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Published: 7/7/2008 12:16 AM

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July 7

Register by July 7 for Dance Upon a Star Pom and Dance Camp offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 15-18 at Montini Catholic High School, 19W070 16th St., Lombard. Girls in grades four through nine will learn pom and dance routines from Montini Broncette participants and coaches. The cost is $85, which includes a T-shirt, set of poms and a pasta dinner. For details, call Debbie Lamorgese at (630) 985-7045.

Open Gym Dodgeball for children ages 7 to 11 will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 11 at the York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard. Parents must sign a waiver and emergency information form. The cost is $2 per week. For details, call (630) 629-0886 or visit www.yorkcenterparks.org.

The Choral-Aires, an award-winning Sweet Adelines Chorus, rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring Road. For details, call Mary Brzezinski at (630) 964-0792 or visit www.choral-aires.org.

Cruzin Winfield, a classic car show, will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 7 between 27W482 and 27W465 Jewell Road. The show continues the first and third Mondays of each month for the rest of the summer. For details, call Jenny Saylor at (630) 665-1144.

July 8

The Addison Center for the Arts and Cultural Arts Development Commission's free Concerts in the Park will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 12 at the Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza. Performers include: the Addison Community Band July 8; Limited Edition Big Band July 15-Aug. 5 and Waterhouse Aug. 12. For details, visit www.addisonadvantage.org.

Summer Fun and Games will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 19 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park. The drop-in program, for children ages 4 to 12 accompanied by a caregiver, will include a variety of take-home craft projects. The cost is $1 to $2 per project. The schedule includes: Fake Food Disasters July 8; Crazy Bumper Cars July 15; Magic Flip Wallets July 22; Tumbling Tumblebugs Toys July 29; Mystifying Magic Box Aug. 5; Pocket Teasers Aug. 12 and Photo Cube Puzzles Aug. 19. For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit www.elmhurst.org/elmhurst/museum.

A four-week beginning gourmet cooking class will be offered starting at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at the College of DuPage Naperville Frontier Center, 2244 W. 95th St., Naperville. The noncredit course costs $159. For details or to register, visit wwww.cod.edu/schedule.

The Glendale Heights Parks and Recreation Department will offer People Training for Dogs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 8-Aug. 12, at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream. The fee is $75 for residents and $95 for others. For details or to register, call (630) 260-6060.

July 9

Grandparents Got Game, a drop-in program for children and their grandparents, will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays this summer at the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park. July sessions include Science Day July 9; origami crafts July 16; weaving crafts July 23 and bingo and string games July 29. For details, call (630) 529-1641, ext. 222.

Register by July 9 for Villa Park Recreation's coed mud volleyball tournament on July 19 at Lions Park, 320 E. Wildwood St. Participants must be 18 or older. The cost is $49 per team. For information, call Steve Munsie at (630) 834-8970 or visit www.vprd.org.

The Literacy DuPage English Conversation Groups for ESL students and their tutors meet from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Naper Boulevard Library in the lower-level meeting room, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville. The program is free. For details, call Mary Bannon at (630) 961-4100, ext. 2231.

July 10

The Bensenville Writers Group will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 in the Garden of Knowledge at the Bensenville Community Public Library, 200 S. Church Road. Participants will share their original poetry and stories. For details, call (630) 766-4642.

The Roselle Park District Garden Club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. July 10 at the Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Gardeners of all skill levels are welcome. The club meets once per month. For details, call (630) 894-4200, ext. 237.

Kids Klub will include a visit from the York Center Fire Department and a program about bicycle safety from noon to 1 p.m. July 10 at the York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard. The concession stand will open at 11:30 a.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 629-0886 or visit www.yorkcenterparks.org.

The 28th annual Antique Doorknob Collectors convention will be July 10-11 at the Wyndham Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle. Admission is $1 per person to view collections and receive a free evaluation. For details, call (630) 357-2381.

July 11

The Lombard Area American Association of University Women will accept donations for its annual book sale from 5 to 8 p.m. July 11 and 18 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12 and 19 at First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St. Textbooks, encyclopedia sets, magazines and Reader's Digest editions will not be accepted. For those not able to drive, call (630) 932-0224 to have donations picked up. Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the AAUW scholarship fund.

Villa Park Recreation offers country line-dancing classes the second and fourth Fridays of every month at the Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave., Villa Park. Beginning class starts at 6 p.m. and class for more experienced dancers will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Singles, couples and groups all are welcome. Partners are not necessary. The weekly fee is $5 per for residents and $6 for others, payable at the door. For details, call (630) 834-8970, e-mail jenny@vprd.org or visit www.vprd.org.

An exhibit opening for artist Lisa Stapella will be from 6 to 9 p.m. July 11 at Gallery 200, 200 Main St., West Chicago. Her exhibit of paintings and wearable art will be on display through the end of July. Gallery hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For details, visit www.westchicago.org or call (630) 293-9550.

July 12

The 45th annual Fine Craft Exhibition will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 12 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 at Oakbrook Center, Route 83 and 22nd Street, Oak Brook. More than 100 crafters from all over the United States will display and sell their work. For details, call (630) 573-0700 or visit www.oakbrookcenter.com.

The Elmhurst Artists' Guild will present the exhibit "Motorcycle as Metaphor," featuring the art of Wesley R. Baker, from July 12-Aug. 15 in the guild's gallery in the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. The artist reception, which will include a beer tasting by Two Brothers Brewing Company, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. July 20. Admission to the reception is free. Regular museum admission costs $4, $3 for seniors, $2 for students, free for children 12 and younger, and for all visitors on Tuesdays. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Sundays. For information, visit www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.