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Whether uniting people, leading events or giving presentations, SPARK grows and promotes early childhood development all through Aurora. Keep current with our efforts by checking our calendar often. Come out and join us when you can too!

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Be My Neighbor Day

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate a GRRR-ific day at Aurora’s Water Street Mall with SPARK, Fox Valley United Way, WTTW, Fred Rogers Productions and the PNC Foundation as they welcome Daniel Tiger and his friend Katerina Kittycat from the WTTW Kids series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood for “Be My Neighbor Day!”
September 10, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.| Water Street Mall,
13 Water St, Aurora, IL 60505
Get to know your neighbors while enjoying live music from local children’s artist Jim Gill, preschool engagement programming from WTTW Kid Learn & Play, and the 100th anniversary celebration of Fox Valley United Way. Visit with over 15 local agencies, enter a grand prize raffle, and make a difference in your community by donating food or diapers to help local food pantries.
Daniel Tiger is based on Fred Rogers, and elements of his home are based on the set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Daniel Tiger targets preschool-aged children. The program has been nominated and won several awards in children’s broadcasting, including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program.

*NOTE: Please access all parking information for downtown Aurora here*


September 10
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Venue
21 S. Broadway Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505
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Registration will open on August 20, 2022 10:00 am.