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The Chapel on the Green is a 501-c organization located across from the town square in Yorkville.  The 1855 New England style structure is on National Register of Historic Places. The goal of the organization is the preservation of the historic building.

With a seating capacity of 175 our building features stained glass windows, an 1895 pipe organ, a wedding dress museum, and a lower level dining area for about 100 people. In addition to hosting weddings a variety of community programs are offered throughout the year ranging from violin concerts to lectures and historic reenactor presentations. Space is available for meetings as well.

The building is located at 107 West Main Street. For more information please contact Howard Manthei, president of the organization. Howard’s contact information: phone 630.553.6287 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Schedule Updates
Friday Fundamentals will begin at 9:30am starting August 18th.

We will be offering Flow Yoga on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30pm beginning August 28th.

August 19th Vision Board Night!
Have you always wanted to make a vision board? Or is it time for a new one?  Join us for a night of visualization, manifestation, goal setting and reflection.  You will have a chance to create your very own vision board, reflect and create goals to help manifest your vision.  Please register on Mind Body.

Back To School Special
3 months unlimited yoga PLUS 60 minute massage with Amber
$200 (you save $100)



Discovering the Greatness Within Featuring Jeanie Martin NSD
Wednesday, September 13
Kennedy Pointe Restaurant
2245 Kennedy Rd., Bristol
50 tickets available. All professional women and men may attend.
$50 includes lunch
Payment made to Oswego Chamber

Jeanie Martin, Mary Kay NSD is a magnetic speaker with 28 years of sales and mentoring experience.
You will learn to...
1. Identify your numbers
2. Confront your reality
3. Create a strategy
4. Shift your mindset
5. Get fired up
6. Hunker down, dive in, and pursue change
Materials from the book "Secrets of Six Figure Women" by Barbara Stanny
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10th Annual Walk for Hope
All proceeds from our 10th Annual Walk for Hope, Presented by Paylocity, will 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.
Blackberry Farm
100 S Barnes Rd., Aurora
Saturday October 14
Register to be a fundraiser, join a team, or donate! 
Register Here:

Mutual Ground
Phone: (630) 897-0084
Fax: (630) 897-3536

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Rush Copley Healthplex is looking for Swim Instructors and Lifeguards
Please call Karen Lipan at (630) 898-5472 or stop in to fill out an application at 1900 Ogden Avenue, Aurora.


Need Volunteers!
An Orphan's Prayer is hosting a food packing event at Parkview Christian Academy on September 16. They need 120 volunteers for all three packing sessions to help pack these meals for orphaned children in Haiti. Their goal is to pack 80,000 meals - with that number they are able to feed 70-80 children per day, all year!

To sign up go to:


2nd Annual Camp Quarryledge Car Cruise and Craft Show
Join us for the 2nd Annual Camp Quarryledge Car Cruise and Craft Show benefiting Camp Quarryledge and Celebrate Differences.

Our show has more than 300 spaces for cars. Please register your car so we know you are coming to our event. This cruise is Participant Judging, and will have dash plaques for the first 75 cars. VEHICLE REGISTRATION is $10. We will be giving awards and prizes to the fan favorite cars voted by the participants. This event is open to all vehicles.

The craft show will have vendors of custom, unique, and handmade goods from across Northen Illinois. Interested in being a vendor? Please contact Celebrate Differences.

Our Kid's Zone will feature games, a face-painter, and a visit from everyone's favorite yellow sponge!

We'll have food available, 50/50 Raffle, Bucket Raffles, and more!

You can purchase 50/50 tickets beforehand, and the day of the cruise. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. Stop in to A Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop in Downtown Oswego to get your tickets or visit to purchase tickets.

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


3rd Annual "Play For The Kids" Softball Tournament
October 1st
Steven G. Bridge Park
3651 Kennedy Road, Bristol
Register your team by September 1
Registration is $300 for team of 10 players
Team Shirts will be provided
This tournament is BYOB
Divisions: Softball Pros- Co-ed Optional (All male teams must play Pros) Average Joes- Co-ed Required (2 girl minimum)
Awards & Prizes for Winners
Sponsorship Available!
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To register your team or to be a sponsor please go to or contact Nikki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (630)553-8661


Celebrate Seniors With Big Band & BBQ
Proceeds go to support programs & services provided by Senior Services Associates.

