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Wild Ones to learn about birdscaping

The Northern Kane County Wild Ones' monthly meeting will feature "Birdscaping" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 12N462 Tina Trail, Elgin.

Tim Joyce, manager of Wild Birds Unlimited in Glenview, has been a bird lover his whole life. Learn about the connections between these feathered wonders and native plants that can be planted to sustain them in our backyards and neighborhoods.

Visit www.northernkanecounty.wildones.org.

Women veterans invited to expo

The second annual Aurora Vets Week, held in conjunction with the state's bicentennial celebration, continues on Tuesday, May 22, with the Women's Veterans Empowerment Expo, hosted by Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Painters District Council 30 at 1905 Sequoia Drive in Aurora.

Come with questions, leave with a plan! It is for women who have served in the military, but all are welcome to attend. There will be mini training sessions, vendor resources, housing and home readiness resources, resume review, Chiro Wellness screenings.

Learn how to use your voice to get what you need. Learn about state and federal VA benefits from a certified veteran service officer. Bring a copy of your DD-214 for on-site DD-214 certifications. The Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; you must be a veteran and have your veteran ID.

More Vets Week activities:

* The three student winners of the "You're a Grand Old Flag" art contest will be honored at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St.

* A drive-through BBQ fundraiser will be held 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at IBEW 461, 591 Sullivan Road.

* There will be a recognition of Iraq/Afghanistan/Global War on Terrorism veterans at 6 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Prisco Center.

* A special Veterans Week Cruise Night will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the West Aurora Plaza parking lot.

* Additional names will be added to veterans monument during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 27, at Phillips Park Sunken Gardens.

* The Memorial Day Parade steps off at noon Monday, May 28 in downtown Aurora. Visit www.vetsweekaurora.org.

Professional guide guest at Anglers club

The Fox Valley Area Anglers, an all-species fishing club based out of St. Charles, will hold its next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Tap House Grill, 3341 W. Main St., St. Charles. The speaker is Mike Norris, professional guide on Big Green Lake, Wisconsin. For information, call fvaaonline.com or call Joe Waite, (847) 867-6234. Guests are welcome. Visit www.facebook.com/FoxValleyAreaAnglers/.

Explore careers in manufacturing

An informational session on the Manufacturing Careers Internship Program will be offered Tuesday, May 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee.

The Manufacturing Careers Internship Program provides youth ages 18-24 an opportunity to explore meaningful and productive careers in manufacturing.

It starts with a one-week "Manufacturing Boot Camp" and ends with an eight-week paid internship at a local manufacturing company.

It provides mentoring, guidance, skills training, and the hands-on work experience needed to help youth transition into a rewarding career in manufacturing or to pursue additional post secondary education and training.

Developed by Business and Career Services in partnership with Medusa Consulting Group, the Manufacturing Careers Internship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity through the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.

For information, contact Arica R. Brazil, career adviser, at abrazil@bcsillinois.org. For more on the session, visit www.frvpld.info.

'Moonlight & Madness' June 15

Pioneer Center for Human Services invites you to get your "jive" on while enjoying period beverages, appetizers, 1940s dance lessons and toe-tapping swing music during "Moonlight & Madness" from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 15.

The venue will be the popular Smith's Central Garage in McHenry. Live music will be provided by up-and-coming nonprofit Culture Arts & Music. Guiding the 1940s dance lesson will be Brian Noon, a championship ballroom and Latin dancer.

Be sure to wear your stepping shoes.

Tickets are $25 or $45 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at www.pioneercenter.org.

Genealogy group to meet Thursday

The Kane County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the first-floor meeting room at the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St. Tina Beaird will present "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Overturning Every Stone to Break Through Your Brick Wall." Whether due to a courthouse fire, natural disaster or late records collection date, there is always one ancestor, place or era where the records remain steadfastly elusive. Beaird will share success stories and offer tips and strategies to break through that brick wall and find that evasive ancestor. For information, call (630) 879-0672 or visit www.facebook.com/kanecountygenealogicalsociety/.

Community supper at St. Mark's Tuesday

St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Charles hosts a monthly free community supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the fellowship hall, 101 S. Sixth Ave. The May menu will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli and ice cream sundaes for dessert. It is sponsored by Soul Kitchen, an outreach ministry of St. Mark's dedicated to providing free meals to members of the Fox Valley community in a relaxed and friendly environment. Donations are appreciated, as the goal is for the meals to be self-sustaining. For details, call (630) 584-8638 or visit StMarksChurch.church.

'Served Like a Girl' to be shown Friday

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., will present the documentary film "Served Like a Girl" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. Director Lysa Heslov's powerful documentary follows several American women who were wounded in action and are now transitioning from soldier to civilian after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, divorce, serious illness, and military sexual abuse, these remarkable women harness humor to adapt to the emotional, social and economic challenges they face, through the Ms. Veteran America competition. Info: Visit www.uusg.org/friday-flicks.
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