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Yorkville Big Band

Our New Location as of September 18:
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)
2016 3rd Sunday Dance Dates:  October 16, November 20, December 18
2017: January 15, February 19, March 19, April 23, May 21, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
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Sense of Samadhi

One More Week...Back to School Yoga Special!
3 Months Unlimited Yoga + Full Body Massage with Amber!

Midland States Bank

Now Hiring Universal Banker in Yorkville!

The Universal Banker position is responsible for delivering excellent customer experiences to current and potential customers.  Employees in this position will display effective communication skills and exhibit a good knowledge of the products and services offered.  Also responsible for offering referral opportunities that will result in outcomes that define excellent customer service. Read here for more information. Applicants can go to Midland's website to apply.

Knights of Columbus Yorkville Area

Fall Fest – Saturday, October 1
Join the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department and the Knights of Columbus for Fall Fest on Saturday, October 1 from 10am-6pm at Riverfront Park, 131 E. Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville! Enjoy a day filled with family activities including hayrides, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, afternoon car cruise, and more while listening to musical entertainment by Street Legal (11am-2pm) and EPIC (3-6pm)! Food andbeverages will also be available for purchase all day. We will then end the event with our second annual Pumpkin Pull with hundreds of pumpkins floating down the Fox River for your chance at winning prizes! For more information go to or call the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.

United City Of Yorkville

Riverfront Park Playground Community Volunteer Build – Saturday, October 1.
On Saturday, October 1 from 8am-4pm during Fall Fest, volunteers, 18 years and older, are needed and welcome to join the United City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department to nail, hammer, plant and mulch our city's newest playground at Riverfront Park , 131 E. Hydraulic Ave Yorkville! This nature themed park will have 37 different features which will include swings, slides, a rock wall, and climbers! For more information on how you can volunteer contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357.

Alarm Detection Systems Video

"The Value of Being Local"

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Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
Located adjacent to the Rush-Copley’s Aurora campus at 1310 Waterford Drive, Waterford Place is now open and providing services and support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Waterford Place is a warm, welcoming environment where participants can connect with support services including mind-body classes, expressive therapies and informational programs along with a salon featuring an American Cancer Society® wig boutique. If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, join us at Waterford Place, where help meets hope. Learn more at

Grace Holistic Center for Education

We are Grace Holistic Center for Education, the newest and only school of its kind. We are alternative education redefined. Our home base is in Yorkville, IL. Some of the things that make us unique are the daily integration of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness into our standard curriculum for all grade levels. Some of the dynamic twists that make GHCFE students flower in the most amazing ways are Spanish classes for Pre-K through High School, organic lunches, stimulating electives, focus on not only academic capacity but emotional capacity/wellness also, before and after school care, and the reason we are reaching to you today, Aquaponics. If you aren't familiar with Aquaponics the best way to describe it is the marriage between aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. Our intentions are to develop a program which we feel kids to grow their own food in the highest standards of sustainability through Aquaponics. Our program needs from you three components ideally, but any one of these moves us forward exponentially. These three things are Knowledge, Materials, and Funding.
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Celebrate Differences

Help us Spice Up Someone's Life!
Celebrate Differences is working to give individuals with disabilities a chance to achieve their dream to work and give them a chance to be a part of the community where they live. This is where you come in! Celebrate Differences is in the process of purchasing a spice store. Our store will not only serve as a venue for our employees to sell spices,  but also as a training center for those with disabilities. Our program participants will attend a training period and upon graduation from our program they will be employed at the store. They will learn time management skills, life skills, money management, daily operations of the store, computer skills for an online store and marketing skills.  Of course, they MUST learn about sugars and spice and everything nice!

Donate at this link: Can't donate - please spread the word!

Celebrate Differences
Disability Awareness Center
5375 Route 34, Ste 4
Oswego, Il 60543

Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (AACVB) has formed the Aurora Area Sports Alliance (AASA), an organization with a dedicated focus to bringing amateur sporting events to the Aurora Area.

