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Glenbard wellness expo:

A wellness expo and viewing of the documentary "The Weight of the Nation" is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Glenbard North High School as part of the Glenbard Parent Series. The expo will feature more than 25 community health organizations with information, demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments. Following the viewing of the movie, Bill Dietz, former division director of nutrition, physical activity and obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss the nation's growing obesity epidemic. The school is located at 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream. For details, call (630) 942-7573.

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NCC seeks volunteers:

Volunteers are invited to join in Intersection, North Central College's annual day of community service, on Saturday, April 20. The program begins at 7:45 a.m. at two locations: Madden Theatre in the college's Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave, Naperville; and at Grace Pointe Church, 14210 S. Route 30, Plainfield. Volunteers serve from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can choose from among 22 service projects, from cleaning school playgrounds to packing food for starving children to assisting in a nursing home. The cost to participate is $5 per person with a maximum of $20 per family, including breakfast and lunch. To register an individual or group, go to intersectionregistration.eventbrite.com.

Glen Ellyn Earth Day:

Two Earth Day-related events are scheduled for April 27 in Glen Ellyn. The Recycling Extravaganza will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the village commuter parking lot at Duane and Lorraine streets. No household hazardous waste will be collected, but electronics will. The annual Illinois Prairie Path and Great Western Trail cleanups are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. Prairie Path Cleanup volunteers will meet at the Prairie Path near the gazebo across from the train station. To help with the Great Western Trail Cleanup, email FrndsGrtWstnTrl@aol.com.

Scholarships offered:

The DuPage Juvenile Officers Association is offering two $1,000 scholarships to DuPage County residents pursuing a career in law enforcement or youth social services. Applicants must attend college by September and major in a related field. Applications are available at DuPage high schools and dupagejuvenileofficers.org and should be sent to the association, 900 Ogden Ave., Unit 185, Downers Grove, Ill., 60515, postmarked no later than May 7. Applicants should include a letter of recommendation and a personal letter explaining their plans and reason for applying, as well as a transcript of their grades and a letter of acceptance from a college. For details, call association board member Craig Gomorczak at (630) 981-6337.

'Blessings' at gallery:

Burning Bush Art Gallery in Wheaton will play host to the opening of an exhibit called "Eternal Blessings," featuring works from Benedictine University's collection of 20th century art and applied arts. "Eternal Blessings" opens from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the gallery, 216 N. Main St., Wheaton. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The exhibit features paintings, photographs, prints and decorative arts from the U.S., Europe and Latin America and previews the fall opening of Benedictine University's art gallery, which will be named for the late Rev. Michael Komechak. For details, contact Tony Asta at (708) 705-8669 or tonyasta@ameritech.net, or Teresa Parker at tparker@ben.edu.

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