815-834-1611 or Mary at 708-204-6924.

Dec. 20

• Successful Interviewing – 9 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. May schedule individual, digitally recorded mock interview. One hour. Free. RSVP at 815-723-3885 and press 0 or chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

• Electronics Recycling – 6 to 11 a.m.; also Dec. 23, Lockport Public Works, 17112 Prime Blvd., Lockport. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• Bingo – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

• Electronics Recycling – 5 to 7 p.m., Romeoville Public Works, 615 Anderson Drive, Romeoville. For information, visit www.willcountygreen.com.

• Bingo – 6:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 100 S. Infantry Drive, Joliet. Call 815-725-0746.

• Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International – 7 p.m., Trinity Christian School, 901 Shorewood Drive, Shorewood. Call 866-588-7464 or visit midwestcrossroad.org.

Dec. 21

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Visit www.jobs4people.org.

• ESL Conversation Group – 3 p.m., White Oak Library District, Crest Hill Branch, 20670 Len Kubinski Drive, Crest Hill. Call 815-552-4185 or visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

Dec. 22

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Wilmington Public Library District, 201 S. Kankakee St., Wilmington.

• English as a Second Language Conversation Club – 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield. Call 815-263-8145 or email thess@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Dec. 23

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 9:30 a.m. to noon, Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

• Will County Mobile Workforce Center – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Mokena Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena.

• Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Fish Fry – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Drive, Joliet. Dining room opens 4 p.m. Carryouts available. Call 815-722-7122.

• Bingo – Doors open 4 p.m. Cards begin 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School, 702 N. Broadway St., Joliet.

• Fish Fry/Karaoke – Fish fry is 4 to 8 p.m. Karaoke is 8 p.m. to midnight, Cantigny VFW Post 367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet. Call 815-722-5398.

• Fish Fry – 5 p.m., Harry E. Anderson VFW Post 9545, 323 Old Hickory Road, New Lenox. Karaoke begins at 8:30 p.m. Call 815-485-8369 or visit vfwpost9545.org.

Dec. 24

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

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