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‘Faces of the 1st’ at Cantigny The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park invites the public to “Faces of the 1st,” a special summer exhibit opening May 25 and running through Sept. 2. Admission is free. Parking is $5. Visit Facesofthe1st.org for a preview.
Youth sign-up at Plum Library Free tickets and/or registrations begin Saturday, May 25, for three youth events in June at the Helen Plum Library: “Macaroni Soup!” Friday, June 14, 4:30 or 7 p.m.; “Drive-in Movie Craft” for ages 2-5 with a caregiver Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.; and “Big Nate Likes to Party!” for grades two and up Wednesday, June 19, 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.helenplum.org/youthservices.
Village Hall closed for holiday The Lombard Village Hall will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The village hall will reopen Tuesday, May 28, at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.villageoflombard.org.
Music adventure at Villa Park Public Library The musical adventure “The Legend of Marshmallow Island” will be performed June 7 from 11-11:45 a.m. at the Villa Park Public Library. It features multi-cultural music themes, interactive audience participation, sound effects and eclectic instruments from around the world. For more details, call 630-834-1176 or visit www.vppl.info.
Wheaton Symphony auditions June 8 The Wheaton Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual auditions for all strings Saturday, June 8, at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn, from 9 a.m. to noon. Principal string positions are available for viola and bass players. Audition pages will be sent to players after they have submitted an application before May 28. For details, call 630-790-1430 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birding club trips The DuPage Birding Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Pratt’s Wayne Woods. Contact Susan Kaley at 630-355-7215 or email@example.com for information. On Sunday, May 26, meet at Whalon Lake and Peacock Marsh, Will County, at 3:30 p.m. Contact Bob and Jean Spitzer at 630-790-4842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spinal cord support group to meet May 28 The Marianjoy Spinal Cord Support Group will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. in the first floor therapy gym May 28. Contact Monica Blaauw at 630-909-8567 or email@example.com for details.
Library fixtures to be sold May 24 The 100-year-old house to the west of the Helene Plum Library is scheduled to be torn down this summer and on Friday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the fixtures in the building will be for sale, including doors, windows, cabinets and much more. For more information, contact library Director Bob Harris at 630-627-0316.
Westmore school fundraiser June 1 Westmore Elementary School PTA will hold a silent auction and bowling party at Tivoli Lanes in Downers Grove from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Items for auction include sports tickets, attraction tickets, wine tastings, restaurant gift certificates and much more. Enjoy bowling, pizza and a cash bar. Adults only. Tickets are $20 and pre-registration is preferred. For more information, contact Meghan Meier at 630-915-2754 or meghanmeier@gmail. com.
Villa Park Pool passes on sale Pool passes are on sale at the early bird rate through June 1. Pool pass fees for residents ages 3-59 are $43; seniors age 60 and up are $38. If you have previously purchased a photo pool pass you simply need to bring in your old pass(es) to the Iowa Community Center or Community Recreation Building to get your 2013 sticker. Passes are not valid for the season without the current sticker. If you don’t have your old passes you may purchase replacement passes for an additional $7 each. Photos for new passes or passes for children who need updated photos can only be taken at the Iowa Community Center. Resident pool pass fees starting June 3 will be $55 for ages 3-59; $50 seniors. Non-resident fees are $77/$72 (no early bird rate). Daily admission fees are $7 resident/$9 non-resident. The evening (after 5 p.m.) daily discount admission is $5 resident/$7 non-resident. Resident 15-use passes are $70/non-resident, $114. These passes can be shared and do not require a photo. Jefferson Pool, 341 N. Harvard, opens for the season June 1; Lufkin Pool, 1000 S. Ardmore, opens June 8.
Men’s garden club to meet May 28 Men’s Garden Club of Villa Park will meet Tuesday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Villa Park Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood St., Villa Park. The topic will be “Fairy Wonderful Day in the Garden” presented by Linda Haas of www.treestarhollow.com. She will demonstrate how to create a garden setting in miniature scale. Admission is free. For more information about the club, visit www.homegardening.org.
