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SD 308 Hosting Free Teen Drug Trends and Treatments Presentation with CEU Training
Community Unit School District 308 is proud to offer a free program, Emerging Teen Drug Trends and Treatment Options, presented by Gateway Foundation’s Clinical Supervisor Bob Chapman. The presentation is Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-8pm at Oswego East High School’s Performing Arts Center; it is free and open to all educators, parents, and community members. A one hour CEU training credit is provided to attendees.

The program will cover why teens engage in substance use and the warning signs, new and popular drugs among teens and why they’re dangerous, the impact of drug use on teenagers’ brains, health, learning abilities, and emotional maturity, and how to talk to kids about substance abuse. RSVP is required, please call Meredith Gerardot at 630-636-3915 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Black Friday Reimagined
Friday, November 24 from 10am-2pm
An alternative Black Friday event focused on family togetherness and tradition. Opt-out of shopping – instead choose to spend quality time with your family at this FREE event for members and non-members! Grab your family and jump into a game of Dodgeball or a session of Family Zumba. Take a break from the games to visit our craft booth where we'll be making kindness-themed Advent Calendars. Later in the afternoon, splash on the Aqua Track from 1-2pm. Food and drink will be provided for FREE. Can't pass up those Black Friday deals? Swing by for the festivities after shopping and bring those holiday gifts with you so we can wrap them for you! We'll have a wrapping paper booth setup – bring your own wrapping paper or choose from our selection.

Giving back to our Community: We're excited to announce that this holiday season we will be donating 5% of our Black Friday Gift Card Special sales to CASA Kendall County! Read more about CASA's important mission here:

Black Friday Specials are back!

  • Become a Member: No Join Fee. No Payment. Black Friday only. Must visit Front Desk to register. 1st Draft is December 15th.
  • Train with us: 10% off Personal Training Packages for current participants. 20% off for new participants. Limit 2 packages per customer. Special ends November 26th.
  • Give the Gift of Wellness: Buy $100 in Y Gift Cards, get $20 in Y bucks. Y bucks can only be used towards Programs. Special ends December 25th.

This Giving Tuesday, Donate For A Better Us
Every day, the Y strengthens communities for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the“us” who live in them find the power of their full potential.

As the nation's leading charity organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, it's important to know that the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right here in our community. Through generous contributions, the Fox Valley Family YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to utilize the Y, regardless of income, to the extent funds are available.
One hundred percent of these donations go to scholarships such as: Membership, Child Care, Before and After School Child Care, Summer Day Camp, Youth Sports, Youth Aquatics, Community Outreach, Gymnastics, Dance, and more. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Give for a better us.

New Safety-Centric Swim Lesson Curriculum Introduced
In August, the Fox Valley Family YMCA adopted and implemented Y USA’s new safety-centric Swim Lesson curriculum. The updated swim program has evolved to better meet the needs of the people we serve  “I can confidently say that there is no other swim program in the area that exceeds our level of combining safety with proper swim mechanics, “ said FVFY Aquatics Director, Kevin Satler.


Old Fashioned Turkey Supper
Enjoy a complete turkey supper with all the trimmings on Saturday, November 18, at Plano United Methodist Church (Hale and Clark streets in Plano).

Dining room seating is at 5pm. Call 630-552-3700 or Cindy at 630-552-1191 for reservations. Carry-outs begin at 4:30pm. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry salad, green beans, dinner roll and pumpkin pie.

Free-will donations will benefit the Kendall County Community Food Pantry and Plano Ministerial Association.


Grant Recipients
The Yorkville Educational Foundation is proud to announce our first grant recipients! Over $2000 was awarded across all the schools. We are pleased to be able to help enrich the lives of all the students in our district. The grants ranged from supporting the art curriculum at Grande Reserve, offering scholarships for SAT preparation classes at the high school, and enriching the 7th grade science curriculum at the middle school.

