The YWCA of Aurora is developing impactful program for Aurora area women to help them succeed in life. In order to assess the community’s interest and availability to participate in programs, they are conducting a brief survey. To take the survey, click here. For questions regarding the survey please contact Dianna Manjarrez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all the boaters, fans, spectators and volunteers who came out to celebrate the kickoff of the Fox Valley United Way’s fund raising at the 2014 Cardboard Boat Race. Old Second National Bank won Best in Race and the People’s Choice, while Breaking Free won Most Spectacular Sinking. Go to http://www.uwfoxvalley.org/content/2014-cardboard-boat-race-results to find out who else won.
Corlyne Mulder, M.D. has joined the Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, & Throat) at Advocate Dreyer’s Highland and Rush-Copley Campus locations. To make an appointment with Dr. Mulder, please call (630) 264-8560. To learn more about ENT services at Dreyer, please visit www.dreyermed.com/ent.
Learn more about financing, credit repair, business loans, marketing, customer service, tax preparation, insurance, social media, business planning, and more at ACCION Workshop for Small Business on Wednesday, September 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse. For free registration, please visit www.smallbizaurora.eventbrite.com.
Naper Settlement is looking for actors for their Halloween festival, All Hallows Eve. Auditions will be held on September 3, 4 and 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Meeting House. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Applicants will be asked to read two to three lines for various character roles. All Hallows Eve will be held from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. on Oct. 17-18. For more information, contact Amanda at (630) 420-6773 or e-mail email@example.com.
Get your jogging strollers out and boogie on down to Blackberry Farm’s first stroller 5K on Saturday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m. After the run, stay, play and party at a family fun fair with activities and information geared toward young families. Admission is $19 for residents / $24 non-residents, $14 for children (5-14), and free for children under four. Call (630) 892-1550 for more information.
Change a life this September by becoming a tutor for Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project. Training is Saturday, September 6 and 13 (both days required), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register, contact Elise Mills at (630) 801-7900 x4221 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall is a great time to plan for winter interest. Come to The Growing Place in Aurora on Saturday, September 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for “Landscaping 101: Winter Thrillers” and discover which plants—especially trees and shrubs—offer the biggest benefit in brightening a dreary winter day. Admission is free. Call (630) 820-8088 for more information.
Spin your way to a dining extravaganza at the Naperville Heritage Society gala on Saturday, September 6, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. After a live auction and cocktail hour at the Wentz Concert Hall, spin the “Wheel of Dining” and find out your unique dining experience for the evening. Travel to your destination in style, enjoy dinner, and then return to Wentz Hall for coffee and sweets. The guest of honor is Dick Locher, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and Dick Tracy comic strip illustrator. Tickets are $195 per person. To purchase tickets, call Ginia Goggio at (630) 420-6016 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sign up for and watch “ASK THE EXPERTS: How to Prepare for a Career Fair and Land an Interview Webinar” on Monday, September 8, at 12:00 p.m. on Google Hangout or the Rasmussen College’s Youtube Channel. Please complete the following survey before the event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X2JNPPV. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/asktheexperts-02 or email Careerservicesonline@rasmussen.edu.
Community Career Center invites you to attend their “Pre-employment Mock Training” on Monday, September 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; “SHEIFGAB the World: 8 Building Blocks of Transition” seminar on Tuesday, September 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; “Cloud Basics” workshop on Tuesday, September 9, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and/or “LinkedIn: Just the Basics” seminar on Thursday, September 11, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free for members and $15 for non-members per event. Interested in becoming a member? Come September 6, 10, or 13 at 9:30 a.m. to learn what services and resources are available to you. Tour the Center and optimize your search efforts today.
In conjunction with the Plainfield Public Library, the Community Career Center is also holding a “CAREER U” for all high school and college graduates on Tuesday, September 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn personal branding, interviewing and networking skills, resume writing, and social media for career development. Call 630-961-5665 for more information.
Gain job market insight, find employment, advance career goals, and develop professional career skills at Rasmussen College’s Aurora/Naperville Career Fair on Wednesday, September 10, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Arrive early and take part in the “HR Panel Experts Q&A” from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in room 109.
Pure Health Physical Medicine is holding a free dinner and informational Knee Arthritis Program (KNAP) on Wednesday, September 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Orchards Restaurant at Orchard Valley Golf Course. Special guest speakers include Kenneth J. Olson, DC and David Sutton PA-C. Seating is limited, so call (630) 897-1895 to reserve your seat today.
Aurora University’s Main Stage presents “Anna Deavere Smith Snapshots: Glimpses of America in Change” on Wednesday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. Hailed by Newsweek as “the most exciting individual in American theater,” well-known actress Anna Deavere Smith explores issues of race, identity and community during a special one-person show. Registration is required for this free event. Register online here.
The Weed Ladies fall floral design sale will be held September 11-13, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and September 14, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the historic Daniels House at Naper Settlement. The sale features creative seasonal floral arrangements with silk, dried florals, and dried bouquets. Admission is free. Custom arrangements are also available. Call (630) 305-5289 for more information.
Join Hesed House for their 10th Annual Hike for Hesed on Saturday, September 13. Walk alone or with a team of friends, co-workers, or family along the beautiful Fox River to help benefit the men, woman, and children living at Hesed House. Registration if from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. The hike begins at 9:00 a.m. rain or shine and is followed by breakfast, live music by Twist of Faith, and fun activities for the whole family! Contact Karen Whitney at (630) 897-2156 x542 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For only one more Saturday, Water Street Mall in downtown Aurora will be fill with collectibles, vintage treasures, retro items, vinyl LP’s, antiques, music, and activity of the Louche Puce Market once again. The market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 13. In October, visit Louche Puce Market at the Aurora Transportation Center as it joins Aurora’s Farmers Market. Interested vendors can contact organizer Jeanne Norris at (630) 844-3224 or email email@example.com.