Going to the fireworks show? Bring canned food

Updated 6/17/2013 1:25 PM

If you're going to see the Dundee Township Park District's upcoming fireworks show, be sure to bring a canned item with you to keep the FISH Food Pantry stocked all summer.

The pantry gets low during the summer and the park district has partnered with the food pantry to help so that the food continues to flow.


The show, co-sponsored by Carpentersville, starts at 9:30 p.m. June 29 and will be held behind Meadowdale Shopping Center, which is on 150 S. Kennedy Drive (Route 25) in Carpentersville.

The show may begin up to 30 minutes early or be delayed for up to an hour due for weather. The show's rain date is June 30 at approximately 9 p.m.

If you aren't going to the show but would still like to donate an item in person, the food pantry is inside the Meadowdale Shopping Center. To contact the food pantry, call (847) 428-4357.

Walking the (historic) walk:

The Dundee Township Historical Society will hold its springtime house walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, which will give you a chance to tour some of the local homes, historic sites and gardens that you've always wanted to see.

The sites include:

• The Charles and Maria Unruh House, circa 1890s

• The Guy and Lucinda Hall House, which was built in 1903

• The Emily Schweitzer House, which was built in 1953

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• Immanuel Lutheran Church, which was built in 1887

• The Old Grist Mill, built between 1845 and 1846

• The 1927 Dundee Township Historical Museum, as well as the Prendergast/Zenger, McFeeley and McMillan gardens

Advance tickets of $15 each are available at Family Pride Cleaners, 537 S. Eighth St. (Route 31) in West Dundee; and the Old Grist Mill, 39 E. Main St. in Carpentersville. On the day of the event, tickets will be only available at the Dundee Township Historical Society Museum, 426 Highland Ave., West Dundee.

Refreshments will be served at one of the sites. For more information on the historical society or the tours, call the museum at (847) 428-6996 or visit www.dundeetownshiphistorical.org.

Keeping the beat in Algonquin:

It's almost time for Algonquin's Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series.

The free concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from June 27 through Aug. 8.


Most of the concerts will take place at Riverfront Park, 201 N. Harrison St., but the one scheduled for July 25 will be at Algonquin Lakes Park, 700 Plumleigh Way as part of the Algonquin Founders' Days festivities.

The concerts will feature different kinds of music all summer. There's Motown and R&B, Caribbean music and rock music inspired by the tropics, country music, blues and swing and hits from the 1980s and 1990s. Parking is available on and around North Harrison Street. Be sure to visit the shaved ice truck, which is new to the concert series this year.

Concerts may be canceled in case of foul weather. Be sure to call (847) 658-2716 or to visit www.algonquin.org/recreation for status information and further details on every concert.

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


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