As a church community, we are also a part of our greater, surrounding community. We frequently receive information on upcoming events from other parishes, churches, schools, universities, local organizations, our village and other surrounding communities. With little or no room to include these events in our parish bulletin, we will make an effort to include items on this page that we feel will be of the greatest interest to parishioners.
- May 13th
Providence Catholic High School Spring Concert and Art Show. Location: 1800 W. Lincoln Highway, Immaculate Hear of Mary Gymnasium, New Lenox. Please enter through door #9. Time: Art Show at 6:00 p.m.; Concert at 7:00 p.m. For more information visit www.providencecatholic.org.
- May 15th
Boot Camp for Job Seekers One-On-One Resume & Cover Letter Review. Location: New Lenox Public Library. Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Call 815.485.2605 to register or visit www.newlenoxpubliclibrary.org.
Reneé Perry, Business Coach will be hosting a book signing of her newly published book, It IS All About You! Donating 50% of the proceeds during a charity benefit event, “Wild West rodeo Round Up” from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Smokey Barque, 20 Kansas Street, Frankfort.
- May 17th
Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) Candlelight Bowl Fundraiser. Location: Laraway Lanes, 1009 W. Laraway Rd., New Lenox. Time: 6:30 p.m. For information or to register call 815.462.2900 or visit www.lwsra.org.
Trinity Services Trivia Night Fundraiser. Location: Beggars Pizza, 650 W. Maple St., New Lenox. Time: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. To register online, visit www.trinity-services.org, click on link on left or call Kris at 815.717.3750.
- May 18th
Joliet Area Community Hospice Family Fun Run/Walk. Location: Village Commons, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox. Time: Registration: 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.; Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. For information call 815.531.3553 or register online at www.joliethospice.org under General Events.
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Powerful Women - Today Counts! Location: 333 N. Madison St., Bruce J. Wallin Conference Rooms A, B & C, Joliet. Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please register for this FREE program by calling 815.725.9438.
- May 24 to 27
Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival 6119 W.147th Street, Oak Forest. Six covered stages, covered seating, import stores, carnival rides, food and refreshments. www.chicagogaelicparkirishfest.org or 708/687-9323
- May 25th LincolnWay Community Bank FREE Shred Event. Location: 1000 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox. Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. For more information call 815.462.4300 or visit www.LWCBank.com.
- University of St. Francis, Joliet, Summer Camps
Camps focus on reading enhancement, forensic science, technology, art, theater, entrpreneurship, foreign language, digital recording and much more. LEGO Eduction camps for grades k-6 that include robotics. visit www.stfrancis.edu/solutions or call 815/740-3600.
- Providence Catholic High School Summer Youth Academic and Athletic Camps. For more specific camp information visit www.providencecatholic.org (click on “Summer Camps”) or call 815.717.3170 (athletic camps) or 815.717.3160 (academic camps)
- Benet High School, offers camps in grammar, middle and junior high school girls and boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Strenght Training, Tennis, and Volleyball. www.benet.org or https://sites.google.com/site/benetsports/
- American Legion Post 1977 Country Line Dance lessons every Tuesday, starting May 7th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- New Lenox Police Department “A Matter of Balance” Falls Prevention Program. Every Monday through June 17th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the New Lenox Police Department. To register, or for more information, contact Public Safety Division Chief Daniel Martin at 815.462.6100.
- Village of New Lenox French Market – every Saturday from May 11 through October 12. Location: Village Hall South Parking Lot. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For information visit www.newlenox.net.
- Workforce Services Division of Will County: The Mobile Workforce Center will be at the Frankfort Township Office on Fridays in April from 9:30 a.m. – Noon and from 1– 3p.m. For more information, visit www.jobs4people.org or call 815-723-3860.
Coming in June:
Saturday, June 1
PASS Network for life is sponsoring a "Hike for Life:
8am to 2pm
Old Plank Trail in Frankfort
www.helppass.org or call 815/462-3592
Thursday, June 6th
Chasing the Sun 5/k/8k
Sponsored by the NL Chamber of Commerce and Community Park District
The race fitness walk offers 5k and 8k certified courses starting and finishing in the commons
with a post-race family friendly party to follow.
USATF Certified, Chip Timed, Age Groups Awards & Team Competitions
Free Pizza & Beverage
Sponsorship and participation opportunities begin in April.
Registration will be available through active.com
Visit www.newlenoxchamber.com or www.newlenoxparks.org for more information.