The AASA is comprised of representatives from like-minded organizations who support amateur sports of all types. In addition to the AACVB, these organizations include the City of Aurora, the Fox Valley Park District, Batavia Park District, Big Rock Park District, Sugar Grove Park District, Yorkville Park District, area high schools, Aurora University, Waubonsee Community College, privately-owned sports facilities and area private-sector business.

The AASA is committed to promoting the Aurora region nationally as a premier destination for sports and recreation. The major goal of the Aurora Area Sports Alliance are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional athletics facilities. The AASA will  enhance the image of the Aurora Area by showcasing the region as an outstanding venue for sports tournaments.

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

Ohana Healing Hands
718 N. Bridge St.
(331) 303-2644

Bamboo Bodywork
$85 (originally $105)
Valid August 13-September 15
Want to try something new, invigorating and deeply relaxing? If you like a good deep tissue massage, you are going to love Bamboo Bodywork! It is a relaxing form of massage that combines the techniques of Swedish massage along with the benefits of a soothing heat with invigorating energy of bamboo. The bamboo is heated so that you literally ROLL and knead away the aches and pains of everyday stress. With Bamboo Bodywork you will experience extreme sensation of relaxation and well-being.
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Ohana Healing Hands would like to announce that Reiki is now being offered at our location by Reiki Master, Nina Parotto
Nina Parotto, LMRT has been practicing Reiki since 2015.  She is a Master & Teacher of Usui Holy Fire system of Reiki.  She received her Master Level in 2016.  Shes always had a passion for healing others.

Reiki is a Japanese energy-based modality.  We all pay attention to our physical body, our skin, bones, muscles and even our blood and hormonal systems.  It’s also important to align your energy system to feel balanced and at ease.  Reiki is a series of hand placements performed over the body while fully clothed in a peaceful environment.  The gentle touch of Reiki can produce profound results.  To some it feels like a guided body meditation ~ with the ability to quiet the mind and allow your body to heal on any level.  Many people are beginning to recognize the interconnection of body, mind and spirit and the importance of treating the whole person rather than separate body parts and adopting a more holistic approach to health and well-being. It’s also a wonderful way to just unwind…teens love it too!

Interested in learning more?  Call 331.303.2644 or Book your appointment Online 24/7 at
25% OFF Reiki Energy Healing Session
Valid From: Sep 07,2016 - Oct 31,2016

Cross Lutheran

One Heart
One Heart is a special time of worship that helps kick-off the fall calendar and introduces key themes and songs for the coming year. It is a weekend full of amazing music, inspiring stories and prayer stations. One Heart begins with a worship concert on Friday, September 16 at 7PM in the gym. Our hope is that this concert would be a unique experience to actively engage in worshiping together.

Cross Lutheran School is gearing up for the 7th Annual School Walk-A-Thon! This event will be the only PTL sponsored fundraiser for the 2016-2017 school year and will take place on Friday, September 30.  All students in preschool through 8th grade will be walking for two hours to raise money for our school.  The funds raised from this event will be used to enhance our school curriculum and enrich our classrooms.  This year’s goal has been set at $18,000, and Cross is sure we can accomplish this goal! 

CIA (Cross In Action)
On Saturday, October 1, CIA teams will be working together to complete service projects in our community.  About 8 teams will gather to paint, repair, weed, and do other projects as a way to walk with God, grow in faith together, and love our neighbors.  If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Cross at (630) 553-7335.

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 .


Prostate Cancer —To Screen or Not to Screen?
Join Sea Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Radiation Oncologist, as he leads a talk to clarify the controversy surrounding prostate cancer screening and treatment. Attendees will learn about screening guidelines, screening options and how/when prostate cancer is treated. Dinner will be served at the program.  To register, visit or call 331-301-5280.
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, Aurora

Get the Scoop on the Scope
Dinner Program
Tariq Rahim, M.D., gastroenterologist, will discuss colon cancer and what you can do to help prevent it. Rush-Copley digestive health nurses will discuss new colonoscopy prep options and what to expect before, during and after the test.  To register, visit or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Thursday, September 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Rush-Copley Healthcare Center, Yorkville

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.

