Chinese New Year Celebration
Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale
Stories and crafts will focus on the upcoming Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog. Registration is required. Contact Youth Services at email@example.com or (630) 924-2740.
St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines Fundraiser
10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Firehouse Subs, 100 E. Roosevelt Road, Villa Park
Price of food orders
Say you are supporting St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines when you place your order, and 15 percent of the cost of the meal will be donated to the organization that cares for homeless cats. Firehouse Subs features signature hot specialty subs, salads and other seasonal items. Go to groupraise.com/events/47632 for more information.
Feb. 15 and 22
The History of Trees
Thornhill Education Center at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
$39 for members, $46 for nonmembers
In a two-session course, discover and delight in the ways trees have shaped the history of the United States, from industry and economics, to politics and war, to culture and literature. Trees are an indispensable part of America; they were critical components of ships, railroads, rifles, wagons and planes. Trees were symbols of liberty and resistance. They inspired and continue to inspire literature, art and American poetry. Learn about orange groves, the American chestnut tree, and the ginkgo—the Arboretum’s symbolic tree and enjoy lively discussions. Register at registeronline.mortonarb.org or by calling (630) 719-2468.
Herrick Lake, Butterfield Road (Route 56) approximately 1 mile west of Naperville Road, Naperville
$10 per person ages 13 and up; $5 for ages 7-12
Help prepare a hearty meal over an open campfire as you learn tips for cooking with cast iron. Participants under 18 have to be accompanied by an adult. Register at apm.activecommunities.com or by calling (630) 933-7248.
Naperville Municipal Band Concert
Plainfield East High School, 12001 Naperville Road, Plainfield
The Naperville Municipal Band Concert will present its winter concert and Plainfield East High School Band will join in the performance. For more information, call (630) 778-9994.
The Light That Awakens Black America
Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza, Addison
Eddie Taylor, a licensed clinical psychologist, will discuss the empowering and awakening of African American organization from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. The program will consist of empowering and awakening African American organizations from pre-Emancipation Proclamation (and the 13th Amendment) to the Civil Rights movement that were effective and instrumental in securing equal rights, civil rights and human rights for the African American community. This program will focus on the need of those organizations to understand their mission and objectives as they relate to sustaining black America.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lisle Township Job Club
Community Career Center, 1815 W Diehl Road, Suite 900, Naperville
Sarah Breithaupt, director of Youth and Family Services, Lisle Township, will run the meeting, which will be held in a large-group format. The club allows job seekers the time to broadcast their targets to the group and offer support to others. Job seekers should bring copies of their handbills/resumes to share. Reservations are not needed.
Martin Luther King in the 21st Century
Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
$10 for the general public, free for students, alumni and staff
The Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes will give a speech, “Is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 20th Century Voice Relevant in the 21st Century?” The Rev. Jakes is a preacher, teacher, policy adviser and a member of the Elmhurst College Board of Trustees.
–DuPage Calendar of Events Feb. 14 – Feb. 21–