Flash Forward (Aug 21st – 28th)

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Solarize Chicagoland – Solar Power Hour Information Session

August 21 @ 5:30 pm Peotone Public Library District, 515 N. First St 
Peotone, IL 60468 United States + Google Map

Thinking about going solar? A representative from the Resource, Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department will be at the Peotone Library on Wednesday, August 21st at 5:30pm. Residents throughout Cook, Kane, DuPage, and Will counties have an opportunity to participate in Solarize Chicagoland, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. Regardless of where you live in the counties, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the…Find out more »

No Small Matter (Film Screening)

August 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pmKankakee Public Library, 4th Floor Auditorium, 200 East Court Street 
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States + Google Map

Screening of “No Small Matter” The film is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays our the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country. No charge–Lunch providedFind out more »

Friday After 5 Concert – Rebecca Rego and The Trainmen

August 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmThe Kankakee Depot, 199 S East Ave 
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States + Google Map

Come out and enjoy a Friday night concert! Bounce house and face painting available! Live music is from 6:30 to 8:30pm Music: Rebecca Rego and The Trainmen Food: TBAFind out more »

The 2nd Annual Great Joliet Prison Break-In

August 24 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pmOld Joliet Prison, 1125 N. Collins Street 
Joliet, IL 60432 United States + Google Map

Last year, over 3,500 attended The Great Joliet Prison Break-In. This year, we’re going bigger and better with featured band The Ides Of March. Also playing the event will be Hot Mess, Great Moments in Vinyl and The Nikki Hill Band. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the Joliet Area Historical Museum and their efforts to secure, stabilize and showcase the Old Joliet Prison.Find out more »

Kankakee County, “Voices of the Past”, Cemetery Walk

August 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pmMound Grove Cemetery, 1000 N Greenwood Ave 
Kankakee, IL 60901 United States + Google Map

This event brings the fascinating history of Kankakee County to life. Participants who visit Mound Grove Cemetery will get a guided history lesson as they are led to gravesites of former residents, portrayed by actors in period costumes, and share something of their lives and times. Visitors will leave with a better understanding of Kankakee County’s rich heritage through the lives of its residents. The historic people being portrayed are: Governor and Mrs. Len and Ida Small, William Gougar, Fannie…Find out more »

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