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Grand Rental Station - Help Wanted
Grand Rental Station, a party and general equipment rental company located in Yorkville, IL is seeking an employee to start immediately at assisting in tent setups, equipment deliveries and in warehouse duties. Employee would be responsible for maintaining/cleaning rental equipment and servicing customers during checkout and return of their rental equipment. Apply in person at Grand Rental Station, 1262 S. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL 630-553-3111
CASA KENDALL COUNTY - 1st Annual“Play for the Kids” Softball Tournament
Sunday, September 27
American Legion, Yorkville, IL
First game starts at 9:00 am with each game lasting one hour
Registration cost will be $300 per team
Each team consists of 10 players, co-ed optional.
Team t-shirts will be provided
All players will receive a concession stand voucher.
The concession stand and bar will be open for additional food and beverage
NO outside food or alcohol is allowed, please.
Children’s activities will take place throughout the day.
*Rain date: Sunday, October 4
Earthmover Credit Union Raising Funds For Dan Diguido
Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling cheese, caramel, and Chicago style popcorn for $5/bag, through the month of September for Dan DiGuido. Dan was seriously injured after he was hit by a vehicle riding his motorcycle in Yorkville on July 29th. Dan is currently at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital growing stronger every day! All proceeds will go to the DiGuido family to help with medical care. Earthmover Credit Union is also accepting monetary donations at each of their five 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.
FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
Before and After School Care – Right in your child's school!
Sign your child up for the Fox Valley Family YMCA Before and After School Program for fun, safe, and creative programming for the 2015/16 school year. Our programs are housed right in your child’s school, making it a convenient and affordable option for your family. Plus, all students receive a FREE YOUTH MEMBERSHIP when they enroll in our program.
Whether you’re looking for sports, arts, homework support or healthy lifestyle activities, our programs foster creativity and learning to meet all children’s interests! Visit our website to register for the 2015-2016 school year!
Early Learning Academy Child Care and Preschool Enrolling Now!
- Ages six weeks to age five -
The YMCA Early Learning Academy at our Central Branch in Plano provides enriching experiences that facilitate a child’s cognitive social, physical, and emotional growth. Using the Creative Curriculum in both our child care and preschool gives parents the option for full day, full year care OR half day preschool. The Early Learning Academy offers the perfect balance of learning through play and intentional teaching. Using science, social studies and “first hand” experiences as a segue to learning, children develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills necessary for Kindergarten.
A limited number of spots are still available for our Fall Preschool – sign your child up today!
Fall Session: September 7 – October 31
Our new Fall Session is full of new fitness classes, swim and music lessons, gymnastics and dance classes, as well as Adult and Youth Sports Leagues. Check out all our Fall offerings and get healthy, active and engaged today!
Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio & Satya Healing - New Month, New Studio!
Sense of Samadhi has a new home at 135 East Van Emmon St. in Yorkille!
Join us in the new studio for a class this month!
Sign up for classes quickly and easily by clicking here.
Thursday Night Meditation
Every Thursday at 8pm, join us for a Guided Meditation with Paul Hansen. This donation-based class is getting rave reviews. Come experience all the benefits guided meditation can offer!
Sense of Samadhi.com
Mutual Ground, Another Victim of the State Budget Crisis
2016 Budget Crisis Statement
Become a Mutual Ground G. E. M.-Giving Every Month
We get a call for help almost 2,000 times a month...
This is what your monthly donation helps accomplish over the course of just one year:
• Provides options and referrals for almost 1,500 victims of domestic violence
• Provides over 7,500 nights of emergency transitional shelter
• Provides help with over 350 orders of protection
• Presents over 1,000 prevention programs in area classrooms
• Provides domestic violence clients with almost 20,000 hours of services at no charge
• Provides services for over 300 victims of sexual assault
• Provides sexual assault clients with almost 4,000 hours of therapy at no charge
How your monthly donation helps the healing begin:
CLICK HERE TO BECOME A GEM TODAY!
