community events

Lewis University presents the 2nd Annual Foodie 5K - A Benefit Run for Northern Illinois Food Bank
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9 a.m. to Noon
Lewis University, 1 University Parkway
Join the runners, walkers and their families at the Foodie 5K Trail Run/Walk featuring a post-run festival including entertainment, food trucks, and a kid’s zone. This event will SELL OUT, so register early to secure a spot! For more information and to register, click here. Post-race festival includes food and entertainment. All ages welcome.

Isle a la Cache Museum presents "Busy Beaver's Craft Club"
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Rd.
Ages 12 or younger, join us for a FREE “Busy Beavers Craft Club.” In September, decorate a classic fall colors bookmark. No registration required.

Satellite Office Hours for State Representative Natalie Manley
Monday, September 17, 2018, 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!

The H Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at Mistwood Golf Club
Monday, September 17, 2018, Shotgun start at Noon
Mistwood Golf Course, 1700 W. Renwick Rd.
Join The H Foundation for a day of golfing with a celebrity guest, fun and food. 
Register as an individual golfer or sign-up a foursome: $1,600/foursome-$400/individuals, $50/person dinner & reception at 5:00 p.m. All Golfers Receive 18 holes of golf, golfer gift package, lunch, dinner reception, and an opportunity to golf with a celebrity guest. Sponsorships sign-up opportunities starting at $250. See more details about sponsorship opportunities online. If you are not a golfer, but want to help make a difference, consider creating a sponsorship team! When You Give... All proceeds benefit basic science cancer research and go directly to the doctors, scientists, and students dedicated to finding a cure for cancer at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. If you need additional info please email or call (708) 352-5240 or click here.

White Oak Library presents "Saving Lives in Auschwitz: Book Talk with Dr Ewa Bacon, Lewis University History Professor"
Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Rd.
Dr. Ewa Bacon is Professor Emerita of History at Lewis University. Her areas of expertise and research interests include: the Holocaust and genocide, Russian history, Central European history (especially Germany and Poland), and globalization issues. Dr. Bacon received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, a master's and a doctorate degree from the University of Chicago. Dr. Bacon will launch the first of her three part talk series focused on her book Saving Lives in Auschwitz, with a General introduction to the book. Ewa's first talk will focus on the men who survived the “death camp” of the concentration camp Auschwitz during World War II. For questions, call (815) 552-4230 or email To register, click here.

White Oak Library presents "Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front"
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Rd.
During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. One of the civilian avenues was through the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, which was essentially a mobile club, featuring doughnuts, coffee, and good old American girl-next-door friendliness, all served up at the front lines in Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia - wherever the troops were to be found. Learn more about the Clubmobile program and all the ways in which American women helped win the war! For questions, email or call (815) 552-4225. To register, click here.

Isle a la Cache Museum presents "Volunteer Workday: National Public Lands Day" 
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Rd.

Our "Volunteer Workdays" provide an opportunity for you to contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise. Registration is required by calling (815) 722-7364 or emailing This ensures that there is enough equipment for all participants.
Please dress for outdoor work and the weather. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and work gloves. All ages; youth are encouraged when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Romeoville Art Society Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Creative Arts Center at Highpoint, 174 S. Highpoint Dr., Room 109
For more information, contact, call (224) 216-2447 or click here.

White Oak Library presents "Dating Over 50: Have Fun - Be Safe"
Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
White Oak Library, 201 W. Normantown Rd.
Join us on the last Friday of every month for a fun-filled night. Dating at any age can be daunting, but even more so for those of us over 50. We will share tips on dating, dating apps, and safety tips while enjoying a glass of wine (or coffee) and conversation. Maybe you'll meet your next date at our event! The group will continue the conversation at a local restaurant following the event. For more information, call (815) 552-4247 or email

American Legion Post 52 "Queen of Hearts" Raffle
Every Wednesday, Ticket sales 4:30 6:50 p.m., Drawing at 7:00 p.m.
Lost Acre Lounge, 7 Alexander Circle
Tickets 6 for $5.00.

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 2018-19 School Year Registration is Open
175 High Point Drive
The Little Explorers 2018-19 School Year Registration is open for all current and prospective families for Preschool through 3rd grade. To learn more about our programs and schedule a tour, please call (815) 886-4898 or email 


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