Public may comment on plans for water quality watershed
The DuPage County Stormwater Management Planning Committee is asking the public to comment on the draft Kress Creek and Klein Creek Water Quality Watershed-Based Plans, now through Oct. 5.
The plans outline projects and programs that may improve water quality throughout both the Kress Creek and Klein Creek watersheds in the western portion of DuPage County. Once both DuPage County and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) approve the draft plans, the county, municipalities and other private and public stakeholders may apply for IEPA funding to carry out initiatives identified in the plan.
DuPage County Stormwater Management will also hold a public meeting to discuss the draft watershed plans from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in Room 3-500B of the County’s Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.
The draft watershed plans are available online at http://www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/6597/. In addition, hard copies are available for review at DuPage County’s Administration Building during business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Comments on the draft watershed plans must be submitted in writing by the close of business on Oct. 5. Comments may be submitted via email to Water.Quality@dupageco.org or by mail to Mary Beth Falsey, c/o Department of Stormwater Management, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, 60187.
DuPage Care Center, foundation to host 50th annual fall festival
The DuPage Care Center and the DuPage Care Center Foundation will host their 50th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 in the west parking lot of the center, which is at 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. The family-friendly event benefits the Care Center’s Resident Recreation Fund, which helps to provide residents with quality of life programs and services.
The event features a classic car show, children’s games, garage sale, book fair, craft sale, food, live music and a flea market. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase, offering a chance to win prizes including homemade quilts, a barbeque basket, a foursome of golf at the 2018
DuPage Care Center Foundation Golf Outing and more. Proceeds will benefit the DuPage Care Center, a 360-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, which has served the residents of DuPage County for more than 125 years.
The Care Center is seeking craft vendors and car show participants. Interested parties or anyone who wants more information should call (630) 784-4495 or email email@example.com.
Scholar examines immigration status effect on education
For this year’s César Chavéz intercultural lecture at Elmhurst College, a sociologist from Texas A&M University will take on the topic of immigration, looking at it through the lens of education. Pat Rubio Goldsmith, Ph.Dn, will speak at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Frick Center of Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect, Elmhurst. His speech, “Structural Violence” will examine how the immigration status of Mexican parents affects the long-term education of their children.
Goldsmith is an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University and the founding director of the Latino/a and Mexican American Studies Program. His research examines issues related to Mexican migration and immigration status, and to racial and ethnic inequality in educational outcomes. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Sociology of Education, American Educational Research Journal, Urban Studies, and Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies.
Admission fee for the general public is $10. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.
Volunteers to clean prairie Sept. 16
Volunteers will work Sept 16 to help maintain the Great Western Prairie, Elmhurst’s stretch of the grand 10,000-year-old Illinois prairie. Volunteers meet the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on the west side of Berkley Avenue at the Illinois Prairie Path (Prairie Path Lane), three blocks south of St. Charles Road and six blocks east of Rt. 83. Workers at advised to wear long sleeves and long pants, sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, hat and water bottle. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Drive Electric Week event to show off electric cars
The Naperville Electric Vehicle Ride-N-Drive Event will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17. Electric vehicle owners are invited to bring their vehicles and talk about them. The general public is invited to take test drives around the Naperville Automobile Test Track, 1720 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, to feel the difference of driving electric. Sharing their knowledge will be the owners of a variety of unique electric vehicles, some built from scratch or converted from gas to electric, and others bought from car manufacturers. A parade of electric vehicles will begin at 1:15 p.m.
The Fox Valley Electric Auto Association is coordinating the event, sponsored by Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association.
Oktoberfest fun slated for Sept. 23
If you have a hearty appetite, you won’t want to miss the Noon Whistle Brewing Oktoberfest. The festival, which runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Sept. 23, at 800 E Roosevelt Road, Lombard, will feature a sausage eating contest. Festival goers are encouraged to wear lederhosen and dirndls as they sample beer releases from Super Oberkrainer and dance to German music. Admission is free.
Event to introduce public to platform tennis
The Glen Ellyn Park District will hold a Platform Tennis Open House and Exhibition Sept. 15 featuring demonstrations and playing opportunities for those intrigued by the sport, which is a cross between tennis and racquetball and played outdoors in winter.
Open to both adults and children, the open house will feature several of the area’s top professionals who will demonstrate proper form and give instruction. The schedule includes a junior clinic, for children ages 6 through 14, at 5 p.m.; a ladies’ clinic at 6 p.m. and a men’s clinic at 7 p.m. The event ends with a professional exhibition and open play at 8 p.m.
For more information and to register, go to gepark.org.
–DuPage County News Briefs–