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Developed and delivered in collaboration with Rush-Copley Medical Center
Wednesdays: 9-10:30 & Fridays: 9-10 am
8-week Workshop, Fitness & Lifestyle Challenge
Oct.1—Nov.21
Register by Sept. 30
Do you want to feel more energetic?
Do you want to lose weight?
Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle?
Join a team of Dieticians & Fitness Professionals for an 8-week Workshop, Fitness and Lifestyle Challenge that will provide you with practical education, motivation, and support, so you can start to make real changes and see progress towards your goals. Open to all ages!  Classes will meet twice a week for 8 weeks:
Wednesdays: 9-10:30 (Nutrition Education/Tastings)
Fridays: 9-10 (Exercise)
Topics: (All Participants will receive workbook)
Try different types of exercise
Try healthy food options
Learn budget friendly healthy recipes
Cost:  Age 60+: $5 Suggested Donation; Under 60 years of age: $10
Please register with Oswego Senior Center receptionist by Sept.30th
Oswego Senior Center.156 E Washington, Oswego, 630-554-5602



Give the Gift of Life! Donate Blood Heartland's Yorkville Facility located 728 E. Veterans Parkway (Located behind Blackstone Restaurant)
Wednesday, October 1st or Thursday, October 2nd from 11:30 am - 7:00 pm. All blood donors will be automatically entered into a raffle to WIN (2) Pair of Paramount Theatre Broadway  Show 2014 - 2015 tickets!  Show list: Cats, Mary Poppins, Tommy, & Les Miserables and much more... (Each pair of tickets valued at $125.00).

Friday, October 3rd Join the PAJAMA PARTY! All blood donors will receive a pair of Heartland Blood Centers pajama bottoms!

Now – December 31st, 2014
We Are Doing It Again! Heartland Blood Centers offers (5) $1,000 Scholarships  , all eligible 17-21 yr. old blood donors will have the chance to enter into a drawing for (5) $1,000 scholarships. In addition, family and friends can donate on behalf of the eligible student. For eligibility requirements and official rules, go to www.heartlandbc.org. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-7TO-GIVE (1-800-786-4483)or online at www.heartlandbc.org.
Please join us.  Bring a friend!  Photo ID Required.

FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA - GOOD SPORTS PLAY HERE! ADULT AND YOUTH LEAGUES YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES  
Y Winners Basketball League kicks off in October. Boys and girls ages 4-11 will learn and build on the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and positive environment. Our West Branch in Sandwich is offering a new Dodgeball League starting September 20. Kids in grades 3-8 can participate in this fun and safe league!

FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
(P) 630-552-4100 x 226  (F) 630-552-7548


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 (GED) classes
• Choose your own schedule
• Ongoing support and professional development
• Free training

Contact: Elsie Mills, Volunteer Tutor Coordinator
(630) 801 - 7900, ext. 4221 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Online Training At your own pace
October 1-October 31
Plus 10/18 meeting, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Aurora Campus, Preregistration required
Waubonsee Community College
18 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506


Fox River Academy of Music & Art is offering a range of classes this Fall to engage your child and expand their creativity and artistic skills.  We have classes like Drawing, Watercolors, Wacky World of Art and Clay Workshops.  This month we are also offering new adult classes- Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery.

Call us at 630-551-4321 to enroll!   Don't forget, all Art classes have moved to Jackson Street Studio at 5 Jackson St., Oswego.

Click here
for class descriptions and all other Art class offerings.


Sense of Samadhi
New Yoga Classes! 
Every Sunday starting Sept. 7th, Kids Yoga~ 4-4:45pm; Teen Yoga~ 5-6pm

Click here for more information about all of these events

Get your 2015 Season Pass to Raging Waves, and you get to enjoy all of this:
•    More than 90 days of summer fun.
•    10% off ALL Outback Trading Post merchandise
•    $2 off of rental tubes
•    $1 off of preferred parking
•    Bring one guest any weekday for $19.99! (Limit 1 per day. Must be purchased at Guest Services. Not valid with any other coupons, promos, discounts or deals)
Individual Non-Resident: $77.97 per person ages 3+
Yorkville and Bristol Residents: $64.99 per person ages 3+ (Must have valid Yorkville or Bristol address - address will be verified)

Buy now by clicking this link!  This deal expires 9/30/2014.

