Pancake breakfast in Plainfield, blini luncheon in Joliet


Feb. 17

• Pancake Breakfast and Hot Dog Lunch – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Plainfield High School-Central Campus field house, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. Volunteers will serve pancakes, coffee, water and hot dogs at the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce Expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the field house. Hosted by Friends of Plainfield Academy. Breakfast tickets are $5. Coffee or water is $1 and hot dogs are $3. Kids under 3 years old eat free. Donations benefit programs including P-STEP, TAP (Therapeutic Academic Program) and Turnabout.

Feb. 18

• Blini Luncheon – Noon, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000 Barber Lane, Joliet. Fillings include cherry, cream cheese, cherry-cheese, banana caramel or smoked salmon. $6 for blini plate or $3 or $4 for individual blinis.