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Floor hockey with York Center Park District
Getting ready for hockey season? Kids will work on new skills every class. Each day participants will run through drills and end with a game. Individuals will have the opportunity to work on different shots, stick control and working as a team to win. At the final class participants will have a skills challenge as well as a championship game to take home the YCPD Cup Trophy.
Ages 6-10, Mondays, Aug. 28 to Sept. 18, 5-5:45 p.m., $12/$15. Register by Monday, Aug. 21. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.

Career Workshop at Villa Park Library Aug. 26
    Feeling stuck in your current job? Bring an open mind to Career Passioneering at the Villa Park Public Library and begin the career path that you design. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Tom Somora, an employment services representative with IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Services), will provide participants with the necessary tools to re-enter the job market and find a rewarding and fulfilling career. Each two-hour session is designed to provide practical, actionable and relevant advice to those who are attempting to revive an old career or begin a new one. Registration is required. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Run for Recovery registration now open
    Registration is open for the Run for Recovery 5K, presented by Linden Oaks Behavioral Health and Breaking Free. The Run for Recovery 5K will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. at the Danada Forest Preserve, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton. The Run/Walk is a partnership between Linden Oaks and Breaking Free to support those fighting addiction, remember those who’ve lost their lives and celebrate those in recovery. Proceeds benefit addiction programs and addiction services. The course is a 5K trail-style course through woodlands, meadows and fields. The 5K will be followed by a post-race celebration including music and awards. All are welcome – from competitive runners to novice walkers, as well as children and adolescents. Registration is $35 and includes a 5K T-shirt. Same-day race registration and packet pickup will start at 8 a.m. For more information or to participate, visit http://recovery5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9670.

'Land Before Time' movie at Cantigny Aug. 18
    Friday, Aug. 18, Movie in the Park: “The Land Before Time”: Band shell, 8:30 p.m. Celebrate summer with a family movie night under the stars. Seating is on the grass by the red band shell. Blankets, chairs and snacks welcome. Free with parking ($5).

Program on Eastland Disaster
    On Tuesday, Aug. 29, the Eastland Disaster Historical Society is presenting a multi-media presentation on this 1915 Chicago River Tragedy.  The program is at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for GEHS members and students 18 and under $5. Call 630-469-1867 for information and check the website at www.glenellynhistory.org. The presentation includes motion picture videos, dozens of photographs, firsthand narratives by descendants of survivors, news videos with ABC's Ron Magers interviewing several survivors and a video revealing how famous coach of the Chicago Bears, George "Papa Bear" Halas arrived too late to board the Eastland. Refreshments are served.

Garden club program at Villa Park Library
    The Villa Park Public Library will hold "Basic Fresh Cooking" on Monday, Aug. 21, from 7-8 p.m., the last in a series of gardening programs sponsored by the Garden Club of Villa Park and presented by Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh. At this session, attendees will learn easy stir frying, baking and pickling techniques. They will also enjoy delicious samples and receive recipes designed to help them practice their newfound skills at home. Registration is required. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Chair PiYo at York Center Park District
    Want to try a new and fun way to get exercise? Give Chair PiYo a try. PiYo is a blend of yoga, Pilates and more done to some great tunes. The poses are modified so that they can be done while seated in a chair or standing behind a chair for added support. These adaptations make PiYo accessible to people of all abilities, who want to improve muscle tone and strength. Additional modifications are provided as needed. We also work with resistance bands and light weights to promote toning of the arms and legs. The entire body is targeted during this routine. This class will make you stronger, improve your balance, promote better breathing habits and reduce stress levels-all while having a good time. York Center Park District, Aug. 28 to Oct. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 18 and up, $35/$40. Register at least one week in advance. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.

Spay/neuter program in August
    Spay Illinois is offering low-cost spay and neuter for cats at The Pet Well Clinic located at 2765 Maple Ave. in Lisle. Both male and female cats can be spayed or neutered for only $35 all throughout the month of August. Call 630-961-8000 to book your pet’s appointment for affordable care. Plus, you can also have your cat micro-chipped on the day of surgery for an additional $10, including lifetime registration. There are no income or residency requirements to qualify for this special and no limit to the number of pets that you can bring in. All cats over the age of 10 will require pre-operative bloodwork before receiving surgery. Certain age and breed restrictions may apply and more information is available by calling 630-961-8000.

Lombard Garden Club to meet Aug. 25
    Friday, Aug. 25, beginning at 1 p.m., the Lombard Garden Club and their guests gather at the Lombard Community Building, St. Charles Road and Grace Street to experience "Dahlias-Living Fireworks.
 Carol Cichorski and her husband, Mike, discovered the dahlia plant 14 years ago. Now they plant tubers in their basement in February and grow about 500 plants each year. One hundred of these new plants are added to their garden every spring. Cichorski shares her dahlia expertise with the audience as well as illustrating with pictures and the actual plants. Call 630-832-6425 or 630-620-8938 to make a reservation. Guests are welcome. There is no charge for this program. 

Terra Vista programs
    Tuesday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m. Location: Terra Vista, 1635 S. Ardmore Ave., Oakbrook Terrace. Join Terra Vista each month for dementia care advice and information while socializing with caregivers like you. Complimentary refreshments will be served. RSVPs are requested. 630-534-0886 or info@terravista.org.
    Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1:15 p.m. Location: Senior Lifestyle Expo, Drury Lane Theatre, English Room, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Contact Terra Vista for free tickets to the Expo and visit them at Booth #110.
    An Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Community Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Location: Terra Vista, 1635 S. Ardmore Ave., Oakbrook Terrace. Nurses and social workers will earn 1 CE Credit. RSVPs are requested. 630.534.0886 or info@terravista.org.

'Civics 101' discussion with Rep. Conroy Aug. 19
    State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, will host a “Civics 101” community discussion about the legislative process from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Funky Java located at 30 S. Villa Ave. in Villa Park. “Civics 101” provides an opportunity for more open dialogue between concerned citizens and their local officials. Rep. Conroy believes that residents should be provided ample opportunity to reach out to legislators with their questions and concerns.

Concerts in Cortesi Park
    Villa Park Recreation is presenting a free August Summer Concert Series at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 318 E. Kenilworth in Villa Park. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetites to these family-friendly concerts.  Concessions will be available at 6 p.m.; concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. The series presents
Mason Rivers, a high-energy country band on Aug. 17, Juke Box Band, a charismatic band that interacts with the audience, performs Aug. 24 and Pirates Over 40 closes out the series on Aug. 31 with fun renditions of tropical favorites, including Jimmy Buffett.

History Book Discussion at Plum Library
    Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.
"Lincoln's Greatest Case" by Brian McGinty "Lincoln's Greatest Case: the River, the Bridge, and the Making of America" is legal history on a grand scale and an essential first act to a pivotal Lincoln drama we did not know was there. Register at helenplum.org or by calling 630-627-0316, extra copies available at circulation desk. Meets at Lombard Historical Society’s Carriage House, 23 W. Maple St.

50 Nifty United States in Song
    Monday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. Take a trip across America with Heather Braoudakis as she sings about our 50 Nifty United States. She’ll share educational trivia and history about our states and great country. Register at helenplum.org or by calling 630-627-03