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Grace Lutheran Holy Week services
Holy Week services at Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn begin Sunday, March 25, and conclude with Easter services on April 1: Palm/Passion Sunday is March 25 and begins with the traditional Procession with Palms at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. Holy Week continues with Maundy Worship at 7:30 p.m. on March 29. This service includes individual absolution of sin and Holy Communion. Good Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. is a traditional Tenebrae (Darkness) liturgy with Adoration of the Cross. Easter Celebrations, April 1, are two festival worship services in an allergy-sensitive setting (no Easter lilies). The services are 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Planned events are an Easter egg hunt and brunch buffet at 9:15 a.m. Call 630-469-1555 for information or check www.graceglenellyn.org.

'Age reversing' workout offered at VP Library
Age Reversing ESSENTRICS at the Villa Park Library: Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. to noon. For men and women of all ages who are looking for a gentle, slow-tempo class. This workout is aimed at regaining your mobility while slowly building strength and reawakening the power of your 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.

Easter events with Villa Park Recreation
Villa Park Recreation is offering special Easter programs for kids. Baking with the Bunny is Wednesday, March 21, 2-4 p.m. Kids ages 4-10 will bake delicious goodies, participate in Easter-themed activities and visit with the Villa Park Bunny. Egg Coloring will be held Friday, March 30, 9-10 a.m. for ages 4-10. Kids will color eggs to take home for their own at-home egg hunt. Pre-registration is needed for both programs, which will be held at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa.

Relay for Life registration
Join the fight against cancer. The Relay For Life of Addison, Lombard, Villa Park will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 2-11 p.m. at the Four Seasons Park in Lombard. The relay event will have a survivor lap, music, raffles, food and more. To create a team or sign up a cancer survivor visit www.relayforlife.org/addisonIL or contact Melanie Lindsay at 630-932-1151 or Melanie.lindsay@cancer.org.

Women's History Month programs at Cantigny
"Mamie Eisenhower" Saturday, March 24, 3 p.m., McCormick House Freedom Hall. Living history actor Ellie Carlson will portray Mamie Eisenhower, America's beloved First Lady from 1953-1961. The program is ideal for families and children ages 10 and up. "How Women Helped Build Chicago" Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m., McCormick House Freedom Hall. McCormick House docent Laurie Russell will discuss how women responded at critical moments in Chicago’s history and shaped the city we know today. The program is suitable for adults and teens. Register for these events in advance: 630-260-8162 or online at Cantigny.org. Cantigny Park is now open 7 days a week. Parking is $5. Parking is free on the first Wednesday of the month and always free for Cantigny Park members.

St. Joseph's Table March 18
Christ the King Parish will hold its annual St. Joseph Table on Sunday, March 18, from 1-3 p.m. in their gymnasium, 115 E. 15th St., Lombard. The tradition behind this event is the offering of simple food dishes in return for a free-will donation. The proceeds of the St. Joseph Table will go to Catholic Charities. It is an opportunity to gather with family, friends and neighbors while helping others. You can enjoy good food and take a chance on a raffle prize.

Early Morning Golf Association
Come join the boys of summer. The Lombard Early Morning Golf Association is having its 2018 sign-up on Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. at Western Acres Golf Course. The league plays there on Saturday mornings. Sign up. Become one of the boys of summer.

Plum Library programs
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m. Teens are invited to join in. Bring your ideas about what you would like to see offered for teens. Snacks are provided. To register, visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316. "Women in History" Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. In celebration of Women’s History Month, storyteller and actress Martina Mathisen will bring dynamic historical women to life. To register, visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316. "Cosley Zoo Presents Reptiles" Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. for families with children of all ages. An educator from Cosley Zoo will share fascinating information about scaly, slithering reptiles. Determine what is fact and fiction as you meet some of Cosley Zoo’s resident reptiles. Helen Plum cardholders may pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk.

Day camp in York Center
Looking for something fun to do when school is out? Still want to hang out with friends? York Center Park District offers all-day camp programs on most school breaks, holidays, and teacher institute days (schedule based off of District 45 calendar). Staff packs the day with fun including themed crafts and lots of time in the gym for running around and playing sports and group games. Participants also go on an exciting trip during the day. Trips range from the zoo, going to the movies and even getting to play laser tag. Children must bring their own lunches for the day. An additional snack will be provided. Ages: 6-10 years. Dates: March 26-29, and April 2. Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (extended care). Fees: $35/resident; $40/non-resident or $40/resident; $45/resident (extended care). Location: Lower Rec Room. Register by one week in advance. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.

Kiwanis to meet March 22
The Kiwanis Club of Lombard will meet Thursday, March 22, from 7-9 p.m. at Sunset Knoll Recreation Center, 820 S. Finley Road, Lombard. The public is invited to help club members dress Teddy bears in Kiwanis shirts for the Lombard Fire Department's Trauma Teddy Bear Program, which helps bring comfort to young children when the need arises for them to ride in an ambulance.

'Bunny Brunch' in York Center
Eggs-traordinary is how folks describe York Center Park District’s annual Bunny Brunch. Come for the delicious buffet-style breakfast of pancakes, sausages, fruit and pastries. The Easter Bunny will visit all the boys and girls and officiate the Egg Hunt. Seating is assigned, so take note of the “Register By” date for this event. When registering, note all names in your party. A special registration form will be available at the front desk. Fee includes brunch, games, an opportunity to take pictures with the bunny and an egg hunt for ages 0 to 13 years. So don’t forget your basket. Ages: all welcome. Date: Saturday, March 24. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: adults (16 and up): $8/resident; $10/non-resident. children (2-15 years): $5/resident; $7/non-resident. Babies (1 and under): free. Location: York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard. Register by Friday, March 16. No registration will be taken at the door. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886.
Willowbrook concert March 20
The next Willowbrook Orchestra / Guitar Ensembles Concert is March 20, 7 p.m., in the auditorium. Director Jan Bobek. There will be selections based on the country of origin of the orchestra members' families and there will a ensemble of strings from Polish folk style players, who will join the Willowbrook strings.
Presale orders for FPDDC native plant sale
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites gardeners to go native by placing presale orders now through April 16 for its Native Plant Sale on Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook. People can peruse the Native Plant Sale catalog — with photos, descriptions, prices and presale order information — and find links to upcoming Forest Preserve District programs and blogs on native landscaping at dupageforest.org/native-plant-sale. Those who place presale orders will need to pick up and pay for their plants at the sale between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on May 11 or 9 and 11 a.m. on May 12. Purchases can be paid for with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express at the sale. All proceeds will support educational programming at the district.

Rep. Conroy hosts mobile hours March 22
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 hosting mobile office hours on Tuesday, March 22, from 1-3 p.m. at the Glenside Library located at 25 E. Fullerton Ave. in Glendale Heights. A representative from Conroy’s office will be there to answer any questions regarding state matters. They will also be able to help residents who have issues with state services find the proper resources and contacts. All residents are welcome to share their concerns or ask questions regarding issues of the state. A representative from the Illinois State Treasurer’s office will be available to help residents search the state’s ICash system for unclaimed property owed to them by the state, which can include checking and savings accounts, uncashed wage and payroll checks, uncashed stock dividends and stock certificates, insurance payments, utility deposits, customer deposits, accounts payable, credit balances, refund checks, money orders, traveler’s checks, mineral proceeds, court deposits, uncashed death benefit checks and life insurance proceeds.

Senior Men's Club meets March 20
The Senior Men's Club will meet March 20 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 Daniel Brown.  He will be talking about "Behind the Sean at Kline Creek Farm." All men 55 and over are welcome. For more information, call 630-629-6822.