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*********************************************************** 'Comedy of Errors' at Glenbard South The Glenbard South High School Theatre Department will present its spring play, “The Comedy of Errors,” by William Shakespeare. The show opens April 27 and runs through April 29. The curtain is at 7:30 p.m. The show will be performed in the school’s theater at 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. The cost for all performances is $7. For ticket reservations, call 630-942-6695.
Rummage Sale at First Church April 21-22 First Church of Lombard is having a rummage sale, sponsored by Women's Fellowship, Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most items will be half price on Saturday. Look for clothing, toys, housewares, jewelry, linens, books, movies, seasonal and more.
Preschool registration in Villa Park Villa Park Recreation is currently accepting registration for preschool for the 2017-18 school year. Preschool is held at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa. Class options include morning classes Tuesday/Thursday for 3-year-olds (must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2017) and Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 4-year-olds (must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2017). Children will discover the world of learning and play as they gain the skills needed for kindergarten. Call 630-834-8970 with any questions about the preschool program.
'Lullabies for Lorraine' fundraiser May 6 For the Love of Lee is organizing a fundraiser for 9-month-old Lorraine Street of Lombard, who was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and also has a secondary birth defect called Heterotaxy. The fundraiser will be held May 6 at St. Leonard School Hall, 3322 S. Clarence Ave., Berwyn. The event will include live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction; dinner, dessert, soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase. Tickets are $15 and $7 for kids and seniors. Visit www.ticketor.com/lullabiesforlorraine to purchase tickets.
York Center Park District trip to Ottawa The York Center Park District will visit Reddick Mansion and Starved Rock Hot Glass Studio Friday, May 12, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For lunch participants will stop at Sunfield Restaurant, and then go to the historically important and architecturally unique Reddick Mansion, which anchors Washington Square, the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate. All ages are welcome (under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). The cost is $18/$22, and registration is due by Friday, April 28. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.
Retired Rhythm Rascals at Maple Street Chapel The Dixieland band Retired Rhythm Rascals will perform at the Maple Street Chapel Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Mail a check to Ken Bohl, 213 W. Ash St., Lombard, IL 60148; or visit http://maplestreetchapel.org/RtrdRmRs.HTM. Tickets at the door are cash or check only.
Home buyers seminar April 26 On Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m., RE/MAX Achievers, Bianca Stone of Guaranteed Rate and Michael Angileri of Angileri & Associates will be hosting a free first-time homebuyer’s seminar. This free event will be held at RE/MAX Achievers, 123 W. St. Charles Road, Suite 100, Lombard. Real estate and mortgage experts will be on hand, lending their knowledge and perspectives to this important discussion. After attending this function, you’ll have all the tools and insights you’ll need to make a smart, informed decision. This will be a one-stop shop for you to get all your home-buying questions answered. There will be appetizers and refreshments provided, and there is no registration fee or cost to attend. Space is limited. RSVP at www.FTHBApril26.Eventbrite.com. If you are unable to register on the web, contact Stone at 630-869-0011.
Woodcarving show at Cantigny Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, Woodcarving Show, Visitors Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Artistry in Wood,” presented by North Suburban Carvers, features many of the Midwest’s finest woodcarvers exhibiting their work and offering one-of-a-kind items for sale. Visitors will see a wide variety of carvings and carving styles, plus demonstrations. Admission is free with paid parking ($5). Visit Cantigny.org for more information.
Choral union to perform April 30 The Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra present "Totally Mozart" on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. Guest soloists Sarah van der Ploeg, Sarah Ponder, Stephen Noon and Wilbur Pauley join the Elmhurst Choral Union and a professional orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem and Solemn Vespers, under conductor Scott Uddenberg. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for youth (7-22). Tickets are available at elmhurstchoralunion.org. 800-838-3006 or at the door. The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Spring Craft Show May 6 On Saturday, May 6, the Christian Church of Villa Park is holding its seventh annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair with over 30 exhibitors and Church Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The church is located at 1336 S. Villa Ave. in Villa Park. For more information, go to the church Web site at www.ccvponline.net or the church’s Facebook page.
Gardening webinar series continues The U of I Extension webinar series continues in May with “Beyond Hostas: Perennials for the Shade.” Extension Horticulture Educator Martha Smith will entice you with her favorite perennials for shady areas. Smith also will provide tips for site selection and first-year maintenance. This free online presentation will be on Tuesday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. All Four Seasons webinar sessions can be viewed online for free, but participants must register in advance at go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars.
Increase financial literacy April 26 What is a credit score? How is it calculated? What are the common myths about credit? Get answers to these questions and more at "All About Credit" at the Villa Park Public Library on Wednesday, April 26, from 7–8 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, visit the library’s Web site at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.
Madison Elementary vendor and craft fair Madison Elementary Spring Vendor & Craft Fair Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and do your gift shopping for Mother's Day, Father's Day or any special occasion at one place while supporting Madison Elementary and local business owners. Open to the public with over 40 vendors and crafters, free admission, special discounts and raffles, which include a Nintendo Switch and a Go Pro for the Grand Raffles. For any questions and further information you can contact Lisa Saliano at 312-952-4601 or visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/186454795180010/.
