Movies in the Park
The Villa Park Public Library, Friends of the Villa Park Library and Villa Park’s Parks and Recreation department co-sponsor Movies in the Park on Mondays, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at approximately 8 p.m. All are invited to bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket to enjoy a movie outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park (near Kenilworth Ave. and Villa Ave.). Concessions will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather on one of the movie dates, the decision to change the location of the event will be made no later than 4:30 p.m. and the movie will be held at the Iowa Community Center (338 N Iowa Ave.). Registration is not required. For more information including location updates and movie titles, visit the library’s website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.

Lombard Park District programs
Aug. 6: Community Appreciation Night at Paradise Bay Water Park. As a thank you to customers and pass holders — everyone is welcome to join the park district for a free night of games, activities, and prizes. There will also be special drawings for pass holders. Aug. 7: Movie in Lilacia Park — “Trolls.” Spend your summer night relaxing under the stars with family and friends. Bring your blankets, chairs, and pack yourself a picnic snack while enjoying a free movie on the big screen.

Movies in the Park
Villa Park Recreation is offering free Movies in the Park this summer. Bring a lawn chair and the family to enjoy a movie outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 318 E. Kenilworth. This event is co-sponsored by the Recreation Department and the Villa Park Library. Concessions will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather the decision to change the location of the event will be made no later than 4:30 p.m. and the movie will be shown at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Movies In the Park are held Mondays at 8 p.m. with Aug. 5 featuring “The Secret Life of Pets” and “The Lego Movie” on Aug. 12.

Crafters wanted for Crafters Holiday
St. Alexander’s Council of Catholic Women in Villa Park is seeking crafters for its Crafters’ Holiday, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. For more information, contact Pat at 630-941-8592 or Fran at 630-620-7983.

Summer reading finale in Villa Park Aug. 3
The Villa Park Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is ending, but that doesn’t mean the magic has to stop. The library will hold their Summer Reading Finale: The Great Scott Family Magic Show on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1-3 p.m. at Willowbrook High School (1250 S. Ardmore Ave.).
All are invited to see this fun family magic show presented by The Great Scott, whose talent for dazzling audiences has made him a legend of entertainment. Tickets are free but required, 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.

Senior Men’s Club to meet Aug. 6
The Senior Men’s Club will meet Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Lombard Bible Church (not affiliated) 111 S. Park Ave. (south side entrance), Lombard. The guest speaker will be Terra Costa Howard, talking about “Working in Springfield, Ill.” All men 55 and over are welcome. For more information call 630-629-2498.

York Center Park District Movie in the Park Aug. 17
Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, and gather the kids for a movie night in the park. There will not be a bad seat in the park with our large screen. Be prepared to laugh like a kid again and enjoy a nice family night out. All ages welcome Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 p.m. at Knolls Park, 1502 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Visit www.ycpdfun.com or call 630-629-0886.

Cantigny garden program Aug. 6
Tour: Lower Display Garden, Visitors Center, 11 a.m. Jackie Kosbab from Cantigny Horticulture will guide you through this all-new garden space, redesigned and freshly planted as part of the park’s ongoing Project New Leaf. Free with parking ($5). Visit cantigny.org for more information.

 

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