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Celebrate the Holidays with Special Events Holiday Magic, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 24 in Bensenville Town Center. Carolers, face painters, live reindeer, carriage rides, free movies at the Bensenville Theatre and holiday music will entertain. FREE hot dogs, taffy apples, and hot chocolate will be available. The Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and special guests will be held at 6 p.m.

Garden Club Hosts Visitors’ Day The Garden Club of Bensenville will hold its annual Visitors’ Day gathering on November 14, 2013, at the Bensenville Community Public Library at 12 noon. There will be a guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call (630) 595-9574.

Bensenville Orchestra Fall Concert Nov. 10

Senior Citizen Club Holiday LuncheonSunday December 1, 1pm Holiday Bazaar & Ladies Night Out, 6-10 p.m. Dec. 6 at White Pines Golf Club.

Farmside Christmas, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Fischer Farm.

The Bensenville Chamber Orchestra will present a fall concert featuring vocal soloists at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Blackhawk Middle School Auditorium. Admission is free; donations are welcome.

Fenton High School Holiday Band Concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Free and open to the public.

Rotary Club Raffle Raises $$ for Scholarships

Bensenville Community Public Library Holiday Open House, 1-4:30 p.m., Dec. 8. Stop by to enjoy some treats, music, decorations and more! Scheduled activities include holiday carols from The Vagabond Singers, a harpist and visits with Santa. Blackhawk Middle School Winter Band Concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10

Polar Express to the North Pole 11 a.m –12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Bensenville Train Station. Resident fee $12 per person, register at Deer Grove Leisure Center by Nov. 15. 16th Annual Holiday Skating Exhibition-December 15 12:30-2:30 Edge Ice Arena Fenton High School Holiday Choral Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Free.

Kids and Pet Pictures with Santa at Deer Grove Leisure Center, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Register at Deer Grove Leisure Center. Blackhawk Middle School Chorus and Handchimes Concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17

Santa Claus is Calling Town, FREE! Dec. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Register by Dec. 13 at Deer Grove Leisure Center. New Years Eve at Noon, Dec. 31- Dance the afternoon away at White Pines Banquet Hall. For ages 40+, register at the DGLC by Dec. 23. New Year’s Eve Bash at White Pines, Dec. 31. Doors open at 8:30p.m. Register by Dec.23 at White Pines, 630-766-0304, ext.2.

The statements and opinions expressed in this newsletter do not reflect the views, opinions, thoughts or beliefs of each member organization. The member organizations are not responsible for opinions or statements made individually or by other organizations. To submit information for this newsletter, contact tryan@bsd2.org. deadline for January/February is Dec. 9.

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The Bensenville Rotary Club gives four-year college scholarships exclusively to Bensenville high school seniors each year. In addition, the Rotary Club also funds a variety of local projects including Leadership Seminars for our students, a coat drive that provides up to 500 coats every year for low-income families and contributions to the Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry. In order to fund these important local projects, the Rotary Club holds an Annual Raffle and Dinner. This year the raffle tickets are being sold for $60 each. The dinner is at 6 p.m. on November 7 at White Pines Golf Club. Several cash prizes will be awarded including a first prize of $2,500! Individuals need not be present to win. To purchase a ticket, contact Terry Ryan at 630-766-5940 ext. 115 or via email at tryan@bsd2.org

In This Issue Computer Classes are Back........pg 2 AP Scholars Named....................pg 4 Holiday Trips for All Ages............pg 6 Dist. 2 receives state honors.......pg 9 Toy & Coat Drive..........................pg 10


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Computer Classes are Back!

We are once again offering a variety of computer classes to improve your technological skills! Space is limited in these classes, and an RSVP is required to attend. Call the library or stop in today to reserve your spot!

