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Published: 5/20/2008 12:10 AM

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Submit events at least two weeks in advance to Melynda Findlay via e-mail,, or by fax, (630) 955-0895.

Through May 30

• Purchase raffle tickets by May 30 to win a quilt made by award-winning artist Patricia Shaver. Shaver donated the quilt, "Clapboard and Flowers" to the Lombard Historical Society to be used for a fundraiser. The quilt, which will fit a queen-sized bed, is machine-pieced and hand-quilted. Raffle tickets cost $5 and may be purchased at the historical society's Victorian Cottage, 23 W. Maple. Shaver will draw the winning ticket May 30 at the Sheldon Peck Homestead, 355 E. Parkside Ave. For details, call (630) 629-1885 or visit

Through May 31

• DuPage Against War Now will accept sealed auction bids until May 31 for a painting by local artist Marilyn Peretti titled "War Shouldn't Be." Proceeds will benefit DAWN, a nonprofit organization that promotes peace and justice, voter registration and more. To see the painting, visit Bids may be e-mailed to

May 23

• Register by May 23 for the Voice of Care's golf outing fundraiser at 8 a.m. May 30 at Maple Meadows Golf Club, 272 S. Addison Road, Wood Dale. The cost is $100, which includes golf, a cart, contests, prizes and lunch. Voice of Care is a nonprofit organization serving people with disabilities and their families in northern Illinois. For details, call (630) 231-3862 or visit

May 24

• The 11th annual Open Door for Teens Bowl-A-Thon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 at Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton. Bowlers are expected to raise pledges. The event also will include contests, prizes and food. Proceeds will benefit Open Door for Teens, a nonprofit organization that aids at-risk youth ages 13 to 18. For details, call (630) 665-7745 or e-mail

May 24-25

• A bake sale to benefit Cat Guardians will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24-25 in the shelter's parking lot, 932 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. Cat Guardians is a not-for-profit, cageless humane society for homeless cats. For details, call (630) 543-3395.

May 24 and 30

• Community High School District 94 in West Chicago will collect supplies to be sent to a classroom in Angola, a country in south-central Africa, from 8 a.m. to noon May 24 and from 6 to 9 p.m. May 30 at the school, 326 Joliet St. Needed items include clothing of all sizes, especially warm clothing; school supplies; blankets; crutches; wheelchairs and playground equipment such as soccer balls and Hula-Hoops. West Chicago students also are seeking paintbrushes, rollers, trays and drop cloths so they may decorate the container in which the items will be shipped. For details, call Mary Ellen Daneels at (630) 876-6453 or e-mail

May 26

• The St. Alexander School 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids' Fun Run will be May 26 starting from the school, 136 S. Cornell Ave. Registration and check-in begins at 8:15 p.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The 1K Kids' Fun Run, for children 10 and younger, will begin after the 5K. For details or to register, visit or Proceeds will benefit the school.

May 30

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Chicago/Warrenville begins at 6 p.m. May 30 at Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago. For details, visit

May 31

• Carol Stream 16U Red Girls' Travel Softball Team's second Storm Chaser Road Rally Fundraiser will be May 31. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m. at Community Consolidated School District 93's district office, 230 Covington Drive, Bloomingdale. The cost is $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. Organizers suggest four people per car. Food will be available to purchase. Registration is suggested. For details, call Mike or Michelle at (630) 213-6648 or e-mail

• The Sarah Circle of the First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn will hold a plant sale during the Glen Ellyn Park District's annual spring flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at the Main Street Recreation Center, 501 Hill Ave. A variety of plants from member's gardens will be sold. Proceeds will benefit ChildServ, a nonprofit organization. For details, call Dorothy Mrkvicka at (630) 858-0684.

June 1-2

• Kidz Kabaret will give a benefit performance of John Steinbeck's drama "Of Mice and Men" at 2 and 5 p.m. June 1 and 7 p.m. June 2 at The Comedy Shrine, 22 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets cost $10, $8 for students and seniors and $6 for children 10 and younger. Proceeds will be donated to Mike Deely, a senior graduating from Naperville North High School and Kidz Kabaret member who will be attending the Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts in New York City. For details or tickets, call (630) 355-9212.

