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Published: 7/20/2008 12:13 AM

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Free garden walk in Villa Park today

The Men's Garden Club of Villa Park will hold its annual garden walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The event is free. Maps are available at the Pioneer Garden and Feed Store, 118 S. Villa. The walk has been held since 1936 and includes a stop at 846 S. Euclid in Villa Park. For details, call (630) 530-8982.

Annual picnic for senior citizens

The Roselle Lions Club will hold its annual Senior Citizen's Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at the American Legion Hall, 344 E. Maple, Roselle. the event includes bingo and a barbecue lunch. The Reveliers will provide music. For details, call George Danner at (630) 542-2876.

Naperville nights filled with live music

Rock/blue band Back Door Slam and local Chicago favorite Michael McDermott play at Naperville Summer Nights at 6 p.m. Saturday at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and concertgoers are invited to pack a picnic dinner. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Info:

Spare change can change lives

Spare change is being collected for Make Change in a Child's Life and the 9th annual Eric and Kathy 36-hour Radiothon to benefit Children's Memorial Hospital on The Mix radio station 101.9 FM. Donations can be dropped off until July 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the office of Dr. Robert Weber, 210 W. Willow, Wheaton. For details, call (630) 665-5552.

Reunion planned for Triton College

Triton College will hold a reunion for all those who sang in the chorus, danced, played an instrument or worked behind the scenes from 1972 to 1987. Plans are for reunion events Aug. 1-3. For details, e-mail or call Barb Opsahl Gaona at (708) 453-8459.

Cast a vote for your favorite animal

Cosley Zoo will collect votes for its Day at the Races event to elect the Animal of the Year. The six animals competing are Big Ray the Llama, Alvinator the Flemish Giant Rabbit, Prairie Howler the Coyote, Speed Bump the Blanding's Turtle, Jack-the-one-eyed Eastern Screech Owl and Junior the American Bull Frog. To vote, visit the zoo and make a donation for the animal until Oct. 24. For details and donation sites, visit

Medical society lists scholarships

The DuPage Medical Society Foundation has awarded six 2008 student scholarships. The scholarship winners are Alexander John Tauchen of Villa Park, medicine; Richard Avalos of West Chicago, pharmacy; Clarissa D. Fischer of Lisle, physical therapy, Michelle E. Koch of Winfield, nursing; Michael L. Voronov of Willowbrook, medicine; Justin A. Welke of Naperville, dentistry. For details, call (630) 858-9603.

Walk to Blow the Whistle

The American Lung Association of Illinois is planning two walks to Blow the Whistle on asthma, COPD, lung cancer and other diseases. The first is Sept. 14 in Chicago's Grant Park and the second is Sept. 21 in Oak Brook. For details or to register, visit or call (800) 586-4872 (LUNGUSA).

Hear the bells in Naperville

The bells will be ringing at 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 2 as part of the Millennium Carillon Summer Concert series at Naperville's Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk. The concerts are free and open to the community. For details, visit