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Mutual Ground

Upcoming Mutual Ground Events
Mark your calendars! These exciting events help support Mutual Ground's mission to provide education, awareness, and life-changing services that empower individuals, families, and communities to end the cycle of domestic and sexual violence. Not only do our events raise awareness and benefit our programs, they are always memorable for those who attend!

Food for Thought 2.0 - Raising Hope
Friday, March 31
5:30pm - 10:30pm
Hotel Arista
2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville
New year, new venue. Join Mutual Ground for an exciting night of fundraising at the stunning Hotel Arista in Naperville on Friday, March 31st. Purchase Tickets

If you would like to donate an item for the event's silent auction, please contact Jocelyn Padilla at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Donating an item provides a wonderful opportunity to market your business while giving back to the community.

Survivors' Art Show and Art Auction
Friday, April 7
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Santori Public Library
101 S. River St., Aurora
Join us for a "First Fridays" event at the Santori Public Library as we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month and survivors' healing journey via art, music and performance.
Click Here For Pictures of Last Year's Show

Fox Valley Family YMCA

Heartland Bank & Trust Donates To Camp Programs
Because of generous gifts from our community partners, local children will continue to learn, grow and thrive. Click here for the full story.

Staff & Members Share Inclusion Resolutions

Check-out our staff and member's INCLUSION RESOLUTIONS – positively striving to meet the needs of different people and taking deliberate action to create environments where everyone is able to achieve their full potential. Join us in challenging yourself to be more inclusive in 2017! Click here to view photos.

Advancing Equity For All
By offering support systems that empower people to reach their potential, the Y is building stronger, more cohesive communities. Learn more about our commitment.

Nutrition Seminar - Friday, February 24th 11:30am @ Central Branch. Monday, February 27th 9:30am @ West Branch.

Early-Bird Preschool Registration runs until the end of this month.  Sign-up today to reserve your child's spot.

SAVE THE DATE: Healthy Kids Day! is April 8th from 1-3pm. Sign-up for Summer Camp that day and we will waive your registration fee.

Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County

R.E.D. Shirt Fridays
Do you remember RED Shirt Fridays? This trend started in the early 2000s to support troops currently deployed overseas.  The idea to wear red on Friday is symbolic as it means Remembering Everyone Deployed.  Our office is selling $10 RED Shirts where no profit will be made! We would like to support our troops and raise awareness that troops are still overseas and we are thinking of them. See Attached Document and Order Form.

For any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to contact Olivia at 630-553-8354.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

St. Patrick's Celebration
Don’t miss this year’s St. Patrick Celebration on March 11th. This annual dinner – dance features all the traditional St. Paddy’s Day favorites. Catered by Reuland’s, the evening will include entertainment by the McNulty Irish Dancers, live music by Deluxe Edition, cash bar and raffles. Tickets $20 per person. Call the Parish Office to reserve your seat (630) 553-6671.

Just In Time Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Carpentry, Handyman Services

What do you do when opportunity come knocking? Our business is growing and is in need of full-time, widely skilled service technicians that can grow with the business:

Experienced Residential and Commercial HVAC Technicians

  • Dedicated Team Players
  • Motivated Individuals
  • A friendly attitude

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Email your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in our shop at 115 S. Wolfe St. in Sandwich

Idea Marketing Group, Inc.

Part Time Bookkeeper / Office Support
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a part-time bookkeeper to help with managing company financials including payroll and invoicing. Candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in a bookkeeper/accounting position with solid knowledge of QuickBooks. Experience with a family owned company is preferred. Our office is located in Yorkville, IL and offer flexible hours. Ideally looking for 8-10 hours a week.

Front End Web Developer with WordPress Experience
Idea Marketing Group is looking for a Front End Web Developer with WordPress experience to join our fast-paced creative company. Our main office is located 1 hour west of Chicago in Yorkville, IL. We work a 35 hour work week which allows for half days on Friday. Weekend work is rare. Looking for experience building websites using the latest web standards with smart responsive layouts and fast load speeds. Willingness to go that extra mile to ensure work is done right within tight deadlines.

