Elgin News Digest: ECC holding public activities for Latinx Heritage Month; diaper drive for D300 food pantry runs Sept. 24-Oct. 1; ‘Rake-O’ Family Fall Fest Saturday at Elgin branch library – Chicago Tribune

2022-09-23 22:34:55 By : Ms. Della Zheng

A program on the bison at Lords Park Zoo, including a chance to see them be fed, will be held Saturday at the Elgin Public Museum. (Mike Danahey / The Courier-News)

Elgin Community College is offering a variety of events for Latinx Heritage Month built around the 2022 theme “Los Caminos de la Vida: Celebrating Our Legacy.”

Among them are these free, public programs:

For more information, call 847-214-7838.

“Meet the Bison” will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Elgin Public Museum and Lords Park Zoo, 225 Grand Blvd., Elgin.

The event includes a presentation on the history of the bison as an animal, their role in the survival of the indigenous people and their near extinction as Europeans moved into North America. Included will be a trip to the zoo to see the afternoon feeding of the bison, elk and deer.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 3 to 12. To make a paid advance reservation, call the museum at 847-741-6655.

Diapers and other baby products are being collected at several locations between Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 to benefit Community School District 300′s Food Pantry. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

State Sen. Suzanne Ness, D-Crystal Lake, will hold a diaper drive to benefit Community School District 300′s Food Pantry from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1.

Items needed include diapers, baby wipes and other baby care items. Baby formula will not be accepted.

Drop-off locations are Ness’s office at 20 S. Grove St., Carpentersville; Rakow Center, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville; Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee; and Randall Oaks Recreation Center, 500 N. Randall Road, West Dundee.

For more information, email info@repsnessil66.com or call 224-484-8620.

The free “Rake-O” Family Fall Fest will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Rakow Branch of the Gail Borden Public Library, 2751 Bowes Road, Elgin.

The event will feature live music, a pumpkin patch, scarecrows, children’s games, family crafts, a seasonal photo op and treats.

For more information, call 847-742-2411.

There annual fall festival at Randall Oaks Zoo in West Dundee will be held from 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 30.

Normal zoo admission rates apply. Attractions will include pedal tractors, scarecrows, fall treats for sale, weekend animal shows and $3 weekend hayrides.

“Boo at the Zoo” will include trick-or-treating all day and a costume parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Participants should meet at the zoo’s Centerville Schoolhouse.

For more information, email kellinghausen@dtpd.org or call 847-551-4312.

Congregation Kneseth Israel will be celebrating the Jewish High Holy Days as part of its 130th anniversary celebration.

Holy days begin at sunset Sunday, Sept. 25, with services offered at the 330 Division St. synagogue in Elgin. They can also be viewed remotely via Zoom.

This year’s theme is “From Surviving to Thriving: Making Our Days Count.” Services will include cantorial soloist Stephanie Burak Goth and a choir directed by Stew Levin. Kerena Moeller from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra will play Kol Nidre on the cello.

For a full schedule of services, go to www.ckielgin.org To take part either in person or on Zoom, call 847-741-5656.