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Foundation Chiropractic

The ABC's of ADHD, Autism & Developmental Delays

Does your child have ADHD, Autism, or developmental delays? Have you tried multiple therapies and perhaps even multiple medications? If you answered YES to either of these questions, you need to attend this FREE informative and impactful event.
Saturday, January 14

Led by pediatric expert Dr. Garrett Gripp, this important presentation will take you through each of the most common "ingredients" that constitute these now pandemic issues. More importantly, this workshop will identify key "ingredients" of childhood illness you may not be aware of.

•Tickets are FREE

We will be having Hot Apple Cider and fruit bowls from "A Pinch of Happiness" as well as bagels from Panera!Register Here

At Foundation Chiropractic we are boldly stepping out to educate the community by explaining the TRUTH, and the science behind WHY this is occurring. With your help we can curb this rise throughout the local area and help these kids and families regain the quality of life they deserve.

Fox Valley Family YMCA

Build More Than Muscle

No Join Fee ends January 15th!
This year, together, we can build more than muscle; we can build a stronger you inside and out - all while supporting our community. To make it easier, we've extended our NO JOIN FEE special until January 15th!
Save up $35-80 on membership today!

Les Mills 100th Launch Party
Saturday, January 14th, West Branch
You're invited to the world's biggest one-day workout – join us for the #bodypump100 launch party to celebrate Les Mill's 100th launch!  Do you love BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT & BODYSTEP? If so, you can't miss this party. Or for the newbies who are curious about Les Mills, this event is the perfect introduction!

Dance Your Heart Healthy!
National Wear Red Day
Friday, February 3rd, Central Branch
6-7:45pm.   Sign-up at Central Branch front desk
In celebration of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day®, we're hosting our 2nd annual “Dance Your Heart Healthy” fitness event.

Members and non-members of all fitness levels are welcome to attend – bring your friends! We will showcase new formats for Zumba® and WERQ®. Prizes will be awarded and are sponsored by Liz Heriaud and Second Chance Cardiac Solutions, Inc.  Also, Kids Zone will be open from 5:30-8pm. Donations will be accepted for the American Heart Association. Suggested amount is $5 per person and receipts will be provided. Invite your friends and don’t forget to WEAR RED!

We're Hiring!
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is hiring and we need you to complete our team! Visit our website for details.

Blood Pressure Self-Management Program
This FREE, preventative health program is facilitated by Healthy Heart Ambassadors, appointed and trained by the Y, who will show participants how to use a blood pressure cuff, encourage self-monitoring and facilitate monthly nutrition education seminars. The Fox Valley Family YMCA is looking for adults with high blood pressure to take part in this program. For a small investment of time, participants receive:
• A simple, evidence-based program
• Personalized support from a Y Healthy Heart Ambassador
• Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
• Easy-to-use, portable self-tracking tool
• Heart healthy nutrition education seminars
Contact Michelle LeMaistre at 630-552-4100 x247 or visit our website for more information.

Yorkville American Legion Post 489

Annual Indoor Garage & Bake Sale
February 4
Yorkville American Legion
9054 Rt. 34

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We are in need of a Saturday daytime bartender and a Monday through Friday daytime cook. They may contact Kelly at 630-553-7117 ext. 5.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County

R.E.D. Shirt Fridays
Do you remember RED Shirt Fridays? This trend started in the early 2000s to support troops currently deployed overseas.  The idea to wear red on Friday is symbolic as it means Remembering Everyone Deployed.  Our office is selling $10 RED Shirts where no profit will be made! We would like to support our troops and raise awareness that troops are still overseas and we are thinking of them. See Attached Document and Order Form.

Brunch and Benefits
Are you a veteran? Do you know a veteran? Does your business or facility serve veterans and their families? Our office would like to invite everyone who may be interested to a FREE event concerning veteran benefits and resources. Our office will go over benefits on the Local, State, and Federal level on February 1st.  Stop by our Brunch and Benefits and learn about multiple benefits! Read More

For any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to contact Olivia at 630-553-8354.