Fall YEF Grant Recipients:
Christine Warren - Yorkville High School - Scholarships for SAT Prep
Megan Johnson - Yorkville Middle School - Energy and Motion Lab
Lindsay Peabody - Yorkville Intermediate School - HOPS program
Lindsey Moss - Grande Reserve Elementary - “Friendly” Loom
Kelly Bachewicz - Bristol Bay Elementary - Complete Comprehension Literacy Kit
Tom Shuman - Autumn Creek Elementary - Smart Music
Katherine Strauss, Blake Hafenrichter, Nicole Baum - Bristol Grade - Environmental Learning Field Trip
Steph McHugh - Yorkville Grade  - Battle of the Books
Karen Finn & Kim Minkler - CIrcle Center Grade - Texts to support writing

Please considering supporting the foundation. It is because of the support from our community that we can offer grants to the staff in our district. Visit our website or on November 28th visit #ILGIVE


Ideal Health Weight Loss Clinic
Sterchi Chiropractic is expanding our clinical offerings and will be starting the Ideal Health Weight Loss Clinic.The Ideal Health Clinic will be offering Ideal Protein.Ideal Protein is a medically designed weight loss program that focuses on two key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education. Caitlin Sterchi, DC, will be returning to practice to run the Ideal Health Weight Loss Clinic.

The Ideal Protein protocol works by using high quality protein foods, with a low carb and low fat diet. This creates a process called “ketosis,” which forces your body to get necessary energy from burning fat. Average weight loss on the program is 3-5 lbs/week for women, and 5-7 lbs/week for men. The program uses weekly visits with your coach to measure your progress, ensure your individual goals are being met, and you are doing all you can to succeed in losing the weight, and practicing healthy habits to keep it off.

This diet is specifically for people that have a lot of weight to lose, those who fail to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, or anyone that wants to live a heathier and cleaner lifestyle.

Sterchi Chiropractic
54 W. Countryside Pkwy., Ste. D, Yorkville, IL 60560


Operation Santa
The Operation Santa Toy drive run annually by the Yorkville Junior Women's Club has kicked off! For over 25 years, the YJWC has collected Toys and Gifts for children in need in Kendall County. This year we have many churches, schools and organizations collecting gifts. Please check the paper and our Facebook page for our local Drop Off Locations. Items need to be turned in no later than Sunday, December 11. Toys from Newborn to age 13 are needed, as well as batteries and wrapping paper. Please contact Teresa at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.


Agency Position Available in Oswego
At this time we are seeking an exceptional person to become our newest Shelter Insurance Agent. Candidates do not need to have a previous background in the insurance industry, while the experience is a plus it is far from required. What is required is a motivated attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to effectively communicate with potential clients in a sales atmosphere.

If you have a strong desire to own a business and a passion for helping people, then you owe it to yourself to explore a partnership with Shelter Insurance Companies. Shelter has one of the top new-agent programs in the entire insurance industry and if you are committed to hard work, we can help you launch your insurance sales career.  There is very little personal investment.

Shelter Agents receive a tremendous amount of support as they build their business:
• Subsidies & Office Staff Reimbursement if applicable
• Unlimited New Commissions
• Lucrative Bonus Opportunities
• Exceptional Benefits Package
• Computer and Technology Support
• Professional Sales Training

Agent opportunities with Shelter Insurance® are highly coveted, so take the first step to becoming a member of our team today.

To apply, please click on the link below, or call, text or email Connie Holzwarth via the contact information below.
Connie Holzwarth
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New addition to the Chamber - Kendall County Special Olympics Team!
Do you all know that Kendall County has over 100 athletes in and around Yorkville that compete in 7 sports in Special Olympics? KCSO Family and Friends is an independent, volunteer, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which is entirely self-funded through community donations. We support over one hundred athletes throughout Kendall County and the surrounding areas, ranging in age from eight to eighty, and have been doing so for over 40 years. 

Our hometown athletes compete in Special Olympics at the local, state and national levels.  We have even been honored to send 4 athletes to compete in the World Games, with our most recent athlete going to South Korea!  Our organization not only provides opportunities for sports competition such as Bowling, Swimming, Golf, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Power Lifting and Track and Field, but also a village for their families and care givers to bond and support one another.  In addition to the sporting events, we also sponsor some social ones too!  This gives our athletes an opportunity to have some fun, come out of their shells and bond with one another.

