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Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Miguel Juarez Middle School
201 North Butrick Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
15th Annual Kids First Health Fair. This award-winning event was started by LWV of Lake County in 1992.
Now sponsored by the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
The Fair is designed to assist limited-income families residing in Lake County in meeting school health requirements for their children, and to provide preventive health services. Children in grades kindergarten through ninth, who are from qualifying families,will receive their required physical and dental exams, as well as needed blood work. Kids also receive free school supplies and backpacks.

To donate or volunteer contact Stephanie Victor, Co-Chair 2007 Kids 1st Health Fair
ph: 847.735.1228
fax: 847.295.2241

For more information about the fair services, please contact Sharon Doney, a health educator at the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center, at (847) 377-8103
2007 press release
2006 press release

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Greenbelt Cultural Center
847-968-3477 (phone)
847-689-2114 (fax)
Green Youth Farm Lunch at Greenbelt Forest Preserve. The North Chicago Green Youth Farm is a partnership between the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Lake County Forest Preserve District and Growing Power, Inc. which started in spring of 2003 as a pilot program aimed at reaching out to youth in the underserved communities of North Chicago and Waukegan. The goal of the program was to teach the students through a paid work experience the value of healthy food and hard work and expose them to careers in the rapidly growing "green industry."


For more information about Green Youth Farm - North Chicago

Friday, September 7, 2007
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Byron Colby Barn (meeting facility)
Prairie Crossing
1561 Jones Point Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030

Byron Colby Barn website
847.543.1202 or
Upper Des Plaines River Ecosystem Partnership Annual Meeting & Fundraiser. Announcing UDPREP's 2007 Annual Meeting and Fundraiser! "Green Streets: from Portland to the Plains" Organized in cooperation with the Prairie Crossing Institute and Liberty Prairie Foundation.

Join us for this special event celebrating innovations in green stormwater infrastructure and recent efforts to protect and restore the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed.

The event will feature confirmed keynote speaker Commissioner Sam Adams of the City of Portland, Oregon. Portland is a leader in progressive stormwater management technologies and environmental policies. Commissioner Adams will give an inspiring presentation on Portland's award-winning implementation of bioswales, green roofs, curb cuts, and other green infrastructure techniques in an urban setting.

Following the formal program, Institute and Foundation staff will lead guided tours of Prairie Crossing's watershed-friendly stormwater systems, highlighting new features and lessons learned.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for an afternoon of invigorating speakers and ideas!

COST: $35. Paid reservations required. Seating is limited.
RSVP: Invitations will be mailed August 9. A downloadable reservation form will be online soon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bolingbrook Golf Club
2001 Rodeo Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

Bolingbrook Golf Club Website
Transportation for Illinois Coalition - 4th Annual Meeting. "Keep Illinois Moving Forward"

Speakers and topics include: Illinois State Comptroller, Dan Hynes (Transportation Funding Outlook), James Reilly (RTA Chair), Doug Whitley, Michael Carrigan, Intermodalism in Illinois (Neil Doyle), Political Realities in the Nation's Capital (Invited - Cong. Lipinski, Senators Obama and Durbin), Update on State Transportation Program (Dick Smith - IDOT), John Hendriksen.

Registration Fee: $75

Click for full program

Transportation for Illinois Coalition website