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200 S. Church Road Bensenville, IL 60106 www.benlib.org 630-766-4642 Mon-Thurs.................. 9am-9pm Friday.......................... 9am-5pm Saturday...................... 9am-5pm Sunday........................ 1pm-5pm

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Norbert Banaszynski, President Susan Z. Diamond, Vice President Susan Earley, Treasurer Nancy Rizzo, Secretary Kim Glomp Elaine Reiland Mandi Zalewski Jill Rodriguez, Library Director

Holiday Open House Mark your calendar! The library will host the annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This occasion provides the opportunity for the library to give back to the community, and for you to take a break from the stress of the holiday season! Stop by to enjoy treats, music, decorations, and more!

Introduction to Computing (2-day course) Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, Nov. 7: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Microsoft Word

Email Basics Thursday, December 19: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Tech Drop-In Session (no RSVP required) Sunday, November 10: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 17: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Introduction to Photoshop

Microsoft Powerpoint

Wednesday, November 13: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 8: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 18: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Intermediate Photoshop

Microsoft Excel

Sunday, December 15: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 23: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Skype Saturday, November 16 - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 14: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

eBay Basics Sunday, November 10: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

New Book Discussion Group: Hard-Boiled

Noir, murder, true-crime, and horror! The library’s newest book dicussion group, Hard-Boiled, guarantees killing, carnage, and the creeps! Join us on Tuesday, November 26 at 7 p.m. (note time change) for a discussion of Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon. Copies available at the Circulation Desk!

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Family Movie Night

Countdown to Christmas

November 5 Jack the Giant Slayer

Join the Youth Services Department as we countdown to the holidays during our Countdown to Christmas! Every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. we’ll be making different holiday-themed crafts to help get us ready for the holidays!

December 3 Epic

December 4 - Ornaments

Based on the Book

December 11 - Trees & Wreaths

November 21 Hitchcock

December 18 - Holiday Cards Registration is not required to attend any of the Countdown to Christmas events. Questions? Please contact the library at (630) 766-4642.

December 19 Quartet

ACA for Dummies

Crafts as Seen on Pinterest

Join us the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the library sunroom for the last two sessions of Crafts as Seen on Pinterest! This class is free! Registration is required for this class, and space is limited! Please call the library to register, or email Samantha at sparkison@benlib.org.

November 14 and December 12

LEGO Events at the Library LEGO Brickmaster Build-Off - November 1 at 6:00 p.m. Do you love LEGOs? Are you a master builder? Join us at our LEGO Brickmaster Build-Off! This after-hours event will feature a showing of LEGO Legends of Chima: The Power of Chi, followed by a special building challenge. Space is limited, and registration is required to attend this event. To register, please contact the Youth Services Department. LEGO Night at the Library Calling all LEGO builders! Join us on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. for LEGO Night at the Library! Meet other LEGO fans as you compete in our hour-long LEGO building challenge. LEGO Night is a drop-in event, and registration is not required. Twenty-five builders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. LEGOpalooza December 23 - January 3

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What is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and does it affect me? Representatives of the DuPage County Health Department will explain the new insurance marketplace and local resources that can help you determine if you need to enroll and how. Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Lifelong Learning Center. Please call (630) 766-4642 for more information or to register.

Library Birthday! This month the library will celebrate 35 years in the building at 200 S. Church Road. Recently we’ve upgraded the facility to serve the changing needs of residents, to fix aging infrastructure, to make it more energy efficient and safer. Stop by and check out the Early Learning Center, Senior Center, Languages and Cultures Center, new magazine browsing and seating areas, Computer Lab, Digital Media Lab, and new interior and exterior lighting and parking improvements. N e w s

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Fenton Community High School District 100 1000 W. Green Street Bensenville, IL 60106 630-766-2500 www.fenton100.org

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Mary Rivera, President David Vogel, Vice President Laura Wassinger, Secretary Dorothy Lange Thomas Lawler Susan Ralph David Sbertoli

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Dr. Kathie Pierce, Superintendent Mr. Todd Leden, Principal Ms. Jane Lawnicki, Director of Business Operations

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Advanced Placement Scholars Named

A total of fifty-six students from Fenton Community High School earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition for their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams. College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on AP exams.

