The Kane County Health Department, in partnership with the Aurora African American Health Coalition and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, will be sponsoring the 15th Annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon June 11 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. at Aurora.
The free event is open to all and includes vaccinations, speakers, vendors, children’s activities, giveaways, fitness demonstrations, a farmer’s market and more, organizers said.
Additionally, the event will include free health screenings. Advance registration and an eight-hour fast are required for screenings. For registration information, go to AuroraAAHealthcoalition.org/annual-health-fair.
Also at the event, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management will be offering emergency and disaster preparedness and first aid classes for children in grades one through five.
State Representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will host the annual Recycle and Shred Day event from 9 a.m. to noon June 18 at the Waterford parking lot at 1677 Montgomery Road in Aurora.
The event is a public service to give citizens the opportunity to dispose of items containing personally identifiable information, unused medications, phones, used books and approved electronics, organizers said.
“This event has been extremely popular over the years as we all have old bills, bank statements, receipts and other similar items that need to be shredded properly to protect against identity theft,” Kifowit said in a statement. press on the event. “It’s also important to help the environment, which is why our event gives everyone the chance to get rid of unused approved electronics and medicine.”
The event has a charitable aspect in that the phones, glasses and books collected are donated to community organizations.
Cell phones collected will be donated to Mutual Ground, an Aurora-based non-profit organization providing a range of services for victims of domestic and sexual violence and those suffering from substance abuse.
Lions Clubs International will receive the donated eyeglasses and the donated books will be donated to area literacy programs such as Scarce in Addison and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office for use by the individuals while incarcerated.
There will also be a collection of prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs provided by Fox Metro.
The elimination event will be non-contact, so everyone is asked to stay in their cars.
For electronics recycling, examples of items that will be accepted are computer towers, microwave ovens, DVD players, VCRs, printers, fax machines and video game consoles. No televisions or computer monitors will be accepted, organizers said.
The Oswegoland Heritage Association, in partnership with the Oswegoland Park District, will host a noon history walk on June 12 down Main Street between Jefferson and Washington Street in downtown Oswego to discuss some of the changes to the central area of the village over the years.
Once home to three car dealerships, a cigar factory, a roller skating rink, harness makers and farm implement dealers, the downtown business district has changed dramatically over the past 150 years.
Oswegoland Heritage Association guides Ted Clauser and Linda Dean will point out historic landmarks, talk about the types of shops and businesses that first appeared when the village was established in the 1830s, discuss the role essential that the fires played in the formation of the village and will explore the significant changes that have occurred over the years, event organizers said.
The tour, aimed at ages 16 and up, will begin and end at the Little White School Museum, 72 Polk St., and will last approximately one hour.
Advance registration, including a $5 tour fee, is required by calling the Oswegoland Park District at 630-554-1010 or visiting their website at https://www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org/.
For more information about the tour or the Little White School Museum, call 630-554-2999 or visit www.littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org.