Fox River Academy of Music & Art

6th Annual Hometown Expo Art Competition - Calling all Students, Teachers, and Adult Amateur Artists!
You are invited to participate in this year's Hometown Expo Community Art Competition! Artists ages K-12 and adult amateur artists may enter, and works may be two- or three-dimensional pieces. The show is juried by professional artists and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in each age category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and Adult Amateur).
Saturday, February 25 9am-2pm
Oswego High School Field House (4250 State Route 71)
ENTRY FORM deadline: February 11
COST: It is FREE to enter pieces into the show; the exhibit is open to the public as part of the 2017 Hometown Expo.

For more detailed information and/or to register, click the link BELOW to be directed to the online registration sheet. In addition, please feel free to contact our office directly at 630-551-4321 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for questions and more info.
2017 Expo Online Registration Form
Hometown Expo Art Competition facilitated by:
26 W. Van Buren Street, Oswego   630-551-4321

Aurora University

January HRI Event Canceled
Hello HRI members. Our January HRI event has been canceled due to AU's Spring 2017 Orientation, which will be held on the first Thursday of January. Thank you for understanding, and we will resume our regularly scheduled events in March, 2017. Happy Holidays from Aurora University!

Ohana Healing Hands

Hot Stone Massage - 90 minutes

$90 (Normally $105)   
Valid From: January 8-January 31
These cold winter days chilling you to the bone? Come in for a 90 minute hot stone massage.The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Hot stone massage is well suited for people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. Many people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get it for relaxation.
Book Here

Ohana Healing Hands
718 N. Bridge St.
Yorkville, Illinois 60560

Just In Time Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Carpentry, Handyman Services

What do you do when opportunity come knocking? Our business is growing and is in need of full-time, widely skilled service technicians that can grow with the business:

Experienced Residential and Commercial HVAC Technicians

  • Dedicated Team Players
  • Motivated Individuals
  • A friendly attitude

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Email your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in our shop at 115 S. Wolfe St. in Sandwich

Idea Marketing Group, Inc.

Part Time Bookkeeper / Office Support
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a part-time bookkeeper to help with managing company financials including payroll and invoicing. Candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in a bookkeeper/accounting position with solid knowledge of QuickBooks. Experience with a family owned company is preferred. Our office is located in Yorkville, IL and offer flexible hours. Ideally looking for 8-10 hours a week.

Front End Web Developer with WordPress Experience
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a Front End Web Developer with WordPress experience to join our fast-paced creative company. Our main office is located 1 hour west of Chicago in Yorkville, IL. We work a 35 hour work week which allows for half days on Friday. Weekend work is rare. Looking for experience building websites using the latest web standards with smart responsive layouts and fast load speeds. Willingness to go that extra mile to ensure work is done right within tight deadlines.

Ginger + Soul

Grape Nutz Wine Time Seminars
Janruary 14th
$35 per person includes food pairings
We will be covering (drinking) these comfort wines on a cold January evening:  Villa Sandi Il Fresco Rose Prosecco, Zoca Mesa Viognier, Schloss Vollrods Dry Reisling, Earthquake Petite Sirah, Earthquake Zinfandel, Alto Vista Serenade Malbec, Michael David Petite Petit, Allegrini Amarone, Taylor Fladgate 20 Yr. Tawny Port
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Pancakes & Beer!
Thursday, January 12
Join us on the next full moon for a delightful evening of pancakes and complimentary beer pairing! Featuring our very own brunch guru, Chris Beyers! Reservations are encouraged, but not required.
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Brunch is Back!

