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November 2014

Healthy Thanksgiving Meals

November 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014

Healthy Thanksgiving Ideas Here are some tips for a healthier Thanksgiving: • Start the feast on a healthy note. Instead of caloric dips and fatty appetizers, have low-calorie pre-dinner munchies available during pre-dinner socializing. • Place bowls of veggies without sauces on the table first, either at the start of the buffet or as the first dishes passed around the table. That will allow people to cover a good portion of their plates with healthier choices before serving calorie-denser foods…

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March 2015

Jump Into Summer!

March 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jump into summer HKD 2015

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April 2015

The 4th Annual DuPage Human Race

April 25, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the 4th Annual DuPage Human Race! The Human Race® is a community event & fundraiser that benefits over 50 non-profit organizations serving DuPage County. What? 5k Run/Fitness Walk – A family friendly ‘feel good’ fundraiser event supporting several local charities When? Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Where? The Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 W. Butterfield Road, Downers Grove

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October 2015

HAVE A HEALTHY HALLOWEEN

October 1, 2015 @ 1:00 am - October 31, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Alternatives to Handing out Traditional Halloween Candy 1. Individually-wrapped snacks. From crackers to fruit snacks, there’s an assortment of lunch box snacks that can double as Halloween handouts. Granola bars, cheese sticks, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and crackers also can double as Halloween treats. Remember, when it comes to handing out edible healthy alternatives to trick-or-treaters, be sure to choose foods that are individually wrapped. 2. Halloween-themed straws. Hit your local dollar store and pick up orange and black bendy straws or…

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February 2016
Free

Shopping and Cooking on a Budget

February 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation will be located in the Ohrman Room of the Villa Park Public Library. Fixing healthy meals and choosing smart snacks can be easy when you keep your kitchen stocked with simple staples.  Your Jewel Osco Registered Dietitian will give you tips on how to prepare your kitchen to make cooking a delicious, nutritious meal easy every night of the week! A recipe demonstration and tasting sample will be part of this presentation. Please register in person, online & over…

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March 2016
Free

Quick & Easy Meals

March 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation will be held in the Ohrman Room of the Villa Park Public Library. Fixing healthy meals and choosing smart snacks can be easy when you keep your kitchen stocked with simple staples.  Your Jewel Osco Registered Dietitian will give you tips on how to prepare your kitchen to make cooking a delicious, nutritious meal easy every night of the week! A recipe demonstration and tasting sample will be part of this presentation. Please register in person, online &…

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October 2016

Gardening Classes Coming in 2017!

October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Check back here for more info soon!

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January 2017
Free

Seed Starting: Giving your garden a head start

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Villa Park Public Library, 305 S. Ardmore Ave
Villa Park, IL 60181 United States
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Seed Starting: Giving your garden a head start Wednesday, January 25 • 7-8pm Limit 40 Jump-start the spring growing season. Learn about the equipment and methods used for starting seeds indoors. Registration begins 12/15/16 for this program.

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February 2017
Free

Vegetable Gardening

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Villa Park Public Library, 305 S. Ardmore Ave
Villa Park, IL 60181 United States
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Learn the basics of vegetable gardening: preparation of the soil, choosing the right location and selecting plant varieties to help you successfully grow your own vegetables. Registration begins 12/15/16 for this program.

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April 2017

Community Garden Ribbon Cutting

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Westmore Park (between Westmore and Biermann Ave), Villa Park, United States + Google Map

Join us at Westmore Park (between Westmore and Biermann avenues) to celebrate the starting of a new Community Garden Project in Villa Park. Please come learn about the new Grow Healthy Villa Park Community Gardens. Meet fellow gardeners and learn about more gardening opportunities and resources available.

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