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Flash Forward (July 25-31)

Catfish Days 2019

July 25 @ 8:00 am – July 28 @ 5:00 pm

Wilmington, IL Wlimington, IL United States + Google Map

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Chicago Fire Soccer Clinic

July 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W John Casey Rd 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

A trainer from the Chicago Fire will be at the Bourbonnais Public Library to show kids some “footy” drills and skills! Drinks will be provided. Kids should wear comfortable clothes and shoes to move in. The 3:30 session is for kids 3-6 (registration) and the 4:30 session is for kids 7-9 (registration).

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Library Book Sale

July 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W John Casey Rd 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

The Friends of the Bourbonnais Library will hold their annual Book Sale at the Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W. John Casey Rd.  The sale will begin with a Members Only Night on Thursday, July 25 from 4:30 till 8:00 p.m.   Sales to the general public begin Friday, July 26, from 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. and continue with the Bag Sale on Saturday, July 27, from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.  The cost will be $1 for hardcover books…

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Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery’s “Careers in Art”

July 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery/Heritage Village, 901 N Entrance Ave 
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States + Google Map

The “Careers in Art” educational event was inspired by the Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery’s exhibiting artist, Gretchen Jankowski’s own path to art. She initially intended to be a social worker, then writer but followed her true passion to be an artist. Jeff Stevenson the GSU gallery and sculpture park director, and Gretchen Jankowski a printmaking professor are joining us to discuss their careers in art. They will help aspiring art students know the scope of career possibilities and the education/experience…

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Whiting Pierogi Fest 2019

July 26 – July 28

Pierogi Fest is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year! Come out to join the party on 119th St in Whiting, IN for another great festival. The festival will be July 26-28 and runs from 11 am to 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss the parade on Friday night at 7 pm! Visit www.pierogifest.net for more event information. Stop by the Jill’s Sweets & Treats booth for Chocolate Covered Strawberries,…

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Main Street Music Fest July 26th & 27th

July 26 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Kankakee Depot, 199 S East Ave 
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States + Google Map

$5.00

Merchant Street MusicFest is a two-day music and arts festival at the historic downtown train depot, recently named the Harold and Jean Miner Festival Square, located at 199 South East Avenue in Kankakee, IL. This year’s festival will be held on July 26 and 27, 2019. The event is a community celebration featuring local, regional, and national musical talent on three stages, art vendors, and great food and drink. Kankakee is located 60 miles south of Chicago and is a multi-cultural blend.…

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KVTA’s The Sunshine Boys

July 26 @ 7:00 pm – July 28 @ 9:00 pm

Kankakee Valley Theatre Black Box, One Stuart Dr. 
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States + Google Map

Kankakee Valley Theatre Assoc. along with Carrier Corporation and Goodberlet Home Services presents The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon. This comedy features professional Actor Wayne Powers. Directed by Rodger Allen Jones. Show dates; July 26, 27 & 28th Aug. 3rd and 4th. Go to www.kvta.org for all ticket information

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2019 Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp – July 27

July 27 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am

Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Ave 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

Since Summer 2001, Bourbonnais has been the summer home of the Chicago Bears.  Each year, fans swarm to the town 60 miles south of Chicago in an effort to get up close and personal with their favorite NFL stars on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. Along with seeing athletes in action, fans can enjoy daily entertainment, games, activities, giveaways and more on the campus of Olivet. All fans attending must sign up in advance for free tickets.

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Peotone Car Club 32nd Annual Car Show

July 27 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

We’re back and better than ever! The original and official, longest-running car show in downtown Peotone. The 32nd annual show continues to include a class for every car including Power Wheels for the young automotive enthusiasts and homemade trophies. Yep, who hands out homemade trophies? We do! A $20 registration fee includes a super cool t-shirt (last year they were being sold on eBay), a dash plaque, goody bag, and door prize ticket. Seriously, what other car show gives you…

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Catholic Charities Back to School event starts this Saturday at Olivet. To register, click the link in the article below.

Kankakee and Iroquois County Back to School Fair

July 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Ave 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

Catholic Charities’ Back to School Fair in Kankakee County is presented in cooperation with Bears Care, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears. This fun event helps students from low-income households access free school supplies, health services, and other resources to help get the school year started on the right foot! This fair helps school-aged children from Kankakee and Iroquois Counties! Registration is going on now! Register in-person at our office: 249 S. Schuyler Ave., Suite 300, Kankakee, IL 60901…

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Read to a Dog

July 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W John Casey Rd 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

Read to a professional listener with big ears! All children are welcome: those who want to practice their reading out loud, those who like to make up stories with or without a book, and those who prefer a librarian reads to both them and the pup. Our guest listener will be Porter, a sweet black lab.

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Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Bourbonnais

July 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Barnes & Noble – Bourbonnais, 1577 N State Rte 50 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

Artist and Author Julie Elroy, from Saint Anne, IL, will have a book signing. It will be held at Barnes & Noble in Bourbonnais, IL. Her book, called Healing Touch for Mind, Body, and Soul: An Artistic Look at the Healing Touches of Jesus, is inspirational. This book invites you to enjoy art, read the Bible, and sing hymns to worship the Lord. Come, experience the healing touches Jesus has in store for you.

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2019 Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp – July 28

July 28 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am

Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Ave 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

Since Summer 2001, Bourbonnais has been the summer home of the Chicago Bears.  Each year, fans swarm to the town 60 miles south of Chicago in an effort to get up close and personal with their favorite NFL stars on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. Along with seeing athletes in action, fans can enjoy daily entertainment, games, activities, giveaways and more on the campus of Olivet. All fans attending must sign up in advance for free tickets.

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Grant Park Fireman’s Association Annual Chicken Cookout

July 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Grant Park Community Center, 209 W Dixie Hwy 
Grant Park, IL 60940 United States + Google Map

Grant Park Fireman’s Association Chicken Cookout, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Grant Park Community Center. $10 for adults, $5 kids. Chicken, desserts, basket raffles and split the pot. Info. 815-465-6123.

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2019 Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp – July 29

July 29 @ 8:15 am – 10:30 am

Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Ave 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

Since Summer 2001, Bourbonnais has been the summer home of the Chicago Bears.  Each year, fans swarm to the town 60 miles south of Chicago in an effort to get up close and personal with their favorite NFL stars on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. Along with seeing athletes in action, fans can enjoy daily entertainment, games, activities, giveaways and more on the campus of Olivet. All fans attending must sign up in advance for free tickets.

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BVPD Summer Concert Series – Spoken Four

July 30

Perry Farm, 459 N. Kennedy Dr 
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

Every Tuesday at 7pm, join us for some of Chicagoland’s hottest musical talent!  Bring a chair or blanket for a night of music under the stars in one of our parks!  $2 donation suggested.

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55th Annual Kankakee County Fair

July 31 – August 4

Kankakee County Fairgrounds, 213 W 4000 S Rd 
Kankakee, IL 60914 United States + Google Map

The annual Kankakee County Fair is a week of full fun and exciting events from sideshows, livestock shows, grandstand events, and carnival rides to camping with the family, nightly bands and vendors galore.  Come join us for delicious food, quality entertainment and great times with family and friends!

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