Mutual Ground

8th Annual Women's Power Lunch
There's still time to register for the 8th Annual Women's Power Lunch hosted by SHARE Fox Valley! The lunch will be held at Two Brothers in Aurora on Thursday, September 15th, from 11:00am to 1pm. Each year the SHARE committee selects a Woman of Power to be honored at the luncheon. The Woman of Power award was adopted to be for women who are doing amazing things in the community. This year, the committee is honoring Fannie Morrison, a longtime Mutual Ground volunteer! All proceeds from this event will benefit Mutual Ground. To purchase your ticket and to learn more about our speakers, please visit

9th Annual Walk for Hope
We hope you'll join us at Blackberry Farm in Aurora on Saturday, October 22nd for the 9th Annual Walk for Hope! This is Mutual Ground's largest fundraiser of the year. Our goal is to have everyone who attends the Walk create a fundraising page and help raise money to fund our organization. Everyone who raises $100 gets a free Walk for Hope t-shirt! We're super excited to announce that those who register and attend the walk will get free admission into Blackberry Farm following the event! To register, please visit our Walk for Hope Event Page HERE!

FraidyCat 5k, Ghost Run 10k & Meow Mile!
Mutual Ground is thrilled to have been selected as the 2016 charity for the 6th Annual FraidyCat 5k, Ghost Run 10k & Meow Mile on October 30 hosted by the Oswego Chamber of Commerce! A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to our organization. The more runners that register, the more Mutual Ground receives! For more information on how to register, please visit here.

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.

Thank You!
The Yorkville Public Library would like to thank the many sponsors for their participation in the 2016 Adult and Children’s Summer Reading program, Read for the Gold.  The area sponsors include: Friends of the Yorkville Library, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Yorkville Wendy’s, Yorkville McDonald’s, Sugar Grove Family Fun Center, Kuiper’s Family Farm, Yorkville Bowl, Yorkville Parks and Recreation, NCG Yorkville Cinemas, Yorkville Culvers, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Kane County Cougars. The continued support of the Yorkville Public Library by area businesses and organizations is greatly appreciated and allows us to give back to the community.

Yorkville CUSD 115

Harlem Wizards Basketball Fundraiser
Harlem Wizards vs. Yorkville Fox-Trotters
Monday, October 17
Game Time: 6:30 p.m., Doors Open: 5:30 P.M.
Yorkville Middle School Gym, 920 Prairie Crossing Dr.
Don’t miss this fun-filled, high flying & interactive community event featuring the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team as they take on the Yorkville Fox-Trotters, a team of teachers and principals from Yorkville schools.
Funds raised through the event support Yorkville School PTOs. Learn more about the Wizards now in their 54th season at Come cheer on your favorite teachers!
This event is sponsored by Bristol Bay PTO.
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Fox Valley Family YMCA

The Y is Hiring!
The Y is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to the people in each of the communities we serve. The Y positively impacts lives everyday – maybe today is the day you join the cause and start making a difference too. Some of our current open positions are:
•    Certified Lifeguards & Swim Instructors
•    Before & After School Counselors (on site at schools in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, Newark, Leland, Bristol, and Hinckley-Big Rock)
•    Gymnastics Instructors & Team Coaches
•    Music Instructors (piano, guitar, drums, and voice)
Visit our website for a full list of openings.

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 that may lower blood pressure
• 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 (held the last Thursday of every month)
Contact April Hix at 630-552-4100 x247 or visit our website for more information.

Enhance® Fitness
Enhance® Fitness is a proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Each class will be led by a certified instructor and exercises will focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms. Older adults at all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Contact April Hix at 630-552-4100 x247 for more information.

For more information on membership or programming visit; stop by our Central Branch - we’re located just west of the Yorkville Target; or call 630-552-4100 x221.
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, and families in Kendall and DeKalb counties.
Central Branch: 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, (630) 552-4100
West Branch: 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, (815) 786-9998

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
Facebook: Mid-Day Play

Alarm Detection Systems

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

Plano Community Garden

Last week the garden had 4 wonderful kids help pick produce for the food pantry. We picked and delivered 800 pounds of fresh vegetables and the gardens YTD total is 1 1/2 tons. We are 4 weeks and 700 pounds of produce over last year at this time. If.anyone is available on Wednesday mornings between 9-11am feel free to come help pick and learn more about the garden.

