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June Positively Briefs

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Driver Safety Class Offered

The Naperville Police Department is partnering with AARP to offer a program entitled “Smart Driver.” This classroom driver refresher course, designed for drivers age 50 and older, has assisted millions of mature drivers to stay safe. Topics include: Understanding the normal effects of aging on driving and practical ways to compensate for those changes; driving strategies for the mature driver; identifying the most common crash situations and how to avoid them; and an update on the rules of the road, vehicle accessories, and local traffic hazards. The objective of the course is to help participants drive safer and therefore keep their licenses longer.

The classes will be held from 8:30AM to 12:30PM on Mon., June 16 and Tues., June 17 at the Naperville Police Department. Participants must attend both days. There is a $20 fee for the course ($15 for AARP members). Register in advance by mailing your name, address and phone number, along with a check made out to AARP to:

Naperville Police Department
c/o AARP Smart Driver Course
1350 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

For further information or questions, please contact Community Education Specialists Mary Browning 630-420-6731 or Marcia Schild 630-420-6667.

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Ss. Peter and Paul Principal retires after 39 years

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Friday’s assembly of contagious giggles, “bow tie” jokes, special songs & fond memories in tribute to retiring Ss. Peter & Paul Principal Frank Glowaty was indeed inspirational.

Frank Glowaty is retiring from his job as principal of Ss. Peter and Paul School in Naperville after 39 years of service as the leader of the school. On May 30, students surprised and honored him with a few songs and farewell speeches.

Also earlier this year during a breakfast celebration on April 10, Lewis University’s College of Education presented the “Bishop Roger Kaffer Outstanding Principal Award” to Mr. Glowaty for the Diocese of Joliet.

On Sun., June 1, Glowaty will be guest of honor at a parish celebration. Mass will be at 12:30PM, followed by a reception from 1:30-3:30PM. The public is welcome.

ESLP offers free GED and career training

The Early School Leaver Program (ESLP) is a unique program offering free GED preparation, workplace skill-building, and specific career training for DuPage residents aged 17-21. The Early School Leaver program is funded by the Workforce Development Division of DuPage County (Workforce Investment Act). For more information or to register, call (630) 691-7577.

Naperville Responds For Our Veterans volunteers give thanks to all who have served and sacrificed for this great nation in the annual Memorial Day Parade last month. If you know a Veteran in need of home repairs, visit www.nrfov.org.  Save the Date! NRFOV will hold their annual Cheers to our Veterans wine tasting and fundraiser at the Naperville Marriott Thurs., Nov. 6.
Naperville Responds For Our Veterans volunteers give thanks to all who have served and sacrificed for this great nation in the annual Memorial Day Parade last month. If you know a Veteran in need of home repairs, visit www.nrfov.org. Save the Date! NRFOV will hold their annual Cheers to our Veterans wine tasting and fundraiser at the Naperville Marriott Thurs., Nov. 6.

Visit Veterans, play Bingo

Every month from September to June on the second Tuesday, a motorcoach departs at 6:15PM from the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and American Legion Post 43, 908 W. Jackson Ave. with folks eager to spread good cheer to veterans receiving treatment at Hines VA Hospital in Maywood.

The public is welcome to help fill the motorcoach again on Tues., June 10.

For more information about visiting Hines V. A. Hospital, call organizer John Shaw at (630) 961-3479, Mike Barbour at (630) 240-1645 or Jan Barbour at (630) 247-9007.

Jaycees donate more than $4,000 in May

During their monthly meeting on Tues., May 13, the Naperville Jaycees announced that $4,450 would be divvied up among four local organizations for this month’s gifts. The recipients for May include Family Shelter Services, $1,500; Humanitarian Service Project, $1,200; NCTV17, $500; Samaritan Interfaith, $1,250.

These contributions along with an additional $8,250 awarded in April, bring the total donation for the two months to $12,700 in support of the Naperville nonprofit community.

The Naperville Jaycees year-round fundraising efforts, including the four-day Last Fling held Labor Day weekend, provide funds to donate to worthwhile causes in the community.

Library hosts summer reading program

From June 2 through August 2, the Naperville Public Library will host its summer reading programs. Children who are infants to 35 months old can sign up for The Rubber Ducky Club, and children ages 3 to 12 (or 5th grade) can sign up for the Paws to Read program. Teens and adults can also participate in the Reading is Undead summer reading program. For more info, visit www.naperville-lib.org/content/srp.

Serendipity Shop seeks donations year-round

The Serendipity Resale Shop is a volunteer-run shop, located at 12 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville.

Donations of clean, gently-used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing of all sizes are welcome. Donors are asked not to include items that are stained or torn. The resale shop is in need of linens and home decorating items, such as lamps, dishes and clocks as well as household items, jewelry and collectibles.

Donations may be dropped off anytime during regular hours. For information, call Serendipity at (630) 357-3610.

German language church service

Church services in the German language will be held at St. John United Church of Christ at 11:30AM on Sun., June 1.

The service will be led by Pastor Egon Gerdes, and all are welcome to attend. St. John UCC is located at 1190 Olesen Drive. German services are held on the first Sunday of every month and will continue on July 6 and August 3. For more info call (630) 355-5208.

ALERT! Beware of scammers

Beware of phone, e-mail and Internet scams. Never, never give your password, credit card number or social security number to an unknown caller over the telephone or via e-mail. No matter how convincing a professional scammer might seem, never give any personal information to someone you don’t know at any time.

Reports of scammers with official-sounding “Naperville” business names are growing. To be safe, say “NO!” to all solicitors. In other words, say “Naperville is a scam-free zone. Thanks, but no thanks!”

If an individual calls or comes to your door from any company attempting to represent the NPD or the city, contact (630) 420-6142.

Climb the Carillon

The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower is open for the 2014 season. Visitors can climb 253 steps to the top of the 160-foot tower and enjoy spectacular views while learning about the workings of the Carillon and its history.

Hours are 10AM to 4PM on Saturdays and from noon to 6PM on Sundays, with Friday hours 10AM to 4PM beginning May 23 ending August 15. For more information, visit www.naperville-carillon.org.

Yoga classes at mklab

Terry Quigley has been practicing yoga for over 13 years, and if you asked his daughters, they would tell you he believes yoga and grapefruit are the cures for anything and everything.

Quigley will be teaching yoga classes this June: Thursdays at 7PM, Saturday at noon, and Sundays at 4:30PM at the studios of mklab in downtown Naperville, 20 W. Jefferson St., 2nd floor.

Visit www.mklabpilates.com to reserve a class space. For more info on yoga instructor Terry Quigley, visit www.livelyupyoga.com.

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