Every Sunday, 9am-1pm
Champagne Brunch Bottomless Mimosas $19.95
Brunch Buffet Adults $14.95
Brunch Buffet Kids 10 and Under $10
Kids 2 and Under Eat Free
MENU: Scrmabled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Twice Baked Hash Browns, Zucchini Bread French Toast with Bourbon Maple Syrup, Pancakes, Beignets with Salted Caramel Sauce, Fresh Fruit, Breakfast Pastries 
DRINKS: Featuring Colectivo Coffee, Fair Trade, Organic, Juice, Kombucha, Milk, Assorted Teas

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ

January 15th

As we enter a new year, we are a deeply divided country.  In the spirit of Christ, Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ invites all people, of all backgrounds and beliefs, to come together in some constructive and healing dialogue. “Talking With “The Other”: Dialogue to heal public divisions,” will take place on January 15th at 2:00 pm at the church.  We hope you will join us, so that together we might set an example to the leaders of our country and with our own friends and family to follow.  One where people who are different, with different viewpoints, can work together for the good of all.

January 22 – February 5th

“Souper Bowl of Caring” Mission.  Love Football?  Are you ready to cheer on your favorite team?  Your support is needed!  Help celebrate this great game by donating soup to also support the Kendall County Food Pantry.  Designate your favorite team and drop off your cans of soup at our church to be donated to those in need. 

July 9th – 13th SAVE this DATE!!!!
It may just be the beginning of 2017, but we lead such busy lives that it’s not too soon to mark our calendars for upcoming special events. Our Vacation Bible School will travel back in time to Rome and learn what it is like to be one of the very first Christians. Parents welcome as well as the children.”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools” 
Martin Luther King

Full-time Christian Education Director

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ is seeking to employ a dynamic Christian Education Director. The Director should be a strong communicator and listener, ready for the challenge of helping the Christian Education program grow. The Director must be able to work well with children of all ages. Responsibilities include working with youth programs from infancy through high school. Requirements: Bachelor's degree and Christian Education background. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media programs required. Full time position. Salary range $40,000-$48,000 depending on experience. Interested candidates should contact Lee Kinkade at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-277-0346.

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ
409 Center Parkway, Yorkville  60560

Fox Valley United Way

Many Thanks!
Many thanks to the individuals and organizations who made a huge differnce for 133 families with 325 children by providing food gift cards, toys, hats, mittens, scarves and other gifts through Fox Valley United Way's 2016 Holiday Assistance Program. We love to see our community come together to bring a happy holiday to our neediest families!

Fox Valley United Way
44 East Galena Blvd., Aurora
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For more information check out our website!

New Life Church

Kids Birthday Celebration!
The Merry Hearts Clowns are throwing a Happy Birthday To… Kids Celebration on Friday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. at New Life Church.  This party is for every kid that has a birthday in 2017 - yep, it's for you!  The Merry Hearts Clowns will perform a zany birthday show, and there will be lots of cake for everyone!  If you attend, you could win a FREE Merry Hearts Clown Birthday Party of your own, as we draw the names of one lucky boy and girl.  This event is free to the community and a great time for kids and their families.  Mark your calendars for the next event: L-O-V-E Kids Celebration on Friday, February 17 at New Life Church at 7:00 p.m.

Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference
Do you have an area in your life that needs to be sharpened?  Could you use encouragement and godly resources to help you press forward?  Join the men of New Life Church, ages 13 and up, as they attend the Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conference on Saturday, February 18 at Orland Park Christian Reform Church.  We will carpool and leave together from New Life Church at 6:30 a.m., returning approximately at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is $55 per person (which includes lunch), and you can register at nlcyorkville.org/events.  "As Iron Sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

Special Needs Open House
The Special Needs Ministry at New Life Church is hosting an open house on Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Yorkville Public Library.  If you or someone you know would benefit from our Special Needs program, we would love to meet you.  During the 10:30 a.m. service each Sunday, New Life Church welcomes kids who have been diagnosed with medical, developmental, learning, or behavioral issues.  The goal is to give these incredible families an opportunity to worship knowing their loved one is in a safe, caring environment prepared just for them.  Professional educators and experienced volunteers provide care and share the love of Jesus in a classroom equipped to tailor each child's needs.  If you would like more information, please contact Deb Priebe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Law Office Pub & Music Hall

Downtown Yorkville's newest addition, The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, pairs the highest quality independent music from all over the country with the best craft beers and cocktails to provide a one of a kind entertainment experience. Located in a historic building constructed in 1868 right in the heart of Yorkville, our renovation utilized most of the original decor from the working law practice which operated for a span over 33 years.   The same folks that brought Sturgill Simpson, Norah Jones, PHOX, and Cory Chisel to Yorkville are curating all the original artists which grace our intimate stage.

