News and Events

2018 Summer Newsletter

  • Meet Zari the Great
  • Hear from one of our volunteer veterinarians
  • Thank you to everyone who helped make our Annual Dinner Auction a success!

     

 

 

 

 

 

  • Thu
    14
    May
    2015
    Sat
    23
    May
    2015
    9am-5pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    New and gently used items as well as plants for sale! All proceeds from this sale benefit the animals of Fox Valley Wildlife Center.

  • Tue
    09
    Jun
    2015
    Fri
    14
    Aug
    2015
    Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    Junior rehab series coming this summer!

    Ever wonder about wildlife rehabilitation? Then join us for a fun, informative summer series at the fox valley wildlife center.

    Utilizing hands on activities, videos, and crafts, each week we will take an in depth look at an animal grouping that we serve. students will learn about classification, habitats, injuries commonly seen, how they are treated, and more.

    Sign up for the whole series or come for your favorite animal:
    $20 per child per class or $90 for the series:

    • Lesson 1: mammals
    • Lesson 2: songbirds
    • Lesson 3: birds of prey
    • Lesson 4: waterfowl and gamebirds
    • Lesson 5: amphibians and reptiles

    Two sessions for each grade level will be offered:
    Session 1  10:00 - 11:30 a.m
    K-2nd:   tuesdays -   june 9, 16, 23, 30 & july 7
    3rd-5th: thursdays - june 11, 18, 25, & july 2, 9
    6th-8th: fridays -     june 12, 19, 26, & july 3, 10session 2  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    k-2nd:   tuesdays -   july 14, 21, 28 & aug. 4, 11
    3rd-5th: thursdays - july 16, 23, 30, & aug. 6, 13
    6th-8th: fridays -     july 17, 24, 31, & aug. 7, 14

    Register by calling 630-365-3800 or email us at fvwceducation@sbcglobal.net.

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2015
    9:30 amSettler's Hill Golf Course

    Treat Your Dad to a Day of Golf : The Ninth Annual Critter Classic Golf Outing to Benefit the Spring Wild Babies who are Admitted to our Hospital

    This event is the Friday just before Father's Day, June 19th, at Settler's Hill Golf Course, tee times starting at 9:30. This event is a Scramble. After a morning of golf and good times there will be a barbecue lunch served, contests winners awarded and raffle winners.

    Cost for this event is $75.00 per golfer and includes cart rental and barbecue lunch. Contests are an additional $30.00, which include Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, Closest to the Pin in the first nine and the second nine.

    Please respond to a-krueger@sbcglobal.net if you want to sign up: with your name, your companion golfer names and your phone number.

    Also if you want to play any contests or if you have a desired tee time.

    We try to accommodate tee times but it is not always possible.

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2015
    Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    Join us for a fun day of activities and tour our wildlife center. Sorry, no wild animal patients will be available to see due to the high level of stress. Additional details to follow...

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015
    1-5pmHickory Knolls Discovery Center
    • event details here
  • Thu
    28
    Jan
    2016
    7:00 pmZanies Comedy Club in St. Charles

    Join us January 28th at the Zanies Comedy Club in St. Charles for a night filled with laughter and also help animals in our care. Tickets are $25, doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. See here for full details

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016
    12:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    5-10 PMFox Valley Country Club 2500 N. Route 25 North Aurora, IL 60542

    Join us for our 14th annual dinner auction held at the Fox Valley Country Club. There will be both a silent and live auction, dinner, raffles and more! Click here for more information and visit our store to purchase tickets. Click here to find more information about the auction. If you prefer to RSVP by mail click here to print out an RSVP form. You can also enter our cash raffle by sending in your raffle tickets, you do not have to  attend the auction to enter the raffle just follow the instruction on the form.

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sun
    17
    Apr
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2016
    12:00 pm to 4:00pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come help us celebrate the beginning of spring and the start of baby season at our annual Baby Shower! There are activities for children and weather permitting, appearances from our ambassadors!  Please check out our wishlist to see what we need and help us start start off this baby season right.