National AP Scholar

Students who received an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams: Maria Arianas

AP Scholar with Distinction

Students who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: Maria Arianas Taryn Deirmenjian Ralitza Dimitrova Nicole Higgins Victoria Jablonski

Benjamin Jalowiec Laura Jennison Stephanie Medina Brenda Pena Beata Rapacz

Lauren Rourk Toral Shastri Wade Smith Sarah Summers Kaitlyn Vines

AP Scholar with Honor

Calendar Reminders November 27 - 29 No School Thanksgiving Holiday December 18, 19, 20 Final Exams December 23 through January 6 No School Winter Break Tuesday, January 7 Classes Resume The District 100 Board of Education will hold a regular business meeting on Monday, November 25. District 100 meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the board room at Fenton Community High School. Parents and community members are invited to attend.

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Students who receive an average score of at least a 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: Karina Decasas Allison Grant Gregorz Krzywicki Aleksandra Kukielko

Pawel Makuch Joshua Olson Alexandra Prejzner

Rohan Shivde Peyton Sopoci Victoria Zakrzewski

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Students who received an average score of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: Lucas Buchacz Grace Burris Dana Coons Deanna Della-Santa Oliver Dobon Phillip Espinoza Christopher Gadomski Gissel Garcia Ulises Garcia Megan Guzmna Kayla Kottra

Freddy Lavric Jakub Lewandowski Alyssa Luby Stephanie Marcotte Corey O’Donnell Dan Remus Kayla Reyes Norman Reyes Daniel Ritchason Daniella Sanchez Rahi Shah

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Student Leadership Academy The students pictured will represent Fenton High School at the Student Leadership Academy for College and Career Success. The students will participate in several trainings throughout the school year which will focus on goal setting, resume writing and interviewing skills. During the trainings, the students will have the opportunity to meet with professionals from a variety of colleges and universities. The program is a community based education/business partnership and is sponsored by the DuPageArea Occupational Education System, Regional Office of Education, DuPage area school districts, local business and industry, chambers of commerce and post secondary institutions. Pictured from left: Grecia Palacios, Julissa Aquinno, Cristian Gomez, Janette Patt, Richard Chavez, Jessica Pasillas, Joseph Nixon, Maria Godoy, Kristen Garcia, Melina Mendoza and Jessica Morris.

Upcoming Holiday Concerts Holiday Band Concert

Holiday Choral Concert

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Sunday, December 15

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NMSC was established in 1955 and uses its own funds along with assistance from 440 business organizations and higher education institutions to provide scholarships to college bound seniors. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2014.

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Fenton High School is pleased to announce that seniors, Rohan Shivde and Alec Wasowicz, have been named National Merit Semi Finalists and Dana Coons is a semi finalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced students being recognized for their exceptional academic ability based on taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

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Friday, December 6 | 6-10pm Spa services - Boutique shopping Appetizers & sweets - Holiday cocktails* - DJ Drawings - Welcome glass of champagne*

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$10 at the door or $15 at the door includes 2 drink tickets Register and pre-pay by December 5, 5pm and receive a complimentary drawing ticket. Purchase your tickets in advance at White Pines, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturdays from 9am-3pm. Or at Deer Grove Leisure Center. *Must be over 21.

White Pines Golf Club & Banquets 500 W. Jefferson St.

John Wassinger, President Tom Earley, Vice President Jim Geils, Treasurer Ken Anderson, Commissioner Dawn Hach, Commissioner

www.facebook.com/bensenvilleparks

Special Holiday Trips ~ All Ages Elf at Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL December 1 | 12:30-6pm, $80 residents Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Great seats! Register by November 25. A Fireside Christmas at Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI December 14 | 8:30am-5:30pm, $90 residents The Fireside is the area’s most beautiful and original holiday venue. A delicious lunch precedes the show with your choice of a scallop/shrimp dish, or baked ham with potatoes au gratin. Register by November 14. The Christmas Schooner at Mercury Theatre, Chicago, IL December 21 | 12:30-5:30pm, $50 residents A heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. Enjoy an exquisite score of original music and traditional holiday favorites performed by 25 musicians and actors while commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the historic voyage of the Christmas Tree Ship. Register by November 27.

