DuPage County Calendar of Events May 9 – May 16

The AAUW Annual Used Book Sale will be held May 9-12 at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn.

May 9-12

AAUW Annual Used Book Sale
5-8 p.m. May 9
9 a.m.-8 p.m. May 10-May 11
9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12
Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn
$10 admission on opening night; free the other days

Most books sell for $1-$2.50, including recent best sellers at this annual Association of American University Women (AAUW) event. Collectors editions are priced a bit higher. There are many children’s books appealing to every age and interest. On the last day of the sale, books are sold by the bag for $10. Proceeds fund four $1,000 scholarships, given to Glen Ellyn and Wheaton high school seniors to attend the College of DuPage. On a national level, the AAUW sale’s proceeds fund women’s fellowships and research grants.

May 10-May 12

Lombard Garden Club Lilac Sale
3-7 p.m. May 10
8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11-May12
Lilacia Park, 350 Park Ave., Lombard

Approximately 450 lilac bushes, some trees and 17 different cultivars will for sale. This project is the Garden Club’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale go to the beautification of Lombard and a scholarship for a Lombard student. For information, call (630) 495-0022.

May 12

Downtown Downers Grove Market
7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Street Train Station, 5001 Main St., Downers Grove

Fresh produce, breads, flowers and other wares will be sold. For more information, contact Indian Boundary YMCA at (630) 968-8400.

Pink 5K
8 a.m.
Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook

Help fight breast cancer in stride at the Oak Brook Park District’s annual Pink 5K Run/Walk. Past funds raised have supported local breast cancer outreach and screenings, donated to the Open Arms Breast Cancer Outreach Fund, Hinsdale Hospital Foundation. This year’s registration fees will help provide lifesaving cancer screenings to women throughout the greater Chicago area. The donation goal is $10,000. For more information, call (630) 990-4233. 

International Migratory Bird Day
8 a.m.-noon
Willowbrook Wildlife Center, 525 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn

Mark International Migratory Bird Day with guided walks, bird-banding demonstrations and a possible bird release. Activities for all ages will be held throughout the day. Bring binoculars. No registration necessary. Questions? Call (630) 942-6200.

Green Garden Fair
9 a.m.-noon
First Congregational United Church, 235 S. Kenilworth, Elmhurst

Purchase locally grown, certified organic seedlings and other items for this summer’s garden and receive green gardening/living tips from local environmental action organizations. Proceeds benefit the church’s ministries.

Victorian Memory and Mourning
1-3 p.m.
Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville
$15 adults, $13 Settlement members

Get ready for Memorial Day with a look back at how Americans have traditionally handled death, mourning and memorialization. Experience hands-on Victorian mourning artifacts and memorials from the collection of folklorist Sheila Riley. Discover what mysterious gravestone symbols really mean, then practice your knowledge in a guided walking tour of Naperville Cemetery. This two-hour program will be led by Riley, director of learning experiences at Naper Settlement. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Reservations are required. Call (630) 420-6010. 

May 16

Honor Rewards Day
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
DuPage County Recorder’s Office, Jack T. Knuepfer Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton

DuPage County Recorder Fred Bucholz will host an event dedicated to active and veteran military personnel. In appreciation of their service, Honor Rewards is a free reward program, which currently provides community discounts at more than 150 participating area businesses. Military personnel and local businesses subscribe for free, Enjoy Refreshments & Recorder Military Discharges. The Honor Rewards program is ongoing throughout the year, and can be subscribed to at any time. For more information, call (630) 407-5400. 


–DuPage County Calendar of Events May 9 – May 16–