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    9:00 am- 3:00 pm39 Walnut Circle Sugar Grove, IL

    **Our annual barn sale is being held off site this year at 39 Walnut Circle, Sugar Grove (Presbury Subdivision)**

    We are in need of gently used items for this very important fundraiser.

    If you have an item you no longer have use for and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help the wildlife in our care, see drop off dates below.

    Saturday, April 23 9-7
    Saturday, April 30 9-7
    Friday, May 6 12-3
    Saturday, May 7 9-7
    Friday, May 13 12-3

    All items may be dropped off at 39 Walnut Circle in Sugar Grove.

    Acceptable Items

    Musical Instruments, Costumes, Kitchen and entertaining items, antiques and collectibles, art, clean bath items and towels, clean bedding and blankets, bird feeders and bird baths, books, cd's, dvd's, records, foreign money, garden items and yard art, interesting jewelry, toys, games and puzzles, knic-knacs, luggage, patio furniture, pet items, sporting equipment, clean table linen, tools, indoor or outdoor, wooden furniture, please call on large furniture

    **These items will not be accepted: Infant or youth car seats, adult clothing or shoes, electronics, large appliances, corporate coffee mugs, reference or text books, VHS tapes or car parts.

    Please direct any questions about the sale to Cheryl Schreck at (630) 253-3640 or email at schreck2@aol.com.

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    1PM-2PMFox Valley Wildlife Center

    If you have an interest in volunteering join us to learn about what volunteers at FVWC do and how you can be involved. Click here to fill out a registration form.

  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016
    9:00 amSettler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia

    Join us for a great day at the Critters Classic Golf Outing! Tickets are $75.00 per golfer and include golf, cart, barbecue lunch at the Settlers Hill Golf Course in Batavia .  There will be raffles and contests as well!

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016
    12:00 pm to 4:00pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come get a glimpse of what our center looks like at our open house! This is the one day of the year that we open our doors to the public. Come take a tour of our facility and see how we care for our animals throughout the year. Our education ambassadors will also make appearances throughout the day.

  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016
    1:00pm-5:00pmHickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Join us at our 5th annual Wild about Wildlife fundraiser hosted by the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center. Click here for more details of the event and here for directions. To preorder tickets see our store page.

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    5-10 PMPipers Banquets

    Join us at our annual dinner auction for a night of friends, food, and fun! This year the auction is held at a new venue, Pipers Banquets.  We will have a silent and live auction, a 50/50 raffle, games, and more! Check out our flyer and click here to buy tickets to the auction. If you would prefer to not pay online please print and fill out this RSVP and mail to FVWC PO Box 385 Elburn IL 60119.

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    12-4pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Every year we receive thousands of helpless baby wildlife that need our help. To prepare for the amount of babies we receive each spring, we host a wild baby shower.
    Participate in games and crafts, see our education ambassadors and enjoy the bake sale!
    You're invited to attend this FREE event. We just ask that you bring an item from our wish list below.

    • FVWC WISH LIST
      • Monetary donations
      • Wild bird seed
      • Unflavored Pedialyte - generic ok
      • Kitten and Puppy food - dry kibble
      • Walnuts, pecans, acorns, hickory nuts, peanuts, hazelnuts
        • unsalted, whole or shelled
      • Laundry detergent - unscented
      • Bleach
      • Kleenex - no lotion
      • Paper towels

     

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    9:00 am- 3:00 pm39 Walnut Circle Sugar Grove, IL

    **Our annual barn sale is being held off site this year at 39 Walnut Circle, Sugar Grove (Presbury Subdivision)**

    We are in need of gently used items for this very important fundraiser.

    If you have an item you no longer have use for and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help the wildlife in our care, see drop off dates below.

    Saturday, April 23 9-7
    Saturday, April 30 9-7
    Friday, May 6 12-3
    Saturday, May 7 9-7
    Friday, May 13 12-3

    All items may be dropped off at 39 Walnut Circle in Sugar Grove.

