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Jingle Bell Jubilee Dec. 2 Jingle Bell Jubilee is a community-wide holiday event held in Lombard. Come and see beautiful holiday lights, meet Santa, hear stories, listen to carolers, drink hot cocoa, and much more. Hosted by Lombard Park District, Village of Lombard, Helen Plum Library, Lombard Historical Society, Lombard Town Centre, Maple Street Chapel and Lombard Bible Church. For a list of Jingle Bell Jubilee events, visit www.facebook.com/jinglebell-jubilee or call 630-620-7322.
Daddy Daughter Dance Dec. 1 At this popular Lombard Park District event dads and daughters will have the opportunity to dance the night away, play games and enjoy desserts. Don’t be surprised if a jolly guest makes a special appearance. The dance will be held on Dec. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit lombardparks.com or call 630-620-7322.
Woman's Club Luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 5, the Christmas Holiday Luncheon Fund Raiser for the Glen Ellyn Woman’s Club will be held at the Glen Oak Country Club, 21W451 Hill Ave. The Hospitality Hour begins at 11:30 a.m., the luncheon is served at 12:30 p.m., with the Madrigal Program from Glenbard West High School performing at 1:30 p.m. This is a major fundraiser for the Glen Ellyn Woman’s Club and tickets are $50 per person. Guests are welcome and can purchase tickets by calling Mary Ann Zeitz at 630-858-8264 for reservations by Tuesday, Nov. 28. There will be a silent auction during the afternoon. All funds raised are donated to social services, service organizations, and scholarship funds for Glenbard West and Glenbard South high schools.
Fitness classes with Villa Park Recreation Villa Park Parks and Recreation offers a variety of drop-in fitness classes both mornings and evenings at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa. There’s no need to pre-register for classes: just purchase an Easy Pass punch card and make your own fitness schedule. Passes are available in three increments: 10, 18 or 24 visits. Fitness classes are available Monday through Friday mornings and evenings and Saturday mornings. Classes include the very popular Zumba, Zumba Gold, Kettlebell Training, and a Cardio Strength Interval class.
Madison Elementary Craft and Vendor Fair Third annual Madison PTA Craft & Vendor Fair Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 150 W. Madison, Lombard. Open to the public, free admission, raffles. Contact Elise for more information.
Science Club in York Center Science Club is all about finding how stuff works, and trying it out with participants' own hands. During the two weeks, participants will be working on electric motors and working with magnets in motion. A great introductory lesson where you get to experiment and see the outcome. Ages: 6-10 years. Dates: Tuesdays, Dec. 5-12. Time: 4:45-5:30 p.m. Fee: $10/resident; $12/non-resident. Register by Tuesday, Nov. 28. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.
Living Nativity at Community Presbyterian Join Community Presbyterian Church as we enter the Advent season: Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-8 p.m., come to the Living Nativity with live animals, join in singing Christmas carols and enjoy the church's bell choir. There will be hot beverages and Christmas treats. Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., bring the whole family for wreath making, light breakfast, Bible story and crafts. It's free. Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m., enjoy a concert of sacred and secular music presented by the Brahms Trio — piano, violin and horn. Community Presbyterian Church is located at 1111 E. Madison in Lombard.
Music and movement at Cantigny Nov. 29 Wednesday, Nov. 29, "Kid Rock Holiday Sparkle" in the Cantigny Park Education Center, 10-10:45 a.m. This music and movement parent-child event is perfect for kids ages 1 to 5. Songs and musical activities will feature a fun holiday theme and plenty of props. Rock ‘n’ Kids has offered music, dance classes and events since 1995. Learn more at rockitkids.com. Cost: $10 per child. Parking is free. Register at Cantigny.org or 630-260-8162.
Festival of Lessons and Carols at Elmhurst College This year’s Elmhurst College Festival of Lessons and Carols celebration will take place on Friday, Dec. 1, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. The festival consists of nine Scriptural readings that tell the story of the birth of the Messiah, interspersed with choral music. The Elmhurst College Concert Choir will perform time-honored songs to accompany each reading and set the holiday mood. The college will offer two performances, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., to accommodate the popularity of the event. The event is free and all are welcome.
Cooking class in Villa Park Villa Park Recreation is offering a magical night of wizardry cooking fun for children ages 3-11. Wizards Cooking Class will include cooking fun as children learn spells, play games and cook some favorite wizard foods and drinks. This whimsical class will be held Nov. 30 at the Iowa Community Center. Ages 3-5 will meet from 4-5:30; ages 6-11 will enjoy class from 6-8 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers wanted Bell ringers are wanted for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. For more information, call 630-629-4948 or visit www.saobt.org.
LEGO Club at Plum Library Nov. 25 LEGO Club Saturday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. (with an adult). Build awe-inspiring creations with the library's collection of LEGO bricks. Once your project is complete, staff will take a photo to display for the next month in Youth Services. Younger siblings are welcome. Register at helenplum.org or by calling 630-627-0316.
'Christmas Express' at St. John's Lutheran All Aboard. Join St. John's Lutheran for a night of family fun on the Christmas Express Dec. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. St. John's invites preschool and kindergarten families to attend this free event where you'll enjoy crafts, fun Christmas activities and a special visit with Santa while you have warm cocoa and cookies. To register for this event, call the school office at 630-932-3196. Guests will have the unique opportunity to pre-register their child in preschool and kindergarten for next school year and will receive a $50 tuition voucher.
Annual Love Lights, tree lighting at EMH The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its annual Love Lights Celebration, including a holiday open house and tree lighting, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 5-7 p.m. in Elmhurst Hospital’s East Lobby, 155 E. Brush Hill Road. With a $20 donation, community members can dedicate a Love Light to symbolically honor a special person. For a $30 donation, community members will receive a commemorative Love Lights ornament in addition to dedicating a light. For more information, to purchase Love Lights or donate to the Love Lights program, visit www.emhfoundation.org/events. Donations can also be made by calling the foundation at 331-221-0388.
Resale shop Grand Re-opening Dec. 1 The Square Deal Resale Shop at Lexington Square will have its Grand Reopening on Friday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments, holiday, vintage and gently used items will be available. Stop by and bring a friend. Donations accepted at Front Desk. Lexington Square, 555 Foxworth Blvd., Lombard.
Winter Wonderland in York Center Dec. 8 Come visit Santa as he makes a special stop at the York Center Park District to visit with all the good girls and boys. Santa will be available to take pictures, listen to your special wishes, and share in the holiday spirit. The YCPD preschool and KEP programs will have a special winter performance to kick-off the event. Holiday games and light refreshments will be available. All ages are welcome Friday, Dec. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the YCPD gym, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886.
Researching colonial ancestors "Researching Colonial American Ancestors" Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. Did your ancestor live in one of the original 13 colonies? Were they here before the Revolutionary War? If so, you could possibly have colonial American ancestors. Each colonist came to the “new world” for different reasons and each colony was different. Find out what records are available and where to find them. Register at helenplum.org or by calling 630-627-0316.
Train ride tickets still available Villa Park Recreation still has tickets available for a Holiday Train Ride on Saturday, Dec. 2. All ages can register to ride the train in their PJs from Villa Park to the “North Pole” (Elburn train station). On-board activities will be highlighted by a visit from Santa. The Holiday Train Ride will depart from the Villa Park Metra station at 11:15 a.m. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $25 per person resident/$28 non-resident. Call 630-834-8970 with any questions.