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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00
Kline Creek celebrates Honeybee day Aug. 17
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago invites visitors to help celebrate National Honeybee Day at a special open house, “Beekeeping: How to Get Started,” on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors looking for guidance on starting their own hives will have a chance to learn about the process from the farm’s experienced volunteer beekeepers. They’ll see the various types of equipment needed, learn about caring for bees and extracting honey and discover sources for supplies that hobbyists need.
All visitors will explore the farm’s honey house, learn how bees make honey and see how honey moves from hive to table. They’ll discover why 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants rely on animal pollinators and why one-third of the food we eat would not exist without them. And, they’ll see a garden planted especially for bees and get tips on making their own home more bee friendly.
For more information, call (630) 876-5900.
Donations still sought to bring 'Wall' to Aurora
Veterans, their families and patriotic individuals can participate in bringing the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall and other travelling military memorials to Aurora this fall by making a financial contribution and volunteering.
The cost to bring The Moving Wall to Aurora is $60,000 and a sponsoring group is approximately half way to its funding goal.
The Moving Wall, a 3/5-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will rise in the practice soccer fields of West Aurora High School and be on display Nov. 7 through 11.
Also on display will be the Illinois Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial and a model of the World War II memorial.
An estimated 300,000 people, including area school children, will come to Aurora during the four days The Moving Wall is on display.
The effort is still in need of additional volunteers and contributions. To volunteer or make a contribution visit http://www.vietnammovingwallaurora.org/.
Geneva's 'Art on Fire' seeks hydrant painters
What is "Art on Fire?" The City of Geneva has initiated a new fire hydrant design program in cooperation with the Cultural Arts Commission. W
Officials seek individuals to "adopt" and paint hydrants to display creative artwork throughout the community. There is no specific theme; however, the program encourages artists to incorporate the character of the surrounding neighborhood into their design.
The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. The selected artists will paint their hydrants throughout September. The City's Public Arts Advisory Committee will judge the completed hydrants and announce first, second and third-place winners in October.
More information about the "Art on Fire" program, including program guidelines and an application packet can be found on the city's website.
Concours d'Elegance features classic cars
Classic car enthusiasts will gather Aug. 25 in Geneva to view a beautiful collection of antique, classic and modern automobiles. Participants from all over the country will display their cars on Third Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Featured at this year's event are the cars that traveled the Lincoln Highway during its first decade, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the magnificent rear engine Porsche 911 sports/racing cars, and 4 Dream Cars from the Bortz Auto Collection.
The Geneva Concours d'Elegance is open to the public and is a wonderful family event. For more information, visit their website.
COD hosts seminars on modified food
College of DuPage, in partnership with Illinois Right to Know GMO and the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), will host an educational awareness event on proposed state legislation regarding genetically modified food labeling from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Culinary and Hospitality Center amphitheater, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.
This event is intended to help raise awareness and educate participants on proposed bills HB 3085 and SB 1666, the Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Act. SB 1666 would require GMO disclosure on the label of any food produced with genetic engineering offered for retail sale in Illinois.
The event includes a special screening of “Genetic Roulette.” Produced by IRT Executive Director Jeffrey Smith, this film presents evidence of a correlation between rising disease rates in the U.S. and increased consumption of genetically engineered food
Naperville to dedicate Joseph Naper statue
Join the City of Naperville, Naper Settlement and Naperville Heritage Society at an event 182 years in the making when a statue of Naperville’s founder, Joseph Naper, is unveiled to the public at a dedication ceremony. The event takes place at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 23 at Naper Homestead, located at the southeast corner of Mill Street and Jefferson Avenue. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.com.
Fabyan preserve to get new fishing, river trails
New fishing areas and a riverside trail will be added to the west side of Fabyan Forest Preserve this summer, as part of a shoreline restoration project by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.
Fabyan West Forest Preserve will undergo new trail construction from Aug. 19 - Sept. 27. Shoreline restoration is also scheduled through Oct. 25.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 14:00