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Today is December 7, 2016

Lockport, IL 60441

Nearby communities: Homer Glen

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, marijuana, seminar
    - Come learn about the medical benefits of cannabis and find out how to obtain your medical marijuana card.

    You must RSVP to attend.
    Midwest Compassion Center
    1335 Lakeside Dr. Romeoville IL 60446
    Andrew Wagner 630.359.3213
  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, Holidays, Holiday Decorating, Holiday Craft, Holiday Shopping
    - Create a 14” tall mosaic Christmas tree (with wooden stand). This introductory class includes cutting, proper adhesives, design/layout and grouting techniques. You can also incorporate jewelry pieces such as beads, pearls and small objects. Students are required to bring 2 decorative Christmas plates and encouraged to bring any of your own holiday embellishments to add to your piece. Cost: $50. To register for this class, call Lisa at 630 664-3229 or email:
    The Growing Place
    2000 Montgomery Rd Aurora IL 60604
    Becca Massat 630.355.4000
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by November 4, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.

Friday, December 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, marijuana, seminar
    - Come learn about the medical benefits of cannabis and find out how to obtain your medical marijuana card.

    You must RSVP to attend.
    Midwest Compassion Center
    1335 Lakeside Dr. Romeoville IL 60446
    Andrew Wagner 630.359.3213
  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:44am EST.

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.

Monday, December 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.
  • - The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:53AM, EDT.

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ. One of the two College Football Playoff semi-finals to determine the contenders in the 2017 national championship game. For info visit click for details.
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - In 2014, the BCS conference commissioners selected the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as one of six elite bowl games to host the new College Football Playoff. Starting in 2016, Chick-fil-A Bowl will host a national Semifinal Game (#1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3) four times over the next 12 years. In the other eight years, the Bowl will host top ranked teams from around the country as assigned by a selection committee. The bowl will be located in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Dome.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, adolescents, addiction, parents, treatment, recovery
    - What happened to my son? To our family? What did I do wrong?
    At this special ParentsMatterToo event co-hosted with Edgewood Clinical Services, renowned author and journalist David Sheff will reflect on these heart-rending questions as he shares the desperation of his son Nic's addiction and the impact on their family. It is the story of an athlete and honor student, his descent into addiction and the promise of recovery in rehab.

    Based on his bestselling memoir, What Happened to My Beautiful Boy , Sheff's honest reflection and wisdom make for a powerful evening. Free event. All are welcome and invited.
    CEU's available.
    Yellow Box Community Christian Church
    1635 Emerson Lane Naperville IL 60540
    ParentsMatterToo - A KidsMatter Initiative 630.527.6562

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