|Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center introduces “Bullets in the Chest, Arrows in the Back” featuring work by Artist-in-Residence Bunky Echo-Hawk. The exhibit runs through April 27.
Aurora Township is partnering with Comcast, Aurora’s Second Ward Alderman Juany Garza, LULAC, State Representative Linda Chapa-La Via, and West Aurora School District 129 to bring Comcast Cares Day 2013 to Aurora. The volunteer event will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please join us! For more information on volunteering or donating supplies, please contact Patricia Richardson at (630) 897-8777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Sikich LLP for their recent feature in Crain’s Chicago Business that highlighted their 30-year history in creating a dynamic business model.
Save the Date: 2ND2None 5K Run & Walk will be held on Sunday, April 28, benefitting Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and Communities in Schools.
The Aurora Public Art Commission unveiled its new art exhibit, “Dinosaurs: the Art and Science of Paleontology,” at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place. The exhibit features the works of field paleontologist and artist Rob Sula and will showcase his natural history themed art, paleo-illustration and field-illustration (site maps.) The exhibit also explores the innate beauty of fossils and examines the craft of fossil restoration. The free exhibit is open from noon until 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays to Fridays through May 3.
Volunteers will renovate and repair 20 locations in the Pattersonville neighborhood in Aurora in honor of Rebuilding Together Aurora’s 20th anniversary of their April Rebuilding Event. These families will soon have safer and healthier homes–along with 2 revitalized community spaces and the Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center. This event will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27.
Cabot Microelectronics invites you to “The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship: Disruptive Innovation and Impact Accelerator” on Friday, April 26, at NIU’s Conference Center, Naperville. The event supports the Laboratory School for Science & Technology which prepares students for the future in STEM fields by providing physics education to middle school students. For information, contact Mariejose Monsalve.
Communities In Schools is having a Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, April 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at West Aurora High School. Carry out is available. This event is sponsored by Olive Garden. A complete dinner is $10. All proceeds will support the CIS/Project Unity Back to School Fair in August where children receive free school supplies and services.
Naper Settlement’s Blacksmithing 101 will be held Saturdays, April 20 & 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Learn the art of blacksmithing with an introduction to safety, tools and the forge during this two-session workshop held at the blacksmith shop. Learn how to use the forge and practice hammer techniques while making an iron hook. Fee is $150 and includes materials. Registration is required. Class is limited to six participants.
In honor of the Week of the Young Child, join Rasmussen College on campus, at 2363 Sequoia Drive, Aurora on April 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an evening filled with fun! There will be children’s crafts, book readings, games and health snacks! Hear the story of Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster, make your own Whatif Monster or play a monster game! The event is open to all families, free of charge.
On April 20, The Growing Place will be hosting Spring Learning Garden Stroll at 9:00 a.m. The Growing Place has designed and planted beautiful gardens that match many of the conditions homeowners face in their own yards. You can learn from strolling the gardens, noting the well-labeled plants and pretty combinations. After the stroll there will be gardening tips and techniques given.
Naper Settlement will be holding Naper Wine & Dine. Join the Naperville Heritage Society at the annual wine dinner, sponsored by Sullivan’s Steakhouse on April 22 from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. This wine dinner boasts a five-course meal developed by Executive Chef Terrell Cole. A vegetarian menu is available. The evening’s entertainment consists of a live auction. For more information call (630) 420-6016.
You’re invited to KDI for a Kure Fourth Annual Vegas Night on Friday, April 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 645 S. River Street, Batavia. Admission includes $100 poker chips, one raffle ticket, one drink of choice, munchies, live music, and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer. For more information or to RSVP email email@example.com.
Restoration Techs would like to remind you, Marmion is looking for sponsors and in-kind donations for their Heroes Mud Run being held on Saturday, May 25. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a unique opportunity for you to show your support of our Heroes. A portion of proceeds will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Heart of a Marine Foundation.
Mutual Ground reminds the business community that April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals. Eat/drink at any of the four area Chili’s (dine in or take out) all month. Just show the voucher on your smart phone and Chili’s will donate 10% of your purchase. Also, attend ‘Shine A Light on Sexual Violence’ event on April 24 at the North Aurora Police Dept. at 6:30 p.m.
Lunafest will be held Friday, April 19, at the Copley Theater in Aurora. A film festival for, by and about women, this traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.
The Growing Place is hosting Terrarium Potting Party and Demo from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Sample this popular form of gardening. Pick from the wide variety of containers and plants to plant your own with the help of our designers.
During this 2013 Masters Golf Tournament week, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is recognizing its national Design Excellence Award recipients. Only six golf courses across the United States are receiving such distinction and Aurora’s Phillip Parks Golf Course is one of the honorees.
Two new parks will soon be developed as the Fox Valley Park District. The Balmorea subdivision – located in southwest Montgomery at Galena and Dickson roads – will be home to a 7.45-acre neighborhood park with age-specific playground areas and adult fitness components. Also included in the plan are a picnic shelter, ball field backstop and basketball half-court. An asphalt trail will provide access through the park. In Aurora, a 5.72-acre area – just west of Route 59 between Liberty and New York streets – will be developed as part of the Lehigh Station / Plaza on New York improvement plan. Initially, the plan is to develop 3.06 acres at the north end. Features will include age-specific playground areas and adult fitness stations, picnic shelter, pond overlook, basketball half-court and a multi-use, open space area. An asphalt path will traverse the park.
Nick Weis, managing broker at Third Day Commercial Real Estate in Oswego is pleased to announce that David Kuhne has joined the firm as a broker assistant intern.
What’s the next step in your career? Get there faster with an Aurora University graduate degree. Spring Graduate Programs Open House will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. Graduate faculty, admission representatives and financial aid counselors will be available to answer your questions. Evening, weekend and online course options are offered. To register or for more information, contact (630) 844-5294 or AUadmission@aurora.edu or register online.
Fox Valley Marines present the third annual Hoops for the Troops held Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Vaughn Athletic Center. There will be raffle drawings for incredible prizes, great food and a live radio broadcast.