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Donations sought for Dundee Twp. Historical Society garage sale

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Samantha Harville, who wil perform a martial arts bo staff form at the South Elgin National Night Out celebration Aug. 6. | Submitted

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Updated: August 27, 2013 6:11AM

Dundee Twp.: Donations sought for historical society garage sale

Have some household items to get rid of? Consider donating them for the annual Dundee Township Historical Society museum garage sale.

This year’s sale is set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the museum, 426 Highland Ave., West Dundee. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Dundee Township Historical Society, whose mission is to highlight the historical importance of the Dundee area.

The museum is in need of donations of glass, china, household items, small furniture, antiques, collectibles, linens, vintage items, tools, games and puzzles. No clothing will be accepted.

Marge Edwards, president of the Dundee Township Historical Society, said the annual sale has been held for about a decade. “And it’s grown every year,” she said. “People we don’t even know bring us things. They have been very generous.”

Annually, the Dundee Township Historical Society presents several programs for the community. The museum itself, which was once St. Catherine’s first school building, contains a vast display of collections that change each season. One of the permanent displays is about famous detective Allan Pinkerton, a Scotsman who once called West Dundee his home. The museum’s collection also includes books, documents, pictures, slides, probate records, newspapers and census records. The Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit includes photographs of buildings and other sites in the township before 1861.

Donations for the garage sale can be dropped off between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesdays or Sundays at the museum, or donors may call to arrange a time at 847-428-6996.

East Dundee: Immanuel Lutheran run/walk Aug. 24 to benefit pantry

Residents are invited to get their exercise while helping out with a good cause during the “Go Fish” Family 5K Run/Walk.

Hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church, 310 E. Main St., East Dundee, the 5K race is set for Saturday, Aug. 24, with proceeds benefiting the FISH (Friend I Shall Help) Food Pantry.

“Our main focus for the race is raising money for the FISH pantry and getting families out exercising together,” said Sarah Schiltz, a coordinator of the event.

The run/walk will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. An afterparty, including food and prizes, will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The run begins at the Fox River Trail near Immanuel Lutheran Church. The afterparty will be held on church grounds. Strollers are welcome.

The cost is $25 per individual and includes a T-shirt, or $50 per family and includes two T-shirts. Additional shirts are $8 each. Same day registration is available.

The FISH Food Pantry in Carpentersville is a volunteer-run organization that provides food and necessities to more than 438 families in the Dundee area.

To register for the event, print out and complete the form on the church’s website at Mail payments to the church office at 310 E. Main St., East Dundee, IL 60118.

South Elgin: Martial arts demo during village’s Night Out event Aug. 6

Samantha Harville, a 14-year-old Second-Degree Black Belt in Kyukido, will perform a new bo staff weapons form at South Elgin’s National Night Out.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Night Out. South Elgin’s celebration will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Concord Park.

Samantha has been practicing martial arts for more than eight years. She trains at Master Craig Hutson’s academy, AKF Martial Arts Dragon Kyukido of South Elgin, 310 Sundown Road.

Dragon Kyukido also will have board-breaking, grappling and various martial arts drills showcased throughout the evening.

Hanover Township: Music video invites seniors to participate Aug. 17

Hanover Township Senior Center is looking for seniors to be in a music video to be filmed starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at the center. The completed video will be posted on YouTube and the Hanover Township website.

Township residents 55 and older are sought for the cast of the music video rendition of the song “We are Young” by the group F.U.N. This video will feature unexpected and humorous scenarios throughout the senior center while capturing seniors’ lifestyle of independence and sense of community.

For more information or to sign up to be featured in the music video, call the Hanover Township Senior Center at 630-483-5600.

South Elgin: Vacation Bible School scheduled at Community United

Community United Methodist Church at 400 W. Spring St., South Elgin, will have its second session Vacation Bible School World Tour.

Cost is $5 per child (preschool to fifth).

A family meet-and-greet will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 31; the school from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Aug. 1; and a family picnic at 6 p.m. Aug. 2.

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Kane County: Forest district experts offer program on wood ducks Aug. 8

A nature program is scheduled for Aug. 8 to learn about what many consider one of the most beautiful waterfowl in North America — wood ducks.

“Wood Duck Biology and Restoration Management” is a Learn From the Experts program offered by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County in conjunction with the St. Charles and Geneva Park districts.

The Aug. 8 nature program will focus on wood duck identification, distribution of populations, habitat, diet, nesting, breeding and conservation. Forest district Ranger Phil Smith will be the instructor.

The program will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Creek Bend Nature Center, St. Charles. This program is for ages 16 and above. Advance registration is required. Registration is $15 per person. Register by phone at 847-741-8350 or email

Creek Bend Nature Center is located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, at 37W700 Dean St.

For a full roster of forest district nature programs, visit

St. Charles: Church to have free dinner Sunday

Two Guys and Free Spaghetti will provide a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner with beverage, salad, garlic bread and homemade dessert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Charles Episcopal Church, 994 N. 5th Ave., (Route 25).

Carryout is available, and the building is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call Joe at 630-890-6586.

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