Unwanted Medication Disposal Program
An Unwanted Medication Disposal Container is located at the New Lenox Police Department, 701 W. Haven Avenue, New Lenox, IL 60451 The container, for the disposal of unwanted medications, is located just inside the front entrance of the Administrative Offices and is available to residents Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm excluding holidays. Acceptable prescriptions and over the counter medications include pills, salves and liquid medications in original containers. Items not in original containers must be packaged in non-leaking containers. Unacceptable items include IV bags, thermometers and medical waste.
New Lenox Crime Tip Hotline
Callers will be asked to leave a message the provides as much information as possible, such as:
New Lenox Police Cadet Program
The New Lenox Police Cadet Program is currently looking for young people (14-20) interested in Law Enforcement. Applications can be picked up at the New Lenox Police Department at: 701 W. Haven Ave, New Lenox, IL. The program runs year round with the Cadets meeting every Wednesday at 7:00pm and at 6:00pm in the summer. At the weekly meetings, the Cadets receive classroom and hands-on training. The training includes traffic stops, felony traffic stops, domestic violence, search warrants, building searches, interviewing, rapid response, hand cuffing and many other areas related to law enforcement. The Cadets also assist with many types of community events such as Triple Play Concerts, Movie Night in the Commons and Christmas in the Commons. Anyone interested or for more information, contact, Officer Aurena Davis at: 815/462-6100 or email@example.com.
Seeks Food and Personal Care Donations
Catholic Charities Daybreak Center at 611 E. Cass Street in Joliet, IL, is the largest homeless shelter in Will county and is seeking donations of:
white wash cloths and bathtowels, canned tuna, instant mashed potatoes, canned ravioli, spaghetti sauce, jelly (grape, apple, strawberry), instant oatmeal, 1 to 2 pound bags of rice, coffee, iced tea mix.
Bring donations to the Daybreak Center in Joliet on weekdays between 8:00am and 11:00am, and 1:00pm and 4:00pm. For more information go to www.catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.
Portiuncula Center for Prayer, Poverello Holistic Center,
'Healing Body, Mind, Spirit'
9263 West St. Francis Road, Frankfort, Il 60423
Phone: 815 464-3880 or www.portforprayer.org for upcoming workshops, retreats, and recurring programs
For more information go to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815/464-3880
The Manhattan-New Lenox TRIAD for Seniors invites senior citizens (age fifty and up) from the area to attend their monthly meeting at 1:30pm, at the Village of New Lenox Village Hall Community Room. Future meeting dates are pending.
If you have any questions regarding this month’s presentation or about the TRIAD or joining TRIAD, please call Kathie Johnson at New Lenox Township, phone number is 815-485-6431.
Joliet Area Community Hospice
Bereavement Services, Counseling, Support Groups, Workshops, Help for the Holidays for Adults, Teens & Children, “Saying Goodbye to Grandpa”, a puppet play to teach children in a non-threatening and engaging way about death, funerals and grieving.
For further information about programs, contact Mary Ann, 815/740-4104 or www.joliethospice.org or www.facebook.com/jach04
First Saturday of Each Month
First Saturday Devotion to the Blessed Mother will be held the first Saturday of each month at St. James the Greater Church (22400 S. Torrance Ave., Sauk Village). The devotion begins at 9:00 am and includes: the Rosary, Hymns, Fatima Prayers and Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. All are invited to attend.
Third Monday of Each Month
Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at the New Lenox Public Library (120 Veterans Parkway) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups provide emotional, educational and social support for family caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with memory loss, regardless of diagnosis. For more information call 800-272-3900 or go to www.alz.org/illinois.
The Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien has numerous events each month.
Visit their website at www.carmelitespiritualcenter.org for a listing of events
or contact them a: 630-969-4141.
Senior Services of Will County is looking for volunteers for Meals on Wheels to deliver meals once a week in the New Lenox area. Please call Sharon at 815-838-5885 after 1:00 pm if you can help.
Senior Companions Needed
Catholic Charities is looking for people, 55 years and older who are interested in visiting with another senior who is homebound. Volunteers who meet the income guideline will receive a tax free hourly stipend and a mileage reimbursement for time spent with clients. The possibilities are endless: have a cup of coffee, take a walk in the yard, go out to lunch, shop, or transport to an appointment. This is strictly a friendly visit, no homecare duties are involved.
If you feel that this is an opportunity that sounds right for you and you live in Grundy or Will Counties, please call Kristin Ruda at 815-724-1128 and become a Senior Companion today!
Xavier Society for the Blind provides religious material and spiritual reading at no charge for those who need materials in Braille, large print or audio CD’s. They have a large lending library of books and periodicals. If you know of someone who could use these services, contact them at 800-637-9193 or go to their website: www.xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
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