*  Season passes are subject to an online convenience fee and 5% municipal fee.  Drivers License is required for proof of Yorkville or Bristol residency and ID purposes.  Guests two years old and younger do not need a season pass, admission for them is FREE.

The Kendall County Food Pantry
"Project Stand by Me" our one and only fundraiser will be held at Timber Creek Inn & Suites on October 4, 2014.
Tickets are $75.00 per person or $700 for a table of 10.  If you would like to join us, please go to kendallcountyfoodpantry.org for details. 

Forest Foundation of Kendall County’s Fall Festival
Date:  Saturday, October 11
Time:  12:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Hoover Forest Preserve, 11285 Fox Road, Yorkville, IL 60560
Age:  Family
Fee: Free
Description: Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities at the Forest Foundation of Kendall County’s Fall Festival. Hoover Forest Preserve is the place to be on Saturday, October 11 from 12pm-7pm for a great lineup of free fun for the entire family. Music by Jon Conover, Jeff LaMarre & Kurt Schoenfielder; Champion Frisbee Dogs; storytelling by Bill Myers and Andy Talley; Maple Lanes Petting Zoo; Redhawk; Who’s Who of Owls; nature hikes, line dancing; and activities for the kids are scheduled all day. Food is available throughout the event. 
No Registration Required!
Social Media: Facebook @ Kendall County Forest Preserve District Education Department

Babes in the Woods: Pumpkin Party
Date:  Tuesday, October 14
Time:  9:00am-10:00am and 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Historic Courthouse, 110 W. Madison Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
Age:  3-6
Fee: $5 per child
Description: Pumpkins! Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without them. Join us for a story, game and craft all centered on this orange fruit. Cost for this program is for the purchase of a pumpkin that your child will get to decorate and take home.
Registration Required by October 10: Kendall County Forest Preserve District, Education Department, 630-553-4025 and at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Social Media: Facebook @ Kendall County Forest Preserve District Education Department

Kendall County Forest Preserve District
Toddling Naturalist: Little Gourds
Date:  Friday, October 17
Time:  9:00am-10:00am
Location: Historic Courthouse, 110 W. Madison Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
Age:  1-3
Fee: $5 per child
October just wouldn’t be the same without the smiling face of a pumpkin! Join us for various activities as we celebrate this orange fruit. Cost for this program is for the purchase of a pumpkin that your child will get to decorate and take home.  Registration Required by October 14: Kendall County Forest Preserve District, Education Department, 630-553-4025 and at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Social Media: Facebook @ Kendall County Forest Preserve District Education Department


Mutual Ground's 7th Annual Walk for Hope
Save the Date: Saturday, October 18th at 9 am is the 7th Annual Walk for Hope. Looking for walkers, teams, and business partners.  For more information contact Wendy at 630-897-0084 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Servpro of Kendall County is now hiring - Production Technicians, Crew Chiefs and a Marketing Rep!
Please contact us at 630.554.2280 in order to secure an employment application. You may also fax your resume to 630.554.3320 or send it via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kendall Area Transit (KAT) PT BUS OPERATORS WANTED FOR KAT: Voluntary Action Center is hiring part time bus operators for Kendall Area Transit. Must be at least 21 years of age, excellent driving record, excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of Kendall County and surrounding areas. CDL required within 30 days of hire. Previous paratransit driving and dispatching experience are pluses. Must pass pre-employment drug screen. To apply, contact Paul at (630) 882-6970, or apply in person at 109 W. Ridge St., Rm. 002, Yorkville, IL. Drug free workplace. EEOE. www.co.kendall.il.us/kendall-area-transit.
Mutual Ground, Inc.- Job Posting
Description: Part Time Administrative Assistant 
Job Purpose:   Provide administrative support for the Resource Development team, Executive Director and Finance Director
Job Duties:
•    Provide administrative support for Resource Development staff in whatever capacity is needed to ensure excellent donor relations
•    Maintains donor database, manages and generates reports, and drafts donor correspondence
•    Completes various resource development projects; expediting work results.
•    Assist Finance Director with recording cash receipts daily, accounts payable, and bank reconciliation
•    Prepare for and attend monthly staff meetings, clean up,  and prepare and distribute minutes via email
•    Ensures operation of copiers by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
•    Answers questions and requests for information
•    Maintains executive director’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel.
•    Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