Ginger + Soul

Monday night freezer meal class
The March 6 Monday night freezer meal class will be Chicken Cordon Bleu! Have a fun night out while prepping a meal to take home and put in your freezer. Just take it out to bake heat up and feed 4 on those busy nights! 7-10pm. Class is $40 or $50 for couples and families. Please call or email to make reservations.
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Brunch is Back!
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

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ

Wednesday, March 8
This is the first evening of the Wednesday evening Lenten program for this year.  It will take place every Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. through April 5th. Come for a simple meal of soup and bread and begin the journey of learning some new things about the 1st Century and the life of Simon-Peter.  Marilyn Huntman Giese will walk us through her book, The Eye of God: a Fisherman’s Tale.  If you are interested in reading her book, you can find at Amazon.com (kindle edition also) or purchase one on any Wednesday evening.  Please contact our church office to RSVP so we know how much soup we will need for those attending.

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:  www.yorkvilleucc.org
Worship and Sunday School: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.

The Law Office Pub & Music Hall

Downtown Yorkville's newest addition, The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, pairs the highest quality independent music from all over the country with the best craft beers and cocktails to provide a one of a kind entertainment experience. Located in a historic building constructed in 1868 right in the heart of Yorkville, our renovation utilized most of the original decor from the working law practice which operated for a span over 33 years. The same folks that brought Sturgill Simpson, Norah Jones, PHOX, and Cory Chisel to Yorkville are curating all the original artists which grace our intimate stage.

Earthmover Credit Union

Earthmover Credit Union Raising Funds For Local Child:

Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling chocolate covered pretzels through the month of February to help raise money for Stevie Velazquez, 8 of Aurora. Lil Stevie, as his friends call him, was recently involved in a very traumatic car accident.   Lil Stevie’s father, Esteban, unfortunately did not survive the crash.  Stevie was left with serious injuries and requires a series of surgeries to help him get better.  To help the Velazquez family, Earthmover Credit Union is selling chocolate covered pretzels and accepting monetary donations at each of their six branches.

Earthmover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 55 years.  There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora.  For more information visit  www.earthmovercu.com or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.

Cross Lutheran

Open Enrollment at Cross
Cross Lutheran School will hold a School Visit Day on Tuesday, March 14th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Cross Lutheran School was established in 1881 and has been a pillar in the Yorkville community for 135 years, offering a Christian Education for students 2 years old through 8th grade.  Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is underway.  For more information, contact the school office at 630-553-7861.

Waubonsee Community College

Workforce Development
Waubonsee Community College is now a SHRM Recertification Provider for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SPC. To celebrate, Workforce Development will be holding a series, "Human Resources in 2017 - Stay Ahead in HR", that will take place on select Wednesday mornings throughout the year. Each session will allow participants to earn 1.5 SHRM PDCs.

All sessions will take place at the Downtown Aurora Campus, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Topics will include:
* How to Recruit for Entry Level Positions, March 8
* How to Deliver Feedback, May 10
* Budgeting for Human Resources, June 14
* What's New with Performance Reviews, August 9
* Ethics & Accountability, October 11
* Lead by Example, November 8
Visit this link to register, and go to the "Customized Training" area at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, please call the WCC Workforce Development Office at (630) 906-4116.

Workforce Development "Sneak Peek" Mini-Training: Cybersecurity in the Workplace:
Creating a Risk-Aware Organization
Defend your business against breaches, data loss, cyber threats, phishing emails, scams and identity theft! Risk-aware employees can become your best defense against cyber attacks. Explore the causes, impacts of and remedies for security breaches in your business.
Tuesday, March 14, 8:30–10am.
Aurora Downtown Campus
18 S. River Street, Aurora
Cost: $59
Contact Harriet Parker
(630) 906-4143
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For more information or to register, visit www.waubonseetickets.com

Women's Wellness Event: Embracing What Is Truest About You

Thursday, March 16 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
at Armonia Tea & Coffee LLC.
129 Commercial Dr, Unit 10, Yorkville, Illinois 60560

Co-hosted by: Living Divina Yoga & Fitness Studio, Haven Counseling, Harmony Aesthetics, Cornish Chiropractic

Kelly Flanagan is a psychologist, father, and blogger who is best known for the letters he has written to his children on his blog, one of which landed him on the Today Show with his four-year-old daughter.

