Community events

Pumpkin Pitch 2017 - Shred Documents & Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9 a.m. to 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! For more information, click here.

Team Beefer Just Smile Fundraiser for Terminally Ill Children
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 5 p.m. to Midnight
Spanky’s Bar & Grill, 201 E. Romeo Rd.
Team Beefer Just Smile is a not for profit group that raises funds to grant wishes to children that are terminally ill. It was started by Romeoville resident Brandon Regan before he passed away. Help us help others by continuing Brandon Regan dreams. Righteous Hillbillies and Damnation will be performing. $10 at the door. Split the pot raffles optional. For more information, call (815) 919-7870. Also visit the organization’s Facebook page here.

Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Membership Award and Recognition Luncheon
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mistwood Golf Club, 1700 W. Renwick Rd.
Please join us in recognizing and celebrating our outstanding Chamber Members! Awards will be presented for: “Women Entrepreneurs, Best in Business”, “Excellence in Public Service”, “Volunteer of the Year” and “Ambassador of the Year.” In addition to the award presentation, all members attending will have the opportunity to present their business. Prepare your “elevator pitch” and be ready to showcase your business to all attendees. Bring plenty of marketing collateral and business cards. Members: $25, Non-members: $35.To register, click here. You may also call the Chamber office at (815) 886-2076 or email

Coffee & Conversation with State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9 to 10 a.m.
Southern Comfort Bar & Grill, 444 N. Weber Rd.
Senator Bertino-Tarrant hopes area residents will take advantage of the casual environment to discuss questions and concerns on important legislative matters. If you have additional questions regarding coffee and conversation, please contact Senator Bertino-Tarrant’s district office at (815) 254-4211.

Irene King PTO 1st Annual Vendor/Crafter Fair
Friday, November 17, 2017, 5 to 7 p.m.
Irene King Elementary School, 301 Eaton Ave.
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. 

White Oak Library presents "Dating Over 50: Have Fun & Be Safe"
Friday, November 17, 2017, 5 to 7 p.m.
White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Rd.
Dating at any age can be daunting, but even more so for those over 50. We will share tips on dating, dating apps, and safety tips while enjoying wine, appetizers, and conversation. Maybe you'll meet your next date at our event! Free program. Free prizes. Must be at least 50 years old to attend. Registration required, click here. For questions, call (815) 552-4247. 

Northern Will County's 24th Annual Harvest Saturday Food Drive
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sponsored by St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Community Christian Church, United Presbyterian Church and The Rock Church. Please place your food donation in plastic bags outside your front door by 11:00 a.m. Pick-up is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Or feel free to bring it to the drop off at St. Andrew the Apostle on the Corner of Kingston and Arlington in Romeoville. For a list of accepted items, click here. If you would like to donate items, but won't be home that day, drop boxes will be located in the church hallway, and the following locations: Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Rd.; Romeoville Fire Department Station #1, 18 Montrose Dr.; Romeoville Fire Department Station #3, 698 N. Birch Lane and Romeoville Recreation Department, 900 W. Romeo Rd. from 11/12-11/20. If you have questions or would like to come and help, call Bernadette Sedlacek, Mon-Fri at (815) 886-4145, ext. 303 or email

Romeoville American Legion Post 52 & The Romeoville Veterans Commission presents "Thanks for Giving" Event for Veterans
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1 to 3 p.m.
Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center, 55 Phelps Ave.
Every Veteran (plus one) is cordially invited to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the Romeoville American Legion Post 52 and the Romeoville Veterans Commission. Come join your fellow Veterans for this FREE annual event. Please RSVP no later than Nov. 13th to or call/text: (815) 651-9621 (please spell name if leaving a message.)

Satellite Office Hours for State Representative Natalie Manley
Monday, November 20, 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!

Romeoville Art Society Monthly Community Poetry & Image Competition: December Theme is Home
Deadline: Monday, November 20, 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. 

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