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* Girls in fourth to eighth grade are invited to a free, fun picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the courtyard at Rosary High School, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora. Hosted by Sister Geraldine and current Rosary students, the event offers food, karaoke, beach ball volleyball, bags, croquet, line dancing, and fun for all.

All are welcome. Register by Friday, May 11, at

For information, contact Sister Geraldine Kemper, OP, community outreach coordinator, at (630) 896-0831, ext. 233.

Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young women located at 901 N. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora, and sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. At Rosary, we empower young women to achieve their greatest potential. Visit

* An "Adulting 101" class series to teach life skills and STEM literacy will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at First Christian Church, 635 N. Randall Road in Aurora. Co-sponsor is 23 Foods, an Aurora food home-delivery service.

The public is invited. Admission, parking and child care are free. Call (630) 801-8871 for information or a reservation.

Classes in this series will include life-lesson skills like budgeting, resume writing, gaining a success mindset and presenting a professional image. In addition, fun, cool, and hands on activities to become STEM literate will be offered.

Skills classes are designed to make students more appealing and sought after in today's competitive world. Future classes will be offered monthly on the second Monday of every month or on the third Monday of the month if the second Monday is a holiday.

The schedule will be June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10.


* Geneva Methodist Church will hold its free Third Tuesday Supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the church, 211 Hamilton St. The menu, with the theme, "Summer Kickoff," will feature sloppy joes, potato salad, baked beans, and the popular 24-foot dessert table. Hot dogs and carrots and dip are available as an alternative meal. They will be preparing 500 meals of the featured menu and apologize if you arrive and they have made some substitutions. No reservations are needed. Dinner is served on both the first-floor and the second-floor elevator, accessible to the dining hall. Anyone wishing to donate money to the supper program can do so by sending a check to the church office marked Third Tuesday Suppers, or donating to the Quiet Can that sits on the beverage table on supper night. All funds go directly to supper expenses. Visit or

* The Pregnancy Information Center will conclude its 2018 Change for Life campaign by celebrating the "Life, Love & Legacy" of mothers and all those with a mothering spirit. The community worship night will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Orchard Valley Baptist Church, 2301 Jericho Road in Aurora. Several church and community business partners will come together to celebrate mothers and life. For details, call (630) 896-8600.

* The Bethany Community Supper is offered from 5 to 7 p.m. May 25 in the fellowship hall at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia. The menu will feature chicken poppy seed casserole, broccoli and peaches. Carryout dinners are available upon request. Free blood pressure readings will be offered. A free will donation is appreciated but not expected. For details, call (630) 879-3444 or visit

* Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a free homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread, and homemade dessert to any and all who attend from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27 and June 24, at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. Fifth Ave., Route 25, in St. Charles. Guests come from all over the Fox Valley to enjoy fellowship and great food. Carryout is available, and the building is wheelchair-accessible. The monthly spaghetti dinner usually takes place on the last Sunday of the month. For information, call Dallas at (630) 222-5489, or visit

The church celebrates three Sunday Eucharist services. For information about the outdoor labyrinth, outreach opportunities, and youth and adult education classes, visit

* St. Mark Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth Ave., is taking registration for its vacation Bible school with the theme, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-22.

All students must be age 3 through entering fifth grade. All preschool students must be potty trained. Register your child at More than 60 volunteers are needed to welcome the children. Volunteer at, or contact Julie Wollenberg at or (630) 390-5613.

Thanks to individuals who continue to freely and faithfully give their tithes and offerings, St. Mark's is able to offer vacation Bible school to every child at no cost. To make a thank you donation to the St. Mark's General Fund, contact Lorilyn Thomas at (630) 584-8638, or text an amount to (630) 599-8961.

* Bradford Newquist, along with pianist Bill Underwood, will take you on a nostalgic musical journey through the world's favorite American music in "The Great American Songbook: Celebrating American's Singers and Songwriters" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Unity of Fox Valley, 230 Webster St. in Batavia.

The performance will feature composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers and songs sung by vocal legends like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney and Dean Martin. Bradford's delivery of these gems is clean and refreshing, giving a show that is packed with something for everyone.

Cost is $20 or free for those 12 and younger with an adult.

For details, call (630) 879-1115 or visit

* Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles will host vacation Bible school program, "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 18, to Friday, June 22, at the church, 307 Cedar Ave. The free program is for prekindergarten through eighth grade Prepare to set sail on this year's vacation Bible school adventure. Your adventure through life's storms can leave you feeling shipwrecked! Who will rescue you? Register online at The cost is $5 per person.

* Living Hope Church, 405 W. State St. in North Aurora, will be hosting Sports Camp 2018.

This camp is available for children ranging in age from 4 to 12. For the 4- and 5-year-olds, there is "Team 45!" This group will focus on basic sports skills.

For the children age 6 to 12, check out the website for the age-appropriateness for each sport, including soccer, cheerleading, basketball and ultimate Frisbee.

Their morning will consist of quality sports instruction from Christian coaches, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun!

Every camper will receive a T-shirt, collector's pin and daily take-home Bible studies.

The camp will be 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 25-29.

The cost is $45 per camper, $40 for the second sibling, $35 for the third sibling, and $30 for the fourth sibling.

You can get all the sports information, sign up and even pay online at Or call the office at (630) 897-0013 or email for details.
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Date:May 11, 2018
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