Earthmover Credit Union

Earthmover Credit Union Raising Funds For Local Child:

Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling chocolate covered pretzels through the month of February to help raise money for Stevie Velazquez, 8 of Aurora. Lil Stevie, as his friends call him, was recently involved in a very traumatic car accident.   Lil Stevie’s father, Esteban, unfortunately did not survive the crash.  Stevie was left with serious injuries and requires a series of surgeries to help him get better.  To help the Velazquez family, Earthmover Credit Union is selling chocolate covered pretzels and accepting monetary donations at each of their six branches.

Earthmover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 55 years.  There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora.  For more information visit  www.earthmovercu.com or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.

Yorkville Heating & Air Conditioning

Yorkville Fee My Starving Children
Hello everyone and welcome to the It Takes a Village- Yorkville Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event! On Friday January 13th and Saturday January 14th, we will be flooding the Yorkville Middle School cafeteria with people looking to make a difference in the world. Feed My Starving Children is a FABULOUS 501c3 organization with packing locations around the country. We are blessed to have one so close to us in Aurora by the Fox Valley Mall.

For those of you that have been there before, you know just how fantastic of a time it is to gather friends, family, and coworkers, spend 2 hours of your time to make a HUGE impact in the lives of starving children around the world. We are going to be doing the same thing, just in our own community. 

We have pledged to pay for and pack 108,000 meals at our event. I would love to bump that number way up if we can. We will need about 544 volunteers and are collectively responsible for fundraising $24,000 to pay for the food we are packing. If we raise more money, we will need more volunteers and will be able to pack more meals. We are looking for corporate sponsors, individual sponsors, children sponsors, all sorts of different ways I have no doubt we can do it. Fundraising ideas will be in a separate post.

Sign up and donation links to follow

Cross Lutheran

Christmas Giving at Cross

All students at Cross Lutheran participated in service events during the month of December.  Students created, bought, and collected items for an organization or a family in need.

Mrs. Schmeckpeper’s preschool classes, Kindergarten, and grades 2 through 8 collected TEN tubs full of items for Fisher House. A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for family members, caregivers or loved ones of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. It is a temporary residence and is not a treatment facility, hospice or counseling center.  By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mrs. Robbins’ and Mrs. Weis’preschool classes and both first grade classes collected items for a family in need.  They brought in household items, clothing, and toys to donate to the family.
Miss Schumm’s sixth grade also painted ornaments to raise money for World Vision. Donations amounted to $421.00.

Preschool and Kindergarten Open House
Be sure to tell your family and friends about the Cross Lutheran Preschool Kindergarten Open House on Sunday, January 29th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. To enter, use the Church Entrance. We offer the following:
2 yr. old preschool – one or two mornings
3 yr. old preschool – two, three or five mornings
4 yr. old preschool – three or five mornings
3 & 4 yr. old afternoon enrichment & extended day program
Kindergarten – 5 full days

Cross is located at 8535 Route 47 in Yorkville. For information and a tour, call the school office at 630-553-7861 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Waubonsee Community College

Change a Life
Be a tutor! Adult Literacy Project
Work with individual students learning English or basic literacy skills OR assist teachers in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes
Choose your own tutoring schedule
Ongoing support and professional development
Free training
To Register Contact:
Amanda Munoz
Volunteer Tutor Coordinator
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4661
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2 Day Classroom Training
January 21 & 28
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aurora Campus
18 S. River Street, Aurora

Parkview Christian
"The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.” Psalm 24:1     

Thank you!
Thank you for supporting Parkview Christian Academy for almost twenty years! Enthusiasm and passion for what God is doing at Parkview continues to grow. The list of projects associated with enrollment growth also continues to increase while a commitment to reasonable tuition and need-based tuition assistance remain constant. Please consider a year-end tax deductible gift to Parkview Christian Academy. Please forward this giving opportunity to family, friend and professional contacts that may be interested in supporting Parkview Christian Academy.

