LEGO program at Villa Park Public Library
The Villa Park Public Library will hold “LEGO DUPLO Build + Play” sessions on Fridays, May 10, June 14, July 12, and Aug. 9 from 10–10:30 a.m. Children ages 2-5 and their adults can join in to build, play and socialize with other kids and families. The library will supply the LEGO DUPLO bricks. Registration is required. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Learn about the importance of oaks May 15
Find out how planting an oak tree is one of the easiest, cheapest and best ways to help the environment at “An Evening for the OAKS” on Wednesday, May 15, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Woodridge Park District Community Center, 2600 Center Dr. in Woodridge. Hosted by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and Woodridge Park District, this free program will include a brief presentation by local experts on planting and caring for oaks followed by a Q-and-A session. The program is for all ages, but attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online or at 630-933-7248. The first 50 people to register for the program will receive a free oak sapling. A limited number of oak trees will also be available for sale at the program.

Garden club meeting May 24
The Lombard Garden Club meets on Friday, May 24, at the Lombard Community Building, located at St. Charles Road and Grace Street. The meeting begins at 1 p.m., and the program is by Nancy Carroll, member of The Hummingbird Society, Illinois Audubon Society and National Audubon Society. Her lecture title is “Our Flying Jewels.” Find out how anyone of all ages, from kids to 100 years old, can have a hummingbird zoom into their yard. The speaker also provides ideas about making hummingbird art, whimsical ideas for attracting hummingbirds, handouts and give-away items for the audience. Free program, guests are welcome. Call 630-620-8938 for reservations.

Vacation Bible School at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 E. Madison, Lombard presents “Welcome to Athens!” The theme this year is “Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.” Children and adult leaders alike will join apostle Paul on his dangerous journey to share the truth with God’s people. Participants will explore an Athens market place, hear Bible stories, sing amazing songs, play enthusiastic games and of course make good friends along the way. Daily hopeful themes will inspire participants to feel good and to do good, including “God loves us all,” “God loves and takes care of us,” “God loves us when others don’t,” “God loves us and sent his Son, Jesus” and “God loves us and wants us to share his love.” It will be an exciting week. Invite a child you know to join in the fun. Registration is available online or at the church office; $20 for one child or $50 for three or more children per household. For more information, call the church office at 630-620-0072.

Mother’s Day program at Cantigny May 11
Saturday, May 11, Second Saturday Family Program: Mother’s Day, Visitors Center, noon to 3 p.m. The McCormick House invites families for this monthly drop-in program with interactive themes. Attendees will celebrate all the moms by making cards and a few other make-and-take activities. Free with paid parking ($10). Visit cantigny.org for information on programs.

Candlelight vigil for eating disorders May 20
Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will host the 16th annual Candlelight Vigil for those affected by eating disorders on Monday, May 20, from 5:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Healing Garden at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, located on the campus of Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville. The theme of this year’s Vigil is “Embracing Transformation and Becoming the Change.” The vigil will feature speeches by recovering/recovered eating disorders patients and family members whose loved ones passed away due to eating disorders; musical performances, presentations by former Linden Oaks eating disorders program patients and a candle lighting ceremony.

Mother’s Day craft at Villa Park Public Library
Children of all ages can celebrate moms, grandmothers, aunts and others with a craft. The Villa Park Public Library will hold a Mother’s Day Craft Open House on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, from 2–4 p.m. Young children will need some adult help. Registration is not required, but supplies are limited. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Plant sale May 18
Twig ‘N’ Bloom Garden Club is having its yearly Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be perennials at reasonable prices from members’ gardens. The club will also have 10-inch potted geranium plants plus some annuals and vegetable plants. The address is 218 S. Grace St. in Lombard.

Summer kick-off at York Center May 22
Come celebrate the end of school and the start of summer. Check out the York Center Park District summer camp facility, meet your camp counselors and learn all about the summer programs at the YCPD. Staff will be available to answer questions and register campers. Leave room for dessert because all are welcome to the ice cream sundae bar. Ages: all welcome, Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30-8 p.m. Location: York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave, Lombard. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.

Comedy event fundraiser May 20
Faith-based comedy troupe HaHaMen Improv announced Salt & Light Coalition as their partner for its May “Good for the Soul” event. Salt and Light uses yoga training, nutrition and support in a yearlong program to help survivors of sex trafficking re-enter the workforce and reclaim their lives. The Good for the Soul comedy show benefitting Salt and Light Coalition will be held Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Fountain of Life Church, 2s361 Glen Park Road, Lombard. Good for the Soul is a monthly event produced by HaHaMen Improv, a ministry of Gifts for Glory Ministries, that charges no admission to their clean comedy show. At the end of the evening, audience members are invited to participate in a free-will donation for the charity of the month. Visit HaHaMen.org for more information.

Villa Park pool passes on sale
Pool passes are on sale at the same price as last year’s passes. Get your pool pass before June 21 and you’ll pay the special early bird price. Jefferson Pool opens for the season June 1. Pool passes can be purchased at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave., and Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave. Visit www.invillapark.com for photo hours at each location. Early bird pool pass rates are as follows: resident ages 3-59, $53, resident senior age 60 and up, $48. Note that there is no early bird rate for non-residents. Beginning June 22 rates are: resident ages 3-59, $72, resident seniors $64. Passes for non- residents ages 3-59 are $99 and non-resident seniors are $92. The daily admission is $7 for residents 3 and up and $9 for non-residents age 3and up.

Plum Library programs
“Are You LinkedIn For Your Job Search?” Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. Learn insider tips from recruiter Karen Evertsen on how to use LinkedIn for your job search, professional branding, marketing and more. Bring a laptop or tablet with you and create a LinkedIn account and profile prior to attending the workshop. To register, visit www.helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316. Mother’s Day Craft Friday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. “Make at Home Craft” — children of all ages, while supplies last. Pick up all the supplies you need to make a card for the special mom or grandma in your life. Drop-in event, no registration required. “Hatch a Reader Storytime” Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. Participants will read all about eggs and birds, then make an adorable bird craft. Drop-in family storytime, no registration required.

 

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