Public service

Published: 4/22/2009 12:01 AM

Events where participation would benefit the public, such as volunteer events, social service clubs, call for donations to military, blood drives, bone marrow drives, food pantry drive, people who are giving away food, etc. Send items to two weeks before event date.

Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary: Area community groups are encouraged to apply for funding of local projects through the Schaumburg -Hoffman Estates Rotary Club. Groups applying for funding must be designated 501C. Funding is limited to projects that are to be complete in the communities of Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates. or for organizations that service these communities as part of their project. Applications are available at or by contacting Jodie at

April 25

Recycle your electronics: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Bartlett Nature Center, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett. Accepting computers, peripherals, video equipment, TVs, calculators, phones, hand-held devices, copiers, fax machines, audio/video equipment, date center equipment, test equipment and more. No appliances or loose batteries accepted. For information, (847) 608-3100.

Buffalo Grove Health and Wellness Fair: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25, village hall, 50 Raupp Blvd. Health care providers will provide presentations from yoga and boot camp sessions to bringing health care home. Includes screenings for blood pressure, colon, cholesterol, glucose, more. Free admission, some of the screenings offered my be subject to fees on site. (847) 850-2133 or

E-Trash Recycling and Environmental Education event: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25, Public Works facility, 51 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove. PC Rebuilders antheiryclers will collect CPU's, monitors, keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners to refurbish and make available to nonprofits. (847) 850-2133 or

Learn how to become a U.S. Citizen: 9 a.m.-Noon Saturday, April 25, St. Mary's Community Center, 795 Center St., Des Plaines. Sponsored by HIAS Chicago. Services provided, $10 photographs; USCIS application processing fee $675; application service, legal consultation, free information. (312) 673-3245l.

April 26

Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, St. John Lutheran Church, 1800 S. Rodenburg Road, Schaumburg. Walk-ins welcome. (847) 524-9746.

Think Locally, Act Globally: 1-2:15 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Share snacks and a short inspirational introduction, then visit with community organizations needing volunteers and changing peoples lives. For information or to register, call (847) 459-4100 or visit

April 30

Family and Community Autism Resource Room open house: 1-6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Clearbrook's Child Therapy Services office, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. Free information, current resources and services to families affected by autism. Tracy, (847) 392-2812, ext. 31.

May 2

E-Cycling Outpost: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Golf Mill Shopping Center, Skokie. Drop of used electronics for reuse and recycling. (847) 699-1070, ext. 115.

May 4

Palatine Emergency Preparedness Training: Classes begin Monday, May 4, Emergency Operations Center at village hall, 200 E. Wood St., Palatine. Federal Community Emergency Response Team training classes. Free 20-hour course teaches how to prepare for any emergency, and how to protect yourself and your family should one occur. To enroll, e-mail or visit

May 5

Elected officials reception: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Center, 50 S. Emerson St. The public is invited to a reception to honor newly elected officials, followed by the village board meeting. Light refreshments. (847) 392-6000.

May 7

U-46 community meeting: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, Elgin. Dr. Jose M. Torres, U-46 school superintendent, hosts an open session to meet with U-46 community members preceding the Citizens' Advisory Council meeting.

May 12

Financial planning classes: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, Village of Mount Prospect, 50 S. Emerson St. Topics for pre-retirees and retirees include retirement planning, fixed income, annuities and insurance, stocks and mutual funds. (847) 870-5680.

Home Safety: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, Addolorata Villa, 553 McHenry Road, Wheeling. Class includes checking your home for hazards, keeping safe from fires, protection from infection and how to be prepared for emergencies. Register with Sheryl, at (847) 253-5500, ext. 384.

May 30

Security and Emergency Planning seminar: Saturday, May 30, Grace Baptist Church, 1900 Nerge Road, Elk Grove Village. Grace Baptist Church in partnership with the Christian Security Network host a full day seminar designed for church leaders. Admission $45-$75.


Eli Skinner Chapter, NSDAR: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking volunteers to make wool caps for the troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and South Korea. Wool head covering which can be worn under the Kevlar helmet provides warmth to the head and neck, but does not restrict vision. Patterns are available at, contact or P.O. Box 236, Auburn, IL 62615.