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Glen Ellyn JazzFest 2009

Jazz Fest Glen Ellyn
Saturday, July 11, 3 to 10 p.m.

Free Admission

Featuring:
• Chicago Hot Five Dixieland Band
• Kelly Brand Trio
• Mark Colby Quartet
• Tammy McCann Quartet
• Deep Blue Organ Trio

Experience live jazz in a downtown festival setting featuring a line-up of top Chicago Jazz musicians, delicious food, wine, beer and other refreshments.

Event Start Date: 
Jul 11 2009 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Downtown Glen Ellyn

GEL CELEBRATES: Glen Ellyn Celebrates July 4th Independence Day

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

As Glen Ellyn prepares for the 4th of July Parade, Picnic and Fireworks, it's important for all of us to reflect on how the country's founding fathers risked their lives to create a nation built on specific guiding principles which provide its citizens freedoms people in other nations may NOT have.

Here is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence.

The original spelling and capitalization have been retained.

(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

Andy Head: Wonderful Wacky Juggler

For families of all ages. No registration is needed.

Event Start Date: 
Aug 8 2009 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Location: 
Glen Ellyn Public Library

Melikin Puppets:"Shoes and Ships and Ceiling Wax"

For families of all ages. No registration is needed.

Event Start Date: 
Jul 25 2009 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Glen Ellyn Public Library

Junior Science Cafe: Astronomy

For those entering grades 4 - 8.

Event Start Date: 
Jul 22 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Glen Ellyn Public Library

Chase to the Taste

Chase to the Taste
5K Family Fun Run | 1 Mile Kid's Run

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009

This is an event the entire family will enjoy. With a 5K family fun run and a 1 mile kid's run, there is something for everyone. And while you are doing something good for yourself, you're also helping raise funds to support the Y's Strong Kids Campaign which provides YMCA membership and programs to everyone despite their ability to pay.

QUICK GUIDE

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 8:00 a.m. -5K, 8:45 a.m. - 1 Mile Kid's Run, 9:00 a.m. - Awards

Where: Taste of Glen Ellyn | Main Street, Glen Ellyn

Event Start Date: 
May 16 2009 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: 
Downtown

Healthy Kid's Day

Join us for a great day of fun on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. There will be something for the entire family from health screenings, to the annual Splash 'n' Dash.

This year's YMCA Healthy Kids Day also marks the launch of new HEALTHY FAMILY HOME™ resources made possible by Eli Lilly and Company. "Starter Kits", providing practical tools for children and parents to work together to embrace healthy habits at home are available online and will be available the day of the event as will a number of other resources to help establish healthy living habits.

Splash 'n' Dash

Event Start Date: 
Apr 18 2009 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
B.R. Ryall YMCA

The Annual B.R. Ryall YMCA Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Y and the community for a great family event...hunt for easter eggs, make crafts and get your picture taken with the easter bunny!

Ages: 3-9
Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m.

FEE: Members FREE if registered by 4/8
$5 per child after 4/8
Limited Members $7.50 per child

For more information, please contact Monica Flores at (630) 858-0100, ext. 212.

Event Start Date: 
Apr 11 2009 9:00am - 11:30am
Location: 
B.R. Ryall YMCA

Hit the Beach With Dave Rudolf at the MAC March 14

Grammy nominee and a favorite of the Parents Choice Awards, songster Dave Rudolf invites families to shed the winter blues and hit the beach for “Beach Party With Dave Rudolf” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

GEL NEWSFLASH: Downtown Strategic Plan Presentation

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Members of the Downtown Advisory Board along with consultants from Town Builder Studios presented their vision of downtown Glen Ellyn Thursday, Jan 15, 2008 at the Civic Center. Roughly 90 townspeople attended the meeting despite the extreme cold weather. Pat Melady, a DAB member, former trustee and downtown property owner joked with the audience that, "it would be a cold day in Glen Ellyn when they would discuss making changes to downtown."

Additional details and a summary about the presentation will be posted in the next few days along with photos.

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