Bring In the New Year At White Pines Golf Club & Banquets! New Year’s Eve at Noon – Ages 40 +

December 31 | 12-3pm, $45 residents Returning this year is the very popular Chuck & Friends. Enjoy a delicious prime rib meal and dessert. New Year’s will be counted down with a complimentary champagne (or sparkling juice) toast, noise makers and funny hats! More information and registration is at Deer Grove Leisure Center. Register by December 23.

New Year’s Eve Bash – Ages 21 +

December 31 | Doors open at 8:30pm Guests will enjoy an elegant meal, then the big party begins. Dance to a wide variety of hits performed by the popular Chicagoland band “In Session.” Come party with your friends and family and celebrate 2014. Details and reservations at 630-766-0304, ext 2 or whitepinesgolf.com.

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Holiday Magic

Days Off School

Looking for something fun to do on your day off from school? The Bensenville Park District is offering an adventurous day filled with activities for kids ages 5-12. Sign up for just one or all at Deer Grove Leisure Center. Winter Wonder Camp December 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, January 2, 3.

Dynamic Daycare November 1, 27, December 6.

The Pub at White Pines The new food and spirits menu offers fresh and healthy food choices along with a variety of wine and craft beer options. Eat great food, watch your favorite sports, and enjoy drinks with friends. More information at whitepinesgolf.com.

New 3-Day Sport Camps

Polar Express All aboard! Join Santa and his elves on a trip to the North Pole. Each child receives a special gift from Santa. Registration deadline is November 15, or while tickets last. December 14, 11am-12:30pm December 15, 1-2:30pm

Fitness Frenzy Month!

Kids & Pet Pictures with Santa $5 each, registration required. Kids: December 17, 4:30-6:30 Pets: December 17, 7-8:30pm

Try Us! Bonus Time

Santa Claus is Calling Town Receive a call from Santa on December 18, 6-7:30pm. Free but registration is required by December 13.

January 2-31 ~ Biggest sale of the year! Save on all Annual Passes ~ New & Renewals

January 2-11, during open hours

And be ready to workout at our Fitness Frenzy Kick-Off Party Tuesday, January 7, 6-8pm.

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Basketball Camp November 25-27, 3-6pm Learn the skills, drills and the importance of teamwork. Each day will consist of stretching and warm ups, strategy sessions, and games. For ages 8-12. Multi Sport Camp December 26-28, 4-7pm Try it all! Soccer, basketball, hockey, football and baseball will all be taught in detail at this fun camp. For ages 8-12. N e w s

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The perfect gift, good for programs, classes and passes! Purchase at Deer Grove Leisure Center during regular registration hours. Call 630-766-7015 for more information. White Pines Golf Club & Banquets gift certificates are availble in the Pro Shop.

November 11, 9:30-11am Celebrate and honor our veterans at a patriotic musical show at White Pines co-sponsored by the Village of Bensenville. Advance registration required, more information at www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org.

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Save up to $60 and get a BONUS It doesn’t get any better than this! Enjoy the lowest prices of the season and receive a VIP (very important passholder) Deer-lightful Savings Card that entitles the card holder over $100 in discounts toward water park concessions, birthday parties, admissions and more. Sale dates: Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014.

December 7, 3-5pm Enjoy this free holiday event at the farm. Your family will experience a hay ride, hot cocoa and the traditional sounds of the season performed by the Elmhurst College Brass Quintet. For information visit www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org.

