Pace Bus recently launched a study to identify potential public transit improvements in the Fox Valley area. In the coming weeks, Pace will survey residents and employees to understand community preferences and travel patterns. This information will be used to redesign the bus network in mid-2015. For more information, go to http://www.pacebus.com/sub/initiatives/fox_valley/fv_default.asp.
Downtown Auroran Magazine is publishing its first Holiday Guide out this November.
To advertise in the free, local culture magazine, contact Marissa Amoni at email@example.com. Advertising deadline is October 10, 2014.
The Label Printers’ Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell, was invited to make a presentation on “Brand Protection: Maintaining Credibility and Integrity” at Labelexpo Americas Biennial Expo and Conference in Chicago a few weeks ago. Her expertise was no doubt greatly appreciated.
Make your non-profit office or facility more energy efficient with a “Green for Green” workshop on Monday, September 22, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the ComEd Commercial Center. Participants will have an opportunity at the end of the event to ask the experts their questions. Lunch will be served, so arrive early to get yourself settled. Thanks to ComEd, this event is free and open to any non-profit professional who would like to attend.
Learn from a panel of experts about how to prepare for the Aurora University Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree on Wednesday, September 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Program requirements, admission procedures, and financial aid options will be discussed. Register at www.aurora.edu/transfernursing.
Community Career Center invites you to attend their “Acing the Interview” seminar on Thursday, September 25, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and/or the “Pay it Forward: The Science of Job Search” seminar on Tuesday, September 30, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free for members and $15 for non-members per event. Interested in becoming a member? Come September 24 or 27 or October 1 at 9:30 a.m. to learn what services and resources are available to you. Tour the Center and optimize your search efforts today.
Registration is now open for “3D Printing for the Next Generation Classroom” on Thursday, September 25, at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. There will be a presentation by Dr. David & Norma Thornburg from 4:30 to 5:25 p.m., followed by a hands-on workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation is free, but admission to the workshop is $50 and includes a box dinner. Contact Jeanie Mowrer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 907-5035 for more information.
Mayor Tom Weisner of the City of Aurora and representatives from three other communities in the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s market area will be judging the best Veggie/Vegan dish around on Thursday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Restaurants are encouraged to enter the competition. Winners will receive a FREE ad in the next Travel Guide and be featured in a new Travel Itinerary. Judging will be “officiated” by the Illinois Restaurant Association. For more information, contact Mike Pfeiffer at (630) 256-3194 or Sales@EnjoyAurora.com.
Mark your calendars and be sure to attend the Association for Individual Development Benefit Auction on Friday, September 26, from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. at Eagle Brook Country Club. Hundreds of great items will be up for bid on during both the live and silent auctions. Tickets are $100 per person or $950 for a table of ten. Contact Wendy Bialek at (847) 931-2294 or email@example.com for more information.
To celebrate October being Down syndrome Awareness Month, GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley is hosting a Family Fun Night on Friday, September 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Add your family’s handprint to the ‘Family Tree.’ The three girls from Girl Scout Troop 50118 who painted the tree will be in attendance. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rush-Copley presents “Rock the Heart” on Friday, September 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant. Enjoy live music, raffles, prizes, drink specials and complimentary appetizers, all while supporting the Rush-Copley Fox Valley Heart Fund. Tickets are $20 in advanced, $25 at the door, and includes one raffle entry. Register at http://www.rushcopley.com/rocktheheart.
Perk up as renowned coffee expert Kevin Sinnott shares how to choose and brew fine coffee on Friday, September 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Waubonsee Community College. Try your hand at automatic drip and manual methods including Chemex, siphon, and french press. You’ll also learn proper measuring with a scale, storage, the correct grind for each type of brewer, and how water affects the taste of your coffee. While you sip, there’s plenty of time for questions and answers. Admission is $59. Only 30 spots available. Go to www.waubonseetickets.com to register.
Waste not! Give new lives to your old friends and recycle your well-loved books at Green Buddha Life Sustainability Center on Saturday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Aurora University will be holding a Graduate Social Work Programs Information Session on Saturday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m. Meet with graduate social work faculty and discuss program options. Admission representatives and financial aid counselors also will also be available. Register at www.aurora.edu/gradsocialwork.
Come to The Growing Place in Aurora on Sunday, September 28, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a fall planting celebration! There will be talks presented by the growing experts throughout the day. In addition, the Master Gardeners Help Desk will be open to answer all your gardening questions. For more information, go to www.thegrowingplace.com or call (630) 355-4000.
Enjoy traditional German music and classic rock, along with German-style beverages and cuisine and family-friendly activities during Naper Settlement’s Oktoberfest on Friday, October 3, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 4, from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. Free parking is available. Advance tickets online are $10 adults and $5 youth 4-12. Tickets at the gate cost $15 adults and $10 youth (4-12). Members are free. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Visit www.napersettlement.org/oktoberfest for more information.
As part of Aurora’s First Fridays, If These Walls Could Talk invites the public to a Gallery Night on Friday, October 3, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Enjoy free drinks, appetizers, and the new creations from the members of the Aurora Art League. The art will be on display through November 5. Call Tim Frederick at (331) 212-5962 to find out more.
The Village of Montgomery will host its 11th annual 5k and 10K River Run on Saturday, October 4, at 9:00 a.m. at Village Hall. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration for the 5K is $30 for adults and $15 for children while the 10K is $45 for adults and $25 for children. Children under three are free for both races. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Montgomery VFW Post #7452. To sign up, go to https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=352V0J7. For more information call (630) 466-6700.
Join the YWCA of Aurora and organizations across the city as they celebrate and promote a safer, more peaceful community with “Peace in the Park” on Saturday, October 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Park Pavilion. Everyone is welcome to this free family event. There will be fun children activities, crafts, a bouncy house, and food for sale. Visit http://www.ywcaaurora.org for more details.
To benefit Presence Health Fox River Valley Region Care, the Second Annual Presence Health Fox River Valley Region Fundraiser—a Roaring 20’s Gala—is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The Lincoln Inn in Batavia. All proceeds go to benefit Presence Mercy Medical Center, Presence McAuley Manor, Presence Fox Knoll, and Presence Pine View Care Center. A limited number of raffle tickets will be available to win one of several Chicago overnight experiences. For tickets and information, call (630) 801-2662 or visit www.presencehealth.org/20sgala.
Take a walk along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line during the Railroad Ramble Walking Tour on Sunday, October 5, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., presented by Naper Settlement. Learn about the history and influence of rail service in Naperville, including the cultural impact of the railroad on the community, its industry and commerce, and art and architecture. Tour includes about 14 blocks of walking and steps off from the southwest corner of Burlington Square Park. Tickets are $12 per person. Call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.org for more information