Upcoming Open House Dates:
January 19, 6pm to 7:30pm
February 7, 6pm to 7:30pm
April 11, 6pm to 7:30pm
Open Enrollment Begins March 1.
Stop in for a tour:

Countryside Campus on Tuesday- 202 E Countryside Parkway - Unit D
Center St. Campus on Thursdays - 201 W. Center Street
Or by appointment by calling  630-553-5158.

New families that come in for a tour and show this e-mail will receive a $5 Starbucks Gift Card. For more information about Parkview Christian Academy, a preschool through 12th grade school on two campuses, go to www.parkviewchristian.net or contact the office at 630-553-5158.

Yorkville Big Band

Our New Location
Yorkville American Legion
9054 Route 34
Free Dance Lesson with Patricia Ray from 6-7pm
21 piece Yorkville Big Band to 9pm
Admission: Adults $10; Students $5 (under 18)
Table of 8 can be reserved by calling Band Director Rick Falato at 630-465-8543 (Have your next Birthday Party at our Dance)
2017 3rd Sunday Dance Dates: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
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Yorkville Educational Foundation

Yorkville Education Foundation Needs Your Help!
The Yorkville Education Foundation (YEF) is currently accepting applications for several open director positions. Founded on July 21, 2015, the YEF is a 5013c Illinois nonprofit organization that seeks to foster partnerships between local businesses, the community and schools to develop new resources for students and teachers.

The Foundation’s ambitious slate of projects for the upcoming year require a full board. Experience in law, accounting, fundraising, events and/or project management are welcome along with anyone with a passion for the Yorkville CUSD 115 community.

Individuals interested in making a difference in Yorkville schools should complete an application by 1/31/17.   The application is available at HERE

Questions related to the Yorkville Education Foundation should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Trinity's Little Hands Preschool

Trinity's Little Hands Preschool Registration Open House for the fall of 2017!

Little Hands Preschool will host a Registration Open House on January 17th from 5-7pm. Teachers will be available to give tours of the school and answer questions about the program. You will also be able to register your child during the Open House.

Little Hands Preschool provides children with a variety of learning experiences to develop children socially and academically in a loving Christian-based setting. Handwriting Without Tears and Jolly Phonics are implemented into the curriculum to align with Illinois Common Core Standards. Classes offered at Little Hands Preschool are 3's, 4's and Pre-K classes. For more information, contact Jennifer at 630-882-9677, or send an e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You may also visit our website at Littlehandspreschool.org for additional information.

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, located in Aurora, provides services and programs designed to improve the lives of those living with cancer, all free of charge because of the generosity of donors. Anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis can access our services regardless of where they live or received treatment.  All programs require registration and can be done by calling 331.301.5280.  Walk-in tours and orientation are always welcomed. Waterford Place is located at 1310 Waterford Dr., Aurora.  Visit us online at www.waterfordcrc.com.

Fun with Acrylics Art Class
Wednesday, January 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join in our art making fun and experiment with art materials and methods as a means of relaxation and stress relief.

Eating Healthy on a Budget
Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
For many people, the change to a healthier diet includes more meals that are cooked at home. Making the switch from fast food and pre-made meals on a healthier diet doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. By following a few simple tips to help you plan and shop, you can actually save money while eating better.

The Healing Kitchen
Thursday, January 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Eat This NOT That
Taste new foods and try recipes in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Nutrition is an important component of care both during and post treatment. Recipe preparation and nutrition topics will be explored as the dish is prepared and sampled. Recipes prepared may contain common food allergens.

