Occasion calendar: June 24-29, 2021 | Native information
An Iroquois Memorial Hospital COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Iroquois County Health Department, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka. It will offer initial doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by appointment or pre-registration to Illinois residents 12 years of age and older. Second dose on July 15th.
Bourbonnais Friendship Festival
This family-friendly festival takes place in the Bourbonnais Community Center. This year’s festival theme is “Once Upon a Time in Bourbonnais: Take Two”. There will be carnival rides and much more.
Annual garden tour and Kankakee Cultivators’ fair
The tour welcomes ticket holders to five residential gardens and two bonus gardens. The Vendors’ Faire on the grounds of the Kankakee Civic Center and Historical Museum is open to the public.
» Facebook @kankakeekultivators, 815-932-9452
Riversides mobile pantry
Riverside Healthcare is partnering with Northern Illinois Food Bank to bring the Rx Mobile Food Pantry to the Kankakee Youth for Christ City Life Center, 1820 E. Court St., Kankakee, from 3pm to 5pm
The Edward Chipman Public Library in Momence is home to a teen book club with a monthly theme, accompanying snacks, and sometimes a craft. You can read any book on this month’s topic.
» Facebook @teenbookclubmomence, 815-472-2581
Join the Clove Alliance (formerly KC-CASA / ISAS) for a kid’s walk from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Letourneau Home / Museum, 698 Stratford Drive East, Bourbonnais.
Live music at Good Vibrations
Funky Trouble Band – “Rockn ‘Blues and Roots Band with a funky edge” – will perform from 8pm to midnight at Good Vibrations, 1680 W. Station St., Kankakee.
Kankakee Class Reunions or Westview Class of 1971 will have a variety of events in several locations in the Kankakee area.
» Facebook @ westviewclassof1971reunion, 815-954-3195
Fishing 101: summer session
This course encompasses a wealth of information for anglers of all levels, including licensing, safety, and selection of the right equipment. Different times and days at Bird Park, Kankakee. The cost is $ 35 per session.
This course is for people aged 15 and over who have a basic understanding of skating. The program focuses on shooting, stick handling, position and pass. Different times and days. Ice Valley Center ice arena. Cost $ 85.72.
Mythical Creatures Kids Crafts Camp
Registration deadline for July 10th Mythical Creatures Theme Arts and Crafts Camp. For children ages 5 to 10 through the Kankakee Valley Park District, the event will be held on July 10th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Civic Auditorium, 803 S. Eighth Ave., Kankakee. The cost is $ 40 per child.
Join the Kankakee Catholic Charities online every Tuesday morning between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM to train your brain with interactive puzzles and games.
Watseka Fourth of July Parade
The city of Watseka sponsors the July 4th parade in which the Iroquois County Health Department staff will be the “Proud to be an American” Grand Marshal. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Belmont Avenue.
Registration closes for the camp on July 17th. For children 5 to 10 years old, through the Kankakee Valley Park District; 1.30pm-3.30pm, Civic Auditorium, 803 S. Eighth Ave., Kankakee. $ 40 per child.
Students ages 6-10 learn many aspects of nature, including the ecosystem, soil, plants, insects, and more in the Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation District and Kankakee Valley Park District. Weekly meetings Tuesday, 6.-27. July, 10-11 a.m., bird park. Cost $ 40 for all four sessions.
6th Annual Squeal Showdown BBQ Competition
The village of Herscher is hosting the sixth annual competition on Main Street in downtown Herscher on July 10th. Construction begins at 5:30 a.m. and the event runs all day, with the final scoring at 5:00 p.m.
The classic car shows return this spring and summer in the Farmers’ Market car parks on the corner of East Merchant Street and South Schuyler Avenue. The shows run from 6pm to 8pm on July 10th and feature live music by Craig Everett.
The Hippocrates Medical Clinic Yard Sale is from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at 606 E. Court St., Kankakee; Sell $ 20 for an 8 by 10 area.
On this evening, the Hollywood Canteen from the 1940s is to be recreated as a club where service members can find dancing, drinks and entertainment. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Manteno American Legion Post 755, 117 N. Walnut St., Manteno. 18+ show starts at 8 p.m. Veterans are free. Tickets available at the box office.