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Main Campus & Blue Island Education Center


Salvation Army Food Pantry


Wednesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
2900 W Burr Oak Ave. Blue Island, IL

Salvation Army is doing Zumba again. See what makes it so much fun! For $15 per month, you can have fun and get into shape!
When: Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 10 am
Where: Salvation Army Crossgenerations Worship and Community Center, 2900 W 127th St

John D. Rita Rec Center Hours 

The John D. Rita Recreation Center is having Open Gym at the following times:

Mondays from 3 pm to 4 pm, grades 4 - 8; 4 pm to 5 pm, High School  Tuesdays from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, grades 4 - 8; Boy Scouts, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm  Wednesdays from 3 pm to 4 pm, grades 4 - 8; 4 pm to 5 pm, High School   Thursdays from 3 pm to 4 pm, grades 4 - 8; 4 pm to 5 pm, High School   Fridays from 3 pm to 4 pm, grades 4 - 8; 4 pm to 5 pm, High School, Girl Scouts, 6 pm to 8 pm 

Learn Spanish or English with Duolingo
Join the Children’s Department Duolingo classroom to learn and compete with other children. Small prizes will be awarded monthly to top students. Bring headphones and Duolingo compatible devices, computers and tablets are available on a first come first served basis. If you have a Duolingo account you can enter our classroom code FSGYYP for Spanish, and CWXMPK for English. Ages 7-14, and sign-up is required.
When: Mondays, through May 20th, 6 pm
Where: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York St

Blue Island Public Library

There's lots going on at the Library--for adults, kids and anyone in between! Check it out--at the Blue Island Public Library! Library hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm. For information about any library services or programming, please call the reference desk at 708.388.1078 x 19

Blue Island Public Library…now mobile!  The Blue Island Public Library is now offering access to library materials to homebound readers. If you know someone who is unable to visit the Library because of illness, injury or a disability, please contact Reference Services Department for details by calling Sofia Aguilera at 708.385.1078 x 20. 



The Blue Island Seed Library is open year-round. All seeds are free and donations of saved or leftover seeds are always welcome. We strive to make open-pollinated, heirloom and organic seeds available to area gardeners. The seed library is located near the front door of the library.




Blue Cap Food Pantry

The Food Pantry at Blue Cap provides real life training for the residents of Blue Cap and a real service for those in need in Blue Island and Robbins. You must provide a valid ID or piece of mail proving residency.

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Blue Cap, Market St at rear of building


Seniors Ride Free! If you are a Senior in town, the Calumet Township Senior Center has a free ride program! They will pick you up at your door and take you anywhere in Blue Island, Calumet Park and Riverdale. Even if you live in the Worth Township side of town, they will pick you up. They need 24 hours of advance notice. A great and easy way to get around town! Call 708.388.6606

For Seniors  Are you a Senior or do you know a Senior in Blue Island and beyond? They can join Our Healthy Circle at MetroSouth Medical Center. Their mission is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for seniors 50 and better by providing programs that encourage continued learning, wellness, health and volunteering, coupled with a host of social activities. For only $15 per year, members get the following benefits: In-hospital perks: complimentary upgrade to a private room based on availability, free meal per day for spouse or caregiver of a hospitalized member, monthly Breakfast Club (health presentations with complimentary breakfast), Bingo, 4 Winds Casino Trip, Day Trips, overnight trips, health fairs, free screenings, and a copy of the newsletters and magazines by Senior Circle. There are also national discounts on drugs, vision care, hearing care and even car rentals! Check it out! For more information or to join, call Gloria at 708.489.7927

Sign up for Smart911 today!

The City of Blue Island is pleased to announce implementation of its 911 RAVE high-speed notification system. The RAVE system provides the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire City within minutes. A recorded message is delivered describing the critical situations from evacuations to missing child alerts. The RAVE notification system has the capability of providing emergency information to landlines or cell phones via text messages and e-mail messages to those residents that may or may not be home at the time of an emergency. All businesses should register, as well as all residents who have unlisted phone numbers or have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. Once you’ve signed up, you decide if you want to receive emergency, non-emergency or weather related notifications. First responders will be aware of important information you have provided that will help them address your emergency. Please sign up today at Smart911.com.






Robbins Fresh Food Market

Every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, check out the Robbins Fresh Food Market. They have local, certified organic and affordable fruits and vegetables, dry goods (beans, peas, lentils, whole grains), food demos and tastings! They accept WIC Coupons, Senior Coupons, and will match purchases made with LINK/SNAP up to $20.

When: Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Robbins Health Center, 13450 S Kedzie Ave, Robbins