Northwest suburban briefs

Published: 4/28/2009 12:01 AM

Volunteer help sought:

Volunteers are sought for the Des Plaines Community Partnership's Seasons of Service Join Hands Day Project, "Paper for the Pantry," 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 2, at Dominick's, Jewel and Kmart, at the corner of Lee and Oakton streets. Volunteers will ask for donations of paper products from shoppers. All donated items will be given to the Des Plaines Self Help Closet and Pantry. Anyone may volunteer for one to three hours. For information, call Des Plaines community health nurse Madeline May at (847) 391-5481.

Park district has financial aid:

The Arlington Heights Park District has set up a scholarship program to subsidize the payment of fees for those unable to afford the full fee. People can register for up to two classes each season and each member of a qualifying household receives a free pool pass to district swimming pools. To apply, get a Scholarship Information sheet from the village hall, 33 South Arlington Heights Road. You'll also need your last income tax return with W2's, last three to six pay check stubs for each job and copies of bills/expenses that cause hardships. For more information, call (847) 577-3009.

Community fair has something for all:

The second annual Des Plaines Community Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon May 16 in the Juno Lighting Parking lot and across the street at Mountain View Mine Adventure Center. It is organized by the Des Plaines Park District in cooperation with the chamber of commerce, the city's Special Events Commission, police department, youth commission, Corporate Coach of Des Plaines and the Des Plaines Community Foundation. Activities include Touch a Truck and child safety seat inspections at the Juno Lighting parking lot, and a Pooch, Pet, & Pedal Parade at Mountain View Adventure Center. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m., with the parade and activities from 10 to 11 a.m. There will also be a mini health fair. Many activities are free. For more information, call (847) 391-5700 or visit