Skills/Qualifications: Reporting Skills, Administrative Writing Skills, Microsoft Office Skills, Managing Processes, Organization, Analyzing Information , Professionalism, Problem Solving, Supply Management, Inventory Control, Verbal Communication skills

Interested candidates please email resumes to Michelle Meyer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ellis House & Equestrian Center -
Family Fun Night
First Friday of EVERY month from 4p—7p

Pony Rides—$ ,Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bon-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concessions—$, Come join the fun!

2014 Dates
October 3, November 7, December 5

Totally 80's Totally Murder
Fundraiser for the Equestrian Center
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Ellis House and Equestrian Center owned and operated by The Kendall County Forest Preserve District
13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, IL
Door open at 6pm for cash cocktail hour with show starting at 7pm.
Advanced reservations required by contacting Tina Villarreal at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-552-5253
Price:  $40/person (includes dinner, show and one free cocktail)
Costumes are encouraged but not required.


Inland Real Estate to be inducted into Realtors Hall of Fame
The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. is being honored as the first Chicago Association of Realtors Corporate Hall of Fame inductee.

In 40 years, Oak Brook based Inland has become one of the nation's largest commercial real estate and finanacial groups.  Founders Daniel L. Goodwin, Robert H. Baum, G. Joseph Cosenza and Robert D. Parks implemented a unique business model to create a group of real estate related companies renowned collectiely today as "The Track Record Companies" for achievements in the real estate business.

Founded, homegrown and based in the Chicago area, The Inland Companies cumulatively employ more that 1,400 people and own and manage over 75 million square feet of diversified commercial real estate in 49 states, as well as managed assets with a value in excess of $20.2 billion.

The Inland Companies have brokered hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial real estate sales in the Chicago area over a 40-year period.  They have developed over 5,000 acres of vacant Chicago-area land and built or redeveloped over 7,000 apartments and over 75 million square feet of retail and sponsored over 600 separate real estate investment funds throughout the United States with a concentration in the Chicago area.

In addition, Inland has received dozens of awards from local civic and charitable organizations for its accomplishments and community service emphasizing initiatives ot empower women in the workplace, including last year's "Elevate Award" from the Women's Council of Realtors Chicago Chapter, the National Association of Women Business Owners "Visionary Corporate Partner WAward," The Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce's "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award," and the YMCA's Corporate Recognition Award for the commitment to the Advancement of Women in the Workplace.  More than 40 percent of Inland officers are women, including CEOs, CFOs and presidents of separate Inland Companies.


Edward-Elmhurst offers Online Test to Determine Risk for Anxiety Disorders

Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare has added AnxietyAware to its menu of online assessments to help people determine if they’re at risk for one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S.  Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults age 18 and older, but only about one-third of those receive treatment.
Anxiety disorders also include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and panic disorder.

AnxietyAware, www.edward.org/anxietyaware, is a free, five-minute online screening to help identify a person’s risk of an anxiety disorder.  A mental health professional at Linden Oaks at Edward reviews the confidential questionnaire and responds with a personalized assessment and recommendations about next steps.  If a person’s assessment indicates a heightened risk of anxiety disorder, they’ll receive a call within 24 hours from a Linden Oaks clinician who will offer a free mental health assessment.  If contact information is not submitted, a phone number at Linden Oaks is provided so a person can schedule a free assessment.


Rush-Copley Emergency Center - The First Emergency Center Serving Kendall County 24/7

Kendall County residents now have quality emergency care closer to home.  Rush-Copley's Emergency center offers emergency care - anytime - for thousands of area residents. From fevers to coughs to broken bones and more, the Emergency Center delivers peace of mind with treatment that is available 24/7.  If further attention for hospital-based care is indicated, an on-site ambulance and helipad are available for transport.

Rush-Copley Emergency Center staff includes board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained nurses who offer the expertise and personal attention patients appreciate. The more than 6,000-square foot facility has three treatment rooms and a procedure room.  The facility features comprehensive diagnostic services including X-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, ultrasounds and laboratory services.