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Superintendent, Teacher Receive State Honors State Board of Education Those Who Excel, Teacher of the Year programs

Bensenville Elementary School District 2

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210 S. Church Road Bensenville, IL 60106 www.bsd2.org 630-766-5940

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Patty Reyes, President Kathie Bossier, Vice Pres. Jorge Sanchez, Treasurer Cindee Hazen, Secretary Bob Laudadio Donna Prunotto Nancy Quinn

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Dr. James Stelter, Superintendent Dr. Kay Dugan Asst. Supt. for Learning Paul Novack Chief Financial Officer

Directory of Schools Blackhawk Middle School 630-766-2601 Perry Finch Co-Principal Sarah Humboldt, Co-Principal Tarah Fowler, Asst. Principal W. A. Johnson School 630-766-2605 Missy Baglarz, Co-Principal Jason Smith, Co-Principal Tioga School 630-766-2602 Nicole Robinson, Co-Principal David Rojas, Co-Principal

District 2 was recognized with two honors of distinction by the Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel program in October. Teacher Amy Walsh was one of 11 finalists from across the state for 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Dr. James Stelter will also be honored with an Award of Recognition in Those Who Excel. Miss Walsh has been a classroom teacher since 2006 and taught 4th grade at Tioga and Chippewa Schools since 2010. This year, Miss Walsh is spending the year out of the classroom as a consulting teacher. As a recipient of an Award of Excellence, she is nominated for Teacher of the Year.

Teacher Amy Walsh, surrounded by some of her students, was noninated for Teacher of the Year.

Superintendent Dr. James Stelter received an Award of Recognition in Those Who Excel Awards.

Dr. Stelter received the recognition award for his numerous accomplishments in student learning and achievement, closing the achievement gap for at-risk students, educational leadership in school reform initiatives, strategic planning, and financial acumen. Also, the District was an early adopter of the Common Core State Standards in 2010. In addition, he also helped the Board of Education navigate a critical school improvement dialog on becoming one of only two Race To The Top districts in DuPage County. Dr. Stelter joined District 2 as the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services over 10 years ago. He was promoted to Associate Superintendent in 2009. He was named Superintendent of Schools in 2010.

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Be Part of School History...Engrave a Brick

Volunteers Needed for Legacy Project Planning

Money raised through the brick sale will be used to help pay for a public art project at each new school. A committee is now being formed to helped select the artist and project for each school. Ideas include a mural or sculpture the volunteers who are interested in helping guide the project at each school that will commemorate the opening of the new schools and represent the community’s history. Community members, parents, retirees and staff are invited to get involved. Contact Terry Ryan at 630-766-5940 ext. 1105, or via email at tryan@bsd2. org for more information.

Target Grant Funds African Drums at Tioga

Tioga music students will experience African Drumming as part of music and movement activities and music classes thanks for a $2,000 grant from Target Stores that music teacher Mrs. Emily Cooper received.

Band Director George Andrikokus has received the Young Conductor Award, a distinction given to just one grade school music teacher in Illinois each year. Mr. Andrikokus was selected for the Barbara Buehlman Young Conductor Award by the Illinois Grade School Music Association. Mr. Andrikokus teaches 5th grade band at Tioga and W.A. Johnson Schools and 6th grade band at Blackhawk Middle School. He is also jazz band co-director. He joined District 2 this school year after having taught in Addison for six years where his jazz band received perfect scores in state competitions. “I have high expectations and want to create a culture of success where students take ownership,” he said.

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Each brick can contain three lines with 13 characters per line. The purchase of the bricks will help fund public art projects being planned for each school. Go to www.bsd2.org/bricks for order forms.

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Bensenville Toy & Coat Drive

Village of Bensenville 12 S. Center Street Bensenville, IL 60106 www.Bensenville.il.us 630-766-8200

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Morris Bartlett Susan Janowiak Robert Jarecki Martin O’Connell JoEllen Ridder Henry Wesseler

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Ilsa Rivera Trujillo

Village Manager Michael Cassady

Decorate A Holiday Tree Add your own special twinkle to the Village by decorating a lighted tree in Town Center. Schools, businesses and community organizations are all invited to decorate a tree to add to our festivities. Trees will remain on view - with your name on it - throughout the holiday season. To reserve a lighted tree, call 630766-8888. Trees are supplied free of charge but the number is limited, so call NOW!

