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 event will include dinner, DJ entertainment, transportation, live music, games and prizes. Donations can be sent via cashapp $TurkeyTimeGiveback. The event is for anyone in need of a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day.

» Taya, 815-216-5734

Opening of Cupola Farm

Starting Thanksgiving Day, Cupola House Tree Farm will begin its season for selling live Christmas trees. It will be open seven days a week while supplies last. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The farm is located at 4030 N. 3000West Road, Bourbonnais.

» 815-932-6635,

Nov. 26

Family Fun Day

Starting at 11 a.m., a day of fun is planned for homeschooled families will include dancing, reading, snacks and crafts at the Pembroke Library, 13130 E. Central Ave., Hopkins Park.

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

Woldhuis Farms’ Vendor Fair

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouse, at 10300 E. 9000North Road, Grant Park, will host a vendor fair featuring 70 small businesses for Small Business Saturday. Complete list of vendors available on Woldhuis’s website,

Doc Love Live Show

Kankakee native and comedian Doc Love will return home for a live performance titled “Thankful For It All.” Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Kankakee Public Library, 201 E. Merchant St., Kankakee. Tickets are on sale at C&L Fine Goods Boutique at 155 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee.

» 815-939-4564

Nov. 28

Holiday Wreath Class

At 2 p.m. at Top Notch Knots & Pots, located at 1260 Larry Power Rd., Bourbonnais, join a wreath-making class to create a gift or household decoration. Cost is $50 with all materials included. Pre-registration is required.

» RSVP: 815-573-5564

Nov. 30

Paint Night at Steam Hollow

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at Steam Hollow Brewing Co., at 450 S. Spruce St., Unit C, Manteno, paint an 11x14 snowman canvas. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Cost is $25 and includes one drink ticket and all the paint supplies. Payment may be made in advance via Venmo (@Kathi-Eastman) or cash/credit card/Venmo at the door.

» RSVP at 815-735-1335 or

Holiday Countdown Art Class

At 6:30 p.m. at the Herscher Legion Community Center — 102 S. Oak St., Herscher — learn how to make a vintage truck shelf-sitter that serves as a holiday countdown. Event co-hosted by On A Whim. Snacks will be available as well as a cash bar.

» 815-426-9867