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Jun 03, 2016 12:53PM ● By Neighbors Magazines


Summer programming begins at Immanuel Lutheran Church

On June 15 Eagle Junior Basketball Camp shares basic skill building with children Kindergarten–Grade 2. Immanuel’s athletic director/girls basketball coach leads this camp. On the evenings of June 15 and 16, Eagles Basketball Camp coaches and the athletic director share skill development and sportsmanship with children Grades 3–4 and 5–8. June 20–24 Immanuel offers Cave Quest Vacation Bible School that leads explorers (age three–Grade 5) through Bible stories. 630-879-7163.

Fox Valley Robotics hosts summer workshops

Fox Valley Robotics will be offering summer challenges for kids with all new programs. Lego eXplorer Camp will test the design and building talents of the young innovators in the 1st–3rd grades. For 4th–8th graders, take Legos to the next level with sensors, motors, and electronics. For 8th–12th graders, the metal workshops will be focused on operator controlled steel/aluminum robots and programming. Summer Registrations are open and fill up fast!

Elderday Center offers monthly caregiver support group

Elderday Center provides direct support services for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s and other debilitating disorders. There is no charge for participation, and it is open to caregivers caring for people 55 years and over living in Kane County. The support group meets the third Thursday of each month at Elderday Center, 328 W. Wilson St. from 1:30–3pm. For more information please contact facilitator Mollie Blum: 630-761-9750 or


Par Wars at Mill Creek Golf Club helps Geneva festivals
Grab your light saber (and golf clubs) and be part of this year’s golf outing on June 13 at Mill Creek Golf Club, 39W525 Herrington Dr., Geneva. A shotgun start at 10am includes lunch. To close out the evening, golfers will enjoy a dinner, an awards ceremony and auction. Proceeds from the outing will help Geneva festivals. This outing is open to the public. 630-232-6060,

Enjoy a walking tour at the Fabyan Forest Preserve

There will be a 45 minute tour on Sat., June 25 at 1pm in the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. Weather permitting, the tour will meet in the small parking lot in the Fabyan West Forest Preserve. The tour will highlight the historic sites on the former Riverbank estate. This program is sponsored by and supports Preservation Partners. $4 donation. Limited to 20 people. Please RSVP by calling PPFV at 630-377-6424 or email

Swedish Days takes place June 21–26

Geneva’s largest festival features a host of family-friendly activities with live musical entertainment, a carnival, Kids’ Day fun, Sweden Vast, a Grand Parade, multi-ethnic food, plus great shopping downtown. Geneva’s train station is located just blocks from the festivities.

St. Charles

Create Adirondack art for the Downtown St. Charles Chair-ity 2 event

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership (DSCP) brings the Chair-ity event back for another summer. Chair-ity, an outdoor, public art exhibition, invites the community to use their imaginations to create works of art with Adirondack chairs as their canvas. This year’s Chair-ity Event runs from May 27–Aug. 12. Any individual/resident, group or business can participate, with the option of donating the chair for auction at the conclusion of the event. Applications must be completed and sent in by May 13 and can be found on the DSCP website,

Healing Gardens open June 12

Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens on Stone Hill Farm off Dean Street in St. Charles will be open Sun., June 12, from 11am–4pm. 630-377-1846.

UCC’s summer sports camp open to youth grades 6–9

Registration is now open for the sports camp at The Congregational United Church of Christ in St. Charles. The camp will be held from June 19–25 and is open to youth who have just completed grades 6–9. The cost of the camp is $374 with limited spots available. Register at

Registration opens for Great Western Freedom 4 Run and Walk

Registration is open for runners and walkers who wish to participate in the 2016 July 4th Great Western Freedom 4 Run and Walk to benefit Lazarus House. Check in starts at 6:30am with the race starting at 8am at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. The run is a competitive four mile race on a USATF certified course and is part of the Fox River Trail Runners Circuit. Runners and walkers can pre-register at

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are also available., 630-587-2144.

Kick off your summer at Festival of the Fox

A revamped Riverfest will take place June 9–12 at Potta­watomie Park under the name Festival of the Fox. This year’s activities include dragon boat races, a water ski show, concerts in the park and a special kid’s carnival. For more information, visit

North Aurora

Sports Camp 2016 just for kids ages 4–12

Union Congregational Church and Christ the King Church will be hosting Sports Camp 2016. This camp is available for children ranging in age from 4–12. Their morning will consist of quality sports instruction from Christian coaches, positive role models, daily Bible times, skits and fun. The camp runs from June 27–July 1, 9am–12:15pm. The cost is $40 per camper, $35 for the second sibling, $30 for the third sibling and $25 for the fourth sibling. Union Congregational Church is located at 405 W. State. St., North Aurora. Register at or call 630-897-0013 for more information.

Color Burst 5k Fun Run & Roll empowers people with disabilities

Runners, walkers and wheelchair riders will be blasted with colors in this fun-filled family event to benefit AID and their mission to empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose. The 5k will be held June 26 at 309 New Indian Trail Court. The race time is 9am with pre-race registration from 7:30–8:45am.