We have several fundraisers over the year such as a golf outing and a fun festival where we procure prizes for a raffle from area businesses among other things.  We hope partnering with the Chamber will helps us connect with the community to help our athletes compete and have fun. If you would like to support us - please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is hosted by Cross Lutheran School and is open to all families in our community. The evening event takes place on Sunday, November 19th from 3 - 5pm throughout the building. This event features hearing storyteller Bev Callison, swapping a book at the book swap, reading under the stars, winning a book from the book walk, making a craft, and visiting the book fair. A special Bible event is also being held for all preschool aged children. Come and enjoy this family event. Invite a friend to join you!

Thanksgiving Worship Services
Join us Thanksgiving Eve and/or Day to thank God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us.
(Communion will be served at both services in our Sanctuary.)
Wednesday - November 22 at 7pm Thanksgiving Eve Service 
Thursday – November 23 at 10am Thanksgiving Day Service

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 .


Sister Circle of Grace
See Flyer
Pre-teen and Teen Group
5-week session Monday 7-8pm
Starting November 20th at GHCE
Sister circle provides a sacred space for girls and women of all ages to gather to honor themselves and one another. It is a place to speak and listen from the hearat, a space where judgment does not exist but instead provides an environment where girls/women have the opportunity to empower other women.
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Games for Grace
Grace Holistic Center for Education will host their “Games for Grace” Fundraiser on November 25th from 7pm – 12am and we would love to invite you to be a part of the fun! The event will feature a household favorite dice game Left, Right, Center along with card games and other household favorites like chess, checkers and more. There will be a cash bar and an appetizer and dessert table. Plus, there will be live music and a DJ to top off the night! The event, sponsored by Ignite Leads Yorkville, will take place at the Sons of Amvets Post 103 – 1194 Jericho Road, Aurora. See Sponsorship & Registration Form
See Press Release

Sponsorships for this event are just $100 and will get you recognition on the event flyer, Grace Holistic Center for Education Facebook page as well as the event page. You will also be recognized at the event with our sponsorship announcement and sponsorship signage at the front door. Last, but certainly not least, this event is a terrific opportunity to network with the community and meet some of the families from the lovely school. We hope you will not only consider a sponsorship, but consider joining us for this entertaining evening. For more information regarding Games for Grace or for sponsorship opportunities contact Sara Martinez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (630) 740-2603 or visit the GHCFE website at

Funds raised at the “Games for Grace” night will be used for operating expenses for Grace Holistic Center for Education. Each child has something special and unique to give the world. The talented teachers at Grace Holistic help children and parents discover students’ natural tendencies and foster their growth through meditation, aquaponics, immersion in Spanish language and more!

Internship Opportunity
The High School experience for students at Grace Holistic Center for Education is unlike that found at any other school in the area. Students not only learn how to incorporate things like mindfulness and yoga into their everyday lives, they also are encouraged to think deeply - taking facts learned in social studies and literature and applying them to their own lives. To that end, Grace Holistic Center for Education, located at 210 Beaver Street in Yorkville, is seeking to partner with local businesses to give our students who are 16 years of age and older an internship experience unlike any other.

Since Grace Holistic Center for Education is so non-traditional in our approach, we would like students to begin to job shadow in businesses that pique their interests. We would like them to spend one afternoon per week with a business owner or worker to understand the ins and outs of the field of their interest.

We believe this real-world experience will offer our students unbridled access to their own future, giving them tools to decide the path(s) they wish to take in life long before that kind of experience is offered to their peers.
In turn for the cooperation of local businesses, Grace Holistic Center for Education will include those businesses on our marketing for fundraisers and events and will offer them prefered status for school purchases.

We look forward to hearing more from our future business partners.

Grace Holistic Center for Education
210 Beaver Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
(331) 207-8932


October Yogi Special!
Tuesday and Thursday
5:30am Classes are FREE all month long!

