Month: April 2014

Mother/Daughter Tea Time In Plainfield

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The Plainfield Park District is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea Party on May 9th from 6:30-7:15 PM at the Streams Rec Center. Girls and their mothers/grandmothers will be creating fun crafts, sipping tea, and having fun. This event is geared towards kids ages 2-6 and the cost for this event is $12 for residents and $18 for non-residents. For more information, call (815) 436-8812 or visit

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Soup Recipe For A Rainy Day


With all of this rainy weather we have been having, it’s a great time to cozy up to a hot bowl of soup. Below is a recipe for delicious Corn Chowder:

Corn Chowder With Wild Rice
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  • 4 large ears of fresh sweet corn, kernels removed (You can substitute 4 cups of frozen corn, thawed)
  • 6 slices of thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 5 cups of vegetable stock

  1. In a pot over medium heat, cook bacon, stirring often, until cooked but not crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and lay it on a paper towel lined plate. Add the sweet potato, onion, and butter to the pot. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook for about 15 minutes until the potato and onion are soft. Add the garlic and rosemary and cook for one minute. Add the corn kernels, 5 cups of vegetable stock, pepper and remaining salt and bring everything to a simmer.
  2. Put half of the soup into a blender and puree until smooth. Once smooth, transfer the soup back into the pot and add the wild rice and bacon. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Plainfield Culver’s Superhero Night

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Kids 12 and under are invited to come to the Plainfield Culvers tonight between 5 and 8 pm dressed as their favorite superhero. In honor of National Superhero Day, Culvers is hosting this event to benefit the Plainfield Law Enforcement Explorer’s Group.  Kids who come dressed up as a superhero will receive a 99 cent kids meal with the purchase of a value basket. There will be Plainfield officers attending the event as celebrity guests as well as a variety of law enforcement vehicles to check out including the DARE Dodge Viper.

Culver’s Superhero Night, April 28th 2014, 5:00-8:00 PM
13449 Illinois Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 439-4442

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Live Music At Plainfield’s Katie O’Connor’s

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David’s Bazaar, a solo vocal and acoustic guitar performer, will be playing at Katie O’Connor’s in Plainfield tomorrow, Saturday April 26th from 7-9 pm. He covers a wide range of music styles from rock to pop to folk. There is no cover charge for this event and all ages are welcome!
Katie O’Connor’s Pint House
13717 U.S. Route 30
Plainfield, IL

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Farmer’s Market Coming Back To Plainfield

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The Plainfield Farmer’s Market is returning to Lockport Street and Route 59 this June. The 7th annual market will reopen on Saturday June 14th at the southwest corner of Lockport and Route 59. This may be the last year that the market resides at that location; next year the event may be moved to the riverfront. For more information, call (630) 608-7344 or (815) 436-1342.

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Glitz, Glam, And More at Nevin’s Brewing Company

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Glitz, Glam, And More-A Shopper’s Paradise will take place at Nevin’s Brewing Company tomorrow, Thursday April 24th from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm. Vendors at the event include Premier Designs, Scentsy, For Tails Only, The Bottom Line Decorated Apparel And More, The Final Touch, Origami Owl, Grace Adele, Bizzibands, Mary Kay, Organo Gold Coffee, Avon, It Works, Chloe & Isabel & Tagliere Design & Events, Ornaments By Mary, and Tastefully Simple. Nevin’s Brewing Company is located at 12337 South Route 59 in Plainfield.

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Kids Eat Free At Plainfield Chili’s Today

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Why not take the kids out to eat tonight? Kids eat FREE every Tuesday at the Chili’s in Plainfield. Every adult meal purchased earns a free kids meal.
12740 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 254-0639

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Comedy Show To Benefit Plainfield Animal Rescue

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Help Save Pets, an animal rescue located in Plainfield, is hosting “Raise The Woof: A Standup Comedy Show” on Friday May 8th at Copley Theater.  The show will be family friendly and tickets will be sold for $40 each. The night will start with appetizers before the show and a cash bar at the theater.  A raffle with prizes including Disney World tickets and air line tickets will take place. Copley Theater is located at 8 E. Galena Blvd in Aurora. Only 200 tickets will be sold so get them now! To buy tickets and for more information, contact Minday at 708-945-7800 or email at

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Hugs For Hounds

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Hugs for Hounds, the 6th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 19th at 11 am.  This event is presented by Shorewood H.U.G.S. and the Forest Preserve District of Will County. The egg hunt will benefit Jullo, the Forest Preserve Police Department’s K9 officer. The event will take place at Hammel Woods Dog Park in Shorewood. All dogs taking part in the event must be on a leash and accompanied at all times. A $5 fee per dog will be collected. Registration can be done the day of the event beginning at 10:30 am but pre-registration is encouraged. To pre-register, visit or or you may call (815) 722-8193.

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