5 Things to do in Will County: have a doggone good time at the Crest Hill library on Saturday

More suggestions for your weekend: free concert, open air yoga, doughnuts and drafts

1) Come hear the band In The Pocket performs at a free concert in the park at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 710 Taylor St. Joliet. Bring your own lawn chair and refreshments. For information, visit the event Concerts in The Park - In The Pocket on Facebook.

2) Bring a yoga mat and enjoy a yoga class in an open air pavilion at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Bronkberry Farms, located at 18061 South Bronk Road in Plainfield. Plainfield. $20. Register at bronkberryfarms.com/event-calendar.

3) Has your summer gone to the dogs? Then come out to the Crest Hill branch of the White Oak Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for its almost fourth annual “Dog Day of Summer” event. Features include dog adoption event, vendors (veterinary services, and small business retailers) and library-related activities: no-bake, dog safe treats; a bandana making station; photo booth, peanut butter licking competition; costume and trick contests; a miniature agility course and raffles.

Other features include Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow with his League of Extraordinary Canines, Deacon Kevin O’Donnell of St. Bernadette Church in Evergreen Park to offer pet blessings and a dog food drive. “Well-behaved owners and their dogs who are current on their shots are welcome,” according to the library’s website. No retractable leashes. For information, visit whiteoaklibrary.org.

4) Enjoy free doughnuts (while supplies last) from the Orland Park Bakery with the purchase of any draft beer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Will Country Brewing Company, located at 1142 W. Jefferson St. in Shorewood. For information, visit shop.willcountybrew.com.

5) Brad Jackson & The Shades of Country will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Double J Sports Bar, located at 1001 Essington Road in Joliet. Features include a live broadcast with WCCQ and a chance to win concert tickets and pro football tickets. For information, visit shawlocal.com/the-herald-news/local-events.

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Denise  Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland is the features editor for The Herald-News in Joliet. She covers a variety of human interest stories. She also writes the long-time weekly tribute feature “An Extraordinary Life about local people who have died. She studied journalism at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now the University of St. Francis.