Save the Dates:
Saturday, October 17th - 8th Annual Walk for Hope
Thursday, April 21st - 2nd Annual Food for Thought
Mutual Ground | 630-897-0084 | www.mutualground.org
Fox Valley United Way - Thank You!
We're Racing to make a difference in the Fox Valley! Visit uwfoxvalley.org to see the winners, event photos and videos, or to make a donation!
Phone: 630-896-4636 • Email:
Fox Valley United Way
44 East Galena Blvd.
Kendall County Food Pantry
PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL
Help! Help! Help! With the dedicated support from our community we can accomplish our goal of selling raffle tickets to earn $30,000.00. Remarkably, $30,000 translates into $240,000 of buying power through The Northern Illinois Food Bank! With ONLY 3,000 tickets sold, your chances of winning these prizes could be yours!! If interested in purchasing or help with selling, please contact the pantry at 630-553-0473.
The much needed support of our community is answered by individuals and groups throughout Kendall County. Thank you for all that you do!!
Play it Safe
Join us for the seventh annual Play it Safe event. Play it Safe is a fun and interactive family event that educates people of all ages about important health topics and injury prevention. Activities include sports and water safety, "touch a truck" fire truck/ambulance display, bus safety, bicycle safety and helmet fittings, fitness demos, child safety seat checks and much more! Kids can bring a teddy bear to visit our special Teddy Bear Clinic for a checkup! First 300 children to attend will receive a free lunch cooler. Drawings will include a free Healthplex Discovery Club birthday party and swim lessons.
Saturday, September 19 • 10 a.m. to Noon
Rush-Copley Healthplex Fitness Center, 1900 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
Safety Seat Check
Over 90 percent of child car seats are installed or used incorrectly. Proper use of a child restraint can lower a child's risk of injury or death in most car crashes. In observance of National Seat Check Saturday, Rush-Copley is hosting a FREE child safety seat check. Certified child passenger safety technicians will instruct parents and caregivers on proper use and installation of child restraints.
Saturday, September 19 • 3 to 6 p.m.
Rush-Copley Healthcare Center, 1100 W. Veterans Parkway, Yorkville
Living Well with Parkinson's
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, this small group class provides information about what to expect and how to live well with Parkinson's disease. To register for this FREE program, visit rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Tuesday, September 29 • 6 to 8 p.m.
Rush-Copley Medical Center, Alumni Conference Rooms, 2000 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
School and Sports Physicals Available
Rush-Copley Medical Group is now offering school and sports physicals at our Yorkville location, 1100 W. Veterans Parkway, Suite 200. Concussion testing is also available. Baseline ImPact tests are $25 and can be scheduled alone or in addition to a physical. Baseline tests are not billable to insurance, so payment is requested at the time of service. To schedule an appointment, call 630-236-4270.
Gold Star The Academy: Dance*Cheer*Tumbling
Now enrolling for the fall session. Classes start August 20.
Register online at goldstaracademy.com
Two convenient locations: Sandwich and Yorkville
We are happy to announce the addition of Kaitlyn Stevens, Marketing Assistant, to our staff!
Kendall County Fair Assoc. Inc.
Sept 19th is our Fall Truck and Tractor Pull. Mark your calendar and save that date. Illini Pullers bring tractors and trucks that have competed all season long and finalize their championships at this pull ending their season. Two tracks full of action and excitement. Lots of smoke and noise. We have a Calcuta Class where you can bid on the truck that will win the class. Total money bid on class is split 50/50 in which case you could end up with half if you have the winner. Also, that night the Fair & Food raffle winner will be drawn. This raffle benefits the Kendall County Fair and The Kendall County Food Pantry. Tickets are $20.00 each, 3000 tickets are being sold. They are available from both boards, in a booth during the fair, at the Auction in August, by calling the Fairgrounds, and if any tickets are still out there they will be available at the Fall Pull. 1st prize a Bobcat Utility Vehicle or $10,000.00, winners choice (Sponsored by Atlas Bobcat). 2nd prize is a new big egg grill (Sponsored by Yorkville Ace Hardware). 3rd prize is a new Apple iPad (Sponsored by KC Food Pantry).
