Lombard village offices closed for Labor Day
Village offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen for regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Due to the holiday, Waste Management will be running on a holiday schedule.

DuPage Foundation grant applications
Through a Community Needs grant program, the DuPage Foundation supports programs and projects that improve and enrich the quality of life for DuPage County residents. The fall grant cycle is dedicated to not-for-profits serving the community in: animal welfare, arts and culture, education and environment. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. Thanks to a generous gift, animal welfare has been added as a new category this year. Questions about applying for a Community Needs grant? Contact Barb Szczepaniak at barb@dupagefoundation.org.

Lombard Park District Community Play Day
The Lombard Park District is inviting families to come play outside, meet with local businesses and Touch-A-Truck for free on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Community Play Day will be held at Lombard Common park next to Paradise Bay Water Park, 433 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. Children will get the opportunity to explore a variety of trucks such as, police cars, fire trucks, dump trucks and more from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.lombardparks.com or give us a call: 630-620-7322.

Fire department T-shirt orders due by Aug. 31
There’s only one week left to order your Lombard Fire Department Pink T-shirts. Place your order by Aug. 31. Shirts are $15 with all profits benefiting Bhorade Cancer Care Center. Firefighters will wear the same pink shirts in October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone who purchases a shirt is invited to participate in a community photo during the Fire Department’s Community Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Fire Station 45, 50 E. St. Charles Road at 7 p.m. Email Firefighter Bob Hopper at LFDPink@yahoo.com to place your order.

Backyard BBQ Sept. 8
The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ (GEBYBBQ) returns for its 10th year on Saturday, Sept. 8, to benefit Bridge Communities. The GEBYBBQ is open to the public from noon to 10 p.m. and will be located in the Glenwood Avenue parking lot on Crescent Boulevard between Main and Prospect in Glen Ellyn. If you would like to volunteer, be a judge, sign up for the competition or want more information, you can visit www.glenellynbackyardbbq.org, or email us at info@glenellynbackyardbbq.org.

Run for Recovery 5K Sept. 15
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. 15, 8 a.m. at Waubonsie Lake Park, 988 Kautz Road in Aurora. Registration is $35 (until Sept. 1 when registration increases to $40) and includes a 5K T-shirt. Same-day race registration and packet pickup will start at 6:45 a.m. For more information or to participate, visit raceroster.com/events/2018/18906/run-for-recovery. Proceeds benefit addiction programs and addiction services.

Senior fair vendor deadline extended
The Village of Lombard has extended its deadline for vendors interested in participating in Lombard’s 13th annual Senior Fair, on Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lombard Common park. Vendors may find applications online at www.villageoflombard.org/seniorfair. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.

Plum Library program
“Code and Craft” Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Grades 6–12. Participants will learn about binary code and use it to create a bracelet or necklace. You will spell your name using binary code. To register, visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316.

Toddler open gym in York Center
Join the York Center Park District for some summer time fun. At Open Gym, your child will have room to run, skip, hop, and play. Tumbling mats, basketball hoops, scooters and more will be available to help burn off some energy and get active. Adult supervision is required for this program. Fridays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16. Time: 9-10 a.m. Fee: $25 (10 weeks)/ $3 daily drop-in fee. Register by Friday, Aug. 31. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886.

Nominations wanted for senior man, woman
Do you have a neighbor who looks out for others? Or a family member who volunteers their time to the community? How about a friend who spends their time helping their fellow Lombardians? The Village of Lombard is seeking nominees, 65 years of age or older who have a Lombard home mailing address, for the 2018 Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year. Nominees are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. All nominees will be recognized at the village’s 2018 Senior Fair on Oct. 3 at Lombard Common park and the winners will be announced at 10 a.m. The winning Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year will get to ride in the 2019 Lilac Time Parade. More information is available at www.villageoflombard.org/seniorfair.

Mum sale begins Sept. 11
The Glen Ellyn History Center and Stacy’s Corners Store, 800 N. Main St. present the “Mum’s The Word!” mum sale for 2018. This fundraiser features beautifully colored garden mums at $15 a 2-gallon plant, or three for $40. The menu does not just feature mums, but asters and pansies as well in 4.5-inch pots for $4 each. Stacy’s Corners Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale continues until all the plants have been sold. To order ahead of the crowd call 630-469-1867. Check the website at glenellynhistory.org.

Kindergarten enrichment program
The Kindergarten Enrichment Program with York Center Park District is a child-centered differentiated curriculum that offers stimulating activities and learning experiences for your child’s success in kindergarten and beyond. Children who attend morning kindergarten at participating schools in District 45 will be picked up by bus and transported to the York Center Park District each day after school. Children who attend the kindergarten program may attend the After School Recreation Program following the kindergarten dismissal. Additional information can be found in the KEP packet, which can be picked up at the front desk. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886 for details.

1890s country fair at Kline Creek Farm
Experience a fair from DuPage County’s agricultural past and visit the midway for games, entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides and other activities at Country Fair on Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. The year’s fair will feature 1890s technology and agricultural advances, including demonstrations of a mechanical cream separator, check-row planting wire and a dog-powered mill. Admission to this all-ages fair is free, but there are small fees for some activities. Horse-drawn wagon rides (under 18 with an adult) will be available for $5 for ages 5 and up and free for under 5. For more information, call 630-876-5900.

GEHS celebrates 123 years
The new year for the Glen Ellyn Historical Society begins on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. at 1 p.m. The program for the afternoon is actress and historian Leslie Goddard presenting “Revisiting Britain’s Royal Weddings.” Because Goddard is such a favorite program person in G.E., the Woman’s Club is inviting members of the DAR, Reliquarians, League of Women Voters as well as guests to attend this afternoon event. The program is free of charge and reservations can be made by calling 630-469-4516. Since refreshments are served, the hostesses would like to know the number of people who plan to attend.

Senior Men’s Club to meet Sept. 4
The Senior Men’s Club will meet Sept. 4 in the Fireside Room of the Lombard Bible Church (not affiliated), 111 S. Park. Ave. (south side entrance), Lombard. The guest speaker will be Clark Kueltzo, PharmD, of the Lombard Pharmacy. He will tell us about all the services they offer and answer any pharmacy questions. All men 55 and over are welcome. For more information, call 630-629-6822.

 

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