In his new book, Loveable, Dr. Kelly Flanagan answers three fundamental human questions: Am I enough? How do I become unlonely? Do I matter? He shows us how to rediscover our worthiness and remember that we are good enough.

Dr. Flanagan will have a presentation about the book, followed by interactive workshops led by local experts for continued learning together. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book that will be mailed to you when it's released on March 21st.

Spend the evening learning with us as we discover that we are enough, we are not alone and we matter! You can read more about Kelly at: drkellyflanagan.com

Parkview Christian
"The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.” Psalm 24:1     

Thank you!
Thank you for supporting Parkview Christian Academy for almost twenty years! Enthusiasm and passion for what God is doing at Parkview continues to grow. The list of projects associated with enrollment growth also continues to increase while a commitment to reasonable tuition and need-based tuition assistance remain constant. Please consider a year-end tax deductible gift to Parkview Christian Academy. Please forward this giving opportunity to family, friend and professional contacts that may be interested in supporting Parkview Christian Academy.

Upcoming Open House Dates:
April 11, 6pm to 7:30pm
Open Enrollment Begins March 1.
Stop in for a tour:

Countryside Campus on Tuesday- 202 E Countryside Parkway - Unit D
Center St. Campus on Thursdays - 201 W. Center Street
Or by appointment by calling  630-553-5158.

New families that come in for a tour and show this e-mail will receive a $5 Starbucks Gift Card. For more information about Parkview Christian Academy, a preschool through 12th grade school on two campuses, go to www.parkviewchristian.net or contact the office at 630-553-5158.

Yorkville Big Band

Our New Location
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)
2017 3rd Sunday Dance Dates: March 19, April 23, May 21, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
Visit our Website

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, located in Aurora, provides services and programs designed to improve the lives of those living with cancer, all free of charge because of the generosity of donors. Anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis can access our services regardless of where they live or received treatment.  All programs require registration and can be done by calling 331.301.5280.  Walk-in tours and orientation are always welcomed. Waterford Place is located at 1310 Waterford Dr., Aurora.  Visit us online at www.waterfordcrc.com.

Together Living with Cancer
Beginning April 12, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8pm
This group provides a safe place to share the many emotions by those diagnosed with cancer. Examples of topics that are discussed include communication, sadness, changes in relationships, fear as well as healthy coping skills and positive reflections. This group is facilitated by a social worker who is also a prostate cancer survivor. Registration is required and can be done by calling 331.301.5280.

Caregiver Support Group
Beginning April 12, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
This group is designed to support the loved ones, family and friends who provide care to cancer patients. Receiving support as a caregiver is essential in managing the stress inherent in providing care to a loved one. Registration is required and can be done by calling 331.301.5280.

Intro to Reiki
Thursday, March 2nd 6:30 to 8pm.
Presented by Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master
Want to learn more about Reiki and what benefits it can hold for your life during and after cancer treatment? Please join us for a presentation that will introduce you to the concept of Reiki by defining this complementary healing practice and discussing the benefits of regular self-treatment. Find out all the ways that Reiki can be integrated into your daily life to help promote feelings of relaxation and inner peace throughout your cancer journey. This class is designed for those who have no prior knowledge or experience with Reiki and who have been diagnosed with cancer. Registration is required and can be done by calling 331.301.5280.

