Sept. 10: British Car Festival Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free admission. Check out cars and motorcycles from the United Kingdom as well as British and American food for sale.

Sept. 15-17: Des Plaines Fall Fest Lake Park, 2200 Lee St., between Howard and Touhy Avenue, Des Plaines; 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday; free admission and parking. Features live musical entertainment, kid zone activities, arts and crafts, kids entertainment, pony rides, carnival rides, open air market, bag tournament, country fair tent, food, beer, wine garden, fishing derby, car show and more. Music lineup TBA. Free admission, free parking.

Sept. 22-24: Apple Fest Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove; admission is $5; free for kids under 12 and for everyone from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 22 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Enjoy apple popcorn, apple lattes and other treats at the 26th annual fest. The bash also features music on three stages and kids activities including an apple pie-eating contest. 

Art in the Barn, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-24 on the grounds of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington. The 43rd annual fest, which brings together 175 artists to raise money for the hospital. The event also features a children's art tent and petting zoo. $5; free for kids under age 12. Visit

The Arlington Heights Farmers Market brings fresh, local foods and produce straight to you in an open air and fun environment. Stop by for a taste of cheeses and seasonal fruits and leave with fresh ingredients for your lunch or dinner. Located in the Historic Arlington Heights Neighborhood in the parking lot at Vail and Fremont, you'll find a cornucopia of goodies offered with a helping of friendly vendors and convenient parking. The market is located right across the street from the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, just north of the train station. Every Saturday through October 14, Times: 7:30am until 12:30pm

Barrington Farmers Market. This is a seasonal open air market offering offering fresh fruit and vegetables, organic produce, flowers, meats, gourmet cheeses, honey, bread and pastries.  Local artist's booth, children's activities and entertainment weekly. Location
Cook and Station Streets in downtown Barrington. Thursdays, 2 - 7pm, now to October.

Elk Grove Farmers Market, 901 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village at the Clock Tower (Wellington and Biesterfield) 7:30am to 1:00pm, Every Saturday (Rain or Shine) thru mid-October.  Our market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, splices, sauces, pet treats and much more!

Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market. Get the freshest produce in town every Sunday morning until fall. Lots of vendors and all for a good cause Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin area farmers, specialty crafters, unique food items and other one-of-a-kind vendors. Downtown commuter Parking lot at the corner of Northwest Hwy. and Main St. (Route 83) 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Sunday, through October 15.

Palatine Summer Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday at the Palatine Train Station Parking Lot through October 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rolling Meadows Farmers & Food Trucks City Markets. Fresh produce, favorite food truck tastes, handmade jewelry, arts, crafts, clothing, home goods, health, beauty and pet products.  Live music, free raffle drawings and kids' activities make these markets a treat for the whole family…..Fido too! August 26th, September 23rd, 10:00am - 2:00pm, City Hall Parking Lot (3600 Kirchoff Road)

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, homemade 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! Location: Trickster Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road. Hours: Every Friday through October 7:00 am to 1:00 pm




Press Release from the

Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council

For More Information: Call Kate Johnson, Development Assoc. 847-991-1112,   


September 12, 2017– For Release Immediately                      

Editors, please note.  Although our programs are held in Palatine, participants are drawn from a 30-mile area.  Please include release information in all northwest suburban regional editions. For this release, please run outside of “senior” only columns or sections since this is a 21 and over event.   Thank you!

Girls’ Night Out 2017 (21 and over)

Thursday September 28, 2017


Durty Nellie’s, 180 N Smith St, Palatine, IL

Benefitting the Palatine Township Senior Center

Sip, Pamper and Play!  Calling all ladies 21 and over!  Grab your girlfriends for a fun evening to help support the programs and services of the Palatine Township Senior Center.  Presale tickets are $25 each and 5 or more are $20 each, or $30 at the door. Your ticket entitles you to one beverage, heavy hors d’oeuvres, candy at the Candy Bar, photo booth, free pampering stations, DJ, door prize ticket and party favor. Back by popular demand is a Cork Pull raffle! For $10, you pick a numbered cork and receive the bottle that corresponds with that number. You are guaranteed to get a bottle worth at least $10 but you could potentially win a bottle worth a lot more. At the pampering stations get your hair styled, a chair massage, and try a great new lip color! Scoop some candy at the Candy Bar! And take a chance to win many fabulous raffles provided by our generous donors!  

Tickets are available online at, and at the Palatine Township Senior Center, 505 S. Quentin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067.

Hors d’oeuvres are provided by Durty Nellie’s. Pampering Stations include hair styling by Salon MMM…, chair massages by Castle Chiropractic and Satori Massage, and lip color by Janie Askin with LipSense by SeneGence.  

A special thank you to: Loren Freeman with Event Mobile Sound; iStar Photo Booth for providing our photo booth fun for the evening;  Bob Kramer with Kramer Photographers for taking photos throughout the evening; Palatine Park District for their design work and video; Northwest Community Healthcare for the design and printing of our promotional items; KC Printing for the discount printing of the program.

Thank you to our sponsors: Platinum Reserve:  Lavelle Law, Ltd., New Eazy Duplicate Bridge, Northwest Community Healthcare, Palatine Park District, and Plum Creek Supportive Living.  Diamond Sponsors: Addolorata Villa – Franciscan Communities, Kabarec Financial Advisors, and Lexington Health Network. Ruby Sponsors: Church Creek, Palatine Bank and Trust, Palatine Park District Volunteer Department.  Pearl Sponsors: Autumn Leaves, Inland Bank and Trust, ManorCare Health Services. Sapphire Sponsors: Janet Leigh with LuLa Roe, The Royal Family Real Estate, LLC. Signature Drink Sponsor: Andrea Donovan with Senior Living Advisors. Candy Bar Sponsor: Bill and Marla Gillen

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the parking garage adjacent to Durty Nellie’s.  For info contact Kate Johnson at (847) 991-1112 or or go to

PTSCC provides programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community. Our Recreation, Education, Health and Wellness, Noon Dining, Home Delivered Meals, Adult Day Care, and Social Services programs are available to persons 50 and older and their families who live in Palatine Township and the surrounding communities in the north and northwest suburbs.  Services are available in English, Spanish and Russian at six satellite locations.  Our Social Services staff also makes home visits as needed.  For more information, visit our website at or call 847-991-1112.