Nov. 18

Kankakee Kultivators meeting

At noon in the fourth-floor auditorium of the Kankakee Public Library, the Kultivators will meet and install new officers for 2022. The day’s program will be presented by Colleen Nelson: “Christmas Fresh Greens Decorating Inside and Outside Your Home.” Anyone interested is invited to join the meeting.

» 815-932-9452

Nov. 19-21

KVTA’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.”

At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, join KVTA at the Lincoln Cultural Center — 240 Warren Ave., Kankakee — for a production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.”


Nov. 20

KVSO concert

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Olivet Nazarene University, 1 University Drive, Bourbonnais. This is the second show of the season and features music from Mexico.

» 815-214-9555 or

Harbor House Donation Drive

From 8 a.m. to noon, donations can be dropped off at 430 W. Merchant St., Kankakee. The organization is in need of toilet paper, paper towels, multicultural hair products, new pillows, new twin-XL bed sets, baby powder, and diapers in sizes 5, 6 and 7. There also is an Amazon Wishlist where items can be sent directly to Harbor House. View the list at


Peotone Tree Lighting

Starting at 3 p.m. on North and Second streets in Peotone, the village will be lighting the Christmas tree. There will be bonfire pits, s’mores, hot chocolate and a performance by the Peotone High School choir. At 5:30 p.m., the mayor will present the tree lighting.

» 708-258-3279

Jackyl at Watseka Theatre

Multi-platinum selling band Jackyl will return to The Watseka Theatre at 218 E. Walnut St., Watseka. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. opening act followed by the main performance. Tickets are $50 per person (plus a $5 handling fee). For an additional $15, concert-goers can have dinner in conjunction with the show.

» Tickets:; 815-993-6585

Nov. 21

Holiday Sip & Shop

From 2 to 6 p.m. at the Herscher Legion Community Center — 102 S. Oak St., Herscher — there will be a holiday sip and shop featuring small businesses. There will be holiday drinks and snacks.

» 815-426-9867

Nov. 24

Senior Bingo

From 10 a.m. to noon at the KVPD Rec Center, join a morning of bingo fun. They will be playing dime-card bingo games with a few special-prize games thrown in. Pre-registration is required.

» Register: or 815-939-1311

Nov. 25

A Turkey Time Giveback

From noon to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Kankakee Public Library — 201 E. Merchant St., Kankakee — Taya & Company will host a free Thanksgiving dinner and celebration. The day will include dinner, DJ, transportation, live music, games and prizes. Donations can be sent via cash app $TurkeyTimeGiveback. The event is for anyone in need of a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day.

» Call Taya at 815-216-5734

Nov. 27

Moon Cookie’s Small Business Saturday

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moon Cookie Gallery — 187 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee — will host a Small Business Saturday event featuring art from over 60 local and regional artists. There will be raffle prizes, goodie bags and more.

» 815-295-2997