Senior Services Associates of Kendall County is proud to partner with the United City of Yorkville as hosts of the Thursday night kick-off of Yorkville Home Town Days Festival. Please join us at Beecher Community Park on Thursday, August 31st. Gates open at 5pm and we’ll be serving delicious 5-B’s BBQ dinners starting at 5:30pm. We’ll celebrate seniors with beautiful music provided by Yorkville Big Band at 6:30pm. This event features a BBQ Pork & Chicken dinner and sides for $13 or 2 dinners for $25.  Tickets can be purchased at the City of Yorkville offices, and at Senior Services Associates located at the Beecher Center at 908 Game Farm Road. Ticket holders can carry out their dinners or dine-in under the tent and enjoy great music, dancing, a 50/50 raffle and prizes.  The beer tent will be open, non-alcoholic drinks and desserts will also be available for purchase.

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“Senior Services greatly appreciates the opportunity to partner with the City of Yorkville as the first event of the Home Town Days Festival.  We know the community will come out and enjoy the event while raising funds to support our local seniors,” says Executive Director, Bette Schoenholtz.

Senior Services Associates is a non-profit agency dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for individuals age 60 and older, the disabled and their caregivers by providing access to the social services they need.  We are dedicated to preserving their independence, promoting mental and physical well-being and protecting their rights and dignity.

If you would like more information about Celebrating Seniors with Big Band & BBQ, please contact the Yorkville Senior Services office at 630-553-5777 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Private Music Instruction
Whether you are starting out on an instrument, or wanting private instruction for a band instrument to advance, summer is a GREAT time to take private lessons! Private music instruction is available for beginner to advanced level students ages preschool through adult. Our music program provides private instruction sessions in:
• Piano, Voice, Guitar (classical, acoustic, electric);
• Flute, Percussion, Clarinet, Saxophone;
• Bass Guitar or Harp;
• Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass  
For pricing and teacher listings, visit our online link here.

Providing affordable private instruction to students in the community. Our Lesson Internship Program creates a unique opportunity where students receive quality private instruction from trained interns at a discounted price ($15 for a 30-minute session, $22.50 for a 45-minute session, and $30 for a 60-minute session). Interns have many years of personal private lesson experience on their instrument/area of study, and must receive a recommendation from their instructor to apply for participation in the program. Once accepted, each intern is assigned a Staff Mentor who works personally with the teacher to review materials/repertoire and receive direct training in the pedagogical arts. Interns also must complete 10-15+ hours of lesson observation, and participate in all of our General Private Lesson programs (such as Evaluated Performances, Community Events, and Recitals).


15th Annual Cardboard Boat Race
Saturday, August 19th!
Free Admission
Join your friends and neighbors as Fox Valley United Way kicks off its 2017-2018 fundraising campaign with the 15th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Phillips Park's Mastodon Lake in Aurora.
There wil be lots of music, food and family fun. Activities begin at 9am and awards are presented at noon, including "Most Spectacular Sinking."

We are looking for a few good men and women to help us at the boat race!  If you are available to volunteer click here - -to see what opportunities are available! 

Save the Date! Fox Valley United Way Topgolf Outing
Sunday, October 8th

Click here to REGISTER NOW:! Don't miss out on the fun!

Golfer (12 years and older) - $75 per person
Child (ages 3 to 11) - $50 per person
Includes 2.5 hours of golf, buffet, dessert and drink ticket.
Spectator - $40 per person
Includes buffet, dessert and drink ticket.

Please join us for an afternoon of food, fun and competition! Whether you're an experienced golfer or new to the game, all skill levels are welcome.
Bring your family, friends or coworkers and create a team of 3 or a bay of 6. Individual golf registration is also available.
All proceeds benefit Fox Valley United Way and help us fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.   

or contact Cathy at 630-896-4636 (x 106) or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Reserve yours today.


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


Religious Education
Registration for Religious Education classes has begun for all grades.  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions offered (depending upon grade level).  Register online at or in person at 406 Walnut Street, Yorkville.

Golf Outing
There is still time to join St. Patrick Men’s Club on the links for the 18th Annual Golf Outing & Awards Banquet at Blackberry Oaks Golf Club Sunday, August 20, 2017.  First tee is at noon for this scramble golf event.  Public invited!  Singles, teams, ladies – all are welcome.  Banquet begins with cash bar at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm at Kennedy Pointe Grill & Pub.   Golf & Dinner:  $100, Golf only:  $75, Dinner only:  $35. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for reservations.  Proceeds are used to support Catholic education.