Event tickets and rules for contests and a full Fair book with details available at our website or call 630-553-2860.
Aurora University's Human Resource Institute presents: Creating a Great Culture / Work Environment through The Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior)
Click here to register for our next HRI:
Thursday, September 3, 2015
7:30 am – 8:00 am: Registration, networking, and continental breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Presentation and Q&A
Aurora University Orchard Center
2245 Sequoia Drive, Suite 301
Aurora, IL 60506
An engaged, motivated and productive workforce is a world class asset for any organization, but not one easy to achieve. In this fascinating presentation, author and educator Conor Cunneen will show how you can create that world class asset through The Gift of GAB.(Goals, Attitude, Behavior).
This presentation will be applicable to anyone in Human Resources and beyond. Don’t be afraid to invite a co-worker to this lively and engaging presentation.
Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Naperville. A former Vice-President Marketing with Unilever, this man is an acclaimed keynote speaker, author and educator. He is also a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year so you can be assured of a program not just to give you great, implementable ideas but one that will have you Learning and Laughing.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois - I can't wait to Join Girl Scouts!
When you just can't wait for what you'll do next, you can do anything.
At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure we'll go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment. Maybe it's getting outside or helping the community. With us, you'll make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new experiences that show you how exciting the world is, and how awesome you are, over and over again.
So what are you waiting for?
Join now at Old Second Bank - Lower Level
26 S. Countryside Parkway, Yorkville, IL
Monday, September 14, 2015
6:00pm-8:00pm - Join us for activities & information about Girl Scouts!
Kendall Area Transit
The Yorkville Junior Women's Club - 20th Annual Fall Craft and Vendor show
Come and join us for our 20th Annual Fall Craft and Vendor show! We have crafters, businesses, food and local vendors! Please come and join us for this annual Fundraiser!
Saturday Septmeber 5, 11-6pm and Sunday September 6, 10-6 pm
Beecher Park 908 Game Farm Rd., Yorkville, next to Yorkville Library on Home Town Days Festival Grounds, Rain or Shine.
Saturday we will have a Petting Zoo 2-5 pm.
All Proceeds from this event go right back into the Community. Please visit our website at www.Yorkvillejwc.com or LIKE our Facebook page for more information on our annual events.
Annual Duck Pluck
The YJWC has partnered again this year with the Yorkville Citizens Police Academy Alumni for the 2015 Annual Duck Pluck! Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5 . Many Raffle prizes will be given away including CASH prizes! 1st Place $600, 2nd Place $400 and 3rd Place $200. Many raffle prizes are valued at $100 or more! If you would like to purchase tickets please contact a YJWC member or message us on our Facebook page ! We will have a few events coming up that we will be selling tickets , including the YJWC Fall Craft show 9/5 & 9/6 as well as during Yorkville's Home Town Days .
The Yorkville Junior Women's Club has been a non-profit in Kendall County for over 20 years and is open to anyone woman ages 18 and up ! Our monthly meetings are the 2nd Monday of the Month at 7 pm and we meet September through May . Watch for info on our New Member Reception , where you will get a chance to come and hear more about the YJWC and meet some of its members.
Edward Diabetes Center Expands, Opens Offices in Plainfield and Yorkville
The Edward Diabetes Center has opened two new offices – 24600 W. 127th St. in Plainfield, on the Edward Plainfield campus, and 76 W. Countryside Parkway in Yorkville. The Center also has an office in the Naperville Professional Building at 10 W. Martin Ave. in Naperville.
The Center provides education and medical nutritional therapy for children, teens and adults living with Type 1 or 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes. The goal is to improve diabetes control, prevent long-term complications and prevent hospitalization.
The Center’s staff is composed of certified diabetes educators, who are registered dietitians and registered nurses, specially trained and certified in the field of diabetes education. They provide counseling and education.