Waterford Lecture and Dinner Series: Understanding and Communicating Your Healthcare Needs
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
In this presentation attendees will learn who makes up the care team, how to implement shared decision making, productive ways to prepare for doctor visits and how to effectively communicate needs throughout the cancer journey. Dinner will be provided.

The Healing Kitchen : Family Style
Thursday, January 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.- Baking with Fruits and Vegetables
The dinner table is a rich opportunity for bonding and establishing lifelong healthy lifestyle habits. Families are invited to gather for a practical and nutritious cooking demonstration that involves every member of the household big and small. Learn fun and creative ways of using healthy ingredients to make dishes the whole family can enjoy. This program is sponsored through a grant generously provided by Meijer.

Cancer and Faith Book Club
Mondays, January 24 & 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Join us for a five-week book club utilizing the book “All In” by Mark Batterson. Participants are invited to engaged in a Christian-based discussion intended to instill hope, offer encouragement and promote positive lifestyle change. Book and accompanying study guide will be provided.  

Get Your Glow On!
Wednesday, February 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
Are you interested in learning more about safe skin care? Join Oncology Esthetician, Geralyn O'Brien to create your own safe bath products and engage in a label reading tutorial in order to discover what ingredients to look for and which to avoid. Bring in your current products to find out how to evaluate what you are using and how to safely and effectively meet your skin care needs.


The Downside of Yo-Yo Dieting and How to Break the Cycle

Losing weight can be good for your body, but rapid weight loss and yo-yo dieting can be harmful to your health in the long run.  Up and down weight cycling may also have negative psychological and behavioral consequences like stress and binge eating.  Join Gaurav Shah, D.O., cardiologist with Fox Valley Cardiovascular Consultants, a registered dietitian and a Rush-Copley Healthplex personal trainer to learn how gaining and losing can impact your heart and your health.  Get tips from our experts that can help you break the cycle and help you get on track to a healthier you.  Raffle prizes and refreshments.  Registration is required. Hurry, space is limited! To register, visit rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).

Wednesday, February 15 • 6:30 to 8pm.
Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging, 4355 Montgomery Road, Naperville

Kendall County Forest Preserve - Ellis House and Equestrian Center

Bridal Expo

You are invited to Ellis House’s 5thAnnual Bridal Expo Sunday, February 19th, 11am–2pm
13986 McKanna Road, Minooka

Admission is free, registration is appreciated. Food to Flowers, Limousines to Honeymoons–you’ll find a wide range of wedding merchants eager to please a variety of tastes and budgets This is a one-stop shop for every bride to find all of her needs in one place For information please contact Tina Villarreal at 630.552.5253 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vendor Invitation and Vendor Registration Form

Grace Holistic Center for Education

Check out our holiday photo greeting from students and staff!

A letter from our Founder:

Dear Grace Holistic Center for Education Family and Community,
As you spend time with your loved ones and reflect on all the wonderful moments of 2016, please take time to reflect on the profound work of the Grace Holistic Center for Education (GHCFE), a private not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) school.

Mindfulness, and environment-based learning is the foundation of GHCFE, the premier preschool through high school that fosters improvements in learning and enrichment with approaches that encompass mind, body, spirit and academics. Since opening the school in August 2016, we have cultivated active parent involvement and expanded global student citizenship. Children are succeeding in mentally, emotionally, physically, academically and spiritually healthy ways.

We encourage you to support the work that we do within the school, and throughout the community. GHCFE is one of the only mindfulness based schools to bring holistic education to students. Imagine the transformation you can make in the life of a child, and his or her family, simply by giving during this holiday season. For your convenience, you can give a generous tax-deductible gift by visiting HERE. Or, if you prefer, your gift can be sent to 210 Beaver St. Yorkville, IL.

Please consider sharing this with others who want to make a difference in the lives of our children by making a one-time or reoccurring donation.

