|| Business Development Leads Group
Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Fox Valley Networking Professionals
Thursday, March 28, at 8:00 a.m.
Pomegranate Cafe, 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora
Aurora City Council Candidates’ Forum
Tuesday, April 2, at 8:00 a.m.
Waubonsee Community College, 18 S. River St., Aurora
Business Development Leads Group
Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m.
WIB Progressive Lunch
Friday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m.
Basils, 4000 Fox Valley Drive, Aurora
Business After Hours
Tuesday, April 16, at 5:00 p.m.
Pure Health, 2115 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora
Wednesday, April 17, at 11:00 a.m.
|| 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.
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.
A pair of neighborhood, Fox Valley Park District parks will have a new and improved look this spring. Golden Oaks Park is set to receive a series of improvements that include a newly-built picnic shelter, replacement of the current playground, a baseball backstop, a refurbished half-court basketball area and an adult fitness area. A new asphalt path will be added, running from the playground and along the edge of the five-acre lake to connect to the existing bike path along Sullivan Road. Nearby Arrow Wood Park will be receiving a new picnic shelter.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Fox Valley Park District has received the prestigious Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Fox Valley is one of just 11 park districts to earn the honor. Nationwide, only 1.5 percent of local government agencies achieve such a distinction in the only national awards program for government budgeting. Fox Valley’s budget document was judged on how well it serves in four different categories: policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device. In earning the award, Fox Valley was rated “proficient” or “outstanding” in all four categories by a majority of judges. Also, Fox Valley was rated “outstanding” in 15 of 27 specific criteria.
Of nearly 4 million U.S. veteran households, more than 1.5 million pay more than 50 percent of their income for housing, a severe cost burden, despite having access to VA loans and other assistance. So that a local veteran family will be able to obtain simple, decent, and affordable housing, Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, is launching a search for a local veteran family to partner in a house project. An information session for veteran and other prospective homeowners will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 30, at the FVHH office at Genesis Community Church, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery. Information packets and applications will be available. Childcare will not be provided.
Need help paying for child care? Need help completing the Child Care Assistance application? Attend a free informational session at Fox Valley United Way, 44 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. YWCA Child Care Assistance staff will walk you through the application process (bring copies of your last two paycheck stubs, official school schedule if in school). For more information call (630) 896-4636, ext. 108.
VNA Health Care is offering a free presentation on Medicare updates for 2013 on Tuesday, March 19, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at 400 N. Highland Avenue in Aurora. The program is open to everyone and refreshments will be served. VNA offers Medicare counseling services free of charge by appointment or during drop in hours. For more information about counseling services, or to RSVP for the presentation, contact Steve Simmons at (630) 482-8156.
Spread the love with live music on select Friday and Saturday nights in March at CityGate Grille. All bands will play 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (630) 718-1010. Here is March’s line up: Saturday, March 23, Stephanie Aaron, Jazz and R&B; Friday, March 29, Paris Swing Lively, elegant and fun… acoustic live music for cocktails, dinner and dancing.
Save the Date: DayOne Network will be hosting its Golf Outing on June 3 at the Aurora Country Club. Get your foursome and come on out for a great cause and a day of fun.
Save the Date: 2ND2None 5K Run & Walk will be held on Sunday, April 28, benefitting Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and Communities in Schools.
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.
If you need to think spring, then stop by the Weed Ladies Spring Floral Sale at Naper Settlement Thursday, April 4, through Saturday, April, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The historic Daniels House is filled with beautiful silk and dried floral arrangements. Admission to the sale is free.
Naper Settlement is also debuting their free Wednesday Walking Club. It’s a one-third mile loop around Naper Settlement’s grounds. For more information call Naper Settlement.
On April 6, The Growing Place in Aurora will be hosting Blooming Beauties: Trees, Shrubs and Perennials for Spring Color, at 10:00 a.m. Join them for a colorful presentation of spring blooming plants to brighten your beds. They’ll take a look at some underused beauties, new introductions and heirloom favorites.
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.
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.
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.