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Fox Valley: Feline Rescue adoptions free in June

Updated: July 15, 2013 7:57PM

Fox Valley’s Guardian Angel’s Feline Rescue is hosting an open adoption this month for rescued, abandoned and abused feline’s with no adoption fee to qualified adopters.

Also, the organization will have a fundraiser yard and book sale from noon to 5 p.m. June 28 to 30 at 421 Martin Drive in South Elgin. Persons who have items to donate for this sale, or interested are in adopting or fostering a feline, can call (847) 931-4535.

Donations also are appreciated in helping with the ongoing expense for needed medical care that all felines require. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 595, South Elgin, IL 60177. All donations received go directly for the care of these animals that often were cruelly treated, deserted or starving when rescued. No money goes for salaries or administrative costs, according to the organization.

Elgin: Noon Kiwanis Club slates topical programs

Topical programs are fixtures of the weekly meetings of the Kiwanis Club of Elgin. Programs and events scheduled for upcoming weeks include:

June 18 — Natalie Escobar, Elgin Community College International Student Homestay Program. The pilot program began in fall 2012 with two students from China and a member of the ECC staff. The program is designed to have students stay with Elgin host families as a way to immerse themselves in the culture and improve their English.

June 25 — Members will view “The Collector of Bedford Street”, featuring Larry Selman, a 60-year old man with mental disabilities who raised thousands of dollars for charities, including Kiwanis.

July 2 — Laura Mesjak and Jennifer Bueche of Gail Borden Library will discuss the 2013 Summer Reading Program, “Read on the Wild Side” and the 2013 Community Reading Challenge.

July 9 — John Devine will speak about the Global Student Leaders Summit in Shanghai, 2014. The summit prepares students to assume a role in a changing world, gaining perspectives on everyday life in China’s schools and businesses. It will highlight China’s economic growth and development as a case study to explore the new global economy.

Persons interested in joining the club are invited to attend a weekly lunch meeting, held at noon each Tuesday at The Hickory Stick Bar & Grille Restaurant, 875 Sports Way, Elgin, at the Highlands golf course. For more information, contact Karen Maki at 847-429-5976.

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