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. Dates: Thursdays to Sept. 27. Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fee: $5 per person per night. Register by Each Thursday by 1 p.m. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886, York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard.

‘Roald Dahl Day’ at Villa Park Public Library
The Youth Services Department at the Villa Park Public Library is celebrating “Roald Dahl Day” all day on Thursday, Sept. 13, in honor of the beloved author’s 102nd birthday. Children of all ages can stop by anytime throughout the day to take the Gobblefunk quiz, play some phizzwhizzing games and make a party hat to wear. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Outdoor concert at Mayslake Sept. 9
Enjoy an outdoor concert of swinging gypsy jazz by The Riverside Ramblers at “Where’s Django: Gypsy Jazz” on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. The rain date is Sept. 16. Tickets for the all-ages concert are $10 per person ages 11 and up; 10 and under are free. Register online or at 630-206-9566.

CROP Walk seeks participants
The Annual “Great Prairie Path CROP Hunger Walk” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14. Mark your calendars and participate in the walk/run. This is an opportunity for a person, family and friends, church groups, office groups and children to participate in a community mission event to help end hunger here and around the world. Sign up/register online at www.crophundgerwalk.org/lombardil in order to receive a CROP T-shirt. Questions, call 630-620-1829. Arrive at the Lombard Common park (Grace and St. Charles Road, Lombard) at 1 p.m. Step-off is 1:30 p.m.

Ukulele lessons at Villa Park Public Library
Perry’s Music Center will conduct Ukulele classes on Sept. 10, Sept. 19, Sept. 24, Oct. 3, Oct. 5, and Oct. 15 from 7-8 p.m. for anyone ages 14 and up. During this six-week course, attendees will learn to play some chords and songs. Details about ukulele rentals can be found at www.perrysmusic.net. All registrants are required to attend all six classes. Registration is required. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Plum Library programs
“Bloomin’ Bulbs” Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Join University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Jan Gricus and learn how flowering bulbs add color to your garden from early spring to late fall, blooming in many colors, shapes, sizes and heights. You’ll hear tips on planting, watering and their use as cut flowers. To register, visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316. “Ten Things to Make Yourself More Marketable” Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. Join Bob Podgorski to learn the top ten ways to market your talents to beat out the competition. To register, visit helenplum.org or call 630-627-0316. “Make a Hat Day!” Saturday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., while supplies last. Make at Home Craft—children of all ages. Drop by Youth Services to pick up everything you need to make a super cool hat and celebrate in style. No registration required.

‘Dairy Day’ at Kline Creek Farm
Explore dairy farm life on an 1890s living history farm at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “Dairy Day” on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago. At “Dairy Day” visitors can meet Liberty, one of only 245 registered Heritage Milking Shorthorns in the United States, and talk with Kline Creek Farm staff and volunteers about the differences between dairy and beef cattle. At the Timber Ridge Visitor Center, visitors can milk Maggie the Milking Cow, meet Maggie’s calf, learn about foods that come from milk, make butter and play with a toy dairy barn. By the icehouse, they can help make ice cream, churning the ingredients and adding salt and ice to the freezer cans before tasting the finished product. Visitors can also tour the farmhouse and get a glimpse into the daily routine of farmers on a northern Illinois dairy farm, and stroll through the farmstead for a look at the farm’s sheep, horses, chickens, turkeys and cats. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org.

‘Making College Possible’ GPS program
B-PAC: Glenbard Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee and GPS: Glenbard Parent Series in Spanish will present “Making College Possible Step by Step” with Sara Espinosa and Ferney Ramirez at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Glenbard North High School, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream. A light dinner will be served. This workshop, which will be presented in Spanish, will provide information about the college application process from start to finish and the resources to guide students on their way. Espinosa is an outreach program coordinator at the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Ramirez, a psychologist and author, will share goal-setting techniques that will be useful to parents/guardians and their students. For further information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Susanna Melón, B-PAC Glenbard district coordinator, at 630-681-3103; susanna_melon@glenbard.org; or Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.

‘VoteYesForOur89’ seeks volunteers
The VoteYesForOur89 Committee is recruiting 1,000 community volunteers to help spread the word about CCSD89’s upcoming November referendum. To join the VoteYesForOur89 volunteer movement, visit www.YesFor89.org/volunteer, or call 331-704-0434.

Historian to speak at Cantigny Sept. 12
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park welcomes author Edwin E. Moïse on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. He will discuss “The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War,” published in 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar and limited food menu will be available. Coffee is complimentary. This event is part of the First Division Museum’s “Date with History,” an ongoing series featuring lively discussions with authors, panelists, historians and special guests. Information about upcoming programs is online at fdmuseum.org. Parking also is complimentary.

 

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