First Congregational plans to salute graduates at Sunday service
June 6, 2012 3:32PM
Caption for attached photo: Kyle and Jordan Maly of Carpentersville stopped by the Dundee Library on Monday to sign up for the summer reading program and checked out lots of great books to get them started. This year’s theme is “Reading is So Delicious.”
Updated: July 8, 2012 8:16AM
West Dundee: Summer service times at FCC
First Congregational Church of Dundee offers a single, combined Sunday service at 10 a.m. through Sept. 2. On this Graduation Recognition Sunday, the church will congratulate those who are graduating from high school, college, technical school or are receiving advanced degrees. All graduates are invited to come to celebrate their accomplishments. Each service will be preceded by a hymn sing at 9:45 a.m. and will explore Paul’s letter to the Church at Rome, out loud in worship, and wrestle with his teachings on faithful behavior, salvation and the nature of the church. Holy Communion will be offered. Child care will be provided for children kindergarten-age and younger from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. Grade-school-age children and older are invited to worship with their families. In June, the Mission Ministry is collecting boxes of cold cereal for FISH (Friend I Shall Help) Food Pantry, which is an item in short supply. Drop off donations to the FISH collection bin. The church is at 900 S. Eighth St. (Route 31 and Angle Tarn), West Dundee. Call 847-426-2161, ext. 210, or visit the website at www.fccdundee.com.
Geneva: AID Pie/Cupcake Bake-Off set for Sunday
Whether it’s a recipe passed down generation from generation or a new creation to show off, the Association for Individual Development (AID) encourages the public to participate in its annual Pie & Cupcake Bake-off. The event will be Sunday at the downtown Geneva French Market. This year’s bake-off has expanded to include the category of cupcakes. For each cupcake recipe entry, please provide a minimum of four cupcakes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three pie and the top three cupcakes as determined by judges. Each category’s top winner will receive $100 in cash; prizes also will be awarded to each category’s second- and third-place finishers as well. There is a $10 registration fee per each entry. Pies will be judged on the following criteria: overall appearance, crust color, flavor, texture and doneness, filling consistency, doneness and flavor, and originality. Cupcakes will be judged on overall appearance, flavor, doneness and originality. Entries can be dropped off between 11 a.m. and noon, with judging beginning promptly at noon. All proceeds raised from this event will directly fund AID programs and services that support more than 5,100 individuals with disabilities, mental illness and special needs throughout the Fox Valley Community. For more information and a complete listing of all pie competition rules, visit www.the-association.org or contact Wendy Bialek at 847-931-2294.
St. Charles: Learn about Illinois snakes Saturday
Study “Native Snakes of Illinois” and see them in their natural habitats at a Saturday nature program. Jace Robinson, co-chair and instructor in the biology department of Harper College, will teach attendees about snakes’ eating patterns, habitats and activity levels, and even capture methods for local species. The group will look for snakes in the fields at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center from 10 a.m. to noon. This Learn from the Experts program is cosponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County along with the Geneva Park District and St. Charles Park District. Learn from the Experts programs are taught by experts in their respective fields and offer in-depth learning opportunities about local ecology. Learn from the Experts programs are for ages 16 and up, and registration is required. Registration for “Native Snakes of Illinois” is $15. Register by phone at 847-741-8350 or email email@example.com. Hickory Knolls Discovery Center is at 3795 Campton Hills Road near St. Charles.
South Elgin: Summer Day Camp at Brewster Creek
Summer Day Camp at Brewster Creek will include games, field trips, visits to the pool and some new features including Kraft Korner, Relaxation Station, Snack Shak and Camp Coliseum. Kids will even create their own walking stick. Outside play is required, so bring the appropriate shoes and clothing. Gym shoes/boots and socks are required each day for camp. Camp begins on June 11. Visit www.southelgin.com — Parks and Recreation, or call 847-622-0003.
Elgin: Township and Elgin police team up for youth
Elgin Township has been in partnership with the Elgin Police Department for the past seven years to provide funding for youth initiatives. The collaboration was originally developed in 2007 to assist Elgin Police Resident Officers with their summer youth camp. The township initially funded the program with $7,000. Each year since, the township has provided funding of $20,000, in which the youth program has progressively and successfully operated each year. The initial program was designed to ensure that the children of Elgin Township matured into responsible citizens by creating a positive environment for them to make informed and responsible decisions while challenging and supporting the development of life skills. Since its original inception, the program has evolved into much more and is now called Kids United.