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Lifestyle

Gotta Do It: Jan. 1 through Jan. 8

ONGOING

• 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.

• 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).

Jan. 1

• Happy New Year bowling – 1 p.m., Channahon Lanes, 25306 W. Eames St., Channahon. Rock It’ Bowl after 6 p.m. For information, call 815-467-2026.

Jan. 2

• 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.

• After School Program – 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when school is not in session, Boys and Girls Club, 226 E. Clinton St., Joliet. Ages 6 to 18. For rates and information, call 815-723-3434.

Jan. 3

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

• Living Life Skills Educational Workshop – 9:30 to 11 a.m.; also Jan. 5, Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, 2415 W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Call 815-729-0162 (voice) or 815-768-2582 (VRS)

• Encore Resale Shop – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month, Silver Cross Hospital Campus, 710 Cedar Crossings Drive, New Lenox. For information, call 815-300-7642 or the hospital’s volunteer services at 815-300-7117.

• 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.

Jan. 4

• 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.

Jan. 5

• Standout Résumés – 9 a.m., Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet. One hour. Free. RSVP at 815-727-4444 and press 0 or email chellis@willcountyillinois.com.

• 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.

• Microsoft Word – 10:30 a.m. 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.

• 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.

Jan. 6

• 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.

Jan. 7

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

Jan. 8

• Forest Preserve District of Will County Volunteer Workday – 8 a.m. to noon, Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction, Mokena. For more information, email rgauchat@fpdwc.org or call 815-722-7364.

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