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Bite into a bratwurst at Hampshire open house

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Be sure to bring your empty stomachs to the Hampshire Fire/EMS Association's upcoming open house and bratwurst dinner.

The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Hampshire Fire Station, 202 Washington Ave. You can select from a menu of hot dogs, brats, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, soda, coffee and desserts.

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You'll also get to ride on a vintage Model A Fire Truck.

Tickets are $2.50 for children 10 and younger, while everyone else will pay $5.

For information, call the fire station at (847) 683-2629.

Also on Saturday: The fourth annual Musicians on a Mission Benefit Concert will be held at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 318 W. Main St., West Dundee.

You are encouraged to enjoy the concert that praises God and seeks to benefit the FISH Food Pantry in Carpentersville and the Community Crisis Center in Elgin.

The event is sponsored by the First UMC Missions Team, and admission is a donation of nonperishable food for the FISH Food Pantry.

Participating local musicians will include: A Hope and A Prayer Men's Musical Ministry and Steve and Sylvia Francois from St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, West Dundee; The Fox River Trio from Elgin's First Congregational Church; The Blue Tulip Wranglers from Elgin churches; and Holly McNeil and Claude and Jan Quisenberry from the First United Methodist Church in West Dundee.

For more information, call the St. James Episcopal Church at (847) 426-5612.

Go fly a kite: First Congregational Church of Dundee invites people of all ages to a family kite fly at 11 a.m. May 27 on the church's west lawn -- the church is at 900 S. Eighth St.

You can bring your own kite or use one of the basic kites that will be provided.

Hot dogs, chips, soda and ice cream will be served for free.

For information, visit the church's website at fccdundee.com or call the church at (847) 426-2161 ext. 210.

• Lenore Adkins covers Carpentersville, Huntley, the Dundees, Hampshire and Sleepy Hollow. To reach her, send an email to ladkins@dailyherald.com or call (847) 608-2725.

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