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Movies & Concerts in Lilacia Park

Gather your family and friends for a free evening under the stars in Lilacia Park on Wednesdays. Pack a picnic, blanket, and chairs. (No alcohol or dogs permitted.)

June 24 at 8:30 pm: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

July 8 at 7:00 pm: Mr Myers (Concert)
Mr. Myers will bring tropical sounds of calypso and ska, the rhythms of reggae, and a little rock-n-roll with some favorite classic tunes to create their own special style of music – Caribbean Rock. Mr. Myers’ unique combination of musical styles will be sure to entertain anyone young and old.

July 15 at 8:30 pm: Paddington (PG)

July 22 at 8:30 pm: Box Trolls (PG)

July 29 at 8:30 pm: Big Hero 6 (PG)

August 5 at 6:30 pm: Soda (Concert)
From The Zac Brown Band to Cee Lo Green, from Darius Rucker to LMFAO, this band can do its ll. Three lead singers, each with distinctive styles, work to bring authenticity to all your favorite songs, and the possibilities are endless. From class rock, 80’s, new wave, reggae, and alternative, the list goes on. Get a little taste of Soda and you’ll discover why the readers of Nightlife magazine voted Soda “one of the top 5 cover bands in Chicago.”


The Importance of Swim Lessons

Written for the Lombard Spectator Community Voice section

The Importance of Swim Lessons

Paradise Bay Water Park has opened its gates for the season. The five pools are full of water, the slides are waxed, and the chairs and umbrellas are up. Staff is trained and fully ready to provide a summer of swimming, relaxation, sunshine and memories. Swimming is a skill that is taught to children much like riding a bike, often by a parent, sometimes by an older sibling or friend. While early exploration of swimming is important in skill development and providing an environment for the child to become comfortable in and near water, there are some things they will most likely only learn in lessons. There are always associated risks with swimming pools, water parks, and any body of water, however, swim lessons provide education and foster a safe environment to learn to swim and help minimize the risk. Not only do lessons help keep children and adults safe, they provide so much more.

Lessons build confidence and calm fears. Starting as early as the Parent & Tot level, students practice water adjustment, blowing bubbles, kicking, water entry, and pool safety. Each level thereafter becomes more and more involved. In level 7, participants learn to become a competitive swimmer and perfect strokes. Having the knowledge early on helps lessen the fears associated with water. Lessons tend to build confidence because participants graduate to a new level when all skills in the previous level have been mastered.

Lessons keep kids active. They provide instruction and then participants are able to practice their skills at the pool throughout the summer. Swimming is a great exercise, it’s fun, and becomes a hobby or even competitive sport for many.

Lessons teach lifesaving skills. All participants learn pool safety. As early as level three, participants start to learn lifesaving skills such as rescue breathing, basic first aid, and backboard-assisted rescues. These skills can save a life when at a place such as a backyard pool, lake or pond where lifeguards are not on duty.

Learn to swim this summer and keep perfecting those skills! Swimming and lessons are a great way to stay healthy, feel safe and confident near the water, and have a fun summer at the pool.

Paradise Bay Water Park is participating in the “World’s Largest Swim Lesson on June 18 from 10-11 a.m. World Waterpark Association sponsors this free event as aquatic facilities all over the world participate to break a Guinness World Record.

Regular swim lessons begin on June 8 with morning and evening options available at Paradise Bay Water Park, 437 St. Charles Road, Lombard. For additional information, visit


Lombard Celebrates Fourth of July with Fireworks Display

From the Village of Lombard:

The Village of Lombard will be celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with a fireworks display at Madison Meadow Park, on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Parking restrictions will be in effect in the area around Madison Meadow and street parking will be limited. Parking lots at Madison Meadow Park are expected to fill quickly. Visitors are encouraged to use a free shuttle bus service provided by the Village of Lombard, which will be departing from three locations including Madison School, 150 W. Madison St., Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St., and Glenbard East High School at 1014 S. Main St. Pick-ups from these locations will go directly to the fireworks display. Bus locations will be marked with banners and exact pick up and drop off locations will be designated with signs. Shuttles will run from 7 – 11:30 p.m.

The event is designed for maximum visibility and the fireworks display can be viewed from any location in the park. Madison Meadow Park measures more than 80 acres and provides ample seating for all spectators. Anything left in the park to claim a spot, before July 4th, will be removed. Handicapped parking will be available in the parking lot off of Madison Street at the northeast corner of the park. Portable bathroom facilities will be available at various locations, which can be viewed on the event map at Please visit, and for updates. Attendees are reminded that alcohol consumption is prohibited.

For more information and to view maps outlining parking restrictions, viewing areas, portable bathroom locations and more, please visit

Important Health Alert: Measles

The health and safety of our participants and staff is of utmost importance to the Lombard Park District. Because measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease, we ask that individuals who have symptoms of measles or may have been exposed refrain from using Park District services. We urge everyone to educate themselves on the disease, its symptoms, and the benefits of being vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals are at risk, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the DuPage County Health Department. The CDC recommends two doses of MMR for protection. DuPage County Health Department has the MMR vaccine available for children 1-18 years of age.

Lombard Park District’s Kiddie Campus Preschool is a DCFS state-licensed facility and is required to obtain immunization records upon preschool registration. Parents/guardians with children in Kiddie Campus Preschool should refer to the Parent Handbook regarding guidelines of when ill students should be kept home and how long before they may return to the program:

By state law, the children are required to be informally screened daily for symptoms of illness, fever, and/or contagious conditions. If the child is believed to be ill, the parents will be called to pick up the child. If the teachers are unable to reach parents, the emergency numbers will be called. The child will be separated from the rest of the group until picked up.

If a child becomes ill during preschool, the parent or emergency contact person will be notified to bring the ill child home. As mandated by the school districts a child must be fever free and/or taking antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to preschool. In the case of a contagious disease, please contact the Kiddie Campus Preschool staff immediately so other parents can be notified. For the safety of all, ill children should be kept home for 24 hours before returning to Kiddie Campus Preschool.

To educate yourself fully and accurately on this important public health issue, please visit the CDC website. For information about vaccinations for your child, contact the DuPage County Health Department at (630) 682-7400.