September 17, 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
September is Retinoblastoma Awareness Month
Pearl Banquets Grand Opening
"Scams, Shams & Rip-Offs" Seminar
Veterans Clinic and Expo at Trinity Lutheran Church
Roselle Chamber of Commerce Community Casino Night
Roselle United Methodist Church Holiday Meal Boxes

 Community Coupons  
Upcoming Events

September 19: "Keep Your Family Safe" event, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Glendale Heights Village Hall, 200 Civic Center Plaza. This free multi-community event includes a panel forum with local police chiefs discussing trends and measures for increasing safety in the communities.

September 20-27:
Cook County Forest Preserve Centennial Celebration 100 Years/100 Events

September 24:
Lake Park High School West Campus Innovation Center Open House, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the school, 500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. The open house includes tours of the new 3,000 square foot center, machinery demonstrations, and a brief recognition program. Lake Park is a recognized "Project Lead the Way" school for science, technology, engineering and math, and secured over $180,000 in grants and donations toward the new Innovation Center.

September 26:
Document shredding event for Roselle residents, 8:30 to noon at the Roselle Metra Station south parking lot at Irving Park Rd. and Maple Ave. This free event is sponsored by Itasca Bank & Trust Co.

September 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Roselle Fire Station, 100 E. Maple Ave. (north side of building, off Prospect St.) Safely dispose of accumulated unwanted, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Please place medication in a zip-lock bag and recycle plastic vials at home. Liquids or syringes will not be accepted.

September 27: Fire Department Open House,
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fire Station, 100 E. Maple Ave. Festivities will include tours, refreshments, demonstrations, touch-a-truck, handouts, and more

September 28: Roselle Police Explorer Post #151 Open House, 6:30 p.m. at the Police Station, 103 S. Prospect St. The purpose of the Police Explorer program is to introduce students ages 14 to 20 to careers in law enforcement. Call (630) 671-4044 for more information.

September is Retinoblastoma Awareness Month

Mayor Smolinski recently signed a proclamation designating September 2015 as Retinoblastoma Awareness Month in Roselle. Retinoblastoma is a malignant cancer that develops in the retina most commonly during early childhood, often in children younger than three years old.

Greater attention must be placed on raising awareness of retionblastoma and other childhood cancers. Mayor Smolinski urges parents to have their children's pediatricians perform red-reflex tests to help aid in the fight against retinoblastoma.

Quick Links 
Pearl Banquets Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting 
Pearl Banquets, the new banquet center adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express at Lake St. and Gary Ave., held their grand opening celebration on September 10 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Pearl Banquets is the first full-service banquet center in Roselle, encompassing 24,000 square feet with a capacity of up to 700 guests. The space is easily divided into three rooms for parties of varying sizes.

Find out more about Pearl Banquets on their website and their Facebook page.

Pearl Banquets
"Scams, Shams & Rip Offs" Seminar September 23  
PD Logo The Roselle Police Department is presenting a "Scams, Shams & Rip Offs" Seminar on September 23 at St. Walter Church, 130 W. Pine St., Roselle, starting at 7:00 p.m. This free seminar is hosted by the St. Walter Men of Faith, and is open to the community.

The seminar will cover how to recognize the phone calls, solicitations, and e-mail pitches that are "too good to be true" as scams. Attendees will learn the guises that scammers use, including pitching products for computers that "run too slow", to the ruse burglars who solicit residents at their front doors about unneeded home repairs, distracting them while a partner burglarizes their home.

For more information, call St. Walter Church at (630) 894-2461. When attending the seminar, use door #17 off Maple Ave.
Veterans Clinic and Expo Planned for September 26    
VFW logo Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539 is hosting a Veterans Clinic and Expo on September 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush St., Roselle, from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

This free clinic is designed to assist veterans, active duty military, national guard, and reservists to learn more about their benefits, and available services and programs.

Veteran's Administration personnel will be present to process VA health care system enrollments, administer free flu shots, and file disability claims. Other exhibitors will be on site with current employment opportunities, affordable housing information, and to answer state and county benefit questions. Attendees should bring a copy of their DD214 to the seminar. 
Roselle Chamber of Commerce Hosting Casino Night October 9   
Casino Night The Roselle Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Community Casino Night on October 9 at Medinah Shrine Center, 550 N. Shriners Drive, Addison, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.

Cost for the evening is $45 per person in advance (through September 30) or $50 or at door, which includes live casino action with funny money, raffle prizes, dancing and entertainment, and a premium buffet complete with a carved meat station, shrimp cocktail, lamb lollies, and a mashed potato bar. The three-hour open bar features beer, wine and pop; additional cash bar is available. Participants must be 21 to attend.

For more information, view the Casino Night flyer, call (630) 894-3010,
or visit online.

Casino night sponsors include:
casino night sponsors
Roselle United Methodist Church Seeking Community Support for Holiday Meal Box Program    
As part of their outreach program focused on hunger, Roselle United Methodist Church is participating in the distribution of holiday meals for families in need this Thanksgiving, in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Community support is requested to make this program successful in Roselle. Each holiday meal box feeds a family of eight and includes a 12 to 14 lb. turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, fruit, vegetables, dessert, and coffee. For only $16, interested donors can pre-order a meal box to be distributed to a local family in need. The deadline for pre-orders is October 16.

The church's goal is to distribute 100 meal boxes this year. Visit the Northern Illinois Food Bank website to make a donation, using the RUMC Community Food Pantry - 1039A code for participating agency name and number.

Thank you for subscribing to Roselle's e-newsletter featuring reminders about Village services, public safety tips, upcoming special events and more. The Village is committed to keeping you connected to what is happening in Roselle. Please reply to this email or call (630) 671-2817 with your comments or questions.