For more information about the Edward Diabetes Center, visit here. The phone number for all three Edward Diabetes Center locations is (630) 527-3213.
Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus - Morris Hospital Cancer Program Earns National Accreditation with Commendation
The Morris Hospital cancer program has received a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) based on results of a voluntary on-site survey. Morris Hospital has been accredited by the CoC since 1986. Read More
The Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus is offering $35 sports physicals during immediate care hours: weekdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The $35 sports physicals are provided by the immediate care provider on duty. In Illinois, sports physicals are required for all students participating in sports at the middle school or high school level. Sports physicals are valid for 365 days and therefore are required annually. Sports physicals will be accommodated on a walk-in basis with no appointment needed. Please bring your completed sports physical form with you, or if needed, forms will be available at the Yorkville Campus. For more information, call 630-553-8200.
Call the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus at 630-553-8200 for more information
IMMEDIATE CARE OPEN 7- Days a week – No appointment needed
Route 47 is now completely open South of the river
Plano Community Garden
Senior Services Invites You to Celebrate Autumn in Paris
Please join Senior Services for their 8th Annual Kendall County "Autumn in Paris" Fall Fashion Show
Sunday, September 20, 2015 starting at 11am
***At New Location***
Pipers Banquets on Butterfield Road, Aurora, IL
For more information call 630-553-5777
Senior Services offers valuable information and assistance for those over 60 years of age. It also offers meaningful ways to give back and to use your time earned talents and knowledge to help others. You can learn more about programs and services at Senior Services and also the nationally recognized Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RSVP, by calling 630-553-5777. Visit us at the Beecher Center, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville IL, 60560, or online at www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc
Waubonsee Community College - Waubonsee Seeking Volunteer Tutors to Support Adult Literacy
The Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College is seeking volunteers to tutor adult students in reading, writing and speaking English.
Prospective tutors have two options for training — an online, self-paced training or a two-day class. The class will meet Saturday, September 12, and Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Waubonsee’s Aurora Campus, 18 S. River Street. All training and materials are free.
Free Small Business Workshop
Join the IL SBDC at Waubonsee and Accion, for a FREE workshop featuring three moderated panels with industry experts:
Funding Your Small Business
Protecting Your Small Business
Driving Profit for Your Small Business
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5 - 8 p.m.
Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 N Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
• Hear from the experts
• Ask all your small business questions
• Network with industry professionals
• Learn about opportunities to start or grow your business
Food and drink will be provided at no cost. See you at the Roundhouse!
Free Crowdfunding Workshop
Join us at 25N Coworking to find out how to put together a successful crowdfunding campaign. You'll learn what types of projects are good for crowdfunding and what marketing mix is needed for the campaign. Hear a case study of a local crowdfunding success story, as well as an update on the latest crowdfunding regulations in IL.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 8:30 - 10 a.m.
25 N. Third St.
Geneva, IL 60134
Continental breakfast will be provided. Stay for a tour of 25N Coworking if you have time.
4th Annual Marketing Boot Camp
This popular event is back for its 4th year! This year, choose from two dates and two locations! Get started on your marketing plan, and take away tools and resources that you can use in the future.
Register for Oct. 6, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at College of DuPage, Lisle Campus
Register for Oct. 8, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Waubonsee, Aurora Campus
$89 includes breakfast, lunch and all materials.
Making Your Family Business a Legacy
If you own a family business that you will be passing on to the next generation, or if you plan to sell you business to generate income for retirement, this event is for you.
Thursday, October 15, 8 a.m. - Noon
St. Charles Country Club
1250 Country Club Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60174
$25 per person
Keynote: Deb Houden, The Family Business Consulting Group
Warren Jacobsen: Preparing a Company for Sale (and Valuations)
Panel of Multi-Generational business owners
This event is limited to business owners only.
THE BIG IDEA 4th ANNUAL MARKETING BOOT CAMP
Presented by JACQUELINE CAMACHO-RUIZ, Owner & Director of JJR Marketing, Inc., - Award Winning Marketing and Public Relations Agency, Author and Speaker.
