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civil war encampment, April 17-19

The Sandwich Park District and Historical Society offer its annual Living History Weekend, open to the public at no charge, April 17-19. The 10th Illinois Infantry Regiment Company H will re-enact its Civil War encampment at Knights Park.

annual healthy kids day event, april 25th

Fox Valley Family YMCA presents its Annual Healthy Kids Day event, Saturday, April 25th from 1-3 PM Eldamain Road, Plano (just north of Route 34).

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​​Hatcher Bound for Boston Marathon
Denise Hatcher of Aurora is training to make her debut at one of the nation's premiere runs-the Boston Marathon April 20. Hatcher, 47, teaches at Aurora University. She qualified for Boston at Last Chance for Boston Qualifier in September.

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Vaughn Center hosts 'Opera House' on April 18

The Vaughn Athletic Center is hosting an after-hours 'Opera House' and welcoming visitors Sat., Apr. 18, 7-10 p.m. The event will allow visitors to explore the award-winning facility and all its amenities...

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HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT AT ELLIS HOUSE
The Ellis House is beautifully located in Minooka, Illinois. The Kendall County Forest Preserve District purchased the Ellis House and its 45 acres in 2008.

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St. Baldrick's Event at Plano High School

Thirteen students and five staff from Plano High School had their heads shaved and five staff members took a pie in the face on Friday, March 27, to raise funds for St. Baldrick's which helps juvenile cancer research. 

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Flashlight Egg Hunt to illuminate 
Blackberry Farm on April 17
Children ages 9-13 are invited to light up the night on Friday, April 17 when the Flashlight Egg Hunt is held at Blackberry Farm from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Area residents named model for posters to promote reading

Models paraded at Aurora University Thursday, April 9. But they weren't high-fashion types. They were Aurora University students and professors chosen in a seventh annual READ! contest to model their favorite books...

Plano High School to Participate in the College Board's AP Capstone Program
New Program Will Focus on Inquiry, Research, and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success. Plano High School is on of more than 300 schools in Illinois approved to implement AP Capstone. 

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