|Four Chicago-area business and nonprofit executives will share leadership strategies at “Connecting Today’s Leaders with the Future Leaders of Tomorrow,” a free, public panel discussion at 6 p.m. April 8, at Aurora University’s Crimi Auditorium, 407 S. Calumet Ave. in Aurora. This very special session of the executive leadership panel discussion promises to be a lively and interactive session that you will not want to miss.
The 12th Annual Aurora University Graduating Art Majors Exhibit will be held through August 20. The Opening Reception will be held Tuesday, April 9, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Schingoethe Art Gallery in Dunham Hall at 1400 Marseillaise Place, Aurora.
Alden of Waterford Tuesday Lecture Series presents “Family Conflict Around Parent Care in an Aging Population: From Mediation to Litigation. The program will be held Tuesday, April 9, starting at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served. This presentation examines the process, ethics and uses of professional Mediation. Elders and their families face multifaceted, time sensitive, tough decisions when facing life transitions that threaten health and wealth, and Mediation is often the process by which litigation is avoided.
You are invited to attend Keeping It Legal: Affordable Care Act webinar on Wednesday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m. hosted by Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions, LLC., and led by nationally recognized compliance expert and former Department of Justice attorney, Bruce Adelson, Esq.
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.
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.
There will be a Spring Job and Internship Fair, Friday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus. Free and open to the public. Bus transportation will be provided from the Aurora Campus and the ILworkNet.
The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora (The Club that fights Diabetes) will be holding their Spring Rummage Sale on Friday, April 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be a large selection of toys, household goods, Christmas decorations, TV’s, linens and more! It will be held at 1600 Colorado Ave., Timberlake Subdivision in Aurora.
On April 13, The Growing Place will be hosting Landscaping 101: Designing with Perennials at 10:00 a.m. at their Aurora location. Learn how to add perennials to existing and new landscapes. This is an excellent way to add interest and color without having to plant annually. $10 fee is refundable with purchase of perennials.
SPARK (Strong, Prepared And Ready for Kindergarten) Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration asks Aurora to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ (April 14-20, 2013). As part of the national Week of the Young Child™ celebrated across the country, Aurora is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives. SPARK and the Fox Valley Park District will be hosting this year’s Week of the Young Child event on Saturday, April 13 at Prisco Community Center from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Children, parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and community members are invited to celebrate the Week of the Young Child.
Naper Settlement’s History Speaks Lecture Series presents Mary Chesnut, Civil War Diarist. On Sunday, April 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., actress, historian and educator Leslie Goddard will portray Mary Chesnut, who will read from her journal, sharing stories of the events unfolding around her during the Civil War. Her journal has been called “one of the best windows we have into southern society during the American Civil War.” Call 630-420-6010 for more information.
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.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley (YSB) is asking that everyone recognize and play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in Aurora and the many surrounding communities. YSB is asking that everyone “Take A Ribbon, Wear A Ribbon, Help Prevent Child Abuse.” For more information call (630) 820-6303.
The Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRF) is having a BBQ & Basket Raffle. Join them for great food and awesome prizes. This event is being held at Prisco Community Center Wednesday, April 10, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. For more information go to http://www.fvsrfoundation.org/fundraisers/bbq.
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 101will 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.
Engineering Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kyle D. Welte, PE, is a Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII). The purpose of the Public Infrastructure Inspector Certification is to promote quality infrastructure throughout the community by advancing the knowledge and practice of construction inspection to benefit the community and public agencies.
MedCom Group is proud to announce and welcome the addition of a new tenant, Dr. Chacon, specializing in Orthodontics and Periodontics.
Mutual Ground’s 15th Annual Benefit Gala “Blossoms of Hope” will be held on Saturday, April 13, at Piper’s Banquets. Guests will enjoy dinner, open bar, the music of Swing Assembly, silent auction, live auction and raffles. Guests will be bidding on trips, tickets, some unique experiences, restaurants gift certificates, etc. New this year–bidding by cell phone. Visit our Gala page to sign up.