Donations for New Shed!
We are still raising money for our larger equipment shed. Donations can be sent to:
Plano Community Garden,  P.O. Box 217, Plano, IL 60545.
We also have a go-fund-me account set up. Please consider donating, any amount will be greatly appreciated. We need $3000-$4000 and the Plano Rotary will match our first  $1500. As of 8/8/2016 we are at just under $1000.

Please follow us on Facebook, at Plano Community Garden for updates on both pantry and shed fund raising totals.

Waubonsee Community College

"Sneak Peek" Mini-Training: Harassment and Bullying Prevention
Reduce your risk of employee lawsuits with this unique, interactive training model. Come learn about a different approach to preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace. We'll address the growing problem, offer solutions and identify how to reduce your risks of employee lawsuits.
Thursday, September 15, 8-9:30am
Aurora Downtown Campus
18 S. River Street, Aurora
Cost:$40 (includes continental breakfast)
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Recruit and Keep Great Talent
Interactive workshops with practical tips you can use TODAY! No boring PowerPoints, we promise!
Effective Hiring - Wednesday, October 5
Retaining Employees - Wednesday, October 19
Solutions for Difficult Conversations - Wednesday, November 2
Leading Multiple Generations - Wednesday, November 16
$40 per workshop
$135 for all four workshops

Where: Aurora Downtown Campus
18 S. River Street, Room 160
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Harriet Parker
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New Life Church

2016 FestiFall
You won’t want to miss the 2016 FestiFall sponsored by New Life Church on Sunday, September 18 at Lyon Farm (7935 Route 71, Yorkville)!  From 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., you will get to play a game of Knockerball, visit a petting zoo, have your portrait taken, jump on inflatables, eat carnival style food, and more!  Entrance is free!  Bring your family and friends for a great time!  A more detailed list of activities will be coming soon at

New Life Church is located at 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville.

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

The Dromen Group - Growing Minds Growing Possibilites

Scholarship Essay Contest
The Dromen Group is pleased and excited to announce the winners of the first WON MY EDUCATION scholarship essay contest! Jessica Prentice of Plano, IL won the 1st place award of $1,000.  Jessica will use her scholarship to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.  Brandon Beerup of Yorkville, IL won the 2nd place award of $500.  Brandon intends to pursue a career in management.

Both students received their scholarships, along with educational resources that will help to ensure their long-term success, during an award ceremony held at the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce on 20-August-2016.

The Dromen Group's mission is to increase educational opportunities and provide students with budgeting and financial tools that will help ensure their success after graduation. The Dromen Group will realize its mission via hard work, carefully constructing partnerships, and bringing to bear the collective passion of those wishing to implement positive change in the world.  Exceeding the expectations of its business partners, employees, and, most of all, individuals and families in communities around the world, is the hallmark of The Dromen Group.

The Future
The Dromen Group believes that sponsoring scholarship essay contests provides much needed opportunity to ambitious students.  The Dromen Group will also sponsor future WON MY RIDE automobile essay contests and WON MY HOME single family home essay contests. 
Contact: Joseph Bates, Media Relations
P.O. Box 1142
Yorkville, IL 60560
Office: (847) 987-3641
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The Dromen Group is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.

Fox Valley United Way

We're Racing To Make A Difference In The Fox Valley

Thank you to all of the boaters, sponsors, partner agencies, volunteers and spectators who made the 14th Annual Cardboard Boat Race the perfect event to kick off the 2016-2017 Fox Valley United Way fundraising campaign to support  critical social service programs  in the Fox Valley. Visit to see the winners, event photos and videos, or to make a donation!

