|Fox & Hound Sports Tavern will host a grand re-opening celebration on Tuesday, April 23, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Aurora location. Donate $10 to Paws Chicago and get an exclusive preview of their tasty new food and beverage menu items.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Naper Settlement’s Blacksmithing 101will be held Saturday, April 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.
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.
The Second Annual Kentucky Derby Gala to Benefit Hesed House is on Saturday, May 4, at the Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Contact Hesed House for reservations.
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.
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.
Quad County Urban League will be hosting the “Steps To Homeownership Expo” on Saturday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1685 N. Farnsworth Ave., Aurora. Free workshops will be offered in English and Spanish. There will be food, prizes, and raffles.
The 2nd2None 5K Run & Walk will be held on Sunday, April 28, at Wilder Park (North River St. and West Park Ave.). Check in begins at 6:00 a.m. with the Race and Fitness Walk at 8:00 a.m. Help support a cause that is 2nd 2 None. Benefitting Aurora Food Pantry & Communities In Schools. For information call Marilyn at (630) 897-2127 or email email@example.com. If you would like to volunteer race day, call Denise at (630) 256-4506.
The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora invites you to a Wine Tasting Event at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Fox Valley Winery. Tickets are only $25 each and good for up to 5 tastings. There will be hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres served. Proceeds to benefit diabetes research & scholarships for diabetic camp for diabetic children.
Whether you are a history buff or a novice, join Naper Settlement for a special presentation about Naperville and DuPage County men who fought in the Civil War from local history professor Dr. David Maas from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel.
On April 27 at 10:00 a.m. The Growing Place in Aurora will be presenting Right Plant + Right Place = Low Maintenance. The Growing Place has compiled their years of experience and knowledge to help you understand how to pick the right plant and the right place for it so it will thrive and be beautiful for many years.
The Aurora Chamber and Waubonsee Community College present Retail Merchandising at its Aurora campus on Thursday, May 2, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Discover 10 merchandising tips to help maximize your retail space and customer experience. Gain practical insight on how to strengthen your retail environment through merchandising, with a focus on displays, point-of-sale, customer interaction, as well as, tips, tricks and tools to help you succeed. Visit www.waubonseetickets.com for tickets and information.
The History Speaks Lecture Series presents World War II Women’s Air Force Service Pilots at Naper Settlement’s Century Memorial Chapel on Sunday, May 5, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. More than 1100 women served their country in World War II flying every military aircraft flown by the American Forces. Join Rebecca Sutera Tulloch, a certified FAA pilot, as she tells the story of the WASP as only a pilot can.
Naper Settlement announced that it has teamed with the White House to become a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Thirty-four Naper Settlement volunteers received a President’s Volunteer Service Award during the museum’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Event held April 13.
On Friday, May 10, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., The Compass Church of Naperville will be hosting Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a one-day leadership event that will be broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world. Registration is available online.
Waubonsee Community College Adult Literacy Project Change a Life: Be aTutor! training session will be on Saturday, May 11, & Saturday, May 18, (both days are required) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Elsie Mills at 630-801-7900, ext. 4221 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the start of summer season, Naper Settlement is introducing mobile/cell phone tours of Naper Settlement and historic sites around Naperville, hosted by new vendor OnCell. The mobile tours can be accessed via cell phone by dialing phone number (630) 300-0603. The information also can be accessed via mobile phone or other mobile device with Internet access through the web address http://myoncell.mobi/16303000603; through a link on the Naper Settlement homepage, or from a PC. The content is also available through Google’s new Field Trip app for Android and Apple devices.