GiGi’s Playhouse announces a new Saturday morning program! Preschool Prep will help prepare young children for preschool and re-enforce home therapy tasks. Activities are presented in a structured environment and include practicing the basic skills of following one and two step directions, managing transitions between centers, and participation in group activities. The Preschool Prep program is intended for children ages 24 months through five years of age but all age groups are welcome to join. All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian as a primary support throughout the class. Siblings of all ages are welcome to join!
Your participation in the First Annual Duck-n-Dive Dodgeball Tournament on Oct. 17 helps the Three Fires Council provide quality Scout programs for more than 13,000 local youth. Food and drinks will be available so bring you family and make a day of it. We will also have special recognition for the best dressed team. This could be a matching team uniform or your favorite costumes. The winners will be determined by our judges. So grab your friends and Register Now! More information and rules at the registration site.
The National Football League’s A Crucial Catch Initiative has provided another year of funding to support increased access to breast cancer education and screening resources in underserved communities through the American Cancer Society. As a result of funding, the Society has awarded a $50,000 Community Health Advocates implementing National Grants for Empowerment (CHANGE) grant to VNA Health Care to increase breast cancer screening rates within Aurora. VNA Health Care was one of 32 grant recipients to receive grant funding to implement strategies to address the unequal burden of breast cancer within communities across the country.
Join PharmaCannis for a very unique opportunity to take a tour of their North Aurora medical cannabis dispensary and celebrate with us as we prepare for our grand opening on Friday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information, contact them at Contact@pharmacannis.com
Costco hosts First Responders Appreciation Event on Oct. 16 through Oct. 18. First Responders are invited to a Special Appreciation Event as a thank you for your commitment and service to our community. The Naperville Costco is offering non-members a free day shopping, raffle prizes for new sign-ups and current members. Join as a new Executive Member and get a $20 Costco Cash Card; or join as a new Gold Star member and get a $10 Costco Cash Card.
All Hallow’s Eve at NaperSettlement will be Oct. 16 & 17 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with 12-acres of haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrors. Like a haunted house on steroids, this one-of-a-kind experience brings some of the scariest literature of the past, present and future to life. Meet the lost souls of the dead in a haunted happening you won’t forget. Our historic buildings are turned into Frankenstein’s Laboratory, a Victorian Insane Asylum, a Torture Dungeon, Journey through the Underworld and so much more. Beware! Be Scared! Not recommended for young children under eight years old.
Join Presence Fox Know Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Free fall fun for all ages includes a fall farmer’s market for yummy fresh produce and homemade baked goods (items sold for cash only), fun games, and pumpkin painting. Call (877)737-4636 to register Oct. 15.
Fast Color provides many Veteran organizations with the products they need to raise funds for their missions. Fast Color launched FC Gear a collection of hundreds of items of patriotic merchandise and motorcycle accessories with some first responder and law enforcement items. Fast Color offers the FC Gear merchandise to organizations as a fund raiser opportunity. Organizations can raise revenue for their specific cause without having to purchase, store or handle the merchandise.
Fox Valley Orchestra presents Russian Romance on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Batavia Fine Arts Centre.
Join Edward Jones for a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate their Grand Opening on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 11:00 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. with ribbon cutting at 11:15 a.m. Located at 2 Hankes Rd., Suite A, in Aurora, Edward Jones has been helping individual investors reach their long-term financial goals for more than 80 years. They look forward to continuing the tradition of providing face-to-face personalized service at their new location and invite you to bring your family and friends and help celebrate.
Join Davis Legend for a ribbon cutting to celebrate David Legend’s new location at 2580 Diehl Rd., Unit D, in Aurora. Networking will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. until noon. with a ribbon cutting at 10:45 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Davis Legend is a multi-national manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabinets. The U.S. location in Aurora is a primary link to long-term success. Being centrally located in the country with access to all important shipping options, Aurora is the optimal location for Davis Legend to begin its U.S. operations.
Through Oct. 31, Country Financial – Stan Rayford, MBA is offering a referral appreciation: If you know someone in Illinois who will find value in the insurance products offered through COUNTRY Financial®, contact Stan.
School District 308’s Brokaw Early Learning Center and Old Post Elementary School received the state’s highest ranking—Gold Circle of Quality—that early learning center programming can receive. The rating, given by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the Illinois Department of Family Services through the ExceleRate program, is a quality rating system for early learning and development programs serving children from birth to age five.
VNA Hospice invites community members to their 21th annual Memorial Service on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3:00 p.m. in the Hospice Sanctuary at VNA Health Care, Aurora. The service includes memorial poem readings, candle lighting, the reading of all loved one’s names, music, and an inspirational message. Each person will have an opportunity to acknowledge their loved one as their name is read.
Part-time opportunities are available with the YMCA’s Safe ‘n Sound program in Naperville/Aurora. A hiring event will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Y Sports Complex, 31W290 Schoger Drive, Naperville. More information, including registration, may be found at www.ysafensound.org.