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Manteno Township Board

Manteno Township Board will meet on Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m., at the Township office - 1030 Boudreau Road. All township residents are welcome to attend.

Movies in the Park - "Despicable Me 2"

Pack up the gang and head on over to Manteno's Legacy Park for Movies in the Park! Friday, July 11, features "Despicable Me 2" and is sponsored by Bunge. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., with children's activities and a concession stand, while the movie will be featured at dusk.

Bring everyone out for a night under the stars! Lawn seating is available; please bring blankets and lawn chairs. The event is free.

Senior Safety Program

Seniors are invited to the Manteno Police Safety Program on Tuesday, July 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Leo Hassett Community Center - 211 N. Main. The event features a variety of senior-related topics, plus a coffee hour. The program is complimentary and open to all Manteno seniors.

Senior Assistance

Eligible for the license plate discount? Contact Senior Assistance for details at 708-258-6917, or drop by St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 N. Conrad in Peotone, on Thursday, July 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Senior Assistance staff can help residents receive a refund and enroll them in the Benefit Access Application program (formerly Circuit Breaker) if a senior or disabled.

30th Antique Farm and Tractor Show

Area residents are invited to an old fashioned good time at the 30th annual Antique Farm and Tractor Show, July 11, 12, and 13, at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Gates open at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 (15 years and under are free with a paid adult). There is plenty of free parking.

The event features fun for all ages: Children's activities, a flea market, concessions, chainsaw carvers, the Parade of Power, an antique tractor pull, plus a pork chop dinner, and so much more.

For additional information, call 219-662-9204 or visit www.slcahs.org.


Party in the Park

Join friends and neighbors in Manteno on July 3 for the Party in the Park at Legacy Park! The event has fun for the entire family and features a variety of great entertainment, food vendors, a beer tent and even the Manteno Cruise Night! Be sure to visit the KidZone for bounce houses, face painting, clowns and a three-on-three basketball tournament. The event will kick-off at 5 p.m. and include fireworks over Lake Manteno at dusk. Legacy Park is at 1725 N. Maple Street, Manteno.

For more information and three-on-three registration forms, visit www.manteno.govoffice.com or at www.facebook.com/villageofmanteno.

Thee Olde Time Farm Show

Area residents are invited to the 38th annual Thee Olde Time Farm Show, July 4 - 6, at Perry Farm Park on Kennedy Drive in Bourbonnais.

The event includes David Bradley collections, saw mill, farm exhibits, Cushman Schooter exhibit, antique tractors, steam engines, antique gas engines, weed wacker pulls, kids tractor pulls, a barrel train ride, plus a food court, and a John Deere grill raffle.

A consignment auction will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are $5 for adults or $3 for seniors and children five - 12 years of age who are accompanied by an adult.

For additional information, call Dan Lowe at 815-791-9251 or visit www.oldetimefarmshow.com.

KVTA Presents "1776"

Come celebrate the Fourth of July where it all began, when Kankakee Valley Theatre Association presents special performances of "1776" on Saturday, July 5, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m., at the Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Auditorium - 700 W. North Street in Bradley.The musical is based on events surrounding the signing of theDeclaration of Independence.

Tickets can be purchased online at kvta.org orby calling the KVTA box office at 815-935-8510.

Out of respect for cast members and the audience, children under the age of three are not permitted at performances. All tickets are $17.76. Those with a group of 13 or more (representing the 13 colonies) may request a group rate of $13 each.Group rate tickets must be bought at one time for the same performance.Call Pat at 815-935-8510 for pricing information.

Summer Concert Series Under the Stars

Fieldstone Credit Union presents the Summer Concert Series Under the stars, which has become a family tradition for many! Each Tuesday in July, at 7 p.m., residents will be entertained by some of the very best local and Chicagoland entertainers, at Perry Farm Park - 459 N. Kennedy Drive in Bourbonnais.

The schedule includes: July 8 - Lupe Carroll - Soul and Acoustic, July 15 - Kings of Dixieland - Dixieland Jazz, July 22 - Greg Schneider Band - Country and Southern Rock, and July 29 - Everyday People, featuring Misti Kohl - Rhythm and Blues.

The suggested donation is $2. For more information, visit BTPD.org or call 815-933-9905.

School News

*July: School Board Meeting canceled

*August 12: School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Manteno High School Library (note date change)

*August 26: School Board Meeting canceled

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