LIBRARY EVENT: Saturday Dance Party @ Westmont Public Library
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Dance to the music, enjoy creative movement activities, and shake your sillies out in this fun and interactive drop-in program. For ages 0 to 6 with caregivers.

LIBRARY EVENT: Spring Swing with Petra Van Nuis and Chris White @ Westmont Public Library
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate spring and Jazz Appreciation Month with an evening of sunny jazz standards performed by vocalist Petra van Nuis and pianist Chris White

Westmont Park District Event – Sidewalk Art Contest @ Gregg House Museum
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Ages: All Ages Welcome Express Your Self! Let’s color splash the sidewalk in front of the Gregg House Museum into a dazzling mosaic of design. We�’ll provide the chalk; you bring your ideas and drawing skills! No previous art experience required. All abilities and ages welcome. Whether you come to view the art or draw, you will experience awesome, vibrant art at your feet. Drawings will be judged at 1:00pm and great prizes will be awarded at 1:30pm. Every year we “draw” a huge crowd to this FREE event! Don’t miss this chance to meet new people and inspire creativity in our community. Please pre-register by May 17 so that we can provide enough chalk for everyone. You can register the day of the program as long as space is available. Rain date is Sunday, May 21.

2016 Westmont Community Award Dinner @ Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau (WCCTB) will host the Annual Westmont Community Awards Dinner to recognize area individuals and businesses. The Awards Dinner will be held on  April 20, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Road, Westmont. Cocktails service will begin at 6:00pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:45pm.  Ticket price is $65 per person.  Registrations can be made from the Chamber website at www.westmontchamber.com or by calling the Chamber office at 630-960-5553.

The Westmont Chamber Community Awards Dinner is an annual tradition in Westmont designed to provide a special opportunity to pause and recognize the many wonderful volunteers and businesses that work to make Westmont a great place to live, work and visit. The Award Nomination process is now open.  Nominations for the following awards can be submitted online at www.westmontchamber.com or by completing a paper form available at the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau office at One South Cass Avenue, Suite 101, Westmont and the Westmont Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy Street, Westmont. The deadline for submittals is March 3, 2017.

Nominations are now open for the following Westmont Community Awards:

 The 2016 Dick Busse Business-of-the-Year Award recognizes a Westmont Chamber business that has excelled in community service, business promotion, civic responsibility and contributions to the betterment of the Chamber and the Village of Westmont.

 2016 Westmont Citizen-of-the-Year Award recognizes an individual that resides in Westmont and that has demonstrated exceptional community involvement and leadership. Mayor Gunter noted “It is a great pleasure to honor those individuals that have made such a positive impact to the success of Westmont.”

 The 2016 Educator-of-the-Year Award recognizes a local educator for their outstanding efforts in their field and to the betterment of the Village of Westmont.

 The 2016 Public Safety Officer-of-the-Year Award recognizes a local emergency medical technician, fire fighter, or law enforcement officer for their outstanding efforts in their field and to the betterment of Westmont.

 The 2016 Westmont Community Improvement Award recognizes individual business property owners and businesses that have improved the appearance of their property.

The deadline for nomination submittals is March 3, 2017.

Westmont Park District Event – Flying 4 Kids @ Ty Warner Park
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Keep your eye to the sky in the month of May. The Westmont Park District will take part in the 7th annual Flying 4 Kids statewide kite fly in May to help promote the sport of kite flying. We will have the Chicago Kite Club come out to do demonstrations and show off their assortment of kites. At 2:15pm we will have the participants take part in the “Candy Drop,” which allows the kids to collect candy that falls from the kites. If you don’t have a kite, no problem, there will be opportunities at this event to make your own kite. Come on out and enjoy the lost art of kite flying. Concessions will be available to purchase.

Westmont Park District Events – Touch-A-Truck @ Ty Warner Park
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

All ages Come out and explore the trucks, tractors, heavy equipment, emergency vehicles and more. Bring your camera! Touch-A-Truck puts kids in the driver’s seat! Children touch, honk, and climb aboard a vast array of specialized vehicles and public safety equipment that are on display.

LIBRARY EVENT: English Conversation Group @ Westmont Public Library
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This informal and friendly conversation group is for all adult English learners. Join us as we improve our verbal English skills. Co-sponsored by Literacy Dupage.

LIBRARY EVENT: Paint the Parking Lot @ Westmont Public Library
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Help us brighten up the parking lot by designing water-based paint creations that will wash away with the April showers. Fun for youth in grades K – 2. No registration required.

LIBRARY EVENT: Westmont Library Cinema @ Westmont Public Library
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon movie and popcorn with friends. April’s film is Jackie. Ages 18 and up are welcome. Registration requested.
LIBRARY EVENT: Sensory Saturday @ Westmont Public Library
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a variety of sensory art activities including painting, playdough, rice, and more! Make sure to dress your child in old clothes for this drop-in playtime. Ages 18 months to 5 years and their caregivers are welcome.