Kids Club in York Center
Join the York Center Park District every Wednesday this summer for some lunchtime entertainment. These interactive children’s shows are a great free way to spend a summer afternoon. A variety of well-known acts will perform. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to our back patio/grass area. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Concession stand will open at 11:30 a.m. Performances are from noon to 1 p.m. All ages are welcome but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Date: Wednesdays through Aug. 7 (No performance July 31). Fee: free. Location: York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave, Lombard. “Science Show” June 12. The aim of the science show is to inspire kids to get involved in science themselves. Using dramatic demonstration, easy to see equipment, humor, music and audience participation, the show brings down to earth basic ideas about air/ water pressure, magnetism and electricity, friction, chemistry, simple machines, conservation of energy, sound and color. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886.

Summer reading kicks off at Villa Park Library
The Villa Park Public Library invites all community members to attend its Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Willowbrook High School (1250 Ardmore Ave.). We welcome Dave DiNaso back with his Traveling World of Reptiles for this all-ages family event. Tickets are free but required for everyone, including infants, and can be found on the library’s event calendar at www.vppl.info. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Plum Library programs
“The Six Wives of Henry VIII” Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. Meet the many women behind Henry VIII as presented by Martina Mathisen in this one-of-a-kind program. Registration is required and open to everyone. “Art + Science: Art Aliens” Wednesday, June 12, at 3 p.m. Aliens are landing at the library. Use recycled materials to create your own interstellar friend. Grades K-3, parents encouraged to attend. Registration is required and open to Helen Plum Library cardholders. “DIY Journals” Thursday, June 13, from 3-5 p.m. Design and assemble a journal to record your summer fun. All ages drop-in event, no registration required. Call 630-627-0316 or visit helenplum.org to for programs requiring registration.

Reduced cat adoption fees
June is deemed “Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.” During June, West Suburban Humane Society (WSHS wshs-dg.org) will discount adult cat adoption fees from $75 to only $25 for any cat over the age of six months. The $25 fee includes a spay or neuter surgery, microchip, deworming, plus vaccines. WSHS currently has over 30 adult cats available for adoption, with more arriving daily. For more information, call 630-960-9600 or visit https://www.wshs-dg.org/adopt.

Summer mini-library
In partnership with School District 45 and North School, the Villa Park Public Library’s mini-library is back this summer, with a new location. All are welcome to visit the mini-library at North School (150 W. Sunset Drive) on Thursdays, June 6-July 25 (closed on July 4) from 1-2:30 p.m. The mini-library offers the ability to apply for a library card, check out books, make a craft, and participate in some fun activities. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Village of Lombard Blood Drive June 19
The Village of Lombard Summer Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown Center (entrance 5 between Von Maur and The Eatery) and from 1:30-7 p.m. at the village hall, 255 E. Wilson. Donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of Culver’s frozen custard and be entered in a raffle drawing for a Yorktown gift card. All donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat. Sign up at www.heartlandbc.org or contact Carol Bauer at bauerc@villageoflombard.org or 630-620-5712.

 

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