The holidays are supposed to be a time filled with great joy and of course children’s laughter. But as we know, many families are hurting these days and some are struggling to pay bills and put food on the table, much less put something under the tree. Our Toy & Food Drive and the Rotary Club sponsored Coat Drive will begin November 1. This year we need to be more generous than ever before. Every child will receive new toys, a stuffed stocking and new books. Suggested donations include new, unwrapped toys and children’s books, nonperishable food items, gift cards and new hats, scarves and gloves. New and gently used coats are also accepted. Your cash contributions are also much needed and welcome. Collection boxes are located throughout the Village including at Village Hall, the Edge Ice Arena, Blackhawk Middle School, Bensenville Theatre, and the Bensenville Library, and the Bensenville Park District as well as many local businesses. For complete information, to get a collection box or to make a donation, phone Village Hall at 630-594-1010.

Join Us For Some Holiday Magic! Sunday, November 24- 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Santa arrives on the Yuletide Express at 3 p.m. in Town Center to kick-off a joyous holiday season! Santa Claus will be taking photos with young visitors as they express their Christmas wishes. The train will take children of all ages around the Town Center. Carolers, face painters, live reindeer, carriage rides, free movies at the Bensenville Theatre and holiday music will entertain and FREE hot dogs, taffy apples, and hot chocolate will keep the chill away. Don’t miss our annual chili cook-off between Fire Departments around the region. The Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa and special guests will be held at 6 p.m.

Senior Citizen Club Holiday Party Bensenville residents aged 55 and over are invited to enjoy a meal and live entertainment. The special holiday party will take place on Sunday, December 1 at 1p.m. at Monty’s Banquet Hall, doors open at noon. Tickets cost $10 for residents and $25 for non-residents and will be available for purchase at Village Hall. For information call 630-594-1010.

Star Of Giving New this holiday season, any donation of $10 or more in support the Bensenville Toy Drive will receive a “Star of Giving.” An ornamental star will be hung on the community Holiday Tree with your name on it! Donations can be made at Village Hall. For more information call 630-594-1010.

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Holiday Magic 3pm Town Center

Sunday

5

26 Tales for Tots, 10:30am BCPL Hard-Boiled, 7:30pm BCPL CDC Mtg 6:30pm VH Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30pm VH Vill. Comm Mtg VH

19

Tales for Tots, 10:30am BCPL Village Comm Mtg 6pm VH ACA for Dummies, 7pm BCPL Quilters, 7pm BCPL

Tales for Tots, 12 10:30am BCPL FCHS Padres Unidos 7-9pm Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30pm VH Vill. Comm Mtg VH

Tales for Tots, 10:30am BCPL Senior Citizen Lunch 11am Monty’s FCHS College Financial Aid Night 7pm Fmily Movie, 7pm BV Thtr Quilters, 7pm BCPL

Tuesday

6

27

BSD2 & FCHS No School Thanksgiving break Days off School Childcare 7:30am-6pm DGLC Play to Learn, 10:30am BCPL

20

Play to Learn, 10:30am BCPL Coffee/Current Events, 10:30am BCPL BPD Board Meeting, 6pm DGLC BSD2 Board of Ed, 7pm LLC

13

Play to Learn, 10:30am BCPL FCHS Music Boosters Mtg 7pm

Play to Learn, 10:30am BPD Board Meeting, 6pm DGLC BSD2 COW 6:30pm LLC FCHS Bison Boosters Mtg 7pm

Wednesday

28 Thanksgiving Day - All govt. offices closed

21

1

29 BSD2 & FCHS No School - Thanksgiving break

22

15

8

BSD2-No School Teacher’s Institute Days off School Childcare 7:30am-6pm DGLC LEGO Build-Off, 6pm BCPL