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

Morris Hospital Auxiliary Golf Outing, Bridge/Euchre Tournament
The Morris Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Golf Outing and Bridge/Euchre Tournament on Monday, September 26, at the Morris Country Club, 2615 U.S. Route 6 in Morris. Guests are invited to golf, play cards, come for a casual dinner, or take part in the second annual helicopter golf ball drop, with all proceeds benefitting the Morris Hospital Patient Transportation and LifeLine® and programs.
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The cost for 18 holes of golf, lunch and dinner is $150 per person or $540 for a foursome. Registration for Bridge and Euchre is $30 per person and includes lunch or dinner. Individual tickets for the dinner are also available for $25. A cash bar will be provided. Golf balls for the helicopter drop are one for $20, three for $50, or seven for $100. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the golf outing, or to make reservations for golf, cards, or dinner, call Hannah Wehrle, Development Officer, at 815-705-7021. Invitations and a registration form can also be printed online at

Re-Designated as Level II Perinatal Care Provider
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has been re-designated as a Level II perinatal care provider by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
The designation means Morris Hospital has the necessary qualifications to care for women who have the potential or likelihood for complicated or high risk deliveries, as well as newborns who may require specialized services. This includes premature infants born as early as 32 weeks gestation, in addition to full-term newborns with breathing difficulties, jaundice, or other medical conditions that require an intermediate level of care.
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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 September 2016 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

Edward Hospital

Named One of the 100 Top Hospitals
Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Edward made the 100 Top Hospitals list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition. “This means Edward’s doctors, nurses and staff are providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients, and we’re doing it in a way that’s efficient and financially smart for the organization,” says Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Senior Services

Save the Date!
Please join Senior Services Associates for their 9th Annual Kendall County Fashion Show.
"Celebrate the USA"
Sunday, September 18
Piper's Banquets, Aurora
For 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 Like us on Facebook at

Kendall County Fairgrounds

The Kendall County Fairgrounds is coming into our busy season. We've got some dates we would suggest you mark on your calendars, become a friend on Facebook and check out our website We have lots of rentals these days from weddings, wedding receptions, private auctions and other community activities and fundraisers. Merrie is ready to help you your event, timing and other needs. Call her at 630-212-0686.

Kendall County Forest Preserve District

Fall is a great time for family events and enjoying time outdoors. Check out our fall line up of events and programs & enjoy the beauty and splendor of your local preserves!
2016 Fall Programs and Events
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Forest Foundation of Kendall County Fall Fest
On Saturday, October 8 the Forest Foundation of Kendall County will host its annual Fall Fest at Hoover Forest Preserve. The annual nature-inspired event is filled with live animal encounters, wildlife and citizen science presentations, storytelling, skill-building craft stations, nature hikes and lots of family-friendly entertainment. For more information, please visit

Fall Public Programs
Registration for our fall public programs is now open! Program offerings can be viewed on-line at our website. All of our programs require registration. If a class does not meet its minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled two days prior to the event. Early registration prevents cancelled classes! To register for a program, call (630) 553-4025 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information on a program, call (630) 553-2292 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ellis House and Equestrian Center and Sunrise Center North 5K and Family Fun Day

On Saturday, October 29 Sunrise Center North Therapeutic Riding Center, in collaboration with the Ellis House and Equestrian Center, will be holding a Monster Dash 5K, Kids' Costume Run, and Family Fun Day. The event will run from 8 am to 4 pm at Ellis House and Equestrian Center with a variety of fall-themed activities throughout the day. The morning will kickoff with race registration at 8 am. The Adult 5K, begins at 9:30 am, and the Kids' Costume Run at 10:30 am.  Kickoff for Family Fun Day begins at noon and will run through 4 p.m. The Family Fun Day will feature face painting, hay bale rides, costume contests, games, goodies, and, of course, horse play. Admission will be $5 per person for the Family Fun Day, or included in the race registration fees. The limited fee will allow for full access to every aspect of the festival, with the exception of both pony pictures and rides. All funds raised from event sponsorships and participation fees will support the Ellis and Sunrise Center North educational and therapeutic riding programs.  Thank you for considering a contribution to these important programs. For more information, contact David Guritz at 630-553-4131, or Kris Mondrella at 815-467-9332, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it today.
Ellis - Sunrise 5K and Family Fun Day Sponsorship Form
5K Run and Kids' Costume Fun Run Registration Form