    Acceptable Items

    Musical Instruments, Costumes, Kitchen and entertaining items, antiques and collectibles, art, clean bath items and towels, clean bedding and blankets, bird feeders and bird baths, books, cd's, dvd's, records, foreign money, garden items and yard art, interesting jewelry, toys, games and puzzles, knic-knacs, luggage, patio furniture, pet items, sporting equipment, clean table linen, tools, indoor or outdoor, wooden furniture, please call on large furniture

    **These items will not be accepted: Infant or youth car seats, adult clothing or shoes, electronics, large appliances, corporate coffee mugs, reference or text books, VHS tapes or car parts.

    Please direct any questions about the sale to Cheryl Schreck at (630) 253-3640 or email at schreck2@aol.com.

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    Settler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia

    Join us for a great day at the Critters Classic Golf Outing! Tickets are $75.00 per golfer and include golf, cart, barbecue lunch at the Settlers Hill Golf Course in Batavia .  There will be raffles and contests as well!

  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017
    12:00 - 4:00Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come get a glimpse of what our center looks like at our open house! This is the one day of the year that we open our doors to the public. Come take a tour of our facility and see where we care for our animals throughout the year. Our patients will not be available for viewing but our education ambassadors will make appearances throughout the day. No reservation is required.

  • Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pmHickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Enjoy a wine & oil tasting experience with the Fox Valley Wildlife Center. PRP International who specializes in wines from around the world will be presenting 8 wines from around the world. Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard will bring twelve flavored olive oils for tasting. Profits from wines purchased at the event will go toward helping care for the injured and orphaned wildlife that our center takes in every year. The event is $25 per person for pre-ordered tickets and $30 at the door and includes wine tasting and appetizers. For tickets please see our store. For directions to Hickory Knolls click here.

  • Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017
    1:00 - 5:00Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Join us at our 6th Annual Wild About Wildlife Fundraiser. Click here to preorder tickets for the event with a discount. Tickets will be available at the event as well. Directions to Hickory Knolls can be found here.

    Family's will enjoy presentations from Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures in addition to FVWC's own Education Ambassadors.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    5-10 PMPipers Banquets

    Join us at our annual dinner auction for a night of friends, food, and fun! The Auction will be held at Pipers Banquets.  We will have a silent and live auction, a 50/50 raffle, games, and more! Check out our event tickets page to purchase tickets online. You can also print and send in this form to reserve tickets.

  • Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018
    12:00 pm to 4:00pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come help us celebrate the beginning of spring and the start of baby season at our annual Baby Shower! There are activities for children and weather permitting, appearances from our ambassadors!  Please check out our wishlist to see what we need and help us start start off this baby season right.

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    6:30 pm - 10:30 pmCairo Ale House 2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, IL 60185

    Join us at the Cairo Ale House for a night of swing dancing and fun! Swing dance lessons start at 6:30 pm (no partner required) open dance is from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. All proceeds benefit the Fox Valley Wildlife Center. You can purchase tickets at the door or on our store.

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    8:00 am- 3:00 pm39 Walnut Circle Sugar Grove, IL

    **Our annual barn sale is being held off site this year at 39 Walnut Circle, Sugar Grove (Presbury Subdivision)**

    We are in need of gently used items for this very important fundraiser.

    If you have an item you no longer have use for and would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help the wildlife in our care.

    All items may be dropped off at 39 Walnut Circle in Sugar Grove before May 19th.

    Acceptable Items

    Musical Instruments, Costumes, Kitchen and entertaining items, antiques and collectibles, art, clean bath items and towels, clean bedding and blankets, bird feeders and bird baths, books, cd's, dvd's, records, foreign money, garden items and yard art, interesting jewelry, toys, games and puzzles, knic-knacs, luggage, patio furniture, pet items, sporting equipment, clean table linen, tools, indoor or outdoor, wooden furniture, please call on large furniture

    **These items will not be accepted: Infant or youth car seats, adult clothing or shoes, electronics, large appliances, corporate coffee mugs, reference or text books, VHS tapes or car parts.

    Please direct any questions about the sale to Cheryl Schreck at (630) 253-3640 or email at schreck2@aol.com.

  • Mon
    21
    May
    2018
    Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    This July 4th show your support and celebrate the holiday with Fox Valley Wildlife Center. We've got a patriotic design and new shirt styles to show your support of our country and Fox Valley Wildlife Center.

