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Gotta Do It

A Christmas Chaos at Morris Theatre Guild

What's the Morris Theatre Guild to do when the Royal Shakespeare Company doesn't show up to perform their stirring rendition of A Christmas Carol? Well, they pull up their boot straps and attempt to put on a show for you folks with their fearless band of hapless actors and technicians as they pull together their own production in less than seven hours! Have you ever heard rumors of backstage mayhem? Well, you'll have yourself a delightful, comedy-filled taste. Shows will be Dec. 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec.16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Morris Theater Guild in the Canalport Community Center, 516 W. Illinois Ave. in Morris. Get tickets online at, call 815-942-1966 or email Season Tickets are $45. You will get a ticket for your chosen dates for each Show thru the season. Online tickets are $13 each, and at the door tickets are $15 each.

Euchre at the Library

Euchre at the Library takes place the second and fourth Friday of every month at the Coal City Public Library District meeting room at 85 N. Garfield Street in Coal City, from 1-4 p.m. Adults - join us for an afternoon of friendly Euchre with prizes and refreshments. This program takes place in the meeting room and is for seasoned players. Call Kathy Brown at 815-634-4552, ext. 114, for more information.

Janice Unger Grundy Bank Retirement Open House

Join Grundy Bank on Friday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 p.m. for a retirement open house for Janice Unger. The bank will provide cake and punch. Stop by and wish Janice luck with retirement. The reception will be at the Grundy County Bank, 201 Liberty St. in Morris. It is free to attend, and all are welcome.


Adults can play or learn to play Mahjong, a traditional Chinese tile game with many variations. This is an ancient game widely played in China and Japan. Space is limited so please register for this program which takes place in the meeting room of the Coal City Public Library, located at 85 N. Garfield St. in Coal City on Dec. 18 from 6-8 p.m. Call Dana Abraham at 815-634-4552 ext. 113 for more information or to register.

The Polar Express

Life Church of Morris, located at 118 E. Jefferson St., presents an interactive experience with the movie, The Polar Express, on Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and, in the spirit of The Polar Express, we invite you to wear pajamas. Tickets are $5. Visit for information and tickets.

Photo with Santa

Happy Holidays. Paisano's Grill & Mexican Market, 1840 N. Division St. in Morris, would like to bring your and your child a Christmas gilf. No child should go without. Stop by any dates listed for an opportunity to have your child sit on Santa's lap and have their photo taken. There will be no charge. Each child will receive a copy of their photo. Feel free to bring your own cameras to take additional photos as well. Santa will be in every weekday from Nov 26 through December 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. and every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., excluding the following dates: Thursday, Dec. 13, Friday, Dec. 14, and Thursday, Dec. 20. Please find us on Facebook and select your date so we can plan accordingly based on the number of guests expected.

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