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• Good job!: The Youth Commission recently hosted a Hawaiian-themed, end-of-the year party. The kids at the commission did a fantastic job getting ready for the party and received tons of support from their parents. A little known fact about the party, however, is the amount of thought and work these kids put into it”they even created all of the decorations for the party, weaving tons of hand-crafted fish into the volleyball net they hung at The Grove. In addition, they worked on creating cardboard surfboards, a sea landscape with waves, and other fun decorations. They whipped everything together in a little over two hours on a Wednesday evening while feasting on pizza and pop. Kudos to Rick Vitton, Amanda Healy, Alison Gill, Chris Cody, Tommy Cody, Patrick Dorneker and Will Hoffman for all their hard work.

• Ethical Dilemmas?: No problem, CUinFP will be presenting a workshop on governmental ethics on June 30 at 7 p.m. The workshop will be held at St. Peter’s Church, 500 S. Hannah Ave. Terry Pastika, attorney from the Citizen’s Advocacy Center in Elmhurst is the guest presenter. At the workshop, attendees will be discussing the village’s ethics ordinance, the selection process for the commission, the rules for the ordinance, protocol for grievances, etc. All things ethics related. All are welcome.

• Meetings, meetings, meetings: For those of you who want to jump on the civic action bandwagon, the village council will be meeting on June 22 at 6 p.m. at 424 Desplaines Ave. to discuss the Business Improvement District (BID). They will meet again on June 27, at 7 p.m., for their regularly scheduled village council meetings.

• Those seniors: Two exciting senior trips are in the works. One is today, June 22. So, if you are a senior and if you get this paper in the morning and don’t have anything to do, head over to the Riverfront Café in Niles, Mich. with the Senior Trips at the Mohr Community Center. After lunch, the group will head to the historic Original Old Rugged Cross Church, birthplace of the hymn. Pick up is at 8:15 a.m.

On June 29, the seniors will enjoy Shakespeare-Under-The-Stars at Peabody Estate in Oakbrook. The seniors will be treated to a presentation of the Taming of the Shrew, preceded by dinner at Bohemian Crystal Restaurant. Pick up is at 3:45 p.m., Mohr Center.

• Summer hours: School District 91 is announcing summer hours for their schools, effective immediately and lasting until the end of the summer on Aug. 29. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Change the date: The park board meeting scheduled for July 7 will be moved to July 14, so don’t show up on the 7th or you’ll be standing alone at the park.

• Progressive dinner: Loosen those pant waists … Main Street’s Progressive Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, July 17 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Banners with more information will be displayed starting on June 13, along Madison Street.

• Ah, summer: The Youth Commission 3 on 3 Basketball program will be going on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the middle school playground. It started on June 14 and will run through July 28. Also, don’t forget the upcoming Road Rally at the end of the summer and a Talent Show, scheduled for July 20. Rude or crude talents need not apply.