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Youth leadership program deadline Jan. 15
The Village of Lombard is encouraging Lombard high school students, ages 14-18, who are interested in finding out about local government and civil service, to apply to the 2018 Youth Leadership Program. The program will consist of three evening sessions on Feb. 1, Feb. 2 and Feb. 15. Sessions will include presentations and tours involving village departments including police, fire, public works, community development and finance. The final session will include student recognition at a regularly scheduled village board of trustees meeting. Applications are due Monday, Jan. 15. More information is at villageoflombard.org/youthleadership.

FPDDC volunteer information sessions
    The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites potential volunteers to discover the rewards of helping others during its “Blaze New Trails & Volunteer” Open House on Saturday, Jan. 20, and information session on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Danada headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton. The Jan. 20 open house, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, will showcase the district’s wide range of opportunities in 11 different volunteer programs. A PowerPoint presentation at 10 a.m. will highlight each program, and attendees can talk with current volunteers and staff members throughout the event. Another opportunity to learn about volunteering takes place on Jan. 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and will feature a general overview of the district’s volunteer programs. For more details on volunteering with the District, call Volunteer Services at 630-933-7233.

Fight for Air fundraiser
Fight For Air Climb-Oakbrook: 1 Tower Lane, Villa Park, IL 60181, Feb. 10, at 7 a.m. Contact info: 312-781-1100, @lung.org, http://fightforairclimb.org.

Lombard offices closed Jan. 15
    The Lombard Village Hall and village offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Offices will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Regular village office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program on auto show history Jan. 20
    Learn about the history of the Chicago Auto Show, on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. Mitch Frumkin, Chicago Auto Show historian and archivist, presents a program that includes a full length video of vintage photographs, color film footage, period music and voices from more than 100 editions of the Chicago Auto Show. Enjoy a fascinating and entertaining afternoon. Cookies and coffee/tea/hot chocolate served. Call 630-469-1867 for information - $5 admission.

Toddler open gym in York Center
    Ages: 1-3 years. Fridays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 23, from 9-10 a.m. The fee is $25 for 14 weeks or $3 for a daily drop-in fee. Register by Friday, Jan. 19. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.

Constituent hours in Carol Stream
    Continuing her efforts to remain accessible and bring the services of her constituent services office to every part of her district, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, is partnering with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi to host a satellite office hours on Monday, Jan. 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carol Stream Library located at 616 Hiawatha Dr. in Carol Stream. Conroy’s office will be available to answer questions about state issues and assist residents with issues with departments and agencies in the State of Illinois. A representative from Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s office will also be available for constituents who have questions about federal issues including Social Security, Medicare and immigration services.

Choral Union auditions Jan. 23
    Singers interested in challenging their vocal skills and giving high-quality concerts are invited to audition for Elmhurst Choral Union. Membership is open to singers with previous choral experience or the ability to read music.  Openings are available in all voice ranges. To reserve an audition appointment on Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, leave a message at 630-758-1100 or through the contact page at elmhurstchoralunion.org. A volunteer will respond to schedule an audition time. Auditions involve a vocal warm-up and a piece of the singer’s choice. Rehearsals begin Tuesday evening, Jan. 30 on the campus of Elmhurst College. 

How to thrive in your 'singleness' program
    Come and join the Single Mothers Luncheon Event. The guest speaker is a pediatric ER doctor and author/speaker, Lina AbuJamra. Sunday, Jan. 14 12:15-2:30 p.m. Lina uses the same skills serving patients in the ER as she does helping women build their faith and manage critical decisions. She is the founder of Living with Power Ministries. Her deepest desire is to help people live life with power by connecting biblical answers to everyday life. Where: Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, just west of the Elmhurst Hospital. Lina will speak at 1:10, at that time children will go to age-appropriate activities. There is no fee. For resources see the web page http://www.elmhurstcrc.org/she. For further information email Jane at janeloe@aol.com.

Plum Library programs
    "Amelia Earhart Takes Flight!"    Monday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. Actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart as she becomes the first person to circle the world around the equator before her mysterious disappearance in 1937. "Drive New Business with Social Media" Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Learn how to make the most out of effective social media marketing for you and your business. Come away with an understanding of the different social media platforms and advice for choosing what to say and where to say it. To register, visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316.

Freemason Lodge youth bowling event
    The annual Youth Fellowship Event, hosted by Lombard Masonic Lodge No. 1098, will be held on Saturday Jan. 20, at the Lisle Lanes Bowling Alley located at 4920 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, from noon to 3 p.m. This has continued to be a successful event with the growing support from the Masonic and business community, averaging around 200 boys, girls and leaders from various youth organizations in attendance over the last several years and expect it to continue to increase. Along with the fun fellowship of the bowling activity, T-shirts, pizza and soda are provided for all in attendance. There will also once again be a “fun” photo-booth with keepsakes of the day. As an additional benefit, there are prizes for a variety of things. Visit http://www.lombard1098.com/about-us/ for more information on the lodge.

Senior men's club to meet Jan. 16
    The Senior Men's Club will meet Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Lombard Bible Church. (not affiliated) 111 S. Park Ave. (south side entrance) Lombard. The guest speaker will be Dr. Vito talking about posture and healthy aging. All men 55 and over are welcome. For more information, call 630-629-6822.