Community events

Satellite Office Hours for State Representative Natalie Manley

Monday, October 16, 2017, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville

These monthly meetings will be held the third Monday of each month at Romeoville Village Hall. Representative Manley encourages constituents to come meet her and discuss ongoing legislation and issues such as: 

•  State Services

•  Consumer Protection

•  Finances

•  Health and Safety

•  and more!

Bridges to a New Day Domestic Violence Awareness Month Online Fundraiser

From October 19, 2017 at 9 a.m. to October 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Bridges’ Break the Cycle Online Fundraiser will help fund the non-profit’s free domestic violence counseling program, which is geared specifically toward domestic violence victims and their children. Items to be auctioned include but are not limited to: Coach purses, toys, gift cards, Holiday wreaths, household items and more. Payment can be made through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account. To find the event, visit Bridges’ Facebook page by clicking here. For more information about the Break the Cycle Online Fundraiser, email Lina at or call (630) 838-2690.

Lewis Univ. presents the 4th Annual Alumni Connections Concert 

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Oremus Fine Arts Center on Lewis University Campus, One University Parkway

Join Heritage Theatre Company as they host the 4th Annual Alumni Connections Concert featuring Clan Adam, a symphonic/techno-infused melodic metal band featuring Ashley Daun ’12 on lead vocals and a solo performance by singer/songwriter Ted Slowik ’87. Slowik will take the stage first followed by Clan Adam. General admission price of $10. Lewis students pay $2 with an ID. This year’s concert will feature a special promotion.  Beginning October 16, keep a look out on the Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) social media sites for a special half-priced ticket promotion. Follow us on Facebook: Philip Lynch Theatre, Twitter: @pltlewisu, or Tumblr: philiplynchtheatre. We will be sharing a special promotional code with patrons for half-price tickets. Simply call or stop by the and tell us the promo code to receive the discount. 

The Knights' Cup - Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 6-9:00 p.m.

St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 505 Kingston Dr.

Attendees will be purchasing admission to the event to include an evening of chili sampling of competitor chili, unlimited (to be eaten at the event) chili, and hot dogs. A limited number of tickets are available for $10. A cash bar, 50/50 and raffles will round out the evening. Attendees will be able to purchase further tickets to support their choice for popular vote. The culinary sponsor earning the title of most popular vote will be awarded half of the sponsor entry fees up to $500.00!    

Romeoville Art Society Monthly Community Poetry & Image Competition: November Theme is Home

Deadline: Monday, October 23, 2017 

How to enter: 

• One poem and/or Image entry per person per month. 

• Images include photography or a photo/scan of your original painting. drawing, 
  sculpture or hand made art. Be Creative!

• E-Mail your poetry or image entries by the due date 

• Include the Title or the Piece,Your Name and Contact info.

• Upload options for image files: JPEG ONLY and file size may not exceed 5 MB.

• Winner(s) determined by public popular vote

• Each month’s entrants’ and voter’s names are entered for a chance to win a
  monthly prize from local businesses and sponsors 

Make sure to VOTE each month for your favorite image and poem for a chance to win monthly prizes! Voting box is located at White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Rd. Romeoville, IL 60446. 

Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4-6 p.m.
Opera House Steak & Seafood, 15060 S. Illinois St., Plainfield

A monthly gathering that introduces new business relationships and renews existing bonds. This free event is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow Chamber members and enhance your circle of contacts. Bring plenty of business cards. For more information, or to register, call the Chamber office at (815) 886-2076 or email 

Medicare Made Easy

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.

White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Rd.

Medicare can be confusing. Sean Hughes of Hughes & Dern Financial Group will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t, and your potential out of pocket exposure. We’ll discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead. Open enrollment season is here, come and get your questions answered. Please register by clicking here. For more information, email or call (815) 552-4225.

Lifeways with Redhawk

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Rd.

Ages 9 or older: Immerse yourself in the Native way of life! Spend the day with Redhawk at his lodge, learning survival skills, cooking techniques and more. Experience first hand this amazing, original culture of North America that has persisted for thousands of years. Please bring a lunch and dress for the weather. This event is free, however, registration is required  by Thursday, October 26 by clicking here.

The Lockport Township Park District Classes & Trips

A variety of classes are offered for children, adults and seniors, including swimming, dance, child development and much more! Also check out the trip opportunities we offer. For more info. visit or call (815) 838-3621, ext. 0.

Little Explorers Christian Montessori 2017-18 School Year Registration is Open

175 High Point Drive

The Little Explorers 2017-18 School Year Registration is open for all current and prospective families. To learn more about our programs and schedule a tour, please call (815) 886-4898 or email Registration information is also on our website, just click here.

pumpkin pitch

Pumpkin Pitch 2017 - 
Shred Documents & 
Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9 a.m.-Noon
Lewis University, 1 University Parkway, Parking Lot "W" South of the main entrance. Will County and Lewis University have partnered to offer the fourth annual Will County collection of pumpkins for recycling. Students, parents, and residents are encouraged to pitch their pumpkins and gourds! Staff from the County will be joined by the Farm Bureau and Univ. of IL Ext office to measure distance and offer prizes! Physics students will be offering a catapult option to add some thrills. Document Destruction will also be offered. Prizes will be given while available to participants - coloring books for all children, and special treats for those pitching or catapulting their pumpkin over 15 feet!  Naked Pumpkins Only! No candles, bags or boxes! Limit of five pumpkins per person. Be part of the fun and bring your family or friends to see who can pitch their pumpkin the furthest!

Irene King PTO Seeking Artists, Vendors and Crafters

for the 1st Annual Vendor/Crafter Fair on November 17-18

Irene King PTO is having a Vendor/Crafter Fair on November 17th from 5-7 p.m. and November 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Irene King Elementary School, 301 Eaton Ave, Romeoville, IL 60446. The Fair is designed for the community and families of Irene King to support local entrepreneur parents and guardians, crafters & small businesses to help the community build and grow. *This event is to help raise funds for the school and the kids educational assemblies and field trips. There is a 10$ one time charge. If you are interested in participating or need more information please email Connie Hurtado at or check us out on facebook:
Register by Oct. 27th.

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