Looking to volunteer? Try Naperville’s RibFest, Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6. Agencies such as Gigi’s Playhouse Fox Valley and YWCA of Aurora receive donations based on the number of volunteers they supply. Volunteers are needed to serve beverages, assist in the identification tents, help in the children’s play area, distribute information at the entrance gates, serve as parking attendants, assist in the cleanup of the grounds, and support the merchandising tent. Go to www.ribfest.net/volunteer to sign up and make sure to fill in what agency you are volunteering for so they get credit!
Donate to Heartland Blood Centers’ Aurora facility between now and the end of July and receive a $5 Subway gift card. Learn about Heartland’s Student Saving Summer Scholarship Opportunity as well, where five lucky students will win a $1,000 school scholarship! Donate on Thursday, July 3, and receive a Raging Waves Waterpark pass on top of everything else. To schedule an appointment, please call 1 (800) 786-4483 or go online to www.heartlandbc.org.
The Growing Place in Aurora continues to host their “Yoga Blooms” Summer Yoga Series. You might have missed the first class, but there are still two more on July 1 and July 8, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per class. Call (630) 355-4000 to sign up today.
Settlement Sundays will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sundays, July 6, 20 and 27 at Naper Settlement this month. Admission includes free sundaes with do-it-yourself toppings, courtesy of Culver’s, hands-on family activities and tours of historic buildings. Ice cream is served from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors, $8 youth (4-12), free admission for children under 4, members and Naperville residents. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
Community Career Center invites you to attend “Cracking the Code of a Job Description” seminar on Tuesday, July 8, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.; “Improve Job Search Stress Relief” workshop on Thursday, July 10, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and/or “LinkedIn: Beyond the Basics” on Saturday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Admission is free for members and $15 for non-members per event. Interested in becoming a member? Come July 3, 10, or 12 at 9:30 a.m. to learn what services and resources are available to you. Tour the Center and optimize your search efforts today.
Are you interested in starting a home child care business? If so, attend the YWCA of Aurora’s “Quality Beginnings!” on Tuesday, July 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A brief overview of all the aspects involved in operating a family child care home, including interviewing parents, marketing your services, setting up, record keeping, taxes, and more will be covered. To register, click here.
Aurora East Educational Foundation (AEEF) will host its 13th Annual Golf Outing at Phillips Park Golf Course on Thursday, July 10, 2014. The event will feature raffles, auction items, prizes, drinks, lunch and dinner. All proceeds will go towards supporting educational programs that typically go unfunded. Cost is $125 per golfer or $450 per foursome. Several Sponsorship packages are available. Full event details are available by contacting Rhonda Mont at (630) 896-4678 or email@example.com.
Concert in the Park, put on by the Fox Valley Park District, continues with GMRC Band at Montgomery Park on Thursday, July 10, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. GMRC Band bills itself as a super-group classic rock bank with a message, covering Styx, Kansas, Boston and Journey, while also playing its own originals. Admission is free and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The Mortgage Relief Project is holding an informational meeting at the Prisco Community Center on Saturday, July 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hosted by State Senator Linda Holmes, State Representatives Stephanie Kifowit, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and others, learn how to take advantage of programs to help lower your mortgage, avoid foreclosure, and keep your home. To register or for more information, please call 1 (800) 532-8785 or visit www.idfpr.com.
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association is partnering with the St. Charles Noon Kiwanis to host A Day in the Park for children with and without disabilities on Wednesday, July 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Park District’s Pottawatomie Park. They are looking for volunteers to help with the rock climbing wall, dunk tank, inflatables, ice cream and water stations, bus detail, photography, and various game stations. Contact Jackie Hart, Support Staff Manager, at (630) 907-1114 ext. 1206 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.