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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00
St. Charles sponsors blood drive Aug. 28
The City of St. Charles is sponsoring a blood drive Aug. 28, from 12-4:30 p.m., at the Public Works Facility, 1405 South 7th Ave. All donors will receive an Oberweis gift card.
The blood drive is being organized by Heartland Blood Centers. Simply log on to www.heartlandbc.org to schedule an appointment online. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments reduce wait times.
“We encourage everyone who is eligible to donate blood to come out to the blood drive Aug. 28,” said Lynn Creedon, city benefits coordinator. “We traditionally have such a great turn out for our blood drives. And the Heartland folks work quickly. Usually it takes only 20 to 30 minutes.”
Montgomery garage sales Sept. 12-14
The Village of Montgomery has annoucned its Fall Community Garage Sale will take place on Sept. 12-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fee to participate will be $10 per address.
Registration forms are available at the Village Hall, 200 N. River Street in Montgomery and on the Village website at www.ci.montgomery.il.us. The registration form gives the option of participating on all three of the scheduled dates, or selecting specific days to participate.
Maps will be available at the Village Hall and on the Village website starting Sept. 9. The deadline to be included in the advertising is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.
Second St. Charles jazz fest in September
The second annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend is set to host live jazz music Sept. 12 - 15 in Downtown St. Charles.
Eight venues plan to host jazz groups for lunch, dinner, and late evening entertainment.
Participating venues include: McNally’s Irish Pub, Biggby Coffee, Isacco Kitchen, The Alibi Bar and Grill, The Office, The Filling Station, Nuova Italia, and The House Pub. Three-time Grammy Award winning Saxophonist Frank Catalano will headline at The House Pub both Friday and Saturday evenings.
The venues will host jazz duos to jazz quartets that cover a range of styles. The restaurant venues will provide the jazz music complimentary for their in-house guests.
“The purpose of Jazz Weekend is to give people the opportunity to enjoy great jazz music while showcasing a variety of downtown venues," said Lynne Schwartz, Executive Director of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. "Last year we had positive feedback from the patrons, musicians and hosting venues, and are excited to be offering the experience again this year."
Officials seek to protect wildlife along Rivewalk
As enchanting as it can be for children to throw crumbs of bread to ducks on the river, the word is out that feeding ducks and other wild birds can damage their health and their habitat.
The Naperville Park District has produced a pocket card about ducks and other river wildlife with a link to more information on the District’s website.
Park Police will be handing out the cards while they patrol the Riverwalk; cards also are available at the Park District Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Ave.
More information about protecting river wildlife can be found at the Park District’s website at the following link: http://www.napervilleparks.org/riverwildlife.
Forest district plans auction of surplus items
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s auction of surplus items is moving online this year. Beginning Aug. 22, bidders at www.GovDeals.com/dupageforest will be able to purchase pickup trucks, SUVs, mowers, chainsaws, blowers, a generator and a golf cart.
“We made the move to an online platform primarily to reach a wider audience of potential buyers,” says Michael Webster, the District’s manager of Fleet Services and coordinator of the annual auction. He notes that the live auctions usually attracted about 200 purchasers, while the GovDeals site has over 300,000 registered bidders. “We hope that a larger pool of buyers will generate higher returns, particularly for specialized items like alternative-fuel equipment and vehicles,” Webster said.
Bidders will still be able to view large items like vehicles in person before placing a bid.
Naperville's 'Last Fling' runs Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Naperville's Last Fling is the final chance for everyone to let loose and end the summer with a bang. Events run from Aug. 30-Sept. 2 and include a carnival; pre-parade run; food vendors; beer garden; business expo; and a concert stage.
Sponsored by the Naperville Jaycees, a not-for-profit service organization of more than 100 persons dedicated to personal development through community service and fundraising efforts.
Along with the Last Fling, Naperville's annual Labor Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, with the Fling Mile immediately preceding it at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call (630) 961-4143 or visit www.lastfling.org/labor_day.cfm
Breast Cancer kickoff event on Aug. 28
Learn more about the fight against breast cancer with an information session for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer kickoff on Wednesday, Aug. 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Le Jardin Room of Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton.
For more information, call (630) 932-1141 or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/dupageil.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 13:27