Warmest Holiday Wishes,
Tairi Grace, LCSW, ERYT-500, Founder
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Celebrate Differences

New Year? Decluttering? Clean out your closets and support a great cause. Make a donation to the Celebrate Differences donation drive.  Drop off your donations at A Pinch Of Happiness Spice Shop on Saturday January 28th. The truck for donations will be on site from 10-2 pm. Read More

Celebrate Differences
Disability Awareness Center
5375 Route 34, Ste 4
Oswego, Il 60543
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Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

AACVB to Host Two Major National Tournaments in 2017
The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB) and the Aurora Area Sports Alliance (AASA) announce they will play host to two national tournaments for the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA). The USSSA National Championship Great Lakes Fast-Pitch Girls Softball 14U “open” and 18U class “B” team tournaments will be held July 18-22 at Stuart Sports Complex, located at Griffin Drive & Route 30, in Montgomery, Illinois.

Awarding these tournaments to the Aurora Area is the result of months of planning between the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Fox Valley Park District, who collaborated to create a memorable experience for the girls, both on and off the fields.

“The Aurora Area is thrilled to host these USSSA events. This is precisely why we formed the Aurora Area Sports Alliance, so we can attract more tournaments and travelers to the region. The economic impact of sports tourism is huge, and we have just started to scratch the surface. We’re honored that USSSA has chosen the Aurora Area and Stuart Sports Complex as a home for tournament play,“ said Cort Carlson, Executive Director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

USSSA anticipates over 2,000 attendees at the tournaments, with an anticipated economic impact of $1.8MM spent locally.

Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506 • Phone: 630-256-3190

Kind Hands Senior Care

Kind Hands 1 and 2 Taking Reservations For Care
The remodeling of a recent purchase has begun for Kind Hands 2 in Yorkville.  We provide 24/7 care for your loved ones by trained caregivers overseen by a couple with 39 years experience in care. Last month was the 4th year of service to seniors in Yorkville. Call 630-508-8357 for an appointment to talk about the care of your loved senior and get in on the one week free service after a paid months care. Best value in Kendall County with a caregiver to resident ratio of 1 to 5.

Yorkville Public Library

Community Story Time
The Youth Service Department of the Yorkville Public Library is looking for area businesses to host a story time. If you have an interest, space & availability on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the morning, we would like to have a half hour story time at your place of business. Please contact Marianne Eberhardt or Jennette Weiss @ 630-553-4354 x109 for any further information.

Yorkville American Legion Post 489

Upcoming Events
The Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary announces upcoming fund raising events, please mark your calendar.  All proceeds benefit our Veterans.  More info. to follow.  Please direct any questions about event details to Nancy Reynolds, ALA President at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Saturday, February 4 Third Annual Indoor Garage Sale and Bake Sale
Sunday, March 12 Paint and Sip Party
May 19 & 20 Poppy Days

2017 Americanism Essay Contest
The 2017 Essay Contest Subject and Title are: “What the American Flag Means to Me”
The American Legion - Department of Illinois, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion are co-sponsors of this AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST.  Its purpose is to aid the schools of Illinois in the teaching of AMERICANISM and GOOD CITIZENSHIP. The contest is divided into the following three classes:
CLASS I - 7th and 8th grades
CLASS II - 9th and 10th grades
CLASS III - 11th and 12th grade
All Illinois School students in the 7th and 8th grades and Junior and Senior High School are invited to participate in this contest. All contestants must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States of America and a bona fide student in a Junior or Senior High School. Home schooled will be competing at their own grade level according to age. Eligible participants in the contest shall be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Competition will be on a Post, Unit or Squadron level and continue on to the Auxiliary District and Division level. Division 1st place winners in each class will compete for the following State Awards.
1st Place $1200.00 Scholarship
2nd Place $ 700.00 Scholarship
3rd Place $ 400.00 Scholarship
4th Place $ 375.00 Scholarship
5th Place $ 300.00 Scholarship
1st Place $200.00 Cash Award
2nd Place $175.00 Cash Award
3rd Place $150.00 Cash Award
4th Place $125.00 Cash Award
5th Place $100.00 Cash Award
1st Place $200.00 Cash Award
2nd Place $175.00 Cash Award
3rd Place $150.00 Cash Award
4th Place $125.00 Cash Award
5th Place $100.00 Cash Award
Local winners in each class will receive a cash award of $25 for First place, and $15 for Second place.   Local awards will be provided by the Yorkville Legion Auxiliary and will be recognized at a unit meeting.
Deadlines for Entries:  The essay must reach the Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 489  by February 3 (first Friday in February).   Complete contest rules can be requested from Joanne Leibold, Yorkville ALA Americanism committee chairman, by emailing the request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or phone/text to 630-273-1569.