The St. Patrick Ministry of Mothers (MOMs) group will begin sessions every other Thursday beginning September 7th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Parish Center, 406 Walnut Street in Yorkville.  The free meeting is open to all moms, all ages, all stages and their children and is free to the public.  The kick-off meeting features guest speaker, Dr. Beth Plachetka, licensed clinical social worker, who will share insights based on the book,  Growing Up Social; Raising Relational Children in a Screen-Driven World.  Topics will include: how much is too much and at what age; how to establish healthy use of electronics; and effective responses to your child’s resistance.  Drop-ins are always welcome!


Fall Rummage and Bake Sale: Bargains galore!
Shoppers will find many bargains at the fall Rummage & Bake Sale (including the very popular Collectibles & Jewelry Dept.) on Friday September 15 from 9am to 7:30pm and Saturday, September 16 from 9am until noon ‘only’ at Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ. A wide and abundant selection of reasonably priced household goods, toys, books, clothing for all ages, furniture, tools, collectibles, jewelry and holiday décor items will be available. A popular addition to the sale is the Friday ‘only’ Bake Sale featuring a wide assortment of home baked goodies, which sell out quickly.

This semi-annual event is a long time tradition at the church. The church began hosting rummage sales over 40 years ago.  Proceeds from the sales have helped to support the church, its facility, ministries and programs. Community based organizations including Kendall County Food Pantry, Chapel on the Green, PADS, AID, Mutual Ground, Association for Individual Development, Open Door, Wayside Cross, Feed My Starving Children, Ottawa Tornado Relief, Suicide Prevention Services, and Cornerstone Young Women's Learning Center also benefit from donations made possible by Rummage Sale proceeds.

On Saturday - Bag Day - bargain hunters can fill a brown paper grocery bag for only $3 per bag. Remaining larger items, which do not fit in a grocery bag, may be purchased at half price on Saturday morning.

This is also a great time to begin fall house cleaning. Donations for this sale can be dropped off at the church during the following dates and times:
• Monday, September 11, 8:30am – 4:30pm
• Tuesday, September 12, 8:30am- 7:30pm
• Wednesday, September 13, 8:30am to Noon only

Items NOT accepted are electronics, TVs, infant car or booster seats, any size mattress or crib.

Tax receipts are available for all donations.

The church is located at 409 Center Parkway, west of Rt. 47 and north of Rt. 34 in Yorkville. For further information, call Susan at the church: 630-553-7308.

Ice Cream Social
The church is hosting “Friendship Sunday and Ice Cream Social” on August 27.  Please join us for the 10:00 am worship service immediately followed by our ice cream social. We would love to meet you and join you in savoring an ice cream sundae ,root beer float, cake and cookies.


Celebrate Back To School with Kane County Cougars
Come join us for a night of baseball, food, fireworks and fun!  Kane County Cougars welcome the Yorkville Educational Foundation on September 3.  Tickets are only $10 each and part of the proceeds goes directly to the Yorkville Educational Foundation.   Kids 3-10 years old receive a coupon for a FREE hot dog & small soda upon entry. Tickets can be purchased here:

Join the Yorkville Educational Foundation Board
The Yorkville Educational Foundation is seeking community-minded individuals to join our Board of Directors. New directors have the opportunity to shape the strategic direction of YEF through fundraising and community involvement.  YEF's ambitious slate of projects for the upcoming year requires a full board.

The Yorkville Educational Foundation aims to provide educational opportunities the more than 6,000 students, parents, District 115 staff and the Yorkville area community through four main goals:
• Cultivating partnerships between our schools and the community
• Enriching teaching and learning opportunities  for students and staff
• Recognizing excellence in student effort and achievement
• Creating an endowment to support future generations

If you are someone who has the passion to positively affect the Yorkville CUSD 115 community, we want to hear from you. Apply here:

If you are interested in other opportunities with the Yorkville Educational Foundation or have questions, please visit our website: or email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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
Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm


How to Transition to ISO 9001:2015
This course will introduce you to ISO standards and how to implement the associated Quality Management Systems. Differences between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 2001:2015 will be identified. How to move your company to the revised standard is also covered.
Cost: $150
Date: September 18, 6-9 p.m.
Location: Waubonsee Community College: Downtown Aurora Campus

To register, visit

Please call Workforce Development, (630) 906-4152 with questions.

Brighter Futures- Resources For Career Transition

Waubonsee Community College offers a variety of resources to district residents looking to make a career transition. In light of recent layoff announcements from several area companies, we thought it an appropriate time to distribute a list of those resources to you so that you can share with relevant constituents and stakeholders.

Re-skill or tune up existing skills with our noncredit short courses and workshops covering topics  like computer software, supervisory training, manufacturing and safety.