    Shirts are only available for a limited time!
    Be sure to place your order by June 9th to receive your shirts in time for the holiday.

    Click here to place your order online!

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    11AM - 6PMSt. Charles IL

    Events 4 a Cause is hosting The Fox’s Fur Ball Pub Crawl to benefit the Fox Valley Wildlife Center and 4 Paws 4 U 4 Ever. Tickets are $40 per person and includes: T-Shirt, 5 Drink Tickets, and Chance to Win Free Prizes! You can find more details and purchase tickets at www.events4acause.net

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
    9:00 amSettler’s Hill Golf Course in Batavia

    Join us for a great day at the Critters Classic Golf Outing! Tickets are $75.00 per golfer and include golf, cart, barbecue lunch at the Settlers Hill Golf Course in Batavia .  There will be raffles and contests as well!  Contact Andrea, at 630-987-0012 or a-krueger@sbcglobal.net, to reserve your tee time.

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018
    7:00 pmZanies Comedy Club, Pheasant Run Resort

    An evening of "fun" and "fundraising" at Zanies Comedy Club, Pheasant Run Resort, on Thursday, July 12.

    Featuring the comedy of Russ Williamson.

    A 50/50 cash raffle will be offered before the show.

    Doors open at 7pm with an 8pm show time. MUST be 21 or older, with a 2 drink minimum.

    Tickets are $25 per person and can be ordered online, or by contacting Roberta via email at robertas@fvwc.org.

  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
    8:00 am - 10:00 amApplebee's Elgin, 125 South Randall Road, Elgin

    Treat the family to our Flapjack Fundraising Event at Applebee's in Elgin!

    This delicious breakfast will consist of 3 pancakes (all-you-can-eat!), 2 slices of bacon and your choice of beverage (coffee, soda, tea, orange juice or milk).  Now that's what we call short stacks for a TALL cause!

    Tickets are just $8 each and can be purchased online, or by contacting Roberta via email at RobertaS@fvwc.org.

  • Tue
    31
    Jul
    2018
    Fri
    03
    Aug
    2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    FVWC Wildlife Camp is a fun, educational opportunity for kids interested in wildlife.  They'll learn about the wildlife they see in their backyards and gain a better understanding of the animals and birds that live among us.  Each day offers a new experience, including a new theme, crafts, games and education animals.  Ages 5 - 10.  Camp is $10 per day, or $35 for all four days.  Fill out the FVWC Kids Wildlife Camp Permission Slip and Participant Liability Waiver.

    Both forms and registration fees are due July 24 and can be dropped off at FVWC, 45W061 Route 38, Elburn, IL 60119, or emailed to Lauren at education@fvwc.org, fees are due on the first day.

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFox Valley Wildlife Center

    Come get a glimpse of what our center looks like at our open house! This is the one day of the year that we open our doors to the public. Come take a tour of our facility and see where we care for our animals throughout the year. Our patients will not be available for viewing but our education ambassadors will make appearances throughout the day. No reservation is required.

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pmHickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Enjoy a tasting event with the Fox Valley Wildlife Center.  Experience the complex characteristics of several fine wines from ONEHOPE.  The Olive Mill in Geneva, will be providing several flavored dipping oils.  Eileen Chapuis, Curator for The Cocoa Exchange, will have a variety of chocolates to delight your taste buds.  An assortment of loose leaf teas, from Steeped Tea's Sipologist, Gloria Petrella, will also be available.  Profits from items purchased at the event will go toward helping care for the injured and orphaned wildlife that our center takes in every year. The event is $25 per person for pre-ordered tickets and $30 at the door and includes tasting and appetizers. For tickets please see our store. For directions to Hickory Knolls click here.

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    1:00 - 5:00Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

    Join us at our 7th Annual Wild About Wildlife Fundraiser. Click here to preorder tickets for the event with a discount. Tickets will be available at the event as well. Directions to Hickory Knolls can be found here.

    Family's will enjoy presentations from Flying Fox Conservation Fund and Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures, in addition to FVWC's own Education Ambassadors.