Breakfast Fundraiser
Yorkville Sons of The American Legion hold their monthly breakfast fundraiser on the Second Sunday of the month, from 7:30 until 11:00am at the Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Parkway.  The buffet consists of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, danish, tomato juice, orange juice, milk, and coffee.  The cost is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for those 55 and over, $4.00 for those 13-20, and $3.00 for those 6 - 12 yrs. old.  Questions - please call 630-553-7117. The Breakfasts run from October thru April. The funds from these Breakfasts go towards the Sons of the American Legion Scholarship funds, which is a $1000.00 Scholarship given each year to a senior student from the Yorkville Schools or Oswego High School.

Mid-Day Play Pet Services

Now Offering Puppy Training Classes
Mid-Day Play is pleased to announce a variety of training classes to help you and your dog build a relationship!  We will be offering:

  • Puppy 101 & 102
  • Beginning Obedience
  • Adolescent Workshop

These classes are being taught by a certified dog trainer with over 20 years experience. A good training foundation is critical when raising a puppy. As a puppy moves into adolescence, it is also important to understand common adolescent behavior.

Our passion here at Mid-Day Play is to help make puppy/dog ownership as fun and exciting as possible!

Call more for information: 815-739-7669
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Alarm Detection Systems

Now Hiring:
To learn more about a career at Aurora based Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., please watch this video.

Goodwill Store & Donation Center In Yorkville

Join Club Goodwill REwards and you’ll earn REwards points -- reach 75 points and you’ll receive a $5 Club Goodwill REwards coupon for use on a future purchase. With Club Goodwill REwards every purchase matters.  The program is open to all customers 13 years of age or older. 

Here are the exclusive benefits of Club Goodwill REwards:
10% military discount every Tuesday
15% senior discount every Wednesday
10% student discount on every Saturday
Scratch-off promotions on the 15th of every month – save 10%, 15% or even 20%
25% birthday discount off a single purchase during your birthday month issued at register.
Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
Advance notification of sales and promotions
Join today – it’s absolutely free!  More information

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

At Girl Scouts, guided by supportive adults and peers girls develop their leadership potential through age-appropriate activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them, connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world. If you're interested in getting involved or getting your daughter involved please contact Sherry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus

The Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus is located in South Yorkville, on Route 47, just 1.5 miles south of the Fox River Bridge, at 105 Saravanos Drive. We are open 7-days a week, (8am - 7pm, Monday thru Friday, and 8am - 2pm, Saturday/Sunday). We provide Walk-In Immediate Care, Occupational Medicine, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Allergy Specialists, Physical Therapy, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging (CT scan, digital radiology, ultrasound). Our Yorkville Campus patient satisfaction ratings are exceptionally high (99th percentile) and Morris Hospital, located 18 miles south of Yorkville is proud to be a “Top 100 Hospital in The Nation”. Please check out our website at www.morrishospital.org/yorkville or give our Yorkville Campus a call,7-days a week at 630.553.8200 for more information.

Morris Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Achieves Prestigious Certification
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Morris Hospital was recently re-certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Morris Hospital was specifically recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Morris Hospital is designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and improve their quality of life. The program includes exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.
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Serving patients at 22 locations in 11 different communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, and immediate care services at three locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery.  In 2016, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM.

Voluntary Action Center - Kendall Area Transit

Attached is your January 2017 edition of the Kendall Area Transit Newsletter. Also please check out our website for more information!

For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here