June 2

• The 10th annual Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation golf classic will be June 2 at the River Forest Country Club, 15W468 Grand Ave., Elmhurst. Proceeds will benefit the new Care Partner Program, a part of the hospital's Planetree Initiative. The program helps families learn to care for their loved one while hospitalized and after they come home. The cost is $400 per golfer, $1,600 per foursome. For details or to register, call the foundation at (630) 782-7829.

June 6

• The Kiwanis Club of Lombard's annual house walk, "Over the Threshold: A Tour of Distinctive Lombard Homes" will be June 6 at six homes. Tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. All guests also may attend a reception with designers and homeowners from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Lilacia Park, 150 S. Park Ave. Tickets cost $25 and proceeds will benefit local charities supported by Kiwanis and the club's scholarship fund. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following Lombard locations: Mr. Z Supermarket, 401 S. Main St; Harris Bank, 345 S. Main St.; Shamrock Florist, 901 E. St. Charles Road; Effigy Salon, 100 W. St. Charles Road; Potted Petals, 732 S. Main St.; Lombard Pharmacy, 805 S. Main St. and Phillip's Flowers, 1110 S. Main St. Tickets also will be available at each home the day of the event. Children 12 and younger, including infants, will not be allowed on the tour. For details about homes and ticket information, visit or call (630) 621-7424.

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Winfield begins at 6 p.m. June 6 at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn. For details, visit

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Roselle, Bloomingdale and Itasca begins at 6 p.m. June 6 at Lake Park High School West Campus, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Roselle. For details, visit

June 7

• The Women's Club of Addison golf outing will be June 7 at Maple Meadows Golf Club, 272 S. Addison Road, Wood Dale. Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and lunch at noon. The cost is $60, which includes nine holes of golf with a cart and lunch. The cost for lunch only is $30. Proceeds benefit One of Our Own Foundation and Lutherbrook Academy. For details or to register, call Marianne at (630) 514-2200.

June 13

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Addison, Lombard and Villa Park begins at 6 p.m. June 13 at Montini Catholic High School, 19W070 16th St., Lombard. For details, visit

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bensenville/Wood Dale begins at 6 p.m. June 13 at Fenton High School, 1000 W. Green St., Bensenville. For details, visit

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carol Stream begins at 6 p.m. June 13 at Glenbard North High School, 990 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream. For details, visit

• The American Cancer SocietyRelay For Life of Wood Grove begins at 6 p.m. June 13 at Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main St., Downers Grove. For details, visit

June 20

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Elmhurst begins at 6 p.m. June 20 at York High School, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. For details, visit

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of North Naperville and Lisle begins at 6 p.m. June 20 at Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill St. For details, visit

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Burr Ridge begins at 6 p.m. June 20 at the Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. For details, visit

June 20-21

• St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold an indoor garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at the church, 37 W. Army Trail Blvd., Addison. Proceeds from the event will benefit an endowment fund to, eventually, build a pre-kindergarten through third- or fourth-grade school. For details, call the church at (630) 543-6909.

June 27

• The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Itasca Corporate begins at 5 p.m. June 27 at 1 Pierce Place, Itasca. For details, visit

July 16

• The village of Lombard will hold blood drives from 12:30 to 7 p.m. July 16 and Sept. 10 in the village hall community room, 255 E. Wilson Ave. Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins will be accepted. For details, call Carol Bauer at (630) 620-5712 or e-mail

July 20

• The Villagers of Bloomingdale Garden Walk will be from 1 to 5 p.m. July 20 at a variety of gardens throughout the village. Tickets cost $10 and may be purchased the day of the event at Bloomingdale Village Hall, 201 S. Bloomingdale Road. Raffle tickets also will be sold; the cost is two for $1. Prizes will include gift certificates and items donated by local businesses. Proceeds will benefit local charities, such as Family Shelter Services of Wheaton; Humanitarian Service Project of Carol Stream; Volunteer Council of Bloomingdale Township and Bloomingdale VFW Post 7639. For information, call Bette Torpe at (630) 924-6861.


• The Hinsdale Humane Society is in need of foster care volunteers. Participants will provide temporary homes for pets in need of extra care and attention until they are adopted. Volunteers must attend an orientation and training program. Equipment and food also are provided. Call (630) 323-5630 or visit

• VFW Post 2801 in Villa Park is seeking donations to make its washrooms accessible to handicapped veterans. For information about the project, call the post at (630) 834-8191.