Clubs, hobbies and crafts
Bob Bohm's Family Entertainment will present the Survivor Family Game Show at 7 p.m. June 30 at the Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way. All contestants will earn prizes. Registration is required. For details, call the Youth Services Desk at (630) 924-2740.
Open Gym Dodgeball for children ages 7 to 11 will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 11 at the York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard. Parents must sign a waiver and emergency information form. The cost is $2 per week. For details, call (630) 629-0886 or visit www.yorkcenterparks.org.
Register by June 30 for the York Center Park District's coed sand volleyball program from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, July 4-Aug. 4, at Knolls Park, 1502 S. Meyers Road, Lombard. Players ages 12 to 15 will compete in matches each week. The cost is $14 for residents and $16 for others. For details, call (630) 629-0886 or visit www.yorkcenterparks.org.
Villa Park Recreation's Readers' Theatre Group meets from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave. The program, led by local resident Joe Schrantz, offers an opportunity to perform without memorizing scripts. Participation is free. For details, call (630) 834-8970 or visit www.vprd.org.
The Choral-Aires, an award-winning Sweet Adelines Chorus, rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, 367 Spring Road. For details, call Mary Brzezinski at (630) 964-0792 or visit www.choral-aires.org.
The Warrenville Park District will honor the town's 175th birthday with its first Firecracker 5K Run beginning at 8 a.m. July 4 at the recreation center, 3S260 Warren Ave., Warrenville. The cost is $20 through June 30 and $25 after. Proceeds benefit the park district scholarship fund. Volunteers are needed for race day. For details, visit www.warrenvilleparks.org or call (630) 393-7279.
DuPage Against War Now will hold a panel discussion about immigration policies from 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 1 at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St. Both local political activists and legal experts who specialize in immigration will participate. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 469-8251 or visit www.d-a-w-n.org.
Summer Fun and Games will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 19 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park. The drop-in program, for children ages 4 to 12 accompanied by a caregiver, will include a variety of take-home craft projects. The cost is $1 to $2 per project. The schedule includes: Victorian Paper Fireworks July 1; Fake Food Disasters July 8; Crazy Bumper Cars July 15; Magic Flip Wallets July 22; Tumbling Tumblebugs Toys July 29; Mystifying Magic Box Aug. 5; Pocket Teasers Aug. 12 and Photo Cube Puzzles Aug. 19. For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit www.elmhurst.org/elmhurst/museum.
Register by July 1 for the York Center Park District's girls' sand volleyball camp from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, July 7-10, at Villa Roosevelt Park, 14th Street and Luther Avenue, Lombard. The camp is designed for players age 11 to 15 of all skill levels. The cost is $20 for residents and $25 for others. For details, call (630) 629-0886 or visit www.yorkcenterparks.org.
The Winfield Area Gardeners will feature speaker Mary Russell from Contrary Mary's Plants and Design July 1. Visitors are welcome. For time and location, call Donna at (630) 244-9432.
Red, White and Blue Craft Day will be at 10 a.m. July 1 at the Winfield Public Library, 0S291 Winfield Road. Children should bring a pair of flip-flops to decorate. Registration is required. For details, call (630) 653-7599.
The Lombard Park District's Junior Summer Golf League for ages 11 to 17 plays Wednesdays through Aug. 20 at the Western Acres Golf Course, 2400 W. Butterfield Road, Lombard. Tee times start at 2 p.m. Registration is required, but golfers may start at any time. The cost is $10 per round for residents and $12 per round for others. For details, call (630) 620-7322 or visit www.westernacres.com.
Teens entering grades seven through 12 can create pop-art magnets or magnetic poetry sets at 2 p.m. July 2 at the Winfield Public Library, 0S291 Winfield Road. Registration is required. For details, call (630) 653-7599.
Villa Park Recreation offers a Scrabble group at 10 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood. Boards will be supplied. Participants may bring lunch and a drink. The group is free and registration is not required. For details, call (630) 834-8970, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.vprd.org.
The Carol Stream Public Library's Summer Chess Club for kids 8 and older will meet July 2 at the library, 616 Hiawatha Drive. Beginners play from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and intermediate and advanced players play from 2 to 3 p.m. For details or to register, call (630) 653-0755.
The Kids Klub Counselor Variety Show will be from noon to 1 p.m. July 3 at the York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave., Lombard. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be sold. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 629-0886 or visit www.yorkcenterparks.org.
Children 3 and older can make a patriotic visor at 10, 10:30 or 11 a.m. July 3 at the Warrenville Public Library, 28W751 Stafford Place. Registration is required. For details, call (630) 393-1171.
The Community Bank of Elmhurst 4 on the 4th will be at 7:15 a.m. July 4 at Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave. Proceeds from the four-mile CARA circuit race will benefit the Elmhurst Children's Assistance Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides various types of financial assistance to local families facing life-threatening or disabling illnesses. The race is organized by the Elmhurst Running Club. For information or to register, visit www.4on4th.com or call the Elmhurst Running Club at (630) 269-4872.
The Freedom Four Four-Mile Run begins at 8 a.m. July 4 at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Race day registration is from 6 to 7:30 a.m. The fee is $24. For details, call the Glen Ellyn Park District at (630) 858-2462.