Sense of Samadhi
135 E. Van Emmon St., Yorkville


The Dromen Group is exited to announce the first Won My Ride Essay Contest!
Prizes are as follows:
First Place Prize: Two year lease of a new Ford Focus SE sedan + $2,700 bonus cash
Second Place Prize: Aperion Audio Intimus 5T 2.1 home theater speaker system + $300 bonus cash
Third Place Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7” 32 GB tablet computer + $100 bonus cash

Approximate retail value of prizes:
First place $12,350
Second place $1,450
Third place $750

​The Contest will begin at 6:00am Central Standard Time on September 1 and end when 650 entries are received, or at 11:59pm Central Standard Time on June 1, 2018, whichever occurs first. To learn more about this contest READ MORE

To learn more about The Dromen Group visit our WEBSITE


Christmas Walk

Join Celebrate Differences and A Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop at the Oswego Christmas walk on Friday, December 1.  From 7:30-9:30 pm, you will be able to visit some of Santa's majestic, live reindeer. You can visit the reindeer at A Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop located at 74 W Washington Street. While you wait, enjoy some hot cider or hot chocolate and browse the shop for some holiday gifts.  Thank you to Baird & Warner for bringing Santa's reindeer to Oswego for a visit!

Rebecca Christiansen

Celebrate Differences
Disability Awareness Center
Oswego, Il 60543

CHECK OUT OUR NEW VIDEO - A Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop
Holiday Party - December 2, 2017
Easter Egg Hunt - Mar. 24, 2018
Prom - April 7, 2018
Miles For Smiles 5K - April 29, 2018


Shelter Wishlist - We are in need of a few items for our Shelter!
Paper Towels - We are down to our last 2 rolls!
Full Size Toothpaste
Full Size Kleenex Boxes
Wal-Mart & Jewel Gift Cards
Gas Gift Cards ($15-25)
For a more detailed list visit


Veins, Veins, Go Away
Join Fox Valley Vein Centers physician, Brett Cassidy, M.D., to learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for varicose veins. Attendees will receive a free vein screening. Learn more and register at or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Wednesday, November 28, 6 to 7pm
Rush Copley Heart Institute, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Aurora

Rush Copley Announces Board Changes
Rush Copley is proud to announce the appointment of Bruce W. Dienst as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Dienst is President & Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Technologies Corporation in Aurora.  He is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) where he received a B.S. in Finance and the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University where he received a Masters of Management.  He initially joined the Rush Copley Board of Governors in 1999 and served as Chairman of the medical center’s Finance Committee since 2008.  Mr. Dienst also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Rush Academic Health System in Chicago.  Mr. Dienst and his wife Kristie are residents of Geneva. Learn more about Rush Copley’s leadership team at


Campaign Opportunity: Fund Drive
Expansion campaign giving opportunities run from September 20 - December 31
Follow this link to support PCA:
(all gifts are tax-deductible)


Yorkville CUSD 115 Recognized for Outstanding School PR Publications and Projects by INSPRA
School communications professionals from throughout Illinois were honored on Friday, September 15 during the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA) Annual Communications Contest and Golden Achievement Awards luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oakbrook.

Yorkville CUSD 115 won awards in four categories, including the top Golden Achievement Award, which went to Kristine Liptrot and Dr. Timothy Shimp for the entry, "Strategic Plan Awareness Campaign." The other awards won by District 115 were Awards of Excellence for the district newsletter and staff newsletter, and an Award of Merit for the district's Strategic Plan document.

More than 160 entries were submitted in the categories of annual reports, calendars/handbooks, electronic publications, financial information, marketing materials, newsletters, podcasts/audio, social media, videos, websites, writing and special purpose. Entries were judged against criteria of excellence, and only those receiving top scores in a variety of areas received awards. NSPRA chapter members from Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin served as judges for those categories. Golden Achievement Awards also were given for projects that encompass all aspects of a public engagement program, from research to planning, implementation and evaluation. School communications professionals who have received their Accreditation in Public Relations judged the Golden Achievement category.