Fiesta Italiana The community is invited to join Knights of Columbus Father Boecker Council 6090 at its all you can eat 34th annual Festa Italiana Pasta Dinner to be held on Saturday, April 29, from at 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the St. Pius X Social Center, 1025 E. Madison, Lombard. Ticket prices are early bird $10 adults/$5 children and at the door $12 adults/$6 children (under 5 free), family of four $25. The dinner includes pasta, Italian sausage, salad, desert and beverages; beer and wine at an additional charge. The event also features raffles plus a special grand prize raffle. The dinner is the council’s principal fundraiser with proceeds to benefit Sacred Heart and St. Pius X Parish School Fund. Tickets will be on sale at St. Pius X and Sacred Heart Church’s after all masses the weekend of April 22-23. For additional information or to purchase your tickets at the early bird special price, call the dinner chairman, John Plotke, at 630-941-9493 or Grand Knight Dennis Jensen at 630-346-0062.
Elmhurst Symphony's season finale “Musical Monuments” is the final concert of the Elmhurst Symphony’s 56th season on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., when acclaimed pianist Adam Neiman and Stanger Young Artist Audition winner, violinist Karisa Chiu, join the orchestra for an evening of music-making. Concert tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and $9 for students. Group and family rates are also available. Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season can be purchased at the concert. The concert experience at ECRC is enhanced by the informative and lively discussion, "Behind the Music Stand," led by audience favorite Dr. Ted Hatmaker, which takes place at 5:45 p.m. prior to the concert.
Glenbard Parent Series program April 27 The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present "The Hungry Mind: Cultivating Your Student's Curiosity" with Susan Engel on Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m., at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St., Lombard. Engel will talk about what makes us curious and the influences that can encourage or stifle intellectual explorations. Attendees will learn how to create environments where curiosity is nurtured and rewarded, allowing young people to learn easily and happily. Key strategies will be provided to foster curiosity so all students thrive. For more information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or email@example.com.
Sen. Cullerton hosting informational seminar Sen. Tom Cullerton is working with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to host an informational seminar on fraud prevention for seniors April 21, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at York Township with York Township Supervisor John Valle, in the York Township Building, 1502 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. For more information, residents can call Cullerton’s Villa Park Office at 630-903-6662 or visit www.SenatorTomCullerton.com.
'Charlotte's Web' concert at Villa Park Library The Villa Park Public Library will host a Charlotte’s Web Pop-Up Concert on Saturday, April 29, from 1:30–2 p.m., presented by The Elmhurst Area Children’s Choir. In honor of the 65th anniversary of E.B. White’s beloved children’s book, this special performance will feature songs and puppetry that will entertain children of all ages. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the library’s Web site at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.
'Star Wars' party in Villa Park The Villa Park Recreation Department is hosting a "Star Wars" Party. Channel your inner Jedi and use the force to have some "Star Wars" fun at this party on Thursday, May 4, at 4:30 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite "Star Wars" character and participate in themed activities and enjoy an out of this world snack. The program fee of $15 includes one adult and one child. Additional children are $10. This party will be held at the Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park Depot. Pre-registration is required.
Plum Library youth programs "April Showers" Friday, April 21, at noon while supplies last: Make at home craft–children of all ages. Take home a creative project to brighten up your weekend. Drop-in program. Plum Pokémon League Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Children of all ages. Join in the fun. Using your own cards and Pokémon handheld video games, you can play and trade while meeting other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do. Drop-in program.
Plum Library adult programs "Saving to the Cloud" Saturday, April 22, at 3 p.m. Do you have questions about the Cloud? In this class participants will discuss what Cloud storage is and where your information is stored. Participants will take a look at services including Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. Registration and Helen Plum Library card required; visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316 to register. "Meet Emily Dickinson: The Belle of Amherst" Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Renowned poet Emily Dickinson comes to life through storyteller and Actress Paddy Lynn. Share in her life, love and prolific poetry woven seamlessly into this one-of-a-kind storytelling event. Registration required; visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316 to register.
Trout Derby in York Center Trout Derby. So you think you can fish? Well then this event is for you. All participants will have two and half hours to catch as many fish as they can. Prizes are then awarded in a variety of categories like heaviest fish caught, smallest fish caught, and most fish caught in all age categories. All fisherman are required to register before the deadline, as registration will not take place at the event. This event is held rain or shine, but if weather is severe call 630-629-0886 for more information. No fishing will be allowed May 4 and 5. Ages: All welcome. Date: Saturday, May 6. Time: 8-11 a.m. (check in at 7:45 a.m.). Fee: $12/adults (16 years and up), $8/youth (7-15 years), $6/child (6 years and under). Location: Knolls Park, 1502 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. Register by Friday, May 5. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.