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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weekend Events and the National Night Out- Dupage Links for July 30, 2009

This Saturday, August 1st, stop by the Whole Foods in Wheaton for some singing, dancing, healthy and delicious samplings, book readings, prizes and more! PBS' Miss Lori will be there as part of the entertainment.

Or if you like your entertainment a little more tactile, the Village of Winfield is having their annual Touch a Truck extravaganza also this Saturday the 1st at 11am. We went to a similar event a few weeks ago and the boys LOVED it!! You can't go wrong with ginormous dump trucks and diggers! Visit the website for a map to Winfield's Founder's Park on County Farm Rd.

Every weekend during the summer, the Morton Arboretum holds Theater-Hikes. In August, they are doing Charlotte's Web. They perform part of the play then the entire group hikes to the next location for the continuation of the play. We can't go this weekend, but we are definitely gonna try to fit this in this month. I think it sounds so fun! If you go, let me know what you think.

Next Tuesday, August 4th, is the National Night Out. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs. It is also meant to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Most communities will have increased police presence that night and are encouraging their residents to turn on all outdoor lights and get outside and talk with your neighbors. Some communities are having neighborhood watch meetings so check with your local village/city hall to see if your town has anything planned for the evening.

On August 5th, the Catholic Charities and the DuPage Educational Foundation will be holding a Back To School Fair where they distribute backpacks and school supplies to families struggling financially. This is done in cooperation with the Humanitarian Service Project, a group that strives to do the same year-round for under-privileged families in the DuPage County area. If you are interested in donating money or supplies to this effort, check out these links with contact information. My family and I are going to donate a backpack or two. I am always on the lookout for tangible ways to teach my sons about the importance of giving to others out of the abundance we have been blessed with. I am excited about this chance to let my family give back even in a small way to our community. Would anyone want to contribute something as a DupageMamas community? Leave a comment here or drop us an e-mail.

Do you know of any events coming up? Let us know so we can spread the word - or write up a post and we'll put it up. If you go to an event, write about it! Or take a picture for us to see the fun you're having.


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