Come to the Green Side

May 24, 2018, 11:05 pm
Filed under: Rain Barrels

What:  Rain Barrels ($60) and Home Composters ($80) for sale

Who:  Spring Valley Nature Center

Where:  1111 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194

When:  8AM to 8PM

Further Info:  847-985-2100



May 21, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets

farmers-market2It’s time to start thinking about the farm fresh fruits, produce, flowers, baked goods, meat and cheese that are some of the goodies you can find at the Schaumburg Farmers’ Market.

You’ll find locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, flowers, plants and gourmet cheeses sold by the farmers who produce them. The market also features decadent pastries, baked goods, olives, spices, home made pasta and knife sharpening services. This family friendly activity offers freshly squeezed lemonade, kettle corn and snow cones made on site. Enjoy the unique flavors of summer at the farmers market!

The Market is open every Friday from June 1 to October 26, 2018,  7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Market is located at the Trickster Gallery in the Town Square Shopping Center at 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

For additional information, contact Martha Dooley or email

May 20, 2018, 8:36 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

What: Free Bur Oak, Pin Oak and/or Swamp White Oaks are available either bare-rooted or potted.

Where:  Egan Water Reclamation Plant, 550 S. Meacham Road, Schaumburg

When:  Wednesday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, March – October

Who:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD)

May 20, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Cleanup, Volunteering

Salt CreekThe Salt Creek Watershed Network is holding a Salt Creek Clean Up on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to help restore Salt Creek to its natural state and keep this precious natural resource clean and attractive.

Over the past 24 years, this program has cleaned up 75 cubic yards of garbage from the creek, including bicycle and car parts, construction material and other debris.  Boy Scout Troop 95 will be hosting this year’s clean-up.  Volunteers will meet at the Elk Grove High School parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

For information, please contact Nick Nikola by email at or by phone at 847-828-1141.

May 20, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Farmers' Markets

farmers-market-2Check out the farm-fresh products at the 10th Annual Elk Grove Village Farmers’ Market. The Market is open from June 2 to October 27, 2018 on every Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can find the Market at the Charles J. Zettek Municipal  at 1000 Wellington Avenue in Elk Grove Village.

The Elk Grove Farmer’s Market offers a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, breads, meats and baked goods. There will also be vendors featuring items such as salsas, flowers, nuts, honey, popcorn, doggie treats and more. New vendors with special or seasonal items will attend as the Market progresses.

Note to Seniors:  The Farmers Market is offering Seniors a Free Continental Breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. each week provided they show their Elk Grove Market ID Card.  

If you have any questions please contact or email  or


May 8, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Garage Sales, Upcoming Events

garage saleGot stuff?  If so, it’s time to plan on participating in Hoffman Estates’ Community Garage Sale–whether you’re buying or selling!

The sale is Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

A $25 deposit will reserve a space for Hoffman Estates residents who wish to sell.   The location is the Seascape Family Aquatic Center parking lot at 1300 Moon Lake Blvd., Hoffman Estates.  The fee is $35 for non-township residents.

To reserve your space or for more information, visit the Hoffman Estates Park District site here.  Spaces are provided on a first come, first serve basis.



May 7, 2018, 7:00 am
Filed under: Shredding event

Shredding event

What:  Annual Shredding Event sponsored by the Wintrust Community Banks.  Limit of 3 paper bags/3 small boxes.  All are welcome.

Who:  Hanover Park Community Bank

When:  Saturday, June 16, 2018.  9-12 Noon.

Where:  6800 Barrington Road, Hanover Park


Who:  Barrington Bank & Trust

When:  Saturday, June 16, 2018.  9-12 Noon.

Where:  233 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington


Who:  Hoffman Estates Community Bank

When:  Saturday, June 11, 2016.  9-12 Noon.

Where:  1375 Palatine Road, Hoffman Estates