Comedy films at Villa Park Library
The Villa Park Public Library will screen comedy films on Thursdays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. as part of their “Last Laughs of Summer” series. Refreshments are served and a discussion usually follows each movie screening. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the library’s website at or call 630-834-1164.

Water relays at York Center Park District
Water Relays July 25, noon to 1 p.m. Come prepared to challenge your friends to a variety of different activities. Participants will do relay races, dance contests, scavenger hunts and more. Don’t forget to wear your bathing suits; you may get drenched. Visit or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.

ESSENTRICS class in Villa Park
An ESSENTRICS workout based on Miranda Esmonde-White’s New York Times bestselling book, “Aging Backwards”—find out how to repair and reverse the effects of aging. This workout uses the techniques discussed in Miranda’s public television documentary, “Age Reversed.” Discover how to reawaken the power of your 650 muscles and help increase mobility, improve flexibility and build strong bones. ESSENTRICS/Classical Stretch Certified Instructor: Lisa Sawczuk. For additional information, go to “Essentrics with Lisa” website. July 21, 11 a.m. to noon at the Villa Park Public Library.

Drive-in Movie Night July 20
Free Family Fun Drive-In Movie Night: Come out this Friday, July 20, at 8 p.m. for the family film “Captain Underpants” on the huge outdoor screen. Free admission and popcorn. In car stereo sound. Great time for the whole family. It’s all at New Hope Community Church, 230 W. Plymouth Ave. in Villa Park. See their Facebook page.

Youth soccer registration
Registration for the Recreation Department’s Fall Youth Soccer League is set for Wednesday, July 25, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iowa Community Center. Call 630-834-8970 with any questions.

Free day at Antique Advertising Convention
On Friday, July 27, the public can attend the Antique Advertising Convention for free with a silent auction from 1-3:30 p.m. and general sales from 3:30-5 p.m. and 6:15-10 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, in Lombard. Visit for more information.

Plum Library programs
“Cool Jazz on a Hot Afternoon” Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Join acclaimed vocal/guitar jazz duo Petra van Nuis and Andy Brown as they wow you with sunny songs of summer including “Too Darn Hot,” “Summertime” and “Heatwave.” “Art + Science: Unexpected Instruments” Wednesday, July 25, at 3 p.m. Grades K–3, parents encouraged to attend. Using a variety of recycled and repurposed materials, you will create a new instrument and experiment with sound. Registration required and open to HPL cardholders for this event. Call 630-627-0316 or visit to register for these programs.

Saturday morning event with Villa Park Recreation
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the family to Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth in Villa Park on Saturday, July 21, and Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon for free Super Sensational Saturday Mornings. You’ll enjoy an interactive performance, crafts and face painting. The July 21 event will feature Miss Jamie’s Farm, a high-energy, audience-interactive performance. Aug. 18 will feature Ken Schultz, “The Flying Fool,” who uses his comedic face to entertain all ages. This Saturday is also the annual “Big Rigs and Kids” event so make sure to take a look at all the fun trucks and equipment.

Basketball in York Center
York Center Basketball: Spend Thursday nights playing basketball and enjoying some friendly competition at the York Center Park District. Online or phone registration is required as there will be no registration at the door. Register early because the maximum to play each night is 15, and only people who have paid in advance will be allowed to enter the building. There is a $5 discount if you sign up for six dates, and another $5 discount if you sign up for 12 dates. Ages: 18 years and up. Thursdays through Sept. 27 (no basketball Aug. 2), 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5 per person per night, register by 1 p.m. each Thursday. Visit or call 630-629-0886.

Villa Park Library anniversary celebration
Everyone in the community is invited to the Villa Park Public Library’s “90th Anniversary Celebration and Summer Reading Finale” on Friday, Aug. 3, from 5-7 p.m. Celebrate the library’s anniversary and the end of summer reading with cake and other refreshments. This special event is open to all ages and is sponsored by the Friends of the Villa Park Library. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the library’s website at or call 630-834-1164.

Swim lessons in Villa Park
Villa Park Recreation will hold a new session of swim lessons July 23 to Aug. 2. Lessons are available for all skill levels and are held at Jefferson Pool 10-10:45 a.m. or 11-11:45 a.m.

American Indian Veterans Celebration
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22: American Indian Veterans Celebration, Cantigny Parade Field. Spectators are welcome during this gathering of native veterans. Music, art, dance, guest speakers and award presentations are all part of this fourth-annual national event at Cantigny. For full details, visit


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