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Carpentersville car show rained out, will be rescheduled

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The heavy rains Saturday morning resulted in low turnout for an antique car show in Carpentersville, so organizers have decided to reschedule it, possibly for October.

The car show was a fundraiser for the maintenance of the fire department's Sept. 11 memorial.

Humberto Garcia, one of the organizers and a member of the village's audit and finance commission, expected 120 cars and to take in $3,000 Saturday from the show and its associated concessions.

Some of the vehicles included a 1991 Maserati, a 1978 Volkswagen bus and a Dodge Charger from the 1970s.

But instead, owners registered only 14 cars (six of them belonged to Garcia) and made $240. Plus, there was plenty of food left over.

"Well, I can tell you my kids are going to be eating hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy for a long time," Garcia joked.

I will let you know when I get an exact date for the next car show. Hopefully, the weather cooperates when the time comes.

Gardening workshop: Are you a gardening buff interested in making your yard the envy of all your friends?

At 2 p.m. Saturday, August 6, the Dundee Library is hosting a program called "Focus on Fall Color in Your Natural Midwest Garden," featuring Pat Hill, a landscape designer and author from Elgin.

She'll share tips on creating a low-maintenance, eye catching garden that's compatible with our climates and temperatures.

The program is free, but space is limited, so you should probably make a reservation.

The library is located at 555 Barrington Avenue. To register for the program, visit the events and registration page at, stop by the Information Services desk on the main level, or call (847) 428-3661, ext. 308.

A family favorite: GreenRoom Productions will present "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 29, 30, Aug. 5 and 6 and 3 p.m. Sundays, July 31 and Aug. 7 at Cosman Cutural Arts Center, Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill St., Huntley.

The cost is $20 for adults in advance or $23 at the door and $15 for students and seniors in advance or $18 at the door. Order tickets online at, by calling (847) 931-4233 with credit card only or from a cast member.

Lenore Adkins covers Carpentersville, Huntley, the Dundees, Hampshire and Sleepy Hollow. To reach her, email or call (847) 608-2725.