Get Out: Support Children and Make Cupcakes

Local events include opportunities to support local programs.


1. Support Opportunities for Special-Needs children

When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday
Where: Elk’s Lodge, 250 SE Frontage Rd. in Joliet
provides horseback riding to special-needs children and has seen the experience change the children. This is one of its fundraisers to provide additional services to its clientele.
Tickets purchased in advance are $25 and can be purchased by calling Kris at 815-467-9332. Tickets purchased at the door will be $30. 


When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday
Where: Joliet Area Historical Museum
  The museum is teaming up with the Joliet Police and Joliet Fire Departments for a block party. Police and Fire equipment, the K9 unit and activities and games will be offered. And, admission to the museum is free.
Cost: Free to attend

3. Jump Around

When: 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday
Where: The Jump Up
Why: On Autism Awareness Day, take your kids to The Jump Up and have fun while supporting a great cause.
Cost: $10 per child, $5 per adult without a paying child.

4. B.I.N.G.O. for Kids

When: 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday
The library has customized boards for 1st to 4th graders, while non-readers (3-6 years old with a grown up) can try their hand at picture bingo. There will also be prizes. You must register over the phone or in person at either location: Channahon: 815-467-6200, Ext. 3; Minooka: 815-467-1600, Ext. 3. You can also email Ms. Julie or Ms. Lisa at juliec@trpld.org - lisab@trpld.org
Cost: Free to attend 

5. Let Them Eat (Cup) Cakes

When: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday
Tom Degutis, former professional pastry chef, will teach attendees how to create two types of Easter cupcakes based on designs in "Hello, Cupcake!" and "What's New Cupcake?" by Karen Tack.  Advanced registration is required as space will be limited. Call Leslie Lovato at 815-725-1715
Cost: Free


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