The Education Center will celebrate 40 years of “helping kids succeed in school and in life” at its annual Kids’ Best Friend Benefit and Awards Dinner, which will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville on Saturday, October 12. The hotel is located at 3003 Corporate West Drive, in Lisle. Tickets are $150 per person and include a cocktail reception, dinner, raffle, and live auction. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the center at 630-420-7807 or visit www.theeducationcenter.org . The Education Center of Developmental Resources is located at 113 East Van Buren in Naperville.