Breakfast with Santa
All proceeds are going to benefit Paws Assisting Wounded WarriorS See Flyer
Open to the Public
Come Join Us on  Sunday, December 10th
Breakfast From 7:30-10:30am
Santa will be here from 8:30-10:30am
Sons of the American Legion buffet breakfast
Over 55: $6.00, Adults: $7.00, Teens: $4.00, 6-12: $3.00, 5 and under EAT FREE
The Women’s Auxiliary will be providing a Craft, Christmas Toy Raffles, Candy Cane game, Coloring, and Cookie Tray Bake Sale
And Take your own Picture with Santa
Entertainment provided by the Yorkville Madrigals
PAWWS will be here and you can meet some of the Veterans and their dog! They are devoted to helping our military veterans afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Why Kind Hands Senior Care Homes exist in Yorkville
We exist because we love seniors and respect our elders and believe God would have us care for seniors giving them great care, great food, and great companionship at a great price 30-45% less than institutional care. We exist because senior care is often too expensive with unacceptable ratios of care as high as 1 caregiver to 20 residents so instead we provide 1 caregiver to 4 residents with no long term contracts. We believe in great care for seniors.

Call 630-508-8357 for a tour of either ranch style home in Yorkville.


Spooktaculuar Art Workshops   
We have some great fall workshops coming up to celebrate Halloween and beyond...  Check out the schedule below and be sure to sign up before they fill up! Call 630-551-4321 to enroll. (Enrollment is only available through telephone or in-person.)

12/2/17 2-4pm             LATE ELEMENTARY - HIGH SCHOOL, ADULT
Instructor: Jennifer Keller


Full Schedule is also available online at Feel free to contact our new Art Director, Jennifer Keller, if you have any further questions. We look forward to getting creative with you this fall!

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Giving Tuesday 
Maximize your impact this giving season when you join us in the fight to LIVE UNITED!  One donation to Fox Valley United Way makes an exponential difference in the community as it impacts over 55 causes including education, health, hunger, homelessness and domestic violence. So join us in the fight!

Donate between Tuesday, November 14 through Tuesday, November 28 for the benefit of all of your neighbors in need.


Grape Nutz Wine Time Seminars
Saturday November 18th
Autumn Wine Time Savory Wines for the Autumn Season
This event is first come first serve.  Payment is due at time of reservation. $35 per person includes wines, cuisine, and a fun evening!

Listen to a discussion and enjoy the following wines:
Villa Sandi IL Fresco Prosecco, Ittaly
Juliette Rose, France
Lucien Albrecht Gewurztraminer, France
Thomas Schmitt Riesling, Germany
Bonterra Viognier, Mendocino CA
Louis Jodot Beaujolais Villages, Framce
Carmel Road Pinot Noir, Monterey CA
Michael David Petite Petit, Lodi CA
Earthquake Zinfandel, Lodi CA
Caposaldo Sweet Peach Moscato, Italy

Call 630-440-4017 to make a reservation and payment over the phone. Hope to see you there!
***Wine will be paired with delicious fall party appetizers to be prepared by Chef Kate McNamara and Chef Steve Werrline Jr. 

New Healthy Take-out Lunch Menu - $5.50
Individual grab and go meals available in bulk for office or business catering * Healthy Fresh organic fruits and vegetables * Call or email to place your order *  Need 24 hours notice *  Free delivery on orders of $100 or more. All lunch items served with organic vegetables and fresh fruit: 
Call or email now to place an order!
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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


Santa Breakfast and Toy Drive
Join St. Patrick Parish and the Knights of Columbus as we help jolly old St. Nick gather toys and gifts for children in need in Kendall County and enjoy a hearty breakfast at the same time! The annual Santa Breakfast and Toy Drive will take place at St. Patrick Parish Center, 406 Walnut St., Yorkville, on Sunday, December 10, from 8am to 1pm.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a girl or a boy of any age and stay for a delicious breakfast and a chance to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus.


Annual Christmas Cookie and Candy Sale
Mark your calendars- Saturday, December 2, 8am to 11am
One of the many joys of the holiday season is the aroma and taste of homemade cookies and candy, especially those you don’t have to make yourself.  Come early and make your selection of holiday treats from the dozens of homemade cookies and candies available and fill your box or boxes with your “personal” choices.  Come early to buy because these goodies go fast!

