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Kankakee Quiltmakers

The Quiltmakers 7 p.m. program on July 10, at Calvary Bible Church - 2587 E. Armour Road in Bourbonnais, will feature Merrie Woodward from Yorkville, who will inspire those attending with an "Introduction to Art Quilts." She also will bring Challenge Quilts and Slice Quilts made by members of her guild. Perhaps, these will inspire guild members for our own challenge quilts for next year's AQS show in Grand Rapids!

Merrie will be back on Saturday, July 12, (at Bourbonnais Public Library) for what she calls an "Art Supply Play Day" and will bring supplies for members to use - such as Tsukeneko Inks, Pebeo Setacolor Paints, Shiva Paint-Stiks and Ink-Tense Pencils. To participate, a sign-up will be at the Thursday night Meeting.

For more information, call Diane Marquadt at 815-458-6535.

Tractors for a Cure

The fourth annual Tractors for a Cure (TFAC) fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to midnight, at Fireman's Park, 673 Penfield in Beecher.

TFAC has lowered wristband prices by $5 this year because there is a fee for beer and wine coolers. Tickets (wrist bands) are $20 for those 13 years and older, $10 for five through 12 years, and five years and younger are free with a paying parent.

For more information, call Dean Bettenhausen at 708-243-8877, like TFAC on Facebook, or visit www.tractorsforacure.com. Emails can be sent to tractorsforacure@gmail.com.

Will County Forest Preserve Programs

*"Midnight Madness" fishing sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight, on Saturdays, July 12 and August 9, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee. Come fish when cooler waters invite those finned friends to become more active. Bring a flashlight and bug repellent. The free program is for all ages. Registration is not required. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

*A "Garden to Goodness" program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., on Sunday, July 13, at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road, Beecher. Participants will learn about garden plants, container gardening and ways to increase the use of garden plants in their everyday lives. The program includes a hike to discover the plants that grow at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. The free program is for ages 18 and older. Registration is required. Call 708-946-2216. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

Annual Corn Roast

St. John's UCC will host its annual Country Corn Roast, on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the church - 27942 S. 88th Avenue. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat sweet corn event (plus BBQ, baked potato, slaw, and dessert) are $9 for adults, $4 for children six-to-12 years of age, or free for those five and under.

Proceeds will be used to purchase start-up supplies for District 207-U students.

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Prairie Herb and Garden Guild to Meet

Prairie Herb and Garden Guild will meet Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., at Peotone United Methodist Church (Main and West Streets). The public is invited. For further information please call Carol at 815-464-5426.

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.

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.

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 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.

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