Holy Trinity summer schedule Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 E. Madison, Lombard, will hold traditional worship services at 9:30 a.m. starting May 26. Holy communion will be served every Sunday, there will be a children's church and no Sunday school during the summer with the nursery being available. For more information, call the church office at 630-620-0072 or visit the Web site at www.htlclombard.org.
Villa Park trip to Botanic Gardens Travel with Villa Park Parks and Recreation to the Chicago Botanic Gardens on Wednesday, June 12. The van will depart at 10 a.m. from the Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave., and return at 3:30 p.m. Participants can walk the gardens or take a tram tour ($6 adults/$5 seniors) or Bright Excursions Tour to enjoy the splendor of these magnificent gardens. Also visit the Model Railroad Garden, Butterflies and Blooms special exhibit plus much more. Lunch is your choice at the Garden Café or Garden Grill featuring pizza, soups, salads and sandwiches. The transportation only fee is $16 resident/$19 non-resident. There is limited seating for this trip. For information, contact Jenny Casale at JCasale@invillapark.com or 630-834-8525.
Garden club meets May 24 The Lombard Garden Club will meet Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m. in the Lombard Community Building, 433 St. Charles Road. Master Gardener Julie Moore asks the question, “How will the drought impact our perennials, flowering shrubs and ornamental trees?” She will discuss some of the best management practices for helping our landscape plants recover in 2013, based on information from the University of Illinois Extension. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting and program. Call 630-469-6372 to make a reservation.
Barbershop Harmony guest night June 4 The Chorus of DuPage, an all-male a cappella barbershop chorus, invites men of all ages to a guest night Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. in the Community Concert Center (band shell) in Naperville’s Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The purpose of the event is to provide men from teens to seniors a no-obligation opportunity to experience the fun of barbershop singing. Reservations are not required but early check-in is encouraged. For more information, contact Bruce Rhoades at 708-243-0749 or e-mail Bruce@arbihomes.com. Visit www.harmonize.com/dupage or www.barbershop.org for more information.
Oakbrook terrace camps Oakbrook Terrace Park District is holding summer camps for ages 3-5 this summer, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11-14, 18-20, 25-27; July 2-3, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25; July 30 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 6-8. Register at least a week prior to camp. The cost is $32/$37. Call 630-627-6100 or visit www.obtpd.org for more details.
Run for the STARS 5k June 8 The Run for the STARS 5K race will be held in Wheaton Saturday, June 8, from Wheaton College and College Church. Race proceeds will benefit the disabled by providing housing, job skills and camp scholarships. For registration and race information, visit http://www.runforthestars.com For additional questions, contact race director Steve Clark at 630-668-0878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free concerts to begin at Cantigny Cantigny Park is once again holding free summer concerts starting with R Gang Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m. Sunday and children’s concerts feature lawn seating and are complimentary with paid parking of $5 per car. Bring a blanket or chairs. Picnics are welcome and food is available for purchase. Visit Cantigny.org for complete details.
Republican women’s luncheon June 8 The York Township Republican Women’s Organization (YTRWO) is hosting a luncheon June 8 at the Pulp Kitchen, 1S616 Midwest Road, Oakbrook Terrace. The guest speaker will be state Rep. Patricia R. Bellock, (Ill. R-47th District). She will give an update on what’s happening in Springfield. A brunch buffet will be served ($20 per person). All are welcome. RSVP by June 5 to Gladys at 630-279-1190.
Memorial Day ceremony in Villa Park The Villa Park Veterans of Foreign Wars on Memorial Day, May 27, will have a short ceremony at the post home, 39 E. St. Charles Road, Villa Park, starting at 11 a.m., commemorating and remembering those men and women who gave their lives in the service of our country. There will be a balloon release and a demonstration of how to respectfully retire a tattered flag. A light lunch will be served after the ceremony and all citizens of Villa Park and the surrounding area are invited. All veterans are urged to attend.
Gravestone dedication May 27 The Lombard Historical Society, the Lombard Historical Commission and the VFW Lilac Post will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony and Dedication at 2 p.m. Monday, May 27, at the Lombard Cemetery on Main and Washington streets. The ceremony will honor the war veterans buried in the cemetery, for several of whom new gravestones will be dedicated. For more information, call 630-629-1885.