Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
St. Charles: Fire district to host open house
The Fox River Countryside Fire/Rescue District will host its second Community Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Boulevard, St. Charles. At the open house, residents of St. Charles Township, Campton Hills and Wayne can review and discuss plans to improve fire and rescue services. The open house is sponsored by the district’s Citizens Advisory Committee, which promotes public input into the activities of the fire and rescue district. The district has taken steps recently to acquire equipment and join the regional fire department mutual aid system. It also has selected a service provider through an open-bid process that will staff and operate the district’s stations. The district’s website is www.frcfr.org.
Carpentersville: Farnham town hall reset for Feb. 14
State Rep. Keith Farnham, D-Elgin, was unable to attend the town hall meeting he had planned for Wednesday evening in Carpentersville due to a medical issue. The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Carpentersville Village Hall. Call 847-841-7130 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geneva: Delnor offers ‘Heart Month’ classes
Physical activity in one’s daily life is important to prevent heart disease. People can take a few simple steps at home, at work and at play to increase the amount of physical activity in their lives. Join Delnor Health & Wellness Center for a week of fitness programs to get you heart-smart and heart-healthy. These include HR Interval Training, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7; Training in Your Zones from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 10; and Health Hearts from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 15. Courses are at Delnor Health & Wellness Center, 296 Randall Road, Geneva. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 630-208-3933. Visit the DHWC web site at www.delnorwellness.com
Dundee Township: Boys & Girls Clubs to host campaign kickoff
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township provides after-school programming to local at-risk youth throughout the year. Public support is what allows the organization to touch the lives of more than 1,500 youth every year. This year, the club is seeking pledges of 65 cents a day, or $20.11 per month. There will be a kickoff party from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 at Village Pizza, 145 N. Kennedy Drive, Carpentersville. Come out and enjoy pizza and soft drinks while supporting our organization. Every individual who pledges a donation that night is eligible for door prizes and giveaways throughout the evening.
Unity Hospice seeks volunteers
If you are looking for an opportunity to grow personally and to touch the lives of your neighbors and community, consider joining Unity Hospice’s volunteer team. Becoming a hospice volunteer can forever change your outlook on life. Volunteer time could be as little as one hour per week. Patient medical care is not the responsibility of a hospice volunteer. We provide training that will ensure you feel comfortable in your role as a hospice volunteer. For more information, call Cheryl Johnson, volunteer coordinator, toll-free at 866-568-6489.