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3-on-3 Basketball Tournament June 2 Boys and girls grades four through 12 from Lombard and beyond are invited to participate in a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament June 2 at the Glenbard East Field House. The cost is $25 per player. Registrations close May 25. Games begin at 8:30 a.m. (depending on age group). Win prizes, get goodies and a T-shirt. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, or to RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/2pugta or email RotaryLombard@gmail.com.
NUHS Massage Therapy Info Night May 30 Those interested in the massage therapy certificate program can take advantage of the National University of Health Sciences Massage Therapy Info Night on May 30 or July 18, from 6-8 p.m. At this event, you'll learn about the unique curriculum, speak with admission and financial aid representatives, and explore career opportunities as a certified massage therapist. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-826-6285 or email@example.com. More information about NUHS can be found at www.nuhs.edu.
National Trails Day Hike June 2 National Trails Day Hike is Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Downers Grove. The guided 2-mile hike will be led by FPDDC President Joe Cantore and DCVB Executive Director Beth Marchetti. Learn about the 2019 health and wellness campaign. Be one of the first 50 to register for a chance to win a mountain bike. RSVP to Kathy Sass at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-575-8070, ext. 201, by May 18.
Plum Library programs "Illinois Gardening with Native Plants" Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Learn from expert Raymond Wiggers how to select the best native plants for your gardening and landscaping plans. Call 630-627-0316 or visit helenplum.org to register. "Senior Social: Exotic Morocco" Monday, May 21, at 1 p.m. This program will virtually transport you to the diverse country of Morocco. Discover majestic palaces and mosques, unparalleled museums, mouthwatering cuisine, old world bazaars and the stunning beauty of deserts and mountains. Register through the library. "Exam Cram" Monday, May 21, at 6 p.m. Grades 9-12. It is finals time. Staff will provide some snacks; you provide the brain power to get your studying done. Eve, a comfort dog, will be available to help you if you are stressed from studying.
Lombard Garden Club meets May 25 On Friday, May 25, at 1 p.m., the Lombard Garden Club will meet at the Lombard Community Building at Grace Street and St. Charles Road. Guests are welcome and should call 630-620-8938 for a reservation. The program subject for this meeting is very important to all people, not just gardeners. Laura Christensen's presentation is titled, “The Lyme Epidemic and What Gardeners Need to Know.” She is a recovered Lyme disease patient and parent of three adult children with a history of Lyme disease. She will share her knowledge with the audience.
Youth beach volleyball in York Center Have some fun competition with your toes in the sand. Participants go through a variety of drills to help bump, set, spike and serve. Each day will end with a fun game where kids will get to test their new skills. Ages 6-10, Mondays, June 11-25, 4:45-5:30 p.m. at Knolls Park. $16/resident; $20/non-resident. Register by Monday, June 4. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886.
Villa Park Library events The Villa Park Public Library will hold “High School Exam Study Nights” on Tuesday, May 22, Wednesday, May 23, and Thursday, May 24 from 5–10 p.m. All high school students are welcome to take advantage of the extra open hour and study at the library with free wifi and snacks. Each session will even feature a therapy dog visit from 7–8 p.m. Registration is required for each session. Kindermusik Storytime is returning to the Villa Park Public Library. Designed for children ages 0–5 to attend with an adult, these storytimes include singing, instrument play, movement and more. Presented by certified instructor Leah Egan, sessions will take place on Tuesdays, May 22 and June 5, from 9:30–10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., and on Tuesday, July 17, from 11–11:45 a.m. Registration is required for these programs. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.
Candlelight vigil at Linden Oaks May 21 Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will host the 15th annual Candlelight Vigil for those affected by eating disorders on Monday, May 21 from 5-8 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Healing Garden at Linden Oaks on the campus of Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville. The theme of this year’s vigil is “Weaving the Tapestry of Recovery.” For more information, visit www.eehealth.org/services/behavioral-health/specialties/eating-disorders.
Free wood chips May 19 The public is invited to pick up free wood chips while supplies last on Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s native plant nursery at Blackwell Forest Preserve, 29W218 Mack Road in West Chicago. Homeowners may bring vehicles no larger than a pickup truck to take mulch; contractors are not allowed. A district employee will be on hand with a tractor to help fill trailers or truck beds. People who want smaller amounts should bring their own containers. Allow enough time to load your vehicle and exit nursery by 1 p.m. The nursery entrance is on the south side of Mack Road about 0.5 mile east of Route 59. For more information on the free wood chip pickup, call 630-876-5920 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Foundation to host golf outing June 6 The DuPage Care Center Foundation and CartonCraft, Inc., will present the Care Center’s 15th annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 6, at the Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago. Registration fees are $190 per individual golfer and $760 for a foursome. Those interested in a hole sponsorship along with a foursome will receive over a $150 savings for a cost of $1,150. The registration fee includes curbside bag service, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, libations and a dinner buffet. Local businesses may showcase their company with sponsorship opportunities starting at $550 for a hole sponsorship. Raffle and contest prize donations are currently being sought. Dinner only tickets may be purchased for $60 each. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. with the buffet dinner starting at 6 p.m. All proceeds go toward providing for quality of life programs and services that help to enhance the lives of the over 350 residents who call the Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center their home. For more information or to register for the DPCC Foundation Golf Outing, please call 630-784-4267 or visit the foundation website at www.dpccfoundation.org.
Yerkes Observatory trip with York Center York Center Park District will take a trip to the Yerkes Observatory Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., ages 18 and up. On the way participants will stop for lunch at 1776 restaurant, which features tapas, gluten-free flat breads, surprising sandwiches, amazing entrees, and a large wine list. Lunch is not included in the fee. The fee is $35/$40 and registration is due by Friday, June 1. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886.
ESSENTRICS at VP Library May 19 For men and women of all ages who are looking for a gentle, slow tempo class. This workout is aimed at regaining mobility while slowly building strength and reawakening the power of all 650 muscles. Easy to follow movements help restore movement in your joints, flexibility in your muscles, relieve pain and stimulate your cells to increase energy, vibrancy and your immune system. Patrons can sign up through the Villa Park Library. Open to the public. For more information, visit Essentrics with Lisa.