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In Our Towns: City to host mandatory block grant workshop

Updated: August 16, 2013 6:09AM


City to host mandatory
block grant workshop

The city of Aurora will host a mandatory informational workshop for local groups seeking funding as part of the Community Development Block Grant program at 3 p.m. July 24 in the community room of the Aurora Police Department Headquarters, 1200 E. Indian Trail Road.

The workshop is in advance of the 2014 funding cycle. Topics include project eligibility, required agency capacity and the application/funding process.

Aurora receives about $1.3 million in federal funds each year through the CDBG entitlement.

Learn more about the program at, under the community services tab; or by calling 630-256-3320.

Ice cream social and book sale

The 55th annual Jennings Terrace Ice Cream Social will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jennings Terrace Retirement Community, 275 S. LaSalle St., Aurora.

Homemade cakes, lemonade, coffee, free entertainment, a cash raffle and ice cream will be available. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $4 a person and cash raffle tickets are available for $1 each or $5 for six.

Embrace Medical Training will offer free blood pressure readings.

A book sale is a new addition to the annual event. Book donations are being accepted and may be dropped off at the Jennings Terrace business office.

Hardcover books will cost $1 and soft cover books will be sold for 50 cents each.

Learn more by calling 630-897-6947.

Crafters wanted for Marmion Christmas show

Marmion Academy is accepting applications for the 23rd annual Christmas Craft Show. The juried craft show will be Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the Regole Field House at Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora.

The fee is $150 for a 10-by-10-foot booth with electricity available for an additional charge. Qualification for entry into the show is that some element of a craft must be handmade. Last year’s show featured 150 crafters and drew more than 3,200 paying customers.

The application deadline is Aug. 2.

For an application, contact the alumni office at 630-966-7665 or visit

Kane County

Fair 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale open to buyers

The annual Kane County Fair 4-H Blue Ribbon Sale, sponsored by the Kane County 4-H Foundation, will begin at 1 p.m. July 21 in conjunction with the Kane County Fair at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

The Blue Ribbon Sale offers animals raised and cared for by Kane County 4-H members. Buyers may keep the animal for quality meat for their freezers or send them on to terminal markets for market reimbursement. The Blue Ribbon Sale also helps 4-H members better understand the marketing process and rewards their efforts to produce high-quality animals.

Learn more about the Kane County Fair Blue Ribbon Auction at the University of Illinois Extension in Kane County at 535 S. Randall Road in St. Charles, or by calling 630-584-6166.


American Legion puts on car show, pig roast

Leon Burson Post 395, American Legion, 510 East Dearborn St., Plano, is hosting its fourth annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

Registration costs $10 per car. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. The show is open to all original, restored, modified, hot rod vehicles of any year. Carousel Sound Company will provide music from the ’50s to today.

A pig roast lunch with potatoes, baked beans, and bread will be served between 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper hall for $15 a meal (adults), $7.50 (kids younger than 10). Refreshments are available at extra cost. Outside beer garden is also available.

Call 630 888-8128 or 630-552-8313 to learn more.

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