Friday

Growing Readers, 10:30am FCHS Students on Stage BCPL 7:30pm Based on Book, 7pm BV Theatre

Growing Readers, 14 10:30am BCPL Garden club Visitors Day, noon BCPL Crafts/Pinterest, 7pm BCPL

Growing Readers, 10:307 am BCPL Adult Book Disc, 7pm BCPL

Thursday

November 2013 2

30 Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

Coffee/Donuts/Movie,23 9:30+1:30pm BCPL Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

16 Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

9 Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

Saturday


FCHS Holiday Choral Concert 3pm

FCHS Holiday Band Concert 3pm Holiday Open House, 1-4:30pm BCPL

9

Books & Babies, 16 10:30am BCPL Board Meeting, 7:30pm BCPL

23

30

8

15

22

29

5

19

18

17

Christmas Day - All govt. offices closed

25

Play to Learn, 10:30am BCPL FCHS Final Exams Countdown to Xmas, 6:30pm BCPL BSD2 Board of Ed, 7pm LLC BPD Board Meeting , 6pm DGLC

31

Library Closed New Year’s Eve at Noon 12-3pm White Pines New Year’s Eve Bash, 8:30pm White Pines

Community online calendar www.calendarwiz.com/ bensenvillecalendar

Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Mama Maria’s.

27

20

Winter Break Camp - BPD LEGOpalooza, 9am-3pm BCPL

FCHS Final Exams

14

28 Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

21 Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

13

7

Farmside Christmas 3-5pm Fischer Farm Sat Builders, 2pm BCPL Creative Creatures, 9am5pm BCPL

6

Saturday

BSD2-No School Teacher’s Institute Days off School Childcare, 7:30am-6pm DGLC Holiday Bazaar & Ladies Night Out 6-10pm WPGC

Friday

Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at White PInes.

26

Winter Break Camp - BPD LEGOpalooza, 9am-3pm BCPL

FCHS Final Exams Growing Readers, 10:30 am BCPL Lunch Bunch & Bingo Holiday Party 12-3pm DGLC Based on Book, 7pm BV Theatre

No School - Winter Break FCHS and BSD2

24

Christmas Eve Winter Break Camp - BPD LIBRARY CLOSED

Tales for Tots, 10:30am BCPL BMS Chorus & Handchimes Concet, 6:30pm Quilters, 7pm BCPL

Growing Readers, 10:30 am BCPL GArden Club, noon, BCPL Crafts/Pinterest, 7pm BCPL

12

Play to Learn, 10:30am BCPL Countdown to Xmas, 6:30pm BCPL FCHS Music Boosters Mtg. 7pm

11

Growing Readers, 10:30 am BCPL Adult Book Disc, 7pm BCPL

Winter/Spring Reg. 10 Begins BPD Tales for Tots, 10:30am BCPL Bd of Trust Mtg 6:30pm VH Village Comm Mtg VH

4

Thursday

Book Brunch, 10am BCPL Play to Learn, 10:30am BCPL Countdown to Xmas, 6:30pm BCPL BSD2 COW, 6:30pm LLC FCHS Boosters Mtg 7pm

3

Wednesday

Tales for Tots, 10:30am Family Movie, 7pm BV Thtr Quilters, 7pm BCPL FCHS Padres Unidos 7-9pm Village Comm Mtg 6pm VH Bd of Trustees Mtg 6:30pm

Tuesday

No School - Winter Break FCHS and BSD2

LEGOpalooza, 9am-3pm BCPL

Winter Break Camp - BPD LEGOpalooza, 9am-3pm BCPL

Books & Babies, 10:30am BCPL LEGO Night, 6:30pm BCPL BBAA Board meeting CDC Mtg 6:30pm VH

2

Books & Babies, 10:30am BCPL Lit Chicks, 7pm BCPL

Monday

1

Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon Monty’s 1pm

Sunday

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