Looking for a new place of Worship?
Come and join us for a Sunday service and learn more about YCUCC for yourself and your family.  We would love to have you visit us any Sunday, but if you can only come once in November, join us on November 19th for our fall soup Sunday.  Delicious homemade soups will be waiting for you immediately following worship. A free will donation can be made if you wish. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Special Olympics in Kendall County.

Our Vision:

YCUCC is an open and affirming congregation that seeks to meet each child of God - persons from the full diversity of creation including gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical and intellectual ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing and family structure-where they are on life’s journey as together we seek to transform all our lives through Christ’s Gospel.

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ
409 Center Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: 630-553-7308
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Web Page:


Loving Arms offers tuition scholarships for families!

Loving Arms is a non-profit, Christian childcare center located in the Yorkville/Oswego area. Loving Arms receives donations to help families in the Kendall County area pay for tuition costs. Tuition scholarships at Loving Arms are available to all families in need and are not based on the child care assistance program standards in Illinois. We have scholarships available for children of all ages, and have additional funding available for families with children 6 weeks to 36 months of age.

If you are struggling to pay for the cost of child care, please contact Loving Arms to find out about our tuition scholarship program. If you know of someone that is struggling with child care costs, let them know that scholarships are available at Loving Arms.

For questions or inquiries, contact us using the information below:
Loving Arms Childcare Center
7481 Mill Rd, Oswego IL  60543
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Days:  Monday-Friday


Lead by Example (Downtown Aurora Campus)
For more information, visit:
* November 8
* 8am–9:30am 

"Sneak Peek" Mini-Training: Inspiring Excellence in the Workplace

At this Sneak Peek, you will learn:

  • Insights into how you can improve employee work ethic
  • Five critical behaviors of leadership needed to create high performance teams
  • About a tool that will dramatically improve employee performance and minimize dysfunction

For more information or register at under Professional Development
Tuesday, November 7, 8 – 9:30am Aurora Downtown Campus Room, 257 18 S. River Street Aurora, IL 60506 Cost: $49 
Contact (630) 906-4152 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or more information.


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 Public Library
902 Game Farm Rd., Yorkville


Family Christmas Luau
Break out the flip flops, the Hawaiian shirt, and grab a beach towel for a Christmas Luau at New Life Church on Sunday, December 3rd. Starting at 5pm, the premiere of our 2017 Kids/Students Christmas Musical will take place in the New Life Church Auditorium.  Bring your friends and family for this fun “Christmas Meets Island Adventure” musical, "Jingle Bell Beach", featuring our New Life kindergartners through 12th graders.  After the performance ends at 6pm, join us for a luau dinner and family pictures with Santa Clown, crafts, and much more!! This will be a great way to kick off the Christmas season and the whole event is FREE for the entire family! All families in the community are invited!  Please register each member of your family so we can plan appropriately for food and activities.  Register at New Life Church is located at 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville.


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


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


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


Upcoming Events
As summer transitions to fall, head out to your local preserves to enjoy all the change in seasons has to offer!  Check out our new special events including Creatures of the Night, and our "Hoofin' It!" 5K Run and Kid's 1-mile Fun Run to support the Ellis House and Equestrian Center & Sunrise Center North's therapeutic riding programs.  Links to our upcoming program events including the "Hoofin' It" 5K registration and sponsorship forms can be found in this edition of Fall 2017 Stepping Stones Newsletter.


How do my contributions help KAT?
Since 2010, the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb has developed long lasting relationships and memories through the Kendall Area Transit service. As a human service agency, we strive to provide a program that is beneficial to the Kendall County community and keep thousand of Kendall County residents healthy, independent, and actively involved in the community.
Your donations will help:
•Ensure safe and reliable transportation to medical appointments, employment opportunities, grocery shopping, and more.
•Keep KAT vehicles on the road to help with the increasing demand in public transportation.
•Ensure that our Kendall County community remains active and flourishing for years to come.
Voluntary Action Center is the 501-c3 non-profit for Kendall Area Transit. All donations are tax deductible.

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