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This weekend in Naperville and just beyond




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DUPAGE VETERANS FOUNDATION HONORS WORLD WAR II VETERANS! / 11AM-4PM, Sat., May 5 / Lunch with World War II Veterans, followed by a showcase of music of the era as well as an exhibit of  WWII planes and vehicles i n the Calamos hangar at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago. $30 in advance. $40 at the gate. $20 children under 12. WWII Veterans and active military are free with ID.  INFO:www.dupageveteransfoundation.org.   All proceeds benefit Honor Flight Chicago.

YARD SALE FOR KENYA MISSION AT GRACE CHURCH / 9AM-3PM Sat., May 5 / Grace United Methodist Church (300 E. Gartner Road in Naperville) is hosting a community-wide yard sale to the benefit of the Grace mission to Kenya this summer.  Be sure to stop by the lower (west) parking lot and check out all the goods!  Sellers wanted, too—take advantage of our prime location and widespread publicity!  Sellers! Contact Barb Ceruti by May 2 at (630) 355-1748, ext. 240, or visitwww.peopleofgrace.org/missions.

LIVE UNITED 5K RUN/WALK / 8AM Sat., May 5 / Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Kellogg Company, The Southeast DuPage Health Initiative. / INFO: Beth Esler at elizabeth.esler@uw-mc.org.

KENTUCKY DERBY GALA BENEFIT FOR HESED HOUSE AT CHICAGO MARRIOTT NAPERVILLE /3-7PM Sat., May 5 / $125 per person or $1,250 for Table for 10 / RSVP or event INFO:  Mary Ensor at (630) 914-6428 or mensor@hesedhouse.org.

INAUGURAL 5K Walk FOR SCAD RESEARCH/Sat., May 5 / Held at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville.  The walk has become the cornerstone for a SCAD Survivors Reunion that will be held here in Naperville.  Several local SCAD survivors and SCAD survivors from across the country; Dr. Hayes and Dr. Sweet, researchers at Mayo Clinic; as well as Katherine Leon,  2012 Women’s Day Magazine Red Dress Award recipient will all be participating in the walk and reunion. For info about SCAD, visitwww.SCADresearch.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL ACCESS 10K & 5k PRESENTED BY YOUNG LIFE  9:30AM Sat.,  May 5, 2012.  / This event will feature a 10k & 5k Run/Walk  at the Danada Forest Preserve in Wheaton. Crushed limestone course for runners of all abilities.  Downloadable race day photos will also be available after the race. The fundraiser helps send teens with special needs to Young Life camp and supports the bi-weekly meetings and activities of Young Life Access in Naperville.  $ 35.00 until  race day / $ 40.00 Race day registration / Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports on May 2 & 3 from 4-8.  Enjoy 10% off all items when you pick up your packet. INFO: www.accessrace.org/event-info/


“FLIGHT OF A SONG” PRESENTED BY THE NAPERVILLE MEN’S GLEE CLUB / 3PM Sun., May 6 / The Naperville Men’s Glee Club + Ensembles and Soloists of the Glee Club will perform at the Wentz Concert Hall. Guest Artists include the Women’s Dance Troupe from Dong Fang Performing Arts.  General admission tickets: $21 & $17 through NMGC members, at the Wentz Box Office, by phone at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or online at http://tickets.noctrl.edu/ Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and one hour before the concert.

GERMAN LANGUAGE CHURCH SERVICE / 11:30AM Sun., May 6 / St. John United Church of Christ hosts services in German  on the first Sunday of every month and will continue on June 3 and July 1. For more information, call (630) 355-5208.

19TH ANNUAL MAKIN’ STRIDES FOR STRAYS DOG WALKATHON / 7:30-11:30AM Sun., May 6 / Fifth Ave Station, Naperville / Sponsored by: A.D.O.P.T./ A Blessing of the Animals is scheduled for 8:30, followed by a 5k walk through historic downtown Naperville and along the scenic Riverwalk. Refreshments will be served along the route and at the finish line. INFO: www.adoptpetshelter.org OR (630) 355-2299 .

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