NEW!  From Cancer to Health™:  A Stress Management and Coping Program
Monday, April 10, 17 & 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 and June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 1 to 2:30pm.
Facilitated by Kelly Huggins, LCSW, Sage McDonald and Stephanie Cuevas
From Cancer to Health™ was designed with the specific needs of people with cancer in mind. Participants in this program will learn:
•              Strategies to help manage stress
•              Ways to lessen the impact of physical symptoms of cancer
•              Skills to cope with common problems faced by people with cancer
From Cancer to Health™ is for people recently diagnosed with cancer including those in active treatment. Registration is required and can be done by calling 331.301.5280.


Healthy Heart, Happy Life!
Join us at HarborChase for "Healthy Heart, Happy Life!" and learn how having a healthy heart can lead to a greatly improved quality of life.  This special education seminar will be led by Gaurav Shah, DO, FACC, FSCAI, cardiologist from Rush-Copley Medical Center and Laura Barr, Nutrition & Wellness Educator from University of Illinois Extension.  They will discuss how weight and other risk factors impact heart health.  Guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments and heart healthy appetizers!  Seating is limited.  The first three to RSVP will receive a FitBit!  To register, contact Kari at 815-267-3510 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Tuesday, February 21 • 6 p.m.
HarborChase Assisted Living & Memory Care, 12446 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield

Get the Scoop on the Scope — Dinner Program

Syed Zaidi, 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 rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Wednesday, March 15 • 6 to 7:30 pm.
Rush-Copley Heart Institute, Aurora 

Celebrate Differences

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

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.

Yorkville American Legion Post 489

Upcoming Events
The Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary announces upcoming fund raising events, please mark your calendar.  All proceeds benefit our Veterans.  More info. to follow.  Please direct any questions about event details to Nancy Reynolds, ALA President at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday, March 12 Paint and Sip Party - Read Here For More Details
May 19 & 20 Poppy Days

Breakfast Fundraiser
Yorkville Sons of The American Legion hold their monthly breakfast fundraiser on the Second Sunday of the month, from 7:30 until 10:30am at the Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Parkway.  The buffet consists of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, danish, tomato juice, orange juice, milk, and coffee.  The cost is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for those 55 and over, $4.00 for those 13-20, and $3.00 for those 6 - 12 yrs. old.  Questions - please call 630-553-7117. The Breakfasts run from October thru April. The funds from these Breakfasts go towards the Sons of the American Legion Scholarship funds, which is a $1000.00 Scholarship given each year to a senior student from the Yorkville Schools or Oswego High School.

We are in need of a Saturday daytime bartender and a Monday through Friday daytime cook. They may contact Kelly at 630-553-7117 ext. 5.

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.

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

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 Foundation Offers 2017 Healthcare Scholarships
The Morris Hospital Foundation is once again offering scholarships to individuals pursuing education in healthcare. The scholarships are intended to encourage education in any health-related course of study while enhancing the availability of healthcare providers in the local community.  

The $1,000 Carol Harrington Endowed Scholarship, the $1,000 Relucio Family Healthcare Endowed Scholarship, and the $1,000 Daniel Aaron Wolfer Healthcare Scholarship are for individuals who have been accepted into, or are currently enrolled in, a hospital-related health care curriculum at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. Applicants for these three scholarships must reside in one of the 19 communities served by Morris Hospital, which include: Braceville, Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Kinsman, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, Ransom, Seneca, South Wilmington, Verona, Wilmington and Yorkville.
Residents of Illinois who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in an accredited medical school, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant program can apply for the Hugo Avalos Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 to a single individual.

Additionally, Morris Hospital offers three, $1,000 Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarships exclusively to Morris Hospital employees and their dependents pursuing undergraduate education in healthcare. In order to be eligible, employees must have been employed for at least one year at the time the scholarships are announced. 

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they would like by checking the appropriate boxes on the scholarship application form, available online at morrishospital.org/scholarships. A separate application is available for the Hugo Avalos Endowed Scholarship. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 3, 2017. Scholarship winners will be announced in May.
For more information, contact the Morris Hospital Foundation at 815-705-7021.

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 February 2017 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