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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

Aurora offers several warming centers

With winter-type temperatures firmly entrenched in the region, the City of Aurora is issuing a reminder of the warming centers that are available across the City. They include:

• All Aurora Public Library locations which are located at 1 E. Benton St., 555 S. Eola Rd., and 233 S. Constitution Av. The libraries are all open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (630) 264-4100.

• Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., which is available 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information call (630) 859-8606.

• Salvation Army, 437 E. Galena Blvd., which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Their phone number is (630) 897-7265.

Senior citizens who require additional assistance should contact Senior Services, Inc., a local social service agency, which provides much needed services. They can be reached 24 hours per day by calling (630) 897-4035.

 

First Friday show at WVHS planetarium

The Waubonsie Valley High School Planetarium welcomes the public to Family Nights on the first Friday of the month now through April 2014 at 7 p.m. 

Programs are 50 to 60 minutes long and admission is $2 per seat on a first-come/first-served basis. For more information, visit http://planetarium.ipsd.org.

 

Aurora leaf collection extended to Dec. 13

While Aurora’s annual free fall leaf collection ended on Friday, Dec. 6, Aurora residents can continue to bag leaves for pick-up until Friday, Dec.  13 with the usage of a garbage sticker.

Leaves must be put into 30-gallon Kraft paper yard waste bags and placed at the curb on the residents’ regular garbage pick-up day by 6 a.m.  Again, garbage stickers are required for leaf collection during this extended week of services.

 

Marmion Abbey tree farm open daily

Marmion Abbey Farms continues to be open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, for those who enjoy the fun tradition of hunting through the pines and spruces to cut down their own Christmas tree.  The Abbey Farm has over 120 acres of trees available for $30 to $40 each. 

The Marmion Abbey Farm located on Butterfield Road (Hwy 56) about five miles west of junction 59 and 56 and ½ mile from I-88 (exit at Farnsworth North and turn left on Butterfield). Visit the Abbey Tree Farm website www.abbeyfarms.org to download a flyer and map of the tree farm or for more information call (630) 897-6936.

The farm includes sleds for kids, a tree bailer for easy transport, as well as warming fires and free hot chocolate on the weekends. The farm is also offering real garland ropes in addition to handmade wreaths and the convenience of a Tree Shake to shed loose needles before you take it home.

A huge selection of fresh Midwest grown fir pre-cut trees are also available.

 

It's now flu season but shots are available

The DuPage County Health Department would like to remind residents about the importance of getting an annual flu shot. Flu season can last as late as May and getting a shot is the best way to avoid the flu. 

Influenza is a contagious respiratory infection that can lead to serious complications like hospitalizations or even death for some people. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu.

Flu shots are available throughout the region at pharmacies and grocery stores. Prices for the flu shot will vary.

 

Ride in Kane fees set to rise $1 on Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the Ride in Kane transportation fare will increase $1 per trip, for a total fare of $4 per trip. Ride in Kane provides door-to-door paratransit services to more than 12,000 senior, disabled, and low-income riders throughout Kane County each month.

Registered riders may call 1-866-727-6842 to schedule a ride. To be eligible, residents need to be 65 years or older and/or have an RTA Reduced Fare Card. Residents living in St. Charles City limits who qualify can call the City’s Utility Billing office at 630-377-4426 to register.

For more information about the program, contact the City’s Public Works department at 630-377-4405.

 

Geneva leaf pickup continues until Dec.28

The City of Geneva's curbside vacuum leaf collection program has concluded for the season, but residents with leaves in their yard can still have them picked up for free through Saturday, Dec. 28.

Leaves must be placed in paper yard waste bags, which should be set at the curb on residents' scheduled garbage collection day. Advanced Disposal, the City's refuse contractor, will pick up the bags weekly through Dec. 28.

Refuse stickers are not required to dispose of leaves as part of this program.

The paper bags should be filled only with leaves. No grass or other yard waste can be mixed with the leaves.

 

Entrepreneur workshop for veterans Dec. 19

College of DuPage joins the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Department of Central Management Services in hosting “Mission: Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs” from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

The free event is designed to give veteran entrepreneurs and business owners information vital to starting and growing successful businesses. 

Registration is required. Call (312) 814-1660.

 

Batavia's Artisan Collective on Dec. 16

Batavia’s Artisan Collective hosts its monthly market at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water. The monthly market is held in different locations throughout Batavia, full of hip, handcrafted goods from the best and brightest independent artists, designers and artisans in the Fox River Valley. For more information contact The MainStreet office at (630) 761-3528.

 

Downtown Naperville events ring in 2014

The Naperville community is invited to gather for a free, family friendly countdown to the New Year at the Millennium Carillon on Rotary Hill at 6 p.m. and again at midnight on Tuesday, December 31. From noon to 5 p.m., the Downtown Naperville Alliance will host a scavenger hunt in downtown shops along with face painting, music and other entertainment. For more information, visit either www.naperville-carillon.org or www.downtownnaperville.com

 

Football rivals featured at Jan. 17 premiere

NCTV17 invites residents to relive the excitement of the Naperville Central versus Naperville North and Neuqua Valley versus Waubonsie Valley high school football rivalries with the premiere of “We Are Rivals” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at Wentz Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.  Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, by phone at (630) 637-7469 or online at http://tickets.noctrl.edu. 

 

-—Suburban News Briefs is compiled from area news source and submitted items.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:12
 
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