THE BIG IDEA BOOT CAMP TAKE-AWAYS:
»» Empower your company to ANALYZE your current marketing position
»» Discover how to MAXIMIZE existing opportunities and leverage others by using the right marketing tools
»» Learn how to CREATE a focused marketing plan to fulfill your company’s sales goals and marketing objectives
»» Strategize how to EXECUTE your marketing plan to create the results you want!
TUESDAY October 6, College of DuPage Homeland Security Education Center, 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn
THURSDAY October 8, Waubonsee Community College, Aurora Campus, 18 South River Street, Aurora, Event Room 160
$89 (Includes Materials & Lunch)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please visit: www.waubonseetickets.com
Call the IL SBDC at (630) 906-4143 for more info.
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, the U.S. SBA and
Waubonsee Community College. WCC does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities.
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.
Summer Day Camp Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center
Ellis day camps are not just fun and games, they are educational too! Day camps provide children the opportunity to learn all the basics of horse care including – feeding, grooming, bathing, behavior, and nutrition. Fun and educational activities include hands on horse handling that teach safe responsible care for horses. Pony rides, games and crafts will be provided each day. Availability of camp programs will vary based on interest. Registration is
Limited to 15 children per camp. More Information and Application
• Parent – Tot: $40 in County / $45 out of County and includes riding
• 1 day camp: $60 in County / $65 out of County and includes riding
• 3 day camp: $190 in County / $195 out of County and includes riding each day
The Great Galena-Green Valley Farm Giddy-up & Go Getaway Giveaway
A maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold, $5 per ticket, or $20 for 5 tickets.
Drawing on September 9.
1st Place Prize: 2 Night Stay on October 2 & 3 at Chestnut Mountain Resort (Sleeps 4-5) includes complimentary continental breakfasts; Green Valley Farm Tour and Breyer Horse Model "Hershey" Meet & Greet; Breyer GVF Sjokolade Model Horse; Autographed Picture of "Hershey." 2nd Place Prize: Ellis Equestrian Center Lessons Package for Two or Birthday Party for 10; Breyer GVF Sjokolade Model Horse; Autographed Picture of "Hershey." 3rd Place Prize: Breyer GVF Sjokolade Model Horse; Autographed Picture of "Hershey"; Hershey's Kisses Gift Basket & Ellis Horses Meet & Greet.
Family Fun Nights 2015 Dates:
*Pony Rides, Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bon-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concessions, Special Guests...Come join the fun!
13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, IL 60447
5K Reindeer Run/Walk
Sunday, December 13, 2015 • Race @ 9:00 a.m.
13986 McKanna Rd. Minooka, IL 60447 815-475-4035 Cross Country Trails at Ellis!
Registration: Pre-registration is always encouraged. Same day registration begins at 7:00 a.m and closes at 8:45a.m. Runners who pre-registered can check in on race day anytime after 7:00a.m. but before 8:45a.m.
Course: The 5K course will take place at Ellis House & Equestrian Center on a scenic cross-country style course. Bring a change of clothes and shoes. You will get muddy and wet, but it’s worth it!
Entry Fee: The entry fee is $25. Same day registration is $35 and closes at 8:45 a.m. sharp. The advanced entry fee includes a T-shirt and awards ceremony in the indoor arena following the race. NO REFUNDS!
Packet Pick-up: Race day packet pick up begins on race day at 7:00 a.m. Participants who register between December 1st and December 12th will have their shirts mailed to them after race day. We do this in order to keep entry fee costs at a minimum, SO REGISTER EARLY to get your shirt on race day!
Results: Professional electronic timing by Kompusport. Official results online at www.Kompusport.com
Age Divisions: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards: Trophies will be awarded to BEST OVERALL male and BEST OVERALL female. The top three finishers in each age division will receive a ribbon.
Questions: For information call Ellis House & Equestrian Center, 13986 McKanna Rd, Minooka, IL @ 815-475-4035 or visit www.ellishec.com
Kendall County Forest Preserve District
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