June 5, 2011

Brainwood to host Massive Garage Sale Weekend – Herald News

Bernie’s book bank book drive: Donate children’s books in good condition from 9 a.m. to noon June 10 at the Grundy County Chamber Building, 909 N. Liberty St., Morris. Sponsors are Bernie’s Books, Grundy County Chamber of Commerce and Grundy County ERCO. Call 815-941-3229 or 815-941-3214 .


Friday and Saturday

Braidwood all-town garage sale days: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10 and 11, rain or shine sponsored by the Braidwood Fire Sirens. Homes participating in the sales will be marked with yellow pennants. Maps and sale listings will be available on the day of the sales at First Presbyterian Church, Main and Lincoln streets in Braidwood. The church will also hold a garage sale, perennial sale, vendors and luncheon.


June 14

Phone book recycling: 9 a.m. to noon June 14 at Cardinal Recycling, 2600 Beyer Road, Morris. Sponsors are Cardinal Recycling and the Grundy County Environmental and Resource Conservation Office. Call 815-941-3214 or 815-941-3229 .


June 17-18

E-waste recycling: Free disposal of monitors, laptops, TVs and white goods 1-4 p.m. June 17 (for businesses) and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 (for residences). Sponsors are Republic Services, Vintage Tech Recyclers and Cardinal Recycling. For more information, call 815-941-3214 .


July 1

Ellis house family fun night: 4-7 p.m. July 1 at the Ellis House and Equestrian Center, 13986 McKanna Roam in Minooka. Activities include a movie, pony rides ($2 per ride), bonfire, tractor-pulled hay rides, straw fort, coloring pages/crafts and concessions. For information, call or visit


Aug 6-7

Relay for Life: From 3 p.m. Aug. 6 to 7 a.m. Aug. 7 at Wilmington High School, 209 Wildcat Court, Wilmington. An overnight event to celebrate those who are fighting or have fought cancer. Teams of local businesses, schools, churches, community groups and families raise funds prior to the event. Call or visit




St. Vincent’s table: Meals provided by volunteers of Public Action to Deliver Sustenance, a Grundy County nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those in need, 5-6 p.m. Mondays at Berst Center at Assumption Church, 180 Kankakee St., Coal City, ; and 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson St., Morris, .


Wilmington VFW daily specials: Malcolm J. Mayo VFW Post 5422 offers pot roast, potatoes and veggies for $6.50 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; wings for 50 cents each from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; and all-you-can-eat shrimp with coleslaw, bread and butter, a 12-ounce fountain drink and macaroni and cheese or french fries for $10.95 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every other Friday. The VFW is at 557 Baltimore St., Wilmington. Call .


Bingo and euchre: Euchre games begin at 7 p.m Mondays and 9 a.m. Saturdays. For bingo, doors open at 5:15 p.m. with the first game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo players could win $4,995. Events at VFW Malcolm J. Mayo Post 5422, 557 Baltimore St., Wilmington. Call .


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