Updated: October 30, 2013 6:37AM
Mayor Kaptain said he wants to continue to encourage Elgin residents to get out and walk as cooler weather arrives, so he will be hosting once a month walks at the track in The Centre of Elgin.
The walks will take place the first Tuesday of every month, at 8 a.m., and are open to everyone. A Centre membership is not required to use the indoor track. Use of the track is free for Elgin residents.
The first indoor Walk with the Mayor will take place Tuesday. The walk will last about 45 minutes and provide an opportunity for residents to meet and talk with Kaptain. Walk with the Mayor is sponsored by Activate Elgin, a coalition of community partners, which promotes communitywide efforts to improve health, well-being, and overall quality of life. For more information, call 847-931-6127.
East Dundee: Friends of Library book drop off
Books are heavy, and nobody knows that better than a library. That’s why the Friends of the Fox River Valley Public Library District are holding a “Drive Up Book Donation Drop Off” at the Dundee Library from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The library is located at 555 Barrington Ave. (Route 68).
The Friends will be on hand to help unload donations of used books and media, such as DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and video games. The Friends cannot accept magazines, encyclopedias, text books over five years old or damaged materials. The Friends’ Fall Book Sale will be held Oct. 24 to 26 at the Dundee Library.
For more information about donations, visit the library’s website at www.frvpld.info or call 847-428-3661.
Bartlett: Fire district to hold annual open house
The Bartlett Fire Protection District will hold it annual Fire Prevention Week Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Station 1, 234 N. Oak St.
The open house will feature activities and demonstrations for both adults and children. The theme for this year’s open house is “Preventing Kitchen Fires” and there will be information and a demonstration on how to prevent these fires.
The open house is an opportunity to meet local firefighters and to experience some of the other attractions that will be on display during the event. The district’s fire equipment will be on display along with the chance to slide down a fire pole, learn how a thermal imaging camera helps firefighters in a fire, have your photo taken with Sparky the Fire Dog, and many more demonstrations and educational information.
Nationally, Fire Prevention Week is the second week in October and each year the goal is to provide education to the community on the importance of fire prevention. For more information, contact the district at 630-837-3701.
Elgin: Administer Justice to hold forum on poverty
Administer Justice, a non-profit legal aid, will host a free justice forum at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at its office at 1750 Grandstand Place Suite 10.
The event, highlighting trends in suburban poverty, will include presentations by the organization’s founder, attorney Bruce Strom, executive director elect attorney Eric Nelson and staff attorney Kimberly Spagui who runs the organization’s human trafficking program ATLAST (Attorneys Targeting Labor and Sex Trafficking).
Administer Justice is a non-profit organization, providing comprehensive legal, financial, conflict resolution and educational services to low income individuals and their families. For more information visit www.administerjustice.org.