Be job-ready in as few as 16 weeks while also earning college credit!

Complete your degree sooner using credits from other colleges or from work experiences.

Find the right career option for you based on your interests, personality and skills.

Fall Career Fair September 22 • Aurora Downtown Campus

Powered by College Central Network — Where job or internship seekers, employers and opportunities connect through online recruiting and exposure

The materials and skills you need to land that perfect job have changed a lot in recent years. Let our Career Development Center get you up to speed on topics like personal branding, social media usage, successful reumé strategies and more. Let us support you during this transition.

Want More Information?
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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: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
Visit our Website


Fermilab – 50 Years of Discovery at the Yorkville Public Library
Thursday, August 24 at 7pm
Fermilab, America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory, was founded 50 years ago to study the fundamentals of matter, energy, space, and time. This talk will give an overview of the lab’s origins, its history, and its scientific accomplishments during the past half-century. No registration is required.

Book It 5K Run

Saturday, September 2
Begins at 8am
Join in for a fun run or walk to support the Yorkville Public Library. The race will be timed by Race Time.
Register Now thru August 31st: $25 (T-shirt included)
Register on Race Day: $35 (T-shirt if available)
Packet Pick-up at Yorkville Public Library: September 1, 10am-5pm
On Site Check-in & Registration: September 2, 7am
Register at:

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


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


Meadowhawk Lodge & Ellis House and Equestrian Center

Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s Meadowhawk Lodge in Yorkville and Ellis House and Equestrian Center in Minooka provide great venues for celebrations, retreats, and special events.  District facilities can host up to 250 guests.  Our professional staff will help you to plan and host your picture-perfect event in our beautiful forest preserves settings, with affordable venue pricing options.  For more information, contact us at (630) 553-4025, or visit, or to view our rental catalogs and pricing.


Volunteers Needed for Rhythm of Our Youth Screenings
Morris Hospital is seeking community volunteers to assist at the Rhythm of Our Youth cardiac screening programs that will be held at Yorkville High School on October 3rd & 4th and at Yorkville Academy on October 11th. The purpose of the screening program is to prevent sudden cardiac death in area high school students by identifying those who may have existing cardiac abnormalities through an ECG screening. Register to volunteer at

Rhythm of Our Youth volunteers assist with check-in, escort participants to screening stations, or perform ECGs under the guidance of hospital staff. Volunteers may work full day shifts, 7am-3pm, or half day shifts, 7am-11:30am or 11am-3:30pm, and must be 18 years of age or older and pass a background check. Clinical skills aren’t required.

In addition to working the screening days, volunteers are required to attend a mandatory training session from 6-7:30pm at the high school the night before the screening. Volunteers can work a single screening date or multiple screening dates. For more information contact Jamie Mack at 815-705-1064, or go to

Morris Hospital Seeking Patient Transportation Volunteers
Morris Hospital is actively recruiting volunteers to help transport patients throughout Morris Hospital’s service area to their medical appointments. Currently, the Patient Transportation service provides over 17,000 rides annually, with five buses on the road Mondays-Fridays.

Both drivers and drivers’ assistants are needed. Working in pairs, drivers operate the vehicle, while drivers’ assistants help navigate the route. Both drivers and drivers’ assistants work together to safely assist patients on and off the handicap accessible bus.

Patient Transportation volunteers must be 21 or older, and drivers must have a valid Illinois driver’s license.  A CDL driver’s license is not required.

Patient Transportation volunteer shifts are typically 4-6 hours.  While it is preferred that volunteers work one shift per week, the frequency of volunteering can be adjusted according to the volunteer’s schedule.

“The volunteers with our Patient Transportation service get so much from volunteering,” says Tina Carter, Manager of Patient Transportation at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “In addition to making new friends and meeting great people, volunteering helps them stay active and gives meaning and purpose to their lives. Many of them tell me that their day is better when they help somebody.”

In addition to attending new volunteer orientation, all Patient Transportation volunteers receive thorough training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities. Uniforms and a picture identification badge are provided. In appreciation of their service, Morris Hospital provides volunteers complimentary flu shots, participation in Morris Hospital fitness classes, meals in the hospital on the day of service, and recognition for service hours.
For more information on volunteering, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7022.


Chipotle Fundraiser!!!
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Voluntary Action Center/Kendall Area Transit. Come in to the Chipotle at 2432 Route 34 in Oswego on Wednesday August 16th between 4-8pm. Tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Voluntary Action Center/Kendall Area Transit.   

Don't have time to go to Chipotle but still want to donate? Visit our website for more information.

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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